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According to the information that I have Thomas Butner Sr. born 1741 MD and married to Sara Elrod had a son Christopher Butner who was born May 8 1769 in Rowan County NC and died Oct. 14, 1808 in Hope NC. He married Elisabeth Lanius July 12, 1796. She was born March 16, 1774 in Friedland and died July 18, 1850 in Hope NC. Christian and Elisabeth had six children; Thomas b-Apr.23, 1797; Catherine b-Dec. 29, 1798; Sara Altje b-May 14, 1801; May Magdalen b-Oct. 16, 1803; Anna Elisabeth b-May 1, 1806; and John b-May 22, 1808.