BUTCHER  MISCELLANEOUS 
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      A lot of my ancestors were very early settlers of the section of western Virginia that became West Virginia. It seems they came into that area about 1752 and they never left. One family named BUTCHER had land that changed counties many times. My particular family of Butchers came originally from the small village of **Niederlinxweiler in the Saarland area, near Ottweiler in southwestern Germany.  They are first found in America in Frederick Co., Maryland with the name of METZGER .  Several of the family then dropped down into Harrison county of (West) Virginia. This family, with most of their collateral lines, mainly stayed in West Virginia through six generations.
**The town of Niederlinxweiler is in the Bunderland Saarland, in the county of St.Wendel. In the valley of the Blies (river), it can be reached by Bunder Strasse (road) 41 and via the Rhine - NaHe Railroad. The history of this settlement can be traced for more than 1000 years and was called Linchierilare, in the first recorded document. It originated on the sunny side of the long-stretched Spiemont mountain range above the high water line of the Blies (river). The farmsteads concentrated around the old St.Martin's Church, the predessor building of today's protestant church with the high tower and the circular wall around the graveyard. It was originally situated on the left bank of the river and the settlement extended in the 18th century to the right bank as well and rose higher on the mountainsides to fill both sides of the valley in the 20th century.
    In the 9th century, it was established that there was a St.Martins church in Linxweiler and the 1st document mentioning this village dates back to to 871 when King Ludwig der Deutsche granted land to the monastery Neumùnster. Among these land grants was also found the estate Linxweiler with the St. Martins church and was thought of as a "scatter settlement" of isolated farms instead of a village. This area was overrun by soldiers in the 30-years War due to the geographical position of Spain and Lorrain on one side and France & Sweden on the other side. It took 70 years to rebuild the area. The regents of the land called back the refugees and returned their land to them. They also invited new settlers from Switzerland, Tirol & the Netherlands who could only become landowners by marrying into local families. The time of emigration began in 1730, because of the poor yield of the soil and the inheritance law (right to succession) forced many to take on a second job.
 Reference:  This information was translated for me from the "Niederlinxweiler Die Familien 1537-1973" - published in 1974. FHL Call#943.427/N1 D2h -[This is a county history story written in German. It was translated for me by Ulla Przewolka in Spokane, Washington, who is from Germany].

     In the Germanic language(s), the occupation of a butcher is known by the names of schlächter, fleischer and metzger; then when these words were Anglicized, they became slaughter, flesher, and metzger. Metzger was usually spelled correctly by literate Germans such as the Ministers but when they were pronounced with a thick German accent and then interpreted by semi-literate, it would get distorted. Spelled phonetically,  Metzger  was written - Matzger, Mitsker, Matcher, Medsker, Mischarles, Mitcher, Mitscaw and Mitchkar, all of which has been found on records. The most convincing evidence seems to be that the name transition is found after 1775.

     Thus, the prepondence of evidence show (1)Valentine "Melchoir" Butcher of Augusta County was in reality - Georg Valentin Metzger.

     Georg Valentin Metzger came from Niederlinxweiler, Germany which is between St.Wendel and Ottweiler, about 15 km northeast of Saarbrucken.  A brief sketch of the records there has been documented vital records of this family. (2)Georg Valentin was b.19 Apr 1715 and christened on 22 Apr 1715 Manzweiler, Germany, s/o (3) Johann Philip Metzger  and Anna Catharina Dohm/Thom,  (d/o Hanss Dohm  and Elisabetha Catherina Zimmer, who m. 30 May 1672)
(4)Georg Valentin m. Maria Elisabetha Keippert 6 Dec 1739 Niederlinxweiler, GER.  Maria Eliisabetha was the d/o(5) Johann Wilhelm Keippert and Anna Catherina Lepper.   Anna Catherina was d/o Hans Nickel Lepper and Anna Maria Lehnmeyer, both b. Ottweiler, d. Niederlinxweiler, Germany.

Niederlinxweiler Parish Register:  *FHL #1052688; Marriages 1726-1782
GROOM:          Georg Valentin Metzger, cooper, son of deceased Philip
                               Metzger,former citizen and cooper at Mainzweiler
BRIDE:                    Maria Elisabetha, daughter of Joh.Wilhelm Kieffert of here.
PROCLAMATION:  19 Nov 1739, Elisabeth's Day
MARRIED:              6 Dec 1739

Niederlinxweiler Parish Register: FHL #1052688, Christenings 1726-1782
NAME:           Louißa Metzger
BORN:            25 Aug 1746                    CHRISTENED:        27 Aug 1746
PARENTS:      George Velte Metzger and Maria Elisabeth of Niederlinxweiler
WITNESSES:  Johann Theodore, Louisa Maria, ?daughter of Johann Valentin Fieffer.

The genealogy report follows for the Metzger and Butcher Family:

Descendants of Johann Philip Metzger

Generation No. 1

1.  JOHANN PHILIP2 METZGER  (JOHAN JACOB1) was born 1669 in Jettenbach, Saarland, GER, and died 24 Dec 1738 in Nieder-Linxweiler, Saarland, GER (Source: "Metzger Family History 1653-1981", by Mrs. Cloice E. Metzger.).  He married ANNA CATHARINA THOM/DHOM 16 Jan 1694/95 in Welsbach, Saarland, GER, daughter of HANSS DHOM and ELISABETH ZIMMER.  She was born 24 Feb 1673/74 in Mainzweiler, Saarland, GER, and died 08 Apr 1742 in Niederlinxweiler, Saarland, GER.

Johanne Philip Metzger  waa a sheep herder by trade and his religion was Lutheran. Source: "Metzger Family History 1653-1981" by  Mrs. Cloice E. Metzger.

JOHANN METZGER and ANNA CATHARINA THOM/DHOM:
Marriage Bond: n 1694/95, Welsbach, Saarland, GER
Marriage: 17 Jan 1695/96, Ottweiler, GER

Children of JOHANN METZGER and ANNA CATHARINA THOM/DHOM are:
 i. . JOHANN CONRAD  METZGER, b. 8 Nov 1696, Welschbach, GER; d. 1704, Welschbach, GER.
ii.   ANNA EVA METZGER, b. 1698, Stennweitler, GER; d. 1732, Mainzweiler, Saarland, GER.
2. iii.  JOHANN ADAM METZGER, b. 26 May 1701 Mainzweiler, Saarland, GER; d. after 1748, PA. He m. MARIA KATHERINA SCHERER 14 Feb 1735/36 Niederlinxweiler, Ottweiler, GER.
iv.  MARIA SIBYLLA METZGER, b. 30 Jan 1701/02 in Welschbach, GER.
v.   ANNA MARIA BARBARA METZGER, b. 1707, Welschbach, GER; d. 1768, , Ottweiler, GER; m. JOHANNA PHILIP FLACCUS, 1733, , Ottweiler, GER.
3. vi. **GEORG VALENTIN METZGER, b. 19 Apr 1715, , Mainzweiler, Saarland, GER; d. Bef. 16 Mar 1773, S.Branch, Deer Run, Pendleton, WV.
vii. JOHANN MICHAEL METZGER, b. 1717, Mainzweiler, Saarland, GER; d. 1717, Mainzweiler, Saarland, GER.

Generation No. 2

3.  JOHANN ADAM3 METZGER (JOHANN PHILIP2, JOHAN JACOB1) was born 26 May 1701 in , Mainzweiler, Saarland, GER, and died Aft. 1748 in PA.  He married MARIA CATHERINE SCHERER 14 Feb 1735/36 in NiederLinxweiler, Saarland, GER, daughter of JOHANN SCHERER and ANNA MULLER/MUELLER.  She was born Abt. 1715 in Dorrenbach/Niederlinxweiler, GER, and died Bet. 1745 - 1800 in PA.

Children of JOHANN METZGER and MARIA SCHERER are:
 i. MARIA APPALONIA4 METZGER, b. 24 May 1739; d. 02 Feb 1739/40.
5. ii. JOHAN VALENTIN METZGER, b. Bet. 13 Apr 1741 - 1743, Niederlinxweiler, Saarland, GER; d. 16 Feb 1807, Woodbury Twp, Bedford, PA.
 iii. DORTHEA CATHERINA METZGER, b. 10 Mar 1745/46; d. 23 Mar 1745/46.
 iv. CATHERINA MARGARETHA METZGER, b. 07 Oct 1748.
 v. GEORGE PHILIP METZGER, b. 03 Jul 1737; m. ANNA LOUISE BRUMBAUGH.
6. vi. JOHANN VALENTIN METZGER, b. Bet. 13 Apr 1741 - 1743, Niederlinxweiler, GER; d. 16 Feb 1807, Woodbury Twp, Bedford, PA/Blair, PA.
 vii. DORTHEA CATHERINA METZGER, b. 07 Oct 1738.
 

3.  GEORG VALENTIN3 METZGER (JOHANN PHILIP2, JOHAN JACOB1) was born 19 Apr 1715 in , Mainzweiler, Saarland, GER, and died Bef. 16 Mar 1773 in S.Branch, Pendleton, WV.  He married MARIA ELISABETHA KEIPPERT 06 Dec 1739 in Niederlinxweiler, Germany, daughter of JOHANN KEIPPERT and ANNA LEPPER.  She was born Abt. 1720 in Saarland area,Germany, and died Aft. 1764 in , Pendleton, WV.

Georg and his wife, two daughters were the original immigrant to the U.S.  He first settled in Frederick Co., MD and then settled into the Augusta/Pendleton area of VA.

His inventory was found but his will has not been and it is believed to be lost. His son, Nicholas Metzger, was named as administrator.
Georg Valentin was christened on 22 Apr 1715 in Mainzweiler, Germany.
He married Maria Elisabeth Keippert in Niederlinxenvweiler. She was d/o Johnan Wilhelm Kieppert of same town. George was listed as a "kiefer" or barrel maker.

George Valentine and his family were granted manumission for 30 florins on March 23, 1749. Manumission meant that all their obligations to the country of their birth were fulfilled and that they were free to travel to another country.

There is no record of George's move to Augusta County, VA from Frederick Co., MD but it may have been as early as 1754. In Feb 1759, he bought items at John Vinegard's estate sale in Feb 1759 as "Valentine Bucher." In December 1759, "Velentine Mitsker" was a witness to John Colly's will. "Valentine Butcher" bought items at Jacob Silver's estate sale in Aug 1761 and in Feb 1762, Valentine Butcher posted bail for Jacob Archenbright in Augusta Co., Court.

He died in the winter of 1772/73 in Pendleton Co., WV.  He began using the English  name of "Butcher" ca 1759.

Children of GEORG METZGER and MARIA KEIPPERT are:
  i ANNA BARBARA METZGER/BUTCHER, b. 04 Aug 1743; d. McGayhesville, Rockingham, VA; m. (1) JACOB KROPF/CROPP, 02 Mar 1762, Shenandoah Co.,VA; m. (2) JACOB KROPP/CROPP, 02 Mar 1762, McGayhayesville, Augusta, VA; b. 04 Aug 1743, Niederlinxweiler, GER; d. McGayhesville, Rockingham, VA.

**Anna Barbara was married in the Peaked Mountain Church in McGayhayesville, Augusta Co., VA. This was in the Massanutten area, and the area is now called that as well as McGayhayesville, VA.
The fact is that her marriage to Jacob Kropp or Cropp was the record that linked this Metzger/Butcher family back into Niederlinxweiler, the Saarland area of S.W. Germany.Her birth/christening record was the link that proved the Butcher family was German.

More About JACOB KROPF/CROPP and ANNA METZGER/BUTCHER:
Marriage: 02 Mar 1762, McGayhayesville, Shenandoah Co., VA

 ii. LOUISA METZGER/BUTCHER, b. 25 Aug 1746 in Niederlinxweiler, Germany and d. Aft. 1749.

 iii. NICHOLAS METZGER/BUTCHER, b. Abt. 1750, Frederick Co.MD;  m. (1) SUSANNA, Abt. 1773, VA; m. (2) RACHEL SHOULDERS, 18 Dec 1808,  and he  m. (3) PRUDENCE WILLIAMS, Abt. 1818.  This son was administrator of his father's (Georg Valentin)  probate.

iv.  GASPER METZGER/BUTCHER, b. Abt. 1751, Frederick Co.MD; d. 21 Nov 1815 in Jackson Co,IL; ; m. CATHERIN ? (Surname unknown)

v.   JOHANNES METZGER/BUTCHER, b. 27 Jan 1750/51. [I have no further information about him.]

vi. **PAULSER/BALTHASAR METZGER/BUTCHER, b. 26 Jan 1753, Fredericktown, Frederick, MD; d. 1829, , Lewis, WV when he is buried in the Butcher Cemetery in Turnertown, Lewis Co.. VA. He m. to Elizabeth Bush 17 Jan 1773, , Augusta, WV; b. 20 Feb 1758; d. 13 Jun 1839, Weston, Lewis, WV.

Notes for ELIZABETH BUSH:
Legislative Petitions Database Petitioner Search Results  -     Elizabeth Bush Butcher petition -
"Lewis County Petition of 17 December 1834. To the Honorable the General Assembly of Virginia. Your petitioner humbly sheweth to your Honorable Bodies that in the year her husband Paulser Butcher was a private soldier in a Company of Rangers and Spies under the command of Captain James Booth that in consequence of Captain Booth's untimely Death, her husband Paulser Butcher did not in his lifetime ever receive his wages for said Services, nor has your petitioner every received any kind of compensation for said service of her Late Husband, Your petitioner was ignorant of the mode by which to obtain Compensation until very lately. She has heard that your Honorable Body passed a law at the last Session making provision for David Sleeth and others imbracing the widdow of Thomas Cunningham, Your petitioner knowing that her late husband did serve his country in that Expedition for which Sleeth & others have received renumeration; as faithfully as any soldier of his day, which service your petitioner believes was thirteeen months. Your petitioner Being now very old and infirm and dependant upon her Children for maintinance humbly pray your Honorable Body that a law may pass allowing your Humble petitioner the amount which was allowed other persons for the like service. And your petitioner will every Pray.        her
 1 Dec 1834               Elizabeth X Butcher"
       mark

On the outside was the following:
 "F.L. Prentis of Wood - Petition of Elizabeth Bucher of Lewis County, praying for compensation for services rendered by her late husband Palser Butcher for 13 months as an Indian Spie for which he never re'cd pay during his life time.
17th Dec 1834.   ref'd to Cms    19th Dec - -  Reasonable Bill.

Elizabeth received widow's pension, $104.00 from her husband's Revolutionary War Service. Elizabeth is buried in the Butcher Cemetery in Turnertown, near Weston, Lewis, WV, beside her husband, and surrounded by other family members.

vii. WILLIAM METZGER/BUTCHER, b. 1754, Fredericktown, Frederick, MD; d. Aft. 1820; m. MARGARET DONNALLY, 17 Jan 1785, Greenburg, Greenbrier, VA.

viii. HENRY METZGER/BUTCHER, b. Abt. 1756, Frederick Co.MD; d. Aft. 1826; m. ELIZABETH CLINE, 1785, Shenandoah Co.,VA.
 
ix.  GEORGE VALENTINE METZGER/BUTCHER, JR. - b. 21 Jan 1760 Rockingham Co., VA.

x.  JACOB METZGER/BUTCHER, b. 16 Apr 1764 McGaheysville, Rockingham Co.. VA. He m ANN-NANCY HELMENTOLER 31 Dec 1788, Rockingham, VA. and he d. 4 Nov 1824 in Fairfield Co., OH.

xi. MARGARET METZGER/BUTCHER, b. Dec 1765, , Fairfield, OH; d. 25 Mar 1848, Wayne, Darke Co., OH. She m. JACOB PITSENBARGER.
 

4.  GEORGE VALENTIN3 METZGER (JOHANN PHILIP2, JOHAN JACOB1) was born 10 Apr 1715 in Mainzweiler, Saarland, GER, and died 1773 in , Pendleton, WV.  He married MARIA ELISABETHA KEIPPERT 06 Dec 1739 in Niederlinxweiler, Germany, daughter of JOHANN KEIPPERT and ANNA LEPPER.  She was born Abt. 1720 in Saarland area,Germany, and died Aft. 1764 in , Pendleton, WV.

Notes for GEORGE VALENTIN METZGER:
"Pennsylvanien auswanderer aus dem Oberamt Ottweiler" =(Pennsylvania Immigrants from the area of Ottweiler.) The following article was in the Saarbrucken Zeitung, Friday, December 8, 1972 - newspaper. March 2006

Many families were listed in this article as leaving from 11 March to 25 April 1749. "They all left in the spring not to return....they  mostly sailed from Rotterdam and arrived in the New World in September of October" notes translated by Suzanne B. Badenhop [ahcsbb@uky.edu]
Other names at the same time were Beck, Zollinger, & Paulus. (Suzanne's names)

Manumissions, Ottweiler County, 1738-1754 (State Archives, Saarbruecken, NS II, 5464, NS I, 14) Emigrated 1749 along with his brother Hans Adam Metzger and family from Niederlinxweiler. Ship #3 - as listed in Strassburger/Hinke.

The marriage of George  METZGER and  MARIA KEIPPERT:
Marriage: 06 Dec 1739, Niederlinxweiler, Germany

Children of GEORGE METZGER and MARIA KEIPPERT are shown above -
 
Generation No. 3

5.  JOHAN VALENTIN4 METZGER (JOHANN ADAM3, JOHANN PHILIP2, JOHAN JACOB1) was born Bet. 13 Apr 1741 - 1743 in Niederlinxweiler, Saarland, GER, and died 16 Feb 1807 in Woodbury Twp, Bedford, PA.  He married CATHARINE ?.  She was born 1745 in Germany, and died 1807 in , Bedford, PA.

Notes for JOHAN VALENTIN METZGER:
Johann immigrated from Germany to Philadelphia 1758. He was thought to be an indentured servant for ca 5 years. They moved to the eastern part of Fredricksburg, PA. He was a farmer and a weaver.
Other research indicates that he was born in the Wurttemberg District in 1741. This information was from the "Metzger Family History" by Mrs.Cloice E. Metzger.

Children of JOHAN METZGER and CATHARINE ? are:
 i. MARY ELIZABETH5 METZGER, b. 1769.
8. ii. JOHN METZGER, JR., b. 18 Jan 1771; d. 18 Jan 1837, Middletown, PA.
 iii. JACOB METZGER, (SR.), b. 06 Mar 1781.

6.  JOHANN VALENTIN4 METZGER (JOHANN ADAM3, JOHANN PHILIP2, JOHAN JACOB1) was born Bet. 13 Apr 1741 - 1743 in Niederlinxweiler, GER, and died 16 Feb 1807 in Woodbury Twp, Bedford, PA/Blair, PA.  He married CATHARINE.  She was born 1745 in Germany, and died 1807 in , Bedford, PA.

Notes for JOHANN VALENTIN METZGER:
He came from Germany to Baltimore, MD in 1758 as an Indentured servant for about 5 years. He moved to east of Fredricksburg, PA and was a farmer and weaver ("Johannes Metzgaar"). He had landed in Philadelphia in 1758. Other research indicates that he was born in the Wurrtemberg District in 1741.

Children of JOHANN METZGER and CATHARINE are:
 i. ELIZABETH5 METZGER, b. 1760.
 ii. SUSANNA METZGER, b. 18 Nov 1761.
 iii. CATHARINA METZGER, b. 1763.
 iv. CHRISTINA METZGER, b. 25 May 1765.
 v. MARY ELIZABETH "ANNE" METZGER, b. 1769.
9. vi. HENRY METZGER, b. 31 Oct 1778, , Bedford, PA; d. 11 Sep 1859, , Montgomery, OH.
 vii. JACOB METZGER, SR., b. 06 Mar 1781.
 viii. ANDREW METZGER, b. 03 Jan 1785, , Huntingdon, PA; d. 17 Feb 1848, , Clinton, IN; m. MARY ULRICH, Abt. 1808; b. 1786. He is buried Middle Fork Cemetery in Clinton, IN.
More About ANDREW METZGER and MARY ULRICH:

7. BALTHAZER METZGER (PAULSER BUTCHER)(GEORG VALENTIN3 METZGER, JOHANN PHILIP2, JOHAN JACOB1) was born 26 Jan 1753 in Frederick town, Frederick, MD, and died 1829 in Weston, Lewis, WV.  He married ELIZABETH BUSH Jan 1773 in , Augusta, WV, daughter of GEORG BUSH and SUSANNAH.  She was born 20 Feb 1758, and died 13 Jun 1839 in Weston, Lewis, WV.

Notes for PAULSER BUTCHER:
Paulser was born and baptised  Balthaser Metzger in Frederick Co., MD. 26 Jan 1753. He was baptised at the Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church there on 3 Mar 1753. He was sponsored by Balthasar Bach and the single daughter Maria Elisabeth Fautin.
Paulser or Balser is a nickname of Balthasar for in German "b's" and "p's" are pronounced the same.

He served as a soldier in the Rangers & Spies company which was made up of the best riflemen and outdoorsman. In "Border Settlers of Northwestern VA" pg 445 - stated 20 Dec 1838, = David W. Sleeth of Licking Co.,OH then - "was well spoken of in connection with his testimony for Jacob Bush and perhaps others, and he seemed to stand well with the settlers in general. Mrs. Elizabeth Butcher, John Cutright and Mrs, Phoebe Cunningham testified in behalf of Sleeth. Mrs. Butcher was the widow of Paulcer Butcher, a member of the same company of spies with Sleeth, who was a resident on Leading Creek in Lewis Co., 1834. "

The original home of Paulser was shown in a photograph in the Weston Democrat - Wed. 26 Nov 1975, pg. 10. "It is thought to have been originally built as early as 1801. It is now located on the Hunter Bennett riverside farm at Jordanville, just north on the west side of the West Fork river, a short distance downstream from the mouth of Maxwell Run. The original part of the home was a simple, single log cabin, and then later another cabin of the identical dimensions was erected close by and was so positioned that the two could be eventually join by additional timbering to make the large home that stands today."  The house, when in its present configuration was completed is unknown, but it could have been as early as 1825."
 In checking the land indexes for WV, his best friend and neighbor, was Henry Flesher (Paulsers dau, Sarah m. Henry Flesher, Jr.) and a Henry Flesher was given "50 acres on the branches of Canoe Run, a branch of the South Fork of Potomack" - 12 May 1770 VA State Land Office, Patents 1-42 reels 1-41. Location: Augusta Co.

 Freemans Creek District is essentially the northwest quadrant (1/4th) of Lewis Co. The east boundary appears to be the Wet Fork River except in Weton where it might be Main Street north of West Second Street. The South boundry is one-three miles south of US 33 and includes all areas drained by Polk Creek and Leading Creek. Towns/villages included are Vadis, Hurst, Alum Bridge, Camden, Churchville, Freemansburg, BUTCHERSVILLE, Pickle Street, Pricetown, etc.

Family History Library Film #818716 -
A land record dated 9th April 1822 by P. Butcher and wife, Elizabeth, to Jno Butcher - is a deed for 1890 acres wet side of West Fork river. This land adjoined land of Jacob Bush, Adam Flesher, & Charles Fisher. Part of 164 acres that was conveyed from Elijah States to said Butcher the 30th day of April 1801 for the amount of $95.00 to Paulser & Elisabeth Butcher (his wife) to John Butcher and his heirs forever.

The tombstone in Butcher Cemetery said "born in England". That is wrong as we now know.
The will of Pauler was probated Sept court 1832.  He d. in 1829 Weston, Lewis Co., WV.
 He is buried in Butcherville, near Weston, Lewis, WV. Directions --
"At the corner of Main Ave. and Fourth St. in Weston, Lewis Co., WV, Road (west side of the river going north and numbered County Rt.1) Go to Turnertown. In Turnertown take the first side street to the right, beside Brooks Body Shop. Cross the railroad tracks, continue past the first side street, turn right at the 2nd side street. Proceed on this street until you reach cemetery at the end of the street. There is a parking lot at the cemetery. The cemetery is in good condition and is still being used as a burial ground. It is commonly known as the Butchersille or Butcher Cemetery. In the center, is found one of the oldest stones we have - seen so far - BUSH. It was hand carved fieldstone..."  This headstone they are refering to is that of George B. Bush, who was said to be related to Paulser's wife, Elizabeth Bush. The little diagram of this says "Died George B. Bush in the 107th year of his age Febry 17, 1813."
 There is a little community of houses in Butchersville and border the cemetery. It is a very old cemetery but there are some much newer graves in it. It is said that if you don't have directions to this cemetery, you never would find it.
There is a star on the headstone of Paulser's grave and it is believed that was done to all who were veterans of our wars.

Adam Flesher, neighbor and son of Paulser's closest friend was honored with a DAR marker on his grave in the Butcher cemetery in Turnertown, Lewis Co., WV. They lived on the West Fork River at the mouth of Stone Coal Creek.. This includes much of the town of Weston today. In those days, there were forts every ten or twenty miles because of the Indian problem. This Butcher cemetery is also called Riverside and is right off of Old Mill Road.  See picture in the scrapbook of that cemetery..

There is a sign on the highway that says " Seven Butcher Brothers Served in the Revolutionary War." That statement is untrue - we cannot connect all of the seven named Butchers to be related to our own Butcher family. When the sign was constructed, they must have just gathered all the Butcher named men who served in the Rev and came to the conclusion that they were all related. We cannot document that statement whatsoever.......

"The Descendants of Paulser Butcher" by Virginia Dean Lawson, 1957.  call #929.273 B971L Salt Lake City, Family History Library.

Abstracts of Lewis Co., WV (1817-1827) p.52
pg.328:
"Paulser Butcher and Elizabeth, his  wife to John Butcher, all of Lewis Co. deed of 190 acres for $95 Land lyting in Lewis Co. by waters that empty into west side of West Fork joining land of Jacob Bush, Abraham Flesher, Charles Flesher and Henry Waldeck by virtue of 150 acres patented to Paulser Butcher bearing date of 9 Nov 1804 and 40 acres Part of 164 acres conveyed from Elijah States (Statts) to Paulser Butcher 20 Apr 1802 bounded by Charles Fishers corner, formerly Edward Radcliffs; to Adams Fleshers corner.
s/Pauls Butcher."
 

Lewis County, (W)VA 1830 Federal Census INDEX This Census was ...
... pg0227.txt 231 1 Bush Michael G pg0227.txt 228 7 Bush Paulser pg0227.txt 227
... 231 18 Butcher Joseph pg0227.txt 227 25 Butcher Paulser pg0227.txt 229 ...
Elizabeth Bush Butcher petition -
"Lewis County Petition of 17 December 1834. To the Honorable the General Assembly of Virginia. Your petitioner humbly sheweth to your Honorable Bodies that in the year her husband Paulser Butcher was a private soldier in a Company of Rangers and Spies under the command of Captain James Booth that in consequence of Captain Booth's untimely Death, her husband Paulser Butcher did not in his lifetime ever receive his wages for said Services, nor has your petitioner every received any kind of compensation for said service of her Late Husband, Your petitioner was ignorant of the mode by which to obtain Compensation until very lately. She has heard that your Honorable Body passed a law at the last Session making provision for David Sleeth and others imbracing the widdow of Thomas Cunningham, Your petitioner knowing that her late husband did serve his country in that Expedition for which Sleeth & others have received renumeration; as faithfully as any soldier of his day, which service your petitioner believes was thirteeen months. Your petitioner Being now very old and infirm and dependant upon her Children for maintinance humbly pray your Honorable Body that a law may pass allowing your Humble petitioner the amount which was allowed other persons for the like service. And your petitioner will every Pray.        her
 1 Dec 1834               Elizabeth X Butcher"
       mark

On the outside was the following:
 "F.L. Prentis of Wood - Petition of Elizabeth Bucher of Lewis County, praying for compensation for services rendered by her late husband Palser Butcher for 13 months as an Indian Spie for which he never re'cd pay during his life time.
17th Dec 1834.   ref'd to Cms    19th Dec - -  Reasonable Bill.

Elizabeth received widow's pension, $104.00 from her husband's Revolutionary War Service.
Elizabeth is buried in the Butcher Cemetery in Butcherville, near Weston, Lewis, WV.
 

Children of PAULSER BUTCHER and ELIZABETH BUSH are:
 i. SARAH5 BUTCHER, b. 18 Nov 1773, Harrison Co. (W)VA; d. Harrison Co. (W)VA; m. HENRY FLESHER, Jr. 20 Mar 1797, Harrison Co. (W)VA.
    "29 Oct 1789,  Henry Flesher, Harrison Co., to Peter McKinley,Hardy Co., 30 acres on branches of CONOW Run, a branch of the South Fork, no adjoiners named: patented 12 May 1770. Consideration £34, VA. Signed, Henry Flesher
Witnesses: none. Acknowledged in court, 2 Nov 1789. No delivery shown. Recorded 1:67-68."

Canow  Run was the misspelling of Canoe Run. This is the same tract, less 10 acres that Henry was granted from King George III. There is a copy of the origninal grant in the State Archives in Charleston. The grant is for 50 acrs on Canoe Run and is dated 12 May 1770.
 ii. GEORGE BUTCHER, b. 11 Dec 1775, , Harrison, WV; d. 17 Feb 1867, , Lewis, WV; m. MARY ARGOBRIGHT, 07 Feb 1799, , Harrison, WV; b. 21 May 1780; d. 15 Jul 1845, , Lewis, WVA.
       George and Mary were both buried in the Butcher Cemetery in Butcherville, near Weston, Lewis co., WV.

 iii. UNKNOWN BUTCHER, b. Abt. 1778.

10. iv.** JOHN ANDERSON BUTCHER, b. 22 Jan 1783, , Harrison, WV; d. 05 Oct 1868, Turnertown, Lewis, WV.

 v. JASPER/GASPER BUTCHER, b. 07 Feb 1785, , Harrison, WV; d. 26 Jul 1872, Polk Creek, Lewis, WV; m. MARY BUTCHER, 09 Aug 1812, , Harrison, WV; b. 1788; d. 1872, , Lewis, WV.
           Gasper Butcher d. on the 26th inst. aged eighty-six years, at his home on Polk Creek. He was one of Lewis County's oldest settlers and leaves a host of friends to mourn his departure.
Burial: St. Boniface Church, Leading Creek, Lewis, WV

 vi. VALENTINE JEFFERSON BUTCHER, b. 28 Feb 1788, , Harrison, WV; d. 06 Sep 1863, , Ritchie,  WV; m. MARYANN MARGARET TETER, 06 Sep 1863, Harrison Co. (W)VA; b. 1798; d. 1888, Ritchie Co, WV.

       Notes for MARYANN MARGARET TETER:
James Allen was named as stepfather of Mary Ann Margaret Teeter, when she married Valentin Butcher. According to Morton's Pendleton History, found Isaac Teeter married 1795 Frances Fisher. He d. 1800.

 vii. SOLOMAN BUTCHER, b. 30 Aug 1790; d. 02 Apr 1879.
          Solomon Butcher d. 2 Apr 1879 at the age of 88y 7m 3d.  This was according to the Cemetery Book Vol. II - Hackers Creek Pioneer Descendants.
Burial: Butcher Cemetery, Butcherville, Lewis, WV. In the will of Paulser, he bequested money to Solomon "if he ever comes home again."

 viii. MARYAN BUTCHER, b. 07 Dec 1791, , Harrison, WV; d. 15 Mar 1853, , Lewis, WV.
           Mary Ann was 61 yrs. 3 mos. and 8 days when she was buried in Butcherville,  near Weston, Lewis, WV.

11. ix. HENRY BUTCHER, b. 19 Jan 1793, , Harrison, WV; d. 03 Nov 1866, , Lewis, WV.

 x. JACOB BUTCHER, b. 17 Nov 1796, , Harrison,  WV; d. 19 Jun 1877, Weston, Lewis, WV; m. BARBARA FLESHER, 13 Dec 1823, Weston, Lewis Co., (W)VA; d. 07 Jan 1875, Lewis Co., (W)VA.

 xi. WILLIAM BUTCHER, b. 13 Aug 1798; d. 19 Jul 1829. We have no further record for William.

Generation No. 4

8.  JOHN5 METZGER, JR. (JOHAN VALENTIN4, JOHANN ADAM3, JOHANN PHILIP2, JOHAN JACOB1) was born 18 Jan 1771, and died 18 Jan 1837 in Middletown, PA.  He married CHRISTINA HOOVER 1797 in , Bedford, PA.  She was born 10 May 1778 in , Bedford, PA, and died 18 Oct 1856 in Middletow, PA.
Children of Henry and Susannah :
 i. JACOB6 METZGER, b. 16 Mar 1799.
 ii. DAVID METZGER, b. 11 Mar 1798.
 iii. JOHN METZGER, b. 23 Oct 1801; d. 27 Nov 1867.
 iv. NANCY ANNA METZGER, b. 01 Oct 1803.
 v. ANDREW M. METZGER, b. 01 Mar 1805.
 vi. ELIZABETH METZGER, b. Abt. 1808.
 vii. ISAAC METZGER, b. 31 Jan 1809.
 viii. KATHERINE METZGER, b. 15 May 1812, , Bedford, PA.
 ix. FRANCIS (FANNIE) METZGER, b. 14 Feb 1814.
 x. SUSANNA METZGER, b. 05 Jul 1816.
 xi. DANIEL METZGER, b. 18 Feb 1818.
 xii. CHRISTINIA METZGER, b. Abt. 1821.
 

9.  HENRY5 METZGER (JOHANN VALENTIN4, JOHANN ADAM3, JOHANN PHILIP2, JOHAN JACOB1) was born 31 Oct 1778 in , Bedford, PA, and died 11 Sep 1859 in , Montgomery, OH.  He married SUSANNAH ULRICH 15 Jun 1800. He was buried in Bear Creek Cemetery, Montgomery Co., OH.

Children of HENRY METZGER and SUSANNAH ULRICH are:
 i. JOHN6 METZGER, b. 24 Jan 1803.
 ii. STEPHEN METZGER, b. 15 Nov 1804.
 iii. ELIZABETH METZGER, b. 19 Oct 1806.
 iv. SAMUEL METZGER, b. 24 Aug 1808.
 v. SUSANNAH METZGER, b. 10 Mar 1813.
 vi. MARY METZGER, b. 07 Jan 1816.
 vii. ISAAC METZGER, b. 22 Sep 1817.
 viii. BENJAMIN METZGER, b. 07 Sep 1825.

10. ** JOHN ANDERSON5 BUTCHER (PAULSER4, GEORG VALENTIN3 METZGER, JOHANN PHILIP2, JOHAN JACOB1) was born 22 Jan 1783 in , Harrison, WV, and died 05 Oct 1868 in Turnertown, Lewis, WV.  He married CRISTENA "TENIE" ALKIRE 19 Mar 1804 in , Harrison, WV, daughter of JOHN ALKIRE and CHRISTENA WOLF.  She was born 15 Jul 1786 in , Harrison, WV, and died 15 Apr 1874 in Turnertown, Weston, Lewis, WV. They are buried in Butcherville Cem. On Gee Lick Rd., Lewis Co., WV.
    John served in the War of 1812 and was discharged 10 May 1814. I have a note of his discharge because of being "ill from dysentery". He served in Capt. Davisson's Co. from Harrison County, WV. It was a volunteer unit. He received 40 acres in OH as bounty land.
    John Butcher's estate was probated on 19 Nov 1868 in Lewis Co., WV. It names
sons - Paulser, Thomas, Jesse, Lemuel,  Granville, & Joseph. Daughters Margaret & Polly. Grandson James N.  Witnesses named were Wm. E. Arnold & Wm. J. Bland.
(Source - on Hackers Creek website - Lewis Co., Probate Records)
    John was in his 86th year and is buried in the Butcher cemetery in Butcherville, near (Turnertown) Weston, Lewis, WV.

Some records say there was  son Michael L. Butcher b. 9 Aug 1839, who m. Uphama Bankhead on 28 Jul 1866 in Lewis Co.  That would be very unusual as Cristena "Tenie" was 53 years old. I have never found any records on this person.
    Some researchers recorded her birthdate as about 1781; others indicated 15 Jul 1786 in Harrison Co., WV, now in Lewis Co. Based on the most reliable sources of information, her birthdate for these records has been noted as 15 Jul 1786.
    Nine sources provided different dates for her death. In the book, "Gilmer Co., WV History 1845-1989" a great grandson, John Sherman Butcher provided info that she died at age of 87 years and 7 months, making the date of her death as early Feb 1874. Other records indicate the date of her death was 5 Apr 1874. Since she was buried on 18 Apr, 1874, her date of death was most probably 15 Apr 1874 and will be used for my records.
    Christena was 87 yrs. 7 mos and 20 days when she was buried in the Butcher cemetery near Weston, Lewis, WV.

Children of JOHN BUTCHER and CRISTENA ALKIRE are:
 i. JASPER/GASPER6 BUTCHER, b. 30 Mar 1805, Gee Lick Run, Harrison, WV; d. 26 May 1890, Polk Creek, Lewis, WV; m. BARBARA BUSH, 11 Jan 1838,  Harrison, WV; b. 1814; d. 28 Oct 1872, , Lewis, WV.
    His death was reported in the Weston Republic newspaper in Lewis Co. on June 4, 1891.,That he died at 86 years on the 26th of May 1891. He lived on Polk Creek.

12. ii. JOSEPH ANDERSON BUTCHER, b. 19 Dec 1806, Gee Lick Run, Weston, Lewis, WV; d. 14 Jun 1845, Weston, Lewis, WV.
 iii. NANCY ANN BUTCHER, b. 25 Jul 1808, , Harrison, WV; d. 02 Jul 1878, Finks Creek, Lewis, WV; m. ISAAC JESSE WOOFTER, 31 Oct 1833, , Lewis, WV; d. Aft. 1850, , Lewis, WV.

 iv. SARAH "SALLY" BUTCHER, b. 19 Oct 1809, , Harrison, WVA; d. 02 Jul 1878, Finks Creek, Lewis, WV; m. JESSE THOMAS RADCLIFF, 13 Oct 1826, , Lewis, WV.

 v. ELIZABETH "LISSIE" BUTCHER, b. 16 Sep 1813, , Lewis, WV; d. 02 Nov 1863, Freemans Creek, Lewis, WV; m. (1) JONATHAN HOLT; m. (2) URIAH MCKINLEY, 26 Jul 1857, , Harrison, WV.

13. vi. JESSE RAY BUTCHER, b. 24 Oct 1811, , Harrison, WV; d. 30 Aug 1886, Freeman's Creek, Lewis, WV.

14. vii. PAULSER BUTCHER, b. 25 Mar 1815, , Harrison, WV; d. 22 Jul 1882, Gee Lick, Lewis, WV.

15. viii. LEMUEL BUTCHER, b. 08 Jan 1817, , Lewis, WV; d. 11 Mar 1884, Weston, Lewis, WV.

 ix. EMANUEL "MANUEL" BUTCHER, b. 04 Feb 1823, , Lewis, WV; d. 18 Mar 1864, , Lewis, WV; m. MINERVA WILLIAMS, 01 Aug 1847, Polk Creek,     Lewis, WV; b. 14 Mar 1827; d. 20 Oct 1873, , Weston, Lewis, WV.
    Manuel was 41 yrs. 1 mo. and 14 days when he was buried in the Butcher cemetery, Butcherville, near Weston, Lewis, WV.
Minerva was 51 yr. 7 mos. and 15 days when she was buried in the Butcherville cemetery near Weston, Lewis, WV.

x. MARY "POLLY" BUTCHER, b. 1821; d. 07 Sep 1891, , Lewis, WV; m. HENRY SIMPSON, 18 Apr 1848, West Fork, Lewis, WV; b. 1818.Buried in Butcher Cem. Turnertown, Lewis Co., WV.

 xi. GRANVILLE A. BUTCHER, b. 18 Aug 1826, , Lewis, WV; d. 24 Apr 1908, , Lewis, WV; m. SARAH ELLEN DEAN, 13 Aug 1850, West Fork, Lewis, WV; b. 04 Oct 1826; d. 09 Feb 1908. They were married by Minister Carr Bailey.
Granville's death was reported in the Weston WV Democrat newspaper on 1 May 1908. He is buried in Turnertown, at the Butcher Cemetery.

 xii. MARGARET BUTCHER, b. 1831, Lewis Co., (W)VA; d. 25 Sep 1869, Weston, Lewis Co., (W)VA; m. HAMILTON T. FORD, 09 May 1853, , Lewis, WV; b. 1828, VA.

 xiii. THOMAS P. BUTCHER, b. 29 Jun 1832, , Lewis, WV; d. 13 Jun 1905, , Lewis, WV; m. MARY LUVERNA WILLIAMS, 09 Aug 1857, , Lewis, WV. Buried Butcher cemetery in Turnertown, Lewis Co., WV.
I have found very few records for Thomas.

11.  HENRY5 BUTCHER (PAULSER4, GEORG VALENTIN3 METZGER, JOHANN PHILIP2, JOHAN JACOB1) was born 19 Jan 1793 in , Harrison, WV, and died 03 Nov 1866 in , Lewis, WV.  He married CATHERINE FLESHER 02 Mar 1851 in , Lewis,WV.  She was born 05 Jun 1812 in , Harrison, WV, and died 09 Jul 1892 in , Lewis, WV.
    The estate of Henry Butcher was probated in Lewis Co., WV on 10 Dec 1866. It named his wife/widow: Catherine, son Marshall,  a John Jorda and a Edward Pumphy. Unknow males. The witnesses named were W.I. Bland and W. E. Arnold.
(Source: Hackers Creek Lewis Co.. Probate Records)
    He is buried under the name of Col. Henry Butcher who was 73 yrs. 9 mos. and 24 days. Butcher cemetery in Butcherville, near Weston, Lewis Co., WV.
Abstracts of Lewis Co., WV Deeds (1817 - 1827)  (pg. 37)
"p.154 - John Webster and Mary his wife to Henry Butcher for/undivided 558 ½ acres on the waters of Gee Lick and Polk Creek 5 Oct 1820 for $150.00. Parcel joinng Paulcer Butcher, John P. Duvall, George Arnold and  Edward Radcliff.
Signed John Webster/Mary Webster

Catharine was 80 yr. 1 mo. 14 days when she died in 1892. She is buried in Butcher cemetery, Butcherville, near Weston, Lewis, WV. Child of HENRY BUTCHER and CATHERINE FLESHER is:
 i. HARRISON P.6 BUTCHER, b. 12 Apr 1852; d. 03 May 1852.

Generation No. 5

12.  **JOSEPH ANDERSON6 BUTCHER (JOHN ANDERSON5, PAULSER4, GEORG VALENTIN3 METZGER, JOHANN PHILIP2, JOHAN JACOB1) was born 19 Dec 1806 in Gee Lick Run, Weston, Lewis, WV, and died 14 Jun 1845 in Weston, Lewis, WV.  He married EUNICE FISHER 13 Jan 1827 in Weston, Lewis, WV, daughter of GEORGE FISHER and BARBARA ELIZABETH BUSH.  She was born Jan 1810 in Weston, Lewis, WV, and died 21 May 1890 in Reedy, Roane,WV. Some records call her Barbee.
    Joseph and Eunice were early settlers in the Monongahela Valley, married in Lewis Co, near Weston, ca 1830.. They began their wedded life as farmers and were parents of 3 sons and 3 daus.
    The estate of Joseph Butcher was probated in the county of Harrison, WV on Oct 1846. He was buried 17 Jun 1845, Butcher Cemetery at Turnertown in Lewis Co., WV.

Sources:
 "Bicentennial Biographies, Gilmer Co., WV", 197  p. 25
 "Gilmer County, WV History 1845-1989" p. 273
 "Lewis County, WV - Her People and Places" 2000, p. 88,89
 Norman, Don "Descendants of Michael Bush", "Descendants of Jacob Conrad"
 Sams, Catherine J. "Butcher Family Historu"
 1850 Federal Census of Gilmer Co.. ()WV)

 The family moved to Roane Co. before 1860, to be closer to Eunice's family.
It is very difficult and nearly impossible to reach the site of the "Old Badgett  Cemetery". It was listed in a work by the WPA in ca 1931. It is up on a hill behind the abandoned Green Valley Church which is on the corner of Staats" Mill Run and the road along Middle Fork of Reedy.
     My cousin,  Francis Butcher tried to find a way up on this hill for about 4 hours and found no accessable way. There are really two grave sites there. One for Eunice (Fisher) Butcher Badgett and one for her daughter, Elizabeth (Bettie), who married a Board and her twin daughters who both died in childbirth, along with their mother. It is said that there are no stones on their site.  Information by Tom Polin of Reedy, WV on Badgett Cemetery.
At Reedy, WV on Staats Run Rd, Mrs. Alvin Wetters farm. Established about 1890 as family burial ground; extent two graves; not fenced; not landscaped; condition, poor; lots not marked; graves not marked; lots not for sale; no burial records kept; no longer in use as a burial ground.Marked graves - 0; unmarked graves- 2 .
    This was recorded on 23 Sept 1940 by the WPA. The above info was found at the Library of Spencer, WV in the genealogical section of the Library.

Children of JOSEPH BUTCHER and EUNICE FISHER are:
 i.** JOHN WEBSTER7 BUTCHER, b. 29 Jun 1828, Weston, Lewis, WV; d. 09 Jul 1910, Spencer, Roane, WV; m. ELIZA LAVERNA GLAZE, 1852; b. 30 Mar 1833, , Lewis,WV; d. 16 Jan 1917, Spencer, Roane Co., WV. She was the daughter of HENRY GLAZE and SOPHIA MEANS.
    A cousin of  Hobart S. Butcher, (MY FATHER) would visit us in several places where we lived. Fred Butcher was one of 15 children  in Uncle Matt's (James Madison Butcher) familyand lived at one time on a section of land bordering John W. Butcher land. He would recall that "Grandmother Butcher (Eliza L. Glaze Butcher) would sometimes get mad at "Pap" as she called Grandfather and would go spend the night with Fred's family. The next day, Grandfather Butcher would come asking "Have you seen anything of Lisa?" And she would go home with all her anger forgotten"

Fred also said that Grandfather Butcher was a very religious man. He did not attend church much in his later years, but when he did it was "just understood that he was to lead the prayer. And he would get down on his knees with his head on his arms resting on the pew." When Fred was around him, John Webster was already hard of hearing but he read his Bible every day and in his later years, read without his glasses." [He had a full white beard, according to a picture of him and the family.]

Another story from Fred - "Grandmother raised two of our cousins, Blanche and Hobart cuz their mother had died when they were very young. They were pampered so much and an older cousin said they were little stinkers. Grandmother would let them come to Uncle Matt's to play but she told them when to come home. One day, Hobart (my father) stayed over his allotted time and Grandmother came thru the apple orchard breaking off a little switch from an apple tree. Grandmother always hid it under her apron but Hobart knew it was there and he said, ' Hurry up and whip me, Grandmother. there's someone coming up the road in a horse and buggy and I don't want them to see it happen.' Hobart would yell as if he had been severely beaten (altho, he hadn't been) and Grandmother would follow him to the house, saying 'Poor motherless boy'. Uncle Everett, Blanche & Hobart's father, remarried and their stepmother was more firm and required them to do their part of the work."

Fred said: "Almost all the Butcher's could sing well except me. They did the major part of the singing at the Bethel Church. The talent came from the Glaze side of the family and I remember Uncle Granville Glaze saying that his mother (that would be Sophia Means Glaze) had a voice as clear as a bell. Cousin Maude (the one that had 12 children) was the Kate Smith of the family, she could make the rafters ring with her powerful voice." [also she was asked if she had any twins out of the 12 kids, and she said that she didn't know any she would want two of.]
 "Memorial Day was always a big day in Spencer. The Civil War veterans marched and there were speeches given. Uncle Ike Glaze, his brother Uncle Granville and his son Leonadis Glaze, were in the fife and drum corps. Fourth of July was also a big day. Prizes went to the young people who could catch and hold a greased pig and/or climb a greased pole. The county fair and circus's also drew lots of interest. And some days we would put straw or hay in the wagon and all climb aboard to make a date of it. Spencer had a population of only 1200 (when Fred & my Dad were young) and the water supply was obtained from dug wells. Sanitation was inadequate and there were a few typhoid epidemics. Many people had it two or three times and many died. Tuberculosis was one of the most dreaded diseases of that time. Very few people who contacted  it survived. Sometimes whole families were wiped out."
[Fred helped me very much with the family history and I always looked forward to getting his letters. It was a sad time for me when he passed away and I miss him alot. Whenever I find new information, I would think, Fred would like to hear this.]]
 "One of the best memories he always said that he had was in remembering the Shenandoah Valley, was the most beautiful sunrise in the west over the Blue Ridge Mountains and the sunset in the west over the Allegheny Mountains".....
    [Fred Butcher was s/o James Madison Butcher and Estaline Looney Butcher - and he wrote the above letter in Feb 1970.]

Pg. 321 - 5 Jun 1894, J. W. Butcher - was given the sum of $3.00 for his service as a surveyor of roads. North of Spencer for the year 1 Sep 1894.

Certificate of Death from County of Roane, State of West Virginia for Eliza L. Butcher -
"I, Gene M. Ashley, Clerk of the County Clourt in and for said County and State (the same being a Court of Record), also, the Custodian of the Death Records, do hereby certify that the Death Record discloses the fact that ELIZA L. BUTCHER, white female, age 83 years, 9 mos. 16 days at Spencer, WVa. and died in the same County and State on the 16th day of January 1917." Given under my hand and official seal this the 9th day of October, 1974.Reported by Dr. E. S. Goff.

Eliza and John Webster were said to have been married in 1852, in an elopement.  I have not been able to find any type of marriage record for them.

 ii. NANCY ANN BUTCHER, b. 1833.

 iii. LUCINDA BUTCHER, b. Abt. 1834; d. 1885; m. (1) LEROY B. BALLARD, 09 Dec 1853; m. (2) PETER BUSH, Bef. 1854; b. Bef. 1834, Lewis Co., (W)VA.
    They made their first home on Tucker Run of Left Reedyk next on Main Left Reedy, three miles above Three Forks.
Peter was a distiller of brandies.

 iv. MATILDA BUTCHER, b. Abt. 1835; m. NAPOLEON B. HOFF. Matilda became a very popular school teacher..

 v. NICHOLAS FISHER BUTCHER, b. Nov 1835; d. 13 Jan 1919; m. PHOEBE SUSANNA NEFF; b. Abt. 1859, , Greenbrier,  WV; d. 22 Jun 1940, , Roane, WV.

 vi. MARGARET "PEGGY" BUTCHER, b. 01 Jan 1839, , Lewis, WV; m. JOHN COLUMBUS FLESHER, 05 Mar 1859, Reedy, Roane Co.,WV; b. 1831; d. 1876, Reedy, Roane, WV.

 vii. MARTIN VANBUREN BUTCHER, b. Abt. 1841.

 viii. WILSON BUTCHER, b. 07 Aug 1843; d. 07 May 1869.

 ix. JOSEPH ANDERSON BUTCHER, JR., b. Abt. 1845, Lewis Co., (W)VA; d. 16 Jun 1887, Reedy, Roane, WV; m. PHOEBE NEFF BUCKBY, 22 Mar 1875; b. 1858; d. 22 Jun 1940, Middle Reedy, Roane, WV.

13.  JESSE RAY6 BUTCHER (JOHN ANDERSON5, PAULSER4, GEORG VALENTIN3 METZGER, JOHANN PHILIP2, JOHAN JACOB1) was born 24 Oct 1811 in , Harrison, WV, and died 30 Aug 1886 in Freeman's Creek, Lewis, WV.  He married AMERICA LUCINDA BONNET 11 Sep 1844 in , Lewis, WV.  She was born 27 Nov 1820, and died 09 May 1903 in Butcherville, Weston, Lewis, WV.
    "Jesse Butcher, of Freeman's Creek, after a long illness, died last Monday and was interred in the Butcher Cemetery near Weston, Tuesday. (Rep. Sat. 4 Sep 1886)". Lucinda and Jesse were both buried in Butcherville, Butcher cemetery near Weston, Lewis, WV.

Children of JESSE BUTCHER and AMERICA BONNET are:
 i. VIRGINIA7 BUTCHER, b. 29 Jul 1846.
 ii. ELIZABETH BUTCHER, b. 08 Jan 1848.
 iii. WILLIAM T. BUTCHER, b. 25 Aug 1850.
 iv. SEPTIMUS BUTCHER, b. 08 Feb 1853.
 v. JOHN L. BUTCHER, b. 20 Jun 1854.

14.  PAULSER6 BUTCHER (JOHN ANDERSON5, PAULSER4, GEORG VALENTIN3 METZGER, JOHANN PHILIP2, JOHAN JACOB1) was born 25 Mar 1815 in , Harrison, WV, and died 22 Jul 1882 in Gee Lick, Lewis, WV.  He married MARGARET SIMPSON 18 Feb 1841 in Polk Creek, Lewis, WV.
    Paulser Butcher, Esq, of Gee Lick this county, died on Sunday night last.
Gee Lick: The memorial services of Paulser Butcher will be held Sunday morning the 30th. Revs. Welsh and Fisher will preach  (Rep. Sat. 22 Jul 1882) He was buried in the Gee Lick cemetery.

The estate of Paulser Butcher was probated in Lewis Co.,WV on 23 Mar 1883. It named his wife/widow Margaret; sons: Ezra and George N. and dau. Amy J. The witnesses named were J.S. Dean and George Simpson.
(Source: Hackers Creek Probate Records of Lewis Co.)

Children of PAULSER BUTCHER and MARGARET SIMPSON are:
 i. MICHAEL ERVIN7 BUTCHER, b. 09 Aug 1839; d. 02 Oct 1926, Gee Lick, Lewis, WV; m. ANNA EUPHAMA BANKHEAD, 28 Aug 1866, ,Lewis, WV; b. 21 Aug 1848, St. Louis, MO; d. 14 Mar 1930, Gee Lick, Lewis, WV.,
where he is buried. Michael enlisted at Weston, Lewis Co., WV, in Co. B, 15th WV Infantry (Union); mus 1 Sep 1862 Wheeling; was sick in the U.S. hospital in Charleston, WV, 3 Jul 1864; wounded in action 30 Mar 1865, Hatcher's Ford, Va; GH Fortress Monroe; discharge Fortress Monroe, Va 27 Ma 1865 by O.W.D. of 3 May 1865.
 ii. EZRA BUTCHER.
 iii. GEORGE N. BUTCHER.
 iv. AMY J. BUTCHER.

15.  LEMUEL6 BUTCHER (JOHN ANDERSON5, PAULSER4, GEORG VALENTIN3 METZGER, JOHANN PHILIP2, JOHAN JACOB1) was born 08 Jan 1817 in , Lewis, WV, and died 11 Mar 1884 in Weston, Lewis, WV.  He married (1) SARAH BURKHAMMER Abt. 1837 in Polk Creek, Lewis, WV.  She was born 1822, and died 1874 in Buried Waldeck Cem. Weston, Lewis, WV.  He married (2) MARY C. WEBER 20 May 1875 in , Lewis, WV.
    Lemuel Butcher, who lived about a mile below Weston, died on Wednesday, and was buried on Thursday. (Rep. Sat 15 Mar 1884).
Burial: 15 Mar 1884, Waldeck Cemetery, US 33/119 out of Weston, Lewis, WV

Children of LEMUEL BUTCHER and SARAH BURKHAMMER are:
 i. CATHARINE DRUSILLA7 BUTCHER, b. 12 Aug 1855.
 ii. THOMAS BUTCHER, b. 1852; d. 1858.
 iii. WILLIAM BUTCHER, b. 1850; d. 1862.
 iv. NANCY J. BUTCHER, b. 1855; d. 1874.

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