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Jonas SUTTON (1721-1797) m. Sarah Elizabeth RUNYON (1729-1797)
s/o : Richard Sutton (1676-1731) and Sarah H RUNYON (1686-1730)
d/o Peter RUNYON (1680-1755) and Providence BLACKFORD (1683-1760)
p/o John SUTTON (1765-1840)

18 Apr 1721 Jonas SUTTON born at Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey (8th child of Richard Sutton and his wife Sarah Runyon)

18 Nov 1729 Elizabeth RUNYON born at Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ (one source says 1731); (She was born in the year 1731, daughter of Peter Runyon and his wife, Providence Blackford. Her father was brother to Jonas Sutton’s mother.” (Ancestral Chart and Handbook by Rowland)

abt 1741 Jonas SUTTON and 1
st wife married at Mercer, NJ

1742 son William Sutton born at Amwell, Bethleham Twp, Washington, PA; d. 1797 Knowlton, Sussex Co, NJ 
[Vet] m. 1. bef 1772 NJ to Mary Robbins m.2. c1772 Warren Co, NJ to Ann Hawkins bef 1757-1818 Sussex Co, NJ

25 Jul 1748 son John Sutton born at Middlesex, NJ; died Oct. 20, 1795; married Dinah Bonham; [Will] d/o John Hawkins; d. 10/3/1795 Sandbrook, Hunterdon Co, NJ [Vet] m. 12/8/1773 Kingswood, Hunterdon Co, NJ to Dinah Bonham 1756-1810

1749 dau Sarah Sutton born at Amwell, Bethleham Twp, Washington, PA; died 1797 in NJ

1754 son Amos Sutton born at Amwell, Bethleham Twp, Washington, PA; married Jane Robins, daughter of John Robins; d. 4/6/1828 Hunterdon Co, NJ m. aft 1780 Hunterdon Co, NJ to Jane Robbins b. c1765 NJ d. 1834 Hunterdon Co, NJ d/o John Robbins & Catherine ???

1754 son Jonathan Sutton born at Amwell, Bethleham Twp, Washington, PA; died 1818) married 1st. Mary Irvin - 2nd. Mary Campbell (of whom further). d. 5/20/1818 Sharon, York Co, SC [Cem] [Vet] m.1. 1781 Mary Polly Irwin 1761-5/30/1807 d/o James Irvin & Margaret Chesnut m.2. 8/8/1809 York Co, SC to Mary Campbell 1784-1873

13 Jan 1760 son Joshua Sutton born at Amwell, Bethleham Twp, Washington, PA; d. 10/2/1821 Miami Co, OH m. bef 1782 VA or NJ to Sarah Ann Meyers or Mercer c1760-1816 NJ

22 Sep 1764 Jonas SUTTON (age 43) and Sarah Elizabeth RUNYON married at Sandbrook, Delaware Twp., Hunterdon, New Jersey (Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey) in Seventh Day Baptist Church. Jonas Sutton was twice married as indicated by his will and the dates of birth of his children; but the name of his first wife is unknown. Married his second wife, a first cousin, Elizabeth Runyan, in the Seventh Day Baptist Church at Piscataway. (Ancestral Chart and Handbook by Rowland.) [1st Cousins: Piscataway Seventh Day Baptist Church Marriage Records, 1745-1776. Runyon, Elizabeth, and Jonas Sutton 1764 Sept. 27 [New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1683-1802 (2doc)]

1764 Jonas SUTTON listed on Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey Early Census Index

1764 son Jonas Sutton, Jr born at Middlesex Co., New Jersey; d. 1836 Lincoln Co, KY m. 1782 Sarah Wilson b. 1764 VA d. Jan 1853 Rockcastle Co, KY

8 May 1767 son Nathan Sutton born at Amwell, Bethleham Twp, Washington, PA; d. aft 1797 Charlestown, NY m. c1787 NJ to Elizabeth Julia Robbins b. 1769 d/o John Robbins & Catherine ???

Abt 1768 son Jonathan Sutton born at NJ

Bef 1775 dau Prudence Sutton born at Amwell, Bethleham Twp, Washington, PA; died after 1830) married Powell Hoff (born 1747 died Apr 13, 1816) Children: A. Jonathan Hoff (born about 1773 died before July 1815) B. Jane Hoff C. Elizabeth Hoff; d. 1797 York Co, SC m. Hunterdon Co, NJ to Powell Huff/Hoff 1747-1816 York Co, SC

nd Estate: At what date Jonas Sutton bought his farm at Sandbrook no known record reveals. The commodious farmhouse is said to still stand today and until recent years was occupied. It is a long inn-like structure, the first story built of stone surfaced with plaster, and the second story of wood. There is a verandah the full length of the second-story front, the house being built in the side of a hill. Originally a lane lead from the buildings to the Flemington Highway; but the only present approach is by way of another long neglected lane, a continuation of the lane of a neighboring farm, in from Sandbrook.

5 Aug 1778 Jonas SUTTON military patriotic service in NJ: DAR Proven A111358; Genealogical Magazine of NJ, Vol 47, No 2, p79; Service Desc: Supply Tax, 1780, Hunterdon Co, NJ [Private; Roll Box: 61; Roll State: NJ] [Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; National Archives, Washington. DC] [
Our Family and the Revolutionary War: SUTTON, Jonas 1721-1797 Pvt NJ Wife: Elizabeth Runyon; s/o Richard Sutton & Sarah Runyon [Rev War Rolls 23 Mar 1779, 3rd Reg NJ Private Jones Sutton (doc)] [Rev War Rolls 5 Aug 1778 Private Jonas Sutton 3rd Reg NJ (doc)] [Rev War Rolls 14 Dec 1778, 3rd Reg Private NJ (doc)]

25 Mar 1797 Elizabeth RUNYON died at Hunterdon, New Jersey

11 Nov 1797 Jonas SUTTON died at Amwell, Somerset, New Jersey or Sandbrook, Delaware Twp., Hunterdon Co. NJ; Burial: Sandbrook Farm, Hunterdon Co., NJ [At the summit of the rising ground on this farm is the Jonas Sutton family burial ground, long since abandoned; a small square enclosure fenced round with a rough stone wall. Here and there through a tangle of woodbine, briars and fallen saplings one catches the gleam of white marble or one stumbles along amid sunken graves and finds the earlier and less visible markers of red sandstone. Such is the gravestone of Jonas Sutton: of carved red sandstone, with the simple inscription:]

25 Mar 1797 Jonas SUTTON will drawn; will probated Nov. 11, 1797. [(Drawn March 25, 1797; probated November 11, 1797) [New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817 (doc)]
To wife Elizabeth, all lands and movable estate, etc.
To son Amos _____; Amos to pay certain amounts as follows:
To daughter, Prudence, 120.
To son, Jonathan Sutton, 100.
To son, Jonas Sutton, 120.
To son, Nathan Sutton, 75.
To William Sutton’s children, when 21 years of age, 110 equally divided: Elizabeth excepted.
To John Sutton’s children, when 21 years of age, 120 equally divided.
To Sarah Sutton’s children, 120 equally divided.
To Joshua’s son, Jonas 25 when 21 years of age.
Witnesses: Joseph Laquear
George Trout
Adam Bellis, Jr.]

3 Feb 1880 Executors' Sale of a Valuable Farm and Distillery. Also Personal Property: The subscribers, Executors of Jonas Sutton, late of the township of Delaware, county of Hunterdon, deceased, will sell at Public Sale on the premises, on Tuesday, February 3, 1880, the Homestead Farm of said deceased, situated in the said township of Delaware, adjoining lads of Nelson Holcombe, Jacob Thatcher, Daniel Ege and others, containing 11548-100 acres of land, 12 acres of which are timber. The personal property consists of 1 cow, about 20 tons of hay, 1spring wagon, 1 sleigh, green grain in the ground, five or six hundred gallons of cider, household goods - consisting of beds, bedding, bureaus, tables, chairs, carpets, 1 good old-fashion 8-day clock, stone earthen, glass and tin ware, &c. Amos Sutton, John P. Rittenhouse, executors.

First Settlers of Piscataway, by Orra Eugene Monnette, Vol. IV, p. 629.