Robert Anderson

31 March 1770–17 March 1856 (Age 85)
Connecticut, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Anderson was born on 31 March 1770, in Connecticut, United States, his father, Robert Anderson, was 38 and his mother, Huldah Barber, was 34. He married Ruth Stevens on 24 March 1795, in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont, United States in 1850. He died on 17 March 1856, in Vermont, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in East Berkshire Episcopal Cemetery, Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont, United States.

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Robert Anderson
Ruth Stevens
Marriage: 24 March 1795
Azubah Anderson
Lovica Anderson
Joseph Anderson
Seth Payson Anderson
Ira Anderson
Salena Anderson
Samuel Anderson
Orlando "Orl" "Oel" Anderson
Sarah Anderson
Lovina Anderson
Sarah Rebecca Anderson
Louisa Anderson
Betsey Anderson
Robert Stephen Anderson

Spouse and Children

24 March 1795
Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 6

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 11

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 24

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: very common patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew . See also Andreas . The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that St. 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 St. Regulus. The surname was brought independently to North America by many different bearers and was particularly common among 18th-century Scotch-Irish settlers in PA and VA. In the United States, it has absorbed many cognate or likesounding names in other European languages, notably Swedish Andersson , Norwegian and Danish Andersen , but also Ukrainian Andreychyn, Hungarian Andrásfi, etc.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Anderson in household of Seth P Anderson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Robert Anderson in entry for Sara A Hart, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Robert Anderson in entry for Sara A. Hart, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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