James Crawford Butcher

Male 1834 - 1864  (~ 30 years)


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  • Name James Crawford Butcher 
    Born 0___ 1834  (Grainger County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer  [2
    Military CSA - KIA  [3
    Died 31 Oct 1864  [3
    Buried Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Buried at: Section G Site 8329
    Person ID I172  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2014 

    Father Ezekial Butcher,   b. 0___ 1800, Grainger County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1859, Wright County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Sarah M. Evans,   b. 0___ 1808, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1860, Wright County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1826  Grainger County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Family ID F6048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel Hennessee,   b. 3 Jun 1836, (Wright County, Missouri) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1902, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married (~1853)  (Wright County, Missouri) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Mitchell "Mitchell" Butcher,   b. 10 Mar 1854, (Wright County) Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1936, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Sarah E(lizabeth) "Betsey" Butcher,   b. 5 May 1863, (Grainger County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1939, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F50  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1834 - (Grainger County) Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - (~1853) - (Wright County, Missouri) Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 26 Feb 2014:

      Hello David,

      I am becoming very frustrated with my computer. Have been trying to send picture of Butcher Family, and program is refusing to let me do it. I will keep trying, and I have others I want to send also.

      I did find some new info on James Crawford Butcher, husband of Rachel Hennessee:

      U.S. Veterans gravesites, CA 1775 - 2006
      Name: James Butcher Service info: Private InFantry Civil War
      Death Date 31 Oct 1864
      Cemetery: Chattanooga National Cemetery
      Cemetery Address: 1200 Bailey Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404
      Buried at: Section G Site 8329

      This does not tell us where he died, but now know where he is buried. I do know James Butcher was very good friends with James Farless, (Rachel's 2nd husband), and it was James F. who went to Rachel's home to tell her that her husband had been killed. When the Hennessee family in TN found out about the death of James B., they sent a 12 year old Hennessee boy, (would love to know his name) to Mo. to bring Rachel and her 2 children, Mitchell and Sarah, back home to TN. They had quite a trip in a covered wagon, avoiding Yankee bands. The story goes that Jesse James, also from TN assisted them thru Yankee lines back to TN. The reason they sent a 12 year old to bring her back, the older boys were out fighting in the war.
      I will send more, hopefully, in days to come.

      I am enjoying the Hennessee Family website so much....

      Your cousin, Peggy [3]
    • 9 Mar 2011: There are twelve "James Butchers" in the records. The following is the most likely...

      http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm

      Butcher, James W.
      Confederate
      Infantry
      20th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry

      CONFEDERATE ARKANSAS TROOPS

      20th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry

      20th Infantry Regiment, formerly G. W. King's 22nd Regiment, was organized during the spring of 1862. The unit moved east of the Mississippi River and at the Battles of Corinth and Hatchie Bridge reported 92 casualties. Later it was assigned to General M. E. Green's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and after fighting at Big Black River Bridge was captured at Vicksburg in July, 1863. Exchanged, reorganized, and mounted, the 20th was attached to Dockery's Brigade in the Trans-Mississippi Department and was prominent at Marks' Mills and Jenkins' Ferry. During the end of 1864 it disbanded. Its commanders were Colonels H. P. Johnson and D. W. Jones; Lieutenant Colonels J. H. Fletcher, W. R. Kelley, and H. G. Robertson; and Majors W. S. Haven and J. W. Long.

      Predecessor unit:

      22nd Infantry Regiment was organized at Little Rock, Arkansas, in August, 1861. The unit saw action at Elkhorn Tavern, then was reorganized for Confederate service. At that time it became H.P. Johnson's 20th Arkansas Regiment. It was commanded by Colonel G.W. King, Lieutenant Colonel J.H. Fletcher, and Major Daniel W. Jones. [7]
    • David,
      Here is the Butcher Family pic that my cousin from Minnesota sent me. She is the granddaughter of Octa Butcher Cunningham. This is the only picture I have ever seen of my grandmother, Ellen Butcher Simons. Judging by the size of my father, I would guess it was taken in summer or early fall of 1913. Ellen passed away on March 20, 1914. I am only positive as to Mitchell's children by his first wife, Nancy Douglas, others by what I know about the family. Let me know if you can open it...so, here goes:
      Left to right:
      Front Row:seated----Sarah E. Butcher McVey, sister of Mitchell, Cora Harrison Butcher, 2nd wife of Mitchell, Ellen Butcher Simons, standing by her is my daddy, Harold Raymond Simons, in her lap, Andrew Jackson Simons, daddy's little brother, Rachel Josephine Butcher Bost, in her lap, 1/2 brother, Clarence Butcher, born 10 Oct. 1910, died 15 Feb 1984, next to her is Mitchell Butcher, standing in front of him is Howard Butcher, born 6 Aug 1908, died 22 Dec 1984 (son of Mitchell and Cora) sitting in front of Mitchell is Thurman Butcher born 10 Mar 1901, died 11 Feb 1996 (son of Mitchell and Cora), next is Octa Butcher Cunningham, in her lap, oldest daughter, Minnie, on the end is Mary Butcher McGee. Sitting on the ground in front of Josephine, is her daughter, Fannie Laura Bost.Lusk, (married Boyd Cardwell Lusk). She was born 11 Aug 1909, only child of Josepine.
      Standing: Left to right: Jesse Butcher, born Sept. 1890, youngest child of Mitchell and Nancy Douglas. next lady is unknown, standing next is oldest child of Mitchell and Nancy, James B. Butcher, born 10 Mar 1881, (incidentally his birth date is listed as same date Mithell and Nancy married!). James married Leona Catherine Farless, married 17 Oct 1902, next lady unknown, man beside her is unknown, next is Flora Butcher, born 6 June 1894, died 8 Aug 1925, oldest child of Mitchell and Cora, she married James Armstead Bottoms, as far as I know they had only 1 child, Fred Ross Bottoms, listed in Shellsford Cemetery book, as being born between, 1922--1927. Since his mother, Flora, died in 1925, I'm thinking she died at his birth???
      David, I am including this fact to you---It seems the Butcher Family carried a gene, concerning their blood. At times their blood carried the clotting factor, other times not. My daddy carried that gene, he had tests run at Vanderbilt, in the late '70s, the condition had a name, which was quite uncommon. Jesse Butcher, youngest child of Mitchell and Nancy, also had this gene. As a young man, he had a tooth pulled, and bled to death. My daddy lived in fear of ever having a tooth pulled, remembering his Uncle Jesse. Fortunately he had very sound teeth most of his life, but ultimately developed a stomach ulcer, it started bleeding, his fear became a reality, he also bled to death.....so sad.
      During our phone conversation yesterday, I gave you the wrong date of my granddaughter Lyndsay Desiree, and husband Gifford McIntyre's marriage date. They married Oct 16, 2011, instead of 2012.
      Needless to say this picture is priceless to me since I had never looked on my grandmother's face. She seems to have very dark hair, probably with blue eyes. The Butcher's tended to have lighter hair, she may have inherited her dark hair from the Douglas'. In this picture, she doesn't look like she feels well, appears she is using her left arm to support herself. The family told me she died of comsumption, was obviously sick at this time. Ellen and her 3 sisters were 5' 10" tall, per Shari Fedder.
      That's all for today----will be sending more info later.....
      Have a wonderful day,
      Cousin Peggy [8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S53579] 1900 Warren County Census, abstracted by Robert A. C. Hillis, Jr., p. 130 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S124] 1860 Wright Co.,MO Federal Census, abstracted by Mary Barnes. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S53572] Peggy Simons Koster | 26 Feb 2014 | peggyjoyce@blomand.net.

    4. [S41262] 1850 Wright Co.,MO Federal Census, abstracted by Mary Barnes. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S53575] http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/a/l/l/Carol-Allsup-ok/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0155.html.

    6. [S53578] http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/a/l/l/Carol-Allsup-ok/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0936.html.

    7. [S2357] http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm.

    8. [S7456] Peggy Simons Koster | 27 Feb 2014 | peggyjoyce@blomand.net.