Butler, Zebulon

Male 1731 - 1795  (64 years)


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  • Name Butler, Zebulon  [1
    Born 23 Jan 1731  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jul 1795 
    Person ID I23772  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | Charlemagne I Descendant, The Hyde History, William The Conqueror Descendent
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Family 1 Lord, Anne,   b. 04 Apr 1736, Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 23 Dec 1760  Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Butler, Hannah,   b. 28 Feb 1770, Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Butler, Zebulon,   b. 12 Nov 1767, Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Butler, Lord,   b. 11 Dec 1761, Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Histories
    Butler, Zebulon Families of the Wyoming Valley Biographical, Genealogical, and Historical
    Butler, Zebulon Families of the Wyoming Valley Biographical, Genealogical, and Historical
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F8196  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married 1774  [1
    Children 
     1. Butler, Nancy,   b. 1784  [natural]
    Histories
    Butler, Zebulon Families of the Wyoming Valley Biographical, Genealogical, and Historical
    Butler, Zebulon Families of the Wyoming Valley Biographical, Genealogical, and Historical
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F8412  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jan 1731 - Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Dec 1760 - Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Butler, Zebulon Continental Army Commission
    Butler, Zebulon Continental Army Commission

    Histories
    Butler, Zebulon Families of the Wyoming Valley Biographical, Genealogical, and Historical
    Butler, Zebulon Families of the Wyoming Valley Biographical, Genealogical, and Historical

    Family Crest
    Butler Family Crest
    Butler Family Crest
    This famous aristocratic surname is of Norman-French origins, and is one of the very few to be accepted as being pre-1066 in origin and recording, and even rarer still to be recorded in France itself. It is in a sense job descriptive, deriving the Olde French 'bouteillier' and meaning "one who supplies the bottles" but more specifically the wine. However 'Bouteillier'in the surname sense defines status in a royal or at least noble, household, along with the Marshall (Master of the Horse), The Steward (Head of the Estate), The (dis)Spencer (Head of Provisions) and the Bouteillier or Butler (Master of the Pantry). That the original 'Butlers' were much more than servants of any sort is shown by the fact that when Theodore Fitzwalter accompanied King Henry 11 on his conquest of Ireland in 1171, he was not only appointed 'Chief Butler of Ireland' but he subsequently adopted 'Butler' as his surname. In England and Ireland no less than ninety four Coats of Arms have been granted to Boteler and Butler, the first being to Robert de Pincerna, butler to Randolf, Earl of Chester, in 1158, and the first of the Butlers of Cheshire. This original and ancient arms has the blazon of a red field, a bend between three goblets, all gold. The Butler's were also amongst the first into the new American Colonies, Francis Butler, aged 18, being recorded as a settler at 'Elizabeth Cittie, Virginea'in January 1624. He arrived on the ship 'Bonaventure' and was a member of the governors guard, history repeating itself. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Hugo Buteiller, which was dated 1055, The calendar of preserved ancient documents of France, during the reign of King Henry 1 of France, 1031 - 1060. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Notes 
    • Zebulon Butler (1731 -July 28, 1795) was a soldier and politician from Connecticut who served with the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He represented the Wyoming Valley (now in northeast Pennsylvania) in the Connecticut Assembly. At the time, the territory was claimed both by Connecticut (which claimed a wide swath of land to the west) and by Pennsylvania, and was nominally under the former's jurisdiction. Zebulon Butler was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts to John and Hannah Perkins, who shortly after moved to Lyme, Connecticut. He learned to read and write from an early age, as well as the importance of record keeping. From his parents he inherited a large estate, making him quite wealthy. In 1755, the colonial militias were mustered to repel an attack by the French. During this time, Butler was commissioned as an ensign to Captain Andrew Ward in the 3rd regiment of the Connecticut army. The 3rd regiment was stationed at Fort William Henry in 1756. On May 27, 1758, Butler was promoted to lieutenant of the 9th company of the 4th Connecticut regiment, stationed at Fort Edward. On October 4, he participated in a scouting mission to Fort Carillon and Crown Point. Shortly after, he took part in a failed attack on those places. In March 1759, he was made Captain of the 9th Company and participated in a successful attack on Crown Point. On January 1, 1777, Butler was commissioned as lieutenant colonel of the 3rd Connecticut Regiment of the Continental Army. He commanded the garrison of Forty Fort in the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania. His most famous action was the Battle of Wyoming, which resulted in his defeat by British-allied forces; he lost 340 men while attacking a superior force estimated at 574 Loyalists and Iroquois under the command of Loyalist Colonel John Butler

  • Sources 
    1. [S206] Hyde Genealogy Descendants in the Female as Well as in the Male Lines by Reuben Hyde Walworth, Reuben Hyde Walworth, (Date: 1864;).