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Modified Register for Pioneer Samuel* MCCUTCHEON

 

5th Great Grandfather of L. M. Bell

 

Permission was granted (September, 2003) by M.L. McCutchan to quote excerpts from his book,

“ McCutchan and Related Families - Our Family History”

Permission was granted (October, 2003) by Sarah Suter Splaun to quote excerpts from

“The McCutchen Trace Newsletter”

 

First Generation

 

    1. Pioneer Samuel* MCCUTCHEON was born about 1710 in Northern Ireland. He died in 1797 in Augusta Co., Virginia. He was buried in North Mountain Burying Ground, Virginia.

 

From the book by M.L. McCutchan, Chapter 4, The Direct Line - McCutchans

 "Samuel was born around 1710.  He came to the colonies from Ireland, probably

around 1729; ...

 

(Updated information not from the book) 

"I'm now convinced that the McCutchans (Samuel, et.al.) came not from Scotland but

from Northern Ireland - County Down, in the vicinity of Bangor Abbey and Gray Abbey,

on the Ards Penninsula. It's the only place in Scotland or Ireland where you can find

Finleys, Fultons, and McCutchans occupying the same cemeteries. They were originally

from Scotland, of course - and perhaps they responded to "Where are you from?" with

their original home.  According to McCutchan researchers in PA... they settled in

western Lancaster County, on the east bank of the Susquehanna, around what is now

Harrisburg."

 

(From the book...) 

 "Around 1739, Samuel married Frances Jeanette Noble.  She was daughter or sister

(I believe sister) of John Noble of Augusta County, Virginia.  By this time Samuel had

made his way down the Great Valley, like many others at the time, as far as Augusta

County, one of the southern counties in the Shenandoah Valley.  John Noble mentions

a daughter, Jean Noble in his will; it appears that he named a daughter after his sister,

Frances Jeannette Noble. 

 "In 1742, Sam and Frances bought 600 acres of land from Benjamin Borden.  The

land was part of the Borden Grant, land originally awarded to Benjamin Borden by

Governor Gooch of Virginia.

 "Sam and Frances set about farming and raising a family.  One gets the impression

that Samuel’s priorities were, in descending order, (1) Presbyterian, (2) husband and

father, (3) McCutchan clansman, (4) farmer, and (5) soldier.  Just about all the able-

bodied men in Augusta County were part-time soldiers at the time; the land was still

hotly disputed by the Indians - Mingos, Shawnees, Wyandots, and other tribes. 

 "Most of our understanding of Samuel is based on records bearing his signature.  We

know that he was an executor of brother James’ will (James’ widow was Griselda,

sister of Patrick Campbell); we know he signed various petitions for roads in the area,

and that he became a trustee (in 1755) of the Old North Mountain Meeting House, the

first Presbyterian church in the area.  In about 1759, Samuel sold some of his land to

his son, William McCutchan.

 "Samuel was an early settler.  Augusta County was established in 1740, but was not

organized, and the court did not begin to function, until 1745.  One of their first

actions was to record Samuel’s deed, which had been registered on August 3, 1742. 

 "Samuel was neither a lender nor a borrower.  In the ensuing 50 years, in which the

court kept records and Sam was alive, there is but a single case in which he contested

a debt (and the debt was due to him): 

 "February 1763 - Samuel McCutchen vs. John Risk.--To one cow sold you in 1740 for

which you was to pay me 22 years afterwards 29 yards of O hundred linen, &c.

 "Samuel served in three different campaigns in the French and Indian War, and

furnished provisions for the militia from time to time.  In 1765, Samuel presented his

 

claims for supplies he had furnished to the Augusta County militia.  In 1780, he was

allowed 50 acres of land for service in Captain Lewis’s Company of Rangers, in 1758. 

 "Some authorities claim Samuel was a General, and use that title in referring to him. 

It seems unlikely.  As late as 1758 he was serving under a Captain (John Lewis); so if

he then became a general, he did it very quickly, and at an advanced age.  It is

possible that he was assigned responsibility for the militia in the area during the

Revolution; and that the job carried the largely honorary title of “General of Militia”.  It

doesn’t really matter.  Fighting was pretty clearly #5 on Samuel’s priority list - he did it

when necessary.   That it was frequently necessary was a characteristic of the times,

rather than a characteristic of Sam."  ...

 "In 1768, with Samuel approaching the age of 70, he and Frances began making

preparations for their declining years.  Samuel sold 150 acres of land to son Samuel, Jr.

, for “five shillings and diverse and good causes done to me”, and to son John for an

unnamed number of pounds sterling and “divers reasons and good causes done to me”.

 At the same time, Samuel Jr. binds himself £200, to take care of his father and

mother; and Samuel Sr. binds himself to convey 20 acres to Samuel Jr. when Sam Sr.

is no longer able to do for himself. 

 "Sam also gave up some of his community duties.  In June 1769, he resigned as

overseer of roads, being replaced by John Buchanan.  In May 1774, he gave up duties

as a road surveyor, being replaced by Robert Mitchell. 

 "Frances died in about 1791; and Samuel in 1797.  Both are buried in the Old North

Mountain burying ground.  The meeting place there has long since disappeared; and

the burying ground is now a cow pasture.  Many of the gravestones have been

trampled; others were used to build a foundation for a barn on a neighboring farm. 

It’s a shame.  A monument has been raised on the spot, identifying the McCutchans

buried there."

 

The Beverly Patent, November 6,1736, Including Original Grantees, Orange and

Augusta Co. VA containing 92,100 Acres.

McCutcheon, John 1741 920 B-7

McCutcheon, Samuel 1742 600 A-7

McCutcheon, William 1753 100 B-7

 

"Finding the Log Home of Samuel and Frances (Noble) McCutchan"

McCutchen Trace Newsletter, Volume 24, Number 1, May 2000, by Sarah Splaun.

 "Samuel and Frances (Noble) McCutchan purchased 600 acres of land on Aug. 3,

1742 in the Borden Tract of Augusta county.This was purchased when Augusta county

was still a part of Orange county, and the deed is recorded there.  They had probably

been living on the land much earlier than 1742 as land grants took time to process.

When a settler first arrived, he quickly built a shelter for his family until a more

substantial home could be constructed. Many built a small one room log house and

then added to that structure later. Somewhere on those first 600 acres of land, Samuel

built his log home. On August 21, 1746, he sold 298 1/2 acres of the original 600 to

James Shields.

  "On May 16, 1768, Samuel Sr. made a binding contract with Samuel Jr. in that

Samuel Jr. would care for his father in his old age. Samuel Jr. would let his father have

twenty acres of clear land for his lifetime to use and dispose of the produce for himself

during his lifetime, and he was to have ten acres of meadow of his choice. Also,

Samuel Jr. was to keep his mother and father in food and clothes if they were not able

to do for themselves. Likewise. they were to possess their own dwelling house for term

of life, the half of the barn, and other buildings. They were to possess their own

plenishings and instruments for work and to have the benefit of their orchard to do

with as they saw fit. His father was to keep the stock that he had which included a

small number of cows, hogs, and sheep. An endorsement on the above bond stated

 

that Samuel Jr. was to have the said 20 acres of land when Samuel Sr. was not able to

do for himself.  Samuel Jr. was Captain Samuel who married Rebekah Downey.

  "On February 14, 1791, Samuel Sr. sold to Samuel Jr. one hundred and fifty acres of

land for thirty pounds "being part of plantation whereon the said McCutchan lives on in

Augusta County part of Bordens Tract and on the head waters of Middle River Bounded

as follows..."

 

Pioneer married Frances Jenette* NOBLE . Frances was born in 1720. She died about 1791 in Augusta Co., Virginia. She was buried in North Mountain Burying Ground, Virginia.

 

They had the following children:

         2 M      i.  Charles MCCUTCHEON was born in 1736. He died on 29 Jun 1814.

 

ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/augusta/court/2court43.txt

Inscription on Tombstones at the Glebe Graveyard on the farm of

Thomas Thompson in Augusta County, VA., in 1902:  Charles

McCutchan, born 1736; died June 29th, 1814.

 

From the book by M.L. McCutchan, Chapter 4, The Direct Line -

McCutchans:

 "A gravestone was found years ago in Glebe cemetery, a family

cemetery, for Charles McCutchan, 1736-1814.  No other information is

known.  It is doubtful that he was Sam and Frances’ son; if he was,

their marriage date should be moved back by 4-5 years. It seems

unlikely; Charles remains a mystery, a McCutchan unclaimed by any of

the first five families of McCutchans, although his age suggests he must

have belonged to one of these."

 

 

+      3 M     ii.  Lt. William* MCCUTCHEON was born in 1739. He died on 27 Dec 1785.

         4 M     iii.  John MCCUTCHEON was born in 1742 in Augusta Co., Virginia . He died on 22 Jan 1757 in Tennessee.

John married Margaret SPROUL . Margaret was born about 1744. She died in Tennessee.

         5 F     iv.  Margaret MCCUTCHEON was born in 1744.

Margaret married (1) William CLARK in Aug 1760 in Augusta Co., Virginia . William was born in 1738.

Margaret married (2) John SMITH before 20 Jan 1769.

 

+      6 M     v.  James MCCUTCHEON was born about 1745.

 

+      7 M    vi.  Captain Samuel MCCUTCHEON Jr. was born on 25 Oct 1748. He died on 24 Jun 1824.

 

 

Second Generation

 

    3. Lt. William* MCCUTCHEON (Pioneer Samuel*) was born in 1739 in Augusta Co., Virginia.He died on 27 Dec 1785 in Augusta Co., Virginia.

 

From the book by M.L. McCutchan, Chapter 4, The Direct Line - McCutchans:

  "William, born 1740, is usually referred to as “Lieutenant William McCutchan”, in

order to identify him among the several other William McCutchans living about the

same time. Assuming that the mysterious Charles McCutchan (1736-1814) buried in

Glebe Cemetery is not a son of Samuel and Frances Noble McCutchan, William was the

 

eldest.  William appears to have been somewhat different from his father, Samuel.  He

did not remain a farmer, but became a merchant; and he died early, reportedly

murdered in 1786. 

 "William married Eleanor Fulton, maintaining a family relationship that went back all

the way to Ireland.  The Fultons, Finleys, and several families of McCutchans lived

together in Ireland (a clan).  They were all related by blood, but not so closely that

they could not intermarry.  And intermarry they did.  William married Eleanor, and

William’s cousin, John the Pioneer’s son Samuel, married Eleanor’s sister, Elizabeth, in

1753.  The latter became the parents of yet another William - “Elder Billy” McCutchan,

thus adding to the complexity of telling them all apart. 

 "Our William was occasionally a soldier, called to active duty in the militia several

times over an extended period. As a very young man (still almost a boy) he fought

Indians under General Braddock; he was a Lieutenant in Colonel Bouquet’s expedition

against the Ohio Indians in 1764; and he participated in the Battle of Point Pleasant in

1774.  It should be noted that it’s possible that Lieutenant William’s war record (and

Lieutenant William) may have ended right there.  A monument at Point Pleasant lists

him among those killed and buried in a common grave there.  I have seen and

photographed this monument, but I don’t believe it.  We’re nearly certain that this is a

mistake; our Lieutenant William went on to amass a considerable record after that. 

For starters, William went on to fight in the Revolutionary War, 1775-1782.  The

problem is that there were at least three William McCutchans in the Revolution, all

related.  We have a list of battles, and a list of Williams, but we can’t match them up

exactly.  One William drove General Washington’s wagon for three years (pretty sure

that’s not our William - but his cousin).  Another William fought Hessians in New

Jersey (where Washington crossed the Delaware), and was present at the siege of

Cornwallis at Yorktown, which ended the Revolutionary War.   This was probably not

“our” William, either.  “Our” William was ordered south, with Col. Christian’s unit, to

defend the Holston River area in the summer of 1775; Indians in that area, supported

by the British, were committing atrocities against the settlers.  The remainder of

Lieutenant William’s war record is unclear.  Col. Christian’s unit was present at the

battle of King’s Mountain, one of the key engagements of the Revolutionary War, and

there was a William McCutchan present.  ... **See note below for DAR records

 "Unlike his father, William was both a borrower and a lender (not surprising, since he

was, unlike his father, a merchant).  We find the following court cases which involve

him as a creditor or as a debtor (see the extracts from Chalkley’s “Chronicles of the

Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia”, below):

 

"1764.--Michael Harper, debtor to William Christian. August 23, to James Bodkin;

August 27, to Abram Hempenstall; to David Fraime; to Vance and Doake; to Lieut.

William McCutcheon; to Edward Hynds; August 30, to Lieut. William McCutcheon; to

James McCutcheon; to John Millar; to Thomas Rhoads; to William Black; September 4,

to Jean Graham; to Francis Evick for funeral expenses. Contra: 1764, September 4, by

42 days in service,  at 1/6; by part of John Miller's order rejected; by part of Rhoads'

order rejected; by part of William Black's order rejected; by part of Jean Graham's

order rejected; by bounty."

"August 1768: Mr. Wm. McCutchan, Dr., to John Handley. 1760. To 1 elk skin, 10/. 

(Dr. refers to debtor, not Doctor.  We’ll probably never know why our G5 Grandfather

owed Mr. Handley 10 shillings for an elk skin - and didn’t pay him for 8 years."

"June 1769 - Wm. McCutcheon, security for Margaret Clark, admx. of her husband,

since intermarried with John Smith, claims counter security."

 

  "We don’t know what kind of man William was.  He was a leader in the community -

an officer in the militia, a road surveyor, a surveyor of highways, and a merchant.  He

served as guardian for orphaned children, and provided “security” (a form of counter-

 

signature) for another widow (Margaret Clark).  At the same time, he occasionally had

debts; and was on at least one occasion, the subject of an injunction, as follows:

 

"March 1768 - Wm. McCutcheon bound to peace versus James Cooper.  (“Bound to

peace” is understood to be a form of injunction, requiring William to avoid any form of

contention with said James Cooper.)"

 

  "In 1785, William was reportedly murdered.  We don’t know the circumstances of his

death.  From the following court record, we know that one couple was brought to trial

for his murder - but that charges were apparently dismissed. 

 

"January 1786 - Called Court on Thomas Torst and Sophia Torst, his wife, charged

with murdering William McCutchan.--Discharged.

 

  "...William and Eleanor are buried in the North Mountain burying ground, with

William’s parents."

------

Augusta County Court Records:

May 21, 1765, Wm. McCutcheon, merchant, appointed road overseer

March 17, 1767, Wm. McCutcheon (merchant) appointed road surveyor

 

**Lt. William has been accepted as a revolutionary war soldier by the DAR.

His record was the Battle of Point Pleasant and that he furnished supplies. Proof used:

_1. Chalkleys Vol. 1 page 373 (in Civil Court proceeding in May 1779 concerning

petition written 6 July 1774_2. Poffenbarger's Monument Commission, Battle of Point

Pleasant; Chalkley's Vol.2, p. 475; _3. Virginia Magazine of History, Vol. 9, p.404;_4.

Abercrombie and Slatten's VA Revolutionary Publick Claims Vol. 1, p. 98. In this

citation Wm. McCutchin was paid 50 pounds in Augusta County in April 1781 for 100#

flour, purchased by John Moffett, Commissioner of the Provision Law for the County of

Augusta, 1780 (original public claim record book pp 7-8)._All these are records in the

DAR library.

**This information was provided by Sarah Suter Splaun, Secretary of the McCutchen

Trace Association

 

http://www.dar.org/natsociety/PI_lookup.cfm

DAR Patriot Lookup: Reference Code RTBZXAK

A search of our Patriot Index provided the information found below.

MCCUTCHEON, William; Birth: Circa 1741; Service: VA; Rank: LT, Patriotic Service;

Death: VA 27 Dec 1785; Patriot Pensioned: No; Widow Pensioned: No; _Children

Pensioned: No; Heirs Pensioned: No. _Spouse: (1) Eleanor X

 

William* married Eleanor* FULTON daughter of James* FULTON and Sarah* in Aug 1763 in Augusta Co., Virginia. Eleanor* was born on 10 Dec 1740 in Augusta Co., Virginia. She died in 1824 in Augusta Co., Virginia. She was buried in North Mountain Burying Ground.

 

Baptism: 10 Dec 1740, Augusta County, Virginia, South Mountain Presbyterian Church

by Reverend John Craig

 

 

William* and Eleanor* had the following children:

 

+      8 M      i.  James H.* MCCUTCHEON was born about 1764. He died on 2 Nov 1822.

         9 M     ii.  William MCCUTCHEON Jr. was born about 1765.

 

From the book by M.L. McCutchan, Chapter 4, The Direct Line -

McCutchans:

 "The first to go  [into the territory of Indiana] (at least the first we

know of) was James’ brother, William.  Carol Darnell, in her excellent

book on the McCutchan family, quotes the History of Ohio Falls Counties

 

as follows: “In 1806 there came a William McCutchan and his two sons,

Samuel and James”.

 "Born in Virginia, William passed through Kentucky and established the

family in Indiana ahead of his big brother (James).

 

From "The McCutchen Trace," Volume II, pg 187

 "The valley of the Big Indian received the first settlers, Lafayette

Township. There were William McCutchan and his two sons, Samuel

and James in 1806. The family of Wells also settled there. The

McCutchans first settled on the Wabash River, the latter part of the 18th

century, or first part of the 19th century.

 

        10 F     iii.  Fanny MCCUTCHEON was born about 1766 in Augusta Co., Virginia. She died in Floyd Co., Indiana.

 

Never married.

 

        11 M    iv.  John MCCUTCHEON was born in 1768 in Augusta Co., Virginia. He died about 1814 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

From "The McCutchen Trace," Volume II, pg 187

"John, (was) a soldier, one of his brothers brought his clothes home.

His will of 1814 named a sister Fanny, as well as the brothers.

 

The McCutchen Trace Newsletter:

 "A researcher found a record of a soldier John McCutchen who

seemed to have died in camp, and that he was the son of Eleanor,

widow of Samuel. John's brother David brought his clothes back from

the camp. This suggests John had died of wounds or disease in the war

of 1812, and may imply that David was serving also."

 

 

+     12 M     v.  Samuel Sanford MCCUTCHEON Sr was born about 1772.

        13 M    vi.  David MCCUTCHEON was born in 1774.

 

    6. James MCCUTCHEON (Pioneer Samuel*) was born about 1745 in Middlebrook, Augusta Co., Virginia. He was buried in North Mountain Burial Ground, Virginia.

James married Elizabeth JAMISON about 1765. Elizabeth was born about 1745 in Virginia.

 

They had the following children:

        14 F      i.  Rebecca MCCUTCHEON was born about 1765 in Virginia.

        15 M     ii.  David MCCUTCHEON was born about 1768. He died on 11 May 1854 in Montgomery Co., Virginia.

        16 F     iii.  Fanny MCCUTCHEON was born about 1770 in Virginia.

Fanny married John CARTER on 19 Nov 1795 in Franklin Co., Tennessee.

        17 M    iv.  Samuel MCCUTCHEON was born about 1772 in Virginia.

        18 M     v.  William MCCUTCHEON was born in 1783 in Virginia.

 

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~cgaunt/etc/comp276.txt

"In 1805, William and John McCutcheon, sons of James, bought land

from Joseph and Dolly Pedigo on Widgeon Creek, in Patrick Co., VA.

Deed book 2, pg. 285. William and Nancy Roberson McCutcheon sold

their part of above land to John McCutcheon in 1809, Patrick Co. VA.

 

Deed book 3, page 294."

 

 

William married Nancy ROBERSON .

 

+     19 M    vi.  John MCCUTCHEON was born about 1785. He died in 1842.

        20 F    vii.  Betsy MCCUTCHEON was born about 1785 in Virginia.

        21 M    viii.  George Washington MCCUTCHEON was born on 23 Feb 1791 in Virginia. He died on 12 Jan 1863 in Franklin Co., Tennessee.

George married Nancy "Nicy" CORN on 30 Aug 1814 in Franklin Co., Tennessee. Nancy was born on 12 Feb 1798.

        22 F     ix.  Sarah MCCUTCHEON was born about 1792.

 

    7. Captain Samuel MCCUTCHEON Jr. (Pioneer Samuel*) was born on 25 Oct 1748 in Augusta Co., Virginia. He died on 24 Jun 1824 in Augusta Co., Virginia. He was buried in Old North Meeting House Cemetery, Augusta Co., Virginia.

 

Samuel McCutchan, Jr was a captain in the Augusta militia during the Revolution, and

may have served for some years after the war. He is usually referred to as "Captain

Samuel" in the references in the record books.  Samuel's parents convey their property

when they are elderly whereby Samuel Jr. is to take care of them during their

infirmites. Samuel makes bond to do so.

 

Samuel married Rebecca DOWNEY about 1767 in Augusta Co., Virginia. Rebecca was born about 1753 in Augusta Co., Virginia. She died on 10 Jun 1820. She was buried in Glebe Cemetery, Virginia.

 

ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/augusta/court/2court43.txt

Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement of Virginia; Vol 2, pp 390 - 399 by Lyman

Chalkley

Inscription on Tombstones at the Glebe Graveyard on the farm of Thomas Thompson

in Augusta County, VA., in 1902:  Rebecca McCutchen, wife of Samuel (stone broken).

 

 

Samuel and Rebecca had the following children:

 

+     23 M      i.  Samuel MCCUTCHEON III was born on 25 Oct 1768. He died on 1 Jul 1828.

        24 M     ii.  R. John MCCUTCHEON was born on 13 Nov 1770 in Augusta Co., Virginia. He died on 27 May 1844.

 

ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/augusta/court/2court43.txt

Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement of Virginia; Vol 2, pp 390 -

399 by Lyman Chalkley

 Inscription on Tombstones at the Glebe Graveyard on the farm of

Thomas Thompson in Augusta County, VA., in 1902:  R. John

McCutchan, died May 27th, 1844; aged 73

 

 

R. John MCCUTCHEON married (1) Martha LYLE .

 

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=

bfhawkins&id=I7785

 

 

R. John MCCUTCHEON married (2) Isabella PATRICK on 16 Nov 1797 in Augusta Co., Virginia. Isabella was born about 1772.

 

+     25 M     iii.  William MCCUTCHEON was born on 10 May 1773. He died in 1846.

        26 M    iv.  James MCCUTCHEON was born on 20 Aug 1775 in Augusta Co., Virginia.

 

He died on 22 May 1852 in Rockbridge Co., Virginia.

        27 M     v.  Downey MCCUTCHEON was born on 1 Jun 1778 in Augusta Co., Virginia. He died on 1 Jul 1852.

Downey married Nancy Laprada BLANKS .

 

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bfhawkins&id=I7785

 

 

+     28 F     vi.  Sarah "Sallie" MCCUTCHEON was born on 3 Sep 1780.

        29 M    vii.  Charles C. MCCUTCHEON was born on 2 Sep 1783 in Augusta Co., Virginia. He died on 25 Dec 1862. He was buried in Shemariah Presb Church Cemetery, Augusta, Virginia.

Charles married Elizabeth CRAIG .

 

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bfhawkins&id=I7785

 

        30 F    viii.  Martha MCCUTCHEON was born in 1786 in Augusta Co., Virginia. She died about 1848.

        31 F     ix.  Margaret Murriel MCCUTCHEON was born on 16 Dec 1786 in Augusta Co., Virginia. She died on 6 Jul 1848.

Margaret married Robert CRAIG .

 

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bfhawkins&id=I7785

 

        32 M     x.  Robert Wardlaw MCCUTCHEON was born on 9 Feb 1790 in Augusta Co., Virginia. He died on 18 Mar 1869. He was buried in Shemariah Presb Church Cemetery, Augusta, Virginia.

Robert married Rachel ARMSTRONG .

 

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bfhawkins&id=I7785

 

 

 

Third Generation

 

    8. James H.* MCCUTCHEON (William*, Pioneer Samuel*) was born about 1764 in Augusta Co., Virginia. He died on 2 Nov 1822 in Lafayette Twp., Floyd Co., Indiana.

 

From the book by M.L. McCutchan, Chapter 4, The Direct Line - McCutchans

 "James was the eldest son of William and Eleanor Fulton McCutchan.  We don’t know

James’ birth date, but it must have been around 1760-1765.    He married Elizabeth

Hunter in Augusta County, Virginia, on November 15, 1786.  They moved west - a

momentous event in our history, for it marks the first move in 50 years, and the

beginning of the dispersal of the tightly knit clan.  James and Elizabeth headed west -

to Bourbon County, Kentucky. (note* from Chapter 11 below)  ... James’ son Samuel

(our direct line) was born in Kentucky on January 6, 1797. 

  *Chapter 11- Kentucky and Tennessee - The Way West "... James McCutchan,

headed for Bourbon County some time between 1787 and 1792.  (William Eldon, b.

1792, was also born in Virginia according to his children's census records.)

  "The move to Kentucky was not to be their last.  James and Elizabeth are also

among the McCutchans (and the first in our direct line) who blazed the trail to Indiana.

The first to go (at least the first we know of) was James’ brother, William.  Carol

 

Darnell, in her excellent book on the McCutchan family, quotes the History of Ohio

Falls Counties as follows: “In 1806 there came a William McCutchan and his two sons,

Samuel and James”. 

 "William’s brother, [our] James, followed in about five years, heading to the Wabash

River area of Indiana Territory, engaging in the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811.  ... 

James, fighting Indians in Indiana, liked the country, but apparently didn’t like the

Indians or the war with them.  Again quoting Carol Darnell’s book:  “Getting tired of

harassment from the Indians after having six horses shot out from under him, (he)

determined to return to Virginia.  Stopping in the Falls area of Indiana at his brother

William’s place, he decided to stay, and became the first teacher on Indian Creek, as

well as in the Scott settlement (Scottsville) on Section 25 of Lafayette township.” 

Though we’re not certain, it is at this point that he presumably brought his family from

Kentucky. The move from Bourbon County was not a long one - about a hundred miles.

His son, Samuel, would have been 16, and it is assumed that he made the move also -

although Samuel returned to Kentucky at least once - and perhaps twice.   

 "Land patents were awarded to James McCutchan in 1813 for 160 acres in Greenville

township, and in 1819 in the adjoining Lafayette township.  James was appointed

Inspector of Elections when Greenville township was organized in 1819, and served on

the County Board of Commissions that year.  Also in 1819, he wrote to his cousin

“Elder Billy” McCutchan, still in Virginia, regarding the estate of James’ brother John,

who had been killed in 1814 in the war. (See note** and letter below.)

 "Located in what is now Floyd County, Indiana, Big Indian Creek is near what is now

New Albany, just across the state line from Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville, Kentucky

was the frontier at the time.  What is now Floyd County, Indiana is just across the

Ohio River.  My guess is that they didn’t wait for the Louisiana Purchase, in 1803; if

they had, the land just across the river would no longer have been available.  So the

McCutchans moved - and found themselves on the frontier, yet again. 

James and Elizabeth died in Floyd County - James in 1822 and Elizabeth in 1824.  Both

are buried in New Albany.  They had lived and fought on three frontiers in their

lifetimes - in Virginia, in Kentucky, and in Indiana."

 

  **In 1814, James brother John died in the War of 1812 in New Orleans and in 1819,

word reached James that John's estate was settled and ready to be distributed. He

wrote the following letter to Elder Billy.  James was a first cousin to "Elder Billy"

because their mothers, Elizabeth and Eleanor Fulton, were sisters. In addition their

grandfathers Pioneer John (in Elder Billy's case) and Pioneer Samuel (in James' case)

were either brothers or cousins.

 

Cousin William McCutchan (Middle Brook P. O. Augusta Co., Va.)

 Sir I inform you by thys that we are in reasonable health, at present. I have been sick

myself but are recovering at this time  Brother Samuel & his family is in good health 

Your son Samuel & his wife is well at this time    he lives about two miles distance

from me nigh to where son Jas. McCutchan lives  all and each of the Connections join

in sending their respects to you and all enquiring & well wishing friends in that country

Friend Wm you stated in your Letter to Saml, that you had got thee bussiness of

brother Johns Estate Settled & is now ready to send on the money _I have Again got

in favor with Mr. Philip Engleman to take the Receipt to you to receive the money from

you for me    You will please to make out a Memorandom stating the amount of the

note bill or bills and what bank or banks they are on & file the same with the money

and give the same in Charge or Care of Mr. Engleman to carry or convey to me  I add

no more but remain yours

April 21st 1819   James McCutchan

 

From "The McCutchen Trace," Volume II, pg 187:

 

 "James who married Elizabeth Hunter often wrote letters back to his cousin Elder Billy

McCutchan of the Samuel & Elizabeth line. "Cousin" thought to be from the mothers,

Elizabeth and Eleanor. We believe he is the James McCutchan appointed to the Board

of Commissions of Floyd County, in May, 1819. On Feb. 8, 1819, Greenville Township,

organized and at the same meeting Mr. James McCutchan, Sr. was appointed

Inspector of Elections.

 

James married Elizabeth* HUNTER daughter of William* HUNTER on 15 Nov 1786 in Augusta Co., Virginia. Elizabeth* was born about 1765. She died in 1824 in Lafayette Twp., Floyd Co., Indiana .

 

ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/augusta/court/2court32.txt

1786--November 15, James McCutchen and Elizabeth Hunter, daughter of Wm. Hunter;

surety, David Cale; witnesses, Margrit Hunter, Sarah Hunter. James is son of Ellenor

McCutchan; witnesses, John McCutchan, Jane McCutchan.

 

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/augusta/court/2court38.txt

November 15th, James McCutchen and Elizabeth Hunter

 

 

James and Elizabeth* had the following children:

        33 F      i.  Priscilla MCCUTCHEON was born about 1787 in Augusta Co., Virginia. She died on 12 Aug 1853 in Daviess Co., Indiana.

Priscilla married John SEALS on 3 Aug 1817 in Clark Co., Indiana. John was born about 1786 in Kentucky.

 

+     34 F      ii.  Rebecca Sarah MCCUTCHEON was born on 5 Nov 1788. She died on 20 Nov 1841.

 

+     35 M     iii.  William Eldon* MCCUTCHEON Sr was born on 24 Dec 1792. He died about 1875.

 

+     36 M    iv.  Samuel MCCUTCHEON was born on 6 Jan 1797. He died on 26 Apr 1867.

        37 F     v.  Hannah MCCUTCHEON was born in 1799.

Hannah married John FOWLER on 4 Oct 1821 in Floyd Co., Indiana.

        38 M    vi.  Fulton MCCUTCHEON was born in Nov 1802 in Bourbon Co., Kentucky. He died on 13 Nov 1863 in Lafayette Twp., Floyd Co., Indiana .

Fulton married Rosanna "Rose" HEY on 13 May 1822 in Floyd Co., Indiana.Rosanna was born in 1803 in Keighley, Yorkshire, England. She died about 1875 in Lafayette Twp., Floyd Co., Indiana .

        39 F    vii.  Elizabeth MCCUTCHEON was born in 1804.

Elizabeth married Humphry SHEPARD on 16 Jun 1825 in Floyd Co., Indiana.

        40 M    viii.  James MCCUTCHEON was born in 1805.

James married Susannah MCHURIN on 24 Dec 1829 in Floyd Co., Indiana.Susannah was born about 1804.

 

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a975&

id=I725

 

        41 F     ix.  Eleanor Ann MCCUTCHEON was born in 1806.

Eleanor married Richard LEWIS .

        42 F     x.  Patsy MCCUTCHEON was born in 1810.

 

  12. Samuel Sanford MCCUTCHEON Sr (William*, Pioneer Samuel*) was born about 1772 in

Augusta Co., Virginia. He died in Floyd Co., Indiana.

 

The McCutchen Trace, Volume II, page 178, 187, 188, 189

"Samuel married his cousin Fanny, daughter of Samuel & Elizabeth (Fulton) McCutchan.

"

 

1850 U.S. Federal Census, Floyd County, Indiana

Listed as 109, Samuel McCutchen, born in Virginia, age 78, with wife Frances, age 78,

born in Virginia.

 

Moved from Virginia to Tennessee to Indiana

McCutchen Newsletter, May 1999

Letter 69

October 7th 1815

Mr. Saml McCutchan 6 Augusta County Virginia Middlebrook office

Honoured Father an mother and family we once more have an opertunity to let you

now that there is some of us in the land of the living -I must in form you that at this

time my family is verry mutch afflicted with sickness with the Egue and fevers or

somthing similer to that -it has been verry mortal in our cuntrry -my woman and litle

son William is at this time verry low with it- we must in form you that on the 2 of

October 1815 we lost our litle Daughter Elisabeth -She was a verry promising child

beloved of all her friends and aquntans yet we had to part with hir- it pleased the

almighty to take hir away from us whitch was a verry sorry parting to give up our

darling child the only one that we had -She was taken verry sudently with a puking

and purging -we aplyed to a phisition but all to now purpose -the puking and purging

left her a bougt the third day after she was taken but apeard to be in a rack of misery

to she dyed- She was sensable to a few minnutes before she departed on the 10 Day

from she was taken to she dyed.- There has been a number of Deths in our

neighirhood this summer and fall -Brother James McCutchan and his family has

sufferred a grately in sickness this season but is yet all sparred -we are got in too a

verry sickly cuntrry -it is butifull cuntrry to look at and an easy cuntrry to live in iff it

was not sow un healthy -it Destroys all ones satisfaction in life -living so mutch of their

time in sickness- I intend God willing and I am sparred to move my family off the

wabash but I am not serten where yet -Crops in this cunterry is tolerable good -there

is a number of people moving from this Cunterey -Corn is selling at nine pence per

bushel and a number moving from difrent parts to it -there is pece made with the

wabash indians on last month and it is expected that in may nex(t) the sale of land in

the new purches will commens -I am truly sorry I ever left Tennssee for it is a healthy

cunterry and a good cunterry to live in -I red your leter to brother James dated June

last whitch a was a satisfaction to us to hear from you that your are all yet alive but

sorry to hear of your Distress in Sickness -I have never

recd a leter from anny of you since I have been in this Territory -fale not to wrigt to

me -I have a grate many to wrigt to you but must con clude with a few -may the the

love of God remain and abide with you all forever -We must subscribe our selves your

effecunate sun and Daughter to Deth

Samuel and Fanny McCutchan, Saml McCutchan October 7th 1815

-------------------------------

(Notes to letter)

Samuel and Fanny have moved to the Wabash country from Tennessee.

The marriage date for Samuel and Frances McCutchan is Oct. 1804. Augusta County

Marriage Bonds. The consent on the marriage is signed by Saml McCutchan, senr.

affidavit by Saml McCutchan, Jr., son of Saml, Sr. regarding his sister, Frances.

 

Honored Father an mother: letter written to Samuel and Elizabeth (Fulton) McCutchan.

"1 red letter dated June last..." This shows that Samuel and Elizabeth were still living

 

in June 1814.

 

Brother James is Fanny's brother. He has moved from Tennessee to Indiana.

 

Son William was born in 1808 in Tennessee. He married America Scott in 1831 in

Indiana.

 

Elizabeth was the only daughter they had.

------

http://www.rootsweb.com/~inripchs/1820/m-names.html

Indiana 1820 Federal Census,  Heads of Household

Other McCutchans were listed, but those in Floyd County were:

MCCUTCHAN, William 146 Floyd

MCCUTCHAN, Samuel 146 Floyd

MCCUTCHAN, James 146 Floyd

MCCUTCHAN, James Jr 147 Floyd

MCCUTCHAN, Samuel Sr 147 Floyd

MCCUTCHAN, Samuel 147 Floyd

 

Samuel married Frances MCCUTCHAN daughter of Samuel MCCUTCHAN and Elizabeth FULTON on 4 Oct 1804 in Augusta Co., Virginia. Frances was born on 1 Mar 1772 in Augusta Co., Virginia. She died in Floyd Co., Indiana.

 

The McCutchen Trace, Volume II, page 178

 

Married Samuel McCutcheon (cousin of her father).

 

 

Samuel and Frances had the following children:

        43 F      i.  Elizabeth MCCUTCHEON was born in 1807 in Tennessee. She died on 2 Oct 1815.

 

+     44 M     ii.  William S. "Billy" MCCUTCHAN was born about 1808.

 

+     45 M     iii.  Samuel Sanford MCCUTCHAN Jr. was born on 21 Jan 1811. He died on 4 Aug 1896.

        46 M    iv.  Alexander MCCUTCHEON was born on 27 Nov 1819 in Floyd Co., Indiana. He died on 1 Feb 1887 in Floyd Co., Indiana.

Alexander married Mary Jane JOHNSON on 14 Oct 1841. Mary died on 19 Jun 1881 in Floyd Co., Indiana.

 

  19. John MCCUTCHEON (James, Pioneer Samuel*) was born about 1785 in Virginia. He died in 1842 in Estill Springs, Franklin Co., Tennessee.

 

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~cgaunt/etc/comp99.txt

 

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~cgaunt/etc/comp276.txt

"In 1805, William and John McCutcheon, sons of James, bought land from Joseph and

Dolly Pedigo on Widgeon Creek, in Patrick Co., VA. Deed book 2, pg. 285. William and

Nancy Roberson McCutcheon sold their part of above land to John McCutcheon in 1809,

Patrick Co. VA. Deed book 3, page 294. John McCutcheon sold 217 acres to Richard

Wood May 15, 1819 in Patrick Co. VA on Widgeon Creek. Deed book 5, pg. 202. John

and Eady Packwood McCutcheon with their four children, Elizabeth, George Turner,

Rutha, and Permelia moved to Washington Co., Indiana. They are listed there in the

1820 Census and their fifth child was born there per his War Record. Gordon C.

McCutcheon, born June 3, 1821 in Washington Co.,Indiana. War record on file at the

Archives in Nashville,Tenn. (Mexican War of 1848). By 1830, John McCutcheon and his

family had joined his brother George McCutcheon in Franklin County, Tenn. John

 

owned land on the Elk River in the northern part of Franklin Co., Tenn."

"1836-1837, pastor of Maxwell Baptist Church on big Spring between Maxwell & Salem

community."

"1832-1837, listed as a juror in Franklin County, TN."

 

John married Edith "Eddy" Ruth PACKWOOD daughter of Samuel PACKWOOD II and Elizabeth P. TURNER on 11 Feb 1813 in Patrick Co., Virginia. Edith was born on 10 Aug 1788 in Patrick Co., Virginia. She died in 1862 in Estill Springs, Franklin Co., Tennessee.

 

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~cgaunt/etc/v98i5.txt

"Edith Packwood McCutcheon lived in Franklin County, TN. Some of her children lived

there, having families of their own, before moving to MO and Coffee County, TN."

 

 

John and Edith had the following children:

        47 F      i.  Elizabeth "Betsy" MCCUTCHEON was born in 1815. She died about 1900 in Tennessee.

        48 M     ii.  George Turner MCCUTCHEON was born on 13 Feb 1816 in Patrick Co., Virginia. He died in 1861/1865 in Missouri.

        49 F     iii.  Ruth A. MCCUTCHEON was born in 1817 in Patrick Co., Virginia. She died about 1857 in Missouri.

        50 F     iv.  Permelia Ann MCCUTCHEON was born on 17 Apr 1819 in Patrick Co., Virginia. She died on 5 Jun 1894 in Hillsboro, Coffee Co., Tennessee.

        51 M     v.  Gordon Cloyed MCCUTCHEON was born on 3 Jun 1821 in Washington Co., Indiana. He died on 7 Aug 1906 in Franklin Co., Tennessee.

        52 M    vi.  James MCCUTCHEON was born in 1826.

 

James McCutcheon was born in 1826. He died accidentally at about the

age of 26 - reportedly smothered to death in a cotton bin.

 

        53 M    vii.  John Packwood MCCUTCHEON was born on 1 Dec 1829 in McMinnville, Coffee Co., Tennessee. He died on 3 Mar 1879 in Callisburg, Cooke Co.,Texas.

 

John Packwood MCCUTCHEON, born Dec 1 1829, was in the Gold Rush

in California.

 

Published in The McCutchen Trace about 1965

(From Mrs. Leo McCutcheon of Wichita Falls, Texas, "These are the

direct words of Samuel Bird McCutcheon who was 93 at the time...")

 "John Packwood McCutcheon lived to be not over 49. He died in Cook

County Texas. He 'took in' the California Gold Rush. At one time in Los

Angeles he lost three men trying to change the course of a river. I think

maybe he came from Scotland. The river is east of Los Angeles. He lost

his money and lost three mines. The mines are still on record in

California in the name of John Packwood McCutcheon. I have some of

the gold at home now.

 "Father married Mary Ann Freeman in East Tennessee and moved to

Batesville, Arkansas and from there to Cook County, Texas where he

died in 1879 at Gainsville.

 "My mother, a widow and us four boys went to Oklahoma Territory at

what is now Harmon County and the town of Hollis. At that time there

was no Hollis and the county is part of what used to be old Greer

county. We went to Oklahoma before 1900 and she died on May 3,

 

1901.

 "I was 6 years old when father died. He had nothing when he died."

 

From the book by M.L. McCutchan, Chapter 28, Page 391: The Lost

McCutchan Gold Mine:

 "Every family needs a fable or two - a lost castle in Scotland, a lost

gold mine in the Old West, a mysterious European title to which they

are heir - or something along those lines.  Given the size of our family,

we probably have several such.  There’s Uncle Monty’s copper mine in

Peru (which caved in and killed him); there’s the mysterious connection

to Admiral Lord Nelson; and there’s the lost gold mine of the

McCutchans.  The lost gold mine is real.  Here’s what happened:

 "John Packwood McCutchan was a Tennessean, born about 1830, in

Franklin County.  He became a 49er, mining for gold in California.  And

he found some, or so the story goes.  He stayed there for 17 or 18

years, first prospecting and then mining.  At the end, he became very ill,

and when his partners thought he would not recover, they took his

gold, and left him to die.  Somehow, this isn’t how I thought “the code

of the West” operated, but that’s what they did.  John Packwood

McCutchan was hard to kill.  He crawled to an old miners trail, where he

was picked up by miners, eventually recovering and returning to

Tennessee.

  "In Tennessee, John married Mary Ann Freeman, in January 1870.

Shortly afterward, John and Mary Ann and John’s brother Samuel

Lafayette McCutchan left Tennessee, heading south through Arkansas,

headed eventually for Texas. They stayed for two years in Arkansas,

where Mary Ann had two sons.  Samuel decided he like the Hot Springs

area, and stayed there, where he settled near New Blaine, Arkansas. 

John and Mary Ann went on to Callisburg, Texas.  There they had two

more sons.

  "In 1879, John died, leaving Mary Ann with four sons, aged 3 through

9.  Shortly after John’s death, Mary Ann secretly burned all his papers

relating to the time in California.  They included maps and legal

documents regarding the gold mine which he still owned.  She was

afraid that if her sons became aware of them, they’d want to head west

and hunt gold.

 "Instead, when they were older, Mary Ann loaded them in a covered

wagon, and they lit out for the Indian Territory of Oklahoma, where

they homesteaded.  The year was 1899. Thus endeth the tale of the

lost gold mine of the McCutchans.  There’s a moral in it somewhere, I’m

sure.  I just don’t know what it is."

 

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~cgaunt/etc/Valentine.txt

"John Packwood McCutcheon and Mary Freeman moved to Cooke Co.,

Texas about 1874 and ... George Lafayette McCutcheon was born there

in 1876."

 

 

John married Mary Ann FREEMAN in 1868/1870 in Coffee Co., Tennessee. Mary died on 3 May 1901.

        54 M    viii.  Samuel Lafayette MCCUTCHEON was born on 11 Aug 1832 in Tennessee.He died on 4 Oct 1909 in Patterson's Bluff, Logan Co., Arkansas.

 

  23. Samuel MCCUTCHEON III (Samuel, Pioneer Samuel*) was born on 25 Oct 1768 in

Augusta Co., Virginia. He died on 1 Jul 1828.

 

ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/augusta/court/2court43.txt

Inscription on Tombstones at the Glebe Graveyard on the farm of Thomas Thompson

in Augusta County, VA., in 1902:  Samuel McCutchan, born October 25th, 1768; died

July 1st, 1828.

 

Samuel married (1) Mary PATRICK on 16 Jun 1792 in Augusta Co., Virginia. Mary was born about 1770.

 

Samuel married (2) Elizabeth "Betsy" HUMPHRIES on 16 Feb 1801 in Augusta Co., Virginia. Elizabeth was born in Mar 1781. She died on 17 Jun 1861.

 

They had the following children:

        55 F      i.  Mary "Polly" MCCUTCHEON was born about 1802.

        56 F      ii.  Margaret "Peggy" MCCUTCHEON was born about 1804.

        57 M     iii.  Addison MCCUTCHEON was born on 4 Oct 1805 in Augusta Co., Virginia. He died on 4 Jun 1880. He was buried in Shemariah Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Augusta, Virginia.

        58 M    iv.  Samuel D. MCCUTCHEON was born in 1808 in Augusta Co., Virginia. He died on 7 Feb 1878. He was buried in Shemariah Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Augusta, Virginia.

        59 F     v.  Rebecca MCCUTCHEON was born about 1810. She died on 8 Jan 1849. She was buried in Shemariah Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Augusta, Virginia.

        60 M    vi.  David MCCUTCHEON was born about 1812 in Augusta Co., Virginia.

        61 F    vii.  Hannah H. MCCUTCHEON was born about 1814 in Augusta Co., Virginia. She died .

Hannah married Samuel H. BELL on 9 Oct 1837 in Augusta Co., Virginia. Samuel was born about 1811 in Augusta Co., Virginia. He died.

        62 M    viii.  Washington MCCUTCHEON was born about 1817.

        63 F     ix.  Elizabeth MCCUTCHEON was born about 1823.

        64 M     x.  Isaac MCCUTCHEON was born about 1826.

 

  25. William MCCUTCHEON (Samuel, Pioneer Samuel*) was born on 10 May 1773 in Augusta Co., Virginia. He died in 1846 in Van Buren Co., Iowa. He was buried in Oak Point Cemetery.

 

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bfhawkins&id=I7710

 

William married Margaret "Peggy" BELL daughter of Samuel BELL and Eliza Jane HOLMES on 4 Jun 1800 in Augusta Co., Virginia. Margaret was born in 1775 in Augusta Co., Virginia. She died on 6 Jul 1848 in Van Buren Co., Iowa.

 

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bfhawkins&id=I7710

 

Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement of Virginia by Lyman Chalkley

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/augusta/court/2court31.txt

To the Clerk of Augusta County. SIR: This shall be your sufficient warrant on my part

to grant William McCutchen (son of Cap. Samuel McCutchen) a license to marry my

daughter, Peggy Bell, of the said county. Given under my hand and seal this 2d day of

 

June, 1800. SAMUEL BELL. [SEAL.] Attest: JOHN BELL. JAMES BELL.

 

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/augusta/court/2court38.txt

1800--June 4, Wm. McCutchen, son of Capt. John Bell, surety. Wm. McCutchen and

Peggy Bell, daughter of Samuel Bell (consent). Teste: James Bell, John Bell.

 

 

William and Margaret had the following children:

        65 F      i.  Rebecca Downey MCCUTCHEON was born on 17 Oct 1802 in Staunton, Augusta Co., Virginia. She died on 4 Jul 1863.

 

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=

bfhawkins&id=I7710

 

        66 F      ii.  Mary "Polly" Bell MCCUTCHEON was born on 27 Jan 1805 in Staunton, Augusta Co., Virginia . She died on 27 May 1886 in Van Buren Co., Iowa.

 

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=

bfhawkins&id=I7710

 

        67 M     iii.  James Bell MCCUTCHEON was born on 19 May 1810 in Augusta Co., Virginia. He died on 19 Nov 1901.

 

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=

bfhawkins&id=I7710

 

 

James married Rachel H. MCCLURE on 6 Jan 1832 in Augusta Co., Virginia.Rachel was born about 1805 in Virginia. She died on 8 Sep 1871 in Sonoma, California.

        68 M    iv.  Samuel MCCUTCHEON was born on 30 Sep 1812 in Staunton, Augusta Co., Virginia. He died on 28 Feb 1848.

 

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=

bfhawkins&id=I7724

(extensive notes)

 

 

Samuel married Sarah WELLINGTON .

 

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=

bfhawkins&id=I7724

 

        69 F     v.  Isabella Patrick MCCUTCHEON was born on 24 May 1816 in Staunton, Augusta Co., Virginia. She died on 26 Jun 1838.

 

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=

bfhawkins&id=I7710

 

        70 M    vi.  William Charles MCCUTCHEON was born on 2 Jun 1819 in Staunton, Augusta Co., Virginia. He died on 7 Jun 1820.

 

Died at one year.

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=

bfhawkins&id=I7710

 

 

  28. Sarah "Sallie" MCCUTCHEON (Samuel, Pioneer Samuel*) was born on 3 Sep 1780 in Augusta Co., Virginia.

 

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bfhawkins&id=I7725

 

John Bell and Sarah McCutchen were married 25 August 1800. She was a daughter of

Samuel McCutcheon.

 

 

Sarah married Rev. John BELL son of Samuel BELL and Eliza Jane HOLMES on 25 Aug 1800 in Augusta Co., Virginia. John was born about 1780 in Augusta Co., Virginia . He died in Rush Co., Indiana.

 

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bfhawkins&id=I7725

 

John Bell was a Presbyterian Minister

 

 

John and Sarah had the following children:

        71 M      i.  Menton BELL .

        72 F      ii.  Rebecca BELL .

        73 M     iii.  Harvey BELL .

        74 M    iv.  John BELL .

        75 F     v.  Margaret BELL .

        76 M    vi.  Miletus BELL was born on 3 Dec 1813 in Staunton, Augusta Co., Virginia.

        77 M    vii.  Franklin BELL .

        78 F    viii.  Betsey BELL .

        79 F     ix.  Mary Jane BELL .

        80 F     x.  Susan BELL .

        81 F     xi.  Cynthia BELL .

 

 

Fourth Generation

 

  34. Rebecca Sarah MCCUTCHEON (James H.*, William*, Pioneer Samuel*) was born on 5 Nov 1788 in Augusta Co., Virginia. She died on 20 Nov 1841 in Greenville Township, Floyd Co., Indiana.

 

Indiana State Library Genealogy Division, "L-M"  Indiana Marriages Through 1850

MCCUTCHEON, Sarah; Sysenus EMMONS; County: Clark Date: 5-1-1815  Remarks:

IMH LICENSE

Married by David Fannin

 

Rebecca married Syrenius EMMONS on 1 May 1815 in Clark Co., Indiana. Syrenius was born on 25 Nov 1796 in Tazewell, Virginia. He died on 28 Aug 1869 in Macoupin Co, Il.

 

Sometimes spelled as Cyrenius

 

 

Syrenius and Rebecca had the following children:

 

+     82 F      i.  Lydia Ruth EMMONS was born in 1828.

 

  35. William Eldon* MCCUTCHEON Sr (James H.*, William*, Pioneer Samuel*) was born on 24 Dec 1792 in Augusta Co., Virginia . He died about 1875 in Yamhill, Oregon.

 

From the book by M.L. McCutchan:  "From Sea to Shining Sea" McCutchan:

 "William Eldon McCutchan was born in Virginia (Staunton, Shenandoah Valley) in

1792.

In 1810, [when he was 18] ... he moved to the Indiana Territory.  Indiana was still

largely controlled by the Indians, but William settled and farmed on Big Indian Creek,

 

just west of Louisville, Kentucky. [He probably joined his Uncle William and cousins

James and Samuel who came in 1806.  See the notes for James H.]

  "William Eldon married Susanna Thornton in Indiana, and they had six children

between 1819 and 1834. Susanna died in 1834, possibly in childbirth (son Samuel was

born in that year).

  "William remarried, marrying Elizabeth Galloway in about 1836, with whom he had

an additional five children (5 in Indiana, and the last in Iowa, in 1862).

  "In about 1851, William moved to Iowa - again a territory, again in Indian country

(the first white child had been born in Iowa in 1842).   He settled there, and finished

raising his family. His sons and daughters married, and in 1865 were still living in Iowa.

 "In 1865, about two-thirds of William's family decided to move themselves and their

families to Oregon, joining a wagon train on the Oregon Trail. William, by then 73

years old, joined them.  Sons John, Samuel, and William Jr., and daughters Hannah

and Mahala and their families all went - but not all got there. William E.'s son John

died of typhoid fever on the South Fork of the Platte River, in the Nebraska Territory,

on July 14, 1865. His widow and children split off at that point, going on to California*.

The remainder, including father/grandfather William, went on to Yamhill, Oregon,

where they settled, lived, and died.  William passed on in about 1875. His very full life

had included two wives, eleven children, god knows how many grandchildren, and four

major emigrations:  Virginia to Kentucky (abt. 1796 with his parents); Kentucky to

Indiana, 1810; Indiana to Iowa, 1851; Iowa to Oregon, 1865."

  *Note:  According to another report, the group had to spend the winter in Salt Lake

City. The following spring, Samuel and his family, including father/grandfather William,

continued on to Oregon. Mary Isabell, John's widow, her five children, mother Isabell

Akers, and brothers Thomas and John Akers and their families all went south through

Las Vegas and settled in southern California.

 

1870 Census for Wayne County, Benton Twp., Iowa

Cyrus BELL's wife Sussannah, (daughter of William Eldon) age 41, female, white,

keeping house,  states her father was born in VIRGINIA, and her mother was born in

INDIANA

 

William Eldon appears in the Floyd County, Indiana census in 1820-30-40 & 50. The

following children, all born in Floyd County, appear on the Wayne County Iowa census

of 1860: John b. 1825; Samuel, b. 1834; Sarah J. b. 1838; Hannah, b. 1839; Mahala A.

, b. 1847; William Jr., b. 1849.

 

William married (1) Susanna* THORNTON about 1818. Susanna* was born about 1797 in Indiana. She died in 1834 in Lafayette Twp., Floyd Co., Indiana .

 

They had the following children:

        83 M      i.  George W. MCCUTCHEON was born in 1819 in Lafayette Twp., Floyd Co., Indiana . He died on 3 May 1902 in Crawford Co., Indiana.. He was buried in Milltown Cemetery, Crawford Co., Indiana.

George married Elizabeth BARKSHIRE on 3 Apr 1843 in Floyd Co., Indiana. Elizabeth was born on 29 May 1819 in Crawford Co., Indiana.. She died on 18 Apr 1891 in Crawford Co., Indiana.. She was buried in Milltown Cemetery, Crawford Co., Indiana.

        84 F      ii.  Elizabeth MCCUTCHEON was born in 1822 in Lafayette Twp., Floyd Co., Indiana .

 

+     85 M     iii.  John MCCUTCHEON was born in 1825. He died on 14 Jul 1865.

 

+     86 F     iv.  Susanna MCCUTCHEON was born on 14 Nov 1828. She died on 13 Apr 1906.

 

 

+     87 F     v.  Fannie (Mary Frances)* MCCUTCHEON was born on 4 Feb 1830. She died on 11 Mar 1915.

        88 M    vi.  Samuel MCCUTCHEON was born in 1834 in Lafayette Twp., Floyd Co., Indiana .

Samuel married Charlotte .

 

William married (2) Elizabeth GALLOWAY daughter of John GALLOWAY and Hannah REASOR on 31 Mar 1836 in Floyd Co., Indiana. Elizabeth was born on 17 Aug 1817 in Kentucky. She died on 31 Oct 1904 in Yamhill, Oregon.

 

They had the following children:

        89 F    vii.  Sarah Jane MCCUTCHEON was born on 22 Apr 1837 in Floyd Co., Indiana.She died on 28 Mar 1894 in Wayne Co., Iowa.

        90 F    viii.  Hannah Mary MCCUTCHEON was born on 13 Aug 1838 in Floyd Co., Indiana. She died on 27 Sep 1920 in Yamhill, Oregon.

        91 F     ix.  Mahala Ann MCCUTCHEON was born on 13 May 1843 in Floyd Co., Indiana. She died on 7 Jul 1904 in Yamhill, Oregon.

        92 M     x.  William Eldon MCCUTCHEON Jr. was born on 27 Jul 1849. He died in Jun 1908 in Yamhill, Oregon.

        93 M    xi.  James Fulton MCCUTCHEON was born on 14 May 1852 in Wayne Co., Iowa. He died on 27 Feb 1854 in Wayne Co., Iowa.

 

"Fulton" was a family name.  James Fulton died as a child.

 

 

  36. Samuel MCCUTCHEON "Kentucky Sam" (James H.*, William*, Pioneer Samuel*) was born on 6 Jan 1797 in Bourbon Co., Kentucky . He died on 26 Apr 1867 in Floyd Co., Indiana. He was buried in Mt. Eden, Indiana.

 

1850 Federal Census, Floyd County, Indiana

Listed as 110, Samuel McCutchan, age 53, farmer, born in Kentucky, wife Sarah, age

44, born in Kentucky.  (Next to them at 109 were Samuel McCutchen, born in Virginia,

age 78, with wife Frances, age 78, born in Virginia.)

 

From the book by M.L. McCutchan, Chapter 4, The Direct Line - McCutchans

  "... Samuel was born to James and Elizabeth in 1795, in Kentucky.  He presumably

made the move to Indiana with them in about 1811.  He may have returned to

Kentucky temporarily in 1814, however.  A Samuel McCutchan took part in the War of

1812, joining the Kentucky Detached Militia in 1814, in a company commanded by

Captain William Wade.  We’re not sure if this was our Samuel; by this time there were

so many Samuel McCutchans and James McCutchans in Kentucky and Tennessee that

they probably rode two to a horse.  It might have been; it’s less than a hundred miles

from Big Indian Creek in Indiana to Bourbon County, KY.  Sam may well have decided

to return to Kentucky to join the militia, and fight alongside his friends.  Whether he

did, or not, 10 years later he was back on Big Indian Creek, farming, and known as "

Kentucky" Sam.  His neighbors there (in addition to second cousins Hard-Hearing Sam

McCutchan and Virginia Sam McCutchan), included Daniel Reasor.  The latter is

important to our family history, because in 1824 he was visited by his 19-year-old

sister Sarah, from Spencer County, Kentucky, the youngest child of Michael Reasor and

Anna Herbert Reasor.  Michael’s father was a Revolutionary War veteran.  A romance

bloomed between Kentucky Sam and Sarah; and in early 1824, he returned with her to

Kentucky, to request permission from her parents to marry her.  It was granted; the

 

bans were published in April, and they were married in May 1824.  Following their

marriage, Samuel and Sarah returned to Indiana, where they lived and died in Floyd

County, on Big Indian Creek.  They had 10 children.  Anna, Fanny, James, William,

John, Larue, Josiah, Sarah, David, and Samuel.

 "So Samuel and Sarah lived and died in Floyd County, Indiana.  It was probably a

nice life, although Sarah’s life was cut short in 1854.  Although five of their children

were still under 21 at the time, Samuel never remarried.  The children grew, married,

and moved away, as children tend to do.  Samuel, Jr. and Larue each got married; the

two families moved to Iowa together.  David homesteaded in Kansas.  Josiah moved to

Iowa as a young man, still single.  John became a minister, staying in Indiana (but

moving  several times), and raising 11 children.  Sarah married, and remained in Floyd

County."

 

Samuel married Sarah REASOR daughter of Michael REASOR and Anna HERBERT on 12 May 1824 in Kentucky. Sarah was born on 14 Nov 1805 in Little Mount, Spencer Co., Kentucky. She died on 20 May 1854 in Floyd Co., Indiana.

 

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=DESC&db=:2150801&id=

I107955254

 

From the book by M.L. McCutchan, Chapter 7, The Reasor and Scott Families 

"Sarah, the key Reasor for the McCutchan line, grew up in Little Mount, but as a

teenager went north to Indiana to visit her brother in Floyd County.  Her brother, of

course, had a neighbor, James McCutchan, whose son, Kentucky Sam, was grown and

ready to take a bride.  It wasn't quite that simple - Sam and Sarah had to travel back

to Little Mount, to obtain the permission of Michael and Anna, but they did so, and

were married on May 12, 1824, in Little Mount, Spencer County, Kentucky.  It was the

first non-Scotch Irish marriage for the McCutchan family; it was not to be the last."

 

 

Samuel and Sarah had the following children:

        94 F      i.  Anna MCCUTCHEON was born on 7 Feb 1825 in Floyd Co., Indiana. She died on 12 Nov 1837 in Floyd Co., Indiana.

Anna married James W. AKERS .

        95 F      ii.  Fanny MCCUTCHEON was born in 1827 in Floyd Co., Indiana. She died about 1849.

Fanny married Patrick WILSON .

        96 M     iii.  James MCCUTCHAN was born in 1829 in Floyd Co., Indiana. He died in 1855.

James married Elizabeth SCOTT daughter of Moses SCOTT Sr. and Elizabeth SCHINDLER on 25 Sep 1851. Elizabeth was born about 1829. She died on 9 Sep 1861.

 

Elizabeth Scott died at age 32.

 

        97 M    iv.  William MCCUTCHEON was born in 1831 in Floyd Co., Indiana. He died before 1916.

William married Sarah RUTH .

        98 M     v.  John H. MCCUTCHEON was born in Nov 1835 in Floyd Co., Indiana. He died on 18 Jan 1916 in Crawford Co., Indiana.

John married Mary Melissa ROBERTS on 21 Apr 1860 in Harrison Co., Indiana. Mary was born in 1840 in Harrison Co., Indiana. She died in 1885 in Harrison Co., Indiana.

        99 M    vi.  Josiah MCCUTCHEON was born on 27 Oct 1838 in Floyd Co., Indiana. He

 

died on 3 Apr 1891 in Leon Co., Iowa.

Josiah married Elizabeth Ann NELSON on 17 Mar 1859 in Wayne Co., Iowa. Elizabeth was born on 18 Feb 1842 in Madison Co., Indiana. She died on 13 Sep 1906 in Leon Co., Iowa.

       100 F    vii.  Sarah J. MCCUTCHEON was born about 1839.

       101 M    viii.  Larue MCCUTCHEON was born on 16 Nov 1842 in Floyd Co., Indiana. He died on 18 Jul 1922 in Benton Co., Arkansas.

Larue married Jane Elizabeth TODD . Jane died on 21 Jun 1883.

       102 M    ix.  David Washington MCCUTCHEON was born on 28 Feb 1846 in Floyd Co.,Indiana. He died on 3 Jan 1916 in Mitchell Co., Kansas.

David married Fanny BASSETT on 10 Mar 1870 in Decatur Co., Iowa . Fanny was born on 11 Feb 1849 in Defiance Co.,  Ohio. She died on 24 Oct 1900 in Mitchell Co., Kansas.

       103 M     x.  Samuel MCCUTCHEON was born in 1848. He died after 1916.

 

  44. William S. "Billy" MCCUTCHAN (Samuel Sanford, William*, Pioneer Samuel*) was born about 1808 in Tennessee. He died in Floyd Co., Indiana.

 

http://www.crimfamily.org/WC03/WC03_120.HTM

 

William married America SCOTT daughter of Moses SCOTT Sr. and Elizabeth SCHINDLER in 1831. America was born in 1811 in Kentucky. She died in 1882 in Floyd Co., Indiana.

 

They had the following children:

       104 M      i.  Samuel J. MCCUTCHAN "Virginia Sam" was born on 26 Feb 1832 in Indiana. He died on 28 Apr 1904.

 

The McCutchen Trace, Volume II, pg 177

 

Called "Virginia Sam"

 

       105 F      ii.  Elizabeth Betty MCCUTCHAN was born in 1834.

 

The McCutchen Trace, Volume II, pg 177

Elizabeth, born 1834, not married in 1870 census.

 

 

+   106 F     iii.  Frances M. "Fanny" MCCUTCHAN was born on 11 Dec 1842. She died on 21 Oct 1894.

 

  45. Samuel Sanford MCCUTCHAN Jr. (Samuel Sanford, William*, Pioneer Samuel*) was born on 21 Jan 1811 in Tennessee. He died on 4 Aug 1896 in Eagleville, Missouri. He was buried in Payne Cemetery, Missouri.

Samuel married (1) Malinda SCOTT daughter of Moses SCOTT Sr. and Elizabeth SCHINDLER on 10 Apr 1836 in Scottsville, Floyd Co., Indiana. Malinda was born on 1 Mar 1814 in Kentucky. She died on 15 Feb 1860 in Scottsville, Floyd Co., Indiana. She was buried in Mt. Eden Cemetery, Floyd Co., Indiana.

 

The McCutchen Trace, Volume II, page 178

 

Scott Family Marriage Records in Indiana

SCOTT Malinda, MCCUTCHAN, Samuel Jr -  Floyd 04-10-1836

 

 

Samuel and Malinda had the following children:

 

+   107 M      i.  William J. MCCUTCHEON was born on 14 Jan 1837. He died on 19 Dec

 

1870.

       108 F      ii.  Elizabeth Fulton MCCUTCHEON was born in 1839 in Floyd Co., Indiana.

Elizabeth married John BYWATER on 11 Mar 1868.

       109 F     iii.  Ellen J. MCCUTCHEON was born in 1841.

Ellen married Tillman HOLLIS on 4 Oct 1860.

       110 M    iv.  George W. MCCUTCHEON was born in 1843.

 

Went to California.

 

       111 M     v.  Samuel Sanford MCCUTCHEON III was born on 16 Sep 1846 in Scottsville, Floyd Co., Indiana. He died in Jul 1876 in Scottsville, Floyd Co., Indiana. He was buried in Mt. Eden Cemetery, Floyd Co., Indiana.

 

"Hard Hearing Sam"

 

 

Samuel married Clarinda SCOTT . Clarinda was born in Apr 1850 in Scottsville, Indiana. She died on 22 Oct 1939. She was buried in Delano Cemetery, Cameron, Missouri.

       112 F     vi.  Louisiann MCCUTCHEON was born on 4 Apr 1850 in Scottsville, Floyd Co.,Indiana. She died about 1915 in Lamoni, Iowa.

Louisiann married Unknown .

 

 

Samuel married (2) Emily Baggerly SCOTT daughter of John SCOTT and Anna REASOR after 1860. Emily was born about 1815 in Spencer Co., Kentucky. She died on 4 May 1893 in Eagleville, Missouri. She was buried in Payne Cemetery, Missouri.

 

The McCutchen Trace, Volume II, page 178

 

1860 Clark County Census, CARR TOWNSHIP, June 5,1860

146 BAGGERLEY, Emily  43 KY - John 25 - Isaac 18 - Indiana 16 - Vardiman 14 (male)

 

"Husband David Baggerley died in 1854 and then she married Samuel Sanford

McCutchan, Jr.

She was the daughter of John Scott and Anna Reasor."

 

 

 

Fifth Generation

 

  82. Lydia Ruth EMMONS (Rebecca Sarah MCCUTCHEON, James H.*, William*, Pioneer Samuel*) was born in 1828 in Indiana.

Lydia married Thomas BELL son of Elias E.* BELL and Jemima* MCKINLEY on 31 Oct 1847 in Clark Co., Indiana. Thomas was born in 1827 in Clark Co., Wood Twp., Indiana.

 

Living in Clark Co., Wood Twp. according to 1850, 1860, and 1870 Census records

Thomas is listed as a Blacksmith. Verification from deed transfers from settlement of

Elias Bell estate.

 

1860 Clark County Census, Wood Twp. Indiana, June 2,1860

#49  BELL, Thomas 33 - Lydia 32 - James 12 - Sarah E. 10 - Manford 8 - Mary C. 6 -

Williard 4 -

Elias  1

Note:  He lived next door to his brother James (#48)

 

 

 

Thomas and Lydia had the following children:

       113 M      i.  James Kelso BELL was born in Nov 1848 in Indiana. He died on 19 Jul 1936 in Borden, Wood Twp., Indiana. He was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery,Borden, Indiana.

 

He was a cooper by trade and farmed.

 

 

James married Mary Frances OVERTON on 7 Jun 1870. Mary was born in Sep 1852 in Washington Co., Indiana. She died on 13 Oct 1923 in Borden, Wood Twp., Indiana. She was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Borden, Indiana.

 

Walnut Hill, Borden, Indiana, Row 4 Sec 2.

 

       114 F      ii.  Sarah E. BELL was born on 6 Oct 1851 in Clark Co., Indiana. She died on 19 Jan 1882. She was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Clark Co., Indiana.

Sarah married George LITTELL on 13 Dec 1870 in Clark Co., Indiana. George was born on 24 Mar 1842. He died on 4 Oct 1920. He was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Clark Co., Indiana.

       115 M     iii.  Manford BELL was born about 1852 in Indiana.

Manford married Alice V. BEEZLEY on 23 Nov 1875.

       116 F     iv.  Mary C. BELL was born in 1854 in Indiana. She died on 13 Sep 1945 in Portland, Oregon.

Mary married John A. LITTELL on 7 Apr 1874. John was born on 13 Jun 1848. He died on 18 Aug 1929.

       117 M     v.  Willard BELL was born about 1856 in Indiana.

Willard married Cynthia A. "Lytha" SCOTT on 4 Dec 1884. Cynthia was born on 9 Aug 1860. She died on 12 Apr 1889. She was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Floyd Co., Indiana.

       118 M    vi.  Elias A. BELL was born on 28 Sep 1858 in Clark Co., Indiana. He died on 21 Feb 1945 in Lafayette, Indiana. He was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Lafayette, Indiana.

Elias married Mary Ada COOK . Mary was born on 17 Oct 1861. She died on 12 Aug 1930 in Layfayette, Indiana.

       119 M    vii.  Syrenus E. BELL was born in 1861 in Clark Co., Indiana. He died in 1927 in Jeffersonville, Indiana. He was buried in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Syrenus married Blanche MCKINLEY daughter of Samuel MCKINLEY and Louise SCHLEICHER on 11 Dec 1887. Blanche was born in 1866 in New Providence, Clark Co., Indiana. She died on 3 Jun 1943. She was buried in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Indiana.

 

Marriage Records, Clark County, Indiana:  Blance McKinley to Syrinus

Bell, Dec 11, 1887

 

       120 M    viii.  Thomas Pearce BELL was born on 11 Sep 1861. He died on 21 Jun 1939.

Thomas married Eglentine A. "Tina" MCKINLEY daughter of William MCKINLEY and Emma LITTELL on 23 Oct 1884. Eglentine was born on 30 May 1864. She died on 29 Sep 1932. She was buried in Roseland Cemetery, Francesville, Indiana.

 

Article Citation: MARRIAGE / Thomas Bell to Tina McKinley. New Albany

Ledger. 10-29-1884. p 4, c 5.

 

 

       121 F     ix.  Jemima BELL was born in 1863.

       122 M     x.  Samuel BELL was born in 1866.

       123 M    xi.  C. Sanford BELL was born in 1869 in Clark Co., Indiana.

C. Sanford BELL married Gertrude SUMPTION on 26 Aug 1896 in Cass County, Indiana.

 

  85. John MCCUTCHEON (William Eldon*, James H.*, William*, Pioneer Samuel*) was born in 1825 in Lafayette Twp., Floyd Co., Indiana . He died on 14 Jul 1865 in Wagon Train, Nebraska Territory.

 

1850 census lists John's occupation as a cooper.

 

McCutchen Trace Newsletter:

"Charles W. Stewart writes: "As a point of interest, a short commentary on this family

since Floyd County. The group moved to Wayne County, Iowas in 1851. In 1866, John

and his brother, Samuel, with their families, left Iowa bound for Oregon by wagon

train. Tragedy struck along the Platte River in Nebraska. An outbreak of typhoid fever

claimed John's life. The group spent the winter in Salt Lake City. The following spring,

Samuel and his family continued on to Oregon. Mary Isabell, John's widow, her five

children, mother Isabell Akers, and brother Thomas and John Akers and their families

all went south through Las Vegas and settled in southern California. There are now a

large number of descendants of John and Mary Isabell McCutchan living in central and

southern California."

 

(Mary Isabell's parents were John Akers and Isabell McKinley)

 

http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/MCCUTCHEON/2001-05/0990570087

"Trails Grown Dim, Frontier Times September 1967, McCutcheon Wagontrain_Dear

Editor:_We are preparing a research paper on an 1865 wagon train which traveled

from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Salt Lake City and eventually reached California in 1866.

John McCutcheon, Mary McKinley McCutcheon (his wife) and Cyrus Bell McCutcheon,

their ten-year-old son, were members of this train. John organized it and other families

joined him. One night before the train reached Fort Bernard, Wyoming, the fort was

savagely attacked by Indians. Five soldiers lay dead before the Indians withdrew.

Expecting the Indians to attack the train, and John McCutcheon being stricken with

diptheria, the train decided to keep on the move. This proved too much for the

weakened_man, and he passed away during the night. He was buried along the Platte

River. The mountains to the west were heavily covered with snow, forcing the train to

lay over for the winter north of Salt Lake City, just south of Provo, Utah. The Mormons

helped the people of the train through the_winter. In the Spring of 1866, the train

again forged westward. However, before they moved a very great distance, the train

split. Some pioneers headed for Oregon. The main portion of the train headed south

toward Los Angeles with a Mormon food train. Cyrus Bell and his mother were in the

latter group. We are interested in information about the names of persons who

traveled with this particular train; the route traveled, the names of any known

overnight camps; the location of any diaries, letters, pictures or maps concerning this

train; or any other available pertinent information. We will answer all letters. -----

James Melvin Cannon, and Mary B. (McCutcheon) Cannon, P.O. Box 34, Edwards,

California 93523." (written in 1967)

 

John married Mary Isabel AKERS daughter of John AKERS and Isabel MCKINLEY on 26 Oct 1848. Mary was born on 10 Nov 1832 in Clark Co., Indiana. She died in Feb 1904 in Tulare Co., California. She was buried in Crabtree-Globe Cemetery, Tulare Co., California.

 

Indiana Marriages Through 1850 lists Mary AKERS and John MCCUTCHEN, 10-26-1848,

Clark County.

 

http://www.cagenweb.com/cpl/tulare/tccemhis.htm

From "OLD CEMETERIES OF SOUTHEASTERN TULARE COUNTY" Native Daughters of

the Golden West, Porterville, CA (1954) THE CRABTREE CEMETERY

"... lots had been sold to the Hallibrtons, McCutcheons, Duncans, Lee Greens, A. P.

Osborns, Oliver Osborns, Grahams and others according to A. P. O. Crabtree, son of W.

Newton Crabtree. ..."

...Newton Crabtree, a pioneer of the early 60's, ... two [of his daughters] married the

McCutcheon brothers, James and Sam. ..."

"In-laws who are buried there are Murdoch Phillips and his wife, and the mother of the

McCutcheon brothers—Mary McKinley, (relative of the President, whose second

husband was Benj. Kerrick. Their father died while the family in the McCutcheon

Wagon Train was crossing the plains in 1865. The story of "The Covered Wagon" was

written from the experiences of this wagon-train during Indian attack and other

hazards. Newton Crabtree got Louis Weber, the teacher, to survey the cemetery and

prepare a map of it which is on record at Visalia. There are more than 60 graves."

 

http://www.cagenweb.com/cpl/tulare/tcctg.htm#MENU

The Crabtree-Globe Cemetery

KERRICK Mary McKinley McCutcheon b 10 Nov 1832 d Feb 1904

 

 

John and Mary had the following children:

       124 M      i.  William MCCUTCHEON was born in 1849 in Lafayette Twp., Floyd Co., Indiana . He died in 1851 in Lafayette Twp., Floyd Co., Indiana .

       125 F      ii.  Isabel MCCUTCHEON was born in 1850 in Lafayette Twp., Floyd Co., Indiana . She died in 1850 in Lafayette Twp., Floyd Co., Indiana .

       126 M     iii.  Samuel Marion MCCUTCHEON was born on 25 Oct 1852 in Wayne Co., Iowa . He died on 24 Nov 1924 in Tulare Co., California.

 

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ca/tulare/census/ed68.txt

1900 Federal Census of Tulare County, California

McCutcheon Samuel M. farmer 46   IA IN IN 68-5-16

McCutcheon Lillie B. 37   68-5-16

McCutcheon William B. Farm lab   18   68-5-16

McCutcheon Henry W. 15   68-5-16

McCutcheon Carl E. 12   68-5-16

McCutcheon Mary E. 10   68-5-16

McCutcheon Nora B. 7   68-5-16

McCutcheon Mabel L. 3   68-5-16

 

 

Samuel married Lillie B. OSBORN on 17 Nov 1878.

       127 M    iv.  Cyrus Bell MCCUTCHEON was born on 21 Apr 1856 in Wayne Co., Iowa . He died on 22 Apr 1929 in Fresno, California .

 

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ca/tulare/census/ed68.txt

1900 Federal Census of Tulare County, California

McCutcheon Cyrus B. farm lab. 45 IA IA IN 68-5-9

McCutcheon Anna M. 33 68-5-9

McCutcheon Clifford W. 3  68-5-9

 

 

Cyrus married Anna Missouri STAYTON on 4 Jul 1888.

       128 M     v.  James Thornton MCCUTCHEON was born on 16 Oct 1858 in Wayne Co.,

 

Iowa . He died on 30 Aug 1918 in Kern Co., California.

 

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ca/tulare/census/ed68.txt

1900 Federal Census of Tulare County, California

 

McCutcheon James-F. farmer 41 IA IN IN   68-5-24

McCutcheon Laura A. 31   68-5-24

McCutcheon Earnest W. 15   68-5-24

McCutcheon Mary E. 13   68-5-24

McCutcheon Earl A. 6   68-5-24

McCutcheon John 0. 4   68-5-24

McCutcheon James E. Age: 10/12.  68-5-24

 

 

James married Laura OSBORN on 16 Nov 1879. Laura was born about 1858.

       129 F     vi.  Elizabeth Ellen MCCUTCHEON was born on 8 Feb 1861 in Wayne Co., Iowa . She died on 27 Feb 1939 in Kern Co., California.

       130 F    vii.  Alia Ann MCCUTCHEON was born on 14 Feb 1863 in Wayne Co., Iowa . She died about 1906 in Tulare Co., California.

Alia married John Lockward DUNN on 16 Mar 1879. John was born on 27 Oct 1846. He died on 15 Dec 1907 in Tulare Co., California.

       131 F    viii.  Emaline MCCUTCHEON was born in 1865 in Wayne Co., Iowa . She died in 1865 in Wayne Co., Iowa .

 

  86. Susanna MCCUTCHEON (William Eldon*, James H.*, William*, Pioneer Samuel*) was born on 14 Nov 1828 in Lafayette Twp., Floyd Co., Indiana . She died on 13 Apr 1906 in Benton Twp., Wayne Co., Iowa. She was buried in Kirby Cemetery, Washington Twp., Lucas Co., Iowa.

Susanna married Cyrus BELL son of Gabriel BELL and Mary Molly AKERS on 6 Apr 1850 in Floyd Co., Indiana. Cyrus was born on 6 Jun 1826 in Clark Co., Indiana. He died on 18 Jan 1895 in Wayne Co., Iowa.

 

Moved to Wayne County, (Benton Twp.) Iowa in fall of 1855.

 

From the book, The Bells of Pleasant Ridge 1760-2000, by Pat & Paul Coffman:

"1870 Census for Wayne County, Benton Twp., Iowa

Cyrus Bell, age 44, male, white, farmer, b. Indiana, Father born Indiana, Mother born

Indiana

His wife Sussannah, age 41, female, white, keeping house.  Father born Virginia,

Mother born Indiana

John, age 19, male, white, farm work, Born Indiana

William, age 17, male, white, farm work, Born Indiana

Mary E., age 16, female, white, at home, Born Indiana

James (Marshall), age 12, male, white, at home.  Born Iowa

Joseph E., age 9, male, white, at school.  Born Iowa

Iona, age 4, female, white, at home.  Born Iowa

Manford, age 2, male, white, at home.  Born Iowa"

 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~iadecatu/obitDocs/Bs/bellcyrusobit.html

Copied by Stacey McDowell Dietiker, February 25, 2003

"Independent Patriot, Lamoni, Iowa, January 24, 1895

DIED - BELL- Near Cambria, Iowa, Friday, January 18, 1895, Mr. Cyrus Bell, over 68

years old. The funeral from his home, funeral sermon preached by Rev. Burns of the M.

 

E. Church, Sunday, January 20, at 11:00 a.m.  Deceased was born in Clark County,

Ind., June 6, 1826. April 6, 1850, he was married to Susanna McCutcheon. In 1855

came to Wayne County, Iowa where he has resided ever since. He was a man greatly

beloved, as was shown by the very great attendance at the funeral.  He leaves a wife,

six children, two sisters, and four brothers.

"Elder T. J. Bell* of Lamoni, a nephew, was sent for to attend his funeral."

 

*T.J. Bell, a nephew, was the son of James Bell and Fannie McCutcheon Bell.  Fannie

was a sister of Susanna.

 

 

Cyrus and Susanna had the following children:

       132 M      i.  John BELL was born on 26 Mar 1851 in Indiana. He died on 24 Jan 1913 in Willow Grove, Iowa. He was buried in Kirby Cemetery, Washington Twp., Lucas Co., Iowa.

       133 M     ii.  William BELL was born in 1852. He died in 1928 in Humeston, Iowa.

William married Laura ULRICH in 1894.

       134 F     iii.  Mary E. BELL was born on 28 Jul 1855 in Indiana. She died on 9 Jul 1912. She was buried in Kirby Cemetery, Washington Twp., Lucas Co., Iowa.

       135 M    iv.  James Marshall BELL was born on 22 Jan 1858 in Wayne Co., Iowa. He died on 9 Mar 1887. He was buried in Kirby Cemetery, Washington Twp., Lucas Co., Iowa.

       136 M     v.  Gabriel BELL was born on 29 Jul 1860 in Indiana. He died on 22 Mar 1864. He was buried in Kirby Cemetery, Washington Twp., Lucas Co., Iowa.

 

Died age 3 years, 7 months, and 24 days...

 

       137 M    vi.  Joseph Eldon BELL was born on 30 Mar 1862 in Benton Twp., Wayne Co., Iowa. He died on 1 May 1910. He was buried in Kirby Cemetery, Washington Twp., Lucas Co., Iowa.

       138 F    vii.  Sarah E. BELL was born on 26 Jun 1864 in Wayne Co., Iowa. She died on 23 Sep 1869. She was buried in Kirby Cemetery, Washington Twp., Lucas Co., Iowa.

 

Died age 5 years, 2 months, and 27 days...

 

       139 F    viii.  Iona BELL was born in 1866 in Wayne Co., Iowa. She died in 1920.

       140 M    ix.  Manford BELL was born in 1868. He died in 1938 in Miles City, Montana.

 

1910 Census Benton Twp. Iowa.  Iona lived with her brother Manford.

 

 

  87. Fannie (Mary Frances)* MCCUTCHEON (William Eldon*, James H.*, William*, Pioneer Samuel*) was born on 4 Feb 1830 in Lafayette Twp., Floyd Co., Indiana . She died on 11 Mar 1915 in Borden, Clark Co., Indiana. She was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Clark Co., Indiana.

 

1860 Clark County Census, Wood Twp, Indiana 2 June 1860 

Frances - 29 years old born in Indiana

 

Marriage Records by Rev. George Brock.

 County: Floyd, Name: James Bell, Spouse: F McCutehen, Marriage Date: 21 Jun 1849,

Book: 3, Original Source Page: 217

 

 In her family Bible, Fannie recorded her own marriage: "James Bell and Frances

 

McCutcheon were married by Rev. Geo. Brock, Floyd County, Indiana June 21st. Anno

Domini 1849."  She also recorded the births of her husband, James, and herself (Mary

Frances), and all of their children.

 Additionally, she recorded the marriages of her sons, Thomas J. to Jincy Ann Scott

and Elias E. to Elizabeth Goss, as well as the births of grandchildren "Eckley,"  Clara,

and "Berty."

  Under "Deaths," the first listing was for Elizabeth, her daughter-in-law, wife of Elias,

who died 17 Jul 1876, just a little over 3 months after giving birth to "Berty." 

  Shortly after the death of her daughter-in-law, Fannie gave birth to her own child,

Amsley Tilden, who died in infancy.  His birth is listed in the Bible but not his death. 

Fannie herself never listed any more marriages, births, or deaths as the next entry in

the Bible was that of Fannie's own death.

 Fannie's own mother had died, probably in childbirth, when she was only 4 or 5 years

old - the same year her brother Samuel was born.  Then about a year after her

marriage to James Bell, when she was 20 or 21, practically her whole family moved to

Iowa (about 1851) - including her father, step-mother, older brother John, older sister

Susannah, and younger brother Samuel.  Then in about 1865 several members of

Fannie's family, with the exception of Susannah, left Iowa and joined a wagon train

bound for Oregon.  Susannah remained in Iowa along with her husband, Cyrus Bell,

but their brother John died along the way.

 

According to the biography of her son Thomas J. (Published in 1887), after James

death in 1885, Fannie continued to live on the "old homestead." with her three

youngest children, Elizabeth, Andrew and Tilford."

 

From the book, The Bells of Pleasant Ridge 1760 - 2000, by Paul & Pat Coffman, Page

135

Obituary: Daily Ledger, Jeffersonville, Indiana, March 18, 1915

 "Mrs. Fannie Bell, widow of the late James Bell, died at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon

at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marion Smith of Borden, which had been her home

most of her life, age 84 years.  Death was due to the infirmities of old age and the

funeral took place this morning.  Mrs. Bell was formerly Miss Fannie McCutcheon and

she was married to her late husband in 1851.*  Seven sons and three daughters

survive her:  Thomas, William, and Tilford Bell, all in Missouri; Charles and Andrew Bell,

Orleans; James Bell, Salem; Elias E. Bell, Jeffersonville; Mrs. Charles McKinley, Mrs.

Arthur Littell and Mrs. Marion Smith, Borden.  She was well known in this county."

*Fannie records her own marriage date as 21 June 1849

Another obituary reads:

 "Mrs. Frances Bell, widow of James Bell, died Thursday evening, March 11th, at the

home of her daughter, Mrs. Marion Smith, aged eighty-five years, one month and

seven days.  She was united in marriage to James Bell, June 21, 1849, by Rev. George

Brock.  To this union eleven children were born, Thomas, Elias, William, James,

Jemima, Charles, Andy, Sarah, Lizzie, Tilford, and Tildan, all of whom are living except

the last mentioned having died in infancy.  The funeral took place at Pleasant Ridge

church Saturday, conducted by the Rev. F. M. Brock, and her body placed by the side

of her husband in the cemetery adjoining the church yard."

 

Fannie married James* BELL son of Elias E.* BELL and Jemima* MCKINLEY on 21 Jun 1849 in Floyd Co., Indiana. James* was born on 28 Dec 1828 in Wood Twp., Clark Co., Indiana. He died on 22 Sep 1885 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Borden, Indiana.

 

1860 Clark County Census, Wood Twp., June 2,1860

#48  BELL, James 30 - Frances 29 (female) - Thomas 9 - Elias 6 - William H. 4 - James

N. 2

 

James was employed as a Farmer.

 

From Biography of son Thomas J.:

 The father (James) died on the old homestead where our subject (Thomas J.) was

born, September 22, 1885, aged fifty-six years.

 

http://www.statelib.lib.in.us/www/isl/whatwehave/dbsubj.html

Article Citation:  BELL, James, Death of, at Indianapolis, New Albany Ledger. 9-26-

1885. p4,c2

 

 

James* and Fannie had the following children:

       141 M      i.  Thomas Jefferson BELL was born on 30 Apr 1851 in Borden, Clark Co., Indiana. He died on 20 Dec 1935 in Lamoni, Decatur Co., Iowa. He was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Lamoni, Decatur Co., Iowa.

 

Biographical and Historical Record of Ringgold and Decatur Counties,

Iowa, (Lewis Publishing Company (1887)), p. 101: (Submitted to the

Decatur County GenWeb site by Christy Jay)

http://www.rootsweb.com/~iadecatu/bioDocs/1887Bios/biog101.htm

 

"THOMAS J. BELL, of the firm of Blair & Bell, general merchants of

Lamoni, was born in Clark County, Indiana, April 30, 1851, his parents,

James and Frances (McKutchan) Bell, being born, reared and married in

the same State. The father died on the old homestead where our

subject was born, September 22, 1885, aged fifty-six years. The mother

still survives, and resides at the old home with her three youngest

children. The names of their children are -- Thomas J., our subject;

William, living in Lamoni; Charles P., of Orange County, Indiana; Elias,

of Clark County, Indiana; Mrs. Jemima McKinley lives near her mother;

Mrs. Sarah Bell, of New Albany, Indiana, and Elizabeth, Andrew and

Telford, living at the homestead. Thomas J. Bell was reared to a farm

life, and educated in the district schools. August 11, 1872, he was

married to Miss Jincy Ann Scott, who was born in Floyd County, Indiana,

February 9, 1854, a daughter of Herbert and Nancy Scott. They are the

parents of three children, a son and two daughters -- Edward Curtis,

Clara May and Tina Ethlyn. Mr. and Mrs. Bell commenced married life

on her father's farm in Floyd County, Indiana, and in the spring of 1875,

removed to Sandwich, Illinois, and in the autumn of 1876 came to

Decatur County, Iowa, and located at Davis City, where, in company

with B. V. Springer, Mr. Bell worked at the carpenter's trade for

eighteen months. July 17, 1879, he entered the mercantile

establishment of Clark & Sons, where he was engaged in clerking till

September, 1882. In January, 1883, he removed to Lamoni, and March

following he was engaged in the lumber yard of David Dancer, where

he remained until he became associated with Mr. Blair in the mercantile

business. They carry a general stock of dry-goods, groceries, clothing,

boots, shoes, etc., their stock being worth about $6,500, their annual

sales amounting to about $18,000. Mr. Bell is a man of excellent

business qualifications, and by his gentlemanly and courteous manners

has become a popular merchant. In his political views Mr. Bell is very

liberal, and is not allied with any party. Both he and his wife are

prominent members of the church of the Latter-Day Saints, and for the

past three and a half years he has been an elder of the Lamoni branch

of that denomination. He served in the city council at Davis City three

years, and was a member of the first council of Lamoni."

 

 

From the book, The Bells of Pleasant Ridge 1760 - 2000, by Paul & Pat

Coffman, Page 142

“Obit from a Lamoni Newspaper...:  ‘Resided in Community 52 years ---

Strong Supporter Of The Church Affairs --- Death Was Sudden ---

Suffered Stroke Last Year Left Him Speechless--- T. J. Bell answered the

call of the grim reaper early Friday morning. Death came suddenly, the

result of a stroke suffered in May 1934 which left him in a weakened

condition. His passing thins the ranks of those early pioneers who

contributed so much to the development of Lamoni and who gave so

much to the church life of the community. For 52 years he resided in

the community, contributing to all that was good and assisting in

everything that was for the betterment of his fellow men. Brother Bell

was a man of sterling qualities, a man who held the admiration and

respect of all who knew him. As a result of the stroke he suffered over a

year ago he was unable to speak to his friends and family the last

months of his life. The testimony he bore as to the divinity of his church

and the spiritual manifestations he had enjoyed were missed in the

prayer services of the past year, but the faith he exercised throughout

his life was not dimmed by his affliction. In August of 1934, Mr. Bell lost

his companion after an illness of only a week. Since that time he has

been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Charles Sprague. He

appeared to be in usual health Friday morning and enjoyed his

breakfast with the family. Soon after the meal he was stricken with

what appeared to be a slight stroke. The doctor and other members of

the family were called and were present at his passing a few moments

later. His death was a release from what must have been a lonely life

following the loss of his speech and his dear wife. Death held no fear

for him as he had lived each day as a Christian gentleman and

exercised a strong faith in the beyond. In 1872 Mr. Bell was married to

Miss Jency Scott, the ceremony being preformed by W.W. Blair. After

their marriage in Indiana, the couple went to Plano, ILL., where they

remained a few years. After returning to Indiana where their eldest son

was born they moved to Davis City, Iowa in 1876, where they made

their home. The move to Decatur County was prompted by a desire to

be with church people in a more gathered condition. In January 1883

the family moved to Lamoni where, with the exception of a few years,

they spent the remaining years of their lives. Both brother and sister

Bell were of the priesthood for 61 years. Brother Bell served as an

active missionary in many communities with unusual success. He was

baptized in 1870, ordained a deacon in 1874 and an elder in 1880. To

the trust of membership in the church and priesthood he remained

faithful throughout his life. For eight years Brother Bell served as a

missionary under general contract. Although not serving under general

appointment he served in the capacity of Elder in many of the outlying

branches of the church Sundays, throughout the years of his life. His

presence will be sadly missed but the good he accomplished in a long

and useful life will live forever in the hearts of those he came in contact

with. Thomas J. Bell was born near Borden, Ind., April 30, 1851, the

eldest child of James and Frances Bell. There were 11 children in the

family, all growing to adulthood with the exception of one, the youngest

son, who died in infancy. His brothers, Elias, James, Andrew and

Charles and a sister Mima have all gone on before him. Surviving him

are his four children; Edmund C. of St. Louis, Mrs. Clara Lane, of

 

Lamoni, Mrs Ethelyn Sprague of Lamoni and Harbert of St. Joseph,

several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a brother George, of

Kansas City; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith and Mrs. Sally *Latell of

Borden.’  *Should read Littell”

 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~iadecat2/rose_b.htm

Rose Hill Cemetery, Surnames B,

Bell, Thomas Jefferson - Plot,1526, Grave, 1

Bell, Jency Ann - Plot 1526, Grave 2

 

 

Thomas married Genesis Ann "Jincy" SCOTT daughter of Rev. Harbert SCOTT and Nancy Sterling MCKINLEY on 11 Aug 1872 in Mt. Eden Church, Floyd Co., Indiana. Genesis was born on 9 Feb 1854 in Scottsville, Floyd Co., Indiana. She died on 23 Aug 1934 in Lamoni, Decatur Co., Iowa. She was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Lamoni, Decatur Co., Iowa.

 

2nd oldest of 15 children.

Marriage was recorded in the Bell Family Bible as:  Thomas J. Bell and

Jincy Ann Scott was married by W.W. Blair, in Floyd County, Indiana

August 11th. 1872

 

Rose Hill Cemetery

Bell, Thomas Jefferson - Plot,1526, Grave, 1

Bell, Jency Ann - Plot 1526, Grave 2

 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~iadecatu/obitDocs/Bs/belljencyobit.html

"OBITUARY - JENCY SCOTT BELL

"PIONEER IS LAID TO REST - Mrs. T. J. Bell died at her home in West

Lamoni after a short illness - Death has again invaded our community,

this time taking one who has been a resident of our town for over 50

years. Thus we chronicle the death of Mrs. Jency Bell, wife of T. J. Bell,

who passed away last Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. Mrs. Bell had been

sick only one week, but during that time her suffering had been intense

and her death came as a release from pain. Her passing is made more

sad because of the condition of her companion, who suffered a stroke

of apoplexy about three months ago, and has been unable to speak

since. Jency Ann, daughter of Harbert and Nancy Scott was born,

February 9, 1854, at Scottsville, Ind. and departed this life August 23,

1934, at an age of 80 years 6 months 14 days. She was the second

child of a family of fifteen, nine boys and six girls. Her father, mother,

one sister and four brothers precede her in death. Her early childhood

was spent in southern Indiana. She was baptized January 4, 1871, in

the Reorganized church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by T. W.

Smith at Mount Eden branch of the church near Scottsville, Ind. She

was married to Thomas J. Bell, August 11, 1872, by W. W. Blair - 1875

they went to Plano, Ill. and stayed until the spring of 1876, living in the

homes of Israel Rodgers, and W. W. Blair. They returned to Indiana,

where their eldest son was born. In September 1876, they came west,

locating at Davis City, Iowa, desiring to be with the church where it

would be in a more gathered condition. On January 26, 1883, they

moved to Lamoni, Iowa, where they have since resided except for a few

years spent in Pawnee, Mo. and on a farm in nothern Missouri. Their

entire interest and desires were for the success of the church and they

have stood steadfast all these years to their faith and belief. She leaves

to mourn, her aged companion who is 83 years old, two sons and two

 

daughters, Edward C. Bell, of St. Louis, Missouri; Mrs. Arthur Lane, Mrs.

Charles Sprague of Lamoni, and Harbert W. Bell, of St. Joseph, Missouri;

ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren, a brother, Zenos, in

Massachusetts; Reasor, Glenn, Emma, Lizzie and Eva in Indiana, Vina of

St. Joseph, Will of Independence; and Carter of Davis City, and many

other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Coliseum

Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with pastor, Blair Jensen, in charge.

Elder J. W. Lane preaching the sermon. Music was furnished by a

quartet. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery."

 

       142 M     ii.  Elias E. BELL was born on 2 Sep 1853 in Wood Twp., Indiana. He died on 15 Sep 1933 in Clark Co., Indiana. He was buried in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Elias married (1) Elizabeth "Lizzie" GOSS daughter of David H. GOSS and Jemima MCKINLEY on 11 Mar 1875 in Clark Co., Indiana. Elizabeth was born in 1852 in Indiana. She died on 17 Jul 1876 in Clark Co., Indiana. She was buried in Goss Cemetery, Trainer Farm, Clark Co., Indiana.

 

Married by J.S. Tilferd.  She died about three months after giving birth

to Bert.

 

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/5881/gosscem-2.html

Goss Cemetery II Burials, Wood Township, Clark County, Indiana:

BELL, Elizabeth, wife of Elias b. 1852 d. 1876

 

 

Elias married (2) Mattie LEWIS . Mattie was born in 1863. She died in 1929.She was buried in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Borden, Indiana.

       143 M     iii.  William Henry* BELL was born on 16 Nov 1855 in New Providence, Clark Co., Indiana. He died on 17 Apr 1940 in Denver, Colorado. He was buried on 20 Apr 1940 in Denver, Colorado.

 

Census Records: 1860 Clark County, Wood Township June 2,1860

#48  BELL, James 30 - Frances 29 (female) - Thomas 9 - Elias 6 -

William H. 4 - James N. 2

 

William Henry and his brother, Thomas Jefferson, both moved from

Clark County, Indiana to Decatur Co, Iowa in about 1876.  William was

married to Rebecca Jane “Jennie” McKim in Lamoni, Iowa in 1882 and

three of their children were born there - Elmer Lorenzo (1883),  LuAda

(1885), and Milton Lilburn (1887).

 

In about 1888, William and Rebecca  moved to Nebraska for a few

years as sons Clyde Lloyd (b.1889) and William Lester (b.1892) were

both born in Nebraska, but their next son, Cleveland, (b.1894) was born

back in Lamoni, Iowa.

 

Gothenburg, Nebraska history:

<http://www.ci.gothenburg.ne.us/>

"Gothenburg reached a population of 300 and was incorporated as a

town on July 8, 1885. The first church was completed in 1886. A boom

occurred in the early 1890s when a canal, lake and powerhouse were

built to generate electric power. A barbed wire factory, pickling works,

galvanized iron works, lead pipe works, sheet copper rolling mill, brass

foundry, boiler iron works, and bathtub factory were some of the firms

that located in Gothenburg in the 1890s. The Financial Panic of 1893 (a

year after William Lester was born) put most of the companies in the

 

hands of receivers, and the boom turned into a bust. Resulting,

however, was irrigation for about 16,800 acres east from the lake, and

the community settled down to an agricultural future which has

continued to progress through the years.”

 

Migration:  Indiana; Lamoni, Iowa; Gothenburg, Nebraska; St. Joseph,

Missouri; Hoxie, Kansas; Denver, Colorado

 

William Henry and his wife Rebecca both died in Denver, Colorado in

1940 and 1941.

 

 

William married Rebecca Jane "Jennie"* MCKIM "Jennie" daughter of John Joseph* MCKIM and Rebecca Ann* MOORE on 28 Mar 1882 in Lamoni, Decatur Co., Iowa. Rebecca was born on 6 Aug 1864 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. She died on 20 Jul 1941 in Denver, Colorado.

 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~iacrawfo/boyer1870.html

According to Crawford County, Boyer River P.O  records, Rebecca was a

resident of Crawford County, Iowa in 1870 and was born in

Pennsylvania in 1861. She is listed twice, once as "Rebecca" and once

as "Jennie" with Pennsylvania birth place and 1861 birth year (Family

records show date of birth as 6 Aug 1864)

 

Her name is given as Jennie Rebecca McKim on her marriage certificate.

 

When Rebecca's father died in 1907, she and William were living in

Hoxie, Sheridan County, Kansas

 

Bell-Cimino family note:  Rebecca Jane McKim Bell

(born) 8-06-1864; Lancaster Co., Penn;

(died) 07-20-41, St. Anthony's Hosp. Denver, Colo.

 

       144 M    iv.  James Nelson BELL was born on 10 Jun 1858 in Clark Co., Wood Twp., Indiana. He died on 8 Oct 1922 in Salem, Washington Co., Indiana. He was buried in Blue River Hicksite Cemetery, Washington Co., Indiana.

 

1860 Census Clark County, Wood Twp:  James N. 2 years

1900 Washington County IN census, Washington Twp., house 26.

1910 Washington County IN census, Washington Twp., house 172

 

 

James married Samantha CALLOWAY on 25 Dec 1884. Samantha was born on 20 Dec 1857 in Salem, Washington Co., Indiana. She died on 31 Oct 1918 in Washington Co., Indiana. She was buried in Blue River Hicksite Cemetery, Washington Co., Indiana.

 

Daughter of Flanders Calloway, b: 18 Oct 1830, and Frances Gibson,  b:

16 Sep 1838.  Her daughters were triplets.  She had nursed one of her

sons through an attack of typhoid fever and then she died of typhoid

fever.

 

       145 F     v.  Jemima Ellen "Mima" BELL was born on 5 Aug 1860 in Clark Co., Indiana.She died on 24 Aug 1919 in Borden, Clark Co., Indiana. She was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Borden, Indiana.

 

Buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Row 2, Grave 17.

 

 

Jemima married Charles Edwin MCKINLEY son of William MCKINLEY and Nancy BELL on 17 Sep 1885. Charles was born on 7 May 1862 in Pleasant Ridge, Wood Twp., Borden, Indiana. He died on 21 Aug 1929 in Borden, Clark Co., Indiana. He was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Clark Co.,

 

Indiana.

 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~incccpc/clarkbios/mckinley-chas.html

 

Biography of Charles Edwin McKinley from the Clark County, Indiana

Biographies Page

Biography provided by Volunteer Lois Mauk, Source of Biography:

Baird's History of Clark County,1909, page 683

 "Charles Edwin McKinley is a well known member of the Indiana

branch of the illustrious McKinley family, and a relation of our martyred

President of that name. In common with the other members of his

family he boasts a Scotch-Irish line of ancestry, in which the Scotch

strain predominated. The family was of Scotch Covenanter origin and as

the descendants of sturdy and religious men the family history in this

country has upheld its ancient traditions. He is a business man of

acknowledged ability and as a citizen he has not gone without

recognition.

 "Charles Edwin McKinley was born at Pleasant Ridge, Wood Township,

four and a half miles south of Borden, in the vicinity of the old burial

ground, on May 7, 1862. He was the son of William McKinley, and his

wife, whose maiden name was Nancy Bell. Our subject's grandfather,

Thomas McKinley, was a son of the head of the Indiana branch of the

McKinley family.

 "Charles Edwin was educated in the public schools of Wood Township

and on arrival at the proper age began life as a farmer. For eighteen

years he farmed and marketed farm and dairy produce and had a large

array of private customers in New Albany. In this line he was very

successful and he still retains his farm at Pleasant Ridge. In October,

1906, he established himself as head of the well known McKinley Hotel

at Borden, which was started some years before by Edwin McKinley. He

also opened an adjoining store and carried on a general mercantile

business. At the present time [1909] he conducts the McKinley Hotel, a

livery stable, and a general store, on an extensive scale and in a first

class manner. In addition he has been since 1907 president of the

Borden State Bank.

" Mr. McKinley married on the 17th of September, 1885, Jemima E. Bell,

the daughter of well known townsfolk. Their marriage proved very

happy and they have reared a family of four sons and four daughters,

namely: Francis M., Sarah F. (known to her friends as Fannie); Jessie E.,

John H., Clarence D., Georgia E., Harry Goebel and Iva Mildred

McKinley. All are well educated and accomplished.

 "Our subject was a member of a family composed of one girl and ten

boys. In politics he is a Democrat. He is reckoned as one of the leading

men of his party in Clark County. He was Trustee of Wood Township

from 1895 to 1900."

 

       146 M    vi.  Charles Pinkton "Pink" BELL was born on 25 Apr 1863 in Wood Twp., Clark Co., Indiana. He died on 9 Oct 1917 in Hamilton Co., Indiana. He was buried in Stampers Creek Church Cemetery, Orange Co., Indiana.

 

1910 Orange County IN census, Stampers Creek Twp., house 20.

 

 

Charles married Lydia MCCOY on 16 Aug 1885 in Orange Co., Indiana. Lydia was born on 3 Nov 1863 in Stampers Creek, Orange Co., Indiana. She died on 9 Oct 1917.

 

Father: Riley McCoy b: 3 MAY 1828 in Indiana; Mother: Mary Ann

Cornwell b: 21 JUN 1841 in Orange County, Indiana

 

       147 M    vii.  Andrew Jackson BELL was born on 31 Dec 1865 in Clark Co., Wood Twp., Indiana. He died on 10 Feb 1931. He was buried in Livonia Cemetery, Washington Co., Indiana.

 

Marriage Record:

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/in/county/orange/wpamarr/h1_page176.

htm

 

1910 Orange County IN census, Stampers Creek Twp., house 114

 

Burial:

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/in/county/orange/wpa/page2b2.htm

 

 

Andrew married Emma Ruth GALLOWAY on 23 Sep 1890 in Orange Co., Indiana. Emma was born on 12 Feb 1864 in Orange Co., Indiana. She died in 1948. She was buried in Livonia Cemetery, Washington Co., Indiana.

 

Marriage Record:

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/in/county/orange/wpamarr/h1_page176.

htm

 

       148 F    viii.  Sarah "Sallie" Francis BELL was born on 6 Mar 1868 in Clark Co., Wood Twp., Indiana. She died on 31 Mar 1948. She was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Borden, Indiana.

 

Wood Twp. Census 1880

From the book, The Bells of Pleasant Ridge 1760-2000, by Pat & Paul

Coffman:_"After Wyatt McKinley died, Sally (Bell) McKinley married

Albert Littell.  He had the funeral home at Borden.  His daughter, Cleon,

by his first marriage continued to have the funeral home after his death.

"

 

 

Sarah married (1) Wyatt MCKINLEY son of Thomas J. MCKINLEY and Mary Elizabeth "Polly" BELL on 4 Jul 1896. Wyatt was born on 8 Aug 1871 in Clark Co., Indiana. He died on 10 Aug 1909 in Clark Co., Indiana. He was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Clark Co., Indiana.

 

Obitiuary of Wyatt McKinley.

"The death of Wyatt McKinley, on last Tuesday, came as a shock to his

family, relatives and many friends, as he was thought to be getting

along so nicely.  He had been sick only about 2 weeks with typhoid

fever and pneumonia fever and was thought to be in fair condition for

recovery when he suddenly took worse and died in a few minutes.  The

cause of his immediate death was due to a blood clot on the heart...."

 

 

Sarah married (2) Arthur LITTELL on 7 Jan 1915. Arthur was born in 1869 in Indiana. He died on 11 Jan 1941.

       149 F     ix.  Mary Elizabeth BELL was born on 18 May 1870 in Clark Co., Wood Twp., Indiana. She died in Sep 1942. She was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Borden, Indiana.

 

Her mother's Bible Record gives birth year as "Anno Domini 1870" 

Head stone says 1871.

 

 

Mary married Marion Henry SMITH . Marion was born in 1876. He died on 4 Jun 1961. He was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Borden, Indiana.

 

       150 M     x.  George Tilford BELL was born on 21 Sep 1873 in Wood Twp. Clark Co., Indiana.

 

From the book, The Bells of Pleasant Ridge 1760-2000, by Pat & Paul

Coffman:_"George was living in Kansas City, Missouri in 1915 according

to his mother's obituary.  He was known to his family as "T" Bell."

 

       151 M    xi.  Amsley Tilden BELL was born on 1 Aug 1876. He died as a infant.

 

106. Frances M. "Fanny" MCCUTCHAN (William S. "Billy" MCCUTCHAN, Samuel Sanford, William*, Pioneer Samuel*) was born on 11 Dec 1842 in Floyd Co., Indiana. She died on 21 Oct 1894 in Clark Co., Indiana. She was buried in Pleasant Ridge, Clark Co., Indiana.

Frances married George W. BELL son of Elias E.* BELL and Jemima* MCKINLEY on 5 Jan 1864 in By Rev. James Scott, Clark Co., Indiana. George was born on 20 Apr 1838 in Borden, Clark Co., Indiana. He died on 21 Dec 1913 in Borden, Clark Co., Indiana. He was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Borden, Indiana.

 

http://www.statelib.lib.in.us/www/isl/whatwehave/dbsubj.html

Article Citation: Marriage / George Bell to Francis McCutchen. New Albany Ledger. 1-16-

1864. p 2, c 3.

 

Elias and George were involved in a family fight.  Elias, Jr. hit his brother George W. in

the head with a hatchet.  George W. later recovered to outlive all his brothers. (Larry

Bell)

 

From the book, The Bells of Pleasant Ridge 1760-2000, by Pat & Paul Coffman:_"The

death certificate for George W. Bell has the cause of death as Tuberculosis."

 

Three of his children were deaf: Charles, William, and Ida.

 

 

George and Frances had the following children:

       152 F      i.  Infant Daughter BELL was born on 27 Oct 1864 in Borden, Clark Co., Indiana. She died on 27 Oct 1864 in Borden, Clark Co., Indiana. She was buried in Pleasant Ridge, Clark Co., Indiana.

       153 M     ii.  Charles Henry "Bucky" BELL was born on 3 Oct 1866 in Borden, Clark Co., Indiana. He died in 1944 in Borden, Clark Co., Indiana. He was buried in Pleasant Ridge, Clark Co., Indiana.

       154 M     iii.  William John BELL was born on 21 Jan 1868 in Clark Co., Indiana. He died on 20 Jan 1944 in Borden, Clark Co., Indiana. He was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Clark Co., Indiana.

William married Lula Belle BROWN on 7 Apr 1901. Lula was born on 6 Jan 1870 in Fredericksburg, Indiana. She died on 2 Apr 1942 in Henryville, Indiana. She was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Clark Co., Indiana.

       155 M    iv.  Elias Jefferson "Jeff" BELL was born on 2 Dec 1871 in Borden, Clark Co., Indiana. He died on 2 Dec 1936 in Borden, Clark Co., Indiana. He was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Floyd Co., Indiana.

Elias married Lillie Elizabeth NORRIS on 20 Dec 1893 in Washington Co., Indiana. Lillie was born on 7 Jan 1875 in Washington Co., Indiana. She died on 11 Oct 1955 in Borden, Clark Co., Indiana. She was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Floyd Co., Indiana.

       156 F     v.  Ida Frances BELL was born on 13 Jun 1873 in Borden, Clark Co., Indiana. She died on 29 May 1947 in Monticello, Indiana.

Ida married Gilbert Herbert "Bert" GILLESPIE on 21 May 1895. Gilbert

 

was born on 31 Oct 1871 in White Co., Guernsey, Indiana. He died on 3 Apr 1944. He was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Monticello, Indiana.

       157 M    vi.  George Thomas BELL was born on 10 Jun 1879 in Borden, Clark Co., Indiana. He died in Dec 1962 in Clark Co., Indiana. He was buried in Kraft-Graceland Cemetery, Floyd Co., Indiana.

George married (1) Carrie SCOTT on 18 Apr 1905. Carrie was born in 1882 in Floyd Co., Indiana. She died on 28 Sep 1913 in Floyd Co., Indiana. She was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Floyd Co., Indiana.

George married (2) Henrietta A. HOMBERGER on 28 Nov 1915. Henrietta was born on 23 Oct 1890. She died on 10 Nov 1960. She was buried in Kraft-Graceland Cemetery, Floyd Co., Indiana.

 

107. William J. MCCUTCHEON (Samuel Sanford MCCUTCHAN, Samuel Sanford, William*, Pioneer Samuel*) was born on 14 Jan 1837. He died on 19 Dec 1870. He was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Clark Co., Indiana.

William married Sarah "Sally" BELL daughter of Elias E.* BELL and Jemima* MCKINLEY on 17 Jun 1863. Sarah was born on 1 Jul 1846 in Clark Co., Indiana. She died on 31 Mar 1884. She was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Borden, Indiana.

 

They had the following children:

       158 F      i.  Mary E. MCCUTCHEON was born in 1868. She died on 15 Dec 1882.

 

Died young

 

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