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Biography: Edward Buist Anderson born Feb. 1, 1868

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(1868-aft. 1940)

Madison and Marion County, Alabama

Edward Buist Anderson was born February 1, 1868, the son of James Dorroh and Sarah Scarbrough (Dudley) Anderson. James Dorroh Anderson was an educator and formerly President of the Stonewall Jackson Institute at Abingdon, Virginia. He was born Sept 4, 1837 and d. in Huntsville, Alabama. Sarah Scarbrough Dudley Anderson was born August 21, 1842 at Bennettsville, SC and died Dec. 15, 1907 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Edward Buist Anderson was prepared in the schools of Huntsville and received the degree of B. M. E. in 1885, and that of A. M. in 1889. He was instructor in mathematics and post adjutant at the University of Alabama from 1888 until 1889, and teacher of mathematics in Marion military institute from 1891 until 1893.

He was later employed in the United States Court of Appeals at New Orleans, Louisiana, and afterward engaged in farming. Then he returned to teach at Marion Institute.

On July 24, 1901, he married Mary Agnes Murfee. (Dec. 19, 1872 Marion, Al – d. Dec. 24, 1935 Marion, AL)

They had two known children

  1. Laura Murfee Anderson (b. Mar. 18, 1903 – d. Mar 31, 2002)
  2. Buist Murfee Anderson (b. Nov. 17, 1904 – d. August 10, 2002) – vice-president and counsel of Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. and editor of ‘Legal Notes’ published by the Society of Actuaries.

Edward Buist Anderson died April 18, 1953, in Prattville, Autauga County, Alabama at the age of 85.


  1. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen
  2. Obituary of Buist Murgee Anderson – The Courant, Connecticut News.Aug 13, 2002.
  3. Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881–1952.” Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010
  4. Courant articles

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