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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tombstone Thursday - Charles Anderson

A Bedstone shaped Tombstone

I have seen many grave markers that resemble a bed with a large flat marker at the head and a flat footstone with posts in all four corners and a small concrete fence that look like a bed side rails. As you can see this marker looks like a real bed! - JGWest

Governor Charles Andderson

Charles Anderson was born near Louisville, Kentucky, on June 1, 1814. In 1829, Anderson came to Oxford, Ohio, to attend Miami University.
He graduated in 1833 and returned to Louisville. Anderson advocated granting African Americans civil rights and argued, unsuccessfully, that Ohio should
repeal its "Black Laws". President Abraham Lincoln sent Anderson to England to seek support for the Union war effort through public speaking. Anderson felt that this role did not contribute enough to the war and soon returned home to the United States. The Governor of Ohio gave him a commission as a Colonel in the Ninety-Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry in 1862. Anderson was severely
wounded at the Battle of Stones River. On August 29, 1865, Anderson became Ohio's twenty-seventh Governor. In 1870, he moved to Lyon County, Kentucky, in search of a quieter life. Charles Anderson died in Kuttawa, Kentucky, on September 2, 1895. [This is exerpts of the biography of Charles Anderson by Ohio History Central. Cabinet Card Photo made ca. 1880-1890 of grave submitted by Don Howell] Visit Peggy Gilkey's web site (Kuttawa Park Cemetery, Kuttawa, KY) to see more of this story

- Submitted by Peggy Gilkey

[Tombstone Thursday is dedicated in memory of Donald G. West 1952-2000]

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