Biography of Matthew Anderson
Tipton County, IN Biographies





MATTHEW ANDERSON was born in Warren County, Ohio, January 22, 1821. His parents were Isaiah, born May 25, 1779, and Elizabeth (Collings) Anderson. They were married July 11, 1802, in New Jersey, their native State. The previous year both of them voted for Thomas Jefferson for President, the laws of New Jersey permitting women to vote. Isaiah died in 1855, and his wife in 1850. Matthew, the only survivor of a family of five children, was reared on a farm, and lived with his parents until his father died. In 1850, he entered forty acres of land in Tipton County, which he still owns. In 1857, he commenced working on this land; being then single, he for a long time lived alone in his cabin. He added to his farm from year to year, and now owns over 200 acres of fine land. June 7, 1881, he was married to Hulda J. Rollings, of Clinton County, Ind. This union has been blessed with one child, Charlie, who is still living. Matthew in his youth received a fair common school education. He has had his share in the development of the county. The money with which he purchased his first fifty eight acres was obtained by working at 50 cents a day. Mr. Anderson is a Democrat.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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