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George Younglove Cutler

April 6, 1797
September 1834
Home Town:
Watertown, CT
Later Residences:
New Haven, CT
Watertown, CT
New York, NY
Venus, IL
Mary Ann Monson Whitney (May 29, 1821)
Biographical Notes:
George Younglove Cutler was the son of George Younglove and Dothe (Stone) Cutler. His father was a successful merchant in Watertown, CT and owned a large amount of real estate in Oneida County, NY. After attending the Litchfield Law School, Cutler moved to New Haven, CT to study law with David Daggett (a U.S. Senator, CT State Attorney, Mayor of New Haven, CT, member CT House of Representatives, and Judge of CT State Supreme Court. He was also the uncle of his future wife) Cutler was admitted to the bar in Litchfield in 1820. He married Litchfield Female Academy student Mary Ann Pomeroy Monson. Cutler then practiced law in Watertown and New Haven, CT and also engaged in the book business in New York City. He moved to Venus, IL (now Nauvoo, IL) in 1829. During the time he and his wife lived ...
Culter penned this handwritten poem to "the lovely girls" of the Litchfield Female Academy (one of whom, Mary Ann "Monson," he later married):

Let's fill our cups to Beauty bright,
And toast the lovely girls.
This would have been a dreary night,
But for the charming girls.

And here's to all our noble Selves,
God bless our glorious lives.
Our health to our most noble Selves,
God grant us heavenly wives.

Connecticut demands a bowl,
And claims a foaming can.
Our health to Hannah's noble soul,
And beauteous Mary Ann.

Old Penna too we'll greet,
And Penna toast.
And sure the bumper must be sweet,
When sweet Conard's the toast.

One cup to Georgia's beauty too,
The angel of the South.
The ...

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1816.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Litchfield, CT in 1820
Training with Other Lawyers:
In 1820 he went to New Haven, CT to read the law with a Mr. Daggett.
Local Posts:
Postmaster (Venus, IL) 1829
Commissioner of the County (Hancock County, IL)

Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger:
help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Ledger. "Journals of the Barr - Litchfield County." Litchfield Historical Society.; Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849), 16.
Secondary Sources:
Gould, William Tracy, et al. Biographical Sketches of the Members of the Class of 1816, Yale College. T. J. Stafford, 1867.; Bateman, LL D., Newton and Paul Selby, A.M. Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois. Chicago: Musell Publishing Company, Publishers, 1900.

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