Sarah Anderson

22 June 1822–14 May 1887 (Age 64)
Monongalia, Virginia, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Anderson was born on 22 June 1822, in Monongalia, Virginia, United States, her father, Levi Anderson, was 23 and her mother, Mary Brown, was 16. She married Henry Lorenzo Dow Rich in 1839, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Wheatland Township, Bureau, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Cottage Grove Township, Allen, Kansas, United States in 1880. She died on 14 May 1887, in Eureka, Greenwood, Kansas, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Wheatland Township, Dickinson, Kansas Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Lorenzo Dow Rich
Sarah Anderson
Marriage: 1839
Zimri Rich
Emaline Rich
Anderson Rich
Levi Rich
Daniel A. Rich
Mary Ellen P. Rich
Hannah Rich
Isadora Rich
Gabriel Rich
William C Rich
Nora N Rich

Spouse and Children

    Henry Lorenzo Dow Rich



Virginia, United States


    Zimri Rich


    Emaline Rich


    Anderson Rich


    Levi Rich


    Daniel A. Rich


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Levi Anderson


    Mary Brown





    Andrew Anderson


World Events (8)

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 2

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

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.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 22

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

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)

  • Sarah Rich in household of Henry Rich, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Rich in household of Henry Rich, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Rich in household of Henry Rich, "United States Census, 1870"

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