Jonathan Hapgood Alexander

10 July 1798–1 June 1873 (Age 74)
Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Jonathan Hapgood

When Jonathan Hapgood Alexander was born on 10 July 1798, in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jeduthan Alexander, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Hapgood, was 20. He married Mary Howe on 22 February 1822, in Fryeburg, Oxford, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Denmark, Oxford, Maine, United States for about 10 years and Maine, United States in 1870. He died on 1 June 1873, in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Denmark, Oxford, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Hapgood Alexander
1798–1873
Mary Howe
1802–1884
Marriage: 22 February 1822
Sarah Alexander
1827–1905
Jonathan Alexander
1831–
Mary A Alexander
1833–
Lydia F Alexander
1841–
Frances Lydia Alexander
1846–1915

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 February 1822Fryeburg, Oxford, Maine, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (2)

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 2
    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.
    1807
    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries: 1807: Oxford, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Oxford, Maine, United States
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 21
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English, German, and Dutch: from the personal name Alexander, classical Greek Alexandros, which probably originally meant ‘repulser of men (i.e. of the enemy)’, from alexein ‘to repel’ + andros, genitive of anēr ‘man’. Its popularity in the Middle Ages was due mainly to the Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great (356–323 BC ) - or rather to the hero of the mythical versions of his exploits that gained currency in the so-called Alexander Romances. The name was also borne by various early Christian saints, including a patriarch of Alexandria (c. 250–326 AD ), whose main achievement was condemning the Arian heresy. The Gaelic form of the personal name is Alasdair, which has given rise to a number of Scottish and Irish patronymics, for example McAllister . Alexander is a common personal name in Scotland, often representing an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Spanish Alejandro , Italian Alessandro , Arabic or Assyrian/Chaldean Iskandar and Iskander , and their derivatives, e.g. Greek patronymic Alexandropoulos.Jewish: from the adopted personal name Alexander (see 1 above) or shortened from the eastern Ashkenazic (originally Slavic) patronymics Aleksandrovich or Alexandrowicz.History: A number of Scotch-Irish families of this name landed at New York in the early 18th century. By 1746, six of them were established in NC. Others came in through Philadelphia, for example Archibald Alexander, who came from Londonderry in northern Ireland in 1736 and established himself in VA. — The Revolutionary general William Alexander (1726–83) was always known as ‘Lord Sterling’ to his compatriots, although his claim to the title was denied by the College of Arms in London. His father, James Alexander, was a Jacobite who had fled to New York after the failure of the Jacobite rising in 1715. The claim to the title arose in connection with their ancestor Sir William Alexander, a courtier and poet at the court of King James VI of Scotland (James I of England), who created him Earl of Stirling in 1633.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Aleck
    Alejandro
    Iskandar
    McAllister
    Alexandre
    Aleksanyan
    Alexandra
    Alley
    Alessandro
    Alexandrou
    Axelrod
    Chandy
    Aleksandrov
    Allick

    Sources (11)

    • Jonathan Hapgood Alexander, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Jonathan H Alexander, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Jonathan H. Alexander, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"

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