Hugh McCutchen and Isabella Cooper of S.C. are not John McCutchen of Alabama's parents.Also there is no record of John McCutchen of Alabama's middle name being Ames or Amos.It looks like that first started with a researcher in the 60s and we've backed off of it. No one knows who is parents were.
In his Rev. War pension statement John said "I retired to my friends in North Carolina".We think that is where he was originally from but the first record of him is in Pendleton Dist. S.C. just before the Revolutionary War and that is where he settled after the war until the early 1800s.