Alexander O'Briant

29 April 1828–27 October 1898 (Age 70)
Person, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander O'Briant was born on 29 April 1828, in Person, North Carolina, United States, his father, Elijah O'Briant, was 38 and his mother, Athena Tabitha Canady, was 31. He married Emily Mary Whitefield on 24 September 1846, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 11 daughters. He lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Olive Hill, Person, North Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 27 October 1898, in Person, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Roseville, Person, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander O'Briant
1828–1898
Emily Mary Whitefield
1831–1881
Marriage: 24 September 1846
Rozella Moore O'Briant
1847–1921
Legrand Chesterfield O'Briant
1848–1924
Elmira Margaret O'Briant
1850–1890
Cornelia Jane O'Briant
1852–1920
Erasmus Leet O'Briant
1854–
Albert W O'Briant
1857–1938
Mollie Jane O'Braint
1859–1921
Julia Ann A O'Briant
1859–
Lula Mary O'Briant
1861–1908
William Alexander O'Brien
1864–1891
Freddy Virginia O'Briant
1866–1908
Francis Emily O'Briant
1868–1954
Minerva O'Briant
1870–
Martha Elizabeth O'Bryant
1872–1913
Viola Lee O'Briant
1875–1898

Spouse and Children

    Male1828–1898Male

    Emily Mary Whitefield

    Female1831–1881Female

MARRIAGE
24 September 1846
North Carolina, United States
children

(15)

    Rozella Moore O'Briant

    Female1847–1921Female

    Legrand Chesterfield O'Briant

    Male1848–1924Male

    Elmira Margaret O'Briant

    Female1850–1890Female

    Cornelia Jane O'Briant

    Female1852–1920Female

    Erasmus Leet O'Briant

    Male1854–Male

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Elijah O'Briant

    Male1790–1878Male

    Athena Tabitha Canady

    Female1797–1858Female

siblings

(12)

    Sidney O'Briant

    Male1813–1896Male

    Solomon O'Briant

    Male1814–1875Male

    Female1817–1892Female

    Ransom O'Briant

    Male1819–1896Male

    Martha Jane O'Briant

    Female1821–1865Female

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 2

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 25

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of O’Brien .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Alexander O Briant, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alexnder O Briant in household of William H Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alexander O Briant, "United States Census, 1870"

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