|Birth: ||Jan. 26, 1845|
|Death: ||Oct. 23, 1919|
Parents: Thomas N O & Harriett C Ellis Butts
(Farmer, Section 23, Post-offlce, Kingston).
Thomas J. Butts, a brother to William M. Butts, a sketch of whose life immediately precedes this, is a worthy representative of the family whose name he bears. He is a son of Col. T. N. O. Butts, mentioned elsewhere in this volume as being among the earliest settlers and esteemed residents of Caldwell county, this having been his home for many years prior to his demise. His estimable companion was formerly Miss Harriet C. Ellis, who came to this county in 1840.
Born in Caldwell county January 26, 1845, Thomas J. Butts has, like his brother, followed the pursuits of agriculture as his principal occupation during his lifetime, though for some two or three years after returning: from the battlefield he devoted his attention to the studv of law, first under the tutorship of Col. C. T. Garner, of Richmond, Mo., following the practice of his profession for about eight years. A career passed in this vicinity from his very birth has caused him to become widely and favorably known to the people of this county
and community, and he is recognized as a progressive agriculturist and stockman. It was on August 9, 1864, when he enlisted in the Missouri volunteer infantry, becoming a member of Co. C, 44th regiment, and serving with that command until August, 1865, when he was honorably mustered out and then returned home. Mr. Butts has been twice married ; first, August 14, 1873, to Miss Kate Stirman, of
Missouri, whose death occurred August 12, 1876. She left an infant son, who also died in about nine days after her death. His second wife was formerly Miss Mary A. Reynolds, and their union was consummated January 15, 1885. Mrs. Butts is a daughter of Thomas and Mary J. (Smith) Reynolds, and was herself born and brought up in Missouri.
It should have been mentioned in connection with Mr. B.'s military career that he participated in a number of serious engagements, among others those of Union Mills, Mo.,. Spring Hill and Franklin, Tenn., where he received three wounds, from the effects of which he still
suffers to some extent.
From: History of Caldwell and Livingston Counties, Missouri
Thomas Newgent Oder Butts (1804 - 1864)
Harriett C. Ellis Butts (1808 - 1889)
Kate STIRMAN Butts (1856 - 1876)*
Mary Ann Reynolds Butts (1862 - 1945)*
Thomas Jackson Butts*
Thomas N O Butts (1875 - 1878)*
Effie May Butts Garbett (1885 - 1956)*
Harriet Clark Butts Thompson (1888 - 1924)*
William Morgan Butts (1889 - 1952)*
George Graham Vest Butts (1895 - 1967)*
Francis Marrien Cockrell. Butts (1899 - 1980)*
Abbey M Butts (1901 - 1909)*
Melcenia A. Butts James (1826 - 1850)*
Samuel Jesse Butts (1834 - 1880)*
Sarah Frances Butts Vaughn (1843 - 1915)*
Thomas Jackson Butts (1845 - 1919)
Rose Ann Butts (1847 - 1850)*
Created by: Caryn Hood
Record added: Apr 27, 2011
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