John Alexander

1790–
England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

John Alexander was born about 1790, in England, United Kingdom. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Patsey Mounts. He died in Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Alexander
1790–
Patsey Mounts
1795–
Nathan Alexander
1826–
Joseph W. Alexander
1828–
Agnus Alexander
1831–1924

Spouse & Children

  • Male1790–Male

  • Patsey Mounts

    Female1795–Female

children

(3)

World Events (8)

1791

Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1792 · Becomes the 15th State

Age 2

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 31

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • John Mounts in entry for Agness Rothwell, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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