Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Maj Robert McNutt
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
[Add Flowers]
Rest in Peace.
- The San Jacinto Descendants
 Added: Apr. 5, 2014
 

- Mervin D. Peters
 Added: Jan. 17, 2012
 

- D McK S
 Added: Sep. 17, 2012
 
Thinking of you today. Hope to see your final resting place this weekend!! R.I.P. Major McNutt!!
- DeDe
 Added: Mar. 15, 2012
 
This image placed on this site indicates this individual is documented with either the Sons or Daughters of the Republic of Texas as having lived in Texas in the years (1836-1846) of the Republic.
- Mervin D. Peters
 Added: Jan. 26, 2012
 

- Darlene T.
 Added: Apr. 3, 2011
 
MCNUTT, ROBERT (17951853). Robert McNutt, pioneer farmer, Indian fighter, and officer in the Texas Revolution, was born on May 1, 1795, in Maury County in what later became Tennessee. In September 1813 he enlisted as a private to fight in the War of 1812. By October 1814 he was a lieutenant in the Twenty-seventh Regular Tennessee Militia, and by 1826 he was a first major in the Second Regiment of Maury County. While in Tennessee McNutt also engaged in land speculation and operated an inn. On February 26, 1818, he married Mary Jackson of Maury County. They had four sons and six daughters. McNutt's youngest son and daughter were born in Texas. The McNutt family moved to Texas in 1834 and, after receiving two headrights in Williamson and Austin counties, settled near Bellville, Austin County. On March 1, 1836, McNutt assumed the rank of captain and joined lieutenants Gibson Kuykendall and John Burleson in forming a company of Austin County volunteers to relieve the Alamo. After the fall of the Alamo, McNutt and his company, under the command of Gen. Sam Houston, joined in the retreat from Gonzales. During the battle of San Jacinto, McNutt, who had recently been promoted to major, was placed in command of the baggage guard and ammunition. He was also responsible for the wounded and sick, many of whom were suffering from measles. He was relieved from further military duties in 1836 and for his service received two grants totaling 960 acres in Bastrop and Lee counties. He later served as tax assessor and collector for Austin County until ill health forced him to resign. In 1851 he settled near Georgetown, where he lived until his death, on August 31, 1853. In 1963 a historical marker was erected at McNutt's gravesite in Williamson County honoring his military service at the battle of San Jacinto. His name is also engraved on the historical plaque honoring the heroes of the battle of San Jacinto at the San Jacinto Monument and Museum.BIBLIOGRAPHY: Eugene C. Barker, "The San Jacinto Campaign," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 4 (April 1901). Seymour V. Connor et al., Battles of Texas (Waco: Texian Press, 1967; 3d ed. 1980). James M. Day et al., Soldiers of Texas (Waco: Texian Press, 1973).Dorothy McNutt Humphreys
- John Christeson
 Added: Jul. 3, 2010
 

- Billie Bournias
 Added: Jun. 1, 2010
 
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service