Sunday, May 30, 2010

Monroe Anderson

Captain Monroe Anderson died in Marianna, Ark., of typhoid malarial fever, June 29th, 1882, aged 43 years. He was born in Lebanon, Wilson county, Tenn., May 1839 and was educated at Chapel Hill, N.C.
A true patriot, he answered his country's call and was a fearless soldier during the civil war.
Moving to this state in the fall of 1864, he made a profession of religion and was baptized by Eld. P. S G. Watson in 1865 and joined the New Hope Baptist church near La Grange, and was a member of the Marianna Baptist church ...married Miss Mooney in the fall of 1866, who with two sons now mourn his death, three children having  preceded him across the Jordon.
He began the practice of law in 1868 and I presume that no man in the same length of time won a more enviable reputation or had any larger practice. He was highly esteemed and his death was deeply deplored by his fellow counselors as well as his numerous clients. He loved the Sunday school and his diligent preparation of the lesson made it desirable to be a member of his class.
A devoted husband, a kind father, a true friend and neighbor and an honorable citizen has passed away. I hve every reason to believe he s at rest. We commend to the bereaved the consolations of our holy religion. G.A.G.

Arkansas Evangel , January18, 1883

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