William Butler

William Butler

 
William Cooke Butler

William Cooke Butler (1814-1891) was the second eldest son of Peter and Rachel Butler. In 1837 he married Rebecca Elam (Blanche) Lucas (1818-1891) with whom he had nine children. While William did not travel with his parents to the Oregon Territory, letters from him to John M. Butler suggest that he lived variously in Allen Creek, Kansas; Warren County, Kentucky; St John, Missouri; and Breckenridge County, Louisiana Territory.

Children of William Cooke Butler:

Josephine Catherine Butler (1838-1923); married Joseph Kempton
Victoria Louise Butler (1840-1915); married Lewis McHone (?-1915)
Draper Cook Butler (1842-1922); married Ella Vista Davidson (?-1885) and Daisy Butler
John Lucas Butler (1843-1916); married Mary Elizabeth Swim (1850-1925) in 1870
William Henry Butler (1844-1937); married Elizabeth Jane Yount (?-1932)
Sarah Alice Butler (1846-1886); married John Holland and Wash Elliot
George Edmund Butler (1852-1933); married Elida Clarissa Smith (1852-1886)
Viola Butler (1856-1894); married C. A. Shaffer
Jessie Lavina Butler

For more information about the Butler family, please view the family biography.

To see photographs of the Butler family, please visit the photo gallery.

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Letters from 1862

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Letter to John Butler from William Butler, William Butler

Letters from 1859

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Letter to John Butler from William Butler, William Butler

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Letter to John Butler from William Butler, William Butler

Letters from 1856

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Letter to John Butler from William Butler, William Butler

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Letter to John Butler from William Butler, William Butler

Letters from 1855

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Letter to John Butler from William Butler, William Butler