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Matthias Button

Male Abt 1610 - 1672  (~ 62 years)

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  1. 1.  Matthias Button was born Abt 1610; died 13 Aug 1672, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 13 Aug 1672, Connecticut


    Also called Matthew Button. Emigrated 1633. Boston, then Ipswich, then Haverhill. He was a coastal trader. His Great Migration Begins entry contains an account of his long and fruitless legal battle with the basically terrible John Godfrey.

    "[Button Families of America identifies] Matthias Button as 'a son of Thomas Button of Harrold, Bedford Co., England. He was baptized there October 11, 1607.' Such a baptism does exist, but there is no other evidence in support of this claim. Furthermore, since our Matthias is called at one point a 'Dutchman,' he presumably derived froma Germanic-speaking region on the Continent and not from England." [Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, citation details below.]

    Matthias married Letice Bef 1633. Letice died Bef 1639. [Group Sheet]

    1. Mary Button was born Bef 23 Feb 1634, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Matthias married Teagle. Teagle died 4 Feb 1663, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    1. Matthias Button was born 17 Mar 1658, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; died 1725, Plainfield, Connecticut.

Generation: 2