Alexander W Rutherford

Brief Life History of Alexander W

When Alexander W Rutherford was born on 18 June 1848, in Tippah, Mississippi, United States, his father, Thomas Rutherford, was 43 and his mother, Margaret Adeline Lemmond, was 36. He married Lucy A Crook on 14 September 1868, in Tippah, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Beat 2, Tippah, Mississippi, United States in 1900 and Corinth, Alcorn, Mississippi, United States in 1910. He died on 26 September 1910, in Tippah, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Little Hope Cemetery, Tippah, Mississippi, United States.

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Alexander W Rutherford
Lucy A Crook
Marriage: 14 September 1868
Virginia Lee Rutherford
Tommie Rutherford
James William Rutherford
Velma Rutherford
Tabitha Addie Rutherford
Henry Allison Rutherford

Sources (11)

  • A W Rutherford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • A W Rutherford, "Mississippi, Tippah County Marriages, 1858-1979"
  • Alexander W. Rutherford, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: habitational name from Rutherford in Maxton (Roxburghshire), apparently named with Old English hrīther, hrȳther ‘ox’ + ford ‘ford’, though a British Celtic origin of the type ro- ‘great’ + dubr- ‘water, river’ is also possible for the first element. Places named Rutherford in West Linton (West Lothian) and Barningham (North Yorkshire) are less likely sources of the name.

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

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