Genealogy of the Texas Sutphens
Sutphen is the Americanized version of van Zutphen, a Dutch name. The progenitor of the family in the New World was Dirck Jansen van Zutphen, who immigrated from Zutphen, Holland around 1650. Many of the Sutphens (or Sutphins) settled around Monmouth, New Jersey, and at least one battle was fought on Sutphen land during the Revolution. Others setlled across Raritan and Jamaica Bay on Long Island. There is still a Sutphin Boulevard and subway stop in Jamaica, Queens.
The family spread out from there. A contingent of the family went south, and settled in Virginia. The Virginia branch usually spell the name Sutphin. For more information on the Virginia Sutphins, as well as other branches, see Mike Sutphin's Sutphen Genealogy Page or the SCOL site (Sutphin/Sutphen/Sutfin Cousins OnLine), also run by Mike.
There are four known lines of Sutphens in Texas. Most of the information here is on the John S. Sutphen line. I have some information on the Abraham Sutphen line also. There is little I know about the Henry and Peter Sutphen lines yet, but I will add information as I get it.
The links at left will take you to information on each family. The site is always in the process of being built, so information is added as I have the time.
Some individuals have symbols next to their names in the tree. Most of them represent military service in different wars. See the Key to Symbols page to find out more.
Some pages have links to map information through the USGS GNIS (Geographic Names Information System). The GNIS pages should have a list of available maps on the right of the page. The USGS National Map is probably the most detailed, but can be confusing to use. The Google map is simpler. The Locations & Maps page contains a list of locations mentioned in the family history, with the USGS GNIS ID# and Mapquest links when possible.
The Sutphen Family Cemeteries page contains information on some of the cemeteries where the family members are buried. Photos of the headstones are included if I have them.
You might also want to see the Genealogy Links page, which contains links to some of my favorite research sites. The Genealogy Sources page lists some of the books and other sources of family information.
The Sutphen genealogy is part of sutphen.org, the Sutphen Family Network. Go to the sutphen.org main page to find links to other pages, including family documents and photos. Sutphen family members can find out how to get a personal web page or sutphen.org e-mail.
John S. Sutphen and Wife Matilda Chrisman Sutphen brought their family to Texas from Tennessee in 1850. There are several families included as part of this line. The main families covered here are my direct ancestors on my father's paternal line:
I hope to add more of my direct lines in the future, including the Hawthorne, Humber, LaSelle, and Bradshaw families. I also have some information on the Crawford family, who married into the Oxsheers, but are not one of my direct lines. The McLennans married into the Wilsons. I had to include them because they are probably the most interesting of all the families.
Abraham Sutphen came to Texas from Tennessee in 1850 as a slave of John and Matilda Sutphen. Abraham married Viney in Texas, and they had eight sons. See the link at left for more information on this family.
Marston Sutphen was in Thurber, Texas for the 1900 Census. See the link at left for more information on this family.
Henry Aaron Sutphen, son of Spencer William Sutphen, came to Texas from Parson, Kansas about 1910, and settled in Beaumont. No further information is known at this time.
Peter Sutphen, son of Samuel Davis Sutphen, came tom Texas from East Orange, New Jersey in 1968. This line has a long history in New Jersey, and may possibly be traced all the way back to Dirck Jansen Van Zutphen. More information will be posted as I get it.
Please cite this website when using any information contained here.