Jacob Sutton

Birth: 12 Oct 1773 · Bedminster Township, Somerset, New Jersey
Death: 27 Dec 1852 · Hardyston, Sussex, New Jersey

Jacob Sutton was the sixth child born to Johnathan Sutton and Rachael Colyer Sutton. He was born and raised in Sussex County, New Jersey. Jacob's father, Jonathan served as a sergeant in Captain John Polhemus's Company, First Regiment, New Jersey Troops, commanded by Colonel William Earl of Stirling Co. 4, First Battalion, first establishment of Continental Troops.

On March 18, 1797, Jacob married Hannah Rorick, daughter of Michael Rorick and Lucretia Harden. Jacob and Hannah had eight children born in Hardyston, Sussex, New Jersey: Michael Rorick, Rebecca, Lewis, Jacob, Jonathan, John Rorick, Catharine, and William Inglis.

Jacob was listed in the 1850 census as working as a laborer at the age of 76.

Jacob Sutton died in 1852 and is buried at the Anabaptist Cemetery in Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey. The Anabaptist Cemetery is mostly in ruins, and Jacob's headstone is one of the few left visible, though it is broken in half.