General Henry Butler

Brief Life History of Henry

When General Henry Butler was born on 27 November 1754, in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Benjamin Franklin Butler, was 25 and his mother, Dorcas Abbott Butler, was 26. He married Isabella Fiske on 11 April 1776, in Nottingham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 20 July 1813, in Nottingham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Nottingham Square Cemetery, Nottingham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

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General Henry Butler
Isabella Fiske
Marriage: 11 April 1776
Elizabeth Butler
Benjamin Butler
Ebenezer Butler
Henry Butler
Sarah Colton Butler
Dorcas Butler
Samuel Abbot Butler
Ward Cotton Butler

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  • Henry Butler, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Henry Butler in entry for Sarah L Butler, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Henry Butler in entry for Benjamin Butler, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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


New Hampshire is 9th state.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: 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. As well as being widespread in England, this is also the surname of an important Irish family, descended from Theobald FitzWalter, who was appointed Chief Butler of Ireland by King Henry II in 1177. It is Gaelicized as de Buitléir.

English: occasionally perhaps an occupational name from Middle English boteler ‘maker of bottles (usually of leather)’, a derivative of Middle English botel, Old French bo(u)teille ‘bottle’ and synonymous with Botelmaker.

Americanized form of French Bouthillier (see Bouteiller ).

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

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