Ancestors of Dennis and Marie Eltz Sutton

Harold William Sutton

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 20 Jul 1925 - Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey 8192,8193,8194
          Death: 27 Sep 1985 - Belmar, Monmouth County, New Jersey 8194,8195,8196
         Burial: 3 Oct 1985 - North Arlington, Bergen County, New Jersey
 Cause of Death: 


He appeared on the census on 7 Apr 1930 in 268 Broadway, Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey.

He appeared on the census on 9 Apr 1940 in Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey.

Milit-Beg: 11 Oct 1943, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey.

Milit-End: 19 Nov 1945, Separation Center Camp Fannin, Tyler, Texas.
Harold served with the 3rd Division, 15th Infantry Regiment in Italy and France. He participated in the Rome-Arno campaign, Southern France campaign and the Rhineland campaign. During his service he was an ammunition handler, a light machine gunner and a squad leader. Captured during the Rhineland campaign, he was a POW at Stalag 5B, Villingen Baden 48-08 from December 23, 1944 until June 29, 1945. He completed his service with the rank of Sergeant and was awarded EAME Campaign Medal with 3 bronze stars, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart and the World War 2 Victory Medal. He served a total of 2 years, 1 month and 30 days.

         Father: McDevitt
         Mother: Ellen O'Brien 103,1358,1360,2382

Spouses and Children
1. *Florence Eleanor Jones
       Marriage: 14 Sep 1946 - Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey 4569,4570
                1. Dennis Paul Sutton
                2. Allen Wayne Sutton
                3. Robert Charles Sutton

Burial Notes:
in North Arlington cemetery

Parentage. Harold was always assumed to be the son of Isaiah Sutton and Ellen O'Brien. His birth certificate and other documents so state this. In 2008, I, Dennis Sutton, opted to take a DNA test to help advance my genealogical research. The DNA results inferred that my results did not match those of other Suttons taking the same test. I tested YDNA 37, 67 and 111 STRs. Results of testing continued to show connection to families in and around Northern Ireland. In June 2016, I took the FamilyTree DNA Big Y test. This test confirmed that my true paternal line is McDevitt/McDade. This suggested that somewhere in the Sutton line was a what is commonly called a "Non-Paternal Event or NPE". I tested my youngest brother whose DNA results matched mine, thus we have the same father, Harold Sutton. There was only one other Sutton male in the line, William Sutton Jr., son of my dad's eldest brother, and I asked him to test. His results failed to match mine but did match the other Suttons. Thus I was able to determine the NPE occured with my father and that his father was a McDevitt and not Isaiah Sutton.

Harold worked at Atlas Steel Drum Company located on Hudson County Boulevard (Kennedy Boulevard) between 2nd and 3rd street in Bayonne. The company name was changed to Rheems Manufacturing and relocated to Linden, NJ. Harold continued to work for them there until his retirement.

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