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The Butler family will next be noticed. They live on Hayes Swamp and Little Pee Dee, and they are the descendants of old Isham Butler, who was one of the first settlers of that region of the county; he was the father of Stephan and Isham Butler of later times, and had six daughters, Annie, the oldest never married, Laney married her cousin, Dempsey Butler, Patience the third daughter married Green Watson., Polly married Stephen Moody, Zilla married Reuben Paul, Susan died unmarried. Stephen was the oldest son of old Isham and he and his brother, Isham lived near each other. Stephan married Katie McEachern.

Nathan Butler, son of old Isham was another of the first settlers. He had four sons, Dempsy, the eldest married his cousin, Laney; Solomon married Polly Brasswell, Samuel married Milly Brasswell and James married the Widow Jane Davis.

--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.

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