Anderson R. Smith1,2,3

ID# 20490, (1836 - 1914)
FatherJames H. Smith3,4,5 (abt 1800 - )
MotherMary [surname unknown]3,4,5 (abt 1784 - )

Key Events:

Birth: 23 Feb 1836, Halifax Co., Virginia6,7,8
Marriage: 21 Mar 1860, Halifax Co., Virginia, Sarah Frances Perkerson (7 Jul 1838 - 12 Sep 1902)3,9,10
Death: 20 Nov 1914, Virginia11,6
Burial: Arbor Baptist Church, Elmo, Halifax Co., Virginia12
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Anderson R. Smith was born on 23 Feb 1836 in Halifax Co., Virginia.6,7,8 He appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, in the household of his parents, James H. Smith and Mary [surname unknown]. His future wife's family was apparently living close by as they are listed next in the census record.13
     Anderson married Sarah Frances Perkerson, daughter of Fielding James Perkerson and Elizabeth Ann Flora, on 21 Mar 1860 in Halifax Co., Virginia.3,9,10 He appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Halifax Courthouse, Halifax Co., Virginia, in the household of his parents.14
     Anderson enlisted as a private in Company F, 34th Regiment Virginia Infantry, in Halifax Co., Virginia, 14 Mar 1862, by Capt. Richard H. Edmonston. He mustered in at Richmond the following day, and served throughout the war.15,16
     Anderson was a part of the Army of Northern Virginia that Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Lt. Gen. U. S. Grant on 9 Apr 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. The men were paroled that day and allowed to return home.17
     Anderson and Sarah Frances Perkerson appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Halifax Courthouse, Halifax Co., Virginia, enumerated 27 Jun 1870. Their children Robert, Mary and James were listed as living with them.18
     Anderson and Sarah appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, enumerated 5 Jun 1880. Their children Robert, Mary, James, Susan, Sarah and John were listed as living with them.19
     Anderson and Sarah appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, enumerated 6 Jun 1900, reporting they rented their farm. Their children Sarah and John were listed as living with them.20
     He was reported his occupation as farmer in 1860, probably on his parents' farm. In 1870 he reported his occupation as farm laborer, and by 1880 was a farmer in his own right.21,22,23,24
     On 15 May 1900 Anderson applied for a disability pension based on his service in the Civil War. His application, under provisions enacted by the Virginia General Assembly on 7 March of that year, asked for $30 annually. He stated he was able to do only light work because of "Rheumatism of the back and the usual infirmities of age." His application was granted 28 Jun 1900.25 On 29 May 1902 he filed a second application, now claiming total disability from his rheumatism. This application was approved 12 Sep 1902, for $15, apparently in addition to his prior application though the record does not say so.26 The General Assembly passed an act 31 Dec 1903 allowing pensioners approved as partially disabled to be rerated to full disability status. Anderson applied under that act on 14 Feb 1908. That application was approved 10 Aug 1908.27
     Anderson appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, in the household of John A. Smith and Maggie L. Crowder, his youngest son and his wife.28
     Anderson died on 20 Nov 1914 in Virginia at age 78, presumably in Halifax Co., as his death certificate is among those from that county though the county is omitted from the certificate. The informant and undertaker were both from Sutherlin, which is barely across the county line in Pittsylvania Co.11,6 He was buried in Arbor Baptist Church, Elmo, Halifax Co., Virginia.12

Children:
     Children with Sarah Frances Perkerson:

  • Robert Coleman Smith29,19 (abt 1861 - )
  • Mary E. Smith29,19,30 (19 Jan 1866 - 28 Nov 1935)
  • James H. Smith29,19 (Apr 1869 - )
  • Susan C. Smith19,31 (5 Nov 1872 - 19 Dec 1932)
  • Sarah Alice Smith19,20,32 (Feb 1876 - )
  • John A. Smith19,20,33 (19 Dec 1878 - 6 Feb 1914)

Citations

  1. [S6517] James Smith household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows name as Anderson Smith.
  2. [S6518] James Smith household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows name as A. R. Smith.
  3. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for Anderson Smith and Sarah F. Perkinson, citing FHL#31918.
  4. [S6517] James Smith household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  5. [S6518] James Smith household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  6. [S6550] "South Central Virginia Genealogical Society Database," South Central Virginia Genealogical Society, Halifax County Cemeteries, record for Anderson Smith, shows date.
  7. [S6517] James Smith household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows age 16 and state.
  8. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for Anderson Smith and Sarah F. Perkinson, citing FHL#31918, shows age 24 at marriage 21 Mar 1860, county, and state.
  9. [S6523] Anderson Smith household, 1870 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  10. [S6513] Anderson Smith household, 1900 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows married 40 years.
  11. [S6514] Anderson Smith, Certificate of Death.
  12. [S6550] "South Central Virginia Genealogical Society Database," South Central Virginia Genealogical Society, Halifax County Cemeteries, record for Anderson Smith.
  13. [S6517] James Smith household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  14. [S6518] James Smith household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  15. [S6522] Anderson Smith, Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Virginia, muster-in roll card.
  16. [S6519] Anderson Smith 15 May 1900, Application of Soldier, Sailor or Marine for a Pension, shows company and regiment.
  17. [S6522] Anderson Smith, Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Virginia, list of Appomattox Court House Prisoners of War card.
  18. [S6523] Anderson Smith household, 1870 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  19. [S6512] Anderson Smith household, 1880 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  20. [S6513] Anderson Smith household, 1900 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  21. [S6518] James Smith household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows occupation as farmer.
  22. [S6523] Anderson Smith household, 1870 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows occupation as farm laborer.
  23. [S6512] Anderson Smith household, 1880 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows occupation as farmer.
  24. [S6513] Anderson Smith household, 1900 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows occupation as farmer.
  25. [S6519] Anderson Smith 15 May 1900, Application of Soldier, Sailor or Marine for a Pension.
  26. [S6520] Anderson Smith 29 May 1902, Statement of Soldier, Sailor or Marine for a Pension.
  27. [S6521] Anderson Smith 25 Feb 1908, Application of Soldier, Sailor or Marine for a Pension.
  28. [S6516] John A. Smith household, 1910 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  29. [S6523] Anderson Smith household, 1870 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  30. [S6524] Mary E. Collie, Certificate of Death.
  31. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for Peter B. Bane and Sue C. Smith, citing FHL #2048454.
  32. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for D. D. Bane and Sarah A. Smith, citing FHL #2048454.
  33. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for Jno. A. Smith and Maggie L. Crowder, citing FHL #2048454.