Samuel McCutcheon, of North Mountain and the Borden Tract, Augusta County, VA
m. bef. 1708
- "Pioneer" John McCutcheon, 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
Samuel McCutcheon was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Samuel McCutcheon's land (Borden Tract SW at Beverley Manor Line, 600 acres, 1742) 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 Samuel's brother John McCutcheon is nearby to the east, in Beverley Manor.
Records in Orange County, Virginia:
- 3-4 Aug. 1742. Benjamin Borden of Orange County to Samll. McCutchan of same. Lease and release; for £18 current money, 600 acres, part of 92,100 acres of pattin land 6 Nov. 1739... near a branch of Sharrando (Shenandoah)... a line of Borden's tract be allso a line of Beverley Manor... Benjamin Borden. Wit: John Shields, Jorg [Gorg] (W) Deves, Nathan Loosk. 26 Aug. 1742. Acknowledged by Benjamin Borden, Gent. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 8, Pages 101-104].
- 7 February 1745 - Land Survey for Samuel McCutchin for 112 acres "Joyning to the land he lives on", by Thomas Lewis, Surveyor. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 10, Dorman, pg. 53]. (Note: this tract appears to be just north of Samuel's tract patented in 1742, and adjoining, just over the boundary of the Borden Tract. It is the same 112-acre tract sold to his son William in 1759 (listed below)).
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 159.--21st August, 1746. Samuel McCutchen and Francis, his wife to James Shields, cordwinder, £18.5.0; 298-1/2 acres, part of 600 acres on Moffetts Creek bought from Borden; corner to Nathan Lusk, adjoining patent line of Beverley Manor. Witnesses, William Adair, Rob. Graham, James Trimble. Frances ( ) McCouchen. Acknowledged by both, 21st August, 1746.
- Page 225.--22d November, 1759. Samuel McCutchin (McCotshin) to William McCutchin, £50, 112 acres on head branches of Cathew's River, a line of Burden's great tract, near said McCutchen's house. (Note: William McCutcheon was most likely the son of Samuel, as William had just reached adulthood).
- Page 359.--12th May, 1768. Samuel McCutchan, Sr., and Frances ( ) to Samuel McCutchon, Jr., son of said Samuel 5 shillings, and diverse and good causes done to me; tract Samuel, Sr., now lives on, 150 acres; corner Borden's patent line; William Sprout's line; also all properties. Teste: Robert Patterson, Chas. Campbell, Arter Hamilton. Delivered: Jno. McCutcheon, March Court, 1774.
- Page 373.--12th May, 1768. Samuel McCutchan, Sr., and Frances ( ) to John McCutchan, Jr., £__, divers reasons and good causes done to me, Samuel, by son John, 150 acres; Borden's patent line on northwest; William Sproul's line; Samuel McCutcheon, Jr.'s, line. Delivered: John McCutchon, March, 1774.
- Page 375.--15th March, 1768. Samuel McCutchan, Jr., binds himself in £200 to take care of his father Samuel and his mother. Samuel, Sr., agrees to convey 20 acres to Samuel, Jr., when he is no longer able to do for himself. Delivered: Jno. McCutchan, July, 1775.
Identity of Samuel McCutcheon's wife - Frances
Caution! Some researchers have identifed the wife of Samuel McCutcheon as "Frances Jeanette Noble", daughter of John Noble and Mary Calhoun. This appears very doubtful, since Samuel's wife Frances would have been probably born before 1717 (Samuel and Frances had to have been married by 1735), which would have clearly made her too old to have been a daughter of John Noble and Mary Calhoun. Other sources have Jane Noble, daughter of John Noble and Mary Calhoun as marrying Moses Davis. More research is necessary to determine the correct identity of Samuel McCutcheon's wife.
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 Samuel McCutcheon in Augusta County, VA
- Page 153.--13th May, 1749. Nathan Lusk's inventory and appraisement by John Shields, Saml. McCutchen, Robt. Robinson.
- Page 280.-- (undated, abt. 22-23 August, 1749) Benjamin Borden to James Lusk, 170 acres of 92100. Corner Samuel McCutchan. Beverley Manor line.
- Page 492.--20th August, 1752. Borden, &c., to John Shields, eldest son and heir of James Shields, deceased. Consideration paid by John Shields, Sr., guardian of John, Jr. 193 acres Moffett's Creek; corner John Shields, Sr.; Samuel McCutchan's corner; Robert Robinson's line; James Loosk's corner.
- Page 452.--14th November, 1752. Nathan Patterson's appraisement by Andrew Steel, Saml. McCutchon, Thos. Kirkpatrick, James Clark. Due by Robert Plesent, Jane Jackson, Geo. Wilson, and James Mease.
- Page 522.--__ ____, 1753. John Shield, an orphan child under 21, son and heir of James Shield, deceased, by his guardian and uncle, John Shield, to Robert Robinson. Borden's tract sold by James to Robert Snodon; Beverley Manor line. Robert sold to Robinson. James Shield died April, 1749. Delivered by decree of County Court. James Losk's line, cor. Samuel McCutchan.
- Page 212.--22d March, 1753. Same (From William Beverley) to William McCutchan, 100 acres in Beverley Manor; John McCutchon's line; tract surveyed for Wm. Coningham. Delivered: Saml. McCutchan, 3th March, 1755. (Note: William McCutcheon was the nephew of Samuel, son of Samuel's brother "Pioneer" John McCutcheon).
- Page 1.--15th March, 1754. Robert Robinson and Isabella, his wife, of Augusta, to Thomas Berry, of Augusta, two tracts adjoining and joining Beverley Manor and Borden's tract. 1st.--82 acres in Beverley Manor, conveyed by Beverley to Ro. Robinson. Beverley Manor line, cor. James Lusk (Loosk); cor. Patrick Cook, deceased; cor. Burden's tract and Beverley Manor. 2d.--In Borden's land, 218 acres conveyed by Borden to James Shields, cordwainer, and conveyed (vid chancery cause, County Court) by James Shields, guardian of John Shields, son and heir-at-law and orphan child of said James Shields to Ro. Robinson; James Loosk's line; Beverley Manor line, cor. Samuel McCutcheon. Robert Robinson. Isabella (her mark) Robinson. Teste: John Shields, James Welch, Thos Branan.
- Page 16.--15th March, 1755. John Wilson, Gent., to James McClery, James Mitchell, James McCutcheon, Robert Wilson, William Thompson, Alexander McPheeters, Saml. McCutchon, trustees chosen by the Presbyterian Congregation of the North Mountain Meeting House. £12, 10, 6; 306-1/2 acres in Beverley Manor being the tract of land whereon the house now stands commonly known by the name of North Mountain Meeting House; Cap. James Lockhart's line; for the use of the members of said congregation adhering and continuing to adhere to the Synod of Philadelphia as it stands now constituted provided that if any member or members of the said Congregation who have paid any of the purchase money of said land shall or do change or turn to any other denomination or Religion, then their part of said money be repaid them and they to have no further demands on the same. Provided that surviving trustees may elect trustees to fill vacancies, and sell the land except 20 acres to be kept for the church and graveyard.
- Page 398.--16th March, 1757. Thomas Berry and Esther ( ) to James Trotter £60, two tracts adjoining each other and the line of Beverley Manor and Borden's tract: 1st, 82 acres in Beverley Manor, cor. James Loosk, patent line; cor. lines of Patrick Cook; cor. Borden's tract and Beverley Manor; 2d, 218 acres in James Loosk's line; Beverley Manor patent line and Borden's tract; cor. Samuel McCutchen; cor. James Shields, both conveyed to Thomas, 15th March, 1754, by Ro. Robinson and Isabella. Teste: Wm. Frame, James Bell, Jno. McPheetters. Delivered: Jno. Davis, 1758.
- Page 296.--1st February, 1759. James McCutchen's will, freeholder To wife Grisal and youngest son James, the tract testator lives on; to oldest son John and second son Patrick, 343 acres in Calf Pasture; to son William, if he lives to age, land; to elder daughter Sarah, second daughter Elizabeth. Executors, wife Grisal, Patrick Campbell, Samuel McCutchen. Teste: Robt. Campbell, W. Christian, Chas. Campbell, James Campbell. Proved, 16th May, 1759, by Wm. Christian and Ro. Campbell. Executors qualified.
- Page 397.--14th May, 1765. Received of Samuel McCutchen the full balance of a bond £8 bearing date February, 1763, which he sayeth is lost. William Martin. Teste: Pat. Martin, Wm. McCutchen.
- Page 94.--20th August, 1765. James Trotter, plantationer, and Mary ( ) to Wm. Sprowle, £60, 170 acres in Borden's tract; corner Samuel McCutchen's land, line of Beverley Manor. Deed of feoffment. Delivered: Wm. Sprowl, 15th May, 1771.
- Page 95.--20th August, 1765. Same to same (James Trotter, plantationer, and Mary ( ) to Wm. Sprowle), £90, two tracts joining each other and Beverley Manor and Borden's tracts lines: A, 82 acres in Beverley Manor, adjoining above, corner Wm. Dean's land; B, 218 acres in Borden's tract, corner Samuel McCutchen's land; corner James Shields, deceased. Deed of feoffment.
- Page 445.--20th May, 1766. William Watterson to John King, £17, 200 acers on southeast side Naked Creek, beginning John King's land above a mill pond. Teste: Wm. Frame, James Gambell, Samuel McCutchan. Delivered: John King, 22d May, 1769.
- Page 478.--19th November, 1766. William Clark's appraisement (by Thos. Berry, Robt. Gay, Saml. McCutchen), recorded--One smoothing iron; 2 boxes of silver and other bullion and cash. James Ward, Dr.; Jno. Cowarden, Dr.; David Williams, debtor.
- Page 328.--4th November, 1767. James McCutchan, planter, to William McCutchan, £15.19.8, one still and furniture. Teste: Samuel and John McCutchan.
- Page 128.--17th May, 1768. William Crawford's bond (with Charles Campbell, Saml. McCutchen) as guardian to Rebecca, orphan of Alex. Crawford.
- Page 170.--16th November, 1773. Samuel McCutchen's bond (with William McPheeters, Wm. Crawford) as guardian to Martha Crawford, orphan of Alexander Crawford.
- Page 240.--17th May, 1772 (1774?). Jane Risk's bond (with John Alexander, Saml. McCutchen) as administratrix of James Risk.
- Page 268.--17th May, 1773. James McCleerey, James Mitchell, Robert Wilson, William Thompson, Alexander McFeeters, Samuel McCutchen, trustees of the North Mountain Meeting House (James McCutchen, another trustee, being dead), to Joseph Blair, surrounding the North Mountain Meeting House, joining Peter Keyl.
- Page 16.--21st April, 1778. Recorded. David Cunningham's appraisement by James Ewing, Samuel McCutchan, Wm. Hughes.
- Page 154.--23d September, 1780. Jacob Seccafoose's estate appraised by Mathew Willson, James Ewing, Samuel McCutchen.
- Page 176.--27th February, 1781. Thomas Nelson's estate appraised by Samuel McCutchen, John Burk.
- Page 234.--25th May, 1781. Archibald Laghlin's estate appraised by Samuel McCutchen, James Ewing, David Trotter.
- Page 422.--20th March, 1781. Martha ( ) Gay, widow of Henry Gay, of Rockbridge, to Andrew Moody. Page 424.--Teste: James Sawyers, Samuel McCutchon, Jacob Patton.
- Page 229.--10th April, 1782. Alex. Cunningham's estate appraised by Samuel McCutchan, Wat. Cunningham, David Trotter.
- Page 438.--9th October, 1784. Adam Broabacks' will--To wife, Elizabeth, farm until children come of age; to son, Philip, homeplace, 85 acres; to daughter, Sarah; to John Osburn, deed to be made by executors for land sold to him in Bedford; deed to be made to the purchaser for the place whereon father lived. Executors, wife and Conrad Slusher. Teste: Samuel McCutchan, Jno. McCutchan, Lawes Geldmaker. Proved, 21st December, 1784, by Jno. McCutchen and Hilmaker. Executors qualify.
- Page 305.--Hanse Patton and Phebe ( ) to Jacob Patton, 10th March, 1786. Teste: Jno. McKemey. Samuel McCutchan, Jr., Hanah Martin (Mardin), Jesse Martin.
- Page 104.--19th September, 1787. David Fulton, grantee, to Sampson Mathews, grantor, of Richmond, attorney in fact for James McCutchen, eldest son and heir-at-law of William McCutchen, deceased, on head waters of Carthie's River, house of Samuel McCutchen. Sampson is mortgagee of William and debt was paid by David Fulton.
- Page ___.--30th June, 1789. John Fulton's will, freeholder--To wife, Mary; to oldest son, James, 200 acres adjoining home plantation; to son, Samuel, 109 acres; to son, William, infant; to son, Andrew, 5 shillings; to son, Hugh, 5 shillings; to 3 daughters, Sarah, Margaret, Elizabeth, unmarried. Executors, wife Mary and son Andrew. Teste: Thomas Fulton, Samuel McCutchen, Jas. Steel, David Fulton. Proved, 21st September, 1790, by McCutchen, Steel, and David Fulton. Executors qualify.
- Page 414.--18th March, 1791. Agreement between James Brownlee, John McCutchan, and John McCutchan, Jr. (teste: James Wardlaw, Samuel McCutchan, Asher Waterman). Commissioners appointed on motion of James Brownlee, administrator of Andrew Duncan, to examine the accounts of the estate, report that they find the accounts in confusion on account of the marriage of Andrew Duncan's widow with William McCutchan, and also confused the accounts of above McCutchan, Jr. and Sr, administrators of William McCutchan, who is dead; they agree to leave all questions (including estate of the deceased wife of both Duncan and McCutchan) to these, viz: Zachariah Johnston, Jno. Tate, Joseph Bell, Jr.; Michael Coulter, John Cunningham. The(y) report there is the sum of £21.12.9 coming to each legatee of Duncan. Elizabeth Buchanan has received £34.6.1. Mary Craig has received £26.11, Janet Edminston f26.6/0, Jane McKiney £22, Florence Brownlee £23.10/0. Jane McKinney shall receive £4 more than others due from David Craig and that his receipt be delivered to Mr. John McKinney for that purpose.
- Page 66.--2d August, 1793. James Meteer's will--To wife, Elizabeth; to 3 sons, William, James, Samuel. Executors, wife Elizabeth and son William, Teste: Samuel McCutchen, David Doak, James Mitchell, John Wake, Samuel Doak. Proved, September Court, 1793, by the Doaks and James Mitchell, Jr. Executors qualify.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1795. 1795 (H to M). David Fulton vs. Samuel McCutchen.--Trespass writ, 14th April, 1795. Samuel McCutchen, Sr., deposes, 26th June, 1797: About 50 years ago, Benjamin Bordan showed deponent a tree as a corner of Borden's land. Samuel, Sr., had a son William and a son Samuel.
Information on Samuel McCutcheon
- ID: I16824
- Name: Samuel "Sr." MCCUTCHEON 1 2 3 4
- Sex: M
- Birth: BEF 1713 in Scotland or Ireland 4
- Death: 1797 in Augusta County, Virginia 4
- Burial: North Mountain Burying Ground, Augusta County, Virginia 4
- Occupation: Traded Livestock 4
- Marriage 1 Frances Jenette NOBLE b: ABT 1713
- Married: BEF 1735 in Augusta County, Virginia 4
- Charles MCCUTCHEON b: 1736 in Augusta County, Virginia
- William MCCUTCHEON b: 1738 in Augusta County, Virginia
- James MCCUTCHEON b: 1740 in Middlebrook, Augusta County, Virginia
- John MCCUTCHEON b: ABT 1742 in Augusta County, Virginia
- Margaret MCCUTCHEON b: ABT 1744 in Augusta County, Virginia
- Samuel "Jr." MCCUTCHEON b: 25 OCT 1748 in Augusta County, Virginia
- ↑ Find A Grave.
Samuel's surname is spelled McCutchan, McCutchen and McCutcheon, etc. According to the McCutchen Trace Association )6-09), both Samuel McCutcheon and his wife Frances Noble McCutcheon are listed on the monument at North Mountain. Their son Capt. Samuel McCutchan is also buried here.