Warren A. Anderson born in Mobile, Alabama, and was the son of Decatur Curran Anderson (1816-1890) of Tennessee, and his wife, Rebecca Davis Strudwick (b. ca. 1819) of North Carolina. He attended the University of Virginia in session 37 (1860-1861). In that year, he was a member of the Sons of Liberty, one of the volunteer military units organized by the University students in the years before the Civil War. During the Civil War, Anderson served as a corporal in Company D, of the 11th Regiment of the Alabama Infantry, CSA, and later as a 2nd lieutenant in Company B, of the 1st Battalion of Alabama Artillery.
On 12 Jan. 1865, Anderson married Sally W. Allen (10 May 1845-29 Nov. 1927) in Noxuba County, Mississippi; they settled in Mobile, AL. The couple had 8 children, but by 1900 only 2 survived. Among those 8 children were: Decatur Curran Anderson (1868-1956), Lucy Anderson, and William Allen Anderson (d. infant). The 1880 U.S. Census gives Anderson’s profession as “Coms. Merchant,” and in the 1900 U.S. Census, he is listed as a farmer.
Warren A. Anderson died in Mobile, AL, and is buried in Magnolia Cemetery there.
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