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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Manassah Cutler and Mary Balch

Manasseh Cutler
Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Essex Co., Massachusetts

Born:  May 13, 1742, Killingly, Windham Co., Connecticut
Died:  July 28, 1823, Hamilton, Essex Co., Massachusetts

Manassah Cutler and his wife, Mary Balch were my 4th great-grandparents.
Written on top of his tomb.
"Rev. Manasseh Cutler L.L.D.
He died July 28, 1823,
in the 81st year of his age.
He was beloved for his domestic and
social virtues. His talents were of a
high order. He was eminent for his
Botanical, Medical, Political and
Theological knowledge. He was a
member of literary and scientific
societies in both Europe and America.
After a useful ministry of 52 years
in this place, he expired with a firm
and peaceful reliance on his Redeemer.
"They that trust in the Lord shall be
as Mount Zion, which cannot be removed
but abideth forever."
Mary Balch (stone next to Manassah)

Born:  November 16, 1740, Dedham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts
Died:  November 03, 1815, Hamilton, Essex Co., Massachusetts

Entrance to Cemetery.

3 comments:

Heather Rojo said...

Another familiar sight! My relatives are buried nearby, so I've seen this interesting brick grave marker. I'm also a Balch descendant from Mary Balch (who married Nathaniel Stone) daughter of Benjamin Balch and Sarah Gardner.

Barbara Poole said...

Hi Heather, glad you wrote, becausse I also have Ben. Balch and Sarah Gardner as directs. Freeborn Balch is my line. So, I know we are related through that line.

I plan on posting my Balch House picture soon, it is in Beverly.

Regarding Manassah Cutler (above) I have a large post abt. him on Thursday.

Karin Hadden said...

Manasseh is my half 3rd cousin 7 X removed! My 9th great grandfather was James Cutler (1605-1694). My mom was a Cutler.

I was just reading about Manasseh the other day--he was an amazing man.

Thanks for your great post. I am printing it for my Cutler binder.