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William Anderson

Revolutionary War Vet Obituary

Extracted from
The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 38, January 1, 1914
pages 443-60

[The following obituary notices of officers and privates who
served in the Continental Line and Militia of Pennsylvania during
the Revolution have been collected from the newspapers of Montgomery

William Anderson.-Another Revolutionary officer gone to his tomb...
William Anderson Esq. Who departed this transitory existence at 3
o'clock on Tuesday morning last, in the 67th. year of his valuable
life. Mr Anderson acted a conspicuous and highly honorable part in
our Revolutionary struggle-he was at the siege of Yorktown and
surrender of Lord Cornwallis. He served throughout the campaign with
honor to himself and advantage to his country. He was a citizen of
Delaware county for many years; he represented the county in Congress
several times; held the appointment of Judge of the Courts in Delaware
county, and at the time of his decease was attached to the Customhouse
department. In every position that Mr. Anderson filled he acted for
the benefit of the public, which has always entitled him to the public's
most respectable consideration.
-Herald and Free Press, Norristown, January 5, 1830.

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