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
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2018 

    Family 1 Lord, Anne,   b. 4 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, Lord,   b. 11 Dec 1761, 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, Hannah,   b. 28 Feb 1770, 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 15 Apr 2018 
    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 15 Apr 2018 
    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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  • Photos
    Butler, Zebulon
    Butler, Zebulon
    Butler, Zebulon The Heroes of the American Revolution and their Descendants
    Butler, Zebulon The Heroes of the American Revolution and their Descendants

    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

  • 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;).