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Eliza Mackintosh Clinch "Eba" Anderson (d. 1919), U.S. author Eliza was born the second child of [[Montgomery Clift#Robert Anderson|Robert Anderson (1805-71)]], the "hero of Fort Sumter" by his wife [[Montgomery Clift#Eliza Bayard Clinch|Eliza Bayard Clinch]] (d. 1905) whom he had married 26 Mar 1842 in New York City. Eliza who [[Montgomery Clift]]'s biographer Patricia Bosworth mistakeningly calls "Erba", married businessman James Marsland Lawton (b. 1830 NYC) on 3 Jul 1886 (see [http://books.google.com/books?id=5WxoOvnQgMQC&pg=PA105&dq=Robert+Anderson+Clinch#PPA109,M1], [http://books.google.com/books?id=tfMSAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA49&dq=%22robert+anderson%22+clough&as_brr=3#PPA60,M1]). James died on 20 Feb 1895 at his home at 375 Fifth Avenue (his obit is [http://scplweb.santacruzpl.org:2249/pqdweb?index=3&did=103362629&SrchMode=1&sid=9&Fmt=10&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VName=HNP&TS=1217563575&clientId=54310 here] for a $5 charge). Note that in another source, their address is given as "37 Fifth Avenue" In 1911 Eba published some of her father's letter writen while he was away fighting the Mexican War 1846-7. She was living in 1912 at 87 Fifth Avenue. Eba died in 1919, at her summer home in Elizabethtown, New York. The [http://scplweb.santacruzpl.org:2249/pqdweb?index=0&did=118162987&SrchMode=1&sid=11&Fmt=10&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VName=HNP&TS=1217564320&clientId=54310 report about Eba's will] states that she gives, inter alia, her sisters "Maria L and Sophie C Anderson" her home at Elizabethtown, New York and $5,000 each. Eba had no surviving children, she devoted her time to society, mostly genealogical enterprises. ==Works== *[http://books.google.com/books?id=Fkp93u9WfCgC ''An Artillery Officer in the Mexican War, 1846-7 : Letters of Robert Anderson''], edited and with a foreward by Eba Anderson Lawton. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1911. 339 pages *[http://books.google.com/books?id=3IIDAAAAYAAJ ''Major Robert Anderson and Fort Sumter, 1861''], by Eba Anderson Lawton. The Knickerbocker Press, 1911. 19 pages *[http://books.google.com/books?id=hDQeAAAAMAAJ ''History of the "Soldiers Home", Washington, D.C.''], by Eba Anderson Lawton. G.P. Putnam's sons, 1914. 187 pages ==Sources== *[http://content.ancestry.com/browse/bookview.aspx?dbid=48322&iid=FHSouthernNYIII-005367-1226&desc=James+M+Lawton&rc=371%2c644%2c465%2c673%3b464%2c643%2c506%2c667%3b514%2c644%2c633%2c667%3b513%2c827%2c617%2c857%3b615%2c827%2c665%2c851%3b672%2c827%2c799%2c850 ''Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley, Vol III''], page 1226 [[Category:New York]] [[Category:District of Columbia]]
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