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i. THOMAS, b. 28 Nov. 1822; m. Ruth R. Wells, of Lowell, Mass., 16 Nov
1852; r. Pelham.-i. Mary TENNY, b. 15 Jan. 1825.-iii. SARAH JANE, b.
r. Nashua.-iv. John CUTTER, b. 20 April, 1835; grad. at Phillips Academy in 1852 ; entered Dartmouth College the same year ; left during the Junior year, and grad. with honor from Harv. Univ. in 1856. He studied law with Messrs. Abbott and Brown, of Lowell, and was admitted to the bar in 1858 ; went soon after to St. Louis, Mo., and then located himself in Kansas City, where he has won an able and successful professional
standing. ii. Rebecca, b. 3 Feb. 1796 ; m. Ebenezer Ilall, of West Cam
bridge, Sept. 23, 1817 [Vide v. 82, 8]. She d. in Dracut, Sept.
1820; d. Dracut, 7 May, 1840.-iii. Esther, b. 28 May, 1823; d. Pel
ham, 22 April, 1847. iji. LUCINDA, b. 31 Jan. 1798 ; m. Isaac Hill, of West Cambridge,
Mass., Feb. 12, 1822. Ile was b. Jan. 1, 1796, d. Feb. 22, 1830.
ii. MIRIAM, b. 27 Dec. 1825; m. Joseph Niles, Jr., of Chester, N. H.,
r. in Dracut. iv, John Pierce, b. 29 March, 1800 ; m. Dec. 3, 1830, Charlotte,
dau. of Jonathan and Dolly (Stevens) Varnum, of Dracut,
and Sarah B. Deering, of Bath, Me., and resides Vineland, Kansas. The family of John P. Cutter took an honorable position as pioneers in the settlement of Kansas. By intelligence and enterprise, cultivation of mind and refinement of manners, stern resolve and brave endurance, they planted a New-England home in the prairies of the West.
George Cutter took up a land claim in Douglass Co., Kansas, in 1856, and commenced making improvements. The boat on which he went had on board 'two thousand stand of arms, which were distributed for the purpose of enforcing the Lecompton Constitution upon the settlers of the new territory. There being much excitement at the time with regard to the presidential nomination, a yote was taken by the passengers of the boat; and the youthful pioncer, boldly avowing himeelf a staunch advocate of liberty, was then told that Kansas would be no place for him.
He was so often called upon to assist in resisting Border Ruffian invasion, that he could accomplish but little on his farm. After being engaged in several skirmishes, he was severely wounded in an affray near Ossawatomie, Aug. 31, 1856. Two ruffians came upon him, one aiming at his head, and the ball grazing his eyebrow; the other breaking and severely fracturing his thigh-bone. Others of the company robbed him and stripped him of his arms and equipments, and left bim, as they supposed, to die. He remained in the bushes during the day, and at night was picked up and kindly cared for by a family in the vicinity; where he remained until March, suffering greatly from the effects of the wound and from fever and a gue. He was then carried to his cabin home, just able to crawl about. He rallied so as to perform Bome labor on bis claim that year.
In 1858 he erected a house, and in the autumn welcomed to his new abode a brother and sister. They were followed the ensuing spring by the remainder of the family. The year 1860 was noted for a drought most disastrous to the settlers, and the undaunted hero of Ossawatomie left home and friends to try his fortunes in the mines of Colorado. He went from there to Montana, July, 1863; left there in the autumn of the next year, and reached home in January, 1865. That year he went with
teams to Fort Kearney, Santa Fe, and Furt Gibson. The next winter he was confined to the house by lameness in his injured limb. He was appointed County Commissioner in January, 1867, to fill a vacancy for that year, and was then elected to the same office for the succeeding term of two years.
iii. EDWIN,7 b. 8 Aug. 1835; d. Dec. 26, 1837.
fall of 1861 ; was first stationed on the Kansas and Missouri border, then
and was discharged at Fort Leavenworth late in 1864. V. CHARLOTTE,7 b. 17 Sept. 1839.; m. Nov. 28, 1861, Albert William Smith,
of Bath, Me, Issue :- Wilberl Poole, b. 15 April, 1863; d. Oct. 1867.George Albert, b. 29 Oct. 1865 ; d. 7 April, 1869.-Frank Herbert Cul
ter, b. 2 Jan. 1868. vi. MARTHA,? b. 28 Oct. 1841; m. Oct. 18, 1866, Seth Kelly, of West Mil
ton, Ohio, who d. May 13, 1868. Issue:- George Edwards, b. 16 Nov.
1867. vii. Joun Edwin, b. 15 Aug. 1843. viii. SARAH EMILINE," b. 17 March, 1815. v. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, b. 27 Aug. 1802 ; m. (1st) Esther Russell,
April 29, 1828, the dau, of Capt. Jeremiah and Esther (Hall)
Grace (Rosebrook) Howe, of Guildhall, Vt. Mr. Cutter was educated in Pelham and at Bradford Academy ; taught school in Hudson, N. H., and in Haverhill, Dracut, and Danvers, Mass. ; afterwards was in business five years at Boston and vicinity. Returning to Pelham he took charge of his father's farm, where he yet continues. He has been especially interested in horticulture, and has had large experience in raising fruit and ornamental trees. He is the originator of the strawberry known as “ Cutter's Seedling," and has been an influential member of various agricultural societies, and an occasional correspondent of agricultural journals. Ilis issue :
i. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN,7 b. 23 Feb. 1830; d. æ. 4 days.
Chamberlain, of Foxcroft, Me., July 24, 1862, d. March 14, 1864, æ. 24;
1. Philip Noyes, b. 20 Jan. 1867; d. 31 Aug. 1867.
2. Grace Russell,* b. Chicago, 25 June, 1868. iii. Saran Hall,? b. 10 Feb. 1834 ; d. March 1, 1836. iv. FREDERIC AUGUSTUS,7 b. in Pelham, 6 May, 1836; m. (1st) Virginia F.
Gage, Dec. 10, 1862, d. Oct. 28, 1866, a. 33 ; (20) Clara Augusta Hardy, of Hudson, Jan. 1, 1868, d. Jan. 31, 1869, æ. 23. He was educated at Phillips Academy and at Appleton Academy, in New Ipswich, N. H., has taught in Tyngsboro' and Lancaster, Mass., and in Maine, Ill. He is a farmer in Pelham. Issue :
1. Winnifred, b. 26 Aug. 1862; d. Jan. 20, 1867,
2. Clara "Hardy,s b. 18 Jan. 1869 ; d. March 26, 1869. v. Esther RUHAMAU,b. 27 May, 1832 ; m. Lemuel Auten, April 8, 1863,
in Akron, Ill. Issue:- Edith Robah, b. Akron, 16 March, 1861.-Ma
ria Emily, b. 7 Feb. 1867.-Andrew, b. 3 Jan. 1869. vi. ELLEN,; b. 28 Jan. 1841. vii. MARIA LOUISA,? b. 26 Feb. 1813 ; m. Edward Auten, May 6, 1869, in
Akron, II. Mr. Auten is a lawyer in Princeville.
viii. CHARLES IIowe,7 b. 4 Dec. 1817.
ix. Julia FRANCES,7 b. 27 Jan. 1851. vi. CLARISSA, b. 2 Jan. 1805 ; m. Adna Coburn. Issue:
i. ADNA, b. Dracut, 9 March, 1834; m. Harriet Wilson, of Akron, Ill.,
Oct. 1860.-ü. MARTHA, b. Pembroke, N. II., 23 March, 1836; m. Rev.
1817.-piii. Hannah, b. 10 Aug. 1819; d. Oct. 1867. vii. Hannah, b. 2 Aug. 1807 ; m. Rev. Robert Breeze, at Macomb,
III., in 1811. Mrs. Breeze was a pupil and an assistant precep-
ii. JOANNA, b. 16 Sept. 1847 ; d. 16 Jan. 1849.-iii. AMBROSE, b. 27 Jan.
1851.-iv. ROBERT Finley, b. 27 Jan. 1851. At Ipswich in 1839, Mrs. Breeze composed her ingenious poem entitled “The Ologies;" a few copies of which were printed to save the labor of transcribing. It was particularly requested that no one would take the liberty of publishing it. The opening and closing lines, however, are here presented.
“ A respectable group, as they met, on a day,
Their adventures related, as every one may.
They hade me at first to avoid Amphibology,
Cosmology ne er her researches confined
viii. Joanna,“ b. 29 April, 1810; m. Daniel Kittredge, April 26, 1833.
She died in Dracut, May 25, 1836. Issue :
i. REBECCA, b. 20 Sept. 1831; d. Dracut, 10 Dec. 1857. ix. Sarah, b. 3 Sept. 1811. x. CHARLES, b. 18 June, 1814; m. Nov. 25, 1811, Olive S., dau.
of James and Abigail (Lovejoy) Voyes, of Windham, V. II. He d. in Princeville, III., May 30, 1869. He regularly graduated from the Medical School of Ilarvard University in 1813 ; and in the fall of the same year removed to Princeville, where, with the exception of about three years, he resided, until the
period of his death. For twelve years he devoted his attention to the practice of medicine, until influenced by a growing desire of his own, and by the advice of Christian friends, he felt it his duty to preach the gospel, and was licensed by the Central Congregational Association of Illinois in 1855. Without exclusively devoting himself to the work, he served his Master during the remaining years of his life, preaching as a licentiate in the churches of Dwight, Lafayette, Rochester and West Jersey, Ill. A portion of the year previous to his death was spent in teaching and preaching to the Freedmen at Camp Nelson, Ky. He was ever a warm friend of the blacks, and among the earliest to espouse their cause. He boldly advocated strong anti-slavery sentiments when few stood at his side, and when bitter opposition was arrayed against him. He was also an active worker in the cause of temperance.
His sufferings during his last illness were protracted and severe. Under them he manifested great patience and Christian resignation, Ilis funeral was held in Hitchcock Ilall, in Princeville, and was attended by a large concourse of people. Ilis issue :