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Paulser Butcher

Also Known As: "Paulser", "Paulser Butcher", "Butcher"
Birthplace: Frederick County, Maryland, United States
Death: circa 1829 (71-80)
Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Butcher Cemetery, Turnertown, Lewis, West Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Valentine Butcher, Sr. and Maria Elizabetha Butcher
Husband of Elizabeth Butcher
Father of Sarah Flesher; George Jefferson Butcher; John Anderson Butcher; Jasper Butcher; Valentine Jefferson Butcher, Sr and 2 others
Brother of Anna Barbara Grubb; Louisa Butcher; Nicholas Metzger Butcher; Adam Metzger Butcher, Sr; William Butcher, Sr. and 12 others

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About Paulser Butcher

Paulser Butcher BIRTH 1748 DEATH 1829 (aged 80–81) BURIAL Butcher Cemetery Turnertown, Lewis County, West Virginia,

Son of George Valentine Butcher and Marie Krepert; Revolutionary War soldier, husband of Elizabeth Bush.

Father of 11: Valentine, Sarah, George, John Anderson, Jasper (Gasper), Solomon, Mary Ann, Henry, Jacob, William, another daughter (?).

Family links:

 George Valetine Butcher-Metzger (1715 - 1773)
 Maria Elizabetha Kieppert Butcher-Metzger (1720 - 1768)


 Elizabeth Bush Butcher (1756 - 1839)*


 George Jefferson Butcher (1775 - 1867)*
 John Anderson Butcher (1783 - 1868)*
 Jasper Butcher (1785 - 1872)*
 Valentine Jefferson Butcher (1788 - 1863)*
 Solomon Butcher (1790 - 1879)*
 Henry Butcher (1793 - 1866)*
 Jacob Butcher (1796 - 1877)*


 Paulser Butcher (1748 - 1829)
 William Butcher (1754 - 1826)**
 George Valentine Butcher-Metzger (1762 - 1777)*
 Mary Margaret Butcher-Metzger Pitsenbarger (1768 - 1848)*

*Calculated relationship

  • *Half-sibling

Burial: Butcher Cemetery Turnertown Lewis County West Virginia, USA

Created by: Kate Jacques Record added: Jul 28, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 20668370

  • Fought in American Revolution.
  • Served in Captain James Booth's Company of Rangers and Indian Spies (1777-1778).
  • Stationed in Hacker's Creek (Virginia at the time)
  • Brought a 30 Gal Still from Richmond VA. across the Mountains by pack horse.
  • Made the First peach Brandy on the West side of the mountains.
  • Oct 1774: Was cutting logs for a barn with Henry Flesher and was attacked by Indians.

He served as a soldier in the Rangers & Spies company which was made up of the best riflemen and outdoorsman. In "Border Settlers of Northwestern VA" pg 445 - stated 20 Dec 1838, = David W. Sleeth of Licking Co.,OH then - "was well spoken of in connection with his testimony for Jacob Bush and perhaps others, and he seemed to stand well with the settlers in general. Mrs. Elizabeth Butcher, John Cutright and Mrs, Phoebe Cunningham testified in behalf of Sleeth. Mrs. Butcher was the widow of Paulcer Butcher, a member of the same company of spies with Sleeth, who was a resident on Leading Creek in Lewis Co., 1834. "

Elizabeth Bush's petition for compensation for services rendered by her husband during the time he spent as one of the Indian Spies

"Lewis County Petition of 17 December 1834. To the Honorable the General Assembly of Virginia. Your petitioner humbly sheweth to your Honorable Bodies that in the year her husband Paulser Butcher was a private soldier in a Company of Rangers and Spies under the command of Captain James Booth that in consequence of Captain Booth's untimely Death, her husband Paulser Butcher did not in his lifetime ever receive his wages for said Services, nor has your petitioner every received any kind of compensation for said service of her Late Husband, Your petitioner was ignorant of the mode by which to obtain Compensation until very lately. She has heard that your Honorable Body passed a law at the last Session making provision for David Sleeth and others imbracing the widdow of Thomas Cunningham, Your petitioner knowing that her late husband did serve his country in that Expedition for which Sleeth & others have received renumeration; as faithfully as any soldier of his day, which service your petitioner believes was thirteeen months. Your petitioner Being now very old and infirm and dependant upon her Children for maintinance humbly pray your Honorable Body that a law may pass allowing your Humble petitioner the amount which was allowed other persons for the like service. And your petitioner will every Pray.        her  1 Dec 1834               Elizabeth X Butcher"        mark

On the outside was the following:  "F.L. Prentis of Wood - Petition of Elizabeth Bucher of Lewis County, praying for compensation for services rendered by her late husband Palser Butcher for 13 months as an Indian Spie for which he never re'cd pay during his life time. 17th Dec 1834.   ref'd to Cms    19th Dec - -  Reasonable Bill.

Elizabeth received widow's pension, $104.00 from her husband's Revolutionary War Service. Elizabeth is buried in the Butcher Cemetery in Turnertown, near Weston, Lewis, WV, beside her husband, and surrounded by other family members.

Loving husband of Elizabeth Bush/Busch and father of John Butcher, Gasper Butcher, and Valentine Butcher.∼Son of George Valentine Butcher and Marie Krepert; Revolutionary War soldier, husband of Elizabeth Bush.

Father of 11: Valentine, Sarah, George, John Anderson, Jasper (Gasper), Solomon, Mary Ann, Henry, Jacob, William, another daughter (?).* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Dec 26 2023, 7:02:32 UTC

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Paulser Butcher's Timeline

January 26, 1753
Frederick County, Maryland, United States
March 3, 1753
November 18, 1773
December 11, 1775
Virginia, United States
January 22, 1783
Weston, Harrison, West Virginia, United States
February 28, 1788
Hampshire County, West Virginia, United States
January 19, 1793
Hampshire County, West Virginia, United States
November 17, 1796
Rockingham County, Virginia, United States
Age 75
Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia, United States