William Pitt Anderson

b. 1 March 1841, d. 1 October 1926

Father*Michael Staats Anderson b. 18 Jul 1811, d. 17 Aug 1897
Mother*Prudence Elizabeth Pebella White b. 22 Oct 1814, d. 16 Feb 1849
William Pitt Anderson|b. 1 Mar 1841\nd. 1 Oct 1926|p553.htm|Michael Staats Anderson|b. 18 Jul 1811\nd. 17 Aug 1897|p402.htm|Prudence Elizabeth Pebella White|b. 22 Oct 1814\nd. 16 Feb 1849|p546.htm|Edward (Neddie) Anderson|b. 1790\nd. 1853|p528.htm|Elizabeth Staats|b. 1794\nd. 26 Mar 1849|p529.htm|George B. White|b. 13 Oct 1788\nd. 13 Oct 1858|p574.htm|Elizabeth R. Jackson|b. 15 Sep 1795\nd. 18 Jul 1889|p575.htm|

Burial*William Pitt Anderson was buried at Cooper Cemt Mineral Wells WV. 
Milit-Beg*He began military service at Confederate Army, Co. F, 17th VA Calvary. 
Occupation*He occupation at Carpenter. 
Note*He Enrolled at Sissonville, Kanawha Co, (W)Va on 23 Sep 1862 in the Confederate Army, Co. F, 17th VA Calvary, known as the "Nighthawk Rangers." Wounded at Monaccy, MD, 9 Jul 1864, for which he received a Certificate of Merit for Battles of Western Maryland. Got a miniball in his left arm and wouldn't let the hospital operate. "Would rather lose his life than his arm" As a result, his arm became 1 1/2 inches shorter than his right arm. A carpenter, stove manufacturer, etc. Helped build Parkersburg High School. 
Birth*He was born on 1 March 1841 at Bellville, Wood Co. (W) Va. 
(Living With Parents) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1850 in the household of his parents Michael Staats Anderson and Mary Ann Full at District 65, Wood County, (W)VA; Cuming Anderson 5, Edwd G Anderson 17 farmer, Elizabeth Anderson 12, Eudocia Anderson 10, Margaret Anderson 0, Mary Anderson 23, Michael Anderson 39 farmer, Plado B Anderson 15, William Anderson 7.1
(Living With Parents) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1860 in the household of his parents Michael Staats Anderson and Mary Ann Full at Belleville, Wood County, (W)VA; Michael S Anderson 48 farmer, Mary A Anderson 33, Wm P Anderson 19 farm labor, Cummins J Anderson 16, Mary V Anderson 9, Michael N Anderson 5, Benjn D Anderson 3, Phebe A Anderson 11/12, Aaron Hendershot 23 farm labor, Millard Garvey 18, Andrew T Full 29 farm labor, Joseph Patterson 40 farm labor.2
Marriage*William Pitt Anderson married Lydia Margaret Price on 14 June 1866 at Wirt Co. WV. 
Death*William Pitt Anderson died on 1 October 1926 at Parkersburg, WV, at age 85. 


Lydia Margaret Price

Last Edited10 Jul 2007


  1. [S12] 1850 Census Wood County (W)VA District 65.
  2. [S47] 1860 Census Wood County (W)VA Belleville.