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Phil Knight

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    Samuel Butler

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    • 8th Great-grandfather of Phil Knight — 11th Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • 1434 
    • Birth Date:
    • ABT 1641 
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    • Death Date:
    • 31 Dec 1692 
    • Death Location:
    • Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut 
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    • Marriage Date:
    • ABT 1664 
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    • Children:

    • Samuel Butler

      Elizabeth Butler

      Mary Butler

      Dorothy Butler (Ahnentafel No:717 )

      James Butler

      Jonathan Butler

      George Butler

      Sarah Butler

    • Notes: 
    • Some published sources claim that Samuel Butler, in addition to his wife Elizabeth Olmstead, married a sister of Elizabeth named Mary. There is no primary evidence that Elizabeth Olmstead had a sister named Mary, let alone one that survived into adulthood. Samuel Butler is believed to have only had one wife named Elizabeth that was the mother of all his children. (See T.A.G. 60 (1984), 27-32)

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  • Sources for Samuel Butler

    • 5 Cutter, William Richard, Genealogical and Family History of Western New York: A Record of the Achievements of Her Peop le . . ., Vol. 1, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co. (1912), Vol. 2, Page 695.
    • 6 Cutter, William Richard, ed., New England Families: Genealogical and Memorial, Volume 2, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company (1913), 613, [Birth].
    • 7 Cutter, William Richard, ed., New England Families: Genealogical and Memorial, Volume 2, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company (1913), 613, [Death].
    • 8 Jacobus, Donald Lines and Edgar Francis Waterman, Hale, House and Related Families: Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (1978, reprinted from 1952), 657.
    • 9 Jacobus, Donald Lines, ed., The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley and his Wife Emma Arabella Bosworth, Woodstock, Vermont: N. Grier Parke, II (1960), 142.
    • 11 Torry, Clarence, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company (2004), 127, [Death].

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