Thomas V. Cutright

Cutright, Thomas V., attorney at law, 112 N. Adams street, was born in Chillicothe, O., January 20, 1815, and is the son of Nat. and Margaret (Veail) Cutright. His father was a native of Fayette county, Ky., and his mother of Botetourt county, Va. He was raised in his native town till nineteen years of age, then removed to Fayette county, O., with his parents and four brothers. While in Chillicothe, he learned the trade of cabinet-maker, and after his removal to Fayette county, read law with Judge A. S. Dickie for one year. Removing to Detroit, Mich., he worked at his trade for one winter, then went to Brownsville, Tex.; read law for four months, and was admitted to the bar in the Fall of 1837. He came to Illinois in 1847, and settled in Chillicothe, Peoria county, and for a year or two practiced law and worked at his trade at the same time, but in later years devoted his whole attention to his profession. He was admitted to the bar of Illinois at Peoria, in the year 1865. His residence in Chillicothe extended over a period of twenty-seven years, and he removed to Peoria in 1874. He was city attorney for some years in the former place, and has filled the office of justice of the peace in Peoria. He married (1st) in Mt. Sterling, Ill., Sept. 1842, Miss Maria Owens, a native of Ohio, by whom he had one child, LeGrand B. Cutright, who was killed at the battle of Pea Ridge. His wife died in August, 1843, and he married Mrs. Mary Ann Moffitt, a native of Ireland by whom he had three children, all living: Nathaniel S., James M. and John W. She died in Chillicothe, Ill., in March, 1859, and he married (3d) in the same place, April, 1861, Miss Annie T. Collins, a native of Wicklow, Ireland, by whom he has had four children, two now alive: Theodore V. and Alice T. Mr. Cutright is in politics a Jackson Democrat.

from The History of Peoria County, Illinois, Johnson & Co., 1880