Warham Bagg Button

28 November 1798–8 February 1835 (Age 36)
Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Warham Bagg

When Warham Bagg Button was born on 28 November 1798, in Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph Button, was 25 and his mother, Lucinda Bagg, was 24. He married Sophia N. Chaffee on 25 September 1821, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 8 February 1835, in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Warham Bagg Button
Sophia N. Chaffee
Marriage: 25 September 1821
William Button
Orville Mortimer Button
Laura Lucinda Button
Julia Button
Mary Button

Spouse and Children

25 September 1821
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 5

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 14

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of buttons, from Old French bo(u)ton ‘knob’, ‘lump’, specialized to mean ‘button’. Compare Butner .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Warham Button, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Wareham Button in entry for Sophia Chaffee, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Wareham Button, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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