Person:Elliott Rutherford (2)

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Elliott Rutherford
b.abt. 1745/49 Virginia
m. abt. 1730
  1. Lt. Joseph Rutherford, Jr.abt 1730 - aft 1787
  2. Reuben Rutherfordest 1731/32 -
  3. Thomas Rutherfordabt 1735 - Bef 1770
  4. Elliott Rutherfordabt 1745/49 - 1826
  5. Robert Rutherfordabt 1748 - bef 1811
  6. Archibald Rutherfordabt 1750 - 1789
  • HElliott Rutherfordabt 1745/49 - 1826
  • WRuth Hayesest 1766/72 -
m. 17 June 1787
  1. Joseph Rutherfordabt 1790 - 1866
  2. Elliott Rutherford, Jr.1792 - 1847
  3. Benjamin Rutherfordabt 1794 - 1849
  4. James Rutherfordabt 1796 - bet 1837-1840
  5. Robert R. Rutherford1798 - 1864
  6. Samuel Rutherfordabt 1801 - bet 1840-1850
  7. Sarah Rutherford1804 -
  8. Mary 'Polly' Rutherfordabt 1806 - bef 1850
  9. Ruth Rutherfordabt 1807 -
  10. Louisa Rutherfordabt 1808 -
  11. William Rutherfordabt 1809 -
  12. Archibald Rutherfordabt 1811 - bet 1866-1869
Facts and Events
Name Elliott Rutherford
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt. 1745/49 Virginia
Marriage 17 June 1787 Frederick County, Virginiato Ruth Hayes
Death[1] 9 April 1826 Greene County, Tennessee

Elliott Rutherford was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Virginia

Land Grant Surveys in Virginia:


  • Page 56 - Elliot Retherford, 74 acres, Between head Drafts of Smiths and Cooks Creek. Adjoining the late Daniel Smith, John Harrison, John Benson. [abt. January 26, 1786]. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 116].


Records in Virginia

  • Augusta County Court Records. Order Book No. 14, p.184. - March 21, 1771. ELLIOTT RUTHERFORD appointed guardian of Robert, Joseph, Reuben and Mary RUTHERFORD, orphans of Thomas RUTHERFORD. --Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Volume 1, Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 (Baltimore, MD: 1912), 163.
  • Abstracts of Wills of Augusta County, Virginia. Augusta County Court. Will Book No. 4, p.396. - 22d March, 1771. ELLIOTT (ELLET) RUTHERFORD's bond (with Daniel Smith, John Gratton) as guardian to Robert, Joseph, Reuben, Mary RUTHERFORD, orphans of Thomas RUTHERFORD. --Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Volume 3, Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 (Baltimore, MD: 1912), 118.

8 Augusta County Court Records. Order Book No. 16, p.330. 8 May 21, 1778. ELLIOT RUTHERFORD, Peter Runkle, John Christler, William and Mary ELLIOTT, Adam Wise.--Suits transferred to Rockingham. --Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Volume 1, Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 (Baltimore, MD: 1912), 199.

  • Rockingham County Records, p.366. - 1779--November 23d. These recommended Captains, viz: Josiah Harrison, Richard Reagan, George Huston. Andrew Shanklin recommended First Lieutenant; John Huston, Second Lieutenant; Daniel Nelson, Ensign in Captain Huston's Company. Robert Smith recommended First Lieutenant; Jno. RUTHERFORD, Second Lieutenant; ELLIOT RUTHERFORD, Ensign in Captain Reagan's Company. Jo. Dictum, ditto, Second Lieutenant; Ro. Harrison, Ensign in Captain Jos. Harrison's Company. --Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Volume 2, Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 (Baltimore, MD: 1912).
  • Rockingham County Records, p.366. - 1780--March 27th. Following Militia officers qualify, viz: Josiah Harrison, Captain; Jacob Havener, Ensign; Richard Reagen, Captain; ELLIOTT RUTHERFORD, Ensign; Jeremiah Beesley, Captain; Joseph RUTHERFORD, Lieutenant; Stephen Conrad, Lieutenant; Robt. Smith, Lieutenant. --Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Volume 2, Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 (Baltimore, MD: 1912).
  • Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War, Part 3.-Virginia's Share in the Military Movements of the Revolution, p.231.
RUTHERFORD, ELLIOT, En., S. March 27, 1780--under R. Reagan.
RUTHERFORD, Joseph, S. L., S. March 27, 1780--under R. Reagan.
  • 1787 June 17, Elliot RUTHERFORD md. Ruth WILKINS, Frederick, VA. --LDS Patron Sheets (submitted 1969-1991), Batch 8115280, sheet 7, Film 1260901. [Note: Was Ruth a widow when she married Elliott Rutherford in 1787? If so, then how do we know her maiden name was Hays?]
  • 1787 June 17, - Elliott RUTHERFORD md. Ruth WILKINS, Frederick Co., VA. --Virginia Marriages to 1800 (Ancestry.com)
  • Augusta County Court Records. Order Book No. 24, p.31. - District Court Memorandums, 1790-91. "Mem. for Mr. Williams: Enquire after ELLIOT RUTHERFORD, executor to his brother, Thomas RUTHERFORD, who died about 20 years ago. Spencer Hill married Mary RUTHERFORD, daughter of Thomas RUTHERFORD, deceased. Her fortune is in the hands of ELLIOT RUTHERFORD, who lives about a mile from Rockingham Court House. Enquire what the fortune is, and how it is to be got.

"N. B.--Suit must be brought in the name of Spencer Hill. The fortune is supposed to have been about £30 pounds at first." --Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Volume 1, Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 (Baltimore, MD: 1912), 508.

  • While in Rockingham Co., Elliott Rutherford sold 230 acres in Cumberland Co., VA, Nov. 14, 1796, through his attorney-in-fact, Robert RUTHERFORD (607).


Records in Tennesee

Elliott Rutherford owned 297 acres on Gap Creek at the foot of Bay Mountain in Greene Co., TN.

1799 tax list, Captain Christopher BULLARD's Company http://www.genealogyforyou.com/usa/tennessee/greene/tax022.htm Ellet RUTHERFORD, 253 acres, 0 White Poll, 2 Black Polls, 0 Stud Horse.

1800 tax list, Taxables of Captain John JONES Company http://www.genealogyforyou.com/usa/tennessee/greene/tax030.htm Elliot RUTHERFORD, 258 acres, Gap Creek, 0 White Poll, 0 Black Poll, 1 Stud Horse.

1805, 1812 Greene Co., TN, tax lists, Ellet RUTHERFORD.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=wilkinsonwilene&id=I0573

    Note: some records claim that Elliott was born abt. 1753, but since he was named the guardian of his brother Thomas Rutherford's children in 1771 (and was likely an adult to be named a guardian), he was likely born earlier, perhaps abt. 1745-1749.