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Anderson, Tavner B.

Born: 1809-11-30 Butler County, Kentucky

Died: 1880-03-17 Christian County, Illinois

Anderson moved to Tennessee with his brother when he was young and then to Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1829. He enlisted in the Black Hawk War, serving as a sergeant in Abraham Lincoln's company. In 1834, he married Polly Pirkins, with whom he had six children. They subsequently lived in Christian County.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 83-84; Gravestone, Anderson Cemetery, Vanderville, IL; Muster Roll of Abraham Lincoln’s Company of Mounted Volunteers.