Butler, Franklin a Congregational minister, was born at Essex, Vt., Oct. 3, 1814. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1836, and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1842. The following year, Jan. 18, he was ordained pastor in Windsor, Vt., and remained there until Nov. 11, 1858. For ten years he was agent for the American Colonization Society; from 1867 to 1874 he was editor of the Vermont Chronicle, and during the same time, and until death, he edited the Vermont Journal. For some time he was chaplain of the state prison. In addition to his other duties he served as acting-pastor of the Church in Ascutneyville from 1869 to 1876. He died May 23,1880. See Cong. Year-bock, 1881, p. 18.