Contributed by: Glenn Fields
The Confederate Sutton Brothers My great-great-great grandfather, Benjamin Sutton was born in 1795 in Dobbs County, North Carolina. He bought land in the White Hall (Seven Springs) vacinity, worked hard and amassed a large amount of land in Wayne, Lenoir and Craven counties. He was married three times and was the father to twenty-one children. Eight of his sons served in the Confederate Army and one served in the home guard. Four of them did not survive. One was killed in battle, two died of disease and one died from wounds received in battle and from confinement as a Yankee prisoner of war. The five that survived returned home to live out the rest of their lives in the area. Benjamin Sutton died in 1864 and is buried about a mile northeast of Seven Springs on Alice Warters Road at the Lenoir/Wayne county line. Below is a record of his sonsí service to their country, the Confederate States of America. Alexander Sutton, Private, resided in Lenoir County, North Carolina where he enlisted at age 20, April 25, 1861. He served in Co. C 27th North Carolina Infantry Regiment. He was wounded and captured during the battle at Bristoe Station, Virginaia, October 14, 1863. He was confined in Old Capitol Prison in Washington, DC until transferred to Point Lookout and transferred to Coxís Wharf, James River, Virginia, where he was received on February 14-15, 1865, for exchange. Being weak and probably sick from his confinement, he died on the way home and is buried in an unknown grave somewhere in Virginia.