Sophia Batton Anderson

1776–1830 (Age 54)
Litchfield, Herkimer, New York, United States

The Life of Sophia Batton

When Sophia Batton Anderson was born in 1776, in Litchfield, Herkimer, New York, United States, her father, Doctor Thomas Anderson, was 35 and her mother, Mary Danielson, was 39. She married Seth Ballou in 1796, in Gloucester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died in 1830, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Seth Ballou
Sophia Batton Anderson
Marriage: 1796
Philander Ballou
Danford Green Ballou
Lillis Ballou
Eliza Ballou
Lorancy Ballou
Miranda Ballou
Almira Minerva Ballou
Thomas Donaldson Ballou

Spouse and Children

Gloucester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States


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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

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New York is the 11th state.

Age 15

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

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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Lillis Ballou Story

Lillis Ballou Lillis Ballou was born April 20, 1805 at Litchfield, Herkimer, New York. She was the daughter of Seth Ballou and Sophia Batton Anderson. Her parents were honerable people who were bot …

Sources (3)

  • Sophia Anderson in entry for Lillis Balou, "Illinois, Hancock County, Nauvoo Community Project, 1839-1846 (BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy)"
  • Sophia Batton Anderson Ballou, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Anderson in entry for Eliza A Leslie, "Michigan, Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

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