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James D. Butler
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Birth: 1765
Chittenden County
Vermont, USA
Death: Dec., 1838
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA

Pioneer founder of Butler's Point, IL, later renamed Catlin.
He had good business sense and prospered, building a large hewn log home that replaced the smaller cabin. A large oak tree on his property was called "Butler's Lone Tree", providing a landmark for those crossing the prairie. He was one of the first County Commissioners, the first 2 meetings being held in his home. He was Vermilion County's first farmer, and built the first grist mill in the area, a corn cracker. He continued to farm his land until his death.
There appears to be a mistake on the inscription on the stone marking the burial place of James D. Butler and his wife Polly. The stone lists James Lewis Butler, James D.'s son, and his wife Maria. This is also noted in several documents of record in Vermilion County. 
Family links: 
  Asaph Butler (1729 - 1806)
  Jane McAllister Butler (1731 - 1770)
  Joel Butler (1752 - 1822)*
  Mindwell Butler Atkins (1753 - 1824)*
  Amos Butler (1755 - 1822)*
  Annis Butler Judd (1757 - 1807)*
  Achsah Butler (1760 - ____)*
  Asaph Butler (1762 - 1825)*
  Ezra Butler (1763 - 1838)*
  James D. Butler (1765 - 1838)
  Eunice Butler Seeley (1766 - 1839)**
  Eunice Butler Hunt (1776 - ____)**
  Susannah Butler Reynolds (1779 - 1835)**
*Calculated relationship
Gods Acre Cemetery
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Mar 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13780965
James D. Butler
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James D. Butler
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James D. Butler
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- God bless you & your loved ones, Cindy
 Added: May. 30, 2016

- Mary Ann Bumgarner
 Added: Feb. 26, 2016

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 Added: Jul. 20, 2013
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