Butler, Joseph a Presbyterian minister, was born on the shores of Lake Champlain in 1799. He was educated at Middlebury College, licensed by the Congregational Association at Montpelier in 1825, and ordained by Champlain Presbytery in 1827. In 1836 he went West, spent some time in Indiana, and then went to Illinois. He was called at once to the Church of Shiloh, in Edwards Co., and there labored, with but short intermissions, for twenty-three years. He removed from Illinois to Pawselin, Minn., where he died, Oct. 27,1872. See Norton, Hist. of the Presb. Church in Illinois; (N.Y.) Presbyterian, Oct. 19, 1872.