Friday, July 30, 2010

Benjamin Butler's Probate

Regular Casefile Clues readers will remember Benjamin Butler.

He was identified as the probable father of Ellen Butler, who married William Ira Sargent in Davis County, Iowa, in 1870.

After some searching, I found a man I think is the same Benjamin Butler in Vernon County, Missouri.

An online index to Vernon County materials indicated there was estate information for Benjamin in the 1880s. The Missouri State Archives has located the records on their microfilm and sent an email in response to my request.

I've ordered the copies and will be posting an update when they arrive.
We'll include the search procedure, why I think this is the same person who was in Davis County, Iowa in 1870 and what the contents of the file were.

Stay tuned.

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