Robert Anderson, farmer, section 25, Barton Township, was born on the Atlantic Ocean, July 4, 1832. His father John Anderson, was born in Scotland; and his mother, Mary (Elliot) Anderson, in England. They were married in the "old country" and came to the New World in 1832. Both parents are deceased.
Mr. Anderson remained at home assisting in the labors of the farm until he was 18 years old, when, impelled by a spirit of desire to extend his knowledge of the actual world, he began to travel, and crossed the ocean several times. In 1867 he came to Big Rapids, Michigan, where he resided for a time, and then transferred his interests to Lake County, where he spent a few years. In the spring of 1875 he bought 80 acres of land in Barton Township, on which he has expended time and energy to as good a purpose as most men of his calling. He has cleared and improved 55 acres and placed it in good condition for the pursuit of agriculture.
He was married in 1875, to Mrs. Juliette (Crofut) Hyatt, who was born March 10, 1830, in Cayuga Co., N. Y., and is the daughter of Benoni and Margaret (Griffith) Crofut, natives of New York. Mrs. Anderson had three children by her first marriage, and of these only Martha I. is living, who is the wife of Daniel J. Monroe.
Mr. Anderson holds a neutral position in politics.
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