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:
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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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
Marriage Records, Coke County TXGenWeb Archives
Oso School as Recalled in '58 by M. McCutchen
Obituaries - Coke County TXGenWeb Archives:
Coke County TX Federal Census