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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.
26, 1844. Issue :
i. EBENEZER, b. 27 Nov. 1817; d. 21 Aug. 1819.-ii. REBECCA, b. 15 April,

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.
Mrs. Ilill resides in Dracut. Her issue :
i. Lucinda, b. West Cambridge, 18 July, 1822; d. Dracut, 7 Aug. 1843.-

ii. MIRIAM, b. 27 Dec. 1825; m. Joseph Niles, Jr., of Chester, N. H.,
31 Aug. 1847.-iii. Sarah Emily, b. 2 Oct. 1827; d. Dracut, 1 March,
1834.-iv. Isaac, b. 13 Oct. 1829; m. Eliza Ann Peabody, 20 Sept. 1855;

r. in Dracut. iv, John Pierce, b. 29 March, 1800 ; m. Dec. 3, 1830, Charlotte,

dau. of Jonathan and Dolly (Stevens) Varnum, of Dracut,
Mass. He was a farmer in Dracut until 1848, when he went to
California, and d. in San Francisco, Jan. 28, 1849. IIis issue :
i. John Varnum, b. 28 Oct. 1831; d. March 7, 1833.
ii. GEORGE,” b. 12 July, 1833 ; m. Sept. 2, 1869, Lizzie, dau. of Rev. John

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.
iv. ALFRED, b. 12 July, 1837 ; enlisted in Co. B, 9th Kansas Vols., in the

fall of 1861 ; was first stationed on the Kansas and Missouri border, then
a year and a half in Colorado and Montana, then six months in Arkansas,

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)
Russell, d. West Cambridge, March 3, 1830, æ. 22; (2d) Sarah
II. Russell, March 13, 1831, sister to Esther, d. Jan. 9, 1844;
(30) Julia F. Howe, June 18, 1844, the dau. of Samuel and

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.
ii. BENJAMIN Russell,'' b. in Brookline, '3 Jan. 1832, m. (1st) Emma F.

Chamberlain, of Foxcroft, Me., July 24, 1862, d. March 14, 1864, æ. 24;
(2d) Lizzie A. Noyes, of Lowell, Mass., m. Dec. 29, 1865. He was edu-
cated in Pelbam and at Phillips Academy; taught school in Windham,
N. H., and at Dracut, Lancaster, aud Saugus, Mase; and then in Maine
and Palatine, Cook Co., Ill. For thirteen years past he has been Princi-
pal of Washington School, No. 6, in Chicago, a responsible position which
he sustains with general acceptance. Issue :

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.
William II. Bridwell, Methodist clergyman, March, 1863.-iii. CHARLES
A., b. 2 April, 1838, d. 7 July, 1860, in Missouri.-iv. Joanna, b. in
Alexandria, N. H., 27 May, 1810: m. Ewing Summers, of Princeville,
Ill., 29 Aug. 1859,-v. Justin, b. Dracut, 29 Aug. 1812,-vi. REBECCA,
b. 4 Oct. 1844; m. Nathan B. Atkins, Oct. 1861.-vii. Jane, b. 10 June,

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-
tress in Ipswich Academy, Mass. Previous to her marriage she
taught in Macomb, and afterwards in Rushville, Ill. In June,
1813 or 1844, she removed to Princeville, and two years after-
ward to Rochester, and continued to teach in both places until
her death. She was a faithful and disinterested worker, even
to the neglect of herself. Of sterling worth and masculine
energy, of uncommon literary attainments, many a noble wo-
man in the vicinity where she dwelt owes her strength of chạr-
acter to her teaching and training. Rev. Robert Breeze died
in Princeville, Ill., Sept. 2, 1851, æ. 44. Mrs. Breeze d. April
25, 1852. A marble monument was erected by their many
friends over the spot of their burial. Their benevolence will
not soon be forgotten. Issue :
i. DAVID, a Union soldier ; probably starved in a Texan prison in 1864,-

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.
Among them were found some all hoary with age,
And others were ent’ring on life's busy stage.
Some, known in all lands, and then others were there
With whom the wise only acquaintance might share.
They came from the land where with lustre have shono
The proudest of spirits the world e'er has known;
Where Homer, and Plato, and Socrates dwelt,
And oft at the shrine of Minerva had knelt.
In vales they had gambolled and roamed o'er the hills,
And dug in the earth, and had drank at the rills;
Had traversed the world, in excursions so free,
And soared to the stars, and plunged deep in the sea ;
Delighted, the footsteps of time had looked o'er,
And future events they had sought to explore.
But I'll preface no longer, nor make an Apology,
But only inform you their title is Ology.
Two kind ones came forward to lend me their aid,
While I with this group an acquaintance now made.
The one was a student, profound Lexicology:
A lecturer clear was the other, Orthology:

They hade me at first to avoid Amphibology,
As well as her talkatire sister, Tautology.

Cosmology ne er her researches confined
To scenes of this eartb, for they never could bind
Her spirit, aspiring ;-her thoughts wandered far
In the deep azure heavens, to the bright rolling star;
Other suns, other systems, with wonder would scan,
Till oft she would say, what is poor feeble man.'
When she came to speak there were none who remained
With adventures to tell, and a deep silence reigned ;
And this well informed group, with their stories elate,
Regretted to feel they must now separate.
But my friends will conjecture, I very much fear,
Battology lengthens the story they tear,
Or perchance that Cryptology came to my aid,
Or Enigmatology something has said.
But if they're perplexed and cannot understand,
They will find Lexicolay ever at hand.
The faithful Orthology, still standing near,
Most readily all my inquiries to hear,
Informed there were those of whom never a word
In this talkative company yet had been heard ;
That when worshippers meet, joined in purpose and heart,
Their songs they oft mingle; and, ere they depart,
They frequently call for the aid of Hymnology,
That there, they together, may sing the Doxology."

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 :

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