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Posted by: jeff w (ID *****6757) Date: January 23, 2012 at 04:22:03
In Reply to: Re: GOODWIN / NUTTER of WV or DE by Donna P of 5887

I still have no sources / evidence for this family treatment. Would appreciate any additions, corrections, comments.


Modified Register for Matthew Goodwin

First Generation

       1.       Matthew Goodwin .

supposedly was a 'General," but no record of any such general

Matthew married Ann .

They had the following children:

+       2       F       i.       Sarah was born in 1737. She died in Jul 1807.

+       3       F       ii.       Elizabeth Goodwin was born on 21 Nov 1742. She died in 1835.

Second Generation

       2.       Sarah (Matthew) was born in 1737 in Sussex,de. She died in Jul 1807 in West Augusta, Harrison Co, Wv.

BUT. in DAR index no one has "Goodwin." No general Goodwin was found in DAR index or book of

Sarah married Thomas Nutter patriot son of John Huett Nutter and Ann Nutter in 1758 in Sussex Co,de. Thomas was born about 1739 in Sussex, DE. He died in Jul 1807 in Harrison Co,Wv. He was buried in Nutters Fort,Harrison Co,Wv.

b. abt 1739 in Sussex Co DE. d. Harrison Co WV jul 1708.
m. abt 1759 to Sarah UNKNOWN [someone said Goodwin but NO PROOF]. In 1760 the Nutter fam moved to Rockingham Co VA and then to Augusta Co VA. Abt 1769 the fam moved to Fayette Co PA, where they lived until abt 1772, when they moved to the area of Clarksburg WV. TN served the Colonies in the Rev. War as an Ensign in Capt. William Lowther's Company. Thomas built Nutter's Fort in Harrison Co WV, 1772-1774 on Elk Creek, now a suburb of Clarksburg, Harrison Co WV, now the site of Roosevelt-Wilson High School.
m. 1758 in Sussex Co DE to Sarah [supposedly "Goodwin" supposedly dau of a "Gen. Matthew Goodwin" and Ann. no record of this "general" found at the DAR or in any of the Goodwin genealogies.]
per DAR 799848@831 TN was a Capt in Rev War. Assisted the construction of Fort Nutter in Prince Georges Co MD.
"Thomas Nutter entered his homestead of 400 acres about 2 miles from Clarksburg WV on the west side of Elk Creek and on the road to Buckhannon in 1775 and preempted 1000 acres adjoining. On this tract was built the famous Nutter's fort, which was a harbor of refuge for the neighborhood during the Indian wars. The census of 1782 shows that he had a family of 8 in that year." per History of Harrison County.

Thomas and Sarah had the following children:

       4       M       i.       Christopher Nutter was born on 17 Aug 1761 in Sussex Co, de. He died on 21 Feb 1845 in Barbour Co, Wv.

b. 17 Aug 1761 in Sussex Co MD [DE]; but see b. 21 Jan 1760 in Sussex Co MD. both per Jan Alpert m.s. NOTE Sussex Co was MD until 1763, then DE.
m. Rebecca Muirhead 6/28/1785. per Jan Alpert m.s.
bio. a Rev. war patriot listed in SAR. per Aubrey Richards, in 1974 letter to Mrs. Scott.
b. 21 Jan 1760. per David Nutter
bio. per Jim Sample. CN was son of Capt. Thomas Nutter of Nutter Fort WV. Served in VA militia during Rev War as private. recd pension of $80 yr on 23 feb 1833 for service.

Christopher married Rebecca Morehead on 28 Jun 1785 in Harrison Co, Wv. Rebecca was born on 20 May 1768. She died on 16 Oct 1861 in Barbour Co, Wv.

       5       F       ii.       Rachel Nutter was born about 1762 in Sussex Co, de.
Rachel married Isaac Richards on 4 May 1785 in Harrison Co, Wv.

       6       M       iii.       John Nutter was born about 1764 in Sussex Co, de. He died in Jan 1808 in Harrison Co, Wv.
John married Elizabeth Cottrell on 2 Oct 1786 in Harrison Co, Wv. Elizabeth was born about 1768 in Harrison, Wv.

       7       M       iv.       Charles Nutter was born about 1767. He died about 1808.

       8       F       v.       Mary Nutter was born about 1769 in Sussex Co, de.
Mary married Richard Hall on 31 Aug 1790. Richard died before 1804.

       9       M       vi.       Thomas Nutter 2nd was born about 1771 in Augusta Co, Va.

+       10       M       vii.       James Nutter was born on 18 Sep 1773. He died on 28 Jun 1833.

       11       F       viii.       Margaret Nutter .

       3.       Elizabeth Goodwin (Matthew) was born on 21 Nov 1742 in Charleston, Ma. She died in 1835 in Harrison Co, Wv.

per Libby White

Elizabeth married Matthew Nathan Nutter son of John Huett Nutter and Ann Nutter about 1775 in Harrison Co, Wv. Matthew was born on 25 Nov 1737 in Stepney Parish, Somerset Co, Md. He died about 1811 in Harrison Co, Wv. He was buried in Trinity Methodis, Nutters Fort, Harrison Co, Wv.

b. Stepney Parish

Matthew and Elizabeth had the following children:

       12       M       i.       John Nutter was born about 1786.
John married Mary Mount on 23 Jun 1803 in Harrison, Wv. Mary was born on 12 May 1781 in Nj. She died on 9 Jan 1857 in Harrison, Wv.

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