Reverand William Thurston Boutwell

1803–1890 (Age 87)
Lyndeborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of William Thurston

When Reverand William Thurston Boutwell was born on 3 February 1803, in Lyndeborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Nehemiah Boutwell, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Cleaves Jones, was 26. He married Hester Crooks on 11 September 1833, in Chippewa, Michigan Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Stillwater, Washington, Minnesota Territory, United States in 1850. He died on 10 October 1890, in Stillwater, Washington, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Boutwell Cemetery, Stillwater Township, Washington, Minnesota, United States.

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Reverand William Thurston Boutwell
Hester Crooks
Marriage: 11 September 1833
Elizabeth A. Boutwelle
Ramsay C. Boutwell
Mary Louisa Boutwell
William T. Boutwelle
Rodney C. Boutwelle
Catherine Asenath Boutwell
Hester Elvira Boutwelle
Basil Ernest Boutwelle
Cornelius Lyman Boutwelle

Spouse & Children

11 September 1833
Chippewa, Michigan Territory, United States


  • Elizabeth A. Boutwelle


  • Ramsay C. Boutwell


  • Mary Louisa Boutwell


  • William T. Boutwelle


  • Rodney C. Boutwelle


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 5

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 27

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.

Name Meaning

Possibly English: unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Wm F Boutwell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm T Boatwell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William T Boutwell, "United States Census, 1850"

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