Isobel Anderson

27 June 1783–26 February 1853 (Age 69)
Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Isobel

When Isobel Anderson was born on 27 June 1783, in Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland, her father, William Anderson, was 32 and her mother, Isobel Blyth, was 35. She married James Robert Geddie on 9 November 1805, in Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 26 February 1853, in Throop, Cayuga, New York, United States, at the age of 69.

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James Robert Geddie
Isobel Anderson
Marriage: 9 November 1805
Agnes Richard Geddie
Robert Geddie
Jean (Jane) Geddie

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion
Age 3
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.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York
Age 14
Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
Age 19
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.

Name Meaning

(1997: 285232;2007: 569074; 2010: 784404)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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (12)

  • Isobel Anderson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Isobel Anderson, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Isobel Anderson, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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