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Rep. William Butler, Jr.

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Near present-day Saluda, Edgefield District, South Carolina, United States
Death: September 25, 1850 (60)
Fort Gibson, OK, United States
Place of Burial: Van Buren, AR, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Gen. William Butler, US Congress and Behethland Foote Butler
Husband of Jane Tweedy Butler and ? Butler
Father of Pierce Pickens Butler; Sallie Wallace Rutherford; Emmala Frances Stone; Oliver Nathaniel Butler; Major Gen. Matthew C. Butler (CSA) (USA), US Senator and 1 other
Brother of James Moore Butler; George Butler; Andrew Butler, U.S. Senator; Col. Pierce Mason Butler, Governor; Emmala Elizabeth Thompson and 2 others

Occupation:, United States Representative from South Carolina
Managed by: Bette Albarran
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About Rep. William Butler, US Congress

William Butler (February 1, 1790 – September 25, 1850) was a United States Representative from South Carolina. He was a son of William Butler (1759-1821), brother of Andrew Pickens Butler, and father of Matthew Calbraith Butler, all of whom served in the United States Congress. His brother Pierce Mason Butler was Governor of South Carolina from 1836 to 1838. Butler was born near the present town of Saluda, South Carolina. He attended the common schools and later the South Carolina College at Columbia, graduating in 1810. He had studied medicine and was licensed to practice. During the War of 1812, he served as a United States Navy surgeon at the Battle of New Orleans. While stationed in Rhode Island in 1819, William Butler married Jane Tweedy Perry, daughter of Christopher Raymond Perry and a sister to Oliver Hazard Perry and Matthew Calbraith Perry. Butler served in the Navy until June 6, 1820, when he resigned. In 1825 he moved to Greenville, South Carolina where he began practice as a country doctor. He was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843). He served as agent of the Cherokee Indians from May 29, 1849, until his death the following year in Fort Gibson, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Already in poor health, William Butler died shortly after moving to Oklahoma to assume his position. His wife, Jane T. Perry, and children moved back to Greenville. He was buried near Van Buren, Arkansas.

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Rep. William Butler, US Congress's Timeline

February 1, 1790
Near present-day Saluda, Edgefield District, South Carolina, United States
Age 41
Age 43
March 8, 1836
Age 46
Eagle's Crag near Greenville, South Carolina
May 1837
Age 47
South Carolina, United States
December 11, 1838
Age 48
Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, United States
Age 53
September 25, 1850
Age 60
Fort Gibson, OK, United States