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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Family Time Line

John Alexander
1774–1842
Polly Pratt
1775–1852
Marriage: 7 January 1800
Betsy Alexander
1791–1833
Sally Alexander
1798–1850
Emily Alexander
1801–1889
Clarissa Alexander
1803–
Olivia Alexander
1805–
Isaac Alexander
1807–
Mary P. Alexander
1810–
Charlotte A Alexander
1818–1896

Spouse & Children

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

(8)

  • Betsy Alexander

    Female1791–1833Female

  • Sally Alexander

    Female1798–1850Female

  • Female1801–1889Female

  • Clarissa Alexander

    Female1803–Female

  • Female1805–Female

+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(9)

  • Male1765–1843Male

  • Thaddeus Alexander

    Male1766–1846Male

  • Mary "Molly" Alexander

    Female1768–1849Female

  • Lucretia Alexander

    Female1771–1849Female

  • Asa Alexander

    Male1773–1849Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 2

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

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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