Francis Augustus Butner

Male15 July 1830–22 January 1904

Brief Life History of Francis Augustus

When Francis Augustus Butner was born on 15 July 1830, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States, his father, Heinrich Herman Butner, was 38 and his mother, Johanna Salome Strub, was 35. He married Sarah Melinda Wolff on 10 November 1872, in Surry, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Pilot Township, Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Shoals Township, Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1900. He died on 22 January 1904, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Stokes, North Carolina, United States.

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Francis Augustus Butner
Sarah Melinda Wolff
Marriage: 10 November 1872
Arthur Lee Butner
Major General Henry Wolf Butner
Matthew Frances Butner
May Eliza Butner

Sources (21)

  • F A Butner in household of Wm Wolff, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Francis A Butner, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Francis Augustus Butner, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1872Surry, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 2

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 6

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    1853 · First State Fair

    Age 23

    The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

    Name Meaning

    English (Durham): occupational name of Norman origin from Old French botonier ‘button maker’, from bo(u)ton ‘knob, lump’, specialized to mean ‘button’.

    In some cases also German (mainly Bütner): very rare variant of Büttner (see Buettner ) and, in North America, probably also an altered form of this.

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

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