Edward G. W. Butler

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Edward George Washington Butler

Birthplace: Ft. Kingston, Lebanon, TN, United States
Death: September 05, 1888 (88)
St Louis, MO, United States (On the death of his father, his care was entrusted to General Andrew Jackson)
Place of Burial: Live Oak Cemetary, Mississippi, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Edward Butler and Isabella Butler (Fowler)
Husband of Frances Parke Butler
Father of Unnamed Butler; Edward GW Butler Jr.; Carolina Turnbull (Butler); Isabelle 'Eliza' Butler; Eleanor Williamson (Butler) and 2 others
Brother of Caroline S. Butler and Elizabeth Eleanor Donelson
Half brother of Susan Adelaide Nicholas

Occupation: Attended school at West Point Military Academy
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About Edward G. W. Butler

http://www.hnoc.org/ From the Butler Family Papers at the Historic New Orleans Collection

Edward George Washington Butler (1800-1888) was the son of Col. Edward Butler, one of the “Five Fighting Butlers” of Revolutionary War fame. Edward G. W. Butler was married to Frances Parke Lewis of Woodlawn Plantation, Virginia. She was the daughter of Eleanor Parke Custis and Lawrence Lewis of Woodlawn Plantation. E. G. W. Butler was made the ward of General Andrew Jackson after the death of his father. After graduation from the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, Butler served in the U. S. Army as 2nd Lieutenant, 4th Artillery (1821), as Second on Topographical Duty (1820- 1923), as Aide de Camp to Bvt. Major General Edmund Pendleton Gaines, and as Acting Asst. Adjutant General, Eastern and Western Departments, 1823-1831. Butler resigned from the Army on May 28, 1831. During the years 1846-1847, Butler served as Maj. General in the Louisiana State Militia. In 1847 he was reappointed to the U. S. Army, with the rank of Colonel, Third Dragoons. He served in the Mexican War, in command of the District of the Upper Rio Grande, from September, 1847 - June 1848. After his marriage, Butler lived in Louisiana, where he owned and worked several plantations in the Iberville Parish area. His primary residence was Dunboyne Plantation, Iberville Parish, La. He died in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1888.


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Edward G. W. Butler's Timeline

February 22, 1800
Ft. Kingston, Lebanon, TN, United States
February 29, 1828
June 4, 1829
Woodlawn, VA, United States
February 7, 1831
Iberville, LA, United States
August 21, 1834
Iberville, LA, United States
St. Landry Parish, LA
March 10, 1837
St. Louis Plantation, Iberville, Louisiana
September 5, 1888
Age 88
St Louis, MO, United States