Ruth Carter Anderson

15 July 1821–
Springfield, Guilford, North Carolina, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1856
Springfield, Guilford, North Carolina, United States
children

(1)

    David Wheeler

    Male1843–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Joshua Anderson

    Male1797–1852Male

    Female1798–1885Female

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

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: 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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Sources (2)

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

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