Biography of John A. Cuthrell
Howard County, IN Biographies





JOHN A. CUTHRELL was born November 14, 1841, and is the son of Joseph B. Cuthrell, a native of North Carolina; his father located in Rush County, and was there married in 18S8 to Anna Bingaman, daughter of Allen and Bethanal Bingaman. They remained upon a farm in Rush County until 1848, when they came to Howard County, and entered 120 acres of land in Union Township. Mr. Cuthrell then returned with his family to Rush County, where they remained two years, after which they returned to Union Township, located on the land he had entered, built a log cabin, and began foresting out a home. By industry and economy, he was able to add sixty six acres to this, making in all 186 acres of choice land. Mr. and Mrs. Cuthrell had seven children - John A., Mary M., Samantha A., Elizabeth H., Sarah J., Anna M. and Joseph F., four of whom are living. Mr. Cuthrell was an active politician, voting with the Whig party and afterward with the Republican, until his death in 1876. He and wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The subject of this sketch was reared on a farm and received a common school education. He was married to Anna Quick, daughter of John S., and Sydney (Conner) Quick, of Howard County. Shortly after his marriage, he went upon his father's farm and there remained until the winter of 1863, when he purchased thirty five acres joining his father's land. By industry and diligence, he has since been able to add 115 acres more, making 150 acres of fine farm land. Mr. and Mrs. Cuthrell have had five children - Alwilda, Joseph F., John W., Jessey D. and Anna, four of whom are living. Mrs. Cuthrell died February 20, 1878. She was identified with the Christian Church. Mr. Cuthrell was next married, June 24, 1878, to Miss Mary J. Knox, daughter of William and Clorinda (Howard) Knox, of Union Township. Mr. Cuthrell has been a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity since 1864; he is an active worker in the Republican ranks, and was a member of the Union League during the war. He and wife are members of the Christian Church. Mr. Cuthrell was drafted in November, 1864, and went to Kokomo, where he remained overnight in the barracks, but on examination the next morning was found unable for duty, and was exempted.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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