Saturday, May 2, 2015


CHARLES W. BUTLER, Ohio County, was born in Hart County, Ky., May 1, 1831. He was reared in his native county, and in 1851, removed to Grayson County; to Breckinridge County in 1856, and to Ohio County in 1866, where he has since resided. His father, John Butler, a native of South Carolina was born in 1795, removed with his parents in 1805, to Hart County, Ky., and died in Grayson County in 1861. He was the son of Enoch Butler, a Virginian, who died in Hart County, Ky., in 1837, aged seventy-two years. His father was John Butler; his wife Mary A., daughter of Harry Clagett, of Grayson County, died in 1854, at the age of fifty-six years. From their union sprang Henry C., Minor E., Charles W., Joseph A., and John W. To subject's father, by a second marriage, was born Cynthia J. (Day). Charles W. Butler's educational advantages were such as the common schools of Kentucky afforded. February 13, 1855, he married Anne E., daughter of Moses W. and Matilda (Bishop) Stone, of Grayson County, born October 22, 1837, and to them were born Thomas E., February 13, 1866, and Mary A., June 19, 1868. Mr. Butler was reared a farmery vocation which he followed until 1865, when he commenced merchandising,, and in 1866, came to Pattieville, where he engaged in general merchandising until 1878, when he, in connection with many others, failed on account of the defalcation of a Louisville commission house. With commendable zeal he continued his business as dealer in leaf tobacco, and is now a successful and useful member of the community; he has been engaged in the tobacco business for eighteen years. He owns and cultivates 106 acres of good land; is a committed Mason; has been for fifteen years a ruling elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He is a Democrat.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Mr. Butler is buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Ohio County.

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