Memucan HUNT John Pomfert BUTLER Mary M BUTLER Sarah BUTLER Thomas F BUTLER Nancy BUTLER Elizabeth BUTLER Jane Hunt BUTLER John Isaac BUTLER Memucan Hunt BUTLER William Hunt BUTLER Mary WADE Mini tree diagram
Mary Polly HUNT

Mary Polly HUNT2,4,5

21st May 17712,3,4,5 - 18512,1,6,5

Life History

21st May 1771

Born in Granville County, North Carolina.2,3,4,5

24th Sep 1797

Married John Pomfert BUTLER in Granville County, North Carolina.3,5


Birth of daughter Mary M BUTLER in North Carolina.3


Birth of daughter Sarah BUTLER in North Carolina.3


Birth of son Thomas F BUTLER in Granville County, North Carolina.7,8,9,10,1

about 1804

Birth of daughter Nancy BUTLER in North Carolina.3


Birth of daughter Elizabeth BUTLER in North Carolina.3

3rd Mar 1807

Birth of daughter Jane Hunt BUTLER in Granville County, North Carolina.3,5

21st Dec 1809

Birth of son John Isaac BUTLER in Giles County, Tennessee.1,11,4,3,12


Birth of son Memucan Hunt BUTLER in Aspen Hill, Giles, Tennessee.3,6


Birth of son William Hunt BUTLER in Giles County, Tennessee.3

18th Jun 1837

Death of John Pomfert BUTLER in Aspen Hill, Giles, Tennessee.2,8,3


Death of son Thomas F BUTLER in Panola County, Mississippi.7,8,1


Died in Giles County, Tennessee.2,1,6,5


Buried in Butler Cemetery, Aspen Hill, Giles County, Tennessee.1


  • Descendant Laurie Lee Butler Myers reports this person with the full name Mary Polly Hunt.  Polly is actually a common nickname for Mary.

    Mary Polly Hunt was 26 years old when she married John Pomfert Butler, who was 27 at the time of the marriage.  John died in 1837.

    In the 1850 census, Polley is still head of her household, and her son John Isaac is living in the household with his young family.

    1850 Federal Census, Giles County, Tennessee, 20 August, District 2, page 615 (scan p 398), Hse/Fam #1
    Polley Butler 79 F $20,000 Rel Estate b N Carolina [b abt 1771]
    John I Butler 40 M Farmer $4000 Rel Estate b Giles Co TN [b abt 1810]
    Edith J Butler 26 F b Alabama [appears to be John's wife, b abt 1824]
    William L May 23 M Physician b N Carolina [b abt 1827]
    Mary M Butler 3 F b Giles Co TN [b abt 1847]
    John S Butler 2 M b Giles Co TN [b abt 1848]
    Charles F Butler 1 M b Giles Co TN [b abt 1849]

    The three children appear to be the children of John I and Edith J Butler.

    Mary's memorial on Find a Grave properly indicates that Polly was a nickname.

    Mary "Polly" Hunt Butler
    Birth May 21, 1771 North Carolina
    Death 1851 Tennessee
    Memucan Hunt (1729 - 1808)
    Mary Wade Hunt (1736 - 1825)
    John Butler (1770 - 1837)
    William H. Butler (1800 - 1861)
    Thomas F. Butler (1802 - 1851)
    Jane Howard (1807 - 1875)
    John Isaac Butler (1809 - 1863)
    Burial Butler (John J.) Cemetery, Giles County, Tennessee
    Created by Jack77 Jun 10, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial# 71137675,

    "BUTLER, Mary Hunt, 21 May 1771 - 1851.  (stone not found, could [be] the crumbled stone"
    --  BUTLER (John) CEMETERY (Tarpley to Prospect Rd.) GILES COUNTY, TENNESSEE, RootsWeb,

    Some genealogies reprot that Mary died in 1857, not 1851.

    U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
    Polly Hunt, Birth 1771, Death 1851
    Father Memucan Hunt, born Grassy Creek, N C on 23 Aug 1729 and died in Granville Co NC [no date] in 1808)
    Mother Mary (Polly) Wade (1739-1825)
    Spouse  John Butler 1770-1837, married 1793
    Children Jane Butler (1805-1875)
    Spouse John Wesley Howard (1804-1881) married 1825
    SAR Membership 70770, Georgia Society of SAR
    Application by John Gray Madry, Sr, age 58,  born 29 July 1901 Florence, Lauderdale Co, Alabama
    Approved 29 October 1949
    Comments on application:
    "Memucan Hunt is the ancestor who assisted in establishing American Independence, while acting in the capacity of Treasurer of North Carolina 1777 to 1787 and member of the Provincial Congress in Halifax in 1776.  Recognized Patriot -- member of N C Legislature 1775, 1776" [Further details of individual actions and events are included in this application]


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