Alfred Boss

3 October 1826–29 March 1871 (Age 44)
Davidson, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Alfred

When Alfred Boss was born on 3 October 1826, in Davidson, North Carolina, United States, his father, David Boss, was 28 and his mother, Martha Patsy Brown, was 32. He married Sarah Emeline Davis on 1 October 1854, in Contra Costa, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in California, United States in 1870. He died on 29 March 1871, in Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 44.

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Alfred Boss
Sarah Emeline Davis
Marriage: 1 October 1854
Andrew Boss
William Francis Boss

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  • Marriage
    1 October 1854Contra Costa, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    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 4
    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.
    Age 20
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Bos, from ancient Germanic Boso, based on the element bōs ‘bad, evil, wild, angry’.English: nickname for a hunchback, from Middle English, Old French boce, bos ‘protuberance, swelling’ (compare Bossard 2).German (also Böss): from a short form of the personal name Borkhart, a variant of Burkhart . This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).

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

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    Sources (5)

    • Alfred Boss, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Alfred Boss in household of David Boss, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Alfred Boss, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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