Cuyler T. Bouton (1813-1898)


Cuyler T. Bouton was born in Stephentown, Rensselaer County, New York Jan 18, 1813, was married to Miss Caroline Perkins Sept. 8th 1832. In the autumn of 1855, he came to the State of Wisconsin and settled in Spring Grove, where he resided until the spring of 1861 when he moved to Jordan Prairie. Mrs. Caroline Bouton died Feb 23, 1865; her remains were interred in Mt. Vernon cemetery; the funeral was conducted by Elder Patton. Mr. Bouton was married to Mrs. Margaret Cooper Feb 6, 1866. He moved to the state of Texas, in the year 1872, where he resided until 1880, when he returned to Wisconsin. Deceased was converted to Christianity when about 10 years of age and united with Baptist Church. When he came to Wisconsin, he united with the United Brethren Church, later he united with the Baptist Church of Juda; after moving to Jordan Prairie he was granted a letter of dismission by his church and united with the Gap Church. After his return from Texas, he re-united with the Juda Baptist Church and remained a faithful member until he was called home, March 27th, 1898 at the age of 85 years, 2 months + 9 days.

He had been ill nearly all winter but recovered partially and was down town about three weeks ago.  His funeral sermon was preached by Rev. J. Andereck from the words found in Psalms 39; 4, 5, and 7 this being the portion of Scripture he repeated at the last prayer meeting he attended about three weeks ago.  The song service was rendered by Messrs. S. Summers and D. Patton and Misses Mertie Chryst and Susie Miller.

The deceased leaves a wife and four children all of whom were with him excepting the youngest son, who was unable to be here.

This was published in the Brodhead (Wisconsin) Independent on March 31, 1898.

Cuyler T. Bouton