Message to visitors


The Dowling Family Tree with over half a million relatives,contains thousands of pictures and GeneaStars. We are all related!DowlingGeneastars | Facebook

L'arbregénéalogique Dowling avec plus d'un demi-million de parents,contient des milliers de photos et GeneaStars.Nous sommes tousliés!

Maj. Gen.

  • Born 17 December 1759 - Prince William Co., VA
  • Deceased 15 November 1821 - Edgefield Co., SC,aged 61 years old



 Spouses, children and grandchildren


 Maternal grand-parents, uncles and aunts


Individual Note

rootsweb: Click Here
Linked to: Timothy Michael Dowling, 11th cousin 7x removed
BUTLER, William, (father of William Butler [1790-1850] and Andrew Pickens Butler and grandfather of Matthew Calbraith Butler), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Prince William County, Va., December 17, 1759; attended grammar schools; moved to South Carolina; served in the Snow campaign under General Richardson in 1775 and in Gen. Andrew Williamson's expedition against the Cherokee Indians in 1776; lieutenant in Pulaski's legion, under Gen. Benjamin Lincoln, in 1779; served under Gen. Andrew Pickens at the siege of Augusta in 1780, as captain under General Henderson in 1781, and as captain of Mounted Rangers under General Pickens in 1782; member of the State convention which adopted the Federal Constitution; member of the State house of representatives in 1787-1795; sheriff of the Ninety-sixth District in 1791; elected major general of the upper division of State militia in 1796; elected as a Republican to the Seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1813); was not a candidate for reelection; major general commanding the troops raised for the defense of South Carolina during the War of 1812; retired to his plantation on the Saluda River, near Mount Willing, Edgefield County, S.C., and died there November 15, 1821; interment in the family burial ground at Butler Methodist Church, near Saluda, Edgefield (now Saluda) County, S.C.
--- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress


  • Birth, death: Dowling Family Tree - Tim Dowling - rootsweb, 2001-2015 - - electronic - I292826

  Photos and archival records

{{ media.title }}

{{ mediasCtrl.getTitle(media, true) }}
{{ media.date_translated }}

 Family Tree Preview

|2_James Butler 1736-1781
|--1_William Butler, Maj. Gen. 1759-1821
|                                                                           _____|24_Richard Foote 1632-
|                                                  _____|12_Richard Foote 1665-1724
|                                                 /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|25_Hester Hayward 1639
|                       _____|6_George Foote ca 1706-1759
|                      /                        \
|                     /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|13_Elizabeth Innes ca 1666-1725
|3_Mary Foote 1738-/1810
                       \                           _____|14_Benjamin Berryman 1669-/1729
                        \                         /
                         ¯¯¯¯¯|7_Frances Berryman 1708-1753
                                                  \                         _____|30_John Newton 1657-1699
                                                   ¯¯¯¯¯|15_Elizabeth Newton 1685-1763
                                                                             ¯¯¯¯¯|31_Mary Rose Allerton 1664-