FROM: The History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties, Illinois (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887).  P. 743-744.

          John M. Suttle, farmer, was born in -Tishomingo County, Miss., in 1833, the son of John W. and Mary (Steward) Suttle, the former born in North Carolina, and the latter a native of Wales. They located in Mississippi, where he died about 1850 She afterward married and went to California, where she died in 1868. Our subject went to White County, Tenn., when a young man, and in 1861 served in the Thirteenth and Seventeenth Corps, first as wagon-master for six months, the same length of time as forage-master, and finally as master of transportation, until In 1863, in Putnam County, Tenn., he married Martha, daughter of William and Anna Andrews, born in Prince Edward County, Va., in1836. The next year he came to Hamilton County, and since 1874 has lived on his present farm. He now owns 180 acres in one tract, and 160 in another, all of which are the fruits of his own efforts. He engaged, with considerable ability, in the general produce and grain business, at McLeansboro, for two years, and also extensively engaged in stock buying and shipping for many years. Politically, he was a Democrat, first voting for Buchanan, but since the war lie has been a Republican. He is a Mason. in Odd Fellow and a member of the F. M. B. A. He and his wife are members of the Regular Baptist Church. Eleven of their thirteen children are living: 'Mary S. (wife of W. L. Carey), John W., Florence A., Henry C., Orvel A., James C., Charley 0., William S., Nancy A., Phillip S. and Marion C.

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