John Buxton

3 April 1818–7 September 1886 (Age 68)
Brinsley, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Buxton was born on 3 April 1818, in Brinsley, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Buxton, was 45 and his mother, Mary Reason, was 27. He married Mary Donald on 9 October 1873, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States. He lived in Greasley, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 7 September 1886, in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Washington, Washington, Utah Territory, United States.

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John Buxton
Mary Donald
Marriage: 9 October 1873

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 October 1873Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    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. 
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 15
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 18
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English:1. habitational name from Buxton in Derbyshire, which in Middle English was called Buchestanes, Bucstones (i.e. ‘bowing stones’, from Middle English b(o)ugen, Old English būgan ‘to bow’ + stanes ‘stones’). It is probably named for logan stones in the vicinity. (Logan stones are boulders so poised that they rock at a touch.) 2. less commonly, a habitational name from Buxton in Norfolk, which is named with the genitive case of the Old English personal name Bucc ( see Buck 1) + Old English tūn ‘settlement’, ‘enclosure’.

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

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    Sources (5)

    • John Buxton in household of Mary Buxton, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • John Buston in household of Matthew Morris, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • John Buxton, "United States Census, 1880"

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