Anderson Family of Caswell County North Carolina, About 1928
Bottom Row L to R: James Ezekiel Anderson, Ruth Byrd Anderson Howze, George Andrew Anderson Jr
Top Row L to R: John Quintin Anderson, George Andrew Anderson, Mary Elizabeth Slade Anderson,
Kenneth Gordon Anderson, Myrtle Lee Smith Anderson, Mary Slade Anderson Horton, William Banks Horton
Kenneth Gordon Anderson (married Sarah Myrtle Lee Smith)
Mary Slade Anderson (married William Banks Horton)
John Quinton Anderson
Ruth Byrd Anderson (married
James Ezekiel Anderson
George Andrew Anderson, Jr.
The Anderson family was very prominent in the south part of Caswell County, so much so that the township covering that area was named Anderson Township. The schools also were named Anderson.
George A. Anderson was born into a family that has lived in Caswell County for over 200 years. He was reared on the family plantation at Anderson in the southern part of Caswell County. Anderson Township was named for his grandfather, Quinton Anderson, a merchant, legislator, and businessman who built large agricultural holdings. George A. Anderson was Caswell County Superintendent of Schools for seventeen years, a newspaper editor, and Clerk of Superior Court for eight years. His published books include a history of Caswell County in World War I and biographies of Caswell statesmen Bartlett Yancey and Bedford Brown. Anderson School was named for him. His father was Dr. John Q. Anderson who practiced medicine in Caswell County for fifty years.
In 1905 George A. Anderson purchased the Paul A. Haralson House in Yanceyville, which remains in the Anderson family today. See Paul A. Haralson for more on the man who built this house, locally known for many years as the Clerk's House.