Restoring a Legacy .....

Historic Dempsey D. Butler Cemetery located in Camden NJ is a 144 year old African American and Civil War Union Soldier burial site.

Restoration is greatly needed to perserve this landmark and to revive a "forgotten Legacy" in the neighborhood of Centerville.

PLEASE join Friends of Butler Cemetery Association in restoring the Legacy by making a donation through Heart of Camden http://www.heartofcamden.org/

OR you may donate building materials to replace hairpin fencing, benches, cemetery markers and walkways.

Thank you for your support!

































Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Research Volunteer Ann King is off to an excellent start!























Ann King volunteered to help research the CW Veterans at Butler Cemetery and has been true to her promise! In a matter of days she found copies of Pension Records for James Hardcastle and William Murray revealing that:

James Hardcastle is documented as having the former name "Jonathan White", and his wives were Charlotte Hardcastle and Amelia White. (White, Jonathan) - Private Company C, 25th Regt January 12, 1864 mustered out with Company, December 6, 1865

William H. Murray is documented as having the former name "John Sykes" He enlisted June 15,1864 as a Pvt., in Co. D 45th Regt US Col. Vol. Inf. and was discharged November 04, 1865. His wife listed on his Pension Papers is Sarah A Sikes (Sykes) and is also interred at Butler!

1 comment:

Sovonne said...

Copy of original Pension request for William Murray aka John Sikes and picture of James Hardcastle marker aka Johnathan White in Butler Cemetery.