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Buttram, John A.

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Buttram, John A.
March 15, 2007 11:51AM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed.,
1885, Edmonson County.

JOHN A. BUTTRAM, son of William and Jenny (Parker) Buttram, was born
January 27, 1849, in Scott County, Tenn. His parents, also natives of
Scott County, had a family of seven boys and three girls, of whom John A.
is the fourth son. William Buttram was a farmer, and a son of James and
Gillie (Keetin) Buttram, who were of Irish and Dutch descent respectively.
John A. was reared on a farm, and at the age of fourteen enlisted in
Company H, Fifty-second Kentucky Federal Volunteer Infantry, and served
until the close of the war. He then engaged in farming about one and a
half miles from his present place, in Edmonson County. February 20, 1865,
he married Sarah A. Johnson, daughter of John and Mary (Wells) Johnson,
and to their union have been born Laura J., Mary E., William D., Edward
V., Benjamin C., Marcellus A., Jesse A. and Junietta (deceased). Mrs.
Buttram is a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Buttram has held the
offices of marshall, constable and deputy sheriff of Edmonson County, and
is now serving as assessor. He owns 140 acres of land, seventy of which
are under cultivation, and conducts a saw and grist-mill. He cast his
first presidential vote for Gen. Grant.

Buttram Parker Keetin Johnson Wells Grant

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