Stephen Anderson

5 May 1754–
Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Stephen

When Stephen Anderson was born on 5 May 1754, in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, his father, George Anderson, was 28 and his mother, Abigail Brown, was 22.

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Family Time Line

George Anderson
1726–1816
Abigail Brown
1731–1816
Thomas Anderson
1750–1754
Ruby Anderson
1752–1809
Stephen Anderson
1754–
Jerusha Anderson
1756–
Thomas Anderson
1758–1835
William Anderson
1760–
Lemuel Anderson
1764–1845
Elizabeth Anderson
1768–
Luther Anderson
1770–1847
Calvin Anderson
1772–1826

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 22

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 27

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 32

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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 (3)

  • Stephen Anderson, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Stephen Anderson, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Rubee Anderson, Family Group Records Collection, Archives Section, 1942-1969

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