I am researching sitterson of that county! I have the last family member as James Sitterson died around 1749. The people I have talked to that have researched more than myself said it may actually be a variation of sitterson...citizen! I have alot of information on all of mine except Rowenna Sitterson born 1868 in chowan county and married a George K. Howall. Have you seen this in passing? Thanks and please keep in touch.