Family of Elizabeth Boutwell (28490) & William Butters (29869)
39616. William J. Butters. Born on 12 Mar 1760 in Wilmington, MA.364 At the age of 36, William J. was baptized in Wilmington, MA, on 4 Dec 1796.203 William J. died in Wilmington, MA, on 2 Mar 1836; he was 75.364
From the Butters Family:203
William, son of William and Elizabeth (Boutwell) Butters, inherited the homestead of his father in Wilmington, Mass., and followed the occupation of a farmer. He was made executor of his father's estate at the request of the widow, Esther (Weston) Butters, his stepmother.
He served in the Revolution, enlisting July 29, 1780, in Capt. William Green’s company, in Col. Cyprian Howe’s regiment, at Rhode Island. He was placed upon the pension roll April 13, 1833, age 74 years, for service as private in State troops and militia.
While feeding his cattle in the barn he fell in a fit of apoplexy; was carried into his house and died in a few days, March 2, 1836. He was buried beside his first wife in the cemetery at Wilmington. His grave has been decorated with a Revolutionary marker, commemorating his service to his country by the Massachusetts Society Sons of the American Revolution,
In his will he bequests to wife Lydia all property brought by her at marriage; also mentions his children, Lucy, Sewell, William, Jacob, also grandchildren Frank and Elizabeth Tyler.
On 28 May 1787 when William J. was 27, he first married Lucy Eames, daughter of Jacob Eames (12 Jun 1732-) & Lucy Frost (9 Apr 1737-), in Wilmington, MA.364 Born on 14 Jan 1757.158 Lucy died in Wilmington, MA, on 25 Sep 1832; she was 75.364
Children of William and Lucy (Eames) Butters, born at Wilmington:364
i. Sewell Butters, b. 13 May 1788, d. 17 Aug 1835, m. 10 Dec 1811 Sally Perry of Caambridge, MA (d. 12 Dec 1873);
ii. William Butters, b. 8 Oct 1789, d. 18 Jun 1857, m. 22 Nov 1811 Abigail Simmons (b. 1790, d. 7 Dec 1863, dau. of Gideon & Rebecca (Wilson) Simmons of Burlington, MA);
iii. Jacob Butters, b. 15 May 1791, d. 12 Jan 1869, m. 5 Dec 1822 Sarah B. Merrill (d. 17 Jul 1882, dau. of Henry & Bethesba (Winn) Merrill of Hudson, NH);
iv. Lucy Butters, b. 27 Nov 1792, m. 20 May 1818 Walter Butters;
v. Abiel Butters, b. 5 Sep 1795 m. 1st 22 Dec 1825 Maria G. Carter, m. 2nd 28 Mar 1835 Martha A. Jaquith, widow of a Mr Snelling; and
vi. Betsey Butters, b. 8 Sep 1797, d. 22 Dec 1831, m. 13 Apr 1826 Joseph Tyler of Woburn, MA.203
Their children include:
On 16 Jan 1834 when William J. was 73, he second married Lydia [Converse] in Wilmington, MA.158
39617. Betsey Butters. Born on 31 Aug 1761 in Wilmington, MA.364 Betsey died on 29 Nov 1792; she was 31.158
Betsey, also known at Betty, Butters. Betsey was of Wilmington and Micah of Woburn when they married.
Children of Micah and Betty (Butters) Cutler:
i. Micah Cutler, b. 1788; and
ii. Charles Cutler, b. Feb 1790, m. Elizabeth Winn, dau. of John Winn of Billerica.203
On 16 Feb 1786 when Betsey was 24, she married Micah Cutler (45138) , son of Nathaniel Cutler (37947) (26 May 1724-16 May 1808) & Esther Beard (27 Jun 1725-27 Jun 1804), in Wilmington, MA.364 Born in 1763.158 Micah died on 2 Sep 1796.158
Micah, of Woburn.
39618. Amos Butters. Born in 1762 in Wilmington, MA.203 Amos died in 1850.158
From the Butters Family:203
He enlisted Oct. 17, 1780, seaman, on board the sloop Morning Star, and he is described as stature 5-7; complexion dark; age 19. He also enlisted in the War of 1812, in the detached company of Capt. Hastings, in Lieut Col. Dudley’s regiment, from Sept. 13 to Nov. 7, 1814.
He followed the business of market gardening, living for a time in Concord, and moved to Lunenburg about 1810.
On 21 Sep 1795 Amos married Abi Wilson, daughter of James Wilson & Abi Wheeler.158 Born ca 1773. Abi died in 1859.158
Abi, of Bedford.
Children of Amos and Abi (Wilson) Butters:
i. Amos Butters, b. 9 Sep 1797, m. 7 Jan 1819 Patience S. Elliott (b. 23 Mar 1793, d. 4 Oct 1849, dau. of Joseph Thomas Elliott);
ii. Abi Butters, b. 1798, m. Nathaniel Abbott;
iii. Levi Butters, b. 1799, drowned 22 Jan 1810 at Concord MA;
iv. Warren Butters, b. 11 Aug 1801, d. 15 Apr 1868, m. 1 Jan 1823 Betsey Marsh (b. 13 Jun 1805 at Keene, NH, d. 2 Sep 1878, dau. of John & Lois (Blodgett) Marsh of Troy, NY);
v. George Butters, b. 1803, d. 1 Apr 1808 at Concord;
vi. Lydia Butters, b. 12 Aug 1806, m. at Townsend, MA, 22 Feb 1827 Aaron Sweet (d. 30 Jan 1832, son of Aaron & Mary (Colby) Sweet of Salisbury, MA);
vii. Dorcas Butters, b. 4 Jan 1808, m. Smith Osgood (son of Enoch & Rachel (Floyd) Osgood of Warner, NH);
viii. Mary Abigail Butters, b. 28 Nov 1809 at Townsend, MA, d. 17 Jan 1892 at Dorchester, MA, m. 1st 11 Sep 1829 Kilborn Chapman (b. 6 May 1805, d. 16 Nov 1865 at Ashby, MA, son of John & Berthia (Gardner) Chapman of Medford, MA), m. 2nd David Kennerson;
ix. George Butters, b. 1812, d. 1 Mar 1817 at Concord;
x. Levi Henry Butters, b. 17 Jul 1814, changed his surname to Parker, m. 1834 Rachel (b. 4 Jan 1808, d. 25 Oct 1887 at Haverhill, dau. of Rachel (Floyd) Osgood of Warner, NH);
xi. Betsey Butters, b. 28 Apr 1816 at Concord, MA, m. 5 Sep 1833 Samuel Blaisdell (d. 17 Aug 1867m, son of Enoch & Rachel (Floyd) Osgood of Warner, NH);
xii. Jonas Butters, b. 1818, d. unmarried age 22 years;
xiii. Augusta Hannah Butters, b. 20 Oct 1822, m. 31 May 1851 Joseph L. Mills (d. 1875, son of Joseph & Elizabeth (Cushing) Mills of Freedom, NH); and
xiv. Harriet Butters, b. 26 Aug 1825, m. 9 Jan 1841 Nathan Tarbox (d. 8 Jun 1860 at Boston, son of Nathan & Harriet Tarbox of Watertown, MA).203
39619. Abigail Butters. Born on 15 Apr 1767 in Wilmington, MA.364 Abigail died in Haverhill, MA, on 9 Feb 1803; she was 35.158
On 14 Apr 1789 when Abigail was 21, she married Joshua Griffin.158
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