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  • ID: I16824
  • Name: Samuel "Sr." MCCUTCHEON 1 2 3 4
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: BEF 1713 in Scotland or Ireland 4
  • Death: 1797 in Augusta County, Virginia 4
  • Burial: North Mountain Burying Ground, Augusta County, Virginia 4
  • Occupation: Traded Livestock 4
  • Reference Number: (an)
  • Note:

    TRADITION OR FACT??? Five brothers came to this part of Virginia. (AUGUSTA CO.): ROBERT settled in Little River, SAMUEL 1 on the Borden Grant, JOHN in Beverly Manor, WILLIAM in Beverly Manor, JAMES in Beverly Manor..he died in 1759 and his sons JAMES, JOHN & PATRICK went to Washington Co., Virginia
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    The decendants of the five brothers widely scattered and included persons of Mark. Two of these were GEORGE BARR McCUTCHEON, a writer & JOHN TENNEY McCUTCHEON, a famous cartoonist.

    SAMUEL & FRANCES NOBLE McCUTCHEON by MARTHA D. BLAND Received from BEN McCUTCHEON, Aug. 1993. Edited by Alison Jones Agins for easier reading. Copies of original letter is available to anyone that asks.

    " There were several McCUTCHEONS who came to the part of Orange County, Virginia that is now called Augusta County. JOHN, SAMUEL, WILLIAM, JAMES and ROBERT McCUTCH (EN, AN, EON) --perhaps two of some of these names. It is not clear how they were related, some say brothers, some say cousins, some say fathers and sons..it may be that there were combinations of all of these. The earliest record of a McCutcheon is a survey made for a JAMES in (month) ye 15, 1738.

    *(1) A SAMUEL McCUTCHEON bought 600 acres of land from BENJAMIN BORDEN ** June 25 & August 3, 1742.

    *(2) (Prob. SAMUEL 1) Some sources say that SAMUEL 1 originally came from Glasgow, Scotland to Ireland then to Lancaster or Chester counties in Pennsylvania.

    *(3) They then moved down to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. SAMUEL'S land was on the Borden\Beverly Manor boundary line near Cathy's River now called Middle River and Moffet's Creek in the vicinity of the village of Middlebrook, Augusta Co., Va. Prior to 1742, SAMUEL married FRANCES JEANETTE NOBLE, also called "NETTIE" and possibly Jean by her father. In 1742 SAMUEL & wife FRANCES "deposed".

    *(4) Also in 1742 , SAMUEL bought land, which indicated he was at least twenty one years old in 1742. He would have been born prior to 1721. In 1746, SAMUEL & FRANCES sold part of their land to JAMES SHIELDS.

    *(5) In 1749 , he helped to appraise NATHAN LUSK'S estate.

    *(6) In 1752, he and JAMES CLARK appraised NATHAN PATTERSON'S estate.

    *(7). In 1751-52 and 1753-54, SAMUEL signed petitions for roads in the Glebe Section of Augusta.

    *(8) In 1755, he was named of the the trustees of North Mountain Meeting House (Presbyterian).

    *(9) See end of note for more about the church. In 1759, SAMUEL, GRIZAL (GRIZELDA) McCUTCHEON, PATRICK CAMPBELL (brother of GRIZAL), were executors of JAMES McCUTCHEON' will. JAMES was the husband of GRIZAL. JAMES was perhaps the brother or nephew of SAMUEL.

    *(10) In 1758 , He served in the French and Indian War with JAMES & WILLIAM (perhaps brothers) and furnished provisions for the militia.

    *(11) On April 15, 1765, he presented his claims for supplies he had furnished the Augusta Militia

    *(12). On March 21, 1780, he was allowed 50 acres of land for service in CAPT. LEWIS'S COMPANY of RANGERS.

    *(13) In 1768, SAMUEL & FRANCES deeded 150 acres and also other properties to son SAMUEL JR, "five shillings and diverse and good causes done to me:, and 150 acres to son JOHN JR. ( perhaps named for his uncle ?). " divers reasons and good causes done to me".

    *(14) Also, in 1768, SAMUEL JR. binds himself to take care of his parents, SAMUEL & FRANCES. SAMUEL SR. binds himself to convey 20 acres to SAMUEL JR. when he is no longer able to do for himself.

    *(15) Feb. 14, 1791, FRANCES is named for the last time in a deed for 150 acres to her son SAMUEL JR.

    *(16). She probably died soon after. June 26, 1797, SAMUEL testified in a suit vs. FULTON, "about 50 years ago BORDEN showed him a tree at the corner of BORDEN'S land.."

    *(17). In 1801, was the last record that concernsa him ( or at least a Samuel McCutcheon)..wherein he identified JOHN HART'S handwriting. JOHN HART was a deputy sheriff of Orange Co, Va during the years 1738-41. The suit of BLACK vs STUART, over a land purchase from Beverley' suit heard 1801.

    *(18). SAMUEL'S death date is not known, but it was probably soon after 1801. No record has been found of his burial place, but it was probably either the Glebe burying ground or North Mountain Meeting House cemetery, and there is nothing much left at either place.
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    SAMUEL & FRANCES had at least six children, as far as it is known. There were five sons and one daughter. There might have been more, but these are the only ones we have any proof of at all, and we are not sure of some of them."

    "The McCutchen Trace" Vol 1, p 292, by Hildegard Smith, has this to say about SAMUEL McCUTCHEON who married FRANCES NOBLE: "Some researchers have called him a general ***. They say he was born in 1700 and died in 1797 and had six sons who fought in the Revolution. SAMUEL JR. was a Captain; WILLIAM was a Lieutenant; and JOHN held a commission in the Augusta militia during and after the war. These are the only ones we have found Revolutionary records for, although the older researchers say SAMUEL had a son ROBERT who was a Captain. We have found no record of a ROBERT McCUTCHEON in the Revolution; there was a ROBERT who was in the militia during the French & Indian Wars, but this might have been the ROBERT who married MARGARET CALLISON, and we don't think he was a son of SAMUEL. The family Bible records, in possession of descendants in Covington, Va give SAMUEL JR. birth date as 1744, other records give 1746..."

    ***" SAMUEL McCUTCHEON 1 was not a general, we think one of the older researchers in this line saw some old records that someone had written "1st Gen;, 2nd Gen." and so on down the side of the paper and in copying and recopying, gradually the "1st" disappeared, leaving only the "Gen.", and so later readers of these papers thought someone had put "Gen." in front of his name. I myself, have copies of some of those old papers, and they are almost illegible in places." MDB

    ****" Some of the references in Chalkley are just to a SAMUEL McCUTCHEON, and there is no way of proving that they refer to the SAMUEL who married FRANCES NOBLE. Some of the earlier McCUTCHEON historians have used them in reference to this SAMUEL 1, and I have used them here, with the warning that there is no proof, one way or another. there was a least on other SAMUEL McCUTCHEON in Augusta, 15 or 20 years younger than SAMUEL 1, and it is very likely that it is his name mentioned in some of the references; and there is also SAMUEL JR,, who might be the SAMUEL referred to, although he is often referred to as CAPT. SAMUEL." ..MDB

    NOTE: Chalkley refers to "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia.

    ** Borden's grant of 92,000 acres is in what is now Augusta and Rockbridge counties. William Beverley owned 108,000 acres called Beverley Manor. From these lands our McCutcheons bought their land.

    North Mountain Congregation (Presbyterian) was later taken over by Bethel Chruch and still later, Shemeriah Chruch was built close to or on Samuel's land, and most of that branch of the McCutchans were members of that church, and names of the family can be found in that graveyard. The church still stands, (1982), although not now in use.
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    Marriage 1 Frances Jenette NOBLE b: ABT 1713
    • Married: BEF 1735 in Augusta County, Virginia 4
    1. Has No Children Charles MCCUTCHEON b: 1736 in Augusta County, Virginia
    2. Has Children William MCCUTCHEON b: 1738 in Augusta County, Virginia
    3. Has No Children James MCCUTCHEON b: 1740 in Middlebrook, Augusta County, Virginia
    4. Has No Children John MCCUTCHEON b: ABT 1742 in Augusta County, Virginia
    5. Has No Children Margaret MCCUTCHEON b: ABT 1744 in Augusta County, Virginia
    6. Has No Children Samuel "Jr." MCCUTCHEON b: 25 OCT 1748 in Augusta County, Virginia

    1. Title: SOURCES for Notes on SAMUEL 1 & FRANCES NOBLE.
      work done by MARTHA D. BLAND

      Chalkley refers to "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement inVirginia
      Abstracts from Augusta Co. records; 1745-1800 in three volumes,indexed;
      1912; reprinted 1974. Genealogical Book Co., Baltimore MD
      (This is the "Bible" for all seeking their ancestors in Augusta co.,Va.)

      Notes: DB stands for Deed Book.
      WB for Will Book
      OB for Order Book,
      and everything refers to Augusta co, Va unless otherwise specified.

      * (1) ..Chalkley, vol 11, p. 375
      * (2)...Orange Co., records, Chalkley Vol 1 pp 524-5; maps of Beverley
      Manor & the Borden Grant, by J.R. Hildebrand, 1954 and 1964.
      * (3)....William & Mary quarterly, Series 5, 1925.
      * (4)....Morton's "History of Rockbridge County Va, p 438
      * (5)....Chalkley, Vol 111, p 257
      * (6)....Chalkley, Vol 111, p 12
      * (7)....Chalkley, Vol 111, p 26
      * (8)....Chalkley, Vol 1, p 52
      * (9)....Chalkley , Vol 111, p 334
      * (10)..Chalkley, Vol 111, p 52
      * (11)...Hening's "Statutes At Large of Virginia", vol V11. p 197
      * (12)...Chalkley, Vol 1, p 120
      * (13)...Chalkley, Vol 1 p 213
      * (14)...Chalkley, Vol 111, p 468
      * (15)...Chalkley, V
    2. Title: * (15)....Continued from Source 1
      Note: ABBR * (15)....Continued from Source 1* (15)... ChalkTITL * (15)....Continued from Source 1
      * (15)... Chalkley, Vol 111, p 469
      * (16)....DB 27, p 94
      * (17)....Chalkley, Vol 1, p 411
      * (18)....Chalkley, Vol 1, p 537-38

      Martha Bland also notes other sources in a letter dated 1982

      US Census for Augusta Co., Va
      Tombstones, particularly at Shemeriah Church
      Bethel and Her Ministers, 1746-1974, by Herbert S. Turner and James
      (Has tombstone listings for the Glebe and North Mountain churchyards.)
      Chronicles of the Scotch-irish Settlement in Virginia--Extracted fromthe
      Original court Records of Augusta Cop., 1745-1800 By Lyman Chalkley
      The McCutchen Trace, vols. 1 & 11; by Hildegard Smith.
      A Centennial History of Alleghany co., Virginia, by Oren F. Norton
      Annals of Bath county, Va., by Morton
      History of Rockbridge co., Va, by Morton
      McCutchan Family History by Nan McCutchan; records of the Lexington
      Presbytery, Virginia Synod; from Union Theological Seminary,Richmolnd,
      Va; Microfilm Reel # VL 15.
      The McCutchan Family OIutline, collected and compiled by Bertha Lewis
      Clark of Staunton, Va.
      Martha Dudley Bland 703 Bedford Rd, Bel Air, Md 21014..
      Media: Book
    3. Title: Papers of MRS. L.M. CUMMINS of Fairfield Va. copied by HENRILEEEASTHAM
      Note: ABBR Papers of MRS. L.M. CUMMINS of Fairfield Va. copieTITL Papers of MRS. L.M. CUMMINS of Fairfield Va. copied by HENRILEEEASTHAM
      McCUTCHEON Dec. 4&5 1975.
    4. Title: McCutcheon.FTW
      Media: Other
      Text: Date of Import: Apr 15, 2001
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