Jeanette Alexander

1795–1832
Russell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Jeanette

When Jeanette Alexander was born in 1795, in Russell, Virginia, United States, her father, John Alexander Sr, was 28 and her mother, Martha Brawley, was 25. She married Francis Asbury Browning Jr. about 1810. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died before 1832, at the age of 36.

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Family Time Line

Jeanette Alexander
1795–1832
Francis Asbury Browning Jr.
1791–1836
Marriage: about 1810
Jonathan Alexander Browning
1811–1887
Mary Polly Browning
1815–1893
William M. K. Browning
1820–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
about 1810
children

(3)

  • Jonathan Alexander Browning

    Male1811–1887Male

  • Female1815–1893Female

  • William M. K. Browning

    Male1820–Male

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

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.
1803

Age 8

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1808

Age 13

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

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