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Date: Sun, 27 Oct 1996 19:42:26 -0500


Decided to check some past listing from other members. Really could not
believe it but your 10/19 instructions had an incorrect address--you typed an
"R" at the end of "SUTTON".

Hopefully, this works now.
Margaret (Sutton) Bourns
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Date: 96-10-27 17:25:28 EST

Hello, Trev!

This is my first try at posting a message on the SUTTON List. I only hope it
works; and, that lengthy personal/genealogy letters are permitted. Wish me

You will love England! My uncle and aunt lived in London for several years
and returned to visit at every opportunity. His job took them many places
but they liked their home in London and the long lasting friendships the
best. Our daughter made trips to visit with them. Since my uncle's death,
Aunt Connie has gone to visit friends and sightsee as often as possible.

My name is Margaret (SUTTON) BOURNS. My father, Cyrus SUTTON, 1915 (TX) -
1996 (CA), was the son of Leona Belle (STANDLEY) and Benjamin Francis SUTTON
(b. 1891), son of Benjamin Marion SUTTON (1862), son of Joseph Benjamin
SUTTON (1842), son of Joseph Pike SUTTON (1815 - 1870), son of John Carter
SUTTON (1780), son of Sarah (CARTER) and William SUTTON (1746 - 1796), son of
Sarah (__?__) and John SUTTON, II, (b. 1710), who was the son of John SUTTON,
I, (1685 - 1731).

John SUTTON, I, my 9th Great Grandfather, was b. 1685 - d. 1731, and his
family came from England to America. The date of their arrival is unknown by
me. Not knowing who John's parents were doesn't help either. My cousin,
Barbara Ray, might know. I will check with her later to see if she has more

John's family settled in VA, and descendants were in TN at a much later
date. Many of my father's eight brothers and sisters were born in TX. The
English family of Ancell CARTER, b. 1591, London, England, had descendants
who married into the SUTTON family. Consequently, we assume those Suttons
were in or near London. In addition, Our history of the Carters goes back
further than what has been written about our SUTTONS.

Captain Thomas CARTER, b. 1630, London, Eng. - d. 1700, Lancester County, VA,
was the son of Ancell CARTER. Thomas' son, John CARTER, I, 1674 - 1714 in
VA, was the father of Capt. John CARTER, II, 1715 - 1783, King George Co.,
VA, who's daughter, Sarah CARTER, m. William SUTTON, 1745 - 1796, VA. This
William SUTTON, was a 2nd Lt. in the Rev. War. Capt. John CARTER, II,
married first, Sarah KENYON, b. 1721 - ?, King George Co, VA, dau. of Abraham
KENYON; then, Elizabeth ARMISTEAD, prior to his marriage to Hannah CHEW.
Earlier records and in the NSDAR Patriot Index Book, p. 117 - B.C. 1715 - d.
1783, indicate that he m. Eliz. Armistead, then Hannah Chew. Those records
do not mention Sarah KENYON. We are not sure which records are correct.

Hannah CHEW'S maternal great grandparents, Major Robert (d. 1685, VA) and
Mary (widow of Geo. Keeble), 1638 - 1678, were from Yorkshire, England.

Their son, John Carter SUTTON, 1779 - 1827, VA, m. Maria Chew SUTTON, 1790 -
1815, VA. Both John and Maria had the same Paternal grandparents---they were
cousins, as her parents were Joseph SUTTON, 1764 - 1823, VA, was m. to Judith
CARTER, 1769 - 1827, VA, dau. of Capt. John CARTER, II, 1715-1783, VA, and
Hannah CHEW, 1747 - 1821, VA. This John, was a Captain during the Rev. War.
John CARTER, II. Joseph SUTTON, (1764), was the son of John SUTTON, II, 1710
- 1785, VA, who m. Sarah __?__ of VA. This John was a Paymaster during the
Rev. War.

John Carter and Maria Chew (SUTTON) SUTTON'S son was Joseph Pike SUTTON, 1815
- 1880, VA & TN, who m. Mary Francis HURT, 1822 - 1885, VA & TN, dau. of
Benjamin HURT, III, b. 1759, VA, and Mary STEWART, 1787 - 1860, VA. He was a
Private in the Rev. War. Mary's will was probated in 1860.

Some quotes from our family history:

1) John SUTTON, b. prior to 1688, d. Caroline Co, 1731, md. Jane __?__ . . .
and had John and William. The earliest record of John Sutton was that he
patented 147 acres of land in King William County on 19 Dec 1711. On 26 Apr
1712, together with Larkin Chew, Richard Buckner and Joseph Chew, he patented
two tracts of 400 acres each in the same county on one of the branches of the
Nattoponi River. From that time until his death in 1731 he either
individually or in partnership with others patented approximately 4,500 acres
of land. Much of this land was granted him by the crown for the importation
of numerous indentured servants. The land was located in Hanover and King
William Counties. Caroline was formed 1728 in part from King William. With
the formation of Spotsylvania County John Sutton's property became divided
among the four counties with his residence in Caroline.

We do not know the date of his birth, but it must have been prior to 1688
because at the time of his death he had two sons, William and John, who
qualified as his executors and must have been at least 21 years of age. The
exact date of his death is not known but the Spotsylvania Order Book, page
41, dated 05 May 1731, carries the following entry: "In the action of
trespass upon the case between John Sutton, gent. plt., and William B.
Nichesson, def., for 530 pounds of tobacco due by account, the plt. being
dead, ordered that the suit be dismissed." The executors qualified in
Caroline in 1732.

2) John Sutton, b. prior to 1711, d. Caroline 1785, son of John Sutton, md.
Sarah. . . and had William, John, James, Stephen and Joseph. He was Church
Warden, St. Margaret's Parishin 1741. His will was probated in Caroline in
1785. He was a Justice in Caroline in 1758, see O. B., 1755-58, page 39.
(Added by someone in pencil is part 2 p. 330).

3) William Sutton, b. prior to 1711, son of John Sutton, d. 1735, mentioned
Caroline O.B, 1, page 308, as overseer of roads.

4) William Sutton, son of John Sutton, md. Sarah Carter and had Elizabeth
(Bettie), Sarah Dudley, John Carter, Norborne Elzy and Lucy Carter Sutton.

Sarah Carter was a daughter of Captain John Carter by his first wife, a Miss
Armistead. J. L. Miller in "Descendants of Captain Thomas Carter of
Lancaster County" says Sarah was a daughter of Captain John and Elizabeth
Carter, so perhaps Miss Armistead's given name was Elizabeth. William
Sutton's will was probated in Caroline 12 Apr 1797. Suit was filed in the
same county on 23 Feb 1799, by Sarah Sutton and John Sutton, Executor, to
partition the land of William Sutton, deceased. He ws appointed Ensign to
Capt. James Johnson by Caroline Committee of Safety, 15 Mar 1776.

5) Joseph Sutton, son of John Sutton, b. 22 Aug 1764, d. 06 Feb 1823, md. 03
Mar 1785, Judith Carter and had Stephen, Robert Carter, Maria Chew and John
Orville Sutton.

Judith Carter was dau. of Capt. John Carter by his second wife Hannah Chew,
and was half sister to Sarah Carter, wife of William Sutton. She was born 27
Mar 1769, and died 02 Mar 1827. Her mother died at the home of Joseph
Sutton, 15 Jan 1821.

6) John Carter Sutton, son of William Sutton, b. after 1778, md first, 11
Jul 1811, Maria Chew Sutton, and had John Oliver. Second, md. 28 Jan 1817,
in Caroline, Elizabeth Page PENDLETON, and had Edmund Pendleton, William
Carter, Hugh Carter, Norborne Elzy, John Carter, Robert W. Patrick H., Sarah
Jane, Lucy Carter, Ann Lewis, and Bettie Burwell Sutton. Maria Chew Sutton
was his first cousin. Elizabeth Page Pendleton was a daughter of Edmund
Pendleton of "Edmundton" and Jane Burwell PAGE, daugther of John Byrd Page.

Enough about history. My husband, Richard (Rick) and I live in Santa Rosa,
CA. We have owned and operated Econoline Signs, Inc. for the past 33
years--actually in year 34 as we speak! Our 32nd Wedding Anniversary was 16
Oct of this year. We have two grown children, Steven Collier Bourns and
Carol Anne Bourns-Osborn. Steve has worked in law enforcement since the age
of 21 in 1987. He was a Deputy Sheriff / Coroner from 1987 to mid-1991; the
lead Deputy and Chief Investigator for the County of Mendocino Marijuana
Eradication Team (COMMET) for two years (seasons); then, went to the
Mendocino County District Attorney's Office as an Inspector (investigator) in
the Child Safety and Support Division. Carol has her degree in Fine Art
Photography and works with us as a graphic artist and computer graphics tech.
She is married to Dane M. Osborn who is presently on tour in OR and WA with
his band, The Feud. Carol is a very talented vocalist and exceptional
photographer--specializing in Black & White. Steve is engaged to marry Pam
Hosterman on Sat., 07 June 1997. Pam works for the Mendocino County
Department of Agriculture here in CA.

Trev, please respond on the Sutton List, if you prefer. We are interested in
corresponding on a one-to-one basis, also.

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Enjoy being a "Brit" &

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