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Descendants of Benjamin Butterfield


      207. Benjamin7 Butterfield (Benjamin6, Benjamin5, Joseph4, Benjamin3, Benjamin2, Benjamin1)63,64,65 was born May 14, 1726 in Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and died December 07, 1804 in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont66. He married (1) Susanna Spaulding September 26, 1748 in Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, daughter of Jacob Spaulding and Susanna Pierce. She was born September 22, 1730 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts66, and died November 17, 1776 in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont66. He married (2) Lois Herrick November 11, 1776 in Westford, Massachusetts. She died Unknown.

Notes for Benjamin Butterfield:
Below information is from Dennis Butterfield.

When Royal Grants were made for New Hampshire an New York they were made by two different kings. They overlapped. New York claimed to the Connecticut River an New Hampshire claimed to within 10 miles of the Hudson River. Before 1767-8 New Hampshire made a lot of land grants to settlers. Finally the King that was in power ruled that the New York claim was right. New York promply crreated two New York counties there, Cumberland to the South and Gloucester to the North, and set up New York government in these twons. They also granted to the settlers without regard to the New Hampshire people then living on land granted by New Hampshire. The fight became quite bitter in 1775. People living there that cared not for either New Hampshire or New York organized the "Green Mountain Boys". Among there were the Allen boys---Ethan, Ira, Herman and Levi. In 1776, the people asked the Continental Congress to admit Vermont as a state--- and werre refused. They promptly declared Vermont as an independent sovereign nation and remained so for 10 years until they were admitted to the Union. Now, Benjamin had fought with Sir William Johnson against Indians in the Mohawk Valley in New York in 1760--63. He was commissioned a Capt6ain in the New York Militia. He was also a lawyer and was made an associate Justice in the Court of Common Pleas and Court of General Sessions in Cumberland County, New York. This Court sat in Westminster, Vermont near Brattleboro. Benjamin became a prominent in the affairs of Brattleboro. His loyalty was to the New York government and Militia, to whom he owned his position, not to the English government of England. About 1775, the Green Mountain Boys sent a company to Brattleboro and Westminster to "clean out the New York crowd and that nest of Tories". There was a big confrontation in Westminster with Captain Benjamin as leader, holding the courthouse with his son Sgt. Benjamin in charge of what men he could gather. A lot of shoouting, a little shooting, aand Captain Benjamin took a pistol ball up his coat sleeve without its entering his arm. He and his men were arrested, taken to Greenfield, Mass. to jail, tried, fined 40 pounds ald let go, but the New York government of Vermont was broken. Captain Benjamin went back to Brattleboro, still very influential, but not in charge. He eventaully was sent to the Vermont Legislature as a representative.

Below information from Linda Nicholas files:

      In 1759 while in Westminster Massachusetts Benjamin Butterfield was chosen to be the Surveyor of Bonds and Shingles. In 1760 he was on a committee to build a pond. Records show that the family moved sometime prior to 1763 to Lunenburg, New Hampshire (then New York) and then to Brattleboro, Vermont. Records in Albany, Albany County, New York show that a Crown Grant was made to land lying within the boundaries of what was at that time part of the State of New York, and is now part of Windham County, Vermont. The date of the Crown Grant was recorded in New York is 1774-5. While this section was still a part of New York, he served as first Captain of Militia. He was Assistant Judge of the Court of Common Pleas and General Session of Cumberland Co-Province of New York (now Windham and Windsor Counties in Vermont). In 1782-3 Benjamin was one of the first Representatives of Brattleboro, Vermont to the State Legislature. He died in 1804 and his will was probated in 1805. He is buried in the Locust Ridge Cemetery beside his wife, Susannah Spaulding Butterfield.
      Revolutionary War Service: He served as an Ensign in Captain William McCune's Company of Seth Warner's Regiment (Geen Mountain Boys). Records from the War Service Adept. as taken from Heitman's Registry state his service started 1 January 1777, taken prisoner 7 July 1777 and did not rejoin his Regiment. Vermont Rolls of Rebolutionary Service give a long period of service showing that he signed up for additional service, and was still active around 1780.
      According to "Record of 255 Vermont Revolutionary Soldiers Whose Graves Have been Located, Service Proven and Official Markers Placed" 1909-1930, by Brattleboro Chapter, Dar, pag.5 "Lieut Benjamin Butterfield, born 4-15-May 1726, Westford, Massachusetts. Died 7 Dec. 1804, buried Locust Ridge Cemetery, Brattleboro, Vermont. Was Lieut In Capt. William McCune's Company, Seth Warner's Regt. Green Mountain Boys, Reference. Volume 1,pages 273-320 Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors, and Nat #41127.
      War Records from Washington DC show Benjamin Butterfield enlisted 1 Jan 1777 and was an Ensign in Warner's Regiment, Continental Troops, Captain William McCune's Company in the Battalion of Forces commanded by Colornel Seth Warner. Revolutionary War. It also shows he enlisted originally in February of 1750 or on original record borrowed from the state of Vermont. Show he was taken prisoners released and returned from Quebec in November 1777 in the Ship Andrew Captain Grier. 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 Lieutenant Benjamin Butterfield and is shown as Lieutenant through January 1783, which is the last slip.

More About Benjamin Butterfield:
Burial: Unknown, Locust Ridge Cemetery

Notes for Susanna Spaulding:
Linda Nicholas file has Susanna's d: Nov 12,1776.
     
Children of Benjamin Butterfield and Susanna Spaulding are:
+ 328 i.   Benjamin8 Butterfield, born February 20, 1749/50 in Westford, Massachusetts; died 1787.
  329 ii.   Susanna Butterfield, born January 20, 1753 in Westminster, Massachusetts; died Unknown. She married William Jones; died Unknown.
  Notes for Susanna Butterfield:
Linda Nicholas has Susanna b: June 20,1753.

+ 330 iii.   Jesse Butterfield, born October 20, 1756 in Westminster, Massachusetts; died March 17, 1813 in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont.
+ 331 iv.   Ezra Butterfield, born October 06, 1758 in Westminster, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; died January 06, 1825 in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont.
  332 v.   Luke Butterfield, born October 05, 1760 in Westminster, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; died April 15, 1831 in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont.
+ 333 vi.   Levi Butterfield, born June 01, 1763 in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont; died July 08, 1837 in Black River, Jefferson County, New York.
  334 vii.   Zeeri Butterfield, born May 23, 1765 in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont67; died August 29, 1820.
  Notes for Zeeri Butterfield:
Linda Nicholas files has Zeeri's name spelled Zery.

+ 335 viii.   Cyrus Butterfield, born December 25, 1767 in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont; died March 16, 1850 in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.
  336 ix.   Sybil Butterfield, born January 05, 1770 in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont; died March 05, 1786 in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont68.
     
Children of Benjamin Butterfield and Lois Herrick are:
  337 i.   Seraph8 Butterfield, born October 17, 1783 in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont69; died Unknown. She married Benjamin Cresey October 19, 1801 in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont; born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire; died Unknown.
  338 ii.   Polly Butterfield, born June 26, 1785 in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont69; died Unknown. She married Isaac Kent October 21, 1810; died Unknown.
  339 iii.   Benjamin Butterfield, born December 23, 1787 in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont69; died Unknown.
+ 340 iv.   Asaph Butterfield, born July 03, 1790 in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont; died April 15, 1844 in Winchester, Massachusetts.
  341 v.   Sebel Butterfield, born April 05, 1792 in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont69; died Unknown.
  342 vi.   Unnamed Butterfield, born November 27, 1793; died October 02, 1794 in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont.


      208. John7 Butterfield (Benjamin6, Benjamin5, Joseph4, Benjamin3, Benjamin2, Benjamin1)70 was born May 10, 1728 in Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and died Unknown in Vermont71. He married Martha Trull October 02, 1750 in Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts71. She was born 1731 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and died Unknown.

Notes for Martha Trull:
Linda Nicholas files has Martha's last name as Trule.
     
Children of John Butterfield and Martha Trull are:
  343 i.   Benjamin8 Butterfield71, born March 29, 175171; died Unknown.
  344 ii.   John Butterfield71, born July 28, 175371; died Unknown.
  345 iii.   Abel Butterfield71, born February 05, 175671; died Unknown.
  346 iv.   Henry Butterfield71, born March 14, 175971; died Unknown.
  347 v.   Kezia Butterfield71, born August 28, 176171; died Unknown.
  348 vi.   Martha Butterfield71, born April 14, 176471; died Unknown.


      209. Timothy7 Butterfield (Benjamin6, Benjamin5, Joseph4, Benjamin3, Benjamin2, Benjamin1) was born June 26, 1730 in Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts72, and died April 10, 1819 in Westmoreland, New Hampshire72. He married Lucretia Adams February 10, 1757. She was born 1732 in Templeton, Maine72, and died March 10, 1813 in Westmoreland, New Hampshire72.
     
Children of Timothy Butterfield and Lucretia Adams are:
  349 i.   Timothy8 Butterfield, born May 28, 1758 in Templeton, Maine; died March 05, 1826 in Westmoreland, New Hampshire. He married Marion Chandler; born 1760 in Westmoreland, New Hampshire; died December 09, 1833 in Westmoreland, New Hampshire.
  350 ii.   Jonas Butterfield, born September 26, 1760 in Templeton, Maine; died Unknown. He married Ruth Chandler March 29, 1787 in Westmoreland, New Hampshire; died Unknown.
  351 iii.   Aaron Butterfield, born January 17, 1763 in Templeton, Maine; died Unknown. He married (1) Susanna Baxter Bef. 1897; died Unknown. He married (2) Delia Kassler March 10, 1897; died Unknown.
  352 iv.   Betty Butterfield, born October 30, 1764 in Templeton, Maine; died Unknown.
  353 v.   Lucinday Butterfield, born February 15, 1767 in Westmoreland, New Hampshire; died Unknown.
  354 vi.   Aaron Butterfield, born May 11, 1770 in Westmoreland, New Hampshire; died November 17, 1840 in Geneva, New York.
  355 vii.   Lucretia Butterfield, born August 25, 1773 in Westmoreland, New Hampshire; died Unknown. She married George Aldrich 1798; died Unknown.
+ 356 viii.   Daniel Butterfield, born February 13, 1776 in Westmoreland, New Hampshire; died April 18, 1849 in Albany, New York.
  357 ix.   Abel Butterfield, born January 25, 1778 in Westmoreland, New Hampshire; died Unknown.
  358 x.   Lorana Butterfield, born May 21, 1780 in Westmoreland, New Hampshire; died Unknown. She married Asa Babcock 1800; died Unknown.


      215. Isaac7 Butterfield (Benjamin6, Benjamin5, Joseph4, Benjamin3, Benjamin2, Benjamin1) was born May 07, 1742 in Westford, Massachusetts, and died June 05, 1801 in Westmoreland, New Hampshire. He married (1) Ruth73. She died Unknown. He married (2) Ruth Spaulding73 December 13, 1772 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts73, daughter of Andrew Spaulding and Mehitable Chandler. She was born December 15, 174673, and died Unknown.

Notes for Isaac Butterfield:
Linda Nicholas files has this for Isaac: b: Nov. 1,1749 d:Oct. 12,1811, Wilton, Franklin Co., Maine.
     
Children of Isaac Butterfield and Ruth are:
  359 i.   James8 Butterfield73, born March 18, 1792 in Dunstable, Massachusetts73; died Unknown.
  360 ii.   John Butterfield73, born March 18, 1792 in Dunstable, Massachusetts73; died Unknown.
  361 iii.   Joseph Butterfield73, born November 13, 1792 in Dunstable, Massachusetts73; died Unknown.
  362 iv.   Aaron Butterfield73, born September 03, 1794 in Dunstable, Massachusetts73; died Unknown.
  363 v.   Hannah Butterfield73, born August 02, 1798 in Gnesstant, Massachusetts73; died Unknown.
     
Children of Isaac Butterfield and Ruth Spaulding are:
+ 364 i.   Isaac Jr.8 Butterfield, born November 25, 1773 in Dunstable, Massachusetts; died May 10, 1816 in Wilton, Franklin County, Maine.
  365 ii.   Solomon Butterfield73, born April 19, 1776 in Temple, New Hampshire73; died Unknown.
  366 iii.   Ruth Butterfield73, born February 18, 1779 in Temple, New Hampshire73; died Unknown.
  367 iv.   Abraham Butterfield73, born March 27, 1780 in Temple, New Hampshire73; died Unknown.
  368 v.   Joseph Butterfield73, born April 17, 1782 in Temple, New Hampshire73; died Unknown.
  369 vi.   Daniel Butterfield73, born April 13, 1784 in Temple, New Hampshire73; died March 29, 181673.
  370 vii.   Hitter Butterfield73, born July 07, 178973; died Unknown.


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