Rood, Anson, a Presbyterian divine, was ordained at New Haven, Conn., in 1829. He took up his residence in Philadelphia, Pa., where he died in 1857. He published, A Church Minutes for the Members of the Presbyterian Church (Phila. 1843, 8vo); several pamphlets and papers on theological subjects, temperance reform, etc.; and edited a daily paper in Philadelphia. See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors. s.v.