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Benjamin Butler

Male 1762 - 1828


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  • Name  Benjamin Butler 
    Born  21 Aug 1762  Burlington Mm, Burlington, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  8 Aug 1828  Goshen, Mahoning, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I20763  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  1 Jan 2008 

    Father  John Butler,   b. Abt 1735, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Eleanor Unknown 
    Family ID  F5368  Group Sheet

    Family  Hannah Webster,   b. 7 Aug 1771,   d. 19 Mar 1856, Upper Springfield MM, Damascus, Columbiana, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  13 Apr 1796 
    Children 
     1. Lawrence Webster Butler,   b. 15 Sep 1797, Burlington Mm, Burlington, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1886, Stark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ellen Butler,   b. 1 Feb 1799,   d. 6 Jun 1879, Damascus, Mahoning, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Benjamin Butler,   b. 18 Mar 1800, Upper Springfield MM, Damascus, Columbiana, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1803, Damascus, Mahoning, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Hannah Butler,   b. 2 Jan 1802, Evesham Township, Burlington, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1841, Goshen Township, Belmont, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Butler,   b. 14 Jun 1803,   d. 12 Dec 1887, Upper Springfield MM, Damascus, Columbiana, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Meribah Butler,   b. 14 Jul 1805, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1898, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ann Butler,   b. 22 Sep 1807,   d. 5 Sep 1843, Damascus, Mahoning, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Sarah Butler,   b. 20 Jun 1809, Upper Springfield MM, Damascus, Columbiana, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1883, Damascus, Mahoning, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Lydia Butler,   b. 7 Oct 1811, Upper Springfield MM, Damascus, Columbiana, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1843, Upper Springfield MM, Damascus, Columbiana, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. William Butler,   b. 5 Oct 1814, Upper Springfield MM, Damascus, Columbiana, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1877, Damascus, Mahoning, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2007 
    Family ID  F5361  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Aug 1762 - Burlington Mm, Burlington, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Aug 1828 - Goshen, Mahoning, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Benjamin Butler, Hannah his wife, and their children, Lawrence, - Ellen, Hannah, John, Meribah, Ann, and Sarah, came from near Philadelphia, by the way of Lancaster, Harrisburg, and Pittsburg, in a two-horse wagon, and were about four weeks on the route. They arrived at Salem in April, 1811. Mr. Butler was poor and settled on the farm of Robert French, in section thirty-six, where he lived a year. He then moved into the present township of Goshen and occupied land owned by Aaron Street, near the western boundary, and lived there two years. A Friend gave him an opportunity to buy and build, and he purchased one hundred and sixty acres on section eighteen, where Elihu Cobb lives, and moved into a building of round logs which he there erected. He lived in this until August, 1828, when he died.
      John Butler, son of Benjamin, purchased a farm adjoining the Friends' meeting-house, and in 1825 built a two-story cabin, of hewn logs, in which he began housekeeping in August of that year. His wife was Priscilla Fawcett, whom he married at the Friends' meeting house in Salem. In 1829 he purchased the farm he now occupies, which was at that time all woods. Here he built, in 1830, a log house with a shingle roof, but, his wife dying in that year, he changed his plans, and did not move to the farm until his second marriage, in 1834. While living with his father on the farm in section eighteen, it fell to his lot to do the "milling." He generally carried to mill about two bushels of grain. The mill was nearly due east from the faim, on a branch of Beaver creek, was known as the "Stratton mill," and was probably built about
      1809.
      Mr. Butler, a prominent member of the Society of Friends, was appointed one of the associated executive committee of Friends of the Central Indian Superintendency of the United States. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] Upper Springfield MM, Vol IV, William Wade Hinshaw, Page 932 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S25] County and Family Histories: OHIO, Page 193 (Reliability: 3).