Butler
Genealogy
FAYETTE COUNTY IOWA


Two pioneer Butler lines came to live in Fayette County, Iowa, in the early 1850's when the Neutral Ground opened.
Baltimore Co, Maryland was the origin of the first Butler line to enter Fayette County, Iowa (1849-1850).

Cousins Nicholas Butler and Absolom Butler from Baltimore Co, MD > OH > WI > West Union Twp, Fayette Co, Iowa.
The Nicholas/Absolom line is a collateral surname in my Thompson file along with many other surnames out of Ohio
An unrelated Butler line from the New England area is...

Siblings Adelia Butler Parsons, Loren Butler and James W. Butler, Clinton Co, NY > IL > Westfield Twp, Fayette Co.
Adelia Butler Parsons, is my gggrandmother.  This line is linked to many  New England surnames of Fayette Co.
Census source searches  show that other Butler's were in Fayette Co, Iowa, but these are the two pioneer lines.


Overview map of Fayette Co. from Andrea's 1875 Atlas of Iowa.

 Below in order will be found:  The Butler tree out of Maryland followed by the Butler tree out of New England;
also some maps, burials and other notes.
Sites as TerraServer & Google Earth can be utilized for modern topo/aerial views.
County web sites, World Connect, Ancestry & Heritage Quest can be utilized for further descendent tree material.

 

 Iowaz Index Page
Iowaz Photo Hosting Site

Last uploaded:  Dec 30. 2007, Aug 22, 2009

A complete photo survey  of Mt. Pleasant Cem. was taken Aug 8, 2009,  and uploaded to:
http://public.fotki.com/iowaz/fayette_county_iowa-1/mt-pleasant-cem-200/
Butler-Barhouse Family Cem pics, a half mile to the SE of Mt. Pleasant:
http://public.fotki.com/iowaz/fayette_county_iowa-1/butler-barnhouse-we/

 


Overview
This page contains a descendent tree of some material entered into my Family Tree Maker (FTM) files the last time I made a review of the surnames discussed on the page. The primary objective of the page is for personal use and note keeping.  A secondary objective is to let others jump start their research and save countless hours/dollars, or to add data to past researchers' files regarding Fayette County, Iowa, surnames.  Fayette County notes, information and knowledge were utilized but do not trust as totally valid any tree/report data, as internet material, contacts and collected information was used to make speculations in order to continue various parts of the history puzzle. The 'Photo Hosting' site may contain plats, histories and other resource albums of interest.  My harddrives may also have stored info for utilization. World Connect, Ancestry and other sites can be used to expand tree data. Fayette Co, Iowa,  burial listings, obits, articles, notes were utilized to post data.  Anyone with information or corrections or with pics to upload can email  iowaz@swbell.net  or iowaz@hotmail.com
    
Many of the Ohio surnames are collateral families which I am continuously linking together into my master FTM file for the Thompson clan which primarily settled in the Brush Creek (Arlington), Wadena, Elgin, Brainard, Fayette, West Union area of Fayette County, Iowa.  Numerous Ohio and Fayette County, Iowa, surnames came through early Clayton County, Iowa, or had family or friendship links.  Many of the New England surnames in Fayette County are also linked together as they migrated westward.
    
During the winter of 2007, several surnames were reviewed and researched as an off-shoot of a major history and genealogy project regarding the pioneer neighborhoods of Brainard, Saltsgiver and Pleasant Grove in Pleasant Valley and West Union Townships, Mill Grove in Fairfield Twp, and the Spring Valley and Fayette area in Westfield Twp. of Fayette County, Iowa.  No page is intended to be a comprehensive 'study' of any one Fayette County, Iowa,  surname. 

World Connect, Ancestry and other sites can be used to expand tree data.  For the Fayette Co, Iowa, Butler's, burial listings, obits, articles, notes were utilized to post data notes.  Anyone with Butler information or corrections that they wish to add to this page or pics to upload can send data to iowaz@swbell.net  or iowaz@hotmail.com


on to the Butler's from Baltimore Co, Maryland
(or drop down to Adelia, Loren, James Butler line out of New England)


Amanda Gist Butler, wife of Harrison Butler (son of Absolom Sr. Butler).
Amanda and Harrison had a major farm in the sec 5 area of Westfield Twp. just east of the County Home.
Son Joseph farmed with and near his father Harrison, later moving into West Union as a merchant.


Butler first cousins, Nicholas and Absolom
entered land east of West Union in the early 1850's.

Nicholas (1797-1886) Butler and Absolom (Absalom)(1789-1863) Butler are first cousins that removed from Ohio to Fayette County, Iowa; Absolom in 1849 and Nicholas in 1851.  They were some of the very first white settlers in the area north of the neutral ground line (Indian buffer area) running through the middle of Fayette Co. from SE to NW,  Below is an abbreviated tree to allow an overview of the relationship, with maps and a more complete tree following.  World Connect, Ancestry and other sites can be used to expand tree data.  For the Fayette Co, Iowa, Butler's, burial listings, obits, articles, notes were utilized to post data notes.  Anyone with Butler information or corrections that they want to add to this page or pics to upload can send data to iowaz@swbell.net  or iowaz@hotmail.com

Descendants of Henry J. Butler, abbreviated tree (full tree is further down the page)
1 BUTLER, Henry J. b: Abt. 1668 d: 02 Mar 1744/45 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co, MD
. +TANNEHILL, Susannah b: 1695
2 BUTLER, Amon M. b: 22 Jul 1723 in Baltimore Co, MD d: 08 Sep 1806 in Baltimore Co, MD
.... +HAWKINS, Elizabeth m: 12 May 1745 in Baltimore Co, MD
... 3 BUTLER, Nicholas b: 11 Aug 1748 in St. Thomas Parish, Balitmore Co, MD d: 02 Sep 1825 in Muskingum Twp, Muskingum Co, OH Burial: Baxter Cem, Muskingum Co, OH
...... +UNKNOWN, Pheobe b: in Brooke Co, WV
..... 4 BUTLER, Nicholas b: 21 Oct 1797 in Baltimore Co, MD d: 01 Jun 1886 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Butler-Barnhouse Fam. Cem, NE1/3, sec 11, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.Ia.
......... +BLUNT, Sarah b: 20 Oct 1809 in Muskingum Co, OH d: 03 Mar 1857 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Butler-Barnhouse Fam. Cem, NE1/3, sec 11, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.Ia. m: 23 Mar 1829 in Muskingum Co, OH
... 3 BUTLER, Joseph b: 14 May 1763 in St. Thomas Parish, Balitmore Co, MD
...... +LANE, Sarah m: 29 Jul 1783 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co, MD
..... 4 BUTLER, Absolom b: 26 May 1789 in Baltimore Co, MD d: 04 Oct 1863 in West Union area, Fay.Co.IA Burial: West Union Cem, Original Plat, Bk3, Row1, Fay.Co.IA.
......... +LANE, Jane b: 1789 in Virgina d: 1867 in West Union area, Fay.Co.IA m: 22 Dec 1811 in Baltimore Co, MD


Map below:  West Union Township, NE corner, Fayette County, Iowa, 1879 Plat, other Fay.Co.IA plats are uploaded to the photo hosting sight, and can be downloaded (free, do not buy).  Click a thumb, open 'get original uploaded photo' under med. pic, right click large pic and save.
Nicholas Butler, 1797/MD-1886/IA, came from Ohio to settle into his home farm in the NW corner of section 12, West Union Township, Fayette County, Iowa, in 1851, at an age of about 54y.  Nicholas would farm in the 'Saltsgiver nieghborhood,' adjacent to the Barnhouse family the remainder of his life.  Members of both families are buried on the boundary line between the two family farms, some known burials, others unknown/unmarked.  Absolom Butler, 1789/MD-1863/IA, the first cousin of Nicholas had removed from Ohio to West Union Township in April of 1849, making the Absolom Butler family one of the very first to legally move into the area of the Neutral Ground of Fayette County, Iowa.  Although Absolom does not show on the plat maps, in the 1852 census he was living/farming adjacent to cousin Nicholas in section 11/12, West Union Twp, and farmed nearby until he died in 1863.     Numerous children and grandchildren of cousins Absolom and Nicholas would make their living farming, as merchants, masons, carpenters, craftsmen, railroad men, etc, in the vicinity of the 'Saltsgiver neighborhood between West Union/Elgin and the 'Spring Valley neighborhood  between West Union/Fayette, plus near or in the villages of West Union, Elgin, Brainard, Albany/Lima, Illyria, Wadena, Fayette, Randalia, Oelwein, Oran.   Notes within the full family tree further down the page may give more personal information of some of the Fayette Co, IA, Butler offspring.


Fayette County Iowa, 1879 Plat, NE corner of West Union Township.
The farm area north of Otter Creek valley (railroad) and between West Union and Elgin,
became known as the 'Saltsgiver Neighborhood.'
Brainard and Elgin in Pleasant Valley Twp. are to the east (right) of West Union Twp.


Descendants of Henry Butler, full descendent pioneer tree.
1 BUTLER, Henry J.  b: Abt. 1668 d: 02 Mar 1744/45 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co, MD Note 1: 01 Jan 2008 Butler lineage last reviewed, Barry Zbornik, Hannibal, MO, iowaz@hotmail.com  Note 4:  Immigrated to Baltimore Co, MD  Note 5: Native of Scotland; stone cutter.  Note 12: 1723 500a, 'Adventure' property. Note 14: Vestryman of St. Paul's Parish.
. +TANNEHILL, Susannah b: 1695
2 BUTLER, Amon M. b: 22 Jul 1723 in Baltimore Co, MD d: 08 Sep 1806 in Baltimore Co, MD 
.... +HAWKINS, Elizabeth m: 12 May 1745 in Baltimore Co, MD Father: Joseph Hawkins Mother: Elizabeth Rowles
... 3 BUTLER, Henry b: 13 Apr 1746 in St. Thomas Parish, Balitmore Co, MD
... 3 BUTLER, Nicholas b: 11 Aug 1748 in St. Thomas Parish, Balitmore Co, MD d: 02 Sep 1825 in Muskingum Twp, Muskingum Co, OH Burial: Baxter Cem, Muskingum Co, OH
...... +UNKNOWN, Pheobe b: in Brooke Co, WV m: in Brooke Co, WV
..... 4 BUTLER, Henry b: 18 Jul 1781 in Baltimore Co, MD d: 10 Dec 1855 in Muskingum Twp, Muskingum Co, OH Note 4: Had 10 children.
......... +BAXTER, Charity Ann b: 25 Jan 1787 in Baltimore Co, MD d: 31 Oct 1868 in Muskingum Co, OH Burial: Baxter Cem, Muskingum Co, OH m: 03 Sep 1807 in Brooke Co, WV Father: Samuel Baxter Mother: Sarah Chenoweth
..... 4 BUTLER, William b: 1784 in Baltimore Co, MD
..... 4 BUTLER, Jesse b: Abt. 1790 d: 02 Apr 1888
..... 4 BUTLER, Achsah b: 16 Dec 1793 d: 01 Nov 1882 in Muskingum Co, OH
..... 4 BUTLER, Besty b: Abt. 1795
..... 4 BUTLER, Joshua b: 1796 d: 09 Oct 1822 in Muskingum Co, OH
......... +HOWARD, Alice
..... 4 BUTLER, Nicholas b: 21 Oct 1797 in Baltimore Co, MD d: 01 Jun 1886 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Butler-Barnhouse Fam. Cem, NE1/3, sec 11, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.Ia. Note 3: 1805 MD to Brook.Co.WV with family, 8yrs old. Note 4: 1811 WV to Ohio with family, age 14. Note 5: 13 Mar 1828 Marriage? 1828 may be the year. Note 6: 1830 OH to Vermilion.Co.IL, age 33, married. Note 7: 1839 IL to Greene.Co.WI, age 42. Note 8: 1850 Census; not in Fay.Co.IA, yet. Note 9: 1851 WI to farm, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, age 54. Note 11: 1856 Census; farming, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 12: 1856 Census; children listed except Roxena & Charles. Note 14: 1860 Census; farm, $3200/400, widowed, 6 children, Fay.Co.IA. Note 18: Home farm, 100a, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 20: 1868 Plat; 60a, NWcorner, sec12, adjoining 40a W, NEcorner, sec 11. Note 22: 1870 Census; farm $2000/400, sons Jacob & Jessie working with. Note 28: 1885 Census; retired farmer, widowed, son Jacob, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 30: 1886 Cause of death; cerebral thombosis.
......... +BLUNT, Sarah b: 20 Oct 1809 in Muskingum Co, OH d: 03 Mar 1857 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Butler-Barnhouse Fam. Cem, NE1/3, sec 11, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.Ia. m: 23 Mar 1829 in Muskingum Co, OH
........ 5 BUTLER, Roxena b: 01 Feb 1830 in Muskingum Co, OH d: 06 May 1906 in Home, West Union, Fay.Co.IA Burial: West Union Cem, Original Plat, Bk3, Row4, Fay.Co.IA Note 4: Eleven children. Note 8: Member, Mt. Pleasant United Brethren Ch, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
........... +SMITH, George b: 06 Sep 1812 d: 09 Feb 1873 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: West Union Cem, Orginal Plat, Bk3, Row4, Fay.Co.IA m: 09 Nov 1854 in Fayette Co, IA Note 4: Settled/farmed in Saltsgiver neighborhood 3m E, West Union, IA. Note 6: 1868 Plat; farming acreages, sec's 10,11,14,15, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
.......... 6 SMITH, Charles b: in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 4: 1906 Living, Galesburg, IL.
.......... 6 SMITH, Nicholas W. b: 08 Sep 1855 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Oklahoma
.......... 6 SMITH, Mary Evaline b: 28 Jul 1857 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 28 Aug 1881 in Fayette Co, IA
.............. +MCKINNY, M. H.
.......... 6 SMITH, Francis Marion b: 30 Jul 1859 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 4: 1906 Living, Elgin area, Fay.Co.IA.
.......... 6 SMITH, Jasper Washington b: 25 Apr 1861 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: Abt. 1900
.......... 6 SMITH, Sarah Isabella b: 24 Dec 1862 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
.............. +HOUSE, Geroge
.......... 6 SMITH, Eliza Jane b: 05 Sep 1865 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: Abt. 1935 in Spearfish, SD Burial: Spearfish, SD
.............. +HEISERMAN, George
.......... 6 SMITH, George Leroy b: 03 Jun 1867 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 10 Dec 1917 in Waterloo, BkHawk.Co.IA
.............. +HOLMES, Nancy Margaret b: 11 Aug 1868 in Fayette Co, IA d: 15 Dec 1896
.......... 6 SMITH, Elmer J. b: Abt. 1870 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 4: 1899 Teaching, West Union, at time of marriage.
.............. +SHIEK, Minnie E. b: Abt. 1878 in Fayette Co, IA m: Abt. 11 May 1899 in West Union, Fay.Co.IA Father: Adam Shiek Mother: Helen Smith
.......... 6 SMITH, Henrietta b: 08 Dec 1872 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: May 1943
.......... 6 SMITH, Henry B. b: 08 Dec 1872 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 4: 1906 Living, Strawberry Pt, Clayton.Co.IA
.............. +DARLAND, Minnie
........ 5 BUTLER, Jesse b: 01 Sep 1832 in Muskingum Co, OH d: 28 Jun 1890 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Mt. Pleasant Cem, sec 11, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 4: 1856 Census; laborer, fathers farm, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, married. Note 5: 1856 Census; given name listed Josen? Note 8: 1860 Census; farming $0/100, sec 11/12 area, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, with wife. Note 9: 1860 Census; close to father Nicholas & Abraham Butler. Note 10: Abt. 1863 Co. A, 39th (or 38th?) Iowa INf. Note 18: 1880 Census; ?possible, carpenter, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, with a Melissa? Note 25: Article, found dead, road near home, returning Elgin, heart attack.
........... +UNKNOWN, Nancy A. b: Abt. 1839 in IN or OH Note 4: 1856 Census; married to Josen or Jessie Butler, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.Ia.
........ 5 BUTLER, Charles b: 06 Aug 1834 in Muskingum Co, OH
........ 5 BUTLER, Achsah b: 14 Jul 1836 in Muskingum Co, OH d: 30 Oct 1881 in Iowa
........... +CULLINS, John b: 12 Sep 1823 in Shannon area, Muskingum.Co.OH m: 12 Sep 1853 Father: John Cullins Mother: Dorcas Meredith
.......... 6 CULLINS, Amon J. b: 11 Oct 1856 d: 05 Jul 1916
.......... 6 CULLINS, Mary Jane b: 31 May 1858 d: 06 Apr 1936
.......... 6 CULLINS, Alice b: 04 Sep 1860 d: 06 Apr 1936
.......... 6 CULLINS, Ada A. b: 11 Jul 1862 d: 12 Jun 1932
.......... 6 CULLINS, Jessie B. b: 05 May 1864 d: 24 Sep 1870
.......... 6 CULLINS, Asa B. b: 17 Apr 1866 d: 22 Mar 1947
.......... 6 CULLINS, Emma D. b: 02 Dec 1868 d: 09 Jan 1875
.......... 6 CULLINS, Grace b: 26 Jan 1877 in Fayette Co, IA
.............. +BARNHOUSE, Schuyler Colfax b: Abt. 1876 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA m: 09 May 1898 in West Union, Fay.Co.IA Father: James McCount Barnhouse Mother: Elizabeth Harper Note 8: 1898 RR engineer at time of marriage. Note 12: 1925 Census; Auburn.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.
............. 7 BARNHOUSE, I. C. b: Abt. 1902 in Fayette Co, IA
............. 7 BARNHOUSE, Ada b: Abt. 1904 in Fayette Co, IA
............. 7 BARNHOUSE, Bessie b: Abt. 1911 in Fayette Co, IA
........ 5 BUTLER, Mary Ellen b: 14 Mar 1838
........... +SMITH, Edward
........ 5 BUTLER, Deborah A. b: 16 Sep 1840
........ 5 BUTLER, Abey J. b: 12 Dec 1841 d: 05 May 1922 in Iowa Note 3: Given analogs; Abey, Abay, Aba.
........ 5 BUTLER, Henry b: 04 Mar 1845 Note 4: 15 Aug 1862 Enlisted Co F, 34th Iowa INF.
........ 5 BUTLER, Nicholas b: 14 Aug 1847 in Wisc. d: 31 Dec 1917 in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, IA Note 6: 1895 Census; police chief, West Union, Fay.Co.IA. Note 8: 1900 Census; night watchman, West Union, Fay.Co.IA. Note 10: 1910 Census; laborer, West Union, Fay.Co.IA Note 12: West Union marshal, night watch, st. commissioner, abt 12yrs. Note 14: Abt. 1912 Moved to Cedar Rapids, IA.
........... +ADAMS, Ann b: Sep 1865 in IL Note 4: 1910 Census; dry goods sales lady, West Union, Fay.Co.IA.
.......... 6 BUTLER, Cora Marie b: Sep 1896 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
........ 5 BUTLER, Jacob Lane b: 15 Feb 1850 in Green Co, WI d: 10 Mar 1899 in Home of sister Achsah, 2mi W of West Union, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Mt. Pleasant Cem, sec 11, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 4: 1880 Census; single, laborer with Beemer, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.Ia. Note 6: 1885 Census; with father, laborer for Wells, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.
........... +SMITH, Charlotte A. b: Abt. 1856 in Fayette Co, IA? d: 23 Oct 1879 in Fayette Co, IA Burial: Mt. Pleasant Cem, sec 11, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. m: 27 Jun 1878 in Nicholas Butler farm, sec 11, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
.......... 6 BUTLER
........ 5 BUTLER, Barton Bartlett b: 1852 in Fayette Co, IA d: Abt. 09 Dec 1931 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: 12 Dec 1931 West Union Cem, Add1, Bk8, Row 7, Fay.Co.IA. Note 3: Given analogs; Bartin, Barton, Bartlette, Bartlett. Note 6: 1885 Census; farming, Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, wife27, Clarence3, Mable1. Note 8: 1895 Census; teaching, West Union, Fay.Co.IA. Note 10: 1925 Census; living with wife, West Union, Fay.Co.IA.
........... +BEAMER, Caroline C. b: 14 Sep 1857 in Fayette Co, IA or PA d: 06 Nov 1930 in Fayette Co, IA Burial: West Union Cem, Add1, Bk8, Row 7, Fay.Co.IA. Father: David Beamer Mother: Sophia Hamen Note 3: Called Carrie.
.......... 6 BUTLER, Edward Clarence b: Abt. 1878 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 4: 1903 Lived, flat over John Owen's Store, after married.
.............. +CARRAGHER, Elizabeth m: Abt. 17 Feb 1903 in Cath. Ch, West Union, Fay.Co.IA Note 4: 1903 From Clermont, IA, at time of marriage.
.......... 6 BUTLER, Mable J. b: Abt. 1880 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
.......... 6 BUTLER, J. Earl b: 13 Jan 1882 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
.......... 6 BUTLER, Hugh Raymond b: 14 Jul 1890 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
.......... 6 BUTLER, Addie L. b: Abt. 1893 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
.............. +CRAFT, George F. m: 28 Dec 1921 in Fayette Co, IA Note 4: 1921 Living, West Union, fireman, Milwaukee RR.
..... 4 BUTLER, Ruth b: 1798
......... +VANWINKLE, James m: 15 Sep 1814
..... 4 BUTLER, Deborah b: 1799
..... 4 BUTLER, Absolom b: Bet. 1800 - 1809
..... 4 BUTLER, James Isaac b: Jan 1810 in Virgina d: 24 Aug 1885 in Muskingum Co, OH
... 3 BUTLER, Amon b: 24 Dec 1750 in St. Thomas Parish, Balitmore Co, MD d: Abt. 1804 Note 4: Ten children.
...... +CHENOWETH, Ruth b: 1756 d: 1797
... 3 BUTLER, Ruth b: 23 Feb 1753 in St. Thomas Parish, Balitmore Co, MD
...... +HAILE, Nicholas
... 3 BUTLER, Absolom b: 08 Sep 1758 in St. Thomas Parish, Balitmore Co, MD d: 14 Aug 1805 in Baltimore Co, MD Note 4: Had 7 children.
...... +ORICK, Susanna b: 14 Aug 1757 d: 1819 m: 07 Jan 1784 in Baltimore Co, MD
... 3 BUTLER, Elizabeth b: 23 Jan 1760 in St. Thomas Parish, Balitmore Co, MD
... 3 BUTLER, Joseph b: 14 May 1763 in St. Thomas Parish, Balitmore Co, MD Note 1: Info/notes from Fay.Co.IA, 1891 Bio's, bz/2005. Note 4: Baptized in St. Thomas Parish. Note 6: Farmed, Baltimore Co, MD. Note 8: Had 18 children.
...... +LANE, Sarah m: 29 Jul 1783 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co, MD Father: Dutton Lane Mother: Margaret Hooker
..... 4 BUTLER, Absolom b: 26 May 1789 in Baltimore Co, MD d: 04 Oct 1863 in West Union area, Fay.Co.IA Burial: West Union Cem, Original Plat, Bk3, Row1, Fay.Co.IA. Note 4: Youth spent in Baltimore Co, MD. Note 5: Abt. 1809 Age 20, left MD for Virgina. Note 7: Bef. 1819 VA to frontier OH, purchased military forest land. Note 9: Bet. 1820 - 1845 To farm 10mi from Zanesville, Muskingum Co, OH, abt age 30. Note 10: Bet. 1845 - 1849 Farming near Monroe, Greene Co, Wisc, age abt 45. Note 11: Apr 1849 Settled in West Union Twp, Fay.Co.IA, age 50y. Note 13: 15 Jul 1850 Fayette Co, IA, 1st election at W.Union, 1 of 27 voters. Note 14: 08 Apr 1851 Appointed one of early road viewers, Fay.Co.IA. Note 15: 1852 Census; farming adjacent cousin Nicholas, sec 11/12, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.Note 16: 1860 Census; abt 70y, farming, $1000/200, adj. to son Absolom, sec 11/12 area, W.Union.Twp. Fay.Co.IA Note 17: 1860 Census; Saltsgiver neighborhood Butler farmers, Nicholas, Absolom Sr & Jr, Abrabham. Note 22: Pioneer farmer, baptist, Whig. Note 24: 1791 Birth yr. in W.Union.Cem book.
......... +LANE, Jane b: 1789 in Virgina d: 1867 in West Union area, Fay.Co.IA Burial: West Union Cem, Original Plat, Bk3, Row1, Fay.Co.IA m: 22 Dec 1811 in Baltimore Co, MD  Note 5: 1856 Census;?? Fay.Co.IA, note says 66y, b. MD, see Saltsgiver.
........ 5 BUTLER, Abraham b: 02 Dec 1812 in Ohio d: in Charles City area, Floyd.Co.IA Note 7: Abt. 1855 Came to West Union to join Absolom Sr, Jr, & Harrison. Note 8: 1860 Census; adj to Nicholas Butler, sec12, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 9: 1860 Census; Saltsgiver neighborhood Butler farmers, Nicholas, Absolom Sr & Jr, Abrabham. Note 11: 1856 Census; carpenter, West Union area, Fay.Co.IA. Note 12: 1856 Census; wife & children listed. Note 14: 1860 Census; master carpenter, $600/300, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 17: 1870 Census; farming, $2800/560, Charles City area, Floyd.Twp, Floyd.Co.IA Note 18: 1870 Census; wife Mary 53/OH, Mary E. 28/OH, Louisa 12/IA, John 10/IA. Note 21: 1880 Census; farming, Floyd.Co.IA; wife Mary 63, Louisa 21, John 20.
........... +BLUNT, Mary b: Abt. 1817 in Ohio m: 1838 in Ohio
.......... 6 BUTLER, Mary E. b: Abt. 1842 in OH
.......... 6 BUTLER, James E. b: 1844 in OH
.......... 6 BUTLER, George E. b: Abt. 1846 in OH
.......... 6 BUTLER, Amanda b: 1852 in OH
.......... 6 BUTLER, Matilda b: 1853 in OH or Iowa
.......... 6 BUTLER, Louisa b: Abt. 1858 in Iowa or OH
.......... 6 BUTLER, John b: Abt. 1860 in Fayette Co, IA
........ 5 BUTLER, Joseph b: 09 Dec 1813 in Muskingum Co, OH d: 11 Oct 1855 in Lawrenceville, Lawrence.Co.IL Burial: Likely, Lawrenceville, Lawrence..Co.IL Note 4: after death, wife moved family IL to house 1 1/2mi N of Brainard, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
........... +BAKER, Martha b: 05 Oct 1817 in OH d: 12 Sep 1884 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Mt. Pleasant Cem, sec 11, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. m: 03 Aug 1836 in Muskingum Co, OH Note 4: Bet. 1857 - 1858 After husband died, moved family, IL to Brainard area, Fay.Co.IA. Note 5: 1857 Lived in the Saltsgiver neighbohood, N of Brainard. Note 7: 1880 Census; supported by son Joseph. Note 10: Cause of death; dysentery (?Fay.Co. note, buried Lawrenceville, IL?)
.......... 6 BUTLER, Margaret b: 24 Apr 1837 in OH d: 1854 in Lawrence Co, IL
.......... 6 BUTLER, Mary b: 27 Dec 1838 in Lawrence Co, IL d: Abt. 1840 in Lawrence Co, IL
.......... 6 BUTLER, William Henry Harrison b: 20 Sep 1840 in Lawrence Co, IL d: 03 Nov 1882 Note 4: 1860 Census;? in P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, wife Martha 18y/IN.
.............. +UNKNOWN, Martha b: Abt. 1842 in IN
.......... 6 BUTLER, Sarah Elizabeth b: 31 Jan 1846 in Lawrence Co, IL d: 03 Sep 1926 in Fayette Co, IA Burial: West Union Cem, Add1, Bk8, Row11, Fay.Co.IA
.............. +BRACKIN, John b: 31 Jul 1835 in Jefferson Co, OH d: 14 Aug 1912 in Fayette Co, IA Burial: West Union Cem, Add1, Bk8, Row11, Fay.Co.IA m: 16 Jan 1864 in Fayette Co, IA Father: Cornelius Brackin Mother: Rebecca Brooks Note 4: Bet. 1854 - 1855 OH to contacts in Fay.Co.IA. Note 6: Abt. 1855 Took land warrent in Sioux City & O'Brien Co, IA area. Note 7: Abt. 1855 Walked Fay.Co to western IA for land warrent. Note 8: Traded O'brien.Co land for 80a N of Brainard, Fay.Co.IA. Note 9: Brainard area farm grew to abt 760a. Note 22: Services, M.E. Ch, West Union, IA.
............. 7 BRACKIN, Cornelius b: in Fayette Co, IA
............. 7 BRACKIN, Edythe b: in Fayette Co, IA
............. 7 BRACKIN, S. b: in Fayette Co, IA
............. 7 BRACKIN, Rebecca Jane b: Abt. 1865 in Fayette Co, IA
................ +BRAUSE, Daniel
............. 7 BRACKIN, Clara Bell b: Abt. 1871 in Fayette Co, IA
................ +BRAUSE, August
............. 7 BRACKIN, William Henry b: Apr 1873 in Fayette Co, IA
............. 7 BRACKIN, Maggie May b: Nov 1875 in Fayette Co, IA d: 1934
................ +WHERRY, William A. b: 14 May 1871 in Putnam Co, IL d: 1912 in Arlington, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA m: 06 Apr 1904 in Oklahoma Father: John Wherry Mother: Sarah A. Unknown Note 3: Parents moved IL to Brush Creek, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 4: Entered U.B. Christian Ch. ministry at Brush Creek (Arlington), IA. Note 5: First pastorate was Arlinigton, IA. Note 6: Held pastorates at Commnce.TX, Norman & Kingfisher.OK. Note 10: 01 Nov 1910 Retired to West Union, IA. Note 11: Part time pastor at Brainard & Greeley. Note 14: Cause of death, acute diabetes attack.
............... 8 WHERRY, Marguerite b: 1906 in OK
............... 8 WHERRY, Edna b: 1908 in OK or IA
............... 8 WHERRY, May b: 1910 in IA or OK
............. 7 BRACKIN, Edna Louise b: Abt. 1879 in Fayette Co, IA
................ +LEHANN, Fred
............. 7 BRACKIN, John B. b: 16 Jun 1882 in Brainard area, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 18 Jun 1961 in Univ. Hosp, Iowa City, IA. Note 4: Farmed near, Elgin, West Union, Cresco, IA. Note 5: Abt. 1943 Quit farming after wife's death. Note 7: Abt. 1950 Moved in with dau at Elgin, IA. Note 12: 04 May 1961 Burning garden, clothing caught fire, severely burned, never recovered.
................ +MILLER, Louise d: 1942 in Cresco, Howard.Co.IA. m: 15 Mar 1905
............... 8 BRACKIN, George
............... 8 BRACKIN, Wesley Note 4: 1961 Living, Janesville, WI.
............... 8 BRACKIN, Edward Cornelious b: 28 Oct 1909 in Brainard area, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 07 Mar 1970 in 915 N. 17th, Rochelle, IL. Burial: Trinity Mem. Gardens, Rocelle, IL. Note 4: 1961 Living, Rochelle, IL
................... +JENSEN, Elvina m: 22 Dec 1938 in West Union, Fay.Co.IA
............... 8 BRACKIN, Frank L. b: 23 Aug 1913 in Fayette Co, IA d: 03 Jun 1991 in Cresco,IA (Luth. Hosp, LaCrosse.WI) Burial: Mt. Olivet Cem, Cresco, IA? Note 4: 1961 Living, Waterloo, IA. Note 6: 1975 Retired after 30yrs with John Deere at Waterloo.
................... +HUBER, Maxine Mary m: 23 Aug 1943 in Cresco, Howard Co, IA
............... 8 BRACKIN, Irvin Note 4: 1961 Living, Waterloo, IA.
............... 8 BRACKIN, John Wesley b: 02 Feb 1906 in Fayette Co, IA d: in Janesville, WI Burial: Milton Lawns Mem. Park, Janesville, IA. Note 3: Bet. 24 Nov 1942 - 02 Jan 1945 WWII, Sarg, Co B, 5th Tank Bat. Note 4: 1961 Living, Waterloo, IA. Note 6: Aft. 1927 Worked for G.M./Chev Div, Janesville, WI.
................... +PETERSON, Orpha m: 08 Sep 1928 in Rockford, IA or WI?
............... 8 BRACKIN, Lawrence Note 4: 1961 Living, Waterloo, IA.
............... 8 BRACKIN, Richard Note 4: 1961 Living, Cresco, IA.
............... 8 BRACKIN, Edna Note 4: 1961 Living, Elgin, IA.
................... +GEHRING, Lawrence
............... 8 BRACKIN, Marie Note 4: 1961 Living, Chana, IL.
................... +THOMAS, Howard
............... 8 BRACKIN, Darlene Note 4: 1961 Living, Waterloo, IA.
................... +HENNINGER, C. W.
............... 8 BRACKIN, Verna Note 4: 1961 Living, Casper, WY.
................... +HEROLD, J. H.
............... 8 BRACKIN, Bonnie Note 4: 1961 Living, Portland, OR.
................... +FORD, Don
............. 7 BRACKIN, Jessie b: May 1885 in Fayette Co, IA
............. 7 [1] BRACKIN, Benjamin Harrison b: Nov 1888 in Fayette Co, IA Note 4: Bet. 1914 - 1926 Worked on home farm during first marriage.
................ +UNKNOWN, Inez d: 05 Jul 1993 in Elgin, Fay.Co.IA Burial: West Union Cem, Fay.Co.IA
............... 8 BRACKIN, Andrew
............. *2nd Wife of [1] BRACKIN, Benjamin Harrison:
................ +SMITH, Jennie Belle b: 15 Aug 1896 in Hawkeye area, Windsor.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. d: 12 Feb 1926 in Postivlle hospital, Allamakee.Co.IA m: 24 Dec 1914 in Fayette Co, IA Father: Alexander D. Smith Mother: Annie K. Unknown Note 8: Residence at death, Brainard area, Fay.Co.IA.
............... 8 BRACKIN, Joseph Eugene b: 12 Nov 1923 in Brainard area, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Elgin Cem, Fay.Co.IA. Note 3: Bef. 1945 Farmed for family; worked at Metzger stockyards. Note 4: Aft. 1945 Welder in Calif after marriage. Note 6: Bet. 1950 - 1986 Mechanic, Falb Implement, Elgin, IA. Note 8: 1986 Retired, Elgin, IA. Note 14: 14 Jun 1991 Meth.Ch, Elgin, IA.
................... +CLINE, Betty m: 12 Nov 1945 in Elgin, Fay.Co.IA
............... 8 BRACKIN, Dorothy Mae b: Abt. 1918 in Brainard area farm grew to abt 760a.
................... +WINKLER, Unknown
............... 8 BRACKIN, Pearl Susan d: in Infancy
............. 7 BRACKIN, Richard b: 02 Nov 1890 in Brainard area, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 26 May 1962 in Hospital, West Union, IA. Burial: West Union Cem, Fay.Co.IA Note 4: Worked, Bell Telephone at Lamars, IA. Note 6: Ran service station, 17yrs, in Elgin, IA. Note 7: 1938 Purchased 220a farm, N. edge of Illyri Twp.
................ +RUSH, Dorothy Frances b: 18 Feb 1903 in Fayette Co, IA Burial: West Union Cem, Fay.Co.IA m: 23 Dec 1926 in Waterloo, IA. Father: Cliinton Rush Mother: Ella Minger Note 4: Raised Brainard area farm. Note 5: 1921 Attended country school; graduated W.Union H.S. Note 6: Bet. 1921 - 1923 Attended UIU, Fayette, Teacher's Certificate. Note 7: Bet. 1923 - 1925 Taught, Fairbank, IA. Note 8: Bet. 1926 - 1927 Bookkeeper, John Lockwood Garage, Fayette, IA. Note 9: Ran service station, 17yrs, in Elgin, IA. Note 10: Remained in Elgin, IA, after husband died.
.......... 6 BUTLER, Elizabeth b: 1847 in Lawrence Co, IL
.......... 6 BUTLER, Joseph b: 05 Mar 1851 in Lawrence Co, IL d: 15 Nov 1917 in Elgin, Fayette.Co.IA. Burial: Elgin Cem, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 4: Abt. 1857 Mother moved family IL a house, SE corner of NE1/4, sec 18, P.Val.Twp,  Fay.Co.IA. Note 6: Was the main support for his widowed mother. Note 8: 1870 Census; farm laborer with Beacham, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 10: 1880 Census; carpenter, joiner, Elgin/Brainard area, Fay.Co.Ia. Note 11: 1885 Census; mechanic (carp./joiner), P.Val.Twp (Elgin), Fay.Co.IA Note 14: 1900 Census; carpenter with Webb, adjacent John Brackin, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 15: 1910 Census; builder, Elgin, Fay.Co.IA. Note 18: Bet. 1901 - 1917 After mothers death, left without home, took room in Elgin, IA. Note 21: Elgin area carpenter, home builder. Note 23: No children. Note 25: Services, German Baptist Ch, Elgin, IA.
.............. +MOATS, Hattie b: Abt. 1862 in Fayette Co, IA m: 27 Sep 1904 in Fayette Co, IA Note 4: 1910 Census; with husb, milliner, Elgin, Fay.Co.IA.
.......... 6 BUTLER, Eliza Jane b: 03 Apr 1854 in Lawrence Co, IL
.......... 6 BUTLER, John W. b: Oct 1856 in Fayette Co, IA Note 4: 1885 Census; farming, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 6: 1900 Census; farming near John Brackin, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 8: 1895 Census; farming, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 10: 1910 Census; farming, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 14: 1925 Census; with wife & son Rollo, Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA.
.............. +S.JILLET, Mary b: Jul 1857 in IL Father: Elisa H. Jillet Mother: Mary (suspect) Birch
............. 7 BUTLER, Della S. b: Sep 1883 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
............. 7 BUTLER, Mabel b: Feb 1887 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
............. 7 BUTLER, Rollo D. b: Apr 1898 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 4: 1925 Census; with parents, Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA.
............. 7 BUTLER, Nettie b: Abt. 1884 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
........ 5 BUTLER, Harrison b: 26 Oct 1815 in Tuscawaras Co, OH d: 29 Aug 1891 in Farm, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: 01 Sep 1891 West Union Cem, add1, bk1, row14, Fay.Co.IA. Note 4: Bet. 1820 - 1843 On father's farm, Muskingum Co, OH. Note 5: Bet. 1843 - 1850 Farming near Monroe, Greene Co, Wisc. Note 6: 07 Jun 1849 Land on market, claimed farm, sec 5, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 7: Jul 1850 WI to home farm, sec 5, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 8: 1850 Census; listed bet. Elgin & W.Union, Fayette Co, Iowa. Note 9: Bet. 1850 - 1855 Farm/home was log; frame house built 1855. Note 10: May 1850 Home farm, unimproved, with spring, grove, sloughs, rolling prairie. Note 11: 1860 Census; farming, $1000/800, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 12: Bet. 1850 - 1891 Home farm, 202a arable, 52a timber. Note 13: Built and furnished school near farm. Note 14: Whig bef. 1850, after Democrat, held twp. offices. Note 15: Local Baptist preacher 30+ yrs; Old Sch. Bab. 18yrs. Note 17: Farm, 4mi N of Fayette, N portion sec 5, Westfield.Twp. Note 19: 1870 Census; farm $8025/1864, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 24: 1878 Farm totaled 324a. Note 25: 1880 Census; farming Westfield.Twp, wife, sons John & Wm. Note 27: 1888 Census; retired farmer, with wife, sec 5, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 28: Abt. 1885 Visited Ohio farm and old log cabin. Note 30: Referred to as Rev. Butler. Note 31: Feb 1891 Received injuries, B.C.R.&N train wreck. Note 32: 01 Sep 1891 Services & burial. Note 33: Sep 1891 Death likley result of train wreck injuries.
........... +GIST, Amanda b: 25 Apr 1819 in Muskingum Co, OH d: 09 Nov 1892 in Fayette Co, IA Burial: West Union Cem, add1, bk1, row14, Fay.Co.IA. m: 14 Apr 1839 in Muskingum Co, OH Father: Jessie Gist Mother: Jemima Ferguson Note 3: Called Anna. Note 8: Cause of death; apolplexy (stroke).
.......... 6 BUTLER, Ary Ann b: Abt. 1840 in Muskingum Co, OH d: 1878 Note 4: Given? Ary Ann, Aniona, Aryan (1878 FayCoHist), Arram (1891 bio of father).
.............. +BLUNT, Harrison b: 1851
.......... 6 BUTLER, Mary Eliza b: 15 Feb 1842 in Muskingum Co, OH d: 05 May 1935 in West Union, Fay.Co.IA Burial: West Union Cem, add1, bk1, row4, Fay.Co.IA. Note 4: 1891 Living, West Union, Fay.Co.IA
.............. +FINCH, Benoni Wheeler b: 01 Mar 1831 in Niles, Berrien Co, MI d: 25 Jun 1909 in West Union, Fay.Co.IA Burial: West Union Cem, add1, bk1, row4, Fay.Co.IA. m: 31 Oct 1861 in Fayette Co, IA Father: Moses Finch Mother: Huldah Gardner Note 1: Bet. 1848 - 1857 Raised sibings in Wisc. Note 2: 18 Jun 1857 Came to Albany area farm, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 5: 11 Aug 1862 Enlisted Co B, 38th IA Inf. Note 6: 06 Sep 1865 Discharged at Davenport, IA, to go home. Note 7: Bet. 1866 - 1874 Farmed with son Gilbert, sec 7, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 8: Oct 1872 Grocery clerk in West Union, IA. Note 9: Bet. 1874 - 1884 Grocery business in West Union, IA. Note 10: Bet. 1885 - 1905 Various endeavors, grocery, insurance, J.P. Note 11: Republican, Methodist, various lodges. Note 31: Check Strayer FTM file of BZ, Dec/2007.
............. 7 FINCH, Eugene b: 21 Nov 1862 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: Feb 1863 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
............. 7 FINCH, Gilbert Benoni b: 03 Aug 1866 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 6: 1935 Salesman, Bour Coffee Co, Ok. City, Ok.
............. 7 FINCH, William H. b: 29 Dec 1868 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 03 Mar 1885
............. 7 FINCH, Margaret E. b: 09 Jul 1870 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 31 Oct 1919 in West Union, Fay.Co.IA
................ +BRANCH, Earl B.
............. 7 FINCH, Ella G. b: 12 Jul 1872 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
.......... 6 BUTLER, Absolom b: 1846 in Monroe area, Green.Co.WI d: 1867 in Fayette Co, IA Burial: West Union Cem, Original Portion, Row 3, Lot 1, marker5, Fay.Co.IA. Note 4: Death date? father's 1891 bio says 1865, age 21.
.......... 6 [2] BUTLER, Sarah E. b: 22 Nov 1847 in Monroe area, Green.Co.WI d: 23 Apr 1950 in Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Woodlawn Cem, Bk11, Lot019, #3, Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA Note 4: 1891 Living in Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 8: 1912 Living, Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
.............. +HOUGH, Charles L. b: 23 Sep 1833 in Ontario, Canada d: 19 Nov 1912 in Oelwein area, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Woodlawn Cem, Bk11, Lot019, #4, Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA Father: Peter V. Hough Mother: Sarah P. Unknown
............. 7 HOUGH, John W. b: Abt. 1873 in Oelwein area, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 1912 in Waterloo, Black Hawk Co, IA
............. 7 HOUGH, Blance b: 20 Feb 1875 in Oelwein area, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 17 May 1933 Burial: Woodlawn Cem, Bk11, Lot019, #2, Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA
............. 7 HOUGH, Alta b: 13 Feb 1877 in Oelwein area, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 20 Dec 1947
............. 7 HOUGH, Florence b: Abt. 1879 in Oelwein area, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
............. 7 HOUGH, Beulah b: Abt. 1889 in Oelwein area, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
.......... *2nd Husband of [2] BUTLER, Sarah E.:
.............. +MCCAMMAUT, Unknown
.......... 6 BUTLER, Joseph b: 14 Apr 1850 in Monroe area, Green.Co.WI d: 11 Dec 1912 in David Turner home, Windsor.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Burial: West Union Cem, add1, bk8, row13, Fay.Co.IA. Note 2: 1850 Wis to W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA with parents. Note 4: Jul 1850 Parents moved, WI to Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 5: 1878 Moved into West Union village, Fay.Co.IA. Note 6: 1878 Finch & Butler, grocers, Elm St, W.Union, opposite square. Note 7: 1880 Census; grocer, West Union, Fay.Co.Ia. Note 10: 1891 Farming, bet. W.Union & Fayette, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 12: 1895 Census; grocer in West Union, Fay.Co.IA Note 14: Spent six years in CA.
.............. +KELSEY, Clara M. b: 01 Apr 1858 in Taylorville, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: Abt. 22 Oct 1915 in Home, West Union, Fayette Co, IA m: 21 Jun 1874 in Fayette, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 3: From Fayette village at time of marriage. Note 4: 25 Oct 1915 Services & burial. Note 5: Suffered from breast cancer. Note 6: Obit says birth 1857?
.......... 6 BUTLER, Ella b: 1851 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: Dec 1859 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: West Union Cem, Original Plat, Bk3, Row1, marker 14, Fay.Co.IA.
.......... 6 BUTLER, George H. b: 14 Feb 1853 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 19 Mar 1916 in Home farm, Fayette Co, IA Burial: West Union Cem, Original Portion, Row 3, Lot 1, marker 8, Fay.Co.IA. Note 10: 1880 Census; farming, Oran Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: 1882 Article; drives own dray, West Union, Iowa. Note 12: 1885 Census; farming, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 13: 1882 Article; moved into old brick Wells house, West Union, IA. Note 16: 1891 Farming part of home farm; owned small farm. Note 18: 1895 Census; working railroad, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 22: 1912 Living; Independence, Buchanan.Co.IA
.............. +DORLAND, Clara A. b: 1858 in Fayette Co, IA m: Jun 1876 in Fayette Co, IA
............. 7 BUTLER, Percy L. b: Aug 1879 in Oran Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: Sep 1956 in Fayette Co, IA Burial: Woodlawn Cem, Bk8, Lot034, #1. Note 3: Lived in Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 5: 1910 Census; railroad laborer, Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA.
................ +UNKNOWN, Emma b: Abt. 1878 in Iowa Note 3: Parents b. Ireland.
............. 7 BUTLER, Daniel G. b: Nov 1881 in Fayette Co, IA Burial: God's Acres Cem, Clermont village, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 3: Lived in Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 4: 1895 Census; ?with Dorland family in Fayette village, or in Clermont Twp? Note 6: 1925 Census; living Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA.
................ +HENDERSHOTT, Amy b: Abt. 1886 in Fayette Co, IA d: 1947 Burial: God's Acres Cem, Clermont village, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Father: William Hendershott Mother: Florence Shaffer Note 3: Cem booklet; burial 1881?
.......... 6 BUTLER, John D. b: 22 Oct 1856 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 1938 in Home farm, Fayette Co, IA Burial: West Union Cem, add1, bk1, row13, Fay.Co.IA. Note 10: 1881 Living Spring Valley area, Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: Spring Valley neighborhood was 3-4mi N of Fayette village. Note 12: 27 Jan 1882 Marriage date? in paper article; posted July 22 in obit. Note 17: 1891 Farming part of home farm, sec 5, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 18: Lived in West Union village most adult life. Note 19: Invalid for years, wife cared for, ran fam. business affairs. Note 21: 1938 Wife died, remained in apt. above A&P Store, W.Union, John Wood cared for.
.............. +GILLETT, Mary S. b: 22 Jul 1857 in Lena area, Stephenson.Co.IL d: 15 Dec 1937 in West Union, Fay.Co.IA Burial: West Union Cem, add1, bk1, row13, Fay.Co.IA. m: 22 Jan 1881 in Brides parents, Stephenson Co, IL Father: E. H. Gillet Note 4: Parents IL to W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA when young. Note 5: Taught school before marriage. Note 21: 1938 Died in family apt's above A&P Store, West Union, IA.
............. 7 BUTLER, Della S. b: 1883 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: Abt. 1932 in Fayette Co, IA
................ +PRITCHARD, Wilson Walter b: 1871 in Fayette Co, IA
............... 8 PRITCHARD, Norma
............... 8 PRITCHARD, Doris Eleanor
............... 8 PRITCHARD, Roscoe D. b: 12 Dec 1907 in Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.Ia d: Jan 1977 in Elgin, P.Valley.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
............. 7 BUTLER, Mable E. b: 1887 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, as youth.
............. 7 D.BUTLER, Rollin b: 1898 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 3: Lived in Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.
.......... 6 BUTLER, Edwin b: 1857 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 1857 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: West Union Cem, Original Plat, Bk3, Row1, marker 15, Fay.Co.IA.
.......... 6 BUTLER, William Harrison b: 02 Apr 1862 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 22 Nov 1909 in West Union, Fay.Co.IA Burial: West Union Cem, Original Plat, Bk3, Row1, Marker6 Fay.Co.IA. Note 3: Had nine children. Note 8: 1868 Plat; 80a, Frog Hollow area, with father Harrison, Fay.Co.Ia. Note 9: 1868 Plat; 80a on S line, sec 34, W.Union.Twp. Note 14: 1895 Census; farming Center.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 24: 1891 Living in California. Note 30: Died from sudden heart attach.
.............. +MOTT, Ada Dell b: 02 Jul 1865 in NY m: 04 Oct 1883 in Fayette Co, IA Father: Joseph Mott Mother: Sarah Unknown
............. 7 BUTLER, Clarence C. b: 12 Sep 1884 in West Union area, Fay.Co.IA d: 20 Dec 1884 in West Union area, Fay.Co.IA Burial: West Union Cem, Original Plat, Bk3, Row1, Fay.Co.IA. Note 4: Bible, birth Sept 20, 1884?
............. 7 BUTLER, Mrytle A. b: 15 Sep 1885 in West Union area, Fay.Co.IA
................ +WOODCOCK, Earl m: 06 Feb 1907 in Mitchell, SD
............. 7 BUTLER, Perley L. b: 17 Sep 1887 in West Union area, Fay.Co.IA d: 12 Oct 1911 in Waterloo, BkHawk.Co.IA Burial: 14 Oct 1911 West Union Cem, Original Plat, Bk3, Row1, Marker 7, Fay.Co.IA. Note 3: Given analogs; Perley, Percy.
............. 7 BUTLER, Arlie M. b: 16 Mar 1889 in West Union area, Fay.Co.IA Note 3: Given analogs; Arlie, Sallie, Ira.
................ +BEMISS, Henry m: 15 Mar 1911 in West Union, Fay.Co.IA
............. 7 BUTLER, Archie Lee b: 30 Mar 1892 in West Union area, Fay.Co.IA Note 5: 1918 Living, RFD, Lake Nelson, MIN. Note 6: 28 Apr 1918 Entered Co f, 32nd Inf, at Camp Dodge, IA.
............. 7 BUTLER, Omar C. b: 04 Oct 1895 in West Union area, Fay.Co.IA
................ +BUTCHER, Mamie m: 21 Oct 1936
............. 7 BUTLER, Ivy P. b: 22 May 1897 in West Union area, Fay.Co.IA Note 2: Given analogs; Iva, Ivy.
............. 7 BUTLER, Dorothy M. b: 26 Dec 1906 in West Union area, Fay.Co.IA
............. 7 BUTLER, Willard E. b: 08 Jun 1909 in West Union area, Fay.Co.IA Note 3: Bible, birth June 8, 1903?
........ 5 BUTLER, John b: 1818 in Ohio d: in Kansas Note 4: Baptist preacher. Note 6: 1880 Census; minister, West Union, IA, wife Ann 62/PA.
........... +GRAY, Sue Ann b: 1818 in PA or OH m: 18 Nov 1838 in Muskingum Co, OH Note 4: Given analogs; Susanna, Ann, Sue Ann. ........ 5 BUTLER, Caleb b: 1820 in Ohio d: 1872 in Oelwein area , Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
........... +JOHNSON, Catherine b: 1827 in IN or WI d: May 1872 in Oelwein area , Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA m: 04 Jul 1847 in Wisc. Father: Joseph Johnson Mother: Louisa Unknown
.......... 6 BUTLER, Joseph b: 24 Apr 1848 in WI or OH? d: 18 Jul 1915 in Residence, 224 8th Ave. W, Oelwein, Fay.co.IA Burial: Woodlawn Cem, Bk11, Lot039, #2, Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.Ia. Note 5: 1870 Census; farming with bro. Harrison, Oelwein area, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.Ia. Note 6: 1880 Census; farming sec 21, Oelwein area, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 7: 1880 Census; married, no children. Note 9: 1885 Census; laborer, Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: 1895 Census; laborer, wife & Ray, Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 12: 1900 Census; laborer, Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 14: 1910 Census; railroad laborer, Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA.
.............. +MEIKLE, Adeline R. b: 11 Mar 1855 in Grant Co, WI d: 30 Jan 1933 in Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co, IA Burial: 01 Feb 1933 Woodlawn Cem, Bk11, Lot039, #2 (no marker), Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.Ia. m: 24 Sep 1877 in Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Father: William Meikle Mother: Lucinda Allen Note 4: Given analogs; Ada, Addie, Adelina, Adeline. Note 8: 1925 Census, with son Ray, 68y/WI, Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA. Note 16: Age at death; 85y10m2d.
............. 7 BUTLER, Roy J. b: 11 Apr 1886 in Oelwein area, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. d: 12 Dec 1930 in Residence, 403 1st Ave, NE, Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: 14 Dec 1930 Woodlawn Cem, Bk7, Lot077, #?, Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.Ia. Note 4: 1910 Census; with parents, railroad laborer, Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA.
................ +RIDLER, Leila Jewel b: 06 Aug 1897 in Fayette Co, IA d: 10 May 1969 in Oelwein area , Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA m: Abt. 1921 Father: James Ridler Mother: Nettie Bennett
............... 8 BUTLER, Nettie Belle b: 19 Oct 1922 in Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 12 Aug 1987 in Burlington, IA Burial: 15 Aug 1987 Woodlawn Cem, Bk7, Lot077, #?, with father, Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.Ia.
.......... 6 [3] BUTLER, Harrison b: 16 Apr 1850 in Monroe Co, WI d: 24 Jul 1909 in Oelwein, Jeff. Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Oakdale Cem, Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA. Note 6: 1870 Census; farming $0/200, with bro Jospeh, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.Ia. Note 7: 1879 Plat; farm, 60a, W1/2,S1/2,W2/3,N1/2, sec24, Oran.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 8: 1879 Plat; farm 1/2mi E of Oran, 4mi W of Ostego (Oelwein). Note 9: 1880 Census; farming Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, adj. bro Joseph. Note 10: 1885 Census; remarried to Nancy 23y,farming Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 14: 1895 Census; farming Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 15: 1896 Joined U.B. Christian Ch and was a deacon. Note 16: 1900 Census; farming, Oran.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 18: Employed in the C.G.W. shops at Oelwein, IA. Note 19: Abt. Feb 1909 Injured at C.G.W. shops, never recovered. Note 24: Obit; 6 children, each wife (sisters). Note 31: 24 Jul 1909 Obit; age at death, 59y3m8d. Note 32: 1909 Cause of death, septic poisoning.
.............. +MEIKLE, Mary L. b: 1853 in Wisc. d: 11 Oct 1880 in Fayette Co, IA Burial: Oakdale Cem, Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA. m: 12 Sep 1873 in Fayette Co, IA Father: William Meickle Mother: Lucinda Allan
............. 7 BUTLER, William L. b: Abt. 1873 in Oelwein area, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, Burial; Likely in Oakdale Cem, Glory To Road sec, Oelwein, IA.
................+Anne Belle Unknown b: Nov 24, 1882, Fayette Co, IA  d. Jan 26, 1903, Oelwein area, Jeff. Twp, Fay.Co.IA  Burial:  Oakdale Cem, Glory To Road sec, #230, Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA
...............8 BUTLER, Arnold H., b. Sep 21, 1901, Oelwein area, Fay.Co.IA  d. Dec 20, 1901, Oelwein area, Fay.Co.IA  Burial:  Oakdale Cem, Glory To Road sec, #231.
............. 7 BUTLER, Joseph Lester b: 05 May 1874 in Oelwein area, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 10 Apr 1947 in Oelwein area, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Woodlawn Cem, Bk5, Lot153, #?, Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 4: 1900 Census; farm laborer with Mendenhall, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 7: Bet. 1899 - 1923 Entered feed & grain business, Oelwein, IA. Note 8: 1910 Census; feed mill, miller, Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA Note 10: 1923 Became Sec. of Oelwein, IA, Farmer's Creamery. Note 12: 1932 With son's Lloyd & Lyle, organized Butler Coal Co, in Oelwein.
................ +RUNDLE, Elizabeth Grace b: Abt. 1875 in Bremer Co, IA Burial: woodlawn Cem, Bk5, Lot153, #?, Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.Ia. m: 27 Nov 1901 in Oelwein (home), Fay.Co.IA Father: Richard Rundle Mother: Celena Green Note 3: Parents b. England.
............... 8 BUTLER, Lloyd R. b: 25 Aug 1906 in Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 16 May 1971 Burial: Woodlawn Cem, Bk5, Lot154, #1, Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.Ia.
................... +DILLINER, Lois D. b: 22 Jul 1906 in Fayette Co, IA d: 02 Feb 1982 Burial: woodlawn Cem, Bk5, Lot154, #2, Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.Ia. Father: Harry M. Dilliner Mother: Martha Barnes
............... 8 BUTLER, Richard L. b: Abt. 1907 in Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
............... 8 BUTLER, Lyle H. b: Abt. 1910 in Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
............... 8 BUTLER, Ethel b: Abt. 1913
................... +MEYER, Raymond
............. 7 BUTLER, Effie Mae b: 08 May 1876 in Oelwein area, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 16 Jun 1909 in Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Woodlawn Cem, Bk12, Lot100, #4, Oelwein, IA.
................ +MCDUFFEE, John R. b: 13 Jan 1868 d: 03 Feb 1933 in Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Woodlawn Cem, Bk12, Lot100, #4, Oelwein, IA.
............. 7 BUTLER, Verna b: 11 Oct 1878 in Oelwein area, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 04 Mar 1945 in Oelwein area, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Woodlawn Cem, Bk5A, Lot054, #?, Oelwein, IA.
................ +HEUBNER, August Julius b: 03 Sep 1876 d: 14 Mar 1950 in Oelwein area, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Woodlawn Cem, Bk5A, Lot054, #?, Oelwein, IA. Father: Ernest Heubner Mother: Unknown Duehr
............. 7 BUTLER, Unknown
............. 7 BUTLER, Unknown
.......... *2nd Wife of [3] BUTLER, Harrison:
.............. +MESKELL, Nancy I. b: Mar 1862 in Fayette Co, IA m: 12 Sep 1883 in Fayette Co, IA Note 3: Father b. Ireland, mother IN. Note 5: 1910 Census; widowed, nurse, Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.
............. 7 BUTLER, Kay b: Jul 1884 in Jefferson Twp, Fayette Co, Iowa
............. 7 BUTLER, Jay b: Jun 1887 in Jefferson Twp, Fayette Co, Iowa
............. 7 BUTLER, Archie b: Aug 1889 in Jefferson Twp, Fayette Co, Iowa Note 4: 1910 Census; farm laborer, with mother, Oelwein, IA. Note 6: 1925 Census; living Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA.
................ +ALITZ, Elnora Anna b: Abt. 1887 in Elkader, Clayton.Co.IA Father: Fred Aletz Mother: Mary Barg
............... 8 BUTLER, Elaine b: 29 Aug 1912 in Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
............... 8 BUTLER, Arthur b: Abt. 1916 in Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
............. 7 BUTLER, Stella b: Nov 1892 in Jefferson Twp, Fayette Co, Iowa
............. 7 BUTLER, Earl W. b: 22 Feb 1904 in Jefferson Twp, Fayette Co, Iowa d: 05 Apr 1973 Burial: woodlawn Cem, Bk5A, Lot069, #?, Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.Ia.
................ +UNKNOWN, Norma E. b: 1903 Burial: woodlawn Cem, Bk5A, Lot069, #?, Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.Ia.
............. 7 BUTLER, Unknown
........ 5 BUTLER, Sarah b: in Ohio
........... +MCCAMMAT, Unknown
........ 5 [4] BUTLER, Absolom b: 1825 in Tuscawaras Co?, OH d: 27 Apr 1910 in Oelwein area, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Burial: West Union Cem, Original Portion, Row 3, Lot 1, Fay.Co.IA. Note 4: 1845 OH to Wisc. Note 5: Apr 1849 Wisc (or OH?) to Dover.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 8: 1850 Census; listed farmer, bet. Elgin & W.Union, Fayette Co, Iowa. Note 9: 1850 Brother Harrison, also in Fay.Co.Ia. Note 10: 1852 Census; farming? around Eldorado, Dover.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.Note 11: 1860 Census; farming, $2400/400, sec 11/12 area, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 12: 1860 Census; Saltsgiver neighborhood Butler farmers, Nicholas, Absolom Sr & Jr, Abrabham. Note 13: 1870 Census; farming, $1800/665, Otsego P.O. (Oelwein), Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 14: 1879 Plat; farming, 40a, NW1/4,NE1/4, sec20, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 15: 1880 Apparently living in Oelwein village, laborer & farming. Note 16: 1891 In Clay Co, KS. Note 20: 1900 Census; day laborer, dau Lousia, Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 21: 1900 Census; adopted dau Belle, b. Nov 1882/KS; gr. nephew Will L., b. Ap 1872/IA. Note 28: Heart trouble late in life. Note 30: Apr 1910 ??Also listed buried in Woodlawn Cem, Oelwein, IA, bk 15, lot 009??
........... +CANADER, Sarah b: 1831 in Ohio d: 30 Oct 1868 in Fayette Co, IA Burial: West Union Cem, Original Portion, Row 3, Lot 1, Fay.Co.IA. m: 07 Sep 1849 in Wisc.
.......... 6 BUTLER, John b: 1859 in W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 7: 1870 Census; on farm with father, Jefferson.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.
........ *2nd Wife of [4] BUTLER, Absolom:
........... +ROSS, Louisa A. b: 14 Jun 1844 in IN d: 25 Sep 1922 in Oelwein area, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Burial: Woodlawn Cem, bk15, lot009, #1, Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA. m: Jul 1869 in Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 3: Parents b. IN. Note 4: 1870 Census; with Absolom, farming Oelwein area, Fay.Co.IA.
........ 5 BUTLER, Eliza Jane b: 1831 in Ohio d: in West Union, Fay.Co.IA
........... +WELLS, Joshua b: 1824 in Muskingum Co, OH m: 01 Aug 1849
.......... 6 WELLS, Sarah Jane b: 08 Dec 1848 in Green Co, WI
.......... 6 WELLS, Mathew Lybrand b: 08 Oct 1849 in West Union, Fay.Co.IA
.......... 6 WELLS, Willie b: 1856 in West Union, Fay.Co.IA
.......... 6 WELLS, Lillus b: 1858 in West Union, Fay.Co.IA
........ 5 BUTLER, Henry Lewis b: in Ohio


Above: a portion of Pleasant Valley Twp, Fayette Co, Iowa, 1879 Plat.

 



The NE portion of Fayette Co, from Andrea's 1875 Atlas of Iowa,
which gives an overview of timbered area, roads, rails, villages, etc.

 




the Butler's from New England
siblings Adelia, Loren, James
 


Map overview:  Northern sections of Westfield Twp, Fayette County, Iowa, 1879 Plat
The central area along the Westfield and West Union Twp's became known as the Spring Valley neighborhood.
Harrison Butler, son of Aboslom, farmed in section 5 of the Spring Valley neighborhood.
Loren Butler (no relationship found yet) in 1854, came to section 4, 9, Westfield Twp, 3+mi N of Fayette, was a mason, builder & farmed.
James W. Butler, brother of Loren was farming nearby in 1860 but later locations for James W. have not been found yet.
David and Adelia Butler (Loren's sister) Parsons came to Fayette village in 1857 as a carpenter, builder, teacher, but also farmed in sec 4, Westfield.
 

Three children of James Butler and Lydia Weaver move to Fayette County, Iowa:  About 1854, Loren Butler, age 32, stone mason in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, entered a farm on the northern edge of Westfield Twp, Fayette County, Iowa, probably in section 9, which would have been just east of Harrison Butler (son of Absolum, tree above, no link found to Loren's line, yet).  Both Loren and Harrison Butler were part of the 'Spring Valley neighborhood' on the Westfield & West Union Township line.  Loren's brother James W. Butler is found on the 1860 census farming close to Loren, so it is likely he came to Fayette County about the same time.  In Jan of 1857, Loren's older sister Adelia Butler at age 43, and husband David Parsons (brother of Loren's wife Hannah Parsons) came from Illinois to Fayette village, as a carpenter and home builder for the remainder of his life.  Loren Butler would remain on the farm in section 9 of Westfield and also be a mason builder until his death.  Further information on Loren and Adelia's brother James W. has not been located after the 1860 census, however, land transactions for Fayette Co, have not been examined.  Adelia Butler Parsons is my ggrandmother Parsons.

Abbreviated tree for the Butler's out of New England:
1 BUTLER, New England b: in New England
2 BUTLER, Susan b: in Vermont Note 1: ??Sister of Adelia, Benjamin, James W., Lorin?? Note 2: May have stayed in Schuyler Falls area, Clinton Co, NY.
--- +WEAVER, Peter b: 20 Dec 1782 in Somerset, Bristol Co, Mass. Father: WEAVER, Thomas Mother: LAW, Hannah
2 BUTLER, James b: 1788 in Vermont d: in Beekmantown?, Clinton Co, NY
--- +WEAVER, Lydia b: 1790 in Somerset, Bristol Co, Mass. m: 1813 in Peru, Clinton Co, NY
-- 3 BUTLER, Benjamin b: 1813 in Peru, Clinton Co, NY d: 03 Dec 1882 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois Burial: Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois
----- +PARSONS, Hannah M. b: Abt. 1820 in Plattsburg, Clinton co, NY d: 08 Mar 1893 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois
-- 3 BUTLER, Adelia b: 25 Aug 1814 in Peru, Clinton Co, NY or VT? d: 14 Nov 1873 in Fayette, Fayette Co, I
----- +PARSONS, David Gilson b: 14 Aug 1809 in Plattsburg, Clinton Co, NY d: 11 May 1872 in Fayette, Fayette Co,Iowa
-- 3 BUTLER, Russell b: 1815 in Peru, Clinton Co, NY
-- 3 BUTLER, James W. b: 1821 in Peru, Clinton Co, NY d: in Westfield Twp, Fayette Co, IA
----- +UNKNOWN, Pheobe Jane b: 1836 in NH or Peru, Clinton Co, NY d: in Westfield Twp, Fayette Co, IA
-- 3 BUTLER, Loren b: 10 Apr 1822 in Peru, Clinton Co, NY d: 1901 in Farm home, N of Fayette Co, Iowa.
-- 3 BUTLER, C. E. (suspect) b: 1823 in Peru or Berlin, NY
-- 3 BUTLER, Adaline Mary b: Abt. 1826 in Peru, Clinton Co, NY d: SD?  Note 5: Taught Indian School in MN, capture by hostile Indians during Civil War.  Rescued by U.S. Cavalry.  Note 9:  Married on of her French/Indian students.
---- + John Rainville Renville b. Oct 1831 in Lac qui Parle Co. MN  d: 19 Oct 1909 in Sisseton.Co.SD 
2 BUTLER, Samuel b: 1787 in Vermont
--- +UNKNOWN, Betsy b: 1787 in CT
2 BUTLER, Seth
2 BUTLER, Benjamin b: Abt. 1800 in Vermont

 


 

Full Tree:
Descendants of James Butler, b. 1788/VT

1 BUTLER, New England b: in New England
2 BUTLER, Susan b: in Vermont Note 1: ??Sister of Adelia, Benjamin, James W., Lorin?? Note 2: May have stayed in Schuyler Falls area, Clinton Co, NY.
--- +WEAVER, Peter b: 20 Dec 1782 in Somerset, Bristol Co, Mass. Father: WEAVER, Thomas Mother: LAW, Hannah
2 BUTLER, James b: 1788 in Vermont d: in Beekmantown?, Clinton Co, NY Note 1: Bet. 1820 - 1830 Census, Beekmantown, Clinton Co, NY. Note 2: Of the Grand Isle Butler families?
--- +WEAVER, Lydia b: 1790 in Somerset, Bristol Co, Mass. m: 1813 in Peru, Clinton Co, NY Father: WEAVER, Thomas Mother: LAW, Hannah Note 4: Birth? Peru, Clinton Co, NY?
-- 3 BUTLER, Benjamin b: 1813 in Peru, Clinton Co, NY d: 03 Dec 1882 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois Burial: Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois Note 1: Remained in Cook Co, Illinios area.
----- +PARSONS, Hannah M. b: Abt. 1820 in Plattsburg, Clinton co, NY d: 08 Mar 1893 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois Father: PARSONS, Jeremiah II Mother: MILLER, Mary
---- 4 BUTLER, Mary B. b: 1842 in WI
------- +MILLER, Peater S. b: 1847 in NY Note 1: 1880 Living with father-in-law. Note 2: 1880 Commission merchant, Chicago.
---- 4 BUTLER, Fred A. b: 1846 in WI Note 1: 1880 Machinest, Chicago, Cook Co, ILL.
-- 3 BUTLER, Adelia b: 25 Aug 1814 in Peru, Clinton Co, NY or VT? d: 14 Nov 1873 in Fayette, Fayette Co, Iowa Burial: Grandview Cem, sec A, Fayette, Iowa Note 1: Called Delia. Note 6: ??Connection between Adelia Butler family & Harrison Butler family?? Note 7: Note, Vol Strayer scrapbook, death? 1875?
----- +PARSONS, David Gilson b: 14 Aug 1809 in Plattsburg, Clinton Co, NY d: 11 May 1872 in Fayette, Fayette Co,Iowa Burial: Grandview Cem, sec A, Fayette, Iowa m: 06 Jan 1835 in Plattsburgh, Clinton Co,New York Father: PARSONS, Jeremiah II Mother: MILLER, Mary Note 3: Abt. 1839 NY to Elgin area, Kane Co, ILL. Note 4: Came to Fayette by team and surrey. Note 5: 10 Jan 1857 Elgin, ILL to Fayette village, Iowa. Note 6: 1860 Carpenter, farmer, living Fayette village, Iowa. Note 7: 1870 Census, Fayette village, listed as Dicky. Note 8: 1868 Farming 30a, SW1/4 of sec 4, Westfield Twp, 4mi N of Fayette. Note 9: 1879 Harrison Butler owned 1868 land of D.G. Parsons. Note 15: ??Connection between Gilson surname & David's middle name?? Note 16: Called Dicky. Note 17: Death by erysipelas.
---- 4 MCALLISTER, Robert b: Abt. 1830 in Ireland (Adopted) d: 04 Mar 1874 in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara Co., California Burial: 06 Mar 1874 Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Co., California Note 1: Adopted by David and Adelia Parsons. Note 2: Died from tuberculosis. Note 4: Went to the gold fields and stayed.
---- 4 PARSONS, Julia Almira b: 04 Aug 1838 in Elgin, Kane Co, Illinois. d: 12 Jan 1873 in West Union, Fayette Co, Iowa. Burial: Grandview Cem, Sec. A, Lot 18, Westfield Twp, Fayette Co, Iowa. Note 1: Lived in West Union, Fayette Co, IA.
------- +WATERBURY, Luther Windsor b: 05 Jan 1840 in Lorain Co, Ohio d: 02 Jan 1901 in Denver, CO m: 11 Jun 1863 in West Union, Fayette, Co., Iowa Father: WATERBURY, Hiram William Mother: CRISSEY, Marilla Note: Married by Rev. John Webb, at home of bride.
------ 5 WATERBURY, Lyle b: 06 Mar 1865 in Fayette, Fayette Co., Iowa d: 08 Feb 1866 in Fayette, Fayette Co., Iowa Burial: 09 Feb 1866 Sec A, Lot 17, Grandview Cem, Fayette, Iowa Note 1: Mr. Day Waterbury listed as relative at death. Note 2: 1866 Died of pneumonia Note 3: Buried in lot owned by H.W. Waterbury.
------ 5 WATERBURY, Lyle C. b: 24 Dec 1867 d: in Probably in Denver, CO
------ 5 WATERBURY, Charlotte "Lottie" b: 03 Apr 1869 in Fayette, Fayette Co., Iowa d: 01 Sep 1938 in Pacific Palisades, California Burial: Forest Lawn Memorial Park
---- 4 PARSONS, James Wallace b: 29 Sep 1839 in Elgin, Kane Co, Illinois d: 15 Feb 1878 in Gilroy, Santa Clara Co, California. Burial: 26 Feb 1878 Odd Fellow's Cem Note 1: 1877 Keeping Tavern & Postmaster, Sargent Station, CA Note 2: Called Wallace. Note 5: Went to gold fields, stayed.
---- 4 PARSONS, Mary b: 11 Oct 1843 in Elgin, Kane Co, Illinois d: 15 Jan 1844 in Elgin, Kane Co, Illinois
---- 4 PARSONS, Lucretia b: 12 Dec 1850 in Elgin, Kane Co, Illinois d: 08 Oct 1926 in Topeka, Shawnee Co, Kansas Burial: 09 Oct 1926 Mt. Hope Cem,Topeka, Shawnee Co,Kansas Note 1: 1874 Moved to Burlington, Iowa, after married. Note 2: To Beatrice, Nebraska after Burlington, then to Topeka, Kansas.
------- +FORBES, Wilson Matthew b: 28 Feb 1847 in Decatur Co, Indiana d: 15 May 1923 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas Burial: Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas, Mt. Hope Cem. m: 05 Aug 1874 in Fayette, Fayette Co., Iowa Father: FORBES, John Gilbert Mother: MATTHEWS, Elizabeth Note 1: Died from pernicious anemia. Note 2: 1900 Topeka, KS, insurance agent. Note 3: Attended Upper Iowa U, Fayette, IA.
------ 5 FORBES, Charles Parsons b: 07 Dec 1875 in Burlington, Iowa d: 10 Mar 1880 in Beatrice, Gage Co, Nebraska
------ 5 FORBES, Robert Lyle b: 27 Jun 1877 in Beatrice, Gage Co, Nebraska d: Abt. 1944 in Topeka , Kansas Burial: Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas
------ 5 FORBES, Frank Elmer b: 17 Nov 1878 in Beatrice, Gage Co, Nebraska d: 08 Dec 1971 in Berkeley, Alameda Co, California Burial: 10 Dec 1971 El Cerrito, Contra Costa Co., California, Sunset Mausoleum
--------- +WATERBURY, Matie Ethel b: 07 Aug 1891 in Sharon Springs, Wallace Co., Kansas d: 19 May 1981 in Berkeley, Alameda Co., California, Elmwood Conv Hos Burial: El Cerrito, Contra Costa Co., California, Sunset Mausoleum m: 26 Aug 1913 in Berkeley, Alameda Co., California Father: WATERBURY, James Randall Mother: MCAFEE, Agnes R. Note 1: 1903 Christening, Berkeley, Alameda Co., California, 1st Baptist Ch.
------ 5 [1] FORBES, Carroll Ralph b: 18 Apr 1882 in Beatrice, Gage Co., Nebraska d: 20 Jan 1950 in Pasadena, Log Angeles Co., California
--------- +LOVE, Bertie
------ *2nd Wife of [1] FORBES, Carroll Ralph:
--------- +BUCK, Zella
------ *3rd Wife of [1] FORBES, Carroll Ralph:
--------- +COLMANN, Harriet b: 18 Nov 1874 in Logensport, Indiana m: 23 Jun 1917 in Kansas City, Kansas
------ 5 FORBES, Roy Parsons b: 24 Sep 1888 in Topeka, Kansas d: 08 Nov 1943 in Denver, Colorado Note 1: Died of a heart attack.
--------- +WHITNEY, Madeline b: Abt. 1890 in New York d: 1978
---- 4 PARSONS, Mary Elizabeth b: 10 Jan 1852 in Elgin, Kane Co, Illinois. d: 26 Jun 1944 in Fayette, Fayette Co., Iowa Burial: Fayette's Grandview Cem, Sec. A, Lot 31, Westfield Twp, Fayette Co, Iowa. Note 1: 1857 Fayette, IA, with parents, from Elgin, IL Note 2: 1944 Death at 92yrs5mo16days Note 3: Schooled: Fayette & Upper Iowa University. Note 4: Taught school a few terms.
------- +STRAYER, Valentine Eugene b: 12 Nov 1848 in Farm on Salt River, sec 3 or 4,T57R11W, Salt River Twp, Shelby Co, MO, 4mi W of Shelbyville. d: 14 Nov 1937 in Fayette, Fayette Co, Iowa Burial: 1937 Fayette's Grandview Cemetery, Sec A, Lot 31, Westfield Twp, Fayette Co, Iowa. m: 11 Dec 1873 in West Union, IA Father: STRAYER, John Mother: HECKART, Elizabeth Note 1: 1850 Clinton/Jonsebury, Monroe Co., MO Note 2: 1853 Freeport, Winneshiek Co., Iowa Note 3: Bet. 1867 - 1869 Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa Note 4: Bet. 1871 - 1874 Principal of Calmar Schools Note 5: Aft. 1874 Hardware store, in Calmar. Note 6: Abt. 1893 Farm, Spring Valley neighborhood, N. of Fayette. Note 7: Bet. 1894 - 1895 Sold Calmar Hardware, tinner at Cresco, IA. Note 8: 1896 Bought Col. Brown's farm, 2m SW, Fayette. Note 9: 1918 Moved from farm into Fayette for rest of life.
------ 5 STRAYER, Genevieve b: 01 Aug 1875 in Calmar, Winneshiek co, IA d: 1971 in Rest Home, Sumner, Bremer Co, Iowa Burial: Grandview Cemetery, Fayette, Iowa Note 1: Bet. 1910 - 1938 McIntosh, SD Note 2: Abt. 1938 Chatsworth, CA Note 3: Bet. 1899 - 1910 Taught Calmar & co. sch. N. of Fayette. Note 4: Called 'Gen.'
--------- +BELKNAPP, Clark Hiram b: 17 Sep 1876 in Auburn village, Auburn Twp, Fayette Co, IA. m: 04 Sep 1898 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA Father: BELKNAP, Edward Eastman Mother: CLARK, Betsey L. Note 1: He added the extra "p" to Belknapp Note 2: 1910 Practicing law, McIntosh, SD Note 3: Born in log house, at Auburn.
------ 5 STRAYER, Robert Eugene b: 21 Aug 1877 in Calmar, Winneshiek co, IA d: 03 Mar 1953 in Des Moines, Iowa Note 1: 1877 Grew up in Calmar, IA Note 2: 1896 Moved with family, age 17, to Fayette, IA Note 3: 1900 Engineer, age 22, living near depot, Calmar, IA. Note 4: 1902 Savannah, IL Note 5: 1912 Oxford Junction, IA. Note 6: 1915 Final home, 8th St of Marion, IA. Note 7: Railroad engineer entire life.
--------- +FINCH, Alice Frances Myrtle b: 18 Jun 1877 in Illyra Twp, Fayette Co, IA d: Mar 1939 in Marion, IA? m: 09 Nov 1899 in Fayette Father: FINCH, Clay Columbus Mother: GIBBON, Sarah A. Note 1: Grew up in Fayette, IA.
------ 5 STRAYER, Katherine L. b: 20 Feb 1880 in Calmar, Winneshiek Co, IA. d: 11 Dec 1949 in Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga Co, OH Note 1: Called Kate. Note 3: Educated, talented, artistic, accomplished on piano. Note 4: 1912 Apparently in Minn. at time of son's birth. Note 6: 1920 Living DeSoto Ave, Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga Co, OH. Note 8: 1937 Resided Cleveland, OH Note 9: Kate was a registered nurse.
--------- +DENNIS, Edward Walter b: 08 Feb 1882 in ILL d: 08 Aug 1949 in Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga Co, OH m: 28 Dec 1904 in Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS Father: DENNIS, Thomas G. Mother: UNKNOWN Note 1: Parents born in Tenn. Note 3: 1904 Living Topeka, Shawnee KS, at time of marriage. Note 5: 1912 Apparently in Minn. Note 7: 1920 Living, Desoto Ave, Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga Co, OH. Note 8: 1920 Superindendent, Dept. Store, Cleveland, Ohio.
------ 5 STRAYER, Reuben A. b: 05 Dec 1885 in Calmar, Winneshiek co, IA d: Aug 1964 in Seattle, WA Burial: Seattle, WA Note 4: Abt. 1912 Tin/metal/hardware, Cresco, IA, with 1st cousin Lynn Strayer. Note 6: 1925 Grocery store, Fayette, Fayette Co., Iowa Note 7: 1937 Chamberlain, SD Note 8: Aft. 1938 Lived, Seattle, WA.
--------- +BAILEY, S. Maude b: Nov 1889 in Fayette, Fayette Co, IA d: in Seattle, WA m: Abt. 1912 in Cresco, Iowa Father: BAILEY, Henry M. Mother: NAGLE, Delocia E. Note 4: Lived in Seattle, WA.
------ 5 STRAYER, Winifred Mary b: 07 Aug 1890 in Calmar, Winneshiek co, IA d: 31 Oct 1977 in Manchester, Delaware Co., Iowa Burial: Grandview, Fayette, Iowa Note 1: 2005 Majority of info, in Hunt file, bz/2005. Note 4: Abt. 1908 Attended UIU for teacher certification. Note 5: 1909 Teaching Maple Grove School District #1, in Center TWP., Fayette, Iowa
--------- +HUNT, Walter Reuben b: 1887 in Fayette, Fayette Co., Iowa d: 1977 in Manchester, Delaware Co., Iowa Burial: Grandview, Fayette, Iowa m: 18 Feb 1914 Note 1: Majority of info, in the Hunt file, bz/2005.
-- 3 BUTLER, Russell b: 1815 in Peru, Clinton Co, NY
-- 3 BUTLER, James W. b: 1821 in Peru, Clinton Co, NY d: in Westfield Twp, Fayette Co, IA Note 6: 1856 Carpenter, Westfield Twp, Fayette Co, Iowa, with wife only.  Burial:  ?Guessing unmarked in Dunham Grove Cem or Grandview at Fayette, IA.  Note 8: 1860 Census; farming $1000/800, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 9: 1860 Census; close to bro. Loren (sec), Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.  Note 12:  Census; cannot find.
----- +UNKNOWN, Pheobe Jane b: 1836 in NH or Peru, Clinton Co, NY d: in Westfield Twp, Fayette Co, IA
---- 4 BUTLER, Sarah b: Abt. 1856 in Westfield Twp, Fayette Co, IA
---- 4 BUTLER, Oran b: Abt. 1858 in Westfield Twp, Fayette Co, IA
-- 3 BUTLER, Loren b: 10 Apr 1822 in Peru, Clinton Co, NY d: 1901 in Farm home, N of Fayette Co, Iowa. Burial: Dunham Grove Cem, lot 88, Center Twp, Fayette Co, IA Note 1: 1837 Family from Clinton co, NY to Chicago, Cook co, ILL. Note 2: Abt. 1840 Chicago to Beloit, Wisc area. Stonemason. Note 3: Bet. 1840 - 1855 Stonemason, build large New Milford Stone Mill, Winnebago Co, ILL. Note 4: Abt. 1854 Beloit area, Wisc, to Westfield Twp, Fayette Co, Iowa, by wagon. Note 6: 1854 Census; farming, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, adj to Harrison in sec 5. Note 7: 1855 Entered farm, 65a, sec 9, Wesfield Twp, north of Fayette, IA. Note 8: 1856 Census; stone cutter/mason, Westfield Twp, Fayette Co, IA. Note 9: 1856 Census; farther/law Stephen living with. Note 10: 1860 Census; Farming $2000/800, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 12: 1870 Census; mason, $800/550, adj Harrison, sec 5, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 18: 1880 Census; retired, farm, Westfield Twp, Fay.Co.IA, with wife, Frank, Adda, Ed. Note 20: 1882 Stroke, cared for until death by dau. Lydia. Note 22: 1895 Census; on farm with wife & Lydia, paralytic, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 24: 1900 Census; invlaid, farm, family, Lydia mgr., Westfield.Two, Fay.Co.Ia. Note 26: As a mason, built many large stone buildings, ILL, Wisc. Iowa. Note 27: L.Butler in Spring Valley neighborhood, along mid area bet. W.Union & Westfield Twp. Note 31: 1901 Died, 74y4m28d, Paralysis, Dunham Grove Cem.
----- +EASTMAN, Harriet b: Feb 1824 in Sherbrooke, Lower Canada d: 1904 in Fayette to West Union area, Fayette Co, Iowa. Burial: Dunham Grove Cem, lot 88, Center Twp, Fayette Co, IA m: 1846 in Beloit, Marquette Co, WI Father: EASTMAN, Stephen
---- 4 BUTLER, Lydia M. b: 25 Mar 1848 in Beloit area, Berlin Twp, Marquette Co, WI d: 1941 in Fayette village, WestfieldTwp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Dunham Grove Cem, lot 88, Center Twp, Fayette Co, IA Note 1: Called Lyddie. Note 2: Apparently never married. Note 4: 1853 NY to WestfieldTwp, Fay.Co.IA, with parents. Note 6: 1860 Census; living with parents, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 7: Abt. 1865 Attended Upper Iowa U, Fayette, Iowa. Note 8: 1870 Census; teacher, living with parents, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 10: Taught 56 terms, rural and public schools. Note 11: Taught in Fayette, Oelwein, Sumner, IA. Note 13: 1882 Stopped teaching?, cared for ill father 19yrs. Note 20: 1895 Census; with parents, teaching, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 22: 1900 Census; managing parents farm & family, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 24: 1910 Census; capitalist (merchant), Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 26: Aft. 1901 Nursed many sick Fayette people.
---- 4 BUTLER, Jay J. b: 15 Jul 1852 in Beloit area, Berlin Twp, Marquette Co, WI d: 27 Oct 1932 in Fayette Co, IA Burial: Dunham's Grove Cem, Center Twp, Fayette Co, IA. Note 1: Farmed between Fayette and Maynard, IA. Note 2: Mason/farmer, after father's occupaton. Note 3: Spent time in KS, then Beatrice NB Note 10: 1900 Census; plasterer, Oran.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 12: 1910 Census; farm laborer with Stansbury bro/law, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 18: Obit, age at death, 80y3m12d
------- +ALLEN, Fannie Lurella b: 14 Sep 1861 in Christian Co, Ill d: 01 Apr 1906 in Fayette Co, IA Burial: Dunham's Grove Cem, Center Twp, Fayette Co, IA. m: 08 Jul 1880 in Beatrice, Gage Co, NB Note 1: Abt. 1875 Parents moved to Gage Co, NB when young. Note 6: Bet. May 1894 - May 1896 Paralized, unable to make any sound. Note 7: May 1896 Reported; elect. shock during storm, speech & muscle recovery. Note 8: May 1896 After birth of last child, showing improvments.
------ 5 BUTLER, Alta b: in Nebraska d: in Died in infancy,
------ 5 BUTLER, Emma b: in Nebraska
------ 5 BUTLER, Frank F. b: in Nebraska d: Bef. 1932
------ 5 BUTLER, Fred A. b: Aug 1889 in Nebraska
------ 5 BUTLER, Gerald b: May 1896 in Fayette Co, Iowa
---- 4 BUTLER, Frank b: 05 Jul 1856 in Westfield Twp, Fayette Co, IA d: 29 Dec 1902 in Farm, N. of Fayette, IA Burial: Dunham Grove Cem, lot 88, Center Twp, Fayette Co, IA. Note 4: Lived, Fayette Co, IA, except 2y in west. Note 6: 1880 Census; living Fayette, IA, with Goodyear family, laborer. Note 7: 1895 Census; farming, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 8: 1900 Census; working parents farm with sis. Lydia, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 9: 22 Oct 1902 Obit, age at death 46y2m17d; death date??
------- +CORNISH, Eva L. b: Dec 1867 m: 18 Nov 1890
------ 5 BUTLER, Merle b: Sep 1892
------ 5 BUTLER, Earl b: May 1895
---- 4 BUTLER, Adelia Louise b: 12 Jun 1860 in Westfield Twp, Fayette Co, IA d: 01 Jul 1930 in West Union Twp, Fayette Co, IA Burial: West Union Cem, add 2, bk 1, row 1, Fayette Co, Iowa. Note 1: Born home farm. Note 2: Attended country schools; later ones in West Union & Calmar. Note 4: Called Addie.
------- +STANSBURY, James K. b: 22 Aug 1864 in Fayette to West Union area, Fayette Co, Iowa. d: 1945 in West Union area, Fayette Co, IA Burial: West Union Cem, add 2, bk 1, row 1, Fayette Co, Iowa. m: 27 Nov 1890 in Fayette Co, Iowa Father: STANSBURY, George Mother: WELCH, Margaret
------ 5 STANSBURY, Addie b: 1890 in Fayette Co, Iowa d: 1930 in Fayette Co, Iowa
------ 5 STANSBURY, Lorraine J. b: 1899 in Fayette Co, Iowa d: 1931 in Fayette Co, Iowa
------ 5 STANSBURY, Milan P. b: 1899 in West Union area, Fayette Co, IA d: May 1951 in West Union area, Fayette Co, IA Burial: West Union Cem, add 2, bk 2, row 8, Fayette Co, Iowa.
--------- +JOSEPH, Lorraine b: 18 Oct 1899 in Fayette Co, Iowa d: 06 Jul 1931 in West Union area, Fayette Co, IA Burial: West Union Cem, add 2, bk 2, row 8, Fayette Co, Iowa.
------ 5 STANSBURY, Blanche
--------- +GRANGER, Lee
---- 4 BUTLER, Edward b: Feb 1865 in Chickasaw Co, IA (adopted son) d: 1940 in Fayette Co, IA? Burial: Grandview Cem, sec, E, Fayette village, IA Note 3: Adopted by Loran Butler family. Note 4: 1885 Census; ? shopkeeper, living with Gaynor's (merchants), Fayette, IA. Note 8: 1895 Census; farming, Center.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 10: 1900 Census; farming, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 12: 1910 Census; farming, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
------- +UNKNOWN, Ida M. b: Sep 1869 in Fayette Co, Iowa Note 3: Parents b. NY.
------ 5 BUTLER, Lyle Edward b: Jun 1900 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
------ 5 BUTLER, Earnest M. b: Abt. 1902 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
-- 3 BUTLER, C. E. (suspect) b: 1823 in Peru or Berlin, NY
-- 3 BUTLER, Adaline Mary b: Abt. 1826 in Peru, Clinton Co, NY d: SD?  Note 5: Taught Indian School in MN, capture by hostile Indians during Civil War.  Rescued by U.S. Cavalry.  Note 9:  Married on of her French/Indian students.
---- + John Rainville Renville b. Oct 1831 in Lac qui Parle Co. MN  d: 19 Oct 1909 in Sisseton.Co.SD  2 BUTLER, Samuel b: 1787 in Vermont
--- +UNKNOWN, Betsy b: 1787 in CT
2 BUTLER, Seth
2 BUTLER, Benjamin b: Abt. 1800 in Vermont

 


Mary Elizabeth Parsons, Jan 10-1852, IL -Jun 26, 1944, Fayette, wife of Valentine E. Strayer, Nov 12, 1848, MO - Nov 14, 1937, Fayette; my ggrandparents.  Mary was the Youngest daughter of David Gilson Parsons 1890-1871 and Adelia Butler 1814-1873, who married 1835/NY, moved to the Elgin area of Kane Co, IL, in 8138, then to Fayette, Fayette co, Iowa, in 1857.

 


Butler Burials in Fayette Co, Iowa
All Fayette Co, Iowa, burial listings were reviewed.

Butler-Barnhouse Family Cem, NE1/4, sec 11, between the pioneer farms, W.Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
Butler, Nicholas, (b. Oct 21, 1797, Baltimore Co, MD) d. June 1, 1886, 88y7m11d
Butler, Sarah (nee Blunt) (b. Oct 20, 1809, Muskingum Co, OH) d. Mar 7, 1857, 47y1m8d.
Barnhouse, William, (b. Jun 2, 1805, Hampshire Co, VA) d. July 15, 1878, 73y1m13d.
Barnhouse, Mary (nee Graham, b. Sep 14, 1808, Ireland), d. Dec 18, 1883, 75y3m4d.
Children of Wm. & Mary listed as buried here:
Barnhouse, Benjamin F., d. July 11, 1857, 25y2m26d.
Barnhouse, Henry M., d. Dec 20, 1868, 24y10m4d
Barnhouse, Wm.H., (1834-1839),  may have been listed in Butler-Barnhouse,  but would have died and been buried in Carroll Co, OH, bz/2007.
Barnhouse, Anna, (b. Feb 17, 1840/Carroll.Co.OH, d. Jan 7, 1817), note in the Barnhouse folder at Hist. Soc, says buried in Butler-Barnhouse Cem, bz/2007.
Note: other, unmarked burials are likely in the Butler-Barnhouse Cem.  The Barnhouse surname is covered on another web page.

Below:  1927 Plat, NE portion of West Union Twp, Fayette County, Iowa, shows the location of the
Butler-Barnhouse Cem the NE1/4 corner of sec 11, and Mt. Pleasant Cem/Ch in the NW corner of sec 11.
One can note farm ownership changes, and yet numerous pioneer surnames remained.

West Union Cem, west edge, West Union Twp.
(addition/block/row, O=original burial ground)
Butler, Absalom Sr., b. 1791, d. 10/4/1863, O/3/1, wife Jane
Butler, Jane, b. 1789, d. 1867, O/3/1, wife of Absalom Sr., nee Lang or Lane.
Butler, Absalom Jr., b. 1824, d. N.A., O/3/1, wife Sarah, ch: John, Lousie."
Butler, Sarah, b. 1831, d. 10/30/1868, O/3/1, wife of Absalom Jr.
Butler, Harrison, b. 10/26/1815, d. 8/29/1891, 1/1/14, husb of Amanda
Butler, Amanda, b. 4/25/1819, d. 11/9/1892, 1/1/14 , wife of Harrison, ch: Absalom, Mary E., Sarah E., Joseph, Aniona, Gurge (George), John.
Butler, Absalom, b. 1846, d. 1867, O/3/1, son of Harrison & Amanda, marker 5.
Butler, George, b. 2/14/1853, d. 3/19/1916, O/3/1, son of H. & A., marker 8.
Butler, John D., b. 1856, d. 1938, 1/1/13, husb of Mary S., son of H.&A.
Butler, Mary S., b. 7/22/1857, d. 12/14/1937, 1/1/13, wife of John D.
Butler, Eddie, b. ??, d. 1857, O/3/1, son of Harriaon & Amanda, marker 15.
Butler, Ella, b. ??, d. 12/1859, dua of H.& A., maker 14.
Butler, Joel, b. 1797, d. 8/1/1857, O/2/5, husb of Jennett, lot 38.
Butler, Jennet A., b. 1813, d. 3/21/1872, O/2/5, wife of Joel, lot 38.
Butler, Joseph, b. 4/14/1850, d. 12/11/1912, 1/8/13.
Butler, Margurete, b. 1897, d. 2/3/1905, /1/8/7.
Butler, Nicholas, b. 10/20/1797, d. 6/1/1886, burial?, original section?
Butler, Perley, b. 1887, d. 10/11/1911, O/3/1, marker 7.
Butler, Roxena, b. 2/1/1830, d. 5/6/1906, burial unknown.
Butler, William H., b. 4/2/1862, d. 11/22/1909, O/3/1.
Butler, Clarence, b. 1884, d. 12/1/1884, O/3/1, son of W.H. & A.D.
Butler, Barton, b. 1852, d. 12/0/1931, 1/8/7, husb of Caroline.
Butler, Caroline, b.9/14/1857, d. 11/6/1930, 1/8/7, wife of Barton, nee Beamer.
Butler, Clara M., b. 1858, d. 10/22/1915, 1/8/13.
Butler, Lís child, burial 12/18/1876
Butler, E. C. burial 10/01/1905
Butler, Mrs. June Schroyer, burial 11/29/1932
Butler, Robert, Louis, burial, 6/2/1917

Mt. Pleasant Cem, 1+mi NE West Union, NW corner, sec 11, W.Union.Twp., Fay.Co.IA
Butler, Charolette A., d. 1879, 23y
Butler, Jacob E., d. 1879
Butler, Jesse, d. 6/28/1890, 58y, Co. A, 39th(or38th) IA Inf.
Butler, Martha, d. 9/12/1884, 66y11m7d, wf. of Joseph

Godís Acres Cem, Clermont village, Pleasant Valley Twp, Fay.Co.IA
Butler, Amy, b. 1886, d. ?
Butler, Dan, b. 1881, d. 1947

Hawkeye Cem, E edge of village, Windsor.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
Butler, Ella, b. 5/3/1875, d. 6/10, 1966, lot 339.
Butler, Wesley, b. 3/9/1885, d. 2/4/1914, lot 339.

Oakdale Cem, Oelwein, Jefferson Twp, Fay.Co.IA
Butler, Anne Belle, (Wm. L.), Nov 24, 1882-Jan 26, 1903, Road To Glory section, #230.
Butler, Arnold H., Sep 21, 1901-Dec 20, 1901, Road To Glory section, #231.
Butler, Harrison, 1850-Jul 24, 1909 (son of Caleb, gson of Absolom).
Butler, Mary, ?-? (Mary L. Meikle, 1853/WI-Oct 11, 1880/IA.

Woodlawn Cem, Oelwein, Jefferson Twp, Fay.Co.IA
Butler, Absolom (Jr), Jun 14, 1825-Apr 27, 1901, Bk15, Lot009, #?.
Butler, Addie, 1847-Jan 1933, Bk11, Lot039, #2, no marker, 85y10m2d.
Butler, Earl W., Feb 22, 1904-Apr 4, 1973, Bk5A, Lot069, #?, son of Harrison & Nancy Meskell Butler.
Butler, Elizabeth G., Feb 1, 1875-Feb 20, 1957, Bk5, Lot153, #?, dau of Richard & Clena Green Rundle.
Butler, Emma Jean, 1877-Oct 1968, Bk8, Lot034, #2.
Butler, Inf dau of Lyle H., Nov 17, 1938-Nov 17, 1938, Bk5, Lot943, #?, dau of Lyle & Unknown Haynes Butler.
Butler, Joseph, Apr 24, 1848-Jul 18, 1915, Bk11, Lot039, #?.
Butler, Joseph L., May 5, 1874-Apr 10, 1947, Bk5, Lot153, #?, son of Harrison & Mary Meikle Butler.
Butler, Katherine, Aug 14, 1891-Jan 1, 1925, Bk10, Lot100, #1, dau of Fred & Mary Berg Altiz.
Butler, Lloyd Richard, Aug 25, 1906-may 16, 1971, Bk5, Lot154, #1, son of Joseph & Elizabeth Rundle Btuler.
Butler, Lois D., July 22, 1908-Feb 2, 1982, Bk5, Lot154, #2, dau of Harry M. & Martha Barnes Dilliner.
Butler, Louise A., Jun 15, 1844-Sep 25, 1922, Bk15, Lot009, #1.
Butler, Nettie Belle, Oct 19, 1922-Aug 1987, Bk7, Lot077, #4, d. Burlington, IA.
Butler, Norma E., 1903-?, Bk5A, Lot069, #?.
Butler, Percy L, 1879-Sep 1956, Bk8, Lot034, #1.
Butler, Raymond D., Jul 10, 1884-Nov 27, 1945, Bk5A, Lot068, #?.
Butler, Roy, Apr 11, 1886-Dec 12, 1930, Bk7, Lot077, #?, Father, son of Joseph & ? Meikle Butler.

Fayette village, S edge, Grandview Cem, Westfield Twp, Fay.Co.IA
Butler, Edward J., b. 1865, d. 1940, sec E.
Parsons, Adelia (Butler), b. Aug. 25, 1814, d. Nov 15, 1873
Parsons, David G. (Gilson) husb of Adelia Butler, b. Aug. 14, 1809, d. may 11, 1872, father, sec. A

Saint Francis Catholic Cem, 1+mi. NW of Fayette village, Westfield Twp, Fay.Co.IA
Butler, Alice (Paul), b. 1908, d. 1936, dau of Lucy & Delbert Paul, on Campbell lot.

Dunham Grove Cem, Center Twp, 2+mi NW Fayette village
Butler, Harriett,, wife of Loren, b. 1823, d. 1904, lot 88.
Butler, Loren, b. 1821, d. 1901, lot 88 (brother of Adelia Butler Parsons).
Butler, Frank, b. 1856, d. 1902, lot 88, son of Loren & Harriett.

 


Plat Maps
Land owners found by browsing plats.  The plats will have naming/lettering errors and small land plots generally only show initials.  Reviewing census records and the plat names can often be used to determine relationships and locations.  Land transactions records in the court house would need to be examined to determine complete lists and locations. Plats and lists are uploaded on the photo hosting site, which can be used to view the locations or find collateral surnames.

1868 Plat, Fayette Co, Iowa
Butler, N. (Nicholas, cousin of Absolom) West Union Twp, Sec11 & 12.
Butler, H. (Harrison, son of Absolom), Westfield Twp, Sec 5 & 6.
Butler, W.H. & H. (Wm. Harrison and father Harrison) West Union Twp, sec 34.
Butler, Loren, Westfield Twp, sec 9.
Butler, J.A., (likely James W., adjacent to brother Loren, Westfield Twp, sec 9.
Parsons, D.G. Westfield Twp, Sec 4.  David Gilson and Adelia Butler (sister of Loren) Parsons, home was in Fayette village.
Parsons, D.G., Pleasant Valley Twp, Sec 31.

1879 Plat, Fayette County, Iowa
Butler, N. (Nicholas, cousin of Absolom Sr.), West Union Twp, sec 11, 12.
Butler, H. (Harrison, son of Absolom, Sr.)Westfield Twp, sec's5,6.
Butler, H. (Harrison, son of Absolom, Sr.) West Union Twp, sec 34.
Butler, J. (probably Joseph, Jr, and mother Martha Baker, as Joseph Sr. died in IL), Pleasant Valley Twp, sec 18.
Butler, J. (possibly John, son of Martha Baker & Joseph Sr.) West Union Twp, sec 29.
Butler, A. (Absolom, Jr., son of Absolom, Sr.),Jefferson Twp, sec 20.
Butler, H., (probably Harrison, son of Caleb, gson of Absolom Sr)Oran Twp, sec 24.
Butler, H., (probably Harrison, son of Caleb, gson of Absolom Sr),Jefferson Twp, sec 10.
Butler, H., (Harriett Butler, wife of Loren) Westfield Twp, sec's 9,4. (this the Loren Butler and sister Adelia Butler Parsons area)

1896 Plat, Fayette County, Iowa
Butler, J.D. (John D., son of Harrison, gson of Absolom), Illyria Twp, sec 8.
Butler, Eva nee Cornish (wife of Frank, son of Loren) Westfield Twp, sec 3.
Butler, Harriet (wife of Loren), Westfield Twp, sec 9.


 

 


Jefferson and Oran Township Maps


Oran and Jefferson Twp's, Fayette Co, Iowa, Andrea's 1875 Atlas of Iowa.


Above:  a portion of Jefferson Twp, Fayette Co, Iowa, 1879 Plat.
Below: A portion of Oran Twp, just to the west of Jefferson Twp, 1879 Plat.

 


1878 History of Fayette Co, Iowa

Butler surname
p. 349, Absalom Butler voted in the first election in Fayette Co, 1850, 27 voters, at home of William Wells, W.U. twp.
p. 435, William H. Butler, Co. A, 38 IA Inf, enlisted Aug. 1862, disabled, Sept. 11, 1863. Butler, Jess, enlisted Aug. 1862, transferred to Co. F, 34th Iowa. Butler, Henry, enlisted, Aug. 15, 1862, transferred to Co. F, 34th Iowa.
p. 488, Absalom Butler settled in West Union Twp, April, 1849, and was involved in early county/twp/school organization. Nicholas Butler settled abt. 1850.

West Union Twp.
Butler, B
., farmer
Butler, H., farmer, sec 34.
Butler, Jos., farmer, sec 29
Butler, Joseph, of the firm of finch and Butler, grocers, Elm St., West Union, opposite Public Square/ born near Monroe, Green Co., Wis., April 14, 1850; July 1850 his parents came to Westfield Twp north of Fayette. Joseph came to West Union 1878. Married Clara M. Kelsey, June 21, 1874; she was born April 1, 1858, Fayette Co.

Jefferson Twp.
Butler, A.
, farmer, sec 17, P.O. Oelwein.
Butler, Jos., farmer, sec 21, P.O. Oelwein.

Westfield Twp.
Butler, Harrison
, farmer, sec. 5, P.O. West Union; was born Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, Oct. 26, 1815; moved to Muskingum Co., Ohio, in 1820 with his parents. Was married in 1839 to Amanda Gist; she was born in Muskingum Co., Ohio, April 15, 1819. they moved to the Territory of Wisconsin in 1843; and o Fayette Co, Iowa, in 1850, made a claim to farm land, built a cabin in which they lived until 1855. then they built the house they now occupy. Harrison is one of the oldest setters in Westfield Twp, and the county. He owns 324 acres of land and has seven children living; Aryan (Mrs. Blunt), Mary E., (Finch), Sarah E. (Hough), Joesph, George, John and William H.. The lost three children; Abslaom, Ella, and Edwin. Mr. Butler has been preaching the Old School Baptist Doctrine eighteen years. Mrs. Butler belong to the same.
Butler, Loren, farmer and mason, sec 9, P.O. Fayette, was born in Clinton Co., NY, April 10, 1822. when 15 years old, he came to Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois, then a mere village. From Chicago, they moved to Beloit, Wisc., where he was soon married to Harriet Eastman. She was born in Sherbrook, Lower Canada, Feb. 29, 1824. Loren has done a good deal of work in and around Beloit and built the large stone mill at New Milford, Winnebago Co., ILL., as well as a number of other large building. Loren came to Fayette Co, Iowa, in 1855. He owns 65 acres of land near where he settled in sec 9 of Westfield Twp. They have four children; Lydia M., Jay, Frank and Addie. He was School Director and Supervisor six years each.

Fayette Village, Westfield Twp.
Parsons, David Gilson, (husb of Adelia Butler) carpenter in Fayette village.

Pleasant Valley Twp.
Butler, J.
, farmer, sec. 18, P.O. Brainard.
Bracken, John, farmer, sec 18, P.O. Elgin, born 8/31/1835, Jefferson Co, Ohio. Moved to Carroll Co, Ohio, 1855 with parents. Came to Fayette Co, Iowa, 1855 returned to Carroll Co, Ohio, 1858, 1861 returned to Fayette Co, Iowa. Settled on farm 1864, owns 200 acres, at $25 per acre. Married Sarah E. Butler, Jan 16, 1863, she born Jan. 1, 1848, in Illinois. Five children, four living, Rebecca J., born Nov. 12, 1864; Clara B., born, Sept. 1, 1870; William .H., born April 18, 1873; Maggie M., born Nov. 8, 1875.


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