Son of Hon. Martin Butts, was born in Bolivar, in 1839.  His father was born in Pollett, VT., in 1798, and came to Allegany County when about twenty years old.  He represented his district in the State Senate, and was clerk of Allegany county in 1847.  He died in 1876.  Mr. Butts married Miss Waterbury, of Cuba.  He has held the offices of supervisor, commissioner of highways and inspector of election.