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