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Richard Butler

Birthdate: (48)
Birthplace: St. Bridget's Anglican Parish, Dublin, Ireland
Death: November 4, 1791 (48)
Battle of Miami "St, Clare's Defeat", Ohio (Killed in Action with Native Americans)
Place of Burial: Ft. Recovery, Ohio
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Butler, Patriarch of "The Fighting Butlers" and Eleanor Parker Butler
Husband of Maria Butler
Father of William Butler; Mary Butler; James Butler and James RIchard Butler
Brother of Col. William Butler; Maj. Thomas Butler; Mary Scandrett (Butler); Rebecca McCully (Butler); Daughter Butler and 4 others

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About Gen. Richard Butler

Birth: Apr. 1, 1743, Ireland Death: Nov. 4, 1791

American Revolutionary War Veteran-one of the famous "fighting Butlers" of Pennsylvania. Killed at Arthur St. Clair's Defeat in Ohio territory. It is alleged that he was buried separately from the other dead in a coffin; that the burial site was lost; and that the coffin was accidentally found years later in the Town of Ft Recovery Ohio and that it was reburied in Soldiers Monument, Ft Recovery Ohio

Service Record: Ref: Heitman's register of Officers of the Continental Army during the war of the Revolution April,1775 to December 1783 published 1893 .p.111

"Butler, Richard (PA) Captain 2d Pennsylvania Battalion 5th January, 1776; Appointed Indian agent 17th May, 1778, and lost rank in army: Major 8th Pennsylvania, 20th July, 1776; Lieutenant-Colonel,12th March, 1777, to rank from 28th September, 1776; Colonel 9th Pennsylvania, 7th June, 1777; transferred to 5th Pennsylvania, 17th January, 1781; transferred to 3d Pennsylvania, 1st January, 1783, and served to 3d November, 1783; brevet Brigadier-General, 30th September, 1783; Major-General UNited States Levirs in 1791; killed 4th November, 1791, in action with Indians near Fort Recovery, Ohio"

Journal of Gen. Richard Butler pp.433-531: _____________________________________________

From "The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography" 1883, Vol. 7, pp. 1-10;view=image;q1=Butler;start=1;size=100;page=root;seq=15;num=1 ______________________________________________

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Gen. Richard Butler's Timeline

April 1, 1743
Dublin, Ireland
Age 39
April 10, 1785
Age 42
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
November 11, 1787
Age 44
Carlisle, PA, USA
January 10, 1789
Age 45
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
November 4, 1791
Age 48
February 2, 1792
Age 48
Ft. Recovery, Ohio