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36. Elizabeth "Betsy" AVERY was born in 1807 in Pennsylvania.8 She died on 22 May 1883 at the age of 76 in McDonough County, Illinois.

Probably married Free [Green] Butterfield of Sharon Twp on 19 Sep 1826 in Franklin Co, Ohio.. Marriage performed by Amaziah Hutchinson, J.P.

1830 Census. Sharon Twp, Franklin Co, Ohio.
Green Butterfield. 1m under 5, 1m 20-30. 1f age 20-30.

1840 Census. Schuyler Co IL
Green Butterfield, 1m -5, 1m 10-15, 1m 30-40. 1f -5, 2f 5-10, 1f 30-40
Goveneur & Benjamin Butterfield listed immediately after.

Green Butterfield was paid for jury duty as a Petit Juror, Schuyler Co, IL
March Term 1840, 6 days, $4.50
April Term 1841, 6 days, $4.50

I believe it is very likely this is the couple in 1850:
Twp 11N, 2E, Knox Co, IL, Hh 53
Green Butterfield, age 48, b. VT
Betsey, age 43, b. PA
Wm. 22, b. Oo. [prob this enumerator's abbreviation for Ohio]
Louisa 17, b. IL. Ellen 14, b. IL. Granville 10 b. IL. Lucretia, 4. b. IL. Benjamin 2, b. IL
James, 22, Mason, b. Oo. [same profession as Gouveneur Butterfield that married Betsey's sister - perhaps he's a nephew of Green & Betsey since he's the same age as William and listed last]
Next door in Hh 54
Caleb Butterfield, age 30, b. PA
Polly 19, b. Oo.

1860 Census. Galesburg, Knox Co, IL, Hh 1884
Morris Griffeth, age 24, b. PA
Elisabeth, 26, b. PA
Green Butterfield, 55, farmer, b. NY
Elisabeth, 53, b. NY
Granville 19. Lucretia 15. B-Monroe, age 12 [Benjamin Monroe?]. All born IL

Perhaps:
1870 Census; Scotland Twp, McDonough Co, IL. P.O. Industry, Hh 36
Elizab. Butterfield, age 62, b. PA
Monroe, age 32, a gardner, b. IL

1880 Census. Macomb, McDonough Co IL, Hh 440
Elizabeth Butterfield, age 72, widow, b. VT, parents b. Mass.
Benjamin M., age 32, son, working at a Mill, b. IL, parents b. VT

Elizabeth is believed to be buried in an unmarked grave, in the same cemetery as her husband - Gibson Cemetery, Colchester, McDonough Co, IL.

Probably from an obituary:
Elizabeth Butterfield, died May, 22. 1883 age 74y 1m. Her maiden name was Avery and she married Green Butterfield in Columbus, Ohio. They came to Ill. in 1834 and settled in Schuyler Co. until 1845 when they moved to where Galesburg now stands, but which was almost trackless prairie. In 1861 they moved to Macomb where her husband died shortly after arriving here. They were a family of 10 children of which two survive, Mrs. George Gloyd and G.G. Butterfield.


Elizabeth "Betsy" AVERY and Green BUTTERFIELD were married on 19 September 1826 in Franklin County, Ohio. Green BUTTERFIELD was born in 1802 in New York. He died on 19 November 1861 at the age of 59 in McDonough County, Illinois.

Buried Gibson Cemetery, Colchester, McDonought Co, IL.
FindAGrave memorial #73943431
Age 51y 7m 18d [Calculates to 1 Apr 1810 which doesn't agree with his age of 48 in the 1850 census]
" The Carving of Clasped Hands on this Headstone could be the depiction of a man holding a woman's hand and indicate a marriage or close bond between individuals, unity and affection even after death. Clasped hands are also symbolic of a farewell or last goodbye. "

A message board post suggested that Green had a sister Brittania Butterfield Gillett - I've found nothing else about this family.

Elizabeth "Betsy" AVERY and Green BUTTERFIELD had the following children:

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i.

William BUTTERFIELD was born in 1828 in Ohio.

William said to have married Indiana Morrell, 1853. He died of a fever, 1873, Macomb, McDonough Co, IL.

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ii.

Louisa BUTTERFIELD was born in 1833 in Illinois.

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iii.

Ellen BUTTERFIELD was born in 1836 in Illinois.

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iv.

Granville BUTTERFIELD was born in 1840 in Illinois.

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v.

Lucretia BUTTERFIELD was born on 23 August 1845 in Illinois. She died on 1 June 1868 at the age of 22 in McDonough County, Illinois.

Lucretia is buried Gibson Cemetery along with her father. There is the carving of a full blown rose on her stone - "indicated the deceased died in the Prime of Life"

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vi.

Benjamin Monroe BUTTERFIELD was born in 1848 in Illinois.