The Sutton Family

                                                  SUTTON

  • Thomas Sutton, was a subject in the Colony at Jamestown, May 23, 1609. (Browns Genesis to America) Robert Sutton came to America, 1635, age 17 years. (Hotten.)

  • Nathaniel Sutton, (first in Perq Co) m in Nansemond Co Va, before coming to N. C. Deborah Astine, “by Mr. Babb, minister of gospel” Aug 12, 1668. They became Quakers soon after, arriving in Perq, as we find their names on all the Quaker records.

  • Sutton, Nathaniel (1), & wife Deborah, issue: George (2), b Mar 2, 1669—Joseph (2), b Aug 6, 1673—Rebecka, b Aug 8, 1676—Nathaniel (2), Aug 29, 1681.

  • Sutton, Nathaniel (1), died Dec 29, 1682. (His will Grimes, p Mar 12, 1682.) He left to son George, “plan’ where I now live,” to Joseph plan’, son Nathaniel 150a of land, d Rebeckah, cousin John Godby (Gosby). Wife not named, but she survived him, & m 2d John Whedby, May 10, 1685, who died leaving her a widow, when she m for her 3d husband, Dennis Macclenden.

  • Sutton, Joseph (1), (s of George, & Sarah) brother of Nathaniel, m Delemance Nicholson (Deliverance), (d of Christopher, & Hanah, of New England) Jan 1, 167-, issue: Christopher, b Aug 3, 1685—George (3), b Aug 7, 1687. Joseph Sutton Sr, died Jan 17, 1695. His will, p April 1696, names sons: Joseph (3), Christopher, George (3), & Nathaniel. Wife Deliverance.

  • Sutton, George, (s of Nathaniel (1) m Rebecka — issue: Elizabeth, b Nov 14, 1694—Deborah, b Jan 2, 1699—Richard, b Sept 12, 1697.

  • Sutton, George (2), will p Mar 11, 1699 (Grimes). Names son Richard (1), d Elizabeth, to whom he left “plan’ at Richland,” d Deborah, to whom he left, “plan’ at the Hickory.” His wife is not named in his will.

  • Sutton, Joseph (2), son of Nathaniel, & Debro) m Parthenia Duren (Durant) (d of George, & Ann) b Aug 1, 1675, m June 18, 1695, issue: George, b Aug 22, 1696—Elizabeth, b Sept 15, 1703—Parthenia, b Aug 8, 1705—Sarah, b Oct 10, 1711.

  • Sutton, Joseph (2), will Grimes; p Mar 10, 1723. He left to sons: George, & Joseph, plan’ “I now live on” d Pashence (Parthenia) d Elizabeth, to whom he left, “6 silver spoons, 1 silver cup, and silver tankard,” Gr-son Thomas Sutton. Made brother (bro-in-law) Richard Whidbee Ex.

  • (Thomas Sutton, gr-son of Joseph, moved to Bertie Co, where his will was p Mar 2, 1750, naming sons: Thomas, William, George, Joshua, & Jasper, Dau’s Parthenia, Mary, Elizabeth, & Judith, wife Elizabeth.)

  • Sutton, Joseph (3), (s of George, & Deliverance) will p Mar 26, 1724. Son: Christopher, Dau’s Sarah, & Elizabeth, to d Mary, “land on Suttons Creek” Hannah, “land on Cypress Swamp,” wife Rebeckah, brothers, George, & Nathaniel. Peter Jones, & Richard Whidby Exrs. (Rebecca Sutton (née Jones, d of Peter) m 2d Joshua Toms, & 3d Charles Denman.)

  • Sutton, Mary, (d of Joseph, & Rebecca) in her will, p Jan 1738, names her “mother Rebecka Denman,” sisters, Sarah Thomas, & Elizabeth Moulin (Maudlin) cousin & Ex Joseph Sutton.

  • Sutton, Joseph, called Jr, m Bennett — (d of John, & Merry (Bailey) Stepney)? Issue: Hannah, b Jan 6, 1705/6—John, b Dec 23, 1707—Joseph Sutton Jr, died Jan 18, 1723.

  • Sutton, Richard (1), (s of George, & Rebecka) m Mary — issue: William, b Mch 5, 1719.

  • Sutton, Richard (2), b Dec 9, 1722—Mary, b June 23, 1726—Elizabeth, b Mch 2, 1728—Sarah, b Dec 20, 1730.

  • Sutton, George (3), m Mary — issue: Mary, b Apl 18, 1725—Joseph, b Aug 9, 1727.

  • Sutton, Nathaniel (2), (s of Joseph, & Deliverance) m Elizabeth Chancey, (named in the will of William Chancey, as “sister” & her children, Joseph, & Deborah as “cousins”) had issue: Joseph, b Aug 21, 1727—Deborah, b Mar 13, 1729/30.

  • Sutton, Joseph (4), m Mrs Rachel Lee, Jan 11, 1732/3, issue: Elizabeth, b Feby 5, 1737/8.

  • Sutton, Nathaniel, m Elizabeth Chancey, In, 3, 1mo 1726. (Newbegun Creek Mo Meeting.)

  • Sutton, Samuel (1) (not placed) m Sarah, d of Peter Jones Sr, (see his will in Grimes) issue: George, b Sept 24, 1752, George (2d by name) b Jany 18 1754, John b Jany 31, 1756—George (3) b Nov 16, 1757—Mary b Feb 22, 1760—Samuel (2) b Nov 13, 1762.

  • Sutton, George, m Sarah Barclift, Dec 27, 1777. (Mar bonds Perq Co.)

  • Sutton, Samuel (2) m Elizabeth Barclift, Dec 3, 1784. (Mar bonds Perq Co.)

  • Sutton, Ashbury, m Nancy Reed, (d of Wm, & Penelope) Sept 11, 1779. (Mar bonds Perq Co.)

  • Sutton, Francis, m Deborah McConnell, Sept 6, 1783. (Mar bonds Perq Co.)

  • Sutton, George (3), Inventory, May 2, 1733, (Auditors act) Children Hannah, Samuel, and Mary Sutton. Division shows: “Cattle, a parcell of Smith Tools.” Hannah Robins Admix.

  • Sutton, Christopher, will Nov 4, 1723/4, Bequeathed to son Joseph, & wife Miriam, 344a of land, on No Est side of Suttons Creek, down to the River. (Deed of Joseph Sutton, 1772,) Christopher Suttons will, can not be found in Perq, & does not appear to have ever been probated, but this deed mentions the fact that he made one. Miriam Sutton, wife of Christopher, was d of Joshua Toms, named in his will, 1732.

                                        Grants

  • Sutton, Deborah, (widow) grt 280a “on E. side of Piquemons River” being the Westermost bounds of another tract to sd Deborah, 1684. And 294a on E side of Perq River, “to ye mouth of Little Creek.” 1684.

  • Sutton, George, grt 344a “on ye So East side of Suttons Creek, to ye head of same.” (No date.)

  • Sutton, Nathaniel. 150a “in ye precinct of Perq, on ye East side of Suttons Creek, by a Branch, called ‘Eye branch’ along Joseph Suttons, line.” (No date.)

  • Sutton, Elizabeth, grt 125a “in precinct of Perq, called ‘ye rich thickett’ adj Jno Whidby.” Aug 19, 1713.

                                     Marriages

  • Sutton, Hannah, (d of Joseph) m John Keaton, before Oct 27, 1728.

  • Sutton, Sarah, (d of Joseph) m Robert Hosea (No date).

  • Sutton, Christopher, m Sarah Jones, July 2, 1745. (Mar bonds, Perq Co, she was d of Peter.)

  • Sutton, Susanna, d of Abraham Warren, & Sarah his wife, gr-d of Mary Norcom.

  • Sutton, Ann, d of Francis Penrice, whose will 1758, names her. 

  • Excursus, Wood:

  • Sutton, Deborah, (d of George & Rebecka) m William Wood May 8, 1718, by Dr Urmstone, of the Church of England. Issue: 1 Richard, b Oct 30, 1720—2 Sarah, b Oct 25, 1721—died Mch 21, 1722/3—3 William, b Sept 3, 1723—4 George, b Sept 2, 1724—5 Deborah, b Mar 25, 1726—6 Rebecca, b June 3, 1727—7 Elizabeth, b Dec 18, 1728. Deborah wife of William Wood, died Dec 18, 1728. Sarah Wood died, Mch 17, 1722/3. (Berkeley Par Reg, Perq Co.)

  • Wood, Richard, (s of William, & Deborah) m Hannah Lowry, 19, 10mo 1746, issue: 1 Tamer, b 21, 9mo 1747—2 Winnefred, b 29, 3 mo 1749—3 William (2), b 12, 11mo 1750—4 Roda, b 23, 1mo 1753—5 Benjamin, b 16, 4mo 1756—6 Samuel, b 29, 11mo 1758—7 Rachel, b 3, 1mo 1761. Samuel Wood, died 13, 11mo 1782.

  • Wood, William (2) m Mary — issue: 1 Deborah, b 25, 1mo 1764—2 Rebeckah, b 29, 5mo 1765—3 William, b 4, 10mo 1766.

  • Wood, Richard, m 2d Sarah Morris, (d of John of Pasq Co) at Simons Creek Mo Meeting, 20, 8mo 1764. (Suttons Creek Mo Meeting, Perq.)

This Wood family lived in, & around Woodville, & it is thought the place derived its name from this line of Woods. Another line of Woods, came to the county much later than this date, & made their home near Hertford. Edward & John Wood family who came to N. C. from Norfolk Co Va.

                                       Deaths

  • Sutton, George (1), Dept this Life, April 12, 1669. (Father of Nath’l, & Joseph (1).

  • Sutton, Sarah, Dept this Life, March 20, 1677. (Mother of Nath’l, & Joseph (1).

  • Sutton, Nathaniel, Dept this Life, Dec 29, 1682. (Son of George, & Sarah.)

  • Sutton, Joseph, Sr, Dept this Life, Jan 17, 1695. (Son of George & Sarah.)

  • Sutton, George, Dept this Life, April 7, 1700.

  • Sutton, John, (s of Joseph, & Benet) died Feby 16, 1707/8.

  • Sutton, Bennett, (d of Joseph, & Benet) died Nov 8, 1711.

  • Sutton, Christopher, died Nov 27, 1711.

  • Sutton, Joseph, Jr, died Jany 18, 1723/4.

  • Sutton, Nathaniel Sr, died Feby 3, 1724/5.

  • Sutton, Mary, (wife of Samuel), died May 7, 1754.

____________________________________________

Source: History of Perquimans County as compiled from records found there and elsewhere by Ellen Goode Rawlings Winslow. published 1931.

____________________________________________

Posted under: Early Families of Perquimans County

Comments are closed.