Cliff McCarthy, 2016
There is some confusion around the several John Butlers of Branford, Connecticut, so for my information I will depend on Donald Line Jacobus whose research on early Connecticut families was second to none. I am open to new information based on good research.
According to Jacobus, our John Butler — the father of John Butler, Jr. who married Hannah Potter — was “of Branford” and died there in 1679. He was married twice; first to a woman whose name is not known with whom he had five children, and second to Benedicta (surname unknown) who bore him three more children.
Children of John BUTLER & his wives
JOHN BUTLER died 1679. He married (1) UNKNOWN. He married (2) BENEDICTA.
The Children of JOHN BUTLER and UNKNOWN are:
i. JOHN BUTLER, d. 1691; m. HANNAH POTTER, 17 November 1684, Second Church of New Haven, Branford, CT; b. 26 June 1665, New Haven, CT; d. 2 June 1694, New Haven, New Haven Co., CT.
ii. ELIZABETH BUTLER, m. ELEAZER STENT.
iii. RICHARD BUTLER, d. 1713; m. ELIZABETH.
iv. RUTH BUTLER, m. (1) THOMAS GOODSELL; m. (2) JOSEPH WOODWARD.
v. SAMUEL BUTLER.
Children of JOHN BUTLER and BENEDICTA are:
vi. JONATHAN BUTLER, m. LYDIA.
vii. JONAH BUTLER, d. 28 February 1710/11, Branford, CT.
viii. HANNAH BUTLER, m. LUKE HILL.
- Jacobus, Donald Lines, Families of Ancient New Haven, (Genealogical Publishing Co.; Baltimore, MD, 1981), p. 372.
- Todd, John Edwards, comp., George Iru Todd, ed., Todd Family in America, (Gazette Printing Co., Northampton, MA, 1920.).