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Peter Button

Also Known As: "Botton"
Birthplace: Haverhill, MA
Death: circa February 1726 (61-69)
Westerly, RI
Place of Burial: Westerly, Essex County, Rhode Island
Immediate Family:

Son of Matthias Button, of Haverhill; Teagle Button and Ann Teagle
Husband of Sarah Button and Mary Button
Father of Mary Neff; Matthias Button; Elizabeth Button; Samuel Button; Cyrus Button and 5 others
Brother of Hannah Button; Sarah Button; Daniel Button; Abigail Button; Matthias Button and 6 others
Half brother of Mary Yeomans and Daniel Button, (died young)

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About Peter Button

From Genealogical Guide to the Early Settlers of America:

  • Peter Button was born in Haverhill, Mass. and took the oath of allegiance there 28 Nov 1677.  He later lived in Stonington, CT and was of New London, CT per Savage, this was during the time of his first marriage.  He moved before moving to Westerly, Rhode Island  1695-6 and married there abt. 1696.  Peter Button's marriage to Mary Landfear does not appear in Rhode Island.  He may have died in Stonington, rather than Westerly.

From Westerly Wills, p. 217:

  • The will of Peter Button of Westerly, RI is dated 4 Jan 1726 and was proved 8 Feb 1726.  In it is named his wife, Mary, sons Matthias, Jedediah, Samuel, Cyrus, Joseph and Peter, daughters Eliser Parks and Mary Lewis. 


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Peter Button's Timeline

July 17, 1660
Haverhill, MA
January 1, 1688
Age 27
Stonington, Connecticut
October 6, 1689
Age 29
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States
Age 29
Westerly, Rhode Island, United States
January 16, 1692
Age 31
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut
December 16, 1694
Age 34
Stonington Township, New London County, Connecticut
Age 35
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, USA
Age 36