Near Rogersville in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (South Central)
Gabriel “Old Gabe” Butler
Gabriel Butler “Ole Gabe” was born in the Carolinas in 1779, about the time of the Revolutionary War. His name is on records in Kentucky in the 1800s. He married his first wife, Sarah Whitesides, in Warren County, KY, on December 26, 1803. Gabe was among the earliest white settlers of Lauderdale County. He arrived here during the early 1800s and leased land from Cherokee Indian Chief Doublehead on the Chief’s Reserve. After Doublehead was killed in 1807, the government directed the settlers on his Reserve to leave. Gabe and other settlers signed a petition in 1809 asking to remain; however, the settlers were evicted around 1811. Gabe and his family moved to the north into Tennessee. Indian Treaties signed in 1817 allowed the creation of Lauderdale County in February 1818. The Federal Land Office was established allowing land to be sold here beginning in March of 1818. Gabe traveled to Huntsville on November 14, 1818, and purchased land here along Bluewater Creek. Eventually, he owned several acres in this area.
Erected 2017 by Alabama Heart of Dixie East Lauderdale Historical Society.
Location. 34° 52.238′ N, 87° 25.028′ W. Marker is near Rogersville, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on CR 421. Marker and cemetery are both located Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rogersville AL 35652, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cherokee Chief Doublehead's Village Around 1800 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Daniel White (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jesse James Gang Canal Payroll Robbery/Trial of Frank James (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mitchell Town Community (approx. 1˝ miles away); Elgin/Elgin Crossroads (approx. 2 miles away); Springfield Community 1810/Springfield Church and School (approx. 2 miles away); Center (Centre) Star (approx. 2.2 miles away); Covington/Second Creek / Wheeler Dam/Lake (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rogersville.
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