Richard Clough Anderson Sr.
Born(1750-01-12)January 12, 1750[1]
Goldmine, Hanover County, Virginia[1]
Died(1826-10-16)October 16, 1826[2]
Jefferson County, Kentucky[2]
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branchVirginia Militia
RankLt. Colonel[2]
RelationsElizabeth Clark (first wife), a sister of George Rogers Clark and William Clark.[2]

Sarah Marshall (1779–1854) (wife), cousin of John Marshall[3]
Richard Clough Anderson Jr. (son)
Charles Anderson (27th governor of Ohio) (son)
William Marshall Anderson (son)[4][5]

Robert Anderson (surrendered at Fort Sumter) (son)[6]
Larz Anderson (great grandfather)[7]
Allen Latham (father-in-law)[4][8]

Richard Clough Anderson Sr. (1750–1826)[7][1] was an American lawyer, politician, and surveyor from Virginia. He was the principal surveyor of the Virginia Military District from 1783 until 1819.[8] Anderson Township is named after him, as is Clough Creek.[7] He was chosen to be a captain in the Hanover County, Virginia militia regulars on January 29, 1776.[9] He crossed the Delaware River with George Washington.[7] His first wife was Elizabeth Clark, sister of George Rogers Clark and William Clark.[2] His second wife was Sarah Marshall (1779–1854), a cousin of John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the United States.[3] He is the father of Richard Clough Anderson Jr., Charles Anderson (27th governor of Ohio), William Marshall Anderson,[4][5] and Robert Anderson (who surrendered to Confederate forces at Fort Sumter).[6] He is the great grandfather of Larz Anderson, an American diplomat involved in foreign affairs, who had the Larz Anderson House built for him and his wife Isabel Weld Perkins, which was bequeathed to the Society of Cincinnati as their international headquarters.[7] He is the father-in-law of Allen Latham who helped him with surveying and administered his estate.[4][8] He was a charter member of the Society of Cincinnati.[7][10] He was aide-de-camp to Lafayette at the Battle of Yorktown.[7][5]


  1. ^ a b c Hixon, Meg (November 2011). "Richard Clough Anderson papers 1821-1822". Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  2. ^ a b c d e "IHB: George Rogers Clark - Siblings". Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  3. ^ a b "ANDERSON FAMILY PAPERS 1810–1848".
  4. ^ a b c d "Finding aid for the Virginia Military District in Ohio Papers". Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  5. ^ a b c "Anderson Family Papers: Finding Aid". Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  6. ^ a b "ANDERSON, Richard Clough, Jr. (1788-1826) Guide to Research Papers". Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "The Anderson family: It's all in the genes". WCPO. 2016-07-19. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  8. ^ a b c "A Guide to the Anderson-Latham Collection, 1777-1881 Anderson-Latham Collection, 1777-1881 23634". Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  9. ^ Virginia County Records. Genealogical Association. 1909. ISBN 9780806304694.
  10. ^ "Virginia Society of the Cincinnati". The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. Virginia Historical Society. 6 (1): 22–29. July 1898. JSTOR 4242109.