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JOHN BUTLER was the son of James Butler, a Revolutionary soldier, who removed from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to the Black Hole valley and thence to Lycoming county. He settled on a farm in what is now Clinton township, and was married to Miss Mary Hood, by whom he had one child, John, born January 2, 1790. John Butler came to Muncy township in 1837 and settled near Pennâ€™s Dale upon the farm whereon he died. He was the father of eleven children: Mary A., deceased; James G., who was born, July 4, 1817, married Sarah Thompson, reared a family, and died, April 21, 1859; Julia, who was born, October 10, 1818; Sarah, who was born, June 30, 1821, married William Eves, had a family of three children, and died, May 23, 1853; John B., who died, December 18, 1881; Mary A., who was born, October 26, 1825, and died, August 10, 1883; Catherine, who was born, August 4, 1827, married Joe Wells, reared a family of two children, and died, November 13, 1867; Susan, who was born, April 20, 1829, married A.S. Saul, reared one child, and died, June 17, 1858; Joseph, who died while young; Isaac P., who resides in Muncy Creek township, and Athanda, who was born, June 27, 1837, married Thomas J. Ort, and resides in Williamsport. John Butler died, August 16, 1873, and his wife, August 24, 1884. The Butler family were all members of the Lutheran church. James Butler received as a reward for his service in the Revolutionary war a tract of land which is now the present site of Sunbury, but lost the deed for the same, and consequently never received any benefit from it.
History of Lycoming County, Pa 1892