Coke County, Texas

MADISON MORGAN McCUTCHEN FAMILY
By Becky Rodgers

Madison Morgan McCutchen was born March 12, 1823 in Larkinsville, Jackson County, Alabama to Joseph Wesley McCutchen and Mary Tabitha Carruthers. On September 16, 1848 in Larkinsville, Jackson County, Alabama he married Mary Lucinda Jones, daughter of John Jones and Mary Welch. She was born 28 September 1831.

About 1853 Madison, along with his wife and 2 small children, left Larkinsville, Alabama and came to Texas. They first lived in Cherokee County where he ranched and taught school for one year. They moved to Coryell County, Texas where they lived for many years. He was County Judge and a Minute Man with the Texas Rangers during the Civil War.

Madison was the 4th Chief Justice elected in Coryell County, Texas and served during the Civil War. Rather than take the "Iron Clad" oath he resigned. He was firm in his beliefs. He was called Judge McCutchen until his death.

In 1861 Coryell County was under the Confederate government. Lack of funds didn't stop him, he issued County Script which he signed himself. People could redeem in currency of the Confederate States of America. They say that there is still some script in the county.

He bought lots of land in Coryell County, entertained a lot at his home which was always open for any one.

In 1889 the family moved to Coke County. No matter where Madison lived he did his best for everyone. He served his public well. In Coke County he ranched and taught school. He was the first school superintendent in Bronte and was Justice of the Peace for Coke County,

The McCutchen's were all hard working people, and were there to help their neighbors.

Mary Lucinda died 29 November 1904. Madison Morgan McCutchen died 13 November 1900 and is buried beside his wife in the Fairview Cemetery, Bronte, Coke County, Texas.

The children of Madison Morgan McCutchen and Mary Lucinda Jones were:

  • 1. William Wiley McCutchen, born 19 January 1849, Larkinsville, Jackson County, Alabama; died 31 May 1923; married Hanna Elizabeth McCallister, born 26 November 1850; died
    16 March 1907; both buried Fairview Cemetery, Bronte, Coke County, Texas. PICTURE
  • 2. Mary F. McCutchen, born 1853, Larkinsville, Jackson County, Alabama; died before 1870.
  • 3. Calvin Walker McCutchen, born 1 May 1855, Coryell County, Texas; died 21 January 1925; buried Robert Lee Cemetery, Coke County, Texas; married 1. Esther Angelena Wedamon, married 2. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hutchinson, 1 June 1890. Lizzie, the daughter of Captain James Perry Hutchison, was born 1 Jun 1871; died 28 December 1949; buried Robert Lee Cemetery, Coke County, Texas. PICTURE
  • 4. John Davis McCutchen, born 8 March 1857, Coryell County, Texas; never married; died 1945; buried Fairview Cemetery, Bronte, Coke County, Texas.
  • 5. Joseph Beauregard "Uncle Joe" McCutchen, born June 21, 1858, Coryell County, Texas; died 8 January 1941; buried Fairview Cemetery, Bronte, Coke County, Texas; married Georgia Anne Gentry, born 5 January 1868; died 1 October 1956; buried Fairview Cemetery, Bronte, Coke County, Texas. BIOGRAPHY
  • 6. Jesse McCutchen, born April 1860, Coryell County, Texas; died before 1870
  • 7. Madison Jay "Matt" McCutchen, born 19 April 1861, Coryell County, Texas; died
    29 October 1951, Camp Ground, Pontotoc County, Mississippi; married Mary Zulika Cooper
    9 November 1886, Camp Ground, Pontotoc County, Mississippi. Mary was born 2 January 1857, Camp Ground; died 3 January 1929, Camp Ground.
  • 8. Martha Louvenia, born 18 December 1865, Coryell County, Texas;died July 2, 1932 in Sanger, Denton County, Texas. Married Dr. George Douglas Lain, 2 October 1887, Sanger, Denton County, Texas. He was born in 1861; died 1926 in Sanger
  • 9. Elizabeth Ann McCutchen, born 1868, Coryell County, Texas; died before 1880
  • 10. Silas McCutchen, born 1869, Coryell County, Texas;
  • 11. Thomas Franklin McCutchen, born 10 February 1871, Coryell County, Texas; died
    15 December 1916; buried Fairview Cemetery, Bronte, Coke County, Texas; married Mary C. "Molly" Rodgers, born 28 Jul 1875; died 25 April 1917; buried Fairview Cemetery, Bronte, Coke County, Texas,
  • 12. Fanny Priscilla McCutchen, born June 1874, Coryell County, Texas; married
    24 October 1909 Levi M. "Dicena" Vowell.

WILLIAM WILEY McCUTCHEN FAMILY

William Wiley McCutchen, the son of Madison Morgan McCutchen and Mary Lucinda Jones, was born 19 January 1849 in Larkinsville, Jackson County, Alabama. PICTURE

He married Hanna Elizabeth McCallister, born 26 November 1850.

  • 1. Mary Elizabeth McCutchen, born 11 Sept 1870, Gatesville, Coryell Co. Texas; died
    7 December 1943, Sterling City, Sterling County, Texas. Married John Samuel "Sam " Augustine, 26 May 1889, Baird, Coleman County, Texas. John, born 13 December 1866, DeWitt County, Texas; died 1948.
  • 2. Martha Angeline McCutchen, born 10 November 1872, Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas; died 6 November 1959, Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma. Married Merrill "Cudge." Hutchinson, 30 November 1892, Hayrick, Coke County, Texas. Cudge, son of James Perry Hutchison and Martha Ann Hodo, born 25 Aug 1867, West Point, Georgia; died 9 April 1926 Minco, Grady County, Oklahoma. OBITUARY
  • 3. Lilly Belle McCutchen, born 27 July 1875, Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas; died
    19 January 1966 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, OK Married Richard Lysane "Dock" Kelly on 28 November 1894, Hayrick, Coke County, Texas. Richard, born 27 June 1866, Chattanooga, Tennessee; died 27 Oct 1956, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, Oklahoma.
  • 4. Lela Ellen McCutchen, born 1 Oct 1877, Camp Colorado, Coleman County, Texas; died
    17 Sept 1878, Camp Colorado, Coleman County. Texas.
  • 5. Georgia Ann McCutchen, born 5 November 1879, Camp Colorado, Coleman County, Texas; died 27 May 1906. Married John W. Albert "Bobe" Woullard 14 June 1899, Coke County, Texas.
  • 6. Fannie Lee McCutchen, born 5 November 1882 Camp Colorado, Coleman County, Texas; died September, Alpine, Brewster County, Texas. Married William Edgar Lockhart
    11 June 1905, Robert Lee, Coke County, Texas. William, born 1 April 1882, Babyhead, Llano County, Texas; died 30 August 1942, Ft. Sill, Comanche County, Oklahoma.
  • 7. William Madison McCutchen, born 24 July 1885, Camp Colorado, Coleman Co., Texas; died 25 October 1970, Robert Lee, Coke County, Texas. Married Eva Drusilla Rushing on
    July 7, 1906 in Robert Lee, Coke County, Texas. Eva, born 10 October 1890, Sherwood, Irion Co,TX; died 13 December 1962, Robert Lee, Coke County, Texas PICTURE OBITUARY
  • 8. Joseph David McCutchen, born 5 December 1887, Camp Colorado, Coleman County, Texas; died 2 April 1943, Marlind Falls County, Texas. Married Minnia A. Kennon, born 18 August 1909; died 29 January 1919.
  • 9. Grace Eleanor McCutchen, born 14 June 1892, Robert Lee, Coke County, Texas; died
    19 Feb 1991, Robert Lee, Coke County, Texas. Married Henry Claude Murtishaw 24 Dec 1910 in Robert Lee, Coke County, Texas. Henry, born 6 June 1889, Brownwood, Brown County, Texas; died 10 September 1956.
  • 10. Pearl May McCutchen, born 16 August 1894, Robert Lee, Coke County, Texas; died
    30 November 1993. Married Arthur Dean Childress December 23, 1911, Coke County Texas. Arthur, born 1890; died September 1967, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona.

William Wiley died 31 May 1923 died and Hannah died 16 March 1907. Both are buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Bronte, Coke County, Texas.

CALVIN WALKER McCUTCHEN FAMILY

Calvin Walker McCutchen, the son of Madison Morgan McCutchen and Mary Lucinda Jones, was born 1 May 1855 in Coryell County, Texas. PICTURE

He married Esther Angelena Wedamon circa 1879. Esther died before 1889 when he came with his family to Coke County, Texas.

Children of Calvin Walker McCutchen & Esther Angelena Wedamon:

  • 1. Monroe O. McCutchen, born 2 February 1880; died 14 January 1960; married
    16 January 1904 Martha Mahalia "Mattie" Moore, daughter of James and Sarah Moore, born 18 February 1886; died 30 April 1980; both buried Fairview Cemetery, Bronte, Coke County, Texas OSO SCHOOL AS RECALLED IN '58 BY M. MCCUTCHEN
  • 2. Maude Mae McCutchen, born 27 January 1882, Turnerville, Coryell County, Texas; died
    8 March 1955; married 3 January 1901 , Coke County, Texas, John Franklin Durnell,
  • 3. Frank McCutchen
  • 4. Tom McCutchen
  • 5. Willliam McCutchen

Calvin Walker married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hutchinson, 1 June 1890. Lizzie, the daughter of Captain James Perry Hutchison, was born 1 Jun 1871. Children of C. W. & Lizzie:

  • 6. James "Jim" Madison, born 29 March 1891; died 26 February 1977; married 21 July 1911 Celia Ann Elizabeth Benton, born 24 March 1895; died 31 December 1974; both are buried Robert Lee Cemetery, Coke County, Texas.
  • 7. John Edward McCutchen, born 4 October 1892; died 20 September 1928; married
    20 November 1916 Daisy E. McDorman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. McDorman, born
    1 November 1895; died 8 July 1977; both are buried Robert Lee Cemetery.
  • 8. Eula McCutchen, born 22 September 1894; died 24 Jan 1984; buried Robert Lee Cemetery, Coke County, Texas.
  • 9. Jesse Alto McCutchen, born 25 October 1896; died 6 August 1954; buried Robert Lee Cemetery, Coke County, Texas.
  • 10.  Walker Wiley McCutchen, born 10 January 1899; died 3 May 1974, Sonora, Sutton County, Texas; married Naomi Lucile, born 1903; died 1986; both buried Robert Lee Cemetery, Coke County, Texas. OBITUARY
  • 11. Thurston Claude (Cruce) McCutchen, born 22 December 1900, Coke County, Texas; died 1939; married 25 July 1923 Eula Mae Snyder, born 1904; died 1943; both buried Robert Lee Cemetery, Coke County, Texas .
  • 12. Ima Belle McCutchen, born 25 October 1906; married 27 November 1926 Jess W. Varnadore, born 25 March 1890; died 24 October 1970; both buried Robert Lee Cemetery, Coke County, Texas. OBITUARY
  • 13. Callie E. McCutchen, born 1923; died 1934; buried Robert Lee Cemetery, Coke County, Texas.

Calvin Walker died 21 January 1925 and is buried in the Robert Lee Cemetery, Coke County, Texas, beside his second wife Lizzie who died 28 December 1949.

JOSEPH BEAUREGARD McCUTCHEN FAMILY

Joseph Beauregard McCutchen, the son of Madison Morgan and Mary Lucinda Jones, was born June 21, 1858 in Coryell County, Texas. He was called "Uncle Joe" by everyone in the community.

He married Georgia Anne Gentry, born 5 January 1868 in Athens, Henderson County, Texas.

Uncle Joe's BIOGRAPHY is chronicled in the American Life Histories, Coke County, Federal Writers Project 1936-1940 called "Cowboy Memories." In his own words he tells of his life and family.

Children of Joseph Beauregard McCutchen and Georgia Anne Gentry are:

  • 1. Mary Lou "Lula" McCutchen, born 12 January 1886, Santa Ann, Coleman County, Texas; died 5 June 1970, San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas. She married Columbus Benton "Lum" Hines 17 December 1905. Lum was born in 1877; died 1918. Both are buried Fairview Cemetery, Bronte, Coke County, Texas.
  • 2. Minnie Ola McCutchen, born 9 September 1887, Santa Ann, Coleman County, Texas; died 23 January 1923; maried Samuel J. Powell 13 April 1913.
  • 3. Georgia Ann "Annie" McCutchen, born 2 August 1889, Coleman County, Texas; died
    7 February 1972. She married to Clint H. Wilkins 23 December 1911, Bronte, Coke County, Texas. He was born 20 December 1885; died 2 August 1949. Both are buried Fairview Cemetery, Bronte, Coke County, Texas.
  • 4. Joseph Franklin "Jodie" McCutchen, born 23 October 1891; died 7 February 1906, Bronte, Coke County, Texas; buried Fairview Cemetery, Bronte, Coke County, Texas; married Tina Bradford 4 February 1906, Coleman County, Texas

Uncle Joe died 8 January 1941 and Georgia died 1 October 1956. They are both in the buried Fairview Cemetery, Bronte, Coke County, Texas.

THOMAS FRANKLIN McCUTCHEN FAMILY

Thomas Franklin McCutchen, the son of Madison Morgan McCutchen and Mary Lucinda Jones, was born 10 February 1871 in Coryell County, Texas.

He married Mary C. Rodgers, born 28 Jul 1875 who was nicknamed "Molly."

Children of Thomas Franklin McCutchen and Mary C. Rodgers:

  • 1. Viola McCutchen, born 1892, Coke County, Texas; married Robert Brooks McDonald
    10 January 1914, Coke County, Texas
  • 2. LaVoda McCutchen, born 1902, Coke County, Texas; married Paul
  • 3. Thomas Franklin McCutchen, Jr., born 28 September 1911, Coke County, Texas

Thomas died 15 December 1916 and Molly died 25 April 1917. They are both buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Bronte, Coke County, Texas,

SOURCES OF INFORMATION:

Coke County Cemeteries Epitaphs and Dates, Compiled by Bonita Copeland and Wanda Smith, published by authors

Coke County Book, Coke County Book Committee, 1984, Specialty Publishing, Inc., Lubbock, Texas
McCutchen-Abbott, 122; McCutchen-Augustine, 143; McCutchen-Beaver, 153; McCutchen-Black, 162; McCutchen-Blair, 164; McCutchen-Butner, 185; McCutchen-Childress, 196; McCutchen-Childress (2), 197; McCutchen-Watson-Conley, 209; McCutchen-Forbes, 243; McCutchen-Gibbs, 251; McCutchen-Hood, 286; McCutchen-Kelton, 301; Moore-McCutchen-Kyle, 311; McCutchen-Lee, 321; McCutchen-Lockhart, 326; McCutchen, 336; Blackmon-McCutchen, 336; Hayley-McCutchen, 336; Hutchison-McCutchen, 337; Jones-McCutchen, 337; Laswell-McCutchen, 338; McDorman-McCutchen; 338; Moore-McCutchen, 339; Naltos-McCutchen, 339; Phillips-McCutchen, 340; Smith-McCutchen, 340; McCutchen-Murtishaw, 363; McCutchen-Weathers-Salvato, 422; McCutchen-Saunders, 427; McCutchen-Service, 435. There are also many pictures of the McCutchen Family.

Marriage Records, Coke County TXGenWeb  Archives

Oso School as Recalled in '58 by M. McCutchen

American Life History - Cowboy Memories - J. B. McCutchen

Anniversaries

Reunions

Obituaries - Coke County TXGenWeb Archives:

Coke County TX Federal Census

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