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Family of Amos BUTLER and Rebecca VESEY

Married840.

As detailed below, references indicate that It is highly probable, but not a certainty, that Amos Butler was the husband of Rebecca Vesey, the daughter of Benjamin Vesey.

Amos BUTLER b. 1798~840. d. 1847 Jan 6840. bd. Brigham Cem., Monroe Co., MI840.

Determination of the children of Amos and Rebecca (Vesey) Butler is a bit difficult. Estimates from the 1820, 1830 and 1840 censuses for Amos Butler, and the 1860 census4649 in which Rebecca Butler appears in the household of John and Roena Kinney, indicate possibly 7 sons and 2 daughters. At present, Emma Jane (Butler) Mason Kell(e)y is the only child clearly identified as their child.

Rebecca was born2230 Oct 1, 1801, in Braintree (Twp), Vermont, daughter of Benjamin Vesey. "Pioneer Women Of Perry, Lake Co., Ohio"828 mentions, without reference, "Rebecca (Butler)" as one of the daughters of Eunice Lamb Vesey. A gravestone inscription840 in Brigham Cemetery, Monroe Co., MI, reads "Rebecca Wife of Amos Bulter Died Oct 29 1865 Aged 64yrs & 26Ds." Her birthdate, calculated from the gravestone information, matches the birthdate of Rebecca Vesey.

An Amos Butler resided in Perry, OH, in 18204646 and 18304658. An Amos Butler resided4657 in Bedford, MI, in 1840. Those records indicate Amos was likely born in the late 1700s, perhaps with a spouse born in the early 1800s. A "Rebeca" Butler, age 50, born in Vermont, resided4649 in Bedford, MI, in the household of John and Roana Kinney.

From that information, the coincidence of names, residence, birth and burial places, though not conclusive, provide a compelling indication that Rebecca Vesey's spouse was the Amos Butler of those references.

Children of Amos BUTLER and Rebecca VESEY:

1. Emma Jane BUTLER1523 b. 1825 Mar4654 at Ohio4654. d. 1905 Sep 64650 at 557 Missouri St, Toledo, OH4650. bd. Erie Union Cem., Erie, Monroe Co., MI840.
md. 1) Chester D MASON
md. 2) James W KELLY


828. Ohio, Pioneer Women of Perry, Lake Co., Ohio (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/history/mpwperry.html)
840. Gravestone inscriptions - www.findagrave.com
1523. Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925, 1822-1995, 1811-1959; familysearch.org
2230. Vermont Births and Christenings, 1765-1908; familysearch.org
4646. 1820 Fed Census OH, Geauga Co., Perry; familysearch.org
4649. 1860 Fed Census MI, Monroe Co., Bedford; www.ancestry.com
4650. Kelly, Emma J (Butler), Death Certificate; Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001, familysearch.org
4654. 1900 Fed Census MI, Hillsdale Co., Reading; www.ancestry.com
4657. 1840 Fed Census MI, Monroe Co., Bedford; www.ancestry.com
4658. 1830 Fed Census OH, Geauga Co., Perry; www.ancestry.com