Button Family in America

Matthias Button IIAge: 66 years1657/58 CE1725

Name
Matthias Button II
Given names
Matthias
Surname
Button
Name suffix
II
Birth March 17, 1657/58 CE (March 27, 1658) 51 28
Birth of a brotherPeter Button
July 17, 1660 (Age 2 years)
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Latitude: N42.7818 Longitude: W71.0764

Birth of a sisterPatience Button
June 1, 1662 (Age 4 years)

Death of a sisterPatience Button
October 30, 1662 (Age 4 years)

Death of a motherAnn Teagle
between February 4, 1662 and February 4, 1663 (Age 3 years)

Birth of a half-sisterElizabeth Button
after 1663 (Age 4 years)

Death of a sisterAbigail Button
April 1667 (Age 9 years)

Death of a fatherMatthias Peter Button Sr
August 13, 1672 (Age 14 years)
Death of a brotherDaniel Button
Type: in Captain Lathrop's Company killed in Battle of Bloody Brook
September 18, 1675 (Age 17 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 of a sisterHannah Button
1676 (Age 17 years)

Note: She was included in her father's will so must have been alive when he died in 1676.
Death of a half-sisterElizabeth Button
December 20, 1677 (Age 19 years)

MarriageMary NeffView this family
November 24, 1686 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Daniel Button
September 20, 1687 (Age 29 years)

Birth of a son
#2
Matthias Button
November 22, 1689 (Age 31 years)

Birth of a daughter
#3
Mary Button
about 1693 (Age 34 years)

Birth of a daughter
#4
Sarah Button
April 8, 1695 (Age 37 years)

Religion
Christian
May 16, 1697 (Age 39 years)
Note: admitted to membership in the First Church of Stonginton, Conn. May 16, 1697
Birth of a son
#5
John Button
June 22, 1698 (Age 40 years)

Residence 1699 (Age 40 years)
Note: At the time the town of Plainfield was granted a Town Charter in 1699, 15 men were listed as settlers there, among them Matthias Button.
Birth of a daughter
#6
Abigail Button
about 1700 (Age 41 years)

Birth of a daughter
#7
Rebecca Button
about 1701 (Age 42 years)

Birth of a son
#8
Peter Button
September 24, 1704 (Age 46 years)

Birth of a daughter
#9
Zerviah Button
September 13, 1708 (Age 50 years)

Death of a half-sisterMary Button
1708 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1
Daniel Button Jr
July 22, 1724 (Age 66 years)

Death of a wifeMary Neff
1725 (on the date of death)
Death 1725 (Age 66 years)
Cause of death: epidemic of some sort
Note: In 1725 an epidemic of some sort hit the town and so many people were sick that neighboring towns had to be called upon for help. Many of the town's leading citizens died, including Matthias Button.
Reference numberMary NeffView this family
34

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: between 1648 and 1649
4 years
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
23 months
elder 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
elder sister
21 months
himself
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
Family with Mary Neff - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 24, 1686Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
10 months
son
2 years
son
11 years
daughter
-6 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
3 years
son
4 years
daughter
4 years
son
4 years
daughter

SourceButton Families of America
Publication: 1971
Citation details: #1.7, p.43
Religion
admitted to membership in the First Church of Stonginton, Conn. May 16, 1697
Residence
At the time the town of Plainfield was granted a Town Charter in 1699, 15 men were listed as settlers there, among them Matthias Button.
Death
In 1725 an epidemic of some sort hit the town and so many people were sick that neighboring towns had to be called upon for help. Many of the town's leading citizens died, including Matthias Button.
Shared note
Matthias & Mary lived at Haverhill first, but soon after 1690, they, in company with his sister Sarah and her husband James (Henry) Kinsbury and several other Mass. families too the "Old Conn. Path" down to eastern Conn. where they took possession of the Quinebaug land east of the Appaquage or Little River which they had purchased from the sons of Gov. John Winthrop of Mass. This was the settlement of the town of Plainfield, Conn., the third town to be settled in Winham County. Disturbed and trouble times followed as this same tract of land was claimed by a group of CT men, headed by Messrs. Fitch and Tracy, who claimed the land had been given to them by the Indians. Fortunately their Indian neighbors, who were numerous, were friendly and willing to share their hunting, fishing and planting frounds with them. Eventually the claims of Mass. and Conn. men were straightened out.