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John Butler

Birthplace: Nottingham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Zephania Butler and Abigail Butler
Husband of Charlotte Butler
Father of Colonel Andrew Jackson Butler (USA) and Benjamin Franklin Butler, Major General (USA), Governor, US Representative

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About Captain John Butler

Captain John Butler served under General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 and later became a privateer, dying in 1819. He was the father of Major General Benjamin Franklin Butler (USA).

'Captain John Butler

Biographies Butler Family of Massachusetts

Source: Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts, Cutler and Adams (1910).

Transcribed by SueAnn McKnight.


(VI) Captain John (3), son of Captain Zephaniah Butler, born at Nottingham, New Hampshire, May 17, 1782: died March, 1819. For the war of 1812 he raised a company of light dragoons, was commissioned captain, July 23, 1812, and served on the northern frontier. He married first. June 5, 1803. Sarah Batchelder, of Deerfield, New Hampshire; second, July 21, 181 1, Charlotte Ellison, who was born February 4, 1792, died October 4, 1870. Children of John and Sarah Butler: 1. Polly True, born June 8, 1804. 2. Sally, born March 11, 1806. 3. Betsey Merrill, born January 9, 1808: married Daniel B. Stevens, March 2, 1827: she died at Nottingham. September 22, 1904 : children : i. Elizabeth R. Stevens, widow of Colonel John B. Batchelder, artist and historian; ii. Thomas Stevens; iii. Amanda Stevens: iv. Charlotte B. Stevens; resides at Washington. D. C.; v. Walter D. Stevens, of Derry, New Hampshire. Children of John and Charlotte Butler: 4. Charlotte, born May 13, 1812: died August, 1839. 5. Andrew Jackson, born February 13, 1815: died February u. 1864; efficient aide and assistant of his brother in the civil war. 6. Benjamin Franklin, mentioned below.

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Captain John Butler's Timeline

May 17, 1782
Nottingham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
Age 32
November 5, 1818
Age 36
Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire
Age 36