Arthur Madison Alexander

30 March 1788–29 July 1850 (Age 62)
Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Arthur Madison

When Arthur Madison Alexander was born on 30 March 1788, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Madison Alexander, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Sturgeon, was 25. He had at least 6 sons and 3 daughters with Anna Smith. He died on 29 July 1850, in Wayne, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Wayne, Tennessee, United States.

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Arthur Madison Alexander
Anna Smith
Samuel J. Alexander
Mary Malissa Alexander
Sarah Alexander
James Smith Alexander
Albert Richard Alexander
A K Alexander
Gibson Ralph Alexander
Thomas Madison Alexander
Margaret A Alexander

Spouse and Children



    Samuel J. Alexander


    Mary Malissa Alexander



    James Smith Alexander


    Albert Richard Alexander


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World Events (8)


Age 1

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 1

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.

Age 20

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • A M Alexander, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Arthur M Alexander, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Arthur M Alexander, "United States Census, 1830"

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