Sutton Obituaries

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Mrs Sarah Dunwody, d/o Benjamin & Susannah Sutton, was born in Edgefield district, SC, 1/30/1798, and died in Houston Co, GA, 1/2/1867, in the 69th year of her age.
She joined the M.E. Church, in Twiggs Co, GA, in 1822, and was married to The Rev Jas Dunwody, of the GA Conference, 5/6/1823. In the language of her Venerable and bereaved husband, they "lived together 43 yrs in great peace and harmony, no angry word having passed between then; for on her lips was written the law of kindness." As the companion of a travelling preacher, she was truly a help meat (mate), submitting cheerfully to the sacrifices and privations, incident to that life. As a mother, she was affectionate, devoted - training her household by precept and example "in the nurture land admonition of the Lord." As a neighbor, she was kind, sympathizing, charitable - ready at all times to minister to the afflicted.- As a Christian, she was attached to the church of her choice, delighted in love-feasts and class meeting, and frequently rejoiced on those occasions. the Bible was her daily compassion, ;having read it through once annually, twenty-one times. Punctuality to her secret devotions was characteristic of her life. She was not permitted to leave any dying testimony because of the violence of her disease - none was needed. - Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord," etc. E.T.M. (Southern Christian Advocate, V. 30, No 5, pg marked 20. Published by J W Burkee Co for the M.E. Church, South Macon, GA, Friday 2/1/1867)

Mrs Minerva Sutton Blair/Mrs John B Blair
Flatwoods, 8/8/1899 - Mrs Minerva Blair, wife of Johbn B Blair, deceased, died at her home 8/4/1899, of heart trouble after an illness of 3 months, aged 70 yrs & 21 days. Deceased was born 7/11/1829, near Georges Creek, Fayette Co, but moved with her parents when young to a farm near Flatwoods and remained near here the balance of her life. She was a daughter of Ruben and Jane Sutton, both of whom are dead. On 9/5/1844 she was united in marriage with John B Blair, from which union there were born 14 children, five of who are dead. Those that survive her are: Christena, wife of Jonathan Shaffer; Olen Sutton Blair; Paulina, wife of John W Lynn; Annie Bell wife of John F Clark; Ulysses Grant Blair; Setturah, wife of Dr L T Russell; Malissa, wife of Andrew L Carson; Avaleen Dunn Blair, and Joy T, wife of Jas A Wells. Deceased was left a widow 25 yrs ago with the care of 7 children, most of whom were small. She was always known as a loving, industrious wife, and a kind and indulgent mother. Well might those children rise up and call her blessed, for with the care and protection of those little ones she succeeded where many would have failed. She united with Flatwoods Baptist Church at the age of 11 yrs and was a constant attendant as long as her health would permit. Her husband was a deacon of that church for a number of yrs. All of her children that lived to the age became believers in Christ. Her remains were interred in the Flatwoods Cem on Sun, Aug 6th, beside her husband and children. (Daily New Standard, Uniontown PA, 8/10/1899, p1, col 5&6, transcribed by Yvonne L Blair Cossell-Morgan)

Lucinda Eubanks was born March 19, 1819 in Tennessee. In early age her parents moved to Illinois. Her mother died when she was small. September 6, 1835, she married John D. Sutton. They resided in Missouri until June 1855, when they came to Douglas County, Kansas where she has since resided except for 2 summers spent in Colorado.
She was the mother of ten children, seven of whom are still living. She died on Friday April 7, 1905; aged 86 years and 22 days. About 60 years ago she united with the Methodist Church and has remained a member of that church since.
The funeral services were held at the residence of her son, Phillip Sutton about 4 miles N.E. of Melvern, Kansas; Sunday afternoon at 2:00 P.M. The Rev. J.T. Plowman of Melvern conducted the services. The funeral was largely attended.
The remains were taken to Baldwin, Kansas Monday morning where they were interred in the Sutton Cemetery west of Baldwin.

Reuben A Sutton - Fairchance - 9/2/1904 - Original Newspaper Article
Reuben A Sutton died at his home near here at 6:20 pm on Fri 9/2/1904 after an illness starting from grip last Jan. He was 66 yrs old and was a son of Franklin & Lydia (Abrams) Sutton both deceased. He was married to Eliza Kennison who survives him with 8 living children: William E, Sarah Ann (Wilson), Albert Franklin, Absalom, Minerva (Gaskill), Maggie (Gaskin), Thomas A & Jesse J Sutton. Nancy is deceased. He served in the Union Army 3 yrs and was a member of the Smithfield Post GAR. Funeral on Sunday at 1 pm, services at the house, conducted by Rev A H Martin, intement at Smithfields. (James Sutton)

Obituary - Samuel Sutton - 1906 - Original newspaper article
Samuel Sutton was born in Butler (the corner of newspaper is torn off), 1/6/1816, and died at his home in Cypress township, 1/19/1906, aged 90 yrs & 13 days. He was taken when a small infant about 1 yr old to Preble Co, OH, where she grew to manhood, and took as his life partner to share his trials Mary G Palluson (msp. should be Patterson) 1/18/1838, who still survives him. Theirs was indeed a long eventful life which they lived together as man and wife, 68 yrs and 1 day. To this union were born 4 boys & 2 girls. One son and 1 daughter preceded him to the Great Beyond, both having lived to manhood and womanhood. The rest of the children all live not far from the old homestead. There are 15 grandchildren, 22 great grand children and 1 great great grand child, making the fifth generation.
When 24 yrs old he cast his first presidential vote for the Whig candidate, William Henry Harrison & was always loyal from that time to the Republican party to the time of his death, having cast his last vote for Roosevelt in 1904. He was elected Justice of the Peace of Cypress twp and filled the office for 16 consecutive yrs. He was also postmaster for 10 or 11 yrs & took great pleasure in being one of, if not the oldest postmaster in the United States. About 2 yrs ago he received a fall, which caused a fracture of the arm, and although he recovered the use of his arm he could not write very well, so this caused him to have to resign the office of postmaster, but he still continued to enjoy his paper, having received the gift of second eyesight and was able to read without having to wear glasses.
"Uncle Sammy", as everyone called him, came to Harrison Co in 1865, about the close of the Civil War. He lived on the same place until the time of his death. Though not confined to his bed he had been in quite poor health for some time, and about 13 yrs ago his daughter & her husband (Mr & Mrs Robert Ellis) came back to take care of her father & mother during their declining days. He was always cheerful & pleasant & during his last sickness he was surrounded by children and grandchildren & an aged sister & brother, to administer to his last earthly wants.
He will be greatly missed from his favorite chair by children & grand children, but by none as, much as his aged companion and his devoted daughter Mrs Ellis, who were always ready and willing to wait on "father".
Funeral sermon was preached by Rev Smiley, assisted by Rev Mitchell at Pleasant Ridge church to a large gathering of relatives and friends. The remains were laid to rest in Pleasant Ridge cemetery. (Vickie )

Emporia, KS, Tue, Feb c1928
Mrs T C Sutton, 524 Rural, Is Lineal Descendant of Lincoln's Cousin.
Mrs T C Sutton, 524 Rural, is proud of the fact that her grandfather, Jeremiah Hanks, was a first cousin of Abraham Lincoln. Mrs Sutton's great-grandfather, Abner Hanks, and Nancy Hanks, Lincoln's mother, having been brother and sister. And, listening to Mrs Sutton's stories of her girlhood and married life, it is plainly evident that she inherited a share of the fortitude and courage and endurance and faith of those early forbears. The Jeremiah Hanks branch of the family moved from VA to OH, instead of to KY, as did the branch which became allied with the Lincoln family. Eliza Starkey was married 4/4/1861, to T C Sutton, in OH. In 1864 they moved to IL and came to KS in 1885. They bought a farm 7 mls NE of Emporia-land which had been a claim preempted by the late Capt L T Heritage. There family was a large one - 10 children, and for a few years a motherless granddaughter and her father were with them, so that every meal 13 members of the family sat down to the table. Mrs Sutton baked 12 to 16 big loaves of bread every week, with biscuits in between. She used to declare she baked bread by the barrel- and so she did. She kept her bread in a small flour barrel, and her joke was literally true.
The Suttons built a substantial house on their farm, with ample barns and other buildings, and made of it one of the most attractive and thrifty appearing farms in their neighborhood. After Mr Sutton's death, Mrs Sutton and her daughter, Emma, moved to Emporia. "We brought up 10 children," says Mrs Sutton, "and partly an eleventh one, and my granddaughter, Linnie, was spanked when necessary, as were my own. They never got a spanking they didn't need, and spankings are good for them. I am proud of all my children, but they were bad at times, as all children are." The Suttons, hard working and always busy, never were too busy to go regularly to church and Sunday school. "And we took the children to Sunday school," says Mrs Sutton. "We didn't send 'em."
Of the 10 sons and daughter Charity, who was Mrs George Gadbery, died in 1915. The others are Ira, National Military Home, Leavenworth; Grand, editor of the Moline (KS) Advance; Lewis, credit man of the Mercantile Company, Salina; Wilbur, a farmer living in the old home neighborhood; Onie Watson and Freedus, Emporia; Lora, Mrs WR Brown, Erie Colo; Elsie, Mrs Hugh Cowan, Topeka; and Miss Emma Sutton, Emporia. Mrs Sutton has 16 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. The Suttons have been members of the Bethel Methodist church during all of their 44 years' residence in Lyon County. - L. M. F. (Vickie )

Florence R F Sutton Doty, 88, New Ross, formerly of Greenwood, died Thursday. Services will be at 11:30 am Monday in Wilson-St Pierre Greenwood Chapel with calling from 4 pm to 9 pm today. She had been a machine operator 25 yrs for Allison Gas Turbine Div of General Motors Corp., retiring in 1965. She was a member of Northside Seventh-day Adventist Church. She was the widow of Edgar B Doty. Survivors: daughters, Mildred L Stow and Helene F Arnold; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren. (Indianapolis Star 5/3/1992)

Frances Louise Alumbaugh, 98, Topeka, died Wed 1/2/2002, at a Topeka hospital. Mrs Alumbaugh worked for 17 yrs in the dining foom of the Union Pacific Railroad station in No Topeka.
She was b. 1/6/1903, Rogers, AR, the d/o Green D & Harriet Augusta Voltz Sutton. She moved with her family in a covered wagon to Anderson Co, KS, in the summer of 1903. She had lived in Greeley, Garnett & Sutton Valley before she moved to Jackson Co in 1920. She moved to Topeka in 1931.
Mrs Alumbaugh was a member of the United Brethern Church, the Senior Citizens Club, American Assoc of Retired Persons, and the auxillary to Philip Billard Post No 1650 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the War Dads Auxilliary.
She marrried Ross W Alumbaugh on 4/22/1922, in Topeka. He d. 4/22/1979. Mrs Alumbaugh also was preceded in death by a son, Ros Burton Alumbaugh, in Oct 1995.
Survivors include 2 daughters, Elizabeth A Briggs and Beulah M Holtmeyer, both of Topeka; a son, Waymond D Alumbaugh, Sierra Vista, AZ; 6 grandchildren; and 9 gr-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 am Fri at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cem. Mrs Alumbuagh will lie in state after 9 am today at the funeral chapel, where visitation will be for 6-7 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heart of America Hospice, 3715 SW 29th, Topeka, 66614. (Published in the Topeka KS; Capital-Journal 1/3/2002)

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