Janet Anderson

about 1696–
Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

When Janet Anderson was born about 1696, in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Anderson, was 27 and her mother, Jean Murdock, was 23. She married Walter White on 2 August 1717. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Walter White
1692–
Janet Anderson
1696–
Marriage: 2 August 1717
Thomas White
1719–
Walter White
1721–
James White
1723–
George White
1728–
Jean White
1730–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 August 1717
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    William Anderson

    Male1669–Male

    Jean Murdock

    Female1673–Female

siblings

(5)

    Male1692–1736Male

    Christine Anderson

    Female1694–Female

    Female1696–Female

    William Anderson

    Male1698–Male

    Robert Anderson

    Male1701–Male

World Events (2)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 106

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1815

Age 119

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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 (1)

  • Janet Andersone, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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