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Parents of John C. Sutton

24.  John C.5 SUTTON (632); born 1794 in Pulaski Co., VA; married Elizabeth C. ? (633) (see #25) before 1838; died December 7, 1858 in Pulaski Co., VA.

     He was a farmer with $3000 in real estate and lived in Pulaski Co., VA.

     Children of John C.5 Sutton (632) and Elizabeth C. ? (633) (see #25) were as follows:

         12.        i.    John C.4 (628).

                      ii.    Sarah (634); born 1840 in Pulaski Co., VA; married William H. Whitman (4485), son of Daniel Whitman (4486) and Elizabeth ? (4487), March 20, 1860 in Pulaski Co., VA.

                     iii.    Hannah C. (635); born April, 1841 in Pulaski Co., VA; died January 3, 1859 in Pulaski Co., VA, at age 17.

                     iv.    William (636); born 1843 in Pulaski Co., VA; died May 30, 1864 in Finley US General Hospital, Washington, D. C.

     He was a farmer, living with his mother, Eliza in 1860 in Pulaski Co., VA. He began military service on June 25, 1861 in Wytheville, VA.  A Civil War veteran.  William enlisted in the 50th VA INF as Private in Co. I.

     In 1860, he was living, age 16, in Pulaski Co., VA.  William enlisted on June 25, 1861 in Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA.  By October 30, 1861, he was sick in the hospital at Raleigh Court House, VA (WV).  William was wounded in action in Lewisburg, VA (WV) and "in several other engagements."  He was killed in action at Gettysburg, PA on July 2, 1863 or July 3, 1863.

     Sutton William P.: 2nd Sgt., Co. G(2).  Born in Virginia, he was living in Pulaski Co., VA before the war.  Enlisted and promoted to 2nd Sgt. by Mar. 31, 1864 when he was present in unit.  William P. was wounded in action by a gunshot that fractured the lower third of his left thigh and then captured at Spotsylvania Court House on May 12, 1864.  By May 16, 1864 he was a Prisoner Of War in the 2nd US Corps field hospital.  From May 17, 1864 to May 30, 1864, William was a Prisoner Of War in a hospital in Washington, D. C. where he died at age 20 or 21.

 

From the CSA Official Service Records of the 50th VA INF

Sutton, William P. :  Co. G, 50th VA INF, Sgt./Sgt.

     William P. was admitted to the Finley USA General Hospital in Washington, D. C. as a prisoner of war on May 17, 1864 with a gunshot wound that fractured his left lower thigh.  He had been wounded at Spottsylvania Court House on May 12, 1864.  William P. Sutton died on May 30, 1864 at age 21.

     On his Record of Death and Interment is listed William's residence before enlistment-Pulaski, VA; marriage status-single; age-20 and Post Office address-Mrs. Eliza Sutton, Dublin, Pulaski Co., VA.

 

Facts and Conjectures concerning William Sutton's service during the Civil War.

     The Death and Interment record from the CSA Service Records shows that William P. Sutton of the 50th VA INF is the son of Eliza Sutton of Pulaski Co., VA.  The 50th VA INF by John Chapla also shows a "William Sutton" that Chapla identifies with William Sutton, son of Eliza Sutton.  This is evident by the 1860 Census information he cites (living, age 16, in Pulaski Co.).  The Census only lists one Sutton family in Pulaski County, VA in 1860 and this family has one son named William.  Looking at the two 50th VA INF William Suttons, it is possible that they are both William Sutton, the son of Eliza.

     "William Sutton" enlists as a Private in 1861 and serves until the battle Gettysburg in 1863 where he is listed as killed in action.  "William P. Sutton"  is first listed as "Enlisted, promoted to 2nd Sgt. by Mar. 31, 1864 when present in unit."  Less than two months later, he is wounded and captured in the battle at Spotsylvania Court House.  He dies as a prisoner of war in Washington, D. C. on Mar. 30, 1864.

     It is possible that "William Sutton's" death at Gettysburg was actually a wound that caused a separation from his regiment to recover.  When he returned, he was promoted to Sergeant.  After this promotion he was then referred to in the service records as "William P. Sutton."  This change from "William Sutton" to "William P. Sutton" would have caused the compilers of the unit's roster to put down two William Suttons.  More research is needed to confirm this.  It would explain why William P. Sutton's first record is his promotion to Sergeant.

                     v.    James M. (637); buried at Hickman Cemetery, Pulaski Co., VA; born 1844 in Pulaski Co., VA; married Mary E. Martin (4488) March 29, 1881 in Pulaski Co., VA.

     He began military service on April 20, 1864 in Newbern, Pulaski Co., VA, a Civil War Veteran.  Enlisted in Newbern, Pulaski Co., VA.  on April 20, 1864 in the 4th VA Reserves, Co. C. Enlisted and discharged as a Private.  Muster rolls show James was present from Apr. 20-Aug. 31, 1864. He was a farm laborer with $2600 in real estate and living with his mother, Eliza in 1870 in Dublin, Pulaski Co., VA.

                     vi.    George W. (638); born March 24, 1847 in Pulaski Co., VA; married Margaret Ann Webb (4491) April 30, 1878 in Pulaski Co., VA; died April 5, 1919 in prob. Pulaski Co., VA, at age 72 and was buried in the Hickman Cemetery, Pulaski Co., VA.

   In 1870 he was a farm laborer with $2600 in real estate and living with his mother, Eliza, in Dublin, Pulaski Co., VA.

                    vii.    Rachel (639); born 1849 in Pulaski Co., VA; married D. H. Martin (4489) December 14, 1870 in Pulaski Co., VA.

                   viii.    Benjamin R. (640); born 1851 in Pulaski Co., VA; married Julia E. Miller (4490) March 20, 1878 in Pulaski Co., VA.

    In 1870 he was probably a farm laborer since he is listed with $2600 in real estate and living with his mother, Eliza in Dublin, Pulaski Co., VA.

                     ix.    Samuel Ingram (641); born February 8, 1853 in Pulaski Co., VA.

In 1870 he was probably a farm laborer since he is listed with $2600 in real estate and living with his mother, Eliza in Dublin, Pulaski Co., VA.

25.  Elizabeth C.5 ? (633); born 1812 in VA; married John C. Sutton (632) (see #24) before 1838; died after 1870.

     She was listed as a farmer with $20,250 in real estate and $845 in personal property in 1860 in Pulaski Co., VA.

 

 

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Parents of Elizabeth J. Gunn

26.  John C.5 GUNN (642); born circa 1810; married Elizabeth Owens (643) (see #27) circa 1830.

     Children of John C.5 Gunn (642) and Elizabeth Owens (643) (see #27) were as follows:

                      i.    Byrdine4 (4403); born August 5, 1834 in Pulaski, VA; married Emma Madora Lowman (4404) February 28, 1877 in Pulaski, VA; died November 2, 1905 in Pulaski, VA, at age 71 and was buried in the Newbern Community Cemetery, Pulaski, VA.

     He began military service on May 27, 1861 in Lynchburg, VA.  A Civil War veteran, Byrdine  enlisted in the 24th VA INF, Co. E  in Lynchburg, VA

BIRDINE GUNN: Commissioned as 2nd Lt. on May 1, 1861.

Enlisted Co. E on May 27, 1861 in Lynchburg, VA as a 3rd Lt.

Elected 1st Lt. on May 10, 1862

Birdine was wounded at Gettysburg (during Pickett's Charge). He was admitted to the Richmond Hospital on Sep. 11, 1863 with a gunshot wound to the groin and was later furloughed on Sep. 17, 1863. Birdine was absent on wounded furlough until the Spring of 1864.

He was wounded again at Drewry's Bluff, probably on May 16, 1864 and admitted to the Chimborazo Hospital on May 17, 1864 with a gunshot wound to the buttock. He was promoted to captain on May 29, 1864 and furloughed on June 7, 1864 for 30 days.

(The letter to his sister, see below, was written in January of 1865.)

Birdine was captured at Hatcher's Run on April 2, 1865 during the fighting that finally led to the fall of Richmond. He was released from Johnson's Island on June 18, 1865.

His description as given by his prisoner of war records state Birdine was 5'11 " with a dark complexion, dark hair and blue eyes. He was a resident of Dublin, VA.

 

From an unidentified newspaper clipping (probably the Radford or Pulaski Co. paper)

ANOTHER OLD LETTER BY MR. B. GUNN.

Trenches 24th Regiment, Va. Infy.

Jan., 1865.

Dear Sister:

        Yours of the 8th instant came to hand this morning, was very glad to hear from you, pleased to hear that you were all well, happy to inform you that my health is improving, have had no chill for two weeks. I have news, the soldiers seem determined to stop this war, by deserting to the enemy. They go every day, but not in very great numbers. I don't know what will be the end of all this mighty strife, but I expect to stand by my countrys cause until the last of Virginia's sons have deserted her, or if she goes down, I expect to go down with her, for there are few things to make life desirable here, and I have not forgotten that two brothers came into the service with me, and have both fallen victims to the ruthless enemy of our Country, and why should I desire to cling to this, world only to reap, the fruits of its great calamities.

        I am glad that you are learning little Sammie to spell, for you don't know that he will ever have the advantage of going to school. Tell him if I get a furlough this winter, I will bring him a nice book. I have written home very often but I suppose the letters have been lost on the way. Tell, father that Tipton is at home on furlough and will be at the Depot on his return about the first of February and I would like for him to send me some little eatables, if he can, for our rations are still short.

        I hope that you may not be visited by a raid from the enemy. You all have been remarkably fortunate in this particular. The enemy has never had an opportunity of insulting you at your own home and you ought to know how to appreciate such good fortune, for many others of your country, women have had to bear the (tear) ... ion of outragious conduct from (tear) ... oldier, besides seeing every (tear) of their property destroyed. (tear) deliver you from all such fiendish perpretrations is my prayer.

        My best, wishes to grana. Glappo and compliments to all Mrs. Sutton's family. I send you two United States postage stamps. You can dispose of them if you wish or keep them for your own use. My love to you and Samme, good-bye,

     B. GUNN.

 He was a farmer in 1877 and lived in Pulaski Co., VA.

                      ii.    Samuel (4413); born circa 1837 in Pulaski Co., VA; died July 25, 1862 at Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, VA.

     He began military service on May 27, 1861 in Lynchburg, VA.  A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in the 24th VA INF, Co. E. as 3rd Sgt.

                     iii.    Joseph (4412); born circa 1837 in Pulaski Co., VA; died February 22, 1863 in Charlottesville Hospital, Charlottesville, VA.

     He began military service on May 27, 1861 in Lynchburg, VA.  A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in the  24th VA INF, Co. E as 2nd Sgt.

                     iv.    William A. (4414); born 1841 in Pulaski Co., VA; married Lunna Conner (4415) January 25, 1871 in Pulaski Co., VA.

     He began military service before October 8, 1862 in VA Civil War Veteran.  Enlisted 50th VA INF, Co. I

From 50th VA INF by Chapla

                WILLIAM GUNN

     Private.  Co. I.  1860: laborer, age 19, Pulaski Co.  Enlisted and AWOL by 10/8/1862 through 10/23/1862 when "thought [to] have deserted."

         13.       v.    Elizabeth J. (629).

27.  Elizabeth5 OWENS (643); born July 15, 1809; married John C. Gunn (642) (see #26) circa 1830; died November 15, 1880 in Pulaski, VA, at age 71.

 

 

 

 

1st and 2nd Generations of the Roseberry-Sutton Family

3rd: Roseberry-King / Sutton-King / 4th: Roseberry Side / 4th: Sutton Side / 5th : Roseberry Side

5th : Sutton Side / 5th : King Side / 6th : Roseberry Side / 6th : Sutton Side / 7th : Roseberry Side

7th : Sutton Side / 8th Generation / 9th & 10th Generations / 11th , 12th & 13th Generations

 

 

 

 

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