Biography of John B. Butcher
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JOHN B. BUTCHER was born in Decatur County, Ind., near Greensburg, January 20, 1843, and is the son of William and Sadona, (Hancock) Butcher. His father is a native of Virginia, and his mother of Kentucky. They came to this county in 1854, and settled in Ervin Township. At that time J. B. Butcher was eleven years old, and since has lived in this county, where he received a common school education. In the summer of 1861, he attended the graded school seven weeks at Kokomo, under Prof. Baldwin, at which time, when only eighteen years of age, September 21, 1861, he enlisted in Company H, Thirty fourth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He served three years, and was mustered out at Indianapolis September 24, 1864. He was in battle at New Madrid, Mo.; Riddle's Point, Mo.; Fort Pillow, Tenn.; Grand Prairie, Ark.; Grand Gulf, Miss.; Port; Gibson, Miss.; Fourteen Creek, Miss.; Champion Hills, Miss.; siege of Vicksburg; Jackson, Miss.; and Grand Coteau, La. After the war, Mr. Butcher returned home and worked with his father three years. He was married October 27, 1867, to Sarah J. Thomas, a native of Cass County, ]ind. Thoy have three children; Orville O., Mary M. and Angie Monette. When he was married, he purchased the land where Hiram Pickett now lives, and the next fall purchased the farm where he now resides. He has a farm of 164 acres, about 110 under cultivation, and raises grain and stock. is at present Trustee of the township, and he and wife are members of the United Brethren Church.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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