John Thomas Sanderson

27 February 1847–1864 (Age 16)
Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of John Thomas

When John Thomas Sanderson was born on 27 February 1847, in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, James Sanderson, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Haighton, was 19. He lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. He died in 1864, at the age of 17.

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James Sanderson
Elizabeth Haighton
John Thomas Sanderson
Mary Jane Sanderson
Elizabeth Ellen Sanderson

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World Events (2)

Age 16
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 16
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Sander (a short form of Alexander ) + -son. Compare Sandison .

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

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Elizabeth Ellen Sanderson was born in San Bernardino, California on the first day of November, 1853. Her father James Sanderson and her mother Elizabeth Heighton came to Utah from England where they …

Sources (8)

  • John T. Saunderson, "Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915"
  • Jno T Sanderson in household of Jas Sanderson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Sanderson in household of James Sanderson, "United States Census, 1850"

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