Dorothy Merry Butler

Female13 January 1818–

Brief Life History of Dorothy Merry

When Dorothy Merry Butler was born on 13 January 1818, in Anson, Somerset, Maine, United States, her father, Deacon Benjamin Butler, was 41 and her mother, Hulda Bradford, was 36.

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Family Time Line

Deacon Benjamin Butler
1776–1855
Hulda Bradford
1781–1845
Abigail Butler
1802–1872
Hiram Butler
1804–1876
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 1

    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 2

    Maine is the 23rd state.

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 2

    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

    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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