ANDERSON, JONATHAN (1798–ca. 1889). Jonathan Anderson, early settler, the son of Wyatt and Mary (McFadden) Anderson, was born in Warren County, Kentucky, on February 11, 1798. When he was five, his father moved to Indiana; in 1816 the family moved to Indian Territory. In the summer of 1817 he was living in the Clear Creek Settlement of the Red River valley. He and his first wife, Nancy (Whetstone), arrived in Texas on his twenty-first birthday (1819) and settled in the Ayish Bayou area (now San Augustine). Nancy died not long thereafter, and Anderson was married in 1826 to Hannah English Payne (1797–1862), a widow who was the sister of William English. They had six children. In 1824 Anderson and his family moved to the Teneha area (now Shelby County) and settled near a town called Patroon. Anderson participated in the Fredonian Rebellion. He consistently voted for Democratic candidates in elections after Texas became a state. He moved in 1849 to Panola County, where he was a pioneer settler and where he remained the rest of his life. Anderson married Sarah A. Biggers on February 10, 1864. He died about 1889.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Richard D. English, "Anderson, Jonathan," accessed May 24, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fan41.
Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history every day,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles