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Hester Crooks Boutwell
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Birth: May 20, 1817
Death: Oct. 15, 1853

Hester Crooks Boutwell was the daughter of Ramsay Crooks,an Indian trader for the American Fur Company, based in Mackinac and later, New York City. Her mother, Abanokue, was French and Ojibway (Chippewa). Hester was born on Drummond Island in Lake Huron on May 30,1817 and was well educated at her father's expense at the mission school at Mackinac. She was been described by W.H.C. Folsom (Fifty Years in the Northwest, p. 276) as "a woman of tall and commanding figure, her black hair and eyes indicating her Indian origin. She was a fluent conversationalist,and careful and tidy in her personal appearance." Hester married Rev. William T. Boutwell in the fall of 1834. In addition to the children linked below, Hester also was the mother of Mary Louise Boutwell (1840-1841) who died at Leech Lake, MN. 
 
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 Parents:
  Ramsay Crooks (1787 - 1859)
 
 Spouse:
  William Thurston Boutwell (1803 - 1890)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Antoinette Boutwell Parkhurst (1835 - 1890)*
  Ramsey Crooks Boutwell (1837 - 1898)*
  William T. Boutwell (1842 - 1924)*
  Rodney C. Boutwell (1844 - 1934)*
  Catherine Asenath Boutwell Jones (1846 - 1909)*
  Hester Elvira Boutwell (1848 - 1891)*
  Basie Ernest Boutwell (1850 - 1851)*
  Cornelius Lyman Boutwell (1852 - 1882)*
 
 Sibling:
  Hester Crooks Boutwell (1817 - 1853)
  William Crooks (1832 - 1907)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Hester Crooks
20 May 1817 - 15 Oct 1853
m. Rev W. T. Boutwell on 11 Sep 1834.
16 years missy. to Ojibway Ind.
 
Burial:
Boutwell Cemetery
Stillwater
Washington County
Minnesota, USA
 
Created by: PPR
Record added: Mar 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50370597
Hester <i>Crooks</i> Boutwell
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Hester <i>Crooks</i> Boutwell
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 Added: Oct. 21, 2014

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 Added: Jan. 29, 2014
 
 
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