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William David Cutts  Jr

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William David Cutts Sr
1825 - 1860

Telitha 'Annie' Ann Frances Ayers
2/18/1824 - 1880
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William David Cutts Jr
6/1858 - 1905
(Shown at age 31)
William David Cutts, Jr, was born on an unknown day in June 1858 somewhere in Florida and died about 1905 somewhere in Florida. Actual date of death is unknown. He lived to be about 46 years old.

We know he was born in June, but not the day. Occupation: Calhoun Co. Justice of the peace.

Children: David N. Cutts (Sept. 1889), James J. Cutts (Jan. 1898), and George D. Cutts (9/1/1899 to 12/8/1900).
Census1/1/1860 Ocheesee district FL (Calhoun County) 1 yrs old 
Family# 52: Alithea Cutts (age 25) born in GA, domestic, Jeremiah Cutts (8)FL, William D. Cutts (3)FL. Alitha states she can't read or write and is mulatto.

#53 William Ayers(41) & family (next door)  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census7/9/1870 FL (Calhoun County) 12 yrs old 
Recorded as family #267 beginning on line 184: J. Jesse Bailey (age 56), Francis Bailey (age 45), Preston (19), Catherine (16), Thomas (8), John (7), Henry (5), and David Cutts (11). Jessie is a farmer and estimates the value of his estate at $500. He, his wife, and oldest child was born in SC and the rest in FL. Jessie is the only person in the house who can read and write.

Recorded as family #269 beginning on line 27: Gadi Baley (age 26), Wealthy Baley (age 25), David Baley (4), and Jessee Baley (2). Gadi is a farmer and estimates the value of his estate at $200. He was born in SC and everyone else in FL. Both adults can read and write.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Other1/1/1882 FL (Calhoun County) 23 yrs old 
Revised List of jurors -
Pg. 1: #1. Wm Ayers, 2. Thos Ayers, 3. Asa Ayers, 9. Sam Ayers, 10. Ish Ayers, 13. Benj. Ayers, 15. Alfred Bailey, 17. Gadi Bailey, 22. P.B. Bailey, 23. Wm M. Clark. ,44. Wm Cutts, 46. L. C. Davis, 46. Isaac Etheridge, 47. B. H. Franklin
page 2: 68. Caleb Halley, 75. Jno T. Kent, 76. W.A. Kent, 79. Jno A. Kelley, 81. Jno Kent,
page 3: #85. Geo Sutton, 96. B. F. McDaniel, 97. Josh McDaniel, 99. Jasper Musgrove, 100. J. M. Maddox,107. Thos McKeown
page 4: 114 Robt Nixon, 115 J. J. Nixon, 116 R. W. Nixon,118 Jno H. Parish, 119. Thomas Parish Sr., 120. Thomas Parish Jr., 122. Jno W. Peacock, 123. Jno. W. Pope, 125. B. F. Pope, 126. Tim Pope, 130. J.M. Peacock
page 5:143.J.R. Stone, 151. David Stephens, 152. L.M. Stone, 156. S.S. Stone, 153. A.J. Wood, 155. Joe Wood, 156. J.C. Wood, 172. Levi Yon, 173. Newton Yon, 174. T.M. Yon, 175. John Yon, 176. H. A. Yon 
Census6/1/1900 Board Head district FL (Calhoun County) 42 yrs old 
William D. Cutts (age 41,Jun.1858) Cordelia E. Cutts (31,Jan.1869) David N. Cutts (10,Sept.1889) James J. Cutts (2,Jan.1898) George D. Cutts (8.12,Sept.1899), All were born in Florida, except Cordelia born in LA. William's parents were born in SC. Cordelia's mother in AL,& father TX. William states he is a Justice of the peace. Married 12 years, had 3 kids. All state they can read & write. States they own a farm, are paying mortgage and are #80 on the farm schedule. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1900: The first automobile, nick-named Chicken Killer, arrives in Blountstown in 1905. The photo on the right shows The Chicken Killer. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Land Deed4/4/1901 FL (Calhoun County) 42 yrs old 
CUTTS, WILLIAM D.; Document Number: 14973,Total Acres: 160.04,Land Description: 1 SW Tallahassee No 1 N 9 W 22,Entry Classification: Homestead Entry Original. Land Office: GAINESVILLE.  

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3 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
6 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
7 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
7 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
12 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
24 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
25 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
26 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
1 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
7 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
11 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
19 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
21 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
31 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
37 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
39 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
42 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
42 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
43 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
44 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
45 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
46 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
3 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
4 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
24 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
27 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
2 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
4 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
5 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
7 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
10 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
17 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
18 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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William & Ellen

Cordelia Cain
Born on January 31, 1869 and died about 1950.
They were married 1/1/1888.

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The Children of William David Cutts Jr

26 years old
David Nathaniel Cutts
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on September 17, 1889 and died in Gadsden Co., Florida on September 29, 1924. He was 35 years old.

He was called "Sweetie". He married Annie E. Cooper, they had two daughters, Thelma Lucille Cutts ( 1/11/1918 to 9/2/1980) and Emily Ellen Cutts 2/17/1923 to 12/16/2004).

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