PIONEER BUTTERFIELD FAMILY


 
1.  ELIJAH BUTTERFIELD (son of NATHANIEL and ESTHER (STEWART) BUTTERFIELD) was born 1793
at Kingsbury, Washington County, NY.  Elijah served in the War of 1812 with 
Captain Asa Grant's Co. 13 Reg't New York Detached Militia and 
Captain Nicholas Campbell's Co., 121 Reg't New York Militia.  He is said to 
have been in the battle at Sackett's Harbor.   Extractions from an indenture 
made 19 February 1836 in Jefferson Co., NY, it shows that he died while his
children were still minors, and that his wife remarried.   
The legal document reads, in part:
"STEPHEN SEAMANS* of Alexandria, Jefferson, NY guardian of BETSEY, STEPHEN S.,
NATHANIEL, and ELIJAH S. BUTTERFIELD infant children and heirs at law of 
ELIJAH B DEXTER CUSHING and POLLY CUSHING,  his wife, the said POLLY CUSHING 
being the widow of the said ELIJAH BUTTERFIELD deceased of the same place of 
the first part...
"ELIJAH BUTTERFIELD deceased at the time of his death was seized in fee of all 
the piece of land in the town of Alexandria, Jefferson, NY....
(detailed description) ".... application  was made to the 
HONORABLE HIRAM DENIS Chancellor of the 5th Circuit
for the sale of the said premises ....
" ELIJAH died 10 Feb. 1827 in Theresa, Jefferson, NY and is buried in the 
Town of Alexandria.  
*Stephen Seamans (Simmons) was an uncle of the orphaned children.  
He was married to Elizabeth Butterfield who was a sister of ELIJAH'S father 
Nathaniel.

ELIJAH BUTTERFIELD married about 1815

MARY "POLLY" WEBSTER.  According to family lore she is a cousin of 
Noah Webster but no proof of her parentage or connection to Noah has been 
found in my research.  After Elijah's death Mary remarried to Dexter Cushing. 
She died sometime between 1836 -1840 in Vermilion Co., IL.

Children, BUTTERFIELD:

    2     i   MARY ELIZABETH "BETSY" BUTTERFIELD married 
                         (1) HARPER J. CAMPBELL; 
                         (2) FREDERICK RUST.  

    3    ii   STEPHEN SEAMAN BUTTERFIELD married 
                          NARCISSUS EMALINE THOMPSON.  

    4   iii   NATHANIEL BUTTERFIELD married ISABELLA JANE BRYARLY 

    5    iv   ELIJAH STEWART BUTTERFIELD married MAHALA HILBORN.

MARY married (2) ELIJAH DEXTER CUSHING

Child, CUSHING:

    6     i   MINERVA CUSHING  married 
                          (1) GEORGE WILLEY; 
                          (2) JABEZ TABOR; 
                          (3) JOSEPH AARON LANE.



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Sue Butterfield Picard


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