John Landon Butler (c.1762 - c.1820) MP

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Birthplace: Province of Virginia, (Present USA)
Death: Died in Wayne County, Mississippi, United States
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About John Landon Butler

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-------------------- Notes for JOHN BUTLER:

The fact that John and Mary Butler are the parents of Burnell Butler is recorded in the Burnell and Sarah Ann Butler family Bible. The fact that John and Mary Butler are the parents of Landon C. Butler is recorded in his family Bible. The family Bible of John Jackson Smith and Margaret Butler Smith records the fact that John Butler, Margaret's father, married Miss Jones.

In 1786 Kentucky was divided into three counties. Logan county was formed in 1792 from Lincoln County. Christian Co was formed from Logan Co in 1796. So the family was probably in the same place during the period 1786-1815 while the county changed.

1 May 1795 - Taxpayer - Logan Co KY tax records Book 1 page 2 1 white male over 21, 9 horses, 4 cattle. ("a" William Butler possibly John's brother or father and Reason Bowie on same page)

1 Apr 1796 - Taxpayer - Logan Co KY tax records Book 1 page 2 1 white male over 21, 6 horses, 4 cattle

6 Oct 1796 - Logan Co KY Tarpen (sic) Cr, surveyed 200 acres by virtue of Comm.Cert No.211 on a post oak in Reason Bewey's line - Survey Records Book A pg.18

1797 - Taxpayer - Logan Co KY Tarpen Cr. 200 acres , 1 white male over 21, 4 horses. Tax records Book 2 pg 2

12 Mar 1799 - Logan Co KY Terrapin Cr. Assignee of Francis Haney, surveyed 200 acres by virtue of Comm.Cert 245, William Butler (son William 1786 would only be 13) and William Stewart chain carriers - Survey Records Book B pg.121

26 Dec 1801 - Logan Co KY William Butler Survey 200 acres by virtue of Comm.Cert No.3091, John Butler and Reason Bowie chain carriers. - Survey Records Book B pg.325 (Jim Bowie born 8-25-1796)

Feb 1802 -Tarrapin Cr, Logan Co KY - Comm.Cert No 448 , enters 200 acres of land - Court Records Order Book I pg. 130 ----- Comm.Cert No.449 ordered that John Butler be allowed 200 acres agreeable to his entry - Court Records Order Book 2 pg. 231

30 Mar 1802 - Tarrapin Cr, Logan Co KY - 700 acres, I white male over 21 and 6 horses-Tax Records Book I pg.3

25 Aug. 1803 - Tarrapin Cr, Logan Co KY - 700 acres, I white male over 21 - occupation carpenter, 1 white male over 16 (son William) and 6 horses - Tax Records Book I pg.4

6 Dec 1803 -Logan Co KY - John Butler and his wife Mary Butler sold 200 acres to Henry Anson - Deed Records Book A pg. I I 1

25 Aug. 1804 - Tarrapin Cr, Logan Co KY - surveyed 200 acres, Henry Anson director, Elisha Hayden and William Hayden chain carriers. Survey Records Book C pg. 122

16 Aug 1806 - Burnell born - Chickasaw Hunting Grounds, Graves Co KY - "Men of Texas" pg. 818 (Date from family Bible)

This area did not become US land until 1818 when purchased from the Indians. Graves Co KY was formed in 1821. Why was family in Indian Territory ?

1807 - Christian Co KY - I white male over 21, I black over 16, 3 total blacks, 2 horses, I qualified voter - Tax Records, West District - pg.4 ( Year 1808 Same - but 4 horses - Tax Records Book 2 pg.3)

3 Feb 1808 - Christian Co KY - surety on marriage of William Butler to Sophia Starr - "Marriage Records of Christian Co Kentucky 1795-1825" - Ellsberry

13 Feb 1809 - Christian Co KY - Muddy Fork of Little River about 150 yds below the mouth of Wallace's Cr - applied to build water grist mill. Court Records pg. 283 Muddy Fork of Little River about I mile above Cerulean Springs erected a water mill. "County of Trigg, Kentucky" by Perrin pg. 124

19 Oct 1809 Christian Co KY - I white male over 21, 2 blacks over 16, 4 blacks total, 3 horses.

Tax Records Book 2 pg. 6 ( Year 1810 same)

1810 - US Census Christian Co KY - pg. 86 - John Butler head of household

2 Males 0-10 (Burnell, Landon)

0 Males 10-16

1 Male 16-25 (William 24 married)

0 Males 26-45

1Male 45+ (John himself)

2 Females 0-10 (Martha and William's daughter)

2 Females 10-16 (Elizabeth, Margaret)

2 Females 16-25 (Susannah, William's wife Sophia)

1 Female 26-45 (Mary Ann)

0 Females 45+

2 slaves

1811- Christian Co KY - I white male over 21, 2 blacks over 16, 4 blacks total, 2 horses, I qualified voter. Tax Records Book pg. I 1

1812 - Christian Co KY - Muddy Fork of Little River 355 acres 2 nd rate land, I white male over 21, I blacks over 16, 1 black total, 4 horses. Tax Records Book pg. 5 (Year 1813 same)

26 Jun 1813 - Christian Co KY - sold negro man named Sam to Stephen Ashby - Deed Records Book D pg. 263

1814 - Christian Co KY - I white male over 21, 1 black over 16, 6 horses and $600 total value. Tax Records (Year 1815 = 5 horses, $525 total value)

1815 - John, Mary Ann and the remaining children moved to Washington Co, Mississippi Territory which is now Alabama.

1816 - Washington Co, MS Terr (AL) - 1slave and tax $.50, Peter Cartwright and Robert Rankin also on this tax roll. "Washington County, MS Territory 1803-1816 Tax Rolls" by Strickland pg. 96

1820 - MS State Census - Wayne Co MS - 3 males, 3 females, 1 taxable

What date taken? Would give John's date of death between State Census and US Census showing widow MaryAnn

1820 - US Census Wayne Co MS pg.112 - Mary Butler listed as head of household, I M 10-15 (Burnell), I M 18-25 (Landon Carter), I F 10-15 (Martha), IF 45+ (Mary Ann)

From biography of William Green Butler "A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas" by Lewis Vol2 pg332 published in 1907 :

John Butler of Virginia is indicated to be a veteran of the Revolutionary War, and later he settled in Kentucky when it was a frontier district. A few years later he moved to Mississippi where he spent the rest of his life. He was a natural mechanic and designer for mills, grinders, burrs, chairs and furniture. He was a quiet unassuming man and never cared for public office. His children are listed as William, Landon, Burnell, Martha, Susan, Ruth, Peggy, Elizabeth and Fanny.

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John Landon Butler's Timeline

1762
1762
Province of Virginia, (Present USA)
1783
September 3, 1783
Age 21
1786
1786
Age 24
KY, USA
1786
Age 24
1787
1787
Age 25
1788
1788
Age 26
1790
1790
Age 28
1798
October 15, 1798
Age 36
Logan, Kentucky, United States
1800
April 14, 1800
Age 38
Logon County, Kentucky
1802
November 3, 1802
Age 40
Logan Co, KY