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OAK HILL CEMETERY, McNairy County, Tennessee

Anderson headstone

ANDERSON, Robert Donald, 27 Feb 1840 23 Oct 1914 "husband of Eliza Ann Kerr"
ANDERSON, Eliza Ann Kerr, 21 Dec 1842 - 13 Dec 1929.
Hon. R. D. ANDERSON, one of the leading farmers and prominent citizens of the Sixth District, is one of six children born to the union of Thomas and Jane (GATES) ANDERSON. Two of the sons and two daughters are now living. The father was of Scotch-Irish descent born in Logan County, Ky., in 1805. After having lived in Middle Tennessee and Alabama, went to Hardeman County, Tenn., where he married in 1834; shortly afterward moving to Tippah County, Miss., he remained there Until 1844; when he came to McNairy County, engaging in farming until his death in 1883. By close study he obtained considerable practical knowledge, and held the office of magistrate for a number of years. The mother was born in Bedford County, Tenn., about 1812, is still living in the Sixth District, is an earnest and esteemed member of the church. Our subject was born in Tippah County, Miss., in 1840, was reared under the paternal roof and educated in the common schools. He enlisted in the Confederate service in 1861, being of those eager and anxious to don the gray for his country, was in a company of heavy artillery under command of Capt. J. C. B. JONES, of Memphis, served in different artilleries in the Army of Tennessee, until the close of hostilities, taking active part in all engagements in which his company participated. After nearly four years of gallantry for his country, he returned home after the surrender and resumed farming. In December, 1865 be married Miss Eliza A., daughter of Thomas and Mary KERR, who was born in Maury County, Tenn., in 1841, and came to McNairy County when a child. To Mr. and Mrs. ANDERSON two children have been born: Wm. R. and Mary Jane. Mr. A. has lived at his present home since 1870 owns 180 acres of the most productive and valuable land in the section; it is under a high state of cultivation, well improved; upon it stands a fine commodious dwelling four miles east of Falcon. Mr. ANDERSON is a man of business capacity and ability, in his early life spent years in giving instruction in penmanship, being quite proficient in that art. In 1882 was brought forth as the choice of the people to represent the county in the Legislature; he was elected by a large majority. He served the term with satisfaction to the people and credit to himself. He is a Democrat, his first presidential vote was for Horace GREELEY. He is a warm advocate and supporter for any and all enterprises which may be beneficial to his country. He and his wife are active and esteemed members of the Christian Church.


Erwin family headstone Oak 

PERKINS, Mamie Erwin 16 Nov 1873 - 25 Apr 1963.

PERKINS, Soloman A., 16 Aug 1868 - 30 Jun 1905.

ERWIN, Nathaniel A., 20 Oct 1848 - 2 May 1920. (hus. of Josie Kerr Erwin)

ERWIN, Josie Kerr, 14 Oct 1853 - 6 Oct 1933. (dau of Thomas B. & Mary Ann Warden Kerr.)
N. A. ERWIN, of the firm of ERWIN Bros. merchants of Falcon, Tenn., was born October 20, 1848, and is the son of N. A. and M. E. (MCKENZIE) ERWIN. The father was born in Sumner County, Tenn., about 1818 and came to McNairy County with his parents when about eight years old. At this early period there were very few settlers in the county. He cultivated the soil and was one of the leading citizens of the county. His death occurred February 8, 1885. The mother was a native of McNairy County, born about 1828. She died September 1862. Our subject was reared under the parental roof and secured his education principally at Pebble Hill, this county. March 5, 1872, he married Miss Josie KERR, who was born October 14, 1851, in McNairy County. She is the daughter of Thomas and Mary A. KERR, and by her marriage became the mother of two children: Mary D. and Pearl. In 1880 Mr. ERWIN and his brother engaged in mercantile pursuits at Falcon, where they have since remained engaged successfully in this business. He is a Democrat in politics and a good citizen. Mr. ERWIN'S grandparents were Nathaniel and Mary ERWIN, natives respectively of South Carolina and North Carolina. The grandfather moved to Sumner County where he remained some time. He then came to McNairy County and followed agricultural pursuits. His wife was the only daughter in a family of twelve children, and five of the boys were soldiers in the war of 1812.

PERKINS Clyde Erwin, 31 Dec 1892 - 14 Apr 1935. Corporal L. HDQ'S Co 312 F A 79th Div AEF.
Photos and information by Doris Oswalt, 26 Aug 2009.