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Descendants of Philpot John Sutton

First Generation


1. Philpot John Sutton was born 1 on 8 Apr 1753 in Lydden, Kent, England. He died 2 on 24 Dec 1813 in Barnston, Stanstead Co., PQ.

1. Philpot John Sutton possibly came from a Sutton line in or near Lydden, Kent, England. A John Sutton there, married a Sarah Philpot 18 Dec 1738 at Knowlton, Kent, England. A child; Sutton, Philpot John was baptised 8 April 1753 at St. Mary the Virgin, Kent, England. (Canterbury Baptisms, photo of book entry)

2. LIST OF LETTERS
Remaining in the Post Office, Boston, Dec. 27
[long list of names, listed alphabetically]
Allen Reuben; Arthur John;...Simmons Amos; Sutton Philpot; Smith Eph. ... (Massachusetts Mercury (Boston, MA) From Friday, Dec. 26, to Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1794)

3. Are believed to be in or around Lancaster, VT., about 1794-1798

4. The Sutton family settled for a short time at Barnet, VT., (abt 1798-1805) at a place south of where the Passumpsic River enters the Connecticut River.Near this spot a small stream empties into the Connecticutt River. This stream is known as Sutton Brook. In the past this brook may also have been referred to as Ross Brook. A Ross Family had lived nearby upstream and a pond was named Ross Pond which later became known as Warden Pond.

5. Philpot and his family are found in the1800 U.S Census Vermont, Caledonia County, Barnet, 3 white males under 10, 1 white male 45 and up, 1 white female 10 to 16, 1 white female 45 and up.

6. LIST OF LETTERS
Remaining in the Post Office, Ryegate.
Mr. John Bray, Burke. Mr. Philpot John Sutton, Barnet. Mr. John Woodruff, Burke. Samuel Goss, Postmaster, January 13, 1806. (Green Mountain Patriot (Peacham, VT), Jan. 21, 1806)

7. LIST OF LETTERS
Remaining in the Post Office, Peacham.
Barnet, Timothy Hazeltine, Lucy Harriman, Philpot John Sutton, Hugh Sommers, Robert Gillillan, Stephen Reading, ... JAMES WHITLAW, Postmaster, Ryegate, July 19, 1802. (Green Mountain Patriot (Peacham, VT), Aug. 11, 1802)

8. Among the early settlers of this town [Barnston], were the Bartlett, Griswold, Bellows, Sutton, Jewett, Parker, Smith, White, and Hibbard families. These were Baptists. They were occasionally supplied with preaching by ministers from the New England States, but their meetings were generally conducted by their deacons - among whom were J. Griswold, P.J. Sutton and J. Bellows. (p.96, Forests and Clearings, The History of Stanstead County, Province of Quebec, B. F. Hubbard, 1874)

9. "Philpot John married Susan Hammox in England and they emigrated to America in 1797. After a sojourn in New Hampshire and Vermont finally settled on Lot 12, 2nd range of the Township of Barnston, Quebec in 1805. They were exemplerary and useful members of the Baptist Church. He died Dec. 24, 1813. She died in 1847. Their children were Sarah, m. John Bellows, Esq.; John, Daniel and Joshua." (p.335, Forests and Clearings, The History of Stanstead County, Province of Quebec, B. F. Hubbard, 1874)

Notes:
1. Charlton estate E/MW/C (London Metropolitan Archives)
Counterpart Leases E/MW/C/613-614 1786
Contents:
1) Francis Goodwin of Marylebone, carpenter
2) Elizabeth Chapman of Woolwich, widow and Philpot John Sutton of Woolwich, cordwainer [shoemaker]

Philpot married 1 Susanna Hunnex on 1 Nov 1785 in St. Pauls, Deptford, Lewisham, England. Susanna was born 2 in Jul 1753 in {Kent}, England. She died 3 on 8 Mar 1847 in Barnston, Stanstead Co., PQ.

1. Daughter of a Mr. Hunnex.
( A Samuel Hunnex and his family are found in Lancaster, Coos Co., NH, between 1800-1850. In 1804 a Samuel Hunnux is mentioned in Lancaster, N.H. I haven't made a connection to Sussanna yet. A brother? But I do believe this to be a connection to (Philpot and Susan's son) Daniel's wife, possibly her father. ("1851, July 21. Mr. Samuel Hunnux died; a native of England, he emigrated to this place from London half a century ago, was supposed to be nearly a hundred years old." (History of Coos County, New Hampshire, 1888, Merrill))

2. Philpot Sutton and his family are found in the 1800 U.S Census Vermont, Caledonia County, Barnet, 3 white males under 10, 1 white male 45 and up, 1 white female 10 to 16, 1 white female 45 and up.

3. 1819; "Sutton, Jn Philpot {his} widow of late" is mentioned in the ledgers of notar Daniel Thomas, in the jurisdiction of St. Francis: Contract Quit Claim, Sutton Jn Philpot his widow of late to Daniel Sutton to the Lot No. 12 in 2nd Barnston maintaining widow, 5 Oct 1819
[next line] Sutton Daniel {his} widow of Jn Sutton No. 12 in 2nd Barnston maintaining widow 5 Oct 1819 (Bibliotheque et Archives nationales Quebec, (online))

4. Found in the 1825 census of Lower Canada, Richelieu County, Barnston, pg. 1, Daniel Sutton, total # in family; 8 | #<6; 2 | #>6<14;2 | marr. males 25-40; 1 | females ,<14; 3 | marr. Females 14-45; 1 | single females >45;1 |

#<6; 2 | “?”, “?”
#>6<14;2 | William b. 1816=9, “?”
#marr. males 25-40; 1 | Daniel b. 1793=32
#females ,<14; 3 |Lucinda b. 1824=1, Sarah b. 1820=5, Elizabeth b. 1819=6
#marr. Females 14-45; 1 | Nancy b. 1795=30
#single females >45;1 |mother susan 1753=72
* The numbers don’t add up; 8 in family (the entries =10)

5. 1833: A grandma Sutton is mentioned on a Barnston Baptist Church dedication by John Bellow's daughter; Sarah Buckland. "This church was organized Jan. 9, 1833. The honor under God, for this belongs to Deacon Bellows and Deacon J. Merriman. The names of those who banded themselves to-gether are Simeon White and wife, John Bellows and wife, Mrs. (Dr.) McKeech, and daughter, Mary Ann Fellows, Daniel Sutton and wife, John Sutton and wife, Grandma Sutton, John P. Sutton, James May, Joseph Parker and wife, Sally Parker, Alpheus Parker and Susan Crooker."

6. 1847: Buried this tenth day of March, one thousand eight hundred forty seven; Susan, widow of Philpot John Sutton, late of Barnston, who died on the eight instant, aged ninty three years and eight months.
By me James Green, witnesses; John Sutton, Sarah Sutton (Drouin)


Notes:
1. Surname from Pallet's marriage index: " Susanna Hunnex"

2. Deaths
At Lancaster, N. H. 23rd inst. Samuel Hunnex, about 87, a native of Derbyshire, England. (Boston Evening Transcript, Aug. 1, 1851, iss. 6462, p. 3)

They had the following children:

  2 F i Sarah Sutton was born 1 in Apr 1789 in {London}, England. She died 2 on 3 Sep 1843 in Barnston, Stanstead Co., PQ.

1. Sarah is listed as daughter of Philpot Sutton in "Forest and Clearings", p. 335.

2. Sarah and John Bellows had no children together.

3. Birth based on 1800 VT census.

4. 1843: Burial record found in the Calvinist Baptist records; "Buried this fourth day of September One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Three, Sarah, wife of John Bellows Esq. of Barnston, aged fifty four, died September third
By me James Greene, witnesses: John Bellows and Daniel Sutton.
        Sarah married John Bellows about 1810. John was born 1 on 31 Aug 1784 in Dalton, Berkshire Co., MA. He died 2 on 21 Aug 1869 in Barnston, Stanstead Co., PQ.

1. Son of John Bellows and Rachel {Brown}, believed to be from Marlborough, MA. John Bellows married Rachel Harlow at Westminister, VT., (21 Sep 1816). He died; 1826, she died; 1836. His mother and father are buried in Bellows Cemetery, Stanstead Co., PQ., (just outside of Barnston).

2. His father is mentioned in Chapter XXIII, pages 466 - 469. History of the Town of Hancock. "History of Addison County, Vermont, With Illustrations And Biographical Sketches of Some Of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers." Edited by H. P. Smith. Syracuse, N. Y.; D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1886.
"Settlement was begun in Hancock in 1788, by Joseph BUTTS, from Canterbury, Conn., Daniel CLAFLIN, from New Salem, and John BELLOWS, from Dalton, Mass., with their families." "The first town meeting was held on the 18th of June, 1792, at the house of Joseph BUTTS, when the following officers were chosen: Moderator, Joseph BUTTS; town clerk, Zenas ROBBINS; selectmen, Daniel CLAFLIN, John BELLOWS, James CLAFLIN; town treasurer, Nathan DOLBEAR; constable, Noah CADY; selectmen, chosen listers; town grand jurors, Samuel DOLBEAR and Eliphalet FARNAM; highway surveyors, Nathan DOLBEAR, Joseph BUTTS, jr.; tithingman, John BELLOWS; collector, Daniel CLAFLIN. "

3. (John Bellows with his father, John Bellows) Found in the U.S. Census 1790, Vermont, Addison Co., Hancock, p. 310,......John BELLOWS : 4 * 2 * 4 * 0
free white males = | >16 | fr wh males <16 | fr wh females | all other fr | slaves

4. Hancock, Vt., Deeds, Film##28337, shows his father's land transactions;p.158: 18 Feb. 1797 John Bellows of Hancock..Yeoman, sold for 150# to Ebenezer Rogers of Cornwall, 80a. Lot #47 in Hancock...1st right of Nathan Horton. Wit: ???Harris/ & Jabez Rogers rec. 25 Feb 1797.
p.160; 6 Oct. 1797 Ebenezer Rogers, of Stockbridge, released and conveyed to John for "filial love" the same property. Rec. 9 Oct 1797 Stockbridge.
p.203: 24 Jan. 1800, John of Hancock sold the same property to Constant Freeman of Hancock for $433.33, except for small portions exempted by execution in favor of two others [don't have these records and names not quite readable..maybe Eliphaletta Morse & Elias Thayer? Sounds like debt problems?] Rec. 30 Jan. 1800.

5. John Bellows is listed in "Forest and Clearings". p. 327. "He married Sarah Sutton and settled near Barnston Corner in 1806. She died in 1843. In 1844, he m. Ruth Wadleigh, widow of Thomas Paradis. He [John] was early appointed magistrate, was actively employed in public affairs, was a prominent leader in the Baptist Church, and a distinguished advocate of the Temperance Reformation."

6. John Bellows is listed in "Schooling in the Clearings", p. 213, as visitor to Bellows school in Barnston, from 1824-1829.

7. 1824; appearing in a Notice in the "Stanstead British Colonist" 10 Aug 1824, Barnston; “This is to forbid all persons harboring or trusting Cyrus Covey, (son of Charles Covey at Derby in Vermont) on my account as I shall pay no debts of his contracting after this date. John Bellows"

8. Mentioned as witness at his father's death; a statement in Stanstead records:
"On this seventeenth day of April 1824, John Bellows of Barnston Farmer Died aged Seventy nine years and was buried on the 19th day of April in the presence of the subscribing witnesses by; Thomas(?) Johnson Minister John Bellows Randal Bellows"

9. 1826: Appearing in a Notice in the "Stanstead British Colonist" Feb 1826, Stanstead 'Saint Francis Gazette' ; J. Bellows appears in a list of members of the committee, of the Branch Bible Society of Stanstead.

10. 1828: COLBY COLT
Bay with star, 15 hands, 1000 pounds ; foaled about 1820 ; bred by Gilson Colby, Danville, Vt. ; got by Sherman Morgan. Sold to John Buckminster, Danville, Vt., who sold about 1828 to John Bellows. A nice-looking horse. (The Morgan horse and register, Joseph Battell, p. 304)

11. 1829: John Bellows is listed in the Stanstead Pollbook # 1699.

12. June 1833, Deacon Bellows and Joshua Parker rode on horseback to St. Johnsbury, Vermont, to attend the Danville Association. There they succeeded in having the church recognized by and identified with that body.

13. Nov. 1840-1841; John Bellows listed as a member of the Board of Trustees of Derby Literary and Theological Institute, Derby, VT.

14. 1843: Burial record found in the Calvinist Baptist records;
"Buried this fourth day of September One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Three, Sarah, wife of John Bellows Esq. of Barnston, aged fifty four, died September third
By me James Greene,
witnesses: John Bellows and Daniel Sutton

15. Married by license this fourth day of January one thousand eight hundred and forty four, John Bellows, widower farmer of Barnston, to Ruth Casidy [sp] widow of Compton both of major age.
By me James Green of Barnston
witnesses: Thomas Wadleigh, Luke Wadleigh
(Barnston, Baptist Church records, Drouin)

16. 1847, Dec 14; In Barnston, the Lady of John Bellows, Esq., of a son. [this son; Samuel Bellows, is with Ruth Wadleigh](Stanstead Journal)

17. 1851; probate record, children of Elias Bellows named their gr-uncle as John Bellows, farmer of Barnston. Appointment of a tutor for the minor Bellows children, Ella Corrilla and Taylor Watson. John Bellows was named with others to choose the tutor.(Sherbrooke records V. 4, p.415, Film #1464587)

18. Montreal Auxiary Bible Society
Issue of Bibles and Cash Receipts
BARNSTON BRANCH: John Bellows; 2 shillings, 6 pence

Officers of Branch Societies and Associations
Barnston Branch: formed Sept. 1841 at Barnston, J. Bellows
(32nd Annual Report of Montreal Auxiary Bible Society, 26 Jan. 1853, p. 43 and 46)

19. 1858, Barnston Corner, C. E.; Bellows, J.P Farmer. (The Canada Directory for 1857-1858, Names of Professional and Business Men, John Lovell, Montréal, 1857)

20. Found in the 1861 Quebec Census, Stanstead Co., Barnston, Film 517428, sheet 61, line 22, age 77, Rel; C Baptist, with wife Ruth age 56

21. Note:This large framed [29 inches by 23 inches] dedication has graced the Barnston Baptist Church located on the left front east wall for many years.
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
This church was organized Jan. 9, 1833. The honor under God, for this belongs to Deacon Bellows and Deacon J. Merriman. The names of those who banded themselves to-gether are Simeon White and wife, John Bellows and wife, Mrs. (Dr.) McKeech, and daughter, Mary Ann Fellows, Daniel Sutton and wife, John Sutton and wife, Grandma Sutton, John P. Sutton, James May, Joseph Parker and wife, Sally Parker, Alpheus Parker and Susan Crooker.
In June 1833, Deacon Bellows and Joshua Parker rode on horseback to St. Johnsbury, Vermont, to attend the Danville Association. There they succeeded in having the church recognized by and identified with that body. In 1835 they began like David to prepare material for a chapel, and like Israel’s king, they wished to have the best. Some with their own teams and sledges hauled granite from Barnston mountain for the foundation; others went to the woods and hewed out a frame from the finest pine. The lot was, by Deacon Cushing, deeded to the church for so long as it should exist as a Baptist cause.
In Aug., 1837 the building was completed and free of debt, was dedicated, amidst general rejoicing, to the worship of God only. Rev. Albin Sabin, D. D. preached the sermon from Ruth 1: 16 & 17.

The self sacrifice and determination in thus displayed in thus providing for the worship of God shows the sturdy christian manhood of those early disciples. They built wisely and well. Let us not be behind our fathers.

D.W. Terry

Presented by

Sarah Bellows Buckland
In loving memory of her father
John Bellows Died Aug., 21, 1869 Aged 88

22. Obit:
In Barnston August 21st, John Bellows, Esq. Mr. Bellows was born in the town of Dalton Mass., whence in 1801, at the age of 17, he came with his parents to the then new Township of Barnston. At manhood he, by his industry and savings, paid for and took a deed of a lot of land on which his father had previously located his family. By his good management he was able not only to support his parents in their old age, but to acquire property with which to do much good. He with others of the same spirit, laid the foundation of that thrift and prosperity now so manifest in that flourishing and enterprising township. Not in temporal things only, has he left a fair record. He early became a disciple of Jesus Christ; was a lover of good men, and he was among the first members who organized themselves into a Christian church in that township. He encouraged the preachers of the gospel, and aided in their support. Sojourners found a ready hospitality at his house and the cause of Christ abroad, as well as at home, found in him a willing supporter. Having lived about 68 years on the above named lot, holding fast still to the faith of the gospel, he died as above at the advanced age of 84 years, 11 months and 21 days. On the 23rd inst., his remains were followed_after a discourse by the Elder E. Mitchell from 2 Tim. Iv., 7,8- by a large gathering of mourners and neighbors to their last resting place in the family burying ground, on the same farm, and where lay the remains of his venerable parents, his first wife and his only son. Leaving a widow, a daughter and her husband and three grandchildren to mourn the separation. [ (2 Timothy 4, 7) I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: [8] Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.], (Stanstead Journal, 2 Sept. 1869)

23. The Stanstead and Sherbrooke Mutual Fire INSURANCE COMPANY.
Head Office - SHERBROOKE, P.Q.
Insurance in force 1st Sept., 1892. $5,963,567.96. Capital, $424,231.76,
This company was formed in 1835, by residents of Stanstead and Sherbrooke counties, who, under date " Hatley, March 20, 1835," engaged to take insurances ranging from L35 to L1,000. Col. Pomroy applied for L750 and Timothy Rose for L1,000. The assurances applied for averaged $739.77.
The following is a list of the subscribers: [list of 88 individuals]
John Bellows
John Sutton
(p. 134-135, A chronology of Montreal and of Canada from A.D. 1752 to 1893 [microform] : including commercial statistics, historic sketches of commercial corporations and firms and advertisements,.., Montreal, 1893)

24. Eastern Townships' Annual Exhibition
Sherbrooke, Que. (Special)
[ The article discusses the origins and growth of the Eastern Townships Agricultural Association (E.T.A.A) and celebration of it's Diamond Jubilee. However, the forerunner to the E.T.A.A dates back to 1831 when the first agricultural society was formed in Sherbrooke. The first meeting was held at the home of Ezekiel Elliott in Lennoxville. John Bellows of Barnston is listed as one of the members present.]
(The St. Maurice Valley Chronicle, June 21, 1945, p. 6)
+ 3 M ii John Philpot Sutton
+ 4 M iii Daniel Sutton
+ 5 M iv Joshua B. Sutton

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