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John H. Suttle, Jr.

Born c.1806 - Died 1884

John H. Suttle, Jr. (c.1806-1884) was the son of John H. Suttle, Sr. (died c.1830) and Susanna Barret Conway (died c.1838) of Stafford County, Virginia.  The elder Suttle had managed William Wildy Robertson’s freestone quarry west of Stafford Courthouse and the younger Suttle worked with the quarries for a few years before studying law.  The middle name for this man may be Horace.  John, Jr. married Catherine Tolson (died 1844), the daughter of Benjamin Tolson (c.1763-1838).  John H. Suttle, Jr. built the large part of The Fleurry’s house that used to face U. S. Route 1 just south of Aquia Church.  Part of this farm is now occupied by Aquia Town Center shopping center.  For a number of years, John, Jr. served as Stafford County’s Commonwealth’s Attorney.