Lavinia Anderson


Brief Life History of Lavinia

When Lavinia Anderson was born in 1796, in Hopewell, Albert, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, James Anderson, was 35 and her mother, Hannah Bishop, was 28. She married David Gough on 3 January 1817, in Westmorland, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters.

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David Gough
Lavinia Anderson
Marriage: 3 January 1817
Charles Gough
Nelson Gough
William H Gough
Joseph Gough
Sara Ann Gough
James Gough
Oliver Gough
David Gough
Harriet Gough
Rosanna Louise Gough

Sources (11)

  • Lavinia Goff in entry for Warren Copp, "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Cevania Anderson in entry for Harriett Copp, "New Brunswick Provincial Deaths, 1815-1938"
  • Levina Goff in household of David Goff, "Canada Census, 1871"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 January 1817Westmorland, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (3)

    1867 · British North America Act

    Age 71

    The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.


    Age 73


    1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

    Age 105

    July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.

    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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