This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Samuel Putts. SAMUEL BUTTS, belonging to a family noted for its patriotism and fearless independence, was born November 24, 1777, on bis father's farm in Southampton, Va. His first paternal ancestor in America, Thomas Butts, was among the original pioneers who settled Jamestown, Va. His grandfather, James Butts, was commissioned as Captain of the Virginia Militia, following the fortunes of General "Light Horse" Harry Lee's command throughout the Revolutionary War. His father, Simmons Butts, served as captain during the War of 1812 and greatly distinguished himself for discretion, bravery, and humane treatment to his men whilst serving under Gen. Jett Thomas and Col. Ignatius Few, both illustrious Georgians. At the same time, Lewis Butts, his brother, although a private, was in the same command and was highly esteemed as a soldier. On his mother's side his grandfather, Spratling Simmons, was also in the Revolutionary War, under Gen. Nathaniel Greene. He took active part in many battles, notably Guilford Court House, Germantown, Brandywine, Cowpens, etc . For that period the subject of this sketch had good educational advantages. Besides having been trained in the best common schools of the land, "he was taught for some time Latin and Greek and the sciences by Rev. George Guerly. South Hampton, who for many years presided over the leading school of the State." When quite a young man he came with his father's family to Georgia, settling first in Hancock county. As soon as he arrived at maturity he went to Monticello, Jasper county, Ga. In 1807 Jasper county was organized as Randolph, and soon after Mr. Butts removed to it; in 1812, through the efforts of many good citizens, led by Mr. Butts, the Georgia Legislature was induced to change its name to Jasper county. F...
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