John McCutcheon, of the Little Calfpasture, Augusta County, VA
Facts and Events
John McCutcheon was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- Page 246.--26th February, 1817. Charles Sproul's will--To brother, John; sister, Jean Weir; sister, Mary Sproul; to brother, Joseph; brother, Oliver; sister, Martha Hutcheson; to sister, Fanny Thomson; sister Sidney Beard's children, viz: Polly, William, Susannah, Jeanatte, and John; to half-brother, James Sproul; to children of half-brother, Alexander Sproul; to half-sister, Margaret McCutchen; to Alexander Beard; to Wm. Beard; to Thomas Beard; to half-brother, William Sproul. Executors, brother John Sproul, Thos. Thomson. Teste: Joseph Beard, Hugh Dougherty, Ro. Hutchison. Proved, 28th April, 1817. Executors qualify. (Note: Charles Sproul was indeed the half-brother of John McCutcheon's wife, Margaret Sproul).
- Vol. 2 - John McCutcheon's Declaration: Of the Little Calf Pasture, in Augusta County; aged eighty-two years on the thirteenth of August, 1832; entered the service in the early part of 1777 or 1778 (he thinks in 1777), when he was drafted for three months against the Indians; marched to Clover Lick, where he remained until the latter part of the next November, when he was discharged with the rest of the troops. His officers were Capt. Andrew Lockridge, Lieut. Wm. Kinkead, Ensign James Gay. About June, 1779, upon an alarm raised that Donnelly's Fort was being attacked by Indians, he was drafted and marched to the Warm Springs, were he was left with twenty or thirty others under John Wackub (either Lieutenant or Ensign) to guard that place, where he remained twelve or fifteen days and was discharged. In January, 1781, he was drafted for three months and rendevouzed at Staunton on the 8th of January, 1781; thence marched via Charlottesville, New Kent, and Suffolk to Portsmouth, where remained until the 7th or 8th of April, 1781, when he was discharged. He was under the command of Col. Sampson Mathews, Lieut.-Col. Wm. Bowyer, Capt. Wm. Kinkead, Lieut. Jacob Hamrick, Ensign Jonathan Humphreys (Major's name forgotten); no regular troops were stationed there at the time; Gen. Muhlenburg and Col. Dick visited the troops; he was in no engagement but a skirmish with the picket guards. In June, 1781, he was drafted for 20 days, with his wagon and team, and he, as driver, marched from Staunton under Maj. Alexander Robertson. He joined the main army in New Kent, where he remained his time, and longer, which was shortly after the battle of Jamestown, when he was discharged. He thinks Gen. LaFayette and Gen. Wayne were among the general officers. James Stuart (now too old to attend Court) was his companion soldier at Clover Lick. William Graham, aged sixty-nine years, deposes, that he served the last three tours with declarant. Joseph Henderson, of the Little Calf Pasture, aged sixty years, testifies to declarant's good character. William Armstrong, of the Little Calf Pasture, aged seventy-two years on the 12th of December, 1831, testifies to declarant's good character. Jacob Leas, aged sixty-seven years, also testifies to his good character.
- John McCutcheon was listed in the 1840 census in Augusta County, age 91.