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Pierce Mason Butler
Birth: Apr. 11, 1798
Death: Aug. 20, 1847

South Carolina Governor. In 1818, he joined the US Army, was appointed a Second Lieutenant and rose to the rank of Captain before resigning his commission in 1829. He served on the South Carolina Assembly Bank Board and signed the Nullification Ordinance of 1832 which proclaimed the state's nullification of federal tariff laws. During the Seminole War, he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the South Carolina Militia and in 1836, was elected Governor of South Carolina, serving until 1838. After leaving office, he was appointed a US Indian Agent at Fort Gibson, Oklahoma and served until 1846. At the outbreak of the Mexican War, he was commissioned Colonel of the Palmetto Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers and was killed in action at the Battle of Churubusco, Mexico. US Congressmen William Butler Jr. and Andrew P. Butler, were his brothers. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Butler (1759 - 1821)
  Behethland Foote Moore Butler (1764 - 1853)
 
 Spouse:
  Miranda Juliette Duval Butler (1803 - 1862)*
 
 Children:
  Behethland Pawnee Butler Bacon (1829 - 1856)*
  William Loudon Butler (1833 - 1863)*
  Andrew Pickens Butler (1839 - 1899)*
  Edward Julian Butler (1842 - 1862)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Moore Butler (1785 - 1821)*
  William Butler (1790 - 1851)*
  Frank Moore Butler (1793 - 1827)*
  Pierce Mason Butler (1798 - 1847)
  Emmala Elizabeth Butler Thompson (1800 - 1848)*
  Leontine Butler (1802 - 1827)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Butler United Methodist Church Cemetery
Saluda
Saluda County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Aug 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40194077
Pierce Mason Butler
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Pierce Mason Butler
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