Here's Mr. Monte Morgan's research, compiled back in the late 90's.I think he has since passed away.
He details the erroneous Butler families that have been attributed to him and details factual data about Thomas Butler of Frederick County, Virginia.
(ca. 1720 ??? to 1764 Frederick Co, VA)
by Monte H. Morgan
St. Louise, MO
> > The origin and ancestry of Thomas Butler of
> > Frederick County, Virginia
> > has been the subject of much speculation for the
> > simple reason that there
> > is no "hard" information on those aspects of his
> > life. The few facts
> > that are known about this man, presented in the
> > following paragraphs,
> > while not establishing his lineage, do enable us to
> > discredit some
> > lineages that have been erroniously attributed to
> > him.
> > Land record: Thomas Butler, no warrant, date from
> > survey-18 Jan
> > 1749-survey undated; 400 a. where he lives on Cedar
> > Crk.; adjacent John
> > Hueston & Andrew Vance. Chainmen: William Hueston &
> > John Cook.
> > Surveyor: John Baylis. (1)
> > [Lease] Between Thomas Butler of County of Frederick
> > [to] Peter Jordan of
> > said County . . . consideration of five' shillings .
> > . . all that tract
> > of land containing Four hundred acres scituate lying
> > and being on Cedar
> > Creek granted to the said Thomas Butler by Deed from
> > the Proprietors
> > Office the 6th Jan 1752. . Yielding and paying rent
> > of one Ear of Indian
> > Corn on Lady Day next
> > . . . signed Thomas Butler. Witnessed: John Funk,
> > James Ireson, John
> > Tipton. Recorded: 08 Sep 1756.(2)
> > [Release] Between Thomas Butler of County of
> > Frederick [to]Peter Jordan
> > of the said County.....consideration of Seventy
> > Pounds . . . 400 a.(same
> > as above)..... signed Thomas Butler. Witnessed:John
> > Funk, James Ireson,
> > John Tipton. Recorded: 08 Sep 1756. (3)
> > Joseph Butler, heir at law of Thomas Butler,
> > assignee of Mathew Black;
> > Warrant IS Jan 1749-50- Survey 11 Mar 1750151; 400a.
> > where he lives
> > [Mathew Black] on S. side of Cedar Crk.;adjacent
> > land formerly surveyed
> > for Col. James Wood, Jacob Funk, Lord Fairfax.
> > Chainmen: David Johnson
> > & John Cook. Surveyor: William Baylis.
> > Jane Butler to have her one-third. Thomas Butler
> > proved to be heir at
> > law before John Hite. Jean [sicl Butler made oath 30
> > Sep. 1766 that
> > Thomas Butler died without a will as far as she
> > knows & Joseph Butler is
> > heir at law.(4)
> > In 1764 there occurred several notable Indian raids
> > in Shenandoah [was
> > Frederick Co. at that time] County-one or two near
> > Strasburg, one near
> > Luray. On Cedar Creek a number of persons were
> > killed, among them
> > probably a Mr. Lyle and a Mr. Butler.(5)
> > Historian N.N.Hill, Jr. writing about Thomas Butler
> > III, grandson of
> > Thomas Butler (cl720- 1764):
> > "A few reminiscences of this, the earliest settler
> > in this township
> > [Jefferson Twp, Coshocton Co, OH] would not be
> > inappropriate. His
> > grandfather had been shot and killed by Indians
> > close to his cabin, in
> > Virginia, while he was making a garden fence, and
> > his grandmother with
> > her youngest child, James, then seven years old,
> > captured. Another son,
> > Joseph, Thomas Butler's [the III] father who had
> > recently been married
> > was out in the field at work at the time, avoided
> > captivity, or perhaps
> > death by fleeing to her husband, narrowly escaping
> > from a persuing
> > Indian. Mrs. Butler effected her escape the second
> > night after she was
> > father, going for him there.(6) (see note at end)
> > Thomas Butler left no will. An inventory dated 07
> > Aug 1764 is recorded
> > in Frederick County, VA.(7)
> > Neighbors of Thomas Butler on Cedar Creek as
> > determined from land records
> > included:
> > 21 Jul 1751-Bill of Sale-William Huston, Galor,
> > sold to Peter Gordon
> > hamor Man living in Pensilvany." (Also shown as
> > Jorden.) Land
> > adjacent: Thomas Butler's old place & "the place
> > called John Moses
> > place." signed William (x) Huston. Witnessed:
> > Thomas Butler, John
> > Hustoun, Bernard Dispineut (GS).(8)
> > Henry Wetzel, forfeited from Jacob Funk, assignee
> > of Patrick Black;
> > Warrant 04 Sep 1750- Survey 12 Mar 1750/51; 455 a.
> > where he (Black)
> > lives on Paddys Mill Creek, Cedar Creek; adjacent
> > John Morse & Thomas
> > Butler. Chainmen: John Cook & John Tipton.
> > Surveyor: William
> > Baylis.(9)
> > The Funks and the Wetzels were later to remove to
> > the Cheat River area of
> > Monongalia Co, VA with Thomas Butler's sons, Joseph
> > and Thomas II.
> > Col. John Tipton married Mary Butler, d.o. Thomas
> > Butler.(10)
> > Andrew Vance (bc 1700) had 400 a. on Cedar Creek
> > (where Andrew lived)
> > surveyed by
> > John Baylis on 09 Mar 1749/50. He received a
> > Fairfax grant for the 400
> > a. (Located
> > adjacent to John Richards and Thomas Butler) on 06
> > Mar 1752.. Andrew was
> > deceased by 02 April 1754 when his will (19
> > Dec 1750) was proved
> > in Frederick County Court. He
> > willed all his land to sons Samuel, Andrew and
> > Alexander. He left five
> > shillings (and no
> > more) to his son John. He appointed his wife Jane
> > and son Samuel as
> > executors.
> > Witnessed: Thomas Butler, John Cook and William
> > Huston.(11)
> > [It is speculated that Thomas Butler may have
> > married, secondly, this
> > widow Jane Vance.] Three origins that have been
> > erroneously attributed
> > to Thomas Butler of Frederick County, Virginia are
> > discussed in the
> > following paragraphs.
> > (I)
> > Thomas Butler of Stafford Co, VA son of James
> > Butler, who deceased before
> > 14 Jun 1732 (date will proved.)(12)
> > Thomas Butler, with brother James, on Quit Rent Roll
> > for 1742. (Thomas
> > with 250a.)(13)
> > Thomas Butler m. 07 Apr 1741 Mary Mason.(14)
> > Thomas Butler died 03 Dec 1743.(14) (Mary Butler
> > remarried 04 Feb 1745
> > John Carter.)(14)
> > (II)
> > Thomas Butler of Prince George's Co, MD, son of
> > James Butler (b--d.before
> > 21 Oct 1709 Prince George's Co, MD) and Joyce
> > (Carroll) Butler of Anne
> > Arundel Co, MD (b--d. before June 1726 Prince
> > George's Co, MD)
> > This Thomas Butler was born 14 Jun 1707 Prince
> > George's Co, MD in King
> > George Parish.(15) Thomas m. 27 Oct 1733 Prince
> > George's Co, MD,
> > Elizabeth Chew.(16)
> > Thomas had come into Orphans Court of Prince
> > George's Co. MD in Jun 1776,
> > being over 18 years and chose as guardian James
> > Carroll of Anne Arundel
> > Co, MD.(17)
> > In 1742 Thomas Butler of Prince George's Co, MD
> > signed a petition to
> > Governor Thomas Bladen to create Frederick Co,
> > MD.(18) This Thomas Butler
> > has a long history of land ownership in the
> > Hermitage tract in Frederick
> > Co. [now Montgomery Co, MD] from 23 Nov 1749 to at
> > least 16 Aug 1758 so
> > he could not be the Thomas Butler of Frederick Co,
> > VA.(19)
> > (III)
> > Thomas Boteler (Butler) of Prince George's Co, MD,
> > son of Henry Boteler
> > (bc.1667 Calvert Co, MD-d.before 05 Sep 1713 Prince
> > George's Co, MD) and
> > Catherine (Lingan) Boteler, daughter of George
> > Lingan) (d.before 17 May
> > 1708.)
> > Thomas Boteler bc. 1710 Prince George's Co, MD and
> > at age 17 chose Capt.
> > John Middletown as his guardian.(20) This Thomas
> > Boteler died before 21
> > Jun 1779 in Prince George's Co, MD where his
> > inventory was recorded.(Book
> > ST 1:117.) The inventory was witnessed by his two
> > brothers, Edward and
> > Charles Boteler. His wife, Mary Boteler, recorded
> > the administration
> > accounting 23 Jul 5,1785 (Book ST 1:249.).(22)
> > So, at this writing this compiler can only rest
> > with the common
> > statement "Thomas Butler came from Ireland."
> > REFERENCES
> > I-Peggy Shomo Joiner; Abstracts of Virginia's
> > Northern Neck Warrants &
> > Surveys, Frederick
> > Co, 1747-1780, Vol II; Portsmouth, VA, 1985; p 25.
> > 2-Amelia C. Gilbreath; Frederick Co, VA Deed Books
> > 1,2,3,4, 1743-1758
> > Abstracted;Nokesville, VA 1989; Bk 4,p 181.
> > 3-Gilbreath; p 182.
> > 4-Joiner; p 25
> > 5-John W. Wayland; A History of Shenadoah County,
> > VA; Shenandoah
> > Publishing House,
> > Strasburg, VA 1927; p 68.
> > 6-N.N.Hill, Jr.;History of Coshocton County,
> > Ohio;A.A.Graham Co,
> > Publishers, Newark, OH,
> > 1881; p 567.
> > 7-Will Book 3, p 203, Winchester, VA.
> > 8-Joiner; p 83.
> > 9-Joiner; p 164
> > 10-Wayland; p 653.
> > 11-Cecil O'Dell; Pioneers of Old Frederick Co, VA;
> > Walsworth Publishing
> > Co, Marceline, MO
> > 1995; p 301.
> > 12-Stafford Co, VA Will Book M, p 59-60. (James
> > Butler names as his sons,
> > James, William
> > & Thomas.)
> > 13-John Vogt & T.W.Kethley, Jr.; Stafford Co, VA
> > Tithables,Vol 1; Iberian
> > Publishing Co Vol
> > 1; Iberian Publishing Co, Athens, GA, 1990; p 49.
> > 14-George H.S. King; The Register of Overwharton
> > Parish, Stafford Co, VA
> > 1723-1758;
> > Fredericksburg, VA 1961; p 15.
> > 15-Index To Register of King George's Parish
> > 1689-1801;Prince George's
> > Co. Genealogical
> > Society, Inc; Bowie, MD; p 240 of Register.
> > 16-Index To Register of Prince George's Parish
> > 1711-1798; Prince George's
> > Co, Genealogical
> > Society, Inc; Bowie, MD; p 229 of Register.
> > 17-Dorthy H. Smith; Orphans and infants of Prince
> > George's Co, MD
> > 1696-1750; Annapolis,
> > MD, 1976; p 19.
> > 18-Grace L. Tracy and John P. Dern; Pioneers of old
> > Monocacy;
> > Genealogical Publishing Co,
> > Inc, 1987; p 370.
> > 19-Patricia A. Andersen; Frederick Co, MD Land
> > Records 17481761; various
> > pages.
> > 20-Donna Valley Russell; The Boteler Family of
> > Maryland; The American
> > Genealogist, Vol 70-
> > 1, Jan 1995; p 9-17.
> > 21-Charles D. Tipton; Tipton, The First Five
> > American Generations;
> > Gateway Press, Inc,
> > Baltimore, MD, 1998; p 130-132.
> > 22-Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol
> > 8-1,Feb 1967; p 21-22.
> > ----------------
> > Note: This version of the indian raid and aftemath
> > is very simular to
> > one that was related by one of Col. John Tipton's
> > sons many years latter."
Please feel free to e-mail me directly. If not mistaken, Mr. Morgan has since passed away.