Lorenzo Dow Butler

Male13 June 1826–2 August 1884

Brief Life History of Lorenzo Dow

When Lorenzo Dow Butler was born on 13 June 1826, in Simpson, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Butler, was 55 and his mother, Charity Lowe, was 44. He married Ann Binnall on 15 May 1848, in Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He immigrated to Liberty, Clay, Missouri, United States in 1836 and lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Boyer Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 2 August 1884, in Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Woodbine Cemetery, Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lorenzo Dow Butler
Ann Binnall
Marriage: 15 May 1848
Mary A Butler
Frank Albert Butler
Agnes Butler
Thomas W Butler
Edmund Butler
Emma Maria Butler
Lorenzo Dow Butler Jr.
Jane Butler
James Morgan Butler
Nellie E Butler
Fredrick Butler
Elbert Barnes Butler

Sources (27)

  • Lorenzo D Butler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • L D Butler in entry for T W Butler, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Lorenzo Butler, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 May 1848Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States
  • Children (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

    Age 4

    The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.


    Age 17

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Genealogy from John Lowe Butler Autobiography

    John Lowe Butler, 1808-1861 Autobiography (1808-c.1858) Typescript, HBLL AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHN LOWE BUTLER I [Born in Simpson County, Kentucky, April 8, 1808] My father was James Butler; he was the f …

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