Robert Anderson

Male31 March 1770–17 March 1856

Brief Life History 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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Family Time Line

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

Sources (8)

  • Robert Anderson in household of Seth P Anderson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Robert Anderson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Anderson in entry for Robert S. Anderson, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 March 1795Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, United States
  • Children (15)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    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: 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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    Story Highlight


    Anderson, Robert Anderson, Robert, born in Royalton, Vt., May 31, 1770, moved to Enosburgh, Vt.. in February, 1811, and to East Berkshire in March, 1816. He married Ruth Stevens, of Hartland, and was …

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