1925 Biography - William Suit

William J. Suit was a native of Tennessee and was born in 1829. His father was Bartlett, and his grandfather was William. They both were natives of North Carolina and emmigrated to Tennessee Bartlett married Elsie, daughter of Jordan and Ona Nannie, who was also a native of Tennessee. The parents removed to Graves County Kentucky, when William J. was four years old, where he grew into manhood, and married Tabitha Beach, who was born near Nashville, Tenn. Her father was Patrick and her mother was Nancy Huston, both natives of Virginia. Mr. Suit engaged in the mercantile business for a time in Kentucky, moved to Missouri, and finally to Johnson County in 1862, making his last home at Buncombe, where he lived many years, engaged in farming and also kept a country store. He was the first resident of this hamlet and lived to be a very old man, and to see quite a village instead of his farm, his store and the blacksmith shop. He was made a Mason in 1853, and voted for Freemont. 1856, though not in this state, but later became a prohibitionist. They had one daughter, Narcissa, who married, first Hosea Scott, he was killed by a falling tree. She married second Samuel Elkins. James Suit the son, is a prominent business man of Buncombe, resides in the old home, operates a general store, and is a director in the Buncombe Bank, besides his farming and live stock interests. He is a Democrat and a bachelor.

Extracted 08 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, page 446.

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