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HISTORY

OF THE

CUTTER FAMILY OF NEW ENGLAND.

The Compilation of the late

DR. BENJAMIN CUTTER,

OF WOBURN, MASS.

Revised and Enlarged

BY WILLIAM RICHARD CUTTER.

“I HAVE for some years been collecting information in relation to the CUTTER FAMILY,
and hope that the result of my labors may not be wholly useless to the race, but enable them
to satisfy a laudable curiosity that almost every one feels concerning his kindred.”

B. CUTTER.

PROPERTY

State Historical Society

OF WISCONSIN,
BOSTON :

1876
PRINTED BY DAVID CLAPP & SON.

1871.

Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year 1871,

BY WILLIAx RICHARD CUTTER, In the Offic the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

cs
77
699
1871

PRE FACE.

This work does not claim to have fully exhausted the subject. Inability to reach every source of information prevents the attainment of that end. The contents of the following pages, however, are believed to be substantially correct. Acknowledgment is due to the family at large for the general response to the call for contributions of information for the perfecting of the work; also for most welcome encouragement and patronage from every quarter. It is to be wished that the task of the present compiler could have been better and more ably accomplished.

Especial indebtedness is expressed to a number of individuals who have made distinguished efforts for the advancement of the work. In this connection are enumerated the names of Messrs. R. C. and R. L. Cutter, of Brooklyn, N. Y.; Benjamin Cutter, Esq., of Jaffrey, N. H.; Messrs. Stephen Cutter and J. D. Cutter, of New York City, and Mr. William T. Cutter, of East Lyme, Ct.

of persons not bearing the name and having no relationship by consanguinity, the undersigned would acknowledge indebtedness to the courtesy and friendly assistance of Rev. Lucius R. Paige, D.D., of Cambridge; John W. Barber, Esq., of New Haven, Ct.; Rev. David Shepley and the late Capt. Cushing Prince, of Yarmouth, Me., and Mr. John A. Boutelle, of Woburn.

For various communications in the course of the following work, the undersigned is particularly indebted to Mrs. Harriet Paton, of Brooklyn, N. Y.; Miss Mary H. Cutter, and Mr. Alexander S. Cutter, of Woodbridge, N. J.; Mrs. Maria Durant, of Lawrence; Amos Bachelder, M.D., and the late Benjamin F. Cutter, of Pelham, N. H.;

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