Nathan Anderson was born and died in Wilson County, North Carolina. His father was Nathan Anderson (1819-1857) and his mother was Penelope (Jurnigan) Anderson (1819-1869). He attended the University of Virginia in session 48 (1871-1872), and studied chemistry, medicine, physiology & surgery, and anatomy.
Dr. Anderson married Margaret Southerland Suggs (1855-1939) on 23 Dec. 1874, in Wilson, NC. They had 5 children: George Nathan, Edwin Homer, Nathan F., Walter Kent, and Eva Southerland Anderson. In the 1880 U.S. census, Dr. Anderson was listed as a practicing physician in Edgecombe County, NC, and in the 1900 U.S. census, he was practicing in Wilson, NC. He was the Superintendent of Health in Wilson County, NC from 1895 to 1898. According to his death certificate, Dr. Anderson died of malaria and hiccoughs. He was buried in the Maplewood Cemetery in Wilson, NC.
- Ancestry.com. 1850-1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA; Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
- Nathan Anderson tombstone, Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson, NC. Findagrave.com.
- “North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930” index, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F3H8-LMN : accessed 05 Jan 2013) Nathan Anderson, 18 May 1914.
- “North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994” index and images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FGN4-ZYC : accessed 05 Jan 2013) Margaret Suggs Anderson, 25 Oct 1939.
- North Carolina Board of Health, Sixth Biennial Report of the North Carolina Board of Health, 1895-1896. Wilson, NC, p. 5, 80.
- “Summary of reports from County Superintendents of Health for August, 1895 (83 counties reporting).” Bulletin of the North Carolina Board of Health, v. 10, no. 6. (Sept. 1895). p. 79-85.
- “Was a brilliant wedding.” The Wilson Advance (Wilson, NC), v.29, no.50 (21 Dec. 1899), p.1. http://library.digitalnc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/newspapers/id/134584/rec/1