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James Edward Peterson

Also Known As: "Sutton"
Birthplace: near Red Bank, Gouchester Co.,, West Deptford, Gloucester County, NJ, United States
Death: February 16, 1837 (91)
Greenwood Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Greenwood Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Coates Sutton and Edith Sutton
Husband of Elizabeth Peterson
Father of Uriah Peterson; Rhoda "Rhody" Sutton; Ruth Elizabeth Thompson; Elias Peterson; Sarah Woods and 7 others
Brother of Abraham Sutton

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Private User
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About James Edward Peterson

  • Residence: North Carolina, United States
  • Military service: Between 1835 and 1850 - North Carolina, US
  • Residence: North Carolina;North Carolina - 1831;1854

Sources: Will of James Peterson and will of Elizabeth; Deeds of

Crawford Co.,; Cem rec of Crawford Co; Probates of Crawford Co; 1810-20- 
30-40-50 Census records Crawford Co.; Sutton Family of Southern New Jersey by 
Henry Hollingsworth; James Peterson or Sutton, American Genealogist Vol 51 No 3 
Jul 1975 by Henry Hollingsworth. 
Death: Peterson Family Cemetary Records (age 91), Obituary 
James Peterson, son of Thomas Coates Sutton, changed his name after the 
Revolutionary War. He was using the name Peterson by 1793. He joined the 
British forces on 5 Mar 1778, but left on 25 Jun 1778. The exact circum- 
stances of this are not known, but he was then a "man without a country," 
having refused to serve with the Colonial forces and deserting the British. 
While his children are listed with the name SUTTON (or PETERSON) 
they ALL used only the name PETERSON during their lifetimes. Affidavits 
from descendants of at least four of his children verify that his name was 
originally SUTTON. 
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James Edward Peterson's Timeline

January 2, 1746
West Deptford, Gloucester County, NJ, United States
Age 21
September 16, 1771
Age 25
Pittsgrove Township, Salem County, New Jersey, United States
Age 26
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Pittsgrove Township, Salem County, NJ, United States
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