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THE BUTLER FAMILY 




THE MONUMENT ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF DEACON 
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AN HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL RECORD DATING 
FROM JAMES BUTLER. ONE OF THE FIRST SETTLERS 
OF NASHAWAY. AFTERWARDS NAMED LANCASTER, 
MASS.. BRINGING ONLY THE DESCENDANTS OF HIS 
THIRD CHILD, DEACON JOHN BUTLER, DOWN TO THE 
PRESENT DAY, 1901 



ODE 

iVRITTEN FOR THE BuTLER FAMILY REUNION, HeLD WEDNESDAY, 

June 9, 1886, on the Dedication of the Monument to the 
Memory of Deacon John Butler, the First Settler of 
Pelham, N. H. — 1722. 

By Frederick Paul Hill (a descendant). 

Delivered by Miss Mabel Hill. 

I. 

When God of old led Jiidah to the land 

Long promised, through the waste of sea and sand, 

He bade a cloud descend to lead the way — 

A pillar — fired at night by heaven's ray. 

And this because men's hearts were carnal, slow. 

And needed outward signs His power to know. 

But when, long ages past. He led again 

His chosen people from the bonds of men 

Across the stormy sea to Freedom's shore, 

No cloudy column marked the way before ; 

No blazing shaft, against the dreary night, 

Betrayed His presence in their holy flight ; 

But in each Pilgrim's breast a flame burned high. 

That led them on beneath the wintry sky, 

With hope ascendant, toward the evening star, 

Faith's lofty column, shining bright and far ! 

O Faith triumphant ! Million souls have been 

Redeemed by Thee from misery and sin. 

Thy glory made the martyr's crown a joy; 

Thy strength forbade the zealot's fire destroy ; 

Thy presence stilled the heavy heart to rest. 

Consoled the mourner, lifted the oppressed. 

Yet not in all the scenes of human ken, 

Since God first breathed His spirit upon men, 

Hath thy divinely born, inspiring glow 

Arched in man's heart heaven's mystic promise-bow 

As when, on God's most wondrous purpose bent. 

Thou ledst our fathers to this continent — 

A broad, fair land, a freshly virgin soil — 

Where purity and love should blend with toil 

To bid the desert blossom as the rose. 

And His great goodness to the race disclose. 

Oh, not with mighty pomp and state they came. 

As Roman warriors marched to conquer fame ; 

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Nor as the Greeks to cultivate the arts, 

And spread their commerce to the wilder parts ; 

Nor yet, as with the migrators of old, 

Who left their mountain lairs, rapacious, bold. 

To scourge the earth with wanton fire and blood. 

And wade in carnage as a deadly flood ; 

Nay, but they came with holy ardor pure 

To worship One in peace that should endure ; 

To build upon the New World's free-swept sod 

A home — an altar to the Living God. 

And with these Puritans of thought and creed, 

Whose simple lives showed forth their truth, indeed. 

Stern honesty and virtue, love of right. 

The law's obedience, honor's sacred might — 

There came, like tender seeds that waft from far, 

And only grow where favoring breezes are. 

The germs of hopes, sweet aspirations, dreams, 

A people's longings, men's inherent gleams 

Of something grander, nobler for his race, 

A slow, sad groping for that better place, 

Where, freed, enlightened every son of man 

Might grow to somewhat of his Father's plan. 

O people of the long since vanished past. 

From what bright realms of life's progression vast 

Can ye look back to that God-given day 

When first the Mayflower entered Plymouth Bay? 

Oh, can ye see the germs your vessel brought 

Grown to those marvelous things your God hath wrought ? 

Then should your blessed lives with peace be crowned, 

A nation formed by ye — a heaven found. 



II. 

If, haply those whom we call dead — 
Though far more truly living — 

Can come again to this world's stead 
Receiving joy, and giving; 

How gladly, on this happy day, 

Must come joy's brimming measure 

To him whose life so far away. 
Fills ours with kinship's pleasure ! 

Our worthy ancestor, whose name 

We gather here to cherish ; 
The founder of this town, whose fame 

For ages shall not perish. 

First settler of these granite hills 
Whose forests bowed before thee, 

Receive our grateful love, that fills 
The blue sky round and o'er thee. 

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Look downward on these verdant fields, 
Strewn with June's fairest flowers, 

And take the joy our reverence yields 
In these few precious hours ; 

For we have cause to tender thee 

All that we may of beauty 
Of heart and deed, to render thee 

Our unaflFected duty. 

We know but little of our sire 

To tell in sonp or story ; 
He was no lord, knight, or esquire 

Of chivalry's vain glory; 

Nor sculptor's nor the painter's art 

Has kept his manly being 
Intact for centuries apart 

For our delighted seeing. 

But what of that? The inner man 

Lives yet within our vision ; 
The sturdy, fearless Puritan, 

LTndaunted by derision. 

Unheeding savage beast and foe. 

Dark nature's frown or omen, 
He sought this home for weal or woe. 

One of God's honest yeomen. 

And faithful as his conscience saw 
The Heht from Heaven's beacon. 

He lived and died in duty's law — 
An honored Christian deacon. 

A prouder title, nobler won. 
Than grand armorial bearing; 

God's blazon for a life well done. 
In His good service sharing. 

We see him as he hither came 
From Woburn's pleasant valley. 

And scanned the hills, unknown by name. 
Whence lurking foes might sally. 

We see the rude, stockaded fort ; 

The humble, log-built dwelling; 
His children playing by the port ; 

His fields with labor swelling; 

The leaping of the meadow rill ; 

The pond in higher reaches ; 
Their waters tamed to turn his mill ; 

As art o'er nature teaches. 



The planting of his orchard trees ; 

The town's fast-coming people ; 
The school-house in the sunny breeze ; 

The upward pointing steeple! 

We know his hand delighted here 

To help all good in growing ; 
That with his Celtic nature clear, 

He followed God's free showing. 

Content to strive for ampler good, 

To trust the larger future. 
Hoping for fuller manlihood 

Reared of New England's nurture. 

III. 

We meet to-day to venerate our sire. 

It is most just. The past should us inspire ; 

And it is well amid life's toil to pause 

And contemplate again those primal laws 

Which gave our fathers courage; to review 

Their trials and their victories; and anew 

To consecrate ourselves to that same word 

Whose faintest whisper Conscience would have heard 

And heeded, not less than the trumpet tone 

That stirs the doubting heart from zone to zone. 

Thus shall we open wide our minds, and gain 

The wisdom Sympathy bears in her train. 

And in her fairer, wider vision see 

The past, the present, and the yet-to-be. 

But, not with selfish thoughts this stone we raise 

To show our family-father grateful praise; 

We rear this stone not to the honored sire 

So much as to the type of man-;-a higher, 

More during honor — to the Puritan, 

Staunch-hearted, undismayed by bar or ban. 

Whose faith o'ercame the elements, and bore 

Love, hope, and liberty, to this wild shore, 

Thus future generations here should keep 

This granite symbol of the just who sleep. 

O kindred, gathered here this summer day, 

What thought of coming time to bear away 

Should be the poet's gift? What but of hope? 

For by that power alone the heart can cope 

With all the vast complexities of life, 

Until the angel Faith shall still the strife. 

There is no better way to bid her come. 

And make our hearts her sure-abiding home, 

Than to look backward through the misty years 

And see the Mayflower's freight of cares and fears. 

Her throbbing pulses beating for the right, 

Her silent germs half hidden from the light, 

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And then, with wonderment and praise behold 
Your country's glory, rising fold on fold; 
Her mighty power, her proud, world-honored fame. 
Her people franchised in God's holy name. 
Thus, drawing promise from the past, believe, 
And for the present, God's good gifts receive; 
Assured that years to come — the latter man 
Shall be a larger, freer, nobler Puritan ! 



The following Address Was Delivered at the Dedi- 
cation OF the Monument to the Memory of 
Deacon John Butler, June 9, 1886, by one of His 
Descendants, 

According to Jonstone's "Celto-Scandinavian Antique- 
tus," Turner's "Anglo-Saxon," and other sources, Rolf 
or Rollo, a Norwegian larl, sprung from the ancient kings 
of Norway, was expelled from Norway by Harold Har- 
fager. 

Rollo retired with his ships to Denmark, and afterwards, 
to the Orkneys and Hebrides, and was joined by many 
Danish and Norwegian warriors. They attacked England 
in the beginning of the tenth century, A. D. 911, but un- 
able to make any settlement there, after several attempts, 
being opposed to King Alfred, they set sail for France, 
overrun a great part of the country, and finally Rollo, at 
the head of thirty thousand Danish and Norwegian war- 
riors compelled Charles the Simple, King of France, to 
cede Neustria, a principality, to them, which from these 
Northmen, Nordmen, Normands or Normans, got the 
name of Normandy. 

Rollo received his principality, and obtained in mar- 
riage Gisella, daughter of King Charles the Simple, on 
condition that he and his followers should adopt the 
Christian faith, with which terms the Norwegian chief 
complied, and he and his people became Christians. 

Rolf, or Rollo, and his descendants, as Dukes of Nor- 
mandy, ruled over that province from the tenth to the 
thirteenth century, and in the eleventh century William, 
Duke of Normandy, claiming the crown of England, 
landed an immense army at Pavensey, in Sussex, on the 
28th of September, 1066, and on Saturday, the 14th of 
October of that year, fought the great battle near Hast- 
ings. 



The victory was won by Duke William and he became 
King of England, under the title of "William the Con- 
queror." 

ORIGIN OF THE BUTLER FAMILY FROM THE 
DUKES OF NORMANDY. 

In Camden's "Britannia," page 452, we find that the 
family of Fitz-Walter, alias "Botelere," alias Butler, de- 
rived their pedigree from the Dukes of Normandy as 
follows : 

1. RoUo, of Normandy, first Duke of Normandy. 

2. William Longespee, his son, second Duke. 

3. Richard C), the third Duke, his son, died A. D. 986. 

This Richard left two sons. 

1. Richard('). 

2. Godfrey,* the Consul, Earl of Bryomy. 

4. Richard C), the fourth Duke, his son. 

5. Robert, his son, the fifth Duke. 

6. William, Duke of Normandy, or "William the Con- 

queror," his son, the first King of England of the 
Norman line. 

7. Henry the First, his son, second King of England. 

8. Henry the Second, his son, third King of England. 

GiSLEBERT THE NoRMAN, Earl of Eu, had four sons : 

1. Gislebert de Clare, Earl of Clare, who was ancestor 

of Richard Strongbow, Earl of Pembroke, married 
Eva, daughter of Dermod McMorough, King of 
Leinster. 

2. Roger. 

3. Walter. 

4. Robert, who was ancestor to Fitz-Walter and Butler. 

Harvey Walter, who was lineally descended from the 
said Robert last mentioned, married a daughter of Gilbert 
Becket, and a sister of Thomas a Becket, the "Martyr," 
who was Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, and by her had 
issue : 

♦Godfrey, the Consul, Earl of Bryomy, second son of Richard ('), the 
third Duke of Normandy, was the ancestor of De Clare (now Clare) and of But- 
ler in England and Ireland. 



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Theobald Walter, who, with all his family, were 
banished out of England on account of the dis- 
favor in which Thomas a Becket, Lord Archbishop 
of Canterbury then stood with Henry the Second. 
But soon after the murder of the said Archbishop, 
and the king's public penance for having been ac- 
cessory to his death, Henry the Second recalled 
from banishment all the Archbishop's relations and 
friends, and promoted them to great offices, and 
employments, particularly Theobald, son of said 
Harvey Walter, for a time called Theobald Walter, 
until the King took him into favor, and sent him 
into Ireland with the title of "Chief Butler" of 
that kingdom where, by the King's royal bounty, 
his own powers and valiant behavior, became emi- 
nent and attained greater possessions.* 



BURKE'S PEERAGE AND BARONETAGE. 

The history of the illustrious house of Butler of Ormond 
is, in point of fact, the history of Ireland, from the time of 
the Anglo-Norman invasion. At the head of the great 
nobility of that country have ever stood the Butlers. 

For ages their story fills the pages of the Irish annals, 
from the advent of Theobald Fitz- Walter, in the reign of 
Henry the Second, down to the death of James, second 
Duke of Ormond, of Avignon, in 1745. 

The surname of Butler, is derived from the chief but- 
lerage of Ireland, conferred by Henry II. upon the first of 
the family, who settled in that kingdom. 

Hervey Walter, or Herveus Walteri, was heir to Hubert 
Waited, who was mentioned in the sheriff's account for 
the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk (j. Henry II., A. D. 
1 1 56.) He married Matilda, who with her sister Bertha, 
wife of Rudolph de Glanville, was co-heir of Theobald de 
Valoines, Lord of Parham, County Suffolk, and had four 
sons: 

♦Other antiquarians hold that the name of Butler is derived from Robert 
supposed to have been "butler" to King William the Conqueror, who in 
"Doomsday Book" is called "Robertus Pincarua." This "Robertas Pincarua" 
with two others of the same name (whether his brothers or sons we know not) 
called Hugo Pincarua and Richard Pincarua. held each of them from the King, 
several towns in England. The said Robertus, was the grandfather of the 
aforementioDed Walter. 

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I. Theobald, ancestor of the house of Ormond. 

II. Hubert, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1193, Chief Jus- 

tice and Governor of the Kingdom, during the ab- 
sence of Richard I., Chancellor of England, 1199, 
Pope Legate, in the reign of King John, and died 
at his manor of Paynham, 1205. 

III. Roger, witness to the Charter of Buthley. 

IV. Hamo, also witness to the same Charter. 

Hervey Walter, granted a charter of land in Wingfield, 
County Suffolk, to the Church of St. Mary Buthley, which 
charter was confirmed by his son. 

Theobald Fitz-Walter, who accompanied Henry II. into 
Ireland, and was created Chief Butler of Ireland, 11 77, 
returned to England, and accompanied Prince John into 
Ireland in 1185. He was possessed of the baronies of 
upper Ormond, lower Ormond, and numerous other ter- 
ritories. He married Maud, daughter of Robert le Vava- 
sour, and granddaughter of William le Vavasour, Justice- 
ary of England, by whom (who married secondly Fulke 
Fitz Warwe) he had one son and one daughter. They 
were : 

I. Theobald, his heir. 

II. Maud, married Geoffrey de Prendergrast, Lord of 

Enniscoothy, and Duffrey County, Wexford. 

Theobald Walter died before the 4th of April, 1206, 
and was succeeded by his son. 

Theobald, second Butler, who first assumed the name 
of Le Botiler, or Butler, in 122 1. He married first Joan, 
eldest sister and co-heir of Geoffrey de Marreis, a consid- 
erable Baron of Ireland, by whom he had a son, Theobald, 
his heir. 

Theobald, second Butler, died the 19th of July, 1230, 
and was succeeded by his son. 

Burke's genealogy confirms the main points already 
given, while Irish antiquarians give a line of twenty-one 
barons, earls, marquises, and dukes of Ormond, down to 
1708. 

This does not include collateral lines, which were 
divided about equally between England and Ireland. 



JAMES BUTLER,(') SEN., "THE PLANTER." 

The first record we have of James Butler, the father of 
Deacon John Butler, is from the old town of Lancaster, 
Mass., first settled in 1653, then called Nashaway. 

He was an early proprietor, and must have owned land 
there previous to 1659. For "Orders and Directions," 
given to Ralph Houghton, about laying out the second 
division of meadow, "Monday the 5 Februarie, 1659," 
James Butler's lot was No, 59. 

According to the proprietor's records he owned five lots 
consisting of 268 acres in Lancaster at the first settlement. 
In 1663 "the towne granted to James Butler a halfe home 
Lott, and he is to have 10 acres of vpland for halfe home 
Lott, and twentie acres of vpland for a halfe home Lott 
of intervaile. And to take it where it is not disposed of, 
neither to any pticuler pson, or in the Stated Comon. 
And he is to have other acomodacion suitable according 
to his estate." 

In 1664, "the towne (of Lancaster) gave Libertie to 
James Butler to have a Rode of vpland in breadth, to set 
a fence on at the side of the seauen acres of Intervaile 
which he bought of goodman Joslin." 

In 1664, James Butler received from Rebecca Joslin, 
widow of Thomas, certain land east of Still river (Lancas- 
ter), recorded in 1666, and there his son James ('), Jr., 
lived after the massacre. 

As James Butler was taxed in Woburn, Mass., 1676, 
1677, and 1678, he probably never returned to Lancaster, 
after the first massacre. He was taxed in Billerica, Mass., 
1679. The oldest record book of the town of Billerica has 
the following: "20th day 01, 1681, James Butler. Sen., 
Irishman, dyed." 

The same book also contains the following: "John 
Hinds and Marv Butler, widow, married 9th day, 12 mo. 
1682." 

Mary Butler, widow of James (M, was administratrix of 
her husband's estate, and the application and inventory 
is on file in the Probate office at Cambridge, Mass. 

John Hinds, of Lancaster, Mass., dying, his widow, 
Mary, was appointed executrix the T4th of October. 1724. 
and conveyed land to her loving son, John Hinds, of 
Brookfield, Mass. 



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Mary (Butler) Hinds had four sons and three daugh- 
ters by her second husband. 

An instrument dated at Worcester, Mass., February 8, 
17,33- "J^mes Butler (*), son of James ('), releases the 
children of her second husband (Hinds) from farther sup- 
port of his mother during her natural life, and assumed 
the charge himself." 

The following were the children of James Butler and 
Mary, his wife : 

1. James, b. . 

2. Martha, b. . 

3. John, b. July 22, 1677, at Woburn, Mass. 

4. Mary, b. July 11, 1679, at Billerica, Mass. 

5. Eleanor, b. July 13, 1681, at Billerica, Mass. 

James (*), Jr.'s, first wife, Lydia , died at Lancas- 
ter, Mass., Oct. II, 1723. They had five children. He 
married at Lancaster, Mass.. Hannah Wilson (second 
wife), March 19, 1724, Justice Houghton officiating. They 
had three children. 

Martha(^) married John Smith, Dec. 14, 1719, by Jus- 
tice Houghton. Both o' Lancaster, Mass. 

John(*) married Elizabeth Wilson, of Woburn, Mass. 
Both died and were buried in the first, or Gumpus, grave 
yard in Pelham, N. H. 

James Butler, Jr., date and place of birth unknown, 
resided on lands belonging to his father in Lancaster, 
Mass. An extract taken from the "History of Lancaster, 
Mass. :" "Lancaster, 20 Apr., 1704, James Butler in garri- 
son on ye east side of Nashawav river." His house was 
on the east side of Wetaquock hills. 

Mary, James Butler's fourth child, married Thomas Lit- 
tlejohn, of Edinburgh, Scotland, Jan. 26, 1726. They had 
five children. 

1. Marv, born May 10, 1728. 

2. Thomas, born July 27, 1730; m. Bamet. 

3. Sarah, born 1731. 

4. Simeon, born Apr. 15, 1733. 

5. Tilley. born May 26, 1735; m. Hannah Brown. 

Mary (Butler) Littleiohn, born at Billerica, Mass., is 
supposed to have died at Lancaster, Mass. Her daughters, 
Mary, Sarah, and son Tilley, remained all their lives in 

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and about the old town of Lancaster and vicinity, where 
all the children were born. 

Thomas Littlejohn, Sen., at the age of 22, came to 
Boston about 1718, from Edinburgh, Scotland. He was 
in Joseph Blanchard's muster-roll from August to Octo- 
ber, 1725. He is said to have been killed in a battle at 
Louisbourg, 1748. 

Thomas, Jr., emigrated to Halifax, N. S., with his 
brother Simeon. He married, in Halifax, a lady from the 
State of Maine, had twelve children, and from one of them, 
all the Littlejohns in and about Portland, Me., were 
descended. 

Simeon Littlejohn removed to Philadelphia, Pa., and 
married there and removed to the Southern States. All 
in the South bearing that name are his descendants. 

Tilley Littlejohn, who remained in Lancaster, Mass., 
was afterwards of Princeton, Mass., one of the signers of 
the church's organization at Princeton, formerly a part 
of Lancaster, Selectman, 1764, and held other town offices 
there. He was in Captain Asa Whitcomb's Company, 1756, 
in the Expedition to Crown Point. 

All of the name of Littlejohn in Nev/ York State, Bishop 
Littlejohn, and others of some note, are descendants of 
Tilley, fifth child of Thomas and Mary (Butler) Little- 
john. 

End of address delivered at the dedication of the monu- 
ment 

The following record of James (') and Lydia But- 
ler's children was arranged by me from the "Records of 
Births. Marriages, and Deaths, Lancaster, Mass." James 
Butler (') had only one wife. It was his son, James (*). 
who married Hannah Wilson. It is almost a certainty that 
Martha, who married Jonathan Smith, and Mary, who 
married Thomas Littlejohn. were the daughters of 
James (*). By comparing the dates of their births and 
marriages, this was most probably the case. — A. W. R. 

Copied from the Lancaster Record : 

Note.— As infants were usually carried to the meetinp-house to be baptized 
at a very tender ape, often on the first Sunday after their birth, whatever the 
weather or the distance, the date of baptism has special value in cases where 
the birth record cannot be found. 

Entered by me, John Prentice, this 2d day of Decem- 
ber, 1730. The names of those who have been baptized 
by me: 

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The children of James Butler (*) and his wife, Lydia. 



1. James, 

2. Mary, 

3. Eunice, 

4. Martha, 



These five 
children were 
baptized the 
loth day of 
October, 1708. 



m. Hannah Wilson, 
March 19, 1724. 

m. Thomas Littlejohn 
(supposed). 

m. Jonathan Smith 
(supposed). 

5. Hannah _ 

6. Nathaniel, baptized Dec. 21, 1710; m. Experience 

Glazier, Nov. 22, 1733. 

7. Thankful, baptized Feb. 8, 1712-13; m. Zachariah 

Glazier, Mar. 16, 1738-9. 

8. , baptized June 5, 171 5. 

9. Nathan, baptized May 28, 1721. 

The following account was copied from "The History 
of Berlin,* Mass." James Butler, 3d son of James, Jr., 
of Bolton,* and a descendant of the Butlers of Woburn, 
settled on the Joel Proctor place, now owned by John 
Collins ; he bought the noted "cranberry meadow, where 
the beavers had made a dam," the meadow west of the road 
traversed by the Old Colony R. R. ; the dam is now 
spoiled. He married Hannah, daughter of James Wil- 
son, had a numerous family, and died 1734. His succes- 
sor on the place was his son Isaac. Simon, another son, 
settled west of Clamshell pond. A number of the Butler 
family settled in Troy and Marlboro, N. H. Joseph 
Butler, the miller for James Pitts, of Clinton, where the 
Lancaster Mills now stand, was grandson of Isaac, and 
son of Joseph and Parna Temple, b. 1794. His house, 
built in 1820, still stands southwest of the bridge. John, 
a son of James Butler, sold, in 1736, 108 acres on the south- 
west side of Third Division Hill, including the "mill 
place" and saw-mill, to John Pollard (record incomplete). 

* In later years, Berlin and Bolton, were carved from the old town of Lan- 
caster, Mass. 



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With the intention of preserving the Butler book, written so 
many years ago, I have copied it in its original form down to the 
sixth generation. Without it the task of collecting the following 
family records would have been impossible. As an illustration 
of the numbers over each family record, I will use the name of 
the last child, of the last family, of the fifth generation; James 
was the third child of Jonathan, of the fourth generation; Jona- 
than was the sixth child of Jacob, of the third generation; Jacob 
was the eighth child of Deacon John, of the second generation ; 
and Deacon John was the third child of James, of the first gen- 
eration. 

The Roman capitals denote the generations, and the figures de- 
note the numerical order of the children. If continued, the 
Roman capitals and figures over James's family would read : 
(I. 3— n. 8— III. 6— IV. 3). 

Commencing at the sixth generation, all the descendants of the 
fifth generation, of whom I have the records, will be brought 
down in rotation to the present day, 1900. 

Blank pages will be found in the back part of the book, and 
each family can keep their family record in the future, and can 
also add any dates of births, marriages and deaths which I have 
been unable to trace. 

I have tried to trace, through a genealogical bureau, the an- 
cestry of James Butler ('), but without success to the present 
time. Each family will be notified later should my inquiry be 
answered. 

The following answer was sent to me from the genealogical 
bureau as to who was the first settler of Pelham, N. H. : "The 
first settler in the place was a Butler. He located on 
Beaver Brook, and built a saw and grist mill, and it is known 
as Butler's Mills to the present time. A man by the name of 
Giige settled on what is now known as Gage Hill, who supposed 
he was the only one in the place. But one morning he was on the 
hill and discovered smoke on what is called Gumpus Hill. He 
took his axe and started for the smoke, marking the trees on his 
way, and found Butler located there, and building his mill." 

There was a tradition in this family, which was brought down 
to the fifth generation, that Robert Butler was the father of 
James C), for in the records in the old family Bible kept by my 
grandfather. Manly Butler, is written the following: 

"My name is Manly ; my father's name was Daniel ; his 
father's name was Jacob; his father's name was John; his 
father's name was James, and his father's name was Robert." 

The abbreviations used are: — unm. (unmarried); n. c. (no 
children) : r. (the present residing place), and d. y. (died young). 



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SOME ACCOUNT OF DEACON JOHN BUTLER, 
OF PELHAM, N. H., AND OF HIS DE- 
SCENDANTS. 

BY CALEB BUTLER, OF GROTON, MASS. PUBLISHED IN 

1848-49. 

John Butler, the propos'tus of the family registers here- 
inafter given, was born at Woburn, in the county of Mid- 
dlesex, Mass., July 22, 1677. He was the son of James 
Butler, whose name appears in the tax-lists of Woburn 
for the years 1676, 1677, and 1678, but the name of Butler 
is not afterwards found in the records of Woburn, till 
John became twenty-one years of age, whence it is in- 
ferred that the father died soon after the birth of John. 
Whether he had other children than John is not known 
with certainty. One of the fourth generation is remem- 
bered to have said that John had a brother Simon or 
Simeon, who lived at the South. By "South" might be 
meant Connecticut or New York, and possibly some of 
the name now there are his descendants. 

Neither the precise time when, nor the particular place 
whence, the ancestor emigrated and came to America is 
known. There is a tradition among the descendants of 
John that their ancestor came into this country at the age 
of only four years, and that in afterlife he remembered 
not from what country he came. His own name only was 
all the account he could give of himself, so it would prob- 
ably be in vain for them to endeavor to trace their lineage 
from the famous Duke of Ormond,* Lord Lieutenant of 

♦That sucli is their descent, however, is by no means impossible. The fol- 
lowing somewhat abridjted account is taken from a British publication, which 
may be not wholly uninteresting to such as would be proud of and lay claim 
to a noble ancestry : 

"The family of Butler is one of the most ancient and illustrious in the 
British dominions; and for the services which at different periods it rendered to 
the crown, it has obtained titles of honor in each of the kingdoms which con- 
stitute the empire." 

I. "Thomas Butler, Esq., of Cloughgrenan, in the county of Carlow, sup- 
posed to be lineally descended from Sir Edward Butler, Kt., second son 

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Ireland, or from the great and good Bishop, whose "An- 
alogy" has rendered 'lis name immortal. Equally unavail- 
ing would the task be to prove that a slip from the humor- 
ous author of "Hudibras" formed the stock from which 
they are shoots, or that they are the collateral kindred 
of the present Earl of Ormond, of the House of Lords, 
or the member of the House of Commons, from the county 
of Kilkenny, of whom each has the cognomen of Butler. 
The Emerald Isle, however, was undoubtedly the country 
from which their ancestor emigrated, and the Irish the 
nation with whom they share nationality. 

John Butler was first taxed in Woburn, Aug. 8, 1698, 
and for the last time in 1721. The births of eight of his 
children are there recorded. 

Jonathan Tyng, of Woburn, March 8, 1721, conveyed 
by deed to John Butler, of said Woburn, 450 acres of land 
lying in Dunstable, next adjoining Dracut line, and soon 
after another parcel of 150 acres adjoining the first lot. 
The line between Dunstable and Dracut at that time is 
known to have run from "a pine-tree in sight of Beaver 
brook" to long pond, crossing "mammoth" road, now so- 
called, near the school-house and burying place in the 

of James, ninth Earl of Ormonde, was created a Baronet of Ireland 
August 16, 1628. He represented the county of Carlow in Parliament 
1639, married Ann, daughter of Sir Thomas Colclough. Kt.. of Tynterne 
Abbey, by whom he had four sons and three daughters. He was suc- 
ceeded by his eldest son." ,„ . — , 
II. " Sir Edmund, who married Juliana, daughter of Bernard Hyde, Esq., of 
Shinfield, county Berks, and was succeeded by his eldest son." 

III. "Sir Thomas, of Garryhundon, who married Jane, daughter of Rt. Rev. 
Richard Bow, D.D., Lord Bishop of Leighton and Ferns. He repre- 
sented the county of Carlow in i6— , and was succeeded by his eldest son.' 

IV. "Sir Pierce, Member of Parliament for the county of Carlow, 1713. mar- 
ried Anne, daughter of Joshua Galliard, Esq., and was succeeded by his 
eldest son." , . , 

v. "Sir Richard, M.P. for the same county, from 1739 to 1761, married 
Henrietta, daughter of, and co-heiress, of Henry Piercy, Esq., had four 
sons and six daughters, and was succeeded by his eldest son." 
VI. "Sir Thomas, M.P. for the same county, who married Dorathea, only 
daughter of Edward Bayley, D.D., Arch Deacon of Dublin, and niece of 
Sir Nicholas Bayley, Bart., of Plas Neuth, and had four sons and four 
daughters, and was succeeded by his eldest son." 
VII. " Sir Richard, M.P. for the same county, from 1783 to 1800, married Sarah, 
only daughter of Thomas Worth Newingham, Esq., and was succeeded 
by his son." 
VIII. "Sir Thomas, Bart., of Garryhundon; January 12, 1812, married Frances 
Graham, fourth daughter of John Graham Clark, Esq., by whom he had 
two sons and seven daughters." 

Now, of the multitude of possibilities supposable in the case, one is, that 
James Butler, of Woburn, Mass., had his descent from the family of Ormond, 
and was collaterally related to the noble family here traced. It has been thought 
he was related to Stephen Butler, of Boston, Mass., whose family register is 
given in the " Register " for April, 1647, Volume I. No. 2, but by having a son in 
1677, it appears he was too old to be bis son. 

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southwesterly part of Pelham. Hence it appears that 
John Butler's land was situated in a territory afterwards 
included in Nottingham west, and subsequent to establish- 
ment of the State line, incorporated into the town of Pel- 
ham, and is the same upon which he and many of his 
posterity lived and died, and where some of his descend- 
ants still reside. It appears that he removed from Woburn 
to take possession of his lands in the spring of 1721-2. 

Proprietors of wild lands in this region about this time 
erected a building on the side of Benjamin Cutter's pres- 
ent dwelling-house for the purpose of encouraging settlers 
in those regions by giving them the use and occupation of 
it while preparing habitations of their own on such lands 
as they might purchase. 

It is believed that John Butler, who was one of the first 
who settled in this region, availed himself of the privilege 
tendered, and occupied the building till he built a house 
on the land he had purchased of Mr. Tyng. This he 
erected on a spot between the present house and barn of 
Mr. John Gage, upon or near the easterly side of the pres- 
ent traveled "mammoth" road. It was constructed of pine 
logs, hewn and locked or dove-tailed together at the cor- 
ners, with a ditch and pallisadoes around it, and portholes 
through the logs on all sides of convenient height for 
shooting in case of an attack by the Indians. A draw- 
bridge was thrown across by day, which was drawn up 
by night. It was the expressed desire of the builder and 
occupant of this log cabin, or garrison, that it might remain 
as long as its timbers would hold together, as a memento 
to his posterity of the courage, perseverance, and endur- 
ance of the pioneers in that wilderness. It stood about 
four-score years after its erection, to be viewed by two 
generations after him, and then was taken down, and all 
traces of its foundation are now obliterated. 

Little is known of the character of him who is here 
placed at the head of this Butler family, except what is 
inferred from his history thus brief and from a few 
records of the town in which he lived. The solitary 
wilderness was not a favorable position for the develop- 
ment of intellectual endowments, or. if possessed, for 
their being recorded and transmitted to posterity. It 
appears that at the first meeting in Nottingham west (now 
Hudson), he was chosen town clerk and a selectman, 

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which offices he held several years. He is styled Deacon 
in the records both of Hudson and Pelham, and must 
have been one of the first in both places. He was the 
progenitor of a numerous race of hardy, robust, honest 
yeomanry. The small, rough stone which marks the spot 
of his interment in the common burying place a little 
south from where his humble dwelling stood, bears the 
following inscription rudely engraved upon it : 

D. 

John 
Butler. 

* 1759- A. 
82. 

From the records of Woburn and other reliable sources 
we have the following register of his children : 

John Butler and Elizabeth, his wife. 

1. Elizabeth; b. Sept. 4, 1704; m. Ephraim Cummings. 

2. John; b. June 22, 1706; m. | Mary Hamblet. 

( Ruth Wyman. 

3. Samue. ; b. May 3, 1/08 ; m. { SbeThfo'hnson.wid 

4. Sarah; b. Jan. lo, 1709-10; d. Sept. 21, 1723. 

! Abigail Nourse. 
Hannah Gragg. 
Mary Ladd. 

6. Phebe; b. Jan. 25, 1714-15; m. John Durant. 

7. Mary; b. Dec. 2y, 1716; m. Benjamin Durant. 

8. Jacob; b. Nov. 10, 1718; m. Marry Eames. 

9. Abigail; b. Nov. 5, 1720; m. Henry Baldwin. 

10. Sarah; b. Nov. 9, 1728; m. ) Jonathan Morgan. 

I Josiah Hamblet. 

The four sons above named of the third generation set- 
tled, lived to a good old age, and died in the westerly part 
of Pelham, namely : John lived on the west side of Gum- 
pus brook, where the Messrs. Seavys now live; Samuel 
first on the Spoffard farm north of the garrisoned house, 
and in 1747 removed to the foot of Jeremy's hill, on the 
farm now owned by his grandson, Phineas Butler; Jo- 
seph at the northwest corner of the town, at the mills now 

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owned by Nehemiah Butler, his grandson ; and Jacob on 
the homestead, owning the mills on Gumpus brook, near 
its outlet from the pond of the same name. The death 
of Sarah, the fourth child, is said to have been caused by 
a beard of rye getting into her nose and producing in- 
flammation. It is believed she was the first person buried 
in the common burying place in that part of the town. 
The other daughters all married, and the registers fol- 
lowing are complete, or nearly so, of the fourth genera- 
tion. 

An incident which happened in this family at an early 
period of their residence in the garrisoned house deserves 
notice, to perpetuate its remembrance. Jacob and Phebe, 
being small children, went into the woods towards even- 
ing one day in April to observe where the pigeons chose 
their roosting places, that they might go in the night with 
torches, decoy them down and take them, which they 
understood might easily be done. After strolling about 
for some time, and night approaching, they commenced 
their return, and coming to a spruce swamp in which the 
pigeons would probably roost, one took the right and the 
other the left side of the swamp, agreeing to meet at the 
other end. Phebe arrived at the place appointed, but 
Jacob, becoming bewildered, did not meet her. After 
waiting as long as she dared for her brother, she was for- 
tunate enough to find her way to the log house. Search 
was immediately commenced with torches and "halloo- 
ings." but without success. Jacob, meanwhile, unable to 
find either his sister or his way home, looked out the best 
lodging the wilderness afforded. Finding an old hollow 
tree fallen down, he crawled into it feet foremost, the better 
to defend himself from wild beasts or to crawl out on any 
emergency. On hearing the "hallooing" and seeing the 
lights of those in search of him. he left his lodging place, 
but finding they were far oflF and not approaching him. and 
fearing he might not find so convenient lodging elsewhere, 
he crept back and lay till morning. As to the time and 
manner of his getting home, tradition is lost, but on his 
arrival, the first refreshment he received was a dish of 
pancakes. These were so delicious to his taste that after- 
wards during his life, on the same day of April annually, 
he would have the same dish provided, and that day in his 
calendar became the "Feast of Pancakes." 

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(I. 3-n. I.) 

III. Elizabeth Butler m. Ephraim Cummings, Not- 
ingham West, supposed. 

1. Peter; b. Dec. 8, 1733; m. Richardson. 

2. Sarah; b. May 12, 1736; m. Samuel Page. 

3. David; b. May 20, 1738; m. Butterfield. 

4. Elizabeth; b. Oct. 26, 1740 ; m. Nathaniel Hazelton. 

5. Ephraim; b. April 9, 1743; m. Betsey Merrill. 

6. Hannah; b. April 29, 1745; m. Joseph Cummings. 

7. Pricilla; b. July 7, 1747; m. Jonathan Lund. 

(I. 3-II. 2.) 

TTT T^TT^T T^TTo-r 1.0 «, S Mary Hamblet. 
III. John Butler m. | ^^^^ Wyman. 

By First Wife. 

! Benjamin Barker. 
James Barnard, or 
Barnet, 

2. John; b. Dec. 29, 1738; m. Mary Greely. 

3. Nathan; b. Mar. 6, 1741 ; m. Hannah Hale (n. c). 

4. David; b. Dec. 7, 1743; m. Rebecca Chase. 

5. Jonathan ; b. Jan. 11, 1745-6 ; d. y. 

6. Elizabeth ; b. April 12, 1748 ; m. Henry Hale. (They 

had one son, Henry.) 

By Second Wife. 

7. Jonathan ; b. May 19, 1756; m. Sarah Tarbox. 

8. Ruth; b. March 14, 1761 ; m. John Tarbox. 

(1. 3-n. 3) 

III. Samuel Butler m. \ ^aRY Wright^ 

I Elizabeth Johnson, wid. 

1. Mary ; b. March 22,1737 ; m. Daniel Barker. 

2. Benjamin; b. Feb. 12, 1740; d. y. 

3. Caleb ; b. July 25, 1741 ; m. Rebecca Frost; d. Jan 8, 

1815. 

4. Samuel ; b. June 20, 1743 ; d. y. 

5. Deborah; b. Sept. 4, 1744; d. y. 

6. Beulah; b. Jan. i, 1746-7; m. John Muzzey. 
All by first wife. 

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(1. 3-n. 5) 

I Abigail Nourse. 
III. Joseph Butler m. < Hannah Gragg. 

( Mary Ladd. 

1. Abigail; b. Sept. 21, 1742; m. Joseph Wilson, of 

Dracut, Mass. 

2. Nehemiah; b. Mar. 26, 1749; m. Lydia Wood. 

3. Gideon; b. Mar. 24, 1751 ; m. Mary Rogers. 

4. Molly; b. Dec. 15, 1755 ; m. Timothy Ladd, of Dun- 

barton, N. H. 

5. Jesse ;b. Dec. .5.. 757 ;m. { f.^'i-^rDV 

6. Thaddeus ; b. Nov. 15, 1759; m. Beetle. 

7. Hannah; b. June 26, 1761 ; m. George Tallant. 

8. Phebe ; b. Aug. 27, 1763 ; d. unm. 

9. Elijah ; b. April 13, 1765 ; m. Lydia Fifield. 

10. James; b. March 2, 1767; d. unm. 

11. William; b. April 2, 1769; d. unm. 

12. Abigail; b. May 11, 1771 ; d. y. 

The first child, Abigail, was by the first wife, and the 
second and third children by the second wife. 



(1. 3-n. 6.) 

HL Phebe Butler m. John Durant, of Billerica, Mass. 

1. Olive; b. Aug. 29, 1739. 

2. Phebe; b. Oct. 14, 1 741. 

3. Sarah ;b. Nov. i, 1743. 

4. Joshua; b. Nov. 30, 1745. 

5. Levi; b. July 9, 1748. 

(1. 3-n. 7-) 

HL Mary Butler m. Benjamin Durant, of Billerica. 

Mass. 

1. Thomas; b. March 3, 1738. 

2. Mary ; b. June 23, 1740. 

3. Benjamin ; b. . 1741. 

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(I. 3-II. 8.) 
III. Jacob Butler m. Mary Eames. 

1. Jacob; b. Aug. 20, 1747; m. Sally Morgan. 

2. Daniel; b. Oct. 23, 1748; m. Molly Tenney; d. Nov. 

29, 1831. 

3. Mary; b. June 4, 1750; m. Hon. Joseph B. Varaum, 

of Dracut, Mass. 

4. Jonathan ; b. ; d. y. 

5. Phebe; b. Feb. 6, 1761 ; m. Benjamin Barker; d. Jan. 

10, 1836. 

6. Jonathan; b. May 24, 1762; m. Rebecca Hardy. 

(I. 3-n. 9.) 

HI. Abigail Butler m. Henry Baldwin, of Shrews- 
bury. 

1. Mary; b. Dec. 22, 1743; m. Elisha Ward, of Peter- 

sham. 

2. Zeriah; b. Dec. 25, 1745; m. Jonathan Heywood, of 

Concord. 

3. Abigail; b April 9, 1748; m. Abraham Holland, of 

Walpole. 

4. Relief; b. Dec. 7, 1750; m. William Hammond, of 

Newtown. 

5. Henry ; b. ; d. y. 

6. Henry; b. March 12, 1753; m. Azubah Keyes. 

7. Lucretia; b. Nov. 12, 1756; m. Jonas Stone, of Ly- 

cester. 

8. Thaddeus; b. Dec. 7, 1758; m. Abigail Rice. 

9. Eliphalet; b. April 25, 1763; m. Mary Holland. 
ID. Tilley; b. Aug. 10, 1770; d. y. 

(I. 3-n. 10.) 
HI. Sarah Butler m. ] Jonathan Morgan. 

( JOSIAH HaMBLET. 
Morgan Children. 

1. Ashby; b. March 22, 1749; m. Hannah Greelee. 

2. Sally; b. June 6, 1753; m. Jacob Butler; d. Feb., 

1843. 

3. Jonathan; b. March 26, 1756; m. Lydia Jones. 

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Hamblet Children. 

4. Benjamin; b. March 21, 1761 ; m. Polly Wilson. 

5. David; b. July 3, 1763; m. Sarah Wyman. 

All the children of the nine families, comprising the 
fourth generation, were born within the present limits of 
Pelham, except those of Ephraim Cummings, the Durants, 
and three of Henry Baldwin's children. 

Daniel, David, Nehemiah, and Jacob, severally at differ- 
ent times, represented the town in General Court. 

Nathan and David were militia officers, having been 
soldiers in the War of the Revolution. 

Elijah, without more than a common school education, 
studied Physics, and practiced at Weare, N. H. 



(I. 3— II. 2— III. I.) 

IV. Mary Butler m. \ Benjamin Barker. 

( James Barnet, or Barnard. 

I. Benjamin; b. Oct. 26, 1757; son of Benjamin Bar- 
ker; m. Phebe Butler; d. July 21, 1839. 



(I.3.— II.2.— III.2.) 

IV. John Butler m. Mary Greely. 

1. Asa; b. Oct. 7, 1781 ; m. Rebecca Gould. 

2. Rachel; b. Sept. 5, 1783; d. y. 

3. John; b. July 15, 1785; d. unm. (in Wisconsin) 

Nov. 13, 1849. 

4. Henry; b. July 27, 1787; m. Abigail Temple, of 

Potsdam, N. Y. 

5. Mary; b. July 14, 1789; d. y. 

6. Joel; b. Sept. 12, 1791 ; m. Deborah Gage. 

7. Richard; b. June 7, 1793; m. Sally W. Jones; d. 

April 21, 1847. 

8. Joshua; b. July 29, 1796; m. Persis Gage; d. Nov. 

16, 1879. 

9. James; b. Jan. 5, 1799; m. Mary E. Burdett ; d. 

March, 1881. 
10. Mary ; b. Oct. — , 1800 ; m. John Peasley. 

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(1.3.-11.2.— in. 4.) 

IV. David Butler m. Rebecca Chase. 

1. Rhoda; b. July ii, 1774; d. y. 

2. David; b. April 11, 1776; m. Polly Chickering, of 

E. Andover, Me. 

3. Isaac; b. March 13, 1781 ; d. y. 

4. Enoch; b. Nov. 25, 1782; m, Susanna Marsh. 

5. Nathan; b. May 14, 1785; m. Sarah Roby, of Bed- 

ford, N. H. 

6. Rebecca; b. Dec. 29, 1788; d. y. 

7. Thomas ; b. May 24, 1790 ; m. Hannah Gould, (n. c.) 

Mary Gillingham, widow, (n. c.) 

(I.3.— II.2.— III.7.) 

IV. Jonathan Butler m. Sarah Tarbox. 

1. Reuben; b. Oct. 10, 1782; d. y. 

2. Jonathan; b. May 18, 1786; d. unm. 

3. Delilah; b. Nov. 16, 1787; m. Asa Merrill, (n. c; 

4. Sarah; b. Sept. 13, 1794; d. y. 

5. James; b. April 24, 1796; d. unm. 

6. Mary; b. March 24, 1798; d. y. 

7. Darius; b. Jan. 24, 1805; m. Laura S. Whitcher; 

d. Dec. 20, 1850. 

(1.3.— II. 2.— III. 8.) 

IV. Ruth Butler m. John Tarbox. 

1. Lucy; b. June 28, 1779. 

2. James; b. Nov. 10, 1781. 

3. Samuel; b. Feb. 16, 1784. 

4. Samuel; b. Oct. 30, 1786. 

5. William; b. April 13, 1788. 

6. John; b. June 6, 1791. 

7. Mary; b. June 17, 1795. 

8. Eliza; b. Aug. 28, 1797. 

(L3.-n.3.-IILi.) 

IV. Mary Butler m. Daniel Barker. 

1. Samuel; b. Oct. 18, 1760; m. Abigail Pettingale. 

2. Daniel; b. March 5, 1763; d. unm. 

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3- Benjamin; b. Oct. 12, 1764; m. — . 

4. James; b. Aug. 18, 1766. 

5. Mary; b. July 11, 1768. 

6. Theodore; b. Aug. 17, 1770; d. y. 

7. Stephen; b. June 7, 1773. 

8. James; b. March 13, 1776; m. Betsey Diamond. 

9. Mehitable; b. May 27, 1778. 

10. Abigail; b. Nov. 14, 1782. 

11. Stephen; b. Jan. 5, 1785; m. three times. 



(I.3.-II.3.-III.3.) 

IV. Caleb Butler m. Rebecca Frost (she died April 9, 
1825). 

1. Benjamin; h. Oct. 5, 1767; m. Lydia Paige. 

2. Miriam; b. Feb. 27, 1769; m. John Cutter. 

3. Samuel ; b. Aug. | Clarissa Buck. | He d. March 6. 

28, 1770; m. ( Hannah Lund, j" 1833. 

4. Deborah ; b. Aug. 10, 1774; d. unm. 

5. Caleb; b. Sept. 13, 1776; m. Clarissa Varnum; d. 

Oct. 7, 1854. 

6. Rebecca; b. March 28, 1780; d. y. 

7. Theodore; b. Dec. 6, 1781 ; d. unm. 

8. Rebecca; b. July 12, 1784; d. unm. 

9. Joanna; b. Feb. 5, 1787. 

10. Solomon; b. Jan. 4, 1789; d. unm. 

11. Phineas ; b. Mar. j Sarah Barker. ) He d. Jan. 

29, 1 791 ; m, I Betsey Wyman. ) 13, 1837. 



(i.3.-n.3.-ni.6.) 

IV. Beulah Butler m. Dr. John ( ?^^'?^"^' ^V^; 

Muzzey, of ) Amherst, N R 

( Peterboro, N. H. 

1. Jonathan; b. May 23, 1771 ; d. y. 

2. Sally; b. June 18, 1773; m. Nathan Fisher, of Fran- 

cistown, N. H. 

3. Polly; b. Dec. 4. 1775; m. Solomon Prince, of Am- 

herst, N. H. 

4. John; b. March 12. 1778; m. Sally Robb. 

5. Reuben Diamond ; b. June 23. j Mary Sewell. 

1780 ; m I Mehitabel Osgood. 

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6. Lydia; b. Aug. 9, 1782; m. John Felton, of Am- 

herst, N. H. 

7. Jonathan; b. June 4, 1785; d. y. 

8. Beulah; b. Dec. 26, 1789; m. Warren. 

(L3.-II.5.-III.1.) 

IV. Abigail Butler m. Joseph Wilson, of Dracut, 
Mass. 

1. Joseph; b. April 19, 1762; m. Phebe Wyman. 

2. Benjamin ; b. Oct. 30, 1763 ; d. y. 

3. Thaddeus ; b. Feb. 18, ( Dolly Flint. 

1765 ; m 1 Shattuck, wid. 

4. Abigail; b. Dec. 19, 1766; m. James Butterfield. 

5. Lydia; b. May 2, 1768; m. William Webster. 

6. Eliphalet; b. July 20, 1769; m. Sally Jameson. 

7. David; b. March 30, 1771 ; m. Sibyl Abbott. 

8. Polly; b. March 7, 1773; m. Benjamin Hamblet. 

9. Hulda ; b. Oct. 3, 1775 ; m. Josiah Coburn. 

10. Benjamin; b. May 30, 1780; m. Aids. 

11. Cyrus; b. March 3, 1784; m. Bowers. 

(I.3.-II.5.-III.2.) 

IV. Nehemiah Butler m. Lydia Wood. 

1. Joseph; b. Aug. 23, 1774; d. y. 

2. Lydia; b. Aug. 25, 1775; m. Elijah Trull, of Bill- 

erica, Mass. 

3. Nehemiah; b. Nov. 23, 1776; m. Olive Davis. 

4. Phebe; b. Aug. 25, 1778; m. Eliphalet Parker, of 

Bucksport, Me.; d. Sept. 17, 1849. 

5. Josiah; b. Dec. 4, 1779; m. Hannah Jenness, of 

Deerfield, N. H. 

6. Delilah; b. April 28, 1781 ; m. Dole Butler; d. Jan. 

28, 1857. 

' (L 3.-n. 5.-in. 3.) 

IV. Gideon Butler m. Mary Rogers. 

1. Lois; b. June 17, 1776; d. y. 

2. Joseph; b. Jan. 18, 1779; m. Hannah Butler. 

3. Catherine; b. April 15, 1881 ; m. Reuben Coburn. 

4. Lois; b. Feb. 4, 1784; m. Hugh Smith. 

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(I. 3.-11.5—111. 4.) 
IV. Molly Butler m. Timothy Ladd. 

1. Polly; m. Jones. 

2. Heman ; m. Messer. 

3. Hannah ; m. Colby. 

(1.3—11.5-111.5.) 

IV. Jesse Butler m. \ ^J^^^^ Greeley. 

( Mehitable Duty. 

By First Wife. 

1. Polly; m. Jacob Stiles. 

2. Abigail. 

By Second Wife. 

3. Moody ; m. \ S^^Y Du^*'"- 
^ ^ I Lydia Burtt. 

4. Mehitable. 

5. Hannah ; m. Joseph Butler. 

6. Richard. 

7. Jesse. 

8. James. 

9. Betsey ; m. Marstin. 

10. Roxanna; m. Orra May. 

11. William. 

Of this family, only Moody Butler's descendants can be 
traced by me. 

(I.3.-II.5.-III.9.) 

IV. Elijah Butler m. Lydia Fifield. 

1. James; b. Aug. 10, 1791 ; m. Jane Grimes. 

2. William; b. April 18, 1793; m. Darling. 

3. Nathaniel; b. Aug. 7, 1795. 

4. Elijah; b. Oct. 14, 1797. 

5. Lydia; b. Aug. 29, 1802; m. Ammi Smith. 

6. Hazen K. ; b. Jan. 13, 1805. 

They resided at Weare, N. H. 

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(I.3.— II.8.— in. I.) 

IV. Jacob Butler m. Sally Morgan. 

1. Sarah; b. Oct. 23. 1774; m. \ Nathaniel Gage. 

o- //'+, 1 ^g^ Carleton. 

2. Molly; b. May 22, 1776; m. Theodore Wyman ; d. 

1815, at Boltov/n, N. Y. 

3. Betsey; b. March 21, 1778; m. Solomon Barker. 

4. Hannah; b. March 19, 1781 ; m. Caleb Johnson, of 

Manchester, N. H. 

5. Jacob; b. Sept. 30, 1782; m. Abigail Butler. 

6. Joseph; b. April 29, 1784; d. unm. September, 1806. 

7. Samuel; b. June 14, 1785; d. unm. 1811-12. (He 

was drowned in the Kennebec River.) 

8. Isaac; b. Oct. 5, 1789; d, unm. March, 1815. 

9. William; b. May 4, 1792; m. Sarah Grosvenor; d 

July, 1824. (n. c.) 
10. Clarissa; b. May 4, 1792; d. unm. March, 1808. 



(I. 3.— II. 8.— III. 2.) 

IV. Daniel Butler m. Molly Tenney, of Rowley, 
Mass. 

1. Dole; b. March 12, 1777; m. Delilah Butler; d. 

April I, 1862, at Madison, Wis. 

2. Polly; b. May 2, 1778; m. Daniel Varnum; d. 

July 10, 1837, at Dracut, Mass. 

3. Phebe; b. March 31, 1780; d. Dec. 21, 1782. 

4. Abigail; b. March 20, 1782; m. Jacob Butler; d. 

June 10, 1834, at New Boston, N. H. 

5. Daniel; b. Oct. 18, 1784; d. unm. 

6. Phebe; b. Jan. 22, 1786; m. Amos Hazeltine, of 

Rumney, N. H. 

7. Manly; b. July 21, 1788; m. Sarah Hamblet; d. 

April 18, 1849, at Pelham, N. H. 

8. Betsey; b. Oct. 11, 1790; d. July 17, 1792. 

9. Betsey; b. March 21, 1793; d. June 11, 1809. 

10. Olivia; b. Jan. 4, 1796; m. Noyes Tenney, of Hud- 

son, N. H. 

11. Belinda; b. March 17, 1798; m. Samuel Page Had- 

ley, of Hudson, N. H. ; d. Nov. 2. 1884,^ at Bill- 
erica, Mass. 

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12. Thomas Jefferson; b. July 15, 1804; d. y. 

13. Joseph B. v.; b. July 15, 1804; d. y. 

All were born at Pelham, N. H. 



(I.3.-II.8.-III.3.) 

IV. Mary Butler m. Hon. Joseph B. Varnum, of 
Dracut, Mass. 

1. Mehitable ; b. Nov. 2, 1773; m. Daniel Swett, of 

Haverhill. 

2. Polly; b. Feb. 24, 1775; ni. Gen. Simon Coburn, of 

Dracut. 

3. George W. ; b. Feb. 21, 1779; d. unm. 

4. Abigail; b. Jan. 7, 1781 ; m. Josiah Brown, of 

Tewksbury. 

5. Hannah; b. Feb. 18, 1783; m. Major Ephraim 

Coburn, of Dracut. 

6. Joseph B. ; b. Jan. 3, 1785; m. Louisa Graham, of 

New York. 

7. James M.; b. Aug. 2, 1786; m. Mary Pease, of 

Washington, D. C. 

8. Jacob B. ; b. June 13, 1788. 

9. Phebe; b. July 14, 1790; m. Josiah Brown, of 

Tewksbury. 

10. John H. ; b. June 21. 1792; d. y. 

11. Benjamin F. ; b. April 11, 1795; m. Caroline Brad- 

ley, of Dracut. 



(I.3._II.8.-ni.5.) 
IV. Phebe Butler m. Benjamin Barker. 

1. Mary; b. Oct. 28, 1780; d. y. 

2. Phebe ;'b. May 18, 1784; m. Daniel Ordway. 

3. Benjamin; b. April 13, 1786; d. unm. 

4. Theodore; b. Sept. 14, 1787: d. unm. 

5. Polly; b. May 15, 1789; m. Daniel Ames. 

6. Sarah; b. April i, 1791 ; m. Phineas Butler. 

7. Betsey; b. March 3, 1794; d. unm. 

8. Abigail; b. Jan. 15, 1797; d. unm. 

9. Mehitable; b. June 22, 1799; d. unm. 
10. Ascenath ; b. Feb. 10, 1802; d. unm. 

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(I.3.— II.8.— III.6.) 
IV. Jonathan Butler m. Rebecca Hardy. 

1. Mehitable; b. Jan. 20, 1786; m. David Gage. (n. c) 

2. Eliphalet; b. Apr. 10, 1788; d. unm. 

3. James; b. July 19, 1790; d. y. 

Three of the above-named descents of the fifth degree 
received a collegiate education, viz. : — 

Caleb, son of Caleb, received his first degree at Dart- 
mouth College, 1800; was preceptor of Moore's Charity 
School, appurtenant to the college, one year; and twelve 
years principal of Groton Academy. He afterwards read 
law and practiced as attorney and counsellor a few years, 
and was chairman of the commissioners of highways, and 
of the county commissioners for the county of Middlesex, 
fifteen years in succession. 

Reuben D. Muzzey, son of Beulah and John Muzzey, 
received his first degree at Dartmouth College, 1803, 
studied physic and surgery, and became eminent in the 
practice of his profession. He sustained a professorship 
in various branches of the medical science, for many 
years, in the college of which he was an alumnus and 
since in a literary institution in Ohio. 

Josiah, son of Nehemiah, was graduated at Harvard 
University, 1803, read law, practiced in the courts, and 
was afterwards sheriff of the county of Rockingham, 
N. H., a judge of the Court of Common Pleas, and a 
representative in Congress from 181 7 to 1823. 

Isaac, son of Jacob, entered Dartmouth College, but 
died before the expiration of the regular term of study. 



NOTES 
Concerning a Few Members of the Foregoing Generations. 

Deacon John Butler was chosen a selectman at the first town 
meeting. May i, 1733, and continued as such for six years. He 
was chosen as moderator in 1735 and 1741, and was also chosen 
as town clerk in 1735 and 1736. 

Pelham, N. H., received its name in honor of Thomas Pelham 
Holies, Duke of Newcastle. The original town of Dunstable, out 
of which Pelham was carved, embraced a tract of ov,r 200 square 
miles. It received its name from Dunstable, England. In 1659 
grants of land were made within what is now Nashua, and settle- 

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ments were made before 1673. Nottingham west was set off 
from Dunstable and incorporated under the laws of Massachu- 
setts in 1733. This included Litchfield, about one-third of Pel- 
ham, part of Tyngsborough, and the town of Hudson, except the 
Londonderry claim. 

From the first settlement of Pelham, we find the Butlers and 
their descendants, active in the French and Indian war. and in 
the Revolution, taking part in town affairs, and serving on the 
committee of safety, and in the provincial congress, and legisla- 
ture. They were equally interested in church matters. 

Lieut. Joseph Butler, fifth child of Deacon John, built the But- 
ler mills, which have always been run by his descendants. 

Dr. Elijah Butler, ninth child of Lieutenant Joseph Butler, was 
a famous physician at Weare, N. H., in the last century. 

Jacob Butler, Deacon John's eighth child, had a son, Jacob 
Jr., who was a member of the Provincial Congress, in 1775, a dele- 
gate to the Constitutional Congress, in 1781, and a member of the 
General Assembly in 1783. 

Jacob Butler's third child, Mary, married Hon. Joseph B. 
Varnum, of Dracut, Mass., brother of Major-General James Var- 
num, who was with General Washington at Valley Forge. Hon. 
Joseph B. Varnum also saw service in the Revolution. He sat 
in both houses of Congress, and was at one time speaker of the 
House. He represented the Middlesex district for twelve years. 
Abigail, the Deacon's ninth child, married Henry Baldwin, of 
Nottingham west. William H. Baldwin. President of the Young 
Men's Christian Union, of Boston, Mass., and Judge Henry 
Baldwin, of the Boston Municipal Court, are their great-grand- 
children. 

Sarah, the Deacon's tenth and last child, married Jonathan 
Morgan, and had three children, one of whom, Jonathan, fought 
under General Stark in the Revolution. Jonathan Morgan, Sr.. 
was ensign of Captain Dow's Company of Colonel Meserve's 
regiment, which was sent to Cram's Point in 1756. He was 
killed in the massacre attending the surrender of Fort William 
Henry on August 10. 1757. Ashby, the first child of Jonathan 
and Sarah (Butler) Morgan, settled at Wilton, N. H. 

Jacob Butler's wife, Mary Fames, was the great-granddaughter 
of Robert Fames, who came over from England in company with 
Captain John Endicott in 1628. 

Thaddeus, Lieutenant Joseph Butler's sixth child, was a fa- 
mous physician of New Hampshire. He testified before the com- 
mittee of safety during the Revolutionary War against the Tori^. 



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The Following Records Commence With the Mem- 
bers OF THE Fifth Generation, and Their De- 
scendants (Where I Have Been Successful in 
Tracing Them), Each Line Being Brought Down^ 
IN Rotation, to the Present Day, 1901. 

Note. — The marriages of parents will appear as in the old 
Butler book, where I have been unsuccessful in obtaining the 
dates of their marriage. As an explanation of the names over 
each family comprising the sixth generation, the first family will 
be used : Asa Butler was of the fifth generation ; his father, John, 
was of the fourth ; his grandfather, John, was of the third ; his 
great-grandfather, Deacon John, was of the second, and his great- 
great-grandfather, James, was of the first generation. 

(James,' John," John,* John.*) 

ASA BUTLER(°) m. REBECCA GOULD. 

1. Asa; b. Dec. 9, 1810; m. Phebe Roby. 

2. Rebecca; b. May 9, 1812; m. Roswell Hills. 

3. John; b. March 20, 1814; m. Rebecca Mclntire. 

4. Lavinia; b. July 12, 1816; m. David Roby. 

5. Mary H. ; b. Sept. 2, 1821 ; d. unm. 

6. Eliphalet; b. Oct. 26, 1824; d. unm. 

7. Albert; b. Nov. 12, 1826; d. unm. 

Asa Butler (') m. Phebe Roby. 

1. Araminta; b. April 13, 1838; m. Charles E. Stacey. 

2. James E. ; b. March 12, 1843; m- Belle C. Doak. 

(n. c.) 

3. David R. ; b. Jan. 16, 1845 ; d. y. 

4. Eliphalet ;b. ; d. y. 

^' 

Araminta Butler (') m. Charles E. Stacey. 

I. Charles E. ; b. August 20, i860; r. Ogunquit, Me. 

Rebecca Butler (") m. Roswell Hills. 

1. John W. ; b. ; d. y. 

2. Clifton Moody ; b. ; m. Emma S. Cross. 

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Clifton M. Hills(') and Emma S. Cross; married 
June 5, 1867. 

1. Calvin Wingate ; b. Sept. 18, 1869. 

2. Charles Martin; b. March 15, 1873. 

3. Sumner Morgan; b. Oct. 11, 1875. 

4. Rufus Cross; b. Nov. 4, 1882. 

r. Nashua, N. H. 

John Butler(°) m. Rebecca McIntire. 
I. JohnW. ; b. 1850; d. 1854. 

Lavinia Butler (') m. David Roby. 

1. Phebe A.; b. Aug. 28, 1839; m. Lorenzo Holt. 

2. David M.; b. July 9, 1848; m. Abbie F. Holt. 

3. John Milton; b. Oct. 23, 1850; m. Ella J. Dearborn. 

Phebe A. Roby(') and Lorenzo Holt; married Octo- 
ber 31, 1858. "' 

1. Emma P.; b. Jan. 2, 1859; m. Frank W. Pierce. 

2. George H. ; b. March 23, 1863 ; d. 1866. 

r. Nashua, N, H. 

Emma F. Holt(') and Frank W. Pierce; married 
March 15, 1883. 
I. George H. ; b. Jan. 10, 1886. 

David M. Roby(') and Abbie F. Holt; married Sep- 
tember 15, 1870. 

1. Charles D. ; b. Jan. 5, 1872; d. Dec. 21, 1894. 

2. Belle F. ; b. Nov. 26, 1876; m. Henry Bannister, 

Dec. 24, 1894. 

John M. Roby(^) and Ella J. Dearborn ; married 
October 13. 1874. 

I. Maude C. ; b. Sept. 8, 1877; m. Frederick A. Lap- 
ham. 

Maude C. Roby(*) and Frederick A. Lapham ; mar- 
ried March 9, 1896. 
I. Avia R. ; b. Dec. 5, 1896. 

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(James', John', John*, John*.) 

HENRY BUTLER C) m. ABIGAIL TEMPLE, of Pots- 
dam, N. Y. 

I. Mary. 2. Lucy. 3. Betsey. 4. William. 5. Joel. 

Ira D. Butler, son of William, the fourth child, resides 
on the old homestead at Potsdam, N. Y. (No further in- 
formation.) 

(James', John*, John", John*.) 

JOEL BUTLER C) and DEBORAH GAGE; married 
April 8, 1823. 

1. James M. ; b. Feb. 5, 1824; m. Sarah J. Steele, of 

Hudson, N. H. 

2. Henry; b. Oct. 10, 1826; m. Belinda Smith, of Hud- 

son, N. H. 

James M. Butler(') and Sarah J. Steele ; married Oc- 
tober 2, 1862. 

1. Arthur Milton ; b. June 22, 1863 ; d. April 7, 1869. 

2. Albert Steele; b. Nov. 30, 1864; m. Martha J. Far- 

num. 

3. Clara Adele; b. Aug. 15, 1866; m. Dr. C. J. Peirce, 

Jan. I, 1885 (n. c). 

4. Blanche Maria; b. July 17, 1870; m. George W. 

Robbins ; r. Nashua, N. H. 

Albert S. Butler^) and Martha J. Farnum ; married 
Nov. 28, 1892. 
I. Arthur Willard ; b. July 12, 1895 ; r. Hudson, N. H. 

Blanche M. ButlerC) and George W. Robbins; mar- 
ried Nov. 29, 1893. 

1. Reuell James; b. Jan. 9, 1895. 

2. Lester Leonard; b. April 5, 1897. 

r. Nashua, N. H. 

Henry Butler (') and Belinda Smith; married April 
29, 1856. 

1. Linnie Frances; b. June 29, 1857; m. Arthur Still- 

man Andrews. 

2. Emma Maria; b. Aug. 28, 1859. 

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3- Charles Henry; b. Dec. 28, 1861 ; d. y. 
4. Nellie Martinet; b. Dec. 13, 1866; m. George Lin- 
coln Wells. 

r. Hudson, N. H. 

LiNNiE F. Butler(') and Arthur S. Andrews; mar- 
ried April 20, 1882. 

1. Howard Arthur; b. Feb. 8, 1883. 

2. Allen Butler; b. Oct. 18, 1889. 

Nellie M. Butler(') and George L. Wells; married 
Sept. 14, 1893. 

1. Ruth Louisa; b. Jan. 26, 1895. 

2. Harry William; b. April 16, 1896. 



(James', John', John', John*.) 

RICHARD BUTLER(') and SALLY W. JONES (d. 
Oct. 20, 1880); married Mar. 11, 1819. 

1. Mary E. ; b. Sept. 11, 1820; d. Oct. 21, 1837. 

2. Charles; b. June 30, 1822; m. ist, Mary Churchill; 

2nd, Lydia Ally ; 3rd, Mary J. Lane ; he d. July 
23. 1889. 

3. Sarah J. ; b. Mar. 7, 1825 ; m. William Thorn ; d. 

Jan. 15, 1882. 

4. Martha G. ; b. June 17. 1827; d. unm. Aug. 30, 

1849. 

5. Joel; b. May 27, 1829; m. Mary A. E. Gage. 

6. Sylvester; b. Oct. 29, 1831 ; m. Sarah Smith. 

7. Eliphalet; b. June 21, 1834; m. Ellen Townsend. 

8. Abigail; b. May 11, 1837; d. Feb. 20. 1838. 

9. Pamelia; b. Nov. 6. 1839; d. Mar. 6, 1842. 

10. Amanda; b. Feb. 20, 1842; m. Ransom Batchelder; 
d. Mar. 31, 1892. 

Charles Butler (') m. Mary Churchill (she d. Mar. 
10, 1857). 

I. John Gilbert; b. Nov. 15. 1855. 

Charles Butler married Lydia Ally (d. Sept. 2, i860); 

2nd wife (n. c). 
Charles Butler and Mary J. Lane, 3rd wife; married 

Sept. 23, 1865. 

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2. George; b. May 9, 1867; d. Sept. 15, 1867. 

3. Fred Lane; b. June 13, 1868; m. Alice J. McGowan. 

Fred L. Butler(') and Alice J. McGowan; married 
Nov. 19, 1891, 

1. Marguerite Ruth; b. Nov. 15, 1892. 

r. Gardner, Mass. 

Sarah J. Butler^) and William Thorn (d. Jan. 29, 
1899) ; married Jan. 28, 1847. 

1. Sarah Elizabeth; b. Dec. 29, 1847; "i- Milton Web- 

ster. 

2. Joseph Eugene; b. Sept. 20, 1849; d. Jan. 12, 1870. 

3. Charles Edwin; b. Oct. 7, 1851. 

4. Martha Anna ; b. Jan. 18, 1855 ; m. Edwin C. Camp- 

bell, Oct, 12, 1881 (n. c). 

5. Ella Frances; b. Aug. 15, 1866. 

Sarah E. Thorn (^) and Milton Webster; married 
Dec. 29, 1868. 

1. Cora Frances; b. Sept. 30, 1869. 

2. Mabel Elizabeth; b. Nov. 22, 1870; m. Willis L. 

Hall. 

3. Frederick Milton ; b. May 28, 1872. 

4. Hattie Florence; b. Aug. 29, 1874. 

Joel Butler (') and Mary A. E. Gage; married May 
14, 1851. 

1. Frances A. ; b. June 30, 1852 ; d. Aug. 23, 1854. 

2. Henry; b. June 2, 1854; d. Aug. 30, 1854. 

3. Edward Allison; b. July 30, 1855; m. ist, Nellie F. 

Dow ; 2nd, Jennie Schiffer. 

4. Florence A. ; b. Dec. 28, 1857. 

r. Haverhill, Mass. 

Edward A. Butler (') and Nellie F, Dow (d. Jan 6, 
1892) ; married June 20, 1883. 

1. Harry P. ; b. June 4, 1884 ; d. Oct. 12, 1891. 

2. Arthur E. ; b. May 6, 1886; d. Aug., 1886. 

Edward A. Butler married Jennie Schiffer, 2nd wife, 
May 28, 1893. 

r. San Diego, Cal. 

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Sylvester Butler (') and Sarah Howe Smith; mar- 
ried Oct. 6, 1852. 

I. Ada Persis; b. July 11, 1853; m. Edwin P. Osgood, 
Nov. 20, 1870. 

r. Maiden, Mass. 

Eliphalet ButlerC) and Ellen Townsend; married 
Dec. 9, 1858. 

I. Ella; b. Aug. 31, i860; d. June 6, 1863. 

r. Methuen, Mass. 

Amanda Butler (') and Ransom Batcheldkk (d. Dec. 
18, 1883) ; married June 4, 1868. 

1. Edward M. 

2. Medora; b. Oct. 18, 1875; ^- May 20, 1891. 

Fred L. Butler ('), son of Charles, graduated from a 
Manchester, N. H., college, April 25, 1888. He is now, 
and has been for the past two years, Auditor of Gardner. 
Mass. 

Edward A. Butler ('), son of Joel, graduated from the 
Boston University, 1879. He is now a practicing physi- 
cian at San Diego, Cal. 



(James*, John". John', John*.) 

JOSHUA BUTLER(') and PERSIS GAGE (d. July 4. 
1878) ; married April, 1825. 

1. Jane H. ; b. April 17, 1826; m. John Wilson. 

2. Ann G. ; b. Mar. 19, 1829 ; m. Thomas R. Wor- 

cester; d. Aug. 2, 1868. 

3. Mary; b. Dec. 31, 1830; d. Oct. 25, 1862. 

4. Davis; b. Oct. 9. 1832; m. Augusta Ann Rand; d. 

Feb. 26, 1887. 

Jane H. Butler(') and John Wilson; married. 1849. 

1. John Edward; b. 1851 ; d. y. 

2. Alton; b. 1854; d. y. 

3. Edward Lincoln ; b. 1861 ; d. lune 17, 1883. 

■ r. Pelham. N. H. 

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Ann C. Butler(') and Thomas R. Worcester (d. Sept. 
15, 1876) ; married 1858. 

1. Pleny F. ; b. Nov., 1862; d. Mar. 7, 1863. 

2. Jason R. ; b. Jan. 1864. 

Davis Butler (*) and Augusta A. Rand; rnarried July 
14, 1855- 

1. Frank Davis; b. April 22, 1856; m. Olive Chase; d. 

Sept. 13, 1892. 

2. Loven Henry; b. Oct. 5, i860; m. Flora Hoyt. 

3. Celia Alice; b. June 10, 1863; m. John Henry Pow- 

ell. 

Frank D. Butler (') and Olive Chase; married Jan. 
9, 1886. 

1. William Henry; b. May 27, 1887. 

2. Mabel; b. Jan. 20, 1889; d. June 20, 1889. 

3. Edith; b. Mar. 10, 1891 ; d. Sept. 14, 1892. 

LovEN H. Butler(') and Flora Hoyt; married Sept. 3, 
1889. 

1. Alice Augusta; b. Feb. 10, 1891. 

2. Hazel Hoyt; b. Dec. 5, 1893. 

3. Doris Elizabeth ; b. Mar. 16, 1896. 

Celia A. Butler(') and John H. Powell; married 
Mar. 3, 1885. 

1. Oliver Davis; b. Aug. 27, 1888. 

2. Frank Henry; b. Nov. 28, 1895. 

r. Bradford, Mass. 



(James', John", John", John*.) 

JAMES BUTLER(*) and MARY E. BURDETT; 
married 1825, 

1. James Henry; b. May 17, 1827; m. Sarah Maria 

Billings, of Newberg, Ohio. 

2. Benjamin Eaton ; b. 1829; d. y. 

James Butler married Mrs. Rachel Morse (widow), 
2nd wife, 1863 ("• c.). 

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James H. Butler (') and S.\rah M. Billings; married 
Oct. 24, 1850, at Leroy, Wis. 

1. Florence Eugenia; b. July 2^, 1852; m. Mortimer G. 

Thompson, Mar. 30, 1870 (n. c). 

2. Ada Maritta; b. Jan. 10, 1854; m. William A. Upson. 

3. Mary Ella; b. Oct. 20, 1856; d. Dec. 9, 1876, in 

California. 

4. Charles Henry; b. Nov. 24, 1864; m. Mary E. 

Miller. 

5. Sarah Philena; b. Sept. 24, 1866; d. June 23, 1868. 

6. William Mortimer; b. Sept. 10, 1868; m. Lillian 

Hooten; d. Jan. 17, 1895. 

7. Rosalia Eglantine; b. Dec. 29, 1870; m. ist, Charles 

C. Kiester; 2nd, Frank Hurrell. 

All the children were born at Leroy, Wis. Mrs. Sarah 
B. Butler now resides at Hcaldsburg, Cal. 

Ada M. Butler (') and William Ashley Upson ; mar- 
ried July 22, 1877. 

1. Ella Evalena; b. Aug. 11, 1878; m. Lewis E. Jones. 

July 6, 1897. 

2. Elda Marion ; b. July 2, 1880. 

3. Eva Lillian ; b. June 22, 1882, 

4. Elmer Adrian; b. June 2, 1885. 

5. Merritt Henry; b. Aug. 19, 1887. 

6. Florence Mildred; b. Feb. 7, 1893. 

7. Gladys Lucille; b. Aug. 15, 1898; d. Mar. 28. 1900. 

Charles H. Butler(') and Mary E. Miller; married 
Dec. 14, 1887. 

1. Aubrey Cleo; b. Feb. 13, 1889. 

2. Grace Violet ; b. Aug. 9, 1890. 

3. Vernon Miller; b. Mar. 12, 1893. 

4. Infant; b. June, 1899; d. y. 

William M. Butler(') and Lillian Hooten; married 
July 26, 1893. 

I. James Earle ; b. June 23, 1894. 

After the death of his father he was adopted by his uncle 
and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer G. Thompson, of 
Traver, Cal. 

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Rosalia E. Butler(') and Charles C. Kiester; mar- 
ried Oct. 7, 1888. 

1. James Armel; b. Sept. 25, 1889. 

2. Gladys Everil; b. April 28, 1891 ; d. June 6, 1891. 

Rosalia B. Kiester married Frank Hurrell, 2nd husband, 
Feb. 4, 1899. 

r. Traver, Cal. 

(James', John", John*, John*.) 

MARY BUTLER C) m. JOHN PEASLEY (he d. June 
3, 1856). 

1. Laura A.; b. Mar. 27, 1828; m. Theodore W. 

Peirce ; d. Mar. 23, 1899. 

2, Arvilla. 3. Elvador. (Dates of births and deaths 

not known by me.) 

Laura A. Peasley(*) m. Theodore W. Peirce. 

1. Edward T, ; b. Mar. 6, 1848; m. ist, Louisa M. 

Peebles; 2nd, Emma Stevens. 

2. George W. ; b. Sept. 24, 1850; m. Mary Noonan. 

3. Frances A.; b. Jan. 18, 1853; d. Sept. 12, 1857. 

4. Ella E.; b. Oct. 23, 1854; d. Feb. 17, 1857. 

5. Charles J.; b. Sept. 21, 1859; m. Clara A. Butler 

(n. c). 

6. Frederick A. ; b. Sept. 7, 1861 ; m. Sarah Stevens 

(n. c). 

7. Flora E. ; b. Aug. 11, 1867. 

r. Nashua, N. H. 

Edward T, Peirce (') m, Louisa M. Peebles. 

1. William T. ; b. Sept., 1871 ; d. July, 1872. 

2. Louisa M. ; b. Sept. 27, 1875. 

Edward T. Peirce married Emma Stevens, 2nd wife. 

3. Eva May ; d. y. 

4. Archibald E. ; b. Dec. 10, 1883. 

George W. Peirce (') m. Mary Noonan. 

1. Mary L. ; b. April 17, 1885. 

2. William T. ; b. Sept. 13, 1886. 

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(James', John*, John', David*.) 

DAVID BUTLER C) m. POLLY CHICKERING, of E. 
Andover, Me. 

1. Oliver Deane ; b. July 14, 1800. 

2. Maria; b. Nov. 13, 1802; d. y. 

3. Abigail. 4 Mary or Sarah. 5. Rebecca. 6. Fanny. 

7. David. 
This family resided in the State of Maine. (Cannot 
trace.) 

(James', John', John'. David*.) 

ISAAC BUTLER(') m. NANCY CHAPLIN. 

1. Nancy; b. May 20, 1805; m. Jonathan Gould. 

2. Diana L. ; b. Aug. 11, 1806; ni. Joseph Gould. 

3. David; b. Dec. 16, 1809; ni. Mary A. Russell; d. 

April 10, 1885. 

4. George P. ; b. July 4, 182 1 ; d. y. 

David Butler(') and Mary Ann Russkij. (b. Oct. 3. 
1804. at Carlisle. Mass.; d. Feb. 7, 1854. at Pel- 
ham, N. H.) ; married April 12, 1832. 

1. David Rockwood; b. Nov. 5, 1834; m. Nellie M. 

Baldwin ; d. Sept. 22, 1865. 

2. Orlando; b. Aug. 10, 1839; d. Jan. 31. 1841. 

3. Nettie Eudora ; b. June 17, 1842 ; m. Henry W. Bur- 

ton, Feb. 24, 1869 (n. c). 

4. Frank Edward; b. July 30, 1844; m. Lilla Doak. 

5. George Sullivan; b. June 26, 1848; m. Abbie E. 

Spear. 
All were born at Pelham, N. H. 

David R. Butler(') and Nellie M. Baldwin; married 
April 16, 1862. 
I. Ida Frances ; b. April 8, 1865 ; d. July 19, 1880. 

F-'rank E. Butler(') and Lh.la Doak; married Nov. 
2. 1874. 

I. Arthur Frank; b. Jan. 13. 1881. 

r. Lowell, Mass. 

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George S. Butler(') and Abbie E. Spear; married June 
24, 1874. 

1. George Edward; b. Nov. 6, 1875; d. May 14, 1895. 

2. Bessie Florence; b. June 4, 1877; d. July 3, 1878. 

3. Nettie Gertrude; b. Dec. 4, 1881. 

4. Russell David ; b. June 22, 1884. 

r. Pelham, N. H. 



(James", John', John', David*.) 

ENOCH BUTLERC) m. SUSANNA MARSH. 

1. Warren Aldrich ; b. Dec. 14, 1811; m. Eliza Chap- 

lin; d. Oct. 30, 1885. 

2. Susan Marsh; b. 1813; d. Sept. 20, 1818. 

3. Rebecca; b. Feb. 13, 1819; m. Eli Hamblet ; d. 

Dec. 15, 1885. 

4. Diana Gould; b. Oct. 16, 1826; d. unm. Jan. 24, 

1891. 

Warren A. Butler(') and Eliza Chaplin (d. Mar. 
3, 1895) ; married April 14, 1836. 

1. Charles Warren; b. June 16, 1837; m. ist, Martha 

J. Fifield ; 2nd, Ella Wiggin. 

2. Susan Eliza ; b. Mar. 10, 1843 ! ^- unm- April 14, 

1900. 

Charles W. Butler (') and Martha J. Fifield (d. 
April, 1885) ; married Sept. 1866. 

T. Martha Isadora; b. Sept., 1867; m. Frederick But- 
trick, May II, 1886. 
2. Clara A.; b. Jan. 30, 1869; d. Nov. 11, 1878. 

Charles W. Butler married Ella Wiggin, 2nd wife, June, 
1886. 

Rebecca Butler(') and Eli Hamblet (d. Aug. 4, 1896) ; 
married April 2, 1844. 

1. Rebecca Souvina; b. Aug. 20, 1845. 

2. Arvilla; b. Aug. 28, 1852. 

r. Hudson Centre, N. H. 

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(James', John", John', David*.) 

NATHAN BUTLER (•) m. SARAH ROBY. 

1. Eliza C. ; b. April i, 1811; d. unm. 

2. Hannah; b. Nov. 17, 1812; m. William Cady ; d. 

Jan., 1885. 

3. Sarah J.; b. Mar. 18, 1816; m. Truman Parker. 

4. Maria; b. June 27, 1818; d. unm. 

5. Emeline ; b. Sept. 23, 1820; d. unm. 

6. Rebecca A. ; b. ; d. unm. 

7. Nathan; b. Jan. i, 1827; d. y. 

8. Cordelia ; b. July 25, 1833 ; d. unm. 

This family resided at Bedford, N. H. 

Hannah Butler(') and William Cady (b. 1817; d. 
May, 1882) ; married Feb., 1837. 

1. David W. ; b. May 19, 1839; m. Clara Gardner; d. 

Nov., 1868. 

2. Joseph P.; b. April 23, 1840; m. Susan Gardner; 

d. Oct. 16, 1864. 

3. Eliza A.; b. Aug. 2, 1842; m. John Clogsdon. 

4. Olive J.; b. April 16, 1844; d. Sept. 23, 1847. 

5. John B. ; b. Aug. 8, 1846; d. Sept. 26, 1847. 

6. Charlotte A.; b. Oct. 29, 1852; m. Henry J. West. 

7. Sarah R. ; b. July i, 1854; m. Henry Lx)vejoy; d. 

Feb., 1886. 

8. Nathan C. ; b. April 29, 1856. 

David W. Cady(') m. Joseph F. Cady(^) and 
Clara Gardner. Susan Gardner : 

married 1861. 

1. Frank; b. 1868; m. 

Carrie Johnson. t. Frank; K 1862; d. 

2. Carrie; b. 1868; m. 1863. 

Trumble. 

r. Montpelier, Vt. 



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Eliza A. Cady(') and Charlotte A. Cady(') 
John Clogsdon ; and Henry J. 

married i860. West; married Jan. 

I. Frank. 2. Frederick. ^' ^^69- 

3. Elmer; d. y. i. Minnie Etta; b. July 

21, 1873; m. Nel- 
son Merchant, Dec. 

7, 1893- 
2. William Albert; b. 
July 5, 1875. 
r. Amherst, N. H. 

Sarah R. Cady(') and Henry Lovejoy; married 1871. 

1. Marion; b. Aug. 23, 1874; d. 1878. 

2. Annie B. ; b. Dec. 28, 1877. 

3. Elmer C. ; b. Sept. 16, 1879. 

4. Lura E. ; b. July 12, 1881. 

Sarah J. Butler (') m. Truman Parker. 

1. Alonzo; b. 1835; d. 1850. 

2. George; b. Dec. 14, 1837; m. ist, Mary L. Nichols; 

2nd, Lulu M. Kennedy. 

3. Sarah Maria; b. 1839; d. 1858. 4. Charles. 

5. Edward A. ; m. Lilla , Nov. 17, 1895. 

6. Ascenath Matilda; b. July 18. 1843; m. Samuel 

Leach; March 31, 1872 (n. c). 

7. Frank; b. Nov. 21, 1846; m. Emma Burden, Mar. 

17, 1880 (n. c). 

8. Mary E. ; d. y. 9. William A. ; d. y. 10. James 

N.; d. y. 11. Infant; b. and d. 1852. 

George Parker (') and Mary L. Nichols (d. Aug. 24, 
1897) ; married Oct. 5, 1862. 

1. Helen Louise; b. April 12, 1865, 

2. Gertrude Evangeline; b. Dec. 1870; d. Oct. 1871. 

3. John Curtis Nichols; b. June 10, 1872; m. Mabel L. 

Hovey, of Woburn, Mass. 

4. George Newton ; b. Aug. 26, 1876. 

George Parker married Lulu M. Kennedy, 2nd wife, 
1899. 

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John C. N. Parker (') and Mabel L. Hovey; married 
Oct. 5, 1898. 

I. Eugenie Frances; b. July 19, 1899. 

r. Woburn, Mass. 



(James', John\ John', Jonathan*.) 

DARIUS BUTLER (') and LAURA STEVENS 
WHITCHER (b. Dec. 2, 1807; d. Mar. i, 1873) ; 
married Aug. 29, 1837. 

1. Sarah EHzabeth ; b. June 7, 1838; d. July 4, 1854. 

2. Juliette; b. June 20, 1840; d. Jan. 15, 1892. 

3. Roxanna ; b. I\Iar. 28, 1842; m. Isaac Newton 

Smith. 

4. Ellen Josephine; b. Oct. 31, 1844; m. John Calvin 

Smith; d. Jan. 14, 1892 (n. c). 

5. Byron Forrester; b. Mar. 4, 1847; ^- J^"^ Whiton; 

d. Sept. 10, 1874 (n. c). 

Roxanna Butler(') and Isaac N. Smith; married 
April 6, 1863. 

1. Herbert Newton; b. Jan. 24, 1864. 

2. Arthur Winslow ; b. March 12, 1869. 

3. Perley Butler; b. Aug. 29, 1872; m. Elizabeth Jane 

Robbins. r. Hudson, N. H. 

Perley B. Smith (') and Elizabeth J. Robbins; mar- 
ried May 29, 1895. 

1. Ruth Elizabeth; b. Nov. 6, 1896. 

2. Eva Roxanna; b. Nov. 29, 1897. 

3. Orrin Newton; b. June 30, 1899. 



( James', John'. Samuer, Caleb*.) 

BENJAMIN BUTLERC) m. LYDIA PAIGE, of 
Weare, N. H. 

1. Mary; [ Born at | June 5, 1795; d. unm. 

2. Rebecca; \ Weare, N. H. } April 5. 1797; d. unm. 

5» 



3- Benjamin; 

4. Betsey P. ; 

5. Caleb P.; 

6. Lucretia; 

7. Sarah O. ; 



' March 4, 1800 ; m. Cyrene 
Brett; d. July, 1882. 
Born Aug. 29, 1802; m. Nathan- 

at J iel True; d. Nov. i, 1885. 
Minot, I May 23, 1805 ; m. Sarah N. 
Me. Lord; d. Feb. 8, 1899. 

Jan. 20, 1808; d. unm. 
Dec. 17, 1810; d. unm. 

Benjamin P. Butler (') m. Cyrene Brett (she d. July. 
1899). 

I. Cyrene M. ; b. Sept. 11, 1829; d. y. 

Betsey P. Butler (*) m. Nathaniel True (d. Nov. 28. 
1846). 

1. Bessie A. H. ; b. Feb. 16, 1832; m. ist Capt. Charles 

Chandler, 2d Joseph Rust Farwell. 

2. Lydia; b. May 7, 1835; d. Oct. 13, 1866. 

3. Nathaniel O. ; b. Feb. 9, 1838; d. at sea, April 20, 

1858. 

4. Benjamin B. ; b. Nov. 22, 1841 ; d. Jan. 9, 1845. 

Bessie A. H. True(') and Capt. Charles Chandler 
(d. 1867) ; married November, 1859. 

1. Charles Alfred; b. Sept. 20, 1861 ; d. Sept. 24, 1861. 
Bessie True Chandler married Joseph R. Farwell (d, 

April I, 1889), 2d husband, Nov. 29, 1870. 

2. Josephine Rust; b. June 14, 1872; d. Jan. 20, 1873. 

r. Cambridge, Mass. 

Caleb P. Butler(') m. Sarah N. Lord (she d. Jan. 13, 
1896). 

1. Sarah Maria; b. Nov. 6, 1837; d. March 4, i860. 

2. Elbridge Osgood; b. June 2, 1840; m. Arabel R. 

Strong. 

3. Benjamin Paige; b. Aug. 20, 1842; d. April 21, 

1884. 

4. Martha Lydia; b. Aug. — , 1844; m. Prof. Daniel 

P. Haynes. 

5. Mary Elizabeth; b. Sept. 22, 1847; d. Nov. 22, 1872. 

6. Helen Rebecca; b. March 12, 1850; m. Henry M. 

Sprague. 

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7- John Howard; b. Jan. 14, 1853 ; d. June 29, 1856. 

8. Cyrene Stone; b. March 5, 1856; d. May 19, 1856. 

9, John Howard; b. Feb. i, 1858; d. Dec. 9, 1886. 

Elbridge O. Butler(') and Arabel R. Strong; married 
May 3, 1873. 

1. Rossie Mabel; b. Dec. 31, 1876; d. March i, 1877. 

2. Howard Abbott; b. April 16, 1883. 

3. Elmer Osgood; b. July 13, 1885; d. Sept. 30, 1885. 

r. Minot, Me. 

Martha L. Butler(^) and Prof. Daniel P. Haynes; 
married February 21, 1872. 

1. Mary Elizabeth; b. Aug. 24, 1874; m. Miner N. 

Cilley. 

2. Willis Custer; b. Aug. 9, 1876. 

3. Herbert Dartmouth ; d. y. 

r. Portland, Ore. 

Mary E. Haynes (') and Miner N. Cilley; married 
September i, 1895. 

I. Herbert Willis; b. December, 1899. 

r. Vallejo, Cal. 

Helen R. Butler(') and Henry M. Sprague; married 
May 8, 1880. 

1. Payson Tucker; b. June 25, 1881 ; d. Aug. 17, 1882. 

2. Marcia Helen; b. March 9, 1884. 

r. Auburn, Me. 



(James/ John,' Samuel,* Caleb.*) 

MIRIAM BUTLER(') m. JOHN CUTTER. 

1. Kezia; b. Jan. 17, 1794; m. Frye Gage. 

2. Rebecca; b. Feb. 3, 1796; m. Ebenezer Hall, of 

Cambridge, Mass. 

3. Lucinda ; b. Jan. 31. 1798; m. Isaac Hill, of Cam- 

bridge, Mass. 

4. John; b. March 28, 1800; m. Charlotte Varnum, of 

Dracut, Mass. 

5? 



5- Benjamin; b. Aug. 27, 1802; m. ist Esther Russell, 
2d Sarah Russell, 3d Julia F. Howe. 

6. Clarissa; b. Jan. 2, 1805; m. Adna Coburn. 

7. Hannah; b. Aug. 2, 1807; m. Rev. Robert Breeze. 

8. Joanna; b. April 29, 1810; m. Daniel Kittredge. 

9. Sarah; b. Sept. 3, 181 1 ; d. unm. 

10. Charles; b. June 18, 1814; m. Olive Noyes. 

(Cannot Trace.) 



(James/ John," Samuel/ Caleb.*) 

SAMUEL BUTLER (') m. ist CLARISSA BUCK, 2d 
HANNAH LUND. 

1. Amasa; b. Jan. 18, 1800; m. Roxanna White, of 

Niagara, N. Y. (n. c.) 

2. Caleb; b. Sept. 4, 1801 ; m. Hannah Smith, of Sand- 

wich, Mass. (n. c.) 

3. Luther; b. March 7, 1803; m. Abigail Chamberlain. 

of Haverhill, N. H. 

4. Clarissa; b. Sept. 8, 1806; d. y. 

5. Almira; b. Jan. 2, 1808; m. Nathaniel Currier. 

6. Calvin; b. April 25, 1810; m. Ehza Peck, of Salem, 

N. Y. 

7. Charlotte; b. March i, 1812; m. David A. Gregg, of 

Deery, N. H. (n. c.) 

8. Jonathan L. ; b. Oct. 7, 1816; d. unm. 

9. David C. ; b. Jan. 14, 1819; m. Jane , of Pitts- 

burg, Pa. (n. c). 

Luther Butler (') m. Abigail Chamberlain. 

1. Almira C. ; b. Oct. 19, 1835; m. Elihu Hibbard; d. 

Sept. 7, 1899. 

2. Sybil H. ; b. Dec. 25, 1837 ; d. May 28, 1846. 

3. Mary S. ; b. Jan. 13, 1840; m. Alvi T. Baldwin; d. 

July 7, 1870. 

4. George C. ; b. Feb. 11, 1842; m. Harriet M. Clark, 

of Grinnell, Iowa; d. Jan. 15, 1901. 

5. Alice; b. July 27, 1844; d. March 9, 1846. 

6. Clara A.; b. April i, 1848; m. Judge Charles B. 

Morris, of Montclair, N. J. (n. c.) 

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Almira C. Butler(') and Elihu Hirbard; married 
May 26, 1857. 

1. Moses Swasey; b. Feb. 25, 1858. 

2. Mary Abigail; b. Sept. 18, 1865. 

3. Clara B. ; b. March 3, 1869. 

Mary S. Butler(') and Alvi T. Baldwin; married 
March 6. 1861. 

1. Ralph ; b. Sept. 6, 1863 ; d. Dec. 25, 1884. 

2. Mary; b. June 26, 1870; d. July 14, 1870. 

George C. Butler(') and Harriet M. Clark; married 
September 13, 1870. 

1. Luther C. ; b. July 30, 1871. 

2. Winifred A.; b. March 29, 1873; m. Rev. William 

J. Jamieson, of Neemuch, Central India. 

3. Myra H. ; b. Sept. 10, 1874. 

4. David H. ; b. March 7, 1877. 

5. Beulah; b. Sept. 14, 1879. 

6. Roy George ; b. Aug. 4, 1886; d. Dec. 5, 1897. 

r. Haverhill, N. H. 

Winifred A. Butler (*) and Rev. William J. Jamie- 
son; married November 21, 1893. 

1. Olive W. ; b. Aug. 12, 1896; d. July 14, 1897. 

2. Margaret; b. April 14, 1898. 

Almira Butler (') and Nathaniel Currier; married 
November 19, 1835. 

1. Granville Butler; b. May 16, 1841 ; m. Laura Ann 

Burgin ; d. June 28, 1898. 

2. Sabra Bernette ; b. April 11. 1846; d. Sept. 17, 1846. 

Granville B. Currier (') and Laura A. Burgin (d. 
September, 1894) ; married July 4, 1865. 

1. Jesse Melvin; b. Oct. 4. 1871 ; m. Wilhelmina Miller, 

of Dundee. Scotland. 

2. Almira Bernette; b. Aug. 26, 1874; m. Charles 

Edward Scott, of Derry, N. H. 

3. Ella Francis; b. Oct. 28, 1877. 

4. Nettie Louisa; b. Jan. 30, 1882; m. Ludwig A. O. 

Hirsch. of Wittem, Germany, Oct. 25. 1900. 

All born at Pelham, N. H. 

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Jesse M. Currier (*) and Wilhelmina Miller; married 
February 12, 1896. 
I. Kenneth Granville; b. March 12, 1900, at Dracut, 
Mass. 

Almira B. CurrierC) and Charles E. Scott; married 
October 2, 1894. 

1. Arthur Granville ; b. July 22, 1895, j at Pelham. 

2. Edward Hamilton ; b. Sept. 27, 1898, "i N. H. 

Calvin Butler (') m. Eliza T. Peck. 

I. Lothrop B. ; b. Dec. 23, 1842; d. y. 

Calvin Butler ('), son of Samuel, graduated at Dart- 
mouth College, 1834. He studied theology, and settled in 
the ministry at Salem, N. Y. 



(James,* John,' Samuel,* Caleb.*) 

CALEB BUTLERC) m. CLARISSA VARNUM (she 
died Sept. 5, 1862). 

1. Henrietta; b. May 28, 1805; m. 1st Nathaniel Little- 

field, of New York, N. Y. ; 2nd Rev. Timothy 
Atkinson, of Lowell, Mass ; d. Nov. 22, 1864. (n.c.) 

2. Charles V.; b. Dec. 2, 1806; d. unm. 

3. George; b. Feb. 14, 1808; d. unm, 

4. Susan; b. Sept. 19, 1809; d. unm. 

5. Rebecca; b. May 28, 181 1 ; m. Peter Anderson, of 

Lowell, Mass. 

6. William; b. Aug. 21, 1812; d. unm. 

7. Clarissa; b. July 14, 1814; d. ujim. Dec. 22, 1875, at 

Boston, Mass. 

8. Frances; b. Oct. 12, 1822; m. Francis A. Brooks; 

d. Dec. 26, 1892, at Boston, Mass. 

Rebecca Butler (*) m. Peter Anderson. 

I. Herman Monrad; b. Aug. 24, 1844; d. March 31, 
1848. 

Frances Butler(*) and Francis Augustus Brooks; 
married September 14, 1847, ^^ Groton, Mass. 

1. Frederick; b. July 17, 1848. 

2. Clara Varnum; b. July 9, 1850; d. Dec. 30, 1856. 

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3- Walter Morgan; b. Sept. 22, 1851 ; d. Nov. 17, 1853. 

4. Adelaide; b. Nov. i, 1852; d. Nov. 17, 1853. 

5. Charles Butler; b. Nov. 12, 1853. 

6. Morgan; b. March 12, 1861 ; m. Frona Marie 

Brooks, of Boston, Mass. 

Morgan Brooks(') and Frona M. Brooks (dau. of Ben- 
jamin F. Brooks, of Boston, Mass.) ; married 
April 24, 1888, at Boston, Mass. 

1. Henry Morgan; ) b. Sept. 2, 1889, ( at St. Paul. 

2. Charles Franklin ; \ h. May 2, 1891, | Minn. 

3. Frances ; ') b. Nov. 7, 1893, ( at 

4. Frederick Augustus; lb. May i, 1895, J Minncap- 

5. Roger; [ b. Dec. 22, 1896, ] olis, 

6. Edith; j b. Jan. 11, 1899, [ Minn. 

Francis A. Brooks, graduated from Harvard Univer- 
sity, 1842. He was a lawyer and railroad president. He 
now resides in Boston, Mass., where all of his children 
were born. 

Frederick Brooks ('), graduated at Harvard University 
in 1868, and is a civil engineer at Boston, Mass. 

Morgan Brooks ('), graduated at Brown University, 
1881, and at Stevens' Institute of Technology, 1883. He 
is a professor of electrical engineering in the University 
of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb. 

Clarissa Butler('), daughter of Caleb, resided at Groton, 
Mass., where she was a teacher, a member of the school 
committee, and a trustee of the public library. 

(James,* John,* Samuel,* Caleb.*) 

PHINEAS BUTLER (•) and SARAH BARKER; mar- 
ried November 14, 18 16. 

1. Benjamin; b. Aug. 29, 1819; m. Cornelia Little, of 

Boston. Mass.; d. Sept. 13, 1886. 

2. Sarah; b. Feb. 14. 1821 ; m. Samuel Appleton 

Brown, of Lowell, Mass. 

3. Asenath Barker; b. Nov. 23. 1822; m. Lindsley 

Keyes Brown; d. March 13, 1853. 

4. Justin Edwards; b. Jan. 30, 1825; m. S.ibra Run- 

nels; d. April I, 1855. 

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5- Reuben Muzzey ; b. March 24, 1827 ; d. unm. June 
29, 1885. 

6. John Milton; b. July 26, 1829; d. unm. Sept. 8, 1857. 

7. Henry Frost; b. June 4, 1831 ; m. Jane Stanley; d. 

May 5, 1886. 

Phineas Butler, married Betsey Wyman, 2d wife, 
Sept. 5, 1837. 

8. William Wyman; b. Sept. 30, 1838; m. Abbie L. 

Coburn. 

All the children were born at Pelham, N. H. 

Benjamin Butler(*) and Cornelia Little (d. March 
18, 1888) ; married June 30, 1846. 

I. Sarah Frances; b. Dec. 18, 1849; ^- Richard E. 
Gnade, of Stettin, Germany. 

Sarah F. Butler (^) and Richard E. Gnade (b. Nov. 3, 
1843; '^- Aug. 31, 1887) ; married June 16, 1870. 

1. Agnes; b. March 21, 1873. 

2. Edward Richard: b. Aug. 23, 1874. 

r. Rutherford, N. J. 

Sarah Butler (') and Samuel A. Brown; married No- 
vember 20, 1852. 

1. Sarah Rebecca; b. July 13, 1854; d. May 13, 1862. 

2. Harry Appleton; b. Sept. 25, 1856; m. Mary Eu- 

genia Sawyer, of Hamilton, Ont. 

3. Mary Elizabeth ; b. Oct. 26, 1862 ; d. April 29, 1874. 

Harry A. Brown (^) and Mary E. Sawyer; married 
October 6, 1887. 

I. Barbara; b. Sept. 2, 1895. 

AsENATH B. Butler (") and Linsley K. Brown (b. July 
31, 1815; d. Feb. 16, i860); married May 10. 
1849, at Pelham, N. H. 

1. Titus; b. Feb. 8, 1850; m. Laura O. Good, Dec. 12, 

1874, at Chicago, 111. (n.c.) 

2. Edwin Bunnell; b. Nov. 14, 1851 ; d. June 21, 1859. 

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Justin E. Butler(') and Sabra Marshall Runnels; 
married October 23, 185 1. 

I. Thurza Alice; b. Sept. 23, 1852 ; m. James Hayward 
Harlow. 

Thurza A. Butler(') and James H. Harlow; married 
April II, 1872. 

1. James Haywood; b. Sept. 22, 1873. 

2. Florence ; b. June 4, 1876. 

3. Justin Edwards; b. March 4, 1880. 

4. Alice; b. Feb. 13, 1884. 

r. Edgewood Park, Pa. 

Henry F. Butler(') and Jane A. Stanley (d. March 3. 
1901, at Swarthmore, Pa.) ; married April 3, 1858 

1. Mary Asenath; b. Dec. 14, i860. 

2. Bessie Stanley; b. Oct. 9, 1865; d. March 26, 1868. 

3. Edith Aldrich; b. Nov. 27, 1868. 

r. Philadelphia, Pa. 

William W. ButlerC) and Abbie L. Coburn ; mar- 
ried November 2, 1859. 

1. Arthur Milton; b. July 9, 1869; m. Louisa Jones. 

Feb. 6, 1895. 

2. Clarence Edward; b. Jan. 3, 1872. 

3. Otis Woodbury; b. March 6, 1874; m. Nellie 

Frances Richardson, June 26, 1895. 

r. Pelham, N. H. 

Benjamin Butler ('), son of Phineas, graduated from 
Dartmouth College. 1842. He read law and practiced at 
Boston, Mass. In later years he settled at Rutherford. 
N. J. His grandson, Edward R. Gnade, graduated from 
Stevens' Institute of Technology, and is now a mechanical 
engineer. 

Harry A. Brown ('), is now a lawyer at Lowell, Mass. 
His father, Samuel A. Brown, was a noted lawyer. He 
was an alderman for one year, and a state senator for two 
years. He resided at Lowell, Mass., where all of his chil- 
dren were bom. 

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(James/ John,' Joseph,' Nehemiah.*) 

LYDIA BUTLER C) m. ELIJAH TRULL. 

1. Samuel; b. Oct. 24, 6. Louisa; b. April 19, 

1794. 1807. 

2. Lydia; b. Aug. i. 7. Clarissa; b. April 6, 

1798. 1809. 

3. Delia; b. Dec. 15, 8. Elijah; b. June 2, 

1800. 1810. 

4. Butler; b. Aug. 10. 9. Cynthia; b. Dec. 9, 

1803. 181 1. 

5. Almira; b. Feb. 24, 10. Nehemiah; b. May 6, 

1805. 1815. 

(Cannot Trace.) 

(James,' John,' Joseph,' Nehemiah.*) 

NEHEMIAH BUTLER (') m. OLIVE DAVIS. 

1. Elizabeth; b. Feb. 20, 1804; d. unm. 

2. Asa D. ; b. May 13, 1806; m. Mary Gregg. 

3. Achsah A.; b. Dec. 7, 1809; d. y. 

4. Josiah; b. Dec. 25, 1810; d. unm. 

5. Olive J.; b. April 29, 1814; m. Henry H. Peters. 

6. Lydia M. ; b. Jan. 16, 1818. 

7. Nehemiah; b. Feb. 22, 1824; m. Mary Gage, of 

Penacook, N. H. 

Asa D. Butler(') and Mary Gregg; married June 3, 
1828. 

1. Achsah A.; b. July 11, 1829; m. Moses Spofford. 

2. William G. ; b. Jan. 30, 1832; m. ist Harriet Seavy, 

2d Mary C. Ruggles. 

3. Josiah; b. March 6, 1836; m. Mary Sherman; d. 

Jan. 21, 1896. 

4. Mary J. ; b. Feb. 24, 1843 ! ^- Calvin G. Sherman. 

5. George D. ; b. Feb. 6, 1846 ; m. Sarah Moore Smith, 

of Middlesex, Vt. 

Achsah A. Butler (') and Moses Spofford; married 
May 23, 1848. 

1. Otis D. ; b. April 30, 1849; m- Josephine Blackburn. 

2. Clara E. ; b. Nov. 29, 1859; m. Charles W. Spear 

(n. c.) 



Otis D. Spofford(') and Josephine Blackburn ; mar- 
ried January 22, 1874. 

I. Lizzie; b. Jan. 22, 1880. 

r. Lowell, Mass. 

William G. Butler (') and Harriet S. Seavy, mar- 
ried September 6, 1853. 

1. Lizzie C. ; b. Aug. 30, 1855; m. Daniel M. Webster. 
William G. Butler, married AL\ry C. Ruggles, 2d wife. 

May 28. 1862. 

2. Charles C. ; b. Aug. 20, 1863; m. Sarah L. Bout- 

well. 

Lizzie C. Butler(') m. Daniel M. Webster. 

I. Ethel H.; b. Aug. 30, 1879. 

r. Pelham, N. H. 

Charles C. Butler (') m. Sarah L. Boutwell. 

1. Mary C. ; b. May 10, 1892. 

2. Mildred; b. May 23, 1897. 

r. Auburndale, Mass. 

Josiah Butler(') and Mary Sherman (d. May 29, 
1893) ; married September 8, 1862. 

1. Fred Sherman; b. Feb. 29, 1864; d. March 9, 1864. 

2. Arthur Davis; b. Aug. 26, 1866; d. Oct. 21, 1866. 

3. Mabel Augusta; b. Aug. 27, 1869; m. William N. 

Goodell. 

4. Maude Evelyn; b. May 14, 1874; m. Herbert Davis 

Burrage. 

5. Josiah; b. June 23, 1879. 

r. Lowell, Mass. 

Mabel A. Butler(') and William N. Goodell; mar- 
ried September 8, 1890. 

1. Mary Janet; b. Aug. 8, 1891. 

2. Josiah Butler; b. Jan. 30, 1893. 

3. Catherine Maude; b. Jan. 12, 1898. 

r. Lowell, Mass. 

Maude E. Butler(') and Herbert D. Burrage; mar- 
ried June I, 1897. 

I. Eleanor Mabel; b. September, 1898. 

r. Lowell, Mass. 
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Mary J, Butler (') and Calvin G. Sherman; mar- 
ried June 13, 1865. 

I. Cora B. ; b. June 26, 1869; m. Orrin B. Ranlett. 

Cora B. Sherman (') and Orrin B. Ranlett; mar- 
ried October 7, 1895. 

1. Bessie Davis; b. Jan. 8, 1897. 

2. Elsie May; b. Feb. 3, 1898. 

r. Lowell, Mass. 

George D. Butler(') and Sarah M. Smith; married 
September 4, 1877. 

1. Paul Wolcott; b. Sept. 9, 1879. 

2. Mary Amelia; b. March 17, 1881 ; d. March 17. 

1889. 

3. George Davis; b. June 13, 1883. 

4. Ethel Mabel ; b. June 18, 1885. 

r. Montpelier, Vt. 

Olive J. Butler (') m. Henry H. Peters. 

I. Horace Laban; b. September, 1845; m. Clara Spof- 
ford ; d. , 18 — . 

Horace and Clara (Spofford) Peters had one child, 
Blanche Peters. 

Nehemiah Butler(') m. Mary Gage, 

1. Charles N. ; b. April 26, 1853. 

2. John G. ; b. Dec. i, 1856; m. Emma Allen, Nov. 29, 

1883 (n. c). 

3. Benjamin F. ; b. Oct. 30, 1858; m. Kate F. Tucker, 

of Penacook, N. H. 

4. Calvin G. ; b. Feb. 8, 1865 ; d. April 5, 1883. 

Benjamin F. Butler (^) and Kate F. Tucker; married 
Dec. I, 1888. 

1. Mary C. ; b. July 28, 1889. 

2. Henry N. ; b. Nov. 6, 1890. 

3. Calvin G. ; b. July 22, 1892. 

r. Penacook, N. H. 

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Nehemiah Butler ('), son of Nehemiah, held various 
offices in Merrimac County, N. H. He was : Clerk of 
Courts, 1852 to i860; County Commissioner, 1862 to 
1868; Representative, 1869 and 1870; Jud^e of Probate 
Court, 1876 to 1883 ; and also Town Treasurer and Select- 
man of Boscawen, N. H., for seven years. 

(James', John', Joseph', Nehemiah*.) 

PHEBE BUTLERC) m. ELIPHALET PARKER (he 
d. Aug. 5, 1852). 

1. Susan; b. Feb. 5, 1800; m. Nathaniel Fifield ; d. 

April 22, 1846. 

2. Louisa; b. May 20, 1804; m. TTiram Hinckley; d. 

Aug., 1867 (n. c). 

3. Lydia Wood ; b. Dec. 2, 1807; m. Harrington Hinck- 

ley; d. Aug., 1858. 

4. Phebe Ann; b. Sept. 29, 1809; m. Horatio N. Pol- 

lard; d. 1890. 

5. Eliphalet H. ; b. Sept. 6, 1812. 

6. Horace ; b. ; d. Mar., 1821. 

7. Caroline Elizabeth; b. Nov. 4, 1821 ; m. Nahum F. 

Hill. 

8. Edu^in Harrington ; b. Dec. 22, 1825. 

All the children were born and lived at Bucksport. Me. 

Nathaniel and Susan P. Fifield's children are : i. Hor- 
ace. 2. Henry. 3. Josephine. 

Harrington and Lydia P. Hinckley's children are: i. 
Marion. 2. Hiram ; d. y. 

Nahum F. and Caroline P. Hill's children are: T. 
Edwin ; d. y. 2. Josephine. 

Edwin H. Parker and wife had one child : Harriet 
Bigelow. 

(Have no dates of births, marriages, and deaths.) 

(James', John', Joseph'. Nehemiah*.) 

JOSIAH BUTLER (') m. HANNAH JENNESS. of 
Deerfield. N. H. 

1. DeWitt Clinton; b. Feb. i, 1812: m. Mary A. Tuck- 

er; d. April 21, 1894. 

2. Horace ; h. June 5, 1814 : m. ist. Caroline Crane ; 2nd. 

Sarah Morse. 

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3- Josiah W. ; b. May 7, 1816; m. Rachel Ten Eyck (n. 

c). 

4. Elizabeth H. B. ; b. July 9, 1819. 

5. Lydia J. ; b. June 15, 1821 ; d. 1839. 

6. Franklin I. ; b. Dec. 21, 1823 ; m. Sarah Davidson ; d. 

Feb. 24, 1884. 

7. Wentworth S. ; b. Sept. 30, 1826. 

8. Caroline L. ; b. Aug. 23, 1830; m. Charles Stewart. 

9. Mary J. ; b. Aug. 24, 1832 ; d. at Boston, Mass. 

DeWitt C. Butler (*) and Mary A. Tucker (d. Oct. 
23, 1893) ; married 1836. 

1. James Clinton; b. May 6, 1838; d. Nov. 17, 1855, at 

Callao, Peru. 

2. Lydia Jane; b. Mar. 20, 1842; d. unm. Mar., 1896, 

at W, Newton, Mass. 

3. Harriet Louise; b. April 4, 1847; ^n. William E. 

Elder. 

4. Nellie Josephine; b. April 15, 1854; m. William H. 

Rand, of Weston, Mass. 

r. at West Newton, Mass. 

Harriet L. Butler(^) and William E. Elder; mar- 
ried 1871. 

1. Edwin Avery ; b. Aug. 25, 1872 ; d. Dec. 4, 1895. 

2. Mary; b. Mar. 21, 1876. 

r. W. Newton. Mass. 

Nellie T- Butler(') and William H, Rand; married 
1877. 

I. Nellie Louise; b. Feb. 14, 1878. 

r. W. Newton, Mass. 

Horace Butler (*) m. Caroline Crane (she died April 
3, 1846). 

1. Caroline L; b. July 13, 1844; m- Rock Parsons, 1869 

(n.c). 

2. Ann E. ; b. Mar. 2.y, 1846 ; m. George M. Coombs. 
Horace Butler married Sarah Morse, 2nd wife, Sept. 

26, 1848. 

3. Josiah W. ; b. Julv 26, 1849; m. Helen M. Lund, of 

New York, N. Y. 



4- Sarah H. ; b. Oct. 13, 1851. 

5. Kate Louise ; b. Aug. 2^, 1587 ; d. April, 1861. 

Ann E. Butler(') and George M. Coombs; married 
Sept. 15, 1865. 

1. Josephine C. ; b. Sept. 10, 1866; d. Oct. 13, 1894. 

2. Charles E. ; b. Feb. 18, 1869. 

3. Wallace B. ; b. July 29, 1871. 

TosiAii W. Butler(') and Helen M. Lund; married 
Nov. 10, 1886. 

1. Hazel L. ; b. Oct. 11, 1887. 

2. Horace L. ; b. April 2, 1889. 

3. Bessie B. ; b. Dec. 19, 1892. 

4. Harriet V. ; b. April 26, 1895. 

5. Lucy J. ; b. Nov. 6, 1898. 

r. Libertyville, 111. 

Franklin L Butler(") m. Sarah Davidson. 

1. Frank; d. y. 

2. Jennie Louise; b. Oct. 21, 1857. 

r. Neligh, Neb. 

Caroline L. Butler (') and Charles Stewart; mar- 
ried Sept. 6. i860. 

1. Charles Butler; b. June 24, 1862; m. Minnie Tracv, 

1898. 

2. Carrie Louise Butler; b. Jan. 5, 1868; m. Edwin G. 

Lane, 1897. 

r. Buffalo, N. Y. 

The following account was copied from a New Hamp- 
shire newspaper of 1854: 

"The Hon. Josiah Butler, a distinguished citizen and 
prominent public man in New Hampshire, and a member 
of Congress during the Missouri Compromise excitement 
in 1819 and 1820. died at his residence in South Deer- 
field, N. H., on Sunday, the 29th inst.. at the age of 74 
years, after an illness of one week. Judge Butler gradu- 
ated at Harv^ard l^niversitv in 1803. afterward studied law 
with Governor Cabot, of \'^irginia. and was licensed to 
practice law in all the courts of that state. On his return 
to New Hampshire he was repeatedly elected to the State 

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Legislature, appointed Sheriff of Rockingham County, and 
afterward clerk of the state courts. In 1817 he was chosen 
Representative in Congress, re-elected to the same office 
in 1819, and again chosen in 1821 — in the whole six 
years. While in the House he became the intimate friend 
of the late Henry Clay, and remained such till the death 
of the latter. In 1825 he was appointed Judge of the 
Superior Court of the State of New Hampshire, and con- 
tinued in that office until the judicial system was changed 
and the court abolished. Judge Butler belonged to that 
class of public men who do not change their opinions to 
suit the caprice of party. Both as a statesman and a pri- 
vate citizen his loss will be widely and deeply felt." 

Horace Butler (*), son of Josiah, graduated at Dart- 
mouth College, 1836. In later years he settled at Liberty- 
ville, 111., where his son, Josiah W., is now the town 
treasurer. 

Edwin A. Elder (*) was a graduate of high rank from 
the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. 

(James*, John^ Joseph', Gideon*.) 

JOSEPH BUTLER C) m. HANNAH BUTLER. 

1. Mary; m. Reuben Melvin. 

2. Daniel. 

3. Ira. 

4. Catherine ; m. Luke Holmes. 

5. Moses ; m. Louisa Caldwell. 

6. Martha ; m. Abijah W. Keyes. 

7. Josiah. 

8. Abigail. 

9. Henry. 

10. Jesse. 

11. George Calvin. 

(Cannot Trace.) 

(James', John^ Joseph*, Jesse*.) 

POLLY BUTLER(^) m. JACOB STILES. 

1. Fanny; m. Kendall Gray. 

2. Mary; m. Woodward. 

3. Moody. 

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4- Harriet ; m. Sylvester Wyman. 

5. Sabra ; m. Nehemiah Low. 

6. Amanda; m. Eppes Wyman. 

7. Ambrose. 

(Cannot Trace.) 



(James', John", Joseph', Jesse*.) 

MOODY BUTLER(') m. SALLY DUSTIN. 

1. Roxanna; b. Aug. 5, 1805; m. Emerson Favor; d. 

Sept. 25, 1832. 

2. Mary D. ; b. Mar, 31, 1807; m. Ebenezer Ramsey; 

d. Jan. II, 1892. 

3. John Dustin; b. Feb. 21, 1809; m. Mary Burnham; 

d. Nov. 19, 1887. 

4. Sarah D. ; b. Oct., 1811 ; m. James Ramsey. 

5. WilHam D. ; b. Jan. 28, 1813; m. Emeline Stow. 

6. EHzabeth R. ; b. April, 1815; m. Gilbert P. Hall, d. 

July 19, 1869. 

7. Lucinda; b. May, 1807; m. Jonas Wheeler Goodhue; 

d. Nov. 3, 1846. 

8. Abigail C.; b. June 13, 1819; m. Eliphalet Jones. 

9. Moody; b. Sept., 1821 ; d. 1843. 

Moody Butler married Lydia Burtt, 2nd wife. 
10. Hyman Blanchard; b. Sept., 1827; m. Millicent K. 
Daggett. 

All were born at Greenfield, N. H. 

Roxanna Butler (') m. Emerson Favor (b. Feb. 22, 
1800; d. April 5, 1835). 

1. John; b. Feb. 16, 1828; d. y. 

2. Mary Darrah ; b. June 28, 1825; m. Alfred Gray. 

Mary D. Favor(') m. Alfred Gray (b. April 20, 1832; 
d. April I, 1896). 

1. Annie F. ; b. Dec. 20, 1857; m. George A. Cheney, 

Jan. 14, 1883. (n. c.) 

2. Frederick; b. June 25, 1861. 

r. Lawrence, Mass. 

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Mary D. Butler (') and Ebenezer Ramsey (b. Dec. 4, 
1801 ; d. March i, 1838) ; married April 18, 1826. 

1. James D. ; b. Nov. 25, 1828. 

2. John Linn; b. Sept. 17, 1830; m. Mary E. Nelson. 

3. Ebenezer H. ; b. Dec. 8, 1832. 

4. Abram A. ; b. Aug. 14, 1835 > ^- Helen P. Baldwin. 

John L. Ramsey(') and Mary E. Nelson; married 
January 28, 1857. 

1. Mary Elizabeth; b. June 9, 1858; m. H. F, Green, 

Sept. 13, 1876. 

2. Virginia Butler; b. ; m. Joseph W. 

Blythin, March 16, 1881. 

3. John Nelson; b. ; m. Susan Mary 

Newton, Dec. 31, 1886. 

4. Georgia T. ; b. ; m. A. A. Hulse, June, 

1884. 

5. Eben J.; b. ; m. Minnie M. Norton, 

June, 1890. 

6. Emma C. ; b. ; m. C. B. Galbreath, 

January, 1893. 

r. Keota, Iowa. 

Abram A. Ramsey(') and Helen P. Baldwin; mar- 
ried Nov. 28, i860. 

I. Anne Augusta; b. Aug. 23, 1870. 

r. Wilton, N. H. 

John D. Butler(') and Mary C. Burnham (dau. of 
Dea. Francis and Polly Fletcher Bumham; b. 
Dec. 22, 1813; d. Jan, 31, 1872) ; married June 2, 
1840. They had five children. 

John D. Butler married Joanna C. Parker, 2d wife, 
Sept. 24, 1878. 

(Cannot Trace.) 

Sarah D. Butler (*) and James Ramsey; married No- 
vember 18, 1828. 

1. David Butler; b. Sept. 13, 1829; m. Eliza Hayes; 

d. Jan. 10, 1899. (n. c.) 

2. Sarah Jane; b. Jan. 31, 1834; d. Dec. 6, 1856. 

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William D. Butler(') and Emeline Stow; married 
April II, 1839. 

1. Freeman H.; b. Feb. 23, 1841 ; m. Kate P. Coburn, 

2. Charles M. ; b. Jan. 28, 1845; d. Aup. 23, 1867. 

3. Lydia E. ; b. July 18, 1847; m. Laurence \V. Coburn. 

Freeman H. Butler (') and Kate P. Coburn ; married 
June 14, 1866. 

1. Josephine C. ; b. May 23. 1870; m. Thomas G. Cox. 

2. Charles F. ; b. March 31, 1876. 

r. Lowell, Mass. 

Josephine C. Butler(') and Thomas G. Cox; married 
December 4, 1895. 

I. Thomas G. ; b. September, 1897. 

Lydia E. Butler(') and Laurence W. Coburn; mar- 
ried January 26, 1871. 

1. Sarah E. ; b. Aug. 14, 1882. 

Elizabeth R. Butler (') and Gilbert P. Hall (d. Jan. 
I, 1867) ; married November 24, 1834. 

T. Seraphine E. ; b. Feb. 22, 1839; m. Francis W. 
Parker; d. Dec. 6, 1870. 

2. Adelaide M. ; b. July 2, 1842; m. 1-Vank L. Gray. 

3. Eldasta P.; b. May 10, 1846; d. June 11, 1870. 

Two other children, Perry G. and Freeman G., died in 
infancy. 

Seraphine E. Hall(') and Francis W. Parker; mar- 
ried December i, 1864. 

I. Anne Evelyn; b. Sept. 9, 1865; d. Oct. 26, 1885. 

Adelaide M. Hall(') and Frank L. Gray; married 
January 6, 1868. 

1. Lillian Josephine; b. Dec. 22, 1869; d. July 30, 1890. 

2. Evelyn Hall; b. Sept. 24. 1872. 

3. Fannie L. ; b. Aug. 6, 1875; "i- Frederick W. 

French, Jan. 12, 1894. (n. c.) 

4. Alice Marion; b. Oct. 22, 1879. 

5. Morris Franklin; b. Nov. 15. 1880; d. y. 

r. Manchester. N. H. 

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LuciNDA ButlerC) and Jonas W. Goodhue (d. Feb. 9, 
1892) ; married March 7, 1839. 

1. Sarah Tryphena; b. Nov. 21, 1839; d. July 21, 1846. 

2. Mary Melvina ; b. Aug. 14, 1842 ; m. Henry Melville 

Osgood. 

Born at Nelson, N. H. 

Mary M. Goodhue(') and Henry M. Osgood (d. Jan. 4, 
1878) ; married Jan. 30, 1862. 

1. Mary Anna; b. Feb. 12, 1866; m. William Putnam 

Proctor. 

2. Carrie Lizzie; b. Feb. 28, 1869; "^- William Mark 

Noble ; d. Sept. 9, 1894. 

3. Fred Wheeler; b. Nov. 13, 1875. 

r. Dunstable, Mass. 

Mary A. Osgood (') and William P. Proctor; mar- 
ried May 15, 1888. 

1. Helen Caroline; b. May 17, 1896. 

2. Ruth Celinda; b. Aug. 9, 1899. 

Abigail C. Butler (*) and Eliphalet Jones; married 
January 16, 1840. 

1. John Butler; b. Aug. 2, 1841 ; m. Sophronia Johnson. 

2. Lydia Maria; b. Dec. 20, 1843; n™. Daniel Little 

Woodbury. 

3. Abbie Sophronia; b. April 12, 1846. 

4. Moody Butler; b. April 12, 1848; m. Charlotte 

Brock Askin. 

5. Albert Eliphalet; b. Aug. 27, 1853; m. Helen A. 

Johnson, 

6. Lizzie Seraphine; b. Oct. 7, 1856. 

7. Henry Coburn ; b. March 5, 1859; m. Etta Smith, 

Oct. 12, 1884. (n. c.) 

John B. Jones(') and Sophronia Johnson; married 
October 4, 1876. 

I. Joseph Clinton; b. Jan. 26, 1880; d. Oct. 3, 1884. 

r. Amoskeag, N. H. 

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Lydia M. Jones(') and Daniel L. Woodbury; married 
November 2"], 1862. 

I. Cora Eva ; b. Jan. 25, 1867; d. June ■x^', 1867. 

Moody B. Jones(') and Charlotte B. Askin ; married 
August 16, 1876. 

1. Josephine L. ; b. Oct. 21, 1878. * 

2. Bertha Ellen : b. Jan. 16, 1885. 

Albert E. Jones(') and Helen A. Johnson; married 
September 22, 1875. 

1. Alberta Helen; b. Aug. 29, 1876. • 

2. Scott Clayton; b. Feb. 5, 1885. 

3. Henry Butler; b. April 21, 1886. 

4. Mabel Edna; b. July 4, 1890. 

5. Bernice Charlotte; b. July 12, 1894. 

Hyman B. Butler(') and Millicent K. Daggett (d. 
Dec. 13, 1889) ; married August 22, 1849. 

I. Hyman Willis; b. May 23, 1850; m. ist Estelle 
Buck, 2d Elizabeth Ann Repass. 

3: pSS'f^nTf^ {Twins; b. June .4. .85. 

4. Edgar Bascom ; b. March 19, 1854; m. Lenette 

Wilson. 

5. Lydia Minnetta ; b. Dec. 13, 1856; m. George N. 

Annis; d. April 12. 1889. 

Hyman W. Butler (') and Estelle Buck (d. March 17, 
1890) ; married June 14. 1871. 

1. Minnie; b. March 8. 1872; d. March 11. 1872. 

2. Edward Arthur; b. Oct. 13. 1873; m. Susan Krum. 

3. Louis Willis; b. Nov. 11, 1876. 

4. Irma Linn, I c / b. Oct. 19. j d. Aug. 16. 1880. 

5. Nina Estelle 1 ^ \ 1879. / d. Sept. 16, 1880. 

6. Frederick Harris; b. Sept. 16. 1881. 

7. Aura May; b. Feb. 8, 1884. 

Hyman W. Butler married Elizabeth A. Repass, 2d 
v^'ife, Oct. I, 1890. 

r. Ithaca, X. Y. 

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Edward A. Butler(') and Susan Krum ; married Feb- 
ruary 8, 1894. 

1. Aura Marie; b. June 24, 1895. 

2. Lawrence William ; b. Feb. 10, 1898. 

r. Ithaca, N. Y. 

Edgar B. Butler(') and Lenette Wilson; married 
October 24, 1894. 

I. Marjorie; b. April 15, 1900. 

r. Algona, Iowa. 

Lydia M. Butler (') and George N. Annis; married 
May 17, 1876. 

1. Bessie Maude; b. Aug. 4, 1878. 

2. Arthur Butler; b. July 29, 1881. 

3. Lucille; b. Feb. 17, 1884. 

r. Spokane, Wash. 

Moody Butler (*) was regarded by the people of his day 
as an interpreter of law and a wise counsellor. Many 
of the deeds of lands in Hillsborough Co., N. H., were 
written by him, and are models of clearness and legible 
handwriting. 

David Butler Ramsey (^) was fitted for college at Han- 
cock Academy, N. H., and Yates Academy, Orleans Co., 
N. Y., and entered Williams College at the beginning of 
Freshman year. He left the class during Sophomore 
year, much to his regret. After leaving college, he taught 
school in Kentucky and Tennessee for two years. During 
the next two years he was in the railroad business in 
Ohio and Illinois, and then served in the postoflfice in 
Milwaukee, Wis., one year. In 1857 he commenced the 
examination of titles to real estate in Milwaukee, and soon 
after removed to Chicago, where he continued in the same 
business till 1862, when he was appointed Register and 
Deputy Bank Comptroller of Wisconsin, and removed to 
Madison. He held the office till 1868, when he resigned 
and engaged again in searching titles in Chicago. A 
severe illness obliged him to leave Chicago in 1870 . After- 
ward he settled in Milwaukee and entered the Law De- 
partment of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. 
He was employed in examining titles to real estate upon 
which the company based its loans. He was regarded 

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one of the best experts in his business in the Northwest, 
upright and honorable in his deahngs. and invaluable to 
the company who employed him. 

John Dustin Butler (*), son of Moody, was the presi- 
dent of the Francistown (N. H.) Savings Bank for several 
years. Resigning that office to become president of the 
First National Bank of Francistown, which position he 
filled until a short time before his death. 

Freeman H. Butler ('), son of William D., is a mem- 
ber of the Massachusetts State Board of Pharmacy. 

Hyman W. Butler('), son of Hyman B., entered Cor- 
nell University, but was obliged to end his studies, when 
in Junior year, on account of ill health. He has been 
engaged for some years in the University as an expert 
bookkeeper. His son, Edward A., is also connected with 
the same University as bookkeeper in the Agricultural 
Experiment Station. 

Edgar B. Butler ('), son of Hyman B.. graduated from 
the State University, of Iowa, in 1878. He was the Prin- 
cipal of the Public Schools of Owatonna, Minn., for sev- 
eral years. 

Bessie M. Annis(*) graduated from the Washington 
State Normal School in 1898. She holds a life certificate. 
Her brother. Arthur B., is now attending the Washington 
State College, at Pullman, Wash. 

Fred W. Osgood (') entered Dartmouth College, at 
Hanover. N. H., in September. 1898. He will graduate 
June, 1901. and will afterward enter Thayer College to 
prepare for civil engineering. 

(James.' John.' Joseph,' Elijah.*) 

JAMES BUTLER(') m. JANE GRIMES. 

1. Infant; b. July i, 1821 ; d. y. 

2. Betsey J.; b. Aug. i. 1822; m. David F. Brown. 

3. Sarah Ann; b. July i, 1824. 

4. John Grimes; b. April 26, 1826. 

5. Lydia M. ; b. Aug. 22. 1829. 

6. James Smith: b. Sept. 22. 1833; m. Ellen M. Green- 

leaf. 

7. Mary Frances; b. Nov. 4. 1836. 

(Cannot Trace.) 
This family resided at Hillsborough, N. H. 

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(James/ John.' Joseph,* Elijah.*) 

WILLIAM BUTLER (') m. DARLING. 

T. Julia. 2. William. 3. Abigail. 

(Cannot Trace.) 

(James/ John/ Joseph/ Elijah/) 

LYDIA BUTLER (') m. AMMI SMITH, of Hills- 
borough, N. H. 

1. James Butler; d. y. 

2. Julia; d. y. 

3. James Butler; d. y. 

4. Eliza Ann; b. Feb. 5, 1832; m. Frederick W. Gould. 

5. Frank Pierce; b. Feb. 24, 1836; d. 1858. 

6. John Butler; b. April 12, 1838; m. Emma E. Laven- 

der. 

7. Cynthia I. ; b. June 10, 1839; m. George D. Peaslee. 

8. Ellen Lydia ; b. Jan. 25, 1842. 

Eliza A. Smith (') and Frederick W. Gould; married 
November, 1851. 
I. George Edward; b. November. 1852; m. Addie 
Ellsworth. 

George E. Gould(') and Addie Ellsworth; married 
in 1871. 
I. Mary; m. George H. Chandler. 

Mary Gould (') m. George H. Chandler. 
I. Marigold; b. 1896. 

John B. Smith (") and Emma E. Lavender; married 
November i, 1883. 

1. Butler Lavender; b. March 4, 1886. 

2. Archibald Lavender; b. Feb. i, 1889. 

3. Norman ; b. May 8, 1892. 

r. Hillsborough, N. H. 

Cynthia I. Smith (') and George D. Peaslee; married 
in 1864. 
T. Cora L. ; m. Walter Scruton. 
2. Nellie Belle ; m. William Walker. 

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Cora L. Peaslee(') m. Nellie B. Peaslee(') m. 
Walter Scrlton. William Walker. 

1. I'aul; b. 1894. I. (iuy: 1). April 5, 1888. 

2. Wallingford ; b. 1896. 

John Butler Smith(*), son of Anuui and Lydia i But- 
ler) Smith, was educated at the Public Schools of Hills- 
borough, N. H., and at the Francistown Academy. He 
engaged in the manufacture of knit goods at Hillsb<jro 
Piritlge, N. H., which continues at the same place as the 
Contoocook Mills Co., owned by Mr. Smith and his 
nephew, Mr. George E. Gould. It is a large business con- 
cern, with sales stores in New York and Boston. Mr. 
Smith is also the President of the Hillsboro Guaranty 
Savings Bank, and is a deacon in the Congregational 
Church of Hillsborough. 

As concerning his [xjlitical life, he has been very popu- 
lar. In 1884 he was Republican Presidential Elector, and 
was also in that year alternate delegate to the Chicago 
Convention. From 1887 to 1889, he was a member of the 
Executive, or Governor's Council of New Hampshire, and 
in 1890 was chosen chairman of the Republican State 
Committee. In September, 1892. he was nominated by 
acclamation, in the Republican State Convention, as can- 
didate for Governor of New Hampshire, and was triumph- 
antly elected by the people at the polls in November, the 
first candidate to be elected by the people in eight years, 
hitherto no choice by the people (majority necessary), 
recourse had to the Legislature. He served a two-years' 
term, from 1893 to 1895 (one term biennial the rule in 
N. H.). and had an honorable and successful administra- 
tion. 

(James.' John,' Jacob,' Jacob.*) 
SARAH BUTLER (') m. NATHANIEL GAGE. 

1. Sarah; b. Jan. 8, 1795; m. Coburn. 

2. Nathaniel; b. Feb. 25. 1796. 

3. Lavinia; b. Dec. 12. 1797: ni. ist Dudley. 2(1 

Eliphalet Richardson. 

4. Jacob B. ; b. Dec. 9. 1800. 

5. Mary ; m. George Carleton. 

Sarah Butler Gage married Asa Carleton, 2d hus- 
band. 

(Cannot Trace.) ' . 

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(James,' John," Jacob," Jacob/) 

MOLLY BUTLERC) and THEODORE WYMAN (d. 
in the autumn of 1806) ; married February 13, 
1793- 

1. Jacob Butler; b. May 20, 1794; m. Magdalena Hall- 

enbeck; d. Jan. 7, 1882. 

2. Polly; m. Moses Glynn. 

3. Eliza; m. John Colby. 

Jacob B. Wyman(') and Magdalena Hallenbeck; 
married February 21, 1829. 

1. Mary Jane; b. March 27, 1830; d. Jan. 30, 1832. 

2. Harriet Butler; b. Dec. 14, 1832; m. George M. 

Howells, April 29, 1856. 

3. Isabella Butler; b. Nov. 8, 1836; m. W. W. C. 

Perry, Feb. 27, 1855. 

4. Jacob Butler; b. Feb. 14, 1839; d. Aug. 12, 1840. 

5. Sarah Fleming; b. Aug. 10, 1842; m. Sherwood B. 

Markland. 

Sarah F. Wyman(') and Sherwood B. Markland; 
married August 29, 1864. 

1. Charles Butler; b. July 24, 1865. 

2. Ada Belle; b. Dec. 29, 1867; d. April 16, 1869. 

3. Clifford Worthington ; b. April 27, 1870; d. July 17, 

1870. 

4. Bertha; b. July 25, 1874. 

5. Sarah Florence ; b. Aug. 3, 1877. 

6. William ; b. Feb. 6, 1879 5 d. September, 1879. 

7. Harriet Carey ; b. May 27, 1885. 

r. Cincinnati, O. 

Jacob Butler Wyman(') was the Principal of Schools in 
Cincinnati, Ohio, for a number of years. 

(James,* John,* Jacob,* Jacob.*) 

BETSEY BUTLERC) m. SOLOMON BARKER. 

1. Sophia; b. Feb. 22, 1798; m. Dudley Hardy. 

2. Betsey; b. Oct. 8, 1800; d. unm. 

3. Laura; b. July 11, 1802; m. James Riddle. 

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4- Solomon; b. April i, 1803; m. Sarah Simonds. 

5. Jacob B. ; b. Aug. 14, 1804; ni. Anna Marden. 

6. Clarissa; b. April 2, 1806; d. y. 

7. Julia A.; b. May 22, 1807. 

8. Clarissa; b. Sept. 22, 1808. 

9. Sarah A.; b. May 17, 1810; m. William Brown. 

10. Hannah; b. Nov. 22, 181 1; m. 1st John Gill, 2d 

James Cutter. 

11. Mary; b. Dec. 22, 1814; m. Benjamin Ames. 

12. Harriet A.; b. June 5, 1818; m. Rev. Titus Briggs. 

of Ohio. 

(Cannot Trace.) 



(James/ John,' Jacob,' Jacob.*) 

HANNAH BUTLER(°) m. CALEB JOHNSON, of 
Manchester, N. H. 

1. Mary Carleton ; b. 1808; m. ist George Perry, 2d 

Rev. Benjamin Foster; d. 1884. 

2. Sarah Morgan; b. Oct. 11, 1810; m. Rev. J. B. M. 

Bailey; d. June 7, 1885. 

3. Hannah Augusta; b. Sept. 29, 1816; m. Joshua M. 

House; d. April 12, 1894. 

4. Phebe Hall ; d. y. 

5. William Butler; b. Dec. 4, 1818; m. Nancy Poore; 

d. 1884. 

6. Aaron Quimby ; d. y. 

7. Caleb Hall ; d. y. 

8. George Quimby ; b. 1824; m. Jane Mullins ; d. 1864. 

Mary C. Johnson (*) m. George Perry (d. 1841), of 
Manchester, N. H. 

1. Lucy Augusta; b. May 21, 1835; m. Rev. Frederick 

Noble; d. June 7, 1895. 

2. George; b. February, 1837; d. y. 

3. Mary Johnson; b. April 19, 1839; m. Charles B. 

Morris; d. 1864. 

Mary C. J. Perry m. Rev. Benjamin Foster (d. Nov. 
2, 1868), of Dummeston, N. H.. 2d husband. 

4. Nellie Frances; b. May 9, 1847; "i- Jol^" ^- Bower, 

of Pittsburg, Pa, 

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Lucy A. Perry (') m. Rev. Frederick A. Norle, of 
Chicago, 111. 

1. Frederick Perry; b. Aug. 21, 1863. 

2. Mary Perry; b. Nov. 14, 1865; m. Frank Hicks; d. 

July 4, 1890. 

3. Philip Schaff ; b. May 30, 1868. 

r. Chicago, 111. 

Mary J. Perry(') and Charles B. Morris; married 
June 10, 1863. 

1. George Perry; b. Feb. 18, 1864; m. Martha S. 

Turner, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

2. William Beaumont; b. Oct. 3, 1867; m. Jane Hard- 

ing. 

3. Charles Frederick; b. Oct. 4, 1870; d. Dec. 30, 1890. 

4. Lucy Noble; b. Aug. 18, 1872. 

George P. Morris (*) and Martha S. Turner; married 
May 5, 1892. 

1. Carlysle; b. Oct. 23, 1893. 

2. Mary; b. June 24, 1895. 

3. Ellison; b. July 12, 1897. 

r. Cambridge, Mass. 

William B. Morris(') and Jane Harding; married 
September i, 1898. 

I. Jane Harding; b. Dec. 15, 1899. 

r. Minneapolis, Minn. 

Nellie F. Foster(') and John Alexander Bower; 
married 1870. 

1. Albert Foster; b. 1871 ; d. 1872. 

2. Laurance Foster; b. Dec. 12, 1872. 

3. Mary Lucy; b. 1876; d. 1876. 

r. Pittsburg, Pa. 

Sarah M. Johnson (') and Rev. John B. M. Bailey 
(d. Feb. 24, 1854) ; married February 10, 1840, 
at Manchester, N. H. 

1. Sarah Susanna; b. Aug. 20, 1842; m. Dr. William 
B. Ropes, of Elizabeth, N. J.; d. Jan. 15, 1885. 
(n.c.) 

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2. Mary Johnson; b. July 8. 1844; m. David A. Lin- 

coln (d. September, 1894), of Norton, Mass. (n.c.) 

3. Caleb Johnson; b. Dec. 21, 1846; d. March 6, 1859, 

at Norton, Mass. 

Hannah A. Johnson (') and Joshua Manning Housk 
b. June 28, 1814; d. June 21. 1895); married 
March 11, 1841. 

1. Charles Henry; b. Feb. 21, 1842, at Manchester, 

N. H. ; m. Amy Lawson, Sept. 19, 1888. (n. c.) 

2. Mary Manning; b. Aug. 18. 1852, at Franklin. 

N. H. ; m. Thomas J. Atkins; d. Feb. 14, 1883. 

3. Elizabeth Augusta; b. June 10, 1859, ^t St. An- 

thony's Falls, Minn. 

r. Minneapolis, Minn. 

Mary M. House (') and Thomas J. Atkins; married 
October 9, 1872. 

1. George Raymond; b. Jan. 31, 1874. 

2. Grace Marion; b. April 12, 1876. 

3. Albert; b. Dec. 2, 1878; d. Jan. 8, 1883. 

4. Richard House; b. June 13, 1882. 

r. Middletown, Conn. 

William B. Johnson (') and Nancy Poorf. (d. Feb. 15, 
1894) ; married May 5, 1842. 

1. William Noyes ; b. Feb. 20, 1843; rn- I'^t' .U'lia M. 

Pierce, of Nashua, N. H. ; 2nd, Nellie L. Lund, of 
Nashua, N. H. 

2. Nancy Poore ; b. Nov. 11, 1846; d. July 22, 1849. 

3. Franklin Poore; b. Feb. 17, 1849; rr^- i^t Eva 

Cheney, 2d Eveline French. 

4. George Perry; b. Nov. 6, 1851 ; m. Maria Ellis. 

5. John Milton; b. Sept. 21. 1854; m. Nellie Plummer. 

6. Mary Noyes; b. July 23. 1857; d. Aug. 13, 1858. 

William N. Johnson (') and Julia Marl\ Pikrcf. Td 
Sept. 15, 1885) ; married .\pril 24. 1873. 

1. Mary Pierce; b. April 18, 1878. 

William N. Johnson married Nellie Lucretia Lund. 2d 
wife, July 11, 1888. 

2. William Henry; b. Aug. i. 1890. 

3. Ruth May; b. Dec. 7, 1893. 

r. Manchester. N. H. 
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Franklin P. Johnson (*) and Eva Cheney (d. June 22, 
1878) ; married October 5, 1871. 

1. Bertha Evelyn; b. Jan. 28, 1874. 

Franklin P. Johnson married Evelyn French, 2d wife. 
November 23, 1881. 

2, Noyes Poore; b. June 13, 1883. 

r. Manchester, N, H. 

George P. Johnson (') and Maria Ellis; married June 
5, 1879. 

1. Florence Emeline; b. April 20, 1880. 

2. Nancy Poore; b. Oct. 21, 1882. 

3. Helen Stearns ; b. March 4, 1884. 

4. Howard Ames; b. Aug. 29, 1888. 

r. Cambridge, Mass. 

John M. Johnson (") and Nellie Plummer; married 
October 5, 1874. 

1. Milton Plummer; b. Jan. 19, 1876, 

2. Herbert William ; b. Feb. 9, 1879. 

3. Alice Nana; b. July 23, 1882. 

r. Watertown, Mass. 

George Q. Johnson (*) m. Jane Mullins (she d. Jan. 
1886). 

1. George Caleb; b. Aug. 9, 1847; ^- ist Mary A. 

Lyons, 2d Susan A. Demarest. 

2. Jennie Susan; b. October, 1851. 

3. Ernest Fremont; b. 1859; d. 1869. 

4. Elmer Ellsworth Butler; b. April, 1861 ; m. Harriet 

Maria Cordingly, of Auburndale, Mass. 

George C. Johnson (^) and Mary A. Lyons (d. 1875) ; 
married May, 1869. 

1. Mary Augusta; b. May 13, 1870; d. March 24, 1878. 

2. George Caleb ; b. Feb. 20, 1873. 

3. Harry Ouimby; b. Oct. 24, 1875. 

George C. Johnson married .Susan A. Demarest, 2d 
wife, May 20, 1896. 

4. Helen May; b. Jan. 21, 1898. 

5. Marion Lucille; b. Dec. 7, 1899. 

r. Nyack, N. Y. 
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Charles B. Morris, Mary Perry Morris's husband, is a 
Judg:e of the Court at Montclair, N. J. lie married Clara 
A. Butler (2d wife), a daughter of Lutlier and Abigail 
(Chamberlain) Butler. 

George Perry Morris, his son by his first wife, is the 
assistant editor of the Congregationalist. published at 
Boston, Mass. He is a graduate of Rutgers College, and 
afterward graduated from the Johns Hopkins University. 

Lucy A. Perry (') married Rev. Frederick A. Noble, 
who has been the pastor of the Union Park Church of 
Chicago, 111., for many years. Their son, I-Vederick P. 
Noble, is the author of "The Redemption of Africa." said 
to be the best work ever written on the Dark Continent. 

William Beaumont Morris(') graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Minnesota. Tie is a manufacturer at Minne- 
apolis. Minn. 

Laurance F. Bower(") graduated from Princeton Col- 
lege in 1896. He was made a Deacon of the Episcopal 
Church June 18. 1899, by the Rt. Rev. Cortlandt White- 
head, Bishop of Pittsburg, Pa. He was ordained a priest 
in the Episcopal Church by the same Bishop, December 
24. 1899. 

Mrs. Mary J. (Bailey) Lincoln (^). graduated from 
Wheaton Seminary in 1864. She is a Professor of Cook- 
ery. Editor of the American Kitchen Magazine, and is the 
author of the Boston Cook Book and others. 



(James*. John*. Jacob'. Jacob*.) 

JACOB BUTLER(') m. ABIGAIL BUTLER. 

1. Isaac; b. Mav 18. 1815; m. Harriet Kinncv, of New 

York. N. Y.;d. 1890. (n. c.) 

2. Mary B. ; b. March 24. 181 7 ; d. y. 

3. Eliza H. ; b. Jan. 2";, 1819; d. y. 

4. Olivia A. ; b. July 30. 1821. 

5. Clarissa; b. April 26, 1823; m. Horace Knowlton, of 

Manchester. N. H. ; d. May 3, 1892. 

6. Elizabeth; b. ; d. y. 

All the children were born at New Boston, N. H. 
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Clarissa Butler (*) and Horace Knowlton ; married 
October, 1845. 

1. Horace A.; b. 1847; m. Elba Dobbins, of Conway. 

Ark.; d. Sept. i, 1888. 

2. Frank B. ; b. 1849; ^- ist, Nellie Whittier; 2nd, 

Clara Russell (n. c). 

3. Joseph A. C. ; b. 1857; m. Mary Post, of Potsdam, 

N. Y. (n. c.) 

4. Edward F. ; b. i860; m. Maude A. Briggs, of Man- 

chester, N. H. (n. c.) 

r. Manchester, N. H. 

Horace A. Knowlton (') and Elba Dobbins; married 
August 26, 1 87 1. 

1. Horace Adelbert; b. Nov. 25, 1872. 

2. William Franklin; b. Aug. 21, 1875. 

3. Frederick ; b. March 7, 1878 ; d. July 19, 1886. 

4. George; b. Sept. 21, 1881 ; d. Jan. 19, 1898. 

5. Douglas ; b. April 16, 1885 ; d. June 19, 1894. 

r. Little Rock, Ark. 



(James*, John^ Jacob', Daniel*.) 

DOLE BUTLER (°) m. DELILAH BUTLER. 

1. Dole; b. June 27, 1800; m. Edna Dodge, of New 

Boston, N. H. ; d. Nov. 20, 1829. 

2. Daniel Tenney ; b. Oct. 27, 1802 ; m. Sabrina M. Per- 

kins, of Platteville, Wis.; d. Nov. 14, 1879. (n. c.) 

3. Delia ; b. Nov. 13, 1804; m. Jonathan Brown, of New 

Boston, N. H. 

4. Polly; b. March 30, 1806; d. y. 

5. Louisa; b. June 9, 1807; m. John McQuesten, of 

Galena, 111.; d. Sept. 15, 1859. 

6. Joseph Bradley Vamum ; b. Sept. 18, 1809; m. Eliza- 

beth Ingalls, of Madison, O. 

7. James ; b. May 6, 1812 ; d. y. 

8. Betsey; b. April 18, 1813; m. Warren Corning, of 

Galena, 111. 

9. Hannah; b. April 16, 1815; m. ist, Daniel S. Smith, 

of Vt. ; 2nd, Nahum Avery, of N. H. 
10. Nehemiah ; b. March 8. 1817; d. Oct. 17, 1818. 

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11. Mary Jane; b. Feb. 7, 1820; m. Franklin Brawley, of 

Platteville, Wis. 

12. Lydia Ann; b. July 5, i8ji ; ni. James Barnard, of 

Griggsville, 111. 

All the children were born at New Boston, N. H. 

Dole Butler (') m. Edna Dodge. 

1. Daniel Tenney ; b. April 21, 1826; ni. Caroline Ten- 

ney. 

2. Delia ; b. July 29, 1827 ; ni. W. G. Fanner. 

3. William D. ; b. ; d. y. 

Daniel T. Butler(') and Caroline Tenney; fd. July 
15, 1898) ; married Oct. 30, 1850. 

1. Ella M. ; b. Dec. 2, 1851 ; m. Harry II. Moore. 

2. Ada A. ; b. April 24, 1853; m. Otis F. Sumner, Dec. 

13. 1877. 

3. Edna D. ; b. Feb. 24, 1855 ; m. Edwin T. Sherburne. 

4. Hannah E. ; b. July 7, 1856; m. George M. Story, 

Jan. 26, 1876. 

5. Orville T. ; b. Nov. 19, 1857; d. Aug. 1865. 

r. Goffstown, N. II. 

Ella M. Butler (') and Harry H. Moore; married 
November 27, 1872. 

1. Fred W. ; b. April 29, 1874. 

2. Arthur T. ; b. May 23, 1876. 

r. New York. N. Y. 

Edna D. Butler(*) and Edwin T. Sherburne; married 
January 14, 1874. 

1. Lewis B. ; b. Jan. 2^, 1875 ! ^- Grace Pendergast. 

2. Eugene T. ; b. March 7, 1877; m. Ada Blakely. 

3. Kate M. ; b. March 25. 1880; m. Alfred Wyman. 

r. Manchester. N. H. 

Lewis B. SiierhurneC) and Grace Pendergast; mar- 
ried July 20, 1895. 

1. Edna Marion ; b. May 16, 1896. 

r. Manchester, N. H. 

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Eugene T. Sherburne (') and Ada Blakely; married 
January 8, 1898. 

I. Russell Butler; b. Sept. 14, 1898. 

r. Manchester, N. H. 

Kate M. Sherburne(*) and Alfred Wyman; married 
September 28, 1897. 

1. Vera Ruth, b. April 20, 1898; d. May 7, 1898. 

2. Helen Vena; b. Jan. 6, 1900. 

r. Manchester, N. H. 

Delia Butler(') and W. G. Farmer; married July 18, 

1845. 
I. William S. ; b. Dec. i, 1849. 

Delia Butler (') m. Jonathan Brown. 

1. Hannah; m. Ezra Heath, 

2. Butler E. ; d. unm. 

(Cannot trace.) 

Louisa Butler(') and John McQuesten; married De- 
cember 26, 1826. 

1. Varnum; b. Sept. 11, 1828; d. unm. Feb. 24, 1895. 

2. Clinton; b. July i, 1830 ; d. Oct. 20, 1843. 

3. John; b. Aug. 7, 1834; m. Ann Hammond; d. Dec. 

12, 1867. 
■4. Leroy N. ; b. July 9, 1836; m. Kate Nagetah. 

5. Jerome B. ; b. March i, 1839 5 d- Dec. 31, 1842. 

6. Mary Louise; b. April 25, 1841 ; m. K. M. Shackel- 

ford, of Paso Robles, Cal. 

7. Orlando Clinton; b. Aug. 10, 1844; m. Louisa M. 

Graham. 

Leroy N. McQuesten (') and Kate Nagetah; married 
Aug. 20, 1878. 

I. Alfred ;b. June 21, 1879; d. Sept. 15, 1889. 
■ 2. Richard; b. April 5, 1881. 

3. William; b. April 10, 1883; d. Aug. 7, 1883. 

4. Mary Louisa; b. Aug. 20, 1884. 

5. Charles; b. Sept. 5, 1886; d. Aug. 7, 1888. 

6. Henry; b. May 19, 1889. 

7. Ellen; b. June 21, 1891. 

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8. Julia; b. June 26. 1894. 

9. Elizalx^th; b. March 27, 1896. 

10. Leroy; b. Dec. 24. 1898. 

11. Walter; b. May 26, 1899. 

r. North Berkeley, Cal. 

Orlando C. McQuf.sten(') and Louisa M. Graham; 
married September 12, 1869. 

1. Lilly L. ; b. Dec. 16, 1871 ; m. C. H. Johnson, of Mar- 

shall, Minn., Jan. 9, 1895. 

2. Florence A. ; b. July 18. 1874. 

3. Pearl ; b. April 6, 1877 ; m. L E. Heith. Feb. 25. 1899. 

4. Irene E. ; b. Oct. i, 1879. 

5. Ora L. ; b. Sept. 14, 1884; d. April 3, 1886. 

6. Otto Leroy; b. Sept. 28, 1887. 

r. Missoula, Mont. 

Joseph B. V. Butler (') and Elizahetii Ingalls,- mar- 
ried May 9, 1839, at Pittsfield, 111. 

1. Orville; b. Aug. 9, 1840; m. ist, Nancy E. Murphy; 

2nd, Mary A. Lee. 

2. Nehemiah L. ; b. Aug. 25, 1842 ; m. Hester E. Ellis. 

3. Henry J.; b. Sept. 27, 1844; m. ist, Frances Mur- 

phy; 2nd, Eva A. Butler. 

4. Florence; b. Nov. 29, 1847; d. Nov. i, 1848. 

5. Sarah J.; b. Dec. 2, 1849; m. Luther Ground, of 

Monmouth, 111. 

6. Lydia A. ; b. Dec. 30. 185 1 ; m. C. C. Kuhn, of Eaton. 

O. ; d. Jan. 5, 1888. 

7. Portia E. ; b. April 14, 1854; m. William J. Mulkev. 

8. Dilla; b. Julv 23. 1856; m. F. W. Fenton. of Etna, 

Mo. 

9. Mar>' L. ; b. July 15. 1859 ; m. George T. Boothby. 
10. Joseph Bradley Varnum ; b. July 11. 1862; m. M 

Fannie Harris. 

Orville Butler (') and Nancy E. Murphy (d April 2"], 
1876) ; married May 4. 1861. 

1. Otis Dole; b. June 10, 1862: m. Ardella Nelson. 

2. Chauncy Ward; b. ; m. Edna M. Falconer, of 

Brainard, Minn. 

3. Manly; b. Aug. 27, 1865; d. y. 

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4- Nancy Ellen ; b. Oct. 20, 1869 ; m. John F. O'Donnell, 
of Stillwater, Minn. 

Orville Butler married Mary A. Lee, 2nd wife, Octo- 
ber 4, 1874. 

5. Sadie; b. July 28, 1876; m. I. L. Smith. 

6. Vance L. ; b. Dec. 10, 1878. 

7. Dean; b. Dec. 31, 1883. 

8. Frank E. ; b. Feb. 17, 1888. 

r. Independence, Ore. 

Otis D. Butler (') and Ardella Nelson; married 
March 5, 1890. 

I. Maurice Jay ; b. Dec. 21, 1891. 

r. Independence, Ore. 

Chauncy W. Butler(') and Edna M. Falconer; mar- 
ried March 8, 1894. 

1. Marion ; b. Dec. 8, 1894. 

2. Lucille E. ; b. Jan. 2, 1899; d. March 13, 1899. 

r. Wardner, Idaho. 

Nancy E. Butler(*) and John F. O'Donnell; married 
July 16, 1889. 

1. Infant; b. March 6, 1891 ; d. April 13, 1891. 

2. Ellen Elizabeth ; b. Aug. 26, 1892. 

r. Portland, Ore. 

Sadie Butler(*) and I. L. Smith; married December 
28, 1896. 

I. Walter L.; b. Nov. 28, 1897. 

r. Independence, Ore. 

Nehemiah L. Butler(') and Hester E. Ellis; married 
September 17, 1871. 

1. Corinne Mabel; b. Aug. 15, 1872; m. Albert R. Mar- 

tin, Aug. 12, 1896. 

2. VarnumLeroy; U. Oct. i, 1873; d. -S J"l>; 3i. 1874. 

3. Leonard Vance; f > /o' | ggp^ jj^ J874. 

4. Lora Fern ; b. Aug. 17, 1875. 

5. Hazel Dell ; b. Feb. 2, 1877. 

6. Mitchell Montgomery; b. April 2, 1879. 

7. Persephone Pearl; b. Dec. 18, 1880. 

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8. Glen Otto ; b. Feb. lo, 1882. 

9. Ralph Emerson ; b. May 10, 1884. 

10. Lester Dallas ; ) . -k^^ , 00^ ( 

XX T 1 T->- • ft). May 10, 1886; I . ,, . 

11. Leola Dixie; \ ^ ^' ' ] d. Feb. 12. 1S87 

12. Eleanor Elizabeth ; b. Oct. 6, 1889. 

r. Monmouth, CJn-. 

Henry J. Butlkr(') m. Fr.vnce.s Murphy (d Dec 10 
1870). ■ '• 

1. N— S.;b. July 23, 1866. 

2. Olive Bell ; b. March 31. 1868; m. E. H. Cattron. 
Henry J. Butler married Eva A. lUitler, 2nd wife. 

3. Leanora ; b. Dec. 31, 1877. 

4. Lee Dell ; b. Dec. 3, 1885. 

5. Rosa Fern; b. March 12, 1888. 

r. Monmouth, Ore. 

Olive B. Butler (') m. E. H. Cattron. 

1. Gladys Aline; b. March 4, 1889. 

r. Spokane, Wash. 

Sarah J. Butler (^) and Luther Ground; married Feb- 
ruary 5, 1868. 

■ I. Lottie L. ; b. Dec. 18. 1868. 

2. Nettie L. ; b. May 10, 1870; m. David Foulks. 

3. Blanche; b. March 12. 1872. 

4. Mellie ; b. April 14. 1877 ; d. Oct. 13, 1878. 

5. Mabel Clair; b. Feb. 12, 1879. 

6. Velma Veda ; b. Oct. 9, 1884. 

r. Monmouth, Ori-. 

Nettie L. GroundC) and David Foulks; married Sep- 
tember 1 1, 1803. 

1. Laura Celeste: b. Aug-. 9, 1894. 

2. David Ground : b. Julv 2, 1896. 

r. Portland, Ore. 

Lydia a. Butler (') m. C. C. Kuiin. 

1. Anna; b. Aug. 27, 1871 ; m. Wesley Perrin. 

2. Clarence E. ; h. Dec. 24, 1873 : m- ^^ora E. Anson. 

3. Ralph V. : b. Nov. it, 1876 ; m. Crisida M. Gillam. 

4. Leo H. ; b. Nov. 27, 1879. 

5. Varnum E. ; b. Feb. 13. 1885. 

r. Dayton. Wash. 

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Anna Kuhn(') m. Wesley Perrin. 
I. Mildred; b. April 5, 1892. 

Portia E. Butler (') and William J. Mulkey; married 
March 16, 1869. 

1. Mella; b. Jan. 21, 1870; d. July 4, 1870. 

2. Chance C. ; b. Sept. 3, 1871 ; m. Jessie Mulkey. 

3. Lorena G. ; b. July 31, 1873 ; m. Frank Lucas. 

4. Ada A. ; b. Sept. 23, 1875 ; m. Benjamin F. Butler. 

5. Ruth E. ; b. May 1 1, 1877. 

6. Eva M. ; b. April 29, 1885. 

7. Elizabeth Z. ; b. Jan. 18, 1888. 

8. Inez; b. Dec. 2, 1889; d. March 9, 1891. 

r. Monmouth, Ore. 

Chance C. Mulkey (') m Jessie Mulkey. 

T. Clemma; b. March 7, 1894; d. March 12, 1895. 

2. Norma ; b. Oct. 11, 1895 ; d. Jan. 5, 1896. 

3. W. J. ; b. Oct. 20, 1896. 

r. Monmouth, Ore. 

Lorena G. Mulkey (') m. Frank Lucas. 

1. Harry; b. June 19, 1891 ; d. Jan. 13, 1892. 

2. Bernice; b. Dec. 8, 1893. 

r. Monmouth, Ore. 

Dilla M. Butler (') m. F. W. Fenton. 

1. Roma Lavern; b. Oct. 29, 1885. 

2. Francis Boyce; b. Sept. 23, 1892. 

r. McMinnville, Ore. 

Mary L. Butler (') m. George T. Boothby, 

1. Claude H. ; b. Feb. 12, 1878; m. Ora Withers. 

2. Opal; b. May 13, 1881. 

3. Lida ; b. Jan. 22, 1884. 

4. George Raymon; b. March 27, 1897; d. Nov. 21, 

1899. 

r. Monmouth, Ore. 

Joseph B. V. Butler (^) m. M. Fannie Harris. 

1. WillisDole;b. Oct. 31, 1885. 

2. Cletus Roy; b. Sept. 2, 1889. 

3. Edna; b. Nov. 27. 1891 ; d. April 26, 1892. 

4. Jay B. V. ; b, April 12, 1899. 

r, Monmouth, Ore. 
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Betsey Butler(') and Warren Corning; married Jan- 
uary 13, 1832. 

T. Lydia Ann ; b. Nov. 27, 1833 ; d. Dec. 10. 1833. 

2. Amanda Jane; } h. March 11. I m. David Wilson 

3. Hannah Jane ; ( 1836 ; 1 Haves ; d. Mar. 

I 22. 1880. 

4. Charles; b. March 11. 1838; m. Sarah Ardcrv ; d 

Nov. 3, 1864. 

5. Josephine ; b. July 3. 1840 ; m. ist, Wallace Giddinps ; 

2nd, flowland M. Giddinps. 

6. Nathan ; b. Mav 9, 1842 ; m. ; d. Sept. lo. 

1863. 

Hannah J. CornincC) and David W. Haves; married 
July 17, 1859. 

1. Hattie; K April 6. i860; J ^ u r^ • 

2. Kate ; \ ' I m. John Honmpf. 

3. Wilhclmina: b. Aug-. 13. 1862; m. Ceorp:e W. Selbi{?. 

4. Infant; b. Nov. i. 1863; d. Nov. 2, 1863. 

5. Charles William; b. July 28, 1869; m. Agnes Leon- 

ard. 

6. Josephine Jennie; b. March 15, 1880. 

r. Lena. 111. 

Kate Hayes(') and John Honing; married December 
23, 1880. 

I. Ralph Hayes; b. Aug. 10, 1891. 

Wilhelmtna Haves(*) and George W. Selrig; married 
April 6. 1882. 

I. Vada Margaret; b. April 18, 1887. 

Charles W. Hayes(*) and Agnes Leonard; married 
October. 1893, 

I Ruth Irene ; b. May 15. 1899. 

Charles Corning(") and Sarah Arderv; married Sep- 
tember 7. 1862. at Coloma. Cal. 

I. Edna ; b. May 31, 1864 ; m. Thomas J. Harris. 

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Edna Corning(') and Thomas J. Harris; married 
November 12, 1888, at Placerville, Cal. 

1. Thomas Albert ; b. Sept. 3, 1892. 

2. Lowry; b. Aug. 2, 1895. 

3. George Corning; b. Nov. 16, 1898. 

r. San Francisco, Cal. 

Josephine Corning(') and Wallace Giddings (d. Aug. 
31, 1864) ; married October 16, 1861. 

1. Ouida; b. Oct. 28, 1862; m. Edward W. Melse; d 

May 7, 1892. 

Josephine Corning Giddings married Rowland M. Gid- 
dings, 2nd husband, October 15, 1865. 

2. Alfred; b. July 17, 1866; d. Oct. 15, 1868. 

3. Raymond S. ; b. June 2, 1868. 

4. Paul P. ; b. Aug. 13, 1871. 

5. Daisy Corning; b. Feb. 13, 1874 ; m. W. B. Price. 

r. Seattle, Wash. 

Ouida Giddings (*) and Edward W. Melse; married in 
1883. 

1. Ruth; b. April 15, 1886. 

2. Corning ;b. Aug. 6, 1888. ■ 

3. Helen; b. July 8, 1890. 

r. Seattle, Wash. 

Daisy C. Giddings (*) and W. B. Price; married Decem- 
ber 22, 1893. 

I. Jerome Vanorden ; b. Aug. 23, 1894. 

r. Seattle, Wash. 

Nathan Corning(') married (name of wife unknown), 
and left one child, Charles W., b. Aug. 23, i860. Nathan 
Corning enlisted in the Union Army and was killed at 
the battle of Chickamauga. 

Charles W. Corning(*) and Julia Mosher; married 
August 24, 1878. 

1. Hattie A. ; b. Sept. 28, 1879; d. Nov. 5, 1879. 

2. Nathan E. ; b. Sept. 22. 1880. 

3. Charles H. ; b. Oct. 11, 1882. 

4. Leta M. ; b. March 25. 1884. 

5. Leon J. ; b. June 9, 1885. 

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6. William \". ; b. Sept. 19, 1886. 

7. Arthur J.; b. March 11, 1888; d. Au^^. 10. 1889. 

8. Minnie M. ; b. March 28, 1890. 

9. Earl M. ; b. June 23, 1892. 

10. Floy Mclba; b. Nov. 8, 1895. 

11. Audrey E. ; b. Aug:. 26, 1898. 

r. Klenimic, la. 

Hannah Butli:r(') and Daniel S. Smith (d. 1848J . 
married in 1831. 

1. Warren Corning; b. June 15, 1832; ni. Eliza J. Mc- 

Cord, of Greenville, 111. 

2. Janette Louisa; b. 1834; ni. Alexander (Irant. 

3. Daniel Spencer; b. 1836; d. unni. 1894 at Unite Mont. 

4. DeWitt Clinton; b. Aug. 2, 1838; ni. Martha 

Lucinda Smith, of Ponca, Neb. 

5. Franklin; b. 1840; d. 1846. 

6. Horace IJutler ; b. July 5, 1842; m. Piedad Armijo, 

of N. M. 
Hannah Butler Smith married Nahum Avery, 2nd hus- 
band in 1848. 

7. Emma Laurette; b. June 15, 1849; "i- i- Walter 

Basye, of Bowling Green. Mo. 

8. Grant Alexander; b. May 30, 1851 ; m. Nina Kelsey. 

of Albia, Iowa. 

Warren C. Smith (') and Eliza J. McCord; married 
March 26, i860. 

1. Henrietta; b. Sept. 8, 1861 ; d. Dec. u, 1861. 

2. DeWitt Clinton; b. Sept. 8, 1863; d. Dec. 9. 1869. 

3. Maggie Idella ; b. June 5, 1865: m. T. W. Hanley : 

d. May 24, 1892. 

4. Lillie May; b. May 13. 1867; m. Frank L. Davison. 

5. Fannie ; b. Aug. 17, 1868 ; d. May 8, 1875. 

6. Herbert Grant : b. March 25. 1875. 

r. Colusa. Cal. 

Maggie I. Smith(") and T. W. Hanlev; married Mav 
3. 1884. 

I. Horace W^. ; b. Nov. 25. 1887. 

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LiLLiE M. Smith C) and Frank L. Davison; married 
January i, 1888. 

1. Warren; b. Nov. i, 1889. 

2. Archie ; b. Nov. 4, 1894. 

Janette L. Smith (') and Alexander Grant; married 
June 12, 1852. 

1. Lillie; b. May 28, 1853; m. Dr. Norman Lane, Nov. 

25, 1897. (n. c.) 

2. James; b. Sept. 12, 1855. 

3. Archie; b. Feb. i, 1868; m. Minnie Ports. 

r. Hazelhurst, 111. 

Archie Grant(*) and Minnie Ports; married January 
17, 1889. 

1. Earle; b, April 22, 1890. 

2. James; b. June 6, 1891. 

DeWitt C. Smith (') and Martha L. Smith; married 
July 6, 1 88 1. 

1. Blaine; b. Aug. 5, 1884; d. Nov., 1887. 

2. Monroe Forbes; b. Nov. 30, 1886. 

3. Alva Banks ; b. Aug. 17, 1889. 

r. Taylor, Neb. 

Horace B. Smith (') and Piedad Armijo; married Sep- 
tember, 1867. 

1. Marcus Daniel; b. Oct. 7, 1869; m. Isabella Camp- 

bell, (n. c.) 

2. Louisa Hannah; b. March i, 1872; m. William P. B. 

Field. 

3. Warren Stoddard; b. June 8, 1875. 

Louisa H. Smith (') and William P. B. Field; married 
March 24, 1894. 

I. Leathem Armijo; b. July 28, 1899. 

r. Tucson, Ari. 

Emma L. Avery(') and I. Walter Basye; married 
August 21, 1867. 

1. Otto; b. April 27, 1872. 

2. Nellie; b. Jan. 29, 1879. 

3. Roy William; b. July 3, 1881 ; d. July 28, 1881. 

r. Bowling Green, Mo. 
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Grant A. Avery(') and Nina Kelsey; married October 
10, 1877. 

1. C. G. ; b. Nov. 10, 1878; d. y. 

2. Blanche; b. Feb. 15, 1880. 

3. Nathaniel ; b. Mar. 14, 1895 ; d. y. 

4. Margarite; b. Sept. 10, 1897; d. y. 

r. Aberdeen, Wash. 

Mary J. Butler (') m. Franklin Brawley. 

1. Frank; died in the service of the U. S. during the 

Civil War. 

2. Mary Jane ; married in St. Paul, Minn. 

3. Wentworth. 

(Cannot Trace.) 

Lydia a. Butler (') m. James Barnard. 

Both have died and left children. (Cannot trace.) 

Dole Butler ('), son of Daniel, went from New Boston, 
N. H., to Galena, 111., in 1836, with a part of his family. 
From there he moved to Madison, Wis. Nearly all of his 
descendants reside in the Western States. Daniel T. But- 
ler, a grandson of Dole, went from New Boston, N. H., to 
Alton, 111., in 1839, on a visit to his uncle, Joseph B. \'. 
Butler. It took six weeks to make the journey — 23 days 
from Cincinnati, O. 

Joseph B. V. Butler ('), son of Dole, crossed tlie plains 
with his family in 1849, with an ox team, being on the road 
from April 9th to September 9th. He was the first post- 
master of Portland, Oregon, and he also laid the first 
brick chimney for steam that was laid in Oregon. lie was 
a large merchant and grain and pork buyer. He was a 
typical pioneer, possessed with the sterling worth and char- 
acter usually to be found among hardy pioneers. He died 
Oct. 18, 1879, ^t Monmouth, Ore., where his widow and 
most of their descendants now reside. Three of liis de- 
scendants received a collegiate education, viz.: 

Nehemiah L. Butler(') graduated from Willamette 
University at Salem Ore., in 1866, with the degree of 
A. B. ; was admitted to practice law in 1869; was elected 
County Judge for four years ; was elected a member of the 

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lower house in 1889, and in 189 1 was elected Senator for 
four years. 

Joseph B. V. Butler (') graduated from Christian Col- 
lege, Monmouth, Ore., 1882, with the degree of A. B., 
and from the State Normal School in 1884 with the degree 
of B. S. D. He is now connected with the State Normal 
School as a member of the Board of Regents. 

Otis D. Butler(') graduated from Christian College. 
1882, with the degree of B. S., and from Willamette Uni- 
versity in the medical department, with the degree of M. 
D., in 1887, and is now a practicing physician at Inde- 
pendence, Ore. 

Hannah B. (Smith) Avery, the only surviving child 
of Dole Butler, now resides with her son, Horace B. Smith, 
at Nogales, Arizona. 

Herbert G. Smith ('), son of Warren C, graduated from 
college in 1891. He is an architect. 

DeWitt C. Smith (') graduated from the Rush Medical 
College, Chicago, 111., in the spring of 1868. He is a 
practicing physician at Taylor, Neb. During the Civil 
War he entered the Union Army as a private, and was 
promoted to the rank of captain of the 45th regiment 
of the U. S. colored troops. 

Horace B. Smith (') served two years in the Civil War 
in the First California Cavalry, Union Army. He was, a 
few years ago, mayor of Tucson, Ariz. 

Otto Basye(') graduated from the Missouri Military 
Academy, Mexico, Mo., 1890, and also from the DePauw 
University at Greencastle, Ind., in 1896. He is a professor 
of Greek and Latin and is teaching at Nappanee, Ind. 

Grant A. Avery (') was chairman of the Board of Su- 
pervisors of Pima County, Ariz., for four years. He was 
also mayor of Nogales, Ariz., for four years. 



(James*, John'', Jacob', Daniel*.) 

POLLY BUTLERC) m. DANIEL VARNUM. 

1. Polly; b. June 29, 1799; m. Paul Tenney, of Hud- 

son, N. H. 

2. Harriet; b. Feb. 11, 1801 ; d. unm. Feb. 23, 1885. 

3. Prudence; b. Dec. i, 1803; m. Daniel Thissell. 

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4. Mehitable Swett ; b. June 20, 1806; m. Franklin Ten- 

ney, of Hudson, N. H. 

5. James Mitchell; b. Nov. 25, 1809; ni. Sarah Durgin 

(n. c). 

6. Charles Butler; b. Dec. 3. 1812; d. 1819. 
All were born at Dracut. Mass. 

Polly Varnum(*) m. Paul Tennky. 

1. Augusta; b. ; m. William II. boran. 

2. Harriet; b. June 13, 1831 ; m. Walter M. Hunt. 

Augusta Tenney(') m. William H. P'oran (d. Jan. 2, 
1899). 

1. Frank; b. April 30, 1855; m. .Xnnie Orr, of Brook- 

lyn. N. Y. ' 

2. Ernest ; d. y. 

3. Claude ; d. y. 

4. Emma Georgette; b. ; m. Orrin Gross (n. c). 

Frank Foran(') and Annie Ukr; married September 
13. 1881. 

1. Maud Sylvia; b. Oct. 17, 1882. 

2. Alice May; b. April 21, 1885; d. Sept. 29, 1883. 

3. Alfred Franklin; b. May 24, 1887. 

4. Edgar Max; b. Feb. 28, 1889. 

r. Boston, Mass. 

Harriet Tenney(') and Walter M. Hunt; married 
August 6, 1 85 1. 

• I. Paul Miner; b. Jan. 27, 1853; m. Kate C. Clayton. 

2. William Foran ; b. Oct. 23, 1856; d. Feb. 14. 1882. 

3. Walter Miles; b. Oct. 5. 1858; m. Carrie Bensinger. 

4. Leigh Hunt ; b. Sept. 23. 1865 ; m. Annette Platts. 

5. May Maud ; b. Oct. 23, 1869. 

Paul M. Hunt(*) and Kat'c C. Clayton; married July 
4. 1876. 

, 1. Paul Clayton; b. Julv 10, 1877. 

2. Clarence Walter; b. Nov. 28, 1880. 

3. Emory; b. Mar. 15, 1886. 

4. Gladys ; b. July 9, 1894. 

r. St. Louis, Mo. 

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Walter M. HuntC) and Carrie Bensinger; married 
September 15, 1881. 

I. Edward; b. June i, 1886. 

r. New York, N. Y. 

Leigh H. Hunt(') and Annette Platts; married May 
24, 1885. 

1. William Clifton; b. Mar. 5, 1887. 

2. Hazel Kirke ; b. Feb. 8, 1890. 

3. May Maude; b. July 3, 1894. 

r. St. LouiSj Mo. 

Prudence Varnum(') and Daniel Thissell; married 
December 25, 1821. 

1. Daniel Varnum; b. , 1822. 

2. Charles Augustus; b. Jan. 13, 1825. 

3. John Wallace; b. Sept. 4, 1826; m. Fox, 

4. Orpha; b. Sept. 3, 1828; m. Briggs (n. c). 

5. Franklin Tenney; b. May 29, 1830. 

6. George Nelson ; b. Mar. 2, 1832. 

7. Jane Coburn; b. Mar. 8, 1834; m. Richard Elliott. 

8. Ellen; m. Boynton. 

9. Augusta. 

A daughter, Lydia, was their second child (no dates). 
All born at Dracut, Mass. 

Mehitable S. Varnum (•) m. Franklin Tenney. 

1. Georgette; b. Aug. 3, 1832; m. ist, Warren Cham- 

berlain ; 2nd, Josiah Chamberlain. 

2. Emma; b. June i, 1845 ; ^- John W. Ross. 

r, Washington, D. C. 



(James*, John^ Jacob', Daniel*.) 

PHEBE BUTLERC) m. AMOS HAZELTINE. 

1. Susan; b. 1819; m. Lucien Brooks; d. Aug., 

1889 (n. c). 

2. Martha; b. 1823; m. Perry Brooks. 

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(James', John', Jacob', Daniel*.) 

MANLY BUTLERC) and SARAH HAMBLET (dau. 
of David and Sarah (Wvman) Ilamblet; b. Mar. 
25, 1792, at Pelham, N.' H. ; d. Mav 9, 1882. at 
New York, N. Y.) ; married April i, 181 1, at Pel- 
ham, N. H. 

1. Manly Orville; b. July 19, 1812; m. ist, Elizabeth 

Howe ; 2nd, Julia Mendum. 

2. Sarah Carsina ; b. Aup^. 29, 1813; d. Dec. 30, 1813. 

3. David Hamblet; b. Sept. 12,1814; m- ist, Eliza 

Trull ; 2nd, Susan Cutler; d. Dec. 10. 1895. 

4. Daniel Jefferson; b. Feb. 17. 1817; d. Jan. 5, 1827. 

5. George Washington; b. Dec. 22. 1818; d. Oct. 25, 

1822. 

6. Charles Varnum ; b. June 28, 1820; m. Laura Jewett, 

of New London, N. H. ; d. Dec. 8. 1883. 

7. Sarah Carsina; b. Feb. 21, 1822: m. William Henry 

Rook, of London, Eng. 

8. Louisa Maria; b. July 3, 1823; m. Stephen Sawyer, 

of Saco, Me.; d. April 23, 1853. 

9. Mary Tenney; b. July 14. 1828; m. John Trow- 

bridge, of Detroit, Mich. (n. c). 

10. Catherine Augusta; b. July 17, 1830; m. Daniel 

Webster, of Boston, Mass. ; d. Dec. 26. 1872. 

11. Daniel George; b. Dec. 15. 1831 ; d. Aug. 6. 1833. 

12. Phebe Ann ; b. Feb. 10, 1833 ! "^- Austin Waite 

Perry, of LTpton, Mass. 

13. Henry Clay; b. Dec. 26. 1835 ; d. Jan. 13, 1838. 

The first and second child were born at Lvndsboro. N. 
H. ; the third at Pembroke, N. H., and all the other chil- 
dren were born at Pelham, N. H. 

Manly O. Butt^f.rC) and Eltz.m^etti Howe (b. 1815, 
at Portsmouth, N. H. ; d. April 15, i860, at 
Charlestown, Mass.) married March 17, 1836, at 
Boston. Mass. 

1. Orville Washington; b. Feb. 22. 1837; m. Edith M. 

Estes, of Sandwich. Mass. 

2. George Henrv : b. Dec. i. 1839; m. Harriet P. Winn ; 

d. Mar. 5. 1880. 

3. Arthur Caverno; b. 1842; d. Mar. 24, 1844. 

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4. Charles Hamblet; b. April 30, 1845; m. Adelaide L. 

Collins; d. Sept., 1889. 

5. Frank Fairfield; b. Feb. 4, 1848; d. unm. May 24, 

1875, at Portland, Me. 

6. Sarah Elizabeth; b. Feb. 29, 1852; m. John Henry 

Wilson, Oct. 20, 1881 (n. €.). 
Nov. 16, 1880 (n. c). 

7. Edward Burgess ; b. Dec. 16, 1853 ; m. Jennie Hol- 

ley, Nov. 16, 1880 (n. c). 

8. Olivia Annette; b. Nov. 3, 1857; m. Charles C. 

Lloyd, of Cleveland, O. 

Manly O. Butler married Julia Mendum, 2nd wife, 
June 24, 1870. The first and second child were born at 
Charlestown, Mass. ; the third, fourth, and fifth child 
were born at Roxbury, Mass., and the others were born 
at Lewiston, Me. 

Orville W. Butler (^) and Edith M. Estes; married 
February 20, 1879, ^t Boston, Mass. 

1. Frank Orville; b. Jan. 25, 1880. 

2. Elva Lena; b. Sept. 7, 1882. 

3. Charles Edward; b. May 22, 1884; d. Oct. 12, 1884. 
~ r. Methuen, Mass. 

George H. Butler C') and Harriet P. Winn; married 
September 3, 1866, at Bridge water, Mass. 

1. Alice Hayes; b. July 20, 1867; d. July 15, 1869. 

2. George Manly ; b. Jan. 26, 1870. 

3. Elizabeth Winn; b. Mar. 8, 1871 ; d. Dec. 8, 1875. 

4. Edith Emerson ; b. Jan. 26, 1873. 

5. Olivia Howe; b. July 12, 1874; d. Dec. 11, 1874. 

6. Harriet Perkins ; b. Sept. 26, 1875. 

7. Charles Edward ; b. Jan. 12, 1878. 

8. Annie Maynard ; b. Mar. 14, 1880. 

r. Northampton, Mass. 

Charles H. Butler(0 and Adelaide L. Collins; mar- 
ried February 4, 1868. at Boston, Mass. 

1. Charles Llovd : b. Sept.. 1885; ti- June, 1895. 

2. Edward (adopted). 

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Olivia A. Butler(') and Charles C. Lloyd; married 
February 20, 1877. 

1. Hubbard Butler; b. June 18, 1878; d. Mar. 30, 1879. 

2. Alice Berta; b. May 25, 1879. 

3. Mabel Berta; b. (adopted). 

r. New York, N. Y. 

David H. Butler (') and Eliza Trull (d. March 8, 
1849) ; married April 12, 1837, at Saco, Me. 

1. George; b. Oct. 21, 1838; m. ist, Addie Elliott; 2nd. 

Elizabeth T. Galloway. 
David H. Butler married Susan Cutler, 2nd wife, No- 
vember 27, 1849. 

2. Edward Hamblet ; b. Aug. 31, 1850; d. Jan. 26. 1853. 

George Butler (') and Addie Elliott (d. ) ; 

married 1860. 

1. Nellie Amanda; b. Mar. 2, 1861 ; m. William P. 

Cooley. 

2. George Hamblet; b. Sept. 5, 1864; m. Jennie S. 

Stewart. 

George Butler married Elizabeth T. Galloway, 2nd 
wife, November 9. 1884. 

Nellie A. Butler(') and William Patterson Cooley • 
married January 28, 1886. 

1. Mary Alice; b. Feb. i, 1888. 

2. Elizabeth Susanna; b. Sept. 24, 1899. 

r. Cincinnati, O. 

George H. Butler(') and Jennie S. Stewart; married 
March 20, 1888. 

1. Addie; b. Aug. 8, 1889. 

2. Frank Cooley; b. Mar. 17, 1892. 

r. Franklin. Ind. 

Charles V. Butler (') and Laura Jewett (d. Dec. 31, 
1886) ; married Nov. 22, 1845, at Pelham. N. H. 

1. Charles Carroll ; b. May 9, 1848; d. Sept. 2, 1855. 

2. Enoch Marsh; b. Oct. 27, 1850. 

3. James Jewett; b. Sept. 6. 1852; m. Nellie Richard- 

son (d. Dec. 2, 1896) ; July 22, 1890 (n. c). 

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4- Laura Helen ; b. May 23, 1855 ; m. Frank Kopp, Feb. 

28, 1878 (n. c). 
5. Mary Frances ; b. Mar. 30, 1861 ; m. Daniel T. 

Saunders, Oct. 18, 1890 (n, c). 

Sarah C. Butler (') and William H. Rook (d. Oct. 5, 
1876) ; married Oct. 5, 1848, at Pelham, N. H. 

1. Arthur Manly; b. Sept. 10, 1849; ^- Lucia A. Bart- 

lett, Sept. 29, 1881 (n. c). 

2. Charles Alonzo; b. June 28, 1851; m. Maria Kirk- 

land; d. April II, 1879. 

3. Louisa Maria; b. Sept. 13, 1854; m. Edward Bryant, 

of Boston, Mass. 

4. Mary Frances; b. July 7, 1856; d. Sept. 2, 1857. 

5. Albert Wilmot ; b. July 18, 1858. 

All born in Roxbury, Mass. 

Louisa M. Rook(^) and Edward Bryant; married June 
5, 1889, at New York City, N. Y. 

1. Howard Butler; b. Aug. 29, 1892. 

2. Abbott Manly; b. Nov. 26, 1894. 

r. Somerville, Mass. 

Louisa M. Butler (') and Stephen Sawyer; married 
January 30, 1844, at Saco, Me. 

I. Clara Augusta; b. Sept. 4, 1849; d. Sept. 11, 1850. 

Phebe a. Butler (") and Austin W. Perry (d. Feb, 20, 
1900) ; married September i, 1853, at Boston, 
Mass, 

1. Paul Frederick; b. Mar. 3, 1856; d. April 28, 1857. 

2. Harry Sewell; b. Dec. i, 1857; d. Mar. 4, 1859. 

3. Philip Butler; b. Aug. 26, 1859; m. Marie Wied- 

mann, of Berlin, Ger, 

4. Kate Austin ; b. Aug. 28, 1863 ; m. Samuel A. Gregg, 

July 7, 1897, 

5. Andrew Jackson; b. Jan, 8, 1866; m, Clara Jegglin, 

of Booneville, Mo. 

r. Sedalia, Mo. 

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Philip B. Perry(') and Marie Wiedmann ; married 
November, 1886. 

1. Helen Marie; b. Dec. 10, 1887; d June 10, 1892. 

2. Margaret; b. July 17, 1895. 

Andrew J. Pekry(') and Clara Jegglin; married June 
27, 1894. 

1. June; b. June 27, 1895. 

Manly O. Butler('), son of Manly, letircd in 1890 from 
an active business life of fifty-five years, and is now living 
quietly at the advanced age of eighty-eight years at Soni- 
erville, Mass. 

George H. and Edward B. Butler, sons of Manly O., 
established the firm of Butler Brothers at Boston \n 1877. 
They were joined by their brother Chas. H. one year later. 

The business was incorporated in 1888, and now has 
houses located at New York, Chicago, and St. Louis. 
Edward B. Butler, the only surviving member of the 
original firm, is the president. He was the chairman of 
the Ways and Means Committee of the World's Eair, 
held at Chicago, in 1893. He is a director or an officer 
in many charitable institutions in that city. 

George M. Butler ('), son of George H., graduated 
from Amherst College in 1896. He entered the Yale 
Theological College in that year, and graduated Mav, 
1900. He won the Susan B. Dwight fellowship of $500. 
This fellowship entitles him to study one year in the 
Divinity School in graduate work. 

Erank O. Butler ("), son of Orville W., graduated from 
the Roxbury Latin School June, 1899, ^"^ entered Har- 
vard College October, 1899. 

George Butler ('), son of David H., enlisted at Indian- 
apolis. Ind., April, 1861. He served as first lieutenant, 
captain, and major of the Eleventh Regiment, Ind. Vol- 
unteer Infantry, until June, 1865. On the final muster- 
out of this regiment, he was assigned to the Ninth Regi- 
ment, U. S. V. v., Eirst Army (Gen. Hancock's) Corps; 
final muster-out, July, 1866. He was brevetted colonel by 
President Andrew Johnson for gallantry at Shenandoah 
X'allcy, under Gen. Sheridan, in 1864. 

Philip B. Perry (') received his first musical instructioii 
from his father, Prof. Au.'tin W. Perry. He studied five 

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years in Europe under the masters, Kullak and Leschet- 
zky, and is now a professor of music at Kansas City, Mo. 
He and his brother, Andrew J., have a music pubhshing 
business, under the firm name of A. W. Perry & Sons 
Music Co.. at SedaHa, Mo. 

(James\ John', Jacob', Daniel'. ) 

OLIVIA BUTLER(^) m. NOYES TENNEY. 

They had two children, Charles and Mary. Both died 
young. 

(James', John', Jacob', Danier.) 

BELINDA BUTLER(^) and SAMUEL PAGE HAD- 
LEY (b. Aug. 4, 1794; d. June i, 1872) ; married 
December 21, 1820. 

1. Belinda Page; b. April 21, 1823; m. Paul Hill. 

2. Samuel Page; b. Oct. 22, 183 1 ; m. Fanny Maria 

Walker. 

Belinda P. Hadley(°) and Paul Hill (b. Nov. 23, 
1815; d. March 23, 1895); married October 9, 
1845, at Lowell, Mass. 

1. Elizabeth Francis; b. Sept. 22, 1846; d. Mar. 26, 

1854. 

2. Anna Belinda; b. Oct. 13, 1847. 

' 3. Frederick Paul; b. Mar. 17, 1851 ; m. Irene Thorpe 
Sturdy. 

4. George Hadley ; b. Oct. 3, 1853; m. Mary Morris. 

5. Mary Butler; b. May 19, 1856; d. Aug. 21, 1863. 

6. Mabel ; b. July 23, 1864. 

r. Lowell, Mass. 

Frederick P. Hill(') and Irene T. Sturdy; married 
October 4, 1888. 

' I. Albert Frederick; b. Sept. 4, 1889. 

George H. Hill(') m, Mary Morris. 

1. George Hadley; b. Mar. 30, 1881. 

2. Edward Butler ; b. April 9, 1884. 

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Samuel P. Hadley(*) and Fanny M. Walkkr; mar- 
ried December 2^, 1858. 

1. Grace Storrs ; b. Dec. 17, 1859. 

2. Isabel Frances; b. Aup:. 31, 1861 ; d. July 29. 1H64 

3. Charles Walker; b. May 15, 1864; d. Auf^' 5, 1866. 

4. Bessie Butler; b. Augf. 3, 1868. 

5. Fannie Washburn; h. June 21, 1878; d. Aup. lo. 

1878. 

6. Anna Winshy ; b. June 21. 1878; m. William Abbott 

Lamson, June 21, iqcx). 

r. Lowell, Mass. 

Samuel P. Hadley(') graduated from the Phillips Acad- 
emy of Andover. Mass., and the Lawrence Academy at 
Groton, Mass. He graduated from the State and National 
Law School at New York City, N. Y., in 1853. with the 
degree of LL.B. He was admitted to the bar of New 
York City in 1853, ^"fi to the Massachusetts bar in 1855. 
He was clerk of the police court of Lowell, Mass.. from 
1857 to 1884. Tn 1884 he was appointed justice of the 
same court. Tn 1886 he received the honorary degree of 
A. M. from Dartmouth College. 

Frederick P. Hill(') wrote the ode which appears in the 
first pages of this book. The ode is one of many of his 
writings which have been published. He also wrote the 
"Histories of Billerica, Mass., and Chelmsford. Mass.." 
which appears in "Drake's flistory of Middlesex County, 
Mass." He died Dec. 15, 1890. 



Tn ending this book I will copy the words of Caleb 
Butler, which he used at the end of the old Butler book: 

"To the descendants of Deacon John Butler, the fore- 
going list of families and notices is respectfully inscribed, 
with a desire that into whosesoever hands of them it may 
fall, they will correct, amend, enlarge, and preserve it, 
preparatory to some future, more perfect, edition." 



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