Alexander Wilkins Sr.

9 July 1835–23 May 1902 (Age 66)
Perth, Bathurst, Upper Canada, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Alexander

When Alexander Wilkins Sr. was born on 9 July 1835, in Perth, Bathurst, Upper Canada, British Colonial America, his father, John Gandsworth Wilkins, was 34 and his mother, Nancy Adeline Kennedy, was 25. He married Alice Malena Barney on 11 December 1853, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1851. He registered for military service in 1855. He died on 23 May 1902, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Wilkins Sr.
Alice Malena Barney
Marriage: 11 December 1853
Alexander Wilkins Jr
Alice Malena Wilkins
Laura Minerva Wilkins
Edson Buriah Wilkins
Harriet Emily Wilkins
Elroy Barney Wilkins
Lorenzo Ballou Wilkins
Susan Anna Wilkins
John Gandsworth Wilkins
William Thomas Wilkins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 December 1853Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 12
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 22
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Midlands and southern England): variant of Wilkin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.North German and Dutch: variant of Wilkens .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Alexander Wilkins Autobiography

    Alexander Wilkins, the son of John Gansworth Wilkins and Nancy Kennedy, was born in Upper Canada, district of Bath, on the 9th day of July, 1835; lived there two years after my birth, when m …

    Sources (66)

    • Eleck Wilkins in entry for Joseph S Wilkins, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Alexander Wilckens, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Alexander Wilkins in entry for William Thomas Wilkins, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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