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Alexander McNutt
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Birth: Dec. 10, 1754
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1812

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 and Ensign under Capt. Jas Gilmore and Brig. Gen. Daniel Morgan in SC. (See the VA Genealogist, Vol. 43, #2, Apr-Jun 1999, p 144, John H. Gwathmey's History Register of VA In the Revolution, p 538 and VASSAR's Master Spreadsheet of Revolutionary War Veterans. )

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 and brother Robert both died in that battle. Alexander and his brother served in the same unit. See photo.

Sgt. Alex. McNutt and his brother, Private Robert McNutt served together in the Rockbridge company in Gilmore’s Rifles at the Battle of Cowpens. Their brother in law Ensign John McCorkle (Rebecca McNutt McCorkle) was also there.

On 21 April 1798, Alexander McNutt, grantee, bought 318 acres on the north fork of James River adjoining land of David Templeton the heirs of John Walher dec. and others in Rockbridge County, VA. The patent was dated 1 Sep 1780, land warrant #1108, issued 13 Oct 1795. Plus 20 acres were conveyed by John McNutt (his father?)

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.

Bio researched and written by LSP 
Family links: 
  John McNutt (1726 - 1781)
  Katherine Rebecca Anderson McNutt (____ - 1814)
  Rachael Grigsby McNutt (1771 - 1840)*
  Margaret McNutt Paxton (1792 - 1856)*
  Elizabeth McNutt Hamilton (1794 - 1871)*
  Anderson McNutt (1795 - 1860)*
  Martha McNutt Glasgow (1798 - 1865)*
  Rebecca McNutt Hickman (1799 - 1861)*
  Alexander Gallatin McNutt (1802 - 1848)*
  Janetta Grigsby McNutt Jenkins (1804 - 1843)*
  Frances Ann McNutt McChesney (1806 - 1877)*
  Joseph Porter McNutt (1808 - 1833)*
  Benjamin Franklin McNutt (1810 - 1835)*
  Sarah Alexandra McNutt Sims (1812 - 1858)*
  Robert McNutt (____ - 1781)*
  Alexander McNutt (1754 - 1812)
  Rebeckah Anderson McNutt Glasgow (1755 - 1818)*
  John McNutt (1763 - 1818)*
  William McNutt (1774 - 1836)*
*Calculated relationship
A tribute
by his daughter
Sarah Sims of Vicksburg,
Miss. to the memory of
who died
March 29, 1812
aged 56 years
Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery
Lexington City
Virginia, USA
Plot: White A2, 60, ~6' obelisk
Created by: LSP
Record added: Jul 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38989263
Alexander McNutt
Added by: Carl Weaver
Alexander McNutt
Added by: Carl Weaver
Alexander McNutt
Added by: LSP
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To one of my 4th great grandfathers. Thanks for your service and sacrifice to create a better place for us to live.It was nice to finally find you buried in Lexington, VA. It is an honor to be a part of your distinguished family.
- Harry Wilson Hamilton III
 Added: Jun. 18, 2015
Alexander Mc Nutt May GOD Bless you and all which do and/or the ones which may come here to pay tribute and view ! Yes as you so have blessed us and all these UNITED STATES of North America ! Thank you for your being and your service! :
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Jan. 10, 2015

- Judy Clayton Hagberg
 Added: Jan. 6, 2015
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