Biography - Aaron Butler

Aaron G. BUTLER, farmer, P. O. Fillmore, was born in Tennessee January 1, 1838; was raised on a farm; educated in the common schools of the country, and remained with his father until twenty-one years of age. He began business for himself as a farmer, in this State, in 1860, with an uncle in Fayette County, with whom he remained about two years; then came to Montgomery County, and settled on the farm on which he now lives, which contains about six hundred and forty acres of land, four hundred of which are under cultivation, and has all necessary improvements. He also owns seventy acres of land in Fayette County, also improved. He married in Montgomery County in 1863, Miss Jane CASEY, born in that county in the year 1847. Her father, John CASEY, born in Kentucky November 26, 1825, a farmer by occupation, died August 5, 1863. His wife, Louisa McCASLIN, was born in Tennessee November 29, 1825, and died in September, 1868. Calvin J. BUTLER, the father of subject, a farmer, born in Tennessee, died about 1872. Martha J. HIX, subject's mother, also a native of Tennessee, died about the year 1868. She was the mother of eight children, the subject being the second child, and he has a family of three children, viz., Charlie L, Ora and J. L. S. Mr. BUTLER was elected Sheriff in 1878, and served one term; has also been Supervisor two terms. He is a hospitable, genial and accommodating gentleman, and has a high social standing in his community. He is a Democrat, and a member of the A., F. & A. M. His wife is a Methodist.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 301.

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