Benjamin Sutton Report

Descendants of Benjamin Sutton



    Generation One

1.     BENJAMIN1 SUTTON was born circa 1752 in Dobbs County, North Carolina ( Deed.); Moses Westbrook to Benjamin Sutton. He married Sarah Hardy, daughter of William Hardy and Sarah Sowell, circa 1777. He died in 1837 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Estate of Benjamin and Sarah Hardy Sutton, Found in John Heritage Bryan Collection and in the Re-registered Deeds of Lenoir County.); The estate records state he had a will in 1837 and that his wife Sarah died in 1846 after the spring. It is family tradition that his middle name was Oxley but there is nothing to support it and the use of middle names during this period was unusual. It is also family tradition that Sarah was a Hardy. That much is probably true but is not proveable, much less who her parents were. If Sarah was the daughter of William and Sarah Sowell Hardy of Bertie County, the Benjamin was her 2nd husband and she was his 2nd wife and his oldest children were by another wife.

ABSTRACTS OF STATE GRANTS - by Margaret Hoffman #950 - Major Croom - 3 April 1780 - 270 acres NS Neuse - Bucklesberry Poc. Adj his own line, Turner's Patent, Edward Searles and Benjamin Sutton

Benjamin was on the 1780 Tax List, voted in 1788 and was a Private in 1780 in the Militia in Captain Creech's Company.
SUTTON FAMILY PAPERS - East Carolina Manuscript Collection
1. Deed - 22 November 1791 - Dobbs County - Moses Westbrook of Dobbs, merchant, and Persis his wife formerly Persis Young daughter of Charles Young, dec (or) Benjamin Sutton (ee) - Charles Young in his life made a sale of a tract of 200 acs on NS Neuse and lower side of Bear Creek being part of a tract Young bought of Harry Roberts and being part of tract he sold to James Uzzill the original grant was made to Thomas Burnett ? for 350 acs to William Waddle and by the said Waddle conveyed to the aforsaid John Sutton, dec father of the aforesaid Benjamin Sutton and the said Charles Young having given his bond to make the transfer of land and John Sutton dec in his last will and testament unto his son Benjamin and in order to comply with the said Charles Young's contract and take up the bond as one of the heirs, Moses Westbrook and Persis his wife in consideration of 30 shillings paid by Benjamin Sutton ---

WIT Joshua Croom and Major Croom
To Court April Term 1792 on oath of JOSHUA CROOM
Winston Caswell, Clk
Enrolled in Lenoir County 5 May 1792 - Liber I ? pages 122, 123, 124 D. Caswell, Regt
The above deed proves that Benjamin was the son of John. There is no entry in the Cross Indices for a land transfer between William Waddle to John Sutton. There does not appear to be another John with a son Benjamin to which this deed could apply although the transfer of the land was at least 12 years after the death of John Sutton I.

2. I Benjamin Sutton of County of Dobbs firmly bound to John Herring 1000 lbs 24 August 1791 In consideration of above obligation the said Benjamin Sutton made an entry in land office for 350 acs land in Bucklesbury on ES Bear Creek in Dobbs County. If a grant is obtained for land by virtue of said entry and the said Benjamin Sutton doth within two months after it is obtained make and asign unto John Herring a lawful deed of sale for all the grant covers lying above the land formerly surveyed and held by John Sutton now the property of Benjamin Sutton which deed is to include the land formerly held by John Herring----
WIT Can't read

3. Mr. John Sutton Jr. To Bryan Whitfield and son - this looks like a receipt for several items among others - tobacco and blue flannel. Received 15 April 1803 or 1808 of Benjamin Sutton one lb 17 shillings in full of John Sutton Jr. This above deed indicates that John Sutton Jr. (the younger) was the son of Benjamin who was paying his bill.

4. Grant from State of NC - to Benjamin Sutton - 200 ? acs Buckelsberry - adj Simon Herring's patent - this is torn

MICKEY ELMORE COLLECTION - ECU
1. several copies of receipts for Benj Sutton's paying taxes in 1780's - 1790's
2. Receipt on 5 March 1785 of Mr. William Sutton by the hand of his brother Mr. Benj Sutton - 7 lbs 12 shillings 10 pence - signed by B.V. Whitfield
NOTE: The above proves that Benjamin had a brother, William
2. received of John Herring for Simon Sutton in full on account - M.R. Croom - 22 Dec 1786
NOTE: This indicates a possible connection with John Herring - maybe he was the fatherin-law of Simon
RE-REGISTERED LENOIR DOCUMENTS
1. Nancy Sutton, Winnifred Barwick wife of John Barwick, Mary Rains wife of Richard Rains, Elizabeth Ellis wife of Alfred Ellis - heirs at law of Sarah Sutton dec widow of Benjamin Sutton - the mother had Negro slaves and the children wanted them - July term 1846 - next page says Winifred was wife of Joshua Barwick

PART OF ESTATE RECORDS FOR BENJAMIN AND SARAH HARDY SUTTON - from Russell King found in John Heritage Bryan Papers - UNC
Benjamin d 1837 with a Will - his wife Sarah d in 1846 after the spring slaves to be divided between 3 daughters - Richard Rouse was ext and md Mary (Polly) Sutton, Joshua Barwick md Winifred Sutton, Alfred Ellis md Sutton

DUPLIN COUNTY - information from Christine Grimes Thacker and Pam on the Lenoir List Book 3A, page 549 BENJAMIN SUTTON of Lenoir Co., to John Roberts of Duplin Co., Dec 1807, (sum not given), 39 3/4A on the SS of the Great Branch, beg. at the fun of the great Branch, with exception of building a mill across sd. branch, which sd., SUTTON has liberty to do where most convenient whatever.
Wit: William Roberts, Sanders Thompson. Apr. Ct. 1809.
Book 4A page 373 BENJAMIN SUTTON, patent No. 1914, 1 Dec. 1780, for 40A on BS of the Beaverdam Branch, adj. his own & John Rouse's lines beg. at a black jack his own corner. Entered 10 Dec. 1807. Signed by B. Williams, Will White, Sec.

FROM ORIGINAL BOOKS
BOOK 7A p 412
Benjamin Sutton to William Sutton, both of Lenoir Co - 374 acres - $500 - waters of Great Branch - 124 acres - Beaverdam; another tract - adj John Thomsoe patent, Gray - 95 acres; another tract adj Gray, Stanley - 55 acres - another tract patented by Benjamin Sutton
14 Oct 1808 - 40 acres; another tract adj Hoody's ?? corner, SS Branch - 50 acres
Signed by Mark
WIT A. Keaton
To court July Term 1822 - on oath of Edward Alberton

BOOK DETU p 254
9 Jan 1817 - Benjamin Sutton and wife Sarah to Jesse Hardy - $1000 - Benjamin and Sarah to retain during their lifetime - Great Branch adj Edward Carter, Richard Rouse - 200 acres; another tract adj to above tract of 100 acres - runs through Picadilly signed with mark
WIT Ed Alberton, Barbara Hardy

BOOK K19 - p 445
16 April 1800 - Windel Davis of Lenoir to Benjamin Sutton of Lenoir - 390 acres for 108 pds - 200 acres - both sides of Beaver Dam - adj Carter, through Picadilly, John Albertson's patent of 1779; another tract of 190 acres - part of patent to same John Alberton in 1785
BOOK 4A p 349
Indenture - 4 Feb 1811 - Windal Davis of Lenoir to Benjamin Sutton of Lenoir - 63 pds, 7 shillings, sixpence - 85 acres - Great Branch adj Rouse, sd Sutton
WIT Jesse Hardy, James Davis

BOOK Q p 264
8 August 1807 - Alexander Carter to Benjamin Sutton of Lenoir - 174 acres - 107 pds - Great Branch called the Gray land - part of patent to Bibby Bush
WIT L. Davis, Meclendal Jarman

BOOK N p 500
22 March 1802 - Jesse Waters of Lenoir to Benjamin Sutton of Lenoir - 100 pds - one tract on NE side of the N East Branch of the Cape Ferar - 95 acres granted to Moses Stanley on 16 November 1790 - fork of Great Branch adj to John Thompsons; another tract - 55 acres adj the before mentioned being part of a 200 patent granted to John Thompson 10 November1 1784
WIT James Hall, Jo Gillisphee.

SARAH HARDY was born on 12 April 1759 in Bertie County, North Carolina (William Hardy Family Bible, (Copy of original at Heritage Place, LCC).) (William Hardy Estate, Bertie County, 1793.). She died in 1846 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Estate of Benjamin and Sarah Hardy Sutton.).
The William and Sarah Sowell Hardy Bible was removed from Bertie to Lenoir County indicating someone had inherited it and moved. The estate of William Hardy proves his daughter, Sarah, married a Sutton, but not which one. It has been written that Sarah, daughter of William married Ephraim White in 1780 and there are Marriage Bonds for that couple, but I have always felt Benjamin Sutton's wife was a daughter of William and Sarah Sowell Hardy. The last entry in the Hardy Bible is the marriage date for Jesse Hardy and Sarah Sutton. Duplin County Deeds prove that Sarah was the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Hardy Sutton. Since Jesse Hardy was not a son of William, it can only be assumed that the Bible went from William and Sarah Sowell Hardy to their daughter, Sarah, who married Benjamin Sutton, and then on to their daughter, Sarah, who married Jesse Hardy. The Bible is presently in Lenoir County. All of this fell into place when the deed was discovered in Duplin County in October, 2001.
From William (Mickey) Elmore
There is a small letter in the Clellon Sutton papers I have always found intriguing, though not conclusive "Sally, you wrote to us that Ben was Draughted but was not able (torn edge) march. I should be very glad to know whether he is gone (short word scratched out) or know (torn edge) ha ?? hole ?? not ?? heard nothing from you since. I expect to be Draughted now soon but God only knows whether I shall or not Sept 22nd 1790 (here a mostly-illegible word of about 3 letters that might be sis or sir or something else) This is to let you know that I remain yr loving Brother till death
Wm. Parrott H (rest of signature is guesswork)
N.B. I have no the time to write anymore. Only I desire to be remembered to all friends (next mostly unreadable and marked through - there may have been another line or more which was neatly cut off long ago).

The 10 known children of Benjamin1 Sutton and Sarah Hardy were as follows:

+ 2. i. ELIZABETH2 SUTTON, born in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Alfred Ellis.
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ii. SARAH SUTTON, born circa 1778 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Jesse Hardy.
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iii. JOHN SUTTON, born circa 1779 in Dobbs County, North Carolina; married Elizabeth (Sutton).
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iv. THOMAS SUTTON, born circa 1782 in Dobbs County, North Carolina; married Unkown (--?--).
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v. WILLIAM SUTTON was born between 1784 and 1789 in Dobbs County, North Carolina (Deed.). He died after 1840 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.).
The Census reports are consistent in supporting two sons of Benjamin, one of whom appears not to have married. One son is not with his mother on the 1840 Census indicating he either died or moved away. The Duplin County Deeds clearly indicate Benjamin had a son William yet we can't find that William on any census, so for the time being, we are giving this previously unnamed son the name of William. I suspect that William was the 2nd son.

DUPLIN COUNTY DEEDS
abstracted from the original books
BOOK 7A p 412
Benjamin Sutton to William Sutton, both of Lenoir Co - 374 acres - $500 - waters of Great Branch - 124 acres - Beaverdam; another tract - adj John Thomsoe patent, Gray - 95 acres; another tract adj Gray, Stanley - 55 acres - another tract patented by Benjamin Sutton 14 Oct 1808 - 40 acres; another tract adj Hoody's ?? corner, SS Branch - 50 acres
Signed by Mark
WIT A. Keaton
To court July Term 1822 - on oath of Edward Alberton
BOOK 7A p 37
3 Feb 1819 - Edwin Ellis of Duplin Co to William Sutton of Lenoir Co - 90 acres - $325 - both sides great Branch adj sd William, John Roberts, John M. Ellis, Richard Rouse - my part of my father's land alloted to me (does not give father's name)
WIT D. Glisson, Edw Alberton, Jesse Hardy
To court Jan Term 1820 on oath of Jesse Hardy
BOOK 7 B - 162
13 Nov 1835 - William Sutton of Lenoir Co to Jesse Hardy of Lenoir - 310 acres - $565.50 - several tracts on Great Branch - lst tract of 125 acres part of patent granted to Biby Bush for 200 acres on 14 May 1772; another tract of 95 acres - part of patent to Moses Stanly on 16 Nov 1790; another tract patented to Benjamin Sutton 14 Oct 1808 of 40 acres; another tract of 50 acres part of patent to John Albertson on 1 Sept 1785 - total of 310 acres
signed by Mark
WIT Alfred Ellis, Hardy Sutton
April Term 1836 on oath of Alfred Ellis
(was this land originally in Dobbs Co?)

BOOK 7B p 178
William Sutton of Lenoir Co to Alfred Ellis of Lenoir Co - 237 acres - $433.50 - both sides of Great Branch - adj Alfred Ellis, John Roberts, Jesse Hardy, Richard Rouse - whole of patent to John Thompson for 100 acres on 11 Nov 1788 and part of another patent to Thompson on 10 Nov 1784
BOOK 8A - p 260 Indenture - ----Dec 1823 - John W. Ellis to Wm. Sutton - John William Ellis of Twiggs Co, Ga to William Sutton of Lenoir - $300 - Great Branch of the North East - part of patent of John Thompsoe in Nov 1784 - adj John Roberts, Richard Rouse, Alfred Ellis - my part of my father's estate - 92 acres
Signed by mark
WIT Joseph Beven, Dennis D. Sanders

BOOK 13 p 252
31 Dec 1840 ?? - Alfred Ellis to Benjamin Sutton of Lenoir - 435 acres for $1000 - three parcels - patent granted to John Thompson on 10 Nov 1784; second tract patent to John Thompson of 11 July 1788; third tract patent to William Albertson dated 27 Feb 1806 adj Wendal Davis, Great Branch - being the rights of Wm. Sutton and Jesse Hardy to me the balance full to me of their heirship
WIT Dennis Daly, William Sutton
NOTE: The way this reads although it is not absolutely clear - William Sutton and Jesse Hardy were heirs together. Was Alfred also an heir of the same person. We know that Alfred married a daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Hardy Sutton, and we know that Benjamin dc 1837. I have no son by the name of William for Benjamin and Sarah but do have an unamed son who appears in their household in 1830 and not in 1840 and I assumed he died at that time. Certainly William Sutton and Jesse Hardy were heirs together giving more circumstantial that Jesse Hardy's wife was the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Hardy Sutton.
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vi. NANCY SUTTON was born circa 1788 in Dobbs County, North Carolina (Estate of Benjamin and Sarah Hardy Sutton.). She died between 1860 and 1870 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. There is a Nancy Sutton on the 1860 Census aged 72. I have no proof this was Nancy, daughter of Benjamin but the age is right. There is no Nancy on the 1850 Census.
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vii. WINIFRED SUTTON, born circa 1789 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Joshua Barwick.
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viii. MARY (POLLY) SUTTON, born 20 March 1793 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Richard Rouse.
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ix. BENJAMIN SUTTON, born 28 April 1795 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Mary Jane Hines; married Eliza Herring; married Elizabeth (Betsy) Herring.
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x. HARDY SUTTON, born 17 September 1803 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Anna Hill.


Generation Two

2. ELIZABETH2 SUTTON (Benjamin1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.). She married Alfred Ellis (Ibid.).
I have not been able to locate them on any Lenoir County Census Reports. The information on their children was sent to me by Joy Blankenship - JOY530@aol.com - from a file posted by Dr. Purdom at IN Univ.
Dr. Purdom gives his father as Jacob or John Ellis, born in Wales, and lived in Md.
He has Alfred on the 1820 Census - three males 0-10, one 26-45; one female 10-16, one 16-26. He was on the 1850 Lowndes County, Mississippi Census in 1850.
ALFRED ELLIS was born circa 1794.
Anyone have any info on John Ellis of Lenoir County, d. about 1815? Three sons, John W., Alfred, Edwin, b. 1790's. Son Edwin was my great-grandfather who died in Georgia, 1848. I'm searching for the name of John's wife and his father. I believe his father was Edwin Ellis of Greene County, N.C.
Alfred Ellis was a member of Sandy Bottom Church.
Some of the information on the children of Afred and Betsy are from
From: Wpurdom@aol.com - Susan Ellis Purdom
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 14:37:04 EDT
Subject: Re: Cottingham+Ellis+Sutton et al
To: 58marble@cox.net
All of my information about the children of Alfred Ellis and Betsy Sutton comes from information that my grandmother got -- most of which came from her father-in-law John Alfred Ellis, who was the grandson of Alfred and Betsy Sutton Ellis.
Acording to Sybil Hyatt, some of this family went to Mississippi.

DUPLIN COUNTY DEEDS FROM THE ORIGINAL BOOKS
BOOK 13 p 252
31 Dec 1840 ?? - Alfred Ellis to Benjamin Sutton of Lenoir - 435 acres for $1000 - three parcels - patent granted to John Thompson on 10 Nov 1784; second tract patent to John Thompson of 11 July 1788; third tract patent to William Albertson dated 27 Feb 1806 adj Wendal Davis, Great Branch - being the rights of Wm. Sutton and Jesse Hardy to me the balance full to me of their heirship
WIT Dennis Daly, William Sutton

BOOK 8A - p 260
Indenture - ----Dec 1823 - John W. Ellis to Wm. Sutton - John William Ellis of Twiggs Co, Ga to William Sutton of Lenoir - $300 - Great Branch of the North East - part of patent of John Thompsoe in Nov 1784 - adj John Roberts, Richard Rouse, Alfred Ellis - my part of my father's estate - 92 acres
Signed by mark
WIT Joseph Beven, Dennis D. Sanders

BOOK 7B p 178
William Sutton of Lenoir Co to Alfred Ellis of Lenoir Co - 237 acres - $433.50 - both sides of Great Branch - adj Alfred Ellis, John Roberts, Jesse Hardy, Richard Rouse - whole of patent to John Thompson for 100 acres on 11 Nov 1788 and part of another patent to Thompson on 10 Nov 1784

BOOK 7A p 37
3 Feb 1819 - Edwin Ellis of Duplin Co to William Sutton of Lenoir Co - 90 acres - $325 - both sides great Branch adj sd William, John Roberts, John M. Ellis, Richard Rouse - my part of my father's land alloted to me (does not give father's name)
WIT D. Glisson, Edw Alberton, Jesse Hardy
To court Jan Term 1820 on oath of Jesse Hardy.

The 12 known children of Elizabeth2 Sutton and Alfred Ellis were as follows:

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i. JESSE3 ELLIS was born circa 1816 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. He married Martha Loftin. The Worshipful Master in 1858, 1859 adn 1860 at West Point, Mississippi.
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ii. ALLEN ELLIS was born circa 1818 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. He married Unknown Wooten. He married Mary Snell.
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iii. DANIEL ELLIS was born circa 1819 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. Lived with James Robertson in Lowndes County, Ms. on the 1850 Census - a merchant.
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iv. JOHN ELLIS was born circa 1822.
Dr. Purdom's notes - was this the John J. Ellis buried at Kosciusko, Ms on 23 July 1865? Md Elizabeth.
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v. BENJAMIN COUNCIL ELLIS was born circa 1823. He married Martha Lundy Fuller.
Dr. Purdon's notes - Died at La. Lived in Monroe Co, Ms i 1850. Private in Yazoo Minute Rifles Co K., 10th Ms Inf. CSA. Moved to St. Mary's Texas about 1870 to join two brothers who moved there on 1856.
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vi. HENRY ELLIS was born circa 1826.
Dr. Purdon's notes - Lowndes County, Ms. in 1850. Moved about 1857 to San Saba Co, Texas. Had many children.
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vii. THOMAS ELLIS was born circa 1828.
Lived Monroe Co, Ms. 1850.
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viii. FRANCIS M. ELLIS was born circa 1831. He died in 1904 in St. Marys,, Texas.
Dr. Purdom's notes - Had 7 boys and 2 girls.
20. ix. MARTHA W. ELLIS was born circa 1834.
21. x. NANCY ELLIS was born circa 1835.
22. xi. LOUISA D. ELLIS was born circa 1837.
23. xii. MARY E. ELLIS was born circa 1838.

3. SARAH2 SUTTON (Benjamin1) was born circa 1778 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Deed.). She married Jesse Hardy on 17 November 1796 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (William Hardy Family Bible.). She died after 1850 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (1850 Lenoir Co, NC Census.). According to the Hardy Book, there is or was a Bible with the births of Jesse and Sarah Sutton Hardy but I don't know if the marriages were in that Bible.
DUPLIN COUNTY DEEDS, read from the original Books
BOOK 7 B - 162
13 Nov 1835 - William Sutton of Lenoir Co to Jesse Hardy of Lenoir - 310 acres - $565.50 - several tracts on Great Branch - lst tract of 125 acres part of patent granted to Biby Bush for 200 acres on 14 May 1772; another tract of 95 acres - part of patent to Moses Stanly on 16 Nov 1790; another tract patented to Benjamin Sutton 14 Oct 1808 of 40 acres; another tract of 50 acres part of patent to John Albertson on 1 Sept 1785 - total of 310 acres
signed by Mark
WIT Alfred Ellis, Hardy Sutton
April Term 1836 on oath of Alfred Ellis
(was this land originally in Dobbs Co?)

BOOK 7B p 178
William Sutton of Lenoir Co to Alfred Ellis of Lenoir Co - 237 acres - $433.50 - both sides of Great Branch - adj Alfred Ellis, John Roberts, Jesse Hardy, Richard Rouse - whole of patent to John Thompson for 100 acres on 11 Nov 1788 and part of another patent to Thompson on 10 Nov 1784

BOOK DETU p 254
9 Jan 1817 - Benjamin Sutton and wife Sarah to Jesse Hardy - $1000 - Benjamin and Sarah to retain during their lifetime - Great Branch adj Edward Carter, Richard Rouse - 200 acres; another tract adj to above tract of 100 acres - runs through Picadilly
signed with mark
WIT Ed Alberton, Barbara Hardy

The below deed proves Sarah was the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Hardy Sutton
BOOK 13 p 252
31 Dec 1840 ?? - Alfred Ellis to Benjamin Sutton of Lenoir - 435 acres for $1000 - three parcels - patent granted to John Thompson on 10 Nov 1784; second tract patent to John Thompson of 11 July 1788; third tract patent to William Albertson dated 27 Feb 1806 adj Wendal Davis, Great Branch - being the rights of Wm. Sutton and Jesse Hardy to me the balance full to me of their heirship
WIT Dennis Daly, William Sutton.
JESSE HARDY was born circa 1774. He died after 1850 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.).
The nine known children of Sarah2 Sutton and Jesse Hardy were as follows:

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i. FLEETWOOD3 HARDY was born on 8 March 1798 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (David Hardee, Hardy Family.) (William Hardy Family Bible.). He married Charity Mathews, daughter of James Mathews and Elizabeth (Mathews), on 21 August 1822 (David Hardee, Hardy Family.) (Fleetwood Hardy Bible, (front page missing); (copy provided by Peggy Hawks).). He died on 16 February 1854 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 55 (David Hardee, Hardy Family.)
(Fleetwood Hardy Bible.).
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ii. BARBARA HARDY was born on 25 May 1800 (David Hardee, Hardy Family.) (William Hardy Family Bible.). She married Isaac Hines. She died on 18 April 1889 at age 88 (David Hardee, Hardy Family.). She was buried in Isaac Hines Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina.
Her stone gives the birthdate as 21 May 1800 and the death date as 18 April 1883.
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iii. BLANEY HARDY was born on 23 January 1803 (Ibid.) (William Hardy Family Bible.). She died on 26 September 1822 at age 19 (David Hardee, Hardy Family.) (William Hardy Family Bible.).
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iv. WILLIAM HEDRICK HARDY was born on 25 October 1805 (David Hardee, Hardy Family.) (William Hedrick Hardy Bible, (copy in Dobbs County Bible Records, Vol 3).) (William Hardy Family Bible.). He married Tempie Virginia Nethercutt, daughter of Loftin Nethercutt and Barfield (Nethercutt), on 20 February 1840 (David Hardee, Hardy Family.). He died on 24 October 1851 at age 45 (Ibid.). He was buried in Holy Innocents Episcopal Church,, Lenoir County, North Carolina. His stone gives a different death date -26 October 1849.
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v. PERSIS HARDY was born on 10 May 1808 (Ibid.) (William Hardy Family Bible.). She died on 29 July 1850 at age 42 (David Hardee, Hardy Family.).
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vi. BENJAMIN HARDY was born on 5 February 1811 (Ibid.) (William Hardy Family Bible.). He died on 24 September 1848 at age 37 (David Hardee, Hardy Family.).
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vii. JOHN F. HARDY was born on 23 July 1814 (Ibid.) (William Hardy Family Bible.). He died on 18 January 1850 at age 35 (David Hardee, Hardy Family.).
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viii. JESSE S. HARDY was born on 11 March 1818 (Ibid.) (William Hardy Family Bible.). He married Elizabeth J. Hines (David Hardee, Hardy Family.). He died in January 1851 at age 32 (Ibid.).
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ix. ANDREW JACKSON HARDY was born on 13 February 1821 (Ibid.). He married Catherine Nethercutt, daughter of Loftin Nethercutt and Barfield (Nethercutt), on 7 June 1841 (Ibid.). He died on 1 September 1894 at age 73 (Ibid.).


4. JOHN2 SUTTON (Benjamin1) was born in Dobbs County, North Carolina, circa 1779 (1840 Lenoir Co, NC Census.) (1850, Lenoir Co, NC Census.). He married Elizabeth (Sutton) (Will of John Sutton, written 5 June 1850, probated March Term, 1858, contested and copy of Will found in John Heritage Bryan Collection, UNC, Southern Historical Collection.). John died circa March 1858 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.).
Elizabeth is not the proven mother of his children but she does appear to be his only wife. Her surname is not known, but I suspect she was an Aldridge. Their second oldest son appears to have been John A. Sutton and the A. probably stood for Aldridge.
The John Sutton Jr. on the 1844 Lenoir County Tax List, Bearcreek District with 8 blacks, 686 acres worth $3630 and also 607 acres worth $1214 may be this one. Or it could be John Sutton in the Kinston District - 7 blacks, 696 acres worth $1392.

WILL OF JOHN SUTTON OF LENOIR COUNTY - 5 June 1850
In the name of God, Amen - I, John Sutton of the County of Lenoir and State of North Carolina being of sound disposing mind and memory blessed be God for the same, do constitute, publish and declare this instrument to contain my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say (viz)
First - That my executor herein after named shall provide for my body a decent burial, and pay all funeral expenses, together with my just debts, howsoever and to whomsoever owing out of the moneys that may first come into their hands as part or parcel of my estate
Item 2nd - I lend unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Sutton during her natural life the following property (viz) one half of the cleared land that is one the plantation whereon I now live with full privilege of getting fire wood and train timber on any part of said land whereon I now live. Also the following named negro slaves (viz) George, Lydia, Lovecy, Edith, Emmy, Moris, Jack, Penny, Sam, Eliza, America, Fanny, Elly, and Henry. Also two horses, two cows and calves, four sows and pigs, ten head of sheep, all her choice, all of the household and kitchen furniture, not hereinafter otherwise devised. Also one hundred barrels of corn, ten stacks of blade fodder, three thousand pounds of green pork if on hand, if not bacon sufficient for one year's support for herself and family to be laid off by my executors and a plentiful support of every other article, necessary for one year's support such as sugar, coffee, flour, molasses, to be laid off by my executors - All necessary farming tools for a two horse farm and all the poultry of every description. And my will and desire is, at the death of my beloved wife Elizabeth Sutton, that all the above named negroes loaned to her and all their future increase from this day on also all the above named property of every description loaned to my wife except the land shall be equally divided into four shares in the following manner (viz). I lend unto my daughter Martha Heath, during her natural life - one fourth part of all the above named property loaned to my wife except the land, and at the death of my said daughter Martha Heath, I give all the property so loaned to her to be equally divided between all her children and their heirs and assigns forever. And I also lend unto my daughter Avey Allen, during her natural life, one fourth part of all the property loaned to my wife in this clause except the land. And in the death of my said daughter Avey Allen, I give all the property so loaned to her in this clause to all her children to be equally divided between them, their heirs and assigns forever. And also I lend unto my daughter Mary Gray during her natural life one fourth part of all the property loaned to my wife in this clause except the land and at the death of my said daughter Mary Gray, I give all the property so loaned to her in this clause to all her children to be equally divided between them their heirs and assigns forever. I give unto my three grand children Dempsey Wood, Jesse Wood, and Harriet Eliza Wood the remaining one fourth part of all the property loaned to my wife except the land with the following stipulations, condition and proviso, first: I direct that a Guardian shall be appointed to take charge of their property and the negroes to be hired out by the Guardian until my said grand children, Jesse, Dempsey and Harriet E. Wood shall arrive at lawful age or marry - Provided now if either one of my said grand children shall die before arriving at lawful age or marriage I desire the surviving one or ones shall have the whole of the property or if either one of my said grand children, Jesse, Dempsey and Harriet E. Wood shall die without leaving any heir lawfully begotten of their body, I desire the surviving ones to have the property of the deceased one leaving no children - provided further now in case if all of my said grand children, Jesse, Dempsey, and Harriet E. Wood should die without leaving any heir lawfully begotten of their body, I devise that all their property hereby devised to them in this clause shall be equally divided between all my children to them, their heirs and assigns forever.
Item 3 - I give and bequeath unto my son Josiah Sutton my plantation whereon he now lives containing two hundred and fifty acres more or less adjoining the lands of the heirs of William Gray dec and others to him and his children in fee simple forever. I also give unto my son Josiah Sutton one negro girl named Delsey, to him his heirs and assigns forever
Item 4 - I give and bequeath unto my two sons John Sutton and Benjamin Sutton the whole of my lands on the South side of Neuse River, which lands I purchased of William B. Edmundson. John Sutton is to have the upper part of said land, whereon he now lives to the dividing line which I made in said lands for a dividing line between John and Benjamin Sutton must have from said division line, it being the lower part of said tract of land to them, their heirs and assigns forever. Also I give unto my son, Benjamin Sutton, one thousand dollars in cash, to him his heirs and assigns forever.
Item 5th - I give and bequeath unto my two sons Jeremiah Sutton and Hardy Sutton the whole of my land where I now live to be equally divided between them. Hardy Sutton must have the upper part of the plantation including my dwelling house and outhouses and my will and desire is that if either one of my sons, Jeremiah or Hardy should die without leaving an heir lawfully begotten of his body, I desire the surviving one to have the whole of the land given in this clause. I also give Jeremiah Sutton one negro boy named Aaron, one bed, bedstead and furniture and also one thousand dollars in cash to him, his heirs and assigns forever. I also give my son Hardy Sutton one negro boy named Abram, one bed and furniture and bedstead and five hundred dollars in cash to him, his heirs and assigns forever.
Item 6th - I lend unto my daughter Mary Gray during her natural life four negro slaves with all their present and future increase, named Dolly, Bryant, Alsey and Bob. After the death of my said daughter, Mary Gray, I give all the above loaned negroes and their present and future increase from this day to be equally divided between all the children of my said daughter Mary Gray to them, their heirs and assigns forever.
Item 7th - I lend unto my daughter Avey Allen during her natural life the following named negroes (viz) Liz, Charles, Celia, Abram, Edney and all their present and future increase and fter the death of my said daughter Avey Allen I give all the above loaned negroes to and all their present and future increase from this day to be equally divided between all the children of my said daughter Avey Allen to them their heirs and assigns forever.
Item 8th - I lend unto my daughter Martha Heath, during her natural life, two negroes named Sam and Peter. After the death of my said daughter Martha Heath, I give said Sam and Peter to all her children to be equally divided between them their heirs and assigns forever.
Item 9th - I give and bequeath unto my three grand children, Dempsey Wood, Jesse Wood, and Harriet Eliza Wood, the following named negroes (viz) Daniel, Rose, Leah and all their present and future increase with the following conditions stipulations, and proviso in this clause, provided now if either one of my said grand children should die without leaving any heir lawfully begotten of their body, I desire the surviving ones to have the whole of the property devised in this clause, provided further now in case all my three grand children, Jesse, Dempsey and Harriet E. Wood should die without leaving any heir lawfully begotten of their body - My will and desire is that all the property devised in this clause shall be equally divided between all my children, to them their heirs and assigns forever. All the above named negroes devised in this clause are now in the possession of James Wood. I direct and request my executors immediately after my death to take said negroes and hire them out either private or public for the benefit of my said three grand children until a guardian shall be appointed for them.
Item 10th - My will and desire is that all the rest and residue of my estate after taking out the devises and legacies above mentioned, shall be sold and the debts owing to me collected and if there should be any surplus over and above the payment of debts and legacies that such surplus shall be equally divided and paid over to my wife and all my children in equal proportion share and share alike to them and every one of them, their heirs and assigns forever.
Lastly - I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son Benjamin Sutton and my trusty friend Council Wooten my lawful executors to all intent and purposes, to execute this my last will and testament according to the true intent and meaning of the same, and every part and clause thereof, hereby revoking all other and former wills by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I the said John Sutton do hereunto my hand and seal due the 5th day of June A.D. 1850.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said John Sutton to be his last will and testament in the present of us, who at his request and in his present do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto -
John Sutton     Seal
Interlined with the word named in the second clause and also interlined with the word thousand in the fifth clause and also the word daughter in the sixth clause, before the signing and witness of this will. Witnesses William Fields, Shade Wooten
(NOTE) - There is no indication of probate date for this will. John Jr was JOHN A. SUTTON who had a Collection at Archives.

ESTATE DOCUMENT #1
State of North Carolina Court of Equity Lenoir County Spring Term 1860
To the Honorable the Judge of said Court
The bill of complaint of Council Wooten executor of John Sutton deceased
against Elizabeth Sutton (blank space) Heath and wife (Heath and wife are marked through) Martha Heath, Avy Allen, Wm Gray his wife Mary - Dempsey Wood - Jesse Wood, Harriet Eliza Wood, and James Wood - Josiah Sutton - John Sutton, Benjamin Sutton - Jeremiah Sutton & Hardy Sutton

           Humbly complainant showeth unto your Honor that John Sutton late of the county aforesaid departed this wife on the (blank) day of 185(blank) having duly made and published his last will and testament in writing bearing date on or about the 5th day of June 1850 which was executed and attested as by law is required to both real and personal estate of which the copy to here to annexed marked (appears to be a mark in the shape of a B) is to true copy and which your orator prays may be taken or a part of his will and your orator further showeth unto your honor that the said testator departed this life without altering or remaking his said will leaving the said defendants Elizabeth Sutton his wife - or widow and Martha Heath, Avey Allen, William Gray & his wife Mary his daughters, Dempsey Wood, Jesse Wood & Harriett Eliza Wood - the ? last infants under the age of twenty one his grandchildren, Josiah Sutton, John Sutton, Benjamin Sutton, Jeremiah Sutton and Hardy Sutton his sons, his only heirs at Law.

           And your orator further Showeth unto your Honor that the said testator in and by his said will appointed his son Benjamin Sutton and your orator executors to his said will and that your orator alone qualified as executor and duly proved the said will in the county court of Lenoir at the March Term thereof AD 1858 and took upon himself the executors thereof and passes himself of the personal estate and effects of his said testator to a great amount. And your orator further showeth unto your Honor that as to the real estate and in fact as to ? devised and bequeath in said will mentioned there is no contention or deversity of opinion amongst the said defendants with reference to the intention of the said testator - or as to the proper construction and meaning of said will except the negroes and the provision of the property in the --- as mentioned and set forth in the 9th line of said will given and bequeath as follows - to wit
Item (9th - I give and bequeath unto my three grand children, Dempsey Wood, Jesse Wood, and Harriett Eliza Wood the following named negroes viz Daniel, Rose, Leah and and all their present and future increase with the following conditions stipulations, and proviso in this clause, provided now if either one of my said grand children should die without having any heir lawfully begotten of their body, I desire the surviving ones to have the whole of the property devised in this clause provided further now in case all my three grand children Jesse, Dempsey and Harriet E. Wood should die without having any heirs lawfully begotten of their body, my will and desire is that all the property devised in this clause shall be equally divided between all my children to them, their heirs and assigns forever. All the above named negroes devised in this clause are now is the possession of James Wood. I direct and request my executors immediately after my death to take said negroes and hire then out wither private or public for the benefit of my said three grand children until a guardian shall be appointed for them.
--- orator is willing to settle estate but has been prevented from so doing --- because of the conflicting claims of the defendants as to what was to be divided. James Wood is the father of the said children and married Betsy, daughter of the testator --- who departed before the testator - James Wood has been appointed guardian of the children --- James Woods claims the Negroes are his property since they were put in his possession by the testator before he deceased and they were an advancement to him or his deceased wife - and the other defendants say the negroes belong to the children.
Since the death of the testator James Wood has had the control of said negroes -
Your orator has tried to get all to settle their differences and the estate has not been able to be settled ---
Your orator wishes it to be decided by the court if the will is valid so the estate can be settled.


DOCUMENT 2
State of North Carolina, Lenoir County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, March Term 1858
Council Wootin Exec of John Sutton decd vs Jes Wood, Dempsey Wood and H. E. Wood by their friend & Guard James Wood
The following jury viz: John K. Grady 1, James Thomas 2, E. P. Edwards 3, Josiah W. Aldredge 3, Stephen Gooding 5, John Fields 6, Josiah Wooten 7, John Ennis 8, Benjamin Rouse Sr 9, John Cauley 10, R. B. Taylor 11, R. B. Vause 12 sworn and impanneled to try the issues made in this cause, upon their oaths say that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last will and testament of the said John Sutton. It is therefore considered by the Court that the said paper writing be duly filed and recorded as the last will and testament of the said John Sutton - It is further considered that the said C. Wootin Executor do recover against the said Jesse Wood, Dempsey Wood and H. E. Wood his cost of suit and thereupon the said c. Wooten one of the executors as aforesaid named in said will, duly qualifies as such by taking the oath required by law.
N. Hunter Clerk
Enrolled in the Clerk's office of Lenoir County May 21st 1858
I. N. Hunter, Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter sessions in and for the county and state aforesaid do hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the last will and testament of John Sutton, deceased as found on file in this office.
ELIZABETH (SUTTON) was born in Dobbs County, North Carolina, circa 1790 (1860 Lenoir Co NC Census.). Elizabeth died after 1860 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.).
The nine known children of John2 Sutton and Elizabeth (Sutton) all born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:

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i. MARY3 SUTTON was born (Will of John Sutton, written 5 June 1850, probated March Term, 1858, contested and copy of Will found in John Heritage Bryan Collection, UNC, Southern Historical Collection.). She married William Gray (Ibid.). Neither William or Mary Gray are listed in the 1850 Census but her father's will indicates she was still alive. The Gray children living with her sister Avey may be Mary's children, but that is not proven at this time.
Elizabeth - b 1839
John F. - b 1840
Charlotte - b 1842
Sarah - b 1854.
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ii. JOSIAH SUTTON SR was born on 20 August 1810 (Estelle Sutton Creech Collection, Sutton's of Bucklesburry.) ( Tombstone, Lenoir County, NC.). He married Nancy Hill, daughter of Harmon Hill and Nancy Aldridge, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, circa 1832 (Estelle Sutton Creech Collection, Sutton's of Bucklesburry.). Josiah died on 12 September 1898 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 88 (Ibid.) (Tombstone.) (Will of Josiah Sutton, written 19 August 1868 ? prob. 15 September 1898, Lenoir County, NC.). He was buried in Josiah Sutton Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina. Also have Josiah as the son of Harmon Hill and Nancy Aldridge. The records of this family are from the Collection of Estelle Sutton Creech who published a book on part of this family. Mrs. Sutton listed Elizabeth Sutton who md James Wood was a daughter, but the Elizabeth Sutton who md James Wood as a sister of Josiah, not his daughter, as proven by the Will of John Sutton.
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iii. MARTHA (PATSY) SUTTON was born circa 1814 (Will of John Sutton, written 5 June 1850, probated March Term, 1858, contested and copy of Will found in John Heritage Bryan Collection, UNC, Southern Historical Collection.). She married Abraham Simmons, son of Daniel Simmons and Penelope Hargett, circa 1831. She married John W. Heath circa 1848 in Jones County, North Carolina (Ibid.). Martha died after 1860 in Jones County, North Carolina. This is the line of the compiler but her descendants have not yet been entered on the database. Jones County, NC Book 22 p 79 - 1848 - Marriage Contract between John W. Heath and Martha Simmons - Thomas A. Heath of Lenoir Co as Trustee - she was widow of Abraham Simmons - her lands adj Jesse Jackson, John Tilghman and Parrott D. Waters and his wife - SS of SW Creek her children were - Simeon, John, Elizabeth, Penelope, Lemuel, Sarah (mine), and Ann Simmons WIT Jesse Jackson, Richd. W. King 1850 CENSUS - Jones Co John Heath - 32, Martha 36, Simeon Simmons, 18, Mary A. 15, John W. 14, Elizabeth S. 12, Lemuel 10, Sarah 6, - all Simmons, Nancy Heath 3 months. What happened to Penelope? 1860 Jones Census Martha Heath 47, Lemuel J. Simmons 19, Sarah H. Simmons 15, Nancy L. Heath 10, Thomas A. Heath 8, Jesse J. Heath 6 I found no will for either Martha or John Heath nor any entries in the Deed Indices except the Marriage Settlement. She was not on the 1870 Census at least not as Martha Heath. She lived in the Beaver Creek District on the 1860 Census.
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iv. ELIZABETH (BETSY) SUTTON was born circa 1818 (Ibid.). She married James Wood (Ibid.). She died BY 1850 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.).
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v. JOHN A. SUTTON was born circa 1819 (Will of John Sutton, written 5 June 1850, probated March Term, 1858, contested and copy of Will found in John Heritage Bryan Collection, UNC, Southern Historical Collection.); Might have the date wrong as not sure of which John is his son. He married Rosey A. H. Sutton, daughter of John Sutton and Mary (Polly) Edwards (Collection of John A. Sutton, PC #1793.1, NC Archives.). He married Sarah C. A. (Sutton) circa August 1855 (Ibid.). He died in October 1889 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Collection of John A. Sutton, PC #1793.1, NC Archives.); A deed indicates the death date was 1878 so the casket may have been for a son.
The list of children on the database do not correspond with the Census.
Civil War information from Troy Hellmon

SUTTON, JOHN A., Private
Born in Lenoir County where he resided prior to enlisting on July 14, 1863,
at age 44. Appears on a muster roll dated August 7, 1863

JOHN A. SUTTON COLLECTION
Collection found at North Carolina Archives, Raleigh, NC. - Private Collection #1793.1
Abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble
NOTE: From the Will of John Sutton and the deeds in this Collection, John A. Sutton was the son of John Sutton and his wife Elizabeth surname unknown. John A. was the grandson of Benjamin and the great grandson of John, the first of this line in Lenoir County. The first wife of John A. was the daughter of John and Mary (Polly) Edwards according to Ruth Fentress. We have not determined who this John Sutton's parents were.
John A. SUTTON - bc 1822 - 1889
Md 1) Rosey A. H. Sutton - 1827 - 1855
2) Sarah C. A. _____ - 1832 - 1912 - a note said they married three months after Rosey died
1862 - enlisted Company C, 66th Regiment NC as a private - worshipped at Wheat Swamp Church
There are a number of bills for dry goods, clothing, education etc
FUNERAL EXPENSES
12 October 1889 - Bill from J. C. Hay Furniture and Cabinet Making for casket for JNO H. (sic)
SUTTON - sent to SARAH C. SUTTON for $60.50
15 July 1856 - To JOHN A. SUTTON, Esq
For coffin lining for a child
(The below appears to be for a list of tombstones he ordered)
ROSEY A. H. daughter of JOHN and MARY SUTTON and wife of JOHN A. SUTTON - Born 8 Jan. 1827 died 29 May 1855 age 28 years 4 months 21 days
ALIS J. Daughter of JOHN A. & ROSEY A. SUTTON Born 13 Dec. 1847 died 5 August 1850
Infant Daughter of JOHN A. & ROSEY A. H. SUTTON Died Aug 1845
Infant Son of JOHN A. & ROSEY A. H. SUTTON Died May 1846
INFANT Daughter of JOHN A. SUTTON & ROSEY A. H. SUTTON Died June 1855
Infant Son of JOHN A. & S. C. A. SUTTON DIED July 1856
All of the above ? marble to delivered at JOHN SUTTON near Wheat Swamp Meating house in Lenoir County, NC for whitch prom to pay $30 dollars for the above work
           JOHN A. SUTTON

BILLS FOR LIQUOR
JOHN appears to have made liquor especially peach and apple brandy - legally as he had a receipt for
"Return of Gauger of Brandy from fruit" from the IRS in 1872
DEEDS
1. NOTE: this deed very worn down the middle; also it appears there was only 255 acres total although it is written as if there were two different tracts of 255 acres each
INDENTURE - THOMAS THOMPSON AND WIFE TO JOHN COX
14 May 1763 - Indenture - THOMAS THOMPSON and wife ELIZABETH to JOHN COX both of Dobbs County - planters - 15 pds - 255 acres in Dobbs - NS Neuse, Gum Swamp - surveyed for JACOB THOMPSON father of sd THOMAS; and the other is part of a tract surveyed for RICHARD CASWELL near head of Briery - 255 acres - all houses, gardens, woods - yearly rent to His Majesty of 4 shillings
Both signed by mark
WIT ABIEL (X) SMITH ELISEBETH (X) SMITH
To Court July 1763 on oath of ABIEL SMITH MARTIN CASWELL, CLK
Enrolled Dobbs County Liber No3 page 167, 168, 169 on 8 Oct 1763

2. JOHN COX TO SON NATHAN COX - DEED OF GIFT
9 May 1792 - Lenoir County - JOHN COX of St. Patrick's Parish in Memone (sic) County - good will and affection to my loving son NATHAN COX - 300 acres - tract SS gum swamp, NS Nuse, adj
JOHN TILLMAN, THOMAS DANIELL, ELIJAH SKEEN
signed by mark
WIT JOHN (X) SAMIS (?) ELIJAH SKEEN
To Court July Term 1792 - WINSTON CASWELL, Clk
Enrolled Liber ? pages 162, 163, 164 ? August 1792 D. CASWELL

3. INDENTURE - JOHN P. FREEMAN TO DAVID HARTSFIELD
6 February 1832 - JOHN P. FREEMAN and wife MARY of Lenoir County to DAVID HARTSFIELD of SAME - for $472.50 - 189 acres - tract - SS Gum Swamp, ALPINE, JOHN GRAY, road
Both signed with mark
WIT BENJ. HARTSFIELD Wm. SUTTON
To Court 8 Feb. 1832 on oath of WILLIAM SUTTON
MARY FREEMAN privately examined
Enrolled Lenoir County 19 April 1832 MORTIMER BRIGHT, Regr

4. INDENTURE - JOHN FREEMAN TO CLEVELAND CREECH
21 February 1840 - JOHN FREEMAN to CLEVELAND CREECH - all of Lenoir - 30 pds for 30 acres - Gum Swamp, CASWELL'S line
signed by mark
WIT ?? CROOM, JOHN HARTSFIELD
(Document almost not readable)

5. INDENTURE - WILLIAM BROWN TO JOHN SUTTON
13 July 1825 - Indenture - WILLIAM BROWN to JOHN SUTTON - all of Lenoir - $140 for 60 acres - NS Nus River, NS Gum Branch - part of land patented by THOMAS DANIEL and sold to
WILLIAM BROWN by EDWARD LOVIT and wife - adj JAMES BROWN - all houses, outhouses, orchards
WIT WM SUTTON, JOHN (X) FREEMAN
To Court Jan Term 1827 on oath of WILLIAM SUTTON D. CASWELL, clerk
Enrolled - 19 Jan 1827 D. CASWELL, Asst Regis

6. INDENTURE - LEMUEL N or H. ALDREDGE to RICHARD W. KING
7 April 1856 - LEMUEL N or H. ALDREDGE to RICHARD W. KING - all of Lenoir - $2650 for 387 ¼ acres - tract NS Neuse, Gum Swamp, adj WM. GRAY, Wm SUTTON, BENJAMIN PARROTT and being the same purchased by ALDREDGE at public sale on 18 March 1856 - adj WM GRAY'S formerly JOHN GRAY'S corner (gum branch is now a ditch_
WIT JNO A. PARROTT, J. M. (?) PARROTT
To Court 7 April 1856 - N NUNTER, CLERK
Enrolled 25 April 1856 L ? WHITE, Regis.

7. DEED - JAMES M. PARROTT to JOHN A. SUTTON
6 October 1875 - JAMES M. PARROTT and wife to JOHN A. SUTTON - $800 for 267 acres - adj heirs of WILLIAM SUTTON, dec, SS Neuse part of land purchased by JOHN SUTTON of WILLIAM B. EDMUNDSON and being that part of the land where JOHN A. SUTTON now lives according to the division of said land by JOHN SUTTON between his two sons, JOHN A. SUTTON and BENJAMIN SUTTON - being the tract sold by E. F. COX, former Sheriff of Lenoir and bid by JAMES M. PARROTT
signed by J. M. PARROTT and E. E. PARROTT
WIT ALBERT D. PARROTT
E. E. PARROTT privately examined by WM. W. N. HUNTER
Enrolled 8 Dec. 1875 Book 43, pgs 234, 235, 236 JAMES K. DAVIS, Register

8. INDENTURE - WM. B. EDMUNDSON to JOHN SUTTON
3 September 1839 - Indenture between WM. B. EDMUNDSON to JOHN SUTTON - $3750 for 600 acres - known as the BLOUNT land, SS (?) Nuce River, beginning on bank of river adj JOHN WILLIAMS, WM. HERITAGE's patent line
WIT JOHN H. PEEBLES JAMES M. SPENCE
To Court Oct 1839 on oath of JAMES M. SPENCE LEWIS C. DESMOND, Clerk
Enrolled 15 December 1839 GEO. LOVICK, Reg

9. INDENTURE - DAVID HARTSFIELD To JOHN SUTTON
9 December 1836 - Indenture - DAVID HARTSFIELD to JOHN SUTTON- all of Lenoir - $775 for 155 acres - NS Neuse, SS Gum Swamp, adj JOHN GRAY, WM. SUTTON, SKEEN, road
WIT JOHN GRAY E. S. O (last name not readable)
To Court April Term- 1837 on oath of JOHN GRAY, esq, LEWIS C. DESMOND,CLERK
Enrolled 31 May 1837 - GEO. T. LOVICK, Regt
10. INDENTURE - J. K. DAVIS, SHERIFF TO JESSE JACKSON, JR.
NOTE: This document is very faded
1 April 1878 - J. K. DAVIS, SHERIFF of Lenoir County to JESSE JACKSON, JR - "The first in favor of ??? ROUSE, guardian to OBED PALMER ?? heirs" - $133.96 with interest from 29 March 1869 on $78.00 and further sum of $14.45 for cost against JOHN H. ROUSE, NICK HUNTER and JOHN A. SUTTON --- against estate of JOHN A. SUTTON --- the personal property of JOHN A. SUTTON to be sold 15 March 1878 and proceeds used to pay off executors --- Sheriff sold to highest bidder, JESSE JACKSON - NS Neuse, fork of Gum Branch, lines laid down in a deed from RICH W. KING to JOHN A. SUTTON on 5 Dec 1859 - 387 ¼ acres adj lands of ED SUTTON Another tract - 1160 acres - SS Neuse portion of tract where sd SUTTON lived - lines as in deed from Wm. B. EDMUNDSON to JOHN SUTTON on 3 Sept 1839
WIT M. A. GRAY
Enrolled 24 June 1878 Book 46 pages 660 B. S. TAYLOR, Reg
Re Registered 29 Jan 1883 Book 4 pages 123, 124, 125 B. S. TAYLOR, Reg 11. 17 March 1841 - JOHN C. WASHINGTON adm of JAMES BROWN to JOHN SUTTON this appears to be a partial copy of a deed - line of BROWN and SUTTON, Gum Swamp - 50 acres
NOTE: From the Rouse Collection we know that Noah Rouse was the exec of the estate of Obed. Palmer.
11. INDENTURE - JOHN A. SUTTON TO JAMES O. SUTTON
9 March 1860 - Indenture - JOHN A. SUTTON to JAMES O. SUTTON -- $3000 for 387 ¼ acres - tract NS Neuse, Gum Swamp adj lands of WM. GRAY, WM SUTTON and BENJA PARROTT - purchased by LEMUEL H. ALDRIDGE at public sale on 18 March 1856 - fork of gum branch, main road, WM GRAY, formerly JOHN GRAY's line
JOHN A. SUTTON, SARAH C. (X) SUTTON
WIT THOS M. DANIEL, WM. SUTTOn
SARAH SUTTON privately examined by R. F. GREEN - 17 Nov 1868
Enrolled 20 Nov 1868 - Book 37 page 117 A. C. WADSWORTH, REG 12. 1899 - SARAH C. SUTTON had some of the land divided among her children - SS Neuse on White Hall road - 297 acres - children were ALTON L., SAMUEL, JOHN, ROBERT E. L., JESSE O., GEORGE W. SUTTON and MARY ETTA HUNTER
13. MORTGAGE - JOHN A. SUTTON TO JAMES K. DAVIS
1 June 1878 - JOHN A. SUTTON and SARAH SUTTON his wife to JAMES K. DAVIS - $374.73 - tract adj WM. E. SUTTON - 100 acres - same as a Homestead of Feb 1878
14 - JUDGEMENT
10 August 1849 - SIMON - last name not readable - stated JOHN SUTTON JR. owed him $10.00
15. JOHN A. SUTTON owed JAMES JONES of GREENE COUNTY $150.90 which was paid 12 March 1860
16 - JOHN SUTTON owed BENJ F. WARTERS $30 on 1 March 1854 16. We agree to pay ALLEN W. WOOTEN, guardian to minor heirs of JAMES B. WHITFIELD, dec - $928.14 - 17 April 1855
Signed by JOHN A. SUTTON, BEN F. SUTTON and JOHN SUTTON
17. JOHN A. SUTTON owed REDDICK BERGERON $38 on 5 ?? 1856
18. WM and JOHN A. SUTTON hired negro FLANDERS from T. T. ? GOODING on 3 Jan 1860 for $125
19. OATH OF ALLEGIANCE
JOHN A. SUTTON signed the Oath of Allegiance on 9 September 1865.
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vi. AVEY SUTTON was born circa 1826 (Will of John Sutton, written 5 June 1850, probated March Term, 1858, contested and copy of Will found in John Heritage Bryan Collection, UNC, Southern Historical Collection.). She married Blaney Allen circa 1850 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.). She married George W. Capell after 1860. She died BY June 1887 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. Blaney Allen was deceased by the 1860 Census. There are several children on both the 1850 and 1860 Census that do not appear to be children of Avey as they are too old. Her will only mentions two children, Fannie W. and Flavius Allen, plus her son George L. Capell. On the 1850 the other children are listed as being Allens but on the 1860 Census they are listed as Gray's. They might be the Gray children of her sister. At some point, she remarried G. W. Capell who died before she did.
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vii. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SUTTON was born circa 1828 (Ibid.). He married Mary Jane Hill. He died circa July 1909 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. He had a Will written 8 February 1908 probated 31 July 1909. Only listed sons B. R and Adro as exeutors.
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viii. HARDY SUTTON was born circa 1835 (Ibid.).
Who did he marry? Laura who remarried Dr. Thomas R. Emory or Tamar?
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ix. JEREMIAH (JERRY) SUTTON was born on 9 May 1836 (Ibid.) (Tombstone.). He married Tabitha Hayes, daughter of Charlotte (Hayes) (1860, Lenoir Co NC Census.). He married Sarah (Sallie) Ivey, daughter of John Ivey and Mary Ann (Ivey), in September 1868 in Wayne County, North Carolina (Tombstone.) (Will of Jeremiah (Jerry) Sutton, written 15 August 1896 prog 31 July 1900 Codicial 9 March 1898, Lenoir County Courthouse.) (Frances G. Howell., Wayne County, NC Marriage
Abstracts 1850 - 1861
Marriage Bands
Surviving Marriage Register and Marriage Applications 1867 - 1903
(Private).); P 27 - Jeremiah Sutton md Sarah Ivey daughter of John and M. A. Ivey - Sept 1868 at Jon Ivey's by E. A. Best. He died on 29 May 1900 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 64 (Tombstone.) (Will of Jeremiah (Jerry) Sutton, written 15 August 1896 prog 31 July 1900 Codicial 9 March 1898, Lenoir County Courthouse.). He was buried in Jeremiah Sutton Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina.
The Death Certificate of J. E. Bizzell gives her father as Jerry Sutton - no mother. The Sutton book has a daughter of Josiah Sutton md to a Bizzell but her name was not J. E.


5. THOMAS2 SUTTON (Benjamin1) was born circa 1782 in Dobbs County, North Carolina. He married Unkown (--?--). He died between 1850 and 1860 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.
The Census supports another son for Benjamin who lived in his household until Sarah died. On the 1850 Census a Thomas appears, aged 68. On the 1840 Census is a young male in the household of Sarah and in the household of Thomas on the 1850 Census is an Ivey Sutton the same age. This indicates Thomas could have married late in life, had one child and his wife died and Ivey was his son.
There is nothing to support Ivey being a grandson at this point. This is speculation, of course, but for the time being, Thomas is being placed as a son of Benjamin and Sarah and Ivey his son.
It is also possible that Thomas lived in Duplin Co for awhile.

Duplin Deed Book
Book 1-5-10-14-15 sic p 82
Joshua Barwick of Duplin to Thomas Sutton of Lenoir - sold 30 hogs, 8 sheet, 1 bay mare, household and kitchen furniture, 500 wide blade fodder, 10 barrels corn, 5 bee hives, and a cart - for $95.40 - registered Feb Court 1828 -
WIT Hardy Sutton, D. J. Dally (Daily).

The only known child of Thomas2 Sutton and Unkown (--?--) was:
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i. SAMUEL IVEY3 SUTTON was born on 8 November 1834 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Tombstone.) (Hardy Sutton Family Bible, The New Testamentof our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (H. C. Carey & I Lea, No. 126, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, 1823); (1999, Copy at ECU, typed copy provided by William E. (Mickey) Elmore).). He married Mary/Marie June Uzzell, daughter of James F. Uzzell and Elizabeth (Uzzell) (Tombstone.) (Susan Sutton Moody., Death Certificate Abstracts of Lenoir County North Carolina 1914 - 1918 Books 1-5 (James M. Armor).). He died on 6 April 1904 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 69 (Tombstone.). He was buried in Fairview Cemetery, LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina.
There is no proof that Ivey was the son of Thomas but the Census does not support his being a grandson. Also, he is only listed on the Census as Ivey, not Samuel but what appears to be his tombstone gives the initials S. I.


8. WINIFRED2 SUTTON (Benjamin1) was born circa 1789 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Estate of Benjamin and Sarah Hardy Sutton.). She married Joshua Barwick, son of Joshua Barwick and Mary (Barwick), circa 1811 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.) (Alexander William Barwick Family Bible, (1955 in posession of Miss Lela Barwick, Copy in "Dobbs County Bible Records" by William Murphey Vol 11).). She died on 11 July 1871 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.). This family appears to have lived on the border of Wayne, Lenoir and Duplin Counties and have records in all three counties. They were on the 1850 Census of Lenoir County and it is assumed they died there. Both may be a few years older than the 1850 Census indicates.

JOSHUA BARWICK was born circa 1789 in Dobbs County, North Carolina. He died on 17 April 1851 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.). There are two later entries in the Bible for two children of James M. and Rachel Rich but they have not been identified at this point. There is no proof that Joshua was the son of Joshua I.
The four known children of Winifred2 Sutton and Joshua Barwick were as follows:
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i. ALEXANDER WILLIAM3 BARWICK was born on 30 December 1812 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.) (Joshua Barwick Family BIble, (1954 owned by Julius Barwick. Copy in Bible Records of Dobbs County by William Murphey).). He married Hannah Summerlin, daughter of James Summerlin and Hannah Hardison, on 5 November 1835 in Duplin County, North Carolina (Alexander William Barwick Family Bible.). He married Jane Lee on 29 June 1872 (Ibid.). He died on 13 March 1890 in Wayne County, North Carolina, at age 77.
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ii. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BARWICK was born on 19 January 1815 (Joshua Barwick Family BIble.). He married Eliza Ann (Barwick) (Ibid.).
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iii. ANDREW JACKSON BARWICK was born on 10 February 1817 (Ibid.). He married Sarah Jane (Barwick) (Ibid.).
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iv. SUTTON HARDY BARWICK was born on 1 June 1820 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.). He died on 26 February 1849 at age 28 (Ibid.).


9. MARY (POLLY)2 SUTTON (Benjamin1) was born on 20 March 1793 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Richard and Mary Sutton Rouse Family Bible, (typed copy at Heritage Place).) (Estate of Benjamin and Sarah Hardy Sutton.). She married Richard Rouse (Ibid.) (Richard and Mary Sutton Rouse Family Bible.).

RICHARD ROUSE was born on 24 June 1788 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Estate of Benjamin and Sarah Hardy Sutton.) (Richard and Mary Sutton Rouse Family Bible.). He died on 30 October 1849 in Lenoir County, at age 61. Deathdate from "Fool John" book.

The six known children of Mary (Polly)2 Sutton and Richard Rouse were as follows:
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i. ALEXANDER3 ROUSE was born on 24 July 1813 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.). He married Sallie Outlaw. He died in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.).
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ii. ELIZABETH (BETSY) ROUSE was born on 5 June 1815 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.). She married Dr. Unknown Bartison (Ibid.).
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iii. MARTHA ROUSE was born on 22 September 1816 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.). She married Admiral Croom, son of Lott Croom and Elizabeth Rasberry, in October 1833 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.) (Lois Neal Smathers., Marriages and Death Notices from Raleigh, NC Newspapers 1796 - 1826.). She married Albert H. Evans on 26 November 1858 in Lenoir County, North Carolina ( The American Advocate, abstracted in the NCGJ, February 87 by Katherine K. Walls, Kinston, NC.).
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iv. BENJAMIN ROUSE was born on 15 July 1830 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (1850, Lenoir Co, NC Census.) (Tombstone.) (Richard and Mary Sutton Rouse Family Bible.). He married Ann Civvie Smith circa 1857 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Tombstone.). He married Mary W. (Rouse) circa 1882 (Ibid.). He died on 22 November 1923 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 93 (Ibid.) (1850, Lenoir Co, NC Census.). He was buried in Benjamin Rouse Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina.
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v. GEORGE WILLARD ROUSE was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 22 January 1833 (Richard and Mary Sutton Rouse Family Bible.). He married Penelope (Penny) Sutton, daughter of Josiah Sutton Sr. and Nancy Hill, in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Estelle Sutton Creech Collection, Sutton's of Bucklesburry.) (Will of Josiah Sutton, written 19 August 1868 ? prob. 15 September 1898, Lenoir County, NC.). George died on 22 May 1879 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 46. He was buried in George W. Rouse Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina.
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vi. AMEY ANN ROUSE was born on 6 July 1835 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Tombstone.). She died on 30 October 1854 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 19 (Tombstone.); The Rouse - Sutton Bible gives her death as 29 November, 1854.


10. BENJAMIN2 SUTTON (Benjamin1) was born on 28 April 1795 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.) (Estate of Simon Herring, Lenoir County, NC GenWeb Archives.) (Sutton - Pittman - Brewer Family Bible, (Copy in "Dobbs County Bible Records").).
He married Mary Jane Hines circa 1819. He married Eliza Herring, daughter of Simon Herring and Nancy Dawson, circa 1840 (Estate of Simon Herring, Lenoir County, NC GenWeb Archives.). He married Elizabeth (Betsy) Herring, daughter of Simon Herring and Nancy Dawson, circa 1858. He died on 28 September 1864 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 69 (Tombstone.) (Sutton - Pittman - Brewer Family Bible.). He was buried in Benjamin Sutton Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina.

The below document in the Noah Rouse Collection at Duke proves that Benjamin had a son Benjamin.
Court document: Benjamin F. Sutton, exec. of Hardy Sutton had petitioned the court (Fall term 1868, Superior Court, Lenoir Co.) to sell property belonging to Hardy Sutton to pay debts to the estate. Property sold to Noah Rouse at auction as ordered. Amount $10,000.05 Description: 874 acres NS Neuse River in Bucklesberry, adjoining the lands of Josiah Sutton, Elizabeth Sutton, Jerry Sutton, the heirs of William Grey and others (400 acres of the said land known as the Uzzell tract was conveyed by John F. Wooten, Clerk & Master in Equity of Lenoir County to the said Hardy Sutton deceased; 250 conveyed & devised to the said Hardy Sutton deceased by his father Benjamin Sutton; and the remaining 224 acres was conveyed to …Hardy Sutton by Benjamin Sutton his brother)?Also, 450 acres of land on Neuse R and Bear Creek adjoining the lands of Josiah Sutton, Franklin Herring, Dempsey Wood and others and separated from the land above described by the lands of the heirs of William Gray deceased known as the Frog Point tract and conveyed to …Hardy Sutton by one Gregg Whitfield and wife. 12 April 1869

Two of Simon Herring's daughters married this Benjamin Sutton, Eliza and after her death, Elizabeth after the death of her first husband, John Barrow. We have no way of knowing who the mother of some of the children were not knowing when Mary Jane Hines died. Given the five year gap between Henry and Mary, it is assumed Mary was the first child of Eliza Herring. Much of the work on this family was done by Tory Sutton Helmon and Mattie Jolly.
According to Winnie Sutton Fields, Benjamin had nine sons in the Civil War at the same time - several who were killed. His home at White Hall was used as a hospital by the Confederate soldiers. Only the women were left when Benjamin died.
Family tradition from several branches of the family state that one of Benjamin's wives had a child not fathered by Benjamin and his name was Levi. It is also stated that Benjamin divorced this wife who would almost had to be his first wife. George's middle initial was L. but it is not known what that stands for. The census indicates that George was born CA 1852. Marjorie Oliver states that Levi Sutton son of Benjamin married Sarah Adeline Sutton daughter of William Isler Sutton of the John Jr. line. Indeed a Levi and his wife Sarah Adeline are buried at Fairview in LaGrange; however, the birthdate on the stone is 15 December 1838. Benjamin did not name a son, Levi, in his will, but he did name George L. For the time being I have placed Levi under Benjamin but there is some question as to whether he was a blood child.
Mrs. Essie Simmons gives a daughter Sophia.

DIVISION DEED OF SIMON HERRING DECEASED - from Dr. Leo Anderson
A copy of the original is in my possession (Leo)
State of North Carolina ) Pursuant to the ammened
Lenoir County )
Commission to us directed wit: met on the lands of Simon Herring deceased on the 13th day of May 1842 and divided the said lands into twelve lots or parcels and caused the same to be drawn for the heirs, when Eliza Sutton Wife of Benj Sutton drew lot No 4 th. bounded as follows beginning at a stake John Herrings corner and runs with his line N.4 W 339 poles, thence N 60 W 16 poles to a stake thence S4E 343 poles to a stake to the beginning. Betsy Barrow wife of John Barrow drew lot No 6 th. bounded as follows, Beginning at a stake Sally Herring Corner and runs with her line W 4 W 355 poles, thence N 60 W 12 1/2 poles thence So 4 E 367 Poles to a stake, thence to the beginning.
Mattie Jolly sent me a partial copy of the below Division and I copied the rest at the courthouse

Vol A. DIVISIONS, DOWERS, AND PROVISIONS - pages 39 - 42. Lenoir County, NC Courthouse
Land description is abstracted. Benjamin Sutton died 28 March 1864 and was buried in the Sutton Family Cemetery. The heirs listed below are by no means all his children; however, there is a lot of conflicting information as to exactly who his children were as some may have been grandchildren.
State of North Carolina, Lenoir County, To the Superior Court Clerk
We the undersigned commissioners, appointed by the Superior Court Clerk of Lenoir County, having been duly sworn, proceeded on the tenth day of December 1872, to divide and make partition between and among Benjamin H. Sutton, George L. Sutton, Allen Sutton, Jennett Turner, Louisa Davis, Isaac E. Sutton & Buck Sutton tenants in common of the lands devised to them by the last will and testament of Benjamin Sutton, dec'd. whereupon, we have made and do hereby make the following appropriations among the respective claimants in severally, that is to say:
The Lot No. 1 is assigned and appropriated to George L. Sutton bounded as follows: beginning at a stake on the bank of the Neuse River to a stake near the public road, to a branch, then down the branch to Daniel Sutton's corner, corner of lot #2, to Neuse River - 110 acres valued at One Thousand Dollars
The Lot #2 - is appropriated to Jennett Turner bounded as follows: beginning at the mouth of the Mill Branch, up the run of the same to the public road,, with the canal, adj Lot #1, to a stake near the gin house, to the Neuse River - 79 ½ acres valued at One Thousand Dollars.
Lot #3 is appropriated to Buck Sutton bounded as follows: beginning at the at the run of the mill branch on the public road below the mill and runs with said road, corner of Lot 2, back to the public road - 90 acres valued at eight Hundred and fifty dollars.
Lot #4 - appropriated to Louisa Davis - beginning at Blount's line, to Daniel Sutton's line, corner in Lot 1, corner in Lot 3 - containing 97 acres valued at Thirteen Hundred & Fifty Dollars
Lot #5 - is appropriated to Eli Sutton - Blount's line, corner of Lot #4, edge of sand ridge - 151 acres valued at nine hundred and fifty dollars
Lot #6 - appropriated to Benjamin H. Sutton - corner of Lot #5 to the sand hill or high land, Daniel Sutton's land, corner of Lot #4 - 238 acres valued at nine hundred and fifty dollars
Lot #7 - appropriated to Allen Sutton - Blount's line, Guinna Spring, Great Baer pocosin - two hundred and thirteen acres valued at nine hundred dollars We further charge the more valuable dividends with such sums of money respectively to be paid to those of inferior value respectively as will make an equitable division, that is to say:
That Lot No 4 appropriated to Louisa Davis is to pay to the Lot No 3 appropriated to Buck Sutton the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars
That lot No 4 appropriated to Louisa Davis is also to pay to Lot #5 appropriated to Eli Sutton the sum of fifty dollars.
Lot No 4 appropriated to Louisa Davis is also to pay to Lot No 6 appropriated to Benjamin H. Sutton the sum of Fifty Dollars.
Lot No 4 appropriated to Louisa Davis is also to pay to Lot No 7 appropriated to Allen Sutton the sum of One Hundred Dollars.
One acres of land where the gin house and cotton screw is now located which has not heretofore been appropriated is appropriated to Lot No 1 with all improvements thereto or in anywise belonging the value of which is includedin the valuation of the said Lot No 1 appropriated to George Sutton.
All which is respectfully submitted under our hands and seals this the 12th day of December 1872
J. M. Swaringin
Jerry Warters
Recorded in the office of the Superior Court Clerk of Lenoir County this 22 day of May 1874
Wm W. N. Hunter, CSC
Ida Hunter, DC

NORTH CAROLINA ARCHIVES - CR 028.508.17 - CRAVEN COUNTY ESTATE RECORDS
ESTATE OF ALEXANDER W. KILPATRICK - 1853
Worry Kilpatrick had sold land to Benjamin Sutton Sr. for $5,000. Benjamin died and Wm Sutton and heirs at law of Benj. Petition to have the land sold to divide the proceeds.
Superior Court Craven County, Fall Term 1871 - Edward Jones and John Kilpatrick by their next friend and Guardian Warry Kilpatrick to the Court.
"It is ordered in this case that notice be issued to the following persons viz. Worry Kilpatrick, Allen Sutton, Buck Sutton, Eli Sutton, George S. Sutton, Thos. Sutton, Daniel Sutton, Benj. H. Sutton, Gennett Turner, Mary A. Sutton, Nancy Dail, Chloe M. Parker, Sarah Bizzell, Betssey Caisey, Levi Sutton, Winniford Fields, Louisa Sutton, Mary Sutton and Thos Sutton guard, Mary Smith, The Heirs at Law of Benj Sutton Sr. and John Rhem to appear at the next term of this Court the 4th Monday after the 4th Monday in February. To attend to their respective interests in proceedings to be had in the case.
Signed (I am not sure this is correct, but best I could do) J. or I. E. West"
Attached to the back of this paper To the Sheriff of Lenoir County please notify the within defendants. Received March 1st 1872 Served March 14th and 15th 1872 upon
Allen Sutton
Thomas Sutton
George Sutton
B. H. Sutton
Gennett Turner
Louisa Sutton
Levi Sutton
Warry Kilpatrick
John Rhem
Winifred Fields
Mary A. Smith
On another sheet of paper is the following:
Heirs at Law of Benj Sutton Sr
Allen Sutton
Buck Sutton
Eli Sutton
George S. Sutton
Thos Sutton
Daniel Sutton
Benj. H. Sutton
Gennett Turner
Mary A. Sutton
Nancy Dail
Chloe M. Parker
Sarah Bizzell
Besey Caisey
Levi Sutton
Winnifred Fields
Louisa Sutton
Mary Sutton
Tho. Sutton guard
Mary Smith
NOTE: The above information is all that is in the estate records that lists the heirs. It is possible more information could be obtained from Court Records.
I am not certain which Worry Kilpatrick this was, Warre III or the next generation. Alexander was the son of Warre II and had a brother Warre III. Warre III md 1st Elizabeth Bond Phillips, who died with issue but I am not certain if Warre III remarried.

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF
BENJAMIN SUTTON, SR
From Troy Sutton Helmon"

In the name of God, Amen. I, Benjamin Sutton, Sr., of Lenior County, and State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and disposing memory but calling to mind the uncertainty of death, do make, ordain and establish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, viz.: That is after my death for my body to be buried in a decent manner and my funeral expenses and just debts be paid according to law, by my executor hereinafter named.
   Item 1. My will and desire is that the marriage settlement between my wife ELIZABETH SUTTON and myself shall stand without any ammendments, as agreed upon by us as reference to said paper writing will fully show.
   Item 2. I give and bequeath unto my daughter NANCY DAILY, WIFE OF GEORGE DAILY, to her and her heirs forever, the following named negro slaves, viz.: Lettis, Mill, Mariah, Bob, Jenny, Hester, and all their increase, and also all the other property I have heretofore given, which she has in her possession.
   Item 3. I give and bequeath unto my son DANIEL SUTTON and his heirs forever, one certain tract of land; Beginning at a dead pine on the dividing branch and runs North 176 poles to a stake, then South 73, East 41 poles to a stake, then North 365 poles to a stake, then West 65 poles to a stake, then South 348 poles to a sweetgum, then West 53 poles to a stake, then South 150 poles to a huckleberry on the run of the dividing branch, then down and with the run of said branch to the beginning, containing two hundred and thirty-six acres more or less, and all the other property I have heretofore given him, which is now in his possession.
   Item 4. I give and bequeath unto my son WM. SUTTON and his heirs forever one tract of land which that I bought of Alfred Ellis on the South side of Neuse River which said tract of land I have heretofore given William a deed for; also on this day William's own note for Seven Hundred and Thirty-Five Dollars together with all the other property which I have heretofore put him in possession to him and his heirs forever.
   Item 5. I give and bequeath unto my daughter SARAH BIZZELL, WIFE OF JOHN J. BIZZELL and her heirs forever the following named negro slaves and their increase, viz.: Isaac, Mariah, James, Jess, Eveline and Abram and all the other property which I have heretofore given her, which she has in her possession.
   Item 6. I give and bequeath unto my daughter CHLOE M. PARKS, WIFE OF JOHN PARKS, and her heirs forever, the following named negro slaves, viz.: Needham and Amanda, also, five hundred dollars, which sum I have already paid her, and all the other property I have given her, which she has now in her possession except the negro girl Amanda.
   Item 7. I give and bequeath unto my son THOMAS SUTTON and his heirs forever one tract of land known as the upper part of the lands I bought of Jesse Pipkin lying in Wayne County; Beginning at a huckleberry tree on the run of the dividing branch, my son Daniel Sutton's corner of the lands I gave him, and runs with his line North 150 poles to a stake, then East 53 poles to sweetgum, then North 348 poles to a stake, then West 81 poles to a stake, then South 258 poles to two water oaks, then South West about 100 poles to the run of the dividing branch, then down and with said run to beginning containing two hundred eighty five acres more or less, and all the other property which I have heretofore put him in possession.
   Item 8. I give and bequeath unto my two grandsons THOMAS H. and WM. H. SUTTON, children of deceased son Daniel (should have read HENRY) SUTTON, two thousand dollars to be equally divided between to them and their heirs forever.
   Item 9. I give and bequeath unto NANCY SUTTON, widow of my deceased son, HENRY SUTTON, five hundred dollars to her and her heirs forever.
   Item 10. I give and bequeath unto my daughter MARY HINES, WIFE OF IRA D. HINES and her heirs forever, two negro slaves viz.: Jenny and Florence, and all their future increase, one bed, bedstead & furniture which she now has in her possession.
   Item 11. I give and bequeath unto my daughter WINNEFRED J. FIELDS, WIFE OF ELIJAH FIELDS and her heirs forever, two negro slaves viz.: Mariah & Hardy, and all their increase, one bed, bedstead & furniture and two cows & calves.
   Item 12. I give and bequeath unto my sons ALEXANDER SUTTON and FREDERICK SUTTON the whole of my tract of land to be equally divided between them, which tract of land I bought from Worry Kilpatrick said land is on the South side of Neuse River, and on each side of Moseley's Creek adjoining the lands of Worry Kilpatrick and others containing about 600 acres more or less to them and their heirs forever. Also two beds & furniture, two horses, four cows & calves, four sows & pigs, to be equally divided between them.
   Item 13. I give and bequeath unto BENJ. H. SUTTON, ALLEN W. SUTTON, GEORGE L. SUTTON, JENNETT SUTTON, ISAAC E. SUTTON, LOUISA R. SUTTON and JAMES B. SUTTON all my lands not heretofore given away to be equally divided between them, and their heirs forever. Also the whole of the negro slaves not heretofore disposed of except old Jenny, to be equally divided between the above named seven children share and share alike to them and their heirs forever. Also the sum of five hundred dollars not otherwise disposed of to be retained by my son THOMAS SUTTON for the support and maintenance of old negro Jenny during her life.
   Item 14. I desire as soon as practicable after my death that my hereinafter named Executors do make sale on a credit of six months of all my crop, stock, "grate" house & kitchen furniture, and everthing not heretofore disposed of, and the money arising from said sales after paying all the legacies expressed in this my will, together with all the debts which may be due me at my death and money in hand if there should be anything over to equally divided among my seven youngest children, except ISAAC ELI SUTTON, must have five hundred dollars more than the other six named children on account of his lameness.
   Item 15. And lastly I hereby nominate and appoint my two sons WM. SUTTON and THOMAS SUTTON my true and lawful executors to this my last will and testament utterly revoking and forever disannulling all other will or wills by me heretofore made,
In witness whereof I have heretofore set my hand and seal this 13th August 1863.
Allen W. Wooten ;              Benj. Sutton, Sr. (Seal)
A.W. Barwick

North Carolina
Lenior County Court           September Term 1864 Whereas the foregoing paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Benj. Sutton, Sr., dec'd is exhibited for probate in open court, by WILLIAM SUTTON one of the Executors therein named, and the due execution thereof by the said Benj. Sutton, Sr,. is proved by the oath and examination of Allen W. Wooten and A. W. Barwick the subscribing witnesses thereto. It is therefore considered by the Court that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last will and testament of the said Benj. Sutton, Sr., and the same is ordered to be recorded and filed. And thereupon the said WILLIAM SUTTON, Executor, as aforesaid, duly qualified as such by taking the oath required by law. And in obedience to the Stay-Law enters into bond in the sum of one hundred and twenty thousand dollars with Thomas J. Kennedy and Lewis C. Desmond as sureties. Bond given and approved.
;              N. Hunter C.C.C.
Enrolled in the clerk's office of Lenior County Nov 4, 1864 at Rogers Store
Wake County, N. C.               N. Hunter C.C.C.
State of North Carolina,
Lenior County.

I, Wm. W.N. Hunter, Clerk of the Superior Court and Probate Judge of Lenior County, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last Will and Testament of Benj. Sutton, Sr., dec'd, as found on record in this office.       Witness my hand and official seal
      the 13th day of January, 1873.
      SEAL
      Wm. W.N. Hunter,
      Clerk and Judge
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NORTH CAROLINA
WAYNE COUNTY
The foregoing certificate of Wm. W.N. Hunter, C.S.C. (signed)
of _____Lenior_____ County,
is adjudged to be correct. Let the
instrument, with the Certificate be
registered. Witness my hand this ___
day of ____July_____1915______.
J.B. Hooks (Signed)
Clerk Superior Court
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Recorded in RECORD OF WILLS
Book 4 Page 41, Wayne County Clerk of Court Office.

MARY JANE HINES was born;
Were her parents Daniel and Nancy Hines? She died BY 1840 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

The eight known children of Benjamin2 Sutton and Mary Jane Hines were as follows:
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i. NANCY3 SUTTON was born in November 1820 (Daly-Mewborn family group sheet, by John Preston Daly, Goldsboro, NC John Preston Daly provided this infomation to Ima Mewborn.) (Estate of Benjamin Sutton, Settlement found in Lenoir Co Vol A Divisions, Dowers, and Provisions page 39, Lenoir County. Another Record at the NC Archives, Craven Co CR028.508.17 - Estate of Alexander W. Kilpatrick.) (Will of Benjamin Sutton, written 13 August 1863, probated September 1864, copy found in Wayne County, NC.). She married George Daly, son of Dennis John Daly and Susan Sutton. Nancy died on 13 June 1889 at age 68 (Daly-Mewborn, family group sheet.). Information from Pat Amour that she got from Mrs. Essie Simmons indicates Nancy remarried Ivy Sutton who was the depot agent at LaGrange. He was club footed. They had a son Andrew J. Sutton who owned A. J. Sutton and Sons store in Kinston. The database has Andrew's mother as someone else.
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ii. DANIEL SUTTON was born on 15 June 1822 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Will of Benjamin Sutton, written 13 August 1863, probated September 1864, copy found in Wayne County, NC.) (Estate of Benjamin Sutton.) (Sutton - Taylor Family Bible, (The first few pages with the publishing information is missing); (This Bible was donated to Heritage Place, Kinston, NC in 2000.).). He married Charlotte Hines, daughter of Isaac Hines and Barbara Hardy, on 20 February 1848 (Ibid.). He married Chloe A. Hines, daughter of Isaac Hines and Barbara Hardy, on 23 August 1873 (Ibid.). He died on 11 July 1894 in Wayne County, North Carolina, at age 72 (Will of Benjamin Sutton, written 13 August 1863, probated September 1864, copy found in Wayne County, NC.) (Estate of Benjamin Sutton.) (Sutton - Taylor Family Bible.) (Tombstone.). He was buried in Piney Grove Cemetery,, Wayne County, North Carolina.
According to his sister, Winnie, he was a private in the Civil War. His two wives are stated to be sisters, children of Isaac and Barbara Hardy Hines. Chloe is in the household of Barbara on the 1850 Census but the name Isaac does not appear in the Bible and some say they were children of Daniel. One Daniel Hines' death appears in the Bible and it was just before the 1850 Census.
Tory Sutton Hellman as done a lot of research on this line.
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iii. WILLIAM SUTTON was born on 15 January 1824 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Estate of Benjamin Sutton.) (Will of Benjamin Sutton, written 13 August 1863, probated September 1864, copy found in Wayne County, NC.) (Tombstone.). He married Wilmouth Albertson on 23 December 1841.
He married Wealthy Catharine West, daughter of Kinnion West and Teresa (West), on 1 February 1863 (Ibid.). He died on 30 August 1872 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 48 (Estate of Benjamin Sutton.) (Will of Benjamin Sutton, written 13 August 1863, probated September 1864, copy found in Wayne County, NC.) (Tombstone.).
According to his sister, Winnie, he was a Captain in the Civil War, in the artillery and stationed at Fort Fisher.
Mattie Jolly has done extensive research on this family and has shared a few of the family documents with me including a picture of William and his second wife, Wealthy Catharine West.
Among the items she sent was from the Bible of William and Wilma Sutton owned by Mrs. Marie Sutton Scott which gives the children of William and Wilma as
Mary S. b 12 May 1843
Ben b 26 Nov 1844
Lottie b 14 August 1846
William G. b 17 Nov 1847 (his middle name was Edward and his birthdate does not agree with his Bible)
Nancy C. b 15 Dec. 1849
James b 31 Oct. 1851
William served in the House of Commons during 1850, 1851, 1854. He was involved in bringing the railroad through Lenoir County. He served in the Civil War but he returned home after the death of his wife and daughter tendering his resignation on 25 September 1862 from Fort Fisher. He had been captured and taken to Governor's Island and then sent to Fort Warren in Boston where on 11 June 1862 he was paroled for exchange.
William was known as "Pony Bill", was a Mason which saved his home from being destroyed during occcupation by a Yankee Mason.
He reared his father's youngest children after his father died. It is not exactly clear on the 1870 Census who all the people in his household were - his children or siblings.
The below are copies of original documents in Mattie Jolly's possession.
State of North Carolina, Lenoir County
I, Wilmouth Sutton - wife of Capt. William Sutton Captain of the "Lenoir Braves," do hereby appoint Jno C. Wooten my lawful agent to collect and receive any and all money coming to or due me under a resolution of this second extra session of the Legislature of North Carolina 1860-61 for wages due my husband as Captain of the "Lenoir Braves" who was captured by the Federals at "Cape Hatteras" the 29th day of August A. D. 1861.
Any receipt signed or given by him for the sale shall be as binding on me as if I were present and signed the same in person. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this October 22th day 1861
Wilmouth (x) Sutton
Wit - John E. Taylor
I, N. Hunter Clerk of the Court of Please and quarter Session for the County of Lenoir State of North Carolina do hereby certify that Wilmouth Sutton - whose signature appears to the above instrument of writing is the lawful wife of William Sutton Captain of the "Lenoir Braves"
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and assix my seal of office 15th Octoberthe day 1861
N. Hunter C.C.C.
END OF DOCUMENT

Forces Confederate Point, Fort Fisher Set 27th /62
Resignation of Capt. Wm. Sutton, Co A, 40th Rgt, NC Trooops
Capt Sutton has never been on duty since 4th of July last when I was ordered to this command. His health was so bad & his severe domestic affliction has made it so much worse that he is unfit for duty.
The present 1st Lieut. would make a much more efficient commander and I have therefore respectfully recommended that the resignation be accepted
Wm. Lamb, Col
Oct 7
END OF DOCUMENT

Kinston Sept 25th 1862
Col. Lamb Fort Fisher, NC
Col. the loss of my wife and Daughter compels me to tender my resignation. I desire it to take effect from the fifth Inst. Is it necessary for me to go to Fort Fisher to do so. If so would it be safe for me to pass through Wilmington in consequence of yellow fever. Please advise me how to proceed
Your Obedient Servant
Wm. Sutton
Reply Submitted to the Secretary of War, Jasper S. Whiting Oct. 9/62
END OF DOCUMENT

State of North Carolina Lenoir County
Personally appeared before me, R. W. King, a Justice of the peace in and for the County of Lenoir State aforesaid, Wm. Sutton late Capt Co A 40th Regiemtn - NC Troops who being duly Sworn deposes & says that he is not indebted to the Confederate States on any account whaterever neither for arms, accountrements, Clothes or any thing else but that the Confederate States are indebted to him in the Sum of Thirteen Hundred Dollars: that he resigned his commission as Captain on the 10th of September 1862; that his place of residence is in Lenoir County aforesaid near Kinston aforesaid. Swore to before me & Subscribed this 2nd day of August 1863.
Wm. Sutton
Rich. W. King, JP.
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iv. SARAH SUTTON was born on 13 March 1826 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Will of Benjamin Sutton, written 13 August 1863, probated September 1864, copy found in Wayne County, NC.) (Estate of Benjamin Sutton.) ( Lenoir County Heritage Book.). She married John James Bizzell, son of Elijah B. Bizzell and Nancy Wooten, on 19 November 1843 (Will of Benjamin Sutton, written 13 August 1863, probated September 1864, copy found in Wayne County, NC.).
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v. CHLOE MIRANDA SUTTON was born on 29 September 1828 (Tombstone.). She married John Parks. Chloe died on 5 May 1898 at age 69 (Ibid.). Her body was interred in Seven Springs, Wayne County, North Carolina, in Piney Grove Cemetery. John and Chloe were on the 1860 Wayne County Census two doors from her sister Nancy Daily. The only child was Betsy. According to Pat Amour, they also had a son Dr. Bill Parks.
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vi. THOMAS SUTTON was born on 25 November 1833 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Will of Benjamin Sutton, written 13 August 1863, probated September 1864, copy found in Wayne County, NC.) (Estate of Benjamin Sutton.) (Tombstone.). He married Ann J. Herring on 20 October 1854 in Wayne County, North Carolina (Ibid.) ( Marriage Bond.). He died on 22 June 1894 in Wayne County, North Carolina, at age 60 (Will of Benjamin Sutton, written 13 August 1863, probated September 1864, copy found in Wayne County, NC.) (Estate of Benjamin Sutton.) (Tombstone.). He was buried in Piney Grove Cemetery,, Wayne County, North Carolina.
According to his sister, Winnie, he was called Tommie, and was in the Civil War. Information on this family from Tory Sutton Helman.
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vii. HENRY SUTTON was born circa 1835 in Wayne County, North Carolina (Estate of Benjamin Sutton.) (Will of Benjamin Sutton, written 13 August 1863, probated September 1864, copy found in Wayne County, NC.). He married Nancy Parks Cotton, daughter of Louis Cotton and Edith Ivey (Sutton Family Letters, copy posted on the Lenoir County Archives website.). He died on 17 September 1862 in Sharpsburg,, Maryland (Will of Benjamin Sutton, written 13 August 1863, probated September 1864, copy found in Wayne County, NC.) (Estate of Benjamin Sutton.) (Sutton Family Letters, copy posted on the Lenoir County Archives website.) (Sutton - Pittman - Brewer Family Bible.). The Sutton Letters need to be read for this family as most were between Henry and his wife, Nancy, during the Civil War. THe Pittman-Sutton Bible states his name was William Henry. Below from Troy Hellmon Sutton, Henry, Private Resided in Lenoir County and enlisted at Fort Lane at age 23, September 3, 1861. Present and accounted for until killed at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862.
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viii. LEVI SUTTON was born on 15 December 1838 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Tombstone.). He married Sarah Adeline Sutton, daughter of William Isler Sutton and Sarah (Sallie) Rouse. He died on 21 February 1890 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 51 (Ibid.). He was buried in Fairview Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina. See information on Levi under Benjamin. It is questionable that Levi was blood child of Benjamin but appears to be a blood child of Mary Jane.

ELIZA HERRING was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Estate of Simon Herring, Lenoir County, NC GenWeb Archives.).
She died circa 1857 in Lenoir County, North Carolina; Based on the death date of her brother-in-law John Barrow and the remarriage of her sister, Betsy, to Benjamin Sutton.

The 12 known children of Benjamin2 Sutton and Eliza Herring were as follows:
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i. MARY A.3 SUTTON was born circa 1840 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Estate of Benjamin Sutton.) (Will of Benjamin Sutton, written 13 August 1863, probated September 1864, copy found in Wayne County, NC.). She married Benjamin Smith (Estate of Benjamin Sutton.) ( Collection of Tory Sutton Hellman, Sutton and allied families.). She married Ira D. Hines circa 1856 (Will of Benjamin Sutton, written 13 August 1863, probated September 1864, copy found in Wayne County, NC.).
From information that Mattie Jolly gave me from various sources is quoted a letter from Mrs. J. H. Thompson in 1958 - "Mary Sutton Hines was my grandmother and Benjamin Sutton her father. My mother and father were first cousins so that makes Benjamin Sutton my great grandfather on both my mother and father's side. My father's mother was Mary Sutton and my mother's father was George Sutton and Mary and George were brother and sister.
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ii. ALEXANDER SUTTON was born circa 1841 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.). He died circa 1864 in Richmond,, Virginia; CSA - died during the war as a result of fever in Richmond. According to his sister, Winnie, he was called Alec and was a private in the Civil War. He was captured and imprisoned, while in a Yankee prison he had a severe attack of fever, was parolled but was so weak he died in Richmond while on his way home.
The Sutton Letters indicate he may have married before going to War and his wife was named Ann.
Below information from Tory Hellman Sutton, Alexander, Private
Resided in Lenoir County where he enlisted at age 20, April 25, 1861.
Captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Confined at Old
Capitol Prison, Washington, DC, until transfered to Point Lookout and transferred to Cox's Wharf, James River, Virginia, where he was received February 14-15, 1865, for exchange.
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iii. JOHN W. SUTTON was born circa 1843 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. He died circa 1864; CSA - died during the war of a hemorage caused by excessive heat.
According to his sister, Winnie, John was the only brother who died during the Civil War who was brought home to bury.
Below from Troy Hellmon Sutton, John W., Private
Resided in Lenoir County and enlisted in Craven County at age 18, July 15, 1861. Present or accounted for until he died in a hospital at Petersburg, Virginia, July 19, 1862, of "bilious fever."
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iv. WINIFRED J. SUTTON was born on 10 March 1844 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Estate of Benjamin Sutton.) (Will of Benjamin Sutton, written 13 August 1863, probated September 1864, copy found in Wayne County, NC.). She married Elijah Fields, son of William Council Fields and Christian Williams Smith, on 14 March 1861 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. She died on 6 May 1923 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 79.
RECOLLECTIONS OF WINNIE FIELDS
My husband, Elijah Fields, fought through the Civil War, was a volunteer in the 61st Regiment, Company E, Clingman's Brigade, Captain Byrd.
From Enlistment to surrender he never had a furlough, was in many of the hardest battles of the war, several times had holes shot in his clothing; but was never wounded.
He was with his regiment in the battles at Fort Sumter, James Island, Kinston, Williamston, Plymouth, and Tarboro in his own state; also at the front at Gettysburg, Sharpsburg, Petersburg and for a long time was near Richmond, Va.

He was captured once in Virginia but was recaptured before he was imprisoned, he saw and shared all the hardships that fell to the lot of the Confederate Soldiers.
Have heard him tell how they once had to march barefoot in the snow, suffered from hunger, cold, slept on the ground, sick and weary but never thought of giving up the struggle, and in the four years of hardship never saw me or his baby daughter.
At the time I had nine brothers in the Confederate Army, the oldest Capt. William Sutton was an artillery man and was stationed at Fort Fisher. Seven were private soldiers in Lee's Army. They were: Tommie, Daniel, Henry, Alec, John, Fred, and Levi Sutton. My youngest brother, Ben Sutton, joined the State Guards near the close of the war, he was only a boy when he enlisted. Fred was captured by Yankees while he was sick with measles and died of exposure, was buried in New Berne in an unmarked grave.
Henry was left with the dead in the slaughter at Gettsysburg, John died of hemmorhage caused by excessive heat after a forced march with his company, he alone was brought home and interred with the family.
Brother Alec was captured and imprisoned, while in a Yankee prison he had a severe attack of fever, was parolled but was so weak he died in Richmond while on his way home, like thousands of others who died in his day he lies in an unknown grave.
My father's home at White Hall was used as a hospital by the Confederate soldiers while they camped in that section. I spent my time there while my husband was fighting for his country, and am glad to remember that we did all in our power to relieve the sufferings of the unfortunate ones.
My father died in '64, as all his sons were in the war, it left all the women and children in the family at his home without protection and as the Yankees had destroyed everything they could find, we went through suffering and endured privations that the younger generation and those of our own time, who lived in sections where they never saw real war, can never realize. Even now when it has been a memory for 50 years the very thoughts of it all make me know that the Civil War will never be over until all of us who lived through its hardships and injustices can forget it in death.
Mrs. Winnie Fields
NOTE: Winnie Fields died May 6, 1923.
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v. BENJAMIN H. SUTTON was born on 4 March 1845 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.) (Estate of Benjamin Sutton.) (Tombstone.). He married Sarah A. V. Carter (Ibid.). He died on 22 July 1909 in Wayne County, North Carolina, at age 64 (Ibid.). He was buried in Piney Grove Cemetery,, Wayne County, North Carolina.
Winnie refers to him as her youngest brother but he was not the youngest son. It is possible that he was he youngest whole brother but there is no evidence that Elizabeth Herring Barrow had any Sutton children.
Mrs. Essie Simmons gives her maiden name as Carter. Their children given as James whose son Jim md Eliza Rouse of LaGrange, Bill who married a Moye, Charles, Lou who md Ben Moye, and Nannie who md Charlie Garris.
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vi. FREDERICK SUTTON was born circa 1846 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Will of Benjamin Sutton, written 13 August 1863, probated September 1864, copy found in Wayne County, NC.). He died circa 1864 in Craven County, North Carolina (Ibid.). According to his sister, Winnie, he was captured by Yankees and while he was sick with measles he died of exposure and was buried in New Bern in an unmarked grave.
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vii. ALLEN WHITFIELD SUTTON was born on 8 August 1849 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Estate of Benjamin Sutton.) (Will of Benjamin Sutton, written 13 August 1863, probated September 1864, copy found in Wayne County, NC.). He married Sarah Virginia Becton. He died on 10 July 1918 at age 68.
Information from Pat Amour that came from Eessie Simmons states he married Jenny. Another note says he married Sarah Virginia Becton and they had George, Ivy, Ben, Tom who married Genevieve Skinner, Ina, Eva, Lilla and India who married a Jarman. Allen married 2nd a cousin of Sarah's. Mrs. Simmons in other information gave his middle name, and dates. She also gives his 2nd wife as Pussey Ann Grady.
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viii. GEORGE L. SUTTON was born circa 1852 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.) (Estate of Benjamin Sutton.). He married Betty Becton.
According to Winnie, she had a brother Levi and was in the Civil War. There is great confusion as to who this Levi was.
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ix. JEANETTE SUTTON was born circa 1854 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.) (Will of Benjamin Sutton, written 13 August 1863, probated September 1864, copy found in Wayne County, NC.). She married Unknown Turner (Estate of Benjamin Sutton.). She married Frank Geralds.
Information from Pat Amour that came from Mrs. Essie Simmons said Janett married a Frank Geralds and had no children.
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x. ISAAC ELI SUTTON was born on 30 January 1855 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Will of Benjamin Sutton, written 13 August 1863, probated September 1864, copy found in Wayne County, NC.) (Estate of Benjamin Sutton.) (Tombstone.). He married Lovenia Collins. He died on 28 July 1926 in De Funiak Springs,, Florida, at age 71 (Ibid.). He was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, DeFuniak Springs,, Florida.
Information from Pat Amour that she got from Mrs. Essie Simmons states Eli had one son, Vance. He was a twin to Louisa. He was lame as mentioned in his father's will. According to Mrs. Simmons he may have been married 2 times.
Information on his dates from Harvey Fleming.
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xi. LOUISA REBECCA SUTTON was born on 30 January 1855 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Will of Benjamin Sutton, written 13 August 1863, probated September 1864, copy found in Wayne County, NC.) (Estate of Benjamin Sutton.) (Tombstone.). She married Thomas Laughinghouse. She married Robert Windol Davis, son of Windel Davis Jr. and Smithy Rouse (Estate of Benjamin Sutton.). She died on 18 February 1925 in DeFuniak Springs,, Florida, at age 70 (Tombstone.). She was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, DeFuniak Springs,, Florida.
Information from Pat Amour that came from Essie Simmons said she married a Davis and had four children - Dock, George, John and Ella who md a Meshaw. Louisa md 2nd a Lathinhoue and had two sons, Ross and Claude. Eli and Louisa were twins. Additional information from Mrs. Simmons gives the Davis and Lathinghouse first names. The year for the birth of Louisa and Isaac - one is wrong as they were twins.
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xii. JAMES BUCHANAN (BUCK) SUTTON was born on 28 December 1856 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Will of Benjamin Sutton, written 13 August 1863, probated September 1864, copy found in Wayne County, NC.) (Estate of Benjamin Sutton.). He married Nancy S. Waller, daughter of Haywood Waller and Charlotte Grady, on 28 October 1875. He died on 23 January 1915 in Florida, at age 58.
He was buried in Walton County, Florida.
According to Harvey Fleming who supplied some of this information, Buck went to Georgia and then to western Florida, Santa Rosa County in 1900. He was in the turpentine business. His oldest son, Haywood, was the first sheriff of Okaloosa County.
Most of this information came from Mrs. Essie Simmons who put this together in 1957 along with several other members of the family.


ELIZABETH (BETSY) HERRING was born on 3 March 1813 ( Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn, Farmville, NC.). She married John Barrow, son of John Barrow and Susan Herring, on 3 January 1826 (Ibid.) (Estate of Simon Herring, Lenoir County, NC GenWeb Archives.). Elizabeth died on 31 December 1883 at age 70 (Collection of Ima Eula Mewborn.). I have always seen Elizabeth as the 3rd wife but the 1870 Census does not support the Elizabeth in the household of Benjamin being this Elizabeth. She was 26 on the 1860 Census and the Elizabeth in the Sutton household was 67 according to Russell.

There were no known children of Benjamin2 Sutton and Elizabeth (Betsy) Herring.


11. HARDY2 SUTTON (Benjamin1) was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 17 September 1803 (Hardy Sutton Family Bible.) (Will of Hardy Sutton, Copy of original Will at East Carolina University, Joyner Library.). He married Anna Hill in North Carolina, circa 1824. Hardy died on 10 April 1861 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 57 (Ibid.) (Tombstone.). He was buried in Hardy Sutton Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina.
There are several people in the Bible whose relationship is not known. Mickey Elmore has done a great deal of work on this line.
HARDY SUTTON BIBLE
Transcribed from the original by William E. (Mickey) Elmore in 1974. The original Bible was in the possession of Clellon Sutton until his death in 1999. I have a copy of the Bible, but it is almost not readable so we appreciate Mickey providing a copy of his transcript with permission to place on the Lenoir County GenWeb sites. The entries in the Bible were made by several different people as the handwriting was very different.
The New Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Translated out of the Original Greek and with the former translation diligently compared and revised by the Special Command of his Majesty James I of England
Philadelphia
Published by H. C. Carey & I. Lea, No. 126, Chestnut Street
1823

BIRTHS
Elisha Uzzell Was bornede May the 21 day 1814
Elizabeth Uzzell daughter of Thos. Uzzell was Borned 19 March 1816
Winnyfirde Uzzell Bornde April the 7, 1818
Leah Uzzell was bornde Jauary 27th 1820
John Gray Uzzell was Bornde September the 28 day 1821
Hariot Mozango was born October 30 1813
Calvis ? Mozingo was born Sept 6 day 1815
Amy Mozingo was born Sept 26, 1816 ?
Mirois (Miron) ?? Mozingo was born March 6 day 1820
NEXT BIRTH PAGE - appears to be different handwriting
Samuel Ivy Sutton was born Nov. the 8th day 1834
Hardy Sutton was born Sept the 17th day ----- 1803
Anna Hill was born October the 3rd day ---- 1807
Nancy Sutton was born July (September scratched through) the 15th day 1825
Thomas Sutton was born September the 2nd 1826
Elizabeth Sutton was born December the 12 day 1827
Martha Sutton was born May the 20th day 1829
William Harmon Sutton was born September the 22 day 1832
Richard Sutton was June the 5 day 1833
Lemuel Hardy Sutton was born Nov the 14th day 1835
Benjamin Franklin Sutton was born Sept the 17th day 1838
BIRTHS
John Aldredge Sutton was born March the 15th day 1840
Sally Hardy Sutton was born November the 20th day 1841
Louiza Sutton was born January the 16th day 1845
Junius Eli Sutton was born Nov. the 27th 1846
Julius Eri Sutton was born Nov the 27th 1846
Christian Sutton was born February the 17th 1850
Avy Ann Wood was born January the 17th 1844
Jonas Wood was born December 27th 1848
Lizza was borned Oct 27th day 1861
William was Borned Nov 10th day 1862
Leroy Sutton son of Julius E. Sutton & Nannie Sutton was borned November 1st 1881
Lizzie was borned Oct 27th day 1861 - entry marked through
William R R??? was borne Sept the 10 1856 (This entry very faded and not even on the copy)
Anna Sutton daughter of Julius E. and Nannie Sutton was borned November 16 1870
Joseph Hardy Sutton son of Julius E. and Nannie Sutton was borned Nov 5 1872
Thomas Needham Sutton Son of Julius E. and Nannie Sutton was borned September 17th 1874
Herman Sutton son of Julius E. and Nannie Sutton was borned October 25th 1876
Vivian Glendora Sutton daughter of Julius E. & Nannie Sutton was born July 4th 1879
MARRIAGES
Written in is BIRTHS
Mary was born Sept the 7th day 1841
Isaac was born March the 10th day --- 1842
Lela was born January the 24th 1844
Clarka was born April the 14th day 1844
Fortune was born September 7th 1845
George was born January 16th day --- 1846
Charity was born April the 27th day 1847
Martha Jane was born June the 5th day 1848
Gatsy Was born Born the 25 1849
Nicy was born Feb. the 6th day 1812
Right was born April the 18th day 1829
Rachel was born May the 22nd day 1829
Jeremiah was born July the 17th day 1831
Cloey was born December the 25th day 1831
Noel was born May the 4th day 1832
Margot was born July the 15 day 1835
Prince was born July the 4th day 1835
Chany was born July the 29th day 1837
Mila was born Nov. the 2nd 1838
Hester was Dec the 8th day 1839
Julia was born Sept the 7th 1839

DEATHS
Thomas departed this life February 11 1828 aged forty one years 3 months and twenty six? days
Elisha Uzzell died March the 18th 1832 age 17 years 10 months and 28 days
BIRTHS
Julian Leslie Sutton was born September the 19 1884
John Gray departed this life October the 7 1830
BIRTHS
Allen was born November the 22nd 1852
Arter was born March the 9th day 1853
Samuel was born April the 15th day 1853
Laney ? was born November the 8th 1855
Avy was born August the 6th 1858
Nicy was born Sept the 8th 1859
Burbary was born Nov the 23 1860
Fountain was born Aug 18th day 1861
NEGROS NAMES
Abraham was born March 20, 1775
B ?anah was born December 9 1795
Edah born September 14 1800
hefs born April 26 1814
Ruth born April 26 1814
Harriet born October 30 1818
Sarah born September 12 1819
Jack born Jan 7 1823
Peny ? born February 15 1820
Sutton born Aug 10 1824
Honny ? born August 2 1795
Hardee was born July 25 1825
Kaziah was born March 9 1827
Fortune was born June 2 1829
Peter was born June 14 1832
Julian Leslie ? Sutton was born Nov 19 1825

HARDY SUTTON WILL
No further information as to the location but it probably came from the Manuscript Collection, ECU, Joyner Library and this may be a hand written copy of the original. This Will is re-recorded in Lenoir County at the Courthouse

WILL OF HARDY SUTTON, SR.
In the name of God, Amen, I Hardy Sutton Senr of the County of Lenoir and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and disposing memory but considering the worthy quality of my earthly existence do make and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say
First That my executor herein after named shall provide my body a decent christian burial suitable to the wishes of my relatives and friends and my circumstances of life and pay all funeral expenses together with my just debts howsoever and to whomsoever owing out of the moneys that may first come into his hands as a part of my estate.
Secondly It is my will and desire that the property being negroes that I have heretofore by deed of gift given to Dempsey Wood and his children be his and theirs for them to hold and enjoy for their own use and benefit and which said deed of gifts I do now in every respect confirm and make it a part of this my Last Will Testament.
Thirdly I give unto my beloved wife Ann Sutton for her life or widowhood one third of my home tract of land which shall include my dwelling house and out buildings being one third of the land given me by deed and by will of my father, Benjamin Sutton, deceased and at her death or marriage it is my will and desire that it shall then go to and I do hereby at that time devise and give the same unto my well beloved son, Julius E. Sutton and his children forever.
Fourthly I give unto my well beloved wife Ann Sutton for her life or widowhood the following negro slaves - old Chaney, Eliljah, Hardy, Polly, Martha and little Save and at her death or marriage I give and bequeath the said old Chaney, Elijah and Martha to my well beloved son Lemuel H. Sutton and his children forever.
Fifthly I give and devise unto my well beloved son Julius E. Sutton all of my home tract of land with the exception of the third thereof herein before to and unto my wife Ann Sutton for her life or widowhood being the land given me by deed and by will by my father, Benjamin Sutton so that at the death or marriage of his mother he the said Julius E. Sutton shall own the whole of my said home tract to him the said Julius E. Sutton and his children forever.
Sixthly At the death or marriage of my wife Ann Sutton, I give and bequeath unto my son Julius E. Sutton the negro woman Polly before loaned to my wife for her life or widowhood and the increase of the said Polly from this time forth to him the said Julius E. Sutton and his children forever.
Seventhly At the death or marriage of my wife Ann Sutton, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Julius E. Sutton the negro slave Little Save before loaned to my wife for her life or widowhood to him the said Julius E. Sutton and his children forever.
Eighthly I give and devise unto my beloved son Junius E. Sutton all that portion of my Uzzell tract of land that lies on the west side of the Kinston and White Hall public road and on the Pinebrast ?? road and adjoining the lands of Dempsey Wood and Joe L. Elmore and my home tract to him the said Junius E. Sutton and his children forever.
Ninethly I give and bequeath unto my beloved son John A. Sutton all that portion of my Uzzell tract that lies on the last side of the Kinston and White Hall public road to him the said John A. Sutton and his children forever being that of the Uzzell tract of land not before given to my son Juius E. Sutton.
Tenthly I give unto my beloved wife Ann Sutton one bed, her choice and stead and furnture and at her death or marriage I give the said bed and stead and furnture to my son Julius and his children forever.
Eleventhly I give and devise unto my beloved son Thomas Sutton all of the tract of land upon which he now lives being the land that I purchased of Benjamin Sutton to him the said Thomas Sutton and his children forever provided and on condition that he pays over to my son Lemuel H. Sutton the sum of one thousand dollars with which payment I do hereby charge said land. But if the said Thomas Sutton should depart this life without leaving lawful begotten children surviving then and in that went the said land shall be divided unto two portions of one third and two thirds each and the one third portion it is my will and desire that the wife of the said Thomas Sutton, my beloved daughter in law Julia A. Sutton shall own and have for and during her life or widowhood on condition and provided that she the said Julia Ann Sutton shall never sell the same to any one save and excepting to some of my own children and at her death or marriage I give and devise it to my children to be equally divided between them each to share and share alike and at the death of the said Thomas Sutton without leaving lawfully begotten children him surviving then the two thirds portion of said land it is my will and desire shall be divided between all my children for them to share and share alike.
Twelfthly At the death or marriage of my wife Ann Sutton, I give and bequeath the negro slave Hardy before loaned to my wife for life or till she married unto my beloved Thomas Sutton and his children forever but if he the said Thomas Sutton should die without leaving lawful begotten child or children, heirs surviving it is my will and desire that the said Hardy shall be divided between all my children for them to share and share alike.
Thirteenthly I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Nancy Wooten wife of Joseph Wooten and her children forever the following negro slaves vis Rachel, Mary, George, Wright, Hecter, Charity, Liah, Albert child of Mary and their future increase and all other property which I have before now put into her possession.
Fourteenthly I give and devise unto my well beloved son William H. Sutton all that tract of land upon which he now lives and which I bought of Wm J. Hunter to him and his children forever but provided and on condition that he pays over to my son Benjamin F. Sutton the sum of one Thousand Dollars which payment I do hereby charge said land.
Fiftenthly I give and devise to my well beloved son Lemuel H. Sutton and his children forever one half of my Frog point tract of land being the half upon which he now lives and the said tract to be divided according to quately.
Sixteenthly I give and devise unto my well beloved son B. F. Sutton and his children forever one half of my Frog Point tract of land being the half other that above given to Lemuel H. Sutton and his children the said tract to be divided according to quality.
Seventeenthly I lend unto my beloved son in law Joel Elmore for and during his own life provided he does not outlive his present wife my beloved daughter Martha Elmore and if he does so outlive her his said present wife the said Martha Elmore there so long as she does live the following negro slaves Margaret - rest on copy not readable - ---- present husband. The said Joel Elmore then and in the event I lend all of the said negro slaves and their increase to her for and during her own life and at her death I give and bequeath all the said negro slaves and their increase unto her children by her present or future marriage but to the exclusion of any child or children by her had and bore by any former marriage.
Eighteenthly I give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Sallie H. Sutton and her children forever the following negro salves viz Mary, Gatsey and Arter and their future increase.
Ninettenthly I give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Louisa Sutton and her children forever the following negroes slaves viz Clarlsey, Avey, and Barbara child of Polly and their increase.
Twententhly I give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Christiana Sutton and her children forever the following negroes slaves to wit Lany, Charity and little Nice and their future increases.
Twenty firstly It is my will and desire that if any of my children sons or daughters to whom I have given any portion of my property as well lands as negroes should die without leaving lawful begotten children their surviving the portions of there so ?? desire with the exception of that given to my son Thomas Sutton for with regard to his portion provision has already been made shall be equally divided between my children for them to share and share alike as they would do under our laws of distribution were I to die intestate.
Twenty secondly It is my will and desire that my executor here in after named shall collect all the debts to me owing sell all my perishable estate of all and every kind and species ?? and the following negro slaves viz Nicey aged about forty three years, Alfred Lucy ?? son aged thirty years, Jerry, Prince, Isac, George and Allen on such a credit as to him may seem best and out of the proceeds of said sale to pay all of my jut debts and funureal expenses and the surplus if any it is my will and desire to be divided between all my children - and their children for them to share and share alike as they would do under our law of Distribution were I to die intestate.
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my trusty faithful and dutiful son Benjamin F. Sutton my lawful executor to all interest and purposes to execute this my last will and testament according to the intent and meaning of the same and every part and clause thereof hereby revoking and declaring utterly word all other wills and testament by me heretofore made. In witness where of I the said Hardy Sutton Sr. do here unto set my hand and seal this 28 day of February 1861.
      Hardy Sutton, Sr.


ANNA HILL was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on 3 October 1807 (Hardy Sutton Family Bible.); Her son, John A. Sutton, Death Certificate gives her birthplace as Greene County. Anna died on 15 April 1881 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 73 (Tombstone.) (Joel Elmore Family Bible, published in 1849. (American Bible Society of New York); (A copy in the Manuscript Division, Joyner Library, ECU).); The Bible gives the date of 15 April 1881. She was buried in Hardy Sutton Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina.

The 14 known children of Hardy2 Sutton and Anna Hill were as follows:
80. viii. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SUTTON was born on 17 September 1838 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Hardy Sutton Family Bible.) (Will of Hardy Sutton, Copy of original Will at East Carolina University, Joyner Library.) (Benjamin Franklin Sutton Family Bible, (Not noted); (1975, Original in possession of Clifton R. Sutton, transcribed by William (Mickey) Elmore).). He married Henrietta Rouse, daughter of Wiley Rouse and Frances Ann Jones, on 6 December 1865 in Lenoir County, North Carolina ( Collection of William (Mickey) Elmore, Greenville, NC.) (Benjamin Franklin Sutton Family Bible.). He married Laura Rouse, daughter of Wiley Rouse and Frances Ann Jones, on 10 December 1878 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Collection of William (Mickey) Elmore.)
(Benjamin Franklin Sutton Family Bible.). He married Elsie Ann Herring, daughter of John I. Herring and Sarah (Herring), on 30 March 1882 in Wayne County, North Carolina (Collection of William (Mickey) Elmore.) (Frances G. Howell, Wayne County, NC Marriage Abstracts 1850 - 1861
Marriage Bands Surviving Marriage Register and Marriage Applications 1867 - 1903 .); P 89 - B. F. Sutton, Jr 43 of Lenoir son of Hardy and Annie Sutton md Elsia J. Herring daughter of John I. and Sarah Herring on 30 March 1882 at home of John Herring in New Hope. He married Mary Frances (Fannie) Dixon circa 1887 (Collection of William (Mickey) Elmore.) (Benjamin Franklin Sutton Family Bible.). He died on 17 November 1897 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 59. He was buried in Benjamin Franklin Sutton Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina. Below from Troy Hellmon. I am not sure this is the right Benjamin Franklin. Sutton, Benjamin F., Corporal Resided in Lenoir County where he enlisted at age 22, April 17, 1861. Mustered in as Private and was promoted to Corporal on May 1, 1861. Present or accounted for until discharged on or about October 3, 1861, after providing Private George A. Hinson as a substitute. HINSON, GEORGE, A., Private Born in Wayne County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Craven County at age 30, October 3, 1861, as a substitute for Benjamin F. Sutton. Present or accounted for until he died in hospital at New Bern on December 12, 1861, of "typhoid fever." 81. ix. JOHN ALDRIDGE SUTTON was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 15 March 1840 (Hardy Sutton Family Bible.) (Will of Hardy Sutton, Copy of original Will at East Carolina University, Joyner Library.) (Susan Sutton Moody, Death Certificate Abstracts of Lenoir County North Carolina 1914 - 1918 Books 1-5.). He married Martha Sutton, daughter of Josiah Sutton Sr. and Nancy Hill (Will of Josiah Sutton, written 19 August 1868 ? prob. 15 September 1898, Lenoir County, NC.). John died on 6 September 1915 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 75 (Tombstone.) (Susan Sutton Moody, Death Certificate Abstracts of Lenoir County North Carolina 1914 - 1918 Books 1-5.). He was buried in John Aldridge Sutton Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina. 82. x. SALLIE HARDY SUTTON was born on 20 November 1841 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Hardy Sutton Family Bible.) (Tombstone.). She married Frederick Bartholomew Fields, son of Malachi Fields and Elizabeth (Betsy) Daly. She died on 27 June 1922 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 80 (Ibid.). She was buried in Fairview Cemetery, LaGrange, Lenoir County, North Carolina. 83. xi. LOUIZA SUTTON was born on 16 January 1845 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Hardy Sutton Family Bible.) (Will of Hardy Sutton, Copy of original Will at East Carolina University, Joyner Library.). She died on 14 May 1861 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 16. She was buried in Hardy Sutton Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina. 84. xii. JULIUS ERI SUTTON was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 27 November 1846 (Ibid.) (Ibid.). He married Nancyetta E. Sutton, daughter of Josiah Sutton Sr. and Nancy Hill. Julius died on 17 January 1925 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 78. He was buried in Hardy Sutton Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina. (an unknown value). 85. xiii. JUNIUS ELI SUTTON was born on 27 November 1846 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Hardy Sutton Family Bible.) (Will of Hardy Sutton, Copy of original Will at East Carolina University, Joyner Library.). He married Susan Elizabeth Daly, daughter of George Daly and Nancy Sutton, in Wayne County, North Carolina, on 14 March 1871 (Collection of William (Mickey) Elmore.) (Frances G. Howell, Wayne County, NC Marriage Abstracts 1850 - 1861 Marriage Bands Surviving Marriage Register and Marriage Applications 1867 - 1903 .); P 38 - J. E. Sutton son of Hardy and Ann Sutton md Susan E. Daily daughter of George and Nancy Daily on 14 March 1871 at Geo. Daily's house - by W. G. Broadhurst, jp. He died on 5 December 1931 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 85 (Tombstone.). He was buried in Hardy Sutton Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina. 86. xiv. CHRISTIANA SUTTON was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 17 February 1850 (Will of Hardy Sutton, Copy of original Will at East Carolina University, Joyner Library.) (Hardy Sutton Family Bible.). She married Benjamin Hardy Sutton, son of Josiah Sutton Sr. and Nancy Hill. Christiana died on 5 May 1929 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 79. She was buried in Josiah Sutton Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina. Mickey Elmore said her name was pronouced and spelled Christie-Ann.
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i. NANCY3 SUTTON was born on 15 July 1825 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Hardy Sutton Family Bible.). She married Joseph/Josiah Wooten (Will of Hardy Sutton, Copy of original Will at East Carolina University, Joyner Library.). The Will gives his name as Joseph but the census says Joshua. The census gives children in the household as Sally A. 9, Benjamin 7, Betsy 6, Winneford 4, John D. 2.
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ii. THOMAS SUTTON was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 2 April 1826 (Tombstone.) (Hardy Sutton Family Bible.) (Will of Hardy Sutton, Copy of original Will at East Carolina University, Joyner Library.). He married Julia Ann Moore, daughter of Needham Moore and Elizabeth Jackson, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 30 December 1852 (Needham Moore Family Bible, Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testament, (Edward W. Miller; Philadelphia; 1849); Mary

Moore Beam, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina,, (1999).). Thomas died on 24 July 1894 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 68 (Tombstone.). His body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Hardy Sutton Family Cemetery. (an unknown value).
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iii. ELIZABETH SUTTON was born on 12 December 1827 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Hardy Sutton Family Bible.). She married Dempsey Wood.
The 1850 Census also gives Thomas H 2.
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iv. MARTHA SUTTON was born on 20 May 1829 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Ibid.) (Joel Elmore Family Bible.). She married Major Parks, son of Henry Parks and Elizabeth (Parks), circa 1846. She married Joel Elmore, son of Everitt Bass Elmore and Mary A. (Pollie) Walters, on 25 January 1855 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. She died on 4 March 1922 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 92. She was buried in Joel Elmore Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina.
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v. WILLIAM HARMON SUTTON was born on 22 September 1832 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Hardy Sutton Family Bible.) (Will of Hardy Sutton, Copy of original Will at East Carolina University, Joyner Library.).
The Lenoir County Cemetery Book by Patricia Howard Amour gives a William H. as buried in the William H. Cemetery near Loftins Crossroads. Birthdate is right. Wife Susan Elizabeth Fields; however, there is another entry for William and Susan Elizabeth Fields Sutton with a different date. Also a Frederick buried in this cemetery.
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vi. RICHARD SUTTON was born on 5 June 1833 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Hardy Sutton Family Bible.). He died on 2 September 1856 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 23 (Tombstone.). He was buried in Hardy Sutton Cemetery,, Lenoir County, North Carolina.
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vii. LEMUEL HARDY SUTTON was born on 14 November 1835 in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Hardy Sutton Family Bible.) (Will of Hardy Sutton, Copy of original Will at East Carolina University, Joyner Library.).
Mickey Elmore thinks he left the area and he may have gone to Currituck County.
Below from Troy Hellmon
SUTTON, LEMUEL, H., Private
Resided in Lenoir County where he enlisted at age 28, April 17, 1861.
Present or accounted for until wounded in the arm at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Reported absent wounded until July 26, 1864, when he was retired to the Invalid Corps.




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