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Biographical and Historical Record of Ringgold and Decatur Counties, Iowa
Lewis Publishing Company, 1887. pp. 280 - 281

A. T. ANDERSON

civil war flags.jpg "A. T. ANDERSON, farmer, section 12, Lott's Creek Township, was born in Putnam County, Indiana, July 2, 1838. His parents were William and Sarah Ann (HULTZ) ANDERSON, and they reared a family of eight children.

He was reared on a farm within three miles of Spencer, the county seat of Owen County. He received his education at the Spencer Academy. He was married December 22, 1859, to Miss Jane E. MADARIS, a native of Owen County, Indiana, daughter of Jonathan H. and Sarah Ann (KING) MADARIS

During the late Rebellion Mr. ANDERSON was among those who went forth in defense of the old flag. March 22, 1864, he enlisted in Company H, Thirteenth Indiana Infantry. He was in the engagements at Kingston, Goldsboro, Bentonville, at the surrender of Johnston at Raleigh, and several others. He was honorably discharged September 5, 1865, at Goldsboro, North Carolina, and returned to his home in Owen County, to engage in the more peaceful pursuit of agriculture.

In the fall of 1875 he came to Ringgold County, and settled upon his present farm in Lott's Creek, which was then in a wild state. He has 120 acres, consisting mostly of rich bottom land. It is well watered and well adapted to stock or grain. He has a comfortable house, barn, orchard of seventy-five trees, and is engaged in general farming and stock-raising.

Mr. and Mrs. ANDERSON are the parents of seven children - William H., Melinda Ora, Emery, Charles, Emma, Mollie and Laura.

Mr. ANDERSON served one term as township assessor, and at present is a justice of the peace. He is a member of the Masonic order, Lodge No. 416, Caledonia; is also a member of Lodge No. 293, I. O. O. F., Caledonia.

Politically he is a Republican. Mr. ANDERSON is well known as an honest, upright and an industrious man. Post office, Caledonia."

Submitted to the Ringgold County IAGenWeb Project by Christy JAY, email: Jaygenie@aol.com

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