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Butner Family


First Generation

Adam Butner was born about 1718 and was living in the Monocacy Valley, Frederick Co. MD, as early as 1741. His wife's name may have been Martha. They probably came to Rowan Co. NC in 1753. Adam died after 1778 in Rowan County. He is presumed to be the father of Thomas, David, Herman, Peter and Isaac Butner, all of whom were living in Rowan Co. NC in 1778. James Jurney's history of this family concentrates on descendants of Thomas Butner.


Second Generation

Children of Adam and Martha (?) Butner
Thomas Butner (1741-1781) m. Sarah Elrod (1747-1832)
David Butner (ca. 1743-?) m. 1) Mary Crane, 2) Susannah, widow Thomas
Herman Butner (ca. 1745-?) m. Jemima Smith, widow of Benjamin Merrill
Peter Butner (ca. 1747-?) m. Betty Beifel 1775
Isaac Butner (ca. 1749-?)


Third Generation

Children of Thomas Butner and Sarah Elrod
Adam Butner (1765-1843) m. 1) Maria Magdalena Hauser (1768-1811), m. 2) Maria Elisabeth Frey (1770-1863)
Rachel Butner (1767-?) m. John Hill (1763-?)
Christopher Butner (1769-1808) m. Elisabeth Lanius (1774-1850)
Herman Butner (1771-1845) m. 1) Elisabeth Walk (1775-1819), 2) Johanna Diez (1772-1835), widow of Christian Hege
Thomas Butner (1773-1833) m. Johanna Elisabeth Stoehr (1775-1813)
Jesse Butner (1776-1853) m. 1) Mary Cooper (1787-1805), 2) Anna Catharina Schreiber (1784-1826)
John Butner (1778-1857) m. 1) Anna Maria Knauss (1779-1839), 2) Elisabeth Spach (1792-1877)


Fourth Generation

Children of Adam Butner and Maria Magdalena Hauser
Christian Butner (1790-?) m Anna Rosina Pfaff (1798-?)
Heinrich Herman Butner (1792-1879) m. 1) Johanna Salome Strub (1794-1851), 2) Philipina Elisabeth Sides (1814-1894)
Thomas Butner (1795-?) m. 1) Mary Morgan, 2) Rebecca Brendle
Daniel Butner (1797-1881) m. Susanna Elisabeth Hege (1795-1873)
Adam Butner (1800-1884) m. Christina Hege (1802-1874)
Anna Elisabeth Butner (1804-1887) m. Henry Holder (1807-1866), moved to Bartholomew Co. IN
Jacob Butner (1806-1889) m. Catherine Elizabeth Hauser (1810-1894)
John Butner (1809-1885) m. Charlotte Friederica Burkhardt (1815-1891)
Abraham Butner (1811-?) m. 1) Maria Dorothea Wilhelmina Mueller (prob. d. before 1850), 2) Christina Gibbins (1811-1878)

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Children of Adam Butner and Maria Elisabeth Frey
Michael Frey Butner (1815-1854) m. Mary Ann George (prob. 1819-1869)

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Children of Christopher Butner and Elisabeth Lanius
Thomas Butner (1797-1874) m. 1) Anna Foltz, 2) Marena Chandler
Catharina Butner (1798-1864) m. Frederick Null (1778-1864)
Sarah Aaltje Butner (1801-1824) m. Jacob Frey (1796-1847)
Mary Magdalena Butner (1803-?) m. Daniel Painter (1815-1885); moved to Indiana before 1860
Anna Elisabeth Butner (1806-1827) m. Jacob Frey (1796-1847)
John Butner (b. & d. 1808)

Some on-line trees list another daughter, Ursula, born 1798. Can anyone confirm this?

Thomas Butner moved from NC to Walton Co. GA, where he married Marena Chandler in 1832. We don't have a death date for Anna Foltz, or the names of her parents. Can anyone help?

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Children of Herman Butner and Elisabeth Walk
Joseph Butner (b. & d. 1795)
Maria Butner (1796-1803)
*Elisabeth Butner (1798-1861) m. Johann Spach (1782-1861)
Sarah Butner (1801-1880) m Anthony Hauser (1797-1852), moved to Obion Co. TN
Johann Michael Butner (b. & d. 1805)
Susanna Rebecca Butner (1808-1846) m. Benjamin Krause (1800-1880)
David Benjamin Butner (1812-?) m. Mary A. Ziglar, moved to Dallas Co. MO. Who were her parents?
Maria Louisa Butner (1818-1880) m. Thomas Spach (1819-1865)
unnamed daughter (b. & d. 1819)

*Previously we thought Elizabeth's husband was Johann Georg Spach (1786-1866), based on Records of the Moravians in NC 9:5279 which lists the marriage of Elisabeth Butner and Johannes Spach on 3 Feb 1848, and indexes this to Spach, John George. The new volume (12) of the Moravian records makes it clear that her husband was Johann Spach born 1782, whose first wife was Anna Catharina Knauss. The reference in the index of volume 9 to John George Spach is probably an error on the part of the editors of that volume.

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Children of Thomas Butner and Johanna Elisabeth Stoehr
Anna Rachel Butner (1801?-1853?) m. Johann Michael Reich (1802-1846)
Johann Heinrich Butner (1802-1803)
Thomas Butner (1804-1838) m. Maria Elisabeth Fockel (1808-1895)
Johanna Elizabeth Butner (1806-1890) m. William Gholson Pratt (1806-1884)
Christian Herman Butner (1809-1889) m. Maria Louise Leinbach (1807-1890)
*Maria Butner (1813-1838) m. Abraham Petree (1810-1899)

*Maria was omitted from the list of children previously on this page. Jurney's book says that she and Abraham Petree had two children, Caroline Elisabeth and Thomas D. Petree, both of whom died in infancy in 1836 and 1837 respectively. Is this the same Abraham Petree who married Lucy Spach in December 1839? If so, then he and Maria Butner must also be parents of James Edward Petree (1834-1906), not listed by Jurney.

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Children of Jesse Butner and Anna Catharina Schreiber
Sarah Butner (1807-1888) did not marry
Maria Elisabeth Butner (1814-1832)

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Children of John Butner and Anna Maria Knauss
Thomas Heinrich Butner (b. & d. 1803)
Joseph Butner (1804-1872) m. 1) Catherine Leinbach (1803-1843), 2) Louisa Catherine Walk (1809-1865), 3) Melvina E. Leinbach (1829-1905)
Lewis Herman Butner (1806-1831) m. Rebecca Reich (1808-1887)
Johanna Sophia Butner (1807-1808)
John Christian Butner (1809-1844) m. Mahala Elisabeth Ray (1812-1863)
Joshua Butner (1811-1846) m. Maria Louisa Hauser (1816-1884), moved to Indiana
Maria Eliza Butner (1814-1889) m. Napoleon Bonaparte Duggins (1814-aft. 1870)
Samuel Herman Butner (1818-1893) m. Martha Hauser. Is she the daughter of Johann Lorenz Hauser and Margaretha Clayton?


Fifth Generation

Children of Heinrich Herman Butner and Johanna Salome Strub
Amanda Sophia Butner (1817-1868) m. Eugene Christian Lehman (1809-1857)
Edward Samuel Butner (1818-1882) m. Mary Ann Wolff (1826-1904)
Albert Israel Butner (1821-1914) m. 1) Johanna Sophia Zevely (1821-1863), 2) Sarah K. Stoltz (1848-1938)
Lucinda Butner (ca. 1824-?)
Maria Susanna Butner (1829-1869) m. Maximillian Eugene Grunert (1823-1887)
Francis Augustus Butner (1830-1904) m. Sarah Wolff (1837-1906)

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Children of Daniel Butner and Susanna Elisabeth Hege
Paulina Wilhelmina Butner (1820-?)
*Lauretta Tryphena Butner (1822-1908) m. Christian Spach
Lucy Butner (ca. 1824-?)
Alvin Emil Butner (1826-1906) m. Clarinda Louisa Oehman (1829-1908)
William Nathan Butner (1833-1899) m. Mary C. Kearney (1847-1916)

*There are several men named Christian Spach. We suspect Lauretta's husband may be the one whose dates are 1803-1885, son of Jacob Spach and Sarah Tesh, whose first wife, Catharina Hege, died in 1862. Can anyone confirm this?

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Children of Adam Butner and Christina Hege
Harriet Rebecca Butner (1829-1910) m. Edwin Theodore Clemmons
James Alexander Butner (1831-1912) m. Louise Adelaide Tietze (1841-1917)
Augustus Benjamin Butner (1833-?) m. Martha Ann Elisabeth Hall, d/o John Hall and Mary E. Stockburger
Emma Sophia Butner (1836-1927) did not marry
Sarah Louisa Butner (1838-1928) did not marry
Maria Caroline Butner 1840-?) m. Henry Clay Thomas, s/o John W. and Mary Thomas
Louis Edward Butner (1844-1881) m. Susan Cornelia Snipes, d/o Nathaniel Snipes and Mary Ann Rights

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Children of Jacob Butner and Catherine Elizabeth Hauser
Maria Minerva Butner (1830-?) m. Thomas W. Davis
Florinda Amelia Butner (1831-?) m. J.G. Truelove
Mary Leanna Butner (1832-?)
William Alexander Butner (1834-1917) m. Permelia E. Flynn (1836-1910)
Amanda Elizabeth Butner (1836-1886) m. Reason Pack (1833-1918)
Paulina Hortensia Butner (1837-1912) m. William J. Masencup (1850-1921)
Parmelia P. Butner (1842-?)
Edward Butner (ca. 1843-?)
Caustin Butner (1845-1877) m. Martha J. Coe, d/o Henry Coe and Elizabeth Caroline Spainhour
John L. Butner (1847-1925) m. Martha L. Burchette (1855-1930)
Harriet Malinda Butner (1849-1934) m. Daniel H. Setliff
Augustus W. Butner (1851-1927) m. Augusta S. Pettit (1861-1937)

Previously Flora J. Butner (b. ca. 1858) was listed as a child in this family. She is actually the daughter of Mary Leanna Butner who was unmarried. Flora married William Bishop.

We had listed William Alexander Butner's wife as Permelia FLYNT. Ann Holladay has made a compelling argument that she was Permelia FLYNN, d/o Hezekiah Flynn and Caroline Davis.

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Children of John Butner and Charlotte Frederica Burkhardt
stillborn son (1840)
Maria Elisabeth Butner (1841-1919) m. 1) Jacob Spach (can anyone identify his parents?); 2) Benjamin? Hampton
stillborn son (1843)
stillborn son (1844)
Sophia Regina Butner (1846-?) m. Thomas C. Riddle
James Edward Butner (1849-1930) m. Mary E. Jones (1848-1920), d/o Craven Jones and Lucinda Thissell
Paulina Charlotte Butner (1852-1928) m. Newton W. Vest (1849-1924)
Caroline Frederica Butner (1854-1896) m. William W. Pope (1851-1933)

Previously Maria Lucenia Butner (1857-1918) was listed as a child in this family. She is actually the daughter of Augustus Z. Butner and Irena Waldraven.

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Children of Michael Frey Butner and Mary Ann George
James Clementine Butner (1845-1917) m. Lydia E. Brady (1848-1915
John Butner (ca. 1852-?)
Calvin Benjamin Butner (1853-1936) m. Lucetta Peddicord (1861-1945)

James Jurney's book lists James Clementine and John as sons of Michael and Mary Ann (George) but makes Calvin Benjamin the son of Edward Samuel and Mary Ann (Wolff) Butner. However, the marriage record for Calvin gives his father's name as Mike F. Butner, and he is only 11 months younger than Edward's son George Nathaniel Butner, which would be an unusually close child spacing for this time and place.

Michael Frey Butner died in 1854. In 1860, Mary Ann is head of household, with James age 12 and John, listed in the Forsyth Co. Genealogical Society transcription as age 1. We suspect this should be 7. Calvin Benjamin is not listed with her. In 1870 he is age 17, living with his uncle Heinrich Herman Butner.

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Children of David Benjamin Butner and Mary A. Ziglar
Elisabeth S. Butner (1838-?) m. Dewitt Clinton Flynt (1835-1913)
[error corrected 3/6/03]
Adeline L. Butner (1840-?) m. Mathew Snipes, moved to Indiana, then to Missouri
James H. Butner (1843-1917) m. Mary J. Gregg in Dallas Co. MO
William H. Butner (1845-?)
Charles A. Butner (1848-?)
Mary C. Butner (1852-?)
Coleman B. Butner (1853-1912) m. Amanda C. Hull 1874, Boone Co. IN; d. Otero Co. CO

Some of this family settled in Dallas Co. MO

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Children of Thomas Butner and Maria Elisabeth Fockel
Antoinette Lucinda Butner (1828-?) m. William Flynt (ca. 1816-bef. 1870)
Elias Josiah Butner (1830-1862) m. Susanna Adelaide Stoltz (1833-1872).
   Is she d/o Chana/Chancy Stoltz who m. Willis Lawrence in 1846? They have a Susan Stolz age 17 with them in 1850.
Jacob Edwin Butner (1831-1836)
Isaac Butner (1832-1833)
Joel Samuel Butner (1834-?)
Nancy Elisabeth Butner (b. & d. 1837)

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Children of Christian Herman Butner and Maria Louise Leinbach
Albert Augustus Butner (1829-1895) m. Nancy Kenneday
William Levin Butner (1832-1836)
Sarah Ann Butner (1834-?)
Theresia Rebecca Butner (1836-?)
Samuel Joseph Butner (1838-1907) moved to Platte Co. MO, m. Susan Broomfield there in 1860
Harriet Eliza Butner (1840-?) m. Thomas Williams
Thomas Henry Butner (1842-1922) moved to Platte Co. MO, m. Margaret Jane Babcock there in 1868. He died in Leavenworth KS.
Allen Alexander Butner (1845-?) m. Mary Ann Walker in Platte Co. MO in 1869
Traugott C. Butner (1849-1937) m. Lucy Adelia Monahan in Platte Co. MO in 1870

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Children of Joseph Butner and Catherine Leinbach
Sarah Mathilda Bailey Butner (1828-1840, adopted)
Hezekiah Levin Butner (b. & d. 1828)
Zacharias Jeremias Butner (1830-1843)
Augustus Zedekiah Butner(1833-ca. 1862) m. Irena Mary Ann Waldraven(1836-?)
Jonathan Matthias Butner (1835-1844)
Josiah Edward Butner (b. & d. 1837)
Junius Isaiah Butner (1838-1860)
John Joseph Butner (1841-1843)

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Children of Joseph Butner and Melvina Leinbach
Allen Sylvester Butner (1866-1924) m. Jennie Cornelia Brasington (1869-1931)
Jonas P. Butner (1871-1929) m. Augusta Isabelle Holder (1866-1931), d/o Louise Catherine Holder who later married James Wesley Culler

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Children of Lewis Herman Butner and Rebecca Reich
Charles William Butner (1829-?)

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Children of John Christian Butner and Mahala Elisabeth Ray
Samuel Edwin Butner (1833-1918) m. Julia Caroline Eberhard (1835-1927)
William Amos Butner (1835-?)
Mary Emmeline Butner (1837-1890) m. Livingston Nathaniel Clinard (1828-1896)
John Jefferson Butner (1840-?)
Elizabeth Rebecca Butner (1844-1896) did not marry

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Children of Joshua Butner and Maria Louisa Hauser
Florina Butner (1836-?)
Timotheus Lafayette Butner (1837-1844)
Henry Lawrence Butner (1840-?)
Sanford Thomas Butner (1843-?)
Sarah Jane Butner (1846-1881) m. John Riley Richardson


Sixth Generation

Children of Edward Samuel Butner and Mary Ann Wolff
Martha Eunice Butner (1848-1921) m. Johann Gottlieb Sides (1818-1892), his second wife
William Henry Butner (1849-?) m. Martha ____, living Yadkin Co. 1880
Johanna Elizabeth Butner (1850-?)
George Nathaniel Butner (1852-1928)
date corrected 12/7/03 m. Rebecca Jane Nicholson
Eugene Edward Butner (1857-1882)
Charles Arthur Butner (1860-1940)

Calvin Benjamin Butner (1853-1936) was previously listed with this family. His marriage record indicates that he was actually the son of Michael Frey Butner and Mary Ann George.

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Children of Albert Israel Butner and Johanna Sophia Zevely
Paul Zevely Butner (1863-1884)

Children of Albert Israel Butner and Sarah Stoltz
Leon Thaddeus Butner (1887-1973)
Harold H. Butner (1889-1978)
John Francis Butner (1891-1856)

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Children of Francis Augustus Butner and Sarah Wolff
Arthur Lee Butner (1873-1943)
Henry Wolfe Butner (1875-1937)
Matthew Francis Butner (1876-1938)
May Eliza Butner (1880-?)

Henry Wolfe Butner graduated from West Point in 1898 and was a general in World War I. Camp Butner was named for him.

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Children of Alvin Emil Butner and Clarinda Oehman
Robert Oliver Butner (1858-1922) m. Anna S. Moser (1867-1952)
Virginia Elizabeth Butner (1860-1919) m. David Samuel Rothrock (1859-1924), s/o Solomon Jacob Rothrock and Mary Ann Pope
Leon William Butner (1862-1863)
Anna Lauretta Butner (1866-1953)

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Children of William Nathan Butner and Mary C. Kearney
Carrie Butner (ca. 1867-?). Is this Caroline Butner (1867-1880), buried Bethania?
Thomas A. Butner (1870-1937) m. 1) Anna T. Hege (1863-1898), 2) Lelia M. Harvel (1876-?)
Sallie Butner (1877-1934) m. Henry P. Fansler (1870-1930)

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Children of Louis Edward Butner and Cornelia Snipes
Harriet "Addie" May Butner (1879-1913) m. Allie Lafayette Whitlow (1878-1941)

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Children of William Alexander Butner and Permelia E. Flynn
Sarah C. Butner (ca. 1866-?)
Alice Butner (1867-1929) m. Julius Edward Spainhour (1862-1934)
Sydney T. Butner (1869-1956) m. Ellen L. Davis (1867-1934)
Hezekiah Isaac Butner (1870-1936) m. Margaret Catherine Kiger (1866-1951)
Emma E. Butner (1871-1938) m. Oliver A. Spainhour (1864-1944), s/o Christian Theophilus Spainhour and Elvira Helsabeck
William E. Butner (1873-1957) m. Mary Alice Kiger (1884-1966)
Anna A. Butner (1875-1958) m. Thomas N. Allen
Bynum A. Butner (1877-1879)

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Children of John L. Butner and Martha Burchette
Laura Clara Butner (1873-1934) m. John Wright Wall (1867-1945)
Troy E. Butner (1875-1946) m. Mary Ellen Carlisle (1874-1935)
William Evan Butner (1877-1941) m. Nelia Newsome (d. 1960), d/o William Newsom and Susan Moser
Adolphus C. Butner (1885-?) m. Mary Jane ?
Carrie Lela Butner (1887-1973) m. Jasper Eugene Shamel (1879-1939), s/o Wiley Nathaniel Shamel and Flora Kreeger
Gene H. Butner (1889-1943)
Effie G. Butner (1891-?)
Robie O. Butner (1893-1983)
*Walter Tom Butner (1895-1966) m. Annie J. Newsome (1900-1982)
Royal H. Butner (1898-1967)
Robert C. Butner (d. 1967)

*Previously we had Walter T. Butner's wife as Annie Grubbs (1885-1952). She was the wife of John M. Butner (married 1903).

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Children of James Edward Butner and Mary E. Jones
Vellia L. Butner (1872-?)
Ellen C. Butner (1873-1888)
Ida Maria Butner (1875-1916) m. Albert Monroe Crater (1868-1938)

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Children of James Clementine Butner and Lydia Brady
Sarah Ann Butner (1869-?) m. George R. Dull. Who were his parents?
Mary L. Butner (1870-?)
John Henry Butner (1872-1953) m. Mary Lee Stewart (d. 1953)
Florence Butner (1874-?)
Cora L. Butner (1877-?)
Flora C. Butner (1877-1905)
Alvis E. Butner (1887-1958)
Robert M. Butner (1896-?)
Howard Butner (1899-?) m. Maude Callahan

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Children of Elias Josiah Butner and Susanna Stoltz
Harriet Lucinda Butner (1854-1860)
Thaddeus Marion Butner (1860-1937) m. 1) Emelie Lelia Worth, 2) Hannah Bonham
Mary Elias Butner (1863-1951) m. Junius Snowdown Starbuck (1862-1899)
Antoinette Felicia Butner (1856-1900) m. Charles Alexander Fogle (1850-1892)

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Children of Augustus Zedekiah Butner and Irena Waldraven
Permelia Catherine Butner (1855-1862)
Maria Lucenia Butner (1857-1918)

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Children of Jonas P. Butner and Augusta Isabelle Holder
William M. Butner (1900-1958)
Birdie L. Butner (1904-?)

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Children of Samuel Edwin Butner and Julia Caroline Eberhard
Luther Orestes Butner (1856-1939) m. Susan Vaughn Morton (1855-1935)
Charles Flavius Butner (1859-1872)
Dora Ellen Butner (1860-1918) m. Francis W. Charles
Alice Estelle Butner (1862-1947) m. Louis Albert Brietz (1851-1922)
John Lewis Butner (1865-1897)
Ella Carolina Butner (1867-1951) did not marry
Effie Catherine Butner (1871-1954) m. John Levin Brietz (1862-1926)
George Edwin Butner (1874-1930) m. Maude Page


Sources

Jurney, James, Ancestry of Alice Estelle and Effie Catherine Butner and Related Families, privately printed, Bellevue WA, 1992. Jurney's research is based on church and legal records, and is well-documented.

Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, 12 volumes; Publications of the North Carolina Historical Commission.

This page was extensively revised on April 10, 2001. Some errors were corrected, quite a few dates and links were added, and we also added information on the sixth generation. A number of additional changes were made on December 12, 2003, and several more were made on April 4, 2004, thanks to suggestions made by Ann Holladay.

, 2001-2007 Faye Jarvis Moran
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