Alexander McDowell

1745–1796 (Age 51)
Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Alexander

Alexander McDowell was born in 1745, in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He had at least 5 sons and 4 daughters with Levinah Oak. He died in 1796, at the age of 51.

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Alexander McDowell
1745–1796
Levinah Oak
1745–1795
John McDowell
1765–1834
William McDowell
1767–
Levinah Louise McDowell
1770–1846
Eber McDowell
1773–1867
Nathaniel Mc Dowell
1775–1775
Molly McDowell
1775–
Andrew Mc Dowell
1779–
Eliza McDowell
1785–
Susanna McDowell
1785–1850

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World Events (4)

1776

Age 31

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 31

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 41

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhghaill ‘son of Dubhghall’, a byname meaning ‘dark stranger’, used among the Gaels to distinguish the darker-haired Danes from fair-haired Norwegians. According to MacLysaght, this is the Irish form of the name of the Scottish clan McDougall , borne by a branch which went to Ireland from the Hebrides as mercenaries. However, Black shows that both forms were current in Scotland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alexander Mcdonell in entry for John Mcdonell, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Alexander Mcdonell in entry for Susanna Mcdonell, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Andrew Mcdowell in entry for Andrew Mcdowell, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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