James Joseph Alexander

1855–1941 (Age 86)
Rutherford, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Joseph

When James Joseph Alexander was born on 4 April 1855, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, his father, John H. Alexander, was 27 and his mother, Nancy Ann Barrett, was 26. He married Mary Etta Alford on 4 May 1875, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 7, McLennan, Texas, United States for about 30 years. He died on 3 August 1941, in McLennan, Texas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Osage Cemetery, Osage, Coryell, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Joseph Alexander
1855–1941
Mary Etta Alford
1859–1936
Marriage: 4 May 1875
Eliza Alexander
1877–1917
James L. Alexander
1882–1935
Thomas Jefferson Alexander
1884–1953
Mattie Elizabeth Alexander
1885–1964
Bertha Josephine Alexander
1888–1971
Horace Harrison Alexander
1889–1905
Albert Goldbird Alexander
1891–1963
Annie Belle Alexander
1892–1895
Robert L. Alexander
1893–1893
George Summers Alexander
1894–1950
Edgar Augustus Alexander
1896–1990
Mary Etta Alexander
1898–1970
Ada Lee Alexander
1900–1902
Willie May Alexander
1904–1996

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
4 May 1875
Tennessee, United States
children

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siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 6

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.
1863

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 23

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

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 J Alexander, "United States Census, 1930"
  • J J Alexander, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James J Alexander, "United States Census, 1900"

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