Alexander McNutt
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
N 37° 41.104 W 079° 26.998
17S E 636672 N 4172003
Quick Description: A veteran of the Revolutionary War who lived the later years of his life in Rockbridge County, Virginia
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 1/31/2007 1:09:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM16G4
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 33

Long Description:
Alexander McNutt was born 1725 near Londonderry and emigrated to America prior to 1743 and settled in Staunton, Virginia. In 1756 he was an officer in the Virginia militia on Major Andrew Lewis's expedition against the Shawnees on the Ohio River. Between April and November 1760, McNutt served as a Massachusetts provincial captain at Fort Cumberland in near the present-day border between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, five years after the Expulsion of the Acadians. It was during this time that he became involved in the colonization of Nova Scotia. He is believed to have initially worked for Thomas Hancock, the Boston agent of Nova Scotia governor Charles Lawrence.

McNutt’s plans for huge settlements on some 2,300,000 acres of land fell through as the land boom in Nova Scotia bottomed out by the mid 1760s. McNutt spent time in the later part of the decade living with his brother on McNutt Island in Rosebay Harbour. He seems to have supported himself at this time cutting timber. He was ordered to pay several debts and forced to sell his land. He left the colony around 1780, returned around 1786, and left for good in 1794 and finally settled in Rockbridge County, Virginia in 1796. McNutt lived the rest of his life in the Timber Ridge area of Rockbridge County, Virginia and was actived in the Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church. He died in 1811 and is buried in the Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Location type: Single Grave

Date of Birth: 1725

Date of Death: 1811

Cause of death: Died Later

Grave Marker Text:
Capt. Mass. Militia - Rev. War


Ranks:
Captain


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