Welcome to my web site! Many hours of work have been put into the research and documentation of these ancestors. I hope you will benefit from the information presented here.
Shortly after I retired from the military, I began to ask questions of older family members about my grandparents and great grandparents. Why it took so long to become interested in family history, I don't really know. In any case as I began asking questions of my father or aunts and uncles, I was amazed at what little really knew about their parents, grandparents and earlier generations. So armed with a few tidbits of information and a personal desire to find my roots, I began my efforts to uncover where I fit into my family history.
When I initially began my research I thought that the Sutton name was fairly uncommon in New Jersey and my research would be relatively simple. This notion was based on the fact that I rarely heard of the name (other than within the family context) during my early life in New Jersey. Was I wrong! The name may not have been very common in and around Bayonne, where I was born and raised between 1948 and 1963; however, step back 100-150 years and visit Hunterdon, Somerset, or Morris Counties and the name might as well have been "Jones". I was stunned by the number of Sutton families I began to find and knew my research was not going to be a "cake walk".
The following pages are a compilation of my research conducted over the past twenty plus years. They represent many hours and days spent in front of a microfilm reader and computer, at both the State Archives in Trenton, N.J. and home. They were created to allow those with common interest to share in the results of my research and to seek the aid of others in helping to answer questions and fill holes in my particular family lineage. My goal, when I began my research, was to develop my family lines and validate all events and facts. While I have made every effort to meet these goals, I found that often the supporting records did not exist or if they did exist, their location could not be determined. This is the case with some of the information presented on these pages. Much of the information I present is substantiated with source data. However, any material not substantiated was derived from either material I found in various books and papers or was received from other researchers all of which contained no supporting evidence or source documentation.
I dedicate these pages to my wife, Marie, who has tolerated my absence while I was away doing research or at the computer entering family data. I also dedicate these pages to my children, Timothy, Shawn, Erin, and Kevin, who with my wife have had listen to my insistent chatter regarding my research and family history.
Individual Report for Dennis Paul Sutton
Index of Names
Hunterdon County Democrat
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