Facts and Events
John McCutcheon was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Information on John McCutcheon
John McCutcheon married Elizabeth Weir, daughter of Hugh and Margaret Weir, abt. 1769 in Augusta County, Virginia. Elizabeth is mentioned in her father's will:
- from the 31 Mar 1779 Rockbridge Co., Virginia Will of Hugh Weir: "..... likewise I give to my Daughters Jean Cunningham, Margret Montgomery, Mary Walker, Susanna Buchanan, Elizabeth McCutchen to each Ten Shillings ....."
John and his family appear to have moved to Washington County, Virginia prior to abt. 1773, where at least two of his children were born. They later migrated to Davidson County, Tennessee, where John died prior to abt. 1794:
- In Davidson County, Tennessee, Will Book and Inventories, Vol. 1, 1784-1794 page 92, is found John McCutchen's will. This was made on the 30th of January, 1789. Patrick and James McCutchen are mentioned along with his wife Elizabeth McCutchen and sons James and Hugh.
Also, the following record in Davidson County, Tennessee:
- 20 March 1798 Washington County, Virginia Deed Book 2, Page 54, 55
KNOW all men by these presents that we James & Hugh McCutchen heir at Law of John McCutcheon, deceased and Elizabeth McCutchen, deceased widow and relict of the said John McCutchen, deceased, all of Davidson County and ceeded Teritory South of the river Ohio have nominated constituted and appointed James Berry of Washington County and State of Virginia our true and Lawful attorney for us and in our names to make sign seal and deliver to Philip catrine of Washington county and State of Virginia a good and Lawful Deed in fee simple to a certain tract of Land lying and being in the County of Washington which Land said Catrine now lives on to do perform and execute the same in our names all things necessary thereunto as we the said James & Hugh McCutchen might or could do were we personally present: As do I the above named Elizabeth doth authorise the above names James Berry to acknowledge away my right of Dower the same as I might or could do were I personally present, and we do ratify and confirm whatsoever our said attorney shall Lawfully do or cause to be done in our names in and about the said Land In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals this 20th day of December 1794.
- James McCutchan S.S.
- Hugh McCutchan S.S.
- Elizabeth (her mark) McCutchan S.S.
- December 20th 1794 Came before us the subscribed two of the justices of the peace for the County of davidson the above named James and Hugh McCutchan & Elizabeth McCutchan and acknowledged the above power to be their act and deed for the uses and purposes therein contained. Lardner Clark J.A
- James Means
- Territory of the United States of America South of the river Ohio Davidson County
- I Andrew Ewing clerk of the said county court do certify to who it may concern that Lardner Clark and James Means who appear to have taken the acknowledgment of the within Letter of Attorney are and were at the time of taking the same two of the justices of the peace in & for the county Davidson duly commissioned & qualififed and that as such full faith and credit is and ought to be given to these acts in court of justice & this court. In Testimony whereof I hereunto subscribe my name and seal of this County this 14th day of March 1795.
- Andrew Ewing
- Davidson County Ts
- I Samuel Barton presiding justice in the said county court do certify that Andrw Ewing whose name is marked to the above certificate is clerk of the said County Court duly commissioned and qualified and that full faith and credit is due to his official acts as such. Witness my hand and seal this 14th day of March 1795.
- Sam.l Barton S.S.
- At a Court held for Washington county the 20th day of March 1798. This power of attorney with the certificates of authentication thereof were exhibited into court and ordered to be recorded. Test. And.w Russell D.C.