John Alexander

1776–1845 (Age 68)
New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John

When John Alexander was born on 2 May 1776, in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Pitt Alexander, was 31 and his mother, Mary Molly Wright, was 30. He married Rachel Hinds in 1793, in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 21 February 1845, in LaFayette, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in LaFayette, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Alexander
1776–1845
Rachel Hinds
1769–1847
Marriage: 1793
Elizabeth Betsey Alexander
1794–1830
Clarissa Alexander
1797–1880
Obadiah Dyer Alexander
1799–1856
Gilbert Alexander
1801–1863
William Alexander
1803–1863
John Alexander
1806–1889
Dolly Alexander
1808–1884
Lucinda Alexander
1812–1857

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1793
New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
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World Events (8)

1777 · New York Adopts a Constitution

Age 1

The Constitution of New York was adopted by the Convention of Representatives of the State of New York on April 20, 1777. New York’s Constitution preceded and strongly influenced the United States’ Constitution. Three governmental branches were created including the executive branch, the judicial branch, and the legislative branch made up of two houses.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 21

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John Alexander Sr, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Alexander - Published information: Cemetery record or headstone: burial: ;
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Alexander - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: John Alexander

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