Diane, sorry to be so long in replying. My Andersons come from Buncombe Co., NC, moved to Cherokee Co. GA in the 1830s and on to Montgomery Co. AR in the 1850s. Lots of these ended up in the northern parts of Texas. I didn't find any Rufus Anderson in my notes, but could be I don't know the connection. Could you give me a little more to work with?