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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (A)
Anderson, John


(b. 1771). Born in a village on the outskirts of Glasgow, he arrived in the New World with his parents, but his father was killed by Indians in New York during the Revolutionary War. John, with his mother and sisters, was taken captive in Montreal. In the 1790's Anderson came to Detroit where he succeeded as a trader. He was perhaps the first English-speaking settler in the area then called Frenchtown. In August, 1812, he was forced to flee. He left his trading post in the care of his wife, Elizabeth. The trading post was overrun and the Indians found Ms. Anderson, sitting on a chest containing the family savings with her son, Alexander Duncan Anderson. She showed so much bravery that the Indians let her live.


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