Robert C. Anderson

10 August 1741–1 February 1805 (Age 63)
Hanover, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Robert C.

When Robert C. Anderson was born on 10 August 1741, in Hanover, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Robert Anderson III, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Clough, was 19. He married Maria Elizabeth Shelton about 1760, in Caswell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 1 February 1805, in Albemarle, Virginia, United States, at the age of 63.

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Robert C. Anderson
Maria Elizabeth Shelton
Marriage: about 1760
Betsy Anderson
Cecily Anderson
Charles Anderson
Samuel Clough Anderson
Richard Anderson
Ira Anderson
Matthew Anderson
Elizabeth Law Anderson
Bagley Anderson
Robert Anderson
Mary Anderson
Asa Anderson

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about 1760
Caswell, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (5)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 17

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 34

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

Age 35

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: very common patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew . See also Andreas . The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that St. 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 St. Regulus. The surname was brought independently to North America by many different bearers and was particularly common among 18th-century Scotch-Irish settlers in PA and VA. In the United States, it has absorbed many cognate or likesounding names in other European languages, notably Swedish Andersson , Norwegian and Danish Andersen , but also Ukrainian Andreychyn, Hungarian Andrásfi, etc.

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

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  • Robert Anderson, "MyHeritage Family Trees"
  • Robert Anderson, "MyHeritage Family Trees"
  • "The Sheltons" by Clay Hensley

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