Cynthia Taft

Brief Life History of Cynthia

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. She died on 1 December 1837, in Mexico, Mexico, Oswego, New York, United States, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Butler
1773–
Cynthia Taft
1773–1837
Marriage: 4 October 1798
Benjamin Butler
1801–
Cynthia M. Butler
1802–1875
George T Butler
1804–1841
Rawson A. Butler
1806–1865
Mary Ann Butler
1809–1887

Sources (2)

  • Cynthia Taft, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Cynthia Taft, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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World Events (8)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776

New York is the 11th state.

1791

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

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.

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

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