History of Sutton Massachusetts
This version of the History of the Town of Sutton Massachusetts from 1704 to 1876 is a labor of love by Sutton resident Lisa Shea. Lisa has lived in Sutton since 1996 and has run a genealogical website for Sutton since those early days. She has answered thousands of questions from visitors around the world on her SuttonMass.org website. One of her personal quests was to get the classic 850-page tome, History of Sutton, fully online and annotated in an accurate, useful manner. The book has a wealth of genealogical data, personal stories, and historical gems.
This ebook version is currently 1,085 pages long. It has all the text of the original, all images placed optimally throughout, and the footnotes are integrated into the text. Even the errata are integrated, with full notes in place about each change. Where other versions of this book are chock-full of typos and issues, including in the genealogical data and dates (!!) Lisa made an enormous effort to vet the results. She knows how important accuracy is in a document like this.
Lisa will be adding in her own color photos and details about the present state of Sutton, based on your suggestions, so that this can become even more useful going forward.
Please feel free to contact Lisa with any ideas and suggestions! Together we'll make this a highly valuable document not only for our own research, but for those who come after us.
The cover image was taken by Lisa - this is the Blackstone River at Singing Falls, at Tricentennial Park in Sutton.
The History of Sutton on Kindle
About Sutton Massachusetts
History of Sutton - Volume 1
Historical Etchings from the 1800s
Sutton Historical Society
Sutton On Line Virtual Museum - TONS of pictures
Historic Houses in Sutton
The Schools of Sutton
The Churches of Sutton
The Mills of Sutton
Sutton Massachusetts Genealogy
Who is Rufus Putnam? - the man named on our seal
How did Sutton get its name?
The original 1704 Grant
Tale of the First Settled Winter - 1716
An Exchange with the Indians - 1720s
A Revolutionary War Story - 1770s
A Sheep Story - 1827
The Tornado of 1831
Stories of Sutton in the 1900s, from Sutton Seniors