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Harmen Jasper Butler
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Birth: Mar. 24, 1853
Florida, USA
Death: May 29, 1928
Colquitt County
Georgia, USA

Harmen Jasper Butler was born on March 24, 1853 (location unknown). Some of the elder family members believed he was born someplace in Northern Florida. Stories stated that he had a falling out with his family and left them never to return again. He would never speak or discuss his family with his wife or children or descendents prior to his death. Harmen Jasper married Elizabeth Crosby (b. December 12, 1851, d. February 19, 1925, Berlin, Colquitt County, Georgia) on February 03, 1881 in Colquitt County, Georgia. She was the daughter of Adam Joshua Crosby (Confederate Soldier, b. April 28, 1828, South Carolina, d. September 15, 1904, Berlin, Colquitt County, Georgia) and Lucy Lodge Griffin (b. March 12, 1833, Irwin County, Georgia, d. March 27, 1919, Berlin, Colquitt County, Georgia). To Harmen Jasper and Elizabeth Crosby Butler were born 3 girls: 1) Fannie L. Butler (b. November 04, 1882, Brooks County, Georgia, d. April 04, 1927, Berlin, Colquitt County, Georgia); 2) Jessie Lucy Butler (b. January 25, 1885, Georgia, d. August 10, 1934, Berlin, Colquitt County, Georgia); 3) Lura Elizabeth Butler (b. April 21, 1890, Brooks County, Georgia, d. June 17, 1928, Miami, Dade County, Florida). The Butlers were known to be a very friendly and carry family to the neighbors. Family information stated when food was scarce they would offer children on their way to school grapes from the grape vines and freshly made collard greens. When Elizabeth Crosby Butler died on February 19, 1925, family information stated that the three daughters could not agree on who would receive the family bible. Therefore, the bible was placed in their mother's hands and buried with her. It is believed that the parentage and birth location of Harmen Jasper Butler was in the family bible to be lost forever. Harmen Jasper Butler died on May 29, 1928, in Berlin, Colquitt County, Georgia. He is buried beside his wife in the family plot at Wesley Chapel, Berlin, Colquitt County, Georgia.  
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  Elizabeth Crosby Butler (1851 - 1925)
  Lura Elizabeth Butler Westberry (1890 - 1928)*
*Calculated relationship
Wesley Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery
Colquitt County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Douglas Westberry
Record added: Oct 02, 2006
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Harmen Jasper Butler
Added by: Douglas Westberry
Harmen Jasper Butler
Added by: Douglas Westberry
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