Mary Elizabeth Anderson

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Anderson was born on 9 November 1736, in Hanover, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, Charles Anderson, was 37 and her mother, Janet Claiborne, was 31. She married Captain John Morton on 15 September 1750, in Cumberland, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 20 November 1822, in Prince Edward, Virginia, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Captain John Morton
1730–1796
Mary Elizabeth Anderson
1736–1822
Marriage: 15 September 1750
Charles Morton
1752–1787
Elizabeth Morton
1754–1845
Maj James Morton
1756–1847
Hezekiah Morton
1757–1831
Lt. James Blythe Morton
1758–1808
Benjamin Morton
1760–1835
Jacob Morton
1761–1829
Josiah Morton
1763–1838
Nathaniel Morton
1765–1808
Mary Morton
1766–1816
Nancy Morton
1768–1868
Sally Morton
1770–1814
John Archer Morton
1772–
Richard Morton
1776–
Obediah Morton
1778–
Patty Morton
1780–1834

Sources (2)

  • Marriage bond Nancy Morton & Carter Thompson
  • Mary Elizabeth Ellen Anderson Morton, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

1775

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

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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