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Henry Wirt Butler / Helen Chase McClernand

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Henry Wirt Butler / Helen Chase McClernand

[14254]
Husband: Henry Wirt Butler
Born: 11 Feb 1840[11038] [11039] [11040] [11041] [11042] at: Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States
Married: 9 May 1867at: Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States
Died: 30 May 1915[11043] [11044] at: Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States
Father: William 'Bill' Butler
Mother: Elizabeth Rickard
Notes: [11045]
Sources: [11038] [11039] [11040] [11041] [11042] [11043] [11044] [11046] [11047] [11048] [11049] [11050] [11051] [11052] [11053] [11054] [11055] [11056] [11057]
Wife: Helen Chase McClernand
Born: 27 Sep 1846[11106] [11107] [11108] [11109] [11110] at: Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, USA
Died: 26 Apr 1870[11111] [11112] [11113] at: Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States
Father: John 'Mac' Alexander McClernand
Mother: Sarah Freeman Dunlap
Notes: [11114]
Sources: [11106] [11107] [11108] [11109] [11110] [11111] [11112] [11113] [11115] [11116] [11117] [11118] [11119] [11120] [11121]
Children
Name: William Joseph Butler [556] [555] [543] [544] [545] [546] [547] [548] [549] [550] [551] [552] [553] [554] [557] [558] [559] [560] [561] [562] [563] [564] [565] [566] [567] [568]
Born: 13 May 1868[543] [544] [545] [546] [547] [548] [549] [550] at: Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States
Married: at:  
Died: 25 Aug 1940[551] [552] [553] at: Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States
Spouses: Bessie Gross


Pedigree Chart for: Henry Wirt Butler

      /--
   /--
   |  \--
/--William 'Bill'  Butler 
|  |  /--
|  \--
|     \--
|--Henry Wirt  Butler 
|     /--
|  /--
|  |  \--
\--Elizabeth  Rickard 
   |  /--
   \--
      \--

Pedigree Chart for: Helen Chase McClernand

      /--Alexander  McClernand 
   /--John  McClernand  I
   |  \--
/--John 'Mac' Alexander  McClernand 
|  |  /--
|  \--Fatima  Cummins 
|     \--
|--Helen Chase  McClernand 
|     /--
|  /--
|  |  \--
\--Sarah Freeman  Dunlap 
   |  /--
   \--
      \--

[14254] Wirt & Helen's marriage is also indexed on FTM's Illinois marriages. The marriage of Wirt & Helen must have been of been a huge affair.Wirt was the son of William Butler, who was among other things one ofAbraham Lincoln's closest friends. William was also considered one ofmost wealthiest and influential men in the state of Illinois. Instead ofserving in the union army in the civil war, Wirt attended BrownUniversity and went on to receive his law degree from Harvard. Aftergraduation, Wirt managed to grab the attention of John McClernand.General McClernand having come back from the civil war and recoveringfrom a near fatal case of malaria, needed to rebuild his law practice.Wirt received the opportunity of a lifetime as he was hired on as ajunior partner in the McClernand practice. From there, Wirt met andmarried the Boss's oldest daughter, Helen Chase McClernand. Helen wasconsidered one of the prettiest girls in town and was not only thedaughter John McClernand, but also the granddaughter of Morgan Countypower broker, General James Dunlap. Dunlap was a very wealthy andinfluential man in his own right. Although from appearances, somethought the marriage of Wirt & Helen was one of connivance, rather thantrue love but this was not the case. In fact, the couple were madly inlove, and only separable by death. Shortly after the birth of their onlyson, William Joseph Butler, Helen contracted consumption, what we knownow as typhoid fever. She died at the tender age of 23, leaving amotherless child and a shattered husband. Wirt and Helen had less thanthree years together. Wirt went to have a successful law practice andpolitical career, but he never married again. Instead of looking for anew wife, he found comfort in alcohol and developed a bad drinkinghabit. Although he lived with his father for the majority of his life,his Aunt and his Grandfather McClernand raised young Willie. The medicalreport claims that Henry Wirt Butler died in 1915 of cirrhosis, but hisfamily and those who knew him said it was from a broken heart.

[11045] ~Searched WFT vols. 1-57, no hits. Searched CAG no hits. Searched Pres &F&P no hits. Searched Kentucky Genealogies #1, Colonial Direct Genealogies #1, Mayflower Genealogies #1, and Mayflower Descendants, no hits.

[11114] When Helen & Wirt gave birth to their only son, Willie, it waswondered why Helen had chosen the middle name of Joseph for her son. Theanswer lied within Helen's formal education, which would not be revealeduntil she was on her deathbed. In the 1860's schooling for women, must less a college education wasconsidered unimportant and even discouraged. However, Helen's father,John McClernand did not go along with that line of thinking. In fact,he was a strong believer that all his children should receive the besteducation possible, including attending college. Boys of course couldeasily enroll at a college or university, but the girls, facing limitedoptions, were forced to attend catholic finishing schools in order tocomplete their higher education. It was while attending finishing school that Helen converted toCatholicism. No one. including her father or husband ever knew of herfaith. It was not until she was in the last stages of consumption, whenHelen asked for her rosary beads, did truth came out. The McClernandscame from a very strict Baptist background in Jacksonville to a veryconservative Presbyterian congregation in Springfield. Fearful that thefamily would shun her, Helen was probably scared to disclose her truefaith. Her Catholicism was undoubtedly the seed for son's middle ofJoseph.

[556] ~Searched WFT vols. 1-11,13-57 no hits. Direct hit on WFT Vol. 12 #2112. Searched Pres & F&P, New England Families vols 1&2, Kentucky Genealogies #1, Colonial Genealogies, Mayflower Genealogies, Mayflower Descendants, no hits. William Joseph Butler pursued his education in the Springfield school system and after graduating from Springfield High School attended State University of Illinois in Champaign. After he received his degree from what is now known as the University of Illinois, he began to study law in the firm of Connelly & Mather located in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois. William wanted to attend a formal law-school at Harvard University in Boston Massachusetts, but his father Henry Wirt Butler refused to pay his tuition. Henry Wirt's theory being that his son could find a more than a suitable legal education at a college closer to home. Besides, he knew at his son was a "free sprit" and had already become a "ladies man." Keeping William at a local college in Illinois, would allow the his father and grandfather to look after him. As expected this did not sit well with the aspiring young man. Determined to get to Harvard one way or another, William scraped together all of the money he had and found a high stakes poker game upon which he managed to win his first year's tuition. After successfully completing his first year at Harvard, Henry Wirt paid for the rest of his formal education. After graduating, William moved back to Springfield, where he entered in practice with his grandfather, John A. McClernand, and remained there until 1894 when McClernand retired. Taking an active part in politics, William gained prominence and influence in the ranks of the Republican Party. It also did not hurt William's political ambitions that his father and both of his grandfathers had held office on and off since the 1820's. Put simply, William J. Butler was bred and raised to become a political giant in the State of Illinois. In 1894, William was elected to the thirty-ninth district's house seat of the Illinois Legislature. Although high office eluded him, William remained an active force in state politics his entire life.

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Jimmy Weeks / (--?--)

Husband: Jimmy Weeks
Born: at: 
Died:at: 
Father:  at: 
Mother:  at: 
Wife: (--?--)
Children
Name: Aleigha J. Weeks [14026]
Born: at:
Died: at:
Spouses:


Pedigree Chart for: Jimmy Weeks

      /--Willie Elijah  Weeks 
   /--James Riley  Weeks 
   |  \--Emma May  Turman 
/--James Russell  Weeks 
|  |  /--John Willis  Bryant  Sr.
|  \--Maxine  Bryant 
|     \--Gladys Leigh  Robbins 
|--Jimmy  Weeks 
|     /--
|  /--
|  |  \--
\--Marti   
   |  /--
   \--
      \--

[1302] This person is presumed living.

[14026] This person is presumed living.

Henry Plantagenet III King of England / Eleonore Countess of Provence Queen of England

Husband: Henry Plantagenet III King of England
Born: 10 Oct 1207at: Winchester, Hampshire, England
Married: 4 Jan 1236at: Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, England
Died: 16 Nov 1272at: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Father: John 'Lackland' Plantagenet King of England
Mother: Isabella de Taillefer Queen of England
Notes: [3108]
Sources: [3109]
Wife: Eleonore Countess of Provence Queen of England
Born: ABT 1217at: Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France
Died: 24 Jun 1291at: Amesbury, Wiltshire, England
Father: Raymond Berenger V Count of Provence
Mother: Beatrice Countess of Savoy
Sources: [2661]
Children
Name: Edward 'Longshanks' Plantagenet I King of England [2503] [2504]
Born: 17 Jun 1239at: Westminster, Middlesex, England
Married: at:  
Died: 7 Jul 1307at: Burgh on Sands, Cumberland, England
Spouses: Eleanor of Castile Countess of Ponthieu , Marguerite of France

Name: Margaret Plantagenet Queen of Scotland [2662]
Born: 5 Oct 1240at: Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
Married: at:  
Died: 27 Feb 1274at: Cupar Castle, Cuper, Fifeshire, Scotland
Spouses:

Name: Beatrice Plantagenet [2663]
Born: 25 Jun 1242at: Bordeaux, Georgia, USAscogne, France
Died: 24 Mar 1274at: Bretagne, France
Spouses:

Name: Edmund 'Crouchback' Plantagenet [2669]
Born: 16 Jan 1244at: London, England
Married: at:  
Died: 5 Jun 1296at: Bayonne, Pyrennes-Atlantiques, France
Spouses: Blanche d'Artois

Name: Richard Plantagenet [2664]
Born: ABT 1247at: Westminster, Middlesex, England
Died: BEF 1256at: Westminster, Middlesex, England
Spouses:

Name: John Plantagenet [2665]
Born: ABT 1250at: Westminster, Middlesex, England
Died: BEF 1256at: Westminster, Middlesex, England
Spouses:

Name: Catherine Plantagenet [2666]
Born: 25 Nov 1253at: Westminster, London, Middlesex, England
Died: 3 May 1256at: Westminster, Middlesex, England
Spouses:

Name: William Plantagenet [2667]
Born: ABT 1256at: Westminster, Middlesex, England
Died: ABT 1256at: Westminster, Middlesex, England
Spouses:

Name: Henry Prince of Plantagenet [2668]
Born: ABT 1258at: Westminster, Middlesex, England
Died: at: Died Youngwestminster, Middlesex, England
Spouses:


Pedigree Chart for: Henry Plantagenet III King of England

      /--Geoffrey IV 'Le Bon'  Plantagenet  Count d'Anjou
   /--Henry II  Plantagenet  King of England
   |  \--Matilda (Maud)   Empress of Germany
/--John 'Lackland'  Plantagenet  King of England
|  |  /--Guillaume X Duke of  Aquitaine 
|  \--Eleanor of  Aquitaine  Queen of England
|     \--Elbeanor de  Chatellerault 
|--Henry  Plantagenet  III King of England
|     /--
|  /--Aymer de  Taillefer  Count of Angouleme
|  |  \--
\--Isabella de  Taillefer  Queen of England
   |  /--
   \--Alice de  Courtenay  Countess of Angou
      \--

Pedigree Chart for: Eleonore Countess of Provence Queen of England

      /--Alphonso II, King of  Aragon 
   /--Alfonso II Alfonsez  Provence  Prince of Aragon
   |  \--Sancha of  Castile and Leon 
/--Raymond  Berenger  V Count of Provence
|  |  /--
|  \--Gersinde II de  Sabran  Countess of Castile
|     \--
|--Eleonore Countess of  Provence  Queen of England
|     /--
|  /--Thomas I Count  Savoy 
|  |  \--
\--Beatrice   Countess of Savoy
   |  /--
   \--Beatrice (Margaret) de  Geneva 
      \--

[3108] Henry III came to the throne aged only 7 years old and immediately was placed under the tutelage of what should be recognized as a regency led by the old warrior, William Marshall. The first years of his reign saw the country brought back to his fealty until by 1220 most of the land and even Wales was peaceful. The death of the old Earl Marshall did not materially change the set up of Henry's government, and always a weak man he tended to appoint 'strong men' to run the country. Henry's inability to rule as his barons thought fit brought about sporadic rebellions against his ministers of which the outbreak of 1233-34 was one of the worst. Towards the end of the 1250's this discontent was focused in the Marches of Wales where the Marchers had been having a hard time from the attentions of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd. In 1258 at the Mad Parliament of Oxford, the barons led by the earls of Gloucester and Leicester commenced the reformation of the government which effectively shackled the absolute monarchy of Henry III and his predecessors with a more or less democratically elected council. This new design worked sporadically until 1263 when Henry, aided by barons who no longer wanted the burden of running the country thrust upon them, helped Henry 'regain his independence'. Unfortunately this led to a bloody civil war known as the Barons' War which lasted until 1266 by which time Henry III had been effectively superseded in the running of the country by his eldest son and heir, the Lord Edward. Henry, wounded at the battle of Evesham on 4 August 1265, contentedly allowed Edward to install a regency government when he left the country in 1270 on crusade. Henry passed away peacefully in November 1272, leaving the government of the kingdom in the hands of the regency council until the return of Edward two years later.

[2503] Edward I, 1239-1307 (r.1272-1307), was the son and successor of HENRY III. He gained new claims to France through his marriage (1254) to Eleanor of Castile and was responsible for his father's victory in the Barons' War. As king, his conquest of Wales (1277-82) was followed by a long, futile campaign against Scotland (1290-1307). Edward's legal reforms, notably the statutes of Westminster, earned him the title English Justinian. He restricted private and church courts and controlled land grants to the church. His Model Parliament (1295) marked greater participation by the barons, merchants, and clergy whose resistance to war taxation had forced him to confirm previous charters (e.g., Magna Carta). (From www.encyclopedia.com) This king had a nickname for practically every side of his personality. Edward was tall and nicknamed Longshanks for his long limbs. He was religious, but this king was also devious and called the Leopard. He was a strong fighter who launched invasions into both Scotland and Wales. Edward I was called the Hammer of the Scots, and also built several Welsh fortresses. Some historians call Edward the "father of the longbow", believing -- possibly mistakenly -- that he introduced this supposedly Welsh weapon to the English army. Edward was a far different character from his father and soon put the country on a footing he preferred. In 1276-77 he brought Llywelyn ap Gruffydd to heel as well as putting the finances of the country back in order after the disasters of the previous reign. In 1282 he was surprised by a Welsh revolt and by the April of 1283 he had subjugated the whole of Wales, killing Llywelyn and capturing his brother Dafydd. Even this proved insufficient to totally overawe Wales and Edward faced further revolts in 1287 and 1295, though neither were as serious as the wars of 1277 and 1282. With the conquest of Wales Edward began a massive castle building project that is still rightly seen as one of the wonders of the thirteenth century. Towards the end of his reign Edward became increasingly embroiled in bringing Scotland under his direct rule in a similar manner to that which he had achieved in Wales and this proved by and large to be his undoing. The Welsh campaigns had made heavy drains on the Exchequer and Edward turned more and more to imposing unjust taxes on his peoples and antagonizing his baronage. The conquest of Scotland failed largely because of Edward's success in Wales, he had spent his money and this is why no military masterpieces like Caernarfon or Harlech are to be found in Scotland, where Edward had to content himself more with wooden peels like the one he built at Linlithgow. An increasingly beleaguered Edward, abandoned in some of his campaigns by some of his previously most loyal barons, died crossing the border into Scotland again in 1307.

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Samuel Flint / Mary Lamphere

Husband: Samuel Flint
Born: 9 Apr 1712at: Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States
Married: 13 Apr 1736at: , Windham, , Connecticut, USA
Died: 6 Jan 1802at: Randolph, Orange, Vermont
Father:
Mother:
Sources: [11093]
Wife: Mary Lamphere
Born: 1 Jan 1718at: of Windham, Windham, Connecticut, USA
Died: 1 Jan 1744at: Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States
Father:
Mother:
Sources: [10930]
Children
Name: Siles Flint [11094]
Born: 19 Mar 1737at: Hampton, Windham, Connecticut, USA
Married: at:  
Died: 19 Apr 1764at: Canada
Spouses: Abigail Robinson

Name: Mary Flint [10365]
Born: 26 Nov 1738at: of Windham, Windham, Connecticut, USA
Died: at:
Spouses:


Pedigree Chart for: Samuel Flint

      /--
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/--
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|--Samuel  Flint 
|     /--
|  /--
|  |  \--
\--
   |  /--
   \--
      \--

Pedigree Chart for: Mary Lamphere

      /--
   /--
   |  \--
/--
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|  \--
|     \--
|--Mary  Lamphere 
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|  |  \--
\--
   |  /--
   \--
      \--

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Martin Ashley Jr. / (--?--)

Husband: Martin Ashley Jr.
Born: 20 Nov 1759at: Suffield, Hartford, Ct
Married: 15 Aug 1787at: Shrewsbury, Rutland, Vt
Died: 14 Jun 1834at: Shrewsbury, Rutland, Vt
Father: Martin Ashley
Mother: Sarah Root
Wife: (--?--)
Children

Pedigree Chart for: Martin Ashley Jr.

      /--
   /--
   |  \--
/--Martin  Ashley 
|  |  /--
|  \--
|     \--
|--Martin  Ashley  Jr.
|     /--Thomas  Root 
|  /--Joseph  Root 
|  |  \--Mary  Spencer 
\--Sarah  Root 
   |  /--Thomas  Root 
   \--Sarah   
      \--

Ulander / Kelly LaCasse

Husband: Ulander
Born: at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Father:
Mother:
Wife: Kelly LaCasse
Born: at: Phillipines
Died: at:
Father: William Joseph LaCasse
Mother: Judith Ann Weeks
Children

Pedigree Chart for: Ulander

      /--
   /--
   |  \--
/--
|  |  /--
|  \--
|     \--
|-- Ulander 
|     /--
|  /--
|  |  \--
\--
   |  /--
   \--
      \--

Pedigree Chart for: Kelly LaCasse

      /--
   /--
   |  \--
/--William Joseph  LaCasse 
|  |  /--
|  \--
|     \--
|--Kelly  LaCasse 
|     /--Linwood Gordon  Figgat 
|  /--Robert Millar  Figgat 
|  |  \--Eunice Cabell  Hamilton 
\--Judith Ann  Weeks 
   |  /--Linwood Gordon  Figgat 
   \--Maxine  Bryant 
      \--Gladys Leigh  Robbins 

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