Sampson Hale Butler

Sampson Hale Butler

Ninety Six, Greenwood County, South Carolina, USA
Death 16 Mar 1848 (aged 45)
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
Burial Madison, Madison County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 34589098 · View Source
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US Congressman. He attended South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina), studied law, attained admission to the bar in 1825 and began a practice, first in Edgefield, and later in Barnwell. Active in the militia, in the early 1830s he was elected commander of a regiment with the rank of Colonel. Butler was Barnwell County Sheriff from 1832 to 1839, and a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1832 to 1835. In 1838 he was the successful Democratic nominee for a seat in the US House of Representatives and served one full term and part of another, March, 1839 until his resignation because of ill health in September, 1842. In Congress Butler was a supporter of John C. Calhoun, and advocated states' rights, nullification and the extension of slavery. After leaving Congress Butler returned to practicing law in Barnwell. He later moved to Florida, living in Tallahassee until moving to Madison, and continuing to practice law until his death.

Bio by: Bill McKern


Sacred to the memory of Col. Sampson H. Butler who departed this life in the confident assurance of a blessed immortality on the 16th day of March 1848, in the 46th year of his age. Where should the dying members rest but with their dying head?



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