Historic Marker, Butler House, Mountain City, TN

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Butler House - National Register of Historic Places Ref # 73001798, date listed 19730411

. 309 N. Church St.

. Mountain City, TN (Johnson County)

. Butler was born in Wytheville, Virginia, on April 9, 1827, the youngest son of George Taylor. His father died before Roderick was one year old. At age 13, he was bound out as an apprentice to John Haney of Newbern, Virginia, to learn the tailor's trade. After a six-year apprenticeship, he moved to Taylorsville, Tennessee (modern Mountain City) to work as a tailor.

. Butler married Emeline Jane Donnelly, the daughter of a wealthy Taylorsville area farmer, in 1849.[4] The couple had 11 children.[3] A grandson of Butler, Robert Reyburn Butler, represented an Oregon district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1928 to 1933.

. The "mansion" home in Mountain City that Butler built circa 1870 is a local landmark. (1)

. References (1) Wikipedia

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