John Bouton Sr., a French Huguenot, sailed from England in July, 1635, and arrived in Boston in December of the same year. He lived successively in Boston, Watertown, Massachusetts; and Hartford and Norwalk, Connecticut. He held many official positions. He married (first) Joan Turney; (second) Abigail Marvin; (third) Widow Mary Stevenson. Children by first marriage: Richard; Bridget, married Daniel Kellogg, probably of Norwalk. Children of second marriage: John, see elsewhere; Matthew; Rachel, married Matthias St. John; Abigail, married Smith; Mary, married David Waterbury. Children of third marriage: Joseph, married Mary Thomas; Elizabeth, married Edmund Waring.