George Washington BUTLER Mary Brown BUTLER Robert Harvey BUTLER George Washington BUTLER Elma BUTLER Sarah F BUTLER Martha A BUTLER Dixie BUTLER Thomas David BUTLER Sarah A BROWN Mini tree diagram

Benjamin B BUTLER1,2,3

Sep 18711,2,3 - 19403

Life History

Sep 1871

Born in Mississippi.1,2,3


Died in Jonestown, Coahoma, Mississippi.3


Buried in Jonestown Cemetery, Jonestown, Coahoma, Mississippi.3


  • An early anonymous genealogy had very early dates for the children ofGeorge Washington Butler and his wife Sarah (Sallie) Brown.  The datefor Ben B Butler's birth was 1867, but in the 1880 census, no child isolder than 9 years old, and Ben is only 8, thus born about 1872.

    1880 Federal Census, Coahoma County, Mississippi, 11 June, Beat 3,District 99, page 14, Hse #88, Fam #99
    Buttler, Geo W  W M  40 Farmer AL TN AL
    Buttler, Sallie A W F 32 Wife Keeping House MS VA MS
    Buttler, Ben B  W M 8 Son Single School MS AL MS

    In the 1900 census, there is one son, reported as Jack B, who matchesclosely to Benjamin B.  He is in the same birth order, between Maryand Robert (Harvey).  Jack's birth date is reported as September 1873,one year different from the age reported in the 1880 census.  Withthat birthday, in 1880 he would not have been 8 for a couple ofmonths.  This is closer than some.  It appears for some reason Ben isbeing called Jack by 1900.

    1900 Federal Census, Coahoma County, Mississippi, 20 June, Beat 3,District 23, page 14B, Hse/Fam #307
    Butler, George W Head W M Dec 1889  60 Widowed 7 children/7 living ALTN AL Farmer Owns
    Butler, Jack B Son W M Sept 1873 26 Single MS AL AL Farm Laborer

    The birth date here is later than allowed by the age reported in the1880 census.  It would be more likely 1872, but could have been 1871.The grave reports only the year of birth, 1871, which we may take tobe accurate.  I am including the month from the 1900 census, but theyear from the gravestone.  The years, for some reason, in the 1900census, commonly are one year later than actual birth, sometimes two.

    Benjamin B. Butler
    Birth  1871
    Death  1940
    George Washington Butler (1839 - 1907)
    Sallie A Brown Butler (1848 - 1903)
    Keturah C. Butler (1882 - 1941)
    Jonestown Cemetery, Coahoma County, Mississippi
    Created by: Jack77 May 11, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial# 69676022,


  • 1. 1900 Federal Census, Coahoma County, Mississippi
    • 20 June, Beat 3, District 23, page 14B, Hse/Fam #307
  • 2. 1880 Federal Census, Coahoma County, Mississippi
    • 11 June, Beat 3, District 99, page 14, Hse #88, Fam #99
  • 3. Find a Grave Memorial Registry

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