The following transcription was submitted by Mary Lou Hermiller of Toledo, OH
for inclusion at the Genealogy
in Washington Co., PA web site in May 1999.
Mary Lou writes:
David Sutton, Jr., was one of four Baptist minister brothers, son of
David Sutton, Sr., himself a Baptist minister. David Jr. settled in West
Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania to become the pastor
of North Ten Mile Baptist Church, where he remained until his death.
David Jr. was born February 12, 1730, Somerset County, New Jersey;
died October 22, 1812, West Bethlehem Township, Washington County. His
wife, whom he married in New Jersey, was Ann(e) Winter(s).
The following is a transcript of his Last Will and Testament.
In the fear of the Lord amen I David Sutton minister of the gospel of
West Bethlehem township Washington County Pa. Being at this time much
indisposed but am blest with sound mind and memory and calling to mind
the mortality of man I thought to set my house in order I commend
my spirit to God that gave it and my body to the dust to be buried at
the decision of my executors And as for the Estate that God has se----
to bless me with I dispose of in the following manner That all my
just debts be paid first I give and bequest unto my children (viz)
David John James and Andrew Sutton Ann Parkhurst and Catherine Frazee
my daughter Sarah Wilson being dead it is my will that her children draw
the seventh part of my estate to be equally divided amongst them the
said children of Sarah Wilson when they severally arrive to the age of
twenty one years and the rest to be equally divided amongst the above
My desire is that the executor issue the bequests in the following order
first unto my son John Sutton and as many of the children of Sarah
Wilson as shall have arrived to the aforesaid age and to the rest of the
legatees by seniority I wish my property to be sold by ----- -----
as soon after my death as shall be thought expedient by the executors.
And I do hereby constitute and appoint Samuel Ross(?) and David Frazee
executors to this my last will and testament and do hereby dis----
all other wills and testaments heretofor made by me. As written my
hand and seal this 24th day of Feb. 1812. ----- I wish by books and
----- ----- ----- not to be sold but equally devided amongst the