It turns out that William Sutton was a pretty impressive figure in the Methodist Church at the time.
Here is an excerpt from a book called, "History of the American Negro and His Institutions. Vol 4" by Arthur Bunyan Caldwell.
It turns out that the Eastern North Carolina Industrial Academy was located on Williams St. The same street where the church where Thomas Duke Harrison was pastor of was located. I will mention what I found regarding the other two deeds for "The Duke" on my next post.