John Anderson

11 October 1747–
Westchester, New York, United States

The Life of John

When John Anderson was born on 11 October 1747, in Westchester, New York, United States, his father, William Anderson, was 29 and his mother, Maryann Purdy, was 25.

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William Anderson
1717–1801
Maryann Purdy
1722–1763
Mary Anderson
1740–
Anderson
1745–
Elizabeth Anderson
1749–
Dorcas Anderson
1751–
Nathaniel Anderson
1755–
William Anderson Jr
1741–1774
Abigail Anderson
1743–
Jonathan Anderson
1745–1809
John Anderson
1747–
Esther Anderson
1749–
Glorianer Anderson
1757–

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1776

Age 29

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 29

New York is the 11th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 29

"At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""

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.

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

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