Lucius Pelly Button

Male16 August 1813–2 February 1899

Brief Life History of Lucius Pelly

When Lucius Pelly Button was born on 16 August 1813, in Rutland, Vermont, United States, his father, Joseph Button Jr., was 31 and his mother, Mary "Polly" Gifford, was 30. He married Almira Lamb on 20 January 1835, in Wells, Rutland, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Harmony, Chautauqua, New York, United States for about 40 years. He died on 2 February 1899, in Panama, Harmony, Chautauqua, New York, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Panama Union Cemetery, Panama, Harmony, Chautauqua, New York, United States.

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Lucius Pelly Button
Almira Lamb
Marriage: 20 January 1835
Levi Button
Joseph H. Button
Mary Lucina Button
Mercy Matilda Button

Sources (12)

  • Lucius Button, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lucius Button, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • Lucuis Button, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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  • Marriage
    20 January 1835Wells, Rutland, Vermont, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 14

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

    Age 21

    The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 23

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of buttons, from Old French bo(u)ton ‘knob, lump’, specialized to mean ‘button’. Compare Butner .

    habitational name from Booton in Norfolk, named with either the Old English personal name Bōta or the Old Norse personal name + tūn ‘settlement’.


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

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