John Alexander

1791–1866 (Age 75)
Virginia, United States

The Life of John

John Alexander was born in 1791, in Virginia, United States. He had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with Elizabeth. He lived in Finley Township, Greene, Missouri, United States in 1850. He died on 5 January 1866, in Christian, Missouri, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

John Alexander
1791–1866
Elizabeth
1796–
Sarah Alice Alexander
1816–1861
William Alexander
1825–
Elizabeth Alexander
1830–
George Alexander
1835–
Nancy Alexander
1837–
Dialtha Alexander
1839–

Spouse & Children

  • Male1791–1866Male

  • Elizabeth

    Female1796–Female

children

(6)

  • Sarah Alice Alexander

    Female1816–1861Female

  • William Alexander

    Male1825–Male

  • Elizabeth Alexander

    Female1830–Female

  • George Alexander

    Male1835–Male

  • Nancy Alexander

    Female1837–Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1791

Age 0

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · The Bill of Rights

Age 0

After the Constitution was made, some objections were raised by Anti-Federalists. So, in response ten amendments were discussed and voted on to become The Bill of Rights. These rights were made to clarify and guarantee certain freedoms of residents of the country.
1812

Age 21

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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 (1)

  • John Alexander, "United States Census, 1850"

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