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John McFatter (abt. 1774 - bef. 1829)

John McFatter aka McPhatter
Born about [location unknown]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died before in Robeson, North Carolina, United Statesmap
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Living next to Archibald in 1800 census.

Was he the John McPhattair who was captain of the Robeson Co. NC 1st Reg. militia in the War of 1812? It does not seem there was any other candidate by this name.


  • "Ordered that John McFatter be overseer of the road in room of Duncan McMillan." Source: Robeson co. NC Minutes, 1799.
  • "United States Census, 1800," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 June 2018), John Mcphatter, Fayetteville, Robeson, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 400, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 32; FHL microfilm 337,908. Note: 1 white male 16-26.
  • The sheriff returned the Venire Facias when the Court selected the following gentlemen to serve as grand jurors during this term to Wit: ... John McPhater... Robeson co. NC court minutes, 1807.
  • "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 June 2019), Jno Mc Phatur, Robeson, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 224, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 38; FHL microfilm 337,911. Note: 5 white males under 10, 1 white male 10-16, 2 white males 26-45, 2 white females under 10, 1 white female 16-26, 2 white females 26-45.
  • "United States Census, 1820," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 7 July 2018), John Mcphatter, Robeson, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 293, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 84; FHL microfilm 162,800. Note: 2 white males under 10, 1 white male 10-16, 1 white male 16-18, 1 white male 26-45, 2 white males 45+, 2 white females under 10, 2 white females 10-16, 1 white female 26-45.
  • An unnamed "wife of John McFatter" is recorded as having died Sep 23 1820, by the records of Brown Marsh Presbyterian Church in Bladen county. It seems plausible that she was an earlier wife of this John (not to be confused with his widow Mary, aka Polly).
  • Died before 17 Jan 1854, when Archibald McPhatter, Wm McPhatter, John McPhatter, Duncan McPhaul and wife Mary, Margaret (?Rider), widow, Daniel Johnson and wife Christian, and Henry Lamb and wife Jane, signed a note in Gadsden County, selling their interest in property inherited by them from the late John McPhatter of Robeson County.
  • Fayetteville Weekly Observer (Fayetteville, North Carolina), 16 Jul 1829, Page 3: "Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, May Term 1829. Polly McPhattair vs. The Heirs at Law of John McPhattair, deceased (petition for dower). It appearing to the satisfaction of the court, that Archibald McPhattair, one of the Heirs of John McPhattair, is not an inhabitant of this State; it is therefore Ordered [...] that unless he be and appear at the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, to be held at the Court House in Lumberton, on the fourth Monday in August next and answer, or otherwise, the petition will be taken pro confesso, and heard exparte."
  • Robeson County Report of Commissioners and Account of Sales, Nov 1829-May 1841, abstracted by Morris F. Britt, pg. 137-8. Report of settlement between Dan'l McPhattar, Adm., and the heirs of John McPhattair, dec'd. May session 1833. Names:

Mrs. Mary McPhattair
Dan'l McPhattair
Arch'd McPhattair
Mary McPhattair
Margt. Morrison wife of Neile
Christian McPhattair
William McPhattair
Archibald McEachin guardian to minors John and Jane McPhattair. Signed: Archibald Gilchrist, John Campbell, and Samuel Watson.

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