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From: Jeff Hatfield <>
Subject: [NUTTER-L] Matthew Nutter
Date: Sun, 31 May 1998 14:16:51 -0400


Ann and everyone interested:
The mystery of Matthew and the Nutter's that founded Nutters Fort in
Harrrison Co has been plaguing many of us for some time now. I was under
the impression (like many others) that Matthew was the son of John Huett
Nutter. Many of us now believe that Matthew, Thomas, et al, were descended
from the John Nutter (eldest son of Christopher the Indian interpreter) of
Sussex Co DE.

These are the facts as we have them- Linda, Jim and Dave- help me out if I
am out of line.

1- John Huett Nutter did have a son named Matthew, born in 1737(Stephney
Parish records)
2- In John Huett Nutter's will, dated in 1745, there is no mention of his
son, Matthew. Did this Matthew die young ? There are also no records in
Somerset Co MD that mention this Matthew.
3- Thomas Nutter is mentioned in a 1760 document in present day Sussex Co
DE as a witness along with Jonas Webb. Both of these men were early
settlers in Harrison Co. This document deals with land in Cedar Creek
Hundred- suggesting a tie to the John Nutter (son of Christopher) line
(which settled in Slaughter Neck, DE).
4- Documents show that a Christopher Nutter (son of John) married Sarah
Piper (a descendent of Mary Nutter Piper- daughter of Christopher, the
Indian Interpreter) and had at least two children- Christopher and Matthew
who were born sometime around 1720.
5- A document dated around 1740 or so suggests that this Matthew (son of
Christopher, son of John) had passed away. Christopher, his brother,
however was living at this time.

Several of us had leaned toward the assumption that the WV Nutters
(including Thomas and Matthew) were sons of Christopher, son of Christopher
and Sarah Piper Nutter. Emalu Myers Simpson has also been doing some
research on this assumption. The answers to these questions may lie in the
records stored at the DE state Archives in Dover.

Like many, I was always under the assumption that the Matthew of Nutter's
Fort was the son of John Huett Nutter based on the fact that John Huett
Nutter and Ann did have a son named Matthew born in the correct time frame.
The lack of any mention of him in later records or his father's will tends
to suggest that he (Matthew) was not alive in 1745. There may be some
logical explanation for this- such as him being raised by cousins in DE,
etc, so the verdict is not complete yet.

Below is a genealogy chart for several generations under the assumption
that Matthew and Thomas were descendents of John Nutter of DE. Remember
that this is just an assumption at this point and more research is required
to prove this. This is really just an alternative scenario for the origins
of the WV Nutters.

Descendants of Christopher Nutter

Generation No. 1

1. CHRISTOPHER2 NUTTER (?1) was born 1637 in England, and died 1703 in
Somerset Co., MD. He
married MARY DORMAN 1664 in Northampton Co., VA, daughter of John Dorman
and Sarah Hickman.

Children of Christopher Nutter and Mary Dorman are:
i.JOHN3 NUTTER, b. 1667; d. 1667.
ii.SARAH NUTTER, b. 1669; d. 1669.
2.iii.JOHN NUTTER, b. February 15, 1669/70, Somerset Co Md; d. January
10, 1701/02, Sussex Co De.
3.iv.MARY NUTTER, b. February 17, 1671/72, Princess Anne, Somerset Co.,
MD; d. 1702.
4.v.SARAH NUTTER, b. February 18, 1673/74.
vi.CHRISTOPHER (JR.) NUTTER, b. 1676; d. 1676.
5.vii.CHARLES NUTTER, b. May 18, 1680; d. 1735.
viii.THOMAS NUTTER, b. December 27, 1681; d. 1701.
6.ix.CHRISTOPHER (II) NUTTER, b. December 04, 1683; d. February 15, 1727/28.
7.x.MATTHEW NUTTER, b. 1685, Nutter's Neck, Somerset Co., MD; d. November
20, 1718.
8.xi.WILLIAM NUTTER, b. 1687, Somerset Co., MD; d. 1736, Sussex Co., DE
(PA).

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN3 NUTTER (CHRISTOPHER2, ?1) was born February 15, 1669/70 in
Somerset Co Md, and died
January 10, 1701/02 in Sussex Co De. He married ELIZABETH PURNELL,
daughter of Thomas Purnell and
Sara Dorman.

Children of John Nutter and Elizabeth Purnell are:
i.JOHN (JR)4 NUTTER.
9.ii.ELIZABETH "BETTY" NUTTER.
iii.? NUTTER, m. JOHN HICKMAN.
iv.MARY NUTTER.
10.v.CHRISTOPHER NUTTER, b. 1695, Sussex Co., DE (PA).

3. MARY3 NUTTER (CHRISTOPHER2, ?1) was born February 17, 1671/72 in
Princess Anne, Somerset Co.,
MD, and died 1702. She married JOHN CORDRY January 08, 1683/84 in Somerset
Co., MD, son of
Edward Cordrey.

Children of Mary Nutter and John Cordry are:
i.JACOB4 CORDRY, d. 1750; m. (1) SARAH ?; m. (2) ANN ?.
ii.EDWARD CORDRY, d. 1748.
iii.ISSAC CORDRY.
iv.DANIEL CORDRY.
11.v.ABRAHAM CORDRY, d. 1741.
vi.JOHN JR CORDRY, d. 1740, Somerset Co., MD; m. (1) MARY THOMAS; m. (2)
ELIZABETH ?.

4. SARAH3 NUTTER (CHRISTOPHER2, ?1) was born February 18, 1673/74. She
married WILLIAM PIPER.

Children of Sarah Nutter and William Piper are:
12.i.CHRISTOPHER4 PIPER.
13.ii.SARAH PIPER.

5. CHARLES3 NUTTER (CHRISTOPHER2, ?1) was born May 18, 1680, and died
1735. He married SARAH
OWENS, daughter of William Owens and Sarah ?.

Children of Charles Nutter and Sarah Owens are:
i.CHARLES (II)4 NUTTER, d. 1737.
ii.JOHN NUTTER, d. 1758.
iii.MARY NUTTER, m. THOMAS HOOPE.
iv.ALIS NUTTER, m. THOMAS WINDER.
v.MAJOR NUTTER.
vi.BETTY NUTTER, m. JOHN MACKMORY.
14.vii.ANN NUTTER, b. 1705.

6. CHRISTOPHER (II)3 NUTTER (CHRISTOPHER2, ?1) was born December 04, 1683,
and died February 15,
1727/28. He married MARGARET MCKORMIE.

Children of Christopher Nutter and Margaret Mckormie are:
15.i.CHRISTOPHER (III)4 NUTTER, d. 1740.
16.ii.WILLIAM NUTTER.

7. MATTHEW3 NUTTER (CHRISTOPHER2, ?1) was born 1685 in Nutter's Neck,
Somerset Co., MD, and died
November 20, 1718. He married ANN HUETT 1704 in Nutter's Neck, Somerset
Co., MD, daughter of John
Huett and Rachel Battian.

Children of Matthew Nutter and Ann Huett are:
17.i.RACHEL4 NUTTER.
18.ii.JOHN HUETT NUTTER, b. 1705, Somerset Co., Md; d. June 18, 1746,
England.
iii.MATTHEW (JR) NUTTER, b. 1705; d. 1734; m. ANN NUTTER.

8. WILLIAM3 NUTTER (CHRISTOPHER2, ?1) was born 1687 in Somerset Co., MD,
and died 1736 in Sussex
Co., DE (PA). He married ALICE TAYLOR.

Children of William Nutter and Alice Taylor are:
19.i.THOMAS4 NUTTER.
20.ii.CHRISTOPHER NUTTER, d. 1775.
21.iii.WILLIAM JR. NUTTER, b. 1734; d. 1769.

Generation No. 3

9. ELIZABETH "BETTY"4 NUTTER (JOHN3, CHRISTOPHER2, ?1). She married JOHN
SMITH.

Children of Elizabeth Nutter and John Smith are:
i.DAVID5 SMITH.
ii.NUTTER SMITH.
iii.THOMAS SMITH.
iv.JOHN (JR) SMITH.
v.COMFORT SMITH.
vi.MAGER SMITH.
vii.MARY SMITH, m. MARK DAVIS.
viii.BETSEY SMITH, m. ? HICKMAN.

10. CHRISTOPHER4 NUTTER (JOHN3, CHRISTOPHER2, ?1) was born 1695 in Sussex
Co., DE (PA). He
married SARAH PIPER, daughter of William Piper and Sarah Nutter.

Children of Christopher Nutter and Sarah Piper are:
i.MARY5 NUTTER.
22.ii.CHRISTOPHER NUTTER, b. 1718, Sussex Co., DE.
iii.MATTHEW NUTTER, b. 1720, Sussex Co., DE; d. 1740.
iv.JAMES NUTTER, b. 1730, Sussex Co., DE (PA); d. 1808.

11. ABRAHAM4 CORDRY (MARY3 NUTTER, CHRISTOPHER2, ?1) died 1741.

Child of Abraham Cordry is:
23.i.ABRAHAM (JR)5 CORDRY.

12. CHRISTOPHER4 PIPER (SARAH3 NUTTER, CHRISTOPHER2, ?1). He married
RACHEL NUTTER, daughter of
Matthew Nutter and Ann Huett.

Children of Christopher Piper and Rachel Nutter are:
i.CHRISTOPHER II5 PIPER.
ii.ANN PIPER.
iii.ELANOR PIPER.
iv.SARAH PIPER, m. WILLIAM GILES.

13. SARAH4 PIPER (SARAH3 NUTTER, CHRISTOPHER2, ?1). She married
CHRISTOPHER NUTTER, son of John
Nutter and Elizabeth Purnell.

Children of Sarah Piper and Christopher Nutter are:
i.MARY5 NUTTER.
22.ii.CHRISTOPHER NUTTER, b. 1718, Sussex Co., DE.
iii.MATTHEW NUTTER, b. 1720, Sussex Co., DE; d. 1740.
iv.JAMES NUTTER, b. 1730, Sussex Co., DE (PA); d. 1808.

14. ANN4 NUTTER (CHARLES3, CHRISTOPHER2, ?1) was born 1705. She married
(1) MATTHEW (JR) NUTTER,
son of Matthew Nutter and Ann Huett. She married (2) JOHN HUETT NUTTER
April 04, 1735 in Stephney
Parish, Somerset Co., Md, son of Matthew Nutter and Ann Huett.

Children of Ann Nutter and John Nutter are:
i.JOHN5 NUTTER.
ii.ANN NUTTER, b. April 08, 1736, Somerset Co., MD.
iii.MATTHEW NUTTER, b. November 25, 1737, Nutter's Neck, Nanticoke
Hundred, MD.

15. CHRISTOPHER (III)4 NUTTER (CHRISTOPHER (II)3, CHRISTOPHER2, ?1) died
1740. He married ANN
EVANS, daughter of Nicholas Evans and Rachel Battian.

Children of Christopher Nutter and Ann Evans are:
24.i.ANN5 NUTTER.
25.ii.WILLIAM NUTTER, d. October 07, 1737.
iii.CHRISTOPHER IV NUTTER, b. 1732; d. 1744.

16. WILLIAM4 NUTTER (CHRISTOPHER (II)3, CHRISTOPHER2, ?1).

Children of William Nutter are:
i.WILLIAM5 NUTTER, b. 1734.
ii.MARGARET NUTTER, b. 1736.

17. RACHEL4 NUTTER (MATTHEW3, CHRISTOPHER2, ?1). She married (2)
CHRISTOPHER PIPER, son of
William Piper and Sarah Nutter.

Children of Rachel Nutter and Christopher Piper are:
i.CHRISTOPHER II5 PIPER.
ii.ANN PIPER.
iii.ELANOR PIPER.
iv.SARAH PIPER, m. WILLIAM GILES.

18. JOHN HUETT4 NUTTER (MATTHEW3, CHRISTOPHER2, ?1) was born 1705 in
Somerset Co., Md, and died
June 18, 1746 in England. He married (1) MARGERET MCCLESTER August 13,
1727. He married (2) ANN
NUTTER April 04, 1735 in Stephney Parish, Somerset Co., Md, daughter of
Charles Nutter and Sarah
Owens.

Children of John Nutter and Margeret Mcclester are:
i.JOHN "HUETT" JR.5 NUTTER, b. April 03, 1730; d. December 15, 1788; m.
ELIZABETH NAIRN.
ii.CHARLES NUTTER, b. January 01, 1731/32.
iii.MARGARITT NUTTER, b. January 27, 1733/34; d. January 27, 1733/34.

Children of John Nutter and Ann Nutter are:
iv.JOHN5 NUTTER.
v.ANN NUTTER, b. April 08, 1736, Somerset Co., MD.
vi.MATTHEW NUTTER, b. November 25, 1737, Nutter's Neck, Nanticoke
Hundred, MD.

19. THOMAS4 NUTTER (WILLIAM3, CHRISTOPHER2, ?1). He married ANN ADAMS.

Children of Thomas Nutter and Ann Adams are:
i.CHARLES5 NUTTER.
ii.JAMES NUTTER.
iii.WILLIAM NUTTER.
iv.NELLY NUTTER.

20. CHRISTOPHER4 NUTTER (WILLIAM3, CHRISTOPHER2, ?1) died 1775. He
married (1) ELEANOR ?. He
married (2) SARAH POLK.

Children of Christopher Nutter and Sarah Polk are:
i.ROBERT5 NUTTER.
ii.ZADOCK NUTTER.
iii.CALEB NUTTER.
iv.ESTHER NUTTER.
v.SARAH NUTTER.
vi.LEAH NUTTER.

21. WILLIAM JR.4 NUTTER (WILLIAM3, CHRISTOPHER2, ?1) was born 1734, and
died 1769. He married
SARAH TAYLOR.

Children of William Nutter and Sarah Taylor are:
i.DAVID5 NUTTER.
ii.JOHN NUTTER.
26.iii.WILLIAM III NUTTER, d. 1772.
iv.HEWETT NUTTER.
v.SARAH NUTTER.
vi.MARY NUTTER.
vii.REBECCA NUTTER.
27.viii.THOMAS NUTTER, b. May 25, 1760, Sussex Co., DE; d. October 18,
1835, Kentucky.

Generation No. 4

22. CHRISTOPHER5 NUTTER (CHRISTOPHER4, JOHN3, CHRISTOPHER2, ?1) was born
1718 in Sussex Co., DE.

Children of Christopher Nutter are:
i.MATTHEW6 NUTTER, b. 1737, Sussex Co., DE; d. 1810, Harrison Co., Va
(WV); m. (1) HANNA
MILLER, 1768, Sussex County, PA (DE); m. (2) ELIZABETH GOODWIN, 1775,
Harrison County, VA
(WV).
ii.THOMAS NUTTER, b. 1739, Sussex Co, DE (PA); d. July 1807, Harrison
Co., WV (VA); m. SARAH
GOODWIN.
iii.JOHN NUTTER, b. 1741, Sussex Co., DE (PA); m. ESTER HICKMAN, 1767.

23. ABRAHAM (JR)5 CORDRY (ABRAHAM4, MARY3 NUTTER, CHRISTOPHER2, ?1). He
married ELIZABETH
FURNIS July 16, 1752 in Somerset Co., MD.

Children of Abraham Cordry and Elizabeth Furnis are:
i.JAMES6 CORDRY, b. May 10, 1753, DE; d. 1840, Kentucky; m. MARGARET ?.
ii.WILLIAM CORDRY, b. 1754.
iii.JONATHAN CORDRY, b. 1756.
iv.MARY CORDRY, b. 1759.

24. ANN5 NUTTER (CHRISTOPHER (III)4, CHRISTOPHER (II)3, CHRISTOPHER2, ?1).
She married (1) JOHN
HANDY. She married (2) EPHRAIM KING.

Children of Ann Nutter and John Handy are:
i.THOMAS6 HANDY.
ii.LEVIN HANDY.
iii.AMELIA HANDY.
iv.PRISCILLA HANDY, m. WILLIAM BOND.

Child of Ann Nutter and Ephraim King is:
v.SAMUEL6 KING, m. MARY WATERS.

25. WILLIAM5 NUTTER (CHRISTOPHER (III)4, CHRISTOPHER (II)3, CHRISTOPHER2,
?1) died October 07, 1737.
He married ELIZABETH ?.

Children of William Nutter and Elizabeth ? are:
i.WILLIAM6 NUTTER, b. November 29, 1734; d. 1783; m. SARAH ECCLESTON.
ii.MARGARET NUTTER, b. February 13, 1735/36; m. THOMAS WHITE, Kent
County, DE.

26. WILLIAM III5 NUTTER (WILLIAM JR.4, WILLIAM3, CHRISTOPHER2, ?1) died
1772. He married ELEANOR ?.

Child of William Nutter and Eleanor ? is:
i.MARY6 NUTTER, m. (1) TRUSTEN LAWS POLK; m. (2) THOMAS SORDEN.

27. THOMAS5 NUTTER (WILLIAM JR.4, WILLIAM3, CHRISTOPHER2, ?1) was born May
25, 1760 in Sussex Co.,
DE, and died October 18, 1835 in Kentucky. He married SARAH BAGWELL.

Children of Thomas Nutter and Sarah Bagwell are:
i.LEAH6 NUTTER.
ii.SALLEY NUTTER.
iii.DAVID NUTTER.
iv.WILLIAM NUTTER.
v.CLEMENT NUTTER.
vi.JAMES NUTTER.
vii.ROBERT NUTTER.
viii.HUETT NUTTER, b. April 23, 1784, Sussex Co., DE; d. February 25,
1845, Fayette Co., Kentucky; m.

If anyone sees any errors in this, please let me know. Remember- this is
just another scenario.

Jef

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