John Sr.’s uncle, Elias Button, a bachelor, who died in Brookfield in 1823, left a will in which he bequeathed his land to his nephews, sons of John Button Sr. To each of Jemima and Susannah (no last name for either), he left 1/12 of his residual estate and to each of five other females, almost certainly his nieces, daughters of John Sr., 1/6 of his residual estate. Had Jemima and Susannah already received legacies from Elias?
According to R. Glen Nye, compiler of Button Families of America (1971), John and Anna had a daughter Jemima, who, he said, married Stephen Carpenter, a lawyer [p. 56]. He also said Jemima’s sister Susanna married someone named Carpenter. No additional information, such as dates and places, was given and, unfortunately, this undocumented genealogy is full of inaccuracies.
|Elias Button inventory, Madison County NY, file 387, 1824|
Anna McCoon’s mother was Jemima Ross; she had a brother, Ross McCoon and a son, Ross C. Button. Among the children of Ora and Jemima were Anna Evans and Ross B. Evans, probably named after Jemima’s mother and brother.
Is this enough circumstantial evidence to conclude that Jemima’s parents were John and Anna (McCoon) Button?
Source of image:
Family History Library microfilm 425302