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Shadrick 'Shade'  Sutton 

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Shadrick 'Shade' Sutton
1805 - 1875
Shadrick 'Shade' Sutton was born about 1805 in Pitt County, North Carolina and died about 1875 somewhere in Texas. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 70 years old.

Shade married Elizabeth Cowan. They moved to Texas in the 1870's.
Other2/1/1821 GA (Pulaski County) 16 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Shadrick 'Shade' Sutton.  Grand Jurors list - Shadrick Sutton

July- 1810 -Theophilus Sutton 
Census1/1/1830 FL (Jackson County) 25 yrs old 
Florida Territory----Shaddirick Sutton - free white persons: males two (20-25), one (25-30) and females one (under 5), one (20-25), three(25-30) 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1830: Jackson County was formed in 1822 from Escambia County. Webbville, it's largest community, was started in the early 1820s and is declared the county seat. Marianna was founded in 1827 along the Chipola River and quickly begins to grow. An excerpt from an Aug. 5, 1828 letter says in the Chipola River area “lands have risen at least 300 percent in price, and are daily advancing – the tide of emigration is flowing in most rapidly, and the country still proves uninterruptedly healthy." Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Land Deed7/28/1838 FL (Calhoun County) 33 yrs old 
Shadrack Sutton , Calhoun Co. FL -sale of public land 7/28/1838 – acres 157.42 , doc # 6220 
Census1/1/1840 St. Joseph FL (Calhoun County) 35 yrs old 
Florida Territory ----Shedrick Sutton - free white persons: Males: one under 5 years old, one between 5-10, one between 15-20, three between 20-25. Females: one under 5, one between 20-25, and three between 25-30. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1840: Calhoun County was created in 1838. It was named for John C. Calhoun, a member of the U.S. Senate from South Carolina and the 7th vice president. Land has previously belonged to Washington and Jackson Counties. 
Land Deed10/10/1840 FL (Calhoun County) 35 yrs old 
Shadrach Sutton - 10 Oct 1840 - record# FL0150__.436, Acres: 40, doc. 7090, sec. 33, 1-N, 8-W, meridian- Tallahassee, County - Calhoun. Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566).  
Land Deed7/10/1844 FL (Calhoun County) 39 yrs old 
Shadrach Sutton - 7/10/1844 - record# FL0180__.296 , doc. 8353 , sec. 4, 1-S, 8-W, meridian- Tallahassee, County - Calhoun. Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566).  
Census11/6/1850 5th div. FL (Calhoun County) 45 yrs old 
#105, Shadrack Sutton (age45), Josiah Kelly (age30) , estate value $10000, both born in NC. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1850: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Other1/1/1854 Abe Springs FL (Calhoun County) 49 yrs old 
$50 owned to Shadrick Sutton NOTE: Click link below to view 1.63 MB PDF copy of this document. 
Land Deed6/16/1856 FL (Calhoun County) 51 yrs old 
Shadrach Sutton - 16 Jun 1856 - record# FL0240__.154 , Acres: 80, doc. 12335 , sec. 31, 1-N, 8-W, meridian- Tallahassee, County - Calhoun & sec. 6, 1-N, 8-W, meridian- Tallahassee, County - Calhoun Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566 
Census7/23/1860 FL (Calhoun County) 55 yrs old 
dweling#119, family# 120 Shade Sutton (age 55) Elizabeth ( 26) He was born in NC and is a farmer. She was born in GA and keeps house.   Source:
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/20/1870 FL (Calhoun County) 65 yrs old 
dweling#18 ,family# 14: Shade Sutton (age 65)NC , Elizabeth (35)GA. He is a farmer & she keeps house.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Other1/29/1872 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 67 yrs old 
Civil Action filed on Jan. 29,1872 against Alfred Bailey by S. Sutton for the sum of $26.00. They came before the court again on Feb. 12, 1872 – Alfred Bailey protested charges of owing $26.00 to S. Sutton.  

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2 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
9 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
25 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
34 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
39 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
48 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
51 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
54 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
60 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
64 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
6 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
7 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
23 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
29 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
56 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
57 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
25 1830 The U.S. Government begins forcing Cherokee Indians from their homes in what becomes known as the Trail of Tears. Many Cherokee hide in the mountains of North Carolina and surrounding states.
1 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
6 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
15 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
25 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
30 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
32 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
35 1840 Oregon Trail is established
37 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
50 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
55 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
57 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
58 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
60 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
63 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
70 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
28 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

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