Saturday, February 18, 2012

Surname Saturday - Bodine III

The above image is of Eliza Bodine Cutler and James Cutler, my fourth great-grandparents. I received this gem through two fellow researchers, Mark and Robert, who found me through my blog (see, it does work!). Robert is related to Maude Scholfield, the woman that I have mentioned many times as the author of a history of our Bodine line. In reviewing the information they have shared I returned to this photo and the information written on the back.

Note, yet again, that Eliza's birth date is listed as January 14, 1816. But what caught my attention was the list of children written on the back of James' photo: Bertha, Robert E., Sarah Ann, Mary Eliza and Martin R. Five children? News to me. I have not seen any reference to Sarah Ann Cutler in my research, but this does explain the seven year gap in between the births of Robert (1846) and Mary Eliza (1853). I had assumed that there was another child and this proves it. I'm not sure if I'll be able to find any documentation on Sarah, but it is worth a shot.

3 comments:

zelsersk said...

I love photos! They are the best. Also, I agree, the blogging does work....People find you.

Kathy, the Single-minded Offshoot said...

We have a Cutler Park here in Waukesha Wisconsin. Cutler is an important historic name here. Do you suppose...?

Heather Kuhn Roelker said...

@Kathy- Hmm...I'm not sure. I know what happened to the children of James Cutler, but not of Robert Cutler. I'll have to look in to it!