New sketches: New England study projects

Whetstone Falls, Brattleboro, VT (Detroit Publishing Company, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Today we’ve added 4 new sketches to two of our study projects!

We’ve added 2 new sketches to Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784. The two new sketches feature Benjamin Butterfield and Benjamin Butterfield, Jr. of Brattleboro.

With this study project, Scott Andrew Bartley researches heads of families who lived in Vermont prior to the Revolutionary War.  These sketches illustrate major players on political and religious fronts, uncover the migration patterns for this period in the region, and identify all those just looking to better their lives on the new frontier.  This project is proceeding in two series, settlers to 1771 and 1772-1784.  The work so far has been geographical, focusing on Windsor and Windham Counties.

We’re also announcing two new sketches in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790. The new sketches focus on Ebenezer Payne and Stephen Payne, both of Partridgefield (Peru), MA. The current town of Peru was originally incorporated as Partridgefield. You can read more about the changing borders of this town in our database Massachusetts: Historical Data Relating to Cities and Towns.

This study project focuses on individual enumerated in the 1790 census in historic Berkshire and Hampshire counties, also including modern Franklin and Hampden counties.  Sketches for this project are submitted to editor Helen Schatvet Ullmann, CG, FASG by NEHGS members and other interested researchers.

We’d like to thank Sam Sturgis for his work on the Western Massachusetts Families update.

Please note: These databases are available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.