General Richard Butler Chapter
Butler, PA

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General Richard Butler was born in the parish of St. Bridget's, Dublin, Ireland, April 1748. When Richard was five years old he came to America. About the year of 1770, Richard and a brother William settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, then a small village. When the Revolutionary war broke out he entered the Pennsylvania lines as Captain of the 2nd Pennsylvania Battalion. In 1791, General Butler was made second in the command with the rank of Major General of the Army organized by General St Clair for an expedition against the Indians. He commanded the right wing of the American Army on the Miami River, where he met his death.

In the Butler County Court House there is a copy of the Fort Stanwix Treaty with the Six Indian Nations, by which Butler County was purchased for $292.30. General Richard Butler was one of the Commissioners of the United States who negotiated it. On the front of the Butler County Court House is a table erected in 1917 by the PA Historical Commission and the Pennsylvania DAR in memory of General Richard Butler. General Richard Butler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is honored to remember the man for whom our county, our city, and our chapter have been named.


Diana Grady, Chapter Regent


Last Updated: January 25, 2017

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