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Alexander Gallatin McNutt

Alexander Gallatin McNutt

Male 1754 - 1812  (57 years)

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  • Name Alexander Gallatin McNutt 
    Born 10 Dec 1754  Rockbridge, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Mar 1812  Rockbridge, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    23 Nov 1848 The Valley Star, Lexington, VA
    23 Nov 1848 The Valley Star, Lexington, VA
    23 Nov 1848 The Valley Star, Lexington, VA, with obit of Gov. Alexander Gallatin McNutt, Elisha Paxton's brother in law.
    Buried
    McNutt, Alexander Gallatin
    McNutt, Alexander Gallatin
    Alexander Gallatin McNutt - Inscription:
    A tribute by his daughter Sarah Sims of Vicksburg, Miss. to the memory of Alexander McNutt who died March 29, 1812 aged 56 years
    Notes 
    • Alexander McNutt is the son of John "Scotch Johnny" McNutt and Katherine Rebecca Anderson. He married Rachel Grigsby, on 7 Jan 1790 at her Fruithill Home in Rockbridge Co., VA by Rev. Samuel Houston. She is the daughter of John Grigsby and Elizabeth Porter. They had 13 known McNutt Children, listed on his wifes' site.

      He served in the Revolutionary War in the Rockbridge County VA Militia, in 1780 as a Sergeant under Capt. Jas Gilmore and Brig. Gen. Daniel Morgan and as an Ensign. (See the VA Genealogist, Vol. 43, #2, Apr-Jun 1999, p 144 and John H. Gwathmey's History Register of VA In the Revolution, p 538.

      According to Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission of the Virginia General Assembly, Interim Special Report: Revolutionary War Veteran Gravesites in Virginia, House Document No. 91 online (3/8/2000) at
      http://jlarc.state.va.us/reports/rpt249.pdf, page 7, Appendix D; buried in the Independent City: Lexington; McNutt Alexander 1754 - 1812; buried at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, other info: Sergeant; sources: 2,63.

      He's in the NSDAR Patriot Index and my app for him was approved.

      Henrietta Hamilton McCormick, owned Alexander McNutt's powder horn used in the Revolutionary War's Battle of Cowpens, SC. His father died in that battle. See photo.

      He died intestate. His wife inherited her share of his estate and lived there until Jan 1840. His son in law James McChesney handled the administration of his estate, including about 125 acres in Rockbridge Co., VA. See
      1841 Chancery case in Rockbridge Co., 108 pages, Jas MCCHESNEY& wife vs Heirs of Benj McNutt, Etc. See page 7, plus page 65 has plat map.

      I note in the Jackson Memorial Cemetery Survey, Complete to 1960 (sic) by Col. William Couper, available at the Washington and Lee Library Special Collections Dept., page 12 says that the monument says: A tribute by his daughter Sarah Sims of Vicksburg, Miss. to the memory of Alexander McNutt who died March 29, 1812 aged 56 years and to her mother Rachael McNutt who died Jan. 7, 1840, aged 69 years.

      The monument is about 6' tall in the shape of an obelisk and it is hard to read but clearly lists his name and death date. GPS: 37 46' 49 N 079 26' 48 W, South Main Street.

      Photo shows the readable part of Alexander's inscription and the full photo below it shows Rachael's inscription, on the reverse side.

      Other sources: Genealogies and Reminiscences,by H.H. McCormick, 1887, p 17, 23; Fork of the James Family Ties; The MacNauchtan Saga; Rockbridge Co., VA Marriages, DAR Dec 1989.
    Person ID I59396  MRP Tree
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2014 

    Father John Alexander McNutt,   b. 1726, Laggow, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1781, Cowpens, Spartanburg, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Catherine Rebecca Anderson,   b. 1725, Killagorwen, Donegal, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1814, Rockbridge County Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Family ID F19443  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel Porter Grigsby,   b. 7 May 1771, Rockbridge, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1840, Rockbridge, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Margaret "Peggy" McNutt,   b. 8 Jul 1792, Lexington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1856, Lexington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2014 12:51:16 
    Family ID F19410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Dec 1754 - Rockbridge, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Mar 1812 - Rockbridge, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    McNutt, Alexander Gallatin
    McNutt, Alexander Gallatin
    Henrietta Hamilton McCormick, owned Alexander McNutt's powder horn used in the Revolutionary War's Battle of Cowpens, SC. Source: Genealogies and Reminiscences, by Henrietta Hamilton McCormick, 1894, p 22 and 22b, where this photo was taken. It is no longer under copyright protection.

    Documents
    McNutt, Governor Alexander
    McNutt, Governor Alexander
    PART of a long article at the Library of Virginia on Governor Alexander McNutt in the Staunton Spectator, Volume 65, Number 25, 29 February 1888. Available online. Detailed family and other history included. Article written by W. A. Glasgow.

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