|. Wiley Sutphin, c1814-16 - 1851, poss s/o William Sutphin
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
19 Wiley Sutphin,3 ? 1 (William,2,Christopher,1)
. b ca 1814-16 Va; d 24 Dec 1851 Carroll Co, Va, accidentally killed by a discharged pistol shot (see article below).
. Reputedly s/o the older William Sutphin, but he could be the otherwise unidentified son (b ca 1815-20) of William Sutphin Jr,
. thus explaining the comment in the article below about Wiley's "uncle" John Sutphin. John Perry Alderman stated that Wiley
. was "probably the elder William Sutphin's son" in his "1850 Census: Annotated Carroll County, Virginia".
. m 1 May 1844 Surry Co, NC to Jane Nester, b 14 Apr 1825 Va, d 18 Jun 1898 Ky, d/o William Nester (#C) and Mary Goad
. (d/o Robert and Isabel Goad (#34)).
. Jane m(2) in Ky to Benjamin C. Wages, b Jan 1826 Ky, d 1919, prob s/o Moses and Rebecca Wages. Benjamin had m(1) Nancy
. Burton, b ca 1826, d 15 Apr 1855 Morgan Co, Ky, d/o Andrew and Susan Burton.
. See pictures of her and Benjamin on the page for William Nester (#C).
. 1850 Carroll Co, Va census, 11th Dist, p 338, #285/285, Wiley Sutfin,36 Va, farmer, $150, Jane,23 Va, Mary J.,4 Va, William H.,
. 1 Va.
. 1850 Morgan Co, Ky census, p 167, #1106/1106, Benjamin Wages,24 Ky, laborer, Nancy,24 Ky, Elizabeth,2 Ky, Nancy,10/12
. 1855 Morgan Co tax list, Jane Sutphin.
. 1860 Magoffin Co, Ky census, Licking Station, p 81, #554/554, Benja Wages,35 Ky, farmer, $1200, $200, Jane,35 Va, cook,
. Mary J. Sutton,14 Va, Wm Sutton,12 Va, Lucy Sutton,10 Va, Susan Wages,10 Ky, Rebecca,8 Ky, Louisa,4 Ky, B.F.,1 Ky.
. 1870 Morgan Co census, Pct 4, Black Water, p 369, #98/96, Benjamin Wages,43 Ky, farmer, $350, $250, Jane,42 Va, William,21
. Va, Susan,19 Ky, Rebecca,18 Ky, Louisa,16 Ky, Benjamin,12 Ky, James H.,7 Ky, Vina,4 Ky, Martha,7/12 Ky.
. 1880 Morgan Co census, Black Water, p 525C, #123/126, Ben Wages,53 Ky (SC,Pa), farmer, Jane,52 Va, B. Gardner,17 Ky,
. works on farm,Vina B.,12 Ky, Marthy C.,10 Ky.
. 1900 Magoffin Co census, Dist 3, Johnson Fork, ED 55, sheet 24, #423/428, Benjamin Wages, Jan 1826 Ky (wid), living with
. John and Lucy Back.
. 1. Mary Jane Sutphin, b ca 1846-47 Va, m 14 Jul 1871 Morgan Co, Ky to her 1st cousin William R. Nester, b ca 1855 Va, s/o
. Franklin William Nester (Frank) (#C4) and Rebecca R. Webb (d/o Robert Webb (Robin) (#12) and Elizabeth Nester
. 1870 Morgan Co census, Pct 4, Black Water, p 368, #93/91, Mary Sutfin,23 Va, domestic servant with John and Alcy Bartley
. No further record of this family.
191 2. William H. Sutphin, b Jan 1849 Va, m(1) Emma ____, m(2) Lulu ____.
. Moved to Marion Co, Kans.
. 3. Lucy Ann Sutphin, b 18 Jun 1851 Ky, d 7 Feb 1919 Fritz, Magoffin Co, Ky, m 20 Feb 1870 to John Wesley Back, b 6 Jul
. 1849 Flat Gap, Va, d 19 Jul 1906 Seitz, Magoffin Co, s/o Isaac Back and Mary Anne Bolling (Polly).
. Lived in Magoffin Co, Ky. See her and John's picture below.
. Her birth year was supposedly 1852, and Jun 1852 acc to the 1900 census, but apparently 1851, since the 1851 article below
. says Wiley Sutphin left three small children at the time of his death in Dec 1851.
. More info on their census records and descendants in Refs below.
. a. Sarah Jane Back, b 17 Dec 1870 Seitz.
. b. William Reuben Back, b 10 Dec 1873 Seitz.
. c. Emily Susan Back, b 1875 Seitz.
. d. Alvin Monroe Back, b 13 Nov 1877 Seitz.
. e. Green Wesley Back, b 29 Mar 1880 Seitz.
. f. Benjamin Freddie Back, b 28 Feb 1882 Seitz.
. g. Mary Belle Back, b 13 Jun 1884 Seitz.
. h. Martha Elizabeth Back, b 4 Mar 1886 Seitz.
. i. Isaac Eddie Back, b 11 Mar 1888 Seitz.
. j. Harlan Kennis Back, b 7 Apr 1890 Seitz.
. k. Marlin Bartow Back, b 10 Mar 1892 Seitz.
. l. Junie Mae Back, b 22 Jun 1894 Seitz.
. Ref: 1. Correspondence with David Riser of Seitz, Ky, who has published info on the Back and related families in:
. "The Journal of the Magoffin County Historical Society".
. 2. "Frederick Nester (ca 1709-1782) Of Berks County, Pennsylvania And Descendants", May 2003, Vol 1, Michael D.
. 3. Correspondence with Donna Sutphin Armentrout, taken from "People's Press", Salen, NC, Vol I, No 48, Jan 10, 1852:
. 'On the evening of December 24th 1851, a number of persons attended the examination of a school in the lower end of
. Carrol County (VA). Some boys raised a quarrel with part of the scholars - and a lad named Warren BOLT (not a
. scholar) drew a pistol; upon one of the pupils., Major C. TURMAN, a justice of the peace, went among the youths to
. suppress the riot, and a man named Wiley SUTPHIN, took the pistol from Bolt. Some person unfortunately cried
. out that the pistol was not loaded. Sutphin handed it to Major Turman, and he was in the act of examing the weapoin
. it fired - the ball entered Sutphin's head just over the left eye, causing instantaneous death. A coroner's jury sat, on
. Christmas Day, and in accordance with the facts, returned a verdict of "accidental death," entirely exculpating Major
. Turman from blame. He was in fact on especially friendly terms with the unfortunate victim of a bad boy's miscon-
. duct. Sutphin was about thirty-five years old and left a destitute widow and three small children. About ten days ago,
. Mr. John SUTPHIN, of Carrol Conty, uncle of the man whose death occrred at the school house which we have men-
. tioned, was returnng wih his wagon from North Carolina. In the neighborhood of Mt Airy, his team ran away with
. him - he was thrown under the wagon, two wheels passed over his body, dislocating his shoulder, and otherwise terri-
. bly crushing him. It is hoped however, that he will recover.'
|John Wesley Back, Emily Susan, Lucy Ann (Sutphin)
picture courtesy of David Risner
picture taken from 16" X 20" tintype made in the 1880's