|Birth: ||Sep. 7, 1798|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb., 1856|
Daniel Norcross Butler was born to Asa (also called Ora) Butler and Mary "Polly" Norcross, both from very old families. The Butler family arrived in Connecticut with James Butler in 1653, while the Norcross family arrived in Massachusetts with Jeremiah Norcross in the mid 1600s.
Daniel traveled west from New York with his grandfather, Revolutionary War soldier, Rev. Joel Butler, after his father's early death and his mother's remarriage to Asa's brother, Chauncey. The family members traveled from New York to Pittsburgh, then went down the Ohio River by flatboat arriving in Madison, Indiana in 1816. The families remained there in Madison during the winter while the young men "blazed" a way to Sand Creek and made preparations for moving in the spring. The log house was built on "old Wyaloosing" Creek in dense woods.
In the spring the families were moved to join them, and there they cleared land and farmed.
In 1827, Daniel married Elizabeth "Betsy" Francis in Jennings County, Indiana.
By 1840, Daniel and Betsy were living in Carrollton, Carroll County, Kentucky across the Ohio River from Madison, Indiana. By then, they had a family of eight children- Ora, Mary Jane, Sarah "Sallie", Cassandra, Susan, Daniel M, Samuel P, and Caroline. Daniel had land on the watercourse of the Ohio River.
By the 1850 census, he is listed as a blacksmith and now they have two more children, William O. B. at 4 years old, and Julia Ann at only 8 months, though their young Caroline has died. With them is living their daughter Susan 16, now married to John Wilson, and staying there with her 9 month old daughter named Caroline, likely for her sister, while her husband John has gone on a trip to buy leather for his saddle making business. (He never returned and is supposed robbed and killed.)
The Butlers have one more child, son Joel, born Aug. 25 of 1853, then there is a tax record for Daniel in 1855..and that is all.
There is no death record, but in February 1856, an inventory of his estate was done for Carroll county. On 10 Jul 1856 Betsy remarries to a widower, Jonathan Yates.
Daniel has died, and his resting place is unknown. Perhaps he drowned in the Ohio River, or died and was buried on his farm at Four Mile Creek. Likely it will never be known, so it is fitting that he be memorialized here on Find a Grave.
Father: Asa/Ora Butler (1772-1811) 11198233
Mother: Mary "Polly" Norcross (1773-1840) 71533447
Ora Asa Butler (1772 - 1811)
Mary Norcross Butler (1773 - 1840)
Elizabeth Francis Butler (1810 - 1893)*
Sarah Ann Elizabeth Butler Wade (1833 - 1893)*
Susan Hannah Francis Butler Starkey (1834 - 1892)*
Created by: Cerelle Bolon
Record added: Mar 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87020169
Daniel, 3rd Great Grandfather..we wonder whatever happened to you, and where you are buried. Your life is appreciated and you are not forgotten.|
Added: Jun. 6, 2012