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Herman Butner and Descendants

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, Walton

First Generation

1. Herman (Harmon)1 Butner,(1) son of Adam Butner and Mrs._Adam (Butner), was born in maybe, Maryland circa 1738. See his father's family for more information. Herman died 1797 in North Carolina, at age 59.

He married Jemima Smith Merrill February 28, 1775 in Rowan Co, NC.(2) Jemima was born circa 1745. Jemima was the daughter of Andrew Smith. Jemima died in North Carolina, at age unknown. Herman Butner represented the Baptists as trustee of the Jersey Meeting house when the bldg was acquired in a deed of 1775. Jemima Merrill was a devout Baptist, as was her first husband.

In 1759, during the French and Indian War, he served as a private in Captain Aventon Phelps' Scouts, which had been ordered by Colonel George Smith to range the frontier.

In 1765, he bought 220 acres in Rowan County.

His will, dated May 11, 1795, mentioned his nephew David Butner, son of Adam Butner deceased, and his grandson, Herman Walton. His daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Benjamin Walton, were named executors.

Herman (Harmon) Butner had the following child:

Second Generation

2. Martha2 Butner (Herman (Harmon)1) was born in probably, Rowan Co, NC circa 1770.

She married Benjamin Walton January 16, 1794 in Rowan Co, NC. Benjamin was born circa 1770. Benjamin was the son of Richard Walton. Benjamin died at age unknown.

Martha Butner and Benjamin Walton had the following child:

Notes and References

1. Murtie June Clark, Colonial Soldiers of the South, 1732-1774 (1983), p.854. Section entitled "North Carolina Militia". List of Pay Roll of [Captain] Aventon Felps' Scouts, June 11, 1759, Rowan Co. NC, ordered by Col. George Smith to range the frontier. Nbr. 5, Private, Butner, Hermon. 5/31/1765 Deed from Henry E. McCulloh, 220 acres, Rowan Co. NC Book 7 p.81 Clarence Ratcliff, North Carolina Taxpayers, V.2 p.31 : 1770 tax list Rowan Co. NC 1778 Tax list Rowan Co. NC, Capt. Craige's District : value 6.8.7 Dr. A. B. Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entrys - Rowan County, NC - 1778 (Author, 1987), ISBN #0-944992-03-X, p.85: "Number 1046. Jul. 15, 1778 Hermon Buttnor enters 500 ac in Rowan Co; border: widow Brown, Lewis McCartroy (or McCartney) and vacant land on both sides of the Big Run; includes improvements of Adam Buttnor and William Wooton." Ibid., p.145: "Number 1832. Dec. 16 (written over 18), 1778 Hermon Buttnor enters 320 ac in Rowan Co on head branches of Muddy Run in Jersy Settlement; includes former improvement of Benjamin Merrill desc." Mrs. Stahle Linn, Rowan Co. NC Will Abstracts, Vol. 1, 1753-1805, Books A-F, p.65 abstracts D:160 Will of Herman Butner May 11, 1795, prob. 1797: David Butner, son of Adam Butner dec. Grandson: Herman Walton. Dau: Martha Walton and husb. Benjamin Walton. Exrs: Benj. Walton, Martha Walton. Wit: John Bancley, Elizabeth Bursell, T. Bussac. Proved by Martha Walton and Herman Brown.
2. Brent H. Holcomb, Marriages of Rowan Co, NC 1753-1868, Jonathan Conyer was bondsman. (hereafter cited as Holcomb, Rowan Co. Marr.).
3. Mentioned in grandfather Herman Butner's will, probated 1797



Butner, Herman (Harmon) (i826), b.1738-d.1797
Butner, Martha (i1559), b.1770-


Smith, Jemima, Merrill (marriage to Herman (Harmon) Butner) (i783), b.1745-


Walton, Benjamin (marriage to Martha Butner) (i1558), b.1770-
Walton, Herman B. (i1560), b.1797-

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