The George Butler Cutter Family Tree is a genealogy of my Grandfathers' forbearers and his descendants, including that of my Father, Glenn Ethan Cutter, and myself, David Lauren Cutter.
Much of the information in this genealogy has been taken from the book, 'A History of the Cutter Family of New England'*, compiled by the late Dr. Benjamin Cutter of Woburn, Massachusetts. Printed first in 1871 by David Clapp & Son Publishing House of Boston, Massachusetts, this invaluable resource was revised and enlarged by William Richard Cutter.
*(Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year 1871, By William Richard Cutter, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington [D.C.].
My father, Glenn Ethan Cutter, presented me with this book in 1968. His father, (my grandfather), George Butler Cutter had underlined references in the book to his immediate predecessors, so the logical progression was easy to assemble.
I have endeavored to document dates and names from the book with accuracy to the best of my ability. It has been a labor of love, on the way, discovering factual accounts of my forbearers lives, the lives of their children and siblings, wives, parents-in-law, etc., etc..
I hope that my own family will find interest in the list of names to do with their family background. There is not space to list every detail of every individual, but it is interesting for me to learn that many of my ancestors had distinguished themselves in many ways. There were doctors, lawyers, missionaries, American Revolutionary soldiers, merchants and dignitaries, (to name but a few examples), all with some valuable contribution they had made to society.
I did not find any evidence of criminals or social outcasts, however, must assume that if there were any individuals who had disgraced themselves, this information was not included in the book written by Dr. Cutter.
One entry that stood out to me in particular was that of John Cutter (b. March 16, 1765) and his wife, Abigail, (b. August 21, 1768), both of Woburn, Massachusetts:
"Her parents, (John and Rebecca Demary, of Rindge, N.H.), were born in Boston, Mass., and their parents were natives of France."
"John Cutter came to Jaffrey, [N.H.] in 1789, soon after his marriage [to Abigail], and commenced business as a tanner in the establishment afterwards occupied by his son, B. Cutter Esqu., but since demolished. [John] was a person of singular energy of character and by industry, frugality, and strict honesty, acquired not only a comfortable subsistence, but a competency. He was among the first who openly avowed faith in God's impartial grace and salvation, and for many years was considered the pillar of the Universalist Society in Jaffrey. His home was always the house for the ministers who came in town; where they ever found a welcome, both by him and his excellent companion. Mrs. Cutter was one of the excellent of the earth. Her whole life, long and useful, was characterized by strict integrity, virtuous principle, and a Christian walk. She retained her physical and mental faculties in a remarkable degree up to the very close of her earthly pilgrimage. Patient, trustful and hopeful, she met death with calmness, [age 97]. She was the mother of twelve children, fifty grandchildren, and a large number of great-grandchildren. Six of her children and twenty-six of her grandchildren were living at the time of her death. Mr. Cutter was the first person in Jaffrey who kept accounts in Federal money, [after the Revolutionary War with England].
Elizabeth Cutter, widow, came to New England about A.D. 1640, and is credited as being the first 'Cutter' to enter the New World from Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland County, England.
By God's design and will, I left America in 1971 and moved to Great Britain where I met my wife and mother of my six children. Ironically, my move back to England in the Twentieth Century completed a circle of movement for