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LTC John Butler
Birth: 1728
New London
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Death: May 12, 1796
Niagara Falls
Ontario, Canada

Revolutionary War Lieutenant Colonel, British Loyalist, Indian Agent. Born in New London, Connecticut, he was a Loyalist during the American Revolution leading a unit known as Butler's Rangers, made up of Iroquois Indians and Loyalist, who raided the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania frontier. He and his son, Captain Walter Butler, were best known for leading the Battle of Oriskany, Wyoming Valley Massacre, and Cherry Valley Massacre. Lieutenant Colonel Butler joined the British in defending Montreal against an attack led by Ethan Allen in 1775. A prominent freemason, he helped establish the Anglican Church in Ontario and served as the Deputy Superintendent of Indian Affairs to the Six Nations before his death in Niagara. He was honored for being a major contributor in the founding of British North America by the Canadian Government in 2006 with a life-sized bronze bust at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada.

 (bio by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Catherine Bradt Butler (1735 - 1793)
 
 Children:
  William Johnson Butler (____ - 1812)*
  Walter Butler (1752 - 1781)*
  Thomas Butler (1755 - 1812)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Butler's Burying Ground
Niagara-on-the-Lake
Niagara Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Plot: Claus Burial Vault
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Record added: Sep 21, 2009
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LTC John Butler
Added by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
 
LTC John Butler
Added by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
 
LTC John Butler
Added by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
 
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