R. B. ANDERSON
R. B. ANDERSON, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Fletcher; son of John and Nancy Anderson; was born in Bucks Co., Penn., Dec 24, 1825. John Anderson died in 1826. Our subject being left fatherless when almost an infant, he was placed in the care of his grandfather, David Anderson, upon whom the duty devolved of raising him; in 1829, he with his grandparents emigrated to Ohio, locating in Warren Co.; and the following winter they pressed onward to Miami Co.; there David Anderson entered a large tract of land, of which 80 acres was entered for R. B., which is his present farm in Sec. 15, Brown Township; he remained with David Anderson until 1843, at which time he took a trip East to see his mother, whom he had not seen since 1829; there he devoted his time to his mother's society for a few weeks, when he returned and soon after engaged in coopering in Warren and Montgomery Cos., Ohio, until 1851, when he settled on his farm; here he has since resided and made great changes in the general appearance of the same; now there are 70 acres under cultivation. Aug. 27, 1850, he married Marim Dickensheets, who was born in Bellbrook, Greene Co., Ohio, in 1826; they by this union have five children, of whom three are now living, viz.: Clara B, born June 17, 1851, now Mrs. R. Kemp; Emma E., Dec. 3, 1852, now Mrs. G. Friling; and A. Caroline, Aug. 3, 1858, and Fannie C., born Dec. 3, 1858, died Aug. 4, 1879.
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