Dorothy Ford Wulfeck, M.A., compiler and publisher, Wilcoxson and Allied Families (Willcockson, Wilcoxen, Wilcox), privately printed by Commercial Service, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1958.
covered these subjects.
"About this time a marriage contract was made between Cutbirth and Elizabeth Wilcockson, a niece of Daniel Boone's and as Cutbirth was married in the family he and Boone continued to range the forest for all the Indians would sometimes rout them . . . . .
"Cutbirth having lost his lands (in Kentucky) and his Brother-in-law, Samuel Wilcoxen, a nephew of Boone, returned back to North Carolina where they lived until they raised all their children. Cutbirth in his old age moved to Tennessee where the speculators again took away his lands. He and his old Lady which was a niece of Daniel Boone's has long since laid down their bodies upon Elke River in Tennessee after living in the Baptist Church about 40 years."
State Grants No. 1300 and 1330 were issued to Benjamin Cutbirth and recorded in 1795 and 1797. Both were located in Wilkes Co., N. C. When he sold the land in 1799 he was listed as a resident of Carter County, Tenn. The location of the 1797 grant was defined as "beginning on a whiteoak on the north side of the South fork of New River below the mouth of Mill Creek, running west one hundred and eighty polls to a chestnut, then South ninety poles to a whiteoak, then East one hundred and eight polls to a stake, then to first station."
Benjamin Cutbirth and his family were ill-treated by the Tories, as noted in "Historical Sketches of Wilkes Co., N. C.," by John Crouch, 1902: p. 20:
"Sat. 14th day of Apr. 1781 Capt. Wm. Riddle, a noted Tory leader, son of Loyalist Riddle, of Surry County, was approaching from the Virginia border with Capt. Ross, a Whig captive, together with his servant, now enroute for Ninety Six where it seems, the British paid a reward for Whig prisoners. Riddle, with his party of six or eight men, reached Benjamin Cutbirth's some four miles above Old Fields, a fine old Whig and an associate of Daniel Boone, who was just recovering from a spell of fever, the Tory Captain, probably from Cutbirth's reticence regarding solicited information, shamefully abused him and placed him under guard . . . . . Capt. Riddle was later . . . . hung on the notorious oak that is yet standing in the town of Wilkesboro . . . ."
Letter from James Calloway, Wilkesboro, N. C., February the 21st, 1846, to Hon. Lyman C. Draper, Baltimore, Md. (Draper Mss 12 DD 54) Only excerpts of this very long letter are given as much of the letter relates to other pioneers in the area.
"I have verry many times heard Mother as well as Father speake of the Trip of my GrandFather Cutbirth and his companions to the Mississippi River and to New Orleans - at the time he made this trip which must have been about 1765 he lived in the Forks of the Yadkin, Rowan County, N. C., now Davie County. - At the time GrandFather Cutbirth left home on this long and most hazardous Trip or Hunt, my Grand Mother his wife had but two children sons - and her only sons - Daniel and Benjamin and after his return home he had two Daughters borne to him by my Grand Mother - Mary and Sally. Mary which is my Mother was the eldest of the two and was born in some Twelve or Eighteen Months after the return of my G.Father to his Family and was in the year 1770. I only saw my Uncle Daniel Cutbirth once 20 years ago and I well recollect to have heard him tell Mother that he could recolect his Father leaving home and his long absence on this Western trip across the Blue Ridge, Alleghanies and other Mountains to the Mississippi. - My other uncle Benjamin Cutbirth I never saw - he now resides in the Iowa Territory - and my Brother, B. C. Calloway who saw him some two or three years ago tells me that he could well recolect his Father's return Home from this western trip but had no recolection of his leaving home on the Trip he being too young at the time. - I have no recolection of ever seeing my GrandFather Cutbirth he having left N. C. There does not remain a shadow of dobt of his haveing made the trip as stated
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