Samuel Anderson, a dealer in stock, who resides on section 9, Oconee Township, Shelby County, was born in Simpson County, Ky., May 1, 1856. He is a son of Peyton and Anna (Logan) Anderson. His father, who is the proprietor of the Anderson House at Oconee, was born in Allen County, Ky., September 17, 1822. His parents were Samuel and Ann (Clarke) Anderson, the father being born in Virginia, and going to Kentucky when a young man.

The mother, who was born in Nashville, Tenn., married Samuel Anderson in Allen County, Ky., which remained the permanent home until the death of this couple. Peyton was the fourth in a family of six children, the others being Sallie Ann, who married James Jones, of Allen County, Ky.; Robert, who resides in Fayette County, Ill.; Rachel, who married and resides in Kentucky on the old homestead; Mary, the wife of Harrison Dobbs, who lives in Kentucky.

Peyton Anderson was reared to farm life and resided in Kentucky until he reached the age of eleven. During the Civil War he occupied neutral ground and did not take part on either side, although his sympathies were with the Union cause. He was married in Allen County. Ky., January 4, 1844, to Miss Anna B. Logan, daughter of Robert and Rebecca Logan, who removed from North Carolina to Kentucky previous to their marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Logan had ten children, namely: E. W., Minerva, Eliza, Joshua, Lavina, Ann B., Robert, Zachariah, Amelia E. and Amanda M. Eliza, Mrs. Garrison, died in Kansas; Amelia, Mrs. Harris, died in Kentucky; and Joshua died in Perry County, this State.

To Mr. and Mrs. Anderson two sons and three daughters have been born, namely: Mary, the wife of James Allen, who resides in Montgomery County, Ill.; Samuel, our subject, who is unmarried and engaged in stock-raising in Shelby County; Robert L., who is buying and shipping horses in Montgomery County; Amelia, Mrs. Ed. Smith; and Sarah, Mrs. John Williamson.

The father of our subject is a stanch Republican, whose Union sentiments are a credit to any man, more to a man like himself, who was born and educated in the South. He takes an active interest in political affairs, and is liberal in religious matters, though a firm believer in the Christian rcliggion.

Samuel Anderson grew to manhood in his native State, receiving his education in the schools of that region, and engaged in farming and stock-raising with his father until his removal in 1889, when he located in Oconee Township, Shelby County, this State, and worked on a farm for some ten years.

He then engaged in buying, feeding and selling stock, handling cattle and hogs principally. He is associated in business with Mr. E. Bass, and buys and ships stock from Oconee. He votes with the Republican party, and believes that in its principles are to be found the true guide to progress in this country. He is industrious, honest and intelligent, and has the confidence of all with whom he is associated.

Extracted 17 Dec 2018 by Norma Hass from 1891 Portrait and Biographical Record of Shelby and Moultrie Counties Illinois, pages 556-557.

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