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Rev Joel Butler
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Birth: Mar. 31, 1752
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 13, 1822
Jennings County
Indiana, USA


Born March 20, 1752 in Mass.
Died September 13, 1822 at 70 years of age in the old town of Geneva in Geneva Township, buried in Old Geneva Cemetery.

Joseph Marsh's Regiment, Vermont Militia, Captain Stafford's company; Wait's Battalion, Vermont Mititia from Vermont Militia Rolls by Goodrich page 28.
Jeffersonville land entry November 27, 1817
Land Record Jennings County Book A--451

Joel Butler came early to this part of Southern Indiana, a missionary to the Western Country, being a Baptist minister. Date of immigration not known. He was a soldier of the revolution, and lived at one time at Woodstock, VT.

p 2;
Joel Butler, a Minister from New England, was a teacher in the first school in Vernon, in a cabin on the commons. He was a frequent pulpit supply.
p 33;
Joel Butler opened a school in Vernon in 1817.p 63 The Reverend Joel Butler, an aged Baptist minister from New York State, taught the first school. Mr. Butler's son, Chauncey Butler and family had come to this new territory in 1816 and his father had come to visit him. While visiting is son, he occupied his time by teaching the pioneer children. Ovid Butler, the founder of Butler College, was a son of Chauncey Butler.

MILITARY:HISTORY OF WINDSOR, VERMONT 974.365, D3b p294 Military record of Revolutionary War.

"Early in Jan 1776, on the broad eastern slope of the Hill of the West Parish, then at the house of Samuel Root, Hunter mustered his recruits, of whom are preserved the names of ... Joel Butler...These, with perhaps many more, he marched away on snow shoes to Skenesborough, now Whitehall, whence descending the lake on ice they reached the army destined to Quebec, and finally encamped on the Plains of Abraham." Warner's regiment, under LT. Hunter.

Ordained a Baptist minister at Woodstock, VT, 5 Jan 1785.
Married; Mabel Thompson-September 24, 1771 she was born June 18, 1749, Farmington, Mass. died January 31, 1834, Jennings County, Indiana

Joel Butler's mother was "Jennett" Jane McALLISTER whose burial place is unknown. 
Family links: 
  Asaph Butler (1729 - 1806)
  Jane McAllister Butler (1731 - 1770)
  Mabel Thompson (1749 - 1834)
  Ora Asa Butler (1772 - 1811)*
  Chauncey Butler (1775 - 1840)*
  Joel Butler (1752 - 1822)
  Ezra Butler (1763 - 1838)*
  Eunice Butler Seeley (1767 - 1839)**
*Calculated relationship
Old Geneva Cemetery
Jennings County
Indiana, USA
Maintained by: Cerelle Bolon
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Sep 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76621404
Rev Joel Butler
Added by: Mary Ann Bumgarner
Rev Joel Butler
Added by: Mary Ann Bumgarner
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What a pioneer you were! Proud to be your descendant. Mary Ann
- Mary Ann Bumgarner
 Added: Jun. 13, 2014
In loving memory of our former member, Jeane Gentry. She was the Proud Descendant of 2 Revolutionary War Patriots including Joel Butler. HerFindAGraveMemorial#85406979
- Arrowhead Valley Chapter D A R
 Added: Mar. 26, 2013

- Cerelle Bolon
 Added: Oct. 18, 2012
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