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Thomas Butler, I

Also Known As: "Thomas /Butler/"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Frederick, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Cedar Creek, Shennandoah Co., VA
Cause of death: killed by Indians
Place of Burial: Cedar Creek District, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Butler; John Butler; Catherine Butler and Unknown Butler
Husband of Jane Butler; Eleanor Butler and Jane Butler
Father of Mary Tipton; Thomas Butler, II; Richard Butler; Robert Butler; James Butler and 2 others

Occupation: Killed by Indians, see profile. Died in Maryland or Virginia.
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About Thomas Butler, I

Thomas Butler was killed by indians in Cedar Springs, Maryland or Virginia. The story goes that he was in the kitchen when the indians came in the front door. His wife had gone out to the garden, she hid and survived.


Killed by Indians on his farm on Cedar Creek, Shenadoah Co, at the commencement of the Revolutionary War. This was in a letter to Lyman Draper from the son of Col. John Tipton, Jonathan Tipton about 1842-43.*(Grandfather Thomas Bulter)

At his death his wife and son James were taken prisoners by the Indians. His wife escaped the second night, but James was kept 18 mo, when he was released by treaty.

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Thomas Butler, I's Timeline

1710
April 6, 1710
Frederick, Virginia, United States
1732
1732
Age 21
Shenandoah County, Virginia
1733
1733
Age 22
1737
1737
Age 26
1740
1740
Age 29
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
1742
1742
Age 31
Frederick County, Maryland
1747
May 6, 1747
Age 37
Frederick County, Virginia
1757
1757
Age 46
1764
1764
Age 53
Cedar Creek District, Virginia, United States
1776
October 11, 1776
Age 66
Cedar Creek, Shennandoah Co., VA