Zebulon Alexander

3 December 1720–3 March 1784 (Age 63)
Cecil, Maryland, British Colonial America

The Life of Zebulon

When Zebulon Alexander was born on 3 December 1720, in Cecil, Maryland, British Colonial America, his father, Moses Alexander, was 27 and his mother, Mary Wallace, was 23. He married Hannah Hodgson on 29 April 1751, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 3 March 1784, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, British Colonial America, at the age of 63, and was buried in Steel Creek, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States.

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Zebulon Alexander
Hannah Hodgson
Marriage: 29 April 1751
Mary Alexander
Ruth Alexander
Abel Alexander
Phineas Alexander
Hannah Alexander
Deborah Alexander
Zebulon Alexander
Zenas Alexander

Spouse and Children

29 April 1751
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, British Colonial America



    Ruth Alexander


    Abel Alexander


    Hannah Alexander


    Phineas Alexander


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Moses Alexander


    Mary Wallace





    Nathaniel Alexander


    Moses Alexander


World Events (4)

1729 · Becomes a Royal Colony

Age 9

July 25, 1729, North Carolina became a royal colony, when the colony was sold to King George II.
1767 · Tryon Palace

Age 47

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.
1774 · Edenton Tea Party

Age 54

On October 25, 1774, the Edenton Tea Party took place. It was the first organized women's protest. They put their cups down and refused to buy any tea.

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.

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  • Zebulon Alexander, "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"
  • Zebulon Alexander, "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"
  • Zebulon Alexander, "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"

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