. . .a little Butler Genealogy

last European generation:
Thomas & Eleanor Butler
both b. Ireland; fled in 1740's Rebellion
The crown confiscated their land in Ireland
first American generation:


Gen. Percival Pierce Butler, the fourth son of Thomas
and Eleanor, married Mildred Hawkins after coming
to Kentucky. Came to Carrollton in 1797. He bought the farm
that comprises the western part of the park on April 12, 1797.

second American generation:


son #1:
Maj. Thomas Langford Butler
b. 4-10-1789 in Lexington
m. 1-11-1811 Sarah Hawkins
They had two children:

      8 other children

Butlerson #2
Gen. Wm. Orlando Butler
b. 4-19-1791
m. Eliza Todd

second generation

a son:  Percival,   and a daughter: Mary Ellen

  no children
third American generation:  

Percival Butler
died at age 19
at Centre College

Butler Turpin
Mary Ellen Butler
m. Philip Osborne Turpin
8 children (3 died of TB)

Gen. Wm. Orlando Butler ran for US Vice President in 1848, is the man who built the Butler home at 713 Highland Avenue, and is the man for whom the state park is named. Maj. Thomas L. Butler, along with his daughter Mary Ellen and his son-in-law Turpin  built the house on the Lock Road side of Butler Park.  It was built about the time Mary Ellen died, so mostly it was lived in by the Major, his son-in-law, and the Turpin children.