James Moat Anderson

Birth: 1774
Death: 1830, May 31
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Kent

Additional Information

  • Dates: 1774-
    Notes: Born at Chestertown, Kent County, Md., 1774. “He was the oldest son of Dr. James M. Anderson and received his literary education at Washington College [Chestertown]; his medical studies were pursued under the immediate direction of Dr. Rush, of Philadelphia, and he attended lectures at the University of Pennsylvania; it is not known that he ever graduated, but he commenced practice with his father, and was, on his resignation, appointed one of the Examiners of the Eastern Shore; his business was select and renumerative, as he avoided extensive employment among the poorer classes; he enjoyed the reputation of being a skilled practitioner. He died at Chestertown very suddenly of heart disease, May 31, 1830.” “Of medium sixe, well formed, of comely and graceful person, lordly in his carriage and deportment, exceedingly careful in his dress, a refined, well-bred gentleman.” (Wroth, Trans., 1873)
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 302