Samuel Butler

Male20 June 1793–15 July 1881

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Butler was born on 20 June 1793, in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Butler, was 32 and his mother, Rebecca Smith, was 26. He married Rebecca Smith on 5 September 1818, in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States in 1850. He died on 15 July 1881, in Oak Bluffs, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Butler
1793–1881
Martha Norton
1809–1887
Marriage: 12 October 1823
Charles W. Butler
1825–1865
Marcia A. FEMALE CHILD Butler
1838–
Rebecca Smith Butler
1827–1911
William A. Butler
1831–
Wilmot S. Butler
1833–1890
John Mayhew Butler
1835–
Marcia A. Butler
1841–

Sources (18)

  • Samuel Buttlar, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Samuel Butler, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Samuel Butler, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 October 1823Industry, Franklin, Maine, United States
  • Children (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 1

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 7

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 26

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English: 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. As well as being widespread in England, this is also the surname of an important Irish family, descended from Theobald FitzWalter, who was appointed Chief Butler of Ireland by King Henry II in 1177. It is Gaelicized as de Buitléir.

    English: occasionally perhaps an occupational name from Middle English boteler ‘maker of bottles (usually of leather)’, a derivative of Middle English botel, Old French bo(u)teille ‘bottle’ and synonymous with Botelmaker.

    Americanized form of French Bouthillier (see Bouteiller ).

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

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