b.10 DEC 1754 Prob. Augusta County, Virginia
d.29 MAR 1812
m. ABT 1754
Facts and Events
Note for: Alexander [Col.] McNUTT, 10 DEC 1754 - 29 MAR 1812 Index
Date: 1812 Place: Falling Spring Churchyard, Hickory Hill, Rockbridge County, Virginia
Note: Alexander McNutt arrived with a group of Loyalists at Port Roseway, Nova Scotia (now Shelburne) in the spring of 1783, following the end of the Revolutionary War. His name is found on the founder's list for Port Roseway, along with others of the surname McNutt. The family settled an island which became known as McNutt's Island. He later returned to Virginia, as Port Roseway, rocky, isolated, and barren, unsuited for permanent settlement, gradually shrunk to a small fishing village. McNutt's Island could support only a small number of settlers. Other Loyalists moved on to other grants in Nova Scotia, or returned to their homes in America, disillusioned with the provision made for them by the English.
A pioneer McNutt was Robert, who died on a voyage to Ireland, and his wife, whose maiden name was Rosanna Dunn, married Patrick McFarland. Still another was George, who came here with his brother William as advance agents for some kinspeople. Tradition has it that both brothers were in the battle of King's Mountain. William went to the Northwest, and George, who was three times married and had a numerous family, settled near Knoxville, Tennessee.
Source: A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia by Oren F. Morton, published in 1920. Transcribed and submitted by: "Marilyn B. Headley" , 1997
Washington County, VA Survey records abstracts
Page 220 - Alexander McNutt...850 ac...Preemption Warrant...on the south east side of the south fork of Holston River joining his settlement...Beginning under a spur of the Ir Mountain...on the northeast side of Moses Creek...on Wallins Path...May 7, 1782
Page 263 - Alexander McNutt...450 ac...Treasury Warrant...on the south side of the south fork of Holstein River...Beginning under a high sp the Iron Mountain and on the north side of the spur...on Wallins path...May 7, 1782
Page 264 - Alexander McNutt...400 ac...Commissioners Certificate...Beginning under a spur of the Iron Mountain...May 7, 17 Alexander McNutt, assignee of Arthur Campbell, assignee of William Fletcher...400 ac...on the south fork of Holstein, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1771...August 25, 1781
Page 278 - Alexander McNutt...421 ac...Treasury Warrant...on the southeast side of the fork of Holstein River...Beginning under a spur of the Iron Mountain...on the northeast of Moses Creek...on Wallins path then crossing the creek...May 7, 1782.
Page 278 - Alexander McNutt...400 ac...Commissioners Certificate...on t southeast of the south fork of Holstein River and adjoining his settlement...May 7, 1782 - Alexander McNutt, assignee of Arthur Campbel assignee of Wiliam Fletcher...400 ac...on the south fork of Holstein...includes improvements...actual settlement made in 1771...August 25, 1781.
Page 297 - Alexander McNutt - 300 ac - Commissioners Certificate - on both sides of the south fork of Holstein River - beginning adjoining to Moses Buchanan's land - in John McCutcheons line - on the south side of the river - by a roaring spring - May 26, 1782...Alexander McNutt, assignee of Archibald Blackburn, assignee of Thomas Ray - 300 ac - on both sides of south fork of Holstein, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1771 - August 25, 1781Alexander, born Dec. 10, 1754. He was a Revolutionary War soldier, having served at Cowpens. He was a planter, slaveholder, and Presbyterian. He owned extensive property on North River, seven miles east of Lexington and which he and his family lived and where his widow resided after his death. His farm was on North River, 7 miles east of Lexington. A portion of it had been granted by t Commonwealth to his father in 1798 (about a mile west from Buena Vista). He died of pneumonia on March 29, 1812 and is buried at the Failing Springs Presbyterian Church graveyard. (I saw his grave in September , and it is marked with a Revolutionary Soldier marker). Richa Elliott
Lucy Paxton Aldredge, NSDAR 102410, Alexander served in BGen. Daniel Morgan's rifle regiment at Cowpens, where his brother, Robert McNutt, w mortally wounded. He was born and died in Rockbridge, VA. Also Rowena Osborne, NSDAR 91816, Sallie Crawford Griggs, NSDAR 72798, Virginia Osborne Ross NSDAR 61837, Roberta McChesney Crawford, NSDAR 60138, and Grace Lee Osborne Mortimer NSDAR 12267. SAR, Leander Hamilton McCormick had that Alexander was a private in the 4th NC regiment of riflemen and was at Cowpens.