Biography of George G. Anderson
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Anderson, George G., was born in Gaines, March 10, 1839. He resides on the farm that was owned and occupied by his father, Nahum Anderson, and also his grandfather, Robert Anderson, who came to Gaines from Ira, Rutland county, Vt., and invested extensively in real estate; he was the first judge of Orleans county, which then included Genesee county, and also served his district in the State Legislature. Judge Anderson was a man who commanded the respect and esteem of all. His family consisted of a wife and four children, who journeyed from Vermont in wagons drawn by oxen. Nahum Anderson, his son, was prominently identified with the leading interests of Gaines for many years, serving the town as supervisor several years, was a thorough and successful farmer, and died August 7, 1893, at the advanced age of eighty four. His wife was Matilda Van Kirk, whose birthplace was Ovid, Seneca county, N. Y. They had six children, only one of whom is now living; she died June 24, 1858. In April, 1861, he was again married to Hannah Morgan, of Groton, Conn., who survives him. George G. attended the public schools in his native town, was two years at Yates Academy, after which he attended the Collegiate Institute at Rochester; his vocation has always been farming, and the present condition of his farm speaks well for his abilities in that line. On December 24, 1862, he married Mary J. Sherwood, of Shelby; their children are: Robert S., who, after graduating from Albion High School and the Buffalo Business University, began business in Olympia, Wash, where he was employed in the State auditor's office and invested in real estate both in Olympia and in Tacoma, Wash., and Howard R., who is now a student in Albion High School.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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