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Martha Jane Butler Blunt

Muskingum County, Ohio, USA
Death 18 Dec 1871 (aged 32–33)
Floyd County, Iowa, USA
Burial Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 140112860 · View Source
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Martha Jane Butler, one of 11 children of Mary (Blunt) and Abraham Butler, was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, in about 1838. Her family moved to West Union Township, Fayette County, Iowa, in 1855 and it was there that Martha married William H Blunt on 17 March 1856.

The newlyweds lived on her parent's farm for a short time before moving to William's native state of Wisconsin. Their three daughters, Amanda, Matilda and Clara, were born in Clarno Township, Green County. Soon after the 1860 Wisconsin census, William and Martha moved to Floyd Township, Floyd County, Iowa, where they had two more children, Charles and Henry.

William Blunt enlisted in Floyd and served in the War of the Rebellion as a Private in Company G, Iowa 9th Cavalry Regiment (5 October 1863-6 September 1864.)

On the 1870 census, William and Martha were in Floyd Township with four of their children, Amanda, Matilda, Charles and Harry. Their daughter, Clara B Blunt, was in the nearby home of Mary (Bostwick) Perrin* and her family on the same Floyd Township census.

Martha, 33, died the following year and was buried in Riverside Cemetery in Charles City.

William later remarried to Charity Elizabeth Johnson and they had 11 children. William and Charity are also buried in Riverside Cemetery.

*Mary (Bostwick) Perrin was Martha's 1st cousin and William's 2nd cousin. In 1863, Martha's parents, Abraham and Mary (Blunt) Butler had purchased Marshall Perrin's property in section 23 in Floyd Township.

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