Johanna Alexander

after 1720– (Age NaN)
Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Johanna

When Johanna Alexander was born after 1720, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, her father, Andrew Alexander, was 24 and her mother, Jean McKnitt, was 23.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Alexander
1697–1782
Jean McKnitt
1698–1726
Martha Alexander
1712–1798
Isaac Alexander
1725–
Johanna Alexander
1720–
Isaac Alexander
1720–1784
Andrew ALEXANDER
1720–1810
Benjamin Alexander
1725–1807
Martha Patsy Wallace Alexander
1733–1798
Moses Alexander
1739–1810
Benjamin Alexander
1740–1837
Andrew Alexander
1749–1810
Elias Alexander
1750–1827

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 56

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 56

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 56

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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