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Corp Richard H Butler

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Corp Richard H Butler

  • Birth Jun 1831 Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 2 Feb 1907 Virginia, USA
  • Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 6813715

From "Brothers and Cousins"

Butler, Richard H. Sgt., Co. D, 17th Va. Inf.; b. near Clifton, Fairfax County, son of William H. and Frances (Jenkins) Butler; voted for secession at Sangster's 4/23/61; enlisted Pvt. 4/25/61 at Fairfax C.H.; age 34; promoted Cpl. 5/24/61; absent sick in Hospital, Farmville, Va. with rheumatism 7/63 - 9/63; promoted Sgt. 11/8/62; captured at Five Forks, Va. 4/1/65 sent to Hart's Island, N. Y. Harbor; released 6/21/65 after taking the oath; lived in Clifton; on list of ex-confederates living Fairfax County c. 1898, age 67; member R. E. Lee Camp U.C.V., Alex., Va.; Va. Pensioner, Fairfax County, 1904, $30.00; d. 2/1/1907, age 75; bur. Hollywood Cemetery Richmond; brother of Pvt. William B. Butler, Co. A, 43rd Battalion Va. Cavalry.

Richard H Butler was son of William Butler and Frances Jenkins and grandson of Elsha Jenkins and Susannah Pritchartt of Fairfax Co Va. No burial record to date for anyone.

It appears Richard never married. His brother is William Brown Butler. Unable to locate his siblings from Fairfax Co or Alexandria, but will keep looking. Updated 2/15/2016

In 1880 he was living with his widowed mother Fannie Butler, an uncle H Y Butler and black servants Louisa Elsey and her child Mary in Centerville, Fairfax Co Va.

In 1900 he was a boarder in the house of Buckley's in Centerville Fairfax Co VA. (he is related to Buckley's)

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Richard Butler
Home in 1900: Centerville, Fairfax, Virginia
Age: 68
Birth Date: Jun 1831
Birthplace: Virginia
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Gender: Male
Relationship to Head of House: Boarder
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Residence : Centerville District, Fairfax, Virginia
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Elizabeth Buckley 51 (nee Palmer widow Alex Buckley)
Jennie Buckley 27
Charles Wm Buckley 22
Mortimore P Buckley 17
Alta V Buckley 13
Herbert L Buckley 11
Richard Butler 68
Mary Bradfield 62 - states sister to head ?

Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Centerville, Fairfax, Virginia; Roll T623_1707 Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 14.

Gravesite Details grave is in Soldiers section East, plot 19. no marker - just area phographed
  • Created by: Anne Rupert
  • Added: 1 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6813715
  • Anne Rupert
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Richard H Butler (Jun 1831–2 Feb 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6813715, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Anne Rupert (contributor 21366448) .