Cutler, Amos

b. January 3, 1812, in Charlestown, Massachusetts; d. January 1, 1880, in Rock Island, Illinois. On November 10, 1835, Cutler married Mahala Hill, and they had eight children. In 1844, he moved to Rock Island, Illinois, where he manufactured harnesses, saddles, and trunks. Cutler was also a school director, county commissioner, and alderman. In 1849, he joined the gold rush to California, but returned to Rock Island in 1850. From 1864 until his death, he sold real estate. Cutler was a lifelong Democrat.
Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 5 January 1880, 2; Rock Island Argus (IL), 2 January 1880, 4; The Rock Island Daily Union (IL), 2 January 1880, 4.