Reference Kit #23943
I have just joined the Butler Surname project. However, I had my test done in 2004. Later I had it upgraded to the 37 marker result and have ordered the 67 marker upgrade. I noted that you have my results posted but it is flagged with ancestor not provided.
My earliest known surname ancestor is Ignatious Butler, born on October 2, 1755. I descend through his second son Nathan Butler born 1782. Ignatious and Nathan Butler settled in what is now Bath County, Kentucky. Ignatious Butler was literate and left a handwritten book in which he recorded the births of his children. Nathan had a son named Silvanus, my great-great grandfather, born in 1817 and moved to Grant County, Kentucky. He allegedly died on the way back to Kentucky from Missouri. My great-grandfather Thomas Nicholas Butler born in 1866 was the youngest son of Silvanus Butler.
I would like to establish an origin for Ignatious (aka Ignatius). I believe that it was in Ireland or perhaps England. I have two hints. There was an Ignatious Butler who married an Ellinr Cullen in St. Nicholas Without parish in Dublin in 1729. In 1749 there is a death of an Ignatious Butler recorded in London. Beyond the tenuous thread of the same name, I cannot make a connection to my Ignatious Butler who showed up in the Virginia records as having 300 acres on the Cheat River in what is now West Virginia.