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Richard Butler (April 1, 1743 – November 4, 1791) was an officer in the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War, who later died fighting Indians in Ohio.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Richard Butler (general), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
- Denny, Ebenezer, and Pennsylvania) Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia. Military journal of Major Ebenezer Denny. (New York Times, 1971), Page 10.
At the Siege of York
Killed at St. Clair's Defeat
- Daughters of the American Revolution. American monthly magazine. (Washington, D.C.: The National Society), Vol. 2, Pages 199, 200, January, 1893.
HEROES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. The Five Butler Brothers of the Pennsylvania Line. By C. W. Chancellor, M. D., Baltimore, Maryland
- Butler, William David. The Butler family in America. (St. Louis, Mo.: Shallcross Print. Co., 1909).
Children of Richard Butler and Maria Smith, aka Mary Smith.
(I) Lieut. William Butler, first child of Major General Richard Butler, was born in 1783. The records are unfortunately very meager but he must have entered the United States Navy at an early age. He had risen, by good service, to the rank of Lieutenant, when he died early in the war of 1812-14.
(II) Mary, second child of General Richard Butler, was born 10th of April, 1785, at Carlisle, Pa. She was married to Colonel Isaac Meason, Jr., in 1805, in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Colonel was born the 3rd of January 1779, and died in February, 1836. His widow survived him until November 30th, 1878. She was an educated lady of the old school. A devoted member of the Episcopal Church, noted for her charity and admired for the dignity of her character and her rich endowments of head and heart. The children were:
(III) James Butler, born November, 1787, died 11th of January, 1788. Buried in Carlisle Pa.
(IV.) Captain James Richard Butler, fourth child of General Richard and Mary Smith Butler, was born 10th of January, 1789, at Carlisle, Pa., and was educated there. He volunteered for service at the outbreak of the war of 1812…He was married 10th of February, 1814, to Anna, daughter of General John Wilkins. She died the 31st of July, 1870.
The children of Captain James R. and Anna Wilkins Butler were:
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Piland, Richard N. Legendary Locals of Hamilton. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2013).
- Find A Grave.
Gen Richard Butler
Birth: Apr. 1, 1743
County Dublin, Ireland
Death: Nov. 4, 1791
American Revolutionary War Veteran-one of the famous "fighting Butlers" of Pennsylvania.
Killed at Arthur St. Clair's Defeat in Ohio territory. It is alleged that he was buried separately from the other dead in a coffin; that the burial site was lost; and that the coffin was accidentally found years later in the Town of Ft Recovery Ohio and that it was reburied in Soldiers Monument, Ft Recovery Ohio
Ref: Heitman's register of Officers of the Continental Army during the war of the Revolution April,1775 to December 1783 published 1893 .p.111
"Butler, Richard (PA)
Captain 2d Pennsylvania Battalion 5th January, 1776;
Appointed Indian agent 17th May, 1778, and lost rank in army:
Major 8th Pennsylvania, 20th July, 1776;
Lieutenant-Colonel,12th March, 1777, to rank from 28th September, 1776;
Colonel 9th Pennsylvania, 7th June, 1777;
transferred to 5th Pennsylvania, 17th January, 1781;
transferred to 3d Pennsylvania, 1st January, 1783, and served to 3d November, 1783;
brevet Brigadier-General, 30th September, 1783;
Major-General UNited States Levirs in 1791;
killed 4th November, 1791, in action with Indians near Fort Recovery, Ohio"
Thomas Butler (1720 - 1789)
Eleanor Parker Butler (1722 - 1791)
Maria Smith Butler (____ - 1824)*
Mary Butler Meason (1785 - 1878)*
James Butler (1787 - 1788)*
James Richard Butler (1789 - 1842)*
Richard Butler (1743 - 1791)
William Butler (1745 - 1789)*
Thomas Butler (1748 - 1805)*
Percival "Pierce" Butler (1760 - 1821)*
Edward Butler (1762 - 1803)*
Note: Richard Butler was the son of Thomas Butler and Eleanor Parker
Fort Recovery Monument Park
Maintained by: Helen Rineer
Originally Created by: P Fazzini
Record added: Apr 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25945748
Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22
VIEW Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22
Name: Richard Butler
Birth Place: Ireland
Death Date: 4 Nov 1791
Death Place: USA
Ancestry.com. Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data: Stephen, Sir Leslie, ed. Dictionary of National Biography, 1921–1922. Volumes 1–20, 22. London, England: Oxford University Press, 1921–1922.
- Butler's letter to John Nicholson, Comptroller General of the army, relates to money owed his recently deceased brother Col. William Butler... Cowan's Auctions
- Thomas Butler, Patriarch of "The Fighting Butlers"