Cynthia Taft

Female17 August 1773–1 December 1837

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. 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.

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Nathaniel Butler
Cynthia Taft
Marriage: 4 October 1798
Benjamin Butler
Cynthia M. Butler
George T Butler
Rawson A. Butler
Mary Ann Butler

Sources (2)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 October 1798Utica, Oneida, New York, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

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


    Age 3

    New York is the 11th state.


    Age 18

    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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