His wife, Esther Wadsworth Butler was born December 25, 1759 in Hartford, Connecticut and died June 29, 1840 in
Brookville. She and their three sons, David, Cyrus, and Nathaniel, first brought the Butler name to Jefferson county. Esther Wadsworth was the niece of Captain Wadsworth, who is credited with saving the charter of
Connecticut in 1685 from Sir Edmund Andros by hiding it in a hollow tree. A metal flag holder on her grave, placed by the Venango Chapter of DAR, honors her as the wife of a Revolutionary War Soldier. Cyrus Butler
resided in Brookville, David and Nathaniel were residents of Pine Creek Township. David Butler married Catherine Fey of Clearfield County. His younger brother, Nathaniel married Rebecca Barnett, the first white
child born in Jefferson County, daughter of Joseph Barnett.