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Charles N. Butts

Charles N. Butts was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, March 20, 1851, a son of Michael and Eliza (McCaslin) Butts, and is of English, French and Irish ancestry. He was reared in his native city, and obtained a limited education in the public schools. In boyhood, he drove mules on the canal, and was inured to habits of rigid industry.

In the fall of 1864, he enlisted in Company C, Forty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and participated in the battles of Five Forks, Petersburg, and Farmersville, and was present at the surrender of Lee at Appomattox. He was honorably discharged from the service in July, 1865, and then returned to his home in Williamsport.

He commenced learning the masonís trade, which he worked at up to fifteen years ago, and then embarked in business for himself as a contractor, for the erection of bridge abutments and all kinds of stone and brick work, excavating, etc. He has an enviable record for first-class work in his line, and has carried on quite a successful business.

He has lived at Sabinsville, Tioga county, since 1872. On July 3, of that year, he married Adelia Newton, a daughter of Wesley and Sarah M. (Burdic) Newton, of Sabinsville. They have five children living, viz: Marcena, Hattie, wife of Wallace Burrell, Charles L., Michael and Rena. In politics, Mr. Butts is a Republican, and is connected with the G.A.R., the K. of H., the K.O.T.M., and the I.O.O.F. societies.

Source: History of Tioga County; Meginess, John F.; 1897.