Friday Family History /Henry and Mary Polly Cutter Munson 1821

Henry and Mary Cutter Munson are my 4th great grand Aunt and Uncle.

Henry Munson was the son of Isaac who was born in 1762 in Conneticut, and Elizabeth Andrews Munson, Henry was born in 1793. According to the 1850 Federal Census he was 50 and born about 1800 in Connecticut. The family removed to New York where Henry’s mother Elizabeth passed away in August of 1815. Henry and Isaac moved on to Ohio. Henry lived with his father for a few years in Franklin Township Wayne County Ohio. Isaac died 10 July 1830 and is buried in West Cemetery, Fredricksburgh, Ohio. On November 14 of 1821, Henry married Polly Cutter also known as Mary Cutter the daughter of Samuel and Mary Cole Cutter.

Henry and Mary had at least 7 children, they are:

Ezra Munson, married Eliza Wycoff both being born in Franklin Township, Wayne County, Ohio. Ezra died in in Missouri. I do not know where Eliza died.

Samuel C. Munson, married Jane Hughes. I have no other information on this couple. At the end of his life Samuel settled in Medina County, Ohio, and that is where he died.

Eleanor Munson, married Jared Baker who was from Summit County, Ohio.

Mary Munson, married Isaiah Jones of Holmes County, Ohio. Mary died in 1862.

Elizabeth Munson, unmarried died Oct 12 1856.

Isaac Munson 19 September 1823 in Franklin Township, Wayne County, Ohio. Isaac married first Eliza A. Lowe. Eliza died in 1856. Isaac then married Susan Thomas, Isaac and Eliza had three children and Isaac had one child with Susan.

Last but surely not the least, my most favorite of all these children is Henry Jr.

Henry was born 12 Feb 1837 in Franklin Township, Wayne County, Ohio. Henry along with all the rest of these children are my first cousins five times removed. Ah but the story of Henry gets interesting, probably not for him in his time, but certainly in my time!

Henry was first married to Rebecca Jones daughter of John Jones. They were married on 12 February 1861 in Wayne County, Ohio. They had 5 children the youngest dying in infancy.

His next marriage was to a Miss Martha C. McCartney daughter of Samuel C. and Jamima Jackson McCartney. If this is sounding familiar to you. Samuel and Jamima are my third great grandparents, so that now makes Henry my Uncle by marriage to my second great grand aunt Martha! So Henry is my first cousin 5 times removed and my second great grand uncle! How fun is that. I had three men named Henry in my files. I now have just two. Henry Junior. and Henry Senior. It was fun connecting the dots!

My actual Cutter connection does not happen until Arthur C. and Christina S. Cutter McCartney are married on 4 July 1908 in Prairie Township, Summit County, Ohio. AC and Christina are my great grandparents. Christina is the second great granddaughter of Samuel and Mary Cole Cutter. AC is the great grandson of Samuel C. and Jamima Jackson McCartney. His grandfather Silas Jackson McCartney was a brother to Martha C. McCartney Munson.

The Munson family was a very prominent family in early Wayne and Medina Counties. There is a Munson Knob located within Wayne County and Two of the early Munson Homes are still standing and are listed with the Wayne County Historical Society.

Henry Sr., died 1 Dec 1867 in Franklin Township, Wayne County, Ohio., and Aunt Polly passed away on 4 May 1872 in Wayne County, Ohio.

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Letter of Attorney/ Isaiah McCartney to James Wilson Esq. 1814

While searching for a connection between Isaiah McCartney and whom we believe to be his parents John and Margaret Clyde McCartney, I found a document that proves Isaiah’s connection to his wife Lettice/Lettis/Leticia Hudders.

I  found at  the Chester County Pennsylvania website a Letter of Attorney. I ordered a copy for 5.00 and what I recieved was a Letter of Attorney drawn up for Isaiah McCartney and Lettis Hudders now McCartney his wife. This was written up to give their good friend James Wilson Esq. permission to handle this affair.

Lettice was to have recieved half of a property that her grandfather James Hudders Senr left to her in a will. The other half to her sister Mary. The stipulation of the will was that their father James Hudders Jr. would have use of the land through his natural life. I am not sure why the girls recieved this and not their father, but I am sure there must be a story in there somewhere.  James Jr. was not the only child, and usually grandchildren, especially girls,  didn’t get much mention in wills in that time period.

I now have proof of their marriage, somewhere between 1795 when James Hudders passed and his will proven and 1814 when this document was written. I have a birth date for whom I believe to be the oldest child of 1805 so that narrows it down a bit more.

My new question now is, why is she selling off her portion. I also have a letter of attorney for her sister Mary, wishing to sell her portion as well, during the same time period.
James Jr I believe  died after this document was drawn up, perhaps in the 1820’s.

Know all men by these present that We Isaiah McCartney of the township of Derry in the County of Columbia and State of Pennsylvania and Lettis his wife one of the Grand daughters and heirs of James Hudders Senr late of Chester County East Nottingham Township deceased made his last will and testament in writing where in and whereby amongst other things he did give and devise a certain track of land unto his son James Hudders, two daughters, Lettis and Mary Now know ye that we Isaiah McCartney and Lettis Hudders now McCartney his wife have made constituted and appoint in our place and stead put and dispute our trusty and loving friend James Wilson Esq of the town of Oxford Township Chester County and state of Pennsylvania our true and lawful Attorney for us and in our names places and steads to grant bargain and sell or rent do anything he should think proper for to do with our part of the messuage or tract of ninety one acres of land situate in Lower Oxford Township Chester County State aforesaid joining land of James Thomas and John Watt and others with the appurtenances and all our estate right title and interest there in unto such person and persons and for such price or prices as shall think proper and also for us and in our names places and heads and as our proper act and deed to sign seal and acknowledge all such deed or deeds of conveyance as shall be necessary for the absolute granting and a signing of the promises into the purchaser or purchasers in for simple giving and granting unto our said attorney by these presents our full and whole powers strength and authority in  and  about the premises to have use and to have use take all all lawful ways and means in our names for the purposes aforesaid and upon the receipts of the purchase money for the promises acquaintances or other sufficient discharge for us and in our names to make seal and deliver and generally all and every other act or acts things and things devise and (unreadable) the law what so ever needful and making to be done on and about the promises for us and in our names do execute and perform as fully largely and amply to all intents and purposes as if we ourselves might do or could do if personally present and attorneys one or more under him for the prupose aforesaid to make and constitute and again at pleasure to revoke, hereby ratifying allowing and holding firm and effected all and what so ever our said attorney shall lawfully do do in and about the premises by virtue here of I witness where of we have here unto set our hands and seals this 23 day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen Isaiah McCartney (seal) Lettice McCartney (seal) Witness present Thomas Laird Letty Miller Columbia County  be it remembered that on the day of the of the above written route letters of Attorney personally came before me the subscriber one of the Justices of the Peace in a and for the County of Columbia the above and within names Isaiah McCartney and Lettis his wife and acknowledge the above as and for their act and deed witness my hand and seal of office date aforesaid Thomas Laird (seal) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Columbia County I George A. Frick Prothonatory for said county do certify that Thomas Laird is duly commissioned as Justice of the Peace for said county witness my hand and seal of Office Know all me by these present that We Isaiah McCartney of the township of Derry in the County of Columbia and State of Pennsylvania and Lettis his wife one of the Grand daughters and heirs of James Hudders Senr late of Chester County East Nottingham Township deceased made his last will and testament in writing where in and whereby amongst other things he did give and devise a certain track of land unto his son James Hudders, two daughters, Lettis and Mary Now know ye that we Isaiah McCartney and Lettis Hudders now McCartney his wife have made constituted and appoint in our place and stead put and dispute our trusty and loving friend James Wilson Esq of the town of Oxford Township Chester County and state of Pennsylvania our true and lawful attorney for us and in our names places and steads to grant bargain and sell or rent do anything he should think proper for to do with our part of the messuage or tract of ninety one acres of land situate in Lower Oxford Township Chester County State aforesaid joining land of James Thomas and John Watt and others with the appurtenances and all our estate right title and interest there in unto such person and persons and for such price or prices as shall think proper and also for us and in our names places and heads and as our proper act and deed to sign seal and acknowledge all such deed or deeds of conveyance as shall be necessary for the absolute granting and a signing of the promises into the purchaser or purchasers in for simple giving and granting unto our said attorney by these presents our full and whole powers strength and authority in  and  about the premises to have use and to have use take all all lawful ways and means in our names for the purposes aforesaid and upon the receipts of the purchase money for the promises acquaintances or other sufficient discharge for us and in our names to make seal and deliver and generally all and every other act or acts things and things devise and (unreadable) the law what so ever needful and making to be done on and about the promises for us and in our names do execute and perform as fully largely and amply to all intents and purposes as if we ourselves might do or could do if personally present and attorneys one or more under him for the purpose aforesaid to make and constitute and again at pleasure to revoke, hereby ratifying allowing and holding firm and effected all and what so ever our said attorney shall lawfully do do in and about the premisses by virtue here of I witness where of we have here unto set our hands and seals this 23 day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen Isaiah McCartney (seal) Lettice McCartney (seal) Witness present Thomas Laird Letty Miller Columbia County  be it remembered that on the day of the of the above written route letters of Attorney personally came before me the subscriber one of the Justices of the Peace in a and for the County of Columbia the above and within names Isaiah McCartney and Lettis his wife and acknowledge the above as and for their act and deed witness my hand and seal of office date aforesaid Thomas Laird (seal) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Columbia County I George A. Frick Prothonotary for said county do certify that Thomas Laird is duly commissioned as Justice of the Peace for said county witness my hand and seal of Office

April 29 1814 George A. Frick

Recorded Aug 11 1815

I find it rather funny (odd) that I ordered this document in August, somewhere near the bi-centenial of it writing. Guess it was meant for me to find it then.

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Friday Family History-John W. Cutter m. Margaret Cellar 6 June 1872

Today I am happy to say that I have a marriage to share with you. Miss Margaret Cellar daughter of Joseph and Pheobe Corn Cellar was married to my double 1st cousin 5 times removed John W. Cutter. Like many brides she chose a day in June. I imagine it might have been a lovely day as June is a very pleasant time in central Ohio.

John W. was the son of John and Hannah Peterman Cutter. I am connected to John through two sets of Grandparents: Samuel and Mary Cole Cutter and James and Elizabeth Bartleson Peterman.
Both end up being connected to my McCartney lineage.

Here is a bit from Bowen’s History of Wayne County Ohio, 1910 concerning John W. Cutter,

con’t from page 728: ” John W. Cutter, of Franklin Twp, Wayne Co., Ohio, is a son of John Cutter, ……

..The subject of this sketch, John W. Cutter, was born on January 19, 1843, and spent his early days with his parents. He secured a limited education in the district schools, his vacation periods being devoted to work on the farm. He has always followed the agricultural pursuits and has been fairly successful, being accounted one of the successful farmers of his section. His farm is characterized by splendid buildings, well kept fences, modern macheinery and other accessories of an up-to-date farm. Mr. Cutter shows sound judgement in his operations, keeping in touch with the most advanced methods relating to the service of agriculture and has consequently been enabled to realize handsome returns for the labor he has bestowed.

On June 6, 1872, Mr. Cutter was married to Margaret A. Cellar, who was born March 1, 1846, in Holmes county, this state, a daughter of Joseph and Phoebe (Corn) Cellar. Her parents were natives of Pennsylvania, where they were married, and they came to Holmes county in 1824, making their home there during the remainder of their lives. Mrs. Cutter’s paternal grand father, Ephraim Cellar, was a veterna of the war of 1812, after the conclusion of which he went to Jefferson county, Ohio, and thence to Indiana, where he died. Mrs Cutter’s maternal grandfather was William Corn, who was born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but later came to Holmes coutny, Ohio, where he spent his remaining years and died. To Mr and Mrs. Cutter have been born the following children: Morris E., who died young; Joseph C. of Franklin Township, married Della Scott, and they have seven children: Blanche, Maude, Mildred, Norma, Susan, William and Mabel. William L. of Lorain Ohio, married Bertha Scott, and they have had five children: Marcella, Helen, Ruth, Catherine, and one that died in infancy unamed. Ira C. is the wife of John Wirt, of Franklin Township, and they have one child, Kenneth; Mabel and Myrtle, twins. Myrtle married LeRoy Sparr, of Franklin township; two children, Francis and Robert. Martha V. is still under parental roof.

Mr. Cutter is a Democrat in politics and has ever taken an intelligent interest in local public affairs, though he has been in no sense an office seeker. His many splendid qualities of character have won for him the unbounded confidence and regard of all with whom he has associated. He was elceted county commissioner in 1898, took the office in 1899 and held it until 1902. He was also for thiry years a member of the school board, and served efficiently as township trustee. Fraternally he is a member of the Nation Congress and the Masons. The family all belong to the Methodist Episcopal church.

John W. Cutter died on 17 Nov 1912 in Franklin, Wayne County, Ohio, USA and was buried 20 Nov 1912 in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, USA. At this point have not been able to find what cemetery John was buried in, but on Find A Grave I do find Margaret buried at Wooster Cemetery, Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, USA. My best guess is that he would be buried with or near Margaret. There are also other memembers of the Cutter Family buried in versious cememteries in Wayne County Ohio. I suspect he is probably in one of them.

Margaret A. Cellar Cutter died on 21 Jun 1929 in Franklin, Wayne Co., Ohio, USA. She was buried at Wooster Cemetery, Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, USA. I have been told this Cememtery is also known as Oakhill Cememtery.

The children of this union are:
Morris Cutter
Joseph C. Cutter m. Della Scott
William L. Cutter m. Bertha Scott
Ira(?) C. Cutter m. John Wirt
Mable Cutter
Myrtle Cutter m. Leroy Sparr
Martha V. Cutter

Myrtle and Martha where twins.

My great grandfather Arthur C. McCartney’s middle name is Cellus and I have also seen it written Cellar, perhaps it is from this family in which he gained his middle name.

Happy Anniversary Cousin.

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Amanuensis Monday-Letter from James R. Kaye to his sister Barbara J. Kaye Ogilvie, May 10, 1937

Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. From The National Standard Encyclopedia Amanuensis Monday was started on the Transylvanian Dutch Blog. This link will take you to the page concerning Amanuensis and why one should transcribe the records !

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The letter below penned by my grandmother’s, (Adela Ruth Ogilvie McCartney)Uncle Jim (James Ross Kaye), to her mother (Barbara Jane Kaye Ogilvie). Celebrating the birth of Barbara’s grandson, James Ross McCartney (my dad). So now that I have you completely confused I will leave you to read the letter.

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STUDENT’S BIBLE INSTITUTE
“TWO YEARS’ COURSE IN BIBLE STUDY”
805 SOUTH JEFFERSON ST – CHICAGO
UNDER SUPERVISION OF DIRECTOR

JNO. A. DICKSON PUB. CO.                                                           J.R. KAYE, PHD.,LL.D.

Oak Park, Ill. May 10, 1937

Dear Barbara;

The birth announcement of James Ross is just at hand.

Give Ruth my sincere congratulations, also her husband. Tell her how much I appreciate the honor of naming the baby for me, and also her very kind words regarding the baby’s name sake. I shall not forget them.

I am glad the baby’s birthday comes in the same month with mine and so close together. Tell him we will celebrate together, and many times, I hope.
He was born on a good day- the Christian Sabbath and Mother’s Day- what could be better? It was certainly one interesting coincidence the circumstances of his birth and that of his cousin.

I do hope Ruth is doing nicely, and from the baby’s weight he must be a fine healty boy. That he will grop up into all that is fine and best and be to thema great joy and blessing is my sincerest wish and prayer.

That Hattie is still alive is really surprising. She is growing stealy weaker. She cannot say more than a word or two. The nurse has to feed her with a spoon. She would rather not be worried over and want to go. She does not eat much. The nurse said to the housekeeper today that the end may come anytime and would not be surprised if her service would not be needed beyond this week.

Her breathing is such at time that we think it is the end. She will probably lapse into a coma and
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pass on quietly. The only thing that has kept her alive is her strong head. But her energies have broken down, and if the weakness of her conditions continues she cannot last long. The right side that is wholly paralyzed includes the right side of her tongue which is much thicker.

I am all right again, and hundred per cent. By the end of this month the second years’ course in Gary will close. Even then have a Bible Conference for three days, as we had last year. People will come in from five or six towns who are pursuing in large classes the course of study based on my works.

In three weeks I complete the ‘four year’ course on the whole Bible with my class here in the Presbyterian Church. Next fall we begin a new course It is a large class.’

I have been intending to send you a copy of the Teachers’ Guide for 1937, but have been away from the Institute so much, doing the work home, and Hattie’s condition has taken up so much attention. That it did not get attended to. I will be at the Institute tomorrow and will have them mail it.

Jean is a great little baby, strong, healthy and pretty. She rules the two houses.

Whenever a decided change occur, or the end, I will let you know at once.

Kiss Ruth and Jimmie for me, and tell him I will come and see him as soon as I can.

Hoping Ruth and the baby will come right along, and wishing you all every good thing,

Your loving brother
Jim

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Hattie, in the letter is Uncle Jim’s wife. Aunt Hattie lived yet another year and some after the writing of this letter. She died on 13 July 1938 in Oak Park Illinois.

In doing a little research on this letter, I found something rather fun. If the search on Google brought up the correct place (I don’t know Oak Park) the home that James and Hattie shared with their daughter and her husband, Ralph and Marjorie Kaye Doran, it is their daughter Jean that is mentioned in this letter, is for sale. It sure would be nice if it could fall back into family hands, sadly I don’t have the money to invest . 302 Wisconsin Ave., sounds as if it was a wonderful home for the two families.

So many wonderful things to find in letters, I am so blessed to have so many in my files. They have all been put away in a way that should keep them safe for future generations.

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Wordless Wednesday (almost) Post Card from Columbus Ohio

 

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Dear Little Jimmie:
I am lonesome without you all, and without you.
You are a darling little baby, and you
have and ideal Momma and daddy to bring you
along through the years, and your Grandma will be a
big help. What a joy you are ,
to them and it will be increasingly so through the years.
You and I will have a joint birthday
party one of these days.

Your loving, Uncle Jim.

Post mark Columbus, Ohio April 25, 1938
James Ross McCartney
Route 5
Newark
Ohio

I wonder if they ever celebrated a birthday together!

James R. Kaye b. May 2 1865
James R. McCartney b. May 10

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