1925 Biography - E Sutton

The family of E. W. Sutton came here from Tennessee. An ancestor of his is said to have served in the Revolutionary War from North Carolina. His Grandfather was Hugh Sutton who located in Johnson County about the beginning of the Civil War. He married Mary Shelly and they had four sons, William M. (2), James B. (2), Jacob (2), George (2). William M. (2) married Rhoda, daughter of Elisha Webb, they had E. W. (3), John (3) who married Dora Simmons, Nettie (3) married Claude Cavitt, Ada (3) married Ernest Hawkins, E. W. Sutton (3) was reared in Tunnell Hill Township and attended the public schools there. He received his higher education at the Southern Illinois Normal, taught school for twenty-five years in this county, and made a splendid record as County Superintendent of Schools of Johnson County. He is interested in farming; is a minister of the Latter day Saints Church and is a resident of Vienna where he is engaged in the insurance business. He married first Ava Lennon, she died leaving one daughter who married J. C. White and they have Afton (5) and Frances Lee (5). Mr. Sutton married Becond Nora, daughter of T. H. and Flora Taylor, who died leaving no issue. He later married Olie, daughter of A. H. and Jane Bass and they have Olive (4) and Mary (4).

Extracted 08 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, pages 446-447.

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