Biography of A. B. Cutting
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Cutting, A. B., Gouvermeur, was born in the town of Pierpont, St. Lawrence county, February 2, 1836. Daniel H., the father (now living at the age of eighty five) was born in Canada near Rouse's Point. The mother, Jane (Harrows Cutting) was born in Dorset, Vt. The ancestors on the father's side came from Worcester, Mass. In 1850 Mr. Cutting became a clerk in a hardware store in Canton, where he remained for ten years. He then went into business in Carthage for one year, when in the spring of 1801 he came to Gonverneur and went into business with B. Hodskin, of Canton, under the firm tame of A. B. Cutting & Co., which partnership continued for three years, when Edwin Dodge bought the interest of Hodskin, and in 1869 he sold to Boardman, The firm being Boardman & Cutting for the nineteen years following. Since 1888 Mr. Cutting has been the sole owner of what is considered the largest hardware business in the region outside of Ogdensburg; the business requiring services of from eight to ten men. Mr. Cutting married in November, 1860, Ellen M., daughter of John L. Barnes, of Canton, who was among the earliest merchants of that place. The have two children living: Hurlhort B. and Mrs. G. L. Carpenter.

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