Joseph Alexander

19 April 1750–
Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Alexander was born on 19 April 1750, in Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Joseph Alexander, was 1 and his mother, Sarah Rawson, was 35. He married Sarah Rockwood on 21 July 1774, in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1750.

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Joseph Alexander
Hannah Waite
Marriage: 17 February 1793
Experience Alexander
Thankful Alexander
Patty Alexander
Dea. Calvin Alexander
Luther Alexander
Levi A Alexander

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17 February 1793
Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 26

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 26

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 31

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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)

  • Joseph Alexander, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • J. Alexander in entry for Calvin Alexander and Phebe Newton, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"
  • T. Alexander in entry for Calvia A. Alexander and Phebe Newton, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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