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The Butler's of PA
Posted by: carla butler (ID *****4677) Date: August 03, 2007 at 16:31:40
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please check out this sight we may be related. I have been looking for the Butler side for over two years now.

Paul Butler born: 1876 was the son of :
Margaret Butler born 1852 in Jan Maryland
His sister and brother’s are listed in 1900 and 1910 census
Fannie Butler Lipcomb born: 1875 Maryland
Nimrod Butler born: 1884 Maryland
Minnie Butler West born: 1888 Maryland
Sherman Butler born: 1894 Pennsylvania

As far as I know Margaret had nine children but only seven survived and only four are listed in the 1900 census and I found Fannie in the 1910 census.

After research that was done at chartiers cemetery on 07-17-07, I found that Paul Butler was murdered by Frank Butler in July of 1901 by gunshot. The story of why and the identity of Frank Butler is unknown to me at this time.

Nimrod Butler married Helena Johnson or Johnston Butler and in 1910 they had two children that I know of:

Virginia Butler born : 1907 PA
Ruth Butler born : 1910 PA

They also Raised Helena’s brother and sister
Zona Johnson and Arnold Johnson they were 12 and 16 in 1910.

Fannie Butler married Robert Lipscomb and in 1910 they had four children:
Margaret 1897
Robert 1901
Violet 1903
Elizabeth 1906

Minnie Butler married George West and they had one child in the 1910 census:
Thomas West
In 1910 There mother Margaret Butler age now 59 was still living in the house hold with her young son Sherman who was 16teen in 1910. The Lipcomb’s, West and Butlers were all in the same house in the 1910 census.
It also shows that in 1920 Minnie Butler West went on to have three more children.

Thomas West 1909
George West 1911
Livan West 1915 and
Gerald West 1918
Also by 1920 Margaret Butler, Minnie’s mother is still in the house hold with them, she is now 70 yrs old by this time. Margaret’s baby boy Sherman is not on the 1920 census so I do not know where he is at this time, but he would be 26 in 1920.
As I read these census, the family color changes, first they are called black, then white and last mulatto. So I get the impression that my family on both sides were of mixed race.

I am still trying to find out who Margaret Butler was married to, I think he must have passed away before the 1900 census because Margaret is listed as widow. his name may have been William Butler. I found info that a sherman Butler was born to them in 1893 in pa and i have the same sherman with the same date of birth.

any help to find a connection would help me so much

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