Person:John McNutt (5)

John 'Scotch Johnny' McNutt
b.ABT 1725 Northern Ireland
m. bef. 1725
  1. Col. Alexander McNutt, British Army1725 - 1811
  2. John 'Scotch Johnny' McNuttABT 1725 - 1781
  3. James McNuttbef 1733 - 1811
  4. Benjamin McNuttBEF 1735 - 1798
m. ABT 1754
  1. Alexander McNutt1754 - 1812
  2. Rebecca McNutt1755 - 1830
  3. Margaret McNutt1757 -
  4. Joseph McNutt1760-1773 -
  5. John McNutt1760-1773 - Bef 1818
  6. Robert McNutt1760-1773 - ABT 1781
  7. Benjamin McNutt1760-1773 -
  8. Isaac McNutt1760-1773 -
  9. William McNutt1774 - 1836
Facts and Events
Name John 'Scotch Johnny' McNutt
Alt Name John McNutt
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1725 Northern Ireland
Marriage ABT 1754 to Katherine Anderson
Death? 1781 killed in Battle of Cowpens, South Carolina

John McNutt was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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THE McNUTT FAMILY OF ROCKBRIDGE-Jno. McNutt, one of the first settlers of the county, married Catharine Anderson, in England, )a relative of Judge F. T. Anderson) came to America and settled on the farm now owned by Joseph Falls, on North river. They raised seven sons: Alex, Robert, John, Isaac, Benjamin, William and Joseph; and two daughters, Margaret and Rebecca. Robert died of wounds at the battle of Cowpens; John married Mary Lard; Isaac went to Red River, Louisiana; Benjamin moved to Tennessee, married and left a family; William married Betty Grigsby and lived in the county; Rebecca married twice, first John McCorkle, who died of wound at Cowpens, and afterwards Arthur Glasgow; Alexander McMutt married Rachel Grigsby, a daughter of John Grigsby; whose grave is the oldest in Falling Spring graveyard. By this marriage there were thirteen children, one of whom, Gallatin McNutt, was governor of Mississippi. One of the daughters, Elizabeth, married John Hamilton of Rockbridge. They raised two sons and five daughter, one of whom married Rev. Mr. Osborne, and was Mrs. Cress' mother. The descendants of Jno. McNutt are settled in the Southern and Western States, and many of them have occupied positions of usefulness and honor in the civil and military history of the south.

Source: Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia (NY, Richmond, and Toledo: H. H. Hardesty and Company Publishers, 1884).

Transcribed and submitted by: "Marilyn B. Headley" <>, 1997

Children of John and Katherine Anderson McNutt 1131 John McNutt, Jr. d. 1818 m. Mary Laird No children. Educated at Liberty Hall Academy. Lived east of Lexington, Va.

  • 1132 Alexander McNutt 1754-1812 m. 1788 Rachel Grigsby 5s 8d Soldier during Revolution who fought at Cowpens 1781.

113A Rebecca McNutt 1755- m. John McCorkle, a soldier who was mortally wounded at Cowpens. m. (2) Arthur Glasgow 3rd child John Glasgow b. 1785.

113B Margaret McNutt 1757-1830 - m. Robert Rhodes d. 1830.

1133 Joseph McNutt

1134 Benjamin McNutt Lived in Tennessee

1135 Robert McNutt Mortally wounded at Cowpens

1136 Isaac McNutt Grad. Liberty Hall Academy Lived in Louisiana.

  • 1137 William McNutt 1774-1836 Lived in Lexington area. m. 1806 Elizabeth Grigsby 1776-1842.