Name of Patriot: Samuel Butcher, Jr. NSSAR Patriot # P-126428

Submitted by: Michael Wayne Barrett

Born Loudoun Co., Virginia, March 28, 1756, s/o Samuel Butcher Sr (1730-1778) & Susannah (Lewis) (c1730-1801). Spent very early years in Loudoun Co., Virginia, and later childhood years in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, with his parents.

During Revolutionary War, Samuel Butcher, Jr., enlisted Loudoun Co., Virginia, as Lieutenant in the Loudoun County Militia, May 1778. (McAllister's "Virginia Militia in the Revolution," pg 218) While a resident of Loudoun County, he volunteered on October 1, 1780, in Capt. John Davis' Virginia Company and served for 4-5 days as a First Lieutenant. He volunteered again April, 1781, and served as First Lieutenant under Capt. Thomas Shores & Capt. Samuel Nolen. On July 22, 1781, he received furlough. Having served 3 months as required by Act of June 7, 1832, under which he applied for pension but did not accept any land bounty grant as his possessions were over $5,000. (Revolutionary Pension # R1540V)

Samuel Butcher, Jr., married Hannah (Drake) probably in Loudoun Co., Virginia, on October 14, 1778. After marriage, Samuel Jr. & Hannah lived in Loudoun Co., Virginia, through 1799.

Samuel Butcher, Jr., owned land at Harper's Ferry, (W.) Virginia, after the Revolution. On September 23, 1799, William Cleaver deeded 175 acres land in Randolph County, (W.) Virginia, part of 1000 acres survey by military warrant granted to James Walker, to Samuel Butcher, being on west side of Tygart's Valley River near mouth of Leading Creek with houses, buildings, and orchard.

By 1800, Samuel Jr., Hannah, and family moved from Loudoun Co., Virginia, to Randolph Co., (W.) Virginia. The present town of Beverly, Randolph Co., W. Va., was almost entirely owned by him. A few miles north, near Elkins, Randolph Co., (W.) Virginia, was the plantation of Samuel Butcher, Jr., and his mill was built upon Grimes Farm.

Samuel Butcher listed on the 1810 Randolph Co., (W.) Virginia, census with his family.

About 1815, Samuel Jr., Hannah, and his younger children moved to large tract of land in the bend of the Little Kanawha River, opposite the mouth of Walker's Creek, in Wood Co., (W.) Virginia. Their farm became known as Butcher's Bend. Land purchased from Thomason Leach, and built a log cabin, and later frame house. He also had a ferry right over the Little Kanawha River, and he was a pioneer farmer, hunter, and slaveholder with about a dozen slaves.

Samuel Butcher is listed on the Wood County, (W.) Virginia, tax lists for multiple years including 1817, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1824, 1828, 1832.

Samuel Butcher is also listed on the 1820, 1830, & 1840 Wood Co., (W.) Virginia, censuses with his family:

Samuel Butcher, Jr., died at home of his son-in-law, Atwell D. Vaughan, at Stillwell, Wood Co., (W.) Virginia, on February 2, 1844, at the age of 87 years and is buried in the Kincheloe-Vandiver graveyard at Cedar Grove, Wood Co., W. Va., near his wife.

Samuel Butcher (Jr)'s WILL is recorded in Wood Co., (W.) Virginia. (Wood County WB 4, pg 250)