Joel Butler was born in 1764 in Hanover Co Va. He like James, Patrick and Nathan joined Zachariah and Mary Butler in settling in Wilkes then Elbert Co Ga.
There may be other sons that either stayed in Va. or did not travel all the way to Ga., but stopped along the way to live in states along the route.
Joel Butler married Leticia Haley b1765 and in 1830 and 1840 they are living in Madison Co. Ga.Some of their children are Clemontyne b 1792 mWilliam Dudley, Haley b1793 mNancy Ward, Frederick b1800, Nancy b1804, Lucinda b1808, Patrick R. b1813, Piety b1814.
The Dudleys made it all the way to Texas.