May 15, 1848 | Winchester, IL.
April 18, 1927 | Gothenburg, NE.
John Spencer Anderson
Mary Ann (Hall) Anderson
Mary Lousa Mann: (12.25.1870 | York, NE)
Nora Andress Anderson (08.18.1872)
Wilburn Hardin Anderson (10.25.1874)
Mena Esther Anderson (10.12.1876)
Franklin McLain Anderson (03.27.1879)
Joseph Oscar Anderson (04.23.1881)
Jesse Boone Anderson (06.25.1883)
Bertie Belle Anderson (04.23.1885)
Lulu Alice Anderson (04.11.1887)
Leona Anderson (12.13.1889)
Thaddeus Myron Anderson (08.08.1893)
Lena Ethel Anderson (08.05.1897)
Earliest Linked Ancestor:
Father | William Anderson (b1801)
Mother | William W. Mann (b1826)
Ireland -> United States
Marriage, daughter Eleanor
Leona Anderson married James
Roy Chittick jr
Hezekiah Boone Anderson's Family
by Gary Lane Anderson (c.1990)
Hezekiah Boone Anderson (He used the name "Boon")
was born near Winchester, Scott County, Illinois on
May 15, 1848, a son of John Spencer and Mary Ann (Hall)
Anderson, both natives of Kentucky. John was born September
3, 1820, and Mary Ann was born January 15, 1824. They
were married August 12, 1841, probably in Montgomery
County, Kentucky. John's parents were William and Jane
(Dickey) Anderson of Montgomery County. Williams was
born May 25, 1801, and Jane Dickey was born December
15, 1800 in Kentucky. Jane's parents were Robert and
Margaret Dickey. The Andersons were farmers in Montgomery
County, Kentucky until 1843 when John and Mary Ann moved
to Scott County, Illinois. About 1855 the family moved
to Morgan County, Illinois. John and Mary were the parents
of eighteen children, ten of whom lived to adulthood.
In the fall of 1864, when Boon was 16 years old, the
Andersons moved by team and wagon to York County, Nebraska
Territory. There John S. Anderson, Boon's father, took
the first homestead in York County. In 1876 John and
Mary Ann Anderson moved near Sedalia, Missouri. John
died September 16, 1894 and Mary Ann died May 28, 1885;
and both are buried near Houstonia, Missouri at South
Fork Cemetary. Boon also took a homestead in York County
when he was old enough.
On December 25, 1870 Boon Anderson and Mary Louisa Mann
were united in marriage at York, Nebraska. Mary Louisa
was born September 16, 1853 at Dayton, Ohio. Her parents
were Wilhelm W. and Mena Louise (Dunker) Mann. Mena
was born at Hanover, Germany. During the Anderson's
years in York County, in addition to farming, Boon drove
freight wagons on the Government Freight Road between
Nebraska City and points in western Nebraska and Wyoming.
The Andersons had many encounters with the Indians during
these early years in York County, and both could tell
many interesting stories about pioneer life on the Nebraska
In the spring of 1885 Boon moved his family to a tree
claim (NE1/4, 28-11-26) eight miles southwest of Gothenburg,
Nebraska in Lincoln County. After their arrival in Lincoln
County, a sod house was built in the northeast corner
of the tree claim. The sod house was replaced in a few
years with a frame house. The Andersons were one of
the early families to settle in the "south side"
community southwest of Gothenburg.
In addition to farming, Boon was an auctioneer and also
earned eatra money playing the fiddle for county dances
with sons Wilburn and Jesse. Around 1908 he also ran
a livery stable in Gotherburg with sons Frank and Jesse.
Boon and Mary were faithful members of the Church of
Christ and raised eleven children: Nora Andress (Mrs.
Charles H. Swift); Willburn Hardin, who married Ada
E. Middleton; Mena Esther (Mrs. William B. Swancutt);
Francis McLain "Frank" who married Minnie
E. Rich; Joseph Oscar, who married Emily H. Ehmen; Bertie
Belle (Mrs. George F. Stubblefield); Lulu Alice (Mrs.
Lewis S. Hayworth); Eleanor Leona (Mrs. James Roy Chittick);
Thaddeus Myron, who married Mary E. Moore; and Lena
Ethel (Mrs. J.Robert Carskadon).
Boon and Mary continued to live on their tree claim
until Boon died on April 18, 1927 at the age of 78.
Mary passed away June 16, 1935 at age 81; and both are
buried at Peckham Cemetary southwest of Gothenburg.
During the 1890's and early 1900's, their son Wilburn
H. Anderson homesteaded an adjoining quarter section
of pasture, purchased more farm land, and continued
their farming operations.
On November 21, 1895 Wilburn Anderson and Ada Estelle
Middleton were united in marriage at the bride's home
aouthwest of Gotherburg. Ada was born April 13, 1876
near Woolstock, Iowa, and information on the Middleton
family appears elsewhere in this book. To this union
were born nine children including two sets of twins:
Lee Ellsworth, who married Nola F. Alexander and Minnie
V. Callahan; Lela Avis, who married Clarence M. Richardson
and Lewis Peterson; Harlin Stanley, who married Jennie
L. Johnson; Harry Boone, who married Geneva LaRue; Paul
Harold (Harry's twin) who married Hazel C. Jones; Lyle
S., who married Lois L. Nickerson; Owen Wilburn (Lyle's
twin), who married Willodean M. Sheffield; Mary Louise
(Mrs. Ernest J. Bailey); and Jean Alberta, who died
at age two. Of the nine children, Avis, Harlin, Lyle,
Owen and Mary still live in the Gothenburg area.
Wilburn Anderson passed away November 14, 1939 at age
65. His wife, Ada, died October 21, 1955 at age 79;
and both are buried at Peckham Cemetary.
After their deaths, their son Owen W. Anderson continued
their farming operations, and the farm is still in the
family a century after Boon Anderson moved to the Gothenburg
Gary Lane Anderson
** My parents, Arden & Nina Chittick found this
during a road trip they took in 2002 from Seattle to
Pennslyvania, to visit their daughter and her family.
They stopped in Gothenburg, Nebraska on their way and
took time to soak in some history. They found this biography,
in a Gothenburg historical book.