Isaac L. Anderson

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Isaac Anderson
Isaac Anderson Maryville College.jpg
Born (1780-03-26)March 26, 1780
Rockbridge County, Virginia, US
Died January 28, 1857(1857-01-28) (aged 76)
Rockford, Tennessee
Resting place Maryville College
Maryville, Tennessee[1]
Education Liberty Hall Academy
Religion Presbyterian
Spouse(s) Flora McCampbell

Isaac L. Anderson (1780–1857) was a Presbyterian minister and the founder in 1819 of Southern and Western Theological Seminary in Maryville, Tennessee. In 1842 the seminary was renamed as Maryville College. A native of Rockbridge County, Virginia, Dr. Anderson was educated in a traditional log school house after he was taught to read and spell by his grandmother. Later he attended Liberty Hall Academy, present-day Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia. At the age of 17 he joined the church, and at age 21 he moved with his family to Knox County, Tennessee.[2]

Anderson and other members of his family were first buried in New Providence cemetery; they were moved to the Maryville College cemetery in 1933.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Isaac L. Anderson at Find a Grave
  2. ^ Blair, Carolyn L., and Arda S. Walker. By Faith Endowed: The Story of Maryville College, 1819-1994. Maryville, TN: Maryville College, 1994. Print.
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