Biography of Dr. Samuel Anderson
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Dr. Samuel Anderson was born in Deering, N. H., March 9, 1807, and died in Bath, Me., April 22, 1873. He was the third of ten children of John and Nancy Anderson, of Deering, N. H. His ancestors came to New England from Londonderry, in the north of of Ireland, in 1718. They were Scotch Presbyterians, driven from their homes by religious persecution. The grandfather, named Samuel, was captain of one of the ships that brought over these Londonderry immigrants, most of whom settled in New Hampshire and named their settlement "Londonderry," in memory of their old home,

Doctor Anderson was married, November 20, 1829, to Katharine Emerson of Edgecomb, who descended from the Emersons of Massachusetts. She was great granddaughter of the Rev. John Emerson, fourth parson of Topsfield. Doctor Anderson came to Bath in 1834. A few years later he commenced the study and practice of medicine and subsequently opened a drug store, where he continued in business the remainder of his life. He had five children, Edward Francis, Climena Katharine, Samuel, Jr., Nancy Elizabeth, and Laura Ann. Samuel, Jr., was born in Bath, September 7, 1835. He entered his father's drug store at the age of nineteen, was afterward received as partner, and has continued in the drug business ever since. He married Almina Martha Norton, of Phillips, Me. Their children were Harry Warren and Herbert Morrell. Harry Warren graduated at the College of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, in 1884, and has since been in the drug business in Exeter, N. H.

From:
History of Bath and Environs,
Sagadahoc County, Maine.
1607-1894
BY: Parker McCobb Reed
Lakeside Press, Printers
Portland, Maine, 1894


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