Ruth Carter Anderson

Female15 July 1821–

Brief Life History of Ruth Carter

When Ruth Carter Anderson was born on 15 July 1821, in Springfield, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, her father, Joshua Anderson, was 24 and her mother, Rachel Carter, was 22. She married David Wheeler in 1856, in Springfield, Guilford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Guilford, Guilford, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and High Point, Guilford, North Carolina, United States in 1880.

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David Wheeler
1813–
Ruth Carter Anderson
1821–
Marriage: 1856
David Wheeler
1843–

Sources (2)

  • Ruth Anderson in household of Joshua Anderson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ruth Wheeler in household of David Wheeler, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1856Springfield, Guilford, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 4

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1830 · Trail of Tears

    Age 9

    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

    1856

    Age 35

    High Point was at the highest point of the 1856 North Carolina Railroad between Charlotte and Goldsboro, where it intersected the 1852 Great Western Plank Road. Its central location and transportation allowed for the delivery of raw materials like cotton and lumber as well as import and export of processed goods, contributing to its early growth. High Point was settled by Europeans, including English Quakers and German immigrants, before 1750, but was not incorporated until 1859. Before it became a major manufacturing center, the most important industries were tobacco, woodworking and textiles. The High Point furniture factory opened in 1889.

    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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