Asa Button

19 March 1808–4 June 1834 (Age 26)
Danby, Rutland, Vermont, United States

The Life of Asa

When Asa Button was born on 19 March 1808, in Danby, Rutland, Vermont, United States, his father, Asa Button, was 43 and his mother, Pamela Patten, was 35. He married Emely Dawson on 23 June 1833, in Danby, Rutland, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 4 June 1834, in his hometown, at the age of 26.

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Asa Button
Emely Dawson
Marriage: 23 June 1833
Asa Wesley Button

Spouse and Children

23 June 1833
Danby, Rutland, Vermont, United States


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World Events (7)


Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 4

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 11

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

English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of buttons, from Old French bo(u)ton ‘knob’, ‘lump’, specialized to mean ‘button’. Compare Butner .

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

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