George Washington Anderson

Male6 May 1779–11 October 1851

Brief Life History of George Washington

When George Washington Anderson was born on 6 May 1779, in Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, his father, James Anderson Sr., was 38 and his mother, Martha Lydia Patty Mallet, was 40. He had at least 3 sons and 5 daughters with Elizabeth Ann Hurst. He lived in Walker, Georgia, United States in 1850. He died on 11 October 1851, in Ringgold, Catoosa, Georgia, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Nathan Anderson Historic Cemetery, Ringgold, Catoosa, Georgia, United States.

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George Washington Anderson
Elizabeth Ann Hurst
Margaret Elvira "Peggy" Anderson
Hannah Louisa Anderson
Nathan Albert Anderson
Elizabeth Ann Anderson
Martha Anderson
Lydia Elisa Anderson
Andrew Byrd Anderson
George Washington H. Anderson

Sources (6)

  • Geo W Anderson in household of John M Taylor, "United States Census, 1850"
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • George W. Anderson, "Find A Grave Index"

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Age 1

"Sometimes referred to as the ""forgotten victory"", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit"

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 21

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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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