Ancestor 31 Martha Butler

When Martha “Mattie” Elizabeth Ann Butler was born in October 1843, her father, Powell, was 42, and her mother, Derecy nee McCormick, was 31.  Some record indicate she was born in Summers County but her death record says she was born in Bedford County, Virginia.  Bedford County is very likely because her mother, Derecy, had family from there.

She married John Allen H R J S Williams on December 26, 1865, in Mercer, West Virginia.  They had eight children in 14 years.

The year 1881 was bad for this family.  Their daughter Julia died January 7, 1881, Mary died November 10, 1881,  and Rebecca died sometime after the 1880 census. Martha died on October 14, 1881, of ‘fever’ in Pipestem, West Virginia, at the age of 38.  Her burial location is in Williams Cemetery in a remote location off of Butterfly Lane in Summers County, West Virginia along with her husband and some of their children.

Name: Martha E. A. Williams
[Martha Elizabeth Ann Butler
[Martha E. A. Powell] 
Birth Date: abt 1843
Birth Place: Bedford
Death Date: 14 Oct 1881
Death Place: Summers County, West Virginia
Death Age: 38
Occupation: Housekeeper
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Female
Father Name: Powell
Mother Name: Butler
Spouse Name: John A. Williams
FHL Film Number: 589344