Benjamin Clark Cutler

15 September 1756–3 April 1810 (Age 53)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Benjamin Clark

When Benjamin Clark Cutler was born on 15 September 1756, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Cutler, was 31 and his mother, Mary Clark, was 28. He married Mary Shaefer from 1776 to 1786. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Roxbury, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1800. He died on 3 April 1810, in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 53.

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Benjamin Clark Cutler
Sarah Marion Mitchell
Marriage: 9 January 1794
Mary Eliza Cutler
Francis M. Cutler
Julia Rush Cutler
Rev Benjamin Clarke Cutler
Louisa Charlotte Cutler

Spouse and Children

9 January 1794
Rhode Island, United States


    Mary Eliza Cutler


    Julia Rush Cutler


    Rev Benjamin Clarke Cutler


    Louisa Charlotte Cutler


    Francis M. Cutler


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World Events (6)


Age 20

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 20

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 30

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a maker of knives, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Old French co(u)tel, co(u)teau ‘knife’, Late Latin cultellus, a diminutive of culter ‘plowshare’. Compare Cottle .2 Americanized spelling of German Kottler or Kattler, which is of uncertain origin.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Clark Cutler, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Benjamin C. Cutler, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Benjamin C. Cutler in entry for Benjamin Clarke Cutler, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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