Sharon, Aaron (the father) had a brother, Moses Butler, as he witnessed a court deed for him.Our Aaron had a son Moses Butler, who moved to N.C., and was married to Elizabeth Reece, and was the father of a large family. I believe the deeds in S.C., about 1790-1795 or so, establishes the relationship between them (Aaron & Moses)as brothers.
They were on the early US Census lists as heads of households, so that points to them being of contemporary ages.I don't know where the brother Moses moved, but Aaron went into Pendleton, I think it was.Aaron's daughter, Elizabeth Butler married Thornton Sims there, and records in the paper show this.
We know from Aaron's will that he named sons Elihugh, Moses and George, and daughters Elizabeth and Cealy Butler. If there is a male Butler who is in your line, I surely would recommend a yDNA test (67 alleles is best) and I would fully expect it will place him into the Irish Type III group.
Don't know if I sent you our descent from Aaron and Jane Pitts Butler.It goes Aaron to his son, George William Butler.George W. to his son, Aaron and his wife, Rebecca Pedan.Then, Aaron was the father of Samuel Butler. Samuel and his wife had William Butler, and this is my grandfather.
Aaron's son George was on the 1820 census in Newberry County, SC, and in 1830.Then, Aaron moved to North Carolina and died in 1831, and our George William Butler moved to Georgia when the Indian lands opened up for settlement.He and his next 3 generations were all in Cobb County, Georgia where they appear on censuses till the Civil War.
My cousin who did the dna testing is the 8th generation from Aaron(& Jane) of Newberry County.DNA carries down forever, it seems, which makes it such a mighty tool to link true blood lines. This may not be of any help, but, in a simpler form, I think our Aaron had a brother, Moses Butler.I know he also had a son, Moses, who moved into NC and where Aaron died, closeby.
Then, my ancestor, George, named one of his sons, Aaron, still carrying on the old names.
Moses of NC, named a son, Aaron Butler.They just left a lot of clues, but left a lot out!The preponderance of evidence seems to me to link them. Best wishes, Anne Bruce