The Sutton Brothers (l-r): Raymond, John, James

Family History

Raymond Sutton Ranch

Today's Sutton ranches owe their beginnings to Edwin Delos Sutton and his sister Kate. In 1883 they staked out adjoining homesteads long the Missouri River. They wily pair built a duplex shanty straddling their tracts and lived on their respective claims as required by law. With this strategy each was able to "prove up" a quarter section. 

After Edwin had proved up his 160 acre claim, he solid it and with the capital began a lifetime of buying and selling cattle, horses, and land.