James Anderson

Birth: 1760
Death: 1836, May 9
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Charles
  • Montgomery

Additional Information

  • Dates: 1760-1
    Notes: Founder. 1799. Born near Rockville, Montgomery County, Md., 1760. (The family moved from Charles to Montgomery County in 1754.) At the age of sixteen joined Revolutionary Army, but served only a short time, owing to an attack of smallpox; attended lectures at University of Pennsylvania, 1789 and 1790; practiced at Rockville and surrounding country from 1791 until his death; Surgeon to the draft during War of 1812; had a large and lucrative practice, extending partially over four hundred and entirely over one hundred square miles; contined to inoculate until 1814. He owned four farms, all lying within a radius of one mile from Rockville, where he lived, aggregating eight hundred acres, with slaves enough to work them. Died at Rockville, May 9, 1836
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 301