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Charles Francis Suttle (1807-1881)

Col. Charles Francis Suttle (1807-1881) was the son of John H. Suttle, Sr. (died c.1830) and Susanna Barret (died c.1838) of Stafford County, Virginia.  The Suttles were involved in Stafford County's freestone industry.  A merchant, Charles F. Suttle kept stores in Falmouth, Aquia, and Alexandria.  He is perhaps best remembered as being the owner of Anthony Burns (c.1830-1862), the fugitive slave whose arrest in Boston inflamed the city and strengthen the Abolitionist Movement.  Charles served as a trustee of the town of Falmouth from at least 1851 to 1852.  He married Emily L. Taliaferro (1822-1903) and both are buried in Rocky Mount, Virginia.

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