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William Butler

  • Birth 17 Dec 1759 Prince William County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 15 Nov 1821 Edgefield County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial Saluda, Saluda County, South Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 8065763

U.S. Congressman. Moving to South Carolina as a young man, he served in the Snow Campaign under General Richardson in 1775 and in General Andrew Williamson’s expedition against the Cherokee Indians, in 1776. He also served as a Lieutenant under General Benjamin Lincoln, in 1779, served under General Andrew Pickens at the siege of Augusta, in 1780, as a Captain under General Henderson in 1781 and as Captain of Mounted Rangers under General Pickens in 1782. He was a member of the South Carolina State House of Representatives, (1787-95), Sheriff of the Ninety-sixth District in 1791 and appointed Major General of the upper division of the South Carolina State Militia in 1796. In 1801, he was elected as a Republican to the Seventh Congress and to the next five succeeding Congresses, serving until 1813. During the War of 1812, he was Major General commanding the troops raised for the defense of South Carolina. He then retired to his plantation until his death at age 61.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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is deposited the body of
who died November 15th, 1821, in
the 63rd year of his age;
loved and venerated by his family,
respected by his friends
and honoured by his countrymen.
As a tribute of love, veneration and
gratitude this marble is placed
over him by his family.





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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 6 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8065763
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Butler (17 Dec 1759–15 Nov 1821), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8065763, citing Butler United Methodist Church Cemetery, Saluda, Saluda County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .