Araminta Alexander

about 1796–19 October 1864 (Age 68)
Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Araminta

When Araminta Alexander was born about 1796, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, her father, James Alexander, was 42 and her mother, Mary Sample, was 28. She married Andrew W. Morrison on 3 August 1824. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Iredell, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and Iredell, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States in 1860. She died on 19 October 1864, at the age of 68, and was buried in Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew W. Morrison
Araminta Alexander
Marriage: 3 August 1824
William Harvey Morrison
Abagail E. Morrison
Mary E. Morrison
James G. D. Morrison
Junius Calvin Morrison

Spouse and Children

3 August 1824


    William Harvey Morrison


    Abagail E. Morrison


    Mary E. Morrison


    James G. D. Morrison


    Junius Calvin Morrison


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 3

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

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.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

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)

  • Araminta Morrison in household of Andrew Morrison, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Aramenta Morrison in household of Andrew W Morrison, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Araminta Alexander Morrison, "Find A Grave Index"

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