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Joseph BUTTERFIELD
Lydia BALLARD
Husband:  Joseph BUTTERFIELD
Birth:  15 Aug 1649, Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA
Death:  in or bef. 1720 
Father:  Benjamin BUTTERFIELD
Mother:  Ann __?__
Marriage:  12 Apr 1674, Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., MA
Wife:  Lydia BALLARD
Birth:  30 Apr 1657, Andover, Essex Co., MA
Father:  William BALLARD
Mother: Grace __?__
Children born in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., MA:
1.  Joseph BUTTERFIELD, b. 6 Jun 1680; m. Sarah FLETCHER
2.  Benjamin BUTTERFIELD, b. 1680-85; m. Elizabeth FLETCHER, d/o Samuel FLETCHER & Hannah WHEELER
3.  Tabitha BUTTERFIELD, b. 29 May 1687; m. Ephraim WATERS
4.  Isaac BUTTERFIELD, b. 1 Oct 1689; d. 4 Nov 1689
5.  Jacob BUTTERFIELD, b. 1 Oct 1689; m. Phebe __?__
6.  Anna BUTTERFIELD; m. Simon TOMPSON
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Sources:

1.  Charles Frederic Farlow.  1911.  Ballard Genealogy.  Charles H. Pope, Boston, MA (available as a facsimile reprint from New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston).

2.  Geo. A. Gordan.  1890.  "The Butterfields of Middlesex." New England Historical and Genealogical Register 44(Jan): 33-43.  On p. 35:
He married, 12 February, 1674, Lydia Ballard, daughter of Joseph (sic), one of the first settlers of Andover.
Lydia's father was William Ballard, not Joseph.  It was William who was one of the earliest settlers of Andover.

3.  Elily W. Leavitt.  1897.  "Chelmsford Marriages." New England Historical and Genealogical Register 51: 307-308).  On p. 308:
Joseph Butterfield, Mar. 12, 2, 1674, Lydia, daughter of William Ballard of Andover.
"12, 2, 1674" is 12 Apr 1674, not Feb.  (Before 1742, the new year began in March.)

4.  Email from Ellen Deuel:
Benjamin Butterfield, son of Joseph and Lydia (Ballard) Butterfield, married Elizabeth Fletcher, dau. Samuel & Hannah
(Wheeler) Fletcher according to pg. 143 of the Woburn Vital Records.  Joseph Butterfield's wife, Elizabeth, may have been
a Coburn.

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