James Andrew Strong Rand

Brief Life History of James Andrew Strong

When James Andrew Strong Rand was born on 27 May 1818, in Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Stephen Strong Rand, was 39 and his mother, Nancy Forsyth, was 38. He married Melvina Gregg on 2 August 1849, in Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years and Dane, Wisconsin, United States in 1880. He died on 15 October 1888, at the age of 70, and was buried in Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin, United States.

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James Andrew Strong Rand
Melvina Gregg
Marriage: 2 August 1849
Alfred J Rand
Alice L. Rand
Willis Rand

Sources (13)

  • James A Rand, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Rand, "Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930"
  • James Andrew Rand, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Rand, a pet form of Randolf. Compare Randolph , Randall , Randy , and see also Rance .

English: habitational name from Rand (Lincolnshire), Rand Grange (North Yorkshire), or Raunds (Northamptonshire), all of which derive from Old English rand ‘edge, border, rim’.

German: from a short form of any of various ancient Germanic compound personal names formed with rand ‘rim (of a shield)’. Compare 1 above.

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

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