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Subject: Benjamin Butterfield - Chelmsford - Westford, Mass. - became Green Mountain Boy
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 23:20:01 EST
BENJAMIN2, BENJAMIN1) was born 14 May 1726 in Westford, Middlesex Co,
MA250,251, and died 7 December 1804 in Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT252,253.
He married (1) SUSANNA SPALDING September 1748 in Westford, Middlesex Co,
MA254,255,256, daughter of JACOB SPALDING and SUSANNA PIERCE. She was born
22 September 1730 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co, MA257, and died 19 November
1776 in Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT258. He married (2) LOIS HERRICK Aft.
1776 in (Brattleboro, Windham Co, VT). She died Aft. 1804 in Wila, ME258.
Notes for BENJAMIN BUTTERFIELD III:
REVOLUTIONARY WAR SERVICE: He served as an Ensign in Capt William McCune's
Co. of Seth Warner's Regiment (Green Mountain Boys). Records from the War
Service Dept. as taken from Heitman's Registry state his service started 1
Jan 1777, taken prisoner 7 July 1777 and did not rejoin his Regiment. VT
Rolls of Rev. Service give a longer period of service showing that he signed
up for additional service, and was still active around 1780.
Served as a Lt. in Capt. William McCune's Co, Seth Warner's Regt Green
Mountain Boys. SOURCE: Record of 255 Vermont Revolutionary Soldiers Whose
Graves Have been Located, Service Proven and Official Markers Placed,
1909-1930, Brattleboro Chapter, DAR, pg 5; Ref Vol 1, pges 273-320; MA
Soldiers and Sailors; NSDAR #41127.
War Records from Washington DC show Benjamin Butterfield enlisted 1 Jan 1777
and was an Ensign in Warner's Regiment, Continental Troops, Capt. William
McCune's Co. in the Battalion of Forces commanded by Col. Seth Warner.
Revolutionary War. It also shows he enlisted originally in February of 1750
on an original record borrowed form the State of VT. Show he was taken
prisoner 7 July 1777 and appears on a list of prisoners released and
returned from Quebec in Nov 1777 in the Ship Andrew Cap Gier. Show him
active but Co Muster Rolls show him as "Prisoner on Parole" until 1780. On 1
August 1780, on a Warner's Regt "Return" slip he is shown as Lt Benjamin
Butterfield and is shown as Lt through January 1783, which is the last slip.