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Robert Crutcher

Born c.1773 - Died 1829

Robert Crutcher (c.1773-1829) was the son of Hugh Crutcher (c.1739-1779) and Frances Coleman of Culpeper County and the grandson of Thomas Crutcher, Sr. (c.1695-1786).  In 1809 Robert married Tarissa Hamble Phillips (1783-1853), the daughter of Col. William Phillips (1744-1797) and Elizabeth Anne Fowke (1747-c.1829) of Traveler’s Rest, Stafford County.  Tarissa eventually moved to Warrenton and is buried in the city cemetery there.  In 1800 Robert was a lieutenant in Hancock Eustace’s company of the 45th regiment of Virginia militia; in 1801 he was a captain, and from 1812-1814 was a major.  During the early 1800s, Robert  Crutcher served as a magistrate for Stafford.