James L. Alexander

1821–1910 (Age 89)
Sumner, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James L.

James L. Alexander was born in 1821, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States. He married Eugenia Corbin Neville on 2 July 1849, in Hickman, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Scottsville, Allen, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 2, Donley, Texas, United States in 1900. He died in 1910, in Clarendon, Donley, Texas, United States, at the age of 89.

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James L. Alexander
1821–1910
Eugenia Corbin Neville
1831–1871
Marriage: 2 July 1849
Susanna Frances Alexander
1850–1933

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
2 July 1849
Hickman, Kentucky, United States
children

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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 14

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1846

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • J L Alexander, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James L Alexander in household of William L Alexander, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James L Alexander in household of William L Alexander, "United States Census, 1850"

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