Pierce Butler

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Pierce Butler was a Major in the British Army, a US Senator, plantation owner and an American Founding Father. - AsNotedIn


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1744/07/11 Pierce Butler is born in Ballintemple House (razed 1917, fragment remains), near Tullow, County Carlow, Ireland to Sir Richard Butler, 5th Baronet, of Cloughgrenan and his wife Henrietta Percy. Born Province of Leinster Republic of Ireland
1771/01/10 Mary Middleton marries Pierce Butler Groom Marriage of Mary Middleton and Pierce Butler
1787/00/00 Pierce Butler proposes the Fugitive Slave Clause (Article 4, Section 2) for the US Constitution. Persons "held to service" in one state who escapes to another, shall be "delivered up on claim of the party to whom such service or labour may be due". Author Constitution of the United States Independence Hall Philadelphia Constitutional Convention
1787/09/17 Federal Convention adopts the US Constitution. Signer, Representing South Carolina Constitution of the United States Independence Hall Philadelphia Constitutional Convention
1791/05/02 At Prioleau's wharf, GW is met by Gov Pinckney, Lt Gov Isaac Holmes, intendant Arnoldus Vanderhorst, Sen Pierce Butler and Sen Ralph Izard, wardens of Charleston, Cincinnati, a Company of Fusiliers and shouts of joy from a large concourse of citizens. Digitary The Vendue Hotel Charleston George Washington's Southern Tour
1793/00/00 Enslaved African Americans work Pierce Butler's 300 acre rice plantation on Butler Island. Owner Butler Island Rice Plantation Altamaha Wildlife Management Area
1804/08/25 Aaron Burr arrives at Pierce Butler's Hampton Plantation, St Simon's Island where he will sojourn for a month. Host Hamilton Plantation Slave Cabins St Simons Island Alexander Hamilton Duel
1822/02/15 Pierce Butler dies in Philadelphia, PA. He is buried in Christ Church. Died Christ Church Burial Ground Philadelphia
1824/00/00 Butler's 10 room main house at Hamilton Plantation is destroyed by a hurricane. Home Hamilton Plantation Slave Cabins St Simons Island
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