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Name and Place

David moved to the Illinois territory in 1804 and settled at the Irish Settlement. He located on section 5, T. 5, R. 7, where he lived and died.

Origins

David was born in Abbeville, South Carolina.

Spouse

David married Nancy Hill, daughter of Adam Hill.

Children

Their children were:

  1. Jane
  2. Mary
  3. Elizabeth
  4. Julia

His sons all died in early life. His oldest daughter, Jane, became the wife of Robert G. Shannon. There are records for this marriage, yet on page 406 of the Combined History of Randolph, Monroe, and Perry Counties, Illinois, it says his daughter died unmarried. 

Offices Held

For several years, under the territorial government, he was one of the judges of the court of common pleas, and afterwards in 1819 and 1820, one of the members of the county commissioner's court. 

Military

War1812

David was elected as Colonel of the local militia. 

 

Notoriety

Colonel Anderson, was a man of much popularity. He was strong and athletic, benevolent and kind in his disposition, and a warm friend of religious institutions.

References

  1. Combined History of Randolph, Monroe, and Perry Counties, Illinois, page 69 and 406