Elizabeth Alexander

2 March 1819–23 May 1869 (Age 50)
Union, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Alexander was born on 2 March 1819, in Union, South Carolina, United States, her father, Jonathan Alexander, was 38 and her mother, Tabitha Jane Nix, was 33. She married Lewis Allen on 1 October 1836, in Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Platte Township, Andrew, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died on 23 May 1869, in West Point, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Westpoint Cemetery, Moapa, Clark, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Allen
Elizabeth Alexander
Marriage: 1 October 1836
Tabitha Jane Allen
Beulah Ann Allen
George William Allen
Rial Albert Allen
Jonathan Alexander Allen
Samuel Allen
James Bird Allen
Margaret Elizabeth Allen
Sarah Melissa Allen
Andrew Jackson Allen
Martha Permelia Allen
Nancy Esther Allen
Mary Ellen Allen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 October 1836Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    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.
    1822 · Slave Rebellion
    Age 3
    "On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
    1834 · Zion's Camp
    Age 15
    Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.

    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.

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    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 (39)

    • Elizabeth Allen in household of Lewis Allen, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Elizbeth Elexander in entry for Nancy Ester Allen Black, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Elizabeth Allen in household of Lewis Allen, "United States Census, 1850"

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