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Pioneer - McCUTCHEON, Hugh

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Early Settlers of Wellington County

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Information from: Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario.
Toronto: Historical Atlas Publishing Co., 1906

McCUTCHEON, Hugh (d.), b. Co. Down, Ire., in 1793, d. in 1859, age 66. His father was John McCutcheon, and his brothers were Robert and William. William, set. on the 5th line Erin, in 1829. The late Hugh McCutcheon, came to Canada in 1830, settling first, in Lower Canada, and in 1833, acme to Erin Tp., where he owned 100 acres, lot 9, con. 3. He was of a religious turn of mind, and was a constant attendant of the Congregationalist Church; in politics, he was a Conservative. He m. Mary Stewart, who d. in 1893, age 96. Issue: William, in Kansas; John, Mich.; Thomas, Robert, Man.; Stewart, Mrs. Richard Hamilton, and Mrs. Allan Smith, Erin Village, and Mrs. Robert Little (d.).

Thomas, b. 1830, d. 1904. He was on the old homestead in Erin. In 1856 he set. on 200 acres, lots 15 and 16, con. 4, and later, bought the west half of lot 9, con. 3, and still later, the 50 acres adjoining. He took a pride in raising fine horses, and was very successful. He was always liberal in his contributions to the Disciples church, of which he was a member. He m. Mary Smith. Issue: Matthew, Hugh R., John, William, Henry, (unm.); Mrs. Hugh Mitchell, David (unm.); Thomas, m. Mary Weatherstone, and set. North Dakota; Mrs. (Dr.) McCullough, and Mrs. Wm. Smith, in Everton. Of this branch: Matthew, b. 1858, resides on the east half of lot 8, con. 3, Erin, where he is a successful farmer. He m. Ellen Mitchell.

Hugh R., b. 1860, m. Maggie MacCollum, and started in business for himself three years after his marriage, settling on lot 11, con. 2, which is one of the best farms in the county, with up-to-date improvements, brick house and good buildings. He is a consistent member of the Disciples church. Issue: Mabel J. Thomas D., Annie M., and Bertha L

John, m. Annie E. Loree, and set. on lot 22, con. 7, Eramosa.

William, b. 1860, is a self-made man. He is a member of the Disciples Church and a Conservative. He m. Isabella M. Loree, in 1888. Issue: William A., Clara I., Melvin W., Sarah E., Thomas S., and Roy V.

Smith, son of Thomas, m. Lizzie Oakes, and set. in Guelph. He is a traveller for the Raymond Mnfg. Co.

Stewart, son of the late Hugh McCutcheon, was b. in 1857. He resides on the homestead, and is a first-class citizen. He m. Sarah Kennedy. Issue: Mrs. Humphrey Barber, Hugh, David, William, Robert, James, and Clarence. Of this branch, Hugh, m. Miss Gibbon, and set. Esquesing; David m. Amelia Young, and rents the homestead from his father; William, m. Ruth Osborne, and set. Rockwood.

From: Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario. Toronto:Historical Atlas Publishing Co., 1906





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