William Rhodes Anderson was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on May 16, 1837, the son of William
Anderson. He married Barbara Ann Fox of Lancaster County, at her home in 1865. The couple came to
Jefferson County and settled in Warsaw Township the same year and resided the remainder of their lives. They
were the parents of seven children, among these were O. O., S. F., Chester Earl, Wayne, Lillie, Tillie F., and Ella M.
Mr. Anderson served as Justice of the Peace in Warsaw Township for many years as well as following the
occupation of farming. He served in the Pennsylvania Cavalry in the Civil War and was a member of the E. R.
Brady Post of Grand Army of the Republic in Brookville. The Anderson family were members of the Presbyterian Church at Hazen.
Barbara Ann Anderson died in 1919, and was buried in the Temple Cemetery near Hazen. William Rhodes Anderson died of pneumonia on February 24, 1925, and was buried beside his wife and two children in the family plot.