Sophia Batton Anderson

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

The Life Summary 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

  • Marriage
    1796Gloucester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 0
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 0
    New York is the 11th state.
    Age 15
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    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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    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 (4)

    • Anderson in entry for Eliza A Leslie, "Michigan, Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"
    • 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"

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