Mary Bouton

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Bouton was born on 21 March 1818, in Southeast, Putnam, New York, United States, her father, Jared Bouton, was 38 and her mother, Abigail Marvin, was 38. She married Nehemiah Vredenberg in 1840, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Kiryas Pupa Cemetery, Ossining Town, Westchester, New York, United States in 1870 and New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1880. She died in 1889, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Nehemiah Vredenberg
Mary Bouton
Marriage: 1840
Mary J. Vredenberg
Odle B. Vredenburgh
Edgar Vredenberg
Julia A Vredenburgh

Sources (4)

  • Mary Fredenburg, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Descendants of Reinold and Matthew Marvin of Hartford, Ct.: 1638 and 1635, sons of Edward Marvin, of Great Bentley, England; Published 1904.
  • Mary Vredenburgh in household of William Richards, "United States Census, 1880"

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

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.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning


nickname for someone with a prominent wart, carbuncle, or boil, from Old French bo(u)ton ‘knob, lump, excrescence’ (from bo(u)ter ‘to thrust or strike’).

metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of buttons, from Old French bo(u)ton, the same word as above, specialized to mean ‘button’.

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

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