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Manasseh Cutler

  • Birth 13 May 1742 Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 28 Jul 1823 Hamilton, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Hamilton, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 32685432

US Congressman. A 1765 graduate of Yale College, he taught school in Dedham, Massachusetts, for a short time and engaged in the whaling business at Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard. After stuying law, he was admitted to the bar in 1767 but did not practice. He then studied theology, and was licensed to preach in 1770. Ordained a Congregational minister, during the Revolution he was appointed chaplain of Colonel Francis' regiment in 1776, and of General Titcomb's brigade in 1778. That same year, he began the study of medicine and became a skilled physician. One of the founders of the Ohio Company, formed to colonize the Ohio Territory, he helped draft the Ordinance of 1787. Elected as a Federalist to Congress from Massachusetts, he served two terms, from 1801 to 1805. Retiring to Hamilton, Massachusetts, he was held in esteem for his knowledge of botany and astronomy.

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  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 6 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32685432
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Manasseh Cutler (13 May 1742–28 Jul 1823), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32685432, citing Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .