Rank(s): Carpenter’s Yeoman
Dates of Service: 5/4/1813 - 6/15/1815
Birth Date: 3/20/1779
Death Date: 1819
Joshua Cutter was born on either March 14 or 20, 1779 in either Cambridge or Menotomy (Arlington), Massachusetts, son of Ammi Cutter and Hannah Holden. Cutter had five brothers, Joshua, Artemus, Thomas, Simon and Abiel. He had three sisters, Abigail, Hannah, and Rebecca. His family resided in Menotomy (Arlington), Massachusetts around 1779 to 1781, Windham Center, Maine around 1781, Menotomy or Cambridge around 1786, and Charlestown, Massachusetts around 1810. He married Sarah Mont in either in December 1797 or around 1804. He had a daughter, Caroline Antionete Cutter.
Cutter joined Constitution ’s crew as a carpenter’s yeoman on May 4, 1813. In 1814, he had the watch assignment of starboard and the station assignment of idler. He was discharged on June 15, 1815.
Battles and Engagements
During his time on board, the ship made a war cruise capturing a small British man-of-war and three merchantmen. Cutter participated in the battles with HMS Cyane and HMS Levant and received $51.81 in prize money.
Cutter died in 1819 in New Orleans, Louisiana.