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Abi Welding Slocum Butler
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Birth: Jun. 22, 1808
Wilkes-Barre
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 11, 1887
Wilkes-Barre
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA

Abi Welding (Slocum) Butler was the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Fell) Slocum. She was the wife of Lord Nelson Butler.

Slocum, Charles Elihu
History Of The Slocums, Slocumbs and Slocombs Of america: Genealogical And--c1908, Page 241 - No. 244C
Abi Welding Slocum married Col. Lord Nelson Butler

Marriage Notice
Susquehanna Register
Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
BUTLER - SLOCUM
Married Feb. 1, 1832 - Butler, Lord, Wilkes-Barre, to Abi W., dau. of Joseph Slocum

Johnson, Frederick Charles
The Historical Record, Volume I, c1887, Pgs. 104-105
The late Abi Slocum Butler - her funeral

Obituary
The Christian Advocate - 1887
BUTLER.--Abi Slocum Butler was born in Wilkesbarre, June 22, 1808, and died there March 11, 1887. She was the daughter of Joseph Slocum, associate judge of Pennsylvania, and a pioneer in Wyoming Valley. Though a Quaker, hr affiliated with the Methodists, and his large brick house became the "Methodist Tavern." Mrs. Butler was a granddaughter of Judge Jesse Fell, who discovered the domestic use of coal and first burned it in a grate. On February 1, 1832, Abi Weldon Slocum was married to Lord Butler, grandson of Col Zebulon Butler, commander of the colonial forces at the Wyoming Massacre, and son of General Lord Butler. Mr. Butler early joined the Methodist Episcopal church, served as class leader, Exhorter, steward, trustee, Sunday-school teacher and superintendent. He also served as trustee of Wyoming Seminary from its opening in 1844 until 1857. Mrs. Butler was converted at a camp meeting in her 13th year. She was received on probation and attended the class-meetings, prayer-meetings and love feasts. She paid her quarterly dues, and at once became entirely identified with the church. Mrs. Butler had rare intellectual power; was the center of social gatherings and was the model housewife and mother. From her conversion her faith grew brighter, her zeal stronger and her love deeper and broader. She was a constant reader of books and papers, and had a retentive memory. The Christian Advocate early entered her father's home, and from that time she read it. She established the first infant Sabbath-school for white children in this vicinity in Wilkes-barre in 1829, and remained a Sunday-school teacher until within a few years ago. Her charities and benevolences were large; she was the first president of the board of Lady Managers of Wilkesbarre Hospital, and a member of the Board of Lady Managers for the Home of Friendless Children. SHE SAW EVERY BISHOP OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH; BISHOP FRANCIS ASBURY VISITED HER FATHER'S HOUSE IN 1811 AND IN 1812 AND BISHOP ENOCH GEORGE IN 1827. She attended the General Conferences of 1844, 1864 AND 1884. Devoted to the Methodist doctrines and practices, zealous in good works and words, having a marvelous knowledge of the Bible, possessed of broad Christian love, she was a potent factor for good. She was the mother of ten children, of whom a son and two daughters survive. Of her brothers and sisters, Mrs. Harriet E. Lewis, wife of the Hon Henry Lewis, of Madison, New York is living. Her last expression was "Jesus is all sufficient." 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Slocum (1777 - 1855)
  Sarah Fell Slocum (1781 - 1828)
 
 Spouse:
  Lord Nelson Butler (1806 - 1862)
 
 Children:
  Mary Slocum Butler Ayres (1846 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hannah F. Slocum Bennett (____ - 1855)*
  Ruth Tripp Ross Slocum (1804 - 1882)*
  Deborah F Slocum Chahoon (1806 - 1873)*
  Abi Welding Slocum Butler (1808 - 1887)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hollenback Cemetery
Wilkes-Barre
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Mary Jane Haight-Eckert
Record added: Oct 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60346773
Abi Welding <i>Slocum</i> Butler
Added by: Joan Cavanaugh
 
Abi Welding <i>Slocum</i> Butler
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