Copyright 2001-5
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Information about
Thomas Luttrell
b. 1784  in Adair Co., Kentucky
m. Tabitha Rutherford, April 9, 1808 in Adair Co., Kentucky
d. 1841  Morgan Co., Illinois

" Thomas Luttrell served with the 7th Regiment, Kentucky Militia in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk and Winnebago Wars.  In 1821, he left Kentucky and drove his covered wagon to Illinois.  He pitched a tent on Apple Creek in Morgan County and 'entered land' (purchased land from the U. S. Government).  He built a grist mill and a log cabin home.  The mill was the meeting place of the early settlers.  He acted as judge in Apple Creek precinct at the first election held in Morgan County.  Thomas and Tabitha were the parents of four children born in Adair County, Kentucky;  all married in Morgan County, Illinois:  John Rutherford, Hiram, Nancy A., and Armstrong".

". . .buried in 'Old Pisgah' Cemetery north of Pisgah, Ill. (no marker)--a tombstone was erected by descendants, in the early 1980's, in Union Baptist Church Cemetery at Pisgah, near the grave of Tabitha. 

Re: Tabitha Rutherford Luttrell

Born Dec. 10, 1791
Died Oct. 25, 1872

Daughter of John Rutherford and Jane Bailey

"After the death of Thomas, she married (Nov. 6, 1845) her widowed brother-in-law, Frances Petree, buried with her at Pisgah.  Her name is misspelled 'Tobitha' on her tombstone".

Luttrell Family of Morgan County, Illinois, Related Families, and Roots, by Jerry W. Ramsey, June 1999