Home Grown in the Garden State:
The Sutton Family of New Jersey

by Dennis P. Sutton, columnist.

This article continues to trace the SUTTON family based on the information I have acquired through my own research and that provided by others. In may last article (Issue Fifteen), I left off discussing the descendants of John(7) Philhower SUTTON [Peter(6), John(5), Aaron(4), Moses(3), John(2), William(1)] and Elisabeth APGAR. As promised in that article, I will now trace the descendants of Aaron SUTTON, son of John SUTTON and Elizabeth AUBEL.

1. Aaron(6) SUTTON [John(5), Aaron(4), Moses(3), John(2), William(1)]

Aaron(6) SUTTON, the son of John SUTTON and Elizabeth AUBEL, was born before 1782 in New Jersey. (Note: The birth of Aaron was determined based on reference in will of his grandfather, Andrew AUBEL. It states, "to Aaron Sutton, son of daughter of Elizabeth Sutton, 5 pounds. The will was dated 16 July 1782.) He married Mary SCHUYLER. She was born in New Jersey, the daughter of Philip SCHUYLER and Ann ANDERSON. Aaron died circa 1844 in New Jersey at approximately 62 years of age. At least three children were conceived from this marriage:

  1. Philip
  2. Pete
  3. Aaron, Jr.

2. Philip(7) SUTTON [Aaron(6), John(5), Aaron(4), Moses(3), John(2), William(1)]

Philip(7) SUTTON was born in New Jersey before 1800. He married Elisabeth HOFFMAN on 2 Jun 1825 in Hunterdon Co., NJ (Hunterdon County Marriages 1795-1875, Deats). One child, Elizabeth, has been found from this marriage.

  1. Elizabeth SUTTON, daughter of Philip SUTTON and Elisabeth HOFFMAN, was born in Hunterdon Co., NJ on 26 August 1832 (Elizabeth Sutton, Death Certificate). She married Morris CONOVER on 23 Aug 1851 (Marriage/Death Returns, Hunterdon Co., 1848-1867) in Tewksbury Twp, Hunterdon Co., NJ. Morris was born 9 Apr 1829 in Hunterdon Co., NJ to David and Sarah CONOVER. Morris died 12 Mar 1894 in Hunterdon Co., NJ at the age of 64 years. Elizabeth died 29 Jun 1905 (Ibid.) at the age of 72 in Clinton Twp, Hunterdon Co., NJ. Both are buried in Lebanon, Hunterdon Co., NJ. One child, Morris S. CONOVER was known born of this marriage. Morris S. was born circa 1860.

3. Peter(7) SUTTON [Aaron(6), John(5), Aaron(4), Moses(3), John(2), William(1)]

Peter(7) SUTTON was born circa 1789 in NJ. He married Elizabeth TIGER. She was born circa 1788. Two children were found from this marriage:

  1. Catherine, born in NJ circa 1823
  2. Jeremiah C., born in Tewksbury Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ circa 1825 and died 17 Aug 1856 (Returns of Marriage and Deaths for Hunterdon Co., 1848-1867) at the place. Jeremiah married Catharine PARKS on 15 Mar 1849 (Ibid.) in Tewksbury Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ.

Catharine was born circa 1832 in NJ.

Peter died 10 Feb 1876 in Cokesbury, Tewksbury Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ at approximately 86 years of age (Returns of Death for Hunterdon-Warren Cos., 1875-76).

4. Aaron(7) SUTTON, Jr. [Aaron(6), John(5), Aaron(4), Moses(3), John(2), William(1)]

Aaron(7) SUTTON, Jr. was born in Fairmount, Tewksbury Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ on 5 Jan 1798. He married Catherine (Katie) AUBEL on 15 Apr 1820 in Flemington, Raritan Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ. Catherine was born 24 Apr 1800, the daughter of Jacob AUBEL and Charity PICKEL. Aaron died 5 May 1857 (Ibid.) and was interred in the First Presbyterian churchyard in Fairmount, Hunterdon Co., NJ. Charity died 29 Jul 1894 in Fairmount, Hunterdon Co., NJ and was interred in the First Presbyterian churchyard in Fairmount. Seven children are noted from this marriage:

  1. Julia Ann, born in NJ circa 1821. She married William EICH on 22 Jan 1842 (Hiram E. Deats, Marriage Records of Hunterdon Co., 1795-1875).
  2. Mary Ann, born circa 1824 in NJ. She married Richard STEVENS in Washington Twp., Morris Co., NJ on 16 Nov 1849 (Return of Marriage and Deaths, Morris Co., 1848-1867). Richard was born circa 1824, the son of Eve ?
  3. Eliza Jane, born in NJ on 18 Jan 1828. She married George FLEMING on 17 March 1857 in German Valley, Morris Co., NJ (Ibid.). George was the son of Levi FLEMING and Mary BEAM. Eliza died 27 Jul 1896 in NJ. She was interred in Fairmount, Hunterdon Co., NJ.
  4. Aaron S., was born 1 March 1832 (John Hill, Biographical and Genelogical History of Morris Co., NJ).
  5. Hannah was born in NJ circa 1835. She married Phillip SCHUYLER in Farmersville, Tewksbury Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ on 9 Feb 1856 (Hunterdon Co., Marriages/Deaths, 1848-1867). Phillip was born 6 Mar 1831 (Early Germans of NJ, Chambers) in Hunterdon Co., NJ to Peter SCHUYLER and Barbara APGAR.
  6. Laura, born in NJ on 21 Dec 1839. Laura died 4 Nov 1842 in Fairmount, Hunterdon Co., NJ at 2 years of age. Her body was interred in the First Presbyterian churchyard, Fairmount, Hunterdon Co., NJ.
  7. Elisabeth was born in NJ circa 1845. She married George S. HOFFMAN in Nov 1865 (Marriage/Death Returns, Morris Co. 1848-67) in Fox Hill, Tewksbury Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ. George was born circa 1839 in NJ, the son of Jacob HOFFMAN and Agnus APGAR. Elisabeth died before 1886.

5. Aaron S.(8) SUTTON [Aaron(7) SUTTON, Jr., Aaron(6), John(5), Aaron(4), Moses(3), John(2), William(1)]

Aaron S.(8) SUTTON was born in Washington Twp., Morris Co., NJ on 1 Mar 1832 (Morris Co., NJ, Biographical). He married (1) Sarah W. ANDERSON on 6 Feb 1858 (Marriage/Death Returns, Hunterdon Co., 1848-1867) in Fairmount, Hunterdon Co., NJ. Sarah was the daughter of Jacob and Hannah ANDERSON and was born 4 Jun 1840 (Morris Co., NJ, Biographical) in Liberty Corner, Bernard Twp., Somerset Co., NJ. The 1860 U.S. Census notes Aaron and Sarah living near Schooley's Mt., Washington Twp., Morris Co., NJ. Sarah died 3 Jan 1874 (Returns of Deaths for Hunterdon-Warren Cos., 1873-74) in Unionville, Washington Twp., Morris Co., NJ at the age of 33 years. Her body was interred in Fairmount, Hunterdon Co., NJ. Following her death, Aaron married (2) Mary E. APGAR on 5 January 1875 (Returns of Marriages for Hunterdon-Warren Cos., 1875-76) in Dover, Morris Co., NJ. Mary was daugher of Isaiah APGAR and Jane WALTERS. She was born 27 Apr 1851 (Returns of Birth for Hunterdon Co., 1848-1878) in Lebanon Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ.

Aaron died 17 Feb 1909 in NJ at the age of 76. Mary died 22 Jan at the age of 73, also in NJ. Both are interred in Fairmount, Co., NJ. Aaron S. SUTTON and Sarah W. ANDERSON had the follwoing children:

  1. (unnamed), born in Washington Twp., Morris Co., NJ on 18 December 1852 (Returns of Births for Morris Co., 1848-1878).
  2. Austin E., born 22 May 1859 (Baptism Records of Presbyterian Church of Parkersville, NJ. Now Fairmount).
  3. Elias B., born in Parkersville, Tewksbury Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ on 30 Sep 1863 (Baptism Records of Presbyterian Church of Parkersville, NJ. Now Fairmount). He married Elizabeth MEYER. She was born 28 Jul 1865 in NJ. Elias died 22 Apr 1914 in NJ at the age of 50 years of age. Elizabeth died 1 Feb 1945 in NJ at the age of 79. Both are interred in Fairmount, Hunterdon Co., NJ.
  4. Edward, born in NJ on 7 Jan 1866. He married (1) Jennie RINEHART on 17 Jul 1884 (Marriage Certificates for Hunterdon Co., 1878-1903) in Pottersville, Bedminster Twp., Somerset Co., NJ. Jennie was born circa 1865 in Hunterdon Co., NJ to John RINEHART, Jr. and Margarette VESCELIUS. Following Jennie's death, circa 1894, Edward married (2) Mary A. DOYLE on 26 Feb 1895 (Ibid.) in Califon, Hunterdon Co., NJ. Mary was the daughter of Nelson J. DOYLE and was born circa 1865. Edward died 5 Jan 1910 in German Valley, Washington Twp., Morris Co., NJ.

Aaron S. SUTTON and Mary E. APGAR had the following children:

  1. Erastus W., born in NJ on 10 May 1876. Erastus married Angeline (Angie) RHINEHART. She was born in NJ circa 1875. Erastus died 3 Sep 1954 at the age of 78 years in NJ. He is interred in Fairmount, Hunterdon Co., NJ.
  2. Eli L., born on 16 Jan 1878 (Returns of Births for Hunterdon-Warren Cos., 1877-78) in NJ. Eli died in Fairmount, Hunterdon Co., NJ on 14 Feb 1949 at the age of 71. He is interred in Fairmount, Hunterdon Co., NJ.
  3. Roy was born in Fairmount, Hunterdon Co., NJ in 1882. He died the same year. His body in interred in Fairmount, Hunterdon Co., NJ.

6. Austin E.(9) SUTTON [Aaron S.(8) SUTTON, Aaron(7) SUTTON, Jr., Aaron(6), John(5), Aaron(4), Moses(3), John(2), William(1)]

Austin E.(9) SUTTON was born in Parkersville, Tewksbury Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ on 22 May 859. He married Edna Miller VESCELIUS on 6 Jan 1881 (Hunterdon Co. Marriages, 1878-1903) in Fairmount, Hunterdon Co., NJ. Edna, the daughter of Oliver VESCELIUS and Angeline SHARP, was born in Hunterdon Co., NJ circa 1856. One child was found of this marriage:

  1. Angie V., born in NJ on 26 Sep 1881. She was a teacher and never married. Angie died 1 Apr 1929 in Newark, Essex Co., NJ and was interred in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester, Morris Co., NJ (GMNJ Vol 57, 1982).

Austin E. died 27 Jun 1922 in NJ and was buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery (GMNJ Vol 57, 1982) in Chester, Morris Co., NJ. Edna, his wife, died sometime after 1922.


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