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Matthias Button

Male Abt 1610 - 1672  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name Matthias Button  [1
    Born Abt 1610  [2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 13 Aug 1672  Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 13 Aug 1672  Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1908  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of BJS, Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Family 1 Teagle,   d. 4 Feb 1663, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Matthias Button,   b. 17 Mar 1658, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1725, Plainfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F10697  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Letice,   d. Bef 1639 
    Married Bef 1633  [2
    Children 
    +1. Mary Button,   b. Bef 23 Feb 1634, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F724  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S471] Concetta's Genealogy Homepage.

    2. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    3. [S253] Ancestry of Robert Harry McIntire and of Helen Annette McIntire, His Wife by Robert Harry McIntire. Norfolk, Virginia, 1950.