Benjamin Franklin Anding's Deposition - 1895

1895 Deposition of Benjamin Franklin Anding in the Southern Claims Case of
Mary Lemons Buie
Lincoln County, Mississippi
June 3, 1895
Transcribed by Linda Durr Rudd

Benjamin Franklin Anding was born October 10, 1833 in Mississippi, and died June 16, 1901. He was the son of Martin Alexander Anding and Mary Lambright. He married Mary Margaret Magee January 13, 1859 in Copiah County, Mississippi. Mary was born about 1847 in Mississippi, and died July 14, 1923 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, MS. She was the daughter of Chester Magee and Rachel Thompson.
Genealogy information provided by Randy Kimble


B. F. ANDING testifies: farmer; age 62; residence Lincoln County, Miss; not related or interested.
I have been acquainted with John M. Buie, the claimant in this case since 1843, and went to school with him. I met Mr. Buie frequently before the war, and conversed with him about it. He was always opposed to the war and was a Union man and in sympathy with the Union. He was a Whig and done nothing for or towards the rebellion, except what he was forced to do. He was not in the Confederate army, if he went he was conscripted, and put a substitute in his place. He was as strong a Union man as the war progressed as he was at the beginning and so expressed himself. He voted for the Union, and against the Confederacy in 1861.

I was a Union man just like Mr. Buie. I was not conscripted, but would have been had I not volunteered before hand.

Benjamin Franklin Anding served with the 1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery.


NARA - Record Group 123 - United States Court of Claims - Congressional Jurisdiction - Southern Claim File of Mary Buie - Case # 2568

Mary Buie's Southern Claims Case

1854 Inventory and Appraisement of Martin A. Anding's Slaves

Anding Family Bible Record - Slave Births

Remembering Their Names