JOHN BUTLER FAMILY, MARLFIELD, CO. TIPPERARY


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Posted by Mary Butler Arnold on June 16, 19110 at 03:23:26:

I am looking for the family of my great-grandfather James Butler who was born in March, 1832 in Marlfield, Co. Tipperary. A baptismal certificate at St. Mary's RC in Clonmel states his parents were John Butler and Bridget Blake. James served in the British Army in India and was also in the Crimean War, present at the Charge of the Light Brigade as an artilleryman on the cliffs. He returned to India and deserted at Calcutta, sailing to the USA. He settled in Memphis, TN and joined the COnfederate Army when the Civil War broke out. He was at major battles such as Shiloh and Chickamagua. Family stories say he had a brother named Patrick, but nothing is known about him or other siblings. I would like to find information about the ancestors of James.


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