David L Alexander

1791–March 1860 (Age 69)
Virginia, United States

The Life of David L

When David L Alexander was born in 1791, in Virginia, United States, his father, William "Black Billy" Alexander, was 42 and his mother, Anne Laird, was 31. He married Elizabeth Conn on 18 November 1815, in Blount, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He died in March 1860, in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 69.

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David L Alexander
Elizabeth Conn
Marriage: 18 November 1815
Anna Alexander Daugherty
Abigail Alexander
Baby Alexander
Hugh Conn Alexander
Anna Alexander
Eliza P. Alexander
Martha C. Alexander
Samuel D. Alexander

Spouse and Children

18 November 1815
Blount, Tennessee, United States


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    Joseph Alexander


    Jane Alexander


    Jane Alexander


    Nancy Alexander


    Nancy Alexander


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World Events (8)


Age 0

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

Age 5

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.

Age 21

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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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Sources (3)

  • David Alexander, "Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950"
  • David Alexander, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"
  • David Alexander, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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