Mary Anderson

Female22 March 1774–1827

Brief Life History of Mary

Mary Anderson was born on 22 March 1774, in Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States. She married Samuel Foresman on 13 July 1797. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She died in 1827, in Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Christ Lutheran Stone Church Cemetery, Allenwood, Gregg Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Foresman
1755–1825
Mary Anderson
1774–1827
Marriage: 13 July 1797
Elizabeth Foresman
1794–1860
William Foresman
1799–1887
Phillip Foresman
1800–1860
James Foresman
1802–1867
Jane Foresman
1803–1869
Samuel Foresman Jr.
1806–1867
Jerusha Foresman
1807–
Arthur Foresman
1809–1881
Mariah Foresman
1811–1889
Lettecia Foresman
1814–1889
Joseph Foresman
1816–1905
Hannah Foresman
1819–

Sources (4)

  • Mary Anderson in entry for Joseph Foresman and Susan Moore Schofield, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Mary Foresman in entry for Jane Silliman, "Michigan, Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Mary Anderson in entry for Joseph Foresman and Susan Moore Schofield, "Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 July 1797
  • Children (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1776

    Age 2

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

    1776

    Age 2

    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

    1789

    Age 15

    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    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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