Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]
George F. Dutton was born in Chenango Co., N. Y., April 27, 1814. His parents, Robert and Sarah (Fowler) Dutton,
were of English extraction; lived to raise a family of seven children. After the death of the elder Dntton, George
with his mother moved to Detroit, where he became acquainted with and married Miss Sarah Homer. In the spring of
1835 they removed to Ionia County. Five years - later exchanged for one hundred and sixty acres of wild land on
section 22, the present home. The town had not yet received a name, and Mr. Button being elected snpervisor secured
the name Dallas, in admiration of the candidate for national honors by that name. Mr. George F. Dutton died May
15, 1383, lamented by all. He had filled many places of public trust, and in departing this life left a name and
reputation worthy the life of honor and integrity he had lived. He left a widow and five children,, Mrs. Julie
A. Belden; James; Adaline, died at six years of age; Richard; Mrs. Charlotta Myers; and George, born Oct. 9, 1851,
grew to manhood upon the farm, and soon after his father's death assumed the management of affairs. April 8, 1872,
he married Miss Nancy J., daughter of Thomas and Christa (Hutchinson) Rudgers, who were among the earliest settlers
in Ionia County, having located in the town of Lyons in 1834. Mrs. Rudgers taught the first school in the town
of Dallas. George and Nancy are the happy parents of one child, James, who was born on the 27th of December, 1876.
Mrs. George Button still continues at the old homestead, beloved by her children and respected by a large circle
History of Shiawassee and Clinton Counties, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of Their Men and Pioneers.
D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.