Russell Butler
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Russell Butler

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Russell P. Butler
Born 1950s.
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Brother of , , [private brother (1940s - unknown)] and
[children unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 29 May 2020
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Biography

Russell Butler is a Marylander.
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Russell Butler was a part of the Victims' Rights Movement.
US Black Heritage PATH Graduate
Russell Butler is a graduate of the USBH Profile Improvement Track on the PATH.

Russell is the son of John Butler and Marion Butler. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Maryland in College Park and a J.D. degree from the University of Baltimore Law School.

Russell is an attorney. He served as a member of the Maryland Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and as an adjunct law professor at the University of Baltimore Law School. He was elected to the Morningside Town Council in 1985 and 1987. He is nationally recognized for his work to advance the interest of crime victims. "Russell Butler's National Crime Victims' Rights Award Video" on YouTube

Russell serves as a project leader for Wikitree's Canada and Notables Projects.

Russell is still living.

Genealogy Interests

Russell Butler enjoys genealogy.

Background

With an interest in history, I worked in the late 1970s in the History Division of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission researching the history of Prince George’s County, Maryland. In my Dad, John Butler’s retirement, he researched our family line. After he passed away, I have used my Dad’s work as a base to expand our family tree.

Current Research Interests

Here are some brick walls where I would like to ascertain the parents and other ancestors of the following individuals:

Ireland/England/Colonial America/United States

William Buttler (abt.1620-1653)
Sarah (Unknown) Butler (abt.1630-)
Lydia (Clark) Dow (abt.1779-1854)

Ireland

Mark Dolan (abt.1750-abt.1800)
Catherine (Johnson) Dolan (abt.1750-abt.1800)
Mogue (Magrath) McGrath (1775-1825)
Betty (Behanne) McGrath (abt.1775-abt.1840)
Luke McGovern (1775-1850)
Rose (Flanagan) McGovern (abt.1780-abt.1835)

Lithuania/Latvia

Josifs Korkus (abt.1850-aft.1873)
Katerina (Ķerbele) Korkus (abt.1850-aft.1873)
Francis Pečulis (abt.1850-abt.1900)
Elžbeta (Butkus) Pečulis (abt.1864-aft.1908)]]
Adomas Butkus (abt.1811-1867)

Research Notes

  • Looking for assistance from someone who can read Russian to assist with the first general census of the population of the Russian Empire in 1897.

Sources

DNA

  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an autosomal AncestryDNA test match between Russell Butler and LB, his 1st cousin. Their most-recent common ancestors are Frederick Butler and Aldora Lapierre, the grandparents of both Russell Butler and LB. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 1st Cousins, based on sharing 898 cM across 35 segments. Russell is the son of John Butler who is the son of the common ancestors Frederick Butler & Aldora Lapierre.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by an autosomal AncestryDNA test match between Russell Butler and MS, his 1st cousin. Their most-recent common ancestors are Staņislavs Korkus and Anna Pečule, the grandparents of both Russell Butler and MS. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 1st Cousins, based on sharing 707 cM across 28 segments. Russell is the son of Marion Korkus who is the daughter of the common ancestors Staņislavs Korkus & Anna Pečule.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an autosomal AncestryDNA test match between Russell Butler and BW, his 3rd cousin. Their most-recent common ancestors are Lambert Meunier and Christine Dansereau, the great great grandparents of both Russell Butler and BW. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Ancestry, based on sharing 54 cM across 3 segments.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an autosomal AncestryDNA test match between Russell Butler and PC, his 3rd cousin. Their most-recent common ancestors are Bernard Dolan and Bridget McGovern, the great great grandparents of both Russell Butler and PC. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Ancestry, based on sharing 95 cM across 5 segments.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an autosomal AncestryDNA test match between Russell Butler and MH, his 3rd cousin. Their most-recent common ancestors are Alexis Millet and Celeste Mongeau, the great great grandparents of both Russell Butler and MH. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Ancestry, based on sharing 103 cM across 7 segments.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group on MyHeritageDNA who share a 36.8 cM segment on chromosome 6, consisting of Russell Butler and ED, his 4th cousin 1x removed, and AM, his 4th cousin 1x removed. (ED and AM are 3rd cousins.) These matches have been independently verified by via the MyHeritage Chromosome Browser. Their most-recent common ancestors are Augustin Bruno Meunier and Marie Louise Praxède Petit, the 3x great grandparents of Russell Butler and 4x great grandparents of both ED and AM. Russell is the son of John Butler who is the 2x great grandson of the common ancestors Augustin Bruno Meunier & Marie Louise Praxède Petit.

Highlighted Immigrant Ancestors

Russell Butler is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Richard Warren.

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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships. Paternal line Y-chromosome DNA test-takers: Maternal line mitochondrial DNA test-takers:
  • Russell Butler: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup J1c3f, FTDNA kit #B972003, MitoYDNA ID T19585 [compare]
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Added - hope that helps. If you have a connection (to my daughter in law) please let me know. It's a line I only dabble in.
posted by Cynthia Hamilton
Sorry. Not the same individual.
posted by Russell Butler
Russell I fixed the profile https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Beadle-947. I think. At least the flag error is now gone. I had to use a different sticker format..

Mary

posted by Mary Richardson
Thanks Mary for fixing the error.
posted by Russell Butler
Hi Russell,

I see you added a Notables sticker to William Harris (bef.1610-abt.1681). What is the basis for his notability? Your comment said something about CC7, but I don't think that means that he was Notable... Would you please help me understand? Thank you, S

posted by S (Hill) Willson
Happy to assist. Anyone that is considered notable (e.g. in this case by having a Wikipedia page - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Harris_%28settler%29) is being marked with a Notables template or sticker so that their CC7 numbers can be publicly visible on the profile page.
posted by Russell Butler
edited by Russell Butler
Let me add that having a Wikipedia entry automatically qualifies somebody as being notable for Wikitree, although lacking a Wikipedia entry does not automatically mean that they are not notable, as they may still be listed in some other resource if the Wikipedia standard of notability is established.
posted by Russell Butler
edited by Russell Butler
You're a star!
posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Congrats on being "member of the week!!" It's good to get to know you better....and We really appreciate all you do for our collaborative tree!!!
posted by Pam (Anderson) Smith
Welcome to the American Revolutionary War (1776) Project, Russell. Check out your new 1776 badge! At the project home page you can find useful information:

American Revolutionary War (1776) Project

We use Google Groups for Project communication. While sign up is optional, it is highly recommended. When you request to join, be sure to include your Wikitree ID number:

Google Groups Page

I have signed you up for the Profile Improvements Team, since you are already contributing to their goals. Here is more info:

1776 Profile Improvements Team

Good luck on the Presidents competition!

Betty -- 1776 Project Leader

posted by Betty (Skelton) Norman
Exciting! It's good to have recognition after you worked for it! I took another quick look at the stickers and updated the 1776 sticker to the new format. Doesn't change the appearance; only keeps it off of the error list.
posted by Betty (Skelton) Norman
Russell, if you notice a list of notes on https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Foulois-1. I started listing the pertinent information from the article, https://media.defense.gov/2017/Jun/19/2001764991/-1/-1/0/AP_1204_SCHRADER_GIANT_SHADOWS.PDF. I keep having to stop and return to the article. If you want to look, the list is not in order, but I am searching for the name of a unit during WW I for him. Our objective is to add the World War I Sticker..

Mary

posted by Mary Richardson
edited by Mary Richardson
Mary, I hope I found what you're looking for. Check your email. Russell
posted by Russell Butler
Thank you Russell for merging the profiles I recently added. Another thanks is given for the extensive research! Much appreciated!


Deanna— New to WikiTree

posted by Lynn Johnson
You're welcome. Glad that I was able to help! Welcome to WikiTree.
posted by Russell Butler
Hello Russell,

Thank you so much for completing the merges of the two Isaiah Astons. I was a bit stymied because although I was added to the trusted list of the manager of these profiles, Michael Ratcliffe, I still couldn't complete the merges. Would you know the reason for this?

I was initially trying to merge two people - Mary Hems and Mary Emos, and received written permission from Michael to do this (and so asked to be added to his trusted list), but also can't complete the merge. I've just tried it again. Would you be also able to complete this merge? Should Michael be doing this himself? Not sure about this part of Wikitree. Hope you can help!

Many thanks

Helen Donnelly

posted by Helen Donnelly
edited by Helen Donnelly
Helen,

If you are the profile manager on one profile and on the trusted list of the other or on the trusted list of both profiles, you should be able to complete the merge. Go to merge on the profile and then click on merge.

I will see if I can find the pending merge for Mary Hems and Mary Emos and let you know.

Russell

posted by Russell Butler
With Michael's assistance, I was able to complete the merge for you.
posted by Russell Butler
Thank you so much Russell for all your help and fine attention to detail in overseeing our merges. Wonderful to have you there. Wishing you a Happy New Year!
posted by Helen Donnelly
Thanks for doing the merges. I will review Joseph Schwemm.

By the way, did you know Earl Schwemm married Eunice Butler in the 1920s? They are my great-uncle and great-aunt. Neither profile is in Wikitree yet. I will get to it, because I am adding as many Schwemms as I can find, because there are so few in Wikitree.

Patricia Kapusta

Thank you so much for linking a Benjamin Hougland with Diric Hougland. Perhaps some day I’ll a connection fit my Benjamin Hougland.

We’ve been stymied by this for a long time. ( Deleted comment here as it related too the wrong family). This is why I don’t do this any longer. Born in Morristown PA 12/11/1801. After pulling out the family tree I see that my Benjamin Hougland died on April 28, 1877, but the wife’s name was Melinda Kraft.

posted by Doug Mitchell
edited by Doug Mitchell
Hi Russell,

Massachusetts Bay Colony became the Province of Massachusetts Bay in 1691. WikiTree gives an improper place name suggestion after 1691. S Willson, PGM Project

posted by S (Hill) Willson
Hi Russell

Congratulations on certifying to work on pre-1700 profiles! It’s very important to read and understand this Help:Pre-1700 Profiles page. These profiles for deep ancestors are shared by many, and collaborating on them works best if we all follow the guidelines laid out on that page.

Pam ~ WikiTree Greeter

Welcome back to WikiTree, Russell!

Thank you, for signing the Honor Code. Please visit our tutorial pages to learn how to use WikiTree: How To Use WikiTree.

Exploring the site is the best way to learn. One way to do that is to check out the drop-down menus on the top right side of your profile page.

Finding a known ancestor and collaborating with the profile manager is a great way to start.

Questions? You can always use the G2G link in the Help Menu to find answers.

Laura ~WikiTree Greeter 🙂

posted by Laura DeSpain

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