To those of you who may be interested: I first posted here many many years ago and don't even have the energy to check these posts that far back to find my original set. Long Story Short: A Butler Brick Wall has been BUSTED down to Crumbly peices. Would anybody like to help me stomp the rest of those bricks into crumbs? I have documented evidence of my connections.
For 15 years I have been researching the line of Butlers that originated in my Tree from Martha Frances Butler whose Father was possibly Thomas Butler (a Cherokee Indian)and Mother was Elizabeth Butler, possibly Talley Maiden name. New info came to light after I had to go for a year and a half without internet.
I.) William Talley b: Unknown - Alabama d: Unknown Married: Unknown (Probably: Elizabeth Walkingstick Talley who was an Indian. They possibly lived on a Farm in Jefferson Co, AL. Number of Children is Unknown, but I have:
I-1.) Sarah Elizabeth Talley b: 26 April 1875 in Alabama. d: May 2, 1938 in Waco, McLennan Co, TX - Rosemound Cemtary. Had TB in Both Lungs. Married: On May 8, 1892 in Chepultepec, Blount Co, AL (AL Marriage Records), to William Thomas Butler b: Abt 1864 (Census count-backs) d: Btwn: 1920 - 1930 in AL (Was on 1920 Census, but Sarah Elizabeth is living with their children in 1930 census and afterwards until her death). (I also have 1880 census information on William Butler as a child in AL that I am not able to link possitively to my William Butler as yet).
Sarah Elizabeth Talley and William Butler had 5 living whildren and 1 who died as an infant or at birth, possibly in Chepultepec, Blount, Alabama before 1900. The 1900 Census shows them in Chepultepec, Blount, Alabama where they married in 1892, but they moved before 1 Aug 1900 to Oneonto, AL where thier 4th child, James was born. They are:
I-1-A.) Martha Frances Butler b: 2 Sept 1894 probably in Chepultepec, Blount Co, Alabama. d: 14 Feb 1960
Marrried: On 2 Nov 1915 to John Eason McKeehan b: 4 June 1886 d: 20 Aug 1942 Mother: Suzie Causey b: 1862 d: 9 Aug, 1913. Father: Noah D. (Probably DAVID) McKeehan b: 1862 d: 16 Jan 1898.
John had a previous Marriage on July 17, 1907 to Maryann Luvina Deese b: 2 Aug 1890 d: 19 Oct 1914 (Complications of childbirth, child (Louise) died @ 1 day old). Three more children were born of his first marriage: Noah Oliver Deese McKeehan d: 10 Oct 1930 - car accident; (Brittney) Bertha Melvina Deese McKeehan; Clara Estelle Deese McKeehan. They were raised as Deese in the Deese Family, although Noah did use the McKeehan name as an adult, he was listed as Deese on his death certificate. (Brittney) Bertha Melvina Deese was named Firstly as Brittney Melvina McKeehan as recorded in the back pages of John Eason McKeehan's Family Bible in which he recorded names and dates for both marriages and children of his first marriage.
Martha and John had 8 children together, some of whom I have tons of info on, but still need lots of info since the family really spreaded out around the US (mostly the South) as they became grown. They are:
Gertrude Amogene (Gene) McKeehan Bridges; James Woodrow McKeehan; David Albany McKeehan; Juanita Olivia McKeehan Nixon; Beatrice Vivannie McKeehan; John Eason McKeehan, Jr; Bufford Harrison McKeehan Sr; & Sarah Avonelle Poole who was my Mother & who I have all info for her whole life: marriage, children & grandchildren.
I-1-B.) James Mcdonald (MACK) Butler b: 1 Aug 1900 in Oneonto, AL d: 29 Dec 1965 in Waco, McLennan Co, TX Robinson Cemetary. I just got this info in last few days. I have a possible Wife, but proof yet, so he has family, just not sure who yet.
I-1-C.) Sally J. Butler Glass b: Abt 1897 probably in Chepultepec, Blount Co, Alabama. Married John Glass b: btwn 1890-1898 (Census age for John on 1 record was hard to read, have 2 different Census Records showing them, not sure which age was correct). Started out living with Sally's parents as listed on 1920 Census in Saginaw and Siluria, Shelby, AL with a 3 mo old Male baby Named Koss Glass(hard to read). This child does not appear in any more census records but another child on the 1930 census is the exact same age, but is Female names Sheila, showing that the 1920 Census could have been inaccurate on this child. They later lived in Yazoo Miss according to the 1930 Census and it shows her Mother and her Sister's Family were also living with them. Sally and John Glass have 4 children listed on the 1930 Census: Sheila Glass b: abt 1920; Inez Glass b: abt 1923; Maxine Glass b: abt 1925, & Auther Glass b: btwn 1928-1929.
I-1-D.) Ethel Butler Presley b: abt 1910. Married Charles Presley b: abt 1904. Lived in Tupelo, Miss as well as Yazoo, Miss. They were said to have lived in Gastonia NC with John & Martha for a short time after a flood destroyed thier home in Miss, then moved back to Miss. On the 1930 census, in Yazoo, Miss they had 1 Child: Marion L. Presley, Male, Age 2 8/12 b: btwn: 1927-1928. Later, they had 2 more children who are listed on a Relative of Sally Butler Glass Family Tree as: Emil (?) Presley, and Buddy Presley.
I-1-E). Harry Rembert Butler b: abt 1914 d: 6 Jan 1975 in San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas (Texas Death Records, www.family search.org, Reference No: Certificate Number 6204). Family knows that Rembert had TB but cause of death is not listed on the Microfilm. It is not known if he had a family but it was said he did not.
Ok, so this is where I am. Are any of these people possibly of anybody's Butler line? I have found 4 William Thomas Butler's that could possibly be mine, but only 1 in Alabama who is the 1880 census as a teen born about the correct time frame but just found yesterday, so no time to research that lead yet.
Ok, So Happy Hunting!
SC Poole (Tina)