HISTORY OF WABASH COUNTY, INDIANA
JAMES ANDERSON, farmer, P. O. Somerset, This gentleman was born in Clark County, Ohio, January 16, 1824, the second son of JOHN and NANCY (LOWNZ) ANDERSON. He moved with his parents to Champaign County, Ohio, where such education as was obtainable in the rude log schoolhouse of his neighborhood; but a cource of self-study and reading in later years has improved very materially the deficient education of his youth. He engaged in agricultural pursuits until reaching the age of twenty-three. He visited Wabash County in 1844, finally locating upon the premises where he has since resided, in February, 1847, at once putting up a log cabin, which was occupied by the family until the erection of the handsome brick mansion in 1874. The home place consists of 183 acres, under an advanced state of cultivation, with numerous farm buildings well adapted to the purposes for which they were intended. MR. ANDERSON is a successful farmer and stock-raiser, and an esteemed citizen. Himself and MRS. ANDERSON are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Somerset. He was united in matrimony, March 17, 1847, with MISS SUSANA DROOK, born in Union County, Ind., June 29, 1829. MR. and MRS. ANDERSON are the parents of fourteen children, of whom ten are living, as follows, viz: SALOMA, now the wife of JAMES HOWSER, of Miami County; JOHN A., farmer of Starke County, Ind.; NANCY, now MRS. WILLIAM HAWKINS, of the same county; WILLIAM D., a resident of Grant County, Ind.; FREMONT, residing in Nebraska; LINCOLN; SUSANA, the wife of VIRGIL STEWART, of Miami County, Ind.; INEZ is the wife of WESLEY OSBORN, of Stark County, Ind; EDITH and ABBY.
Source: History of Wabash County, Indiana - 1884 - Page: 485
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