Harmon Cutler, Sr (1799 - 1869) MP

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Birthplace: Dover Plains, Dutchess, New York, United States
Death: Died in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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About Harmon Cutler, Sr

Biographical Summary:

"...Harmon Cutler (1799-1869) Early settler of present-day Midvale, Utah and the son of Samuel and Cordelia Hannah or Hannah Cordelia Young. In 1813 his parents died within four hours of each other with typhoid fever leaving a large family and as a young man he was apprenticed to learn the wagon making trade. He married Susannah Barton (born December 14, 1805 at Cobleskill, Schoharie County, New York) the daughter of Bradford Barton (1779-1834) and Lydia Mosher (1782-1848) on November 13, 1825 at Cobleskill and soon afterward he took up residence at Amboy, Oswego County, New York where he purchased a farm, which he ran in connection with his wagon trade. He and Susannah became the parents of seven children. On August 6, 1840 he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and soon after with his wife and children in a wagon he had made embarked on a fifty-day journey to gather with the Saints at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. On November 21, 1840 his wife Susannah died.

On August 29, 1841 he married Lucy Ann Pettigrew (born April 26, 1817 at Columbia, Hamilton County, Ohio) the daughter of David Pettigrew (1791-1863) and Elizabeth Alden (1791-1854) by whom he had five additional children. He and Lucy Ann were endowed in the Nauvoo Temple on February 7, 1846.

On May 24, 1846, having refitted his wagons, and in company with others, he and his family loaded up their worldly effects and crossed the Mississippi River and journeyed across the state of Iowa and located in Council Bluffs, July 16, 1846. Harmon resided with his family at Council Bluffs until 1852 when he was called by Brigham Young as the captain of a company of Saints and given charge over 262 souls with 63 wagons.

In June of 1852, he and his family started their journey across the Great Plains bound for the Salt Lake Valley. About 250 miles into their journey the wagon train was attacked by Indians near Fort Laramie who captured all the horses of the company, five of which belonged to Cutler. This loss necessitated the use of oxen to haul the wagons the rest of the journey which was still about seven hundred and fifty miles.

He settled his family on the east side of the Jordan River and west of Main Street in what is now Midvale. After settling in Midvale Lucy asked for and was granted a divorce. On April 11, 1857 he married Elizabeth Shields (born August 21, 1825 at Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland) the daughter of James Shields (1795-1888) and Bethia Livingston (1793-1848) who died a year later. He then married Agnes McGregor (born 13 Aug 1843 at Bonhill, Dunbartonshire, Scotland) the daughter of William McGregor (1816-1892) and Ann Hossack (1822-1899) on December 19, 1859 and they had five children. After Harmon’s death Agnes married Frederick Alfred Cooper.


  1. Susannah BARTON Cutler (1805 - 1840)
  2. Lucy Ann Pettigrew Marchant (1817 - 1896)
  3. Elizabeth Shields Cutler (1825 - 1858)
  4. Agnes McGregor Cutler (1843 - 1904)


Cutler Hill (Pioneer) Cemetery , Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA..."

SOURCE: findagrave.com

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Harmon Cutler, Sr's Timeline

July 16, 1799
Dover Plains, Dutchess, New York, United States
January 9, 1827
Age 27
Amboy, Onondaga, New York
February 1, 1828
Age 28
Amboy, Onondaga, New York
April 25, 1831
Age 31
New York, NY, USA
October 21, 1839
Age 40
Oswego County, New York, United States
Age 42
Zarahemla, Nauvoo, Illinois, United States
August 27, 1844
Age 45
Nauvoo, Hancoc, Illinois, United States
December 2, 1847
Age 48
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
April 17, 1849
Age 49
March 31, 1852
Age 52
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States