William H BUTLER William Bernard BUTLER Archie Lee BUTLER Grace BUTLER Annette Frank BUTLER John B BUTLER Reid Alymer BUTLER Anna GRIFFITH George Edward BUTLER Frances E SPAIN Mini tree diagram

Bernard Benjamin BUTLER1,2,6,5,3

Mar 18601,2,3,4 - about 19005

Life History

Mar 1860

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

5th May 1884

Married Anna GRIFFITH in Coahoma County, Mississippi.6

24th Jul 1885

Birth of son William Bernard BUTLER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.3,7,8,9

17th Mar 1887

Birth of son Archie Lee BUTLER in Alligator, Bolivar, Mississippi.8,3,10,7,11

Feb 1889

Birth of daughter Grace BUTLER in Mississippi

9th Jul 1891

Birth of daughter Annette Frank BUTLER in Mississippi.3,7,12,13,14,15

May 1894

Birth of son John B BUTLER in Mississippi.3

3rd Jul 1897

Birth of son Reid Alymer BUTLER in Alligator, Bolivar, Mississippi.7,5,16,17,18

about 1900

Died in Bolivar County, Mississippi.5


  • 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]

    Bernard married Anna Griffith, though their first child was born in Arkansas, where Bernard had been living since childhood.  They were married across the Mississippi River, in Coahoma, County, Mississippi.

    Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935
    Anna Griffith
    Spouse B. B. Butler
    Marriage 5 May 1884 Coahoma County

    Later censuses indicate that Bernard and Anna's first child William B was born in Arkansas about 1886.  Then they are in Bolivar County, Mississippi, just south of Coahoma along the Misissippi, where the rest of the children are born, before Bernard passes away sometime after the 1900 census.  Their last child Reid is 3 years old in the 1910 census, so we can estimate that Bernard died in about 1907.

    1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 21 June, Prairie Township, District 2, page 27, Hse #183, Fam #194
    W H Butler  W M  46    Married  Farmer  AL NC VA
    India Butler  W F  41  Wife  Married  Housekeeping   VA  VA VA
    B B Butler  W M  20  Son  Single On Farm  MS AL VA

    1900 Federal Census, Bolivar County, Mississippi, 12 June, Alligator Lake, District 2, page 34A, Hse/Fam #764
    Butler, Bernard B  Head W M Mar 1860  40 Married 16 years MS AL VA Farmer Rent
    Butler, Anna Wife W M Dec 1862  37 Married 16 years 7 children/6 living MS MS MS Farm Laborer
    Butler, William B Son W M July 1885 14 Single AR MS MS Farm Laborer
    Butler, Arch Son W M Mar 1887 13 Single MS MS MS Farm Laborer
    Butler, Gracy Dau W F Feb 1889 11 Single MS MS MS Farm Laborer
    Butler, Annie F Dau W F July 1891 9 Single MS MS MS
    Butler, John B Son W M May 1894  6 Single MS MS MS
    Butler, Ried [sic] A Son W M July 1897 3 Single MS MS MS


    My Son Reid Adrew (not Andrew) Butler Born June 23, 1989

    My Self Reid Alymer Butler III Born Jan. 8, 1953

    My Father Reid A. Butler Jr Born March 14, 1933 Death 1999

    Grand father Reid A Butler Sr Born July 3, 1897 Death 1960

    Great Grand father Bernard Benjamin Butler Born 1860 Approx. Death 1900-1910?

    2x Great Grand father William G (or H, two different indexes have it two different ways.  Have looked at 1900 census in Boliver Co, MS and can't make up my mind
    either)  Born 1834 approx. Death ?
    --  Butler Family Pedigrees/DNA testing, From an email sent by Reid A. Butler III, April 19, 2011, http://www.worldfamilies.net/forum/index.php?topic=9438.msg122606#msg122606



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