Tombstone: Peyton (Paten) W. Anderson, 1822-1898, spouse of Anna B. Logan Anderson, Oconee Mound Cemetery, Oconee, Shelby County, Illinois

Peyton W. Anderson, son of Samuel and Ann Clarke Anderson, was born 17 September 1822 in Allen County, Kentucky. He married Anna B. Logan, daughter of Robert S. Logan and Rebecca T. Dodson Logan, 3 January 1844 in Allen County, Kentucky. The family moved from Kentucky to Oconee Township, Shelby County, Illinois, between 1870 and 1880.

Peyton and Anna became proprietors of the Anderson House in Oconee, Illinois. Peyton W. Anderson died 10 May 1898 in Oconee. His tombstone inscription in Oconee Mound Cemetery, which has his name “Paten,” reads: Paten W. Anderson, born 17 September 1822, died May 10, 1898.

Two years after the death of her husband, Anna B. Logan Anderson was living in Nokomis, Montgomery County, Illinois, with her son, Robert, and his family. Anna was born in 1824 and died sometime after 1910. If she is buried in Oconee Mound Cemetery, there is no tombstone. (If anyone has information on Anna’s place of burial, please let us know.)

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