Can someone help with Butters/Butter family in Kent, England?

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My 2x Great-Grandfather Henry Butter was born 1816 in England. He immigrated to Louisiana in early 1840's, married there in 1847 and died in 1880. His naturalization papers were burned in the court house in 1865 (Civil War).

His brother, John Butters, who I have researched, was naturalized in Jefferson County, NY in 1841. He was born in 1811 in Chatham, Kent, England (Christening record). On that record the father was John Butters, the mother was Susanna (may have been Susanna Wells). The father, John, was supposed to have followed a career in the British Army as a Bugler and had a home in Kent. I cannot find a Christening record for Henry. Supposedly, there were two other children: Thomas and Ann (she married a Nickerson). Birth dates for them are unknown. Also, Henry said on the 1880 census that his father was born in Scotland and his mother in England. He promptly died in October 1880 so there is no more information available after 1880.

Henry Butter is Butter-102, His brother John is  Butters-317  The name in England sometimes has the "s" and sometimes does not. The brother John and his family used the "s". Henry's family did not.

I am happy to provide whatever other papers or information that might be needed. If someone can at least point me in the right direction, I will be so grateful!
WikiTree profile: Henry Butter
in Genealogy Help by Virginia Fields G2G6 Pilot (685k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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Is there a chance the father's name has been transcribed as Butler in his parents marriage and it is the Strood: St Nicholas of Myra:: "parish Register" database, FreeREG marriage John Butler to Suzanna Wells 09 Jul 1810?

by Rosalie Neve G2G6 Mach 9 (95.2k points)
edited by Rosalie Neve
Yes, the name is transcribed wrong all the time. That marriage is the right timing for the birth of the son John. I just don't know if Susanna (Suzanna) is also the mother of Henry born in 1816. Thank you for the reply!

Medway Council Heritage Services includes Parish Registers for Strood St. Nicholas 1565-1996

You are able to download digitised images in PDF files (most are quite large). The PDF file for the Marriages 1802-1812 was 38mb. The marriage entry is on page 68 (of 71).

The Baptism register which includes the entry for John BUTTER at Chatham St. Mary 1772-1812 is in the bottom PDF file i.e. P085-01-22B(3).pdf (page 31).

Thank you Vivian. Yes, I have the Baptism register for John but have not downloaded the marriage of John and Susanna so will do that.

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