John Alvin Sutphin

Brief Life History of John Alvin

When John Alvin Sutphin was born on 16 June 1832, in Jackson, Indiana, United States, his father, Richard Sutfin, was 31 and his mother, Patsey Bennett, was 26. He married Jane Evan Strong on 23 November 1853, in Monroe, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Emporia Township, Lyon, Kansas, United States in 1860. He died on 15 July 1878, in Logan, Illinois, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Union Station Cemetery, Union, Logan, Illinois, United States.

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John Alvin Sutphin
Lillian Ann Gourley
Marriage: 9 February 1865
William L. Sutphin
Hugh Alvia Sutphin
Margaret Alice Sutphin
John Thomas Sutphin
Gilbert Montague Sutphin
Lillian Luzella Sutphin

Sources (12)

  • John A Sutphin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John A Sutfier, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • John A Sutphin, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Van Zutphen: habitational name for someone from Zutphen in the province of Gelderland. Compare Sutfin and Sutphen .

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

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