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. Henry Sutton, Private, resided in Lenoir County, North Carolina and enlisted at Fort Lane at age 26, September 3, 1861. He served in Co. C 27th North Carolina Infantry Regiment. He was killed in a charge made on a Federal artillery unit during the Battle of Sharpsburg, Maryland on September 17, 1862. He was my maternal grandmotherís paternal grandfather.