Joseph Bouton

27 April 1823–11 January 1871 (Age 47)
Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Bouton was born on 27 April 1823, in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Joseph Bouton, was 35 and his mother, Betty Bixby, was 33. He married Mary Rebecca Barto on 10 March 1846, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Connecticut, United States in 1870. He died on 11 January 1871, in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Bouton
Mary Rebecca Barto
Marriage: 10 March 1846
Homer Arlington Bouton
Frederick Bouton
Harry Wilmot Bouton
Sarah Louisa Bouton
Frank Taylor Bouton
Lily Althea Bouton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 March 1846Connecticut, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened
    Age 6
    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 13
    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

    French:nickname for someone with a prominent wart, carbuncle, or boil, from Old French bo(u)ton ‘knob, lump, excrescence’ (from bo(u)ter ‘to thrust or strike’).metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of buttons, from Old French bo(u)ton, the same word as above, specialized to mean ‘button’.

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

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    Sources (35)

    • Jos Bowton in household of Jos Bowton, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joseph Bouton in entry for Louie Bouton Felt, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Joseph Bonton, "United States Census, 1870"

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