James Moat Anderson

Birth: 1752
Death: 1820, Dec. 8
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Kent

Additional Information

  • Dates: 1752-1820
    Notes: Founder. 1799. Born, 1752; youngest son of Dr. James Anderson, who emigrated from Scotland to Kent County, Md. Educated at University of Edinburgh, remaining long enough to procure a certifcate of merit, but not graduating. “He achieved in that neighborhood [Chestertown] a reputation which few have since enjoyed; his practice was extensive and his services always in demand; he was fond of discussing his cases carefully in consultation and it was seldom that he erred in judgment; his speech was plan [sic] and unaffected, always to the point; in his duty walk he was conscientious and eminently pious, and looked upon as a model man; his appearance was unique and striking; though small in stature and limping in gait, his dignity was never laid aside; his person was slender and arrayed in a gray cloth, long-waisted, shad-breasted coat, reaching far below the knee, with standing collar and ample pockets, olive-colored velvet breeches, with silver knee buckles, such as were worn by gentlemen of that time; gray home-knit stockings and low-quartered shoes, which were exchanged in winter for red-topped boots, a low-crowned, broad-brimmed beaver hat and white-lawned stock buckled behind. In early youth he united with the M.E. Church and wore the white-lawned stock and broad-brimmed hat so characteristic of the leader of that sect” (Wroth, Trans., 1873). He retired at about sixty to his seat in the country, where he died December 8, 1820.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 302