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The Sutphen Family

The Texas Sutphens covered here are the descendants of John S. Sutphen and his wife Matilda Crisman, who came to Texas from Tennessee in 1850. John's history before coming to Texas is still largely a mystery; even the names of his parents remain unknown. The legend is that Matilda's father was a wealthy planter, and gave his daughter 10 slaves as a wedding gift. I doubt this is true, since I don't think John and Matilda were very wealthy after they came to Texas.

John S. Sutphen
Born: June 01, 1805 in Ohio or New Jersey
Died: October 07, 1858 in Nacogdoches County, TX
Married: June 13, 1833 in Williamson County, Tennessee to
Matilda W. Crisman

--Born: February 15, 1815 in Tennessee
--Died: February 15, 1860 in Nacogdoches County, TX
--Parents: David Chrisman and Jemima
More on John and Matilda

  1. William C. Sutphen
    Born: February 19, 1835 in Tennessee
    Died: June 23, 1862 in Little Rock, Arkansas (Civil War)
    Married: September 13, 1857 in Nacogdoches County, TX to
    Sarah Wilson Oxsheer
    --Born: June 21, 1829 in Indiana
    --Died: April 06, 1916
    --Parents: George Oxsheer and Jane Walker
    --For information on the Oxsheers, see The Oxsheer Family Tree .
    More on William and Sarah
    See William's picture on the Photos page
    Read William and Sara's Civil War letters
    1. John S. Sutphen
      Born: April 13, 1859 in Nacogdoches County, TX
      Died: August 11, 1866 in Nacogdoches County, TX
    2. George Ellmore Sutphen
      Born: August 19, 1860
      Died: July 12, 1937 in Baird, Callahan Co., TX
      Married: December 10, 1885 in Caddo, Stevens Co., TX to
      Mary Annah Scogin
      --Born: Sept. 22, 1869 in TX
      --Died: March 07, 1957 in Baird, Callahan Co., TX
      --Parents: William Jefferson Scogin and Mary Ann Richardson Self
      --For information on the Scogins, see The Scogin Family Tree .

      More on George and Mary Annah
      1. William Andrew Sutphen
        Born: October 31, 1886, Stephens County, Texas
        Died: Died Nov 1976
        Married: July 21, 1909 to
        Annie Ray
        --Born: 25 Jun 1892
        --Died: Nov 1977
      2. Claude Sutphen
        Born: March 11, 1888, Stephens County, Texas
        Died: Died Apr 1970
        Married: December 16, 1928 to
        Lula Cross
        --Born: 30 Jan 1887
        --Died: Dec 1973
      3. Eva Sutphen
        Born: March 24, 1890, Stephens County, Texas
        Died: Died Sep 1983, Colorado City, Mitchell Co., TX
        Married: October 23, 1907 to
        Toone G. Sweatt
        --Born: 8 Aug 1887
        --Died: Apr 1972
        For more information on the Sweatt Family, see the RootsWeb WorldConnect database #rebelpj by Paula Jones
        See also Jones & Sweatt Family Photos, Paula Jones, Mitchell County RootsWeb
      4. Conner E. Sutphen
        Born: August 01, 1892, Callahan County, Texas
        Died:
        Married:December 26, 1922 to
        Emma
        --Born: 10 Mar 1902
        --Died: Mar 1987
      5. Eunice Sutphen
        Born: June 06, 1895, Callahan County, Texas
        Died: February, 1983
        Married (1): February 29, 1920 to
        Harvey C. Brock
        --Born: March 08, 1895 in Bridgeport, Texas
        --Died: in Eliasville, Texas
        Married (2): to
        Clyde Billingsley
        --Born:
        --Died:
      6. Robert L. Sutphen
        Born: February 15, 1902, Iatan, Mitchell County, Texas
        Died: 1980
        Married: to
        Jewell Conaway
        --Born: 15 Aug 1902
        --Died: Nov 1986
      7. Ira Holt Sutphen
        Born: September 08, 1904, Iatan, Mitchell County, Texas
        Died:
        Married: June 05, 1934 to
        Flora
        --Born: 12 Feb 1898
        --Died: Dec 1969
      8. Isaac Brennand Sutphen
        Born: September 08, 1904, Iatan, Mitchell County, Texas
        Died: October 30, 1966 in Arizona
      9. Emma Fay Sutphen
        Born: October 17, 1905, Iatan, Mitchell County, Texas
        Died: February 14, 1915, Iatan, Mitchell County, Texas
        Buried: Iatan Cemetery, Mitchell County, Texas
      10. Margie Anna Sutphen
        Born: February 12, 1909, Iatan, Mitchell County, Texas
        Died: August 23, 2008 in Baird, Callahan County, Texas
        Buried: Ross Cemetery, Baird, Callahan County, Texas
        Married (1): August 22, 1927 in Baird, Callahan Co., TX to
        Raleigh B. Ray
        --Born:
        --Died:
        Married (2): to
        Johnnie G. Sullivan
        --Born:
        --Died: Nov 1983, Baird, Callahan Co., TX
      11. Curtis Wilson Sutphen
        Born:July 17, 1911, Iatan, Mitchell County, Texas
        Died:May 31, 1987 in Baird, Callahan Co., TX
        Married:November 10, 1934 in Baird, Callahan Co., TX to
        Theresa Elizabeth Eager
        --Born:November 26, 1915
        --Died:November 1983, Baird, Callahan Co., TX
        --Parents:George Emmett Eager and Winnie Dee Bartley
      12. Infant Sutphen
        Born: 1913, Iatan, Mitchell County, Texas
        Died: 1913 , Iatan, Mitchell County, Texas
        Buried: Iatan Cemetery, Mitchell County, Texas
    3. William A. Sutphen
      Born: January 29, 1862 in Nacogdoches County, TX
      Died: October 02, 1867 in Nacogdoches County, TX
  2. David S. Sutphen
    Born: July 13, 1838 in Tennessee
    Died: July 21, 1871 in Garrison, Nacogdoches County, TX
    Married: December 23, 1868 in Rusk County, TX to
    Sarah E. Phillips
    --Born: May 08, 1847 in Meriweather County, GA
    --Died: 1913 in Iredell, TX
    More on David and Sarah
    1. John M. Sutphen
      Born: February 17, 1870 in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, TX
      Died: December 26, 1956 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, TX
      Married: April 03, 1895 in Iredell, TX
      Pink Novella Terrell
      --Born: July 23, 1877 in Iredell, TX
      --Died: March 06, 1960 in Dallas, Dallas County, TX
      1. Vernon Sutphen
        Born: December 04, 1893
        Died:
        Burial:
      2. Olin Lee Sutphen
        Born: November 15, 1897
        Died: March 04, 1974
        Burial: in Grove Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Texas
        Married: April 1942 to
        Frances Eloise
        -- Born: August 05, 1920
        -- Died: August 14, 1999
        -- Burial: in Grove Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Texas
      3. Homer Terrell Sutphen
        Born: July 04, 1900 in Gorman, Texas
        Died:
        Burial:
      4. David Glenn Sutphen
        Born: April 07, 1902
        Died: April 14, 1981
        Burial: in Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Scyene Rd. Dallas, TX
        Married: to
        Frances
        -- Born:
        -- Died:
        -- Burial: in Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Scyene Rd. Dallas, TX
      5. Zelma Davis Sutphen
        Born: February 07, 1906
        Died:
        Burial:
      6. Jessie Mae Sutphen
        Born: April 27, 1911
        Died:
        Burial:
        Married: to
        John Garrity
        -- Born:
        -- Died:
        -- Burial:
      7. Jack Bell Sutphen
        Born: August 20, 1913
        Died:
        Burial:
        Married:
        Helen
        -- Born:
        -- Died: March 18, 1982
        -- Burial: in Restland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas
      8. Mayme Ruth Sutphen
        Born: August 16, 1915 in Iredell, TX
        Married: to
        C. F. Vanecek
        -- Born:
        -- Died:
        -- Buried:
      9. James Ross Sutphen
        Born: October 27, 1920 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
        Died: 2004
        Burial:
        Married:
        Estelle Neely
        -- Born:
  3. George W. Sutphen
    Born: November 21, 1840 in Tennessee
    Died: April 14, 1863 in Franklin, LA (Civil War)
  4. Samuel Crisman Sutphen
    Born: October 25, 1842 in Maury County, Tennessee
    Died: June 24, 1916 in Caddo Stephens County, TX
    Married: January 18, 1871 in Nacogdoches County, TX
    Buried: Caddo Cemetery, Caddo, Stephens County, Texas
    Saphronia Ann Oxsheer
    --Born: January 11, 1851 in Nacogdoches Co., Texas
    --Died: January 03, 1935 in Caddo, Stephens Co., TX
    --Parents: George Oxsheer and Eliza Ann Kirley
    -- Buried:
    Caddo Cemetery, Caddo, Stephens County, Texas
    --For information on the Oxsheers, see The Oxsheer Family Tree .

    More on Samuel and Saphronia
    1. Frank Sutphen
      Born: October 26, 1871 in Nacogdoches County, TX
      Died: September 17, 1878 in Nacogdoches County, TX
      Buried: Greenwood Cemetery, Nacogdoches County, Texas
    2. Mallie Sutphen
      Born: February 26, 1873 in Nacogdoches County, TX
      Died: August 19, 1880 in Nacogdoches County, TX
      Buried: Greenwood Cemetery, Nacogdoches County, Texas
    3. Maud Sutphen
      Born: January 16, 1875
      Died: April 17, 1894
      Buried: Caddo Cemetery, Caddo, Stephens County, Texas
    4. Della Sutphen
      Born: 1877
      Died: ?
      Married: to:
      Alex Davis
      -- Born:
      -- Died:
    5. Mary Sutphen
      Born:1878
      Died: 1930
      Buried: Caddo Cemetery, Caddo, Stephens County, Texas
    6. Thomas J. Sutphen
      Born: February 09, 1881
      Died: February 10, 1928
      Buried: Caddo Cemetery, Caddo, Stephens County, Texas
    7. Zan William Sutphen
      Born: July 25, 1883
      Died: October 16, 1970
      Buried: Caddo Cemetery, Caddo, Stephens County, Texas
      Married: to
      Ursula "Sula" Richardson
      -- Born: October 17, 1879
      -- Died: December 22, 1972
      -- Buried: Caddo Cemetery, Caddo, Stephens County, Texas
      1. Ursula Sutphen
        Born:
        Died:
        March 09, 1916 in Caddo, Stephens County, Texas
        Buried : Caddo Cemetery, Caddo, Stephens County, Texas
      2. Joe Benton Rush Sutphen
        Born: Abt. 1913
        Died: 1992
        Burial:
        Married: in Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas to
        Mary Marjorie Turner
        -- Born:
        -- Died: 1998
        -- Burial:
      3. Samuel Wallace Sutphen
        Born: December 28, 1911 in Stephens County, Texas
        Died: November 22, 1996
        Buried: Cremated in California
        Married: December 10, 1933 to
        Ila Faye Rains
        -- Born: February 02, 1910
        -- Died: April 08, 1978 in Odessa, Ector County, Texas
        -- Buried: Long Creek Cemetery, Hood County, Texas
    8. Ethel Sutphen
      Born: February 03, 1885
      Died: January 06, 1907
      Buried: Caddo Cemetery, Caddo, Stephens County, Texas
    9. Matilda Sutphen
      Born: November 07, 1886
      Died: January 09, 1887
      Buried: Caddo Cemetery, Caddo, Stephens County, Texas
    10. Lochie Sutphen
      Born: November 18, 1887
      Died: January 05, 1919
      Buried: Caddo Cemetery, Caddo, Stephens County, Texas
      Married: to
      Dr. Ed A. Swafford
      -- Born:
      -- Died:
      1. Martha Anne Swafford
        Born: April 19, 1916 in Rockdale, Texas
        Died: March 29, 1994 in Nederland, Texas
        Buried: Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, Texas
        Married: July 12, 1947 in Beaumont, Texas to
        Thomas Harold Housenfluck
        -- Born: April 06, 1919 in Beaumont, Texas
        -- Died: January 12, 2001 in Nederland, Texas
        -- Buried: Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, Texas
    11. Samuel Oxsheer Sutphen
      Born: About 1891 in Stephens County, Texas
      Died: in Fort Worth, Texas
      Buried: Weatherford, Texas
    12. Baby Boy Sutphen
      Born: October 26, 1892
      Died: October 31, 1892
      Buried: Caddo Cemetery, Caddo, Stephens County, Texas
  5. Andrew Jackson Sutphen
    Born: May 16, 1845 in Tennessee
    Died: ?
  6. Mariah Ann Sutphen
    Born: April 06, 1848 in Tennessee
    Died: August 17, 1908 in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, TX
    Married: March 11, 1866 to
    John Pinckney Davidson
    --Born: September 19, 1842 in Athens, Alabama
    --Died: March 31, 1932
    --Parents: Larner B. Davidson and Harriett Dealy Goodrich
    More on Mariah and John
    1. John Pinckney Davidson
      Born: September 21, 1872 in Nacogdoches Co., TX
      Died: October 16, 1873 in Nacogdoches Co., TX
      Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery in downtown Nacogdoches, Texas
    2. Attala A. Davidson
      Born: March 25, 1875 in Nacogdoches Co., TX
      Died: August 16, 1875 in Nacogdoches Co., TX
      Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery in downtown Nacogdoches, Texas
  7. Infant son Sutphen
    Born: January 10, 1850 in Tennessee
    Died: January 1850 in Tennessee
    Buried: Lasater Cemetery, Coffee County, Tennessee
  8. James K. Polk Sutphen
    Born: February 10, 1851 in Rusk County, TX
    Died: April 26, 1918 in Merkel, Taylor County, TX
    Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel, Taylor County, Texas
    Married: August 05, 1885 in Nacogdoches County, TX
    Mattie Muckleroy
    --Born: July 9, 1869
    --Died: December 01, 1945
    -- Parents: Alexander Johnson Muckleroy and Emma C. Menefee
    -- Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel, Taylor County, Texas
    1. Vernon Sutphen
      Born: November 24, 1888
      Died: March 23, 1967
      Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel, Taylor County, Texas
      Married: to
      Minnie M.
      -- Born: May 21, 1889
      -- Died: December 20, 1980
      -- Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel, Taylor County, Texas
      1. James M. Sutphen
        Born: Abt. 1916
      2. Mary N. Sutphen
        Born: Abt. 1918
    2. Velma Sutphen
      Born: June 12, 1890
      Died:
      Buried:
    3. Lucille Sutphen
      Born: October 13, 1891
      Died:
      Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel, Taylor County, Texas
    4. Jessie Sutphen
      Born: July 11, 1892
      Died: August 15, 1986
      Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel, Taylor County, Texas
      Married: to
      Howerton
      -- Born:
      -- Died:
    5. James K. Polk Sutphen, Jr.
      Born: May 20, 1896
      Died: August 08, 1911
      Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel, Taylor County, Texas
    6. Charles B. Sutphen
      Born: May 08, 1905
      Died: June 05, 1926
      Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel, Taylor County, Texas
  9. Martha Jane Sutphen
    Born: February 12, 1854 in Greenwood, Nacogdoches County, TX
    Died: April 26, 1918 in Oak Grove, Nacogdoches County, TX
    Buried: Old North Church Cemetery, Nacogdoches County, Texas
    Married: October 17, 1872 in Nacogdoches County, TX to
    Wright Lafayette Christopher
    --Born: August 1850
    --Died: April 16, 1903 in Nacogdoches County, TX
    -- Buried: Old North Church Cemetery, Nacogdoches County, Texas
    --Parents: Demarcus Coleman Christopher and Nancy Matilda Coats
    1. Mary M. Christopher
      Born: July 31, 1875
      Died:
      Buried:
      Married: to
      Rufus Harwell
      -- Born:
      -- Died:
      -- Buried:
    2. William Wright “Writie” Christopher
      Born: March 02, 1877
      Died:
      Burial:
      Married: to
      Johnnie L.
      -- Born: Abt. 1875
      -- Died:
      -- Burial:
    3. James L. Christopher
      Born: October 1880
      Died:
      Burial:
    4. Mattie Christopher
      Born: February 1886
      Died:
      Burial:
      Married: to
      Wisener
      -- Born:
      -- Died:
      -- Burial:
    5. Annie E. Christopher
      Born: January 10, 1882
      Died: December 22, 1969
      Burial: in Alazan Cemetery, Nacogdoches County, Texas
      Married: Abt. 1902 to
      Franklin Columbus Johnson
      -- Born: April 13, 1880
      -- Died: June 02, 1947
      -- Burial: in Alazan Cemetery, Nacogdoches County, Texas
    6. Link D. Christopher
      Born: December 1881
      Died:
      Burial:
    7. Sam Christopher
      Born: January 1888
      Died:
      Burial:
    8. Nellie Christopher
      Born: May 1888
      Died: December 22, 1919
      Burial:
      Married: March 09, 1905
      Harvey Austin
      -- Born: February 14, 1880 in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama
      -- Died: November 17, 1951 in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas
      -- Burial:
      1. John Auborn Austin
        Born: 1907 in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas
        Died:
        Burial:
      2. Elwood M. Austin
        Born: May 09, 1908 in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas
        Died: March 24, 1994 in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas
        Burial:
        Married:
        Ila Mae Morrison
        -- Born: 1921
      3. Harvey Jack Austin
        Born: September 14, 1909
        Died: March 05, 2000 in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas
        Burial:
        Married: to
        Wanda Richards
        -- Born: 1922
    9. Lela Christopher
      Born: December 1888
      Died:
      Burial:
    10. John S. Christopher
      Born: November 1890
      Died:
      Burial:
    11. Mulicia Christopher
      Born: June 1892
      Died:
      Burial:
  10. Mary Ellen Sutphen
    Born: February 12, 1854 in Greenwood, Nacogdoches County, TX
    Died: December 05, 1933 in Oak Grove, Nacogdoches County, TX
    Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Nacogdoches County, Texas
    Married: August 18, 1870 in Nacogdoches County, TX to
    James M. McClammy
    --Born: Abt. 1846 in Alabama
    --Died: January 06, 1880 ?
    --Parents: James McClammy and Martha Scogin
    1. Laura McClammy
      Born: Abt. 1875
      Died:
      Married: to
      William C. Posey
      -- Born: Abt. 1867
      -- Died:
      1. Jemmy H. Posey
        Born: October 1909 in Texas
        Died:
        Burial:
        Married: to
        Spencer
        -- Born:
        -- Died:
        -- Burial:
    2. Thomas R. McClammy
      Born: Abt. 1881
      Died:
  11. Infant Son Sutphen
    Born: 1856
    Died: February 25, 1856
    Buried: Greenwood Cemetery in Garrison, Nacogdoches County, Texas
  12. John W. Sutphen
    Born: June 30, 1857 in Greenwood, Nacogdoches County, TX
    Died: August 07, 1867 in Greenwood, Nacogdoches County, TX
    Buried: Greenwood Cemetery in Garrison, Nacogdoches County, Texas

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