David Buttar

Brief Life History of David

When David Buttar was born on 2 December 1822, in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland, his father, Donald Buttar, was 66 and his mother, Betheah Elspeth Rattray, was 34. He married Margaret Spalding on 11 March 1849, in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1854 and lived in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. His occupation is listed as shoemaker in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 23 November 1911, in Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Clarkston City Cemetery, Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States.

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David Buttar
Sarah Keep
Marriage: 16 December 1866
Lucy Ann Francis
Sarah Isabella Buttars
Elizabeth Buttars
Charles William Buttars
Thomas James Buttars
David Alexander Buttars
James Joseph Buttars
Mary Janet Buttars
Emma Jane Buttars

Sources (90)

  • David Buttars, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • 1822 David Butter, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • David Buttar, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

World Events (8)

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Name Meaning

Pakistani and Indian (Punjab): Jat and Sikh name, probably a habitational name from Buttar village in Muktsar district of Punjab.

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

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Death, and Sharks while Crossing the Atlantic…Saved by the Seagulls

David Buttars Sr. was born 2 December 1822 in Rattray, Scotland. His parents were Donald Buttars and Beatheah Rattray. His father was a tailor by trade and apprenticed David as a shoemaker. He was b …

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