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Matthias Button

Male Abt 1610 - 1672  (~ 62 years)


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Generation: 1

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

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 13 Aug 1672, Connecticut

    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.]

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

    Children:
    1. 2. Matthias Button  Descendancy chart to this point was born 17 Mar 1658, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; died 1725, Plainfield, Connecticut.

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

    Children:
    1. 3. Mary Button  Descendancy chart to this point was born Bef 23 Feb 1634, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Matthias Button Descendancy chart to this point (1.Matthias1) was born 17 Mar 1658, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; died 1725, Plainfield, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 17 May 1658, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Matthias Button and his wife Mary removed to Plainfield in 1690, settling on land bought from the heirs of Gov. Winthrop.

    Matthias married Mary Neff 24 Nov 1686, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of William Neff and Mary Corliss) was born 9 Nov 1668, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; died Aft 1725, Plainfield, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 4. Daniel Button  Descendancy chart to this point was born 20 Sep 1687, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; died May 1745, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

  2. 3.  Mary Button Descendancy chart to this point (1.Matthias1) was born Bef 23 Feb 1634, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 23 Feb 1634, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Edward Yeoman's marriage to Mary Button may have taken place in Plainfield, Connecticut instead of Haverhill. Source for both: Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700.

    Mary married Edward Yeomans 6 Dec 1652, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. Edward was born Abt 1632. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 5. Samuel Yeomans  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1 Sep 1655, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; died 1 Sep 1704, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Daniel Button Descendancy chart to this point (2.Matthias2, 1.Matthias1) was born 20 Sep 1687, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; died May 1745, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

    Daniel married Anna Bell 1 Oct 1716, Plainfield, Connecticut. Anna (daughter of Thomas Bell) was born 1695; died 21 Jul 1760, Stonington, New London, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. Daniel Button  Descendancy chart to this point was born 22 Jul 1724, Windham, Windham, Connecticut; died Abt 1786, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

  2. 5.  Samuel Yeomans Descendancy chart to this point (3.Mary2, 1.Matthias1) was born 1 Sep 1655, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; died 1 Sep 1704, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700 gives wedding dates of both 9 Oct 1684 and 19 Oct 1684.

    Samuel married Mary Ellis 19 Oct 1684, Stonington, New London, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 7. Mary Yeomans  Descendancy chart to this point was born 28 Aug 1685, Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died 1728, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island; was buried , James Ross Lot, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.


Generation: 4

  1. 6.  Daniel Button Descendancy chart to this point (4.Daniel3, 2.Matthias2, 1.Matthias1) was born 22 Jul 1724, Windham, Windham, Connecticut; died Abt 1786, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 26 Jul 1724, Hampton, Windham, Connecticut

    Notes:

    He was a cooper. His estate was valued at over £700 and included a cooper's shop and tools.

    Daniel married Elizabeth Palmetter 24 Sep 1744, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island. Elizabeth (daughter of Jonathan Palmetter and Penelope) was born 13 Dec 1725. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 8. Jonathan Button  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1750, Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died 18 Jun 1837, Ellington, Connecticut; was buried , Ellington Center Cemetery, Ellington, Connecticut.

  2. 7.  Mary Yeomans Descendancy chart to this point (5.Samuel3, 3.Mary2, 1.Matthias1) was born 28 Aug 1685, Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died 1728, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island; was buried , James Ross Lot, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1729, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island

    Mary married John Crandall Abt 1703. John (son of Rev. Joseph Crandall and Deborah Burdick) was born 1682, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island; died 17 Jan 1767, Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island; was buried , James Ross Lot, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 9. John Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1705, Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island; died 25 Oct 1795, Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island.


Generation: 5

  1. 8.  Jonathan Button Descendancy chart to this point (6.Daniel4, 4.Daniel3, 2.Matthias2, 1.Matthias1) was born 1750, Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died 18 Jun 1837, Ellington, Connecticut; was buried , Ellington Center Cemetery, Ellington, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    According to DAR lineage books, in the Revolution he was a private in the Connecticut line under Colonels Gay, Terry, Chapman, and Pease.

    "He enlisted in 1776 in Capt. Simon Walcott's company; served in 1778 under Capt. Amasa Loomis and Capt. Richard Pitkin. 1779 under Capt. Bush. A pension was allowed in 1832 for 14 months actual service as a private in the Connecticut line." [Button Families of America]

    Notwithstanding the inconsistency between the DAR and Button Families accounts of his service, he did in fact receive a pension in 1832, although the document is unspecific beyond saying that he served as a private.

    Jonathan married Naomi Munsell Mar 1775. Naomi (daughter of Elisha Munsell and Kezia Taylor) was born 3 Apr 1758, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died 27 Nov 1832, Ellington, Connecticut; was buried , Ellington Center Cemetery, Ellington, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 10. Jonathan Button  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1775; died 23 Apr 1840, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried , Enfield Street Cemetery, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

  2. 9.  John Crandall Descendancy chart to this point (7.Mary4, 5.Samuel3, 3.Mary2, 1.Matthias1) was born Abt 1705, Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island; died 25 Oct 1795, Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island.

    John married Mary Crandall 30 Nov 1730, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island. Mary (daughter of Eber Crandall and Mary Cottrell) was born Abt 1710, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 11. Nathan Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1732, Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island; died Bef 1774, Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island.


Generation: 6

  1. 10.  Jonathan Button Descendancy chart to this point (8.Jonathan5, 6.Daniel4, 4.Daniel3, 2.Matthias2, 1.Matthias1) was born Abt 1775; died 23 Apr 1840, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried , Enfield Street Cemetery, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    "Died Apr. 24, 1840 at Enfield Conn. after 30 years of suffering which altered the shape and prevented the use of his limbs." [Button Families of America]

    Jonathan married Alice Parsons 29 Aug 1793, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut. Alice (daughter of Edward Parsons and Mehitabel Pease) was born 23 Nov 1775, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died 15 Dec 1850, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried , Enfield Street Cemetery, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 12. Jonathan Button  Descendancy chart to this point was born 22 Jun 1800, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died 1888.

  2. 11.  Nathan Crandall Descendancy chart to this point (9.John5, 7.Mary4, 5.Samuel3, 3.Mary2, 1.Matthias1) was born Abt 1732, Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island; died Bef 1774, Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Nathan married Bathsheba Pierce 5 Apr 1753, Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island. Bathsheba (daughter of Edward Pierce and Bathsheba Closson) was born 1732, Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 13. Pardon Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1761, Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island; died 24 Mar 1837, Hebron, Washington, New York.


Generation: 7

  1. 12.  Jonathan Button Descendancy chart to this point (10.Jonathan6, 8.Jonathan5, 6.Daniel4, 4.Daniel3, 2.Matthias2, 1.Matthias1) was born 22 Jun 1800, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died 1888.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 22 Jun 1799, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut
    • Alternate death: Aft 1880

    Notes:

    He was a harness-maker.

    He and his wife were third cousins, both of them great-grandchildren of the Rev. Nathaniel Collins (1677-1768) and Alice Adams (1682-1735). Alice Adams was in turn a great-granddaughter of Mayflower passenger and Plymouth Colony governor William Bradford (1590-1657).

    Jonathan married Elizabeth Terry 8 Apr 1823. Elizabeth (daughter of Solomon Terry and Hannah Pease) was born 28 Feb 1802, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died 4 Dec 1864. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 14. Harriet Maria Button  Descendancy chart to this point was born 30 May 1833, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died 23 Jul 1918, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried , Enfield Street Cemetery, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

  2. 13.  Pardon Crandall Descendancy chart to this point (11.Nathan6, 9.John5, 7.Mary4, 5.Samuel3, 3.Mary2, 1.Matthias1) was born 1761, Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island; died 24 Mar 1837, Hebron, Washington, New York.

    Notes:

    Fought in the Revolution.

    Pardon married Susannah Wells Abt 1783, Hebron, Washington, New York. Susannah (daughter of Benjamin Wells and Sarah Reynolds) was born 23 Apr 1767, Hebron, Washington, New York. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 15. David Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1789, Hebron, Washington, New York; died 12 Mar 1861, La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.


Generation: 8

  1. 14.  Harriet Maria Button Descendancy chart to this point (12.Jonathan7, 10.Jonathan6, 8.Jonathan5, 6.Daniel4, 4.Daniel3, 2.Matthias2, 1.Matthias1) was born 30 May 1833, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died 23 Jul 1918, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried , Enfield Street Cemetery, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1833
    • Alternate birth: May 1834, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut

    Notes:

    Her Find a Grave page gives her death date as 23 May 1918, but the grave itself clearly says 23 Jul 1918, which accords with other existing records.

    Harriet married William Marks Oct 1855. William (son of James Marks and Saphronia Griswold) was born Abt 1833; died 28 Oct 1913, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried , Enfield Street Cemetery, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 16. Arthur Lawrence Marks  Descendancy chart to this point was born 17 Sep 1866, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; died 16 Sep 1956, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried , Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Connecticut.

  2. 15.  David CrandallDavid Crandall Descendancy chart to this point (13.Pardon7, 11.Nathan6, 9.John5, 7.Mary4, 5.Samuel3, 3.Mary2, 1.Matthias1) was born 1789, Hebron, Washington, New York; died 12 Mar 1861, La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1 Jun 1795, Caldwell, Warren, New York

    Notes:

    Shoemaker.

    From Our Crandall and Beckstead Ancestors:

    "The families of David Crandall and his in-laws, the McBrides, remained close and moved from one place to another together. David and his family heard the Gospel in the home of his mother-in-law. [...] The family moved from New York to Kirtland, Ohio, in 1835. Late in 1835, David, Margaret and Daniel Mead Crandall went to Pike County. Most of the family remained in Kirtland. It is in Pike County where their youngest child was born. Daniel returned to Kirtland that year and David and Margaret remained in Missouri. They went through the same persecutions as did the other Saints there. [...] From Missouri, David and Margaret moved to Quincy, Illinois in about 1838, and met up with the rest of the family. They stayed in Quincy for three years. In 1841, the moved to LaHarpe, Illinois, twenty three miles east of Nauvoo, where there was a thriving branch of the church. [...] David and Margaret were endowed on August 24, 1843, in Nauvoo, in the office of the President.

    "David Married Mrs. Jerusha Smith sometime between the death of Margaret and when the Saints left the area in 1846. She had children from her first marriage. [...] Two reasons kept David in LaHarpe: his youngest daughter, Margaret Ann, had mental limitations and hew knew that she would not be able to handle the arduous trip west; and his second wife, who was not a member of the Church, refused to go. [...] In 1853, his daughter, Margaret Ann, died."

    David married Margaret Ann McBride Abt 1810. Margaret (daughter of Rev. Daniel McBride and Abigail Mead) was born 1 Jun 1792; died 24 Aug 1845, La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 17. Myron Nathan Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born 17 Aug 1818, Genesee, New York; died 4 Aug 1860, Springville, Utah, Utah.