When Cynthia Taft was born on 17 August 1773, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Aaron Taft, was 30 and her mother, Rhoda Rawson, was 23. She married Nathaniel Butler on 4 October 1798, in Utica, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 1 December 1837, in Mexico, Mexico, Oswego, New York, United States, at the age of 64.
English (mainly Staffordshire and Derbyshire): variant of Toft .
Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial or metonymic occupational name from German Taft ‘taffeta’.
History: Robert Taft (born c. 1640), lived in Braintree, MA, and subsequently Mendon, MA. — Alphonso Taft (1810–91), jurist and politician born in Townshend, VT, was the father of William Howard Taft (1857–1930), 27th president of the US and chief justice of the US Supreme Court.
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