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
Mary Jane Buttery
Marriage: 29 October 1843
James H. Stevens
Josephine Stevens
Eliza Jane Stevens
William W. Stevens
Emma F. Stevens
Charles Etta Stevens
John Fremont Stevens
Sarah Elizabeth Stevens
Elmer E. Stevens
Robert Stevens
Samuel Francis Stevens
Arthur David Stevens

Spouse and Children

29 October 1843
Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Buttery Jr.


    Polly Lockwood




    James Buttery


    William Buttery


    Joseph Buttery


    Samuel Buttery


    John Buttery


+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.

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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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