Children (those that reached adulthood)

Kenion Taylor Butler

Currently we don’t have any histories on Kenion Taylor Butler.  However, much information about him is included on the book My Best for the Kingdom (see download above), including a short bio on page 353. Also a number of stories about him are contained in the soon to be published biography of his younger brother John Lowe Butler II, Gold & Treasure (see “Books and CDs tab of this website).

Charity Artemesia Butler Thornton

Stories about Charity Artemesia’s younger years are laced throughout the book My Best for the Kingdom (see download above) and a short bio on page 354. Also a number of stories about her are contained in the soon to be published biography of her younger brother John Lowe Butler II, Gold & Treasure (see “Books and CDs tab of this website).  However, the most extensive information about her life is contained in the book below:

Writings of Addie Thornton Duffin.pdf

Author: Lydia Adaline (Addie) Thornton Duffin and compiled by Beryl Putnam Duffin (110 pages) – This is an excellent book on the family of Amos Griswold Thornton includes much information about his plural wife, Charity Artemesia Butler Thornton, written by her daughter Addie.   Beryl Putnam Duffin did an excellent job compiling this book and laying it out with style complete with numerous pictures, images, and charts.  Whether or not you are descended through Charity, if you are a Butler you will want this book.

Keziah Jane Butler Redd

Stories about Keziah Jane’s younger years are laced throughout the book My Best for the Kingdom (see download above) and a short bio on page 356. Also a number of stories about her and her husband Lemuel Redd are contained in the soon to be published biography of her younger brother John Lowe Butler II, Gold & Treasure (see “Books and CDs tab of this website).

Probably the best history of Keziah Jane Butler Redd is contained in the book The Utah Redds and Their Progenitors, by Lura Redd (621 pages).  A substantive section in this book describes her and her family with husband Lemuel Hardison Redd.  Another large section is devoted to Keziah’s childhood and youth as part of the John Lowe Butler I family.  If you are a Butler or a Redd this book is a must have for your library.  It is available in print or electronic form and may be ordered through the Redd Family website: http://www.reddfamily.org/utah-redds-book

Phoebe Melinda Butler Sevy

Stories about Phoebe Melinda’s younger years are laced throughout the book My Best for the Kingdom (see download above) and a short bio on page 356. Also many stories about her and her husband, George Sevy, are contained in the soon to be published biography of her younger brother John Lowe Butler II, Gold & Treasure (see “Books and CDs tab of this website).  In particular, this book describes her involvement in the fonding of Panguitch and her life there, as well as George Sevy’s involvement in the San Juan Mission and Hole-in-the-Rock endeavor.  In addition several histories on both Phoebe and her husband George are available below:

Sevy_PhoebeMalindaButler-History of by Gwen Frandsen.pdf

Author: Gwen Frandsen (5 pages) – A short history written for the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

Sevy_PhoebeMalindaButler-History of by Merle Proctor Stowell.pdf

Author: Merle Proctor Stowell (5 pages) – A short history written by a granddaughter for the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

Sevy_PhoebeMelindaButler-History of by Family Heritage Series Editor 2001Dec13.pdf

Author: Unknown (2 pages) – A short history included as part of the Family Heritage Series.

Sevy_GeorgeWashington and PhoebeMelindaButler-Biography and Genealogy.pdf

The Genealogy of the Descendants of George Washington Sevey, compiled by Minerva Sevey Vance and Eileen Sevey Cluff.  This 330-page book, published in 1965, contains a comprehensive history of Phoebe Melinda Butler Sevy as well as her family with husband George Sevy.

Sevy_GeorgeWashington-History of by Alice M Adams.pdf

Compiled: Alice M. Adams (7 pages) – A short history written for the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

Sevy_GeorgeWashington-History of by Family Heritage Series Editor 2001Dec13.pdf

Author: Unknown (4 pages) – A short history included as part of the Family Heritage Series.

Caroline Elizabeth Butler Wilkins

Currently we don’t have any histories on Caroline Elizabeth, who died at age 26 and left no children.  However, information about her is included on the book My Best for the Kingdom (see download above), including a short bio on page 356.

Sarah Adeline Butler Allen Tuttle

Currently we don’t have any histories on Sarah Adeline.  However, information about her is included on the book My Best for the Kingdom (see download above), including a short bio on page 356.  Also a number of stories about her are contained in the soon to be published biography of her brother John Lowe Butler II, Gold & Treasure (see “Books and CDs tab of this website).

John Lowe Butler II

A full biography of John Lowe Butler II entitled Gold & Treasure is soon to be published in the fall of 2011. This book written by Craig L. Dalton is comparable in size and scope to Bill Hartley’s renown biography on John Lowe Butler I, My Best for the Kingdom.  In many ways Gold & Treasure picks up where My Best for the Kingdom ends, chronicling the Butler family, including much information on John Lowe Butler II’s siblings, wives, and children through their various pioneer enterprises in Utah through the founding of Manard on Idaho’s Camas Prairie where a large number of the descendants of John Lowe Butler I migrated to and pioneered in the early 1900s.  Through numerous exciting, interesting, entertaining, and at times heart-wrenching family stories the book gives the reader the feeling of what life was really like in the “Old West” in the late 1800s.

A free electronic version of Gold & Treasure is included free on a disk included with each printed book.  That disk also contains electronic versions of several books relating to the extended Butler family, including My Best for the Kingdom and The Lives of Isaac Erin & Caroline Thurber, as well as all the histories contained in the Butler and Smith sections of this website.  A large collection of old Butler family photos, documents, and other historical images is also included on the disk.  See the “Books and CDs” tab of this website for ordering information.

The following histories on John Lowe Butler II are included on the disk accompanying Gold & Treasure, but may be downloaded below as well:

Butler_JohnLoweII-Life and Times of-by Helen Thurber Dalton.pdf

Author: Helen Thurber Dalton (155 pages) – The Life and Times of John Lowe Butler II is Helen Dalton’s comprehensive history of her grandfather.  This work has been digitally recreated in electronic book form by Helen’s grandson Craig L. Dalton, complete with numerous color photos and images.  It contains numerous stories about and memories of John by his children and others close to them.  Many of these memories were derived from the Butler Family “Round Robin” letters that circulated among John’s children and grandchildren for years during the mid-1900s.

Butler_JohnLII-History of by Caroline Butler Thurber 1941Feb19.pdf

Author: Caroline Butler Thurber (3 pages) – A short history written by a daughter for the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

Butler_JohnLII-My Father by Mary Butler Anderson.pdf

Author: Mary Butler Anderson (3 pages) – A short history written by a daughter for the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

Butler_JohnLII-My Father and Mother-by Olive Butler Smith.pdf

Author: Olive Butler Smith (2 pages) – A short history written by a daughter.

Butler_JohnLII-Some Memories by Olive Butler Smith and Horace Butler.pdf

Author: Olive Butler Smith with help from Horace Butler (1 page) – A few short stories about John Lowe Butler II as remembered and recorded by his daughter and son.

Butler_JohnLII-Info about-by Horace Butler.pdf

Author: Horace Butler (1 page) – Information about the Morgan horses acquired by John Lowe Butler II and his brothers, and information about John’s learning farming as a teenager from his father shortly before his father’s death, as remembered and recorded by John’s son Horace.

Butler_JohnLII-Excerpts about him from Karl Richards Oral Journal.pdf

Author: Karl Morgan Richards as dictated to William Hartley (4 pages) – John’s grandson Karl Richards recounts information about the John Lowe Butler II family in this excerpt taken from the oral journal of Karl Morgan Richards which was recorded as part of the oral history project at BYU in 1973 by William Hartley who was director of oral history at BYU.  Karl’s oral history was printed in book form.

Butler_JohnLII-Plural Marriage by Ross Butler.pdf

Author: Ross Erin Butler (1 page) – In this document John’s grandson Ross Butler shares circumstances relating to John’s plural marriage with Sarah Sariah Johnson as related to him by his father John Lowe Butler III.

Blawk Hawk War-Account of by Heber Benson-from Heart Throbs of the West Vol 6 pgs 491-493.pdf

Author: Luella Adams Dalton (1 page) – This is an excerpt taken from the book Heart Throbs of the West, Volume 6, pages 491-493, compiled by Kate B. Carter for Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.  In it historian Luella Dalton records circumstances of the Black Hawk Indian War, in particular the Little Creek battle that John Butler and his brothers James and Thomas fought near Paragonah, Utah, from the perspective of participant Heber Benson.

Blawk Hawk War-Little Creek Battle by Joseph McGregor.pdf

Author: Joseph McGregor (4 pages) – John’s brother-in-law, Joseph McGregor, gives a detailed account of the Little Creek battle (the last battle in the Black Hawk Indian War) that John Butler and his brothers James and Thomas fought near Paragonah, Utah.

Butler-Beck Mine Etc-1897Dec03 Deseret News.pdf

Image of an original Deseret News article dated December 3, 1897 describing some circumstances relating to the Butler-Beck Mine a year after bankruptcy.

Butler-Beck Mine Incorporated-1894Aug04 Deseret Weekly News.pdf

Image of an original Deseret Weekly News article dated August 4, 1894 reporting on the formal incorporation of the Butler-Beck Mine.

Butler-Beck Mine mention-1895Nov14 San Francisco Call Newspaper.pdf

Image of an original San Francisco Call newspaper article dated November 14, 1895 reporting on the Butler-Beck Mine.

Panguitch Indians Issues-from Treasures of Pioneer History Vol 4 pgs 387-390.pdf

Author: Ida Chidester (2 pages) – This is an excerpt taken from the book Treasures of Pioneer History, Volume 4, pages 387-390, compiled by Kate B. Carter for Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.  In it historian Ida Chidester describes circumstances of local Indians in area of Panguitch during its early settlement.

James Butler

The book My Best for the Kingdom (see download above) includes information regarding James’ childhood and includes a short bio on page 357.  However, because James Butler’s life was so very intertwined with his brothers John II and Thomas, the soon to be published biography of his brother John Lowe Butler II, Gold & Treasure (see “Books and CDs tab of this website) could really be considered a biography of James as well.  It treats his life from beginning to end and includes numerous stories about him in detail.  In addition, several short histories and a special letter James wrote are available below:

Butler_James-History of by Grace Wilson Johnson.pdf

Author: Grace Wilson Johnson (5 pages) – A short history written by a granddaughter.

Butler_James-Info About from dtr Charlotte's history.pdf

Author: Unknown (2 pages) – A short history of Charlotte Elizabeth Butler Wilson, James’ daughter with information about the family’s move to Mexico.

Butler_James-Last Letter (just before he died).pdf

Author: James Butler (4 pages), transcribed by Caroline Butler MacDonald – This is “Last Letter” written by James Butler shortly before he died after getting ill with typhus fever in Mexico.  It is a very poignant account and very touching at times.  It isn’t so much a “letter” as it is a form of journal he wrote while he was deathly ill with the onset of the disease that would take his life.  Caroline prefaced her transcription of the “letter” with: “He was returning to Colonia Juarez by train and became ill. He got off from the train in the desert somewhere and was left.  He became very ill with typhus fever and was wandering around trying to find some place to go while he wrote this letter at different intervals.”

Butler_James-Letter about him written by KT Butler 1970Oct21.pdf

Author: Kenion Taylor Butler (4 pages) – A letter to the extended Butler Family in which Kenion Taylor Butler (son of John Lowe Butler II) recounts memories of his Uncle James Butler.

Butler_James-Memories of by Jane Butler Nielson.pdf

Author: Jane Butler Nielson (3 pages) – A letter to the extended Butler Family in which Jane Butler Nielson (daughter of John Lowe Butler II) recounts memories of her Uncle James Butler.

Butler_James-Shot by Arrow Story & Panguitch Settlement-History of Iron County Mission pages 200-204.pdf

Author: John Lowder (3 pages) – A digitally recreated excerpt of pages 200-204 of the book History of the Iron County Mission and Parowan which recounts an Indian battle near Panguitch, Utah, including a dramatic firsthand account by Captain John Lowder telling how James Butler even after being shot in the side by an arrow, and with that arrow still embedded deeply and sticking out of in James’ side, came to Captain Lowder’s rescue and saved him from another Indian trying to kill him with a gun.

Butler_James-Shot by Arrow Story-Chronicles of Courage Vol 5 pages 262-263.pdf

Author: John Lowder (1 pages) – A excerpt of pages 262-263 of the book Chronicles of Courage, volume 5, containing a dramatic firsthand account by Captain John Lowder telling how during an Indian battle near Panguitch, Utah, James Butler even after being shot in the side by an arrow, and with that arrow still embedded deeply and sticking out of in James’ side, came to Captain Lowder’s rescue and saved him from another Indian trying to kill him with a gun.

Butler_James-Shot by Arrow Story-Old Doctor Bill article in Utahs Black Hawk War.pdf

Author: Culmsee Carlton  (3 pages) – A excerpt of pages 92-94 of the book Utah’s Black Hawk War, telling the story of  James Butler being shot in the side by an arrow, and with that arrow still embedded deeply and sticking out of in James’ side, saved Captain Lowder from another Indian trying to kill him with a gun.

Lucy Ann Butler Barton

Currently we don’t have any histories on Lucy Ann.  However, information about her is included on the book My Best for the Kingdom (see download above), including a short bio on page 358.  Also a number of stories about her are contained in the soon to be published biography of her brother John Lowe Butler II, Gold & Treasure (see “Books and CDs tab of this website).

Thomas Butler

Currently we don’t have any histories on Thomas, who never married and therefore left no descendants.  The book My Best for the Kingdom (see download above) includes information regarding Thomas’ childhood and includes a short bio on page 358.  However, because Thomas Butler’s life was so very intertwined with his older brothers John II and James, the soon to be published biography of his brother John Lowe Butler II, Gold & Treasure (see “Books and CDs tab of this website) could really be considered a biography of Thomas as well.  It treats his life from beginning to end and includes numerous stories about him in detail.

Alveretta Farozine Butler Robinson

Currently we don’t have any histories on Alveretta Farozine.  However, information about her is included on the book My Best for the Kingdom (see download above), including a short bio on page 358.  Also a number of stories about her are contained in the soon to be published biography of her brother John Lowe Butler II, Gold & Treasure (see “Books and CDs tab of this website).

Lovisa Patience Butler Austin

Currently we don’t have any histories on Lovisa Patience.  However, information about her is included on the book My Best for the Kingdom (see download above), including a short bio on page 359.

Isabella Elizabeth Butler

Currently we don’t have any histories on Isabella Elizabeth, who died at age 14 and therefore never married and left no children.  However, information about her is included on the book My Best for the Kingdom (see download above), in particular see pages 351-352.

John William Butler

John William was actually born after the death of his father, John Lowe Butler I, so there is little information about him in the book My Best for the Kingdom (see download above), however a short bio is included on 359-360. Also the soon to be published biography of his half-brother John Lowe Butler II, Gold & Treasure (see “Books and CDs tab of this website) contains considerable information about the first 40 years of his life.  In addition one brief history of his life is available below.

Butler_JohnWilliam-History of by MaryAnne Butler Ashton.pdf

Author: MaryAnne Butler Ashton (2 pages) – A short history covering John William Butler’s later life.