When Martha Bouton was born on 27 September 1789, in Rensselaerville, Albany, New York, United States, her father, Samuel Bouton, was 17 and her mother, Ada Ball, was 25. She married Seth Fancher on 23 March 1810, in Harpersfield, Delaware, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 28 August 1827, in Worcester, Otsego, New York, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Maple View Cemetery, Otsego, New York, United States.
nickname for someone with a prominent wart, carbuncle, or boil, from Old French bo(u)ton ‘knob, lump, excrescence’ (from bo(u)ter ‘to thrust or strike’).
metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of buttons, from Old French bo(u)ton, the same word as above, specialized to mean ‘button’.