Posted by John Harry Butler on May 07, 19101 at 09:08:22:
In Reply to: Deacon Richard Butler, Founder of Hartford CT USA posted by Greta Churchill Braswell on May 05, 19101 at 01:04:28:
I have some details that will be of interest to you:-
Richard Butler [ Deacon ]
[1613 - 1684 ]
He was said to be a son of Stephen Butler and Sarah [ Elliot ] or [ Maynard ] Butler. Born in 1613 in England; and died on the 6th August 1684 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut. Richard Butler came on the ship 'Hector' in 1632 from Braintree, County Essex England. A 'freeman' on the 14th May 1634 in Cambridge, Massachusetts; removed to Hartford, Connecticut, with his brother, William Butler, before 1643. He was known as the founder of Hartford, Connecticut and married twice.
1. Elizabeth Elliott.
2. c1645 Elizabeth Bigelow, who was born c1626 and died on the 11th September 1691.
I have details about the eight children from his two marriages as well as his brother if you require them.
Good luck with your research.
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