Ezekiel Alderman

Male26 February 1772–1863

Brief Life History of Ezekiel

When Ezekiel Alderman was born on 26 February 1772, in East Granby, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Daniel Alderman, was 33 and his mother, Thankful Griffin, was 33. He married Elizabeth Holcomb on 17 July 1791, in Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1863, in Marlinton, Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Marlinton, Pocahontas, Virginia, United States.

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Ezekiel Alderman
Elizabeth Holcomb
Marriage: 17 July 1791
Rosa Alderman
Ezekiel Alderman Jr
Elizabeth Alderman
Daniel Alderman
Timothy Alderman
Solomon Alderman

Sources (3)

  • Ezekiel Alderman, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Ezekiel Alderman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ezel... Alderman, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 July 1791Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

    Age 8

    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 28

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern): status name from Middle English alderman, Old English ealdorman, literally ‘elder’. Before the Norman Conquest this term denoted a high official with authority over a district; by the 12th century it had come to denote a member of the governing body of a city or borough, or the governor of a craft guild.

    Americanized form of German Aldermann: variant of Altermann (see Alterman ), a cognate of 1 above.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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