Alexander Sutton

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.   

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