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  • Name Robert HUTCHINSON 
    Title Capt. 
    Born Abt 1785  Ireland [now Northern Ireland] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt Mar 1818  FL Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • (1) Hutchinson, Frederick McAlpine, The Hutchinson Family of Laurens County, South Carolina, and Descendants, Houston, TX: Anson Jones Press, 1947, pp. 10-11:

      Robert Hutchinson I, apparently the eldest of the sons of William Hutchinson, was born, it is believed, in Northern Ireland, probably on or about the year 1758. It would appear, then, that he was nearly grown when the family emigrated to America, assuming that 1774 was, as seems likely, the approximate date of that occurrence. The fact that he in later life bore the title of "Captain" may indicate under the circumstances that he served in the American Army during the Revolutionary War.

      As was the case with his father, the earliest known evidence in writing concerning Robert is a land certificate in the files of the State Land Office at Columbia, South Carolina. This certificate bears the date of September 22, 1784, and shows that there was set aside to him a tract of 144 acres situated on a branch of Duncans Creek, Laurens County. This tract and a neighboring tract of 130 acres were both granted to him June 5, 1786. He made his home upon these lands until about 1809.

      The earliest records of Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church, Laurens County, are lost, but Robert was possibly one of its charter members. In any event he took an active part in the purchase of the land on which the church building is situated, the deed being dated March 19, 1793. In his acknowledgment as the subscribing witness proving up the transaction, he is referred to as "Captain Robert Hutcheson." He was a Mason, joining the lodge at Laurens, November 26, 1795. He served as chief officer of the lodge during the five year period 1797-1802. There are various public records in Laurens County showing that he was for several years a Justice of the Peace, dating apparently from about 1800.

      Robert's wife was named Elinor. Her maiden name was probably Stuart. Their children, said to have been nine in number, were, in so far as their names are known, as follows:

      1. John Stuart Hutchinson; born April 1, 1781.

      2. Jenny Hutchinson.

      3. Margaret Hutchinson; married Thomas Nickels, son of James and Elizabeth (Reid) Nickels.

      4. William Hutchinson; born about 1790?.

      5. James Elliott Hutchinson; born about 1795?.

      6. Robert Hutchinson II; born July 12, 1800.

      Robert removed with his family to east Florida, then Spanish territory, about 1809, there making his home the remainder of his life. Probate papers filed in Laurens County, in connection with the settling of his estate, show that he died in Florida, probably in March, 1818.
    Person ID I17662  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 

    Family Elinor STUART 
     1. Margaret HUTCHINSON  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 10:18:54 
    Family ID F7901  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart