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Ezra Butler of Farmington, Wallingford, Burlington, Bristol & Plymouth
Posted by: suzanne garbarini (ID *****2648) Date: February 25, 2010 at 13:30:51
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Ezra Butler, b. ~1752/3, Connecticut. Parents and town of birth unknown. Many Butlers in Conn, but can not connect Ezra with any known family.

Lived in Farmington, Ct before Revolution, per affidavits in his pension file.
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First enlistment, 1775, Bristol, Ct (Bristol spun off from parent town of Farmington in 1785)
Second enlistment, 1776, again in Bristol.

Per pension record: Private, Col. Huntington's regiment of the Connecticut Line, 9 mo. On 3rd or 4th of May 1775, enlisted in Bristol in Capt. N. Hooker's company, in Col. Samuel Wyllys's regiment for 6 mo. Joined Continental Army at Roxbury. Served term plus an extra month at request.

In March or April of 1776, enlisted again, in Bristol, under Capt. Timothy Percival's company, in Col. J. Huntington's regiment, until January 7, 1777. Discharged in Parsippany, NJ.

Was in battle of Harlem Heights, White Plains and at Trenton and the capture of the Hessians. After that, ...[illegible] 3 years in the wagon service in quartermaster or commissary department.
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IGI - LDS member submission, no sources given.
Ezra Butler, b. ~1753, Wallingford
m. ~ 1778, Wallingford, to Eunice Andrews, dau Elon & Sarah Andrews, b. 28 Jul 1758, Wallingford; Eunice d. 15 Jul 1789.
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Many of Ezra's property transfers involve Andrews and Twiss in-laws.

Wallingford Land Records, Vol. 20, p. 77:
Grantor: Amasa Andrews
Grantee: Ezra Butler
Date: film covers 1774-1789 time period
Note: need to re-check microfilm roll; record not found on page indicated.

Wallingford Land Records, Vol. 20, p. 418:
Grantor: David Andrews
Grantee: Ezra Butler
Date: film covers 1774-1789 time period
Note: need to re-check microfilm roll; record not found on page indicated.

Wallingford Land Records, Vol. 24, p. 120:
Deed Date: 18 May 1786
Recording Date: 10 Aug 1786
Grantors: Ezra Butler, Eunice Butler, Laban Andrews, Denison Andrews, Moses Andrews & Aaron Andrews, all of Wallingford
Grantees: Lydia Andrews & Marvel Andrews of Wallingford
Consideration: 32 L, __ shillings, 6 pence
Witnesses: Nicholas Andrews & Sarah Merriam; appeared before Aaron Lyman, JP
Land Description: parcel of land in parish of Meriden, township of Wallingford, containing 4 acres and a half, together with our shares in the dwelling house thereon standing which descended to us from our honored father, Samuel Andrews, late of said Wallingford, deceased [d. 1784 per Families of Ancient New Haven], bounded eastward & northward by highway, westward by Moses Andrews, southward by Aaron Andrews.

Note: Eunice (Andrews) Butler could not have been the daughter of Samuel. All their children were born in the 1720s & 1730s. I would guess that Eunice was probably around the same age as Ezra (b. 1752/3), if not younger. She was probably the granddaughter of Samuel, and daughter of his son, Elon, as stated in Jacobus' Families of Ancient New Haven.

Wallingford Land Records, Vol. 25, page 75:
Deed Date: 22 May 1786
Recording Date: 9 Apr 1789
Grantors: Theophilus & Sarah Yale, of Wallingford
Grantee: Ezra Butler of Wallingford
Consideration: 9 L
Witnesses: none; appeared before John Hough, JP
Land Description: piece of land in northwestern ___ of Wallingford, containing 2 and one-half acres, bounded north and south on said Butler's land, west on Elon Andrews, east on undivided land belonging to Samuel Andrews, dec'd, heirs.

Note: Sarah (Andrews) Yale was Eunice's sister.
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An Historic Record & Pictorial Descriptions of the town of Meriden, Conn ... by C. Bancroft Gillespie. Journal Pub. Co., Meriden,1906, p. 428 & 429:
1789 - Deaths - from the records of Rev. John Hubbard's ministry (1st Congregational Church):
...March - a child or Mr. Ezra Butler
...July 16 - the wife of Ezra Butler
Note 1: per Jacobus' Families of Ancient New Haven, a Eunice Andrews married [Ezra?] Butler (no date or place given); she d in Meriden, 15 (sic) July 1789 per church records.
Note 2: Ezra has dau named Eunice, b ~1800, perhaps named after wife #1?
Note 3: Meriden was part of Wallingford until 1806.

An Historic Record & Pictorial Descriptions of the town of Meriden, Conn ... by C. Bancroft Gillespie. Journal Pub. Co., Meriden,1906, p.160:
1789 - April 13 - one of the community members to establish parish of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Meriden. Signers were: Reuben Ives (clerk), Denison Andrews, Moses Andrews, Isaac Atwater, David Andrews, Simeon Perkins, John B. Douglas, Watt Hubbard, Seth DeWolf, Solomon Yale.
Note 1: also found same mention in History of Wallingford, by Charles H.S. Davis, p. 260
Note 2: Meriden was part of Wallingford until 1806.
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March 1789 - marries Mehitable, per her statement in pension record (4 March 1789; her brother Joseph Twiss' affidavit states the marriage occurred at his home in Cheshire, by Rev. Benjamin Beach)
Note 1: date must be off, if Ezra's previous wife died in July 1789 OR the transcribed church is incorrect OR there were two Ezra Butlers.
Note 2: perhaps Mehitable was a widow when she married Ezra. She was about 32 at the time. The children in the household in 1790 could have belonged to either of them from a prior marriage. However, there is no evidence of any prior marriage for Mehitable.

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1790 US Census - Wallingford, New Haven Co., Ct (Roll M637-1, p. 148):
Ezra Butler
1 male 16+ (Ezra, ~38)
4 females (wife Mehitable, age ~33, plus 3 daughters? Perhaps some are from a previous marriage?)
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Wallingford Land Records, Vol. 25, p. 417:
Deed Date: 21 Nov 1791
Recording Date: 21 Nov 1791
Grantor: Ezra Butler, of Wallingford
Grantee: Daniel Twiss, of Wallingford
Consideration: 18 L
Witnesses: Oliver Stanley & Asahel Benham
Land Description: piece of land in Wallingford, containing 3 acres & 14 rods, beginning at the southeast corner of the homestead, then running north 41 rods, thence west 13 rods, thence south 35 rods, then east 15 and one-half rods to the first station, bounded east, north and west on lands belonging now to heirs of Elon Andrews and south on Samuel Rice's land.
Conditions: said Ezra Butler pay and satisfy to said Daniel Twiss sum of 18 L within 4 years from this date.

Wallingford Land Records, Vol. 27, p. 398:
Deed Date: 1 October 1792
Recording Date: 1 January 1796
Grantor: Isaac Andrews, of Wallingford
Grantee: Ezra Butler, of Wallingford
Consideration: 29 L
Witnesses: Samuel Whiting & Oliver Rice
Land Description: a tract of land in Wallingford containing 3 acres & 15 rods, bounded west on Ezra Butler's land, north on a highway, east on land of Elon Andrews, dec'd, now his widow's and heirs, south on Samuel Rice's land; also my right on the house.

Wallingford Land Records, Vol. 26, p. 249:
Deed Date: 20 Dec 1792
Recording Date: 10 Jan 1793
Grantor: David Andrews, of Wallingford
Grantee: Ezra Butler, of Wallingford
Consideration: 30 shillings
Witnesses: Caleb Cook (JP) & John McCleave
Land Description: piece of land in Wallingford, in the parish of Meriden, containing 4 acres, bounded west on land of Caleb & Augustus Hall, north on Ozias Galpin, east on heirs of Evan Price, south on said Butler's land.

Wallingford Land Records, Vol. 27, p. 72:
Deed Date: 25 March 1794
Recording Date: 25 March 1794
Grantor: Ezra Butler, of Wallingford
Grantee: Caleb J./I.(?) Hall & Augustus Hall, of Wallingford
Consideration: 18 L
Witnesses: Caleb Cook (JP) & Israel Johnson
Land Description: piece of land in Wallingford, in the parish of Meriden, near the Hanging Hills, containing 10 acres, and _____ my right at that place be it more or less, said land is bounded north by James Whittlesey, Esq., east by Amasa Ives of Cheshire's land, south by heirs of Elon Andrews, dec'd, west on said Caleb & Augustus Hall's land, being land I bought of Amasa Andrews & David Andrews.
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1794 - dau Harriet born in Roxbury, per her death record (this may be accurate, but family was living in Wallingford)
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Wallingford Land Records, Vol. 27, p. 396:
Deed Date: 19 December 1795
Recording Date: 1 January 1796
Grantor: Phebe Andrews, of Wallingford
Grantee: Ezra Butler, of Wallingford
Consideration: 30 L
Witnesses: Samuel Whiting (JP) & Sally Whiting
Land Description: 3 pieces of land together with my part of the buildings lying in said Wallingford in the parish of Meriden. One of said lots containing about 1 acre & 1/4, bounded east on Moses Andrews, north & south on said Butler's land, west on the heirs of the late Elon Andrews, deceased, land; one other piece containing about 7 acres, bounded east on heirs of the late Elon Andrews, deceased, land, north on said Butler's land, south partly on Amasa Merriam and partly on Capt. Elisha Merriman's land, west on the heirs of the last Caleb Hall, Esq., deceased, lands; one other piece containing about 2 acres, bounded east on Amasa Ives' land, south on said Butler's land, west on the heirs of Caleb Hall, Esq., deceased, land and north on the heirs of the late Elon Andrews lands.

Wallingford Land Records, Vol. 27, p. 397:
Deed Date: 19 December 1795
Recording Date: 1 January 1796
Grantor: Hannah Andrews, of Wallingford
Grantee: Ezra Butler, of Wallingford
Consideration: 30 L
Witnesses: Samuel Whiting (JP) & Sally Whiting
Land Description: 2 pieces of land lying in Wallingford, in the parish of Meriden, containing about 11 acres; the first piece bounded east and north by said Butler's land, west on heirs of Elon Andrews, south on land occupied by Samuel Rice. The 2nd piece bounded north on said Butler's land, east on Amasa Ives, south partly on said Butler's land & partly on heirs of Elon Andrews, west on heirs of late Caleb Hall, Esq.'s land.

Wallingford Land Records, Vol. 27, p. 399:
Deed Date: 19 December 1795
Recording Date: 1 January 1796
Grantor: Ezra Butler, of Wallingford
Grantee: Daniel Twiss, of Wallingford
Consideration: 195 L
Witnesses: Samuel Whiting (JP) & Sally Whiting
Land Description: 4 pieces of land in Wallingford, in the parish of Meriden, containing about 35 acres; the 1st piece containing all the buildings of the late Elon Andrews, except what was set off to the widow and Elon, youngest son to the said Elon, deceased, and is bounded north on a highway, east, south and west on lands of Sarah Andrews, relict of Elon Andrews, deceased, containing 36 rods of ground; 2nd piece bounded north on highway, east on Moses Andrews, south on land occupied by Deac. Samuel Rice and west on heirs of the late Elon Andrews; 3rd piece bounded east & west on heirs of the late Elon Andrews' land, north on a highway, south on land occupied by Dea. Samuel Rice,; 4th piece bounded east partly on Amasa Ives land & partly on heirs of late Elon Andrews, north on heirs of late Elon Andrews, west on heirs of late Caleb Hall, Esq., south partly on Elisha Merriamn & partly on Amasa Merriam & partly on heirs of Elon Andrews.

Wallingford Land Records, Vol. 28, p. 396:
Deed Date: 19 December 1795
Recording Date: 11 April 1796
Grantor: Ezra Butler, of Wallingford
Grantee: Amasa Merriam, of Wallingford
Consideration: 31 L
Witnesses: Samuel Whiting (JP) & Daniel Twiss
Land Description: Quit claim containing said mill, standing in Wallingford in the Meriden Society, it being 1/3 part of a mill that I own in partnership with Aaron Merriam of Wallingford. Said mill is standing upon releasee's own land.
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Baptisms in the Mission of New Cambridge, Ct, 1747-1800:
"New Cambridge" was the ancient name of the present-day town of Bristol, Connecticut. This "mission" later became St. Matthew's Episcopal Parish and ended up within the boundaries of the neighboring town of Plymouth. Being situated in that part of Plymouth contiguous to the towns of Bristol, Harwintown, and Burlington, each of those places contributed to the birth and maintenance of St. Matthew's parish and church."

K.A. Pritchard copied these records from the manuscript of Alanson Welton in August 1897. At Mr. Welton's request, the original manuscript, which he transcribed from the original records in 1868, was deposited in the Bristol Public Library.

Baptised - Relationship - Parent Name - Date - Minister
Mehitable - dau - Beriah(sic?)Ezra Butler - Dec 11, 1796 - Alexander B. Griswold

Eunice Midama - [no relationship given]- Ezra Butter(sic) - June 30, 1799 - Alexander B. Griswold

source: NEHGS database
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1800 US Census - Plymouth, Litchfield Co., Ct (Roll M32-2, p. 147):
Ezra Butler
1 male 45+ (Ezra, ~48)
3 females <10 (Harriet, Mehitable & baby Eunice)
1 female 10-15 (perhaps a dau from a previous marr?)
1 female 26-44 (Mehitable, ~43)
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Bristol Land Records, Vol. 8, p. 166:
Grantor: Jabez Wetmore, of Bristol
Grantee: Ezra Butler, of Plymouth
Deed Date: 1803 April 6
Recording Date: 1803 April 6
Deed Type: Warrantee
Vol./Page: 8:166
FHL Film: 3780
Consideration: $100
Witnesses: Enos Ives (JP) & Lymon (sic) Tylor (sic)
Land Description: 3 pieces of land; One piece where I now live and butts: west on a highway, south on land of Samuel Brooks, east on land of Asa Upson, Jr., and north on land of said Upson & James Benham, containing 21 acres with a dwelling house, barn and shop thereon standing. One other piece is a part of the Bacon farm, so called, and butts: east on a a highway, north on land of James Benham, west on land of Nathaniel Matthews & Nathaniel Matthews, Jr., south on the land of Samuel P. Treat, containing 14 acres & 22 rods, with house standing thereon. The other piece begins 124 rods from east of said farm_____ to ____ west to Plymouth line to be 13 rods in width and butts east and north on land of Nathaniel Matthews & Nathaniel Matthews, Jr., west on Plymouth line, south on Lyman Benham and James Benham, and supposed to contain 12 acres.

Bristol Land Records, Vol. 8, p. 300:
Grantor: James Benham, of Bristol
Grantee: Ezra Butler, of Bristol
Deed Date: 1804 Feb 3
Recording Date: 1804 March 23
Deed Type: Warrantee
Vol./Page: 8:300
FHL Film: 3780
Consideration: $100
Witnesses: Enos Ives (JP) & Joseph Smith, Jr.
Land Description: a piece of land within the 4th tier of lots, 6 acres & 3 rods, being 83 rods in length and 13 rods wide; butts north on grantee's own land, west, south & east on land of Lyman Benham, it being the same land I purchased from Luci Matthews, May 4, 1801.

...Ezra buys into the grist mill...
Bristol Land Records, Vol. 9, p. 106:
Grantor: Josiah Pond & Roswell Pond, of Bristol
Grantee: Ezra Butler, of Bristol
Deed Date: 1804 February 8
Recording Date: 1805 March 14
Deed Type: Warantee
Vol./Page: 9:106
FHL Film: 3781
Consideration: $200 (or maybe $700?)
Witnesses: Simeon Hart (JP) & Mary Hart
Land Description: One piece of land, containing half of the land we own in partnership with Ezekiel Scovil, formerly owned by Jonathan Davis & Bristol Negro(?) and Noadiah Hart, reference being ___ to these deeds given to Merriam & Pierpont & to Scovill & Wiliams, supposed to be in the whole, 26 acres with half of a grist mill, saw mill and dwelling house and land, reserving what has been laid out for a highway by the town of Bristol.

Bristol Land Records, Vol. 9, p. 13:
Grantor: Ezra Butler,of Bristol
Grantee: Benjamin Twist, of Bristol (relative/brother of wife Mehitable)
Deed Date: 1804 March 23
Recording Date: 1804 June 6
Deed Type: Warantee
Vol./Page: 9:13
FHL Film: 3781
Consideration: 120 pounds lawful money
Witnesses: Enos Ives (JP) & Eunice Ives
Land Description: Two pieces of land; One piece of land in Bacon farm, so called, and butted on east by a highway, north by land of James Benham, west by land of Nathaniel Matthews, Jr., south by Samuel P. Treat, containing 14 acres & 22 rods, with a house thereon standing. Other piece begins 124 rods from the east in ___of farm then to extend west to Plymouth line and to be 13 rods in width and length, east & north by land of Nathaniel Matthews & Nathaniel Matthews, Jr., west on Plymouth line and south on land of Lyman Benham & my own land, supposed to contain 12 acres.

Note: These parcels were the 2nd and 3rd pieces of land which Ezra bought from Jabez Wetmore in 1803.

Bristol Land Records, vol. 9, p. 99:
Grantor: Ezra Butler, of Bristol
Grantee: Elihu Woodin, of Plymouth
Deed Date: 1805 February 20
Recording Date: 1805 February 20
Deed Type: Warantee
Vol./Page: 9:99
FHL Film: 3781
Consideration: $250
Witnesses: Enos Ives (JP) & Eunice Ives
Land Description: Two pieces of land; One piece where I now live and contains 21 acres and butts: west on a highway, south on land of Samuel Brooks, east on land of Asa Upson, Jr, north on land of said Upson & James Benham, with a house, barn & shop standing thereon. Other piece contains about 6 acres & 3 rods.. About 83 rods in length & 13 rods in width, butts north on land of Benjamin Twist, west, south and east on land of Lyman Benham, it being the same land James Benham purchased of Luci Matthews in May 4 1801.

Note: the first parcel was purchased from Jabez Wetmore in 1803; the second was purchased in 1804 from James Benham.

Wallingford Land Records, Vol. 32, p. 560:
Deed Date: 11 December 1805 (or 1807 - double check)
Recording Date: 10 July 1807
Grantor: Sherman Rossiter & Sarah Rossiter, of Mt. Washington, Berkshire Co., Mass.
Grantee: Ezra Butler, of Bristol
Consideration: $40
Witnesses: Simeon Hart (JP) & Jehiel Hart
Land Description: in Wallingford, the Meriden Society, 3 acres & 3/4, the half of which is released by this deed, the whole of said lands butted north by a highway, east by lands of Moses Andrews, south on lands of Ebenezer Peck, and west on lands of heirs of Elon Andrews, deceased.

Burlington Land Records, Vol. I, p. 521:
Grantor: Ezra Butler, of Burlington
Grantee: Gad Frisbie, of Burlington
Deed Date: 6 April 1808
Deed Type: Warantee
Vol./Page: 1:521
FHL Film: 3768
Consideration: $100
Land Description: one moiety or half part of a grist mill...standing on the brook commonly called The (Tulne?) Brook in said town and which I own unto with Ezekiel Scovil of Litchfield in Litchfield County.
Witnesses: Simeon Hart (JP) & Zebulon Frisbie (father of Gad Frisbie)

Burlington Land Records, vol. 1, p. 534:
Grantor: Ezra Butler, of Burlington
Grantee: Jeremiah Griswold, of Burlington
Deed Date: 4 July 1808
Deed Type: Mortgage
Vol./Page: 1:534
FHL Film: 3768
Consideration: $600
Land Descripton: one moiety or half part of a piece of land in Burlington lying in the 14th lot, 2nd division of lots together with one-half of a grist mill and dwelling house standing there. Bounded on the
south by land of Timothy Andrews, west by land of Benjamin Elton & Solomon Humphrey, north by a highway, east on said grantee's land & highway.
Witnesses: Zebulon Frisbee & Simeon Hart (JP)

Note: Zebulon Frisbee somehow involved with a mortgage on this property. Film was very dark and illegible.

1810 US Census - Burlington, Hartford Co., Ct (Roll M252-1, p. 670):
Ezra Butler
1 male 45+ (Ezra, ~58)
1 female <10 (dau Eunice, b. ~1799)
1 female 10-16 (dau Mehitable, b.~1796)
1 female 16-26 (dau Harriet, b.~1794)
1 female 45+ (wife Mehitable, ~53)
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...dau Mehitable marries...
Hale Collection Abstracts:
John Colier m Miss Mehitabel Butler of New Hartford at Canton [late Mar or early Apr 1815]
Hartford Courant, Apr 2, 1815 issue
Connecticut Mirror, Apr 17, 1815 issue
(repository: Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Ct)

Note: New Hartford & Burlington are adjoining towns, as are New Hartford & Canton.
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1818 - 24 April - first pension applicaton, res of Waterbury, age 65
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Burlington Land Records:
Grantor: Ezra Butler, of Waterbury
Grantee: Giles Griswold, of Burlington
Deed Date: 31 October 1818
Recording Date: 31 Oct 1818
Deed Type: Warantee
Vol./Page: 4:132
FHL Film: 3769
Consideration: $500
Land Description: lying in the 14th lot, 2nd division, moiety or half of a certain piece of land together with half of a grist mill & the whole of a dwelling house standing there upon and the whole of said land is Butler's. Contains 24 acres. Bounded south by land of Timothy Andrews or Assington(?), west by land of BENJAMIN COLLIER (COLLUM/COLLIN?), north by a highway and east by the heirs of Jeremiah Griswold, dec'd and a highway.
Witnesses: Nancy Clark & Cyrus Clark (JP)
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1820 - June, resident of Waterbury, per pension papers
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1820 US Census - Waterbury, New Haven Co., Ct (Roll M33-3, p. 153):
Ezra Butler
1 male <10 (grandson William, ~2; son of Eunice)
1 male 45+ (Ezra, ~68)
1 female 16-26 (dau Eunice, ~20)
1 female 26-45(sic) (Mehitable, ~63; age should be 45+)
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...Rev War pension papers...
1820/21? - July 5 - Ezra, age 69, res of Waterbury, occ: miller; family consists of wife, age 64, dau Eunice M___, age 20, grandchild William, 2 yrs & 4 mo.
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1822 - Harriet Butler m James Ford, b of Burlington, 3 April 1822, Burlington
(source: Ricker Compilation)
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...A reference in a Colyer land deed to Ezra's former mill in Burlington, which was apparently used to stand on the Colyer land or adjacent to it. This Colyer was married to Ezra's daughter, Mehitable:

Burlington Land Records:
Grantor: Elias Wooding & Waite Lowry, major part of the selectmen of Burlington
Grantee: John Colyer, of Burlington
Deed Date: 25 June 1822
Recording Date: 25 June 1822
Vol./Page: 5:93
FHL Film: 3770
Consideration: $6
Land Description: Highway running across grantee's land begining WHERE EZRA BUTLER'S MILL USED TO STAND, thence runs southeast, thence southwesterly to highway sold to Benjamin Elton and is 63 rods in length and 2 rods in width and contains 3 rods & 6 rods of land. Bounded north by highway, south by land of Benjamin Elton, east & west by the grantee's land.
Witnesses: Simeon Hart & Fanny Hart
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1830 US Census - Derby, New Haven Co., Ct (Roll M19 -9, p. 308):
Esra (sic) Butler
1 male 10-15 (grandson Wm, age 12)
1 male 70-80 (Ezra)
1 female 30-40 (dau Eunice, age 30)
1 female 70-80 (wife Mehitable)

(Note: Seymour was part of Derby until 1850)

...previous page...perhaps John Colyer, Jr. was dead? Appears as though Ezra's dau Mehitable Colyer was living with her sister Harriet Ford, perhaps a widow as well? The extra children were probably Harriet's sons...

1830 US Census - Derby, New Haven Co., Ct (Roll M19-9, p. 309):
Mehitable Colyer
1 male <5 (James Ford, b. ~1824)
2 males 5-10 (Edwin, ~9-10 & John B. Ford, b. Oct 1823)
1 male 10-15 (Ezra B., ~12)
1 female 15-20 (Emily, b. ~1816; tracks with 1820 census listing & marriage info)
2 females 30-40 (Mehitable & sister Harriet Ford)
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Seymour, Ct Vital Records to 1910, p. 61:
"Burials in Seymour, from Records of Trinity Church;"
Erva(sic) Butler, aged 79 - Nov 10, 1831
(source: NEHGS database)

Seymour, Ct Vital Records to 1910:
"Deaths - From Inscriptions; Episcopal Cemetary"
Ezra Butler, d. Nov 8, 1831, age 79
(source: NEHGS database)

Note: Ezra's burial in an Episcopal cemetary jives with his involvement in establishing St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Meriden in 1789 and his daughter's 1796 & 1799 baptisms at the Mission at New Cambridge, which became St. Matthew's Episcopal Church.

Trinity Cemetary, West St., Seymour - Headstone Inscriptions, copied 1934, Section A-1:
Ezra Butler, died Nov. 8, 1831, age 79 yrs
(source: http://www.oxfordpast.net/trcemscan44.html)

40th Report of the National Society of the DAR, April 1, 1936, to April 1, 1937:
Graves of Soldiers of the Revolution (located Apr 1, 1936 - Apr 1, 1937):
name: Ezra Butler
birth: - - -
death: Nov 8, 1831
age: 79
buried: Trinity
service & add'l facts: Private, 6th Co., 2nd Regiment, 1775

Do not find death record in Derby per Barbour Collection or Ricker Compilation. Should check actual records.
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...daughter Eunice did not marry Newel Warner until 1840, but this seems to be her...
"Baptisms in Seymour" & "Records from the Congregational Church - Baptisms"
1835 - Eunice M. Warner (adult) ... Nov. ---
(source: NEHGS database, VR of Seymour , Ct to 1910)
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Connecticut Courant, 28 Dec 1839:
Deaths...At Humphreysville, Mrs. Mehitable Butler, aged 82;...
(source: www.genealogybank.com)
Note: Humphreysville is a part of Seymour
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1840 - Eunice M. Butler m Newell Warner, 3 Aug 1840, Derby (source: Ricker Compilation)
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1840 - Probate Estate Papers Index - Conn State Library
Mehitable Butler, New Haven, New Haven Probate Dist., 1840, #2264 - mentions Harriet Ford - needs further examination.
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1840 US Census - Derby, New Haven Co., Ct (Roll M704-28, p. 322):
Eunice M. Butler
1 male 15-20 (possibly Edwin Collyer, Eunice's nephew)
1 male 20-30 (son William, b. Feb 1818)
1 female 40-50 (Eunice; she m Newell Warner, Aug 1840)

1840 US Census - can not locate Ezra's daughters Harriet Ford or Mehitable Colyer.
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11 Sept 1854, Woodbury, Ct:
Harriet Ford, a resident of Woodbury swore she & her sister Eunice M. Warner of Seymour are the only remaining children of Mehitable Butler, who was the widow of Ezra Butler... Harriet has been informed that the pension benefit received by Mehitable should have been larger and equal to the pension received by her husband Ezra before his death...the difference of which Harriet now claims for herself and sister Eunice Warner.
(source: Ezra Butler Revoltionary War Pension Record, )
Note: therefore, Mehitable (Butler) Collyer must be deceased prior to 1854.
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None of the above data gives any clues to Ezra's parents or birthplace.

In the Barbour Collection, the Farmington Vital Records for the surname Butler consist of only 6 entries, all marriages, with dates ranging from 1826 to 1850, so there are

*no possible male births which could be Ezra
*no possible siblings born in the same general time period
*no couples married early enough to be his parents (or his siblings)
*no deaths to consider

Early Connecticut Marriages (Bailey)shows only 8 marriages early enough to allow for the couple to be Ezra's parents (i.e., prior to 1752/3):

Gideon Butler & Zerviah Ensign, m 24 Nov 1737, W. Hartford
Thomas Butler & Sarah Lewis, m 30 Oct 1740, New London
James Butler & Sarah Minard, m 20 Aug 1744, New London
Daniel Butler & Hannah Parker, m 5 Dec 1744, Windham-Hampton
Thomas Butler & Deborah Meachan, m 7 Feb 1745, Windham-Hampton
John Butler & Mary Brown, m 11 Feb 1747, No. Stonington
____ Butler & Margaret Davis, m 11 Oct 1750, Chatham
Samuel Stone Butler & Mary Goodwin, m 19 Aug 1751, Windsor-Bloomfield

Unsuccessfully checked local histories found online:
*History of Ancient Wethersfield, Butler Family, pp. 2-170 thru 2-191. (Heritage Quest website)

*Middletown Upper Houses, Butler Family, pp. 510-523 (Heritage Quest website)

*History of Wallingford - no Butlers among family genealogies presented.
(http://www.quinnipiac.edu/other/ABL/etext/wallingford/wallingford.html)

* Butler Family in America - covers Irish Butlers who settled in Pennsylvania.(Heritage Quest website)

Checked Farmington land records to see if Ezra or his parents bought or sold land. See if there are references to ANY Butler families living in Farmington just prior to, and during, the Revolution.

The earliest Butler transactions in Farmington began with those of Zaccheus Butler in 1768. Zaccheus was the eldest son of Gideon Butler & Zoriah Ensign. These Butlers were descendants of Richard Butler, one of the founders of Hartford (Zaccheus5, Gideon4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Richard1). No Ezra appears in their grouping in Families of Early Hartford.

Jared and Nathaniel Butler appear together and separately in several deeds, beginning in 1774. They are most likely the sons of Nathaniel Butler and Rebecca Palmer, of Branford (Jared & Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, Jonah2, Jonathan1). Again, no relationship is evident.

David and Gideon Butler also appear together in deeds in 1781 and 1787. They are probably the sons of Gideon Butler & Zoriah Ensign, and brothers to Zaccheus listed above. Early Connecticut Marriages lists a 1776 New Hartford marriage between David Butler and Mary Kellogg.

If anyone can help with identifying parents & birthplace for Ezra, please contact me. Thanks! -Suzanne








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