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

Thomas David BUTLER1,2

28th Dec 18851,2 - 12th Aug 18961,2

Life History

28th Dec 1885

Born in Jonestown, Coahoma, Mississippi.1,2

12th Aug 1896

Died in Jonestown, Coahoma, Mississippi.1,2

after 12th Aug 1896

Buried in Jonestown Cemetery, Jonestown, Coahoma, Mississippi.1


  • There is an entry for the birth of Thomas David Butler in the family Bible birth list, along with all the other children born earlier.  On this page, the birth and death dates for Sarah (S A Butler) have been erased, and no new dates written in.  We note also that the birth date for Mary Brown Butler is a year later than reported on her grave and in the 1870 census.  The birth list says born 1 March 1871, but the grave says 1 March 1870, almost matching the report of "Baby" Butler, 4 months old in the 1870 census.

    The birth date of the second child, Ben B Butler, has been changed form Aug 7, 1871 to Aug 7, 1872, perhaps to allow for the change of birth date for Mary from 1870 to 1871.  Could a similar problem have occurred with the birth date for Thomas David, 3 years after the death of S A, wife of his father George Washington Butler?  Perhaps they erased the death date for S A thinking it was wrong, but never entering another date.  Both birth and death dates for Sarah (SA) have been erased.

    Thomas Butler
    Birth Dec. 28, 1885
    Death Aug. 12, 1896
    Son of G.W. & S.A. Butler
    [But note his birth is 3 years after Sarah's reported death!]
    George Washington Butler (1839 - 1907)
    Sallie A Brown Butler (1848 - 1903)
    Jonestown Cemetery, Coahoma County, Mississippi
    Created by: Jack77 May 11, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #69677826,

    Thomas David Butler, Dec 18, 1885
    --  Family BIble entry, scan courtesy of Jack Dodson, 28 August 2011

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