Person:Isaac Butler (5)

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Isaac Samuel Butler
m. 26 Jun 1831
  1. Isaac Samuel Butler1830 - 1900
  2. Patrick Henry Butler1834 - Aft 1900
  3. Moses Butler1837 -
  4. Lorenzo David Butler1838 - Aft 1900
  5. Mitchell Butler1842 -
  6. Joseph Job Butler1845 - 1911
Facts and Events
Name Isaac Samuel Butler
Unknown Isaac Sutton Butler
Gender Male
Birth? 25 May 1830 Boston, Thomas, Georgia, United States
Alt Birth? 1832 Georgia, United States
Marriage 26 June 1856 Thomas, Georgia, United Statesto Margaret Elizabeth Milton
Military? 15 August 1862 Monticello, Jefferson, Florida, United StatesEnlisted 5th Florida Infantry
Physical Description? 1862 5'-10", dark hair, dark skin, gray eyes
Military[1] 9 April 1865 Appomattox, Virginia, United StatesDischarged 10th Florida Infantry
Occupation? Farmer
Death? 9 December 1900 Boston, Thomas, Georgia, United States

Per his grandson, Thomas Alton Butler, against their father's wishes, Isaac S. Butler and his brother ran away to join the Confederate Army near the onset the Civil War. Isaac was wounded in the hand and his brother was killed. Isaac buried him beside a river. When he went home he was covered with lice and his wife made him bathe and wash his clothes before she would allow him to come in the house.


Biographical Rosters of Florida's Confederate and Union Soldiers, 1861-1865, Vol. III, pp. 1201: Isaac S. Butler (b. 1832) enlisted 8/15/1862, at Monticello. He was admitted 11/02/1864, to Howard's Grove Hospital, Richmond, and furloughed 11/17/1864. He was still absent on the last roll and was paroled, 5/20/1865, at Thomasville, Georgia. He was 5'10", dark hair and skin, gray eyes.


1870 federal census, Thomas County, Georgia, Glasgow, Post Office: Thomasville shows an Issac Butler as follows: Issac Butler age 25 Farmer GA. Margaret age 30 Keeping House GA. Thomas age 14 GA Mitchel age 12 Farm Laborer GA Moses age 10 GA William age 8 GA Jefferson age 5 GA Mary age 4 GA Idia age 2 GA.

1880 Federal Census Thomas County, Georgia, East Glasgow shows Issac Butler as follows: I. S. Butler, white, male, 50 Margaret age 45 Thomas R. age 22 M. L. ( male ) 21 Dorcas ( female ) 19 Jeff age 18 Fannie age 15 Bob age 13 Adair ( female ) age 12 Oscar age 11 Miney ( female ) age 7 B. C. ( female ) age 5 Nettie age 3.

References
  1. Isaac was "absent on wounded furlough, at Danville, Virginia, trying to get back to his Company the day his army surrendered." - Margaret Melton Butler, application for pension, 1905