My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday -- Cutler of Killingly Now Putnam, Connecticut

This past weekend I went on another cemetery hunt, this being my 4th trip to Connecticut this summer. The timing was the worst as far as photographing the stone. As with all my other visits, I knew exactly which cemetery this person was in. But I didn't know the sun would be casting a huge shadow on the stone. My heart sank of course. Luckly, there is a great photo in FindAGrave and Jack Shackles who took the better picture gave me permission to post (see below). 
Putnam, Windham Co., Connecticut
Hezekiah Cutler
Born: Abt 20 Apr 1707, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Died: 4 Oct 1792, Killingly, Windham Co., Connecticut
His Wife
Susanna Clark
Born: Abt 1712, Haverhill, Essex Co., Massachusetts
Died: April 4, 1775, Killingly, Windham Co., Connecticut

They were my 5th great-grandparents.

Note: They were the parents of the well-known Manasseh Cutler
The Boy Scouts made the sign and diagram of the cemetery plots (no names were given).

Photo taken by Jack Shackles, used with permission.