John Jackson Munsee Butler

17 April 1812–27 March 1891 (Age 78)
Schuyler, Herkimer, New York, United States

The Life Summary of John Jackson Munsee

When John Jackson Munsee Butler was born on 17 April 1812, in Schuyler, Herkimer, New York, United States, his father, Levi Butler, was 37 and his mother, Deborah Munsee, was 28. He married Sarah Donaldson on 2 January 1834, in Venango Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1862 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 27 March 1891, in Trenton, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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John Jackson Munsee Butler
Sarah Donaldson
Marriage: 2 January 1834
Angelina Melvina Butler
Myron Wallace Butler
Mahala Jane Butler
Emily Lenora Butler

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  • Marriage
    2 January 1834Venango Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    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. 
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 15
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 24
    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: 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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    John Jackson Munsee Butler

    According to “John O Hart of Irish Pedigree” it states that the name Butler came from the office of “Chief Butler of Ireland” in 1172, when it was bestowed upon Theobald Fitz-Walter. His duty was to …

    Sources (33)

    • J J Butler, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Jackson Munsell (Munsee) Butler, "United States, GenealogyBank Marriages, 1815-2011"
    • John J.M. Butler in entry for Myron Wallace Butler, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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