Biography of Reason Butt
Miami County, Ohio Biographies

REASON BUTT, farmer; P. 0. Casstown; born in Greene Co., Ohio, June 22, 1812; is son of Samuel and Ellen (Borders) Butt. he being born in Maryland and she in Virginia, the ancestry coming from Germany. Samuel the father, removed to Ohio and located in Greene Co., where in 1808, he married Ellen Borders. by which union they had six children, three now living, viz., Reason, Otho and Anna. After their marriage, he was in the war of 1812 and served under Gen. Tupper through the entire war, being in several important battles. He resided in Greene Co. till 1832, when he removed to Parke Co., where he died in 1864, his wife having died in 1835. Our subject lived with his father till May, 1831, when he located in Elizabeth Township, Miami Co. Having learned the milling business, he followed that trade till 1845, then bought the farm now owned by John Lefevre and in 1850. exchanged it for one in Shelby Co., where he lived until 1860 then removed to his present location, where he has since resided. In 1836, he was united in marriage with Jacqueline, daughter of Mark and Mary Kerr, natives of Virginia who were early settlers of Ohio, locating first in Montgomery Co., then removing to Miami Co. Mr. Butt had four children, two now living - Jane, now Mrs. I. W. McDowell, living in Shelby Co., and Sarah Bell, now Mrs. J. C. Knoop, also in Shelby Co. Mrs. Butt died June 20, 1859. On Sept 7, 1862, he married Mrs. Maria Sanderson, daughter of Henry and Rachel Ann Harvey, natives of Pennsylvania. They had three children, viz., Eva, Charles and Dora (twins). Mr. Butt is a Democrat, and, having the confidence of the people, has held various offices, was District Land Appraiser in Shelby Co., and in Miami Co. has been Township Trustee one term, and Justice of the Peace for sixteen years. The father, Samuel Butt, was a soldier in the war of 1812, and served through the war under Gen. Tupper, being in some important battles, but returned home safely to his family.

History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Chicago 1880

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