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LTC John Butler

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LTC John Butler

  • Birth 1728 New London, New London County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 12 May 1796 Niagara Falls, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
  • Burial Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
  • Plot Claus Burial Vault
  • Memorial ID 42216505

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.

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  • Originally Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
  • Added: 21 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42216505
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC John Butler (1728–12 May 1796), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42216505, citing Butler's Burying Ground, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .