Mary Jane Buttery

Brief Life History 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 34. 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
Elizabeth 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

Sources (19)

  • Mary J Stevens in household of John H Stevens, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary J. Buttery Stevens, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Mary J. Buttery, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

World Events (8)

1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

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

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

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

from Anglo-Norman French boterie ‘buttery’ (from 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.

habitational name from Buttery (Shropshire).


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

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