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Richard Clough Anderson
Birth: Jan. 12, 1750
Hanover County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 1826
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

Revolutionary War Continental Army Officer. A charter member of Society of the Cincinnati, for officers of the Continental Army, he was wounded in the battles of Trenton and Savannah, He arrived in Louisville in 1784, and created the family plantation, "Soldier's Retreat". He was the father of Robert Anderson, Union Army commander of Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor at the outbreak of the Civil War. (bio by: Mike Maloney) 
Family links: 
  Robert Anderson (1712 - 1792)
  Elizabeth Clough Anderson (1722 - 1779)
  Elizabeth Clark Anderson (1768 - 1795)*
  Sarah Marshall Anderson (1779 - 1854)*
  Richard Clough Anderson (1788 - 1826)*
  Ann Clark Anderson Logan (1790 - 1863)*
  Cecelia P. Anderson (1792 - 1863)*
  Elizabeth Clark Anderson Gwathmey (1795 - 1870)*
  Maria W Anderson Latham (1798 - 1887)*
  Frances Marshall Anderson (1800 - 1802)*
  Larz Anderson (1803 - 1878)*
  Robert Anderson (1805 - 1871)*
  William Marshall Anderson (1807 - 1881)*
  John Roy Anderson (1811 - 1863)*
  Hugh R Anderson (1811 - 1812)*
  Charles Anderson (1814 - 1895)*
  Lucelia Poindexter Anderson (1817 - 1820)*
  Matthew Marshall Anderson (1819 - 1820)*
  Sarah Anderson Kendrick (1822 - 1895)*
  Matthew Anderson (1745 - 1806)*
  Richard Clough Anderson (1750 - 1826)
  Charles Anderson (1762 - 1832)*
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Richard Clough Anderson
Son of Robert & Elizabeth Anderson
Born Jan. 12, 1750
At Gold Mines, Hanover Co., Virginia
Died October 16, 1826
At Soldier’s Retreat, Jefferson Co., Kentucky
A Patriot Soldier
He served his country throughout the War for Independence in the Virginia Continental Line
Having entered the Army a Captain and retired, when Liberty was secured, a Lieutenant Colonel
He was wounded at Trenton, seriously injured at Savannah, taken prisoner at Charleston, (unreadable) as aide de camp to Lafayette in his campaign in Virginia and to Governor Nelson at the Siege of Yorktown. After the War he was appointed by the officers of his line Surveyor General of the Virginia Military Lands and retained the office during life. In 1781, he removed to Kentucky. One of the Patriarchs of his adopted State, he lived a life of usefulness and honor, Leaving to his children and country the memory of a good citizen, a true Patriot, and a just man.

Anderson Family Cemetery
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
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Originally Created by: Mike Maloney
Record added: Nov 19, 2002
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