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Pvt. in Capt. Daniel Carlisle's Co., Col. Timothy Bedel's Regt. a prisoner at "The Cedars" Quebec Canada in May 1776.

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Massachusetts 2
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06 Apr 1819 2
Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire 2
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John Butler 1
Birth:
1732 2
Massachusetts 2
Death:
06 Apr 1819 2
Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire 2
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Revolutionary War 1

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John Butler Senior served in Captain Daniel Carlisle's Company, Timothy Bedel's Regiment

Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire

In 1776, the year of the American Revolution, John Butler Senior is 44 years old and John Butler Junior is 21 years old. On 3 Jun 1776, John Butler Junior’s name appears upon the list of the Covenant Signers in Winchester. Therefore, his name also appears in Emily S. Wilson’s “Inhabitants of New Hampshiire, 1776”.

In 1776, at the outset of the American Revolution, the New Hampshire Committee of Safety directed that all males over the age of twenty-one sign the Association Test--a kind of loyalty oath to the Patriot cause. In effect this resulted in a unique census of the adult male population inasmuch as the names of both signers and non-signers were recorded, and it is the most comprehensive list of New Hampshire residents available before the Census of 1790. Previously available in two separate, unindexed booklets, the present publication has placed all the names--well over 9,000--in one alphabetical sequence to enable the researcher to find a person and his town of residence at a glance.

Source: Original data: Wilson, Emily S. “Inhabitants of New Hampshire, 1776”. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogicl Publishing Co., 1993.

Thus John Butler Junior is a Patriot of the American Revolution; but where is his 44 year old, father, John Butler Senior?

A John Butler served in Captain Daniel Carlisle’s Company of Colonel Timothy Bedel’s Regiment in 1776, XIV, 264, and was taken prisoner at the “Cedars” in Canada, May 21, 1776. XXX, 449.

Source: Peterborough, New Hampshire, in the American Revolution, Chapter VIII, Revolutionary pensions, Page 184, by Jonathan Smith, President of the Clinton (Mass.) Historical Society, and published by the Peterborough Historical Society, 1918, (Page Images at Ancestry.com)

In February 1776, John Butler is listed with 68 other men on Captain Daniel Carlisle’s Company Payroll (Fold3.com Image: http://www.fold3.com/document/10205146/), including Sergeant Timothy Butterfield, (born 23 Jun 1730 Westford, MA and died 10 Apr 1819, Westmoreland, NH, DAR Ancestor #: A017791), who also does not appear on Emily S. Wilson’s “Inhabitants of New Hampshire, 1776”.

Captain Daniel Carlisle (born 15 Aug 1739 in Westmoreland, NH and died 29 October 1794 in Westmoreland, NH, DAR Ancestor #: A019217), buried in North Cemetery, was commander of the 2nd Company of 8, under Timothy Bedel’s Regiment formed on 20 Jun 1776, at Westmoreland. Captain Daniel Carlisle was cashiered, after the "Battle of the Cedars".

Prior to June, on 19 May 1776, at “Battle of the Cedars”, Captain Daniel Carlisle’s Company, Under Bedel’s Regiment, under the Command of Major Isaac Butterfield, in the absence of Colonel Timothy Bedel, surrendered at “The Cedars Fort” which was 45 miles South West of Montreal Canada.

Within 8 days, General Foster of the Bristish force in Montreal negotiated a prisoner exchange and the American prisoners were return to Brigadier General Benedict Arnold. With the ending of the enlistments of the soldiers, the regiment was disbanded on January 1, 1777 at Coos, New Hampshire.

Court Marshaled. Isaac Butterfield was relieved of his command and set home in disgrace. Isaac Butterfield born 7 May 1742 in Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts and died 5 Jun 1801 in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Isaac Butterfield is buried in North Cemetery.

 

John BUTLER Family of Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire

Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire

John Butler Senior was born about 1732 in (Roxbury, Suffolk County? Source?), Massachusetts and died 6 Apr 1819 in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. John Butler Senior is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Winchester, New Hampshire, (Find A Grave Memorial# 81944492).   Source: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=81944492

  At age 22, on 19 May 1754, in Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Butler Senior married Susannah Allen, daughter of Ephraim Allen and Susanna Bacon\Beacon, widow of John Oak.

  Susannah Allen was born 31 Aug 1723 in Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts and died 6 May 1814 in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Susannah Butler is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, (Find A Grave Memorial# 74422436).

  Source: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=74422436

  On 3 Nov 1742, in Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Susannah Allen had married John Oak, the son of Nathaniel Oak and Mary Holloway. John Oak was born on 16 Mar 1714 in Marlboro, Middlesex County, Massachusetts and died Sep 1752 in Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts. John Oak burial site is unknown.

  John Oak and and Susannah Allen had five children.

  The five children (all born in Shrewsbury) of John Butler Senior and Susannah Allen are:

  

  1. John Butler Junior born on 24 Sep 1754 in Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts and died on 22 Apr 1795 in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  2. Andrew Butler born on 13 Jun 1756 in Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  3. Elijah Butler born on 17 Apr 1758 in Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts and died 7 Jun 1759 in Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  4. Susannah Elizabeth Butler born on 15 Mar 1760 in Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts and died 29 Jun 1840 in Fayston, Washington County, Vermont. On 28 Sep 1777, in Brattlebor, Windham County, Vermont, Susannah married Joseph Marble, the son of Benjamin Marble and Martha Goss. Joseph Marble was born on 23 Oct 1752 in Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts and died 1 Feb 1836 in Fayston, Washington County, Vermont. The couple are buried at North Fayston Cemetery, (Find A Grave Memorial# 16280177).
  5. Elijah Butler born on 24 Jul 1762 in Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  

Source: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620 – 1988, Shrewsbury, Births, marriages and Death, Page 9, Butler, John and Susannah. (Ancestry.com)

  In 1766, the family of John Butler Senior and Susannah Allen migrated from Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts to Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.

  1776, the year of the American Revolution, John Butler is 44 years old.

  On 5 Mar 1782, in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, at a Meeting of the Freeholders and other Inhabitance of the Town of Winchester voted and chose Surveyors of Highways; one of ten men listed was John Butler.

  On 6 Mar 1787, in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, at a Meeting of the Freeholders and other Inhabitance of the Town of Winchester voted and chose Surveyors of Highways; one of the ten men was John Butler. Also, John Butler was voted and chosen “Sealer of Lathes”.

  

CENSUS RECORDS

  1790 Census: Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire; Series: M637; Roll: 5; Page: 119; Image: 67; Family History Library Film: 0568145; Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 1; Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1; Free White Persons - Females: 2; Number of Household Members: 4 . (Age 58)

1800 Census: Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire; Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over: 1; Number of Household Members Under 16: 1; Number of Household Members Over 25: 2; Number of Household Members: 3. (Age 68)

1810 Census: Hinsdale, Cheshire, Newh Hampshire; Roll: 23; Page: 45; Image: 0218684; Family History Library Film: 00031; Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1; Number of Household Members:2. (Age 78)

  

SECOND GENERATION

 

  John Butler Junior:

  Lieutenant John Butler Junior, the son of John Butler Senior and Susannah Allen, was born on 24 Sep 1754 in Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts and died on 22 Apr 1795 in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Lieutenant John Butler Junior is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, (Find A Grave Memorial# 81944547).

  Source: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=81944547

About 1780, John Butler Junior married Lucy Parker, the daugher of Ezra Parker and Sarah Pratt. Lucy Parker was born on 12 Apr 1761 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts and died 24 Nov 1846, in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Lucy Parker is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, (Find A Grave Memorial# 80534792).

  After the death of her first husband, John Butler Junior in 1795, Lucy P Butler married Stephen M Hawkins, on 23 Sep 1798 in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.

  The five children of John Butler Junior and Lucy Parker are:

   

  1. Sarah Parker “Sally” Butler, born 21 Jan 1781 in Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire and died 31 Jul 1861 in Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire. On 21 Jun 1796 in Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire, she married Paul Williard, the son of Amos Willard and Sybil Scott. Paul Willard was born on 7 Jul 1775 in Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire and died 28 Nov 1856 in Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire. The couple are buried in Evergreen Cemetery, (Find A Grave Memorial# 89440380).
  2. John Butler III (the third) born 23 Feb 1783 in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Possibly? John Butler who died 13 Sep 1806 in Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire?
  3. Lucy Butler born 7 Jan 1785 in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire and died 26 Jun 1867 in Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire. On 19 May 1811, in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, Lucy married Bohen Holton, the son of Lieutenant Solomon Holton and Mary Lyman. Bohen Holton was born on 28 Mar 1782 in Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts and died 13 Mar 1854 in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. The couple are buried a South Parish Cemetery, (Find A Grave Memorial# 115949536).
  4. Juliette Parker Butler was born 25 Jan 1787 in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire and died 28 May 1876 in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Juliette P Butler married David Clark. David Clark was born abt 1787 perhaps in New Hampshire and died 21 Jul 1865 in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. The couple are buried in Walpole Village Cemetery, Walpole, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, (Find A Grave Memorial# 100930692).
  5. Peris M Parker Butler was born 12 Jul 1792 in Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire and died 23 Jan 1855 in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. On 9 Dec 1816, in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, Peris Parker Butler married Elihu Holton, the son of Lieutenant Solomon Holton and Mary Lyman. Elihu Holton was born on 1 Jan 1789 in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire and died 9 Jul 1861 in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. The couple is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, (Find A Grave Memorial# 128152355).

  Sources:

  New Hampshire, Birth Records, 1659-1900, (Ancestry.com)

  New Hampshire, Death and Disinterment Records, 1754-1947, (Ancestry.com)

  

TIMELINE

  On 3 Jun 1776, “Signers in Winchester” John Butler Junior is listed amongst the signers. Source: Page 294, State Papers, Documents and Records Relating to the State of new Hampshire, during the period of the American Revolution, From 1776 - 1783, Volume III, compiled by Nathaniel Bouton, Published Concord, N.H. 1874.

  In the 1790 Census place of Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, The family of John Butler Junior is listed with one male under 16 and one male over 16 with 5 females for a total of 7 household members. Source: Series: M637; Roll: 5; Page: 119; Image: 67; Family History Library Film: 0568145.

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