John Alexander

1777–1860 (Age 83)
Washington, Arkansas, United States

The Life of John

When John Alexander was born on 27 January 1777, in Washington, Arkansas, United States, his father, David Alexander, was 38 and his mother, Martha Wilson, was 22. He married Jane Stevenson on 11 January 1798, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Arkansas, United States in 1870. He died on 27 May 1860, in Washington, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Black Oak Cemetery, Greenland, Washington, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Alexander
Jane Stevenson
Marriage: 11 January 1798
Sarah M Alexander
Abigail Alexander
Samuel Stevenson Alexander
Jane Alexander
Tempa Alexander
Minerva D Alexander
Narcissa Alexander
Frances (Fannie, Fanny) Alexander
John M. Alexander
Mary Alexander
William Long Alexander
Fanny Alexander

Spouse & Children

11 January 1798
South Carolina, United States


  • Sarah M Alexander


  • Abigail Alexander


  • Samuel Stevenson Alexander


  • Jane Alexander


  • Tempa Alexander


+7 More Children

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World Events (7)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1783 · A Free America

Age 6

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 23

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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)

  • James (Jane) Alexander in household of M J Baker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Alexander, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Alexander, "Find A Grave Index"

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