The obituary of John Sutton, farmer.

Wilson Daily Times, 2 April 1941.

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In the 1900 census of Bullhead township, Greene County: John Sutton, 26; wife Mittie, 26; and son John C., 10 months.

In the 1910 census of Bullhead township, Greene County: on Snow Hill and Wilson Road, farmer John Sutton, 34; wife Peniza, 26; and children Sanker, 5, Jennie, 4, Effie, 3, Authur, 2, John, 11, and Kerby, 10.

In the 1920 census of Saratoga township, Wilson County: on Stantonsburg Road, farmer John Sutton, 47; wife Peniza, 35; and children Kirby, 19, Sanka, 15, Jenetta, 13, Effie, 11, Oscar, 10, Walter, 8, Primas, 7, Augustus, 5, Jessie, 3, Mary, 2, and Hady, 2 months.

In the 1930 census of Saratoga township, Wilson County: farmer John Sutton, 53; wife Panisco, 44; and children Effie, 21, Arthur, 20, Water, 19, Primas, 17, Gustas, 14, Jesse, 12, May, 11, Haddie, 9, Jay B., 7, Bessie, 6, and Rena, 4.

Peniza V. Sutton died 18 July 1931 in Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was 47 years old; was born in Greene County to Jessie Woodard and Pennie Woodard; was married to John Sutton; was engaged in farming; and lived in Stantonsburg, N.C.

On 13 January 1934, John Sutton, 55, of Wilson, son of P. and Jane Sutton, married Lizzie Sugg, 39, of Greene County, daughter of Lundon and Alla Jane Barnes, in Snow Hill, Greene County.

In the 1940 census of Saratoga township, Wilson County: farmer John Sutton, 60; wife Lizzie, 45; children Hadie, 30, J.B., 17, Bessie, 16, and Rena, 14; stepchildren Addie, 18, Willie, 16, and Eugene Suggs, 14; stepdaughter Fannie Edwards, 25, widow, and her children Shirley L., 3, and Julie L., 8 months.

In 1940, Arthur Sutton registered for the World War II draft in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born 10 February 1909 in Greene County; he lived on Route 1, Stantonsburg, Wilson County; his contact was father John Sutton, Walstonburg, Greene County; and he was self-employed.

John Sutton died 30 March 1941 in Wilson County. Per his death certificate, he was 63 years old; was born in Greene County, North Carolina, to Primus Sutton and Jane Sutton; was married to Lizzie Sutton; worked as a farmer; and was buried in Greene County.

John Clarence Sutton died 16 November 1953 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 27 July 1900 in Greene County to John Sutton and Mittie Edmundson; was married to Jane Sutton; worked as a laborer; and lived at 211 South Vick Street, Wilson.

Kirby Sutton died 7 March 1967 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 15 February 1900 in Greene County, N.C., to John Sutton and Mittie Edwards; lived at 108 South Carroll Street; worked as a grocery merchant; and was married to Annie Sutton.

Arthur Sutton died 30 August 1971 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 9 April 1909 to John Sutton and [first name unknown] Woodard; resided in Elm City; and was a retired farmer. Rosa Sutton was informant.

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  1. I remember Mr. Kirby Sutton and his grocery store on East Nash St. It was a regular stop on our way home from school.

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