G. A. ANDERSON, a farmer, was born in Carter County, August 17, 1849, the son of John A. and Elizabeth (Swingle) ANDERSON, the former born in Carter County, December 17, 1823, and is a farmer. Isaac and Elizabeth (McInturll) ANDERSON, the parents, were natives of Tennessee, the former, of Irish origin and the latter of German. J. A., the eldest child, has always been a farmer and stock raiser, and in 1845 married, but the mother died in 1856. In 1858 he married Mary A., a daughter of Solomon JONES, and has three sons and one daughter. He owns 250 acres.

Our subject was educated at Milligan College and has always followed farming, trading and stock raising. July 12, 1876, he married Molly CROCKETT. Their only child is Elizabeth. The mother died in August 1877, and February 8, 1882, he married Ida L., a daughter of George T. ANDERSON, and born February 2, 1856, in Georgia. Johnnie B. and Addie M. are their children. Our subject and wife are Methodists, and he is a man who prefers private life.


Transcribed by Kris L. Martin

Source: Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of from Twenty-Five to Thirty Counties of East Tennessee. Chicago: Goodspeed, 1887.