Edgefield in Edgefield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Richard Tutt House / Tutt Cemetery
Erected 1976 by City of Edgefield and 96 Rangers Chapter, Children of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 19-5.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 33° 47.017′ N, 81° 55.867′ W. Marker is in Edgefield, South Carolina, in Edgefield County. Marker is on Penn Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is between the intersections of Penn and Park Streets and Penn and Hillcrest Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edgefield SC 29824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edgefield United Methodist Church / The Reverend Joseph Moore (approx. 0.4 miles away); Martha M. Rich Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Edgefield County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Edgefield County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pierce Mason Butler (approx. 0.4 miles away); J. Strom Thurmond (approx. 0.4 miles away); James Henry Hammond (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Term of Court (approx. 0.4 miles away); Edgefield County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Welcome to Historic Edgefield (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edgefield.
Also see . . .
1. Early Perrin Marriage. Rootsweb posting regarding the marriage of Richard Tutt and Mary Elizabeth Perrin. This posting also includes a complete transcript of Tutt's (Submitted on October 20, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Robert Cunningham, Loyalist. In the fall of 1775 it was ascertained that Robert Cunningham, a worthy and popular man in that portion of Ninety Six now known as Laurens District, had declared he would not be bound by the treaty made with a portion of the people by Tennant and Drayton. (Submitted on October 20, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. 5th South Carolina Regiment. The 5th South Carolina Regiment was raised on February 22, 1776 at Charleston, South Carolina for service with the Continental Army. (Submitted on January 1, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Fort Rutledge. Facts about Fort Rutledge. (Submitted on January 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
5. Site of Fort Rutledge. Monument located in Clemson, SC marking the location of Fort Rutledge. (Submitted on January 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. Richard Tutt's Will
In the name of God amen. I Richard Tutt of Edgefield District and State of South Carolina, being sick and weak in body but of sound disposing mind and memory, and understanding. To make this my last Will and Testament in manner following.
I give and bequeath, and divide all the rest of my Negros, together with the balance of my real estate namely three tracts of land, the one lying on Guffer Town Creek, another lying on Mountain Creek and the third near the old with all lying and being in the District of Edgefield to my said children, James, Polly, Betsy, John, Henry, and Anna, to them and their Heirs forever to be equally divided share and share alike but my will and desire is that as I have heretofore given my son John more than the rest of my Children that he pay the said James, Polly, Betsy, John, Henry, and Anna the sum of _____ hundred dollars amongst them share and share alike at and before he receive the
My will and desire is that all the rest of my estate consisting of Household and Kitchen furniture, Stock of all kind, Negroes and plantation tools also the crop and provisions now growing on the premises on which I now live, as also the crop and provisions on the plantation at _______ Town be kept together for the support of my said wife and children, and for the payment of just debts if there shall not be sufficient fund for the discharge of the same. But if any of my children shall marry or leave the family such child _____ marrying or leaving the family shall have his or her share thereof the said estate time _____ for the use and maintenance of the family, And if my wife shall die before they shall have received any of the last mentioned part of my estate. _____ for the use of the family my Will and desire is that the whole in being at her death be sold and the money equally divided among my said Children James, Polly, John, Betsey, Henry and Anna. In witness where of I have set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of September Anno Domini 1807 and of the American Independence the Thirty-second.
Signed and Sealed in presence of Eugene __________,
Chas. Martin Jr., M. Mins. (Source: Edgefield, South Carolina Estates and Will Records Book A, pg 243.)
2. Tutt Cemetery
Buried in the Tutt Cemetery (Penn Street, Edgefield, South Carolina) are:
• Richard Tutt D. Sept. 15, 1807
• Betty Tutt, consort of Richard Tutt died Apr. 22, 1826, age 67 yrs
• Mary Perrin Tutt, dau. of Richard and Betty Tutt, b. Dec. 22, 1782, Bapt. 1808, d. Mar. 8, 1855
• Mrs. Eliza Mims, b. Mar. 21, 1790, d. Aug. 12, 1874
• Matthew Mims, d. Oct. 6, 1848, age 69
— Submitted January 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,439 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 6, 7. submitted on September 27, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.