Sarah Elizabeth Lucas Butler
Sarah Elizabeth Lucas Butler (1830-1871) married Elijah Davidson Butler (1824-1858) on August 26, 1846. She traveled with her family to the Oregon Territory in 1852. In the late months of 1857 and early months of 1858 she lost both a son, Charles Willet, and her husband to influenza and typhoid fever. During those same months, she also gave birth to a baby girl, Rachel. Her husband willed his estate to her as long as she remained a widow. The letters mention that there was some question about the legality of the will. Sarah built a house in Monmouth and led a comfortable life, marrying James M. Allen on July 5, 1860.
Children of Sarah Elizabeth Lucas Butler:
Cynthia Ann Butler (?-1876); married Andy Allen
Charley Willet Butler (1855-1857); buried in the Butler Davidson Cemetery
Rachel Butler (1857-18??); married G. William Pickett (?-1902)
For more information about the Butler family, please view the family biography.
To see photographs of the Butler family, please visit the photo gallery.
Letters from 1858
Letter to Brother and Sister from Sarah E. Butler, Sarah E. Butler
Letters from 1857
Letter to John M Butler from Elijah Butler and Sarah E. Butler, Elijah Butler and Sarah E. Butler