Name: James Cutbirth
Given Name: James
Birth: Abt 1790 in North Carolina
Death: Aft 1842 in Whitley County, Kentucky 1
Change Date: 7 Jan 2003 at 11:39
Father: Benjamin Cutbirth b: Abt 1765 in North Carolina
Mother: Salina Callaway
Marriage 1 Mary Ann -?- b: Abt 1793 in Virginia
Married: 1805-1815 in Kentucky
Change Date: 13 May 2003
Joseph L. Cutbirth b: 1818 in Whitley County, Kentucky
James Cutbirth b: Abt 1822 in Whitley County, Kentucky
Jeremiah Cutbirth b: Abt 1823 in Kentucky
E. C. Cutbirth b: Abt 1832 in Kentucky
Rose Annah Cutbirth b: Abt 1834 in Whitley County, Kentucky
J. Cutbirth b: Abt 1842 in Kentucky
? Cutbirth b: Abt 1839
? Cutbirth b: Abt 1836
? Cutbirth b: Abt 1829
? Cutbirth b: Abt 1826
Abbrev: Ames Family Tree
Title: Ames Family Gree
Author: James Ames
Publication: April 2002
Date: 1 Aug 2002
JAMES CUTBIRTH was born about 1790 in North Carolina, and was married to a Mary Ann (maiden name unknown) between 1810 and 1820 in Kentucky. Mary Ann was born in Virginia. James was listed on the 1820 and 1830 Federal Censuses for Whitley County, Kentucky. James died in Whitley County, Kentucky somewhere in the early 1840's. He would have been about 51 or 52 years old.
James' widow, Mary Ann, along with her married son, Joseph, brought her family to Taney County, Missouri about 1842 to join her brother-in-law, David Cutbirth, and his family. She was listed on the 1850 Census of Taney County. Christian County was formed in 1859 and took in that part of Taney County in which Mary Ann lived, so she was next listed on the 1860 Census of Christian County, 65 yrs. of age. She died sometime in the 1860's at her farm home and an interesting story was told to me about her death. In a letter received from Lela M. Hall, Oldfield, MO, written on July 28, 1980, she relates:
"I live in Christian County on Hiway T, east of Oldfield near Swan Creek on a farm that has been in my family since pioneering days. Back before, and during the Civil War, a family of Cutbirths, consisting of an elderly lady, Mamma always spoke of her as Granny Cutbirth, and two daughters, Rose Ann, and a grandson called Rad. There may have been more, but those four are all I know about. Their home was located about four miles down Swan, south of where I live and is now owned by a family named Pierce."
"About the second or third year of the wars duration, Rad was suffering from an attack of the measles. At that time the Springfield/Yellville Road followed a route leading south from my place down Swan via the Cutbirths, on to Forsyth thence to Yellville. On this particular morning, cloudy, damp and foggy, I was told, a Company of the 2nd Arkansas Battalion was marching up this way, heading, I suppose, for Springfield or some point north. As they passed Cutbirths, Rad got out of his bed and stood in front of the open door of their home for just a few minutes watching them go by. This act threw him into an immediate relapse and by the following morning he was a corpse. At the same time, Granny was ill with some malady. If I ever knew what, I have forgotten, maybe old age. Anyway during the same short interval she too passed on and they were buried on the same day in a little family graveyard on the farm."
"The little spot still remains, to an extent unmolested, by humans at least. The ravages of time and wild animals have somewhat burrowed into the graves, but a few markers can still be found. I've been told that originally there were twelve graves, but I've only been able to find three or four. They were marked with polished cotton rock stones, but I wasn't able to see any writing or dates."
"I live on Hiway T, 3 miles east of Oldfield at the first bridge, Elkhorn Creek. Take Hiway 125 to T. To reach the Pierce place follow 125 to Chadwick then turn east on a country road."
After Mary Ann's death, the children couldn't pay for the land, so lost it and moved out to Ozark County. Mary Ann's probate records are in the Christian County Courthouse. A bond was filed on 5 September 1865, administered by Tilmon Warren, Securites: John P. Hart and Thos. W. Allred.
-----Whitley Co. KY Tax List Summary, 1819-1850 P-Persons over 21/Taxable H-Horses
James 1819 Pg. 04 Ent. 13, P-1, H-1, $25
James 1820 Pg. 04 Ent.03, P-1, H-1, $15
James 1825 Pg. 02 Ent.39, 50 A. Cane Creek, Ent. By; S. WILSON, P-1, H-1, $130
James 1830 Pg. 07 Ent.02, 50 A. Rock Creek.
Ent. By; J. GRAY, P-1, H-2, $300
50 A. Rock Creek, Ent. By; J. GRAY
50 A. Jellico Creek, Ent. By; E.
-----1830 Whitley Co., KY Census;
James CUTBIRTH-- Free White Males; 1 under 5; 3 age 5-10; 1 age 10-15, 1 age 20-30; 1 age 30-40.
Free White Females; 2 under 5; 1 age 20-30
1840 Whitley Co., KY Census;
Mary Ann CUTBIRD--
Free White Males; 1 age 10-15; 2 age 15-20; 1 age 20-30.
Free White Females; 2 age 5-10; 2 age 10-15; 1 age 40-50.