Capt. Joseph BUTTERFIELD

Male 1719 - 1786  (67 years)


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  • Name Capt. Joseph BUTTERFIELD 
    Title Capt. 
    Born 28 Jan 1718/19  Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Joseph Butterfield the Son of Joseph Butterfield + Sarah his wife was born the twenty eighth Day of January 1718/19. [1]
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Apr 1786  Tyngsborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I85998  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2014 

    Father Joseph BUTTERFIELD,   b. 6 Jun 1680, Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1757  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Family ID F28835  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth RICHARDSON,   b. 17 Jul 1724, Dracut, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1808, Tyngsborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Children 
     1. Asa BUTTERFIELD,   b. 1759, Tyngsborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1853  (Age 94 years)
     2. Sarah BUTTERFIELD
     3. Rachel BUTTERFIELD
     4. Mercy BUTTERFIELD
     5. Elizabeth BUTTERFIELD
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F28836  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Jan 1718/19 - Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Apr 1786 - Tyngsborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Capt. Joseph Butterfield (Joseph3, Joseph2, Benjamin1) was born in what is now Tyngsboro, in 1719. He grew up i what were the palmy days of colonial life. The savages were gone, the bear and deer were plenty. The farms were file and crops abundant. No political storm disturbed the serenity of the frontier. Money was scarce, the churches and the schools poor, but game and fish were plenty. The neighbors Perhaps, Richardsons, Coburns, Varnums, Fletchers and Parkers were of a merry, festive character. Families were large and healthy, good cheer was abundant, and, though their lives were plain, their happiness was substantial. Capt. Joseph Butterfield married Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. William and Elizabeth (Coburn) Richardson, of Dracut, where she was born 27 July 1724. Their homestead in Tyngsboro is now the "town farm." He died 4 April 1786; and his widow, 26 February, 1808. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S70] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
      Dunstable, pg. 25

    2. [S34] NEHGR, New England Historic Genealogical Society Register, vol. 44, pg. 41.