DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS BUTLER 1825-1904 OF RICHMOND COUNTY, NC
The data on this page has been gleaned from census records and marriage and death records
Corrections or additions welcome.
Researched by Myrtle Bridges July 18, 2009
Generation No. 1
1. THOMAS1 BUTLER was born March 1825 in NC, and died 1904 in Richmond County, Hoffman, NC.
He married (1) CATHARINE CAMPBELL Abt. 1855, daughter of ALLEN CAMPBELL and ELIZABETH.
She was born 1825 in Moore County, NC, and died Abt. 1868 in NC. He married (2) SARAH A. May 1870.
She was born 1829 in NC, and died Abt. 1890 in Richmond County, NC. He married (3) JANE 1892.
She was born May 1869 in NC, and died Aft. 1904 in NC.
Notes for THOMAS BUTLER:
The 1850 Census of Richmond County shows Thomas Butler, 29, head of household, and Catharine, 31, his wife,
John McNair 60, Nancy 45, Duncan 18, William 16, Mary 14, Archibald 11, Calvin 10, Margaret 7, Daniel 2, Sarah 60,
Edward McNair 45, schoolteacher, and Duncan McNair 40, all lived in the household.
In 1860 the Thomas Butler family lived in the Steeles District of Richmond County, Post Office, Drowning Creek, NC:
Thomas 35; Catharine 35; Elizabeth 4; John 2 yrs.
The 1870 Census of Beaverdam, Richmond, North Carolina, Rockingham Post Office shows Thomas Butler 47;
Sarah Butler 42; Elizabeth Butler 14; John W. Butler 12; Thomas A. Butler 8; Andrew Butler 4
The 1880 Census of Beaverdam, Richmond, North Carolina shows Thomas Butler 56; Sarah A. Butler 51;
Elizabeth Butler 24; John W. Butler 22; Thomas A. Butler 19; Andrew J. Butler 14; and John McPherson 49.
The 1900 Census of Richmond County, Beaver Dam, Hoffman Village shows Thomas Butler 75, married 8 years
to Jane 31; she is the mother on one child, a daughter Sallie b. Aug 1894. Thomas his son b. January 1862, 38,
also lives in this household.
In the name of God Amen, I, Thomas Butler of Richmond County and State of North Carolina being of sound mind
and memory, but knowing the uncertainty of life, do now and this day make, publish & ordain this my last will
& testament, in manner following, that is to say: I will, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Jane Butler
for and during the term of her natural life all the personal property that I may have and own at the time of
my death, and the tract of land on which I now reside including my dwelling and out houses, containing fifty
acres, more or less. It is my will and I do devise to my daughter Sarah Ann Butler after the death of her mother
all the land mentioned above, together with what personal property there may be remaining of the property herein
given to my wife Jane Butler.
I give, will, devise and bequeath to my grand children, Charlie Dawkins, Mary Catherine Dawkins and Cora Dawkins
my undivided interest which is one half of ninety acres of land known as the Nicholson tract.I give, devise, and
bequeath to my sons Thomas A. Butler, John W. Butler and Andrew J. Butler one hundred acres of land known as the
Gibson land to be equally divided between them.
Lastly, I make ordain and appoint my son John W. Butler executor to this my last will and testament in witness
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the 15th day of October, AD 1895. Thomas Butler
(x his mark). Signed, sealed, published & declared by the said Thomas Butler to be his last will & testament
before us, who at his request sing as witnesses to the same. D. M. Morrison, W. F. Long and Jno. P. Cameron.
Notes for CATHARINE CAMPBELL:
1852 April. To the Worshipful Court now in Session: The Petition of Elizabeth Campbell, widow of Allen Campbell,
vs. Archibald, Sarah, Christian, Mary, Daniel, Duncan Campbell, THOMAS BUTLER and Catherine his wife, Archibald
Campbell and wife Nancy, complaining respectfully showeth unto your Worships that in the Month of March 1852, Allen
Campbell, late of Richmond County departed this life intestate, [James L. Yates, his admin.] leaving, his widow and
relict unprovided for. That he left him surviving as children and heirs at law, the Defendants, Christian Campbell,
Sarah Campbell, Mary Campbell, Archibald Campbell, Duncan Campbell, Daniel Campbell, Catherine Campbell intermarried
with Thomas Butler, and Nancy Campbell intermarried with Archibald Campbell and that he died seized and possessed
of about three hundred acres of land, situated, lying and being in the County of Richmond aforesaid, on the waters
of Drowning Creek, out of which your petitioner is entitled to have Dower assigned to her. Your petitioner further
shows unto your Worships that Defendants, Archibald Campbell and Daniel Campbell reside beyond the limits of this
State, and are not residents thereof.
(Richmond County Estate Records 1772-1933 CR 082.508.24)
Children of THOMAS BUTLER and CATHARINE CAMPBELL are:
i. ELIZABETH2 BUTLER, b. 1856, NC.
2. ii. JOHN WILLIAM BUTLER, b. May 1858, North Carolina; d. Bet. 1920 - 1930.
3. iii. MARY M. BUTLER, b. Abt. 1859, NC; d. Abt. 1900, NC.
iv. THOMAS ALEXANDER BUTLER, b. January 1862, Richmond County, NC; d. March 22, 1917, Beaver Dam, Richmond County, NC.
Notes for THOMAS ALEXANDER BUTLER:
4. v. ANDREW JOHNSON BUTLER, b. August 03, 1868, Hoffman, Richmond County, NC; d. December 27, 1943, Hoffman, Beaverdam
Township, Richmond County, NC.
Child of THOMAS BUTLER and JANE is:
vi. SARAH ANN 'SALLIE'2 BUTLER, b. August 1894.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN WILLIAM2 BUTLER (THOMAS1) was born May 1858 in North Carolina, and died Bet. 1920 - 1930. He married
NANCY ELLEN 'NANNIE' HUGHES 1882, daughter of JAMES HUGHES and ANNIE PHILLIPS. She was born January 1862 in North
Carolina, and died September 18, 1915 in Beaver Dam, Richmond County, NC.
Notes for JOHN WILLIAM BUTLER:
In 1870 the John W. Butler family lived in Beaverdam, Richmond County, NC. (Hoffman, NC)
The first post office in Hoffman was opened June 17, 1878, with John W. Butler as postmaster. He served until
around 1914. Lonnie J. Butler was postmaster 1929-1938. W. E. Robertson (acting until April 18, 1939),
Marshal M. Tilley was postmaster from 1939-1959.
John Butler was Mayor of Hoffman in 1899. His sons A.J. and Frank Butler have also served a mayors of the town.
Children of JOHN BUTLER and NANCY HUGHES are:
i. ELLA V.3 BUTLER, b. December 20, 1885, Richmond County, NC; d. December 16, 1933, Hoffman, Richmond
County, NC; m. W. E. ROBERTSON.
ii. JOHN FRANK BUTLER, b. November 30, 1887, NC; d. November 10, 1965, Hoffman, Richmond County, NC;
m. GLADYS WILLIAMS.
More About JOHN FRANK BUTLER:
Burial: Richmond Memorial Park, Richmond County
iii. WILLIAM J. 'WILLIE' BUTLER, b. August 1891.
iv. MARNA BUTLER, b. 1895.
v. CLAUDE HUGHES BUTLER, b. September 20, 1898, Richmond County, NC; d. December 02, 1976, Scotland County,
Laurinburg, NC; m. MILDRED THOMPSON, 1937; b. 1911, NC.
Notes for CLAUDE HUGHES BUTLER:
His last residence was Richmond County, Hoffman, NC
Notes for MILDRED THOMPSON:
Mildred studied at Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore Maryland. In 1937 she came to Hoffman and taught
private music lessons. Her love for music and her abounding patience endeared her to her students. She was indeed
a lovely lady. (Myrtle Norton Bridges was one of her students for seven years)
vi. HERBERT BUTLER, b. 1902.
Notes for HERBERT BUTLER:
The Hoffman Boys Basketball team was county champion in 1923, with only five team members including Charlie Carter,
James Ingram, Walter Covington and Herbert Butler.
3. MARY M.2 BUTLER (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1859 in NC, and died Abt. 1900 in NC. She married JOHN P. DAWKINS.
He was born March 1860 in NC.
Children of MARY BUTLER and JOHN DAWKINS are:
i. CHARLEY3 DAWKINS, b. February 1887.
ii. MARY C. DAWKINS, b. May 1889.
iii. CORA E. DAWKINS, b. March 1891.
iv. MONNIE B. DAWKINS, b. August 1899.
4. ANDREW JOHNSON2 BUTLER (THOMAS1) was born August 03, 1868 in Hoffman, Richmond County, NC, and died
December 27, 1943 in Hoffman, Beaverdam Township, Richmond County, NC. He married (1) MARY ELIZABETH HUGHES 1890,
daughter of JAMES HUGHES and ANNIE PHILLIPS. She was born February 12, 1865 in Chatham County, NC, and died
March 15, 1922 in Hoffman, Beaverdam Township, Richmond County, NC. He married (2) MARY C. MCDONALD Abt. 1925.
She was born 1895 in NC.
More About ANDREW JOHNSON BUTLER:
Burial: Yates Graveyard, Hoffman, NC
More About MARY ELIZABETH HUGHES:
Burial: Yates Graveyard, Hoffman, NC
Children of ANDREW BUTLER and MARY HUGHES are:
5. i. DORA A.3 BUTLER, b. June 22, 1891, Hoffman, Richmond County, NC; d. May 02, 1970, Hamlet, Richmond County, NC.
ii. LONNIE JOHNSON BUTLER, b. December 10, 1893, Richmond County, NC; d. December 1966, Charlotte, Mecklenburg
County, NC; m. AUDREY LOGWOOD; b. February 28, 1904, Virginia; d. July 21, 1985, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC.
Notes for LONNIE JOHNSON BUTLER:
His World War I Draft Registration card dated June 5th, 1917, Hoffman, NC shows Lonnie Johnson Butler was 90% blind
in his left eye, and his left arm was stiff from a break.
iii. RENA BUTLER, b. 1899.
iv. GRACE BUTLER, b. 1903.
v. VERNA BUTLER, b. 1906.
vi. CARL ANDREW BUTLER, b. August 03, 1909, Richmond County, NC; d. December 25, 1983, Fayetteville, Cumberland
County, NC, Veteran's Hospital.
Notes for CARL ANDREW BUTLER:
Carl's US World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 shows his birth year is 1909,
b. Richmond County. He enlisted on 21 March 1942 at Fort Bragg. Education 3 years of high school.
Generation No. 3
5. DORA A.3 BUTLER (ANDREW JOHNSON2, THOMAS1) was born June 22, 1891 in Hoffman, Richmond County, NC, and died
May 02, 1970 in Hamlet, Richmond County, NC. She married MARSHAL M. TILLEY Abt. 1923. He was born 1896 in NC.
Notes for DORA A. BUTLER:
1930 - Beaverdam, Richmond, North Carolina
Children of DORA BUTLER and MARSHAL TILLEY are:
i. BETTY H.4 TILLEY, b. 1925.
ii. MARSHAL JR. TILLEY, b. Abt. November 1926.
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