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Joan

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Joan

    Notes:

    Sometimes referred to as "Joan Christopher", but we don't actually know her maiden name, just the name of her first husband, Mountstephen.

    However, as Jon M. Stallard points out (citation details below), it's notable how many of her descendants had Christopher as their given name -- including four of PNH's direct ancestors, all direct descendants of Joan through her marriage to Edward Thompson, whether or not her first husband Thomas Butler was also a PNH ancestor. (Which he may have been.)

    Family/Spouse: Nicholas Mountstephen. Nicholas was born in in of St. Martin Ludgate, London, England; died before 8 Sep 1625. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Joan married Thomas Butler on 16 Jan 1626 in St. Magnus the Martyr, London, England. Thomas (son of John Butler and Jane Elliott) was born about 1606; died before 16 Jan 1647 in Kent Island, Maryland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Thomas Butler  Descendancy chart to this point was born between 1626 and 1640 in London, England; died before 27 Feb 1678 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

    Joan married Edward Thompson before 10 Feb 1647. Edward (son of Edward Thompson) died before 11 Mar 1662 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. (Unknown) Thompson  Descendancy chart to this point


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Thomas Butler Descendancy chart to this point (1.Joan1) was born between 1626 and 1640 in London, England; died before 27 Feb 1678 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

    Notes:

    Half first cousin five times removed to Henry VII, through descent from Henry VII's grandmother Margaret Beauchamp (d. 1482).

    Family/Spouse: Jane Baldridge. Jane (daughter of James Baldridge and Dorothy) died after 26 Oct 1681. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  (Unknown) Thompson Descendancy chart to this point (1.Joan1)

    Notes:

    Given as "Martha Thompson" in some sources.

    Family/Spouse: John Butler. John died after 1723. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Christopher Butler  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in Westmoreland County, Virginia; died before 27 Jul 1703 in North Carolina.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Christopher Butler Descendancy chart to this point (3.(Unknown)2, 1.Joan1) was born in in Westmoreland County, Virginia; died before 27 Jul 1703 in North Carolina.

    Family/Spouse: Henrietta. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Christopher Butler  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 1680; died in 1763 in Chowan County, North Carolina.


Generation: 4

  1. 5.  Christopher Butler Descendancy chart to this point (4.Christopher3, 3.(Unknown)2, 1.Joan1) was born before 1680; died in 1763 in Chowan County, North Carolina.

    Family/Spouse: Sarah Stepney. Sarah (daughter of John Stepney and Mary) died after Jul 1754. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Jacob Butler  Descendancy chart to this point died before 24 May 1745 in Chowan County, North Carolina.


Generation: 5

  1. 6.  Jacob Butler Descendancy chart to this point (5.Christopher4, 4.Christopher3, 3.(Unknown)2, 1.Joan1) died before 24 May 1745 in Chowan County, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    "Jacob Butler served as a constable in Chowan County, North Carolina in 1734. In 1738 he was first elected as a member of the Vestry at St. Paul's Church in Chowan County. On 10 July 1742 he submitted to the Vestry a certificate for 8 wolf scalps, wildcat hides and 477 squirrel pelts and 'prayed he might be allowed for the same as the Law Directs.' That year he collected one bounty of 1 pound, 13 shillings for 66 squirrel pelts and an additional 20 shillings for a wildcat hide. [The Descendants of Thomas Pincerna, Progenitor of the Butler Family]

    Justice in Chowan County, 1742. Elected church warden, 26 Jul 1743 to 26 Jul 1744.

    Family/Spouse: Mary. Mary died after 24 May 1745. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Christopher Butler  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 1724 in North Carolina; died before 4 Jan 1793 in Duphin, North Carolina.


Generation: 6

  1. 7.  Christopher Butler Descendancy chart to this point (6.Jacob5, 5.Christopher4, 4.Christopher3, 3.(Unknown)2, 1.Joan1) was born before 1724 in North Carolina; died before 4 Jan 1793 in Duphin, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    With his mother, he was an executor of his father's will, so he has to have been at least 21 in 1745.

    Christopher married Ann before 1744. Ann was born before 1725; died before 1788 in North Carolina. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Elias Butler  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1745-1761 in North Carolina; died before 1821 in Rutherford, Tennessee.


Generation: 7

  1. 8.  Elias Butler Descendancy chart to this point (7.Christopher6, 6.Jacob5, 5.Christopher4, 4.Christopher3, 3.(Unknown)2, 1.Joan1) was born about 1745-1761 in North Carolina; died before 1821 in Rutherford, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1775, Virginia

    Elias married Deborah Simmons about 1797. Deborah was born about 1780 in Virginia; died about 1837 in Rutherford, Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Elias T. Butler  Descendancy chart to this point died on 17 Nov 1883 in Gibson County, Tennessee; was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Gibson, Tennessee.
    2. 10. Sarah Butler  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1800.
    3. 11. James Madison Butler  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1800; died in 1880 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee.
    4. 12. Adam S Butler  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1805; died in 1870.
    5. 13. Elizabeth Butler  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1808.
    6. 14. Christopher Columbus Butler  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 Mar 1810 in Montgomery, North Carolina; died on 26 Mar 1858 in Gibson County, Tennessee; was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Gibson, Tennessee.
    7. 15. Thomas Christopher Butler  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1814; died in 1882.


Generation: 8

  1. 9.  Elias T. Butler Descendancy chart to this point (8.Elias7, 7.Christopher6, 6.Jacob5, 5.Christopher4, 4.Christopher3, 3.(Unknown)2, 1.Joan1) died on 17 Nov 1883 in Gibson County, Tennessee; was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Gibson, Tennessee.

    Family/Spouse: Mary Jane McVey. Mary was born on 14 Jul 1824 in Tennessee; died on 28 Feb 1885 in Gibson County, Tennessee; was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Gibson, Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 10.  Sarah Butler Descendancy chart to this point (8.Elias7, 7.Christopher6, 6.Jacob5, 5.Christopher4, 4.Christopher3, 3.(Unknown)2, 1.Joan1) was born in 1800.

  3. 11.  James Madison Butler Descendancy chart to this point (8.Elias7, 7.Christopher6, 6.Jacob5, 5.Christopher4, 4.Christopher3, 3.(Unknown)2, 1.Joan1) was born in 1800; died in 1880 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee.

  4. 12.  Adam S Butler Descendancy chart to this point (8.Elias7, 7.Christopher6, 6.Jacob5, 5.Christopher4, 4.Christopher3, 3.(Unknown)2, 1.Joan1) was born in 1805; died in 1870.

  5. 13.  Elizabeth Butler Descendancy chart to this point (8.Elias7, 7.Christopher6, 6.Jacob5, 5.Christopher4, 4.Christopher3, 3.(Unknown)2, 1.Joan1) was born in 1808.

  6. 14.  Christopher Columbus Butler Descendancy chart to this point (8.Elias7, 7.Christopher6, 6.Jacob5, 5.Christopher4, 4.Christopher3, 3.(Unknown)2, 1.Joan1) was born on 20 Mar 1810 in Montgomery, North Carolina; died on 26 Mar 1858 in Gibson County, Tennessee; was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Gibson, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1806, Rutherford, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Death date: Judge Butler says 26 Mar 1857. The Find A Grave page shows a gravestone that clearly says "Mar 20, 1810, DIED Mar 26 1858".

    From The Descendants of Thomas Pincerna, Progenitor of the Butler Family:

    "Christopher was in the 1840 Rutherford County, Tennessee, census in the 30-40 age group. His wife was in the 20-30 age bracket. They had two sons, both under 5 years of age.

    "Christopher C. Butler was apparently named after his grandfather. He was listed in the 1850 Gibson County, Tennessee, census, as C. C. Butler, age 40, from North Carolina, a farmer. His wife was Mary, age 32, from Tennessee. The children were all bom in Tennessee. At home were William, 12; James, 10; John, 8; Van Buren, 6; Benjamin, 4; and Ann, age 2. Nearby were living James Butler, age 48 from North Carolina (and a son named Christopher); Elias T. Butler, age 33 from Tennessee; William Butler, age 61 from North Carolina, and next door to him, W.G. Butler, age 20 from Tennessee; and another C. C. Butler, age 23, from Tennessee.

    "One well published history of Gibson County, Tennessee [History of Tennessee, Nashville: Goodspeed, 1887, p. 865] contained the following account of Christopher Butler's family:

    "'J. F. Butler is a son of C. C. and Mary A. (McHaney) Butler, who were bom in Rutherford County, Tenn., in 1806 and 1818 respectively. They moved to Marion County, 111., and became the parents of seven children. The father was a farmer, and came to Gibson County, Tenn., in 1846, where he died, in March 1857. He was a Democrat, and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church....'"

    *****

    Note that Judge Butler's birth date and place for Christopher C. Butler (20 Mar 1810, Montgomery, NC) differs from that given in the History of Tennessee that he himself quotes (1806, Rutherford County, TN). Unfortunately this is far from the only place where Judge Butler's massive Butler book contradicts itself.

    Judge Butler also has Christopher C. Butler marrying one Eliza Jane Sexton, as his second wife, on 8 March 1851 in Gibson County, TN, which contradicts all the other evidence we have that he was outlived by his wife Mary McHaney. I'm beginning to suspect that we have a case of two C. C. Butler's being conflated. UPDATE, 2 April 2015: Further information from Malania Reynolds, aunt of the person I initially emailed about the parentage of Mary Frances "Fannie" Butler, indicats that it was a Christopher Lafayette Butler who married Eliza Jane Sexton, not the Christopher C. Butler who married Mary McHaney. Malania Reynolds also says she has found no evidence that "our" Christopher C. Butler's middle name was Columbus.

    However, to the question of his middle name, sometime in the 1970s, Patrick's mother interviewed his father's aunt Neville Workman (1904-1986) about her forebears, and we have her pencilled notes from that conversation. Neville stated quite clearly that her mother's mother's father was named Christopher Columbus Butler, and as of 2014 Patrick's mother remembers her being quite firm on that point.

    Christopher married Mary Ann McHaney on 19 Nov 1836 in Wilson, Tennessee. Mary (daughter of William Wilshire McHaney and Sarah "Sally" Word) was born on 12 Apr 1817 in Wilson, Tennessee; died after 1880 in Gibson County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 16. William Elias Butler  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 8 Nov 1837 in Tennessee; died on 1 Aug 1878 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee; was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Gibson, Tennessee.
    2. 17. James Madison Butler  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1840 in Tennessee.
    3. 18. John Franklin Butler  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 11 Dec 1841 in Marion, Illinois; died in Aug 1906 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee.
    4. 19. Thomas Van Buren Butler  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 22 Aug 1843 in Marion, Illinois; died on 30 May 1902 in Jasper, Walker, Alabama; was buried in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery, Jasper, Walker, Alabama.
    5. 20. Benjamin R Butler  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 8 Dec 1846 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee; died on 3 Mar 1927 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee; was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Gibson, Tennessee.
    6. 21. Sarah Ann Butler  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1848 in Tennessee; died in 1888 in Elm Springs, Washington, Arkansas.
    7. 22. Mary Frances "Fannie" Butler  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 8 Aug 1851 in Coffee County, Tennessee; died on 1 Dec 1926 in Gibson County, Tennessee; was buried in Hope Hill Cemetery, Medina, Gibson, Tennessee.

  7. 15.  Thomas Christopher Butler Descendancy chart to this point (8.Elias7, 7.Christopher6, 6.Jacob5, 5.Christopher4, 4.Christopher3, 3.(Unknown)2, 1.Joan1) was born in 1814; died in 1882.