Alexander Franklin Barron

4 October 1813–3 April 1885 (Age 71)
Giles, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Alexander Franklin

When Alexander Franklin Barron was born on 4 October 1813, in Giles, Tennessee, United States, his father, Alexander Barron Jr., was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Liddell, was 28. He married Dovey Ann Shinn on 17 May 1844, in Spring Creek, Gillespie, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Harris, Texas, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 3 April 1885, in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Washington City Cemetery, Washington, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Alexander Franklin Barron
Mary Miller
Marriage: 3 January 1848
William Alexander Barron
James Miller Or McGaw Barron
Amanda Synthelia Barron
Mary Emily Barron
George Ether Barron
Hannah Sabrina Barron
George Ether Barron
Leonard Owen Barron
Jacob Joseph Barron
Margaret Townsend Barron
Moses Liddell Barron
Myra Amelia Barron

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 January 1848Harris, Texas, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 6
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 7
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 19
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Jesus, Manuel, Francisco, Carlos, Miguel, Raul, Pedro, Ruben, Alfredo, Luis.Scottish: status name from Scots baron, which in the Highlands denoted a small proprietary landholder. In Angus it alluded specifically to a tenant of one of the small baronies attached to the Abbey of Coupar Angus. The surname was taken by Scottish migrants to Ulster. Compare Baron .Scottish: shortened form of McBarron, from Scottish Gaelic Mac a' Bharain ‘son of the baron’. See Baron and 1 above.

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

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    Short Life History of Alexander Franklin Barron and Mary Miller

    Alexander Franklin Barron of Scotch-Irish descent, and descendant of a long line of early American pioneers, was born 4 October 1813, at Elkridge, Giles Co., Tennessee, the 5th of 10 children of Alexa …

    Sources (60)

    • Alexander Barrom, "United States Census, 1870"
    • A F Barron, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
    • Alexander Baron in entry for Mary Elizabeth Proctor, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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