James Boutwell

1814–1865 (Age 50)
Lyndeborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of James

When James Boutwell was born on 14 May 1814, in Lyndeborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Nehemiah Boutwell, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Cleaves Jones, was 37. He married Mary P. Abbott on 10 April 1837, in Lyndeborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Sanbornton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States in 1860. He died on 21 April 1865, in Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Center Cemetery, Hudson, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Boutwell
Mary P. Abbott
Marriage: 10 April 1837
Mary Lucretia Boutwell
James Paschal Boutwell
George Boutwell
Charles Hawley Boutwell
Hannah Elizabeth Boutwell
James Pascal Boutwell
Emma Caroline Boutwell
Emma Caroline Bentwell
Edward Payson Boutwell
Arthur Abbott Boutwell
William M. Boutwell

Spouse & Children

10 April 1837
Lyndeborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States


  • Mary Lucretia Boutwell


  • Male1840–1844Male

  • George Boutwell


  • Charles Hawley Boutwell


  • Hannah Elizabeth Boutwell


+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 6

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 16

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)

  • James Boutwell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James in entry for Nathaniel B Blummer and Mary L Boutwell Carr, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • James Boutwell in entry for Mary Lucelia Boutwell, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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