Thursday, May 21, 2009

P. T. Butler, Farmer and Stockraiser

The History of Appanoose County, Iowa
[Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1878, page 611]
  P. T. Butler, farmer and stockraiser, Sec. 8; P.O. Seymour; born in Jennings Co., Ind., in 1840; his father, John T., was born in Kentucky; removed to Indiana, where he was one of the early settlers. Married Miss Julia A. Brooks, who parents were from Virginia; when P. T. was 14 years of age, they came to this county, first settling in Independence Tp.; engaged in farming; hence to Monroe Co.; thence to Marion Co.; returned to this county; he died here June 21, 1872; P. T., at the age of 16, commenced working out by the month. In August, 1862, he married Miss Lucinda J. Martin [Morlan]; she was born in Putnam Co., Ind., Jan. 14, 1847; they have seven children -- William N., Elmer E., Julia B., L., Charles H., Jessie, Viola. Democratic. Has held office of Township Trustee; was School Treasurer for seven years. Owns 420 acres of land, valued at $25 per acre. His grandfather was a Revolutionary soldier. 
Past and Present of Appanoose County, Iowa
[Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913] 
Volume I, page 397.
  P. T. Butler, with his parents, John T. and Julia Butler, left the old home in Indiana in 1854, when the boy was but fourteen years of age. The family settled in this township [Independence] and began their new life on a farm. P. T. Butler married Lucinda J. Martin [Morlan] in 1862, located in Lincoln township and became a large landowner. 

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