William B. Anderson, deceased, was born in Bucks County, Pa., Sept. 12, 1818. He came to Ohio with his parents, Thomas and Rachel Anderson, who located near Centerville for a short time or until 1837, when they came to Shelby County and settled on the S. W. quarter of section 5, Green Township, on which they made improvements and lived many years. William B. Anderson, the subject of this sketch, was brought up on a farm and made farming his avocation through life. Nov. 18, 1841, he married Miss Elizabeth A. Dorsey, born in Green Township, Shelby County, May 9, 1823, daughter of John and Catharine Dorsey. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson settled on the farm in section 5, Green Township, where she is now living. Mr. Anderson died June 21, 1861. They reared a family of seven children, viz., Elvira, John D., Clara, Thomas J., William H., Charles A., and George D. Of these all are living, except Clara.



History of Shelby County, Ohio; R. Sutton & Co, Philadelphia PA, 1883