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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. Samuel started for California with his father, mother, sister Louisa, brothers James and Jutson. The family 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 Detachment 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 traveled 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 Mariposa County, California and then to San Bernardino.

In 1857, Montgomery and his family were called back to Utah in preparation for the "Utah War" and settled in Beaver. Tensions between Utah Territory and U.S. President James Buchanon eventually eased and the treat of war ended. Samuel moved back to San Bernardino with his family, except for his brother Jutson, who remained in Beaver.

Later in life Samuel developed cancer. 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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