John Alexander Jr.

1770–1850 (Age 80)
Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John

When John Alexander Jr. was born in 1770, in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Alexander, was 37 and his mother, Agnes Craighead, was 33. He married Thursey Bridges on 16 March 1792, in Greene, Tennessee, United States. He died in 1850, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 80.

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John Alexander Jr.
Thursey Bridges
Marriage: 16 March 1792

Spouse & Children

16 March 1792
Greene, Tennessee, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Agnes Alexander


  • Mary Alexander


  • Female1758–1823Female

  • Hannah Alexander


  • David Alexander


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World Events (8)


Age 6

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

Age 6

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

Age 21

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

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)

  • Jonathan Alexander, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • J Alexander, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Jonathon Alexander, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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