John Anderson

Brief Life History of John

When John Anderson was born about 1808, in York, York, Ontario, Canada, his father, Cornelius Anderson, was 62 and his mother, Mary Polly Snyder, was 49. He married Janet Mcintosh on 5 November 1828, in Home Township, Algoma, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in 1882, in United States, at the age of 75.

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John Anderson
1808–1882
Janet Mcintosh
1808–
Marriage: 5 November 1828
Elizabeth Anderson
1829–

Sources (3)

  • John Anderson, "Ontario, District Marriage Registers, 1801-1858"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Anderson -
  • John Anderson, "Ontario Marriages, 1800-1910"

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World Events (8)

1808

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1812

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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