Colonel Frances Button came to the Niagara Region of Upper Canada in February of 1798 according to his father, Major John Button’s Upper Canada Land Petition (1763-1865). John Button applied for and received 200 acres of land in York. This was approved on 17 Nov 1801. The family moved to the York/Markham area.
John Button according to his Upper Canada Land Petition dated 22 May 1798, “having been prevailed upon by his Relations” came to the Province on 6 Feb 1798. It is not known why he did not apply for UEL status but his loyalty to the crown was later proven. He did at this time request 200 acres of farm land in York. This was approved on 17 Nov 1801 having met the criteria “remains in the Province for 12 months or brings his family in”