Sara Jane Fletcher and Capt. Isaac Newton Sitton



Sara Jane Fletcher was my great grandaunt. She was born in Callaway Co. Missouri in 1848, a daughter of John F. Fletcher and Judith Simco. She was a grandaughter of John Sr. and Mary Fletcher, who came from Virginia to Callaway Co. Missouri about 1826. She was also a grandaughter of James Simco and Francis Canada.

On September 22, 1870, she married Capt. Isaac Newton Sitton. Isaac Sitton's brother, Edward Sitton married Sara Jane's sister, Lucy. Isaac Sitton was born Jan. 6, 1836 in Callaway Co., Missouri. He was a son of John M. Sitton and Sally Jamison. He was a grandson of Jeffery Sitton and Polly Bostick of North Carolina.

Isaac Sitton was a Captain on the side of the Confederacy and commanded a company of the Callaway Guard during the Civil War.
     Thirteen Companies entered the Southern Army from Callaway County. No record was preserved by any of the Commnaders or the Confederate Government. What southern records exist, can be found at the Missouri States Archives, Jefferson City or the Historical Society of Missouri, Columbia. the United Daughters of the Confederacy-Missouri records are the most complete group of records for the southern soldiers.
     The following officers commanded the thirteen companies: Robert M. Berry; George Brooks; Henry Burt; Creed Carter; David Craig; Jefferson Gibbs; -Thomas Hamilton; Thomas Holland; George Law; D. H. McIntyre; Milton Scholl; I. N. Sitton; Preston Wilkerson.
[Callaway County History]

This was Isaac Sitton's second marriage. The 1870 census shows him living with his father two sisters, son John T., and his 9 yr old daughter Bettie.
obit - Aug. 22, 1873
Sitton       Died Near this city, -- Sunday evening, Aug. 17, 1873, of spinal meningitis, Bettie, only daughter of Capt. Isaac N. Sitton, aged 12 years and 11 days.

Isaac Newton Sitton and Sara Jane Fletcher had four children:
  1. Jefferson Davis Sitton b: July 10, 1871, Callaway Co. Missouri, d: Apr 12, 1941, Callaway Co., Missouri, buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri.
    • married Sept. 24, 1902, Callaway Co., Missouri, Annie Elizabeth Sartor, b: Sept. 5, 1872, Callaway Co., Missouri, d: Jan. 14, 1950, Callaway Co., Missouri, buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri. Annie Sartor was a daughter of Riley Sartor and Minnie Christ of Germany. Her brother, Charles Sartor married Jefferson D. Sitton's sister, Addie Sitton.
      • Children:
        • Robert Allen Sitton b: Aug. 24, 1904 Callaway Co. Missouri, d: Aug. 1, 1992, buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri.
          • married Mar. 26, 1950, Callaway Co., Missouri, Helen Maurine Waters, b: Sept. 20, 1908, d: Aug. 27, 1978, Callaway Co., Missouri, Hillcrest Cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri. She was previously married to Mr. Bollinger. She was a daughter of Lorenzo Leland Waters and Emma Pasley.
        • Anne Elizabeth Sitton b: Aug. 26, 1908, Callaway Co. Missouri, d: Nov. 10, 2002, Akron, Summit Co., Ohio, buried Hillcrest cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri.
          • Married F.E. Ensley in 1947. He died before 2002.
        • Jane Hermena Sitton b: Dec. 14, 1910, Fulton, Callaway Co. Missouri, d: Aug. 23, 2004, Madison, Dane Co., Wisconsin, buried Verona cemetery, Verona, Dane Co., Wisconsin.
          • Married, Nov. 25, 1944, Boulder, Boulder Co., Colorado, Alphious Tandy, d: 1983, Wisconsin, buried Verona cemetery, Verona, Dane Co., Wisconsin.
            • Children, 3 living.
  2. Addie M. Sitton b: Sept. 1874 Callaway Co. Missouri d: 1966, Callaway Co. Missouri. Buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co. Missouri.
    • Married abt. 1905, Charles E. Sartor b: Dec. 1874 Callaway Co. Missouri, d: 1962, Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Hillcrest Cemetery. Fulton, Callaway Co. Missouri. Charles Sartor was a son of Riley Sartor and Minnie Christ of Germany. His sister, Annie Sartor married Addie Sitton's brother, Jefferson D. Sitton.
    • Charles Sartor was 1st married to my 1st cousin twice removed, Susie Herring, daughter of Ebonezer Herring and Eliza Flecher. Susie Herring Sartor and Addie Sitton Sartor were first cousins, their mothers were sisters.
    • Addie and her sister Emma always lived together, even while they were married. Both couples lived in the same house at 703 Nichols Street in Fulton, Missouri. When I was a child my grandmother, Jo Carter Herring used to take me to visit Addie and Emma at their house in Fulton. Charles Sartor owned a grocery store in Fulton.
  3. Howard N. Sitton b: abt. 1877 Callaway Co. Missouri d: after 1920, probably in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.
    • Married abt. 1908, probably in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, Kate Schultz b: abt 1886, in Kentucky. Howard Sitton left Callaway County between 1900 and 1908. He was a buyer for a grocery store in Fulton and became a grocery store owner in Louisville, Kentucky.
      • Children:
        • Ruth E. Sitton, b: abt. 1909, probably in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.
        • Katherine Sitton, b: abt. 1912, probably in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.
        • Howard Sitton Jr., b: Apr. 30, 1914, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, d: Oct. 14, 2005, Monterey Co., California.
          • Married, unknown. Children: 2 possibly living.
  4. Emma Sitton b: July 21, 1881, Callaway Co. Missouri d: July 1967, Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co. Missouri.
    • Married abt. 1907, Millard F. Thurston b: Nov. 5, 1873, New Florence, Montgomery Co., Missouri, d: Aug. 16, 1939, Fulton, Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co. Missouri. Millard Thurston's parents were Charles A. and Lucinda Thurston from W. Virginia. Millard was a resident at the School for the Deaf in Fulton when he married Emma. Later, he became the secretary at the School for the Deaf.

Sara Jane Fletcher Sitton died July 8, 1884 in Callaway County Missouri. I have not yet found where she was buried.

In 1900, Isaac Sitton was a Justice of the Peace in Callaway Co., Missouri.
Issac Newton Sitton died May 16, 1905 in Fulton, Missouri. He is buried in Hillcrest cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri.

obit - Fulton Telegraph, Callaway Weekly Gazette
Capt. I.N. Sitton Dead
     Capt. Isaac Newton Sitton, president of the Callaway Confederate Association, died at his home in Fifth street, this city, Tuesday morning of Bright's disease, after an illness of several months.
     He was born two miles west of Fulton on January 6, 1836, and with the exception of the years of the Civil War, he spent his entire life in the county. He was a member of the first company of Confederate soldiers raised in Callaway county, that of Gen. D.H. McIntyre, and spent the entire four years in the service of the south. Later he was a captain of a company under Gen. Jo Shelby and finally surrendered in Texas.
     Captain Sitton was police judge of Fulton at the time of his death. He served two terms as assessor of the county and one term as representative in the general assembly. He was mayor of Fulton two years.
     He was twice married - first to Miss Susan Wiggs, of Andrew county, who died in 1864. Later he was married to Miss Jane Fletcher, of this county. Five children survive him, via; John Sitton, of St. Louis, a child of the first wife; Jefferson D. Sitton, of the state of Louisiana; Mrs,. Addie Sartor, of Fulton; Howard Sitton, of Chicago, and Miss Emma Sitton, of Omaha, Neb. Edward Sitton, of Tebbetts, this county, is a brother of the deceased.
     He was a member of the Fulton Christian church and funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon in the church of that denomination by Rev. M.A. Hart, after which burial occurred in the new cemetery.


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