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Name: Cutts, Foxwell (1765-1816)

Historical Note:

Foxwell Cutts, oldest son of Thomas Cutts Sr. and Elizabeth Scammon, was born on April 7, 1765 in Pepperellborough (now Saco), Maine. He married Sarah Andrews Scammon on August 2, 1789. Sarah A. died in 1806 and a year later, on June 24, 1807 he married Hannah Dustin Page. They had children Chas. Foxwell (b. 1808-d. 1855), Sarah Elizabeth Scammon (b. 1810), Mary Abbott (b. 1811-d. 1868) and Hannah Foxwell (b.1816-d. 1847).1

Foxwell Cutts assisted his father and brothers with the family shipping business in Saco. The father made him a partner in the family business along with his brothers, Dominicus, Richard and Thomas Jr.,. He was also engaged in navigation prior to the War of 1812. He owned profitable vessels, which sailed large cargos worldwide.2

Additionally, Foxwell handled sales and business accounts for the Cutts’ general merchandizing store. He helped with the warehouses and engaged in lumbering as well.  He also corresponded with shipmasters on voyages and at ports concerning cargo for the family shipping business. Foxwell died on June 6, 1816 in Saco. His wife died on August 14, 1847 at the age of 63.1


1. How, Cecil Hampden Cutts. Genealogy of the Cutts Family in America. Albany, New York:  Joel Munsell’s Sons, 1892. Ebook.

2. Emery, George Addison. Colonel Thomas Cutts, Saco’s Most Eminent Citizen in the Country’s Early Days. Saco Maine: 1917. Ebook.

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