Rev. 3 June 2008, Gen. 571

 

DESCENDANTS OF JACOB GRAVES AND MARTHA BENTLEY OF ENGLAND & NJ

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Jacob Graves (1) may have been born about 1630-1640 (or about 1665), possibly in England.  He was a captain in the British Navy.  He married Martha Bentley in 1659 in Middleburg, Zeeland, Holland.

There is apparently much misinformation for this family, especially for the Cox family.  It is believed that there may be some connection to one of the land frauds (maybe even the Mercer Land Fraud) where families got together to pay an outrageous fee to a genealogist who could help them “prove” that their forefathers owned an important (and always valuable) piece of property.  The correctness of the early generations of this family is not known, and proof is needed.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children – Graves

+2.  Martha Graves, perhaps b.c. 1660, m. Peter Trembley, c. 1678.

+3.  Dorcas Graves, m. Philip Cox.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF JACOB GRAVES (1) AND MARTHA BENTLEY

Martha Graves (2) may have been born about 1660.  She married Peter Trembley, son of John Trembley.  They apparently settled in Somerset Co., NJ, since at least one of their children was born there.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children – Trembley

+4.  Peter Trembley, b.c. 1698, m. Sarah Cox.

+5.  Hannah Trembley, b. 7 June 1679 (or 1710), m. Philip Cox, 24 Sept. 1698 (or 1737/1738), d. Sept. 1785.

 

Dorcas Graves (3) married Philip Cox, son of Philip Cox and Hannah Trembley.  He was born about 1699 in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., NJ, and died before 18 Aug. 1736.  (R‑2)

Children – Cox

+6.  John Cox, b.c. 1721, m. Mercy ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. after 4 June 1767.

  7.  Philip Cox, b.c. 1723, d. after 1794.

  8.  Phineas Cox, b.c. 1725.

  9.  Elizabeth Cox, b.c. 1727.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF MARTHA GRAVES (2) AND JOHN TREMBLEY

Peter Trembley (4) was born about 1698.  He married Sarah Cox, daughter of Philip Cox and Hannah Trembley.  She was born about 1710 in NJ.  (R‑2)

Children – Trembley

+10.  Sarah Trembley, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Riggs, d. after 10 March 1785.

  11.  Anna Trembley, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

Hannah Trembley (5) was born 7 June 1679 (or 1710) in Somerset Co., NJ, and died in Sept. 1785.  (Are these dates correct, since she would have been 106 when she died?)  She married Philip Cox, son of Phillip Cox and Dorcas Hull, on 24 Sept. 1698 in NJ.  He was born 17 Jan 1677 in Bridgewater, Somerset Co., NJ, and died in Sept. 1785 in Blue Hills, Somerset Co., NJ.  (His death date is also suspect.)  All their children were born in Blue Hills, Somerset Co., NJ.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children – Cox

+12.  Isaac Cox, b.c. 1743, m(1) Nancy Gray, m(2) Sarah Sutton, d. 1838.

+13.  Hannah Cox, b.c. 1745, m. James Sutton, c. 1768, d. 1792.

+14.  Susannah Cox, b. 22 March 1747, m. Moses Sutton, 1769, d. 10 March 1841.

 

CHILDREN OF DORCAS GRAVES (3) AND PHILIP COX

John Cox (6) was born about 1721 in Blue Hills, Somerset Co., NJ, and died after 4 June 1767 in Sussex Co., NJ.  He married Mercy ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑2)

Children – Cox

  15.  Jacob Cox

  16.  Samuel Cox

  17.  Phineas Cox

  18.  John Cox

  19.  Benjamin Cox

  20.  William Cox

  21.  Mary Cox

  22.  Dorcas Cox

  23.  Elizabeth Cox

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF PETER TREMBLEY (4) AND SARAH COX

Sarah Trembley (10) died after 10 March 1785.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Riggs.  (R‑2)

Children – Riggs

  24.  Peter Riggs

 

CHILDREN OF HANNAH TREMBLEY (5) AND PHILIP COX

Isaac Cox (12) was born about 1743 in Somerset Co., NJ, and died in 1838 in Harrison Co. (now Lewis Co.), WV.  He first married Nancy Gray.  He married second Sarah Sutton, daughter of David Sutton and Sarah Trembley.  She was born 1747-1750 in Somerset Co., NJ, and died in 1828 in Osborn, Green Co., OH.  (R‑2)

Children – Cox, by Nancy Gray

  25.  Mary Elizabeth Cox, died in infancy.

  26.  Mary Elizabeth Cox, b. Mansfield, Ocean Co., NJ, m. Thomas Mercer, (Mansfield, Ocean Co., NJ), d. 1812.  He was b. in Mansfield, NJ, and d. 1817.

Children – Cox, by Sarah Sutton

  27.  Sarah Cox, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  8 children.

  28.  Philip Cox

+29.  John Cox, b. 6 Jan. 1774, m. Sarah Gray, d. 24 April 1821.

  30.  Hannah Cox, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  31.  Isaac Cox

 

Hannah Cox (13) was born about 1745 in blue Hills, Somerset Co., NJ, and died in 1792 in Bourbon Co., KY.  She married James Sutton, son of David Sutton and Elizabeth Cox, about 1768.  He was born about 1737 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ, and died in 1828 in Liberty, Union Co., OH.  (R‑2)

Children – Sutton

  32.  Nehemiah Sutton, b.c. 1769, m. Jane Brown, 1800, d. 20 Nov. 1853 (Fayette Co., PA).

  33.  Hannah Sutton, b.c. 1775 (Fayette Co., PA), m. Richard Colliver, 6 Jan. 1796 (Bourbon Co., KY), d. 20 Oct. 1801 (OH).  He was b. 1773 and d. 1839.

+34.  James Sutton, b.c. 1776, m(1) Elizabeth Bell, 6 Sept. 1801, m(2) Nancy Heaton, d. 2 June 1821.

  35.  Susannah Sutton, m. Jacob Bennett, 20 Nov. 1799 (Harrison Co., VA).

  36.  Martha Sutton, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  37.  William Sutton, b. 14 Feb. 1787 (Washington Co., PA), m. Phebe Skinner, 28 Oct. 1813 (Butler Co., OH), d. 28 June 1869 (Clark Co., IN).

  38.  David Sutton

  39.  John Sutton, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  40.  Mary Sutton

  41.  Elizabeth Sutton, b. before 1775, m. Benjamin Sutton (#43), d. 1834-1840.  See #43 for descendants.

 

Susannah Cox (14) was born 22 March 1746/1747 in Blue Hills, Somerset Co., NJ, and died 10 March 1841 in Lyme, Huron Co., OH.  She married Moses Sutton, son of David Sutton and Elizabeth Cox, in 1769 in Somerset Co., NJ.  He was born in 1745 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ, and died 20 Dec. 1827 in Lyme Twp., Huron Co., OH.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children – Sutton

+42.  Philip Sutton, b.c. 1770, m. Charlotte Hopwood, d. 1846.

+43.  Benjamin Sutton, b.c. 1771, m. Elizabeth Sutton.

+44.  Isaac Sutton, b.c. 1771, m. Pamela Reed, 1790, d.c 1832.

  45.  Elizabeth Sutton, b.c. 1772, m. Joseph Fielding, 9 April 1792 (VA).

  46.  David Sutton, b. Fayette Co., PA, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. Uniontown, Fayette Co., PA.

  47.  Samuel Sutton, b.c. 1786 (Fayette Co., PA).

+48.  Moses Sutton, b. 27 Dec. 1786, m. Sarah Chenoweth, 27 Jan. 1815, d. 23 Sept. 1865.

+49.  Levi R. Sutton, b. 25 July 1789, m. Katherine Crist, 24 March 1814.

 

 

GENERATION 5

 

CHILDREN OF ISAAC COX (12)

John Cox (29) was born 6 Jan. 1774 in Somerset Co., NJ, and died 24 April 1821 in Fairfield, OH.  He married Sarah Gray.  She was born 1 Oct. 1773 and died 16 Oct. 1840.  Their first child was born in Somerset Co., NJ, the next 2 in Harrison Co., VA, and the last 7 in Fairfield, OH.  (R‑2)

Children – Cox

  50.  David Sutton Cox, b. 4 May 1795, m. Annie S. Tingley.

  51.  Elizabeth Cox, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  52.  Sarah Cox, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  53.  John Isaac Cox, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  54.  child

  55.  Mary Cox, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  56.  Christina Cox, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  57.  James Cox, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  58.  Matilda Cox, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  59.  Martha Cox, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

CHILDREN OF HANNAH COX (13) AND JAMES SUTTON

James Sutton (34) was born about 1776, died 2 June 1821 in Butler Co., OH, and was buried in Macy, Miami Co., IN.  He first married Elizabeth Bell on 6 Sept. 1801 in Hamilton Co., OH.  He married second Nancy Heaton.  (R‑2)

Children – Sutton, by Elizabeth Bell

  60.  Jacob Sutton, b. OH, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

CHILDREN OF SUSANNAH COX (14) AND MOSES SUTTON

Philip Sutton (42) was born about 1770 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ, and died in 1846 in Muscash, Huron Co., OH.  He married Charlotte Hopwood.  (R‑2)

Children – Sutton

  61.  Susan Sutton, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  62.  Hannah Sutton, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  63.  David Sutton

  64.  Moses Sutton, b. 1794-1797.

  65.  Isaac H. Sutton, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  66.  Nancy Sutton, m. Isaac W. Sutton (#82).

 

Benjamin Sutton (43) was born about 1771 in Fayette Co., PA, and died before 24 Aug. 1814 in Jackson Twp., Preble Co., OH.  He married Elizabeth Sutton (#41), daughter of James Sutton and Hannah Cox.  She was born before 1775, and died 1834-1840 in Marion Co., IN.  (R‑2)

Children – Sutton

  67.  Anna (or Ann) Sutton, b.c. 1795, m. James (or John) Spencer.

+68.  Sarah Sutton, b.c. 1796, m. Benson Miner, 24 July 1812, d. 1829.

  69.  child, b. 1794-1804.

+70.  Jonathan Sutton, b.c. 1800, m. Catharine ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1826.

+71.  Phillip Sutton, b. 18 Sept. 1801, m. Sarah Childers, 3 Aug. 1820, d. 9 Sept. 1853.

+72.  Jeremiah T. Sutton, b. 9 Oct. 1803, m. Margaret Phelan, 6 April 1826 (or 1827), d. 19 July 1859.

  73.  child, b. 1802-1810.

+74.  Hannah Sutton, b. 1 March 1806, m. Richard Edward Phelan, d. 10 Nov. 1874.

  75.  James Sutton, b.c. 1807, m. Jane ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. Nov. 1829.

  76.  Rhoda Sutton, b. 1811-1815, m. John A. Watts.  They both died in Johnson Co., IN.

 

Isaac Sutton (44) was born in 1765 (or about 1771) in Bridgewater, Somerset Co., NJ, and died about 1832 in Lyme Twp., Huron Co., OH.  He married Pamela Reed, daughter of Richard Reed and Sarah Coombs, in 1790 in Uniontown, Fayette Co., PA.  All their children were born in Georges Twp., Fayette Co., PA.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children – Sutton

+77.  Reuben Sutton, b.c. 1790, m. Jane Jackson, c. 1810, d. 22 June 1863.

  78.  Richard Reed Sutton, b.c. 1793.

+79.  Levi Reed Sutton, b. 7 Sept. 1794, m. Katherine Kyle, 1814, d. 1873.

  80.  Sarah Sutton, b.c. 1800.

  81.  Lydia Sutton, b.c. 1802.

  82.  Isaac W. Sutton, b.c. 1805, m. Nancy Sutton (#66).

  83.  Pamela (or Pamelia) Sutton, b.c. 1807, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  5 children.

  84.  Louisa Sutton, b.c. 1809, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

Moses Sutton (48) was born 27 Dec. 1786 in Licking Co., OH, and died 23 Sept. 1865 in Ottawa, Putnam Co., OH.  He married Sarah Chenoweth on 27 Jan. 1815 in Licking Co., OH.  She was born 1 Dec. 1791 in KY, and died 14 June 1866.  Baxter and Susanna were born in Putnam Co., OH, and the other children were born in Huron Co., OH.  (R‑2)

Children – Sutton

  85.  Baxter Sutton, b.c. 1815, m. Hannah ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. after 1887 (Putnam Co., OH).

  86.  Stansbury Sutton, b. 13 Sept. 1816, m(1) Mary A. Ury, m(2) Jerusha Wickham, 22 Feb. 1842, d. 6 Feb. 1879 (Ottawa, Putnam Co., OH).

  87.  Sanders L. Sutton, b. 31 July 1818, m. Nancy Mary Welch, d. 27 June 1891 (Allen Co., OH).

  88.  Susanna Sutton, b. 23 March 1820, m. John N. Beutler, 8 March 1843, d. 28 June 1890.

  89.  Mary E. Sutton, b. Feb. 1824, d. 5 April 1907 (Putnam Co., OH).

  90.  Lewis C. Sutton, b.c. 1827, m(1) Charlotte C. Thompson, 8 Jan. 1852, m(2) Lois Grange, 10 Nov. 1859.

  91.  Levi Sutton, b.c. 1827, m(1) Susan Pearman, 26 June 1852, m(2) Rachel Henderson, 8 April 1873, d. 8 Feb. 1900.

  92.  Augustus Sutton, b. 17 April 1833, d. 8 Nov. 1857.

 

Levi R. Sutton (49) was born 25 July 1789 in Fayette Co., PA, and was buried in Sutton Cem., Hunts Center, Huron Co., OH.  He married Katherine Crist on 24 March 1814 in Fairfield Co., OH.  She was born 9 March 1796 and died 22 Aug. 1874.  (R‑2)

Children – Sutton

+93.    William Sutton, b. 4 Jan. 1815, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. after 1887.

  94.    Daniel Sutton, b. 8 Oct. 1817.

+95.    Elisha B. Sutton, b. 20 June 1819, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 27 Dec. 1879.

  96.    Philip Sutton, b. 10 Oct. 1820, d. after 1887.  Lived in New Haven Co., OH.

  97.    Alfred Sutton, b. 1 Sept. 1822, m. Sally Clark.

  98.    Clarissa Sutton, b. 29 Oct. 1825.

  99.    Sarah Ann Sutton, b. 18 Feb. 1827, m. Thomas Clark, d. after 1887.  Lived in Groton Co., OH.

  100.  Andrew Jackson Sutton, b. 6 Jan. 1829.

  101.  Ira Sutton, b. 7 March 1831, d. after 1887.  Lived in Erie Co., OH.

  102.  Levi Sutton, b. 9 March 1833, d. after 1887.  Lived in Bronson Twp., Huron Co., OH.

  103.  Cynthia Ann Sutton, b. 28 March 1838.

 

 

GENERATION 6

 

CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN SUTTON (43) AND ELIZABETH SUTTON

Sarah Sutton (68) was born about 1796 and died in 1829.  She married Benson Miner on 24 July 1812.  (R‑2)

Children – Miner

  104.  Joshua Miner

  105.  Aaron Miner

  106.  John Miner

  107.  Betsy Miner

  108.  Philip Miner

 

Jonathan Sutton (70) was born about 1800, and died in 1826 in White River Twp., Johnson Co., IN.  He married Catharine ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑2)

Children – Sutton

  109.  Cyrene Sutton

 

Phillip Sutton (71) was born 18 Sept. 1801 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, and died 9 Sept. 1853 (or 2 Nov. 1848).  He married Sarah Childers on 3 Aug. 1820.  (R‑2)

Children – Sutton

  110.  Thomas Sutton, b. 2 Feb. 1821 (OH).

  111.  Elizabeth Sutton, b. 31 Aug. 1824 (IN), m. Shelby Fullen, d. 15 Nov. 1904.  He was b. 3 Oct. 1819 in Fayette Co., IN, and d. 1894 in Johnson Co., IN.

  112.  Jeremiah Sutton, b. 26 July 1826, d. 11 Feb. 1877.

  113.  Rhoda Ann Sutton, b. 18 Aug. 1828, died in infancy.

  114.  Benjamin Sutton, b. 9 Feb. 1832.

  115.  Jacob Sutton, b. 9 March 1835.

  116.  John Sutton, b. 12 Feb. 1837, d. 14 Oct. 1854.

  117.  Delilah F. Sutton, b. 9 March 1839, d. 1875.

  118.  Anna Sutton, b. 9 Oct. 1844.

 

Jeremiah T. Sutton (72) was born 9 Oct. 1803 in Preble Co., OH, and died 19 July 1859 in Fayetteville, Washington Co., AR.  He married Margaret Phelan, daughter of Jeremiah L. Phelan and Margaret ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 6 April 1826 (or 1827) in Vermilion Co., IL.  She was born 15 Oct. 1805 near West Elkton, Preble Co., OH, died 26 Feb. 1874, and was buried in Combs Chapel Cem., Fayetteville, AR.  (R‑2)

Children – Sutton

  119.  Philip David Sutton, b. 1832 (Vermilion Co., IL), d. 1876 (Travis Co., TX).

  120.  Seaborn Andrew Sutton, m. Penelope Jane Carter, 1866.

 

Hannah Sutton (74) was born 1 March 1806 in OH, died 10 Nov. 1874 in Fayetteville, Washington Co., AR, and was buried in Combs Chapel Cem., Fayetteville, AR.  She married Richard Edward Phelan, son of Jeremiah L. Phelan and Margaret ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He was born 16 Oct. 1801 in St. Paul’s Parish, Columbia Co., GA, and died 11 April 1862 in Fayetteville, Washington Co., AR.  Their last 9 children were born in Fayetteville, Washington Co., AR.  (R‑2)

Children – Phelan

  121.  Jonathan Phelan, b. 4 Oct. 1824 (IN), d. 7 Aug. 1877 (Stringtown, Atoka Co., OK).

  122.  Evan Phelan, b. 29 Sept. 1826 (IN), d. 2 Jan. 1892 (Marysville, Yuba Co., CA).

  123.  Elizabeth Phelan, b. 26 Oct. 1829 (IN), m(1) Milas (or Miles) David Pruitt, 5 July 1846, m(2) Thomas M. Brinson (minister), 8 May 1854, m(3) Garner Cyrus Newman (school teacher), 1 Aug. 1870, d. 11 May 1909.  She lived near Black Oak, Washington Co., AR.  Her second husband d. 1865.

  124.  Thomas Phelan, b. 27 Oct. 1830 (IL), d. 17 April 1905 (Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS).

  125.  Jeremiah S. Phelan, b. 18 Dec. 1832 (MO), m. Mary J. Ryan, 18 Oct. 1855, d. 26 May 1862 (Alton Confederate Prison or Hospital, Alton, IL).

  126.  Cyrene Phelan, b. 5 June 1835, m. John Matters, 6 Aug. 1857 (Neosha, Newton Co., MO), d. 22 March 1931 (Neosho, MO).

  127.  Young (aka Joung) Phelan, b. 22 Feb. 1836, d. 12 (or 14) Feb. 1924 (Eureka, Humboldt Co., CA).

  128.  Zimri Phelan, b. 25 March 1839, d. 1861-1867 (hung in Civil War).

  129.  Richard Phelan, b. 21 May 1841, d. Fayetteville, Washington Co., AR.

  130.  Enos Phelan, b. 18 Dec. 1843, d. Fayetteville, Washington Co., AR.

  131.  Richard Edward Phelan, b. 8 Jan. 1845, d. Fayetteville, AR.

  132.  Margaret Hannah Phelan, b. 13 March 1846, m. Jesse Thomas Mhoon, 12 Dec. 1861, d. 3 April 1886 (Fayetteville, AR).

  133.  Abijah Taylor Phelan, b. 19 Aug. 1848, d. 6 March 1901 (Fayetteville, AR).

  134.  Abigail Phelan, b. 19 Aug. 1848, d. before 1850 (Fayetteville, AR).

 

CHILDREN OF ISAAC SUTTON (44) AND PAMELA REED

Reuben Sutton (77) was born about 1790 in Georges Twp., Fayette Co., PA, and died 22 June 1863 in Perryopolis, Fayette Co., PA.  He married Jane Jackson, daughter of Thomas Jackson and Sarah Smith, about 1810 in PA.  She was born about 1793, and died 18 Aug. 1881 in Fayette Co., PA.  They were both buried in Flatwoods Cem.  All their children were born in Fayette Co., PA.  (R‑1)

Children – Sutton

  135.  Ethelbert M. Sutton, b. 29 July 1811, m. Jane Nixon, 5 April 1832 (Fayette Co., PA).

  136.  Milton Sutton

  137.  Richard Reid (or Reed?) Sutton, b. 4 Nov. 1816, d. 7 June 1881 (Cutler, Washington Co., OH).

  138.  Thomas Sutton

  139.  Minerva Sutton, b.c. 1829, m. John B. Blair, d. 1899.  He was b.c. 1823 and d. 1875.

  140.  Reuben Sutton, b. 1832.

  141.  Paulina Sutton, b.c. 1836, m. Samuel Johnston, 31 March 1854 (Fayette Co., PA).

  142.  Lavinia Sutton, b.c. 1821.

  143.  Juliet Sutton

 

Levi Reed Sutton (79) was born 7 Sept. 1794, and died in 1873 in Preu Twp., near Pontiac, Huron Co., OH.  He married Katherine Kyle in 1814.  (R‑2)

Children – Sutton

  144.  Mariah Sutton; lived in Preu Twp., Huron Co., OH.

  145.  Jacob Sutton; lived in Clyde, OH.

  146.  Sally Sutton; lived near Lyons, Fulton Co., OH.

  147.  Betsey Sutton, never married, d. after 1887.  Lived in Preu Twp., Huron Co., OH.

  148.  Adaline Sutton, d. IL.

  149.  Esther Sutton

  150.  Lexy Sutton, d. after 1887.  Lived in Genoa, Ottawa Co., OH.

 

CHILDREN OF LEVI R. SUTTON (49) AND KATHERINE CRIST

William Sutton (93) was born 4 Jan. 1815 and died after 1887.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  They lived in Old Round Rock, TX.  (R‑2)

Children – Sutton

  151.  Reuben Sutton, d. after 1887.  Lived in NE.

  152.  John Sutton, d.c. 1864.

  153.  Isaac Sutton, b. after 1887.  Lived in Old Round Rock, TX.

 

Elisha B. Sutton (95) was born 20 June 1819 and died 27 Dec. 1879.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  They lived in MI.  (R‑2)

Children - Sutton

  154.  Myron Sutton, d. after 1887.  Lived in Deshler, OH.

  155.  Ella Sutton, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. after 1887.  Lived in Toledo, OH.

  156.  Anna Sutton, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. after 1887.  Lived in Toledo, OH.

 

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