Ancestors of Dennis and Marie Eltz Sutton

Nathan Sutton

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 4 Dec 1767 - New Jersey
          Death: 11 Jun 1836 - Northfield Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan
         Burial: 14 Jun 1836 - Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan
 Cause of Death: 


Living: Jun 1830, Northfield Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan.

         Father: James Sutton
         Mother: Hannah Freeman

Spouses and Children
1. *Sarah Coleman
       Marriage: Abt 1790 - New Jersey
                1. Benjamin Sutton
                2. Mary Sutton
                3. Sarah Sutton
                4. Abraham Sutton
                5. Isaac R. Sutton
                6. Nathan Sutton
                7. George Sutton

Burial Notes:
buried in Forest Hill Cemetery.
On 4 May 1798, Rinier Van Sickle sold 160 acres in Oxford Twp., Sussex Co., NJ to Nathan Sutton and Sarah his wife of Oxford; on 15 Apr.. 1814, William Miller and Mary his wife sold land in Oxford Twp. to Nathan Sutton of Oxford. On 16 Jan 1815, Nathan Sutton and Sarah, his wife, sold land in Oxford to Rev. Garner Hunt of Greenwich Twp. (Ref: Sussex Co. Deeds, E:104; C-2:381; C-2:500). In addition, Deed Book A-3 contains a deed wherein Nathan is the only Sutton in a list of sixteen names, most of them Raubs; this appears to be land in which he bought and 1/8 interest on 18 May 1802.
On 23 Feb.. 1805, a deed between Nathan Sutton and Sarah, his wife, of Oxford in Sussex and John Coleman of Washington, in Morris Co., states that Sarah is a sister of John and both are children of heirs of Benjamin Coleman of Washington Twp. On 1 Apr.. 1813, Nathan Sutton of Oxford in Sussex sold to Peter S. Williamson of Mansfield in Sussex land in Washington, Morris Co. (Ref: Morris Co. Deeds, F-2:300; D-3:480).
On 15 Mar 1830, Nathan Sutton sold to the chosen Freeholders of Warren Co., NJ, his 390 acre farm for use as a poor farm. The tract described in this conveyance included, besides the first two Sussex Co. purchases noted above, a parcel bought of William Weller by a deed which is no longer or record. (Ref: Warren Co. Deeds, 7:334 and)
This deed of 1830, indicating that Nathan was then selling out his property in NJ, confirms the statement in the Michigan Historical and Pioneer Collection (Ref: Vol. 17, pp. 201-2; Vol. 18, p. 507) that it was about June 1830 when Nathan followed his son Benjamin to Washtenaw Co., MI. Here he is said to have purchased his son's homestead, but Ann Arbor has no deed on file showing this relationship. Nathan Sutton and his sons, Benjamin, Isaac and George, are listed as true pioneers of Northfield Twp., Washtenaw Co., where Nathan's home descended through his son George and remained in the family until 1937.
Both Nathan and Sarah Sutton died intestate in Washtenaw Co. Papers in his file (#144) contain a petition naming sons Isaac R. Sutton and George Sutton; papers in her file (#657) contain a petition naming as heirs Isaac Sutton, George Sutton, Mary Baird and Sarah Nixon, heirs of Benjamin Sutton, deceased, and heirs of Nathan Sutton, deceased, but not stating explicitly the relationship of these heirs to the said Sarah Sutton.

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