DANIEL ANDERSON was born 15 Jul 1796 in Pennsylvania, and died 29 Sep 1863 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He married 28 Jul 1825 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio to Margaret Hill, daughter of Jesse Hill and Mary Scruggs. Margaret was born in Virginia. Daniel and Margaret could read and write and their school age children still at home were attending school in 1850. All of their children were born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Daniel is buried at the King's U.B. Church Cemetery, Oxford Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. One of their neighbors was Dr. Daniel Meek.
References: "Tuscarawas County, Ohio Marriages 1808-1844 Volume I from Books 1-2-3, " Tuscarawas Co. Genealogical Society, Inc. p. 10, "1830/1840/50 Ohio Census'", Oxford Township, Tuscarawas Co. , "Tuscarawas County, Ohio Cemeteries, Volume VI, " Tuscarawas Co. Genealogical Society, Inc. p 1.
DANIEL MEEKS ANDERSON was born 1833 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, died and was buried 1882 in Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas. Daniel attended a seminary for the ministry. He returned home and worked as a (Methodist) circuit rider with Brother Wesley in Tuscarawas and Coshocton Counties. Daniel was married 24 Nov 1859 in Coshocton County by Rev. J. R. Killey to Margaret Jane Sicker, daughter of John Sicker and Jane Roderick. Their children were born near Port Washington, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.
References: "Marriages Coshocton County, Ohio 1811-1930 Volume I" compiled from Marriage Records, Probate Court, Coshocton Co. OH p 5. "1870 Census Population Schedule OH Micro Copy M-593 Roll 1273 Microfilm 310 Tuscarawas Co, Salem Township, Post Office: Port Washington 10 Aug 1870, p 33 No.237-234.
JAMES NEWTON ANDERSON was born 14 Dec 1863 near Port Washington, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, and died of a stroke 03 Aug 1941 in Meridian, Logan County, Oklahoma. He married 16 Mar 1891 in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma, to Martha Arabelle Thompson, dau of John Thompson and Sara Beene. James was born and raised on his father's farm. It is thought he was not allowed schooling past the 7/8th grade as his labor was needed on the farm. However, he continued to study and learn - there was a family joke among his children when they went to school about having to hide their books or their father would get them and wouldn't give them back. It is unknown when James left Ohio, but he participated in the Oklahoma land rush 22 April 1889. He owned a dry-goods store (Anderson's Variety Store) in Guthrie, Oklahoma and had taught himself how to repair watches, clocks, guns, bicycles, etc for extra income. He was very hard working and expected his family to be also.
James wanted his farm to be self sufficient and to that end, he raised bees for honey, sugar cane for molasses, all kinds of fruit trees, wheat which was ground for cereal and livestock for food and transportation. He is buried in the Cooper Cemetery, around 2 miles from his farm in Logan County.
James', Martha, was a small woman, 5'2" and never weighed 100 lbs. She was said to have been patient until driven, kind and self sacrificing, industrious and generous and terribly hard working. Martha and her father, John Thompson, were visiting Oklahoma when he had a heart attack. Afraid he would die and leave her alone far from any relatives, he arranged the marriage to James Anderson, whom John considered an up and coming young man, owning a store and a farm of 160 acres. She did not want to marry James Anderson as she had 'fallen in love' with Henry Morgan, a stage actor... Martha did not have an easy married life but made the best of what she had. She gave birth to sixteen children. Her first child, Alice, was born at the farm and died as a result of the cord wrapped around her neck during a breech birth. Martha's third child, Mabel, died at 15 months of a severe infection. In 1906, four children died of diphtheria, (7) Dollie Grace, (8) Ethel, (9) Homer and (10) Lillian. At thirty years of age, Martha had been married 15 years and had had ten children, six of whom had died. Her last child, Thomas, born when she was in her early 40's, died when he was 30 days old of dehydration caused by diarrhea, probably from an infection caused by unboiled cow's milk. All of her children were born in Logan County.
References: Patent Record filed for Record 9 Feb 1901 Recorded in Book 3, p 1214, Homestead Certificate No. 1771 Application 1896 Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory James N. Anderson - NW quarter of Section 35 in Township 16 North of Range 1 West of Indian Meridian in Oklahoma Territory, containing 160 acres. Given, at the City of Washington, 21 May 1998 Recorded Vol. 4, p 182.
ISABELLE CHRISTINE ANDERSON was born 20 Mar 1911 in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma, and died 27 May 1992 in Houston, Harris Co, Texas. She married 02 Jun 1938 in Tucumcari, Quay County, New Mexico, to Jesse Brewer, son of Andrew M. Brewer and Etta M. Hale. Isabelle, aka Christine, graduated from Northeastern State College, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. 04 Sept 1933 Degree conferred A.B. 21 May 1936 Life Certificate granted. She did graduate work at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee on a scholarship at the Vanderbilt School of Law in 1937. She transferred to the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma in 1937 where she met Jess Brewer. They were married by A.J. Luck, Minister of the Presbyterian Church USA, and witnessed by Mrs. N.H. Lasham & Mrs. A.J. Luck, recorded 4 Jun 1938 in Marriage Record Book No. 8, page 44. Their children were born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.