Silas Butler

16 August 1812–
Anson, Somerset, Maine, United States

The Life of Silas

When Silas Butler was born on 16 August 1812, in Anson, Somerset, Maine, United States, his father, Deacon Benjamin Butler, was 35 and his mother, Hulda Bradford, was 31.

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Family Time Line

Deacon Benjamin Butler
1776–1855
Hulda Bradford
1781–1845
Abigail Butler
1802–1872
Hiram Butler
1804–
Louisa Butler
1806–
Ebenezer Chaney Butler
1808–1865
Elias Butler
1810–1880
Silas Butler
1812–
Daniel Butler
1814–1814
Benjamin Butler
1816–
Dorothy Merry Butler
1818–
Caroline R. Butler
1820–1852
Huldah Butler
1823–1853

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World Events (3)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820

Age 8

Maine is the 23rd state.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 8

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: from a word that originally denoted a wine steward, usually the chief servant of a medieval household, from Norman French butuiller (Old French bouteillier, Latin buticularius, from buticula ‘bottle’). In the large households of royalty and the most powerful nobility, the title came to denote an officer of high rank and responsibility, only nominally concerned with the supply of wine, if at all.2 Anglicized form of French Boutilier .3 Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): occupational name for a bottle maker, from Yiddish butl ‘bottle’ + the agent suffix -er.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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