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:
Joseph C. Cutter m. Della Scott
William L. Cutter m. Bertha Scott
Ira(?) C. Cutter m. John Wirt
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.