John Alexander

1774–1842 (Age 67)
Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of John

When John Alexander was born on 6 December 1774, in Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Asa Alexander, was 32 and his mother, Mary Bond, was 32. He married Polly Pratt on 7 January 1800, in Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He died on 20 May 1842, in his hometown, at the age of 67, and was buried in Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

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John Alexander
Polly Pratt
Marriage: 7 January 1800
Betsy Alexander
Sally Alexander
Emily Alexander
Clarissa Alexander
Olivia Alexander
Isaac Alexander
Mary P. Alexander
Charlotte A Alexander

Spouse & Children

7 January 1800
Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States


  • Betsy Alexander


  • Sally Alexander


  • Female1801–1889Female

  • Clarissa Alexander


  • Female1805–Female

+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Male1765–1843Male

  • Thaddeus Alexander


  • Mary "Molly" Alexander


  • Lucretia Alexander


  • Asa Alexander


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 2

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 20

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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.

Sources (3)

  • John Alexander in entry for Sally Alexander, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • John Alexander in entry for Mary P Alexander, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • John L Alexander, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

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