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William J. Butters

Male 1760 - 1836  (75 years)


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  • Name William J. Butters 
    Born 12 March 1760  Wilmington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 4 December 1796  Wilmington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 2 March 1836  Wilmington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • From the Butters Family:
      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. [2]
    Person ID I118481  Schirado
    Last Modified 13 July 2012 

    Father William Butters,   b. 27 February 1736, Wilmington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 July 1814  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Boutwell,   b. 30 June 1734, Stoneham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before February 1810  (Age < 75 years) 
    Married 10 March 1757  Wilmington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F23477  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Lucy Eames,   b. 14 January 1757, Wilmington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 September 1832, Wilmington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 28 May 1787  Wilmington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Sewell Butters,   b. 13 May 1788,   d. 17 August 1835, Medford, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +2. Lucy Butters,   b. 27 November 1792, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1869, Wilmington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Family ID F77939  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Lydia 
    Married 16 January 1834  Wilmington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F77943  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S229] (Vox Populi Press, Lowell, 1898).

    2. [S633] George Butters, (Chicago: D. Oliphant, 1896).

    3. [S141] George Oakes Jaquith and Georgetta May (Jaquith) Walker, (New England Histor Genealogical Society, 1982).


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