Mary Heady Butler

Brief Life History of Mary Heady

When Mary Heady Butler was born on 15 November 1810, in Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, her father, Charles Franklin Butler, was 36 and her mother, Rebecca Evans-Silkwood, was 26. She married William Middleton in July 1831, in St. Clair, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 20 November 1884, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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William Middleton
Mary Heady Butler
Marriage: July 1831
Reuben Middleton
Charles Franklin Middleton
Mary Ann Middleton
Rachel Jane Middleton
Lucinda Middleton
Joseph Middleton
William Middleton
Joshua James Middleton
Louise Minerva Middleton

Sources (24)

  • Polly A Middleton in household of Wm Middleton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary H. Butler Middleton, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Butler in entry for Charles Franklin Middleton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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

1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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Life Story of William Middleton

William Middleton -- frontiersman, pioneer and patriarch; born May 24, 1810, in St. Clair County, Illinois; died in Ogden, Utah, February 15, 1889. He was the youngest child of Reuben Middleton and El …

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