Steven Anderson, farmer, P. O. Mt. Sterling, was born in Kentucky May 23, 1808. He was the son of Thomas and Rebecca Anderson, both natives of Virginia. When about three months old, with them he was brought to Ohio. They settled in what is now known as Pleasant Township, Madison County, where they remained until their decease. Steven was reared on a farm, amid the stirring scenes of pioneer life, and received but an ordinary education. In April, 1831, he was united in marriage with Miss Margaret McCown (now deceased), by whom he had ten children, eight of whom are now living -- Louisa, James, Jane R., William P., Sarah A., John W., Martha and David. About the year 1836, Mr. Anderson settled in Pleasant Township, this county, where he now resides. For twenty-one years he has served as Justice of the Peace in Pleasant Township. He is a member and Deacon of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the owner of two hundred and six acres of land.


From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]