There were at least two William Harl Suters in the Midwest around the mid-1850s. One of them is in my line. He was born abt. 1842 in IL and appears in the 1850 Scott Co., IL census living with his mother, Mary Suter. From there, he went to Camden Co., MO with the Robert Dean family. The Deans and Suters came to IL from Barren Co., KY. Don't know where Wm Harl's parents were from, but he allegedly had an older brother John Jr., and seven older sisters. Wm Harl's father was supposed to have been from VA and died around 1848.
Would love to share information with you because I haven't had any luck connecting my line with any family from VA.