Martin Cutsinger, third son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Harris) Cutsinger, was born in Shelby County, Ind., on the 7th day of February, 1856. He was reared to agricultural pursuits, received a good education, and began life as a farmer, in which calling he has been more than ordinarily successful, owning at this time one of the largest and best improved farms in the vicinity of Edinburg. Mr. Cutsinger’s life has been characterized by that energy and aggressiveness which marks the successful man, and as a reward of his well-directed business efforts, he stands today in the foremost rank of Johnson County’s representative citizens. In connection with his farming interests, Mr. Cutsinger has given a great deal of attention to live-stock, and upon his beautiful farm, one mile northeast of Edinburg, are to be seen some of the finest short-horn cattle in this section of the state —some of which represent a capital of over $300 each. To his efforts is largely due the credit of awakening an interest in behalf of improved herds among the farmers of Johnson County, and upon all matters pertaining to the growing of fine stock, he is an authority. Aside from his farming and stock interests, he is interested in the Edinburg Starch Works, owning a share in the factory, and takes an active interest in the success of the business. Mr. Cutsinger was united in marriage, May 4, 1876, to Miss Charity N. Williams, of Bartholomew County, daughter of Claiborne Williams, one of the prominent farmers and stock-raisers in this part of the state. Mr. and Mrs. Cutsinger are the parents of four children, three of whom are living, viz.: Homer, Clarence and Minnie Belle.

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Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 407.