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Family of Amos BUTLER and Rebecca VESEY
Amos BUTLER b. 1798~840. d. 1847 Jan 6840. bd. Brigham Cem., Monroe Co., MI840.
Rebecca VESEY b. 1801 Oct 32230 at Braintree, VT2230. d. 1865 Oct 29840. bd. Brigham Cem., Monroe Co., MI840.
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.
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.
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.
Child 2. Madison
Among other information, the death certificate4953 for Madison Butler lists his birth date and place, his parents and his wife's name, Clarissa, of Samaria, Mich. He was first married at age 21, was a farmer, had 5 children, of whom 2 were living at the time of his death. He died of "apoplexy of Brain," causing paralysis. He was buried Mar 10, 1901 in Blouch Cemetery, Erie, Mich.
Child 3. Rowena
The death certificate4954 for Roena Willard lists her parents as Amos Butler and "Rebiek Vesa." Given her birth date (as listed on that certificate) and birth place (Ohio), it is likely she was the daughter of Amos Butler and Rebecca Vesey. "Rebeca Butler," age 50, born Vermont, resided in the household of John and Roana Kinney in 1860, Bedford, MI.
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|
|2.||Madison BUTLER4953 b. 1827 Oct 104953 at Ohio4953. d. 1901 Mar 84953 at Bedford, Monroe Co., MI4953. bd. Blouch Cem., Erie, MI4953.|
|3.||Rowena BUTLER4954 b. 1829 Oct 134954 at Ohio4954. d. 1909 Sep 284954 at Bedford, MI4954. bd. Union Cem., Bedford, MI4954.|