Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Thomas Butler

Thomas Butler, the brother of John Butler (introduced earlier), was born 2 Jan 1740 in Cookeny Parish, County Wicklow, Ireland. He married Ann Dalrymple on 12 Nov 1744 and they had thirteen children.

Thomas Butler served in the American Revolutionary War, as a Private, in the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment, with his brothers, John and William (as well as his five first cousins, the sons of this uncle, also Thomas Butler). Evidence to date suggests that the all eight served with General Washington at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-78.

After the war, Thomas settled in western Pennsylvania where he was in the steel industry. Thomas died in 1832, and is buried in Pennsylvania with his wife, Ann.

Families are Forever! ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Thomas could not have married Ann in 1744 as he would have been just 4 yrs old. Nov 12, 1744 is the date of Ann Dalrymple's birth. They were married in 1765 in Chester County, PA. I don't believe he was in the "steel" industry but rather the iron industry, following the pig iron furnaces in central PA. Thomas and Ann are my (7)Great Grandparents. Tina