114. Charles SUTTON was born on 22 Aug 1783 in Westchester Co, NY.(226) He died on 17 Jan 1870 in Mason, Cass Co, MI.(227) He was a Farmer. He was buried in Five Points Cemetery, Cass County, MI. (228)
Charles Sutton and his wife, Dorcas Kniffin, were both born in Westchester County, New York; he on August 22, 1783 and Dorcas on February 26, 1785. In 1834 this family left Ulster County, New York where they had been for some years and headed west to Sandusky County, Ohio. From there they came to Cass County, Michigan in 1844. Here they farmed the land, and with family nearby they stayed on their farm well into their eighties.
The 1870 Michigan census shows how the lives of their adult children intertwined due to necessity. In 1865 Polemon Sutton had died a young man at 41, leaving his wife Phebe to manage the farm and care for her two daughters, Lola and Emma. Living with her was sister-in-law, Lydia Sutton, aiding with the household, and nephew, Nelson Coons, helping to farm the soil.
Charles died at the age of 87 on January 17, 1870 and is buried along with his wife in Five Points Cemetery, Cass County, Michigan. Dorcas died at 80 on August 2, 1864.
115. Dorcas KNIFFIN was born on 26
Feb 1785 in Westchester Co, NY.(229)
She died on 2 Aug 1864 in Cass Co, MI.(230)
She was buried in Five Points Cemetery, Cass County, MI. (231) Children were:
i. Merritt M. SUTTON.
57 ii. Phebe F. SUTTON.
iii. Elizabeth SUTTON.
iv. Abigail M. SUTTON.
v. Polnia SUTTON.
vi. Lydia SUTTON was born in 1818.(232) She died in 1891.(233) She was buried in Five Points Cemetery, Cass County, MI.(234) She died single.
vii. Edwin SUTTON.
viii. Polemon SUTTON was born on 20 Mar 1824 in Ulster Co, NY. (235) He died on 18 Jul 1865 in Cass Co, MI. (236) He was a Farmer. He was buried in Five Points Cemetery, Cass County, MI.(237)
ix. Jane A. SUTTON.
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