Son of Maj. Patrick Anderson and Elizabeth Anderson
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About Isaac Anderson
A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of LIEUTENANT. DAR Ancestor #: A002393
Isaac Anderson (November 23, 1760 – October 27, 1838) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.
Isaac Anderson was born at “Anderson Place,” in then Charlestown Township, Pennsylvania now Schuylkill Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, the son of Patrick Anderson. As a youth was the carrier of dispatches between the headquarters of the Revolutionary Army under General George Washington at Valley Forge and the Congress then in session at York, Pennsylvania. He served three terms of service in the American Revolutionary War before attaining the age of eighteen and ultimately became an ensign in the Fifth Battalion of Chester County Militia. He was commissioned on May 24, 1779, as first lieutenant, Fifth Battalion, Sixth Company. He served as justice of the peace in Charlestown Township for several years, and was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1801.
Anderson was elected as a Republican to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1806. He was engaged in agricultural pursuits and sawmilling. He died at “Anderson Place” in 1838. Interment in the family burying ground across the road from the family home near Valley Forge.
He is the great-grandfather of Gov. Samuel W. Pennypacker and grand-father of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Everett W. Anderson