Biography of Edwin H. Butler
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Butler, Edwin H., Colton, was born in Fletcher, Vt., March 8, 1820, a son of John and Clarissa (Davis) Butler, the former a native of Connecticut and the latter of Canada. They came to this county about 1850 and settled in Colton, where the father died in 1863. They had ten children, Edwin H. started in life by working on the farm by the month, and has made his own property. In 1839 he came to Colton, and after working on a farm for several years engaged in milling for six years, then in the mercantile business, in which he had a successful career for twenty years, retiring in 1882. He married first Charlotte E. Hopburn. by whom he had three children. Mrs. Butler died in 1851, and he married second Ellen M. Campbell, of Vergennes, Vt. Mr. Bntler is a Republican and has served as supervisor five years, justice of the peace nearly forty years, and was one of the first constables of Colton.

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