Thankful Bishop

Female1762–27 March 1834

Brief Life History of Thankful

When Thankful Bishop was born in 1762, in Norfolk, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Bille Bishop, was 27 and her mother, Mamre Gaylord, was 26. She married Stephen Butler on 6 June 1781, in Norfolk, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 27 March 1834, in Essex, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Essex, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Butler
1759–1846
Thankful Bishop
1762–1834
Marriage: 6 June 1781
Thankful Bishop Butler
1782–1814
Almeda Butler
1784–1870
Sybil Florilla Butler
1788–1827
Bille Bishop Butler
1792–1872

Sources (4)

  • Thankful Bishop Butler, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Thankful Butler, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Thankfull Bishop Butler in entry for Billy Bishop Butler, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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  • Marriage
    6 June 1781Norfolk, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1776

    Age 14

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 14

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 19

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English bissop, biscop, Old English bisc(e)op ‘bishop’, which comes via Latin from Greek episkopos ‘overseer’. The Greek word was adopted early in the Christian era as a title for an overseer of a local community of Christians, and has yielded cognates in every European language: French évêque, Italian vescovo, Spanish obispo, Russian yepiskop, German Bischof, etc. The word came to be applied as a surname for a variety of reasons, among them a supposed resemblance in bearing or appearance to a bishop, and selection as the ‘boy bishop’ on Saint Nicholas's Feast Day. In some instances the surname is from the rare Middle English (Old English) personal name Biscop ‘bishop’. As an Irish surname it is adopted for Mac Giolla Easpaig, meaning ‘servant of the bishop’ (see Gillespie ). In North America, this surname has absorbed, by assimilation and translation, at least some of continental European cognates, e.g. German Bischoff , Polish, Rusyn, Czech, and Slovak Biskup , Slovenian Škof (see Skoff ).

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

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