Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Susan Julia (Morrison) Cutting (1807- 1831) of Derry, New Hampshire

This tombstone was photographed at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Derry, New Hampshire.

Wife of
Who died
Sep. 25, 1831
AEt. 24
A wife so true, there are but few,
And difficult to find;
A wife more just, and true to trust
There is not left behind.


Susan Julia Morrison was born in Derry; married in 1830 in Lowell, Massachusett to Lewis Cutting, son of John Cutting and Cynthia Warren  He was born 29 August 180 in Weston, Massachusetts and died 26 August 1889 in San Francisco, California.  Susan  was only 24 years old when she was buried here at Forest Hill Cemetery in Derry, and left one child, Lewis Morrison Cutting, who removed from Derry to Stockton, California.  Her husband was an overseer at the Hamilton Mills in Lowell, Massachusetts.   Descendants of Susan are eligible for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution because her great great grandfather was John Morrison (1749 – 1840), present at the Battle of Bunker Hill under Captain George Reid and Colonel John Stark of Londonderry.  She was a descendant of John Morrison, an emigrant from Aberdeen, Scotland. 

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~npmelton/sjbcutt.htm  is a link to a biography of Lewis Morrison Cutting.


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~  Susan Julia (Morrison) Cutting (1807- 1831) of Derry, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted  July 19, 2016,  (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/07/tombstone-tuesday-susan-julia-morrison.html: accessed [access date]).


  1. I love the headstones you post Heather. I saw many similar ones in our one visit to New Hampshire. I want to go back so badly. My husband has so many ancestors from New England.

    1. Thanks, Diane! There are so many great old graveyards around here, and they are all full of stories!

  2. Susan's granddaughters - Grace Julia Cutting Stewart and Maria Snow Cutting were founding members of El Toyon Chapter, NSDAR here in Stockton, California in 1901. Susan's husband - Lewis Cutting - remarried to a Mrs. Sarah Snow in Stockton, San Joaquin County, California on 14 October 1869. Thanks for the photo Heather!