Jonathan Hapgood Alexander

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

The Life 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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Jonathan Hapgood Alexander
Mary Howe
Marriage: 22 February 1822
Sarah Alexander
Jonathan Alexander
Mary A Alexander
Lydia F Alexander
Frances Lydia Alexander

Spouse and Children

22 February 1822
Fryeburg, Oxford, Maine, United States


    Sarah Alexander


    Jonathan Alexander


    Mary A Alexander


    Lydia F Alexander


    Frances Lydia Alexander


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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.

Age 7

Historical Boundaries - 1805: 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, Dutch; also found in many other cultures: 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 ( ad c.250–326 ), 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 patronymic surnames, for example Mc Allister . Alexander is a common forename in Scotland, often representing an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name. In North America the form Alexander has absorbed many cases of cognate names from other languages, for example Spanish Alejandro , Italian Alessandro , Greek Alexandropoulos, Russian Aleksandr, etc. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) It has also been adopted as a Jewish name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jonathan H Alexander, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jonathan H Alexander, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jonathan H Alexander, "United States Census, 1860"

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