Sylvester Eli Butler

25 November 1796–13 August 1857 (Age 60)
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Sylvester Eli

When Sylvester Eli Butler was born on 25 November 1796, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Sylvester Butler, was 29 and his mother, Lydia Wetmore, was 23. He married Martha Luce on 18 March 1819. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 13 August 1857, in United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Sylvester Eli Butler
1796–1857
Martha Luce
1799–1878
Marriage: 18 March 1819
Lucy Butler
1820–1898
Abigail Butler
1822–1907
Emily Butler
1824–1841
Beatta Butler
1829–1836
Henry S. Butler
1831–1864
Charles Harrison Butler
1839–1840
Mary Butler
1841–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 March 1819
children

(7)

    Lucy Butler

    Female1820–1898Female

    Abigail Butler

    Female1822–1907Female

    Emily Butler

    Female1824–1841Female

    Beatta Butler

    Female1829–1836Female

    Henry S. Butler

    Male1831–1864Male

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

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.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 6

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

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

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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