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I have moved to Mountain View, Arkansas.  My new (current) email address is dennisbutt@mvtel.net.  If you find any other email address for me on this site or anywhere else, please ignore it.  I haven't yet completed all my maintenance.

                     Thanks,

                                   D Butt

 

 

 

 

In 1452 Pope Nicholas directed King Alfonso of Portugal to "...invade, search out, capture, vanquish, and subdue all saracens, pagans and other enemies of Christ, wheresoever placed" to "reduce their person to perpetual slavery" and "to appropriate all their possessions..."

 

        We did not travel here.

        We are of this land.

        We did not declare our independence.

        We have always been free.

                                        Indigenous people of this continent.

 

 

A recent study indicates that 55% of posted genealogical information is incorrect.  Here's a link to a site where this claim can be found.

 

http://personal.linkline.com/xymox/fraud/hoax.htm

 

There is no doubt that this is correct.  I will do my best to include here only the most accurate information I can find.  I am fully aware that even then I will fall short of the goal of including ONLY accurate information.  I am fully aware also that the information found herein will be at odds with information that can be found elsewhere.  Most important to me is to be notified of errors found in this site.  I will correct those errors or add caveat's where necessary. 

 

D Butt

 

 

 

 

 

 

My name is Dennis William Butt.  I was born 2/4/1940 in Maquoketa, Iowa.  I maintain this site.

 

 

The word "Maquoketa" is a corruption of an Indigenous word.  The correct (original, Indigenous) spelling of Maquoketa is "Maquaw-eutaw".  It was the word the Indigenous people (I do not know which Tribe or Tribes) used to refer to the river that runs through the current town of Maquoketa. Iowa.  I've never leaned the correct Indigenous-to-English translation of this word.  Credible sources tell me that embedded in this word is the word "Bear".  Between the two forks of this river there was a hard wood forest that was the home of a large number of Black Bears.  My guess is that Maquaw-eutaw meant "A river along which Black Bears can be found".

 

 

Henry Morgan Butt, b. 8/20/1906 in Brandon Township, Jackson County, Iowa was my father.

Squire George Butt, b. 1/5/1880 was my grandfather.  There is some doubt about where Squire was born and who his mother was.  Most records along with what most of my ancestors told me indicate that he was born in Moore's Hollow, Wyoming Township, Jones County, Iowa 

Morgan Green Butt, b. 1/19/1842 in Monroe Township, Licking County, Ohio was my gr grandfather.

Bazil Butt, b. 3/13/1797 (who my immediate ancestors referred to as Bazil Baker Butt) was my gr gr grandfather.  Bazil's parents are unknown. His birth place is a mystery as well.  

 

This site is dedicated to these men and to unraveling the mystery that surrounds Bazil Butt.

 

Of paramount importance here, is adding to the known, factual information we have about Bazil and his family.  Accordingly, nothing could be more valuable to me than information that in any way enhances what has been compiled here.  And, the most valuable of all would be information that corrects what is found on this web site.

 

I learn something practically every day about my ancestors; or about how to maintain this site; or about how to organize the information; or about all or a combination of all the above; and accordingly, the site continues to evolve.  It is not finished.

 

 

The wife of Bazil Butt was Mahala Green.  Mahala's GREEN family is well documented from the first of them who set foot on this continent.  Much of the history of Mahala's family can be found in the 800 page, landmark book titled; "A Branch from The Green Tree" by Robert M. Green Sr., and it's addendums.  All of R. M. Green's genealogical material was donated to the Newark, Ohio Genealogical Society Library.  This book and addendums can be acquired from that library.  The last I knew, the cost was $12.00 plus shipping.

 

At one time, the ladies of the Johnstown, Ohio Historical Society made and sold "Mahala Dolls".  At some point some years ago, they quit doing so.  Recently, I found a lady in that area who has agreed to make the dolls.  The new dolls will be as close to the originals as possible without infringing upon the originals.  I will post pictures of the new doll when I receive the first one.    Here are some pictures of the dolls that were made by the Johnstown, Ohio Historical Society ladies.  Note the clothing on each doll is different.  If you would like one of these dolls (or some) please just let me know.  (email me at:  dennisbutt@mvtel.net )  The cost will be $35.00 plus shipping.

 

More pictures of these dolls can be found at the very bottom of this page.

 

    

 

This is a painting of the house in which Mahala was born.

 

 

Here are two splendid documents that were supplied to me by Tanya Green that describe both Tanya's and Mahala's GREEN/BUTT families:

 

This one is 562 pages in length.

Descendants_of_Frank_and_Laura_Green_Wolford.pdf

 

This one is 9 pages.

Thomas_Greene_Family.pdf

 

Thank you very much Tanya.

__________________________________

 

Here are some other documents of interest from Lorie Kerns.

 

Desc of William Green.pdf

 

Desc of Richard Butt.pdf

 

Desc John Metcalfe.pdf

 

Green John Notes.doc

 

Green Regnal Notes.doc

 

Green Wm Notes!.doc

 

Thank you very much Lorie.

 

The husband of Mahala's aunt Elizabeth Green, was Andrew Houston.  Andrew and Elizabeth (Green) Houston were my gr gr gr grandparents and, accordingly, they are of great interest to me.  I descend from Andrew and Elizabeth though, through a line or lines other than Mahala.   Elizabeth is buried in Green Hill Cemetery in Johnstown, Ohio.

 

Andrew though, is even more mysterious than Bazil Butt and some of the others to whom Bazil was related.  We have only an estimate of Andrew's birth date.  His birth place and parents are unknown.  It is currently believed by some that Andrew died in about 1850.  Some think he died in Jackson County, Iowa.  Others think he died in Ohio.  His grave has never been found, and his death date is uncertain.

 

I spell this name Houston as opposed to Huston.  I do this for two reasons.  First, there is a Huston family that lives near where Andrew and his family lived in Iowa that claim they are not related to the Houston's.  Second, known descendants of Andrew spell their name Houston.  It is spelled Houston on gravestones of his descendants and in some Jackson County History books.  I have no jealousy about this spelling.

 

The mtDNA of a lady who descends thru mother-to-daughter relationships from Elizabeth Green has recently been tested.  It was found that this lady and her exclusive female, mother-to-daughter ancestors were Euro-British.

 

Isabella Jane Houston (Mahala's first cousin), a daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth (Green) Houston was married to Rolla Green.  Rolla was Mahala's second cousin.  Rolla and Isabella (Houston) Green were my gr gr grandparents.  Like Andrew Houston, both the birth and death dates of both Rolla and Isabella are uncertain.  They are both believed to have died in Jackson County, Iowa but, again, like Andrew, neither of their graves have been found.

 

Rolla and Isabella (Houston) Green had a daughter named Catherine Clarissa "Katy" Green.  She first married and had a family with Elijah Gould.  They were divorced, after which she married Morgan Green "Morg" Butt.  Morg and Katy were my gr grandparents.  Morgan Green "Morg" Butt had been previously married as well.  His first wife was Mary Isabelle Sinkey.  Morgan and Mary had two daughters:  Ida June, born in 1864, who, as best as I can determine, died shortly after birth; and Byra Ann, born October 2, 1866, who married David Grubb and with him, settled near Chicago.  Morg and Mary lived in Delaware County, Ohio.  Both daughters were born there as well.

 

Here are some interesting dates:

9/21/1862 - Morg and Mary Sinkey were married.

5/1866 - (when she was 5 months pregnant!!), Mary Sued Morg for divorce. 

1870 - Morg was living in Ohio with his mother Mahala.

3/10/1879 - Morg married Katy

1/5/1880 - Squire Butt was born.

These dates indicate that Morg was either separated from Mary or a single man from early 1866 thru early 1879.  From my father I learned that Morg help build the Midland Line of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad which ran from Lyons, Iowa to Anamosa, Iowa.  Construction on this line started 8/13/1870.  I have no knowledge of when Morg actually worked on this line.  From my father I learned that Morg spent some time (I have no knowledge of how much) in Illinois prior to working on construction of the rail road.  In any event, it is hard to know what Morg was doing and where he was for the 13 years between early 1866 and early 1879.  One cannot help but speculate about all this lost time.  And indeed, the pictures of Squire Butt and his sisters Adelia and Lutie give rise to speculation as well.  Squire looks no more like Adelia and Lutie than he does Eleanor Roosevelt!!  We know from my DNA that Squire had Shawnee alleles.  From where that came may be forever a mystery.

 

The documents I have indicate that Morg and Katy had three children who lived to adulthood and had families.  One was my grandfather Squire Butt who married Hattie Eva Nettie (two middle names) Wilman.  Squire and Hattie had 7 boys, my father, Henry Morgan being the 3rd oldest.  The other two who had families were Lydia Adelia "Aunt Deel" who married Joe Nowachek and Lutie Mahala who married Frank Ripperton.  The lady mentioned above who descends thru mother-to-daughter relationships from Elizabeth Green is a daughter of Frank and Lutie Mahala (née Butt) Ripperton.

 

While my focus is on identifying the parents of Bazil Butt, I continue to collect and post as I can, all the information I find or receive from others, about Andrew Houston and his family, including "Katy".  There is an "Andrew Houston and Family" section as well as an "All About My Great Grandmother Catherine Clarissa "Katy" (Green) (Gould) Butt" section on this site.  They can be found in the Table of Contents list below and in various other places on this site.  Both these sections include information about the Andrew and Elizabeth (Green) Houston family.

 

Many have researched the Andrew Houston family.  The best source of information on that family is at the Jackson County Historical/Genealogical Society in Maquoketa, Iowa.

 

An enormous amount of information has been collected in The Quest to Identify the Parents of Bazil Butt, b. 3/13/1797.  Most of it is, or at some point will be included on this site.

 

In October, 2009 Joy Sinkey-Pellegrin found this web site.

 

http://www.popenoe.com/NYfamilies/carr.htm

 

A couple of clicks down from the top you will find some Houston people who are, to say the least, very interesting.  Perhaps someone can give us more information about them.

 

Here's a message I received from Oliver Popenoe, the author of the above site:

 

Dear Dennis:
There was an Andrew Houston in Warwick, Orange Co, in the 1800 census. He
was 16-26 which fits, but living with two females of the same age range.
One of these was presumably his wife. Because of his location in the census
I take him to be the Andrew Houston (in my Carr family), b 1777 who m Phebe
Wisner in 1799 and died in Warwick 1838. So that suggests that your Andrew
Wisner is not from this family.


According to the Portrait and Biographical Record of Orange County, NY, his
father, Joseph Houston was born in north Ireland and with his two brothers,
John and James, emigrated early in the 18th century to Jamestown, VA. James
remained there and John settled in PA. This book was published in 1895 and,
as I am sure you know, family stories are replete with fanciful accounts of
three brothers arriving on these shores. But, assuming this was true, your
Andrew might have fit into that family someplace.

Several years ago I got a piece on the descendants of Joseph Houston from
Linda Hite, 852 S 150W, Centerville, UT 84014. She might possibly know
something of interest to you. I'm afraid I don't know anything more.

Oliver

In the last sentence of the first paragraph above, Oliver wrote; "So, that suggests that your Andrew Wisner is not from this family".  I think Oliver meant; "...your Andrew Houston...", not Andrew Wisner.

 

 

Summary of what I know or think I know, and/or have come to believe and not believe about Bazil Butt.

 

 

 

To stay on subject, I will present here, first, a summary of what is currently known about Bazil Butt and what I currently (03/26/2014 ) believe.  The "Who Was Bazil Butt?" section of this site includes ALL the information I currently have about Bazil Butt.  You can go to that page by clicking on the "Who Was Bazil Butt?" link below.

 

There is a page herein dedicated exclusively to the "Table Of Contents".  As of this writing (03/26/2014 ) this section is not yet complete.  From the "Table Of Contents" page you can go to all the various sections of this site AND to all the various items within each section.  To go directly there, click on the "Table Of Contents" link below.

 

 

The links below will take you directly to any of the other 27 pages in this site.  Clicking the "Back" button in your browser will always take you back to where you came from.  These links can be found at the very bottom of this page as well.  Directly below this list is the Summary of what I know about Bazil Butt.

 

Goto Summary

Goto  NEWS 

Goto  Table Of Content

Goto Who Was Bazil Butt?

Goto Berkeley Journal; "Buttstown" Article

Goto Berkeley Journal; "Smoketown and Greensburg" Article

Goto John Butt, b. between 1/1/1788 and 6/30/1788

Goto  Rignal Butt, b. ~4/1/1790

Goto  Rignal Butt, The Hatter, b. 8/10/1802

Goto  Thomas Didimus Butt, b. 2/15/1801

Goto  Samuel Butt, b. 11/13/1797, father of Senan Butt, b. 12/14/1827

Goto  Samuel Butt, b. 1/14/1777

Goto  Thomas Butt, b. 9/18/1763 - Rev War veteran

Goto  Butt Family Reunion Minutes, Obituaries, Death Certificates and U S Census form

Goto Descendants of Isaac Mitchell, son-in-law of John Blamer and wife Mary "Polly" Houston

Goto  Additional Photo's, Newspaper Articles, Maps, etc.

Goto  Barrack Butt, b. 1755

Goto  A Trip From My Father "Toad" back to Bazil

Goto  Writings of my father, Henry Morgan "Toad" Butt

Goto "Toad's Book", Dad's book in it's entirety

Goto All About my Great Grandmother Catherine Clarissa "Katy" (Green) (Gould) Butt

Goto  Andrew Houston and family

Goto  Family Groups Sheets

Goto Miscellaneous Items of Interest

Goto The DUKE Family of Shepherdstown, VA

Goto  Introduction

Goto  My Theory About My BUTT/GREEN ancestors

Goto A Timeline Of The History Of This Content From 1450 - 1909 That Includes My Ancestors

 

 

 

 

 

New DNA test results received in November, 2009 have been illuminating.

 

 

We have learned that there may be a half-brother relationship between Bazil Butt, b. 3/13/1797 and a guy named Jonathan Hazel BUTT who later changed his name to Jonathan Hazel Green.  This Jonathan was illegitimate.  You can learn more about this guy in the section titled "Who Was Bazil Butt".  Click here to go there now.

 

Who Was Bazil Butt

 

Clarence Julian "Sonny" Butt Jr. had his test increased from 37 to 67 markers in January, 2011.  Then in March I increased the test of Steven Butts from 25 to 37 markers.

 

This chart illustrates what we know as of 03/26/2014. It is necessarily large.  You may need to scroll around to see it all.

 

 

 

 

Here are a couple of pages from the book "Colonial Settlers of Prince George's County, Maryland" I received from Garry Butt on April 25, 2010.  Thank you Garry.  You will find Richard Butt, wife Mary and their children listed at the bottom of page 58 and top of page 59.

 

  

 

 

Here's a chart that illustrates what we knew previously from DNA testing and known family trees.

 

 

 

At the bottom of this page you will find some statistical data that derives from the DNA testing that has been done.  You can go there now by clicking here: DNA Statistic.    There is a link there that will return you to this place.  If you can add anything to any of this, or if you find errors in this, please let me know.  My e-mail address is:

 

dennisbutt@mvtel.net

 

 

On 4/23/2009 the line of Clarence Julian "Sonny" Butt Jr. was added to this chart.  He's on the far right.  Sonny is believed to be the 4th great grandson of Samuel Butt, b. 1712, the latter of whom we refer to as "Samuel The Planter".  Here's a link to the family of Samuel Butt The Planter.  This document was prepared by Polly Horn.  As best as can be determined, Sonny is a member of that line and he and his ancestors can be found here:

 

Samuel Butt the Planter-Version12.pdf

 

 

Prior to learning that the DNA of Clarence Julian "Sonny" Butt Jr. matches that of all the others on this chart, I suspected that the eight men on the left of this chart descended from an obscure BUTT family that was yet to be identified.  I was at a loss with respect to where to look for the ancestors of my gr gr grandfather Bazil Butt, b. 3/13/1797.  I was cautious to state with certainty, the ancestors of Thomas Butt (Rev War) on the far left of this chart.  I am cautious still about that AND about listing with certainty, the ancestors of Clarence Julian "Sonny" Butt Jr.

 

However, in light of the fact that we now have two men whose DNA match exactly, both of whom seem to descend from Richard Butt of Batchelors Delight, my caution and doubt's are waning.  There is a very good chance at the very least, it seems to me, that the BUTT ancestors of all the men on this chart, including Bazil Butt, b. 3/13/1797 who is the subject of this endeavor, are genetically related to Richard Butt of Batchelors Delight.

 

What the DNA of these men tell us is that there is a 90+% probability that the nine men on the bottom of these nine lines share a common male ancestor within the past 10 generations.  Assuming the direct lines I have listed below for Clarence Julian "Sonny" Butt Jr. and Steven Butts are both correct, there are 8 and 9 generations respectively between them and Richard Butt of Batchelors Delight.  Accordingly, the common male ancestor of all these men could go back as far as the paternal grand father of Richard Butt of Batchelors Delight.  This Richard's paternal grand father would be 10 generations back from Clarence Julian "Sonny" Butt Jr.

 

Mixed into all this is the fact that my DNA reveals that I have alleles of Eastern and Piqua Shawnee.  More specifically, I have a Shawnee ancestor at a distance of about 200 years or 8 generations, and, I have other Shawnee relatives at a much closer distance.  I do not yet have the family trees of any of these Shawnee relatives.  I am hopeful that at some point I will be able to add one or some of them to this chart.  I have estimated in the "Time Line" chart below, that the parents of Bazil Butt were alive sometime during the 52 years between 1758 and 1810.  Using birth dates, the Shawnee ancestor at a distance of 200 years would have been born in ~1740; too early it would appear, to have been Bazil's father but just about right to have been Bazil's grandfather.

 

We know from DNA and many documents that Bazil Butt and Samuel Butt, b. 1/14/1777 were very close personally and very closely genetically related.  One old timer, and GREEN/BUTT descendant, Demas Hoover, who was studying this family history believed they were brothers who were born 20 years apart.  In any event, the parents of this Samuel Butt would have been born around 1757 or so, too late for this Shawnee to have been Samuel's father, but again, just about right to have been his grand father.  I will leave my comments about my Shawnee kin at that for the moment.

 

 

 

Here's a link to a Thomas K. Butt site that has a large amount of well researched and documented information about the above Rignal Butt, b. 8/10/1802.  This Thomas K. Butt and I are not genetically related.

 

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/u/t/Thomas-K-Butt/FILE/0001page.html

 

 

 

Here's another way to view the progress that has been made with DNA analyses and how far we have yet to go.

 

 

 

One more note about the foregoing.  My sole purpose in this endeavor as stated above, is to identify the parents or father at least of my gr gr grandfather, Bazil Butt, b. 3/13/1797.  What we know from DNA testing and other research about Bazil's father is as follows:

 

Bazil's father had to be alive when Bazil was conceived in 6/1796.  Everyone who died prior to this date could not have been Bazil's father.  One guess is as good as another I suppose, as to how old Bazil's father was when Bazil was conceived.  If John, b. 1788 was Bazil's oldest sibling and if their father was 20 years old when John was conceived, then the father was born in about 1769 or so.

If Samuel, b. 1/14/1777 was the oldest brother of John and Bazil as Demas Hoover thought, and if the father was 20 when Samuel was born, then the father would have been born in about 1758 or so.  This would make Bazil's father about 38 or so when Bazil was conceived.  It is believed by most that John, Bazil and two other boys named Richard and Rignal were raised by a Richard Butt who referred to four such boys in his 1810 will as "my four nephews that I raised".  Some say this "uncle" Richard was born in 1764.

ASSUMPTION:  IF "uncle" Richard raised "nephew" Bazil BECAUSE Bazil's father died or was killed, then Bazil's father was dead by the time "uncle" Richard wrote his will on 5/21/1810.

And because "uncle" Richard "raised" nephew Bazil, it would be reasonable to think that Bazil's father died closer to 6/1796 (when Bazil was conceived) than 5/1810 when Richard died.

In any event, given this one assumption, Bazil's father would have died for whatever the reason, sometime between 6/1796 and 5/1810.

It would seem reasonable to me to think that Bazil's father was born after about 1758 and died before 5/1810.  It seems reasonable to think that somewhere in these 52 years is where we'll find Bazil's father alive and well.

The same can be said about Bazil's mother of course, except that she would have had to be alive on 3/13/1797 when Bazil was born.

Here's a time line that compares and illustrates these dates along with others to whom we know from DNA tests and analyses, Bazil was closely related.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The chart below illustrates what I currently think might be my entire BUTT/GREEN family tree on back

 

to England, except of course, where it is truncated with my gr gr grandfather, Bazil Butt and gr gr gr grandfather Andrew Houston.  One can tell from this why my interest in identifying Bazil's parents, or father at least, is so intense.

 

As mentioned, the parents of my gr gr gr grandfather, Andrew Houston are also unknown.  I am intensely interested in identifying his parents as well.

 

Andrew came to Iowa in 1847, ~1 year after Iowa became a state.  He made claim to three military land grants.  As pointed out above, it is thought that Andrew, his daughter Isabella and son-in-law, Rolla Green, the latter two of whom are my gr gr grandparents, all died here in Jackson County, Iowa.  Their graves have never been located.  Some believe the grave yard in which they were buried, was destroyed by a person who purchased the land to use as pasture.  There was found some time ago, the remains of a graveyard (stones) in a hollow near Crabbtown where at one time, these people all lived.  I've been told that this land now belongs to a gentleman named Schnoor.  More about all this can be found in the section titled:  "Andrew Houston and Family" which can be found in the Table Of Contents.  I continue to attempt to find more information about all this.  If you know anything about any of these people or any of this, please let me know.  

 

And again, if you know anything to add here or if you know of errors in this, please let me know.  My email address is:

 

dennisbutt@mvtel.net

 

 

 

 

I have not added to this chart, ALL those (listed in the charts above this one) who we know from DNA are closely related to Bazil.

 

Also, I have mentioned in this chart that "Richard Butt-4" "May have been a brother to Bazil's father".  As mentioned in the above chart, at this writing (03/26/2014 ) I am convinced he was.

 

 

 

 

 

Current BUTT research is much advantaged by the landmark work done by the now deceased Mr. William "Bill"

 

Richardson of Wichita, Kansas. Bill's mother was a BUTT/BUTTS who descended from Thomas Didimus Butt, b. 2/15/1801.  Bill died in 2001 at which time his files were inherited by DeLories "De" Vaughn.  De descends from Thomas Didimus Butt as well.  Bill, De and I are distant cousins.

 

De turned all the work of Bill Richardson, along with much she has done herself, into a wonderful web site.  If you are interested in the BUTT/BUTTE/BUTTS and related families, and have not visited De's site, you will do yourself a huge favor by doing so.  I cannot thank De enough for all her efforts to create and maintain this wonderful site.  She dedicates her site to "Bill".

 

Here it is:  http://www.tribalpages.com/tribes/butts.

 

This is a copy of Mr. Richardson's chart with my notes added.  A copy of his original along with this marked up copy can be found in the "Who Was Bazil Butt?" section as well.  If you can add to this or correct it in any way, please let me know.

Richardson-iv - with Eugene, Skip, George, Bazil, John, Samuel, Garry, Gary and Steve Butts newest.JPG (572279 bytes)

 

Another wonderful site is maintained by Wilma L. (née Martin) Butts.  This site focuses on Barrack Butt who married Dinah Butt, a daughter of Richard and Sarah (née GREEN) Butt, the couple who founded Buttstown, VA/WV.  Here's a link to Wilma's site.

 

http://ourbuttsline.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=ourbuttsline&view:9&rand:89

 

The above three charts summarize the current status of our Quest to identify the parents of Bazil Butt, b. 3/13/1797.  Anything and everything you can add to this will be much appreciated.  My email address is:

 

dennisbutt@mvtel.net

 

The other sections in this site contain detail in which you may or may not have interest.

 

 

Goto Top of the page

Goto Who Was Bazil Butt?

Goto Table Of Contents

 

 

 

 

What follows are data gleaned from DNA tests and analyses.  I have added my comments.

 

 

The chart at the top of this page and the data from which it takes its origin, indicate that my gr gr grandfather Bazil Butt, John Butt, Rignal Butt, their "uncle Richard" and all the others on that chart whose DNA match exactly, descend from a BUTT family other than that of Richard Butt of Buttstown.

 

As indicated above on the chart that illustrates what I currently think might be my entire BUTT/GREEN family tree on back to England, I am convinced that I descend from Dinah Butt, a daughter of Richard Butt of Batchelor's Delight, and her husband "Old" William Green, and, DNA data indicates that I along with my gr gr grandfather Bazil, b. 3/13/1797, descend through father-to-son relationships from one of Richard's sons as well.

 

Here are the cold, hard facts of the matter.  The DNA of a gentleman who I am very confident descends through father-to-son relationships from Richard Butt of Buttstown has been tested.  From this gentleman back to Richard Butt of Buttstown is 7 generations.  Note from the chart directly below, the probability that this gentleman and I share a common male ancestor within the last 7 generations is 23%.

 

One can get no more certain than we are I think, that the parents of Richard Butt of Buttstown were Richard Butt and Rachel Duvall and that the father of the latter Richard Butt was Richard Butt of Batchelor's Delight.  Accordingly, we are as sure as we can get that the gentleman who I believe descends through father-to-son relationships from Richard Butt of Buttstown also descends through father-to-son relationships from Richard Butt of Batchelors Delight.  In the "My Theory" section of this site I have records from the St. Barnabus Church that makes this seem unassailable.  To go to those records now, click here.  There is a link there that when clicked will return you to this place.

 

It is 9 generations from the gentleman who I'm certain descends through father-to-son relationships from Richard Butt of Buttstown back to Richard Butt of Batchelor's Delight.  Note again from the chart directly below, the probability that this gentleman and I share a common male ancestor within the last 9 generations is still only 35%.

 

You'll note from this chart as well that we have to go back 24 generations (close to 500 years or the early 1500's) to get to a 90% probability that this gentleman and I have a common male ancestor!

 

In comparing 25 markers, the probability that the gentleman who descends through father-to-son relationships from Richard Butt of Buttstown and Dennis W. Butt shared a common male ancestor within the last...

generation is
.44%
2 generations is
1.84%
3 generations is
4.36%
4 generations is
7.95%
5 generations is
12.44%
6 generations is
17.63%
7 generations is
23.28%
8 generations is
29.19%
9 generations is
35.19%
10 generations is
41.11%
11 generations is
46.86%
12 generations is
52.34%
13 generations is
57.49%
14 generations is
62.28%
15 generations is
66.68%
16 generations is
70.7%
17 generations is
74.33%
18 generations is
77.59%
19 generations is
80.51%
20 generations is
83.09%
21 generations is
85.38%
22 generations is
87.39%
23 generations is
89.15%
24 generations is
90.69%

 

The gentleman who descends through father-to-son relationships from Richard Butt of Buttstown (whose DNA was tested), and I, along with the others who I match exactly, are apart by a genetic distance of 2.

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Here's a comparison.  The chart directly below lists the probabilities that those of us whose DNA match each other exactly on all 25 markers tested (a genetic distance of zero) had a common male ancestor.  Here we need only go back 10 generations to get to a 90% chance we share a common male ancestor.

 

In comparing 25 markers, the probability that Dennis W. Butt and the seven others listed on the chart above who match exactly shared a common ancestor within the last...

generation is
21.06%
2 generations is
37.69%
3 generations is
50.81%
4 generations is
61.17%
5 generations is
69.35%
6 generations is
75.81%
7 generations is
80.9%
8 generations is
84.92%
9 generations is
88.1%
10 generations is
90.61%
11 generations is
92.58%
12 generations is
94.15%
13 generations is
95.38%
14 generations is
96.35%
15 generations is
97.12%
16 generations is
97.73%
17 generations is
98.21%
18 generations is
98.58%
19 generations is
98.88%
20 generations is
99.12%
21 generations is
99.3%
22 generations is
99.45%
23 generations is
99.57%
24 generations is
99.66%

 

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Here's one more comparison.  The DNA of a gentleman who believes he descends through father-to-son relationships from Richard Butt of Batchelors Delight, only in this case through Richards son Samuel (sometimes called "Samuel The Planter") who married Elizabeth Swearingen, has been tested as well.  Here we need to go back 17 generations to get to a 90% chance that he and I (along with all the others whose DNA matches mine) share a common male ancestor.

 

In comparing 25 markers, the probability that Dennis W. Butt and the gentleman who believes he descends through father-to-son relationships from Samuel Butt (son of Richard Butt of Batchelors Delight) shared a common ancestor within the last...

generation is
4.24%
2 generations is
10.98%
3 generations is
19%
4 generations is
27.5%
5 generations is
35.93%
6 generations is
43.96%
7 generations is
51.4%
8 generations is
58.16%
9 generations is
64.19%
10 generations is
69.51%
11 generations is
74.16%
12 generations is
78.18%
13 generations is
81.65%
14 generations is
84.61%
15 generations is
87.13%
16 generations is
89.27%
17 generations is
91.07%
18 generations is
92.58%
19 generations is
93.85%
20 generations is
94.91%
21 generations is
95.8%
22 generations is
96.53%
23 generations is
97.14%
24 generations is
97.65%

 

This gentleman and I and the others who I match exactly are apart by a genetic distance of 1.

 

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The gentleman who I believe descends through father-to-son relationships from Richard Butt of Batchelors Delight thru Richard Butt of Buttstown, and the gentleman who believes he descends through father-to-son relationships from Richard Butt of Batchelors Delight thru Samuel Butt who married Elizabeth Swearingen are apart by a genetic distance of 3.

 

The probability is 77% that these two men had a common male ancestor within the last 600 years or 24 generations.  FamilyTreeDNA, the company that does this testing uses 25 years per generation.  They consider a genetic distance of 3 to mean "unrelated" and do not calculate the per generation probabilities as they do with genetic distances of 1 and 2.

 

This stark fact indicates that both these men DO NOT descend thru father-to-son relationships from Richard Butt of Batchelors Delight.

 

To return to the DNA chart at the top of this page click here.

To go up to the Time Line Chart click here.

To go up to the chart of my ancestors back to England, click here.

To go up to the marked up Wm. Richardson chart click here.

 

Any information you can add to or correct on this page will be much appreciated.  My email address is:

 

dennisbutt@mvtel.net

 

 

 

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Goto  NEWS 

Goto  Table Of Content

Goto Who Was Bazil Butt?

Goto Berkeley Journal; "Buttstown" Article

Goto Berkeley Journal; "Smoketown and Greensburg" Article

Goto John Butt, b. between 1/1/1788 and 6/30/1788

Goto  Rignal Butt, b. ~4/1/1790

Goto  Rignal Butt, The Hatter, b. 8/10/1802

Goto  Thomas Didimus Butt, b. 2/15/1801

Goto  Samuel Butt, b. 11/13/1797, father of Senan Butt, b. 12/14/1827

Goto  Samuel Butt, b. 1/14/1777

Goto  Thomas Butt, b. 9/18/1763 - Rev War veteran

Goto  Butt Family Reunion Minutes, Obituaries, Death Certificates and U S Census form

Goto Descendants of Isaac Mitchell, son-in-law of John Blamer and wife Mary "Polly" Houston

Goto  Additional Photo's, Newspaper Articles, Maps, etc.

Goto  Barrack Butt, b. 1755

Goto  A Trip From My Father "Toad" back to Bazil

Goto  Writings of my father, Henry Morgan "Toad" Butt

Goto "Toad's Book", Dad's book in it's entirety

Goto All About my Great Grandmother Catherine Clarissa "Katy" (Green) (Gould) Butt

Goto  Andrew Houston and family

Goto  Family Groups Sheets

Goto Miscellaneous Items of Interest

Goto The DUKE Family of Shepherdstown, VA

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Here are some more pictures of what the Mahala Doll will look like.

 

  

The tag on the wrist will have a picture on it of Mahala along with a brief description of who she was.  (See picture below of the house in which Mahala was born.

   

 

             

     

 

 

 

 

The tag on the wrist will have a picture of Mahala plus a note indicating that she was born in Monroe Township in 1807.