Anna Calder

2 July 1811–
Dutchess, New York, United States

The Life of Anna

Anna Calder was born on 2 July 1811, in Dutchess, New York, United States. She married Nelson Decatur Burdick on 25 December 1834, in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Morris, Otsego, New York, United States in 1860 and Pittsfield, Otsego, New York, United States in 1870.

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Nelson Decatur Burdick
Anna Calder
Marriage: 25 December 1834
Harriet Marie Burdick
Mary E. Burdick
Balius Thomas Burdick
Eliza Ann Burdick

Spouse and Children

25 December 1834
Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States


World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 16

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 35

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from any of the various places called Calder, Caldor, or Cawdor. Calder in Thurso is recorded in the early 13th century in the form Kalfadal and was named with Old Norse kalfr ‘calf’ + dalr ‘valley’. The others are probably the same as in 2 below.2 English: habitational name from Calder in Cumbria, named from the river on which it stands. This is probably a British name, from Welsh caled ‘hard’, ‘violent’ + dwfr ‘water’, ‘stream’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ann Burdick in household of Pelson Burdick, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ann Burdick in household of Nelson Burdick, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Anna Burdick in household of Nelson Burdick, "United States Census, 1870"

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