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Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 4 0 Browse Search
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Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
and Nancy (Ewing) Anderson, in his childhood and settled in Greenville county, S. C., where he died in 1837. Of ten children living at the time of John Anderson's death, Major Anderson and his sister are the only ones surviving. Thomas and Nancy Anderson, the grandparents, spent the remainder of their lives in Greenville county, the latter living to be nearly a hundred years old. The mother of Major Anderson was Mary Terry, who survived her husband a great many years, dying at the age of seveMajor Anderson was Mary Terry, who survived her husband a great many years, dying at the age of seventy. Four sons of John and Mary Anderson served in the Confederate army: James, John, David and George W. James died in 1863 from sickness contracted in the service; John was captured at the fall of Petersburg and died from the effects of his treatment on the boat while on his way to Charleston to be released; David survived the war and farmed in Alabama until his death in 1896. George W. was educated chiefly at the Cokesbury high school. He taught for one year in Alabama, but began a mercanti