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Solomon Sutton
1724 - 1/6/1817
Solomon Sutton was born about 1724 in Pitt County, North Carolina and died on January 6, 1817 in Pulaski County, Georgia. Actual date of birth is unknown. He lived to be about 93 years old.

His parents were John and Elizabeth Sutton. Solomon married Mary Blount (1730-1775)

Sarah-marred Lewis Holland
Census1/1/1762 NC (Pitt County) 38 yrs old 
Name: Solomon Sutton, State: NC, County: Pitt County, Township: Early Tax List, Year: 1762, Database: NC Early Census Index  Source:  North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
Land Deed1/1/1775 NC (Pitt County) 51 yrs old 
In 1775 Solomon Sutton purchased land next door to Benjamin Blount in Pitt Co. He purchased from Nathaniel Cannon for 5 pounds.
Witnesses: William Whitfield and Sampson Powell 
Census1/1/1790 NC (Pitt County) 66 yrs old 
Page#32 - Solomon Sutton - three Males - Under 16, three Males - 16 and over, three Females. 
Census1/1/1800 Greenville NC (Pitt County) 76 yrs old 
Roll: 32; Page: 245 - Solomon Sutton: one male - (45 and over), one female - (45 and over) 
Other1/6/1817 GA (Pulaski County) 93 yrs old 
Will of Solomon Sutton - Theophilus Sutton is the admin.  

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8 1732 James Oglethorpe establishes the Georgia Colony in the new world. The new settlers form friendships with the Creek Indian Nation towns in this area. Georgia is the thirteen English colony to be settled. It is established not so much for economic opportunity, but to be a military barrier between Spanish-owned Florida and the Carolinas. It is also set up as a refuge for former prisoners and the poor.
17 1741 Georgia is divided into two counties: Savannah and Frederica.
19 1743 William Stephens becomes the first President of Georgia.
25 1749 Mary Musgrove declares herself Empress of the Creeks and marches on Savannah with a Creek Army to either collect moneys due her for services rendered during the War of Jenkin's Ear or to drive whites from Creek lands.
34 1758 Georgia organized into 8 parishes: Christ Church, Saint Andrew, Saint George, Saint James, Saint John, Saint Matthew, Saint Paul and Saint Philip.
39 1763 The Treaty of Augusta created the first defined line between the Creeks and the colony of Georgia by using well known trails and rivers.
49 1773 Debts the Creeks and Cherokee owe to Georgians are assumed by the state in payment for the land. This includes a small portion of North Georgia.
58 1782 The British evacuate Savannah on in July.
60 1784 Franklin and Washington Counties are formed.
61 1785 Burbon County formed.
62 1786 Greene County was created the same year Oglethorpe dies.
64 1788 Bourbon County Act rescinded.
65 1789 December 21 - Governor Telfair signs first Yazoo Act selling 20,000,000 acres of and for $207,000 or about one cent per acre to. The Yazoo Companies attempted to pay in worthless paper money and Georgia refuses to transfer the land. The Virginia Yazoo, headed by Patrick Henry, even had the unmitigated gall to attempt to pay in worthless Georgia paper money. The South Carolina Yazoo Company sues Georgia in the U.S. Supreme Court to compel delivery but the suit fails when Georgia is able to obtain ratification of the eleventh amendment to the U.S. Constitution on February 7, 1795.
66 1790 Alexander McGillivray, a mixed-blood of the Upper Creek Nation cedes the Altamaha lands to the Oconee. This treaty -- Treaty of New York -- is signed by President George Washington.
66 1790 Columbia and Elbert Counties are created.
69 1793 Hancock, Bryan, McIntosh, Montgomery, Oglethorpe and Warren Counties formed. This same year, the Fugitive Slave Act is passed.
70 1794 General Clarke surrenders ending the Oconee War.
71 1795 Governor Mathews signs the Second Yazoo Act selling somewhere between 35,000,000 and 50,000,000 acres of land for $500,000.
77 1801 Clarke and Tatnall Counties formed.
78 1802 Georgia formally cedes western claims for its southern boundary at the 31st parallel -- which will become a border between,GA, FL and AL. GA's western border reaches to the Mississippi River.
79 1803 Between 1803 and 1811 a horse trail is established connecting Milledgeville, Georgia to Fort Stoddert, American outpost north of Mobile. This is expanded into a road and called The Federal Road by 1811.
83 1807 December 10 - Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Morgan, Putnam, and Telfair Counties formed.
84 1808 Pulaski County created.
85 1809 Twiggs County formed.
87 1811 Madison County created.
87 1811 Tecumseh visits the Creek Indians living in what will become Georgia and Alabama to try to persuade them to join his fight against the flood of white settlers. Some towns join forces with Tecumseh and become known as "Red Sticks".
88 1812 Emanual County formed.
88 1812 The Creek tribes in southern Alabama and Georgia find themselves under increasing pressure from white settlers. Led by Chief Weatherford, they accepted an alliance with Tecumseh and are nicknamed "Red Sticks".
89 1813 During 1813-14, Muskogee-speaking Creeks leave GA and move into areas in Northern FL in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War).
93 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
28 1752 Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar on 9/14/1752.
45 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
53 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
59 1783 The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
61 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
69 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
75 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
76 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
83 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
90 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
25 1749 Laws in GA prohibiting the importation of slaves are rescinded. Georgia planters were hiring SC slaves for life and even openly purchasing slaves at the dock in Savannah.
51 1775 NEWS HEADLINES: On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
52 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
76 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
87 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.
88 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.
43 1767 Tryon Palace is build in New Bern, NC, and becomes the capitol building for the North Carolina colonist.
65 1789 The capitol of North Carolina moves from New Bern to Raleigh and North Carolina becomes the 12th state of the United States of America.
6 1730 Map of US Colonies
8 1732 James Oglethorpe establishes the Georgia Colony in the new world. The new settlers form friendships with the Creek Indian Nation towns in this area. Georgia is the thirteen English colony to be settled.
23 1747 The New York Bar Association is founded in New York City
26 1750 Charleston, SC, has become the most affluent and largest city in the South. It is the leading port and trading center for the southern colonies. The population in the Carolinas has exceeded 100,000 with many French Protestant Huguenots. The wealth plantation owners bring private tutors from Ireland and Scotland. Public education does not exist.
36 1760 The Cherokee War (1760-61) ends in a treaty that opens the Up County for settlement. The Bounty At of 1761 offers public land tax free for ten years, and settlers from other colonies begin pouring into the Carolina "Up Country".
39 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
42 1766 Britain passes the Stamp Act taxing all colonial newspapers, advertisements, leases, licenses, pamphlets, and legal documents. Later the same year, Britain repeals the Stamp Act in Britain -- but it continues to be enforced on colonists in North America
49 1773 Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
50 1774 The First Continental Congress of fifty-five representatives (except from the colony of Georgia) meets in Philadelphia to discuss relations with Britain, the possibility of independence, and the hope of a peaceful solution. King George III scorns the thought of reconciliation and declares the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
51 1775 On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
52 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
54 1778 Alliance between United States and France
63 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
69 1793 Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
70 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
74 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
79 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
80 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
81 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
82 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
87 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.
14 1738 System of forced labor to build roads in France is devised by Jean Orry
19 1743 King George's War against North America and Caribbean begins
24 1748 King George's War against North America and Caribbean ends
32 1756 Seven Year's War begins
35 1759 Jesuits are forced out of France
39 1763 Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
40 1764 Britain passes the Sugar Act forbids American importation of foreign rum and taxing imported molasses, wine, silk, coffee, and a number of other luxury items.
43 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
55 1779 Spain declares war on England
56 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
59 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
63 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
64 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
65 1789 French feudal system is abolished with the Declaration of Rights of Man. Outbreak of hostilities in France with the fall of the Bastille on July 14; Revolution in Austrian Netherlands declares independence as Belgium
68 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
69 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
71 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
72 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
73 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa

Mary Blount
Born about 1730 and died about 1775
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The Children of Solomon Sutton

Jacob Sutton
Born in Pitt Co., North Carolina about 1755 and died in Jefferson Co., Georgia on March 20, 1838. He was about 83 years old.

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Moses Sutton
Born in Pitt County, North Carolina about 1776 and died in Pulaski County, Georgia about 1817. He was about 41 years old.

He married Sarah Elizabeth Haddock (1783-1825)
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