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ANDERSON: Of Western Reedy District.

Ezra Engle Anderson was born and brouht up in Wetzel County, West Virginia; there united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Masters, born in Green County, Pennsylvania. Lived the first eighteen years of their married lives in Wetzel County; came to Roane County in the year 1893, their family, two sons and two daughters, with them; the eldest then about seventeen years of age. They purchased a farm near the head of Longs Run and Buffalo Fork of Mill Creek, and settled there for their permanent home.

The names of their sons and daughters are as follows: Daniel Harvey, born in the year 1876; Florence, born in the year 1882, married here, John Tatterson; Cynthia Bell, born 1884, married Albert B.. Payne, son of Ebenezer Payne; Richard Ezra Anderson was born in the year 1886.

Of this family the son Daniel Harvey, now referred to as the Rev. Dan Anderson, is most widely known. He studied for the ministry and was ordained and admitted a member of The West Virginia M. E. Conference, in the year 1916, and placed in charge of the Mount Union circuit on head waters of Reedy. Has ever since continued in the ministry. He is married and has a family.

Source: History of Roane County, West Virginia, 1774-1927, William H. Bishop, Esq., p 434
Submitter: Sandy Spradling, October 1, 1999

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