Gen. Percival "Pierce" Butler

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Percival Butler

Also Known As: ""Pierce"", "Pierce"
Birthplace: Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania
Death: Died in Port William, Carrollton, Kentucky
Place of Burial: Carrollton County, Kentucky
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Butler, Patriarch of "The Fighting Butlers"
Husband of Mildred Butler (Hawkins)
Father of Eleanor Butler; Maj. Thomas Langford Butler; Maj. Gen. William O. Butler (D-KY); Pierce Butler and Richard Parker Butler
Brother of Gen. Richard Butler; Col. William Butler; Maj. Thomas Butler; Mary Scandrett (Butler); Rebecca McCully (Butler) and 5 others

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About Gen. Percival "Pierce" Butler

Col. Percival Butler was appointed Ky.'s first Adjutant General in Gov. Isaac Shelby's first term. Born in Penn., he was with Washington at Valley Forge and Lafayette at Yorktown. Immigrated to Jessamine Co., Ky., then moved to Carrollton, 1796. Establishing office in his Carrollton home, Butler served as Adjutant General until ca. 1817.

Col. Butler served on staff of Maj. Gen. Samuel Hopkins during War of 1812. Following military service, he was elected clerk of Carroll County, serving until his death. Buried in Butler Family Cemetery, Carrollton. Butler Co., Kentucky, named for Percival's brother, Richard; Butler State Park named for his son, William Orlando. Presented by Kentucky National Guard.

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Gen. Percival "Pierce" Butler's Timeline

April 4, 1760
Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania
May 7, 1787
Age 27
Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
Age 28
Lexington, Fayette County, Virginia, United States
April 19, 1791
Age 31
Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
September 17, 1792
Age 32
Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
October 4, 1794
Age 34
Woodford County, Kentucky, United States
September 9, 1821
Age 61
Port William, Carrollton, Kentucky
Age 60
Carrollton County, Kentucky