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Below is a family biography included in The History of Osage County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Edward Wyatt Anderson is a native of Knox County, Tenn., and was born in 1823. His parents were James and Annie (Ford) Anderson, the former of whom was of Irish descent, and was also a native of Knox County, Tenn., born in 1797. He was a farmer by occupation, served as a soldier in the War of 1812, and died in his native county in 1837. The mother of our subject was born in Buckingham County, Va., in 1798, and died in Knox County, Tenn., in 1863. Of the nine children in this family Edward W. was the fourth, and he and his sister, Martha Campbell, are the only ones residing in Osage County. Edward W. was reared on a farm and lived at home until twenty-two years of age. In 1845 he married Nancy Coker, who was born in Knox County, Tenn., in 1824, and they have four living children, viz.: Mary, James M., Joseph W. and Edward W., Jr. The family lived in Tennessee until 1851, when they immigrated to Osage County, Mo., locating in Crawford Township. Mr. Anderson entered 560 acres of land, and now owns 270 acres, which he devotes to farming. He is one of the highly esteemed citizens of the county, and his honesty and integrity are never questioned. He is a Democrat politically, and during the late war he served as captain of the Enrolled Missouri Militia, in Osage County. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Marion Anderson, the eldest child of our subject, was born in Knox County, Tenn., in 1849, and in 1869 married John W. Lambeth. They have six children, viz.: Nora, Nancy, Moody, Jesse, Louisa and Lulu M. James M. Anderson was born in 1851, and in 1875 married Sarah Jane Twinum, a native of Osage County; their children are Edward L., Wyatt D., Sarah, Bruce and an infant. Joseph W. Anderson was born in 1856; in 1878 he married Melinda Lambeth, daughter of Daniel M. Lambeth, and they have two children, Ray and Mary. Edward Wyatt Anderson, Jr., was born in 1858, and in 1882 married Kittie Odd, a native of Osage County.

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This family biography is one of 52 biographies included in The History of Osage County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Osage County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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