Above picture is: Anna Campbell de Pupter, Frank Abbott and Catherine Cuyler Abbott,
(Daughter of David Cuyler and wife of Frank Abbott)
Picture was taken post Civil War, in Johnstown
David H. Cuyler -
David Cuyler was born in Johnstown, July 31, 1816, son of
Joseph and Mary Rust Cuyler. He attended public school here until 1830,
when he moved to Alabama, living first in Mobile and then Montgomery. He
formed the troops in the Creek Indian War, remaining in service until the close
of the struggle, a period of eight months.
In 1836, he returned to Johnstown and two years later married
Helen Settl[e]. He engaged in the manufacture of gloved until the outbreak
of the Civil War. On October 23, 1862, he was commissioned by Governor
Morgan as Captain in Company D, 153rd Regiment, New York State Volunteers.
After two years of service he was badly injured by an accident to a supply train
on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, which disabled him for further active
service. He then joined the Veteran's Reserve Corps as Captain for eight
months. During this period, he had command of the Long Bridge between
District of Columbia and Virginia, and presided over several important Court
Upon his retirement from the Army, Mr. Cuyler came to
Gloversville and engaged in the glove business until his tragic death. He
died on November 3, 1876, by a collision of a street car on which he was riding
and a train on the Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville Railroad at the
Gloversville Main Street crossing.
His widow, Helen, died November 29, 1878. They had five
Catherine A. C. Abbott, wife of Dr. Fred Abbott of New York;
1. Sarah C. Bame, wife of O. H. Bame, Gloversville
2. A. Rust Cuyler
3. Frank M. Cuyler, wife was Priscilla Hill (1848 - 1933)
4. Cornelius Cuyler
The above material has been generously donated to
the site by James F. Morrison from the collection at the Johnstown Historical Society, Johnstown, NY.