James John Piper Alexander

1781–1845 (Age 64)
Burke, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James John Piper

When James John Piper Alexander was born in 1781, in Burke, North Carolina, United States, his father, Mathew Alexander, was 24 and his mother, Eleanor McMillin, was 17. He married Lydia Alexander from 1807 to 1840. He died after 1845, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

James John Piper Alexander
1781–1845
Lydia Alexander
1786–1890
Marriage: from 1807 to 1840

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
from 1807 to 1840

Parents & Siblings

  • Mathew Alexander

    Male1757–1841Male

  • Eleanor McMillin

    Female1764–1852Female

siblings

(11)

  • Male1781–1845Male

  • Jane Alexander

    Female1782–1851Female

  • Ivan Alexander

    Male1783–1852Male

  • James Francis Alexander

    Male1787–1861Male

  • Elizabeth Alexander

    Female1788–Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 0

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 8

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.
1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 18

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

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.

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