Biography of Thomas A. Butts
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Butts, Thomas Albert, son of Pardon and Clarissa (Cook) Butts, was born in Westport, Bristol county, Mass., September 27, 1841. During his early life he attended the district schools and worked on his father's farm. He finally went to sea and has spent many years of his life on merchant vessels, sailing principally from New Bedford. In 1861 he enlisted in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1863. During his service he was on the sloop of war "Susquehanna." serving with Dupont in the Charleston blockade, and in the bombardment of Cape Hatteras and Port Rio. He also spent some time in gun boats. After his recovery from the illness which had caused his discharge he returned to his native place and has since been engaged in farming. March 16, 1886, he married Mary F., daughter of Gideon F. and Nancy (Hart) Andrews of Dartmouth.

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A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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