Archibald Adamson Anderson

27 March 1836–2 December 1892 (Age 56)
Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Archibald Adamson

When Archibald Adamson Anderson was born on 27 March 1836, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Archibald Anderson, was 30 and his mother, Agnes Adamson, was 31. He married Sarah Jane Rees on 23 August 1859, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 2 December 1892, in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Archibald Adamson Anderson
Sarah Jane Rees
Marriage: 23 August 1859
Margaret Ann Anderson
Agnes Adamson Anderson
Sarah Jane Anderson
Helena Chloe Anderson
Elizabeth Anderson
Maria Anderson
Bethia Anderson
Thomas Reese Anderson
Grace Parthinia Anderson
Archibald Henry Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 August 1859Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 12
    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Davis, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Davis, Utah, United States
    Age 23
    Historical Boundaries: 1859: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Sanpete, Utah, 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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    Life of Helena Rees

    Helena Rees is my second great grandmother on my mother's side Baptism reconfirmed 1 Dec 1964 and endowment 4 Oct 1869. Additional sealing to husband 12 Dec 1888. Helena was a 'queenly woman' …

    Sources (71)

    • A Anderson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Archibald A Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Archibald Anderson in entry for Lenora E. Christensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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