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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

James Patrick Butler..A brother that survived

James Patrick Muster Roll

Robert Butler,Ellen Butler,Eddie Thornhill(sister),Henry Butler

Ealer Butler Crawley,Nancy Elizabeth Butler Ogletree,Wilma & Wilda Butler, Ma Betty, John Patrick & daughters

James P Butler was 10 years younger than his brother Will. In 1862 he became a member of the 42nd Georgia and left to join the fray. He married Ellander (Ellen)Austin  in Walton Co Ga, May 5, 1838 and they had 8 children. Ellander Jane b 1860, Nancy Elizabeth (Ma Betty) b 1862, Talulla b 1865, Martha (Mattie) Susan b 1868, James Robert b 1871, John Patrick b 1874, Henry Thomas b 1877, Ealer Frances b 1880.
They are all in Walton Co in the 1880 census. Later the family would be found in Oconee Co Ga. After coming home from the war, James drowned while trying to cross the river near his home. Almost a year later he was recovered and buried in the cemetery at Rays Methodist Church.

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