Phoebe Sutton

Female8 February 1817–1865

Brief Life History of Phoebe

When Phoebe Sutton was born on 8 February 1817, in Butler, Ohio, United States, her father, David Sutton, was 42 and her mother, Letitia Gard, was 38. She married William Cooper on 17 December 1835. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Marshall, Clark, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Marshall Township, Clark, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died in 1865, in Mattoon, Coles, Illinois, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Mattoon, Coles, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Cooper
Phoebe Sutton
Marriage: 17 December 1835
Benjamin Sutton Cooper
Miriam Cooper
George W. Cooper
Henry Cooper
Catherine Cooper
Annette Cooper
Matilda Cooper
Huldah Jane Cooper
Lyman B. Cooper
Warren Cooper

Sources (8)

  • Phebe Cooper in household of William Cooper, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Phoebe Sutton in entry for George Gordon and Miriam Cooper, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Phebe Cooper in household of William Cooper, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 December 1835
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Illinois is the 21st state.


    Age 9

    Historical Boundaries: 1826: Coles, Illinois, United States

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 13

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of numerous places called Sutton, named with Old English sūth ‘south, southern’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The English surname is also common in Ireland (Wexford, Kildare), where it has been established since the 13th century and Gaelicized as de Sutún.

    Jewish (from the former Ottoman Empire, including Syria): unexplained.

    English: topographic name from Middle English (bi) suthentune ‘(at the place to the) south of the village’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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