a fond and pious mother; when her son needed chastisement, she would pray over him so long that he would cry out, “Mother, it is time to begin whipping!”
If Julia Ward
was part Ward
, she was quite as much Cutler
; it is to this descent that we must turn for the best explanation of her many-sided character.
When she said of any relation, however distant, “He is a Cutler!”
it meant that she recognized in that person certain qualities — a warmth of temperament, a personality glowing, sparkling, effervescent — akin to her own. If in addition to these qualities the person had red hair, she took him to her heart, and he could do no wrong.
All this, and a host of tender associations beside, the name of Cutler
meant to her; yet it may be questioned whether any of these characteristics would have appeared in the descendants of Johannes Demesmaker
, worthy citizen of Holland
, who, coming to this country in 1674, changed his name to Cutler
for conveniencea sake, had not one of these descendants, Benjamin Clarke Cutler
, married Sarah (Mitchell
, daughter of Thomas Mitchell'and Esther (or Hester
To most people, the name of Marion
suggests one person only,--General Francis Marion
of Revolutionary fame; yet it was the grandfather of the General
, Benjamin Marion
, of La Rochelle
, who was the first of the name to settle in this country, coming hither when the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes
drove the Huguenots into exile.
Brigadier-General Peter Horry