Susan Arabella Alexander

8 February 1833–1 June 1914 (Age 81)
Weakley, Giles, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Susan Arabella

When Susan Arabella Alexander was born on 8 February 1833, in Weakley, Giles, Tennessee, United States, her father, Randolph Alexander, was 30 and her mother, Myrza Nix Alexander, was 17. She married Isaac Bowman on 18 February 1852, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Park City, Summit, Utah, United States in 1880 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 1 June 1914, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Bowman
1826–1892
Susan Arabella Alexander
1833–1914
Marriage: 18 February 1852
Isaac Robbins Bowman
1853–1853
Catharine Malissa Bowman
1855–1918
Margaret Elenora Bowman
1856–1900
Brigham Alexander Bowman
1858–1926
Mary Alexandra Bowman
1861–1929
Anna Alexander Bowman
1863–1892
Heber Alexander Bowman
1865–
Bertha Bowman
1868–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 February 1852Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (8)

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    Siblings

    (16)

    +11 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    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.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 6
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 23
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English, German, and Dutch: 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 (c. 250–326 AD ), 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 patronymics, for example McAllister . Alexander is a common personal name in Scotland, often representing an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Spanish Alejandro , Italian Alessandro , Arabic or Assyrian/Chaldean Iskandar and Iskander , and their derivatives, e.g. Greek patronymic Alexandropoulos.Jewish: from the adopted personal name Alexander (see 1 above) or shortened from the eastern Ashkenazic (originally Slavic) patronymics Aleksandrovich or Alexandrowicz.History: A number of Scotch-Irish families of this name landed at New York in the early 18th century. By 1746, six of them were established in NC. Others came in through Philadelphia, for example Archibald Alexander, who came from Londonderry in northern Ireland in 1736 and established himself in VA. — The Revolutionary general William Alexander (1726–83) was always known as ‘Lord Sterling’ to his compatriots, although his claim to the title was denied by the College of Arms in London. His father, James Alexander, was a Jacobite who had fled to New York after the failure of the Jacobite rising in 1715. The claim to the title arose in connection with their ancestor Sir William Alexander, a courtier and poet at the court of King James VI of Scotland (James I of England), who created him Earl of Stirling in 1633.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Aleck
    Alejandro
    Iskandar
    McAllister
    Alexandre
    Aleksanyan
    Alexandra
    Alley
    Alessandro
    Alexandrou
    Axelrod
    Chandy
    Aleksandrov
    Allick

    Story Highlight

    Myrza Alexander Alexander; Pioneer Mother and wife.

    Myrza Alexander was the daughter of Jonathan and Tabitha Nix Alexander. She was born on the 20th of September 1815. Some of her known siblings were; a brother (not to be confused with her husband, by …

    Sources (50)

    • Susan Bowman in household of Martha Bowman, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Susan A Alexander in entry for Heben A Bowman and Eliza R Hay, "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932"
    • Sarah E Alexander in entry for Katherine Mallissa Bowman Kraft, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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