My Maternal Side:

Barnum Sustare and James Sustar, twins were sons of Holly Hemby & James Hiram Richardson Sistare;

who was killed in the American Civil War. My relatives fought on both Union and Confederate sides.


James and Barnum Sustare Identical Twins, (James on left, Barnum on right)


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Text as picture scanned from the Sistare records:

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"James Ervin Sistare and Barnum Alexander Sistare were identical twin sons of J. Hiram Sistare and his wife, Holly Elizabeth Hemby Sistare. They were born on a farm in Lancaster County, South Carolina, January 10, 1862. They had two older brothers, Taylor Hemby Sistare and John Thomas Sistare, and one sister, Matilda Jane. Their father went away to war on July 21, 1862, and died near Wincester, Virginia, exactly three months later. The widowed young mother had a hard struggle providing for her five children. They moved from South Carolina to North Carolina about 1774 (?). In North Carolina their family name was mis-spelled "Sustar" and "Sustare". The twins became prosperous farmers and good citizens in Mecklenburg county. They helped to build schools and served on school boards. Both served as deacons in the Baptist Church for many years.
Ervin married Mary Jane Ferguson and Barnum married her sister, Sarah Amanda Ferguson. (Daughters of James R. Ferguson and his wife, Martha Ellen Williams Ferguson.) Ervin and "Jinny" had nine children, Barnum and Amanda had eight. Ervin died August 15, 1931, and Barnum died March 13, 1951. They were buried in Mount Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, near Matthews, North Carolina."

SPELLING OF SURNAMES: Although the two twins are both listed as going by the surname of "SISTARE" in the text above. They, at least during their adult lives went by these surnames: Sustar and Sustare.
James Ervin used the surname of Sustar, or James Ervin Sustar.
Note there is NO "e" at the end.
And his twin used the name:
Barnum Alexander used the surnameof Sustare, or Barnum Alexander Sustare.
Note: Barnum used the "e" on the ending of SUSTARE.
The two indentical twins used the different surname spelling in order to distinguish themself from one another, by name, as by looks, they were the same.
Notes: by Carol Lorraine Sutton



Sustare Maternal Line:

Main Sustare LEAD

Nancy Chester Sustare Sutton

Nancy Chester Sustare Sutton, born in Greensboro, North Carolina,


I am redoing this site a bit at a time cls



Sustare side, family tree of Carol L.,descendent of Captain Gabriel Sistare of Barcelona, Spain_

Nancy Chester Sustare

Obituaries of Nancy Chester Sustare Sutton, wedding article and photos -

Father of Nancy Chester Sustare is Beverly Townsend Sustare, who married Clara Nannie "Nancy" Williams, born in Arkansas

Beverly Townsend Sustare Memorial Obituary, my maternal grandfather, August 3, 1965


Chrestonian Literary Society, Lenoir College, Hickory N.C.{B.T. SUSTARE was a member}


B. T. Sustare,HACAWA 1910,LENOIR COLLEGE,HICKORY,North Carolina-

+ Nannie Williams line includes; Clem family from Arkansas

Gem_Yellow.gifDelilah Gibbs Clem, or Arkansas and GIBBS/ WILLIAMS/ CLEM line

Children of Beverly Townsend Sustare

George Allen, Nancy Chester, John W., Beverly Sustare


Sustare Uncles and First Cousins and Contact Information

Parents of Beverly Townsend Sustare are Barnum Alexander Sustare & Sarah Amanda Ferguson. Barnum and James were twins.

3dbullit.gif - red bullet gifBarnum Alexander Sustare+wife Sarah Amanda Ferguson,his twin James Ervin Sistar+Mary Jane Fergerson


3dbullit.gif - red bullet gifFerguson family mini descendant charts for my Sustare family side genealogy-


James and Barnum Sustare Twins, (James on left, Barnum on right)-

Barnum Sustare and James Sustar, twins were sons of Holly Hmeby & James Hiram Richardson Sistare; who was killed in the American Civil War. My relatives fought on both Union and Confederate sides.

Holly Elizabeth Hemby


My Civil War Family, both on the Union side and on the CSA side: both Yankees and Confederates:

Early Connecticut Sistare Information + Holt & Outen family

 Public Records of Connecticut concerning Sistaire or Sistare, May 1773,


History of New London, Connecticut concerning Sistare and Sustare and Geneology Chart + Holt + Outen

Early Sustare - Sistare Reunions 1937 + Decent Charts

1937-Reunion Of Sustare Family Held Sunday, Meckelenburg Times


Sustare (Sistare)genealogy, mini descedant charts for Sustare family, Outen family, Beebe family

Fauteux Side Ferguson's:

3dbullit.gif - red bullet gifClan Ferguson Family History/2 lines, Alexander Ferguson,born 1789 and Joseph Ferguson,born about 1730


Fauteux genealogy,Andre,Hervey,Edmond,Camille, connects to FERGUSON'S

11 Generation LINE of Andre Joseph Lucien Fauteux: CANADA - SCOTLAND


Robert William Sutton



Sutton side,my Father's side - family tree of Carol Lorraine Sutton

,descendent of Cornelius Sutton; also Thaddeus S. Sutton and Martha J. Norman

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