Biography of W. H. Butler
Tipton County, IN Biographies





W. H. BUTLER, farmer and stock raiser, was born in Wayne County, Ind., June 14, 1819, and is a son of Eli and Jane (Buzau) Butler. natives of Georgia and Kentucky respectively. These parties came to Indiana with their parents while it was a Territory, where they married and reared a family of nine children. Eli Butler was a farmer, and in 1827 located in Rush County, where he entered land and continued twenty five years, when he removed to Marion County and passed the remainder of his days, dying at the age of eighty; his wife followed a few years later at the age of eighty five. The subject of this sketch, at the age of twenty one, began in life empty handed. He worked at job work and as a farm hand for five years, when he settled upon forty acres he had purchased in Marion County, and remained there five years. This he sold, and in the spring of 1860 came to Tipton County and located on the farm where he now lives. Here he found a log cabin, and began to clear a home from the forest, experiencing all the privations of pioneer life. He now has a good and well improved farm. Mr. Butler was married, January 1, 1845, to Miss Sarah R. Dilliner, born in Pennsylvania September 25, 1824, a daughter of Augustine Dilliner. They have nine children - Elizabeth J., Phoebe A., George L., Smith D., Jesse W., Susan A., Marion F., John A. and Sylvanus S. Mr. Butler is identified with the Democratic party, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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


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