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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Sylvester Eli Butler
Martha Luce
Marriage: 18 March 1819
Lucy Butler
Abigail Butler
Emily Butler
Beatta Butler
Henry S. Butler
Charles Harrison Butler
Mary Butler

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18 March 1819


    Lucy Butler


    Abigail Butler


    Emily Butler


    Beatta Butler


    Henry S. Butler


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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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