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Eli Butler 1845 - ?
Posted by: Michael J. Cronk Date: June 28, 2001 at 20:03:08
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Looking for Info. on the parents of and date of death of ELI BUTLER.

According to the 1900 Census of Manlius Twp., Allegan Co., MI, Eli BUTLER was born July 1845 in Ohio and his parents were both born in NY.

During the Civil War, Eli BUTLER enlisted on the 18 Jan 1864 in Grand Rapids, MI, in Co. K, 21st Inf. Reg., Michigan. He was a Private (18 yrs. old). On 30 March 1865 he enlisted in Co. G, 16th Inf. Reg., Michigan (He was a substitute for Charles M. Fish) as a Private (19 years old). He was mustered out in Jeffersonville, IN on 8 July 1865.

On 3 February 1867, he married my half-aunt, Lucy LEWIS, daughter of Lemuel LEWIS and Agnes A. KEELER, in Barry Co., MI. Eli was 21 yrs. old and Lucy was 17 years old.

They had two children: Ivan Melvin BUTLER, b. ca. 1868, and Percy, b. ? Eli and Lucy BUTLER were divorced in Barry Co. in 1870.

On 6 Nov 1881, Eli BUTLER married Mary LOW in Ovid, Clinton Co., MI. He was 35 yrs. old and she was 19 yrs. old. Eli is said to have been born in Ohio and was a farmer in Clinton Co. Mary was born in Michigan and was a resident of Shiawassee Co., MI.

In the 1900 Census of Manlius Twp., Allegan Co., MI, Eli BUTLER is 54 yrs. old and shown to be divorced. He is a farmer.

This is all I know about Eli BUTLER. I would like to know when he died, where he's buried and who his parents were. I would also like to know what became of his sons, Ivan Melvin BUTLER and Percy BUTLER. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated.


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