Seventh Generation


63. Sarah AVERY was born in 1829 in Ohio.20 She died in 1868 at the age of 39 in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois.

Marriages Vol 1, p.134. License #00001159. Sarah was a niece of Butterfield's first wife.

1850 Census. Living next door to her parents. Governeur Butterfield, age 38, b. NY.
Sarah, age 21, b. Ohio. William H. age 3 b. Illinois, Almira, age 1, b. Illinois.
And just on the other side of Goveneur and Sarah was a Samuel Butterfield, age 33, b. PA, his wife and two young children, Sylvester, 3, and Adeline, age 1.

Schuyler Co Estates, 1850 - 1868
Feb 4, 1850 Estate, Benjamin BUTTERFIELD. Gouveneur BUTTERFIELD, Admr. Thomas L BINKLEY, bond

There is a marriage, Knox Co, IL for Andrew Dailey to Sarah Butterfield, 11 Feb 1863. I have no clue if this could be the same Sarah, but there is also a marriage in Knox Co for Almira Butterfield which was her daughter.


Sarah AVERY and Gouvneur BUTTERFIELD were married on 23 October 1845 in Schuyler County, Illinois.21 Gouvneur BUTTERFIELD11, son of Benjamin BUTTERFIELD and Mary DAGGETT, was born in 1812 in New York.20 He died in 1863 at the age of 51.

1st Marriage to Mariah Avery: Marriage Vol. 1, p.40. License #00000336

In the 1840 Census, Goveneur Butterfield is shown with a probable spouse, age 20-30, and a female child under 5. Possibly both wife and this child died before 1845 when he married Sarah Avery.
Green Butterfield was age 30-40 and next to Goveneur
Benjamin Butterfield, had one male 10-15, and a male age 60-70; a female 50-60

In the 1850 Census, Mr. Butterfield gave his occupation as Bricklayer. He did have one wife and it was Sarah.
1850 Census. Living next door to her parents. Governeur Butterfield, age 38, b. NY.
Sarah, age 21, b. Ohio. William H. age 3 b. Illinois, Almira, age 1, b. Illinois.
And just on the other side of Goveneur and Sarah was a Samuel Butterfield, age 33, b. PA, his wife and two young children.

Sarah AVERY and Gouvneur BUTTERFIELD had the following children:

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William H. BUTTERFIELD was born on 29 August 1847 in Schuyler County, Illinois.20 He died on 13 April 1911 at the age of 63 in Cook County, Illinois. He was buried on 15 April 1911 in Buda, Bureau County, Illinois.

1870 Census. Schuyler Co, IL, Rushville, Hh 180
William Butterfield, 23, Conductor, b. IL, married in Aug 1869
Mary, 18, b. Canada
Belle Lewis, 13, domestic, b. IL

1880 Census. Buda, Bureau, IL, Hh 77
Wm H Butterfield, 33, Railroad Conductor, b. IL, parents b. Ohio
Mary, 26, wife, b. Canada, father b. England, mother b. Canada
Clarence A., 4, son, b. IL
Harry H., 3, son, b. IL

Index to Civil War Pension Files
William H. Butterfield
Widow: Mary Butterfield
Served as a Private in Company M, 16th Regt, Illinois Cavalry
Applied for his invalid Pension, 22 Dec 1879
Mary applied 17 April 1911

Mary's Illinois death record reveals she was Mary Arnup, born 8 Oct 1851 near Toronto, Canada to William Arnup, born near London, England and Nancy Weiss, born in Canada. Her spouse was W. H. Butterfield. Mary died 16 Sep 1925 in Buda, Bureau Co, IL and was buried Union Cemetery on September 19th.

Clarence:
1910 Census. Chicago Ward 32, Cook Co, IL, Hh 8
Clarence Butterfield, 34, married 10 years
Harriett I., wife, 28, 3 children
Arnup H., son, 9 (b. 27 Feb 1901, Fond du Lac)
Ava, son, 7 (Ava William, b. 28 Oct 1902, Fond du Lac)
Kennneth, son, 3

12 Sep 1918 World War I Draft Registration
Clarence Arnup Betterfield lived at 30 Alcott, Fond du Lac, WI. He was 43, born 18 Jun 1875. He was an insurance agent for Prudential Insurance Co. Harriet Isabelle Butterfield of the same address was his nearest relative. Tall, medium build, gray eyes, dark hair

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Almira M. BUTTERFIELD was born in 1849 in Schuyler County, Illinois.20

Almira M. Butterfield married George W. Clark, 23 Dec 1866, Knox Co, IL.

1870 Census. Galesburg, Knox Co, IL, Hh 1809
George W. Clark, 27, Carpenter, b. Canada
Almira, 21, b. IL
William, 3, b. IL
Matilda Peterson, 12, domestic servant, b. Sweden

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Alice G. BUTTERFIELD was born in 1851 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois. She died on 26 January 1891 at the age of 40 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

Married Marcellus B. Stowell, son of Joshua & Jane (Abbot) Stowell. He was born 15 Sep 1853 in Princeton, IL, died 30 Dec 1924 in Chicago. Buried Forest Home Cemetery. His parents are listed on FindAGrave, but he is not. He was living with them in 1880. Alice is listed as his spouse in his death record.
In 1877, Chicago City Directory:
Joshua Stowell, harnessmakr. 955 W. Washington
Marcellus Stowell, brakeman, 955 W. Washington

A Marcellus B. Stowell married in July of 1894 to Jennie Newton and resided in Chicago, but they may not have stayed together, see later. The Torrington, CT city directory of 1938 lists Jennie N. Stowell, widow of Marcellus B., died Dec 8, 1937, age 84 (this does figure to a birth year of 1853, but it must mean Jennie). The 1828 Directory for Torrington, lists Jennie N. Stowell as a widow of Marcellus B.

1900 Census. Chicago Ward 12, Cook, IL, Hh 75
Jennie B. Stowell, roomer in home of minister, John Talley. She was b. May 1855, age 45, married 5 years, 1 child but no child is living with her, b. CT, no employment listed.
Marcellus not found.

But I found a genealogy book on Ancestry, "A Supplement to the Descendants of Peter Spicer", p.61.
Jennie Bell Newton, married Geo. H. Davison, Jan 1874, he d. Sept 1889. Married July 1894, Marcellus B. Stowell and resided in Chicago. Daughter, Mary Davison, b. Feb 6, 1877, m. 11 Jun 1903 to Frank Simons, reside Winsted, CT.

In 1910, Chicago Ward 20, Cook, IL, Hh 62:
Lauretta R. Stowell, 59, single, b. IL, Keeper, Roominghouse father, b. Vermont, mother b. NY
Marcellus B., 56, brother, married twice, this time for 15 years, b. IL, Clerk, Grocery

1920, Chicago Ward 18, Cook, IL, Hh 88
Ella Rogers, 50, widow, b. IL, father b. Vermont, mother, b. NY, Keeper, Lodging House
Marcello Stowell, Lodger, 62, single, b. IL, father b. Vermont, mother b. NY, Elevator Operator

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Margaret Arabella BUTTERFIELD was born on 29 March 1859 in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. She died on 5 October 1912 at the age of 53 in Walnut, Bureau County, Illinois.

Walnut Leader, Friday, October 18, 1912, page 1, column 4
In Memory of Mrs. H.C. Burchell
Margaret Arabella Butterfield-Burchell, daughter of Governner and Sarah Butterfield, was born March 29th, 1859, in Galesburg, Ill., and passed to rest Oct. 5, 1912, at her home in Walnut, Ill., at the age of 58 years, 6 months and 6 days.
When she was about three years of age her father died, after which she lived with her mother in Galesburg until her mother's death in 1868, when she made her home with her brother W.H. Butterfield in Rushville and Buda. For some time she attended school in Aurora, making her home with Mrs. Weston of that city. She later went to Oregon, Illinois, to live with her elder sister Mrs. Geo. Clark. At that place she became acquainted with Mr. Henry Clay Burchell, with whom she united in marriage in 1875.
To this union eight children were born, four boys and four girls, six of whom are now living: Mabel Ethel, now Mrs. D.A. McKinley of Paradis, La.; Grace Pearl, now Mrs. Chas. W. Ross of Robinson, Ill.; Beulah Winifred, now Mrs. G.A. McWilliams of Chicago; Robert Harrison and Edward Eugene of Paradis, La., and James Clay of Walnut, Ill., Wanda and Chalmers dying in infancy.
Mrs. Burchell had been a member of the Methodist church for many years and was also an active member of the Ladies' Aid and missionary societies. At one time she was a member of the W.C.T.U. She entered the Eastern Star lodge May 27, 1904.
Mrs. Burchell was always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need, both in deeds of kindness and in words. It had been her custom for many years to send a box of clothes to the Orphan's Home in Chicago.
Since the death of her husband October 25, 1910, she had spent most of the time visiting her children. She broke up house-keeping and spent some time with her daughters Mrs. Ross of Robinson and Mrs. McWilliams of Chicago. She then returned to Walnut and made her home for a time with Mrs. Wm. Hasenyager and later went to housekeeping again. She spent last winter with her daughter Mrs. McKinley at Paradis, La., where she also expected to spend the coming winter.
Previous to her last illness she had been visiting her daughter Mrs. G.A. McWilliams in Chicago and on her way home stopped at Aurora to visit her old friend Mrs. Weston. She returned home with a slight cold which developed into pneumonia and caused her death.
After her return from Chicago Friday evening, September 27, she attended the Eastern Star reception in honor of her friend Mrs. E.O. Mathis. She was taken ill the following Sunday morning and confined to her bed until the next Saturday night, when she passed peacefully away at about ten o'clock.
Seldom has it been our duty to record so sudden and unexpected a death. Her sickness was of but short duration, little over a week. With us to-day, active in life's round of duty and love, but gone tomorrow.
Mrs. Burchell was a loving mother and a kind and obliging neighbor and friend, who will be greatly missed in the community where she had resided so many years.
Beside her children mentioned she leaves one sister Mrs. E.L. Goodrich of New York city, seven grandchildren and a host of friends.
The funeral was held at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon, October 9th, Rev. J.W. Newsom of Chicago officiating and paying a fitting tribute to the memory of the deceased. He was assisted in the services by Revs. DeVol and Hafer. Beautiful hymns were furnished by a quartette. The floral tributes were numerous and very beautiful. The remains were laid to rest in the family lot in the Walnut cemetery.

CARD OF APPRECIATION. We wish to express our sincere appreciation of the kindness of the many friends who tendered their sympathy and aid during the illness and after the death of our mother Mrs. H.C. Burchell. Her children.