Paul Butler born: 1876 was the son of : Margaret Butlerborn 1852 in JanMaryland His sister and brother’s are listed in 1900 and 1910 census Fannie ButlerLipcomb born: 1875Maryland Nimrod Butler born: 1884Maryland Minnie Butler West born: 1888Maryland Sherman Butler born: 1894Pennsylvania
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 : 1907PA 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 marriedRobert Lipscomb and in 1910 they had four children: Margaret1897 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 1915and Gerald West 1918 Also by 1920Margaret 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