Kenion Taylor Butler

Brief Life History of Kenion Taylor

When Kenion Taylor Butler was born on 17 November 1831, in Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Lowe Butler I, was 23 and his mother, Caroline Farozine Skeen, was 19. He married Olive Artemesia Durfey on 5 December 1854, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Liberty, Clay, Missouri, United States in 1836 and lived in Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States in 1850 and Gooding, Idaho, United States in 1953. He registered for military service in 1857. He died on 1 May 1886, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Kenion Taylor Butler
Olive Artemesia Durfey
Marriage: 5 December 1854
Sarah Olive Butler
Lydia Caroline Butler
Kennion Taylor Butler
John Royal Butler
James Alma Butler Sr.
Jesse Skeen Butler
Charity Artemesia Butler
Jedediah Vincent Butler
Thomas Lorenzo Butler

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  • CENSUS: UT TERRITORY, Spanish Fork City, Taylor T Butler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Kenion Taylor Butler - Cemetery record or headstone: birth-name: Kenion Taylor Butler
  • Kenion T Butler (marriage to Olive Durphy), "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

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1832 · Black Hawk War

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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Kennion Taylor Butler

Kennion Taylor Butler was the oldest of twelve children born to John Lowe Butler and his first wife, Caroline Farozine Skeen. He was born November 17, 1831 in Simpson County, Kentucky. He went by t …

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