Benjamin S. Butterfield

25 December 1833–
Mount Vernon, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life of Benjamin S.

When Benjamin S. Butterfield was born on 25 December 1833, in Mount Vernon, Kennebec, Maine, United States, his father, Benjamin K Butterfield, was 32 and his mother, Sophia Smith, was 26.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin K Butterfield
1801–1855
Sophia Smith
1807–
Andrew Jackson Butterfield
1831–1904
Thomas Butterfield
1832–
Benjamin S. Butterfield
1833–
Alonzo Butterfield
1835–
James E Butterfield
1837–1911

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

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.
1838 · The Aroostook War

Age 5

"An international incident referred to as the Aroostook War or ""Pork and Beans War"". The conflict resulted as part of an international boundary dispute between the United States. Although several British soldiers were captured, nobody was killed during the war. In fact, local militia units did not engage in any significant combat. One of the most dramatic events was actually when two Canadian militia were injured by Black Bears."
1846

Age 13

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a pasture for cattle or at a dairy farm, or a habitational name from a place named Butterfield (for example in West Yorkshire), from Old English butere ‘butter’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Research Log for Benjamin S Butterfield by BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy
  • Benjamin S. Butterfield, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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