MATTHIAS BUTTON
~OUR DIRECT LINE~
Born  in Harrold, Bedfordshire, England
Christened 11 Oct 1607 at Parish Curch, Harrold, Bedforshire, England
Died 13 Aug 1672 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
Son of  THOMAS BUTTON
Married in 1650/51 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass. to

ANN TEAGLE OR TAGALL
Born Circa 1630 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts;  Died 4 Feb 1663 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass.

See notes on Thomas and Ann below.
CHILDREN OF MATTHIAS & ANN BUTTON:

1. SARAH BUTTON (twin to Hannah)
Born 11 May 1652 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass.
Died After 1690 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass.

2. HANNAH BUTTON (twin to Sarah)
Born 11 May 1652 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass.

3. DANIEL BUTTON
Born 10 Apr 1654 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass.
Died 18 Sept 1675 in Bloody Brook, Deerfield, Mass.

4. ABIGAIL BUTTON
Born 16 June 1656 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass
Died Apr 1667 in Haverhill, Essex Co., Mass

5. MATTHIAS BUTTON
Born 17 Mar 1657 in Haverhill, Essex Co., Mass.
Died 1725 in Plainfield, Winham, Ct

6. ELIZABETH BUTTON
Born 10 Jan 1659 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass.

7.   PETER BUTTON
~OUR DIRECT LINE~
Born 17 July 1660 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass
Died 1726/7 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI
Married on 24 Apr 1687 in Westerly, RI to
MARY LAMPHERE (B. 5 Oct 1671 in Westerly, RI;
d. 1737 in Westerly, RI)
Click Here to see family of Peter and Mary.

8. PATIENCE BUTTON
Born 1 June 1662 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass
Died 30 Oct 1662 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass

9. EDWARD BUTTON
Born 6 Feb 1663 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass.



OUR DIRECT LINE
MATTHIAS BUTTON
~OUR DIRECT LINE~
Born  in Harrold, Bedfordshire, England
Christened 11 Oct 1607 at Parish Curch, Harrold, Bedforshire, England
Died 13 Aug 1672 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
Son of  THOMAS BUTTON
Married in 1650/51 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass. to

ANN TEAGLE OR TAGALL
Born Circa 1630 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts;  Died 4 Feb 1663 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass.

See notes on Thomas and Ann below.
CHILDREN OF MATTHIAS & ANN BUTTON:

1. SARAH BUTTON (twin to Hannah)
Born 11 May 1652 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass.
Died After 1690 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass.

2. HANNAH BUTTON (twin to Sarah)
Born 11 May 1652 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass.

3. DANIEL BUTTON
Born 10 Apr 1654 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass.
Died 18 Sept 1675 in Bloody Brook, Deerfield, Mass.

4. ABIGAIL BUTTON
Born 16 June 1656 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass
Died Apr 1667 in Haverhill, Essex Co., Mass

5. MATTHIAS BUTTON
Born 17 Mar 1657 in Haverhill, Essex Co., Mass.
Died 1725 in Plainfield, Winham, Ct

6. ELIZABETH BUTTON
Born 10 Jan 1659 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass.

7.   PETER BUTTON
~OUR DIRECT LINE~
Born 17 July 1660 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass
Died 1726/7 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI
Married on 24 Apr 1687 in Westerly, RI to
MARY LAMPHERE (B. 5 Oct 1671 in Westerly, RI;
d. 1737 in Westerly, RI)
Click Here to see family of Peter and Mary.

8. PATIENCE BUTTON
Born 1 June 1662 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass
Died 30 Oct 1662 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass

9. EDWARD BUTTON
Born 6 Feb 1663 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass.

NOTES ON MATHIAS BUTTON:
From Genealogical Guide to Early Settlers of America p. 74:
Button, Matthias of Boston, by wife Lettia, had Mary 1634, David 1635.  He was at Ipswitch 1639 and afterwards Haverhill where he died 1672.
From Button Families of America:
Matthias may have been married 4 times.  His occupation was that of a mariner.  There is no evidence that he was ever a church member, but at least one of his wives was.  He signed deeds and bonds by his mark.
From The Witter Tyler Button Families:
"Busson was a Dutchman and seems to have been a movable one.  He first lived in the village, then in the western part of the town, then in the eastern, and finally about a mile north-easterly from the village.  When we recollect the fact that the people of Haverhill suffered severely from the depredations of the hostile Indians, we cannot wonder that the settlers frequently changed their places of abode.  In 1671 the thatched house belonging to Matthias Button was burned.

Matthias Button was baptized 11 Oct 1607 at Harrold, Bedforshire, England.  He came to America on the ship ABIGAIL with Governor John Endicott's party, landing at Salem, Mass. 6 Sept 1628.  There is a possiblity that he actually came from Holland to America, a son of one of those who immigrated from England to Amsterdam in the winter of 1608-9 and to Leydon, Hollland in the spring of 1609 where they resided for 12 years.  According to the Button Families of America, his supposed father was buried at Harrold, Bedfordshire, England 26 June 1617, but the record says nothing about his death, perhaps inferring that his body was brought there to be buried beside his wife or child.  Further, among the effects of Matthias', his son Daniel found  at his death a "Holland shirt", perhaps indicting that his family had brought it with him from Holland or alternatively indicating a Dutch ancestry of Daniel's mother, Ann Teagle or Mathias' first wife, Lettyce.
From Vital Records of Haverhill:
Matthias Button married Elizabeth (Wheeler) Duston on 9 June 1663 in Haverhill.
In "Old Norfolk Count (MA) Records, Matthias Button of Haverhill with his wife, Elizabeth mortgaged to Mr. John Ward of Haverhill my mansion or dwelling house and land on the west side of Merrie's Creek in Haverhill for 21 pounds, 3 shillings, 10d.  Acknowledged in court at Ipswich 18 March, 1665.  In 1665, Matthias "Butten" of Haverhill conveyed to brother-in-law, George Wheeler, "for the use of my wife, Elizabeth, 80 acres of land in Haverhill.  Acknowledged in court 11 May 1665.
The inventory of his estate was filed at Salisbury, Mass. court 14 April 1674.  He was "of great age" when he died.



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