Re: Sitton/Seton and Sitton/Sutton: two groups ?
The letter from my grandmother;'s brother, John James Sitton(1842-1915) which survived as mail toa relative of Rita Sitton Grant in 1900, names three men from Scotland, John, Philipp and William who were of the SETON family, but changed the name to SITTON. They escaped after being captured in trying toput the Pretender on the throne. and came to the Carolinas. This was at the time of the Rebellions, either 1715 or 1745.Uncle John mentioned the Seton place near Edinburgh, and there is a Seton House, whichhas a lot of Scottish history.
Uncle John claimed to have done research back 500 years on the family. None of that seems to have survived, solely this letter.
But he contacted the grandchildren, especially J. Warren Sitton grandson of John Sitton (1763). John and son and families lived near one another in and near Dahlonega, GA .Another letter from Benjamin F. Sitton (1815), brother to J.Warren and also grandson of John(1763) mentioned hearing Grandfather (JOHN) and Father (Joseph b. 1786) and Mother (Lydia) talking about the Rigby estate, That letter was dated 1874. So one can see that the family talked about the ancestry.
A conflict comes where the New England group of Sitton/Sutton claims that John Sitton, b.1745 in VA was son of John Sitton/Sutton and an Elizabeth Pindell,both living inMD, but with no documentation are said to be in Culpeper VA and parents of Joseph Sitton(1745) Also my John Sitton (1763) is said by the New England group,to be son of Philip(1733) a twin of CT and MD Sutton/Sittons.
Uncle John's letter saysour John (1763) is son of John.Joseph Sitton(1745) is said to be son of John (Enid Sitton book)So the older Philip Sitton in Randolph/old Orange Co NCis not the New Englandtwin Philip, but perhaps the immigrant Philip, orone of the Scottish kin..