When Sarah Jane Anderson was born on 19 June 1842, in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada, her father, Samuel H Anderson, was 36 and her mother, Chloe Merrit, was 30. She married Lexy Lewis Hutchinson on 13 November 1859, in Bayham, Elgin, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 4 November 1871, in Bayham, Elgin, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 29, and was buried in Bayham, Elgin, Ontario, Canada.
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.