Jacob "Drummer Jake" Stutts

Jacob "Drummer Jake" Stutts

Male 1797 - 1877  (80 years)

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  • Name Jacob "Drummer Jake" Stutts 
    Born 1797  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840-1850  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Lauderdale County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 21 Jun 1877  Lauderdale County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Killen, Lauderdale County, AL at North Carolina Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Birthdate in question.
      1840 Census - born 1800-1810
      1850 Census - born 1800
      1860 Census - born 1797
      1870 Census - born 1797
      Tombstone lists 1808

      1840 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 188
      Jacob Stutts
      (60-70) 1F
      (30-40) 1M
      (20-30) 1F
      (10-15) 2M 1F
      (0-5) 1M 2F

      1850 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 171
      Jacob Stutts 50 M, Farmer, $1500 Real Estate, Born in NC
      Elizabeth Stutts 42 F, Born in NC
      Henry Stutts 24 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      William B. Stutts 21 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      George W. Stutts 19 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      Lucy Stutts 15 F, Born in NC
      Mary Stutts 13 F, Born in NC
      Walter Stutts 9 M, Born in NC
      Samuel Stutts 8 M, Born in NC
      Nancy Stutts 5 F, Born in NC
      Martin Stutts 1 M, Born in NC
      Lindsey Moore 28 M, Laborer, Born in NC
      William M. Person 24 M, Farmer, Born in NC

      1860 -- Census, Lauderdale County, AL Page 269
      Jacob Stutts 63 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      Sally Stutts 59 F, Born in NC
      Walter Stutts 19 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      Mary Stutts 24 F, Born in NC
      Samuel Stutts 17 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      Nancy Stutts 16 F, Born in NC
      Doc Stutts 12 M, Born in NC
      John Stutts 8 M, Born in NC
    Person ID I06411  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2017 

    Father Henry Stutts,   b. 1775,   d. 1861  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Lucy Lakey,   b. 1785,   d. 1850-1860  (Age 75 years) 
    Family ID F2219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Barrett,   b. 10 Apr 1807,   d. 29 Nov 1899  (Age 92 years)  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Henry B. Stutts,   b. 1826,   d. Saline County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. William B. Stutts,   b. 1829,   d. Bef 1870  (Age 41 years)
    +3. Lucy Ann E. Stutts,   b. 1 Nov 1830, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1911, Lauderdale County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. George Washington Stutts,   b. 22 Jan 1833,   d. 27 Nov 1897  (Age 64 years)
     5. Mary Stutts,   b. 1837
     6. Walter F. Stutts,   b. 6 Feb 1841,   d. 22 Feb 1872  (Age 31 years)
     7. Samuel Stutts,   b. 17 Dec 1842,   d. 22 Nov 1888  (Age 45 years)
     8. Nancy Stutts,   b. 2 Sep 1845,   d. 28 Jan 1917  (Age 71 years)
     9. Doctor Martin Stutts,   b. 10 Jun 1848,   d. 8 Jun 1912  (Age 63 years)
     10. John Stutts,   b. 25 Jul 1854,   d. 22 Jul 1919  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F2165  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1797 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840-1850 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Lauderdale County, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Jun 1877 - Lauderdale County, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Killen, Lauderdale County, AL at North Carolina Cemetery Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1852 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3738 - David Jones
    1852 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3738 - David Jones
    1842 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3370 - Jacob Stutts
    1842 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3370 - Jacob Stutts
    1852 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3973 - George Stutts
    1852 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3973 - George Stutts
    1852 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3972 - Henry Stutts
    1852 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3972 - Henry Stutts
    1852 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3971 - Jacob Stutts
    1852 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3971 - Jacob Stutts
    1852 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3975 - William Stutts
    1852 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3975 - William Stutts
    1852 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 16 - William Barrett
    1852 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 16 - William Barrett
    1852  Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 17 - William Barrett
    1852 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 17 - William Barrett

    Headstones
    Jacob Stutts 1797-1877
    Jacob Stutts 1797-1877
    Husband of Elizabeth Barrett and son of Henry Stutts and Lucy Lakey

    Histories
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    1843 Petition, Moore County, NC
    1843 Petition, Moore County, NC
    1843, Jan 20 -- Petition, Nov 1842-Jan 1843 General Assembly Session Records
    The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly for relief from debts due to economic hardship. They requested the General Assembly pass a law preventing creditors from buying defaulted property unless the debtors was allowed 2/3 the value of the land: J.J. Alston, Carroll Brady, Bradley Brady, Jesse Hedgepeth, W.D. Tyson, John Warner, Pitate Ivey, N.S. Marley, Neill Peterson, John Oats, Duncan McIver, William Underwood, E.Q. Sowell, Thos. Fry, John D. McDonald, John Patterson, D.M.R. McIntosh (Cpt.), John McIver (Cpt.), Eli R. Sowe;l, Jesse Stafford, Aaron A.F. Sowell, Lewis Lawhon, George Hunsucker, Hugh McKenzie, Jacob Stutts, Daniel Muse, Alexd. Camerson, Wm. Wadsworth, Peter Black, George D. Ritter, J.H. Muse, Mathew Williams, Jesse Sanders, Jno. McDonald, W.K. Benjamin, J. Thomas, D.M. McIntosh, Joab Cheek, Corn, Shields, Fannin Moore, Bryan Boroughs, George Stutts, Henry Stutts, William Sears, Robt. L. Purvis, Stephen Beryman, Benj. Shields, Neill McNeill, Danl. McRae, Hugh Mathis, A. Munroe, A. Stutts, Neill Mathis, Brinkly Phillips, Thomas Muse, Thomas J. Pervis, Daniel McNeill, John Tyson, Balaam Stewart, Henry Stutts Jr., Levi Wright, John Ritter, John Dunlap, J.J. Phillips, Dempsey Sowell, Joseph Upton, John Oliver, Neill McQueen, Angus McCaskill, William B. Williamson, A. Harper, Jesse B. Caddell, Angus McCaskill, James B. Muse, M. McLeod, Green B. Fields, Martin Hunsucker, Newton R. Bryan, Peter Cornelison, Benjamin Phillips, Charles Brady, Elijah Y. Rice [?], Norman D. McDuffie, Wm. Brewer, Martin Shefield, Patrick Shields, William Dannelly, Eli Phillips and L.W. Lawhon. [Editor's Note: Petition rejected by the NC House]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1125] The Stutts Families and Their Descent from Jacob Stutts of Moore County, NC [Second Edition], Katherine Shields Melvin, (1986, Fred McLeod, Dudley, NC).

    2. [S1126] Descendants of Ulrich Stutts and Descendants of William Maness II Website [http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/a/n/Ken--Maness/index.html] and Ancestry.com [http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/39615729/recent], Charles Kenneth "Ken" Maness, 101 N Wedgewood Drive, Yacht Club Cove, Washington, NC 27889-9231, 252-402-5986, ckmaness@suddenlink.net.

    3. [S1252] Allen J. Barwick Family Home Page [http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/a/r/Allen-J-Barwick/index.html], Allen J, Barwick [a_barwick@bellsouth.net].
      ELIZABETH3 BARRETT (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born April 10, 1807 in Moore County, NC, and died November 27, 1899 in Lauderdale County, AL. She married JACOB STUTTS Abt. 1825 in Moore County, NC, son of HENRY STUTTS. He was born 1808 in Moore County, NC, and died January 6, 1877 in Lauderdale County, AL.

      Notes From Betty Hill Mason and Katherine Shields Melvin:

      The Stutts family were neighbors of the Barretts. Jacob and Elizabeth were living on Big Juniper and McLendon Creeks at the 1850 Moore County, NC Census. Jacob was a comparatively wealthy man for his day, with property worth over a thousand dollars. He was born in 1800. He was called "Drummer Boy Jake" as he had been a drummer boy in the war of 1812. It is said that every fourth of July, he got out his ancient drum whose beat had set the step for Andrew Jackson's troops on their way to New Orleans. (told and passed down by older members of the family). Jacob was thought to be the son of Henry Stutts, born 1775, and Lucy Lakey. Henry was the youngest son of Jacob and Elizabeth Stutts.

      Elizabeth and Jacob moved to Lauderdale County, Alabama in 1858, bringing along most of their family and other children followed later.

      Jacob "Drummer Boy" Stutts died on January 6, 1877 and was buried at North Carolina Cemetery, Green Hill, AL. His wife, Elizabeth Barrett, lived twenty two years longer, reaching the age of ninety two. She, also, is buried at North Carolina Cemetery, Green Hill, AL. The inscription on her tomb reads, " Sleep on dear Mother, and take your rest, God called you home, he thought it best." Elizabeth and Jacob have many descendants still living in Lauderdale County, but they must have also always remembered North Carolina with fondness, since the Cemetery where they are all buried carries the name of that State.

      Notes on the Children of ELIZABETH BARRETT and JACOB STUTTS:

      Henry Stutts, b. 1826, Moore County, NC. Henry, the oldest child of Elizabeth and Jacob was born in 1826, according to the 1850 census. He was the only child who did not come to Alabama with the others. His wife was unknown. He came to Alabama once on a visit. He was a Baptist preacher and preached at Brush Creek M.E. Church while here. He died soon after he got back to North Carolina. Somehow, I question his being Baptist for all the Moore County Stutts were staunch Methodists, and always have been.

      William B. Stutts, b. 1829, Moore County, NC; d. Bef. 1870; lived near Corinth, Miss. One of his children is known: Lucy, who married an Attaway. A William Stutts died in Arkansas before 1870. His widow moved back to Mississippi with their three small children.

      Lucy Ann Stutts, b. November 1, 1830, Moore County, NC; d. June 4, 1911, Lauderdale County, AL; m. John Martin Frye; b. May 13, 1824, Moore County, NC; d. November 3, 1884, Lauderdale County, AL Both were born in Moore county. They are buried at North Carolina Cemetery, near Green Hill, Lauderdale County, AL. They came to Killen, Alabama (Lauderdale County) during the Civil War, about 1862 or later. Her brother, Walter, went back to Carthage, North Carolina and persuaded them to come. Lucy and the children came by train. The others came in a covered wagon and it took them a month to get to Alabama. Lucy Frye recounted that during the war she would give the Masonic sign and the Yankees would leave them alone. Young William Wesley Stutts fled North Carolina at about this same time. He was sent by his family to escape capture by the Federals for having killed a Negro, and fled to his nearest relative, Jacob Stutts, Lucy's father. He lived with Lucy and John M. Frye after reaching Alabama. A descendant writes that Lucy was an invalid for seven years before her death. Besides her own children, Lucy and her husband reared an orphan boy, Clark Oscar Frye.

      George Washington Stutts, b. January 22, 1833, Moore County, NC; d. November 22, 1897; m. Nancy Bessie Hill; b. Abt. 1838; d. April 6, 1878. George Washington Stutts was a young man when the family came to Alabama from North Carolina. He was overseer on the Wilson plantation out from Florence for some time. On November 27, 1897, he had a group of men cutting wood for his mill near his sister's house (Nancy Stutts Richardson). He went by there for a cup of coffee, and was on his way back home when he fell. He had a stroke and died that night. His home was where the Clayton Owens home now stands. (information by Mayme Stutts Angel)

      Mary Stutts, b. 1836, Moore County, NC; m. Dougal Black; b. 1835, Moore County, NC; came to Lauderdale County with her parents. Her future husband Dougal Black, came from Moore County, NC with the Stutts family, along with his sisters, Margaret and Mary Ann. He also had a brother named Duncan and another older brother, who stayed behind in Moore County. Dougal was born in Moore County, NC in 1835. His family had immigrated to the United States from Scotland. It is believed that his father's name was Peter Black. His sister Margaret, married a Hopkins. Mary "Polly" Stutts bore a striking resemblance to her mother, Elizabeth Barrett.

      Walter 'Walt' Stutts, b. February 2, 1841, Moore County, NC; d. July 21, 1923, Lauderdale County, AL; m. (1); m. (2) Mary Marteeni Danley Gray. Walt served as lst. Sgt. in Co. E, 2nd TN Mounted Inf., USA. Walt had a reputation for being a Union officer and marauder.

      Samuel Stutts, b. December 17, 1842, Moore County, NC; d. November 22, 1888, Lauderdale County, AL.

      Nancy Stutts, b. September 2, 1845, Moore County, NC; d. January 28, 1917; m. John Wesley Richardson; b. February 20, 1846; d. April 20, 1938.

      Martin 'Dock' Stutts, b. 1848, Moore County , NC; m. Molly Davis; b. Bet. 1845 - 1855. He ran a brewery before Prohibition days.

      John M. Stutts, b. July 25, 1854, Moore County , NC; d. July 22, 1919, Lauderdale County, AL; m. Olive C. Robinson; b. November 30, 1861; d. June 20, 1915, Lauderdale County, AL. John M. and Olive had a home and ran a General store near Richardson Creek on present day Bridge Road, in Green Hill, AL. Both are buried at North Carolina Cemetery, Green Hill, AL.