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William McCutchan family letters

Label
William McCutchan family letters, 1819-1853
Title
William McCutchan family letters
Inclusive dates
1819-1853
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes letters from McCutchan family members who settled in Indiana and Ohio to their father and brother in Augusta County, Virginia ranging from 1819 to 1853. The majority of the correspondence is from siblings William McCutchan, Jr., Elizabeth (McCutchan) Straine, Jane (McCutchan) Smiley, Martha (McCutchan) Steele, and Mary Steele (McCutchan) Porter, who settled with their spouses in Parke County, Indiana, and their brother, Samuel McCutchan in Floyd County, Indiana, to their father, William McCutchan, Sr., in Augusta County, Virginia ranging from 1819 to 1848. These letters concern personal health, land purchases, Native American treaties including the 1818 Treaty of St. Mary's, farming, animal husbandry, taxes, local news, religion, westward migration, and European immigrants. There are also missives from other siblings, Robert McCutchan in Adams County, Ohio and Sarah (McCutchan) McCutchan in Parke County, Indiana, to their brother, James McCutchan, in Augusta County, Virginia
Biographical or historical data
William McCutchan, Sr., born November 27, 1758, lived his entire life in Augusta County, Virginia, making his living as a farmer and landholder. He served as a wagoner and sergeant in the Virginia militia during the American Revolutionary War before marrying Jane (Jean) Finley (1770-1852) on May 20, 1794. The couple had many children, including Samuel, Robert, John, Martha, William, James, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary, and Jane. Most of the McCutchan offspring migrated westward, settling in new states such as Indiana and Ohio. James McCutchan (1804-1885), who kept in touch with his siblings in the west, married Susannah (Susan) Harris (1811-1883) and remained in Augusta County. William McCutchan, the family patriarch, died on June 29, 1848. Several McCutchan siblings and their families settled in Parke County, Indiana, largely working as farmers, including: William McCutchan, Jr. (1802-1894) and his wife, Margaret (Peggy) Cooper (1799-1874); Elizabeth (McCutchan) Straine (1806-1890) and her husband, William Straine (1805-1889); Martha (McCutchan) Steele (1800-?) and her husband Nathaniel Steele (1803-1877); Jane (McCutchan) Smiley (1812-1874) and her husband, William McClelland Smiley (1810-1874); Sarah McCutchan (1808-?), who married her cousin, Charles McCutchan, in 1838; and Mary Steele (McCutchan) Cooper Porter (1810-1849) and her second husband, James Porter. Their brother, Samel Finley McCutchan, who married Susannah Mowry on November 10, 1817, had settled to the south in Floyd County, Indiana with his family. Another brother, Robert, lived in Adams County, Ohio for a time, where he married his wife, Mary (Polly) Glasgow Finley on April 27, 1826, before relocating to Illinois.Sources:Items in the collection.Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Accesssed September 30, 2014. http://www.findagrave.com/index.html. Birth, marriage, and military records from Ancestry.com.−McCutchan, William. U.S. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Accessed September 30, 2014. www.ancestry.com. −McCutcheon, William, section no. 124, p. 119. In McAllister, J.T. Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data. Hot Springs, VA: McAllister, 1913. Accessed September 30, 2014. https://archive.org/details/virginiamilitiai00mcal.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCutchan, Samuel
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  • 1758-1848
  • 1802-1894
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McCutchan, William
  • McCutchan, William
  • Smiley, Jane McCutchan
  • Steele, Martha McCutchan
  • Straine, Elizabeth McCutchan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCutcheon family
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Indians of North America
  • Pioneers
  • Pioneers
  • United States
Label
William McCutchan family letters
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2441
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2014/09/30 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2014/09/30 by Brittany Kropf
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20369757
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Ada C. Meek on 1939/06/01.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn900198842
  • (OCoLC)900198842
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
William McCutchan family letters
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2441
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2014/09/30 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2014/09/30 by Brittany Kropf
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20369757
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Ada C. Meek on 1939/06/01.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn900198842
  • (OCoLC)900198842
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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