Reverend
James Anderson
1678-1740
Gateway Ancestor from Scotland
*The Hittson Project
Biography
Birth:  17 Nov 1678 at Stobcross, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Father:  John Anderson (b. 2 Oct 1636 ~ d. 1710) Stobcross, Scotland
Mother:  Susannah Hamilton (b. 11 Oct 1639 ~ d. 1689)

Education:  17 Nov 1708 ~ Ordained by the Irvine Presbytery, Glasgow,
Lanarkshire, Scotland

Immigrated to America:  22 Apr 1709, age 30; arrived in Newcastle, New
Brunswick, Canada
Arrived in New England:  1709, age 31

Occupation: 1709, age 31  ~ Reverend James Anderson, Presbyterian
Church ~ New York, New York

Marriage to Suit Garland, 5 Dec 1712, age 34; Newcastle, Delaware
Children ~  Sons:  Garland, Thomas, James, John ~  Daughters:  Ann and
Suzannah

Called:  24 Sep 1726, age 47.  Donegal Presbyterian Church, Donegal on
the Susquehanna; called as the first Pastor

Widowed:  24 Dec 1736 in Donegal, Lancaster, Pennsylvania ~ Suit Garland
Anderson hails eternity

Marriage to Rebecca Crawford, 27 Dec 1739, age 61.  Donegal Presbyterian
Church; no issue

Death:  16 July 1740, age 61.  Donegal, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Burial:  Donegal Presbyterian Church Cemetery; Mount Joy, Lancaster
County, Pennsylvania.  
Find A Grave Memorial
Stobcross, Glascow, Lanark,
Scotland
Home of Anderson family until
the late 1800s
Suit Garland
wife of
Reverend James Anderson
Donegal, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Anderson
Gaelic Name:         Mac Ghille Aindrais         
Crest:          An oak tree, Proper
Motto:         Stand sure
Badge:         An Oak Tree
Lands:         Badenoch
Origin of Name:      Son of Andrew

Anderson History
The name of 'son of Andrew' is widespread in Scotland
in different forms. In the Highlands it was rendered as
MacAndrew, more commonly in the lowlands as
Anderson. They share the same Gaelic derivation of
'Gilleaindreas' - literally a servant of St. Andrew,
Scotland's patron saint.

Though it is said there is no exact place of origin, the
Kinrara manuscript contains details of a claim that the
MacAndrews came to Badenoch from Moidart c.1400
The tales of the vengeance of Iain beg MacAindrea on
cattle lifters who raided Badenoch may confirm this.
However, there is no disputing the intellectual pedigree
that his kin folk subsequently established.

The tradition of scholarly erudition has significant roots
in Anderson clan history throughout all the disciplines.
This tradition was first established by Alexander
Anderson who published works on geometry and
algebra in Paris between 1612 and 1619. His cousin,
David Anderson of Finshaugh, shared a similar skill in
mechanics and mathematics that he applied to removing
a large rock that had obstructed the entrance to
Aberdeen harbour.

This achievement earned him the nick-name
'Davie-Do-a'-Things.'  From
Scot Clans Website
Anderson Tartan has 7 Colors
Generation #2
Sons &
Daughters
Garland Anderson
(1714-1781)
Anne Anderson
(1716-1800)
Sylvester
Anderson
(1719-1728)
Thomas
Anderson
(1720-1814)
Captain James
Anderson
(1721-1790)  
John
Anderson
(1723-1781)
Susannah Anderson
(1725-1781)    
Generation #2
Husbands
Wives
Jane Chevalier
(1722-1778)
John Stuart
(1705-1749)
    Ruth Bayley
(1722-1784)
Sarah Carney
(1734-1811)
Sir Lord Lt. Col. John
DeFiennes Woods
(1712-1791)
Generation #3
Elizabeth
Anderson
(1743-1832)
George
Steuart
(1736-1787)
    James Anderson
(1741-1799)
Nancy Anderson
(1752-1806)
m. James L Dennison
Colonel James Woods
(1743-1822)
Generation #3
Robert Allen
Anderson
(1749-1820)
Suit Sutia
Steuart
(1737-1813)
    Mary Anderson
(1744-    )
Scarlet Anderson
(1756-1783)
Mary Woods
(1746- 1828)
Generation #3
  Jean Steuart
(1739-    )
    Anna Anderson
(1748-    )
Bailey Anderson
(1753-1840)
m. Mary Delilah Wyatt
Michael Woods
(1748-1826)
Generation #3
          Sela Anderson
(1758-1848)
m. John Kidd
Suity Luta Woods
(1752-1770)
Generation #3
          John Anderson
(1759-1849)
m. Mary Tatham  
John Woods
(1756-1764)
Generation #3
         
Joshua Anderson
(1760-1783)
Sarah Woods
(1757-1770)
Generation #3
          William Anderson
(1761-1873)
m. Sarah (Sally) Early
Anna Woods
(1760-1805)
Generation #3
          Charles Anderson
(1762-1818)
m. Sally Thornton
Susan Woods
(1768-1832)
Generation #3
         
Dorcas Anderson
(1763-1849)
m. Benjamin Barton
 
Generation #3
          Charlotte Anderson
(1763-1768)
 
Generation #3
          William Pinckney Anderson
(1765-1845)
m. Elizabeth Betsy Easley
 
Generation #3
          Vincent R Anderson
(1768-1836)
m. Margaret Terry
 
Generation #3
          Jane Anderson
(1769-1859)
m. John Holland
 
Father
Reverend James Anderson
(1678-1740)
1st American Generation
Mother
Suit Garland Anderson
(1690-1736)
1st American Generation
Revolutionary
War
Family
DONEGAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH,
P.C.U.S.A.  (2015)

Faith witnessed, faith celebrated,
faith to embrace the future,
so that all may be whole and fully alive in
Christ.

Pastor: The Rev. Thomas J. McKinnon, Jr.

http://www.donegalpresbyterianchurch.org/