John W. BUTTERY

Male 1842 - 1909  (66 years)


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  • Name John W. BUTTERY  [2
    • JOHN W. BUTTERY, one of the enterprising and successful citizens of New Canaan, Fairfield County, was born in that town May 15, 1842. He is a son of Silas Buttery, and a grandson of Hezekiah Buttery, who came from Virginia to Connecticut many years ago, settling in New Canaan.
      Silas buttery was born in new Canaan, was reared and educated there, and passed his entire life in agricultural pursuits. He married Elizabeth Slauson, who was also a native of New Canaan, and the following named children came to less this union: Elias (now deceased), who served during the Civil war in the 17th Conn. V.I. Hannah (Mrs. Henry F. Guthrie), living in the town of Norwalk, Fairfield county; Rufus, who is a resident of the town of Norwalk; Sarah (Mrs. William E. Lane), of Norwalk; John W.; Samuel, of Wilton, Fairfield county; and Frank, of Norwalk. The father was a member of the M.E. Church.
      During his boyhood John W. Buttery lived in the Silver Mine District, where he received all his education, attending the neighboring school. Having decided to learn the woodburner's trade, he served a seven years apprenticeship under Henry F. Guthrie and since 1866 has been engaged in the lumber business on his own account. On April 16 of that year, he purchased the Betts mill, in Silver Mine, which he rebuilt, and in it he has conducted his business ever since with most gratifying success, supplying a profitable and constantly growing trade. He does no custom work, having a regular patronage for the product of his mill. [1]
    • Mr. Buttery deserves to be called a self-made man, for self-made he certainly is, having attained his present honorable and comfortable position in life solely through his own efforts. He has established and built up a business of which he may well be proud, and proved that lack of financial means to start with is not always a drawback to success. His standing in the community is assured, and he is at present serving as first selectman of New Canaan, this being his third term, discharging the duties of that office in a most creditable manner. Mr. Buttery is a firm believer in the principles of the Democratic party.

      Our subject was married June 11, 1861, in New Canaan, to Permelia, daughter of William Northrup, of Ridgefield. Two children have been born to them; Minnie F., and Fred, who married Lulu Thompson. [1]
    Born 15 May 1842  New Canaan, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1909  [3
    Buried Silvermine Cemetery, New Canaan, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I91404  Main Tree
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2018 

    Father Silas BUTTERY,   b. 1811, Wilton, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1892, Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth SLAUSON,   b. 17 Apr 1816, Monroe, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1883  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F38140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Permelia W. NORTHRUP,   b. 24 Jul 1830, Ridgefield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1929  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1861  New Canaan, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F38141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Silvermine Cemetery, New Canaan, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S9755] Commemorative Biographical Record of Fairfield County, Connecticut.

    2. [S5406] "The Northrup-Northrop Genealogy", A. Judd Northrup, LL.D., (The Grafton Press - Genealogical Publishers, New York).

    3. [S6901] Ancestry.com: Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934.