|Birth: ||Aug. 1, 1827|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 19, 1910|
Daughter of John Morton and Lucy Gillett
Married Royal James Cutler, 25 Mar 1852, Liberty, Sullivan, New York
Children - Morton Brigham Cutler, Theda Ann Cutler, Rosanna Viola Cutler, Sarah Lovina Cutler, Ida Estella Cutler, Royal James Cutler, Allen Riley Cutler, Minnie Cutler, Edwin Cutler, Frank Henry Cutler
Sketch - Theodosia Ann Morton was the second child of John Morton and Lucy Gillet. She was born in Rockland, Sullivan, New York when she met a young missionary named Royal James Cutler. He fell in love with the beautiful young girl and after completing his mission to North Carolina, they were married on March 25, 1852. Their honeymoon trip was their journey from Liberty, New York to Council Bluffs, Iowa. Theda Ann gave up her family, comfort, and everything familiar to follow her love, even though she was not a member of the church at the time.
In June of 1852, the Cutler families, along with others who were ready to go, left Council Bluffs for the long trek across the plains to Utah. There were 262 souls in their group, 63 wagons to haul the camp supplies and other necessary things. Harmon Cutler, Theda’s father-in-law, was appointed Captain of these 262 souls. All those who were able were expected to walk. Royal James Cutler and his wife, Theda Ann, walked all the way. The Harmon Cutler Company was known as the Twelfth Company.
Theda Ann was baptized into the church when she reached the Salt Lake Valley and she and Royal were sealed in the Endowment House in 1857. They lived in West Jordan for eight years, where they had five children, but then their life was full of movement. They were called to help settle Alpine, the Muddy Mission, and Glendale Utah. Theda had five more children over the next ten years in three different locations.
Theda Ann began her journey with the love of a man but lived her life with the strength of the love of God. She supported her husband in his many church and community responsibilities and helped him serve many people in many different areas. She bore ten children and endured hardships with faith and determination.
John Morton (1803 - 1890)
Lucy Gillett Morton (1804 - 1890)
Royal James Cutler (1828 - 1894)
Morton Brigham Cutler (1853 - 1940)*
Rosannah Viola Cutler Brinkerhoff (1856 - 1942)*
Sarah Lovina Cutler Williams (1858 - 1877)*
Ida Estella Cutler Brinkerhoff (1859 - 1927)*
Royal James Cutler (1861 - 1934)*
Allen Riley Cutler (1862 - 1921)*
Edwin Cutler (1868 - 1949)*
Frank Henry Cutler (1871 - 1946)*
William Riley Morton (1825 - 1911)*
Theodosia Ann Morton Cutler (1827 - 1910)
Martha E. Morton Sherwood (1834 - 1913)*
Hyrum City Cemetery
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: Dec 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45819841