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Richard Dominicus Cutts
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Birth: Sep. 21, 1817
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Dec. 13, 1883
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

General Richard Dominicus Cutts (b. 21 Sep 1817 Washington, D.C. - d. 13 December 1883 Washington, D.C.) was a noted military surveyor. The General entered the coast survey in 1843, remaining in its service for over forty years. His first efforts were directed toward raising the standard of topographical work, which he accomplished with eminent success. Of late years the higher scientific work of the survey has occupied his attention, and his operations have extended to all parts of the country. The shores of the Chesapeake, the coasts of the Pacific, the plains of Texas, and the mountains of New England equally bear testimony to his professional ability. To him the navigators of the Pacific are indebted for the first surveys of San Francisco, San Diego, and Monterey bays, and some other minor harbors on the coast.

In 1855 he was appointed U.S. surveyor upon the International fisheries commission for the settlement of the limits of the fishing grounds between the United States and the British dominions in North America. In the civil war he was on the staff of General Henry W. Halleck, and received the brevet rank of brigadier general of volunteers in March 1865. In 1873 he was one of the U.S. commissioners to the Vienna international exposition, and in 1883 he attended the International geodesic conference in Rome, which was convened for the purpose of considering a universal prime meridian and the unification of time.

He held at his death the office of first assistant superintendent of the coast survey, having direct charge of the office and topography.

On 6 Dec 1845 he married Martha Jefferson Hackley, granddaughter of Thomas Mann Randolph, of Tuckahoe, Georgia and daughter of Richard Shippey Hackley.

From: Virtual American Biographies, http://www.famousamericans.net 
 
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 Parents:
  Richard Cutts (1771 - 1845)
  Anna Payne Cutts (1779 - 1832)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Jefferson Hackley Cutts (1824 - 1895)
 
 Children:
  Richard Malcolm Cutts (1846 - 1886)*
  Lucia Beverly Cutts (1851 - 1934)*
  Harry Randolph Cutts (1856 - 1856)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Madison Cutts (1805 - 1863)*
  Dolley P. Madison Cutts (1812 - 1839)*
  Mary Estelle Elizabeth Cutts (1814 - 1856)*
  Richard Dominicus Cutts (1817 - 1883)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Tombstone is broken, moss-covered and partially illegible. Transcription obtained from cemetery's online database.
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Chapel Valley, Lot 407
 
Maintained by: Kimberly McDaniel
Originally Created by: Loretta Castaldi
Record added: Mar 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86284585
Richard Dominicus Cutts
Added by: Loretta Castaldi
 
Richard Dominicus Cutts
Added by: Loretta Castaldi
 
Richard Dominicus Cutts
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 Added: Jul. 7, 2012

- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Apr. 16, 2012
 
 
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