Person:Anderson Street (1)

James Anderson Street
m. 1798
  1. James Anderson Street1805 - 1888
m. c. 1822
  1. John Waller Street1826 - 1909
  2. Luther Calvin Street1839 - 1908
  3. Solomon "Sol" Street
m. aft 1866
Facts and Events
Name James Anderson Street
Gender Male
Birth? 25 May 1805 Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States
Marriage c. 1822 Lincoln, Tennessee, United Statesto Keziah McBride
Marriage aft 1866 to Abigail Starrett
Death? 11 Nov 1888 Saulsbury, Wilson, Tennessee, United States
Burial? Martin-Street Cemetery, Grand Junction, Hardeman, Tennessee, United States

Biography by Mavis Street Clemmer of Ripley, Mississippi:

On 22 May 1834, the Treaty of Pontotoc was signed between the Chickasaw Indians and the United States of America, ceding the lands of North Mississippi as frontier lands for white settlers. That same year, Anderson Street brought his family from Hardeman County, Tennessee, to Tippah County, Mississippi, and settled near the headwaters of Tippah Creek about two miles north of Antioch on land obtained by government patents.

Anderson was born 5 May 1805, in Georgia, son of Joseph Street and Lucinda Key. His grandfather, Samuel Street, was a Revolutionary soldier from Virginia, and died in Georgia in 1811. About this time, Anderson moved to Lincoln County, Tennessee, with his parents. Soon afterwards, his father answered a call for soldiers in the War of 1812, and died in 1815. Anderson was married about 1822 in Lincoln County, Tennessee, to Keziah (pronounced Kezzy") McBride, born 22 October 1805, daughter of James McBride and his first wife, Ms. Brock. About 1825, Anderson sold his land in Lincoln County, and moved to Hardeman County, and lived there about nine years. When he arrived in North Mississippi, he cleared his newly acquired land for farming and built a log house for his family. He did blacksmith work for his neighbours. When Tippah County was lawfully created in 1836, Anderson was elected justice of the peace from his district. He helped survey the new lands as the patents were granted to the settlers, he carried these patents to the land office in Pontotoc to be recorded.

When the Civil War began, he and his seven sons volunteered for the Confederate Army, serving the duration. Three of his sons were killed, the other four wounded. After the war, he returned home, signed an oath of allegiance to the United States government, and resumed his farming. His wife died shortly after, on 14 January 1866, and was buried in Antioch Cemetery. Later, he married Abigail Surrat, but little is known of this marriage.

In later years, he lived with his children. One day when he was going out the back door, he tripped over the family cat, fell and broke his hip. He never walked again. He died 11 November 1888, at the home of his son Calvin, in Saulsbury, Tewnnessee, and because of bad weather and poor roads, he was buried in the Martin Cemetery there.

See Anderson Street's grave marker at FindAGrave

Anderson had fifteen children [...]. He was a devoted husband, an affectionate father, aconcerned citizen, and a brave pioneer of Tippah County, Mississippi. He has many descendants living in Tippah County and many more scattered over the United States.

Image Gallery