Anderson Family History & Genealogy
Anderson Last Name History & Origin
Nationality & Ethnicity
These are the earliest records we have of the Anderson family.
Anderson Biographies & Family Trees
Find birth, death records, and obituaries of Andersons on AncientFaces:
Most Common First Names
- John 3.1%
- William 2.6%
- James 2.4%
- Robert 2.1%
- Mary 1.7%
- Charles 1.5%
- George 1.4%
- Carl 1.0%
- Thomas 0.9%
- Arthur 0.7%
Sample of 416,157 Andersons bios
Anderson Death Records & Life Expectancy
According to our database of 323,799 people with the last name Anderson that have a birth and death date listed:
These are the longest-lived members of the Anderson family on AncientFaces.
- Mary Anderson lived 117 years
- Perry Anderson lived 115 years
- Michael Anderson lived 115 years
- Shelly Anderson lived 114 years
- Robert B Anderson lived 110 years
- Agnes M Anderson lived 109 years
- Clara J Anderson lived 110 years
- Edna B Anderson lived 110 years
- Philomena Anderson lived 108 years
- Lois K Anderson lived 108 years
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2 tablespoons of vinegar
1 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of flour
1 tablespoons of butter
1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract
1 9-inch baked piecrust
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* Our Dad made this vinegar pie for us when we were young children. I thought it was so neat that Dad could "cook".
When I think of favorite songs back in the "Good Old Days", I have a specific one that floods my mind.
"In a vine-covered shack in the mountain,
Bravely fighting the battle of time
Is a dear one who's weathered life's sorrows,
'Tis that silver-haired Daddy of mine.
If I could recall all the heartaches,
Dear old Daddy, I've caused you to bear,
If I could erase those lines on your face
And bring back the gold to your hair,
If God would grant me the power,
Just to turn back the pages of time.
I'd give all I own if I could but atone,
To that silver-haired Daddy of mine.
I know it's too late, dear old Daddy,
To repay for the sorrow and care
But dear Mother is waiting in Heaven
Just to comfort and solace you there.
*I have heard my Father sing this song so many times...but never understood the true depth and implication until he passed away June 12, 2001.
Keep on reading and you will encounter an 1866 newspaper article about my (in)famous great-great-great uncle Peter Anderson, who family legend has it ended up killed in a bar brawl in California years after the events described in this story took place, although we're not certain about that.
Here it is:
From "The Fredericksburg Ledger," Fredericksburg, Virginia
May 29, 1866 Page 3, Column 1.
A Horse Stealing Case
About two weeks ago, a stranger came here and offered our fellow-citizen, W.M. Lang, a horse, which he bought. Lang, giving $60 cash and his note for one hundred dollars at sixty days.
In a few days afterward, he was shown a handbill from Tenallytown, D.C., which showed conclusively that the horse was stolen. Mr. Lang at once took a guard of soldiers, the officers of the town, being all absent at Spotsylvania Courthouse, attending Leitch's trial.
Going to where the man, Peter Anderson lived in Stafford County, they surrounded the house and caught Anderson, though he attempted to make his escape. After tying him, they took him in a wagon and had gotten him as far as Falmouth, at which place about 9 P.M. at night, it being very dark, Anderson succeeded in making his escape, having gotten loose the cords with which he was bound.
Our friend Lange, got his money back, and the identical money too. Anderson when caught, had some $800 on his person, the proceeds, it is said, of the sale of some seven or eight stolen horses.
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