Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I292826
  • Name: William BUTLER
  • RELA: 11th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 17 DEC 1759 in Prince William Co., VA
  • Death: 15 NOV 1821 in Edgefield Co., SC
  • Title: Maj. Gen.
  • Note:
    BUTLER, William, (father of William Butler [1790-1850] and Andrew Pickens Butler and grandfather of Matthew Calbraith Butler), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Prince William County, Va., December 17, 1759; attended grammar schools; moved to South Carolina; served in the Snow campaign under General Richardson in 1775 and in Gen. Andrew Williamson's expedition against the Cherokee Indians in 1776; lieutenant in Pulaski's legion, under Gen. Benjamin Lincoln, in 1779; served under Gen. Andrew Pickens at the siege of Augusta in 1780, as captain under General Henderson in 1781, and as captain of Mounted Rangers under General Pickens in 1782; member of the State convention which adopted the Federal Constitution; member of the State house of representatives in 1787-1795; sheriff of the Ninety-sixth District in 1791; elected major general of the upper division of State militia in 1796; elected as a Republican to the Seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1813); was not a candidate for reelection; major general commanding the troops raised for the defense of South Carolina during the War of 1812; retired to his plantation on the Saluda River, near Mount Willing, Edgefield County, S.C., and died there November 15, 1821; interment in the family burial ground at Butler Methodist Church, near Saluda, Edgefield (now Saluda) County, S.C.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: James BUTLER b: 1736 in Prince William Co., VA
    Mother: Mary FOOTE b: in Prince William Co., VA

    Marriage 1 Behethland Foote MOORE b: 28 DEC 1764 in Fauquier Co., VA
    • Married: 3 JUN 1784 in Edgefield District, SC
    1. Has No Children James M. BUTLER b: 25 MAR 1785 in Edgefield District, SC
    2. Has No Children George BUTLER b: 25 SEP 1786 in Edgefield District, SC
    3. Has Children William BUTLER , Jr. b: 1 FEB 1790 in Edgefield District, SC
    4. Has No Children Frank Moore BUTLER b: 25 SEP 1793 in Edgefield District, SC
    5. Has No Children Andrew Pickens BUTLER b: 18 NOV 1796 in Edgefield District, SC
    6. Has No Children Pierce Mason BUTLER b: 11 APR 1798 in Edgefield District, SC
    7. Has No Children Emmala Elizabeth BUTLER b: 24 AUG 1800 in Edgefield District, SC
    8. Has No Children Leontine BUTLER b: 8 APR 1802 in Edgefield District, SC
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