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  • ID: I471733
  • Name: Manasseh CUTLER
  • RELA: 8th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 13 MAY 1742 in Killingly, Windham Co., CT
  • GRAD: 1765 Yale College
  • Event: Military service BET 1776 AND 1778 Chaplain, 11th Mass. Regt.
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts BET 4 MAR 1801 AND 4 MAR 1805
  • Death: 28 JUL 1823 in Hamilton, Essex Co., MA
  • Title: Rev.
  • Event: Pic Manasseh Cutler
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  • Note:
    CUTLER, Manasseh, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Killingly, Conn., May 13, 1742; was prepared for college by private teacher and was graduated from Yale College in 1765; taught school in Dedham, Mass., for a short time; engaged in the whaling business at Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Mass.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1767 but did not practice; studied theology, and was licensed to preach in 1770; ordained to the ministry by the Congregational Society at Hamilton, Mass., September 11, 1771; appointed chaplain of Colonel Francis' regiment September 5, 1776, and of General Titcomb's brigade in 1778; began the study of medicine the same year and became a skilled physician; taught navigation; held in esteem for his knowledge of botany and astronomy; one of the projectors of the Ohio Company in 1787, formed for the purpose of colonizing the new Territory; drafted the Ordinance of 1787; appointed judge of the United States Court for Ohio in 1795 by President Washington, but declined; member of the State house of representatives in 1800; elected as a Federalist to the Seventh and Eighth Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1805); was not a candidate for renomination in 1804; engaged in literary pursuits; died in Hamilton, Mass., July 28, 1823; interment in Main Street Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Hezekiah CUTLER b: 1706
    Mother: Susanna CLARK b: ABT 1712

    Marriage 1 Mary BALCH b: 16 NOV 1740 in Dedham, Norfolk Co., MA
    • Married: 7 SEP 1766
    1. Has Children Ephraim CUTLER b: 13 DEC 1767 in Edgartown, Dukes Co., MA
    2. Has No Children Jervis CUTLER b: 19 SEP 1768 in Martha's Vineyard, Dukes Co., MA
    3. Has No Children Mary CUTLER b: 3 MAY 1771 in Dedham, Norfolk Co., MA
    4. Has No Children Charles CUTLER b: 26 MAR 1773
    5. Has No Children Lavina CUTLER b: 6 AUG 1775
    6. Has No Children Temple CUTLER b: 10 APR 1778
    7. Has No Children Elizabeth CUTLER b: 4 JUL 1779
    8. Has No Children Temple CUTLER b: 24 FEB 1782
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