Button Family in America

Matthias ButtonAge: 79 years17321811

Name
Matthias Button
Given names
Matthias
Surname
Button
Birth April 22, 1732 40 42
Birth of a sisterAnna “Anne” Button
October 20, 1733 (Age 17 months)

Birth of a brotherEliphal Button
October 26, 1736 (Age 4 years)

Birth of a sisterMartha Button
January 30, 1738 (Age 5 years)

Birth of a brotherBenjamin Button
October 1, 1740 (Age 8 years)

Birth of a sisterThankful Button
September 6, 1746 (Age 14 years)

Birth of a sisterAmy Button
September 6, 1747 (Age 15 years)

Birth of a brotherPeter Button
June 20, 1749 (Age 17 years)
Death of a fatherMatthias Button
after June 20, 1749 (Age 17 years)
Note: Voluntown was part of Windham County when he died, now in New London.
Birth of a son
#1
Joseph Button
January 16, 1753 (Age 20 years)

MarriagePhoebe Brown ButtsView this family
May 16, 1753 (Age 21 years)

Publication: Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Volumes 44-45 National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution., 1914 - Genealogy
Citation details: Page 381
Text:
Documents Matthias marrage to both Phebe Butts (who died shortly after) then her sister Elizabeth
Death of a wifePhoebe Brown Butts
March 3, 1764 (Age 31 years)

MarriageElizabeth ButtsView this family
July 10, 1764 (Age 32 years)
Publication: Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Volumes 44-45 National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution., 1914 - Genealogy
Citation details: Page 381
Text:
Documents Matthias marrage to both Phebe Butts (who died shortly after) then her sister Elizabeth
Death of a motherMary Brown
July 12, 1766 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Charlotte Button
August 6, 1773 (Age 41 years)

Birth of a grandson
#2
Rufus Button
November 7, 1775 (Age 43 years)

Military
Captain in the 4th of Canterbury and Groton, CT
1776 (Age 43 years)

Agency: Army
Note: Captain in war of Revolution
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Molly “Mary” Button
January 30, 1778 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Eunice Button
May 24, 1780 (Age 48 years)

Birth of a grandson
#5
Joseph Button Jr
July 13, 1782/83 CE (July 24, 1783) (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6
Elijah Button
December 9, 1783/84 CE (December 20, 1784) (Age 52 years)

Birth of a grandson
#7
Matthias Button
September 18, 1785 (Age 53 years)

Death of a grandsonMatthias Button
April 8, 1786 (Age 53 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Phebe Button
October 16, 1786 (Age 54 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Sally Button
June 15, 1791 (Age 59 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#10
Philura Button
April 12, 1794 (Age 61 years)

Death of a granddaughterMolly “Mary” Button
April 27, 1808 (Age 76 years)
Death of a brotherPeter Button
after 1810 (Age 77 years)
Death July 22, 1811 (Age 79 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 20, 1727
8 months
elder brother
18 months
elder sister
Mary Button
Birth: March 10, 1730 38 40Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, USA
Death: February 11, 1819
2 years
himself
18 months
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
15 months
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
6 years
younger sister
1 year
younger sister
21 months
younger brother
Family with Phoebe Brown Butts - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: May 16, 1753
daughter
son
son
son
son
daughter
daughter
Family with Elizabeth Butts - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: July 10, 1764Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, USA
daughter
daughter
son
child
son
son
son
Joseph Butts + Phoebe Brown Butts - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: December 6, 1748
step-son
step-son

MarriageDaughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Volumes 44-45
Publication: Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Volumes 44-45 National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution., 1914 - Genealogy
Citation details: Page 381
Text:
Documents Matthias marrage to both Phebe Butts (who died shortly after) then her sister Elizabeth
MarriageDaughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Volumes 44-45
Publication: Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Volumes 44-45 National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution., 1914 - Genealogy
Citation details: Page 381
Text:
Documents Matthias marrage to both Phebe Butts (who died shortly after) then her sister Elizabeth
SourceButton Families of America
Publication: 1971
Citation details: #1.8.3.3, p.229
Military
Captain in war of Revolution
Note
About Captain Matthias Matthias B Button, Jr. BUTTON-BUTTS. From Mrs. F. E. Frisbee, 804 Sixth St., Sheldon, Iowa; Mrs. James A. Button, 715 Clifl'ord St., Flint, Michigan, and from a careful study of the Button Genealogy, we are enabled to give a corrected statement in regard to Matthias Button, father of Elizabeth, who m Daniel Button. Matthias Button was the son of Matthias and Mary (Brown) Button, and was b Westerly, R. 1., Apr. 22, 1732; In (1) Phoebe Butts, at Canterbury, Conn., May 16, 1753; In (2) Elizabeth Butts, July 10, 1764; married twice afterwards, names of wives unknown; and m (5) the widow of Joshua Howe at Wells, Vt., after 1800, where he (1 in 1811. He had twenty ch. in all. He was Capt. in Col. John Abbot’s reg’t of Foot of the State of Vt. from Aug. 1, 1781, to Aug. 4, 1781. (See Vt. Rev. Rolls, p 412.) Whether the service of a private in Capt. Jonathan Brewster’s Co. in 1776, in the Conn. Cont. Line, belongs to him or not I am unable to say. At any rate he was not b in Plainfield, Conn., as stated in the D. A. It. Lineage Book. The Matthias Butts who was b in Plainfield in 1730 In Mary Safford of Presbn, Conn., Mch. 5, 1752, and had: Wm., b Jan. 25, 1753; Deliverance, b Nov. 4, 1754; and Matthias, Jr., b Aug. 29, 1756. He then In (2) July 5, 1760, Mary Kimball, and had: Peter, b Feb. 25, 1762; Hannah, b Apr. 7. 1763; Gideon, b Apr. 23, 1765; and Molly, b Oct. 22, 1767. There is no record that this Matthias Butts ever lived out of the state of Conn. and he may have served as the private above mentioned. Matthias Button of Westerly and Wells, Vt., had by his (1) wife, Phoebe (who according to some authorities was the sister of his second wife, and the dau. of Josiah Butts, and according to others was the wid. of Joseph Butts, whose maiden name was Brown), eight children, as follows: John, b 1754, In (1) in 1783, Mary Rawson, by whom he had 12 ch., m (2) Mrs. Mary (Lowe) Burch, by whom he had three children; Molly, b 1755; Joseph, b 1756, m (1) Sarah Glass of Windham, Conn., In (2) Mrs. Mary Parks (or Pond) of Wells, Vt., and d in 1826; Nathan, b 1757; Benjamin, b 1758; Matthias, b 1760; Eunice, b 1761; and Charlotte, b 1762. By ms (2) wife, Elizabeth, dau. of Josiah and Elizabeth (Williams) Butts, Matthias had seven ch. as follows: Asa, b 1766, In first and had eight ch.,In (2) Mrs. Anna (Skiff) Buttton (wid. of his brother, Shubael); Elizabeth, b 1767, m Daniel Button and had three children; Jonas, b 1769; Shubbel (or Shubael), b 1771, m (1) Polly Tower, by whom he had eight ch., m (2) Anna Skifl‘ by whom he had 10 ch. (and then (1 in time for her to join forces with his brother Asa, and take care of their combined eighteen children); Nathan, b 1773; Joel, who m Lydia Tower and had sixteen children; and Joseph. The names of his other five children, and whether they were by his third or fourth wife, is still a problem to be solved. His fifth wife survived him, dying in 1813 or 14. It is not certain that Daniel Button, who m Elizabeth Button, was her cousin. The brothers of Matthias were: Neal, John, Eliphalet, Benjamin and Peter. Daniel is said to have been the father of Ebenezer Button, and Dr. C. A. Button of Holland, N. Y., who is trying to finish the Button Genealogy, hopes to obtain the correct relationship before publishing his work. Mr. Button of Grand Rapids, who began the work, died a few years ago. Source: Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Volumes 44-45, page 184 Capt. Matthias Button (Matthias Button3, Josiah Witter2, William Witter1) was born 22 APR 1732 in Westerly, Rhode Island, USA, and died 22 JUL 1811 in Wells, Rutland, Vermont, USA. He married Phebe Brown, daughter of Benjamin Brown and Mary Shurtleff. She was born 12 JAN 1735 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA, and died 03 MAR 1764 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, USA. Child of Capt. Matthias Button and Phebe Brown is: 2 i. Joseph Button Sr was born 16 JAN 1754 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, USA, and died 30 OCT 1826 in Wells, Rutland, Vermont