Silas Butler

1796–1824 (Age 28)
Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Silas

When Silas Butler was born in 1796, in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Zephaniah Butler, was 47 and his mother, Hannah Ripley, was 41. He married Miriam Thompson on 7 January 1821. He died in 1824, in At Sea, at the age of 28.

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Silas Butler
1796–1824
Miriam Thompson
Marriage: 7 January 1821

Spouse and Children

    Male1796–1824Male

    Miriam Thompson

    FemaleFemale

MARRIAGE
7 January 1821

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

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.
1803

Age 7

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1804

Age 8

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

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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  • Silas Butler, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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