Mr. Burgess here again today. he seems to be a little [unreadable because it has been erased from the original].
Sarah and I went to the graveyard in the buggy. I like Father's monument very much and am thankful to see a worthy memorial stone placed over the graves of our excellent parents, and thankful too that those of our number who lie in unknown graves are there commemorated. Sarah and I called on Mrs. Blackinton, and I stopped at Mrs. G. W. Bailey's to see how little Bertha was. She is still seriously sick. The papers announce that Bowling Green, Ky., which has been called the Manassas of the West is now occupied by our forces under Gen. Mitchell. The enemy retreated to Nashville, Tenn., first destroying a large amount of military stores and burning the home of Gen. Warner Underwood and doing a great deal of injury to the property of Union citizens. Gen. Smith has also occupied Clarksville, where he took possession of military stores enough to subsist his army to twenty days. It is thought that Nashville will soon be captured. Let us thank God and take courage. The trains which passed down Wednesday night were for the conveyance of an Indiana regiment which went west today.
This is the monument to Ephraim Cutler, his first wife Leah Atwood Cutler and their two children Polly and Hezekiah who died while the family was traveling west to Ohio. The monument also honors Ephraim's second wife Sally Parker Cutler who was Julia Cutler's mother. Near where the people are standing are several small stones marking the graves of several of William and Lizzie Cutler's children who died quite young.
Inscription for Ephraim Cutler's first wife, Leah Atwood.
Inscription for Polly and Hezekiah Cutler, Ephraim & Leah Cutler's children who died in 1795 and were buried in the wilderness along the Ohio River.
Inscription for Sally Parker who was Ephraim Cutler's second wife and the mother of Julia Cutler.
The inscription describing Ephraim Cutler.
The inscription is now hard to read but this is what it says:
Apr. 13, 1767
SON OF MANASSEH CUTLER, L. L. D. BORN IN EDGARTON MASS APRIL 13 1767 HE EMIGRATED TO THE TERRITORY NORTHWEST OF THE OHIO 1795 WAS APPOINTED JUDGE OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS AND OF THE QUARTER SESSIONS 1797 WAS A MEMBER OF THE TERRITORIAL LEGISLATURE 1801 AND OF THE CONVENTION WHICH FORMED THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF OHIO 1802 HE DIED JULY 8 1853 AGED 86 YEARS