Robert McCutcheon, of the Calfpasture, 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
Robert McCutcheon was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Robert McCutcheon had migrated to the Calfpasture prior to 1748, as he was listed on the processioning list of 1748, listed below.
- Page 12.--17th May, 1758. Joseph Hanna and Ann to Rob McCutchon, £67, 273 acres on a Sinking Branch of the south side Naked Creek.
- Page 455.--18th August, 1761. Joseph Harman and Anna ( ) to Robert McCutheon, 68 acres on a branch of Naked Creek, half of 136 acres below said Robert's line, patented to Joseph, 12th May, 1759. Delivered: Benj. Estill, November Court, 1762.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 244.--14th June, 1784. Robert McCutchan and Margaret to their son, William McCutchan. Delivered to John McCutchan, 20th July, 1787, tract surveyed by Beverley 11th November, 1746, to Robert; side of the Black Oak Hill. (Note: this land is in the Calfpasture)
- Page 58.--18th April, 1785. Robert McCutchen and Margaret to James Blayr (prob. Blair). Delivered to John Blair 23d June, 1787
Will of Robert McCutcheon
- Page 90.--23d August, 1800. Robert McCutchen's will--To daughter, Mary; to son, James; son, Robert; son, Jones, land on Little River; daughter, Hanna Henderson; daughter, Margaret Moore (son John?); other children. Executors, son John, James Berry, Joseph Henderson. Teste: Jesse Davis, Joseph McCutchen, Mary and Jno. McCutchen. Proved, 26th January, 1801, by Davis and Joseph McCutchen. James Berry refuses to execute. Jno. McCutchen and Joseph Henderson qualify.
Processioning List of 1748
- "Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Page 27.--James Carlyle and Wm. McCutcheon make return, viz: Processioned for Wm. McCutcheon, present James Waughub; processioned for Robert McCutcheon; processioned for James McCutcheon; processioned for Robert Bratton, present John Stevenson; processioned for Wm. Ellett, present Samuel Gay; processioned for James Gay, present John Carlyle; processioned for Thomas Smith, present Wm. Smith.
Records of Robert McCutcheon in Augusta County, VA
- COPIES OF MUSTERS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY. - as of 1742. -Capt. John Willson's Lists: John Wilson, Captain; Sam Calehison, Nathan Lusk, John Shields, John Greer, John Patterson, George Davison. John Hunter, Wm. Hunter, James Hunter, John Rusk, James Clark, Wm. Vance, Rob Croket, John Trumble, Wm. King, Sa. Walace, John Spear, Thomas Peery, Alex. McConnel, Rob. Young, James Young, Jacob Lockard, Patt. Cook, James Lockard, William McCutcheon, James McCutcheon, Rob. McCutcheon, Alex. Crocket, Wm. Camble, Nathl. Davis, James Philip, John Barclay, James Lusk, James Trumble, Benj. Walker, Wm. Leadgerwood, Morris Offral, Rob Davies, John Brown, Wm. McClantok, Wm. Johnson, John Young, Hugh Young, Thos. Kirkpatrick, David Camble, John McCutcheon.
- AUGUST 19, 1747. - (250) Ro. McCutchon--leave to build a mill.
- AUGUST 17, 1748. - (50) David Edmiston appd. overseer of road from Tinkling Spring to Stuart and Christian's Road, with these: James and John Campbell, Archibald Stuart, Chas. Dallis, James Hamilton, Richard Pilsher, David Henderson, George Vance, Robt. McCutchin, Saml. McCune, Robert Moody, John Frazier, John Thomson, Wm. Johnson, Alexr. Henderson, Saml. Henderson and Samuel Farguson.
- ORIGINAL PETITIONS AND PAPERS FILED IN THE COUNTY COURT. - 1749. - Petition of inhabitants of Little River, in Calfpasture, for road from William Gay's to Robert McCutchen's Mill, from thence to Robert Campbell's. Ask only a bridle road to travel with loads on horseback and oblige themselves to cut it and keep in repair. William Elliott, Thomas Fulton, John Meek, John Gay, William Gay, Thomas Meek, James Gay, John Fulton, James Stenson.
- MAY 20, 1752. - (248) In calf-pasture--Wm. Smith to be overseer with the following persons, viz: Wm. Elliott, Ro. McCutcheon, William Smith, William Ramsey, John Marke, Robert Foyle, Wm. Guy, James Stevenson, Rob. Gay, John Guy, Samuel Looney, Saml. Guy, John Hanley, John Smith, John McGuiney. Road from Wm. Guy's to Ro. McCutcheon's mill, and thence to Robert Campbell's.
- Page 156.--28th May, 1755. William McCutchen to Thos. Meek, plantationer, £40, 310 acres on Little River in Calf Pasture, part of William's 895 acre tract; corner Ro. McCutchon. Teste: David and Walter Coningham.
- Page 239.--18th February, 1761. William McCutchin to Francis Fulton, £63.10, 271 acres, part of 585 acres conveyed to William by Beverley, 10th November, 1746, recorded in Secretary's office, as above, on Smith's Creek; cor. Robert McCutchin.
- Page 87.--14th November, 1766. Francis Fulten and Eleanor to Alex. Hamilton, £90.5, 271 acres on Little River of Calfpasture, James Henderon's line; corner Robert McCutchin. Teste: Mathew Moorehead, Robert McCutchen, Thos. Meek. (This name looks like Fullen.)
- Page 235.--18th March, 1767. David Frame to John Bodkin, £15, 66 acres joining Robert McCutchin's land, on Naked Creek. Mortgage.
- MARCH, 1767 (A). - Ewing vs. Knight.--Argument between Charles Knight, schoolmaster, and subscribers. (1) He is to teach one year and have every other Saturday, or half of every Saturday, off. If any alarm of the Indians comes, they are to provide shelter and food and drink. Subscribers to raise £18. (Signed) Thos. Meek, Archibald Armstrong, Joseph Vachub, Robert McCutchen, Jos. Graham, John Vachub. Dated 3d May, 1765.
- Page 407.--18th August, 1767. Alexander Hamilton and Margaret to John Stephenson, £90.5, 271 acres on the little river in the Calfpasture, Henderson's line; corner Robert McCutcheon's land; corner said Jones Henderson's land. Teste: John Hays, Jr., James Moore, Jr.
- Vol. 2 - 1788--March 19, John Black and James McCutchan, surety. John Black and Rebecca McCutchen, daughter of Robert McCutchen (consent). Teste: John McCutchen, John Meek.
- Vol. 2 -Insolvents and Delinquents, 1790; In Vances District: Alex. Craig, Sr., removed to French Broad; Henry Gay, removed to French Broad; William Gay, removed to French Broad; John Houchins, removed to Kentucky; Robert McCreery, removed to Kentucky; Moses Houchins, removed to Kentucky; John Meek, removed to Kentucky or French Broad; James McCutchion, removed to French Broad; Robert McCutchen, Jr., removed to French Broad; Mary Gregory, removed to Kentucky; Wm. McCollom, removed Kennaway; Moses Moore, Jr., removed to Kennaway; Charles Miller, removed to Kentucky; Hugh McGlaughlin, removed to Kentucky; John Mulleneux, deceased; James Symms, removed to Pendleton.
- COUNTY COURT. - ORIGINAL PETITIONS AND ORDERS, Bundle marked "Old papers not belonging to the office--Old patents, deeds, etc. - Arbitration bond between Joseph Byers, William Long, and Jane Blair, dated 1796. Report of Commissioners dividing land sold by Robert McCutchan to John Blair, and by him devised to his three sisters, Elizabeth, Mary and Jane. Elizabeth married Joseph Byers, Mary married William Long.
- Vol. 2 - 1799--February 2, Joseph Henderson and Jones McCutchen, surety. Joseph Henderson and Hannah McCutchen, daughter of Robert McCutchen. Consent teste: John Risk.
- Vol. 2 - 1799--March 11, Robert McCutchen and Timothy McNight and Wm. Morrison, sureties. Robert McCutchen and Mary McNight, daughter of above Timothy McNight. Robt. is son of Jno. McCutchan.
- 1801--February 28, William McKnight and Robt. McCutchen, surety. William McKnight and Sarah Meek, daughter of Daniel Meek (consent). Teste: Agness Meek. (Note: since this is after Robert McCutcheon's death, it probably refers to Robt., Jr.).
- It is said that about 1728, Robert McCutchen and his brothers came to the colonies from Glasgow, Scotland. Robert settled in Augusta County, Virginia. He married Margaret Callison. Her parents are unknown, but there were many marriages among the McCutcheons, Callisons and McClungs, all of whom settled in Greenbrier County, Virginia. The son of Robert and Mary McCutcheon, Jones McCutcheon , married the daughter of William “Grandfather Billy” McClung. Jones’ son, William Madison McCutcheon , born in 1802, came to Wirt County in 1852 at age 50 with wife Nancy Callison who was also age 50. They lived on McCutcheon's Run in the Spring Creek District of Roane County then Virginia. Barnabas (Barney) Hylbert who arrived either with them or shortly thereafter married their daughter, Mary. Another source refers to him as the Reverend W. M McCutcheon and says he came from Greenbrier County to Fayette County then to what is now Wirt County about 1845. He settled on what is now McCutcheon's Run, a branch of Left Reedy named for him. His son James later owned the farm and at his death, Guy McCutcheon became owner of this farm. He sold it to J. Clyde Law.