Thomas F BUTLER Elizabeth A BUTLER Rufus A BUTLER John Benjamin BUTLER William H BUTLER Frances M BUTLER George Washington BUTLER Millie MATTHEW Mary Elizabeth INGRAM Mini tree diagram

Robert James BUTLER1,2,5,6,3,4

18431,2,3,4 - after 1877

Life History


Born in Panola County, Mississippi.1,2,3,4

after 1877

Death of Millie MATTHEW in Panola County, Mississippi

after 1877

Died in Panola County, Mississippi

31st Jan 1877

Married Millie MATTHEW in Panola County, Mississippi.6


  • 1850 Federal Census, Panola County, Mississippi, 24 October, District 13, p 686 (344), Hse/Fam #532
    Thos F Butler 48 M Farmer $2000 Real Estate b North Carolina [born abt 1802]
    Mary Butler 40  Virginia [born abt 1810]
    Robert J Butler 7 M Mississippi [born abt 1843]

    Robert's fatrher died in 1851 in Panola County, Mississippi.  In the 1860 census, Robert and his two younger brothers were reported in the household of a Wells family who ran a hotel.

    1860 Federal Census, Panola County, Mississippi, 11 August, Page 45, House/Fam #300
    F M Wells 34 M Hotel Keeper $0 Personal Estate $2200 Personal b Miss [born abt 1826]
    C C Pence 26 F    b SC [born abt 1834]
    E B Wells 60 F b Virginia Cannot read or write [born abt 1800]
    W S Wells 23 M House Carpenter b Alabama [born abt 1837]
    Thos Butler 10 M b Miss [born abt 1850]
    John Butler 8 M b Miss [born abt 1852]
    Robert Butler 17 M Merchant's Clerk b Miss [born abt 1843]

    In 1870, Robert is in the household of his brother William H (enumerated here as William G).  They had moved in the meantime to Arkansas County, Arkansas, a couple of counties to the west across the Misssippi River.

    1870 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 7 July, Prairie Township, PO St Charles, page 26, Hse/Fam #209
    Butler, William G (sic) 36 M W Farmer $500 Real Estate $600 Personal b Alabama Cannot read or write [b abt 1834]
    Butler, India 32 F W  Keeping House  b Virginia Cannot read or write [b abt 1838]
    Butler, Bernard 10 M W b Mississippi Cannot read or write [b abt 1860]
    Butler, Edward 8 M W b Mississippi [No report on literacy] [b abt 1862]
    Butler, Morgan 6 mos M W b Mississippi b Jan 1870
    Butler, Robert 26 F W b Tennessee Cannot read or write [b abt 1844]

    Robert did not marry until 1877, and he went back to Mississippi to marry.  Marriage records show that Robert married Millie Matthew in Panola County, Mississippi.  This is the last record found for both Robert and his wife Millie Matthew.  It appears they died in Panola County, but no burial has been found.  Some genealogies copy each other to report that Robert died in 1871, but none provide any documentation, discussoin or explanation.  No burial information has been found.

    Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935
    Robert Butler
    Spouse Millie Matthew
    Marriage 31 Jan 1877 Panola County


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