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
Mary Anderson
Marriage: 13 July 1797
Elizabeth Foresman
William Foresman
Phillip Foresman
James Foresman
Jane Foresman
Samuel Foresman Jr.
Jerusha Foresman
Arthur Foresman
Mariah Foresman
Lettecia Foresman
Joseph Foresman
Hannah Foresman

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)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

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


    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.


    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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