Monday, July 25, 2011

Amanuensis Monday: The Will of Jonas Sutton, Sr.

Jonas Sutton Sr. was my paternal 5th great grandfather. He married Elizabeth Runyan, daughter of Peter and Providence (Blackford) Runyan and granddaughter of Vincent and Ann Martha (Boutcher) Rongnion. This is one of two Sutton lineages of my father's that ties into my mother's Runyan lineage. My parents were 7th cousins.

Will of Jonas Sutton, Sr.
Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co., Pennsylvania 
dated 25 March 1797 

"Wife Elizabeth, what movables pleaseth her to keep; also use of lands jointly with son Amos, while widow. Son, Amos, remainder of personal and all real; he paying legacies. Daughter, Prudence 120 pounds. Sons, Jonathan, and Jonas each 120 pounds. Son, Nathan 75 pounds. To grandchildren (children of William), 120 pounds to be divided between them, when of age, except Elizabeth. Grandchildren (children of John) 120 pounds divided between them, when of age. Grandchildren (children of daughter Sarah) 120 pounds when of age except the son who appears not to have common sense. Grandson, Joshua (son of son Jonas) 120 pounds when 21." 

Executor - son Amos Witnesses - Joseph Lequear, George Trout and Adam Bellis, Jr. 
Proved Nov 11, 1797  

Descendants from Jonas Sutton, Sr. to Lisa Wallen

Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.


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