Anderson, Andrew

Section 18

ID # 180050

 

Andrew Anderson

(Rest of inscription worn away)

1795-1867

 

Documentation

1908 Plat: Andrew Anderson Died 1867

                Section 18 Lot 11

1909 List: Lot owner Andrew Anderson

Interment Index: 4-18-1867 Andrew Anderson

Recorded 2005 with Additions (Smith 1908 & Garrett)

 

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Andrew Anderson
Mayor of the City of Nashville
1856-1857

Andrew Anderson was born June 19, 1795 in New Jersey, the son of Andrew Anderson, Sr., and Ann Anderson. He married his first wife, Eliza Woodruff, sometime in the 1820s in Lexington, Kentucky. Andrew and Eliza had three children: Frances Eliza, Rachel A, and Andrew O. He married his second wife, Mary Ann Morgan Todd, in 1855 in Nashville. Andrew, Mary, and their blended family (his children — Frances Eliza, Rachel A., Andrew O., and her son — John N. Todd) resided at 43 Cherry Street, which is currently Fourth Avenue.

Anderson was the owner of a foundry and hardware store located at 53 Broad Street where his son Andrew and stepson John Todd worked as bookkeepers.

Prior to his second marriage and most unusual in that historical period, Anderson and his wife Mary Ann entered into a marriage contract (prenuptial agreement), which stipulated that upon his death she was to receive none of his material possessions; however, she could remain in their residence until her death or the “termination of her widowhood.”

Involved in Nashville politics for more than 20 years, Anderson was a member of the Nashville Board of Alderman from 1837-41, 1846-52, 1854-55, and 1862-64.

Mayor Anderson died from heart disease on April 19, 1867. Elder Philip Slater Fall, a minister of the Christian Church, conducted the funeral services, and Anderson is buried at the historic Nashville City Cemetery.

Research completed by Carolyn Bridges Gregory, a Public Service Management graduate student at Cumberland University.

Posted 05/11

The Nashville City Cemetery Association, Inc.
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Nashville, TN 37215

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