The following data is extracted from Sketches of Addison County, Vermont.
Butler, Thomas, Panton, Vergennes p. o., was born in Ireland on June 18, 1831. He came to America in 1851 and settled in Addison, Vt. He settled in Panton, Vt., in 1874 on their present homestead of 250 acres. He has made his farming life a financial success, and has one of the most productive farms in Addison county, Vt. He was married in Monkton, Vt., in 1851 to Catherine McLaughlin, who was born in Ireland on June 24, 1831. They have had four children born to them, of whom only one is now living, Edward Butler, who was born in 1863. Thomas Butler was a son of Patrick and Honora (Coughlin) Butler, of Ireland. Partick died in Ireland, and his wife, Honora, came to Addison county, Vt., where she died.
Source: Sketches of Addison County, Vermont