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 Harmon Cutler

Harmon Cutler

Birth
Dover Plains, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Death 28 Jan 1869 (aged 69)
Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 11195366 · View Source
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Early settler of present-day Midvale, Utah and the son of Samuel and Cordelia Hannah or Hannah Cordelia Young. In 1813 his parents died within four hours of each other with typhoid fever leaving a large family and as a young man he was apprenticed to learn the wagon making trade. He married Susannah Barton (born December 14, 1805 at Cobleskill, Schoharie County, New York) the daughter of Bradford Barton (1779-1834) and Lydia Mosher (1782-1848) on November 13, 1825 at Cobleskill and soon afterward he took up residence at Amboy, Oswego County, New York where he purchased a farm, which he ran in connection with his wagon trade. He and Susannah became the parents of seven children. On August 6, 1840 he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and soon after with his wife and children in a wagon he had made embarked on a fifty-day journey to gather with the Saints at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. On November 21, 1840 his wife Susannah died.
On August 29, 1841 he married Lucy Ann Pettigrew (born April 26, 1817 at Columbia, Hamilton County, Ohio) the daughter of David Pettigrew (1791-1863) and Elizabeth Alden (1791-1854) by whom he had five additional children. He and Lucy Ann were endowed in the Nauvoo Temple on February 7, 1846.
On May 24, 1846, having refitted his wagons, and in company with others, he and his family loaded up their worldly effects and crossed the Mississippi River and journeyed across the state of Iowa and located in Council Bluffs, July 16, 1846. Harmon resided with his family at Council Bluffs until 1852 when he was called by Brigham Young as the captain of a company of Saints and given charge over 262 souls with 63 wagons.
In June of 1852, he and his family started their journey across the Great Plains bound for the Salt Lake Valley. About 250 miles into their journey the wagon train was attacked by Indians near Fort Laramie who captured all the horses of the company, five of which belonged to Cutler. This loss necessitated the use of oxen to haul the wagons the rest of the journey which was still about seven hundred and fifty miles.
He settled his family on the east side of the Jordan River and west of Main Street in what is now Midvale. After settling in Midvale Lucy asked for and was granted a divorce. On April 11, 1857 he married Elizabeth Shields (born August 21, 1825 at Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland) the daughter of James Shields (1795-1888) and Bethia Livingston (1793-1848) who died a year later. He then married Agnes McGregor (born 13 Aug 1843 at Bonhill, Dunbartonshire, Scotland) the daughter of William McGregor (1816-1892) and Ann Hossack (1822-1899) on December 19, 1859 and they had five children. After Harmon's death Agnes married Frederick Alfred Cooper.
A biography of Harmon's life, "A Quiet, Faithful, Unobtrusive Follower: The Life and Times of Harmon Cutler," is currently available on Amazon.com.



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  • Maintained by: Chris Cutler
  • Originally Created by: Carl W. McBrayer
  • Added: 18 Jun 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11195366
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harmon Cutler (16 Jul 1799–28 Jan 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11195366, citing Cutler Hill Cemetery, Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Chris Cutler (contributor 47035745) .