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Gen Richard Butler
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Birth: Apr. 1, 1743, 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

Service Record:
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"

Family links: 
  Thomas Butler
  Eleanor Parker Butler
  Mary Butler Tipton (1732 - 1776)**
  Richard Butler (1743 - 1791)
  William Butler (1745 - 1789)*
  Thomas Butler (1746 - 1805)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Richard Butler was the son of Thomas Butler and Eleanor Parker
Fort Recovery Monument Park
Fort Recovery
Mercer County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Unknown
Maintained by: Helen Rineer
Originally Created by: P Fazzini
Record added: Apr 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25945748
Gen Richard Butler
Added by: P Fazzini
Gen Richard Butler
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Gen Richard Butler
Added by: Cousin Becky
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- Grady Leroy Puryear
 Added: Mar. 31, 2014

- Vickie Oates Woods
 Added: Aug. 14, 2012
In memory of my 5th great-grand uncle.
- Helen Graham Rineer
 Added: Jul. 7, 2010

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