Descendants of Philpot John Sutton
A family history of the complete
Philpot J. Sutton and Susanna Hunnex came from England, probably arriving at Boston, Massachusetts about 1794, maybe earlier. The name "Sutton, Philpot" appears on a list of letters remaining at the Boston Post Office, Dec. 27, 1794. I presume they then traveled northwest into New Hampshire, probably along the Merrimack River, then north along the Pemigewasset River over the Franconian Notch into northern New Hampshire. They were at or near Lancaster, N.H. about 1797, there are indications their son, Joshua was born there.
They then moved to Barnet, VT, where the family is found there in the 1800 Census. Here they had a farm near a small brook which enters the Connecticut River. This brook has since been known as Sutton Brook. Then about 1805 they removed north to Barnston, Stanstead County, Quebec (PQ). It is my goal to learn of all the descendants of these families, (male and female lines).
I attempt to tell their story, and follow their migrations into New England (1794), Quebec (1806), Ontario (1840s), Wisconsin (1840s), Illinois (1850s), California (1850s), Minnesota (1860s), Washington (1880s), and many other states. I try to include references, however, entries not sourced remain as an oversight from my earlier days, or are a strong lead which needs to be followed up. I've outlined some facts of their lives in chronological order. In some places I've made slight assumptions, mostly supported by other evidence. It is my desire to confirm or deny these. This is very much a working project, which I try to update at least 2 to 3 times a year.
I have had much help through many enjoyable contacts, a special thank you to all the volunteers that have helped me so much. I have met many distant cousins, a great pleasure to meet you all, and thanks for your help. There is much to learn. I hope to meet more descendants and improve our knowledge of our common ancestors.
I welcome any information you want to add, no matter how small, as each piece builds upon the other. Please bring any errors or omissions to my attention. If you have any questions, please ask.
I have now learned of more than 4,768 descendants, and last messed up these pages 5 July '20.
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Part I : Descendants of Philpot J. Sutton
Browse through the generations starting at our immigrant ancestor Philpot J. Sutton. Surname List
Here you'll find all the surnames associated with Philpot's descendants. Name List
Use this link to find an individual (surname; given name). Descendant Outline Outline of five generations of descendants.
1812 - Map of the Eastern Townships
1834 - Map of the Eastern Townships
1862 - Map of the Eastern Townships
1881 - Map of the Eastern Townships
Where were we?
Mapping migrations and the distribution
Philpot Sutton's descendants
MAPS: 1794 to 2000
Philpot Sutton's family arrived at Barnet, VT., about 1798. They settled at a place where the Passumpsic River enters the Connecticut River. Near this spot a small stream, known as Sutton Brook, empties into the Connecticut River. They lived here about 4-5 years and then moved north to Barnston, Stanstead County, PQ.