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Thomas Cuthbertson (1833-)
Native of Oakland Co, pioneer and Civil War veteran of Bay City.

1881 history. (Added Nov., 2008)

History of Saginaw County, Michigan, Chas. C. Chapman & Co., 1881 (Page 165)


Thomas Cuthbertson, second son of Hugh and Jane (Wallace) Cuthbertson, was born at West Bloomfield, Oakland Co., Mich., April 17, 1833. His father was born in Kilmarnock, Ayshire, Scotland, Dec., 1799. His mother was born in Kilmarnock, in 1810. At the age of 15, he came to Bay City, Mich., and engaged in driving team for James Fraser. He also engaged as sawyer 10 years.

In the fall of 1860 he went to New Orleans, and to avoid being pressed into the Southern army he sailed to England in December of that year. The following April, he returned to New York, and at Troy, Rensselaer Co., N. Y., April 17, 1861, re-enlisted in Co. A, 2d Reg. N. Y. Vol. Inf., under Captain William Armitage, and served 265 months in the army of the Potomac. He was finally wounded and sent to Potomac Creek hospital, and was mustered out May 21, 1863. He then returned to Bay City and re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, in Co. D. First Mich. Cav., under Capt. Lusk. He was on detached service 17 months, and was discharged June 9, 1865.

He then came to Taymouth, and purchased a house and one acre of land, and a life lease on four acres, situated on sec. 22. He was married at Bay City, Dec. 27, 1852, to Mrs. Alice Buckley, daughter of George Edgly. Mr. C. has been married three times, the second time in Calhoun Co., Mich., in 1855, to Hannorah Quinlan. They had 3 children, 2 of whom are still living Edward James, born at Bay City, Oct. 1, 1856, and Ellen J., born at Bay City in 1858. He was married the third time in 1875 to Jane Raney, who was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1819. In politics Mr. C. is a Republican.

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People Referenced
Armitage, Wm. Capt.
Buckley, Alice (1st wife)
Cuthbertson, Edward J.(son)
Cuthbertson, Ellen J. (dau.)
Cuthbertson, Hugh (father)
Cuthbertson, Thomas (sub.)
Edgly, George
Fraser, James
Lusk, Capt.
Raney, Jane (3rd wife)
Quinlan, Hannorah (2nd wife)
Wallace, Jane (mother)
Subjects Referenced
Aberdeen, Scholand
Ayshire, Scotland
Calhoun Co., MI
Co. A, 2d Reg, NY Vol Inf.
Co. D, 1st MI Cav.
Bay City, MI
Kilmarnock, Scotland
New Orleans, LA
New York
Oakland Co., MI
Southern army
Taymouth, MI
West Bloomfield, MI
WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.