Thomas 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.

Thomas Sutton, Sergeant, resided in Wayne County, North Carolina.  
He served first in Co. B 8th Battalion North Carolina Partisan Rangers 
and was later transferred to Co. D 66th North Carolina Infantry Regiment.  
He was captured at Moseley Hall (now LaGrange), North Carolina and 
was transferred to Harts Island, NY.  He took the oath of allegiance to the 
United States and was released.

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