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Lieut. Jesse Butters

Male 1761 - 1796  (34 years)


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  • Name Jesse Butters 
    Prefix Lieut. 
    Born 21 November 1761  Wilmington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died November 1796 
    Notes 
    • From George Butter’s Butters Family:
      Jesse, born in Wilmington, son of Reuben and Rachel (Thompson) Butters, was one of the young soldiers of the Revolution, and described upon the muster rolls: Stature, 5 feet 10 inches, complexion light; enlisting July 2, 1778, in Capt. Nath, Cowdry's company, for guard duty on Winter Hill, under command of Col. Jacob Gerrish; also, Jan, 26, 1779, in Capt. Nathaniel Heath’s company, to do duty as guards about Boston, under the Hon. Major Gen, Gates; again, Oct. 22, 1779, in Capt. Joshua Walker’s company of militia, in Col. Samuel Denny’s regiment, and marched to Claverock, and July 10, 1780, on pay roll for nine men raised in ye town of Wilmington, and employed in ye Continental service ye term of six months, assigned to the Fifteenth Division, commanded by Capt. Hancock; discharged Dec. 16, 1780.
      He inherited from his father Reuben the homestead and 110 acres, “on the east side o( the road that leads from John Bell’s, and so on northward, including the dwelling-house, being the Garrison House of his grandfather Samuel.” [2]
    Person ID I23680  Schirado
    Last Modified 12 July 2012 

    Father Reuben Butters,   b. 17 November 1729, Wilmington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. October 1794, Wilmington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Rachel Thompson,   b. 18 June 1725, Wilmington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before September 1789  (Age < 64 years) 
    Married 17 January 1751  Wilmington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F17428  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Rebecca Jenkins,   b. 28 December 1762, Wilmington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1784  (Age 21 years) 
    Married 1782  [3
    Children 
    +1. Jesse Butters,   b. 9 September 1783, Wilmington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 February 1829, Jaffrey, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    Family ID F17305  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Betsey Cutler,   b. about 1770,   d. 1 May 1830, Wilmington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 22 November 1787  Wilmington or Woburn, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Family ID F24852  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

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

    3. [S140] Some descendants of Joel Jenkins of Braintree and Malden, Mass., C. Harold Floyd.

    4. [S135] (Woburn MA: Andrews Cutler & Co, 1890).


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