Here are the existing descendants I have:
Robert W. Butler b.2 June 1799 Maryland d. 24 apr 1864 m. Elizabeth "lizzie" Briggs b. 1836 d.1864 Both buried Clothier Cemetery, Iowa Co., Iowa They had: James W b. IND, Robert F b. OH,Mary E b. OH, Thomas L b. IND. and Rufus S b.1826 d.1870.
Rufus S. Butler b.1826 Ohio d.1870 Filmore, Iowa, m. Lydia S.C. Denton b. 1 Nov 1824 Fleming Co., Ky d.25 Apr.1899 Iowa City, Iowa. They had Austin O. b.1848 d.1900, Elizabeth J. b.1850 d. 1854, Mahala Ellen b.1852 d. 1886, Columbus b.1854 d.1930,
Alvin b. 1856, Clifton b.1858 d. 1863 and Rufus C. b.1858.
Austin O. Butler b.9 July 1848 d. 1900 Jackson,Poweshiek Co., Iowa m. Clarissa Pettibone b. 20 Dec 1853 d. 6 April 1899 Jackson, Poweshiek Co., Iowa. Their Children: Effie b. abt 1874 Iowa Co. Iowa. Frank Alvin Butler b.14 Feb.1876 Iowa Co., Iowa. d. 14 Dec 1941 Mahaska Co., Iowa, m. Laura Ann Gorsuch 1898
Frank Alvin Butler .m. Laura Ann Gorsuch 1898 They had: Dewey Danial b. 16 May 1899 Montezuma, Poweshiek Co., Iowa. Lewis George b. 5 Mar 1902 Apr 1968, Rosy V. b. 30 July 1906 d. 1933 Linnville, Jasper Co. Iowa, Cecil Max b. 16 Mar 1912 Montezuma, Poweshiewk Co., Iowa, Helen Mary b.6 Sept 1915 South of Montezuma, Poweshiek Co., Iowa and Helen Elizabeth b.abt 1919 Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa d. 5 Apr 1992 Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa.
Any help with parentage of Robert W. Would be helpful.
Maybe it's interesting for you to know that the word BUTLER has also a significance that reminds to BOTTELIER, the dutch word in VOC-time when this person was responsible for food & beverage on the ships. Later the BUTLER was the person in house who looked after the kitchen-works.
Hope I wrote is in good English, for my native language is Dutch.
* http://www.geni.com/projects/Butler-Family-around-James-Butler-9th-... - a project mainly managed by curatores and there is no information about the scope and intentions of this project
* http://www.geni.com/projects/Botteliers-in-de-familie - Dutch project, till now I did not have any intention to translate more, for it's mainly to gather people on VOC-ships and later with this profession and there some linked with the surname BOTTELIER
* http://www.geni.com/projects/Verenigde-Oostindische-Compagnie-1602-... and related projects to find crew and administration-people of this compagnie
* if you look at the projectpage-index you can search yourself with any keyword you need if there are projects concerning your questions.
There is also a possibiliteit to start you OWN Butler-search project. If you like I can help starting it, but then its better to have a collaboration first. I made several, also for other geni-users with no experience in wiki-pages, for instance:
* http://www.geni.com/projects/t-Geslacht-LOBENSTEIN or http://www.geni.com/projects/t-Geslacht-WALDEMAN - for all people who might have the same ancestor and sometimes got totally different surnames as a result of migration and adaptation to other languages. That's why it's rather important not to use ONLY english in a global platform like geni is. In Europe we try to get interesse in France and Germany, but there are not enough curatores with experience in these languages a/o sources in these big countries. But there is progress...
* http://www.geni.com/projects/de-MOUCHERON-❦-family-%E2%80%A7-genealogy - in my own ancesty I appeared to be a descendant of famous Dutch painters etc. This project helped me to distinquish the different lines in Europe I am related to
* to search for family of my mother's mother I invented: http://www.geni.com/projects/van-DEURZEN-❧-family-%E2%80%A7-genealogy - a name that spread over the world but originally comes from Holland, North Brabant and here genealogists have documented already more than 8000 people with this name all over the world and are still searching. So my project is just an drop on a stove...
* and to stop my release an example how we try in the Netherlands by co-operation and collaboration to help each other in teamwork, with the help of only a few European curatores, to work on dutch family-names:
Lots of succes with your travel through the geni-world, its really nice to do. groetUnu jMu = jeannette from Holland, Europe.