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Moses (ANDERSON) Anderson (1841 - 1915)

Reverend Moses Anderson formerly ANDERSON
Born in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died at age 73 in Algiers, Orleans, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Biography

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Moses (ANDERSON) Anderson lived in Louisiana.

Moses Anderson was born in Louisiana in October 1841.[1]

During the Civil War, Moses enlisted in the 74th U.S. Colored Troops as part of the 2nd Louisiana Native Guard Infantry.[2][3]

After the war, he married Marguerite Comeaux[4] c.1867.

Their known children were:

  1. Louisa Anderson (c.1868- c.1875)
  2. Robert Anderson (1870-1934)[4]
  3. John Anderson (c.1872-1936)[5]

In 1870 he was living with his wife Marguerite (age 23), daughter Louisa (age 2), and son Robert (age 8 months) in New Orleans.[6]

Marguerite Comeaux may have died c.1878. This is speculation, but she and their daughter Louisa may both have died in the 1878 yellow fever epidemic that killed around 5,000 people in New Orleans.

He may have married Margaret Harris[5] c.1880. Margaret is consistently listed in census records as about ten years younger than Marguerite, and married thirteen less years. She seems to have been too young to have been the mother of Robert and John, but Margaret raised his children, at least from 1880 onward. In 1880, Moses and his family were living uptown with his mother and stepfather, Charlotte and Robert Noles. His family included his wife Margaret (age 22), son Robert (age 11), and son John (age 8). It is not known who answered the census-taker's questions, but it seems likely to have been Moses' mother.[7] Again speculation, but he probably moved in with his mother when his first wife died and he was left with two babies.

It is also quite possible that he only married once, and Marguerite Comeaux's age was mistaken over the years. There is some doubt that "Margaret Harris" was a valid listing on John Anderson's death record, and difficult to view that record.

Moses was listed in the 1886 city directory as a laborer, living uptown on Zimpel Street in the now-historic Carrollton district, near Tulane University.[8] In 1889, he was still living on Zimpel Street and working as a laborer.[9]

By 1900, he and his family had moved to Lee's Lane on the West Bank of the Mississippi in Algiers; the census data indicates that he and Margaret had been married for twenty years and that she was the mother of four children, with two living. Their grandson, Moses (age 10), was living in the same household.

In 1910, he was listed as Rev. Mose Anderson, with occupation listed as preacher; the census data indicates he and Margaret had been married thirty years, and again she was listed as the mother of four children with two living. His son John (age 42) and his family were living in the same household.[10] John also became a preacher.[5]

Moses died in New Orleans on 27 March 1915.[11][12]

Sources

  1. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS5R-2YG : accessed 22 February 2018), Moses Anderson, 7th Precinct New Orleans city Ward 15, Orleans, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 141, sheet 10B, family 209, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,576.
  2. The National Archives at Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.; NAI, General Index to Civil War and Later Pension Files, ca. 1949 - ca. 1949; NAI Number: 563268; Record Group Title: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1773 - 2007; Record Group Number: 15; Series Title: U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934; Series Number: T288; Roll: 9.
    Also available on Ancestry: Ancestry Record 4654 #1479998 : accessed 8 June 2024.
  3. "United States, Freedmen's Bureau Claim Records,1865-1872," FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2QL-B111 : Sat Mar 09 00:27:25 UTC 2024), Entry for Moses Anderson, 74th Inf., payment 02 Jul 1873.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Her maiden name found on son's death record: "Louisiana, Orleans Parish Death Records and Certificates, 1835-1954," FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Z4QV-K4PZ : Mon Mar 11 01:50:02 UTC 2024), Entry for Robert Anderson and Mose Anderson and Margaret Comeaux, 24 May 1934.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Apparent second wife's maiden name found on son's death record: "Louisiana, Orleans Parish Death Records and Certificates, 1835-1954," FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:CTVV-5GW2 : Sun Mar 10 05:42:11 UTC 2024), Entry for Rev John Anderson, Mose Anderson and Margaret Harris, 29 Aug 1936.
  6. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6R77-XPR?cc=1438024&wc=92KN-RM9%3A518653901%2C519016601%2C519494901 : 22 May 2014), Louisiana > Orleans > New Orleans, District 5 > image 5 of 174; citing NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDXH-V5P : 15 August 2017), Moses Anderson in household of Robert Noles, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 89, sheet 450C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0464; FHL microfilm 1,254,464.
  8. "United States City and Business Directories, ca. 1749 - ca. 1990," FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6ZJ6-7RWS : Wed Mar 06 12:07:18 UTC 2024), Entry for Moses Anderson, 1886.
  9. "United States City and Business Directories, ca. 1749 - ca. 1990," FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6ZH1-B8Q6 : Sat Mar 09 19:36:52 UTC 2024), Entry for Moses Anderson, 1899.
  10. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPYG-BW3 : accessed 22 February 2018), Reverend Mose Anderson, New Orleans Ward 15, Orleans, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 239, sheet 5A, family 136, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 525; FHL microfilm 1,374,538.
  11. Ancestry.com. Louisiana, Statewide Death Index, 1819-1964 [database on-line] (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2002). Citing State of Louisiana, Secretary of State, Division of Archives, Records Management, and History. Vital Records Indices. Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
  12. "Louisiana, Orleans Parish Death Records and Certificates, 1835-1954", , FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ZM7S-LQW2 : Sat Mar 09 15:02:11 UTC 2024), Entry for Mose Andersen, 27 Mar 1915.




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