Monday, February 16, 2015

TOMBSTONE TUESDAY–Nathaniel Cutler (1659–1714)

Copy of CUTLER_Nathaniel_headstone_1659-1714_OldBuringGround_WakefieldMiddlesexMassachusetts_enhanced
Transcription of headstone: “Here lyes the body of Mr. Nathaniel Cutler, Aged 55 years and 2 months; who deceased June the 7th, 1714, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.”
Nathaniel Cutler is the first husband of my husband’s 6th great grandmother, Elizabeth Underwood.  This headstone is the second oldest headstone that I have a photograph of, for our family.  He is buried at the Old Burying Ground, Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Here is a record of his birth.

Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915
Name:     Nathanoll Cutler
Gender:   Male
Birth Date:   12 Mar 1659
Birthplace:   Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Father's Name:     Nathanoll Cutler
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I04483-8 , System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy , GS Film number: 890236

Nathaniel Cutler married Elizabeth Underwood on 24 May 1700 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Here is a record of their marriage from Massachusetts.

Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850
Name:    Nathaniell Cutler
Gender:    Male
Spouse:    Elizabeth Underwood
Marriage Date:    24 May 1700
City:    Reading
County:    Middlesex
Source:    Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0890236.

A record of their marriage can also be found in New England Marriages prior to 1700 by Clarence Almon Torrey, Volume 1, page 413.  Here is a transcription of the record.

“CUTLER, Nathaniel & 1/wf Elizabeth UNDERWOOD; 23 May 1700, 24 May; Reading {Cutler 325; Underwood 1:6; Goodrich 101; R. Wheeler 118; Tingley-Meyers 270; Reg 58:319}” 

This would make Nathaniel 41 yrs. old at the time of their marriage.  It seems likely that he had at least one other wife prior to Elizabeth, but I have not located any records for another marriage, yet.  Further research needs to be conducted.

I have no records for children born to Nathaniel & Elizabeth, again, seemingly unlikely since they were together 14 years prior to his death.  Elizabeth went on to marry the direct ancestor of my husband, Theophilus Clark(e) on 24 Feb 1718 in Reading, Massachusetts.  She and Theophilus had at least 3 children together.

Right now, that is the extent of what I know of Nathaniel Cutler.  I have found a few other records that may name his parents, but have not verified those sources yet.  I’m certain there must be more information out there as Massachusetts has some excellent records available.

You can find Nathaniel’s memorial at #21241718.

If you think you might be related, even remotely, to anyone mentioned in this blog, please contact me!

Happy Hunting,
Michigan Girl

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