David Anderson


Born: Abt 1824 in Indiana, USA

Died: ? in (unknown)

Father: ?

Mother: ?

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Elizabeth W. McCauslin (c. 1822 – ?)

Married: ? in (unknown)

Child: Cyrus Donald Anderson (1852 – 1917)

Child: Mary Anderson (c. 1858 – )


David was the County Sheriff of Miami County, KS in 1870.

Change Date

This data was last changed on 5 Feb 2008, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

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1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth, notes]
1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth]
1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to birth]
A Spear Family History
by Michael Engelmann; [applies to name]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

Transcribed history (paragraphs added by me) from History of the State of Kansas by William G. Cutler, and published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL. This needs to be verified from an original or photocopy:

DAVID ANDERSON, farmer, Section 16, Township 16, Range 22, P. O. Wade, was born in Dubois county, Ind., June 24, 1824. Was brought up on a farm.
In May, 1857, he emigrated to Kansas, and made a claim on the Indian Reservation, known as the lands of the Peorias, Wea and Plankeshaws, which came into market in the spring of that year. He purchased at a Government sale the northwest quarter of Section 16, Township 16, Range 22, Miami County, being 160 acres. He has continued to reside on the land from that time of making his claim until the present time, 1883, except a temporary residence in Paola, while serving as Sheriff.
He enlisted August, 1862, as a private of Company C, Twelfth Kansas Infantry. In 1863 he was promoted to Captain and assigned to Company G, Fifth Indiana, stationed at Fort Gibson, and served until April, 1864.
Mr. Anderson was elected to the State Senate in 1867, to fill a vacancy.
In 1869 he was elected Sheriff of Miami County. Was re-elected in 1871, serving four years in all.
He was married in Dubois County, Ind., in 1846, to Miss Elizabeth McCausland. They had four children, of whom two are living, a son and a daughter-Cyrus and Mary. The son is a resident of Rawlins County, Kan. The daughter is the wife of A. M. Ganthrop, of Coffey County.
Mrs. Anderson died in January, 1877. Mr. Anderson was married again in December, 1877, to Mary A., daughter of William H. Dorsett. Mrs. Anderson was born in Missouri. Her people were residents of Texas during the war and in attempting to reach the North lost all they had and narrowly escaped with their lives.
Mr. and Mrs. Anderson have one child, a son- David Woodson. Mr. Anderson was the pioneer Republican of Richland. For some years he only had one companion in politics in the township. After the close of the war Richland settled up rapidly and the position of the political parties became reversed.
Mr. Anderson has long been reckoned one of the most respected and influential citizens of Miami County. He is one whose friendship once secured, may always be relied upon as a true, warm, and generous friend.