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Adam Butner and Family


Ralph Dean Clark
P.O. Box 641188
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1188
Ultimate Family Tree, ver 2.5c
MARCUM Project Version 596
February 7, 1998

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Butner


First Generation

1. Adam1 Butner birth date unknown. Adam died before 1777 in Rowan Co, NC, at age unknown.

He married Mrs._Adam (Butner). Mrs._Adam was born circa 1710.

He came from Europe, probably in the 1730s. One researcher said he came on the ship "Robert and Alice," but supporting evidence has not been found. Sometime thereafter, he settled near the village of Graceham, in the part of Prince Georges County, Maryland, that in 1744 became Frederick County.(1)

In August 1850 Adam accused the son of a local landowner of stealing his horse. It may have been this conflict with the local establishment that prompted his move to North Carolina.(2)

The first mention of Adam in the records of North Carolina was 19 June 1853, when he appeared in a Rowan County court to register his cattle brand, an A and B run together so that the right side of the A shared the vertical line on the left side of the B.(3)

The 1761 marriage license of Thomas Butner bears the signatures of two men named Adam Butner.

He bought property from Henry Eustace McCulloh 20 Jan 1763 in Rowan Co, NC.(4) The 1763 deed refers to "Adam Butner, Sr." Later records in the 1770s refer simply to "Adam Butner." It may be inferred that the elder had passed on, and there was no longer a need to distinguish between the two.

Adam Butner and Mrs._Adam (Butner) had the following children:


Notes and References


1. Robert W. Ramsey, Carolina Cradle - Settlement of the Northwest Carolina Fronteir, 1747-1762 (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1964), declares Adam Butner to be the same as Adam Buettner, who arrived on the ship "Robert and Alice," citing a listing in Pennsylvania German Pioneers. A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808, 3 vols., comp. and ed. Ralph Beaver Strassburger (Norristown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1934). But the present author has examined the Strassburger book and could not find any mention of Adam Buettner.
2. Millard Milburn Rice, comp., This Was The Life - Excerpts from the Judgment Records of Frederick County, Maryland 1748 - 1765 (Redwood City, CA: Monocacy Book Co., 1979), p. 49: "~The grand jurors present Micajah Plummer for stealing a colt belonging to Adam Butner on the information of Joshua Barton, John Carmack, John Martin Jr., William Beatty, Catherine Buttner, Anna Buttner, James Buttner, Jeremiah Elroade, Benjamin Barton, Leah Buttner, Adam Buttner, and Martha Buttner."~ (hereafter cited as Rice, This Was The Life). : "The grand jurors present Micajah Plummer for stealing a colt belonging to Adam Butner on the information of Joshua Barton, John Carmack, John Martin Jr., William Beatty, Catherine Buttner, Anna Buttner, James Buttner, Jeremiah Elroade, Benjamin Barton, Leah Buttner, Adam Buttner, and Martha Buttner."
3. Mrs. Stahle Linn Jr., Abstracts of Minutes of Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Rowan Co. NC 1753-1762, p.9 : I:15. 19 Sept. 1753. Adam Butner prays his mark and brand be recorded. Granted. His mark a Crop in the Near Ear and a hole in the off Ear. Brand AB (right side of A shares vertical left side of B).
4. Mrs. Stahle Linn Jr., Abstracts of Minutes of Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Rowan Co. NC 1763-1774, Vol.II (1979), p.8 : II:465. 12 July 1763. The following deeds from Henry Eustace McCulloh Esqr: To Adam Butner Sr. for 690 acres 20 Jan. 1763. Ref. Deed Book 5 p.512.
5. Rice, This Was The Life, p. 49.
6. Ibid., p. 49.
7. Ibid., p. 49.
8. Ibid., p. 49.
9. Brent H. Holcomb, Marriages of Rowan Co, NC 1753-1868, Pressley Bussell, bondsman; Ad. Osborn, wit. (hereafter cited as Holcomb, Rowan Co. Marr.).
10. Jo White Linn, comp., Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. II 1763 - 1774. (Salisbury, NC: the author, 1979), p. 144 (book 3, p. 393 of original) (hereafter cited as Linn, Vol. 2, Rowan Co. Court Minutes).
11. Jo White Linn, comp., Abstracts of Wills and Estates Records of Rowan County, North Carolina 1753 - 1805 and Tax Lists of 1759 and 1778 (Salisbury, NC: the author, 1980), p. 119 (hereafter cited as Linn, 1753 - 1805, Abstracts and Tax Lists).
12. Jo White Linn, comp., Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Rowan County, North Carolina, Vol. III 1775 - 1789. (Salisbury, NC: the author, 1982), p. 113 (book 4, p. 429 of original) (hereafter cited as Linn, Vol. 3, Rowan Co. Court Minutes).
13. "Abstracts of Minutes of Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Rowan Co. NC 1775-1789 Vol. III" by Mrs. Stahle Linn, p.92.


Index

(Butner)

(Butner), Mrs._Adam (marriage to Adam Butner) (i249), b.1710-

Bussell

Bussell, Elizabeth (Betty) (marriage to Peter Butner) (i834), b.1750-

Butner

Butner, Adam (i248), d.1777
Butner, Adam, Jr. (i825), d.1788
Butner, Ancestor of early, residents of Kentucky (i829), b.1745-
Butner, Andrew (i831), b.1750-d.1784
Butner, Anna (i822), b.1729-
Butner, Catherine (i823), b.1729-
Butner, David (i828), b.1745-d.1819
Butner, Herman (Harmon) (i826), b.1738-d.1797
Butner, James (i824), b.1729-d.1788
Butner, Jesse (i833), b.1758-
Butner, Leah (i820), b.1729-
Butner, Martha (i821), b.1729-
Butner, Peter (i830), b.1750-d.1784
Butner, Thomas (i827), b.1741-d.1781
Butner, Unknown North Carolina (i832), b.1750-

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