Gerrard (Jarrett) Dutton and Charity McDonald

Gerrard (Jarrett) Dutton

  • Son of Zachariah Dutton.
  • Born ca. 1790 in Charles County, Maryland.
  • Died after 1830 in Lawrence County or Walker County, Alabama.
  • Married 14 Feb 1820 in Lawrence County, Alabama.

NOTE: The names "Jarrard" and "Jarrett" were used interchangeably, and the two were never used together. The spelling of these names also differed from record to record:

  • The spelling "Jerrod" is used in his War of 1812 service record, which also bears the note: "This is to certify Jerrod Dutton as mustered is the same as Garret Dutton, who gave me power of attorney & the difference is only in spelling the name. At Huntsville Miss. 22d Apr. 1820 —Jos. Acklen."
  • The spelling "Gerard" is used in the estate proceedings of Alexander Dutton in 1818.
  • The spelling "Jarrard" is used on his marriage record in 1820, and on the 1820 census of Limestone County, Alabama.
  • The spelling "Jarrott" is used in the will of Zachariah Dutton in 1829.
  • The spelling "Jarratt" is used on the 1830 census of Lawrence County, Alabama.
  • The spelling "Jarrett" has been used by descendants.

Charity McDonald

  • Born before 1799.
  • Died after 1830 in Lawrence County or Walker County, Alabama.

Children:

  1. Zachariah Dutton, born ca. 1821 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died Feb 1864 in Georgia in service of Confederate States Army; married ca. 1851 in Walker County, Alabama to Mary Emily Rushing.
  2. Mary Permelia Dutton, born 1824 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died 28 Aug 1886 in Itawamba County, Mississippi; married 1842 in Lawrence County, Alabama to John Burnside Brown.
  3. William Dutton, born ca. 1824 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died after 1893 in Marion County or Walker County, Alabama; married ca. 1853 in Walker County, Alabama to Martha McDonald.
  4. Levi Dutton, born ca. 1825 in Lawrence County, Alabama, died ca. 1870 in Cherokee County, Texas; married 9 Jan 1851 in Cherokee County, Texas to Nancy Allen.

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