Will of JOEL BUTLER (1787-1862) (Son of Ford Butler, Rev. soldier) Wives: Patsy Culpepper and Belinda Smith Ashley. Signed Dec. 14, 1861. Prob. Dec. 1861.
Son, David C. Butler, wife Selina ROZAR. Son, Benjamin F. Butler, wife FRANCES ADAIR. Dau, Elizabeth Butler married Nimrod Burke. Dau, Martha Butler m. Leaton L. Harrison (moved to Randolph Co GA) Dau, Mary Butler (dec'd), m.James Pierce. Dau, Nancy Butler m.Christopher C. Smith. Son, George W. Butler, wife Adeline Howell. Dau, .......Butler, wife of James L. Howell. Dau, Jane Butler, wife of James M. Knight. Dau, Laura Ann Butler, wife of Elbert Hughs. Dau, Julia Ann Butler, married Mr. Damons. Son, Joel Jackson, wife Amanda Carr.
1850 census, Wilkinson Co, GA Surname : Butler Joel63 Farmer, 30,000 acres, b.SC Melinda (Belinda)42 SC (nee Belinda Smith Ashley) Jane17Ga(m. James M. Knight) George14 Ga(m. Adeline Howell) Frances Ann11 Ga(m. James L. Howell ?) Laure (Laura) Ann 9 Ga (m. Elbert Hughs) Juliann(Julia) 6 Ga (m. Mr. Damons) Joel I.2 Ga (m. Amanda Carr)