Samuel Butcher Sr.

Samuel Butcher Sr. (1730 - 1778)

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Samuel Butcher Sr.
Born in Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about in Hanover County, Virginiamap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died in Loudoun, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Feb 2015
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Samuel Butcher, Sr., was born in England in 1730, and came to America as a young boy to colonial Virginia.

Samuel Butcher, Sr., married Miss Susannah (Lewis) probably in Hanover Co., Virginia, in c1748.

Samuel Butcher, Sr., enlisted in Capt. Cooke's Company in the Indian Wars in Amelia County, Virginia, in January 10, 1755, at the age of 24 years. He is listed on the manuscript roll of Capt. Cooke's Company of July 13, 1756. He was listed as 5' 7" tall, a planter, sandy hair, fair complexion, freckled and round- sholders (State Department file, Washington, DC)

In the early years after their marriage, Samuel Sr. & Susannah lived in colonial Loudoun Co., Virginia. He reared his cabin from the wilderness growth and carved out a home, from year to year improving and cultivating its broad acres. Later, they removed from Virginia and settled in colonial days in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. After a while, leaving behind his sons John Sr. & Samuel Jr., he migrated back to Virginia to near Bloomfield, Cameron Parish, Loudoun Co. (then Prince William Co.), Virginia, under the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains. His original tract constituted over 1000 acres of finely located land at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains not far from the old Ebenezer Baptist meeting house, and here he and his wife spent the remainer of their lives. His plantation was known as "White Hall." He built a stone mansion with five massive chimneys, and his outlaying buildings, barns, servant quarters where built of the same material, while his whole plantation was enclosed with magnificent fence.

Samuel Butcher, Sr., is buried probably in the old Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery near Bluemont, Loudoun Co., Virginia, with the burial ground beside it, of two acres, donated and endowed by his munificence. (Info partly from Butcher-Gibbens Geanealogy & Genealogy of the Sydney-Smith, Clagett-Price and Allied Familes, pg. 119)

Will of Samuel Butcher, Sr., was written on Sept. 12, 1769, of the Parish of Cameron, County of Loudoun and colony of Virginia. This will lists the following heirs: dearly beloved wife Susanna, the whole of my plantation; beloved son Samuel Butcher, Jr., in Pennsylvania (under age 20), to have the whole plantation that I now live upon after he comes to the age of 21; eldest son, John Butcher, Sr. in Pennsylvania; well beloved daughter, Hannah Phillips; well beloved daughter, Else Pierce; beloved daughter, Jane Butcher; daughter, Elizabeth; (The two youngest children listed as Samuel and Jane; refers to seven children) Lists undivided land between John Butcher, Benjamin Overfelt, Jenkins Phillips, and Susanna Butcher, and the lot laid out for Else Pierce; Will proved 1778; His daughter Mary was married to Benjamin Overfield (also spelled Overfelt), and she is the missing 7th child referred to above.

The manuscript roll of Capt. Cooke's company of 13 July, 1756 states that "at the age of twenty-four he enlisted, to January, 1755, in Amelia County, Virginia: he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, a planter, sandy hair, fair complexion, freckled and round-shoulders." This would make him as born in 1731.

He and his family were Baptists.

Built and owned White Hall.



Date: 1769
Place: Rental Rolls, Loudoun County, VA[1]
Date: 1772
Place: Rental Rolls, Loudoun County, VA[2]
  • Source: S-482872482 Repository: #R-998365617 Title: Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890 Author: Publication: Operations Inc APID: 1,3578::0
  • Repository: R-998365617 Name:
  • Coldham - "Bonded Passengers ", volume 6
  1. Source: #S-482872482 APID: 1,3578::33318925
  2. Source: #S-482872482 APID: 1,3578::33318931

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On 2 Nov 2015 at 17:42 GMT Magdelena (Ybarra) Villarreal wrote:

can you please point out the connection and with whom. My ancestors Bitcher were from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

On 30 Oct 2015 at 18:53 GMT Katharine (Mounger) Jones wrote:

Butcher-1442 and Butcher-1289 appear to represent the same person because: same spouse, approximate birth date, son.

Samuel is 18 degrees from Elinor Glyn, 17 degrees from Frances Weidman and 16 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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