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Mary "Polly" Norcross Butler
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1773
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 1840
Marion County
Indiana, USA

Mary "Polly" Norcross was born Nov 23, 1773 in Templeton, Worchester, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Daniel Norcross (17451825)and Thankful Sawyer Norcross (17471821)who had a twin brother, Elias Sawyer.

On Jan 27, 1794, "Polly" married Asa (Ora) Butler at Templeton 1st Congregational Church which was then called the Meeting House. They were married by Ebeneazer Sparhawk, Minister.

"Polly" and Asa lived in Fairfield, Herkimer, New York in 1800. On March of 1804, Asa was ordained as a minister in the Baptist Church, as had been his father, Joel Butler, who had been ordained in 1785 in Vermont.

Asa and "Polly" had nine children, the first two, Joel and Mabel, named after Asa's parents died very young, but seven lived longer lives.

On Jan 16, 1811 Asa died at only just under 39 years old and was buried in Blackmer (Lairdsville) Cemetery in Westmoreland, Oneida co. NY.

Mary "Polly" married again almost two years later on Jan 12, 1813 to Asa's widowed brother, Chauncey (sometimes spelled Chancy) Butler. Then in 1816, they moved with other family members via Pittsburg, down the Ohio River by flatboat to Madison, Indiana and then to Jennings County the following spring. This was truly the frontier in those days and they lived in a log cabin which the men had built.

"Polly" had two more children with Chauncey and later they lived in Shelby county and Marion county.

In 1840 there was a Typhoid Fever outbreak in Marion county and sadly, both Mary and Chauncey died of this fever. Chauncey died on Feb 11, 1840 and Mary succumbed on Feb 26th. They are buried together in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Children: Daniel Norcross Butler 87020169
A. Joel Butler 46449519
Family links: 
  Daniel Norcross (1745 - 1825)
  Thankful Sawyer Norcross (1747 - 1821)
  Ora Asa Butler (1772 - 1811)
  Chauncey Butler (1775 - 1840)*
  Philetas Butler (1797 - 1824)*
  Daniel Norcross Butler (1798 - 1856)*
  Samuel Price Butler (1803 - 1888)*
  Emily Butler (1805 - 1819)*
  Philetas Butler (1807 - 1824)*
  William G Butler (1822 - 1895)*
  Mary Norcross Butler (1773 - 1840)
  Levi Norcross (1778 - 1831)*
  Thankful Norcross Tenney (1783 - 1845)*
*Calculated relationship
Crown Hill Cemetery
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Sec: 6, Lot: 14
Maintained by: Cerelle Bolon
Originally Created by: Richard Stauff
Record added: Jun 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71533447
Mary Polly <i>Norcross</i> Butler
Added by: Mary Ann Bumgarner
Mary Polly <i>Norcross</i> Butler
Added by: Richard Stauff
Mary Polly <i>Norcross</i> Butler
Added by: Richard Stauff
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Dear 4th Great Grandmother Polly,Your life was so full, being born in Templeton, MA and married to Asa Ora Butler there on Jan 27, 1794 in the "Meeting House" which later became the 1st Congregational Church. Tragically, Asa died Jan 16, 1811 when only 38...(Read more)
- Cerelle Bolon
 Added: Jan. 25, 2012

- Mary Ann Bumgarner
 Added: Jan. 16, 2016

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