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James Anderson


James Anderson, trader, Vevay, was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, September 17, 1824. His father, John was born in Ireland in 1784; mother Jane Pierce, in Virginia in 1790. They married quite young, and located in Kentucky and were blessed with nine children: Martha, Sarah, Margaret, Alexander, John, James, Elizabeth, Eli, Jane, all of whom have departed this life except James. The parents moved to Craig Township in 1833, the father being a farmer and local preacher in the Methodist Church. He died July 20, 1846, and Mrs. Anderson died in 1851. James was married May 1, 1845, to Miss Henrietta Adams, who was born in Craig Township, December 8, 1824. To this union were born six children; Margaret, Clarissa, George, and James A., Wesley H. and John W. Mr. Anderson has been a farmer, saw-mill man, flat-boatman, merchant and trader, and was successful in accumulating considerable property, but unfortunate in the too free use of his name as security for others and lost heavily. Mr. Anderson remarried May 25, 1871, to Catharine E. Long, who was born in Craig Township March 22, 1836. Their only child is Eddie B. Mr. Anderson served four years as county commissioner from the Third District. In 1871 he moved to Vevay where he has resided ever since. he is a member of Vevay Lodge No. 122, F. & A.M. His wife belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church.