Category Archives: Family History

Revolutionary War

Ten generations of Sutherland ancestors have been a part of the American experience. For over 300 years, they witnessed the great events that shaped this nation. Continue reading

Isaac Calvin Sutherland (1846-1874)

I, Isaac C. Sutherland, of the Town of Milo County of Bureau and state of Illinois, being in ill health, but of sound and disposing mind and memory and being mindful of the uncertainty of human life do now make publish and declare this my last will and testament.

Iowa Wills and Probate Records, 1758-1997
page 300

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Cal Sutherland part 2

Cal Sutherland’s homestead proof contains a wealth of information about his family situation. His wife suffered from poor health. His neighbors weren’t impressed with his farming skills. And the Land Agent assigned to his case wrote a scathing letter recommending that his application be denied. Things were not looking good for Cal. Continue reading

The Sutherland Brothers

In researching land records for Ellen Sutherland, I found homestead patents for Lewis H. Sutherland and Isaac C. Sutherland in the same area. Based on their names and ages, I believe that they were Charles Wesley’s nephews by his older brother James Hiram Sutherland (1939-1915). Continue reading