George Washington BUTLER Benjamin B 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
Mary Brown BUTLER

Mary Brown BUTLER1,2,3,4

1st Mar 18701,2,3,4 - 28th Mar 19433

Life History

1st Mar 1870

Born in Mississippi.1,2,3,4

28th Mar 1943

Died in Jonestown, Coahoma, Mississippi.3

after 28th Mar 1943

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


  • 1870 Federal Census, Coahoma County, Mississippi, 30 June, PO Friar'sPoint, p 28, Hse #250, Fam #252
    Butler, Geo W 30 M W Farmer $No Real Estate Value Rptd $300 PersonalEstate b Alabama [b abt 1840]
    Butler, Sallie 22 F W  Keeping House b Mississippi [born abt 1848]
    Butler, Baby 4mos [sic] F W b Mississippi born October [sic] [b abt1869]

    The first named child in every later census is Mary B Butler.  Thereport of her age here in 1870 does not match the reported birth inOctober (1869).  If this baby was 4 months old she was born in Januaryif they used the proper census date of 1 June.  If they went by theactual date on this page, 30 June, it might have been February.Several sources suggest March was the month, but this would not workout to 4 months.  Further uncertainties arise when later familysources record the year as 1871, including the grave.

    The family knows of no other child born before Mary who might bereferred to in this 1870 census record.  So we know the date of 1871is too late.  Mary was born a few months before June 1870.  Familysources report her full name as Mary Brown Butler.  The birth dte onher grave headstone is 1 March 1870.

    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, Mary B  W F 9 Dau Single School MS AL MS

    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, Mary Dau W M Mch 1871  29 Single MS AL AL

    Family memory was so strong on the late birth date for Mary that hergrave reports she was born 1 March 1871.  We know this is wrongbecause she was already in the household in June 1870, enumerated inthe June 1870 census as "Baby Butler."  Jack Dodson, Butlerresearcher, reports that the family Bible also records the late datefor her birth, not once but three times.

    Mary Brown Butler
    Birth  Mar. 1, 1870
    Death  Mar. 28, 1943
    George Washington Butler (1839 - 1907)
    Sallie A Brown Butler (1848 - 1903)
    Jonestown Cemetery, Coahoma County, Mississippi
    Created by: Jack77 Mar 07, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial# 66625738,


  • 1. 1870 Federal Census, Coahoma County, Mississippi
    • 30 June, PO Friar's Point, p 28, Hse #250, Fam #252
  • 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
  • 4. 1900 Federal Census, Coahoma County, Mississippi
    • 20 June, Beat 3, District 23, page 14B, Hse/Fam #307

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