Saturday, May 10, 2014

Cutting Family Line of Boston

Research started with Frederick L. Cutting born in Boston, Ma August 14, 1842. He was the son of Henry Cutting and Eunice Lord. Henry Cutting married first, Harriet Ardelia Fenno of Chelsea, MA. January 27, 1829.
Henry and Harriet had a daughter named Harriet A F Cutting Barker who died November 14 1865 in Sommerville.She was 31.
Henry's wife Harriet passed away on June 6, 1836  (See Records below)  Family information on Fenno line according to "Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts Volume 4"  Harriet's father Deacon John Fenno, son of William Fenno and Sarah Endicott, was born in Canton, January 1, 1766, died in Boston, July 26, 1835. He kept a grocery store on Hanover street, Boston, and was a deacon of the New North Church, in the time of Rev. Francis Parkman. He was the first of the Fenno family to settle in Chelsea, where he bought a large tract of land. He married, 1793, Olive Pratt, born April 10, 1770, died in Chelsea, November 24, 1856, daughter of Nehemiah Pratt and Ruth Torrey, of South Weymouth, Massachusetts. Their wedding was the first in East Boston. 

Harriet's brother Joseph Fenno erected a building in Chelsea, that part now Revere, corner of Beach street and Broadway, and has been since known as Fenno's Corner. There he conducted a mercantile business to the time of his death; was continued by his son, Joseph Henry Fenno, and by his son, Warren Fenno, and on the death of the latter, in 1905, the business was closed to settle the estate.

William Fenno an enterprising merchant of Revere, was born in North Chelsea, December 2, 1854. His father, Joseph H. Fenno, was born in Boston, June 21, 1823; and his mother, whose maiden name was Harriet E. Tewksbury, was born January 25, 1829. She was a daughter of John Tewksbury and Sarah Williams and grand-daughter of Lydia Sprague, whose father, Captain Samuel Sprague, when over sixty-two years of age, responded to the Lexington alarm and organized a company which was mustered into the Continental army. He died in Chelsea in 1783
The Fenno's original American ancestor on the paternal side was John Fenno, a farmer, who emigrated from England (from Lancashire, it is thought), and settled in Milton, Mass., in 1660. He served in King Philip's War. From him the line of descent is traced through John,2 John,3 William,4 John,5 Joseph,6 and Joseph H.,7 to Warren,8. Sarah Endicott was born on August 10, 1741, daughter of Captain James Endicott and Esther Clapp Endicott. James Endicott son of Gilbert Endicott (brother of John Endicott)

The Fenno House at Old Sturbridge Village was moved there in 1950 from its original site in the town of Canton, where it stood ouside the center village. This property was acquired by John Fenno in 1694 and either he or his son, also named John, is thought to have built the house in 1704. Photo courtesy of Historic Buildings of Massachusetts.

              Another landmark John A Fenno House Newton 

Below are two entries from Boston Papers on Harriet's death:

Henry Cutting married second wife Eunice Lord in the town of Ipswich, Massachusetts on December 30, 1792 also it is recorded in Malden Vital Records: Henry of Boston and Eunice Lord, Sept. 12, 1839. Also, next to Henry is the marriage of George W. Cutting of Weston, and Elisabeth Lord, Jan. 3, 1829. Eunice was daughter of Daniel Lord. 
Daniel Lord, son of  Aaron Lord and Hannah Lord (daughter of James Lord and Mary Fuller) married Sarah Holland (See More Lord Family Records Below) 
Children of Henry and Eunice
Henry Cutting died April 25, 1901
Francis Stanton Cutting was born on October 30 1868 in Chelsea, MA. He married Florence Davis, daughter of  Ella Florence Slade and Henry Hall Davis 
Francis and Florence had two sons Stanton  Davis Cutting and Richard F Cutting (See Below)

Ella F Slade (Davis) was was born on June 19, 1846 in Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Levi Slade and Elizabeth Snow. She married Henry Hall Davis on January 7, 1869. She died on November 24, 1912 in Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 66. She was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Tombstone reads 'Ella A. Slade.'
Levi Slade was the son of Henry Slade and Sally Danforth

Levi Slade Birth 17 April 1822 in Chelsea, Massachusetts Death January 9, 1884 in Chelsea, Ma Co-founder of D.& L. Slade Spice Company. Owner and Treasurer between 1864 and 1884
From  Thursday, February 6, 1908 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, MA) Page: 8

Mason Lodge Membership Card Francis S Cutting

This is an interesting find and from the census I gathered on all the Cutting families the help was included as members of their household This is from Boston Herald December 29 1931

Stanton Davis Cutting born February 14, 1896 in Chelsea MA. He was an athlete Draft Card Stanton Cutting

Mason Lodge Membership

Sunday, January 9, 1972 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, MA) Page: 45

Friday, January 24, 1913 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, MA) Page: 13

Mason Membership Card

MEMORIAL OF FREDERICK L. CUTTING as published in The weekly Underwriter Volume 79

The committee on the preparation of a memorial of the late Insurance Commissioner Cutting, of Massachusetts, presented the following, which was unanimously adopted:

We, the insurance commissioners of the United States in convention assembled, deem it fitting to adopt this memorial of Frederick Lord Cutting, our late associate in the labors of many years, as an expression of our appreciation and respect.

Frederick Lord Cutting was born to a life of service. While but a youth he enlisted at the call of President Lincoln, and bore his part with honor until the close of the war. He was frequently assigned for special duty, and did it well. His discharge from the army did not send back to the North a man of demoralized character, but one fit to stand as a man among men, one as eager to enter upon the calm pursuits of peace as he had been to do his duty in the rough turmoil of war. His first call upon arriving home was to serve in the Adjutant's General's department of bis home State, which gave him congenial employment.

But what may be called his life work was in the Massachusetts Insurance Department, to which he was soon transferred, and where he rose from clerk to Insurance Commissioner, occupying the latter position for ten years of his thirty-five years in that department of labor. His resignation took effect November 30 and his death occurred on the seventh day of the new year following.

For many years before he became commissioner he attended the meeting of this convention, and served as its secretary as long as he would consent to hold the office.

He. as deputy commissioner and then as commissioner, worked on important committees. He had no special gift for performing what may be called the ornamental functions of the convention, but in doing the sturdy homely duties which pertained thereto he was ever at the front. He had opinions which he expressed in a positive way. His honesty was rock ribbed, he was inclined to distrust compromises, and made his way rather by his force of character than by dodging to the right and left to avoid collision. He was never a seeker for public approbation, or for official preferment. It was against his will that be accepted the presidency of this convention, and in fact it required much urging to induce him to take his original appointment as Insurance Commissioner. He formed many close friendships among his fellow members of this convention, and always expressed his delight when a good official was given the reward of his faithfulness by a reappointment.

On the private and personal side he was kind, sympathetic and tender hearted, yet he had an inflexible will which kept him true to his high ideals in respect to virtue, temperance, devotion to his family and loyalty to his convictions.

His service to the business of insurance it is difficult to measure, but we do know that be stood for sound companies, honest management, full publicity and a supervision in fact as well as in name. The public is better off because Frederick L. Cutting lived, and the insurance commissioners have a worthy example to emulate.

While we mourn his loss we rejoice that we have had the benefit of his labors, known the inspiration of his presence, and felt the satisfaction of being able to point to him as "one of us." It is such men and what they stand for that gives strength and character to an organization like this, and afford a prophecy of the coming of the Kingdom of Righteousness on earth.

A resolution was adopted directing the secretary to send a copy of this memorial to the family of Mr. Cutting and to spread it on the minutes of the convention.

On Boston Record  Boston, Mass., January 21, 1908

Truly a man great in Israel was gathered to his fathers when the life of Frederick Lord Cutting was snuffed out as a candle. It seems but yesterday that this gentle autocrat sat expounding the law in the commissioner's chair. The vigor of his language was tempered by his kindly eye, and those who knew him best saw in him a man white to his heart's core, incapable of meanness, sternly just and ruggedly upright in every thought and action. He was the New England conscience personified, and jealous he was of the fair name of his beloved department. He had the weakness of his virtues— stubborn to a degree, so exacting that he leaned backward. His epitaph might well be written, "Here lies an honest man," for honest he was In thought and in action throughout his simple, upright and wholesome life.

Death Certificate of Frederick Cutting 

From Thirtieth Annual Report of the Insurance Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1885 Part 1: Fire & Marine Insurance


From Frederick is Cutting Dies in Wellesley Veteran of Civil War and until November Chief Insurance Date: Thursday, January 9, 1908 Paper: Boston Journal (Boston, MA) Issue: 24285 Page: 2

From Wednesday, February 5, 1908 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, MA) Page: 12


Aaron10 Lord (Nathaniel Jr9, Nathaniel8, Robert Sr7, Robert6, Anthony5, John4, Tomas3, Hari2, William1) was born May 28, 1732 in Ipswich, Essex, MA (Source: Vital Records of Ipswich Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, (Published by The Essex Institute, Salem, Mass, 1910).), and died March 24, 1811 in Ipswich, Essex, MA (Source: Vital Records of Ipswich Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, (Published by The Essex Institute, Salem, Mass, 1910).). He married Hannah Lord July 01, 1754 in Ipswich, Essex, MA (Source: Vital Records of Ipswich Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, (Published by The Essex Institute, Salem, Mass, 1910).), daughter of James Lord and Mary Fuller. She was born September 08, 1734 in Ipswich, Essex, MA (Source: Vital Records of Ipswich Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, (Published by The Essex Institute, Salem, Mass, 1910).), and died June 29, 1812 in Ipswich, Essex, MA (Source: Vital Records of Ipswich Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, (Published by The Essex Institute, Salem, Mass, 1910).
Aaron Lord: Tailor Will: 9 Dec., 1809 Will proved: 21 Apr., 1811
Probate Record 380:347 -- Darling Papers page 34b

Daniel11 Lord (Aaron10, Nathaniel Jr9, Nathaniel8, Robert Sr7, Robert6, Anthony5, John4, Tomas3, Hari2, William1) was born June 25, 1766 in Ipswich, Essex, MA (Source: Vital Records of Ipswich Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, (Published by The Essex Institute, Salem, Mass, 1910), 241.), and died March 04, 1816 in Ipswich, Essex, MA (Source: Vital Records of Ipswich Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, (Published by The Essex Institute, Salem, Mass, 1910), 616.). He married Sarah Hollond December 30, 1792 in Ipswich, Essex, MA (Source: Vital Records of Ipswich Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, (Published by The Essex Institute, Salem, Mass, 1910), 279.), daughter of John Hollond and s.Mary Perkins She was born July 29, 1769 (Source: E.E. Fewkes, Darling Papers Volume 131, 53a.), and died October 02, 1846 in Ipswich, Essex, MA (Source: Vital Records of Ipswich Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, (Published by The Essex Institute, Salem, Mass, 1910), 621.).  Daniel Lord: Died of jaundice--Vital Records of Ipswich, page 616
Daniel Lord and Sarah Holland parents of Eunice Lord, b. May 18, 1811, Ipswich, Essex, MA (Source: Vital Records of Ipswich Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, (Published by The Essex Institute, Salem, Mass, 1910), 243.).

Mary Perkins born December 9 1636 daughter of  Mathew Perkins and Esther Burham.  Ipswich Town Records

Daniel Lord and Sarah Holland
Burial: Highland Cemetery Ipswich Essex County Massachusetts, USA Created by: John Glassford Record added: Dec 05, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 81584921


Captain John Holland & Mary Perkins Weskeag Village Cemetery
South Thomaston Knox County Maine, USA Created by: Andrew
Record added: Aug 04, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 55863151

Henry Slade Birth Aug. 18, 1791 in Chelsea, Ma Death Nov. 26,1868 in Chelsea, Ma

More on Genealogy From  

George Warren Cutting, son of Ephraim (b. East Sudbury, 1774; m. 1802; d. 1866) and Theoda Pratt Cutting, born 1805, in Roxbury; settled in Weston in 1822; bought the Jonathan P. Stearns grocery business in 1833; married 1830, Elizabeth Lord, of Medford (b. 1807; d. 1893); was postmaster from 1859 to 1885; for 52 years conducted the only grocery in Weston; held many offices within the gift of the people; was highly esteemed by the community for his great amiability and strict integrity; died 1885. Children:
Caroline Elizabeth Cutting, born 1831; married George Willis; died 1888.
Sarah Lord Cutting, born 1833; married Theodore Jones, death 1863. 

George Warren Cutting, born 1834; married Josephine M. Brown.
Harriet Fenno Cutting, born 1838; married William C. Stimpson, killed at Poplar Spring, Va., Sept. 30, 1864, 35 Reg. Mass. Vol.
Margaret Lord Cutting, born 1842; married Isaac E. Coburn; died 1907.
Emma Louisa Cutting, born 1844.
Ellen Marion Cutting, born 1846; died 1849.
Edward L. Cutting, born 1850; married Caroline Augusta Keniston.
George Warren Cutting, Jr., born 1834; married 1865, Josephine M. Brown; became associated with his father in business. In 1875 the firm bought the Lamson store, property that had been in the Lamson family for 150 years. In 1864 upon the death of Nathan Hagar (died Nov. 14, 1863), he was chosen town clerk, and has served continuously in office since. He was representative in 1889, and assessor for a number of years, a trustee of of the Merriam Fund; a highly esteemed citizen, and is now postmaster.
His children are:
Sarah Lillian Cutting, born 1866; married Arthur B. Nims.
Alfred Leslie Cutting, born 1868; married May C. Livermore.
Bessie Brown Cutting born 1874; died 1876.
George Warren Cutting (2d) born 1877.
Eleanor Mabel Cutting born 1880.
Edmund Eugene Cutting born 1882; died 1882.
Alfred Leslie Cutting, born 1868; opened a grocery store on North Ave., in 1888 and was appointed postmaster at Kendal Green when he was 21. He married 1890, May C Livermore, daughter of Charles H. Livermore and Almira Child, and became associated with his father and brother-in-law in business. He was elected a selectman in 1900 and continuously since; Representative in 1908 and re-elected for 1909. He is deservedly popular, trusted and esteemed. Corporal Henry L. Brown, Assessor, was born in 1840. David Weston Lane, Assessor, born in 1846, is Chairman of Park Commission. Henry J. White, Town Treasurer and Collector, born in 1828, has served the town as representative, assessor and selectman. His father Henry J. White came to Weston from Hallowell, Maine.
Cemetery-Woodlawn Cemetery Everett, Massachusetts, USA
George W Cutting and Elizabeth Lord Cutting Burial: Weston Central Cemetery

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting read. I am a descendant of George Warren Cutting and Margaret Lord through their daughter Margaret Lord who married Isaac Emery Coburn. I am trying to find the parents of Theoda Pratt (b. in Weymouth) who married Ephraim Cutting.