Thomas Butterfield

A modest cellar hole today, this place was the early home of Thomas Butterfield. We know little about his origins. He came prior to 1780 as that year, and for several thereafter, he held Packersfield town offices including selectman in 1780. In 1787 he married Hulda (Heaton) Wadsworth, the widow of Samuel Wadsworth (see A-2-6 and A-2-7) and moved to Keene. The house seems to have been vacant for a few years before it was purchased by Oliver Cromwell Wyman of Concord, Massachusetts. In 1811 Oliver moved to Boston where he worked as a broker. By 1814 he had sold his holdings (164 acres) in the southeastern part of Packersfield. The house was abandoned then.