Ebenezer Alexander

14 September 1802–7 February 1835 (Age 32)
Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Ebenezer

When Ebenezer Alexander was born on 14 September 1802, in Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Ebenezer Alexander, was 37 and his mother, Rhoda Scott, was 32. He married Nancy Wilson on 24 December 1826, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 7 February 1835, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Ebenezer Alexander
Nancy Wilson
Marriage: 24 December 1826
Whitaker H. Alexander
Willard Scott Alexander
Ebenezer Eben Alexander

Spouse and Children

24 December 1826
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


    Whitaker H. Alexander


    Willard Scott Alexander


    Ebenezer Eben Alexander


Parents and Siblings



    Eusebia P. Alexander


    Mary Alexander


    Emery Alexander


    Mercy Alexander



+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 6

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 

Age 10

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eben Alexander in entry for Eben Alexander, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Ebenezer Alexander in entry for Whittaker H. Alexander, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Ebenezer Alexander, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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