John Garrison Cutler


John Garrison Cutler

Death 7 Feb 1913 (aged 79)
Burial Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 153099842 View Source
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His birth date has also been listed as 1832.
He married Harriet/Hattie A. Brewster on July 29, 1873 in Kensington, NH.

As per Death Certificate: Died age 79 years and 8 months. Resident 40 years. Male, Dark, Married.Hotel Keeper.Died of Pneumonia.

John G. Cutler, the well-known proprietor of the Seaview House at Hampton Beach, and a well-known figure in political circles in the Granite state for the last half century, died Friday night of pleuro pneumonia, in his eightieth year.

He was born in Exeter, May 10, 1833, his father being Rufus and his mother, Ann Cutler. He was educated in Exeter and worked for his father for a time at the merchandise business. He later started up a pool and billiard room in Exeter and which was burned out in 1872.

He then came to Hampton Beach and in 1875 bought out the Seaview House at the Beach. May 7, 1885, it was destroyed by fire and Mr. Cutler immediately rebuilt and enlarged it and changed the name from that of the Seaview House to the Seaview Hotel. This hostelry was for years a gathering place for politicians of the state and elsewhere, "Cy" Sulloway, for one, making it his summer stopping place.

In politics Mr. Cutler had always been a staunch Republican and enjoyed the confidence of the party leaders to such an extent as to be regarded as a dominating influence in both town and Rockingham County politics. While he never sought office himself, he was for years a member of the Republican town committee in both Exeter and Hampton.

In 1871, he married Miss Hattie A. Brewster of Stratham, who survives him.

Mr. Cutler was a Mason.

The funeral service was held Monday afternoon at the Hampton Congregational Church, conducted by the Dr. S.H. Dana, pastor of the Phillips Church of Exeter, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Rowell of Providence, R.I., a former pastor the Hampton church. The bearers were W. H. Hobbs, Mr. Ross, Abbott Norris, Horace M. Lane, all prominent citizens of Hampton, and the honorary bearers were Dr. Albert S. Weatherell, Clarence Getshell, Postmaster Daniel Gilman of Exeter and Moses Perkins of Epping. Selections were rendered by the Beethoven quartet of Exeter.

Father: Rufus E. Cutler (born in Stratham, NH; Storekeeper)
Mother: Annie Cilley (born in Nottingham, NH)
Interred on Feb. 10, 1913 in the "Hampton Cemetery", Hampton, NH. [A cemetery by that exact name has not been found. Perhaps he is in this High Street Cemetery in Hampton, NH? I checked the list at the library of the other small cemeteries in Hampton with known entrants, and he does not appear to be in any of them.]

As per the 1910 Hampton Census, John G. Cutler was 70, Mulatto, married for 37 years to Hattie A., age 57, White. She had 2 children, neither was alive in 1910. He was a Hotel Proprietor. Living with them were 3 white servants, ages 24, 51, and 78, clerk, book and hustler. The latter was born in Scotland.

As per the 1900 Hampton Census, John G. Cutler was 67, Mulatto, married for 30 years to Hattie A., age 47, White. She had 2 children, neither was alive in 1900. He was a Hotel Keeper. Living with them were 6 white employees, born in RI, MA, Ireland and Scotland. They were Cook, Bartender, Farmer/laborer, Day laborer, Waitress and Servant.

John's father, Rufus' parents were Tobias Cutler and Dorothy Paul (aka Dolly Pauls). They were married in Exeter on Jan. 15, 1790. According to Tobias' probate papers, he was a Revolutionary Pensioner, survived by his wife, Dorothy.

On the 1790 Census for Stratham, Tobias Cutler appears as a "Free Person" (not white, and not a slave). There were 3 Free persons in his home.

On the 1820 Census for Exeter, Tobias Cutler just has listed 2 people: Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1; and Slaves - Males - 45 and over: 1.
[In 1820, Tobias (born c. 1767) would have been c. 53.
Dorothy/Dolly (born c. 1775) would have been c. 45. Not sure who the younger white female could have been, or if Dolly was white and had the wrong age attributed to her, or what.]

On the June 20, 1820 Court document swearing that Tobias Cutler (aka Cutter) served in the Revolutionary War, he states that he enlisted in early 1781 in the 2nd NH Regiment under Col. Reid, and the Company commanded by Capt. McGregor for 3 years; discharged in 1784. He further states that he is a Laborer now and is not able to work due to "lameness"[?] in his fingers. He has 7 in his household: his wife Dolly and 5 young children and "they have no property and are unable to support themselves". [N.B. These children did not appear on the 1820 Census.] At that time, his possessions included "six old chairs & a few articles of household furniture of not much value." - Tobias Cutler.

Tobias and Dolly had a son Nathaniel P Cutler (b. c. 1816; age 58; race "N"), married Carrie L. Mingo (age 22, born in Cambridge, MA; race "N") on 14 May 1874 in Exeter. His Previous Spouse: "X". Carrie was a daughter of Hiram Mingo.

Tobias and Dolly had a son Rufus E. Cutler, born 1797. He married a Dinah [could that be Annie?] Cilley on March 25, 1823.

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