Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Harrisburg

The Kemp Sketch

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McNUTT, ROBERT - Came to Texas in April, 1834, as is stated in an unnumbered headright certificate issued to him February 3, 1838 by the Board of Land Commissioners for Austin County for a league and labor of land.

Mr.McNutt was elected a Major in the First Regiment of Texas Volunteers, April 8, 1836. He was in command of the camp near Harrisburg. On February 20, 1838 he wasissued Bounty Certificate No. 2398 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 1 to May 20, 1836. On November 19, 1840 he received Donation Certificate No. 1087 for 640 acres of land for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836.

Major McNutt died in 1854. (Page 582, D. W. C. Baker’s A Texas Scrap Book)

There was a Robert McNutt who was a friend of Judge John H. Money. Judge Money was Chief Justice of Austin County in 1838 but he eventually moved to Washington County where he died in 1855. His will, signed February 26, 1855, is in the County Clerk’s office at Brenham. His sister Elizabeth Robb was appointed administratrix of his estate May 7, 1855. He had never married. He left the bulk of his estate to Elizabeth Rabb, but asked that five hundred dollars be given to his namesake, John Hamilton McNutt, son of Robert and Polly McNutt, who resided on Brushy Creek in Washington County.

There was a Robert B. McNutt and his wife, Mary, who were living in Austin County in 1849.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.

Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Rank: Major
  • Company: in command of the baggage guard at Harrisburg

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1795 May 1
  • Birthplace: Tennessee, Maury County
  • Origin: Tennessee
  • Came to Texas: 1834 Apr
  • Date of Death: 1853 Aug 31
  • Burial Place: Williamson County, Texas
  • Comments: War of 1812;
  • Bounty Certificate: 2398
  • Donation Certificate: 1087
  • Profession: Tax assessor
  • Wife: Mary Jackson
  • Children: Elizabeth McNutt Sanders; Nancy McNutt Allen; Martha McNutt Allen; Robert Brice; John William; Mary Elizabeth McNutt Levy [Levi]; Jane Catherine McNutt Munger [Manger]; infant son, deceased; Tabitha Tennessee; Hamilton M. [Money; Morey]
  • Family at San Jacinto: Son-in-law Uriah Sanders