|Birth: ||Feb., 1840|
|Death: ||Nov. 28, 1917|
Daughter of Ephraim and Rebecca W. Morgan Kellam. Sister of Louisa. She was born February, 1840 in Indiana. Some online family trees claim she was born on the 6th.
Lettisa married Simeon G. Butts in Branch County, MI July 2, 1854. They were the parents of four children:
Anna M. Butts - September 30, 1859
Adelaide Butts - January 9, 1861
Frederick W. Butts - April 12, 1862
Virginia Butts - March 16, 1865
While serving with the Freedmen's Bureau, Simeon was brutally murdered July 9, 1866 in Winn Parish, LA by the Nightrider gang. Lettisa remarried January 2, 1871 to George E. Beebe in Branch Co., MI. She asked for and received a divorce in Steuben County, IN September 6, 1871.
She then married again January 24, 1872 in St. Joseph Co., MI to Alfred Augustus Amidon, Jr. They would stay together until his death in 1898. Lettisa moved to Spokane, WA and applied for a widow's pension using her first husband's service. This is where most of the information comes from. She died at the home of her son-in-law, Alfred Leonard, 1118 Cleveland Ave., Spokane and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Spokane in the same grave as her daughter Virginia.
Simeon G. Butts (1835 - 1866)
Alfred Augustus Amidon (1818 - 1898)
Anna Mary Butts Crawford (1859 - 1937)*
Adelaide E Blass (1861 - 1930)*
Frederick William Butts (1862 - 1930)*
Virginia Butts Leonard (1865 - 1897)*
Greenwood Memorial Terrace
Plot: Lawn 23
Created by: Lora Peppers
Record added: Nov 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62306013
Added: Sep. 30, 2011
I am so sorry for your pain dear. May God hold you for eternity.|
Added: Dec. 2, 2010