There are 6 Butler families listed on the 1790 census for Edgefield County
Butler, James 2 3 4 - 2
Butler, Anthony 2 1 1 - -
Butler, Wm, Capt. 3 3 1 - 6
Butler, Thos. 1 1 2 - -
Butler, Tom 2 - 5 - -
Butler, John 2 3 1 - -
Meriweather mentions a Maj. Hugh Butler in Saluda Old Town in 1736.
"Enterprising men tried to anticipate the needs of the trade and advancing population by taking up land at what promised to be trading posts. Major Hugh Butler in 1736, a year before he went as agent to the Cherokees, had a hundred and twenty-three acres
surveyed "at a place commonly called and known by the name of Saludy Old Town, at the Cherokee Path", but there is no evidence that he made any use of it."