Jabez Alexander McRae

25 June 1827–13 February 1910 (Age 82)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Jabez Alexander

When Jabez Alexander McRae was born on 25 June 1827, in North Carolina, United States, his father, John Calhoun McRae, was 21 and his mother, Jane Janet McLeod, was 21. He married Josephine A. McKay on 23 April 1867, in Benton, Lowndes, Alabama, United States. He lived in Eastern Division, Walker, Alabama, United States in 1860 and Election Precinct 4 Fort Browder, Barbour, Alabama, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 13 February 1910, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Eufaula, Barbour, Alabama, United States.

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Jabez Alexander McRae
Josephine A. McKay
Marriage: 23 April 1867

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23 April 1867
Benton, Lowndes, Alabama, United States

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 3

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 22

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of a patronymic from the Gaelic personal name Macraith, meaning ‘son of grace’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • J A Mc Rae in household of Samuel Gibbs, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jabaze A Mc Rue, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jobez A Mcrae, "United States Census, 1900"

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