Person:Richard Butler (26)

Maj. Gen. Richard Butler
m. 26 Oct 1741
  1. Maj. Gen. Richard Butler1743 - 1791
  2. Col. William Butler1745 - 1789
  3. Mary Buter1749 -
  4. Rebecca Butler1751 -
  5. Col. Thomas Butler1756 - 1805
  6. Gen. Percival Butler1760 - 1821
  7. Capt. Edward Butler1762 - 1803
  8. Eleanor Butler1763 -
  1. Captain Tamanatha Butlerbefore 1786 -
  • HMaj. Gen. Richard Butler1743 - 1791
  • WMaria Smith - 1824
m. bef. 1783
  1. Lt. William Butlerabt 1783 - 1812/14
  2. Mary Butler1785 - 1878
  3. James Butler1787 - 1788
  4. Capt. James Richard Butler1789 - 1832
Facts and Events
Name Maj. Gen. Richard Butler
Gender Male
Birth[1][5] 1 April 1743 St. Bridget's Parish, Dublin, Ireland
Marriage bef. 1783 to Maria Smith
Death[1][5] 4 Nov 1791 Fort Recovery, Mercer, Ohio, United StatesKilled by Native Americans near Fort Recovery, St. Clair's Defeat
Military[5] Revolutionary War

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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.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Richard Butler (general), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   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

  3.   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

  4.   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. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Piland, Richard N. Legendary Locals of Hamilton. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2013).
  6.   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
  7.   Thomas Butler, Patriarch of "The Fighting Butlers"