Talk:John Butler (pioneer)

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Is "pioneer" the best term to use to disambiguate this guy? I'll save adjusting links to John Butler for a day or two, just in case someone moves it to a better title. -- Chuq 02:41, 5 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Probably a better title would be John Butler (soldier). --Kevin Myers 20:54, Feb 21, 2005 (UTC)
Even better, John Butler (Loyalist), as was done with Walter Butler (Loyalist). --Kevin Myers 13:38, August 6, 2005 (UTC)
No, that introduces a British POV. Tory would be more neutral. Pollinator 17:35, August 6, 2005 (UTC)
Hmm, I think the opposite may be true. For the American Revolutionaries, "Tory" was the word you used when you wanted to slander someone -- almost like the modern "fascist (epithet)". I wonder what the Butlers called themselves, if anything? --Kevin Myers 22:26, August 6, 2005 (UTC)

Rogers Rangers?[edit]

Was John Butler in Rogers Rangers during the F&I war? I have a reference to a Lieutenent John Butler who was with the Rangers when they accepted the surrender of Detroit. He was then dispatched to receive the surrender of Kekionga (modern Fort Wayne), and was relieved a year later, just in time to miss Pontiac's Rebellion. I have to wonder if there's a connection between that John Butler and the man in this article. Mingusboodle (talk) 03:25, 1 January 2009 (UTC)


Lets not call this man "fat" unless we have a citation... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:23, 16 June 2009 (UTC)