Anderson, John Fain, 1844-1929
- Existence: 1844 - 1929
John Fain Anderson, born November 17, 1844, in Blountville, Sullivan County, Tennessee, was the son of Samuel Anderson (1805-1849) and his wife Hannah Crawford Fain (1811-1891). He was married on December 15, 1869, to Susan Florence Lady (1852-1932), also a native of Sullivan County. A member of the Presbyterian church since his youth, he joined the Salem Presbyterian Church after moving to Washington County, Tennessee.
While stationed at Knoxville and Loudon, Tennessee, during the Civil War, Anderson served as a messenger boy for Union troops. After the war he operated a mercantile establishment at Brownsboro, Washington County, Tennessee. Retiring from the mercantile business in 1881, he purchased a farm near Washington College in Washington County.
An authority on local history, Anderson wrote feature articles on upper East Tennessee history for the Knoxville Journal and Tribune and other newspapers. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and the East Tennessee Historical Society.
John Fain Anderson died at his home on Sunday, April 28, 1929. Both he and his wife are buried in the graveyard of Salem Presbyterian Church, Washington College, Tennessee.
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