Person:Thomas Nutter (4)

Thomas Nutter
m. 4 April 1735
  1. Ann Nutter1736 -
  2. Matthew Nathan Nutter1737 - bet 1810-1811
  3. Thomas Nutterabt 1739 - 1807
  4. John Nutter1741 - 1808
  5. David Nutterabt 1742 -
  6. William Nutterabt 1743 -
m. abt. 1759
  1. Christopher Nutter1760 - 1845
  2. Rachel Nutterabt 1763 -
  3. John Nutterabt 1765 - 1808
  4. Charles Nutterabt 1767 -
  5. Mary Nutterabt 1769 -
  6. Thomas Nutter, Jr.abt 1771 -
  7. James Nutterabt 1772 - 1833
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Thomas Nutter
Gender Male
Birth? abt 1739 Sussex, Delaware, United States
Marriage abt. 1759 to Sarah Goodwin
Property[1] 1775 Augusta, Virginia (later Harrison, West Virginia)400ac on the West Side of Elk Creek and on the road to Buckhannon, about two miles from Clarksburg
Residence? Augusta, Virginia (later Harrison, West Virginia)established Nutter's Fort
Death? July 1807 Harrison County, Virginia[NOTE: wikipedia gives his death date as August 1808 - needs verification]

Thomas Nutter was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas Nutter, in Haymond, Henry. History of Harrison County, West Virginia: from earliest days of northwestern Virginia to the present. (Morgantown, West Virginia: Acme Publishing, 1910), 372.

    Thomas Nutter.
    Thomas Nutter entered his homestead of 400 acres about two miles from Clarksburg on the West Side of Elk Creek and on the road to Buckhannon in 1775 and preempted one thousand acres adjoining.
    On this tract was built the famous Nutter's Fort, which was a harbor of refuge for the neighborhood during the Indian wars.
    The census of 1782 shows that he had a family of eight in that year.
    The date of his birth and death are not known.
    Some of his original settlement right is still owned by his descendants.


    Thomas NUTTER, a son of John Huett NUTTER and Ann (Nutter) Nutter, was born in Sussex County Delaware about 1739 and died in Harrison County VA (WV) in July 1807. He married Sarah GOODWIN about1759. In 1760, the Nutter family moved to Rockingham County VA andthen to Augusta County. About 1769, the family Moved to Fayette County PA, where they lived until about 1772, when they moved tothe area of present day Clarksburg WV. Thomas built Nutter's Fort in present day Harrison County WV.
    :Children of Thomas and Sarah (GOODWIN) Nutter.
    :(1). Christopher NUTTER b.Jan 21 1760 d.Feb 21 1845 m. Rebecca MOREHEAD Jun 28 1785.
    :(2). Rachel NUTTER b.c. 1763 m. Isaac RICHARDS May 4 1785.
    :(3). John NUTTER b.c. 1765 d.Jan 1808 m. Elizabeth COTTRELL Oct 2 1786.
    :(4). Charles NUTTER b.c. 1767.
    :(5). Mary NUTTER b.c. 1769 m. Richard Hall Aug 31 1790 m.Gains DICKERSON Dec 4 1804.
    :(6). Thomas NUTTER Jr. b.c.1771 m. Mary MOREHEAD.
    :(7). James NUTTER b.c. 1772 d.Jul 1833 m. Julia Ann DAVISSON Jan 25 1797.
    :(8). Margaret