Sherebiah Butts

Male 1733 - 1807  (74 years)


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  • Name Sherebiah Butts  [1
    Residence Between 1635 and 1889  Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence Between 1635 and 1889  Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence Between 1635 and 1889  Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 11 Feb 1733  Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1790  Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1800  Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 27 Nov 1807  Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I20495  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 

    Father Josiah Butts,   b. 20 Oct 1703, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1787, Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Williams,   b. 16 Oct 1711, Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1798, Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 25 Oct 1729  Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F1857  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Deborah Knight,   b. 6 Apr 1735, Windham, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1824, Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F6667  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1635 and 1889 - Windham, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1635 and 1889 - Windham, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1635 and 1889 - Windham, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Feb 1733 - Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1790 - Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1800 - Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Nov 1807 - Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: Commanding captain of the 3rd CT Reg., Rev. War. His company of Minute Men raided in May 1774, 21st Reg., State of CT. Was at the Lexington Alarm. Grandson, Henry Day, stated that "he was a man of character and High influence in the town of Canterbury, owner of a large farm, and as justice of the peace, he was noted for his integrity and uprightness. He was a deacon of the church for twenty years before he died. At the age of 25 he served in the campaign of 1758 under Major Israel Putnam, French & Indian Wars. In 1767 an effort was made by the people of the western part of Canterbury to secure a division of the First Parish, that they might have gospel privileges for themselves. Among the petitioners were Josiah, Joseph & Sherebiah Butts. Two years later they were successful in this pursuit and Sherebiah Butts was employed as master-builder "who served so efficiently that the house was ready for occupation the following summer." Sherebiah became Ensign of the 2nd company of the 11th regiment of the colony of CT in May 1772; commissioned Lieutenant in Oct. 1773; Captain in March 1775. He was Captain of a company of Minute Men that was raised in May 1776 and also as Captain commanded the 2nd company during the Rev. War. In 1782, the bridge which his grandfather had built was in ruins. A petition was sent to the General Assembly for permission to raise money by lottery to rebuild it and was granted. With a goal of $1200, some of the most substantial and respected men of the town were put on the board of managers. Capt. Sherebiah Butts was one of three men who were commisssioned to take chare of the spending of the money and the building of the bridge. A stout bridge, supported by stone pillars was soon constructed. In 1787, Sherebiah was selected as a member of the committee for his school district. He was also found among the subscribers for a perpetual fund raised for preaching. Canterbury Deed Bk., 8, p. 105: June 14,1771. Edward Waldo to Sherebiah Butt of Canterbury, in consideration of forty pounds, twenty acres beginning at the North East corner of said lot which is the corner of Reuben Parke's and Josiah Butts & Widow Dodge's lands.... His will was dated Jan. 30,1807 and probated Jan. 5,1808

  • Sources 
    1. [S224] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Database online.
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