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McCutcheon and Related Families of (West) Virginia


It's possible that brothers Robert "Rob", Samuel, William, and James M McCutcheon came from either Northern Ireland or Scotland to Virginia.  Our Family's Book of Books by Louise Dale Ray Jones; Jasper, GA. Pub 1984. Book IV, Chapter I, Page 326 says, About 1728, Robert McCutchen and his brothers came to the Colonies from Glasgow, Scotland.

The relationship of the brothers is based on the will of William McCutcheon filed 7 July 1789 in Rockbridge County, VA.  The will  names wife Janet and four brothers: James, Robert, John and Samuel   Witnesses to the will were Samuel, John and Captain William McCutchen.  Relationship of Captain William is unknown; he may be one of the Williams who were nephews.  James, Robert and Samuel all had sons named William.   

Will of William McCutcheon Rockbridge County, Virginia Records:

In the name of God amen, I William McCutchan of the County of Rockbridge and State of Virginia freeholder being old and weak of body but of sound mind and perfect memory thanks to God therefore knowing my mortality that it is appointed for all men once to die and after that the judgement 

Imprimatur I recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian manner at the discration of my executors and as touching what worldly estate it hath pleased God to indow me with in this life I bequeth and dispoas of in the folowing manner, Viz: 

1st I leave and bequeth to my well beloved wife Janet the plantation on which I now live and all my hous furniture and planishing and one half of my stock during her life

2nd the other half of my stock to be sold and the money arising therefrom shall be divided ~equally to my three brothers and their sons Viz: James, Robert, and Samuel McCutchan

3rd the said plantation and planishing after her deces shall be sold and the price thereof shall be eaquly divided to the familys as aforesaid to James, Robert, and Samuel and sons 

4th my plantation on Pine Run I order to be sold and the money arising therefrom shall be divided as foloeth the one half to be equaly divided to Jameses son William and Roberts son William and the other half to Samuels son William

5th I leave and bequeth to my brother John all my wearing aperral- and do hereby renounce, revoack, and disanul all other wills legacies or bequests by mee at aney time heretofore by me maid or done and I do Countynfirm this and no other to be my last will and testament in testamone whereof I have hereunto set my hand seal and I do hereby Constitute an ordain John McCutchan Roberts son and John McCutchen Samuels son to be executors of this my last will and testament.

Witness my hand and seal this 18th day of march 1788.William McCutchen 

Teste: Samuel McCutchan John McCutchin, Capt William McCutchan

At a Court held for Rockbridge County July 7, 1789 the within writing purporting the last will and testament of William McCutchen dec' d was presented in Court by John McCutchen & John McCutchen executors therein named. Samuel McCutchen & William McCutchen legatees in & witnesses to the said will also appeared in Court and relinquished their said legacies whereon they were admitted by their oaths to prove the same and it was ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of said executors who made oath according to law Certificate is granted them for obtaining probate thereof in due form they having together with Andrew Moore and Job Fletcher their securities entrusted into and acknowledged bond in the sum of L2000 Conditional according to law.

Teste: Adam Freeman

It is said that William McCutcheon married Janet Duncan and they had no children.

 It is said that Samuel McCutcheon died on 28 July 1828 in Augusta County, Virginia and that he married Elizabeth Fulton.  Both he and Elizabeth are said to be buried in the North Mountain Burying Ground in Augusta Virginia.  Their children are said to be James, John, Sarah, William, Elizabeth, Margaret, Elinor, Margaret, Samuel, Jane, Frances, and James born between 1757 and 1775 in Augusta County, Virginia.

It is said that James McCutcheon married Griselda Campbell.  Their children are said to be John who served in the Revolutionary War and married Elizabeth Weir of Rockbridge County; later moved to Tennessee or North Caroline; Elizabeth married James Berry; Sarah married Alexander McNutt; William McCutcheon; Patrick married Hannah Marshall; James M; Samuel; and Margaret. 

Robert "Rob" McCutcheon died with a will dated 23 August 1800 which names the following:  To daughter, Mary; to son, James; son, Robert; son, Jones, land on Little River; daughter, Hanna Henderson; daughter, Margaret Moore (son John?); other children. Executors, son John, James Berry, Joseph Henderson. 

Teste: Jesse Davis, Joseph McCutchen, Mary and Jno. McCutchen. Proved, 26th January, 1801, by Davis and Joseph McCutchen. James Berry refuses to execute. Jno. McCutchen and Joseph Henderson qualify.

The following information is gathered from a variety of sources about the children of Robert McCutcheon and has not been personally documented:  

Agnes McCutcheon Baptism: November 16, 1748, by Rev. John Craig;  

John McCutcheon born 13 Aug 1750 died 7 April 1842 Augusta County, VA.  He married Elizabeth Hodge.  Their children were Samuel, Margaret m. Robert Jameson, Robert, Eleanor m. John McClung, Joseph, John Jr., William m. Rebecca McKnight,  Elizabeth m. William Wilson and James.    

Sarah McCutcheon married John McClung; John McClung II, a son of John and Rebecca (Stewart) McClung, was born in Rockbridge County VA and died in Bath County VA in
September 1832.

Jane McCutcheon m. John Meek 15 June 1770.  She died October 1827 in Knox County, TN; 

Joseph R McCutcheon married 1st to Jane King and 2nd to Nancy Youel.  After married, he moved to Georga and died 13 December 1825 in Hall County, GA; 

Margaret McCutcheon married David Moore; 

William McCutcheon born 11 March 1760 in Augusta Count, VA He married first to Margaret Kennedy and 2nd to Ann Shaw. It is said he received a tract of land in Georgia as a Revolutionary War soldier.  He died 22 Oct 1827 Henry County, GA and is buried at the Moran Cemetery in Spalding County., Georgia; 

James McCutcheon  was born about 1765 at his father's place on the Little River of the Calfpasture in Augusta Co., Va. In the 1850 Census of Nicholas Co., Va. Now W. Va. he was living in the household of John Deitz and was 85 years old. He probably died there in 1852, as there is a deed in Nicholas co. dated 14 Oct. 1852 in which his son, William, conveyed land "formerly owned by James McCutchen to John Deitz. DB 10. p. 75. James was a soldier of the Revolution. He received two grants of land from the Governor of Georgia in May of 1790--one for 200 acres, and the other for 287 and half acres in Franklin Co., Ga. this county was created on 1784 frp, ;lands ceded by the Cherokees and the Creeks and was given as bounty grants to Revolutionary War soldiers. At this time the State of Georgia was encouraging people from outside the state to settle there, and there was a peculiar policy of "adopting" those veterans who moved into the state after the war, a result of which was that these soldiers were listed in the records as Georgia veterans. It is there fore assumed that James went to Georgia shortly after the end of the war--his brothers, Joseph and William did the same. There is a deed in Georgia showing a conveyance of land to James by Isreal Smith in 1784 (Historical Collections of the Georgia Chapter of the DAR 1926, on a list of "Bounty Grants for Revolutionary service.) James returned home to Virginia about 1789. Rockbridge County, Virginia records show that he married Sally Coursey, daughter of James Coursey, on 2 June 1789. Her sister, Frances, married James' brother, Robert, a few months later. It is thought that the two couples then went to Georgia, although there is a Chalkley reference showing James and Robert on an Augusta County delinquent tax list in 1790, with the notation that they had gone to the French Broad. Robert & Frances' son Robert III was born in GA. On 3 Aug. 1795 James sold his 200 acre tract in Franklin Co. The deed is now in Jackson Co. in Deed Book A & B and was recorded 4/10/1797. The deed mentioned a plat annexed to a grant in the name of James McCutchen signed by Governor Edward Telfair, dated 21 May 1790. There is evidence that James, Robert, and Frances returned to Virginia shorly thereafter, their names appearing on tax rolls and census records in Virginia. It is not known what happened to James' wife, Sally, or whether or not they had children. Tax rolls show that James was again living in August County from 1796 to 1798. On 17 June 1799 James married Catherine McClung, daughter of William and Abigail McClung in Greenbrier Co., Va now W. Va. A few months later, James' brother , Jones, married Catherine's sister Mary McClung. James and Catherine settled on some of the vast acreage of land William McClung had acquired in the "meadows" of Greenbrier County., about 20 miles northwest of Lewisburg, W. Va. In 1822 Wm. McClung conveyed two tracts of land to James McCutcheon. The first was for 500 acres in Greenbrier Co. on Otter Creek. The second tract contained 400 acres and was located in Nicholas County, VA. Catherine was still living in 1828, when she and James sold 100 acres of land in Greenbrier Co. DB 11, p 242, but she had died by the time her father made his will in 1832. She was in the 1830 census of Greenbrier County, VA

Robert McCutcheon Jr 

Rebecca McCutcheon 

Hannah McCutcheon married Joseph Henderson 2 Feb 1799 Augusta County, VA; 

Mary McCutcheon married Samuel Bell. Jones Franklin McCutcheon born 24 October 1774 Little Calf Pasture, Augusta County, VA died 24 October 1859 Keslers Cross Lanes, Nicholas County, VA.

Jones Franklin McCutcheon (sometimes called Jonas) was born 24 Oct 1774 in Augusta County, VA, and died 24 Oct 1859 in Keseler's Cross Lanes, Nicholas County, VA, and is buried at the Zoar Church Cemetery in Kessler's Cross Lane WV He married first to  Mary McClung 16 Dec 1799 in Greenbrier County, VA, daughter of William McClung and Abigail Dickinson. She was born 14 Mar 1780 in Greenbrier County, VA, and died 08 Feb 1806 in Greenbrier County, VA. He married 2nd to  Rosanna Rodgers 1809. She was born 1778 in England, and died 31 Mar 1862 in Kessler's Cross Lanes, VA.  Jones received land on Little River from his father's will.  He is showing on 27 Dec 1808 Greenbrier County., VA as Jones McCutcheon, Ensign in 2nd battalion in place of Joseph McClung who resigned. 24 Jul 1810 Jones McCutchen odered to assist Issac Callison as overseers of the road.  He is showing in the 1820 cenuss of Greenbrier County, and in the 1850 census of Fayette County, 14th District as age 76 with Rosanna age 71.  Next family is son William Madison McCutcheon.

Children of Jones McCutcheon and Rosanna Rodgers are John, James H. Jones Franklin "Frank" and Granville Smith McCutcheon.

Children of Jones McCutcheon and Mary McClung are:  Abigail McCutcheon born 14 April in Greenbrier County, VA m. Thomas McGuffin 2 July 1829 in Greenbrier County and died 15 March 1838  in Fayette County, VA

Robert McCutcheon born 17 February 1803 in Virginia and died 29 July 1888 in Ansted, WV He married 1st Abigail McClung, daughter of Joseph McClung and Jane Cavendish and 2nd to Sarah J Callison, daughter of Isaac and Mary Callison.  Their children were Andrew Kenny, Mattison, and Thomas Isaac McCutcheon.  His 3rd wife was Rebecca McCutcheon.  

Joseph B McCutchon who married Malinda Shawver; children Paris, George M, William Thomas, Jones, Robert A, Mary Elizabeth and Granville Smith McCutcheon.

William Madison McCutcheon was born 27 Nov 1800 in Greenbrier County, VA age 58 in 1860 census, and died 26 Sep 1865 in Wirt County, WV 64yrs 9mo 26 days age from cemetery marker. He married Nancy Callison 06 Mar 1823 in Greenbrier County, VA, daughter of Isaac Callison and Mary Cavendish and sister to Sarah Callison who married William's brother, Robert. She was born 10 Apr 1802 in Greenbrier County, VA, and died 29 Jun 1880 in Wirt County, VA - burial Boggs Cemetery with husband. In 1880 Census she is living with her daughter Rebecca and husband Thomas Thorn.  Around 1906 John House listed those buried in Boggs Cemetery in Wirt County as follows:  William McCutcheon, born in 1801 died September 23, 1865. Nancy Callison, wife of Wm. McCutcheon, born April 10, 1802 died June 29, 1880 aged seventy eight years two months. W.H. McCuthceon died Mary 24, 1884 aged fifty eight years one month. Eddie Flesher McCutcheon is also buried here. Born August 27, 1865 died November 2, 1902.  Census Report 14th District Fayette County VA dated July 29, 1850: William McCutcheon age 48, Nancy age 48, Mary age 25, Wm H age 23, Abigail age 22, James age 20 , Elisha age 17, Sarah age 14, Rebecca age 11, Anna E age 6. Next family is Jones McCutcheon age 76 with 2nd wife Rosana age 71.  William and family came to Wirt County in 1852, and he. bought 675 acres from Joseph Smith on January 15, 1853. They lived on McCutcheon's Run in the Spring Creek District of Roane County then VA. Barnabas "Barney" Hylbert who arrived either with them or shortly thereafter married their daughter, Mary McCutcheon.  Children of William McCutcheon and Nancy Callison were:  Mary (1825 - 1864); William Harrison (1826 - 1884); Abigail Deitz (1828 - 1899); James Harvey (1830 - 1920); Elisha C (1831 - 1911); Sarah (1837 - 1909); Rebecca Jane (1838 - 1922);  Anna Eliza (1860 - 1930).