James Berry Anderson

Male10 January 1843–12 July 1912

Brief Life History of James Berry

When James Berry Anderson was born on 10 January 1843, in Tennessee, United States, his father, James Berry Anderson, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth "Sally" Rosson, was 29. He married Mary Frances Lane about 1865, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Civil District 23, Greene, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Civil District 11, Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He died on 12 July 1912, in Hickman, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Sheboss Cemetery, Williamsport, Maury, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Berry Anderson
Mary Frances Lane
Marriage: about 1865
Joseph Newton Anderson
N E Anderson
1867–after 1880
Ransom David Anderson
Elizabeth F Anderson

Sources (12)

  • James Anderson in household of James Anderson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • J B Anderson, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Sarah Elizabeth Scott Anderson, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    about 1865Tennessee, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 3

    Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 19

    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

    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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