from Genealogical and Personal History of the Upper Monongahela Valley Volume 3, by James Morton Callahan
(I) William Sutton, immigrant ancestor of the New Jersey family, may have been related to some of the Massachusetts pioneers. In fact, it is not unlikely that he came to New Jersey from Massachusetts, though no documentary evidence of the fact has been found. There was a considerable movement of population from Massachusetts and especially from Connecticut and Rhode Island to New Jersey and Long Island.
William Sutton was a settler at Piscataway, New Jersey, as early as 1677. A tract of one hundred and twenty acres was surveyed for him, January 30, 1677; one hundred and twenty-five acres, February 11, 1677 ; one hundred and twenty-four and a half acres, September 10, 1678; one hundred and twenty-five acres, February 11, 1685; one hundred and twenty-five acres, February 20, 1686, and one hundred and twenty-five acres, March 25, 1687. The records are very meagre and we know little else about him. The proprietors of East Jersey deeded a large tract of land, March 10, 1697-98, at a half-penny an acre to William, Thomas, Judah, John and Charles Sutton and others. It is reasonable to conclude that they were the sons and heirs of William Sutton. We also have record of Richard Sutton, whose will was dated September 8, 1727, proved February 28, 1732, bequeathing to son Nathan and other children not named. Richard was probably a grandson of William. In 1700 this Richard, Thomas and Judah (or Judson), mentioned above, sign a petition to the kings remonstrating against certain acts of the proprietors.
(II) John Sutton, doubtless son of William Sutton, was born 1660-70. He bought land at Harrison's Neck, in the Passaic Valley, New Jersey, November 11, 1741, and sold his land at Piscataway, December 31, 1741. His will was dated December 17, 1746, proved December 20, 1750. In 1713 John Sutton and fifty others of Middlesex county petitioned to the house of representatives of New Jersey. Children: John, whose will was dated in Somerset county, New Jersey, 1758, mentioning brother David, wife Mary, and children: David, mentioned below; Moses, of Peapack, New Jersey, died in 1746; Aaron, died in 1746; James, member of the Bethel Baptist Church; Jesse; Mary, and Ephraim, who died in 1790.
(III) David, son of John Sutton, was born 1690-1700. His will was dated at Bernards township, Somerset county, New Jersey, December 1, 1775, proved December 19 following. His wife was a legatee, but her name was not given. Children: Isaac, mentioned below; David, John, Abraham, James, Moses, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary.
(IV) Isaac, son of David Sutton, sometimes spelled Sotton, was born 1720-30. He married Rachel, daughter of Benjamin Doty. The three sons, mentioned below, released by quitclaim the lands of their grandfather, Benjamin Doty, to Edward White, in 1784. Jacob, Israel and Samuel all went to Fayette county, Pennsylvania (see page 514, "Chamber's Early Germans of New Jersey"). There were probably other children