Biography of Michael Butts
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Butts, Michael, came from Warren county, Pa., in 1825 and settled on a farm a mile east of Dryden village. He had a family of ten children, the last two of whom were born in Dryden. The children were as follows: Susan, Margaret, Elias, Ann Maria, Isaac, Abram, Jacob, Christine, Parthenia, and Philomena. Of these only Jacob and Parthenia survive, the latter being the wife of Conrad Hammond. Jacob Butts, who is remembered among the substantial farmers of Groton, was born July 29, 1819, and in 1848 married Mary E., daughter of Jacob Hutchins, of Virgil, and soon afterwards located in Groton on the old Robert Forsyth farm, which he then bought. Their four children were: Jacob H., Rose Ella, May Jennie. and Searles. Mary E., wife of Jacob Butts, died August 29, 1887. Mr. Butts has taken an active interest in town affairs and has held office. He is a Republican, and an intelligent advocate of his party principles.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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