John McCutcheon, Pioneer of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
m. bef. 1708
- John McCutcheon, Pioneer of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VAabt 1708 - After 1788
- James McCutcheon, Sr., of the Calfpasture, Augusta County, VAest 1712 - Bet 1759
- Samuel McCutcheon, of North Mountain and the Borden Tract, Augusta County, VAest 1715 - aft 1797
- Robert McCutcheon, of the Calfpasture, Augusta County, VAabt 1722 - Bef 1801
- William McCutcheon, of the Calfpasture, Augusta County, VAEst 1724 - Bef 1788
Facts and Events
John McCutcheon was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
John McCutcheon's (Beverley Manor SW, 920 acres, 1741) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009. Land of John's brother Samuel McCutcheon is nearby to the west.
Land Acquisition in Orange County, Virginia:
- Patent: William Beverly of Essex Co to John McCutcheon of Orange Co. 900a Orange/Augusta, Patrick Campbell, John Buchannon's, Patrick Carr, Patrick Cook, Wit. Robert McLeanahan, Wm Skillern, Robert Evans, 28 May 1741, [Orange Co., Virginia Deeds].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
John McCutcheon sold his 920-acre tract to his sons, James (278 acres), William (200 acres) and Samuel (442 acres) - total of 920-acres, as follows:
- Page 402.--28th February, 1749. John McCutchan to James McCutchan (# of acres not listed, although other records indicate it was 278 acres) Corner David Coningham, in David Campbell's line; widow Cook's line; Patrick Coningham's line. Teste: Francis Beaty, Hugh H. Young, William McCutchan. (Note: this land sold to John's brother James, appears to be the northern portion of John McCutcheon's land, adjoining Patrick Cook, in Beverley Manor, shown in map above).
- Page 263.--18th May, 1762. John McCutchan, of Augusta, to Wm. McCutchan, £15, 200 acres in Beverley Manor. (Note: the William McCutcheon listed appears to be John McCutcheon's son, who John sold the southern portion, adjoining the 100 acres that William was patented in 1753).
- Page 398.--19th June, 1770. John ( ) McCutchon to Samuel McCutchon, £200, 442 acres in Beverley Manor; corner William McCutchon's land; corner James McCutchon's. Teste: David Fulton. Delivered: Samuel McCutchon, May Court, 1774. (Note: the Samuel McCutcheon listed appears to be John McCutcheon's son).
The Chalkley's reference verifies that John McCutcheon transfered land to his sons James, William and Samuel:
- Page 625.--28th February, 17. William Beverley to David Cunningham, 226 acres in Beverley Manor. Land formerly belonging to John McCutchin but is since divided between him and his sons. James McCutchan's. line (son of John); corner Patrick Cunningham; Alexander Campbell's line; David Campbell's line. Teste: Patrick Martin, John Trimble.
Processioning List of 1759
- "Processioning" was the process or periodically reviewing and agreeing upon property lines between settlers. Processioning Lists can be useful in determining the area of a settler and the neighboring settlers at a specific time period:
- Page 260.--1759: Processioned by James Gilmore and Samuel McCutcheon, viz: For David Cunningham, for Mathew Wilson, for John Buchanan, for Charles Berry, for Robert Gaml, for Thos. Berry, for David Hays, for James Bower, for Alex. Campbell, for Wm. Campbell, for James Moffett, for Arthur Hamilton, for Samuel Downey, for James Callison, for Alex. McFeeters, for David Campbell, for James McCutcheon, for John McCutcheon, for Wm. McCutcheon, for Wm. Sprowl, for Wm. Martin, for James Trotter, for Samuel McCutcheon, for Wm. McCutcheon, Jr., for James Hunter, for Robert Campbell, for John Risk, for James Gilmore, for Francis Donalay, for Wm. Ledgerwood, for Capt. James Lockhart, for Wm. Hunter. (Note: the William McCutcheon, Jr., listed above is most likely the son of Samuel McCutcheon. "Jr." was sometimes used as a term to mean "younger", not necessarily as the usual usage of "Jr.".)
Records of John McCutcheon
- Guardian: of brothers (minors) William, Robert, and Samuel;, Bef 1738.
(Source: Richard L. McCutchen, Oklahoma City, OK., A New McCutchen Paradigm: An Alternative Theory of the Early Virginia Pioneers and Their Families.)
- Tax: 1738, Orange Co. [Now Augusta Co.], Virginia, USA.
- Deed: John McCutchan to James McCutchan Corner David Coningham, in David Campbell's line; widow Cook's line; Patrick Coningham's line. Teste: Francis Beaty, Hugh H. Young, William McCutchan, 28 Feb 1749, Augusta Co., Virginia, USA.
- Mentioned: Wm Beverley to David Cunningham 226a Beverley Manor, Land formerly belonged to John McCutchin divided between him & sons, James McCutchan (son of John) Patrick Cunningham, Alex & David Campbell. Wit. Pat Martin, John Trimble, 28 Feb 1749, Augusta Co., Virginia, USA.
- 9. Petition: Inhabitants near Capt. John Wilson, for a road from his & John McClerey's, to James Wilson, to Capt. John Christian, and to join road Col. Patton Mill, to Tinkling Spring meeting house, James McCutchin, John McCutchin, 1751, Augusta Co., Virginia, USA.
- 10. Processioned: for John McCutchion, 1755, Augusta Co., Virginia, USA.
- Page 476.--28th February. 1776. John Henderson's will, of County and Parish of Botetourt, joiner--To wife, Jean, and 10 children; to son, John, the tract said John, Jr., lives on; to son, Jones Henderson, to son-in-law, Robert Ritchey, executors. Teste: John and Robert Henderson. Codicil, 1st April, 1783. Appoints wife Jean as one of the executors. Proved, 16th August, 1785, by Robert and John McCutchen. Jones Henderson qualifies.
Information on John McCutcheon
- Publication: A New McCutchen Paradigm, 2000. (1) John(2) aka. "Pioneer John" b ca 1708 (named after his grandfather?); eldest son (of James?) and under law of primogeniture would have inherited any estate upon his death; purchased 920-acre tract in Beverly Manor ca 1738 and guardian (by then) of brothers (minors) William, Robert, and Samuel; assumed to have had daughters also; died after 18 March 1788
2. James b ca 1728 and named after his grandfather; eldest son of John, deeded tract on Calfpasture by Beverly 26 November 1747; given (for 5 shillings) 278 of the 920 acres by his father 28 February 1749; his children were born between ca 1748-1759; died before 30 May 1759 when his estate was appraised
2. John aka. "Tree John'" b ca 1732 and named after his father; a son of John accidentally killed before January 1757 by a falling tree
(2)the patrilineal naming system our ancestors used alternated the names of father and eldest son between generations 2 With two sons dead by 1759 (none mentioned in WiI1iam's will) and his heir-at-law (James' son John) a minor and still many years from his maturity, middle-aged Pioneer John sold the remainder ofhis 920 acres to two brothers who had been residing on his land since they were minors - 200 acres forL15 to brother William in 1762, and 442 acres forL200 to brother Samuel in 1770 (brother Robert had moved in 1746); that these were younger brothers is clearly suggested by comparing the price they paid to John for their land with the consideration of) 5 shillings paid by son James for his 278 acres. No will of Pioneer John has been found