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Amos R. Sutton (b. 1843)

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Amos R. Sutton (b. 1843)

Posted: 1 Mar 2002 8:47PM GMT
Amos R. Sutton, of the firm of Sutton & Sutton, proprietors of a leading grocery store at Warren, Ind., was born in Wayne Co., IN, December 19, 1843. When four years of age he went to live with his grandfather, Amos R. Sutton, who resided in Wabash County. There he resided until he was eighteen years old. In 1863 he went to Illinois, and from that State he enlisted on January 7, 1864, in Company K, Twenty-Sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, under command of Capt. Ira J. Bloomfield; he was placed in the Army of Tennessee, under the command at that time of Gen. W. T. Sherman, and participated in the following noted battles: Ressaca, New Hope Church, Kenesaw Mountain, Marietta, Decatur, Georgia, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Ezra’s Chapel, Jonesboro, Savannah, Columbia, SC, and Bentonville, NC. He was with Sherman in his entire march to the sea, and his record shows that he was in some of the hottest battles of the war, through all of which he passed without a scratch. He received an honorable discharge June 3, 1865, and returned to Wabash Co., IN, thence he went to Illinois, but soon returned to Wabash County and in 1879 came to Warren and has resided here ever since. On September 1, 1870, he was married to Salista Harlan, and is blessed with one child, Rosa M. Mrs. Sutton died January 10, 1875, a member of the Baptist Church. About nine years after the death of Mrs. Sutton, Mr. Sutton on April 27, 1884, was united in marriage with Louisa T. Crandle, daughter of Michael and Sarah Crandle, old and respected residents of this county. She was a native of Fayette County, this State, where she was born December 21, 1846. Mr. and Mrs. Sutton are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. and Monroe Laymon Post, No. 21, G. A. R. He began life a poor boy and has had to always depend upon his own exertions for his hard work. The “Empire Restaurant” under the management of Sutton & Sutton, is doing a thriving business. Mr. Sutton is a Republican in politics and firmly upholds the principles of his party. John and Sophrona (Groves) Sutton were his parents.

History of Huntington County, Indiana. (Brant & Fuller: Chicago) 1887. Biographical sketches of Salamonie Township. Page 838.

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