I have recently acquired several DAR applications that indicate that Nathan Cutler, a revolutionary war vet was born in 1758 in Peekskill, New York, NOT 1756 in Coeymans, New York. This makes sense to me since I am looking for the ancestors of Nathaniel Cutler of Bedford, NY. I believe this branch may be related to my Nathaniel branch. My Nathaniel has a sister named Zilpha. Nathan (above) had a son named John who married a Zilpha Utter. There is no way that this is just a coincidence.
Can anybody show me proof of Nathans birth in Coeymans? EVERY online tree I found with Nathan Cutler in it states his birthplace is Coeymans. I am sure this is just a matter of people coping data without verifying it, but it has been so accepted I imagine it will be very difficult to convince others that they have the wrong info. Even the popular "A Cutler Memorial and Genealogical History" has the Coeymans information, but they clearly state their info is not solid.
The DAR applications come various close family members dating back to 1901.
I look forward to hearing what you all make of this.