ISAAC BUTCHER, of Salem township, Jefferson county, was born at Bolton, in Lancashire, England, October 15, 1880. He is the son of James and Mary (pillin) Butcher, natives of England. The mother, who was a daughter of Richard and Mary Pillin, died six years after the birth of Isaac, in her native land. By her marriage to James Butcher she was the mother of three children, of whom Jane Talbot is the only survivor besides Isaac. James Butcher was born October 29, 1796 and in 1831 came with his children to America, landing at New York in November. He resided at Patterson, N. J., one year, and then removed to Jefferson county, Ohio. He went back to New Jersey in the following year, but afterward made his home in this county, and here died in May, 1885. The subject of this sketch received his education partly in England, but also received ten months' schooling at Patterson, N. J., and some in this county. At sixteen years of age he began to be engaged at farming, which has been his occupation to the present time. He has been successful in his affairs, and is highly regarded by his neighbors and many acquaintances. He is a republican in politics, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. April 8, 1847, Mr. Butcher was married to Jane Scarlett, who was born February 3, 1820, daughter of William and Eleanor (Scott) Scarlett, who had nine children, six of whom survive: Frances, Jane, John, William, Richard and Stephen. Mr. and Mrs. Butcher have four children: Eleanor, Robert, Mary Ann and James A.
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