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William M. Anderson

Also Known As: "Barefoot Bill"
Birthdate: (86)
Death: May 25, 1946 (86)
Place of Burial: Lamar County, Mississippi, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Pvt. Elisha Ryan Anderson (USA) and Nancy Lee
Husband of Nancy Alisha Fillingim
Father of Ida Isabelle Bounds
Brother of Mary Jane Landrum

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About William M. Anderson



Ben And Ida Bounds Family Stories by Bill Bounds

           Grandpa “Barefoot Bill” Anderson built a dam across a small creek near Mount Zion Baptist Church, also called Burnt Bridge Church in Lamar County, MS.    He successfully operated a water powered  Grist Mill at this site.

           Grandpa stocked the mill pond with fish and ask the neighbors not to fish in it for two(2) years. Some neighbors ignored his request and fished it anyway. . When he threatened to have them arrested for trespassing, some of them got mad and  came back after dark and attempted  to drain his mill pond. Grandpa Bill,  once shot someone in the legs with birdshot for stealing corn from his cornfield (for the second time), opted to just sell his home and mill pond and move away rather than do violence to his neighbors to prevent them from trespassing and fishing in his mill pond.

Bill's Stories About Growing Up in Pistol Ridge, Mississippi

Written and Compiled by Bill Bounds


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William M. Anderson's Timeline

January 18, 1860
January 21, 1906
Age 46
May 25, 1946
Age 86
Lamar County, Mississippi, United States