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Lieut Nathan Gaither Butler
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1828
Adair County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1900
Adair County
Kentucky, USA

Biography, 1887 (edited):

Lieut. Nathan G. Butler was born in Adair County, March 25, 1828, within 400 yards of where he now resides, and is the eldest of twelve children, eleven of whom are yet living, born to Champness and Amanda S. (Cheatham) Butler, the former a native of Adair County, Ky., and the latter of Virginia.

Lieut. Nathan G. Butler received his early education at the old field schools, but has since acquired a practical business education. He has always lived on or near the old home farm in Adair County, one-third of which he now owns, in addition to other lands amounting in the aggregate to nearly 200 acres, and is successfully engaged in farming and stock raising. In the fall of 1861 he helped to recruit Company B, Thirteenth Kentucky Volunteer Infantry (Federal), and at the organization of the company in the following October was elected first lieutenant and served as such until July 11, 1864, when he resigned on account of failing health. He participated in the battles of Shiloh, Perryville, the siege and battles of Knoxville, Resaca, Kenasaw Mountain, Atlanta and many other engagements.

Lieut. Butler has been twice married; first, October 5, 1864, to Miss Myra S. Smith, a native of Adair County, born June 23, 1832. She was a daughter of Nathan and Charity (Callison) Smith. To this union were born two sons: Nathan C. and William R. (deceased). Mrs. Myra S. Butler died April 7 1871, a devoted member of the Christian Church. Mr. Butler next married, November 9, 1875, Miss Susan Conover, also a native of Adair County, born July 12, 1835, a daughter of Peter T. and Joann (Rucker) Conover, who were of [Dutch] and French descent respectively. One daughter has blessed this union, Mary Tildon. Mr. and Mrs. Butler are members of the Christian and Baptist Churches respectively. In politics he is a Democrat.

(Adair, Kentucky History and Biographies, edited)


A Good Citizen Dead.

Last Monday morning the spirit of our worthy townsman, Mr. N.G. Butler, took its flight to that bourn from which no traveler has ever returned. Mr. Butler had been in delicate health for many months, and for the last few weeks his death had been expected at any time. He was born and reared in this county and had reached the ripe age of 71 years. He served in the Union army under General Hobson and was first Lieutenant in his company.

He was a member of the Christian church of this town, and by his request the funeral services were conducted by Rev. F.C. Shearer, a Christian Minister to whom he was much attached. The body was laid to rest yesterday, Tuesday, at 10 o'clock, in the Butler burying ground about two miles from Columbia. One son and several brothers and sisters survive him to whom we extend our sympathy in this their bereavement.

(The Adair County News, Feb 21, 1900) 
Family links: 
  Champness Butler (1799 - 1867)
  Amanda S. Cheatham Butler (1805 - 1883)
  Myra S. Smith Butler (1832 - 1871)
  Susan Conover Butler (1835 - 1888)
  Nathan Champness Butler (1865 - 1923)*
  William R. Butler (1867 - 1871)*
  Mary Tildon Butler Hurt (1876 - 1896)*
  Nathan Gaither Butler (1828 - 1900)
  Myra H. Butler Moore (1829 - 1909)*
  Nellie Norman Butler Conover (1831 - 1920)*
  Edmund Butler (1833 - 1908)*
  John W. Butler (1834 - 1905)*
  William Butler (1836 - 1916)*
  Joshua Butler (1838 - 1923)*
  Sarah F. Butler Smith (1841 - 1924)*
  Isaac Butler (1845 - 1901)*
  James Butler (1847 - 1924)*
  David H. Butler (1849 - 1918)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Lieutenant 1st Class, 13th KY Infantry Co. B, Civil War
Butler Cemetery
Adair County
Kentucky, USA
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Record added: Oct 17, 2010
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Lieut Nathan Gaither Butler
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