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Cutler, Alice, wife of James, and Abigail, wife of James, Jr., were adm. to the Pct. ch. at organization 9 Sept. 1739. James, Sen., d. 16 Sept. 1756, a. 72. He was an innholder here in 1734.—See Wyman, 259. Alice, wife of the above James, d. 22 Sept. 1756, a. 67. Alice, their dau., m. Ephraim Jones, Jr., of Concord, 36 Nov. 1752. James Cutler was a prominent petitioner for the establishment of the Precinct-see History, Chap. I.—and one of the Pct. committee eight years between 1733 and 1752; also Pct. assessor.

2. James, Jr., whose wife was Abigail Dunster, pub. 29 Oct. 1737 (see Paige ), had James, b. 30 May, bap. 10 June, 1741; Abigail, b. 22 Sept., bap. 3 Oct. 1742; Alice, b. 16, bap. 21 Apr. 1745; Martha, b. 14, bap. 27 July, 1746; Henry, b. 10, hap. 15 May, 1748; Betty, b. 17, bap. 22 Apr. 1750, d. 24 July, 1754, a. 5; Sarah, b. 1, bap. 4 Feb. 1753, d. 30 July, 1754, a. 2; William, b. 11, bap. 13 Apr. 1755. See Wyman's Charlestown, 259.

3. William, s. of James (1), m. Elizabeth Whittemore, Jr., 15 Sept. 1743, and had Elizabeth, b. 23 Feb. 1747—prob. the Elizabeth— assigned in record to ‘James, Jr.’—bap. privately 8 Mar. 1747—and d. 10 Apr. 1747, a. 50 days; had also a son and dau., b. 22 Apr. 1760; a son, stillborn, 31 Mar. 1762; Elizabeth, b. 19, bap. privately 24 July, 1763,d. 5 Aug. 1763, a. 18 ds.; William, b. and bap. 23 Dec. 1764 [H. U. 1786]; a son, b. 11, d. 12 Apr. 1766, a. 1 day (all but one of the preceding chil. d. young). Elizabeth, wife of William, d. 29 Dec. 1770, a. 47. (Paige quotes a newspaper notice, of the time, to the effect that she had thirty-six children; the thirty-fifth the only one surviving when she died.) William m. Rebecca Hall, 19 Jan. 1773 —wid. of Thomas Hall, Jr., and dau. of Ebenezer Cutter. By this marriage he had James, b. 12, bap. 15 May, 1774;1 Rebecca, b. Jan., bap. 19 Jan. 1777, d. 6 Aug. 1778, a. 20 mos.; Rebecca, b. 22, bap. 26 Dec. 1779, m. John Tufts 13 Dec. 1798. William the father was adm. to the ch. 8 Oct. 1769, and d. of ‘a dropsie,’ 1 Apr. 1781. Re-Becca—wid. of Wm. Cutler and Thos. Hall, Jr., and dau. of Eben'r Cutter, Medford-d. 12 Dec. 1817, a. 80. (See Hist. Cutter Fam., 90, 382-83; Paige, 520-21; Wyman's Charlestown, 259.) William Cutler was a Pct. committeeman and assessor in 1764.

William (3), was an innholder and had slaves. Rose, his servant, m. Punch, servant of Samuel Brooks of Medford, 3 June, 1754—fee 10s. She, styled maid-servant of William, was bap. 15 Dec. 1754. (Punch, her husband, slave—man-servant of Samuel Brooks, Jr., Medford—bap. same time). A negro child of Rose, servant of William, b. 2 Feb. 1755, d. 5 Feb. 1755, a. 4 ds. Dinah, negro girl of Wil-Liam, was bap. 17 Oct. 1756, se. 2. Venus, a dau. of Rose—William's negro—was bap. 9 Dec. 1759. Prince, s. of Rose—William's servant—b. 8 Aug., bap. 12 Sept. 1762. Rose m. Scipio Pool of

1 James Cutler, born May 12, 1774, married Abigail, daughter of Major Benjamin Russell. He was of the firm of Russell & Cutler, who published the Boston Gazette for many years.—J. B. R.

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