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Lieutenant-Colonel John Butler 1725-1796

 
 
Lieutenant-Colonel John Butler 1725-1796 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. Lieutenant-Colonel John Butler 1725-1796 Marker
Inscription. Born in New London, Connecticut, Butler settled in the Mohawk Valley, New York, in 1742. Commissioned in the British Indian Department in 1755, he served in the Seven Years War. At the outbreak of the American Revolution , he was compelled to leave his estates and was ordered to Fort Niagara. In 1777 he organized the Loyalist Corps known as Butler's Rangers. By the end of war, this Unit with British Regulars and Indian Allies, had effectively contributed to the establishment of British control south of the Great Lakes. The Rangers were disbanded in 1784, and led by their former commander, many settled in the Niagara Peninsula. Butler remained active in Indian Affairs until his death at Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake).
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Recreation.
 
Location. 43° 15.076′ N, 79° 5.41′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Butler Street west of John Street West when traveling west. Touch for map. This historic marker is located at the western end of Butler Street, in the enclosed Butler's Burial Grounds cemetery, just inside of the gated entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Lieutenant-Colonel John Butler 1725-1796 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. Lieutenant-Colonel John Butler 1725-1796 Marker
View of the historical marker as seen just inside the gated entrance to the Butler Burial Ground Cemetery. In the background, on the cemetery's highground, is a view of the "Action at Butler's Farm" historical marker.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Action at Butler's Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); The Upper Canadian Act Against Slavery (1793) (approx. half a kilometer away); Negro Burial Ground 1830 (approx. half a kilometer away); The Battle of Fort George (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); The Remains of Three Soldiers (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Niagara Land Purchases (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Memorial Hall, 1906 (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Janet Carnochan 1839 - 1926 (approx. 1.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
Lieutenant-Colonel John Butler 1725-1796 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. Lieutenant-Colonel John Butler 1725-1796 Marker
View looking east of the historical marker at the gated entrance to the Butler's Burial Grounds cemetery, and a distant view of Butler Street ending at the cemetery gate.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 550 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 8, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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