First of all, this is a very unusual name, Lauris. I checked the Vermont
Vital Records Card Index to 1870. I did not find Lauris' death for the cemetery
record that is often included for this period. I did find Allen Butler, d. 16
Sept. 1852, age 53, Newport Center Cem. There was no death record, however.
Gravestones of this period often have the maiden name of the wife. This card
did not have the wife's name (though it is common to have it and asks for it).
No knowing the many spellings of Lanpher to search, I waited to check my
alphabetical abstract of all spellings. I found no Lauris or any marriage to a
Butler. I also did not find a marriage for Allen in the index.
Though your information would seem accurate, I could not find it. The index
above was created in 1919 and microfilmed in the 1950s. There is the outside
chance that this card was misfiled. I find no vital record of Lauris in
Stafford, Conn., either. I do find a Jehail and Ruth (Dunbar) Lampher whose son
Almon K. dies in Vermont. I searched for Allen Butler in the Conn. VRs, but do
not find a good match.
I searched the Shirley Bucknum files and Everett E. Lanphere files I have
and did not find this lady. My question would be, what source was it that
suggested the Lanpher surname in the first place?
In a message dated 4/12/2008 10:57:42 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
I am seeking Lauris Lanpher, whose surname I was told by someone now
deceased. She died in died 28 Feb 1856, age 53, according to her gravestone
in Newport Center (Orleans County) VT. The gravestone reads, "Lauris H.,
wife of Allen Butler."
If she is indeed Lauris Lanpher, then she may be the Lauris Lanpher who was
born in Stafford (Tolland County) CT in 1803. This Lanpher line moved to CT
from Westerly (Washington County) RI, and she was the daughter of Jehiel,
who was the son of Joseph Lanpher. Her brother, Rufus Loomis Lanpher,
married in Franklin (Franklin County) VT and died in Eden (Lamoille County)
Lauris and Allen were a young couple in Sheldon (Franklin County) VT in
1820. They next moved to Enosburgh (Franklin County) VT by 1830 and stayed
there through 1840. According to census records, there may have been seven
children born to them, three of whom I have identified to date. Harriet
Butler (b. 12 May 1823, who married Peter Connal of Newport Center, Orleans
County, VT); Chester (born 1829, who lived in Newport, Orleans County, VT,
and married 7 Jun 1852 in Bolton, Brome County, PQ, to Angeline Jenness);
and Harmon (see below).
Harmon Butler was born 6 Aug 1838 (per his gravestone); he died 25 Aug 1908.
He married 1st Eliza S. Calhoun (b. 26 Dec 1842, d. 19 Apr 1865, age 23).
He m. 2nd Julia Ann Sargent, (d. 16 Oct 1874, age 45). They had at least
two children, Ernest and Jay Butler.
Jay C. Butler, born 29 Jun 1871 in VT. He m. 1st Florence Spencer Lees of
Washington (Kent County) RI in 1902 (she d. 1908). He m. 2nd Catherine M.
Clark. Jay d. Mansonville (Brome County) PQ 24 Mar 1959 and was buried in
Waterloo Cemetery (Shefford County) Quebec. Jay and Florence had two
children: Kenneth Earl and Lillian May (b. 1905); a third child Raymond,
probably was the son of Catherine. Lillian was my grandmother.
Buried nearby in the same cemetery as Lauris, Allen, and Harmon are 1)
Chastina Butler, wife of Ruben Niles 1832-1922; and 2) Sanford O. Butler,
died 5 Apr 1898, age 53.
At least one grandson (Jay Butler) lived in Waterloo, Quebec, from about
1903-1959. Do you have any clues about this Lauris Lanpher and Allen
Butler, who were my ggg-grandparents?
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