Person:William Butler (132)

Dr. William Edward Butler
m. Mar 1784
  1. Judge Thomas Butler1785 - 1847
  2. Col. Robert Butler1786 - 1860
  3. Dr. William Edward Butler1790 - 1882
  4. Lydia ButlerBef 1793 - 1865
m. 15 MAY 1811
Facts and Events
Name Dr. William Edward Butler
Gender Male
Birth[1] 23 Jan 1790 Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
Marriage 15 MAY 1811 to Martha Thompson "Patsy" Hays
Death[1] 05 Jan 1882 Jackson, Tennessee, United States

Dr. William Edward Butler vs David Crockett in Politics

  • One of Dr. Butler's frequent visitors to his home on Royal Street was David Crockett, his political enemy. Dr. Butler decided to challenge Crockett for the state legislature, and stories of this campaign are numerous.
Source Biographies of Madison County, TN - Dr. William E. Butler
  1. 1.0 1.1 Dr William Edward Butler, in Find A Grave.
  2.   Arthur, Stanley Clisby; Charles Patton Dimitry; and George Campbell de Kernion. Old Families of Louisiana. (New Orleans, Louisiana: Harmanson, 1931), Pages 357, 358.
  3.   Jackson, Andrew; Sam B Smith (ed.); Harriet Fason Chappell Owsley (ed.); and Harold D. Moser (ed.). Papers of Andrew Jackson. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1994), Vol. 4, Page 391, 1816-1820.

    [footnote] Butler (1790-1882) and his brother Robert had married sisters Martha T. (1790-1857) and Rachel Hays, Jackson's nieces.

  4.   Patrick Hogue (Samples). The Samples / Semples Family.

    Both Dr. William Edward Butler and Col. Robert Butler's mother was Sarah Jane Semple surname also spelled Semples / Samples.
    William Edward Butler and his brother Col. Robert Butler had married sisters Martha T. Hays and Rachel Hays, the nieces of Andrew Jackson. Martha and Rachel Hays' mother was Jane Donelson, sister of Rachel Donelson, who married Andrew Jackson.