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Samuel Button
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Birth: 1844
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 1880
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA


Samuel was born into an early Mormon Pioneer family. His father, Montgomery, volunteered to serve in the Mexican American War and joined the Mormon Battalion as a private in 'D' Company. His Mother, Mary, was fortunate to secure a position as a cook to accompany the Battalion on their long march toward California. Started for California with his father, mother, sister Louisa, brothers James and Jutson. Samuel was one of the youngest children to accompany the Mormon Battalion and was with the main battalion as far as the Arkansas River until it was necessary to send a sick detachment to Fort Pueblo Colorado.

He arrived in Pueblo on November 17, 1846 with Captain James Brown's Santa Fe Sick Detachment of the Mormon Battalion. After wintering in Pueblo, the Sick Detachments struck out for Wyoming on May the 24th 1847. They were hoping to catch up with Brigham Young and the Saints as they were headed to the Promise Land. Samuel entered the Salt Lake Valley with his family on July the 29th 1847, just five days behind Brigham Young.

Here they bade goodbye to their father as he travelled on with the remnants of the Sick Detachment to San Diego. After his father was mustered out of the army he returned to the Salt Lake Valley, packed his family and moved them to San Bernardino, California.

Later in life Samuel developed cancer on his face. He returned to Utah to stay with his brother Jutson in Circleville before traveling on to Salt Lake for treatment. Samuel passed away in Salt Lake City on November 21, 1880.
Family links: 
  Montgomery Evans Button (1813 - 1895)
  Mary Bittles Button (1815 - 1896)
  James H. Button (1836 - 1859)*
  Jutson Hurlburt Button (1839 - 1924)*
  Louisa M. Button Anderson (1842 - 1868)*
  Samuel Button (1844 - 1880)
  Olivia Button (1854 - 1870)*
  Charles R. Button (1856 - 1897)*
*Calculated relationship
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: I_12_5_3W
Created by: Bob Ford
Record added: Sep 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42312033
Samuel Button
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Samuel Button
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