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Thomas Butler

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Wintonbury, Connecticut Colony
Death: August 23, 1725 (60-68)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Butler and Sarah Butler
Husband of Abigail Butler
Father of Abigail White; Isaac Butler; Amy Cornish; Sybil White; Thomas Butler, lll and 5 others
Brother of John Butler; Sarah Day; Hannah Cadwell; Rebecca Hurlbut; Mary Porter and 4 others

Managed by: Gene Daniell
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About Thomas Butler

Thomas Butler, was born in Hartford. Him and and his older sister Sarah were treated by Dr. John Winthrop Jr. August 21st, 1666 and states Thomas was four years old and Sarah was eight.

October 30th, 1692 Thomas Butler owned covenant, First Church of Hartford and April 12th, 1696 he was admitted to full communion.

Thomas Butler presented to the court at Hartford an attested copy, under the hand of the Clerk, bearing date 5 Jul 1690, of the distribution of the estate of his father Thomas Butler, late of Hartford, dec'd, and the original distribution not being entered in the court roles, the court ordered the copy to be recorded.

December 1st, 1712 Administration of the estate of Samuel Butler of Hartford granted to the widow Hannah and brother Thomas Butler.

Butler, Thomas, Hartford. Invt. £625-14-00. Taken 12 November, 1725, by Capt. John Sheldon, Ensign Nathaniel Goodwin and Samuel Welles. Will dated 23 August, 1725.

I, Thomas Butler, do give unto my well-beloved wife Abigail 1-3 part of all my personal estate forever, and the improvement of 1-3 part of my real estate during life. I give unto my son Isaac, whom I brought up to learning, besides what I have already given him, 20 shillings. I give to my son Daniel Butler 1-2 of the lott called Brick Hill lott, containing about 7 acres. I give him 1-2 of my lott called Goodman's lott. I give to my son Daniel and his heirs forever. Item. I give to my son Thomas Butler 1-2 of my lott called Brick Hill lott. Also I give my son Thomas 1-2 of my land called Goodman's lott. Item. I give to my son Elisha my home lott and all the buildings thereupon and appurtenances thereto belonging. Also I give to him a piece of land at the Blew Hills called Spring Brook, about 15 acres. I also give to Elisha the land adjoyning to my home lott which I bought of Tixwell Endsworth, about 4 acres. The forementioned parcells of land I give to my son Elisha and his heirs forever, and my will is that my wife shall have the improvement of Elisha's lands, houseing and what shall be given him for to bring him up until he come of age, if he live so long, and also to help bring up my daughter Elizabeth. Item. My will (is) that what my daughters, (viz.), Abigail, Deborah, Sibel and Vilot, have got by their industry shall not be inventoried as any part of my estate. Item. My will is that Daniel shall have, and I do give to him, one yoke of oxen and my youngest mare of 3 years old past. I appoint my wife Abigail and my son Daniel to be executors.

Thomas Butler,

Witness : Joseph Talcott,

LS. Hannah Cadwell, Deborah X Butler.

Court Record, Page 109 — 7 December, 1725 : Will now exhibited by Abigail Butler, the widow, and Daniel Butler, son of sd. deed., execu- tors named in the will. Proven. Invt. exhibited and allowed.

Page 126 — 5 April, 1726: The executors exhibited now an account of their executorship, which this Court accepts. Order to dist. the estate according to the will : To the widow and children. And appoint John Shelding, Robert Sandford and Jonathan Butler distributors. And this Court appoint Daniel Butler guardian to Thomas Butler, a minor, 15 years of age. Recog., £100.

Page 143 — 3 January, 1726-7: Report of the distributors. And this Court appoint Abigail Butler, widow, to be guardian unto her children, viz., Elisha, 10 years, and Elizabeth, also 10 years, children of the deed.

Thomas Butler and Abigail Shepard were married August 6th, 1691 in Hartford, they had five sons and seven daughters all born in Hartford, and all Christened in First Congregational Church of Harford;

  • Abigail Butler born 24 Oct 1692; christening 30 Oct 1692
  • Isaac Butler b: 27 Nov 1693; christening 3 Dec 1693
  • Deborah Butler b: 29 Sep 1695; christening 6 Oct 1695
  • Amy Butler b: 27 Apr 1698; christening 1 May 1698
  • Daniel Butler b: 25 Oct 1700; christening 27 Oct 1700
  • Sibell Butler b: 6 Mar 1701/1702 ; christening 8 Mar 1701/1702
  • Daniel Butler b: 11 Oct 1704; christening 15 Oct 1704
  • Violet Butler b: 11 Sep 1706; christening 22 Sep 1706
  • Elizabeth Butler b: 12 Sep 1708; christening 12 Sep 1708
  • Thomas Butler b: 3 Jul 1711; christening 8 Jul 1711
  • Elisha Butler b: 30 Sep 1716 ; christening 7 Oct 1716
  • Elizabeth Butler b: 30 Sep; christening 7 Oct 1716


  • Ancestral File, FHL, 1997.
  • "Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society," Vol. XIV, "Births, Marriages and Deaths 1644-1730," ed. by Albert C. Bates (Hartford, 1912) p.609.
  • "A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records," comp. by Charles William Manwaring, Hartford District (Hartford, 1904) Vol. 1, p.543-544; Vol. 2, p.171,480. Cites: (a) Vol. VI, court record, p.9. (b) Vol. 10, p.332.
  • "Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut," by Lucius Barnes Barbour (Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977) p.134,135. FHL #974.62 H1D2b. Cites: (a) Hartford, CT town records.
  • "Genealogies of Connecticut Families From the New England Historical and Genealogical Register" (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1983; rpt. Broderbund Software, 1997, CD 179). "Descendants of Edward Shepard, Mariner, Cambridge, Mass., 1639," by James Shepard, Naman Sheppard, and A.E.B. Shepherd. Vol. 3, p.391-392.
  • Charlotte Dolan. Email: (2009). Cites: (a) Winthrop Medical Journal, p.683.

Country of birth either UK or USA, not known for sure.

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Thomas Butler's Timeline

Wintonbury, Connecticut Colony
October 24, 1692
Age 31
Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
January 27, 1693
Age 32
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
September 29, 1695
Age 34
Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
April 27, 1698
Age 37
Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
October 25, 1700
Age 39
Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
March 6, 1702
Age 41
Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
October 11, 1704
Age 43
July 2, 1711
Age 50
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut