When Edmund Anderson was born in 1778, in Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Anderson, was 32 and his mother, Anna Batterton, was 36. He married Anne Paar Boulware on 3 November 1814, in United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in St. Johns Township, Franklin, Missouri, United States in 1830. He died on 19 January 1835, at the age of 57.
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.