Ancestors of Dennis and Marie Eltz Sutton

James Sutton

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 9 May 1709 - Piscataway, Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey 6738
          Death: Abt 1791 - Hackettstown, Sussex County, New Jersey
 Cause of Death: 

         Father: John Sutton 257
         Mother: Elizabeth Conger 257

Spouses and Children
1. *Hannah Freeman
       Marriage: Aft 1729 - New Jersey
                1. John Sutton
                2. Jonathan Sutton
                3. James Sutton
                4. Hannah Sutton
                5. Unknown Sutton
                6. Sarah Sutton
                7. Joseph Sutton
                8. Nathan Sutton

2. Margaret Davidson
       Marriage: Aft 1729 - New Jersey

The Janeway Account Book - James, June 36 - Oct 41; d James Allen, Aron & Jessee & John Sutton; his wife Sep 38. (GMNJ, Vol. XXXV, Nr. 1, Jan 1960, p. 45)

James Sutton is known only by his real estate transactions. A family account prepared in the 1970s states that he bought his home farm in Hackettstown, Independence Twp., Sussex Co. (now Warren Co.), NJ from Obadiah Ayers in 1758 and another farm in Mansfield Twp. a few years later. Neither of these deeds of purchase are on file in the appropriate counties.
On 8 Mar 1784, he sold a farm in Mansfield Twp. to Jonathan Sutton (B:112); and on 1 Aug. 1791 he sold land in Independence Twp. to John Sutton, Jonathan Sutton and Joseph Sutton of Mansfield Twp. (B:110). His wife, Hannah, joined with him in the 1784 deed but was evidently soon deceased, as he signed the 1791 deed alone. A great-granddaughter wrote in 1888 that he father, Samuel Sutton, was nine or ten years old when his grandfather James died, indicating James' death to have occurred about 1791 or 1792. (Ref: Copies of family letters sent by Thoma Sutton Higley). Having disposed of his property by deed, there was no administration of his estate. No record was made of his death and no tombstone has been found.

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