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Generation No. 7

22. JOHN7 BUTTERFIELD (JOHN6, BENJAMIN5, NATHANIEL4, BENJAMIN3, BENJAMIN2, BENJAMIN1) was born 20 February 1730/31 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co, MA244,245, and died 1765 in Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH246. He married PHEBE RUSSELL 3 January 1753 in Litchfield, Hillsboro Co, NH246, daughter of PETER RUSSELL and DEBORAH CROSBY. She was born 16 May 1736 in Andover, Essex Co, MA247, and died ~ 1836 in Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH247.

Notes for JOHN BUTTERFIELD:

He was accidently shot in a blacksmith shop, either in Goffstown or somewhere adjacent, and was borne to his home upon horseback. He was buried at the old cemetery near where the buildings at the Hillsborough Co Farm now stand. His widow afterward married Samuel Robie. She died at the advanced age of 100 years and 6 months. (History of Goffstown, 1733-1920, Vol.2, George Plummer Hadley)

He is referred to as Lt. Butterfield when mentioned in the Robie Genealogy. John and Phebe had lived for some time in the town of Litchfield, since the birth of his oldest son, John III, is recorded there as well as being recorded in Goffstown. Since John's father held a large farm in Litchfield, and its disposition was not included in the deed whereby John the father gave Chelmsford property to his other 2 sons without mentioning his oldest son (Lt. John), it seems obvious that the eldest son, John, probably received the Litchfield farm but disposed of it and moved on to help settle Goffstown.

More About JOHN BUTTERFIELD: Date born 2: 20 February 1729/30, Chelmsford, Middlesex Co, MA

Burial: Old Cemetery, Goffstown, Hillsboro Co, NH247

Cause of Death: Accidental shooting

Inheritance: Given Litchfield, NH property by father

Military Service: 1757, French & Indian Wars, Lt. in Roger's Rangers, fought at Louisburg, Crown Point, Ticonderoga, and the Plains of Abraham, Quebec247

Occupation: Farmer; procured sheep from MA, first sheep of that kind in the area 247

Residence: Bef. 1753, Litchfield, Hillsboro Co, NH; abt 1753 First of the Butterfield family to move to Goffstown, NH; when he built a new home the original log house was used as a sheep pen.247

Will: 1767, Will Probated/Goffstown, Hillsboro Co, NH

Notes for PHEBE RUSSELL: There is a tradition that she received as a wedding present from her father two slaves, who remained with her as long as they lived, and at their decease were buried upon the farm.

Children of JOHN BUTTERFIELD and PHEBE RUSSELL are:

26. i. JOHN8 BUTTERFIELD, b. 7 September 1753, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH; d. 10 October 1828, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH.

ii. PETER BUTTERFIELD, b. 22 December 1754, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH247; d. 22 October 1836, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH247; m. (1) HANNAH GUY, 1 October 1776, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH247; d. Bef. August 1810, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH248; m. (2) RACHEL RICHARDS, 19 August 1810, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH249.

iii. SARAH 'SALLY' BUTTERFIELD, b. 1758, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH249; d. 2 September 1850, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH249; m. ELIPHALET RICHARDS, 11 December 1784, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH249.

iv. PHOEBE BUTTERFIELD, b. 1760, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH249; m. NATHANIEL GLIDDEN, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH249; b. Chester, NH.

v. DEBORAH BUTTERFIELD, b. 11 January 1762, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH249; d. 11 September 1840, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH249; m. JONATHAN BELL, 25 Dec 1781, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH249.

23. BENJAMIN7 BUTTERFIELD III (BENJAMIN6, BENJAMIN5, JOSEPH4, BENJAMIN3, BENJAMIN2, BENJAMIN1) was born 14 May 1726 in Westford, Middlesex Co, MA250,251, and died 7 December 1804 in Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT252,253. He married (1) SUSANNA SPALDING September 1748 in Westford, Middlesex Co, MA254,255,256, daughter of JACOB SPALDING and SUSANNA PIERCE. She was born 22 September 1730 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co, MA257, and died 19 November 1776 in Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT258. He married (2) LOIS HERRICK Aft. 1776 in (Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT). She died Aft. 1804 in Wila, ME258.

Notes for BENJAMIN BUTTERFIELD III:

REVOLUTIONARY WAR SERVICE: He served as an Ensign in Capt William McCune's Co. of Seth Warner's Regiment (Green Mountain Boys). Records from the War Service Dept. as taken from Heitman's Registry state his service started 1 Jan 1777, taken prisoner 7 July 1777 and did not rejoin his Regiment. VT Rolls of Rev. Service give a longer period of service showing that he signed up for additional service, and was still active around 1780.

Served as a Lt. in Capt. William McCune's Co, Seth Warner's Regt Green Mountain Boys. SOURCE: Record of 255 Vermont Revolutionary Soldiers Whose Graves Have been Located, Service Proven and Official Markers Placed, 1909-1930, Brattleboro Chapter, DAR, pg 5; Ref Vol 1, pges 273-320; MA Soldiers and Sailors; NSDAR #41127.

War Records from Washington DC show Benjamin Butterfield enlisted 1 Jan 1777 and was an Ensign in Warner's Regiment, Continental Troops, Capt. William McCune's Co. in the Battalion of Forces commanded by Col. Seth Warner. Revolutionary War. It also shows he enlisted originally in February of 1750 on an original record borrowed form the State of VT. Show he was taken prisoner 7 July 1777 and appears on a list of prisoners released and returned from Quebec in Nov 1777 in the Ship Andrew Cap Gier. Show him active but Co Muster Rolls show him as "Prisoner on Parole" until 1780. On 1 August 1780, on a Warner's Regt "Return" slip he is shown as Lt Benjamin Butterfield and is shown as Lt through January 1783, which is the last slip.

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Letter from State of Vermont Probate Court, District of Marlboro, Brattleboro signed, (Mrs.) Julia M. Putnam, Registrar, to Lucy Farris Heidenreich 24 Aug 1953:

Benjamin Butterfield, Brattleboro, Will probated 1804. Widow: Lois.

Children: Benjamin (deceased), Susannah, Jesse, Ezra, Luke, Levi, Zery, Cyrus, Benjamin 2nd, Asaph, Seraph, Polly, Sybel. [next letter corrects date to 1805]

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"History of Westminster, MA": Benjamin was son of Benjamin and Keziah born in Westford in 1726. He was undoubtedly a descendant of Benjamin, the immigrant, who was in Charlestown before 1640, taxed in Woburn in 1644, and who ten years later moved to Chelmsford. He married Susannah daughter of Jacob and Susannah (Pierce) Spaulding of C. and sr. of Joseph of this town, Sept. 26, 1748; resided for a time in Westford, removed thence to Lunenburg, and finally to Nar. No. 2 in 1752, locating first on the present W. H. Carter (Miles) place, but later on lot no. 43, So. of the house of Ge. W. Whitney. He was a carpenter by trade and an active citizen, holding the office of Assessor in 1756. He left Westminster in 1762 or 3 for Brattleboro, VT, where he took a leading part in settling the town and in forming the first church. He gained some military as well as political honors, and became Asst. Judge of the County Court of Common Pleas. An earnest participant in the movement to annex a part of FT [VT?] to NY, he was involved in certain war-like demonstrations which caused his arrest and temporary imprisonment at Northampton. He lived to a great age, leaving a considerable number of children, four of whom were born in Westminster."

"Annals of Brattleboro": Benjamin Butterfield in 1766 settled where Doctor Bemis lived, taking up one hundred rods wide on the river, to extend back far enough to make one hundred acres, for which he paid L120. This land adjoined the farms of John and Thomas Sargent. He was a captain of New York militia, justice of the peace and a man of influence, being a firm supporter of the government. He was also called "Esquire Butterfield." Benjamin Butterfield, Junior, about 1772 built and lived in a house where there is a cellar in the northwest corner of the roads west of the Sargent cemetery, and probably kept a tavern at this place."

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About Brattleboro Chartered: December 26, 1753 (New Hampshire Grant) The French and Indian Wars prevented settlement of the original grant, and Benning Wentworth renewed the charter in 1760 and 1761. Originally Brattleborough, the town was named for the first grantee, Colonel William Brattle, Jr. of Boston, listed as a clerk in earlier records, later a member of the colonial militia. He is not known to have ever visited the town named after him, except perhaps to have become familiar with the area during various military forays through the area prior to the grant.

Throughout the remainder of the 18th century, the town's population grew and flourished. A gristmill and sawmill were built on Whetstone Brook. A post office opened in 1784 at the Arms Tavern, the current site of the Retreat Farm. Because the town was on a stage coach route, the economy benefited from the trade of grain, lumber, turpentine, tallow and pork. Industry and commerce thrived during the 1800s as well. The Vermont Valley railroad ran directly through town, providing a vital link north.

It was in 1888 that Postal authorities decided that all towns ending with -borough should be shortened to -boro. Vermont went along with it. www.virtualvermont.com/towns/brattleboro.html

More About BENJAMIN BUTTERFIELD III: Date born 2: 15 May 1726, Chelmsford, Middlesex Co, MA259

Burial: Locust Ridge Cemetery/Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT260

Military Service: February 1749/50, NY Militia, served as the first Captain; 1 Jan 1777 American Revolution 1777-80, Capt. Wm McCunes Company of Seth Warner Regiment (Green Mountain Boys); Taken prisoner, 7 July 1777261

Occupation: Farmer; Lawyer; Carpenter262

Official Records: Arrested, imprisoned in Northampton, MA for his role in the movement to annex part of VT to NY

Property: 1774, Crown Grant made to land lying within the boundaries of NY State and is now Windham Co, VT; 1766 100 rods on the river extending back far enough to make 100 acres/Brattleboro, VT263

Public Ofc/Service 1: 1756, 1759 Surveyor of Bonds & Shingles/Westminster, MA; 1760 On Committee to build Pound/Westminster, MA; Asst. Judge of Common Pleas & General Session of Cumberland Co-Province NY (now Windsor/Windham Co,VT)

Public Ofc/Service 2: Bet. 1782 - 1783, Served as the 1st Representative of Brattleboro, VT to the State Legislature

Religion: Took part in forming the first church in Brattleboro, VT

Residence: Westminster/Westford, MA; Lunenburg, NH (then NY); 1762-3 removed to Brattleboro, VT, took a leading part in settling the town264

Will: 1805, Will Probated265

More About SUSANNA SPALDING: Date born 2: 20 September 1729, Chelmsford, Middlesex Co, MA

Date born 3: 22 September 1729266

Burial: Louis Ridge Cemetery/Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT

More About BENJAMIN BUTTERFIELD and SUSANNA SPALDING:

Marriage Intent: 26 September 1748, Westford, Middlesex Co, MA267

More About LOIS HERRICK: Died 2: Can't find a Wila, ME--could it be Weld, Franklin Co, ME?

Died 3: 3 October 1794, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT

Web Search: September 2000, Not on Gendex

Children of BENJAMIN BUTTERFIELD and SUSANNA SPALDING are:

27. i. BENJAMIN8 BUTTERFIELD IV, b. 20 February 1749/50, Westford, Middlesex Co, MA; d. ~ 1788, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT.

ii. SUSANNA BUTTERFIELD, b. 20 June 1753, Westminster, Middlesex Co, MA267,268; d. Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT; m. WILLIAM JONES.

More About SUSANNA BUTTERFIELD: Date born 2: 20 January 1753, Westminster, Middlesex Co, MA

iii. JESSE BUTTERFIELD, b. 20 October 1756, Westford, Middlesex Co, MA269,270; d. 17 March 1813, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT; m. BETSY KNIGHT, 1779; b. 18 August 1759, Worcester, Worcester Co, MA; d. 17 March 1813, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT.

More About JESSE BUTTERFIELD: Date born 2: 20 October 1756, Westminster, Middlesex Co, MA

Spouse: 8 June 1802, Query: ?m.2 Phebe Perry/Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT (if so, Betsy Knight's DOD is wrong)

More About BETSY KNIGHT: Died 2: Bef. 1802, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT

More About JESSE BUTTERFIELD and BETSY KNIGHT: Issue: Born Brattleboro, VT: Miranda 29 Jul 1780; Jesse 28 Nov 1782; Polly 21 Jul 1784; Luke 26 Apr 1786; Levi 6 Jun 1789; Amory 23 Jan 1791; Betsey 14 Feb 1793; Emma 12 Jan 1795; Causmore13 Jun 1798

iv. EZRA BUTTERFIELD, b. 6 October 1758, Westminster, Middlesex Co, MA271,272; d. 6 January 1825, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT; m. MARTHA HADLEY, ~ 1777, (Dummerston, Windham Co, VT); b. 29 January 1760, Westford, Middlesex Co, MA; d. 27 November 1842, Dummerston, Windham Co, VT.

More About EZRA BUTTERFIELD: Burial: Meeting House Hill Cemetary/Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT

Christening: 6 May 1760, First Church/Holden, Worcester Co, MA

Military Service: Capt.

More About MARTHA HADLEY: Date born 2: 29 February 1760, Westford, Middlesex Co, MA

More About EZRA BUTTERFIELD and MARTHA HADLEY: Issue: Born Dummerston, VT: Ezra 19 Apr 1778; Ebenezer 1 Feb 1780; Zenas 22 Feb 1782; Susanna 2 Aug 1785; Samuel 17 July 1787; Martha 22 May 1790; Cyrus 15 March 1791; Nabby 1793; Levi 1794; Benjamin 1797

28. v. LUKE BUTTERFIELD, b. 5 October 1760, Westminster, Middlesex Co, MA; d. 15 April 1831, Dummerston, Windham Co, VT.

29. vi. LEVI BUTTERFIELD, b. 1 June 1763, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT; d. 8 July 1837, Calcium, Jefferson Co, NY.

vii. ZERY BUTTERFIELD, b. 23 May 1765, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT272; d. 29 August 1820, Dummerston, Windham Co, VT or MA.

30. viii. CYRUS BUTTERFIELD, b. 25 December 1767, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT; d. 16 March 1849, (Watertown) Jefferson Co, NY.

ix. SYBIL BUTTERFIELD, b. 5 January 1770, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT272; d. 5 March 1786, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT272.

Children of BENJAMIN BUTTERFIELD and LOIS HERRICK are:

x. SERAPH8 BUTTERFIELD, b. 17 October 1783, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT272; d. 24 June 1837272.

More About SERAPH BUTTERFIELD: Spouse: 19 October 1801, m. Benjamin Cressey-Chesterfield b. MD; or Benjamin Cresey b. Chesterfield, NH/Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT

xi. POLLY BUTTERFIELD, b. 26 June 1785, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT272; m. ALPHEUS BUTTERFIELD, 5 May 1803, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT; b. ~ 1785273.

More About ALPHEUS BUTTERFIELD: AKA (Facts Pg): Alpha; Arpheus

Medical Information: Lame

Occupation: Tailor

More About ALPHEUS BUTTERFIELD and POLLY BUTTERFIELD: Marriage 2: ~ 5 May 1800

xii. BENJAMIN BUTTERFIELD, b. 23 December 1787, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT274.

xiii. ASAPH BUTTERFIELD, b. 3 July 1790, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT274; d. 15 April 1844, Winchester, Middlesex Co, MA; m. CATHERINE UNKNOWN; d. 25 January 1870, Winchester, Middlesex Co, MA.

xiv. SYBEL BUTTERFIELD, b. 5 April 1792, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT274; d. 21 November 1830274; m. (1) JONATHAN TYLER, 4 April 1816, (Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT); m. (2) ASA HOLT, 24 July 1822, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT; b. Weld, ME.

xv. THEDE BUTTERFIELD, b. 19 July 1794, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT274; d. 21 October 1794, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT274.

24. JOHN7 BUTTERFIELD (BENJAMIN6, BENJAMIN5, JOSEPH4, BENJAMIN3, BENJAMIN2, BENJAMIN1) was born 10 May 1728 in Westford, Middlesex Co, MA275, and died in (VT). He married MARTHA TRULL 2 October 1750 in Westford, Middlesex Co, MA275, daughter of THOMAS/JOHN TRULL and SARAH POWERS. She was born 1731 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co, MA.

More About JOHN BUTTERFIELD: Christening: 30 June 1728, Chelmsford, Middlesex Co, MA276

Residence: VT; Narrangansett # 6, Middlesex Co (now Templeton, Worcester Co) MA

More About MARTHA TRULL: Date born 2: ~ 1728

Children of JOHN BUTTERFIELD and MARTHA TRULL are:

i. BENJAMIN8 BUTTERFIELD, b. 29 March 1751, Westford, Middlesex Co, MA277.

ii. JOHN BUTTERFIELD, b. 28 July 1753, Westford, Middlesex Co, MA277.

Notes for JOHN BUTTERFIELD: Information on descendants of this line through son Jonathan:

Excerpt from 1952 newspaper clipping, no name of paper given, dateline Troy, Ala., Oct 1:

"The First National Farmers & Merchants National Bank of Troy celebrated its 75th anniversary today with an open house. The bank was organized on Oct. 1, 1877, by John Butterfield, a banker from Chicago, Ill., under the name of Pike County Bank."

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Excerpt from letter from Pike Co Board of Health, Troy Alabama, W.H. Abernathy, M.D. Pike Co Health Officer to Lucy Farris Heidenreich 30 Oct 1952:

"I have a letter from one Charles Edwin Butterfield, written in 1949, to the Pike County Bank (or its successor), Troy, Alabama, in which he states that he was born in Pike County, and he wanted to locate the home in which he was born. He stated that his address was 1624 Bonita Avenue, Berkeley 9, California. His father was Jonathan Butterfield, who established the Pike County Bank, about 1877. This man states he was born February 11, 1878, in Troy, Alabama, and was taken to Illnois when only about 6 weeks old. He had a brother, Louis Butterfield. He further states that he is a retired Minister and served as Army Chaplain throughout World War I."

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Excerpt from letter from Charles Edwin Butterfield, 1624 Bonita Ave Avenue, Berkeley 9 California to Lucy Farris Heidenreich 17 Nov 1952:

"...I took the liberty of sending your letter to my brother, Dr. R.O. Butterfield, 1112 Ogden Street, Denver, Colorado...He has a genealogy of the family."

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Excerpts from letter/manuscript from Dorothy Benway Butterfield (Mrs. O.J. Butterfield), Sedalia, CO sent to Lucy Farris Heidenreich 6 Dec 1952:

"Your letter to Charles Butterfield came to me by way of Dr. R.O. Butterfield, brother of Charles, who was born in Troy, Alabama."

" Dr. R.[upert] O.[lin] was in Florida, up the St. John's River near Mellonville, in the year 1872. His father Jonathan Butterfield was seeking a location where he would be free of asthma, and they sold the orange grove they had bought at that time the following year. He went to Louisiana, Texas and finally to Troy, Alabama in this search for health before learning about Colorado, where he spent the remainder of his life after coming here in 1879."

"Mrs. Mamie Bryan Allen, sister of William Jennings Bryan and wife of Thomas Allen who is a cousin of Dr. R.O. Butterfield spent some time in searching files and records in New England..."

"There is a Butterfield Road in the western approach to Chicago, resulting from a Butterfield Street that went through a subdivision Jonathan Butterfield promoted in early days there, and the family has a permanent scholarship for Northwestern University from Grandfather Butterfield having been one of the founders. Buildings in Denver bear the family name from this same Jonathan Butterfield. He led a varied life, beginning at Goffstown, New Hampshire and going by way of Boston to Chicago, points in the south mentioned and finally to early Denver. My husband is the only son of Dr. R.O. Butterfield, who is living here with us and is now 86 years old..."

"My husband, Dr. Olin Jonathan Butterfield is a surgeon in Denver.... Our two sons, Rupert Benway Butterfield and Thomas Stanley Butterfield.... Virginia, our lovely daughter, completes our family, except for the eight grandchildren...."

"...it might become complicated to follow the family through - for another John Butterfield, born in 1753 in New Hampshire had fifteen children? One of these was named Jonathan, and his grandson Jonathan was the grandfather Jonathan Butterfield my husband recalls, though he was just about 2 years old when he passed away."

"Joseph, son of Benj. married Lydia Ballard, 1674. Children - Joseph, Benjamin, Tabitha, Isaac, Jacob, Anna.

Our line comes down through the Benjamin, son of the last listed Joseph above. This Benjamin had a son Benjamin who in turn had a son John who married Martha Trull in Chelmsford, moved to Vermont., Narragansett and later to Groton, to Howard and to Shirley. They had a son John born in 1753 who was Grandfather to our Grandfather Jonathan.

John Butterfield, born in 1753 was a Major in the Revolutionary Army. His son Jonathan was born in 1779 along with 15 other children: John, b1772; Lydia b1774; Rebecca b1775; Phoebe b1776; Jonathan b1779; Prudence b1781; Benjamin b1782; Olive b1783; Daniel b1785; William b1787; James b1778; and 4 others not listed.

This Jonathan, born in 1779 was Lt. in the War of 1812. He was father of Jonathan Butterfield who was born at Goffstown, NH Feb 8, 1817 and died in Denver, Colo. May 25, 1898 - father of Rupert Olin Butterfield. There was a brother Thomas Butterfield who settled in Dewitt Iowa, known to this part of the family and long important in that community. However, understand none of that name now living in Dewitt, though Mrs. Frances Butterfield Dann now lives at 1104 E. 10, Davenport IA.

Dennis G. Butterfield, son of Thomas Forsyth Butterfield and Caroline Gove, was born at Dewitt, 1842 and had children named Jane, Anne, Charles and Frank. Frank seems to have had the only Butterfield sons and they were named Tom, John, George Dewey and Caroline. Of these John and four sons, not listed in record I have. Later Dennis married Marcella Mudgett, a sister of his first wife, (who was Madge Mudgett d. 1872) and they had three children - the Frances Dann, in Davenport, a son Robert born 1881 (who had one son Robert born in 1912 and now in Honolulu) and a daughter Hazel, married McManus. Frances Dann is with a daughter, named Schlueter, of Davenport, who I plan to contact if Mrs. Dann is now deceased (born 1879, so possible) as I have family in Cordova, Illinois, which is about 20 miles from Davenport. My family is named Humphrey, as mentioned, though my mother Jennie Humphrey married Alton D. Benway, of Cordova, and my father is now 87. This really gets out of hand!"

More About JOHN BUTTERFIELD: Military Service: American Revolution-Major

iii. ABEL BUTTERFIELD, b. 5 February 1756, Narrangansett, Middlesex Co (nowTempleton or Westminster, Worcester Co) MA278.

iv. HENRY BUTTERFIELD, b. 14 March 1759, Groton, New London Co, CT279.

v. KEZIAH BUTTERFIELD, b. 28 August 1761.

vi. MARTHA BUTTERFIELD, b. 14 April 1764.

vii. ABRAHAM BUTTERFIELD, b. 15 September 1766, Westford, Middlesex Co, MA279.

viii. RUTH BUTTERFIELD, b. 16 March 1769, Westford, Middlesex Co, MA279.

25. TIMOTHY7 BUTTERFIELD (BENJAMIN6, BENJAMIN5, JOSEPH4, BENJAMIN3, BENJAMIN2, BENJAMIN1) was born 26 June 1730 in Westford, Middlesex Co, MA280, and died 10 April 1819 in Westford, Middlesex Co, MA. He married LUCRETIA* ADAMS 10 February 1757. She was born 1732 in Templeton, Worcester Co, MA, and died 10 March 1813 in Westmoreland, Cheshire Co, NH.

Child of TIMOTHY BUTTERFIELD and LUCRETIA* ADAMS is:

31. i. DANIEL8 BUTTERFIELD, b. 13 Feb 1776, Westmoreland Co, NH; d. 18 April 1849, Albany, Albany Co, NY.

 

Generation No. 8

26. JOHN8 BUTTERFIELD (JOHN7, JOHN6, BENJAMIN5, NATHANIEL4, BENJAMIN3, BENJAMIN2, BENJAMIN1) was born 7 September 1753 in Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH281, and died 10 October 1828 in Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH281. He married NAOMI STEVENS 1771 in Goffstown, Hillsboro Co, NH281. She was born 24 October 1753 in Haverhill, Essex Co, MA281, and died 9 January 1816 in Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH281.

Notes for JOHN BUTTERFIELD: He served in the Revolutionary War, and resided on the road leading from the village to the Uncanonical mountains upon the farm north of where Charles C. Hadley now lives. The house long since gone, stood southerly of the tomb of Jefferson Jones. He died 10-10-1828. John was brought up during the first years of the founding of Goffstown and lived on the road from the village to the Uncanonical Mountain. His father was accidently shot probably when John was in his early teens. He and his brother Peter were the "men" of the family with three younger sisters and a mother to care for The History of Antrim, New Hampshire tells that John and Peter took turns of the six months each in the Revolutionary Army throughout the War. It is certain that Peter was at Bunker Hill, that John was at Bennington, that both were together with General Sullivan at Newport, RI in 1778; that at that time John was a Sergeant and Peter was a Corporal. After the Revolution John resumed his life in Goffstown but remained active in the peacetime militia, for we find him referred to as "Lieutenant" in 1786; in 1796 and until 1808 he was Major of the First Battalion of the 9th Regiment of Militia. He served a total of ten years as Selectman between 1784 and 1798. He was a State representative in 1799, 1800, 1801, 1803, 1804, 1806 and 1807.

More About JOHN BUTTERFIELD: Date born 2: 7 September 1753, Litchfield, Hillsborough Co, NH

Military Service: Revolutionary War; Aug 1777 Bennington Battle; 1778 Sgt, w/Col Sullivan at Newport, RI; 1786 Lt (Militia); 1796-1808 Major of the 1st Battalion of the 9th Militia Regiment282

Public Ofc/Service: Bet. 1784 - 1798, Selectman; 1799-1807 State Representative

Residence: Goffstown, NH on the road leading to the village to the Uncanonical Mountains.

More About NAOMI STEVENS: Date born 2: 24 October 1751, Essex Co, MA

Parentage/Ancestry: d/o Thomas & Prudence Merrill Stevens

Children of JOHN BUTTERFIELD and NAOMI STEVENS are:

i. JOHN9 BUTTERFIELD, b. 27 August 1772, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283.

ii. LYDIA BUTTERFIELD, b. 8 July 1774, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; d. 22 February 1795, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; m. JOB DOW, 22 August 1791, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283.

iii. REBECCA BUTTERFIELD, b. 10 September 1775, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; d. 7 September 1833, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; m. DAVID WILSON, 21 November 1792, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; b. 1768, New Boston, Hillsborough Co, NH; d. 1818, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH.

iv. PHOEBE BUTTERFIELD, b. 9 December 1776, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; d. 8 July 1854, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; m. ENOCH DOW, 15 November 1792, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283.

v. NAOMI BUTTERFIELD, b. 23 May 1778, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; m. JONATHAN FORSAITH, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; b. Deering, Hillsborough Co, NH.

vi. JONATHAN BUTTERFIELD, b. 1 October 1779, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; d. 30 July 1839, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; m. JANE FORSAITH283.

vii. PRUDENCE BUTTERFIELD, b. 13 March 1781, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; m. ROBERT WARREN283.

viii. BENJAMIN BUTTERFIELD, b. 29 March 1782, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; d. 8 February 1871, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; m. (1) DOLLY MARIA BARRON, 1804, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; b. 1785; d. 1827, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH.; m. (2) BETSEY JONES, 1827, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; b. New Boston, Hillsborough Co, NH.

32. ix. OLIVE BUTTERFIELD, b. 6 December 1783, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH.

x. DANIEL BUTTERFIELD, b. 7 July 1785, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; d. 19 April 1877, Deering, Hillsborough Co, NH283; m. SARAH WARREN, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; b. 1787; d. 1846, Hillsborough Co, NH..

xi. WILLIAM BUTTERFIELD, b. 12 July 1787, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283.

xii. JAMES BUTTERFIELD, b. 30 August 1788, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; d. 20 August 1840; m. LYDIA* BARNES, 26 January 1808, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; b. 24 June 1786, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH; d. 26 August 1850, Lincoln, VT.

More About LYDIA* BARNES: Parentage/Ancestry: ?d/o Thomas & Rachel Barratt Barnes

xiii. MARY BUTTERFIELD, b. 27 May 1791, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; m. THOMAS WILSON, 1809, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283.

xiv. SAMUEL BUTTERFIELD, b. 16 January 1793, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; d. 4 July 1860, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283; m. NANCY VOSE, 1810, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co, NH283.

27. BENJAMIN8 BUTTERFIELD IV (BENJAMIN7, BENJAMIN6, BENJAMIN5, JOSEPH4, BENJAMIN3, BENJAMIN2, BENJAMIN1) was born 20 February 1749/50 in Westford, Middlesex Co, MA284,285,286, and died ~ 1788 in Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT287. He married ELIZABETH MCCUNE 1769 in (Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT), daughter of WILLIAM MCCUNE and ELIZABETH WHITNEY. She was born ~ 1750 in Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT, and died Aft. 1788.

More About BENJAMIN BUTTERFIELD IV: Military Service: Sergeant; Captain

Occupation: Tavernkeeper/Brattleboro, VT288

Religion: One of the original purchases of pews at the Second Meeting House/Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT

Residence: 1772, Built and lived in a house with a cellar in the northwest corner of the roads west of the Sargent Cemetery/Brattleboro, VT288

Will: 1788, Will Probated, Will mentions Widow: Elizabeth. Children: Zemri, Benjamin, Morari, Mabel, Betsy, Susannah, Hannah. Father: Benjamin289

More About BENJAMIN BUTTERFIELD and ELIZABETH MCCUNE: Issue: Born Brattleboro, VT: Mabel 1770; Zimri 1774; Benjamin 1776; Morari Whitney 1778; Hannah 1779; Betsy 1781; Susanna 1785

Child of BENJAMIN BUTTERFIELD and ELIZABETH MCCUNE is:

i. ZIMRI9 BUTTERFIELD, b. ~ 1770, (Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT); d. (Kalamazoo Co, MI); m. JUDITH CUMMINGS, ~ 1796, NY; b. (NY).

Marriage Notes for ZIMRI BUTTERFIELD and JUDITH CUMMINGS: Children: Zimri b~ 1797, m Martha Atwell; Willard b 9 Sep 1797, m Lucinda Cabot; Mary b~ 1800, m John B Battiger; Elizabeth b~ 1804, m Josiah Fox; Almira b~ 1805, NY, m 1827 Fredrick Schuyler Bellinger, d1852, Barry Co, MI..

28. LUKE8 BUTTERFIELD (BENJAMIN7, BENJAMIN6, BENJAMIN5, JOSEPH4, BENJAMIN3, BENJAMIN2, BENJAMIN1) was born 5 October 1760 in Westminster, Middlesex Co, MA290,291, and died 15 April 1831 in Dummerston, Windham Co, VT292. He married (1) POLLY FARR292. She was born ~ 1760 in Chesterfield, NH, and died ~ 1790293. He married (2) MERCY FIELD ~ 1791 in (Dummerston, Windham Co, VT)294. She was born ~ 1770, and died 15 April 1831 in Dummerston, Windham Co, VT.

More About LUKE BUTTERFIELD: Residence: "near where the school-house now stands and which first stood at the top of the hill south from its present situation"/Dummerston, Windham Co, VT294

More About LUKE BUTTERFIELD and MERCY FIELD: Issue: Born Dummerston, VT: Mary 1792; Susanna 1794; Luke 1796; Zenas 1798; Fanny 1800; Sophia 1802; Almond 1804; Emily 1806; Franklin 1809

Child of LUKE BUTTERFIELD and POLLY FARR is:

i. ALPHEUS9 BUTTERFIELD, b. ~ 1785295; m. POLLY BUTTERFIELD, 5 May 1803, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT; b. 26 June 1785, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT296.

More About ALPHEUS BUTTERFIELD: AKA (Facts Pg): Alpha; Arpheus

Medical Information: Lame

Occupation: Tailor

More About ALPHEUS BUTTERFIELD and POLLY BUTTERFIELD: Marriage 2: ~ 5 May 1800.

29. LEVI8 BUTTERFIELD (BENJAMIN7, BENJAMIN6, BENJAMIN5, JOSEPH4, BENJAMIN3, BENJAMIN2, BENJAMIN1) was born 1 June 1763 in Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT296, and died 8 July 1837 in Calcium, Jefferson Co, NY297. He married (1) JERUSHA CUMMINGS 5 June 1785. She was born 1763 in Putney, Windham Co, VT, and died 10 January 1787. He married (2) ISABELLA COMINS ~ 1788 in (NY). She was born 1772, and died 10 January 1836 in Black River, Jefferson Co, NY.

Notes for LEVI BUTTERFIELD:

www.rootsweb.com/~nyherkim/census/herk1790.html; was sent to us by Judy Dolanski

1790 Census, NY, Montgomery Co, Herkimer Town

1st No.-Free white males over 16 years

2nd No.-Free white males under 16 years

3rd No.-Free white females

4th No.-All other free persons

5th No.-Slaves

*-Illegible

Butterfield, Levy--1-1-2-0-0

Commings, Francis--1-2-5-0-0

More About LEVI BUTTERFIELD: Date born 2: 1761, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT298

Date born 3: 1 June 1762, Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT299

Died 2: 8 July 1837, Sanford's Corners, Jefferson Co, NY

Burial: Sanford's Corners Cemetery, Calcium, Jefferson Co, NY

Military Service: Revolutionary War, Capt.300

Residence: Jefferson Co, NY; Fairfield, Herkimer Co, NY

More About ISABELLA COMINS: Died 2: 17 June 1799

Marriage Notes for LEVI BUTTERFIELD and ISABELLA COMINS: GenForum Message From: Dennis Butterfield 29 Mar 1997--Augustus David Butterfield, b. 1 Apr 1802, Jefferson Co, NY; m. Sally Ann Rood, 5 Nov 1839, Ottawa, La Salle Co, IL; d. 15 Sept 1887, Rutland, La Salle Co, IL. Believed to be the son of Levi Butterfield. Levi, b 1 Jun 1763, Brattleboro, VT; d. 8 Jul 1837, Sanfords Corner, NY. Children:

1. Levi Butterfield, Jr. b. 11 May 1789, Rutland, NY

2. Francis Butterfield b. 28 April 1794, Fairfield, NY

3. Phiranda Butterfield b. 30 August 1798, Rutland, NY

4. Willian Knapp Butterfield b. 31 August 1798, Rutland, NY

5. Silvoy Butterfield b. 30 August 1800, Rutland, NY

6. August D. Butterfield b. 1 Apr 1802, Jefferson Co, NY; d. 15 Sept 1887, La Salle Co, IL

7. James Butterfield b. 17 January 1805, Rutland, NY

8. Benjamin Butterfield b. 22 Feb 1809, Watertown, NY; d. 13 May 1846

9. Albert Butterfield b. 4 May 1811, Rutland, NY; d. 4 July 1871

10. Lucinda Butterfield b. 29 January 1814, Watertown, NY

11. Clarinda Butterfield b. 11 October 1816, Watertown, NY

Children of LEVI BUTTERFIELD and ISABELLA COMINS are:

i. PHIRANDA9 BUTTERFIELD, b. 30 August 1798, Fairfield, Herkimer Co, NY; m. SANFORD COMINS.

ii. BENJAMIN COMINS BUTTERFIELD, b. 22 March 1808, Rutland, Jefferson Co, NY; d. 22 March 1808, Rutland, Jefferson Co, NY.

30. CYRUS8 BUTTERFIELD (BENJAMIN7, BENJAMIN6, BENJAMIN5, JOSEPH4, BENJAMIN3, BENJAMIN2, BENJAMIN1) was born 25 December 1767 in Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT301,302, and died 16 March 1849 in (Watertown) Jefferson Co, NY303,304. He married (1) LYDIA COMINS ~ 1789305. She was born 15 February 1772306, and died 11 August 1801 in Herkimer Co, NY306. He married (2) SALLY HARDY 12 February 1803 in (Herkimer Co, NY)306. She was born 11 October 1782 in (Herkimer Co, NY)306,307, and died 19 February 1816 in Watertown, Jefferson Co, NY308,309.

Notes for CYRUS BUTTERFIELD:

Records in Watertown, NY show that sometime between 1803 and 1812 he settled in the east part of town. Since this period prior to his settling in Watertown was concurrent with the building of the Erie Canal, it is probable that he was involved with this work. He owned a farm in Watertown, and is not listed as being in business of any kind. The old Butterfield Home still stands in Watertown on State Road. It was in the Butterfield family until 1919, when the Granddaughter of Cyrus, daughter of Hamilton, to whom the home had been left, sold it.

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1825 NY State Census, Town of Watertown, Jefferson Co.

Cyrus Butterfield, 4 males, 1 subject to militia duty (age 18-45), 2 entitled to vote

2 females, 1 unmarried (age 16-45), 1 unmarried (under age 16)

40 acres of improved land; 15 neat cattle; 3 horses; 25 sheep; 16 hogs; family had woven 40 yards of fulled cloth; 60 yards not fulled; 60 yards of linen

1835 NY State Census, Town of Watertown, Jefferson Co.

Cyrus Butterfield, 3 males, 0 subject to militia duty (age 18-45); 2 entitled to vote

2 females, 1 unmarried (under age 45), 1 unmarried (under age 16)

70 acres of improved land; 18 neat cattle; 4 horses; 34 sheet; 18 hogs; family had woven 15 yards of fulled cloth; 20 yards not fulled during the year preceding June 1, 1835

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The 1800 and 1810 Federal Population Census schedules give for each family the name of its head plus the number of family members (including the family head) in each of the following categories:

A. Free white males under 10 years of age.

B. Free white males of 10 years and under 16.

C. Free white males of 16 years and under 26.

D. Free white males of 26 years and under 45.

E. Free white males of 45 years and older.

F. Free white females under 10 years of age.

G. Free white females of 10 years and under 16.

H. Free white females of 16 years and under 26.

J. Free white females of 26 years and under 45.

K. Free white females of 45 years and older.

L. All other persons except Indians not taxed.

N. Slaves.

Town of Fairfield, Herkimer Co, NY Census - 1800

Butterfield, Cyrus 11010-30100

Comins, John 20101-23110

Comins, James 00001-00102

Comins, James, Jr. 01201-21001

Comins, Charles 10010-10100

Comins, Benjamin 00010-00100

Pease, John 22101-00101

Pease, Thaddeus 00100-00100

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyherkim/census/1800fairfield.html

As transcribed at the Herkimer Co Historical Society. Contributed by Jane Dieffenbacher, Fairfield Town Historian, and the Herkimer Co Historical Society.

More About CYRUS BUTTERFIELD: Died 2: 16 March 1845, (Watertown) Jefferson Co, NY310,311

Burial: NY, "on the farm" or "the old cemetery of East Watertown"311

Occupation: Farmer; Involved in building of Erie Canal

Property: 1809, Purchased large tract of land, East Watertown, Jefferson Co, NY from Nicholas Low312

Residence 1: Herkimer Co, NY; Early Settler of Watertown, NY, 1803-1812 settled in the east part of town313,314

Residence 2: Family homestead located on part of Lot #17, East Watertown, bordering Rutland, NY, on the south side of "state road", running east from the city, on the top of a hill. It remained in the family until 1919.315,316

More About LYDIA COMINS: Parentage/Ancestry: Query: ?d/o James Comins/Cummings of Herkimer Co, NY

Children of CYRUS BUTTERFIELD and LYDIA COMINS are:

33. i. FRANKLIN9 BUTTERFIELD, b. 15 July 1790; d. 16 April 1839, Niagara, Niagara Co, NY.

34. ii. ALEXANDER BUTTERFIELD, b. 9 March 1793, NY; d. 19 November 1867, Newfane, Niagara Co, NY.

35. iii. DYANTHIA BUTTERFIELD, b. 26 April 1796, (Herkimer Co) NY; d. 7 November 1833.

iv. PHYNANDA BUTTERFIELD, b. 14 June 1798, (Herkimer Co) NY317; d. 28 September 1820318,319.

More About PHYNANDA BUTTERFIELD: Date born 2: 14 June 1794, NY319

v. ANGELINE BUTTERFIELD, b. 30 September 1800, (Herkimer Co) NY320; d. 22 August 1822321.

Children of CYRUS BUTTERFIELD and SALLY HARDY are:

36. vi. XENOPHON9 BUTTERFIELD, b. 10 April 1804, Watertown, Jefferson Co, NY; d. 18 December 1883, (WI).

vii. VISUVIA BUTTERFIELD, b. 27 April 1806, Watertown, Jefferson Co, NY322; d. 8 February 1833322.

More About VISUVIA BUTTERFIELD: Date born 2: 17 April 1806, Watertown, Jefferson Co, NY323

Died 2: 28 February 1833323

37. viii. HAMILTON BUTTERFIELD, b. 12 August 1808, Watertown, Jefferson Co, NY; d. 18 January 1854, Watertown, Jefferson Co, NY.

38. ix. AMANDA BUTTERFIELD, b. 22 April 1811, Watertown, Jefferson Co, NY.

x. WASHINGTON BUTTERFIELD, b. 22 November 1812, Watertown, Jefferson Co, NY324,325; d. 17 January 1814, Watertown, Jefferson Co, NY325.

xi. WASHINGTON BUTTERFIELD, b. 24 March 1815, Watertown, Jefferson Co, NY326; d. 8 August 1815, Watertown, Jefferson Co, NY326,327.

More About WASHINGTON BUTTERFIELD: Date born 2: 14 March 1815, Watertown, Jefferson Co, NY327

39. xii. WELLINGTON H. BUTTERFIELD, b. 24 March 1815, Watertown, Jefferson Co, NY; d. 27 July 1904, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, MN.

31. DANIEL8 BUTTERFIELD (TIMOTHY7, BENJAMIN6, BENJAMIN5, JOSEPH4, BENJAMIN3, BENJAMIN2, BENJAMIN1) was born 13 February 1776 in Westmoreland Co, NH, and died 18 April 1849 in Albany, Albany Co, NY. He married CATHERINE EBBERTS 9 January 1797 in Berne, Albany Co, NY. She was born 9 November 1777 in Berne, Albany Co, NY, and died 16 August 1843 in Berne, Albany Co, NY.

Child of DANIEL BUTTERFIELD and CATHERINE EBBERTS is:

40. i. JOHN9 BUTTERFIELD, b. 18 Nov 1801, Berne, Albany Co, NY; d. 14 November 1869, Utica, Oneida Co, NY.


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