Seth John Cuthbert
|Birthplace:||Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia|
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About Maj. Seth John Cuthbert
Seth John Cuthbert briefly served as the eighth Chairman of the Supreme Executive Council (governor) of Georgia during the American Revolution. He married Mary Clay, daughter of Joseph Clay, and was the father of John Alfred Cuthbert and Alfred Cuthbert.
Seth and his brother John were members of the Provincial Congress of 1775. In 1776 Seth enlisted in the Georgia Regiment, Revolutionary Army in which he served as a Colonel and Revenue Officer. He is listed in the Georgia Disqualifying Act 6 JUL 1780 as a Rebel Major. He served as President of the Supreme Executive Council of Georgia (Governor) in 1779 and Georgia's State Treasurer 1784-1786. He was also Secretary of the Council of Safety, and Acting Governor of Georgia, among other positions of public office.
Seth married firstly in 1777 to Catherine Eustace or Blair. There are no known children from this marriage. She is recorded as having died in 1788. Seth married secondly in 1785 to Mary Clay, with whom he had two known sons. However his second marriage pre-dates the death of his first wife by three years. There's no indication that Seth divorced his first wife, nor that he was a bigamist, so there may be an error in the dates shown here.
Seth John Cuthbert is referred to as the son of John Cuthbert in a public dispute between Seth John and Major William McIntosh Jr in 1788. The dispute arose out of an earlier dispute between their respective fathers, General William McIntosh Sr and John Cuthbert Sr. The dispute resulted in a threat to a public duel which never took place. (The full text follows below.)