Lieut. Joseph BUTTERFIELD

Male 1680 - 1757  (76 years)


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  • Name Lieut. Joseph BUTTERFIELD 
    Title Lieut. 
    Born 6 Jun 1680  Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1757 
    Person ID I80218  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2014 

    Father Joseph BUTTERFIELD,   b. 15 Aug 1649, Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1720  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Lydia BALLARD,   b. 30 Apr 1657, Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 14 Sep 1728  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1674 
    Family ID F26471  Group Sheet

    Family Sarah FLETCHER,   b. 26 May 1679, Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1734, Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Children 
     1. Deborah BUTTERFIELD,   b. 11 Jan 1710/11, Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1765, Litchfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     2. Sarah BUTTERFIELD,   b. 4 Aug 1713, Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Benjamin BUTTERFIELD,   b. 9 May 1715, Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1745, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    +4. Joseph BUTTERFIELD,   b. 28 Jan 1718/19, Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1786, Tyngsborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     5. BUTTERFIELD,   b. Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Hannah BUTTERFIELD,   b. 12 Mar 1724, Tyngsborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1766, Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    +7. Reuben BUTTERFIELD,   b. 15 Oct 1727, Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1816, Tyngsborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F28835  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • Lieut. Joseph Butterfield (Joseph2, Benjamin1) was born in Chelmsford, 6 June 1680. He married Sarah, daughter of Ezekiel Fletcher.

      On the 27th of November, 1711, in company with a neighbor, Joseph Perham, he purchased the Scarlett farm on the east side of the Merrimack River, next the Dracut Line, now within the limits of Tyngsboro. This was a domain of 1,000 acres, to which he at once removed, erected a stockaded house, and dwelt there until his death in 1757. The old homestead is still [1890] in the possession of his descendants. More than thirty children have been born on it, while six generations of Butterfields have dwelt there. His will, made 20 September, 1745, provided that his wife should be executrix, but at the probate of the will, which was presented 26 May, 1757, we find this: "2 Oct. 1759, Lieut. Varnum, witness to the will sworn, the other witnesses being dec'd; the exc'x dyed before the testator. S. Danforth, J. Pro." [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S34] NEHGR, New England Historic Genealogical Society Register, vol. 44, pgs. 37-38.