Alexander McDowell

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

The Life Summary 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
Levinah Oak
John McDowell
William McDowell
Levinah Louise McDowell
Eber McDowell
Nathaniel Mc Dowell
Molly McDowell
Andrew Mc Dowell
Eliza McDowell
Susanna McDowell

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World Events (4)

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. This is the usual Irish spelling of this name, while McDougall is the usual Scottish spelling. However, McDowall is also common in south west Scotland and a prominent Galloway family with this name first appear in the historical record in the late 13th century.

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

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  • Andrew Mcdowell in entry for Andrew Mcdowell, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Alexander Mc Dowel, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Alexander McDowell in entry for Levinah, "Vermont Deaths and Burials, 1871-1965"

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