Lee County Biography

WILLIAM SUTTON


Deceased - was born in the State of New York, August 2, 1810, but at an early day removed to Pennsylvania, where he learned and followed the blacksmith's trade, being engaged in that line of work for a number of years. In 1855 he removed to Lee County, Ill., settling on a farm in Willow Creek Township, where he made his home until 1877, removing to Paw Paw in the latter year. On April 30, 1831, he married Barbara Miller, who was born in Pennsylvania, Dec. 25, 1812, and to them two children were born: Mrs. Amos Siglin, of Paw Paw, and Mrs. H. B. Stark, who resides in Pennsylvania. Mr. Sutton died Oct. 15, 1879, his wife surviving until Nov. 12, of the same year. In political sentiment Mr. Sutton was a Democrat.

Transcribed by Karen Holt - 1904 History of Lee County Illinois edited by Mr. A.C. Bardwell

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