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William Anderson

Cenotaph

 

—to a Pioneer Settler —

 
William Anderson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 6, 2011
1. William Anderson Marker
Inscription.
In Memory of
William Anderson
Who was born in
County Antrim, Ireland
Oct. 1, 1821
Emigrated to America, 1841
Died far from home, among
kind-hearted strangers
May 1, 1847
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Interred in the
Newland Family Cemetery
Near Big Hill, Ky.

 
Location. 35° 7.427′ N, 81° 30.667′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker can be reached from East Cherokee Street (U.S. 29). Click for map. Marker is located in the Blacksburg Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg SC 29702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blacksburg VFW Post 4941 Veterans Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); 19th Century Club World War Veterans Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); North Carolina/South Carolina (approx. 4.6 miles away in North Carolina); Cornwallis (approx. 4.6 miles away in North Carolina); Patrick Ferguson (approx. 4.6 miles away in North Carolina); Graham's Fort (approx. 5.7 miles away
William Anderson Marker (Far Left) and Plot image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 6, 2011
2. William Anderson Marker (Far Left) and Plot
in North Carolina); Kings Mountain Battleground (approx. 6.7 miles away in North Carolina); Frederick Hambright (approx. 6.8 miles away); October 6, 1780 (approx. 6.9 miles away); "Huzzah for Liberty!" (approx. 7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Newland Family Cemetery. Located by Walnut Flat Creek between Stanford and Crab Orchard (Submitted on July 6, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Cenotaph. A cenotaph is an "empty tomb" or a monument erected in honour of a person or group of people whose remains are elsewhere. (Submitted on December 18, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Dr. William Anderson 1847-1931
One of the most prominent physicians of Western York was born in Rutherfordton, N.C. in 1847. His father, who was also a physician, came to the United States from the north of Ireland about the year 1840, and his mother, who is still living, is a native of Rutherfordton though now a resident of Blacksburg. The Doctor joined the Army of Northern Virginia
Mary Frances Anderson Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 6, 2011
3. Mary Frances Anderson Tombstone
Born in
Rutherfordton, N.C.
Dec. 14, 1822
Died in
Blacksburg, S.C.
July 30, 1909
in 1863 when only sixteen years old as a courier for Major General Wilcox and served until the close of the war being paroled at Appomattox. In 1806 he attended school at Bingham, N.C. and commenced the study of medicine at his home at Rutherfordton in 1873. After attending a course of lectures at the University of the city of New York and another at Charleston Medical College, he graduated from the latter institution in March 1880 and at once commenced the practice of his profession. In 1884, he was married to Miss Georgia Deal of Hollidaysburg, Pa. and two years later, located in Blacksburg where he has since been in building up by large practice and contributing a most valuable in the social and industrial progress of the town. Dr. Anderson is a of exceptionally high Christian character fine intellectual attainments and a physician of tried ability and his practice which consumes nearly all of his time extends among the best people of that whole section. (Source: The York Enquirer, September 25, 1899.

One of the best informed best known and most popular men of the town is Dr. William Anderson. His father is a native of the north of Ireland, that part of the country noted for producing good people. Dr. Anderson was born in Rutherfordton, N.C. something near forty years ago. He joined the Army of Northern Virginia at the age of sixteen and fought as hard for the
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By Brian Scott, July 6, 2011
4. William Anderson M.D. Tombstone
Nov. 14, 1847
Mar. 31, 1931
Confederacy then as he is struggling for the material development of the Union now. He attended medical lectures in Charleston, New York City, and elsewhere, graduated with high distinction, and is now a very prominent member of his profession. He commands a very extensive practice and is one of the busiest best and pleasantest men of our acquaintance. (Source: The Atlanta Journal, May 8, 1891.)

William Anderson MD, a leading physician of Cherokee county and surgeon of the camp of Confederate veterans at Blacksburg, was born in Rutherfordton, N.C. November 14, 1847, the only child of Dr. William Anderson and his wife Mary Frances Bowen. His father was a native of Lisburn, County Antrim, Ireland who came to Bivinsville, now Glendale, Spartanburg county S.C. in 1842 at the age of nineteen years and after medicine under Dr. Bivins, attended lectures at the Transylvania college Lexington, Ky. and was graduated in March 1847. In the next month, he died leaving a young bride and a son subsequently born the subject of this sketch. On the maternal side Dr Anderson is descended from revolutionary ancestors. One of these his great grandfather, William Twitty by name, is remembered for his heroism in defending single handed the log fort in which his mother and other women and children took refuge from a party of British and Tories. Dr. Anderson studied under a Mr Leary who
George Deal Anderson Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 6, 2011
5. George Deal Anderson Tombstone
July 12, 1848
May 7, 1909
had been the instructor of Gen. R.E. Lee and in October 1864, being nearly seventeen years old, enlisted in the Confederate service. He joined Company C, Thirty fourth regiment, North Carolina troops at Petersburg, Va. and was detailed at once as courier for Gen. C.M. Wilcox. He served with that commander in the battles about Petersburg and the Appomattox campaign until the surrender. After the latter event. he returned home with his horse which he had taken with him into the army. The young soldier then resumed his studies, attending the Bingham school at Mebaneville in 1866, and at a later date became a partner in a drug store at Rutherfordton. Beginning the study of medicine in 1872, he attended the medical department of the University of New York in 1875-76 and in the latter year began the practice at Black's Station S.C. In 1880, he was graduated in medicine at Charleston and since then has continued his practice with much success at Blacksburg, He has the honor of being one of the organizers of the camp of United Confederate Veterans at his home, In 1884 he was married to Georgiana Deal of Hollidaysburg Pa. and they have two children living William Deal and Mary Louisa. (Source: Confederate Military History by Ellison Capers (1899), pgs 432-433.)
    — Submitted December 18, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South
George W. Deal Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 6, 2011
6. George W. Deal Tombstone
Born
Aug. 1, 1815
Died
Mar. 20, 1897
Carolina.

 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Louisa Peters Deal Cenotaph image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 6, 2011
7. Louisa Peters Deal Cenotaph
In Memory of
Louisa Peters Deal Wife of
George Washington Dial
August 16, 1817
May 13, 1913
Interred in the Presbyterian
Cemetery, Hollidaysburg, PA
 
 
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