Nancy Jane Butler

25 March 1826–20 August 1880 (Age 54)
Stony Fork, Delmar Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Nancy Jane

When Nancy Jane Butler was born on 25 March 1826, in Stony Fork, Delmar Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Wellman Butler, was 24 and her mother, Nancy Ann Rhodes, was 24. She married Benjamin Cartwright Wilcox on 1 September 1844. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Delmar Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. She died on 20 August 1880, in Stony Fork, Delmar Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in West Branch Cemetery, Delmar Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Cartwright Wilcox
Nancy Jane Butler
Marriage: 1 September 1844
Harland Wilcox
Lymon Wilcox
Melvina Wilcox
Simon Wilcox
George S. Wilcox
George Simon Wilcox
Nancy J. Wilcox

Spouse and Children

1 September 1844


    Harland Wilcox


    Melvina Wilcox


    Simon Wilcox


    Lymon Wilcox


    George S. Wilcox


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Nancy Ann Rhodes




+1 More Child

World Events (7)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

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.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 4

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 20

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: 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.2 Anglicized form of French Boutilier .3 Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): occupational name for a bottle maker, from Yiddish butl ‘bottle’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Wilcox in household of Benjamin C Wilcox, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy I Wilcox in household of Benj Wilcox, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy J Wilcox in household of B C Wilcox, "United States Census, 1880"

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