Edward Butler, a resident of Pymosa township, was born in Campbell county, Virginia, in 1816. He grew to manhood in his native State and was there married to Mary F. Johnson, also a native of Campbell county. Mr. Butler has always followed farming. He removed in 1838, from Virginia to Randolph county, Indiana, where he cleared a timbered farm, which he resided upon for a period of thirty-one years. He came from thence to Cass county, in 1869, and settled on his present farm, which is located on sections 7 and 18. His residence is on 7. He owns two hundred acres, upon which he has made all of the improvements. His wife died here, October 27, 1882, aged sixty-two years. They had a family of five children...John N., Robert B., Mrs. Maria Harris, Mrs. Mary E. Smith and Marion A. Politically, Mr. Butler was originally a whig but has been a Republican since the organization of that party. He has been a member of the M.E. Church for fifty years. Mr. Butler is an old citizen and well merits the high degree of respect in which he is held by all.
Transcribed by Gloria Goltiani from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pp. 563.