Joshua Sutton family found in Wendover, Quebec

SUTTON Migration Map: Origin 1825



I am focusing research on the family of Joshua and Catherine [Hamilton] Sutton of Wendover, Drummond county, Quebec. I believe from a review of Census entries that they arrived in Quebec between 1815 and 1825 from Ireland or USA. The 1825 Canadian Census finds a Joshua Sutton family in Wendover with 10 'inmates.' There may be four additional family members that are now unknown to us, certainly there is a 10-12 year gap between Robert aad Mary's birthdates and those of William Hamilton and Alicia M.


1. Robert SUTTON, born ca 1803-05 in Ireland according to later Census responses, married Sarah C. Buckland on 15 Oct. 1829 at St. James CE in Hatley, Stanstead county, Quebec and lived nearby in Barford, Quebec. Robert moved after 1870 to Turner, Maine USA where he died in 1880. He and Sarah had nine children. This Sutton family began leaving Quebec by 1870 for Turner, Androscoggin county, Maine. It appears that a son left for Maine and was followed by Robert and Sarah and the entire family by 1890.

2. Mary SUTTON, married Thomas William BRIDSON, Lumber Merchant, on 12 Aug 1825 at the Sutton farm in Wendover, Drummond County, Quebec. Both are reported decesased on the 8 Sep 1859 date of the marriage of their daughter Eliza to Andrew DUNCAN. Mary and Thomas may have been living in Quebec City when they died.

3. William Hamilton "James" SUTTON,born ca 1818, was married in 1846 in Kingsey, Drummond Co., Quebec, Canada to Mary Abercrombie of the Robert Spence Abercrombie family. He died in Kingsey Falls on 2 May 1861. He had six children several of whom moved to Worcester, Massachusetts and NH. Mary died in nearby Danville, Quebec. Their sixth child, James Arthur Sutton, born 1858 in Kingsey Falls, is my Great Grandfather. He appears in Montreal in 1881 at his conversion to Catholicism to marry a devout Irish Catholic, Mary Lynch. They marry in 1882 and have several children in Montreal before moving to Worcester, MA in 1889-1890.

4. Alicia M. SUTTON, born abt 1821 also perhaps in Ireland, married Alexander SCOTT in 1847 at St. Paul CE in Kingsey Falls, Drummond co., Quebec. She died on 11 Apr. 1874 and is buried in Crooker Brook cemetery in Dixville, Stanstead co., Quebec. Alicia and Alexander had five children.