Deceased
NUTT, William*
(Abt 1707-1759)
UNKNOWN, Eleanor*
(Abt 1711-)
NUTT, Mary Eleanor*
(Abt 1733-Abt 1788)

 

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Spouses/Children:
McCAIN, Hugh*

NUTT, Mary Eleanor*

  • Born: Abt 1733, Prob Virginia Colony
  • Marriage: McCAIN, Hugh*
  • Died: Abt 1788
  • Buried: Prob Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church, Unmarked
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bullet  Noted events in her life were:

1. Religion: Presbyterian.

2. Story. 1992 Circumstances indicate that Eleanor Nutt McCain, born ca 1733, died ca 1788. Several researchers have speculated that Hugh married Eleanor Nutt in Augusta Co, VA, where the Nutt family lived and came with the Nutt family and the band of Scotch-Irish Presbyterians from Pennsylvania who organized the Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church on Landsford Road near the Catawba River just across the NC line in present SC (a stone marker states the church was organized in 1755 by Scotch-Irish). She is probably buried in an unmarked grave in the old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church cemetary, since the graveyard where Hugh Sr is buried was not begun until twenty years after her death. Eleanor was daughter of William Nutt.

3. Story. 1989 Eleanor was a healer and was in great demand during the war by both sides. One of the stories told concerning her was about a Tory that was very ill and that she had taken into her home to nurse and doctor him back to health. Upon his recovery he stole the mare that was used by her to visit the other sick, disabled, and injured in the area. The sickness returned and he came back to her house for treatment. She forgave him and did her best. Usually her house was treated as neutral ground, but one old Revolutionary Soldier who had heard of his prior treatment of her went to the house into the room that the man was in, oredered him to sit up and open his night shirt. He did. The soldier then drew his sword and ran it through him, killing him on the spot.


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Mary married Hugh* McCAIN, son of Unknown* McCAIN and Unknown* HAMILTON. (Hugh* McCAIN was born about 1729 in Antrim County, Ireland Or Pennsylvania,1384,1990 died on 26 Aug 1821 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States 1384,1990 and was buried in Tirzah Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Union County, North Carolina, United States 1990.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Story. 1992 Some researchers believe that Hugh's first wife was Mary Hamilton, but that seems doubtful. Rev John Nesbit McCain wrote in his 1886 letter that his grandpa, William S McCain (born ca 1755) was the son of Hugh McCain and Eleanor Nutt. In applying for free land in the 1805 Georgia land lottery, which he did not receive, Hugh Sr apparently reported that his first wife was Mary. In a story about Robert McCain, son of Hugh Sr's son Joseph Nutt McCain, in the 1893 edition of "Memorial Record of Alabama", it is stated that his father was the son of Hugh and Mary McCain. It appears, therefore that the first wife, Mary, was Mary Eleanor Nutt rather than Mary Hamilton and that she was the mother of all of Hugh Sr's children. Circumstances indicate that Eleanor Nutt McCain, born ca 1733, died ca 1788. She is probably buried in an unmarked grave in the old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church cemetary, since the graveyard where Hugh Sr is buried was not begun until twenty years after her death. In the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery application, Hugh Sr listed Jane Pickens Davis as his second wife. He probably married her, the sister-in-law of General Andrew Pickens, between 1790 and 1805. He did not indicate any females in his household in the Federal Census of 1790, but mentioned Jane, his wife, when he made his will in 1805. Also, according to W B Smith of McRae, GA, family tradition holds that Jane Davis was widowed and had already raised a large family of her own before marrying Hugh McCain.




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