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Descendants of JOHN SITTON  was born on 30 Oct 1763 in North or South Carolina. He died on 09 Nov 1843 in White County, Georgia.

Generation 1
1.

JOHN1 SITTON  was born on 30 Oct 1763 in North or South Carolina. He died on 09 Nov 1843 in White County, Georgia. He married (1) SARAH RIGBY on 04 Mar 1780. She was born on 28 Jan 1764. She died on 02 Mar 1832 in White County, Georgia. He married (2) ELIZABETH after 1830. She died on 17 Jun 1839.

 

Notes for John Sitton:

"One thing I learned...was that the Sitton's church in White County was Mount Pleasant, and their camp ground was Mossy Creek which was established in 1833 according to a recent story I read."(Madeleine Anthony, 8-29-1974) This Mrs. Anthony was so very helpful, since she lived in Dahlonega, GA, and she was considered the county historian. She was already working on a family closely related to the Sittons, the Col. Wier Boyds.

 

In another letter she re-inforced that family tradition that the Sittons came from Scotland, for in talking with a descendant of the Wier Boyds, a Mrs. Barrett (daughter of Joe Boyd,  son of Sarah Jane Sitton and Wier Boyd)  "her father told her that their ancestors came from Ireland and Scotland. That would make the Sittons coming from Scotland because the Boyds were from Ireland. You had already told me of course that they came from Scotland."(letter of March 21, 1975)

 

My grandmother, Virginia Sitton always said, "Sitton never was Sutton". I never knew why.

 

I find it distressing that in the DAR  registers now our John Sitton is listed under Sutton: Sitton. However, I was the one who put him on the rolls, and never was the Sitton name from Grandma on back ever written as Sutton. This is some confusion, for there are those whom I respect greatly, who believe that John Sitton was son of a Philip Sutton/Sitton, born ca 1733. Records supposedly show a Philip Sutton/Sitton in Orange County NC in the 1700s, with sons John and Philip.

 

Our tradition as told in a letter by my grandmother's eldest brother is  J,J,Sitton to a cousin James M. Sitton in April, 1900. ( see the copy of this letter under J.J.Sitton)

 

A  descendant of James M.Sitton above shared  this letter and others. She also  said that her aunt had an old Bible that had the Sitton line back to our John Sitton, Rev. War soldier, and that in the Bible it said that the family was from Scotland.

 

I have a copy of tthe original will of John Sitton, and a certified copy from Lumpkin County, GA

 

Notes for Sarah Rigby:

Sarah Rigby married John Sitton, and her tombstone recorded who was her father and her marriage date.  John Rigby was the father, and I have a picture of the tombstone. Her grandfather was William  Rigby.. In the 1800s there was supposed to be an important estate for Sarah Riby Sitton's heirs. John James Sitton wrote to a cousin about it, but discouraged him from seeking it.

 

I also received copies of letters from Mrs. Anthony in GA that reaffirmed John Sitton's grandchildren had heard  Father , Mother and Grandfather discussing family matters.

 

Sarah Rigby's sister Mary (Polly), b. 1757, VA,  married Elias Allred. I  found John Rigby, Sarah's father, in NC near the Sittons. William Rigby is the grandfather who never came to America.. The estate the Sitton heirs were looking for in the  late 1800s was of  William Rigby.The following is from a  copy of a letter I hold dated September 26, 1874. It is to J.W.Sitton and begins "Dear Brother,...I have now undertaken the recovery of the estate of our G.G.Grandfather William Rigby which he doubtless bequeathed his only son John Rigby our gr.Grandfather.  And as they have both been dead  so long( I suppose about 90 years) you will  admit that I have undertaken a difficult task and one that will keep me busy for some time...After I obtained my patent and I subscribed to the U.S.Patent Right Gazette...I noticed an advertisement for Gun's Index...Roper the American agent residing in New York..It contains over 30000 nammes of heirs at law...in part 4th number 15523 I find the name of John Rigby...(Mr. Gun) will charge  twenty dollars to go to Liverpool search the records obtain the desired information and report. And I propose that all interested shall bear a part of this expense and if divided between the heirs of Grandfather and old Uncle Elias Alred it would not be heavy on any....The most difficult part will be to prove  that Grandmother was his daughter and then her marriage to Grandfather. Grandfather's  Old Family Bible shws this marriage but it does not state that she was the daughter of John Rigby, but I think her epitaph does. I wish you would see Brother James and ask him to  refresh his memory...I can recollect hearing Father Grandfather and Mother talk the matter over..." This letter is signed B.F.Sitton, and the handwriting is absolutely gorgeous.

 

In a book, Scottish Settlers in North America 1625-1825, David Dobson, Gen. Pub. Co. 1984, p. 232, John Seton, born 1717, son of James Seton of Belsis, merchant in Edinburgh, and Jean Boog. Merchant in London. Jacobite in 1745. To America. (SH)  SH = House of Seton, Edinburgh, 1939. Belsis is ca 45 miles south of Edinburgh, p. 117, Black's Scotland, 1877. This John is a good candidate for father of John, great grandfather of J.J.Sitton. There are other Setons named on other Dobson books, with  good documentation.

 

John Sitton and Sarah Rigby had the following children:
  i.

MARY2 SITTON. She married WILLIAM ROBINS on 04 Sep 1817.

  ii.

PRISCILLA SITTON was born on 01 Mar 1782. She married GEORGE ROY on 11 Mar 1798.

  iii.

HANNAH SITTON was born on 20 Jan 1784.

  iv.

WILLIAM SITTON was born on 18 Jan 1785. He married NANCY JONES on 20 Aug 1810.

2. v.

JOSEPH SITTON was born on 08 Jun 1786. He died on 14 Nov 1850. He married (1) LYDIA TARRANT on 22 Feb 1810. She was born on 26 May 1787. She died on 02 Aug 1837. He married (2) RHODA. She died on 25 Dec 1869.

  vi.

PHILIP SITTON was born on 26 May 1791. He died on 28 Oct 1827. He married SARAH BRADLEY on 16 Nov 1809.

  vii.

JOHN SITTON was born on 22 Feb 1794. He married FRANCES HALBERT on 01 Jan 1815.

3. viii.

JAMES SITTON was born on 16 Jun 1796 in Pickens County, South Carolina. He died on 10 Oct 1852 in Dexter, Missouri. He married MARY G. BOWEN on 07 Jul 1814 in Greenville, South Carolina. She was born on 12 May 1797 in South Carolina. She died on 05 Sep 1868 in Johnson County, Illinois.

  ix.

SARAH SITTON was born on 09 Jan 1798. She married JAMES CORBIN on 25 Dec 1814.

Generation 2
2.

JOSEPH2 SITTON (John1) was born on 08 Jun 1786. He died on 14 Nov 1850. He married (1) LYDIA TARRANT on 22 Feb 1810. She was born on 26 May 1787. She died on 02 Aug 1837. He married (2) RHODA. She died on 25 Dec 1869.

 

Joseph Sitton and Lydia Tarrant had the following children:
  i.

JAMES T.3 SITTON was born on 08 Dec 1810. He married MARY HOLCOMB on 08 Dec 1829.

  ii.

WILLIAM SITTON was born on 24 Nov 1812. He died on 27 Jun 1856.

  iii.

BENJAMIN F. SITTON was born on 15 Apr 1815. He died on 30 Jun 1889.

 

Notes for Benjamin F. Sitton:

Never married. He taught school, and I have a copy of a letter that he wrote, with beautiful handwriting.

 

He and his brother Philip Marion  were in the mercantile business in the 1880s in Dahlonega, GA, according to a letter from Madeleine Anthony, the county historian who wrote to me in the 1970s. Mrs. Anthony collected much data on the Wier Boyd family and the Sitton family for the Historical Society there. She said the location was the SW corner of Dahlonega square, and there were three  town lots known as the Sitton Block. She goes on to say that these two brothers and another brother J.W.(Warren) were all bachelors. J.W. was always referred to as Uncle Warren.  B.F. served in the Confederate Army. "My notes show  that various familiies by the name of Sitton lived in Rome, Greensboro, Oakland, Sparta, all in Georgia; Pendleton and Brushy Creek, both in South Carolina...Another letter was written in 1869 by James H.Corbin from Bloomfield, Missouri...."

  iv.

FRANCES EMILY SITTON was born on 10 Nov 1817. She married GOODMAN HUGHES on 10 Nov 1833. He died on 23 Jun 1899.

  v.

JOSEPH WARREN SITTON was born on 13 Aug 1821.

4. vi.

SARAH J. SITTON was born on 30 Dec 1824. She died on 26 Jul 1905. She married WIER BOYD on 09 Feb 1843, son of William Boyd and Elizabeth. He was born on 14 Sep 1820. He died on 08 Nov 1893.

  vii.

PHILIP MARION SITTON was born on 08 Jun 1828. He died on 31 Oct 1887.

  viii.

JOHN SITTON. He died on 22 Aug 1820.

3.

JAMES2 SITTON (John1) was born on 16 Jun 1796 in Pickens County, South Carolina. He died on 10 Oct 1852 in Dexter, Missouri. He married MARY G. BOWEN on 07 Jul 1814 in Greenville, South Carolina. She was born on 12 May 1797 in South Carolina. She died on 05 Sep 1868 in Johnson County, Illinois.

 

Notes for Mary G. Bowen:

From a letter of Rita Sitton Grant,, Nov, 5, 1978: "I have received two letters from Wm.G Billingsley...sstates that Mary Boowen and Basil Billingsley lived out their lives on the homestead and the original deed is still in the family...Mary and Basil are buried in a cemetery on a farm about 1 1/2 mile from their home. ...Basil was married twiice before he and Mary were married, first to Nancy Craiig, ca 1799 and 2/w was Mary Younng..his first wife died in Wilson County, TN...from a book by P.T.Chapman,...Polly Sitton was prohibited from marrying again for t wo years...James SUtton was  a member of the grand jury in 1818.

 

James Sitton and Mary G. Bowen had the following children:
5. i.

HARVEY3 SITTON was born on 28 Dec 1815 in Greenville District, South Carolina. He died on 27 Mar 1893 in Fulton , Missouri. He married MARTHA FRANCES WINGO in 1837 in Washington County, Missouri, daughter of John Wingo and Mary Hutchings. She was born on 15 Feb 1817 in Amelia County, Virginia. She died on 30 Mar 1901 in Washington County, Missouri.

  ii.

LOUISA SITTON was born on 07 Apr 1818. She married WILLIS WEBB.

  iii.

CALINDRA SITTON was born on 14 Jun 1820. She met IRA YOUNT.

  iv.

ANDREW JACKSON SITTON was born in Feb 1822.

  v.

ISAAC B. SITTON was born on 11 Jan 1824. He married ELIZABETH COX.

 

Notes for Isaac B. Sitton:

from a letter of Rita Sitton Grant in the 1970s: "I have always wondered why my Isaac B. went into Canada during the Civil War..." ...Isaa and family  belonged to theh Clear Creek Baptiist Church and from which they received a letter of dismissal in 1863. This was probably the date he left for Canada and he had a daughter born thee in 1865...he was back in Allexander County Ill 1870 and 1880 census"

  vi.

ELIIZABETH SITTON was born on 05 Dec 1826. She married N.R.ELLIOT in 1859 in Washington County, Missouri.

  vii.

WILLIAM SITTON was born on 11 Feb 1830.

  viii.

JOSEPH SITTON was born in 1835.

  ix.

AMANDA SITTON was born on 23 Apr 1836.

  x.

JAMES SITTON was born on 23 Apr 1836.

  xi.

JOHN SITTON. He died on 22 Aug 1820.

Generation 3
4.

SARAH J.3 SITTON (Joseph2, John1) was born on 30 Dec 1824. She died on 26 Jul 1905. She married WIER BOYD on 09 Feb 1843, son of William Boyd and Elizabeth. He was born on 14 Sep 1820. He died on 08 Nov 1893.

 

Wier Boyd and Sarah J. Sitton had the following children:
  i.

A.F.4 BOYD was born on 16 Aug 1844.

  ii.

LYDIA FRANCES BOYD was born on 23 Apr 1847.

  iii.

MARION G. BOYD was born on 09 Jan 1850.

  iv.

GEORGE B. BOYD was born on 04 Oct 1852.

  v.

MATTIE J. BOYD was born on 24 Oct 1854.

  vi.

S.E. BOYD was born on 09 Jul 1857.

  vii.

MARY I. BOYD was born on 17 Sep 1860.

  viii.

JOSEPH W. BOYD was born on 28 Jan 1865.

5.

HARVEY3 SITTON (James2, John1) was born on 28 Dec 1815 in Greenville District, South Carolina. He died on 27 Mar 1893 in Fulton , Missouri. He married MARTHA FRANCES WINGO in 1837 in Washington County, Missouri, daughter of John Wingo and Mary Hutchings. She was born on 15 Feb 1817 in Amelia County, Virginia. She died on 30 Mar 1901 in Washington County, Missouri.

 

Notes for Harvey Sitton:

In August of 1844, guardianship of the Wingo children of John Wingo, Jr. and Mary Wingo, both deceased, was given to Harvey. Samuel had died. Martha Frances Wingo  had married Harvey. All of the living Wingo children of John and Mary were in Missouri.

 

When I was a teenager, I went with an aunt and a cousin to the farm where Harvey Sitton's home was, and the family cemetery. There I saw the corn crib that he built and the hardware on it that he had made. He had been a blacksmith, as well as a farmer, a miner, and he was quite successful.  My grandmother, his 12th child, loved pretty dishes, and she said that her father and family had service of Haviland china for 12.

 

I have a handbill for the arrest of the man who killed a son of Harvey Sitton. My grandmother's brother, a sheriff,  was killed while he watered his horse at a creek.

 

Grandmother's oldest  full brother was J.J.Sitton, (John James Sitton). He was a captain in the Civil War for the South and suffered injuries. He kept a dairy. It is in the hands of one of the family. He taught school. He also was the one who began  the family search for SITTON, and he corresponded with relatives in Missouri and those in Georgia. A couple of his letters turned up in a trunk  that was with a member of the family of Harvey Sitton's brother Isaac. When Rita Sitton Grant and I found each other   we shared information. A letter from J.J. to his cousin told of the Scottish family laving Scotland after a battle in 1745. He named  the three men and information that he had gathered from the grandchildren of John Sitton, Revolutionary soldier in GA. There are searchers who disagree with this. They claim that the Sitton line goes back to early New England in the 1600s, and that the family was SUTTON, and sometimes SITTON. But Grandma always said, " Sitton never was Sutton." My rationale is to believe her and her brother, until I can have further proof. The link at present (2004) is weak, and does not agree with  data that J.J.Sitton had gathered. Several scattered members of the family all claim that the family was Scottish, as they had been told.

 

Harvey's eldest daughter never married. Her name was Frances, and she was called Frank. She taught school.

 

Notes for Martha Frances Wingo:

The first marriage of Martha Frances was to Fendoll Crump, and the family story was that she was a bride and a mother and a widow in one year. They had a son Fendoll.

 

A letter from Martha's  brother Edmund to her from Covington, Alleghany, Virginia in October 1864: Dear Sister Martha, How I wish I could see you! I was in hopes when Jacob returned that we would hear particularly from you all, but not so. He got  back to Bedford County sometime ago and wrote me a short letter in which he said he saw you but I have not seen him and I do not know when he will come to see us, if he ever comes. He does not seem to care anything for us. I have not seen him more than two hours since last Christmas. it is about 55 miles to the place where he lives. He wrote me word that he had a long letter for me from John and one from Frank to Sally, but for some reason he has never sent them. Present my love and Sally's love to Mr. Sitton John and Frank and to all the children. Tell John and Frank to write their letters over again and to send them to us....I want you to write or Mr. Sitton or John and Frances & give us all the news. If I can not live where I can see you I want t hear how you are all getting along. Tell John I received a letter from him sometime ago in which he informed me about being wounded. I should have answered it but when the mails got to running I did not know where to direct...Tell John to let me know what has become of Captain Andrews, Gen Metzrich &. We moved to this place about two months since. Covington is a pretty little village away in the Alleghany mountains...rich farms and blue mountains. The healthiest country in the world. We live in twenty five miles of the celebrated White Sulpher Springs. I am now engaged in teaching a high school in Covington. Two teachers of us. We have a large school of young men mostly. I shall practise law as soon as there's business. I expect to get a fine practise after a while..Sally and myself are all in my family. I am tired of negroes. Sally does the cooking and I cut wood and bring water. Sally is a first rate hand on buckwheat cakes. We live in a fine large house in the center of town. I pay $100  rent per year. I wish Frances was here to keep Sally company when I am gone. Ask Frances if she  has forgotten the conversation about chickens. Sally is not done talking about the war yet, but I have forgotten all about it. We are happy and contented. Write immediately. Our very best love to all. Kiss the children for me. Your affectionate brother E.T.Wingo (Frank here is the name that Frances Sitton eldest niece of Edmund by sister Martha.) went by)

 

Harvey Sitton and Martha Frances Wingo had the following children:
6. i.

VIRGINIA4 SITTON was born on 05 Sep 1858 in Palmer, Missouri. She died on 20 May 1957 in Washington County, Missouri. She married JOHN HANSON in Jan 1880 in Home of the bride, Palmer, Missouri, son of Abraham Hanson and Margaret Smalley. He was born on 24 Dec 1855 in Chicago, Illinois. He died on 21 Mar 1951 in Janes Creek, Washington County, Missouri.

  ii.

MARTHA FRANCES SITTON was born on 07 Jun 1840.

7. iii.

JOHN JAMES SITTON was born on 05 Jul 1842 in Washington County, Missouri. He married NANCY GEORGE in 1867 in Oregon County. Missouri. She was born in Lincoln County,Tennessee.

  iv.

HARVEY SITTON.

  v.

MARJALINE SITTON.

  vi.

JASPER SITTON.

  vii.

LUCY SITTON. She married TAYLOR MAXWELL.

  viii.

WARREN SITTON.

  ix.

WILLARD SITTON. He married MITTIE GEORGE.

  x.

MARY L. SITTON was born in 1838. She died in 1841.

  xi.

AMANDA SITTON was born in 1844. She died in 1846.

Generation 4
6.

VIRGINIA4 SITTON (Harvey3, James2, John1) was born on 05 Sep 1858 in Palmer, Missouri. She died on 20 May 1957 in Washington County, Missouri. She married JOHN HANSON in Jan 1880 in Home of the bride, Palmer, Missouri, son of Abraham Hanson and Margaret Smalley. He was born on 24 Dec 1855 in Chicago, Illinois. He died on 21 Mar 1951 in Janes Creek, Washington County, Missouri.

 

Notes for Virginia Sitton:

Grandma was a  remarkable woman. She was the baby of 12, and a hard worker. She also had quite a bit of schooling for her time. She was sent to school and to stay with her uncle Ed Wingo, who was a criminal lawyer  in a nearby county. He had been a gradute of William and Mary, and he had an academy which he started, I believe. She  read avidly, and memorized many, many poems, which she recited all her life. My father "Dick" Cozean, also had memorized many poems, and sometimes they would recite poetry together or take turns! I heard lots of beautiful words this way.

 

Grandma never was one to  give compliments. Her best was, "(So-and-so) is a worker." Another comp. was "That's all right." No matter how many people were at the farm, and in the kitchen, she could find a job for everyone. She had 3 stoves, and they were in use at harvest time .  Grandma and Grandpa Hanson had over 500 acres of land, and livestock. So, it was necessary to plant for the feed. In late summer, the men would come with the threshing machine. My aunts and my parents all came to help feed the men. Sometimes there were two or three settings for the dinner table.(noon). That kept all of us busy cooking and filling plates and glasses, and washing up for more. Once in a while, I got to carry water to the field for drinks on a scorching hot day.

 

In fall they butchered. That meant a hog was killed for its meat and fat.  That, too, called for extra hands. I was never allowed to see the killing. The meat was cut up and the hams were smoked and put away for winter. Grandma fixed the tenderloin and canned it. One of the most delicious things I ever ate was some of that tenderloin! This butchering yielded bacon too. The fat was  rendered and lard  was  put away. Grandma also made soap, with lye, fat, and ashes, etc.

 

Grandma was particular about her  weight and  cleanliness. She said her own mother Martha Frances Wingo Sitton, was too heavy, a "burden to herself and everyone around her." So she watched what she ate.  She never drank milk, and Grandpa drank it often. She would trim off the fat and give it to Grandpa. She wouldn't eat the yolk of an egg, but she gave that to Grandpa. She lived to be 99 and he was 96. BUT they were farmers and really worked all the time.

 

The black beaded cape of my great-grandmother hung on the stair well at  my grandparents' house.  I have looked at it many times. Although Grandma was not demonstrative, she was quite  sentimental.

 

She bragged that she used to kill and dress 5 chickens before breakfast. Farmers always ate a hearty breakfast, before dawn, of course! While Grandpa had large animals, she had poultry. I have seen guineas, chickens, geese, turkeys and ducks at the farm.  She picked the geese and my pillows have some of the down she picked long ago.(I used to tease the turkeys, and then run and get up on  bailing wire to  get away!)

 

Mother told me how she wold help neighbors. Someone had diphtheria, and she wold prepare things, ride a horse to the place, come back, and change her clothes outside, so as to not bring in disease. She also claimed to be a pretty good rider. She used to say she could go__ and reel and turn. Her sidesaddle was sold when  the estate sale took place.

 

Notes for John Hanson:

Grandpa Hanson was a dear sweet man, who never seemed to ever say a bad word against anyone. If someone were criticized, he  often would say," (So-and-so-) didn't go to  do it.", meaning that person didn't mean to do something wrong.  He stood tall for his short height, and straight. He lived to be 96 years old. I saw him stand on his head when he was past  90 years old. He loved his stock ; he had a stock farm, horses cattle, hogs, sheep, mules. At one time when it was profitable, he was a big mule raiser.  He would saddle up an old mare for me when we went to the country, and I had the opportunity to ride.  Once,  the saddle slipped, and I fell off, and the mare just stopped, refusing to injure me.

 

At family basket dinners, I met a couple of his sisters, Aunt Lizzie and Aunt Phiney (Elizabeth and Josephine) They too were short and straight.

 

Grandpa was the first born in this country, and his parents were Engish, so some of the British dialect/accents were apparent. He always said Rahther, and Gar' adge. An old saying he repeated to me was in Yorkshire or Lancashire dialect : "Rise ,  boys, rise. Put on your poppin' crackers. Bald-faced Jimmy's gone to montesiglo with a pop-lo on his back" This was  said to be a  wake-up call to farm boys...Get up, boys, and put on your pants (that made a noise like corduroys). The cat has already gone to the barn in a hurry. (Inference, It is time to get up and go to work.)

 

Grandpa was up in years when I came along, but he always took  time to play games with me. He taught me to play 21, and checkers.

 

He,loved his sheep, and the lambs came in the worst part of the winter. He was always there to help an old ewe to lamb. Likewise, he would go into the lot with his cattle and the bull, slapping them on the  sides and  talking to them.  There were several times that my dad and uncles had to climb a fence because of the bull! He was a great judge of livestock. People wold ask his advice when they were getting ready to sell a cow or horse, etc.

 

One March, my mother was staying  with them on the farm, to  help with Grandma, who had broken a hip. Grandpa came in after feeding the hogs, and lay down. He said, "I can't get my  breath! Call Fred, Call the doctor." He died  suddenly, but while doing his daily work, at age 96.

 

John Hanson and Virginia Sitton had the following children:
  i.

MARTHA AURORA5 HANSON was born on 24 Dec 1880 in Washington County, Missouri. She died on 26 May 1964 in DeSoto Nursing Center, Missouri. She married HENRY MCLANE on 05 Oct 1899 in Caledonia, Missouri. He was born on 06 Jun 1879 in Lounds, Missouri. He died on 05 Sep 1965 in Bonne Terre Missouri (hospital).

 

Notes for Martha Aurora Hanson:

This was my mother's oldest sister. She always went by her nickname, Otie. This name is said to have come about when she was a little girl, and she had a dress with oats on it!

 

My parents and the Mclane's spent a lot of time together.  We often visted them or they, us. And pinochle was a given! Uncle Mac had a great sense of humor. He told good stories, dramatically...

  ii.

LOTTIE DAISY HANSON was born on 22 Apr 1882 in Palmer, Missouri. She died on 19 Jul 1960 in Caledonia, Missouri. She married (1) ARTHUR RONALD. She married (2) THELSEA SMITH about 1910, son of John Noah Smith and June Sanders. He was born on 01 May 1874 in Near Vineland, Missouri. He died on 30 Mar 1960 in Caledonia, Misouri.

  iii.

GROVER CLEVELAND HANSON was born on 16 Jan 1885. He married ANN SEABORNE.

  iv.

GEORGE WILLARD HANSON was born on 23 Jul 1887. He married ETHEL SHELTON.

  v.

ELMER ABRAHAM HANSON was born on 08 Jul 1890.

 

Notes for Elmer Abraham Hanson:

He died as a young boy. He had spinal meningitis. Grandma mourned him always. She kept his drum and his little hen on a nest china dish with his marbles and his last Sunday School lesson in it. I now have that china hen on a nest, and the contents.

  vi.

JOHN FREDERICK HANSON was born on 22 May 1896. He married (1) MAGGIE FARLEY. He married (2) MAY MOSS. He married (3) FLORENCE GIBSON.

 

Notes for John Frederick Hanson:

This was Uncle Fred. He never went by John. His first two wives preceded him in death. He had children by all three. My cousin Virginia Ann and I were very close, as cousins growing up. Her brother Charlie lives now in Kentucky with his wife Zonia  and family. Uncle Fred's second wife Mae, had a daughter. This is one instance where names can be a problem. She was baptised one name, and later it was changed to Gayle  Moss Hanson. She suffered a terrible tragedy. A beautiful young woman, she answered the door one day, and was shot, and  died.

 

When Uncle Fred married Florence, they had a daughter Freda, and she is the youngest of my Hanson first cousins.  She is married to a man named Sago, and lives in Washington County, MO. She, too, is working on genealogy.

  vii.

MITTIE ALICE HANSON was born on 19 Nov 1897 in Janes Creek, Washington County, Missouri. She died on 12 Mar 1987 in Vancouver, Washington. She married GROVER MILBOURNE COZEAN on 06 Sep 1919 in parents' home, Janes Creek, Missouri, son of Elias Milburn Cozean and Martha Ellen Stephens. He was born on 09 Oct 1889 in Cornwall, Missouri. He died on 16 Jun 1985 in Vancouver, Washington.

7.

JOHN JAMES4 SITTON (Harvey3, James2, John1) was born on 05 Jul 1842 in Washington County, Missouri. He married NANCY GEORGE in 1867 in Oregon County. Missouri. She was born in Lincoln County,Tennessee.

 

Notes for John James Sitton:

John James, or J.J. Sitton, had evidently traced some of the family traditions. In a letter he wrote to   a relative in Illinois from his home in Garfield, MO, J.J. wrote: "James M. Sitton    

Dear Cousin Your letter to (?)...I enclose a copy of the family record of our grandfather and great grandfather. There are a few discrepancies but in the main I guess it is about correct as far as it goes.  I got grandfather's record from John Sitton Dexter,Mo. in his lifetime   great grandfather's record from Warren Sitton of Dahlonega Georgia.  I can't know whether he lives yet or not  Now if I have my information correct the estate you ____? after comes from our great grandmother Sarah Rigby and from her father to her.  I understand that while the Seatons and the Sittons were Scotch people, our great grandfather married an Englishwoman a Miss Rigby but I don't know what  part of England she came. If this is fact the Sittons and not Seatons would be heirs   Now the Sittons formerly under the name of Seaton lived ten miles from Edinburgh in Scotland ____? town there is known to this day as Seaton.

(page 2) As the hundred years expired between  so I see no hope that was a large estate  The phamphlets published here and sent through the country now hunting for heirs for these old estates are frauds and swindles  Your grandma story was correct about the estate but limitations has run too long.  I don't think we can ever reach it.  I have traced our family connections back 500 years. In 1747 they changed the name from Seaton to Sitton from the following cause.  England at that time as now governed Scotland. Charles by right should have been king of Scotland and the Scotch people tried hard to place him on the throne.  The rebellion was unsuccessful  The Seatons were prominent and fought with Charles after the rebellion was suppressed.  The King issued a decree naming certain clans that were to be tried for treason and forbidding any of the clans named taking shipping from British coast until after the trial.  Our ancestors three brothers John, Phillipp and William took shipping registering their names Setton and they came to South Carolina where John and Phillippp settled. William settled further north.  John from whom we descend as one of three brothers. His son John Sitton was our great grandfather. James Sitton was our grandfather. I have both of their records complete. I will send you the family records 500 or 600 years ago. Our ancestors sometimes spelled their names Seton later Seaton......."  

This is transcribed by Virginia Holter from the actual letter found in the possession of Rita Sitton Grant, direct descendant of Isaac Sitton, brother of Harvey Sitton.  She saw and copied this and returned the letter to Rita who was living in Illinois at that time.

 

John James Sitton and Nancy George had the following children:
  i.

ALBERT R.5 SITTON.

  ii.

LURAH T. SITTON.

  iii.

E.W. SITTON.

  iv.

LAURA A. SITTON.

  v.

WAIF W. SITTON.

Here  is a transcription of the copy of the  handwritten letter of my great uncle John James Sitton 1842-1915. 1900.

He wrote to the grandson of John Sitton  b.1763,  named Joseph Warren Sitton b. 1821 in SC.for this information.

This letter went to  a cousin of John J.  Sitton in Illinois. John J. Sitton's father (and my grandmother's father) , was Harvey Sitton,b. SC 1815, who  lived in Washington Co. MO This letter is to a descendant of Isaac Sitton, brother to Harvey.

The discussion of the Rigby estate concerns the wife of John Sitton, named Sarah Rigby, who was a daughter of John Rigby, who was the only son of William Rigby in England. John Sitton 1763 is found in  the area of Randolph Co NC and surrounding counties along with a Joseph Sitton,  older Philip  Sitton,my John and his  brother  Philip b. 1770 in the late 1700s. Later he appears in the area of Greenville SC and Pendleton District and Pickens Co SC. He acquired  land via GA  for Revolutionary War service, by a lottery draw in the 1800s, and he and family moved to what became White Co and then Lumpkin Co GA..Joseph who was in NC with  him moved on to TN and then to NE Mo where he died. Some of his family then moved  on to Oregon and that was part of the Nathan K. Sitton group.

 

 

 

 

 

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