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Slave Narrative of Samuel Sutton

Interviewer: Miriam Logan Person Interviewed: Samuel Sutton Location: Lebanon, Ohio Place of Birth: Garrett County Kentucky Date of Birth: 1854 Miriam Logan, Lebanon, Ohio Warren County, Dist. 2 July 2, 1937 Interview with SAMUEL SUTTON, Ex Slave. Born in Garrett County, Kentucky, in 1854 (drawing of Sutton) [TR: no drawing found] “Yes’em, I sho were bo’n into slavery. Mah mothah were a cook-(they was none betteah)-an she were sold four times to my knownin’. She were part white, for her fathah were a white man. She live to be seventy-nine yeahs an nine months old.” “Ah was bo’n in Garrett County, but were raised by ol’ Marster Ballinger in Knox County, an’ ah don remember nothin ’bout Garrett County.” When Lincoln was elected last time, I were about eight yeahs ol’.” “Ol’ Marster own ’bout 400-acres, n’ ah don’ know how many slaves-maybe 30. He’d get hard up fo money n’ sell one or two; then he’d get a lotta work on hands, an maybe buy one or two cheap,-go ‘long lak dat you see.” He were a good man, Ol’ Mars Ballinger were-a preacher, an he wuk hisse’f too. Ol’ Mis’ she pretty cross sometime, but ol’ Mars, he weren’t no mean man, an ah don’ ‘member he evah whip us. Yes’em dat ol’ hous is still standin’ on the Lexington-Lancaster Pike, and las time I know, Baby Marster he were still livin.” “Ol’ Mars. tuk us boys out to learn to wuk when we was both right little me and Baby Mars. Ah wuz to he’p him, an do what he tol’ me to-an first thing ah...

Biography of Robert S. Sutton

ROBERT S. SUTTON. This substantial and extremely well-known citizen of Eminence Township, Shannon County, Missouri, has devoted his life to farming and stockraising, and what he does not know about these two branches of human endeavor is hardly worthy of consideration. He owes his nativity to Washington County, Missouri, where he was born in 1858, a son of William J. and Ellen (McClowney) Sutton, natives of Kentucky and Washington County, Missouri, the birth of the former occurring in 1831. When a boy William J. Sutton came with his parents to Washington County, Missouri, where he married and lived until after the war, when he took up his abode in Shannon County, and here resided for ten or twelve years, after which he returned to Washington County, and there still lives. He has been an industrious, honest and hard-working farmer, and has been successful in the accumulation of a competency. During the war he served over three years as wagon master in the Eighth Missouri Infantry, with Price’s army and was in the Missouri raid. He is now living with his second wife, who was Malinda Highley, by whom he had three children: Ida, wife of Charley Edmonds, of Crystal City, Missouri; Maggie, wife of Charley Lucas, of Washington County, and William. The paternal grand-father, Robert Sutton, came from Kentucky to Washington County, Missouri, in an early day and here spent the rest of his life, dying about 1854, one of the wealthiest farmers of Washington County. He was of Irish-French descent. Four of his brothers located in Washington County. Valentine became prominent there and in Texas County, and he...

Biography of William B. Sutton

William B. Sutton. Since he came to Kansas in 1887, as a rancher-lawyer, William B. Sutton has found all the opportunities that an ambitious man could crave for an active, earnest, useful and prosperous career. For many years he has lived in Kansas City, Kansas, and is one of the leading lawyers of that city. He was born in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, February 12, 1849, the seventh in a family of ten children born to James and Sarah (Stanborough) Sutton. His father was born in the same county of Pennsylvania in 1812, and died in 1870, while the mother was born in Pittsburg and died in 1899 at the age of eighty-four. James Sutton was a merchant, a paper manufacturer, a private banker, and at the time of his death was president of the First National Bank of Indiana, Pennsylvania. William B. Sutton was educated at Tuscarora Academy in Juniata County, the Elders Ridge Academy in Indiana County, and in 1868 graduated from Washington and Jefferson College at Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. The time of his graduation was distinguished by another important event of his life. June 8, 1868, he married Miss Agnes Black, who was born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, daughter of John E. and Alice (Hanson) Black. Her father was a banker at Canonsburg and also treasurer of Washington and Jefferson College. For the next two years Mr. Sutton studied law with Judge Blair in his native town of Indiana, and on April 20, 1870, was admitted to the bar in the Fifth Judicial District in the State of New York. He then engaged in active practice at Utica, New...

Biography of Fred Roscoe Sutton, M. D.

Dr. Fred Roscoe Sutton, physician and surgeon of Bartlesville, has been successfully engaged in the practice of medicine in Oklahoma since 1898. The passing years have chronicled the steady growth and progress of the state and in keeping with the trend of change and advancement is the record of Dr. Sutton, who at all times has kept abreast of the latest researches and discoveries relative to the laws of health. He was born in Emporia, Kansas, January 14, 1874, and is a son of Dr. George W. Sutton, a native of Kentucky, whose birth occurred just across the River from Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1840, and who was largely educated in that city. He pursued his professional course in the Cincinnati Medical College, from which he was graduated with the class of 1865. In the meantime, however, he had spent four years as a soldier of the Union army during the Civil war, having enlisted at Cincinnati in an Ohio regiment, in which he rose to the rank of captain. In 1871 he removed to Emporia, Kansas, where he soon became established in a large practice, his ability being at once recognized. He also became a prominent figure in connection with public and political affairs and was a most ardent exponent of the Republican platform. It was Dr. George W. Sutton who more than any one else, was instrumental in the rapid rise to prominence of Senator Preston B. Plumb. Dr. Sutton was recognized as a man of sound judgment and his opinions concerning any individual or any circumstance always carried weight with many of his friends. They learned to...

Sutton, Daniel Huston – Obituary

A former Walla Walla resident, Daniel H. Sutton, 85, of Port Orchard, died at his home there Wednesday [April 27, 1971]. Born Sept. 1, 1884 in Whittier, NC, Sutton came to the northwest in 1906. He was a self-employed painter and carpenter before his retirement and had lived in Baker, Ore. before coming to Walla Walla in 1955. He moved to Port Orchard in 1967. Sutton is survived by two sons, Theodore Sutton of Adams, NY and David Sutton of Walla Walla; six daughters, Mrs. Orville (June) Ott and Mrs. E. A. (Jeanne) Robanske, both of Walla Walla, Mrs. Percy (Dessie) Weyer of Port Orchard, Mrs. Bill (Velva) Johnson of Pendleton, Mrs. E. E. (Dorothy) Postlewait of Portland and Mrs. Neil (Kathleen) Rohrbaugh of Pemberton, NJ; a brother Ewart Sutton of Spartanburg, SC; 30 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren. His wife, Bina and another son, Daniel, preceded him in death. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at the Colonial Chapel with Rev. Frost Hatch of the Pendleton First Church of God officiating. Vault interment will follow in Blue Mt. Memorial Gardens. Contributed by: Shelli...

William M. Sutton, Jr.

Private, Pioneer Inf., 57th Regt. Born in Bertie County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. M. Sutton. Entered the service Aug. 5, 1918, at Windsor, N.C. Was sent to Camp Wadsworth, S. C., Aug. 6th. Sailed for France. Was in Officers’ Training Camp at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., for two months. Flying cadet in aviation two months. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., May 1,...

Roger N. Sutton

1st Sergt., Air Service, 486th Squad; of Lenoir County; son of A. J. and Mrs. Fanny C. Sutton. Husband of Mrs. Carolina Brock Sutton. Entered service Oct. 14, 1917, at Kinston, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas, transferred to Kelly Field, then to Morrison, Va. Sailed for France March, 1918. Promoted to rank of Corpl., Dec. 11, 1917; Sergt. Aug. 1, 1918; 1st Sergt. Aug. 15, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Jackson May 25,...

Sutton, Kathleen Elizabeth Ann “Kate” Winn Mrs. – Obituary

Kathleen “Kate” Elizabeth Ann Winn Sutton, 90, of La Grande passed away at a local care facility on June 22, 2005. Loveland Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Celebration of Life Services were held on Monday, June 27, 10 a.m. at The Elgin United Methodist Church. Viewing was held on Sunday, June 26 from 1-4 p.m. at Loveland Funeral Chapel 1508 4th Street, La Grande. She was born on Nov. 6, 1914, in Milton-Freewater, Ore., to Henry and Ethel Dougherty Winn. She graduated from Maclaughlin High School in Milton-Freewater. She married Harold L Sutton on Dec. 2, 1932, in College Place, Wash. They moved to Elgin in 1935. Kathleen went to work for Pondosa Pine lumber Co. during World War II from 1942 -1948. She was one of the first women to work there at that time. She loved life and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, with her family. At home, she was an energetic homemaker who had a gift for sewing, which she loved very much! She enjoyed traveling a great deal with her husband Harold and belonged to the Elgin Good Sam R.V. Club. Kathleen and Harold also maintained a 2nd home in Sumpter, Ore., where they would live part of the year. Kathleen’s love for Christianity was her shinning glory and has helped her through many hard times. She attended the Elgin United Methodist Church and had many loving friends in her life. Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Jean Beickel of La Grande and Cynthia Kaye Gibson of Portland; four foster children, Shirley Taylor, Dennis and Bob, and Linda Swalberg; four foster grandchildren; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren...

Sutton, Harold L. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Harold L. Sutton, 91, a La Grande resident and a former longtime Elgin resident, died March 22, 2004, at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande. His funeral will be Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the Elgin United Methodist Church. Vault interment and concluding services will follow in Summerville. Pastor Kay Garver will officiate. Visitations will be Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Loveland Funeral Chapel 1508 Fourth St. in La Grande. Mr. Sutton was born March 10, 1913, at Bethlehem, Iowa, to Robert and Viola (Hancock) Sutton. His father died when he was 9-years-old, and he moved with his mother to the Farewell Bend area near Huntington. The family later moved to the Milton-Freewater area where he continued his schooling. He worked at various jobs in that area. Mr. Sutton married Kathleen Winn on Dec. 2, 1932, at College Place, Wash. In 1935, he moved to Elgin where he began working for the Pondosa Pine Mill. He had worked at various positions at the mill, working there through its sale to Boise Cascade, and working his way up to millwright. He retired from Boise Cascade in 1978. He greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, traveling and camping. He was a longtime member of the Elgin United Methodist Church, the Good Sam Club, and had volunteered for the Elgin Fire Department and ambulance for many years. Mr. Sutton is survived by his wife, Kathleen of La Grande; two daughters, Barbara Beickel and her husband, Elmer, of La Grande, and Cynthia Gibson of Portland; four foster children, Shirley Taylor of Baker City, Linda Smith and her...

Sutton, Lurley A. Sass Mrs. – Obituary

Lurley A. Sutton, 78, of Gresham, a former Baker County resident, died March 2, 2005, at Fairlawn Good Samaritan Care Center in Gresham after a long illness. There will be a celebration of her life at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Buckhorn Restaurant Banquet Room in Vernonia. Lurley Alveda Sass Sutton was born on Nov. 22, 1926, at Richland to Claus and Alveda Morrison Sass. She was raised and educated at Richland. After her high school graduation, Lurley moved to Portland. She worked for the Army Corps of Engineers where Lurley met her future sister-in-law, Madge Heman, who introduced her to Clyde. She married Clyde Sutton on June 30, 1946, at Richland. After their marriage they made their home at Vernonia. Clyde and Lurley celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary just two days before his death in 2001. Among her interests, Lurley enjoyed doing for her family and friends. She was an excellent cook — just ask anyone who had one of her infamous cotton-filled biscuits. She also enjoyed sewing and crocheting. Lurley loved to socialize. She also was preceded in death by her parents, Claus and Alveda Sass. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Jerry Bruce of Gresham and Sherry and Jerry Hays of La Grande; two grandchildren, Sandy Meshke, and her husband, Steve, of Warrenton and Jason Hays and his wife, Rheadean, of La Grande; and four great-grandchildren, Emily Meshke, Ryan Meshke, Breanne Hays and Noelle Hays; two brothers, Orin Sass of Baker City and Norma Sass of Yuba City, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Madge Heman and Wally Sutton; and several nieces and nephews. The family suggests...
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