Thomas Henry Butner b. 21 Dec 1842 NC d. 1 Mar 1922 Leavenworth, KS married ca 1868 in Platte Co. MO. Margaret Jane (Babcock) Heath. Thomas Henry Butner was the son of Christian Herman Butner b. 25 Aug 1809 Salem, Forsyth Co NC d. 31 Jan 1873 and his wife Mary Louise Leinbach b. 1807 Waldron, Platte Co. MO.
When Thomas Henry Butner married Margaret Jane (Babcock) Heath it was a 2nd marriage for her, although her first marriage had lasted just a year. She had first married John R. Heath b.1846, the son of Rev Stephen Preston Heath and his 2nd wife who lived in Platte Co. MO at that time. John R Heath and Margaret Jane Babcock had one child: Mary Heath b.1866 Platte Co. MO. John R Heath was shot dead on the streets of Platte City Sept 1866 in a political altercation. His widow Margaret Jane (Babcock) Heath married Thomas Henry Butler. In the 1870 census for Platte Co MO both the father Christian Butner and his son Thomas Henry Butner and new wife Margaret are farming. Thomas Henry Butner and Margaret are still farming there in 1880 census. I could not locate them in the 1900 census, but in 1910 and 1920 census they are in Leavenworth Co. KS. Thomas Henry Butner died 1 Mar 1922 in Leavenworth Co. KS. An online posting said his wife Margaret Butner died 19 Sept 1923 Spokane, WA. The children of this marriage:
Mary Heath b.1866, stepdaughter (dtr of Margaret's first short marriage)
James Edward Butner b. 19 Aug 1869 MO d. 16 Sept 1910 Sonoma Co. CA.
Flora Butner b. 1879 MO
Charles Henderson Butner b. 25 Oct 1881 MO d. 22 May 1954 San Fran CA
The son James Edward Butner married ca. 1891 in Platte Co MO, Cora B. Riley, b. Jan 1870, the daughter of James T. Riley b. 10 Mar 1837 and his wife Cynthia Ann Owens. James and Cora are in the 1900 census for DeKalb Co MO, the 1910 census for Petaluma/Vallejo, Sonoma Co CA where he is working as a railroad foreman. He died 5 months after the census on 16 Sept 1910. James Edward Butner and Cora had 3 children:
Lillian Butner b. Aug 1892 MO
Carl T. Butner b. 10 Aug 1899 MO d. 15 June 1963 Sonoma Co CA
James Clair Butner b. 29 July 1905 CA d. 4 Oct 1981 Sonoma Co CA
Their son Charles Henderson Butner married ca. 1904 Gertrude Unknown. At age 19 he is single living with his brother James Edward Butner in DeKalb Co MO, but he moves to CA and works for the railroad too. He is married in the 1910 census for Green Valley Twp, Sonoma Co CA.
James Edward Butner's son Carl T. Butner married 1922 Verna L. Purdy b. 13 Apr 1900 Mendocino Co CA and they had 3 children.
ANYONE WHO HAS FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS FAMILY GROUP, I WOULD LOVE TO EXCHANGE INFORMATION.
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