Charles Anderson

26 October 1762–15 August 1818 (Age 55)
Overwharton Parish, Stafford, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Charles

When Charles Anderson was born on 26 October 1762, in Overwharton Parish, Stafford, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, John Anderson Sr., was 39 and his mother, Sarah Carney, was 30. He married Sarah Thornton on 11 September 1787, in Mecklenburg, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 15 August 1818, in Caldwell, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Caldwell, Kentucky, United States.

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Charles Anderson
Sarah Thornton
Marriage: 11 September 1787
Joseph Anderson
Thomas Jones Anderson
Jerry Anderson
Caroline Anderson
Suzie Anderson
Charlotte Anderson

Spouse and Children

11 September 1787
Mecklenburg, Virginia, United States


    Joseph Anderson


    Thomas Jones Anderson


    Jerry Anderson


    Caroline Anderson


    Suzie Anderson


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World Events (8)


Age 13

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

Age 14

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 19

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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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Sources (3)

  • Charles Anderson, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1943"
  • Anderson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Charles Anderson in entry for Claiborne Anderson, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"

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