Caroline R. Butler

Brief Life History of Caroline R.

When Caroline R. Butler was born on 13 June 1820, in Anson, Somerset, Maine, United States, her father, Deacon Benjamin Butler, was 43 and her mother, Hulda Bradford, was 39. She married Nehemiah Flint Prebble on 28 March 1847, in Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine, United States in 1850. She died on 9 June 1852, at the age of 31, and was buried in New Sharon, Franklin, Maine, United States.

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Nehemiah Flint Prebble
Caroline R. Butler
Marriage: 28 March 1847
George Butler Preble

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  • Caroline Preble in household of Nehemiah Preble, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Caroline R. Butler, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Caroline R. Butler Preble, "Find A Grave Index"

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1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

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.

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: 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. As well as being widespread in England, this is also the surname of an important Irish family, descended from Theobald FitzWalter, who was appointed Chief Butler of Ireland by King Henry II in 1177. It is Gaelicized as de Buitléir.

English: occasionally perhaps an occupational name from Middle English boteler ‘maker of bottles (usually of leather)’, a derivative of Middle English botel, Old French bo(u)teille ‘bottle’ and synonymous with Botelmaker.

Americanized form of French Bouthillier (see Bouteiller ).

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

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