Mary Jane Buttery

25 December 1826–6 October 1904 (Age 77)
Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Buttery was born on 25 December 1826, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, William Buttery Jr., was 33 and her mother, Polly Lockwood, was 33. She married John Henry Stevens on 29 October 1843, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Connecticut, United States for about 44 years. She died on 6 October 1904, in Darien, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Darien, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Stevens
1822–1895
Mary Jane Buttery
1826–1904
Marriage: 29 October 1843
James H. Stevens
1844–1936
Josephine Stevens
1847–1914
Eliza Jane Stevens
1849–
William W. Stevens
1851–1925
Emma F. Stevens
1853–1889
Charles Etta Stevens
1855–1942
John Fremont Stevens
1857–1913
Sarah Elizabeth Stevens
1860–1945
Elmer E. Stevens
1863–1935
Robert Stevens
1864–1865
Samuel Francis Stevens
1866–1963
Arthur David Stevens
1870–1957

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 October 1843
Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
children

(12)

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Parents and Siblings

    William Buttery Jr.

    Male1793–Male

    Polly Lockwood

    Female1793–Female

siblings

(8)

    James Buttery

    Male1812–Male

    William Buttery

    Male1816–Male

    Joseph Buttery

    Male1818–Male

    Samuel Buttery

    Male1820–1883Male

    John Buttery

    Male1824–1864Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 3

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 22

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.

Name Meaning

English: from Anglo-Norman French boterie ‘buttery’ (Late Latin botaria, a derivative of bota ‘cask’), hence a metonymic occupational name for the keeper of a buttery. The term originally denoted a store for liquor but soon came to mean a store for provisions in general.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary J Stevens in household of John H Stevens, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Stephens in household of J H Stephens, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary J Stevens in household of John H Stevens, "United States Census, 1880"

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