Lt. Thomas Cutler was born circa 1648 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts to James Cutler (1605-1694) and Mary Barnard (1610-1654) and died 13 July 1722 Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Abigail Dewey (1652-1711) 31 July 1673 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.


Lieutenant Thomas Cutler was born at Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, about 1648 to James Cutler and Mary Bernard King Cutler.

They united with the church in Watertown July 31, 1687, and when a church was gathered at Lexington (formerly Cambridge Farms) in 1696, they moved their relation to it. He was taxed for preaching in 1692 18s.9d. He was a subscriber for the erection of the first meeting-house in 1692, and was one of the assessors in 1694, and in 1700 when the parish performed what was formerly considered a very important duty, that of "seating the meeting-house," he was one of the committee to serve that purpose.

Soon after the incorporation of Lexinton on 20 Mar 1712, the town met for the purpose of organizing and Lt Thomas Cutler was chosen "Tythingmen", as also assessor, constable and selectman.

He died July 13, 1722 in Lexington, MA and Mary died February 19, 1711

Lexington Militia

In 1694 the inhabitants of Lexington MA were still quite fearful of indian attack and felt that the main armory in Cambridge was too far distant to be of use in the event of a sudden indian attack. They directed Capt Wm. Reed, Lt Thomas Cutler, and Engisn Simonds to petition Cambridge to remove part of the public stock of ammunition to Lexington. Townspeople, including John Cutler and Lt Thomas Cutler signed for the purchase of flat near the meeting-house for use as a public common.

Marriage & Family

He married Abigail Dewey. She was born about 1652 of Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. They had seven children:

  1. Abigail Cutler (1674-1717)
  2. Thomas Cutler (1677-1718)
  3. Mary Cutler (1681-1713) - md Wm Munroe
  4. Hannah Cutler (1682-1704) - md Ephraim Winship
  5. Jonathan Cutler (1688-1740)
  6. James Cutler (1697-1756)
  7. Benjamin Cutler (1697-1776)


Offspring of Lt. Thomas Cutler and Abigail Dewey (1652-1711)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Abigail Cutler (1674-1717)
Thomas Cutler (1677-1718)
Mary Cutler (1681-1713) 15 March 1681 Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 26 June 1713 Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts William Munroe (1669-1759)
Hannah Cutler (1682-1704)
Jonathan Cutler (1688-1740) 17 June 1688 Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 10 June 1740 Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut Abigail Bigelow (1687-1746)
James Cutler (1697-1756)
Benjamin Cutler (1697-1776)



  • A Cutler Memorial and Genealogical History - pg 22-23.


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