William Dutton

1832–
Vermont, United States

The Life of William

When William Dutton was born about 1832, in Vermont, United States, his father, Thomas Dutton, was 36 and his mother, Mary Cobb, was 34.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Dutton
1796–1860
Mary Cobb
1798–1862
Lucius Dutton
1830–1910
William Dutton
1832–
Charles Dutton
1846–
Henry Dutton
1835–1861

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World Events (3)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 2

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

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: habitational name from any of the places called Dutton, especially those in Cheshire and Lancashire. The first of these is named from Old English dūn ‘hill’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the second is from Old English personal name Dudd(a) ( see Dodd 1) + Old English tūn.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • 1860 United States Federal Census
  • 1850 United States Federal Census

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