Alexander Thompson Butler

Alexander Thompson Butler

Male 1827 - 1902  (74 years)

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  • Name Alexander Thompson Butler 
    Born 10 Oct 1827  Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military 1861-1865  Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    7th Tennessee Calvary, Co B, Butler enlisted for 3 years at Buena Vista, Carroll Co, TN on 8/10/62. He furnished his own horse and equipment. He was appointed corporal on 8/18/62. According to records, the 7th Cavalry was one of the most unlucky, if not outright incompetent units to fight [the latter perhaps because of poor leadership.] After various misadventures, a large part of this unit was captured and some of the men were sent to the infamous Andersonville Prison Camp. The remainder reformed in Kentucky and were assigned guard duty to keep them out of trouble. Butler spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia and was exchanged through Savannah, GA in the November/December 1864 exchanges. He mustered out on 6/28/65 due to disability. He was given transportation from Louisville, KY to Buena Vista, TN, which probably means he spent time in the Jeffersonville, IN, hospital because of the scrobutus he contracted in prison. Married to Elizabeth Smith in 1846, it was their son Littlefield who is mentioned in the hospital record as a contact relative. After the war he received a pension because he was afflicted with pellagra, a disease caused by severe vitamin deficiency. 
    Occupation 1870  Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He made his living as a farmer in the Dollar community, but occasionally peddled medicine in Huntingdon.  
    Military 1887  Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Butler was a member of the Isaac R Hawkins Post #58 of the GAR and gave his occupation as farmer. He applied for an invalid pension in 1889 and is buried in the Humble Cemetery in Carroll Co, TN with a military marker. 
    Died 25 Jun 1902  Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Humbles Cemetery, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alexander Thompson Butler
    Alexander Thompson Butler
    Corporal, Co B, 7th Tennessee Cavalry
    Civil War
    Person ID I28473  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2017 

    Family 1 Elizabeth Smith,   b. 26 Mar 1824, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1865, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1846  Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Tennessee. Carroll County. Marriage book ?-130, 2 Mar 1846. A. T. Butler and Elizabeth Smith, married 11 Mar 1846 by Jonathan Butler, JP.
    Marriage Record of Alexander Thompson Butler and Elizabeth Smith
    Marriage Record of Alexander Thompson Butler and Elizabeth Smith
    Married March 11, 1846 in Carroll County, Tennessee.
    Children 
     1. Littlefield F. Butler,   b. 30 Nov 1847, Huntingdon, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1925, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Lucy Ann Butler,   b. 15 May 1848, Huntingdon, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1924, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Fleet Thomas Butler,   b. 5 May 1851, Huntingdon, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Columbus M. Butler,   b. 25 May 1850, Huntingdon, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Artemesia Butler,   b. 6 Aug 1853, Huntingdon, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1941, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     6. Annie Elizabeth Butler,   b. 11 Jul 1855, Huntingdon, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1947, Mead, Bryan Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     7. Emerson Kent Butler,   b. 22 Aug 1857, Huntingdon, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1923, Boone Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     8. Newton Munroe Butler,   b. 22 Oct 1859, Huntingdon, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1937, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     9. Redman Butler,   b. 6 Jan 1862, Huntingdon, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1932, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F10616  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nancy Dickerson,   d. 27 Jan 1870, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 28 Jan 1866  Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Johnny Alexanders Butler,   b. ca 1866, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Oder Butler,   b. ca 1868, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1943, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F11874  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Ruth Ann Duncan,   b. 4 Jun 1830, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1890, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 30 Mar 1870  Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Susan Gardener Butler,   b. 21 Apr 1871, Huntingdon, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1955, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Minnie Ada Butler,   b. 27 Aug 1873, Huntingdon, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1914, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F11875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Margaret Williams,   b. 9 May 1840, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1936, Missouri City, Fort Bend, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1890  Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F11876  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Emma Grizzard 
    Married 27 Oct 1896  Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F11877  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Oct 1827 - Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Mar 1846 - Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 7th Tennessee Calvary, Co B, Butler enlisted for 3 years at Buena Vista, Carroll Co, TN on 8/10/62. He furnished his own horse and equipment. He was appointed corporal on 8/18/62. According to records, the 7th Cavalry was one of the most unlucky, if not outright incompetent units to fight [the latter perhaps because of poor leadership.] After various misadventures, a large part of this unit was captured and some of the men were sent to the infamous Andersonville Prison Camp. The remainder reformed in Kentucky and were assigned guard duty to keep them out of trouble. Butler spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia and was exchanged through Savannah, GA in the November/December 1864 exchanges. He mustered out on 6/28/65 due to disability. He was given transportation from Louisville, KY to Buena Vista, TN, which probably means he spent time in the Jeffersonville, IN, hospital because of the scrobutus he contracted in prison. Married to Elizabeth Smith in 1846, it was their son Littlefield who is mentioned in the hospital record as a contact relative. After the war he received a pension because he was afflicted with pellagra, a disease caused by severe vitamin deficiency. - 1861-1865 - Civil War Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Jan 1866 - Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - He made his living as a farmer in the Dollar community, but occasionally peddled medicine in Huntingdon. - 1870 - Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Mar 1870 - Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Butler was a member of the Isaac R Hawkins Post #58 of the GAR and gave his occupation as farmer. He applied for an invalid pension in 1889 and is buried in the Humble Cemetery in Carroll Co, TN with a military marker. - 1887 - Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Dec 1890 - Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Oct 1896 - Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jun 1902 - Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Humbles Cemetery, Carroll Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
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