Thomas F BUTLER Elizabeth A BUTLER Oscar BUTLER Beulah BUTLER Kate ROSE Oscar BUTLER John BUTLER Thomas Ethelbert BUTLER Mary James ABERNATHY John Benjamin BUTLER William H BUTLER Frances M BUTLER George Washington BUTLER Robert James BUTLER Mary Elizabeth INGRAM Mini tree diagram

Rufus A BUTLER1,2,7,3,4,8,5,9,6,10

18271,2,3,4,5,6 - before 19006,5

Life History


Born in Giles County, Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6


Birth of son Oscar BUTLER in Panola County, Mississippi.11

before Oct 1850

Death of son Oscar BUTLER in Panola County, Mississippi.11


Birth of son John BUTLER in Panola County, Mississippi.12

26th Dec 1852

Birth of son Thomas Ethelbert BUTLER in Panola County, Mississippi.12,2,9


Death of Mary James ABERNATHY in Panola County, Mississippi.6

15th Feb 1874

Married Kate ROSE in Marshall County, Alabama.10

15th Feb 1874

Married Mary James ABERNATHY in Marshall County, Alabama.11,10

about 1875

Birth of son Oscar BUTLER in Alabama.5

about 1879

Birth of daughter Beulah BUTLER in Alabama.5

after 1880

Death of Kate ROSE in Etowah County, Alabama.8,5

before 1900

Died in Etowah County, Alabama.6,5

before 1900

Buried in Alabama.6,5


  • Family Data Collection - Births
    Rufus A Butler
    Father Thomas F Butler
    Mother Mary Elizabeth Ingram
    Birth 1827 TN USA

    1850 Federal Census, Panola County, Mississippi, 24 October, District 13, p 686 (344), Hse/Fam #532
    Rufus A Butler 23 M Farmer $0 Real Estate b Tennessee [born abt 1827]
    Mary Butler 18  Tennessee [born abt 1832]
    Thomas E Butler 4mos M Mississippi [born abt March 1850]
    Elbert S Abernatha 14 F b Tennessee [born abt 1836]

    Mary died sometime before the 1860 census.  Her two young sons, Thomas age 10 and John age 8, are in the household of hotel keepers F M Wells and his mother E B Wells in the same area where their parents had their farm.  Rufus' youngest brother, 17-year-old Robert James Butler, is also enumerated in the Wells' household, perhaps as a resident in the hotel.  Robert is working as a Merchant's Clerk.

    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] **

    Robert and Rufus' brother, 21-year-old  G W, is enumerated on the previous page, working as an Overseer on a farm.

    Rufus served the Confederate States of America in the American Civil War.

    U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Rufus A. Butler
    Side Confederate
    12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Company F, Rank Private

    Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865
    R Butler, Private
    Co I (?), 12th Mississippi Infantry
    Surrendered 4 May (1864?) Gibsonville, Alabama
    Paroled 19 May Jackson, Mississippi
    Residence Holmes County, Mississippi

    Rufus A Butler, Private
    Capt J R Dickins' Company, 12 Reg't Mississippi Volunteers
    Company Muster Roll, 16 May 186_
    Enrolled Feb 186_ Sardis, Mississippi
    Mustered into Service 20 Apr 1861 Sardis
    Remarks:  This company was successively designated as Captain Dickins' Company, Mississippi Volunteers, and as Captain Dickins' Company, Captain Crump's Company, (Old) Company E and (New) Company F, 12th Regiment Mississippi Infantry.
    The 12th Regiment Mississippi Infantry was organized May 1861 of companies which had previously been in the State service and was mustered into the Confederate service fro twelve months.  About April 1862 the regiment was reorganized and the letters of all companies, except D, were changed.
    From a copy (made in the M. S. Office, War Department, in March, 1905.) of an original record borrowed from the Director of Archives and History, Jackson Miss. -- M S 938010

    After the war, Rufus settled in Alabama.

    1870 Federal Census, Marshall County, Alabama, 1 June, p 3, Hse/Fam #13
    -- page 2 --
    Greenwood, Green (?) 57 M W Clerk in Store $1000 Real Estate $600 Personal Estate b Georgia Cannot read or write [b abt 1813]
    Greenwood, Martha Ann 52 F W  Keeping House b North Carolina [born abt 1817]
    Greenwood, William S 16 M W b Alabama [b abt 1854]
    -- page 3 --
    Greenwood, John 13 M W b Alabama [b abt 1857]
    Vaughn, R H 21 M W School Teacher b Alabama [b abt 1849]
    ** Butler, R A 42 M W Carpenter b Tennessee [b abt 1828] **
    Hampton, George 18 M B Day Laborer b Alabama [b abt 1852]
    Henry, Pancy 50 F B Cook b Alabama [b abt 1820]
    Henry, Jenny 12 F B b Alabama [b abt 1858]

    About 1874, Rufus married Kate Rose, also now as Caty Rose.

    Alabama, Select Marriages, 1816-1957
    Rufus A. Butler
    Gender Male
    Marriage 15 Feb 1874 Marshall, Alabama
    Spouse Kate Rose

    Caty Rose
    Birth abt 1855 in Tennessee
    Death in Alabama
    Spouse Rufus A. Butler 1827 - 1900
    Oscar Butler b 1875
    Beulah Butler b 1879
    --  Burgess and Webster,

    The are enumerated in the 1880 census in Etowah Conty, Alabama.

    1880 Federal Census, Etowah County, Alabama, 18 June, Gadsden and Turkey Town, District 66, page 22, Hse #111, Fam #112
    Butler, Rufus  W M  53 Blacksmith TN -- --
    Butler, Caty  W F 25 Wife Keeping House TN -- --
    Butler, Osca W M 5 Son Single AL -- --
    Butler, Beulla  W F 1 Dau Single AL -- --

    Rufus A Butler
    Birth 1827 Giles County, Tennessee
    Death unknown Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama

    Rufus Butler was married two times. First to Mary James Abernathy and second to Katy Rose. He married Mary Abernathy in either Tennessee or Mississippi and had three sons Thomas Ethelbert Butler, Oscar Butler and John Butler. Oscar and John died young. Rufus and Katy married in Alabama and had William Oscar Butler, Beulah Rose Butler Cantley and Nora Butler Middlebrook. There may be other children but are not known at this time. Rufus lost his first wife and two of his sons in the 1850's. He then moved to Alabama and married Katy Rose. Not sure when either Rufus or Katy died..still searching

    Thomas F. Butler (1802 - 1851)
    Mary Elizabeth Ingram Butler (1809 - 1855)
    Spouse Mary James Abernathy Butler (1830 - 1854)

    Thomas Ethelbert Butler (1852 - 1925)
    Nora Middlebrook (1885 - 1963)
    John Benjamin Butler (1829 - 1887)
    George Washington Butler (1839 - 1907 Half-sibling)

    Burial Unknown in Alabama

    Created by Jan Burgess Lipford Aug 21, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #75258996,


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