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Monday, November 1, 2010

Nathan(iel) Butler B 1769

Nathan Butler b1769 was a veteran of the Indian Wars. He came to Elbert Co Ga with Zachariah and the rest of the family. Nathan and his wife Mary Ann sold some land in Elbert Co in 1805. They are in Elbert Co in the 1820 Census. In 1830 they are in Walton Co Ga. With the Land Lottery they moved to Paulding Co Ga along with son Daniel Butler b 1794 and his wife Martha Naish Butler. After all my research I have some circumstantial evidence that my gggrand father Patrick Butler b 1799 is also a son of Nathan and Mary Ann.
Patrick and Jane Butler Named their 2nd son Nathan. Since their first son was William ( Jane's father's name) its possible that Nathan was named after Patrick's father.
Also in the 1820 census their is a son listed in Nathan's household that is in the right age range for Patrick.
Patrick married Jane Hansard sister of Elizabeth Hansard who married James B. Butler , son of James M. Butler.
The Creek Indians and our colonial grandfathers were in conflict. What had started as a peaceful but shaky coexistence erupted into war. What disease and deceptive treaties did not finish, the fighting did. Land was divided and the Lotteries held with veterans, widows and orphans of veterans receiving tracts that they settled on or sold. The land in Elbert Co Ga was just the beginning of the great migration of colonists after the Revolution. The Butler's and many others continued on their journey West from Georgia and Alabama, all the way to Texas and eventually to California and the Pacific.

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