Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Could this be the Benjamin Butler I Need?

I've been writing in Casefile Clues recently about Benjamin Butler who appears in the 1870 Davis County, Iowa Federal Census as shown in this post.

Notice that he has a nine year old child Charles, who is said to have been born in Kansas around 1861.

There is a land patent in Anderson County, KS in 1860 issued in the name of Benjamin F. Butler, which can be viewed here as PDF file.

This may be the same guy I'm not certain at this point. In an upcoming issue of Casefile Clues we'll see how I'm working to determine if the Benjamin on the patent could be the Benjamin in 1870 in Davis County, Iowa. It can be challenging trying to connect identities when individuals are constantly on the move.

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