Ethelbert ABERNATHY Arabella Washington ABERNATHY Rufus A BUTLER Oscar BUTLER John BUTLER Thomas Ethelbert BUTLER Elbert Simmons ABERNATHY Martha Ann CROFT Mini tree diagram

Mary James ABERNATHY2,3,1,1

about 18321 - 18541

Life History

about 1832

Born in Giles County, Tennessee.1


Married Rufus A BUTLER.2


Birth of son Oscar BUTLER in Panola County, Mississippi.2

before Oct 1850

Death of son Oscar BUTLER in Panola County, Mississippi.2


Birth of son John BUTLER in Panola County, Mississippi.4

26th Dec 1852

Birth of son Thomas Ethelbert BUTLER in Panola County, Mississippi.4,3,5


Died in Panola County, Mississippi.1


Buried in Panola County, Mississippi.1


  • Mary James Abernathy
    Birth 1832 in Tennessee
    Father Ethelbert Abernathy b: ABT 1809 in North Carolina, MotherMartha Ann Croft b: ABT 1810 in Giles Co., Tennessee;  Marriage ABT1847 Rufus A Butler b 1827 in Giles Co., ennessee
    Oscar Butler b: ABT 1848 in Panola Co., Mississippi
    Thomas Ethelbert Butler b: Jun 1850 in Panola Co., Mississippi
    John Butler b: 1852 in Panola Co., Mississippi
    ??? Butler b: EST 1854
    --  David Lee,

    The fourth child reported here by David Lee I don't find mentioned inother family genealogies.  Mary's father is enumerated in herhousehold with Rufus A Butler as Elbert S Abernatha [sic].

    1850 Federal Census, Panola County, Mississippi, 24 October, District13, p 686 (344), Hse/Fam #532
    Rufus A Butler 23 M Farmer $0 Real Estate b Tennessee [born abt 1827]
    Mary Butler 18  Tennessee [born abt 1832]
    Thomas E Butler 4mos M Mississippi [born abt March 1850]
    Elbert S Abernatha 14 F b Tennessee [born abt 1836]

    Mary James Abernathy Butler
    Birth 1830 Giles County, Tennessee
    Death 1854 Panola County, Mississippi
    Parents were Ethelbert and Martha Croft Abernathy. Wife of Rufus A.Butler and mother to Thomas E. Butler, Oscar Butler and John Butler.
    Ethelbert Abernathy (1803 - 1837)
    Martha Ann Croft Abernathy Atkins (1803 - 1850)
    Spouse Rufus A Butler (1827 - ____)
    Son Thomas Ethelbert Butler (1852 - 1925)
    Burial Unknown
    Created by Jan Burgess Lipford Aug 21, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #75260530,


  • 1. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 2. RootsWeb Genealogy
  • 3. 1850 Federal Census, Panola County, Mississippi
    • 24 October, District 13, p 686 (344), Hse/Fam #533
  • 4. 1860 Federal Census, Panola County, Mississippi
    • 11 August, Page 45, House/Fam #300
  • 5. Tennessee Death Certificates
    • Certificate #004513

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