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Royal James Cutler

Birthplace: Amboy, Onondaga, New York
Death: Died in Glendale, Kane County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Harmon Cutler, Sr and Susannah Cutler
Husband of Thedosia Ann Cutler and Margaret Cutler
Father of Allen Riley Cutler; Effie Clarinda Carpenter and Effie Clarinda Cutler
Brother of Clarinda Raymond; Benjamin Lewis Cutler; Anna Galloway and Orson Parley Pratt Cutler
Half brother of Susannah Nelson; Harmon Cutler, Jr.; Zachariah Cutler; Lucy Ann Crane and Matilda Bennett

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About Royal James Cutler

Royal James Cutler, son of Harmon S. Cutler and Susannah (Barton) Cutler was born Feb. 1, 1828 at Amboy Center, Oswego, New York, where he lived until Aug. 6, 1840. After joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon), he emigrated to Illinois. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1845, and ordained a seventy May 25, 1846. He crossed the Mississippi and started for California, arriving at Council Bluffs July 25, 1846. He lived there until May 3, 1851. He married Theda Ann Morton in Liberty, having traveled there to preach as part of an LDS mission. He returned to Council Bluffs with his wife Theda. He crossed the plains with the Harmon Cutler company in 1852, arriving in Salt Lake Oct. 4, 1852. He settled in West Jordan, remaining there eight years, where he served as second counselor to Bishop Gardner. He married his second wife, Margaret Ross, Dec. 8, 1857.

He served in the forces that fought Johnson's Army. In 1860, he moved to American Fork, where he worked in the milling business until he was called to the Muddy Mission (Southern Utah) about Nov. 20, 1865. In 1867 he served as a representative in the legislature of the State of Arizona. When the settlement of the Muddy was abandoned, he moved his family to Glendale, Utah (March of 1871). At this time, he worked in the sheep ranching business, and with James A. Little, brought the first herds of sheep to Glendale.

On Aug. 4, 1877, he was chosen as first counselor to Bishop Jas. Leithead, serving until March 8, 1879. At that time, he was chosen as bishop of the Glendale Ward and set apart by Apostle Erastus Snow. He served in that capacity until his death on Aug. 3, 1894. He was father of 19 children and 54 grandchildren.

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Royal James Cutler's Timeline

February 1, 1828
Amboy, Onondaga, New York
March 25, 1852
Age 24
Liberty, Sullivan County, New York, United States
December 22, 1862
Age 34
American Fork Canyon, Utah, United States
June 17, 1879
Age 51
Glendale, Kane County, Utah, United States
June 17, 1879
Age 51
Glendale, Kane, Utah
August 5, 1894
Age 66
Glendale, Kane County, Utah, United States
August 5, 1894
Age 66
September 12, 1929
Age 66
Kane County, Utah, United States