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Butterfield, Joseph

Age: 34, credited to Weston, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 2/20/62, m/i 2/28/62, Pvt, Co. G, 7th VT INF, m/o 10/15/62

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Birth: 01/30/1826, Andover, VT
Death: 12/06/1911

Burial: Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

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Joseph Butterfield, 84, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George W. Brooks on South Main Street, Sunday morning of infirmities of age. Though his health has been bad for over a year, his last illness was only a month duration. He was born in Andover, Dec. 30, 1826, and was one of a family of 10 children of Eleazer and Nancy (Kendall) Butterfield. His education was received at the district schools of his native town, and in the town of Weston. With the exception of the time he served in the Union Army, and a few years he worked in Massachusetts as a carpenter, Mr. Butterfield had lived in Vermont. His home was in Weston for nearly 50 years, and for about 30 years he followed farming in the town of Chester.

He married Jan. 2, 1850, Mary Jane Blodgett, daughter of James and Mary (Davis) Blodgett, who survives him. Mr. and Mrs. Butterfield celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 2, 1910, and though were feeble in health, a number of friends called upon them on their 61st anniversary this year.

Mr. Butterfield was a member of Company G.,7th Vermont volunteers, and took part in the bombardment of Vicksburg. Upon his return, he took up farming, which he followed in Windsor County, with the exception of less than 10 years, all of his life. With Mrs. Butterfield, he came to Brattleboro nearly 6 years ago and has since made his home with his daughter. Besides his wife and daughter, he leaves a son, Edwin Butterfield of Westminster West. He was a member of no organization, except the Baptist Church, and held no public office except that of Highway Surveyor in the town of Andover. Mr. Butterfield in his early manhood was well known as a breeder and trainer of oxen and was considered one of the most expert on that line in Windsor County.

Funeral services were held Tuesday. There was a prayer by Rev. John W. Gow at the home on South Main Street at 9:30 a. m. and the body was taken to Chester where regular services were held in the Baptist Church at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The Rev. Mr. Gow officiating, being assisted by Rev. R. M. Jones, Pastor of the Chester Baptist Church. Burial was in Brookside Cemetery, and the bearers were; E. G. Butterfield, Winchester West, Edgar Blodgett and John Kyle of Weston, and George W. Brooks of Brattleboro.

Brattleboro Reformer, December 8, 1911

Courtesy of Deanna French.