Button Family in America

Hannah ButtonAge: 23 years16521676

Name
Hannah Button
Given names
Hannah
Surname
Button
Birth May 11, 1652 45 22

Birth of a brotherDaniel Button
April 10, 1654 (Age 22 months)
Birth of a sisterAbigail Button
June 16, 1656 (Age 4 years)

Birth of a brotherMatthias Button II
March 17, 1657/58 CE (March 27, 1658) (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherPeter Button
July 17, 1660 (Age 8 years)
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Latitude: N42.7818 Longitude: W71.0764

Birth of a sisterPatience Button
June 1, 1662 (Age 10 years)

Death of a sisterPatience Button
October 30, 1662 (Age 10 years)

Death of a motherAnn Teagle
between February 4, 1662 and February 4, 1663 (Age 9 years)

Birth of a half-sisterElizabeth Button
after 1663 (Age 10 years)

Death of a sisterAbigail Button
April 1667 (Age 14 years)

Legal
presented for fornication
May 11, 1672 (Age 20 years)

Note: Miss Hannah Button was "presented for fornication" on 11 May 1672. Fornication was only considered a misdemeanor and not a felony. From what I have read, to be a fornicator in Puritan times was to have consensual sex with someone who is not your spouse. If the other person was married, it constituted adultery. Here is a really interesting article about Colonial Crimes and Punishments. We know Hannah lived to be at least 24 years of age because she is included in her father's will when he died in 1676. I haven't seen any other records. I've looked, too. I was hoping to find she got married and had a family, maybe even with her paramour. If there was an illegitimate child as a result of their crime, the man was compelled to pay child support. Since there is no record indicating who the man was, or that Hannah Button had a child, I assume they went their own ways.
Death of a fatherMatthias Peter Button Sr
August 13, 1672 (Age 20 years)
Death of a brotherDaniel Button
Type: in Captain Lathrop's Company killed in Battle of Bloody Brook
September 18, 1675 (Age 23 years)
Cause: Prince Philip War
Publication: A History of Deerfield, Massachusetts The Times When and the People by Whom it was Settled, Unsettled and Resettled with a Special Study of the Indian Wars in the Connecticut Valley with Genealogies Volume I Deerfield, MA 1895
Citation details: Page 108
Text:
List of Lothrop's Company killed at Bloody Brook includes Daniel Button of Newberry.
Publication: Book, Published by the Penguin Group
Citation details: Chapter Fourteen, "The God of Armies"
Text:
Captain Thomas Lathrop, sixty-five, was escorting seventy-nine evacuees from the town of Deerfield. They were about to ford a small stream when several of the soldiers laid their guns aside to gather some ripe autumn grapes. At that moment, hundreds of Indians burst out of the undergrowth. Fifty-seven English were killed, turning the brown waters of what was known as Muddy Brook bright red with gore. From then on, the stream was called Bloody Brook. For the Indians, it was an astonishingly easy triumph. "€œ[T]he heathen were wonderfully animated,"€ Increase Mather wrote, "€œsome of them triumphing and saying, that so great a slaughter was never known, and indeed in their wars one with another, the like hath rarely been heard of." But the fighting was not over yet.
Death 1676 (Age 23 years)

Note: She was included in her father's will so must have been alive when he died in 1676.
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: between 1648 and 1649
4 years
elder sister
2 years
herself
23 months
younger brother
Bloody Brook Mass GraveDaniel Button
Birth: April 10, 1654 47 24Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: September 18, 1675South Deerfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
2 years
younger sister
21 months
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
22 months
younger sister
Father’s family with Lettyce “Lettuce or Lettysse” - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: 1632Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
2 months
half-sister
Mary Button
Birth: February 23, 1632 25 38Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 1708Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
3 years
half-brother
Father’s family with Joane - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: about 1639
Father’s family with Elizabeth Wheeler - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: June 9, 1663
7 months
half-sister

Legal
Miss Hannah Button was "presented for fornication" on 11 May 1672. Fornication was only considered a misdemeanor and not a felony. From what I have read, to be a fornicator in Puritan times was to have consensual sex with someone who is not your spouse. If the other person was married, it constituted adultery. Here is a really interesting article about Colonial Crimes and Punishments. We know Hannah lived to be at least 24 years of age because she is included in her father's will when he died in 1676. I haven't seen any other records. I've looked, too. I was hoping to find she got married and had a family, maybe even with her paramour. If there was an illegitimate child as a result of their crime, the man was compelled to pay child support. Since there is no record indicating who the man was, or that Hannah Button had a child, I assume they went their own ways.
Death
She was included in her father's will so must have been alive when he died in 1676.