John Anderson

21 March 1805–December 1885 (Age 80)
South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland

The Life Summary of John

When John Anderson was born on 21 March 1805, in South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Anderson, was 28 and his mother, Agnes Carfrae Taylor, was 31. He married Jane Russell on 22 December 1826, in South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Midlothian, Scotland in 1851. He died in December 1885, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Anderson
1805–1885
Jane Russell
1807–1874
Marriage: 22 December 1826
Jessie Morrison Anderson
1827–1854
Janet Anderson Or Cook
1827–
John Anderson
1829–1849
Thomas Russell Anderson
1831–1866
James Russell Anderson
1834–1881
Helen Russell Anderson
1836–1916
David Patterson Anderson
1838–1914
Mary Jane Anderson
1841–1909
Elizabeth Russell Anderson
1844–1912
Robert Russell Anderson
1848–1935
Margaret Ann Russell Anderson
1850–1938
William Crawford Anderson
1852–1929

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 December 1826South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1808
    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1811 · The Tron Riot
    Age 6
    The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
    1830
    Age 25
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Andrew

    Story Highlight

    Biography of John Anderson (March 22, 1805 - December 19, 1885)

    It is probably a fact, though it may not be possible at this date to prove it, that a very large proportion of the early converts to the Gospel were, at the time its message reached the, and for years …

    Sources (51)

    • John Andersen in entry for Hellen Russell Grieve, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John Anderson in entry for John Anderson, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
    • John Anderson, "Scotland Census, 1861"

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