Alison Anderson

Femaleabout 22 June 1788–15 October 1868

Brief Life History of Alison

When Alison Anderson was born about 22 June 1788, in Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, her father, Thomas Anderson, was 39 and her mother, Christian Blackhall, was 30. She married David Fairbairn on 16 April 1809, in Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 15 October 1868, in Cove, Berwickshire, Scotland, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

David Fairbairn
Alison Anderson
Marriage: 16 April 1809
John Fairbairn
Christopher James Fairbairn
Thomas Fairbairn
David Fairbairn
Paul Fairbairn
William Fairbairn
James Fairbairn
Alexander Fairbairn
Walter Fairbairn
Christian Fairbairn
Grace Fairbairn
Alison Fairbairn

Sources (9)

  • Alison Anderson, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alison Anderson, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Alison Anderson in entry for Christian Faribairn, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 April 1809Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

    Age 14

    In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

    1811 · The Tron Riot

    Age 23

    The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.


    Age 27

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew , + son ‘son’. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain Saint Regulus. In North America, this surname has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding surnames in other languages, notably Scandinavian (see 3 and 4 below), but also Ukrainian Andreychenko etc.

    German: patronymic from the personal name Anders , hence a cognate of 1 above.

    Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Andersson , a cognate of 1 above.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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