Josiah Butler (1743-1807)

B About 1743 in Hinsdale, Cheshire, New Hampshire to Valentine Butler and Lois Willard
M Thankful Alexander abt 1775
D About 1807
C John, Thomas

In the Cheshire County Gazetteer of 1736-1888 compiled and published by Hamilton Child under Town of Hinsdale.

Josiah Butler, an early settler, located on road 6.  He early cleared his farm and opened his house as a tavern, being on what at that time the direct road from Mass. to Chesterfield and places north.  Frequently it is said his house was filled with guests and his yard filled with the conveyance of pioneers who were on their way to pioneer homes.  Here he continued to reside until his death at an advanced age.  He was the father of two sons and six daughters.  His wife survived him and married Major Hubbard of Chesterfield.  Thomas, the eldest son, married a daughter of Phillip Barret of Hinsdale and had six sons and six daughters. 

Jonathan, the youngest son of Josiah, married Gracie, daughter of Major Hubbard of Chesterfield.  He first settled in Hinsdale, where he lived the remainder of his life, dying at the grand age of 97.  He was the father of 7 sons and 1 daughter.


Descendants of Josiah Butler (5 pages - click to enlarge)