Hmmm.. My Rutledges were probably in Augusta Co, VA also--don't know where they hailed from before VA. Somewhere U.K. but who knows? Have you posted on the Rutledge-L@Rootsweb? I'm pretty sure I've seen Sullivan Co, TN mentioned there...
My Cowans are R1a so don't match but a small handful of other Cowans. My Rutledges are R1b1b2--out of Colonial Virginia. We're group 2 at the Rutledge project:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rutledgedna/
Cyndi in Baltimore