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Summers

 

SUMMERS: This ancient surname derives from the Old French "somier" meaning a "sumpter", a term describing one who drove pack horses or mules. The name is first recorded in Scotland towards the end of the 12th Century (see below), but in fact is equally at home in England, being an introduction by the Norman Invaders after 1066. The name in its many forms is widespread throughout the United Kingdom and these spellings include Symmers, Symers, Simmers, and Somers as well as Sumer, Sumers, Sunter, Sumpter and Summers. Amongst the early recordings of the name William Le Sumeter in the Assize Rolls of Worcester for 1221, whilst in 1327 William Somyr was granted an annual rent for life by King David 11 of Scotland. Other examples include Adam Sumer of Essex, in 1223, with William Somer appearing in the Worcestershire Pipe Rolls of 1275, and John Somerys in the 1377 Subsidy Rolls of Somerset. The Bermuda Islands were originally called 'The Somer Islands' after Sir George Somer. Sir George also held a special license from King James 1 of England and V1 of Scotland (1867 - 1625) to (quote) 'make habitation anbd plantation of people in that part of America called Virginea'. John Sumers of St Johns parish, Barbados, was an early land owner on that island. His servant was John Vinicott, a 'Monmouth' rebel, sentenced to ten years exile by the dreaded Judge Jefferies in 1685. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Sumer (witnessed a grant to Soltre Hospital), which was dated circa 1180, in "Charters of the Hospital of Soltre", Edinburgh, Scotland, during the reign of King William "The Lion" of Scotland, 1165 - 1214. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

 

**Per Doris Matney Weatherly**

The Summers Family is said to be of Flemish origin and to have been 1st known in England at the time of the Reformation. Property was granted to them at a former religious seat a short distance from Worcester and this became the family seat. Here they resided and here they entertained Queen Elizabeth in her progress through Worcestershire in 1585. Many of the members of this family became men of distinction and renown. One branch of the family moved to Dorsetshire, England and it is from this branch that the Virginian family is descended. The name is variously spelled Somers, Sommers, Sumers, and Summers but the Virginians of this stock have in general used the form Summers.

 

 

 

History

Stafford County was established by the British colonial government of Virginia in 1664 from territory that was previously part of Westmoreland County, Arlington County, the City of Alexandria, Fairfax County, and Prince William County, and thusly encompassed the majority of what is now considered Northern Virginia. The county is named for Staffordshire, England.

 

Pocahontas, the Indian princess, was kidnapped at Marlborough Point in the eastern part of the county and taken to a secondary English settlement known as Henricus (or Henrico Town). While there, she converted to Christianity and married an English settler named John Rolfe in April 1614.

 

George Washington spent much of his childhood in the lower part of the county on his family's home, Ferry Farm, along the Rappahannock River across from the city of Fredericksburg. It was during this time that George supposedly cut down the legendary cherry tree. Colonial Forge High School was built on a tract of land owned by his father, Augustine Washington.

 

 

 

History

Settlement of the area began around 1640 with the county being officially formed in 1669 from a part of Lancaster County. The county's only incorporated town, Urbanna, was established in 1680 serving initially as a port for shipping agricultural products and later as the county's commercial and governmental center.

 

 

 

 

Summers ~1600


Reference:

 

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John Summers
Birth:        ~1600 in England
Marriage: Miss Hervey
Death:       September 1698 in Middlesex, Virginia

Miss Hervey
Birth:        ~1600 in Elsinore, Scotland
 

Children:

1) William Summers born ~1628 in Dartford, Kent, England

2) John Summers born ~1630 in Dartford, Kent, England c: 1 Feb 1632 in Dartford, Kent, England

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William Summers
Birth:       
Marriage:
Death:       1649

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Henry Summers
Birth:        ~1605 in England
Marriage: 1) Unknown < 1646
                 2) Mabel Kendall on November 21, 1660 in Woburn, CT

                               Mabel Kendall born ~1605 in England
                                            widow of Willam Reed; children Israel 1641 & Joseph
Death:       November 2, 1675

 

Children:

1) Samuel SUMMERS born BEF. 1645

2) John SUMMERS     born 1646 in Middlesex Co, VA

3) Henry SUMMERS   born BEF. 1648 in England c: in N83P-Sk

 

Johnathon "John" Summers ~1630 - 1702

Johnathon "John" Summers
Birth:        ~1630 in Dartford, Kent, England          
                 Christening: February 1, 1632 Dartford, Kent, England
          or    1646 in Middlesex Co., VA
          or    1665 in Middlesex Co, VA
                 Father: John Summers born ~1600 in ,,England
                 Mother: Miss Hervey   born ~1600 in Elsinore, Scotland
          or    Father: William SUMMERS born            died 1649
          or    Father: Henry SUMMERS   born ~1605 died November 2, 1675
Marriage: 1) Elizabeth Thompson on January 10, 1675 in Middlesex, Virginia
                 2) Ann < November 7, 1694 in Middlesex, Virginia
                 3) Eliza Mims < 1702 in Middlesex, Virginia
Death:      March 5, 1702 at Middlesex, Virginia
Burial:      Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia

 

Elizabeth Montague Thompson
Birth:        ~1650 in Middlesex, Virginia
                 Father: William Thompson  born 1625/1630 in England
                                                            died > May 1666 in Middlesex, VA
                 Mother: Eleanor Montague born 1633-36 in Nansemond, Virginia
                                                            father Peter Montague died 1659
                 Orphan of William & Eleanor Thompson
Marriage: John Summers on January 10, 1675 in Middlesex, Virginia
Death:      ?? <Nov 1694 in Virginia
Burial:      Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia

1659 : 24 May 1659. Ordered that a heifer named Bramble marked with a crop on the left ear
          & a hole & a square on the right ear and left by Peter Montague decd to the child of
          William Thompson his son-in-law, be recorded for the use of that child. p 84.
1675 : 10 Jan 1675. John Summers as marrying Elizabeth Thompson,
           one of the orphans of William Thompson decd. Book 1, p 49.
1686 : 9 Mar 1686. Administration of the estate of William Thompson is granted to
           his sister Elizabeth Sumers and her husband John Sumers. Book 2, p 281

 

Children:

 

1) John Summers I
Birth:        1683
Death:      1683 Infant

2) John Summers
Birth:        November 14, 1687-88 in Christ church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia
Baptism:   November 14, 1687 Middlesex County, Virginia
Marriage: 1) Elizabeth Blake
                 2) Mary West ~1709 in North Neck, Virginia
Children:  John SUMMERS     born: ~1718
                 George SUMMERS born: ~1720
Marriage: 3) Seth "Sylvia" Harrison in 1716
                       Birth:   ~1691 at Chapawamsic, Stafford, Virginia
                       Father:  Thomas Harrison       Birth: 1665  Death: 1746
                       Mother: Sithia Elizabeth Short Birth:           Death: 1674
                       Death:      1723 at Stafford, Virginia
Children:  John ~1710; Elizabeth 1719: George ~1725; William ~1725;
                 Daniel ~1729; Francis Mar 2, 1731-32
Death:      December 4, 1790 in "Summer Grove", Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia
Burial:      Summers Family Cemetery at Lincolnia, Virginia
                 Corner of Beauregard and Barnum off Route 236
                 Located 50 ft. east of the intersection of Deming Ave. and Rte. 613
Surveyor, Laid Out Town Of Alexandria
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=grip89&id=I02933

 

3) Elizabeth Summers
Birth:        March 15, 1690 in Middlesex, Virginia
Baptism:   April 6, 1690 in Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia
           or   January 2, 1679 in Middlesex, Virginia
Marriage: John Hurst
Children:  Ann Hurst married 1757 to John Floyd born 1737
                 children: John FLOYD "Rev War Captain" born 28 OCT 1758 in Mecklenburg VA
1706 : 19 Mar 1706. Paul Tilman & William Jones are bound to John Hickey for 1902# of good tobacco,
           that they shall keep harmless John Hickey from all troubles that may accrue by reason that John Hickey
           paid Elizabeth Summers daughter of John Summers decd 951# of good sweet scented tobacco being
           due her as part of her father's estate. Book 3, p 291.

 

4) William Summers
Birth:        1692    in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia

 

5) Catherine Summers
Birth:        ~1694 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia

 

Ann (? Minns)
Birth:        ~1650-56

1694 : 12 Nov 1694. John Sumers and his wife Ann post bond and are granted administration of the estate of
           Thomas Minns deceased. Middlesex County, Virginia, Deed Book 2, p 704, and Order Book 2, p 717.
1694 : 27 Nov 1694. John Thomas discharges John Summers and his wife Ann Admx of the estate of Thomas Minns
           decd from any claim to any part of the estate by his wife Eliza Thomas daughter of said Thomas Minns decd.
           Book 2, p 6.
1694 : 28 Nov 1694. John Minns, son of Thomas Minns decd discharge John Summers & his wife Ann my mother
           administrix of the estate of my father, that I have received my full part of his estate. Book 2, p 7.
1695 : 4 Mar 1694/5. Judgement is granted to John Day against John Summers as marrying Ann Minns decd
           for the sum of 500# of sweet scented tobacco. Book 3, p 31.
 

Elizabeth "Eliza" Minns
Birth:        March 29, 1679 in Virginia
                 Father:  Thomas Minns
                 Mother:  Ann
                 Baptism: May 11, 1679 at Christ Church Parish, Virginia
Marriage: 1) John Thomas born March 29, 1679
                 2) John Summers on January 10, 1675 in Middlesex, Virginia
                 3) John Hickey in 1703-04 in Middlesex, Virginia
                 4) Edward Prendergast / Pendergrass on February 20, 1711 in Middlesex, Virginia
Death:      May 29, 1722 in ,Middlesex, Virginia

1705 : 7 July 1705. John Somers posts bond of £120 sterling, that upon request of Gawin Corbin he shall grant that
           tract of land in the tenure and occupation of John Hickey and Elizabeth his wife lately wife of John Somers decd
           and father of the above John Somers. Book 3, p 89-92.
1706 :

 

Children:

1) Francis Summers
Birth:        June 1702 in Middlesex, Virginia
Baptized:  June 14, 1702 in Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia
Marriage: Sarah Hardage ~1742 in Virginia
Children:  George Summers   born 1743 in Fairfax County, Virginia
                                               married 1) Susannah Moore (1745 - >1817) in 1766 in Fairfax, Virginia
                                                            2) Nancy (1720) in 1820
                                               died March 24, 1802 in Mason, KY
                  Elizabeth Summers born 1745 in Fairfax County, Virginia
                                               married 1) Richard Stepheson on May 9, 1764 in Loudoun, Virginia
                                               children: Sarah ~1766; Mary 1768; Effy 1770; Betsy ~1772
                                               married 2) Robert Ball ~1765 in Virginia
                                               died October 28, 1824 in Shelby, Kentucky
Death:      October 13, 1792-93 in Loudoun, Virginia
Note:        Called son-in-law in John Summers' will, so he perhaps is a step-son of John.
 

2) Michael Summers
Birth:        ~1704 in Middlesex, Stafford County, Virginia
                 Father: John Summers born ~1630 in Dartford, Kent, England c: 1 Feb 1632 in Dartford, Kent, England
                 Mother: Eliza Mims born ~1671 in Virginia; died May 29, 1722 in Middlesex, Virginia
Marriage: Michael Summers and Hannah Edwards married on May 12, 1724 in St. Paul Parish, Stafford County, Virginia
Death:      1767 in Prince William, Stafford, Virginia

 

Michael Summers ~1704 - 1767

 

Source : http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I58159

Michael Summers
Birth:        ~1704 in Middlesex County, Virginia
                 Father: John Summers born ~1630 in Dartford, Kent, England c: 1 Feb 1632 in Dartford, Kent, England
                 Mother: Eliza Mims born ~1671 in Virginia; died May 29, 1722 in Middlesex, Virginia
Death:      < 1767 in Prince William, Stafford County, Virginia

 

Hannah Edwards
Birth:        ~1706 in Westmoreland, Virginia  [or St.Paul's Parish, King George, Virginia]
                 Father: John EDWARDS born ~1660 in Surry County, Virginia
                 Mother: Anne or Elizabeth HARRISON born ~1671 in Wakefield, Surry County, Virginia, Virginia
Death:      <1767 in Prince William, Stafford, Virginia

Marriage: May 12, 1724 in St. Paul Parish, Stafford County, Virginia
 

St. Paul's Parish Register:
Stafford-King George Counties, 1715-1798
By John B. Bailey
Published by Genealogical Book Co., 1962
156 pages

St. Paul's Parish, which occupies land in what is now King George County, was in Stafford County until 1777. Since most of the early records of Stafford County were destroyed, the 4,000 birth, marriage, and death records found in this transcription are of great importance.

 

Children:

1) Mary Summers
Birth:        April 1728 in St. Paul Parish, Stafford County, Virginia
Baptized:  April 3, 1728 in St. Paul's Parish, King George, Virginia

2) John Summers (Twin)
Birth:        July 12, 1732 in St. Paul Parish, Stafford, Virginia
Baptized:  July 16, 1732 in St. Paul Parish, Stafford, Virginia
Marriage: 1) Elizabeth Carter ~1752 in Prince William County, Virginia
                 2) Lois  ~1789
Death:      1823 in Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana

3) Jemima Summers    (Twin)
Birth:        July 12, 1732 in St. Paul Parish, Stafford, Virginia
Baptized:  July 16, 1732 in St. Paul Parish, Stafford, Virginia

4) Sarah Summers
Birth:        July 1735 in St. Paul Parish, Stafford, Virginia
Baptized:  July 20, 1735 in St. Paul Parish, Stafford, Virginia

5) Margaret Summers
Birth:        July 1738 in St. Paul Parish, Stafford, Virginia
Baptized:  July 14, 1738 in St. Paul Parish, Stafford, Virginia

6) Elizabeth Summers
Birth:        December 1740 in St. Paul Parish, Stafford, Virginia
Baptized:  December 5, 1740 in St. Paul's Parish, King George, Virginia
                 or Overwharton Parrish, Stafford Co., VA
Marriage: John Taylor on November 8, 1755 in Overwharton Parrish, Stafford County, VA
                 John Taylor            born July 6, 1725 in N.Farnham Parish, Richmond, Virginia
                                               father: Dr. Robert Taylor  [Mary Frances Taylor's Pedigree]
                                               mother: Philadelphia Adkins 
Children:  Philadelphia Taylor born Feb 1757 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford, Virginia
                                               baptized: 2 Feb 1757 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford, Virginia
                                               died in childhood
                 Robert Taylor        born:  July 28, 1758 in Prince William County, VA
                                               married: 1) Mary Summers of Kraderic County, VA in January 1782
                                                             Mary Summers born ~1760 in Virginia; died May 19, 1808
                                                             Father: George SUMMERS ~1720   Mother: Nancy "Ann" SMITH
                                                             Great-Granddaughter of  John Summers ~1630 & Elizabeth Thompson ~1655
                                                             Mary and 2 children died when home was struck by lightning
                                               children: (10) Taylor 1788; Elijah; 1793; Robert 1795; Sophia 1805; John 1795
                                               married: 2) Frances Yelton on February 16, 1809 in Pendleton, KY
                                               children: James 1810; Ferdinand 1812; John 1816; Matilda 1817;
                                                             Robert 1817; Anthony 1819; Nancy Ann 1826
                                               death:     December 11, 1851 in , Pendleton, Kentucky
                                               burial:     Taylor Family Cem, Pendleton, Kentucky
                                               This family lived in Prince William Co VA, Mason Co KY, and Pendleton Co KY.
                 John Taylor            born ~. 1760 in Virginia ?
Death:     
Burial:      Taylor family cemetery at Flour Creek in Pendleton County, Kentucky

7) Anne Summers
Birth:        June 1744 in St. Paul Parish, Stafford, Virginia
Baptized:  June 22, 1744 in St. Paul Parish, Stafford, Virginia

8) Samuel Summers
Birth:        October 1746 in St. Paul Parish, Stafford, Virginia
Baptized:  November 1, 1746 in St. Paul Parish, Stafford, Virginia

9) Susanna Summers
Birth:        ~July 1748 in St. Paul Parish, Stafford, Virginia
Baptized:  ~July 25, 1748 in St. Paul's Parish, King George, Virginia

 

 

Montgomery County Kentucky

History

Montgomery County, named for General Richard Montgomery, was formed from Clark County in 1797. It is located on the eastern edge of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. The current county seat, Mount Sterling, was established in 1793 as "Little Mountain Town" but the surveyor changed the name to Sterling. At one time there was a large Indian mound in the area -- the "little mountain".

 

Fires in 1851 and 1863 destroyed many records, including marriage records and circuit court records. County clerk records were in a different location and were saved. Some marriage records have been reconstructed based on other records.

 

Population: 19,561 (1990)

County seat: Mount Sterling

Elevation: 707 to 1447 feet above sea level

 

 

John Summers 1732 - 1851 

 

Source : http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I58145

John Summers
Birth:        July 12, 1732 in St. Paul Parish, Stafford, Virginia
                 Father: Michael Summers born ~1704 in ,Middlesex, Virginia
                 Mother: Hannah Edwards born ~1706 in ,Westmoreland, Virginia
Baptized:  July 16, 1732 in St. Paul Parish, Stafford, Virginia
Marriage: 1) Elizabeth Carter ~1752 in Prince William County, Virginia
                 2) Lois  ~1789
Death:      1823 in Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana
 

Elizabeth Carter
Birth:        ~1735 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia
                 Father: William Carter born ~1710 in King George County, Virginia
                 Mother: Sarah Muse    born February 2, 1710-11 in Westmoreland County, Virginia
                               Sara Muse Carter Wilson - Last Will and Testament Sept 6, 1782
Death:      ~1786-89 in Prince William County, Virginia
1786 Elizabeth listed in Sarah Muse Carter Thorn Wilson - Last Will and Testament Sept 6, 1782

 

Children:

1) John Summers
Birth:        July 26, 1764 in Prince William County, Virginia
                 Father:     John Summers born 12 Jul 1732 in St. Paul Parish, Stafford, Virginia
                 Mother:    Elizabeth Carter born 1735 in ,,Virginia
Marriage: Agnes Bell married on October 26, 1786 in Frederick County, Virginia
                  Agnes, daughter of Chas. Bell, born February 10. 1767
Death:      August 13, 1835 in Fleming County, Kentucky or Platte, Missouri

2) Elijah Martin Summers born ~1765 in Virginia

3) Edward Summers        born ~ 1768

4) Robert Summers          born ~ 1770 in Virginia

5) Sarah Summers            born 1770 in Virginia

6) Samuel Summers          born ~ 1772 in Virginia

7) Thezeah Summers        born ~ 1776 in Virginia

8) Lemenol Summers        born ~ 1777 in Virginia

9) Catey Summers

Lois     (maybe Sanford or Redmon)
Birth:        1765-1770 (per census)
Death:      1830-1834 Morgan County, Indiana

 

Children:

1) Cornelius Summers           
born January 5, 1790
married Elizabeth Ann Hadden on 8/3/1809 at Mt. Sterling
nicknamed "The Sweet Singer of Israel"
veteran of the War of 1812 and a survivor of Dudley's Defeat
died on May 24, 1843 in Putnam Co. Indiana
Elizabeth received a land grant for Cornelius' service in the War of 1812 0n 5/2/1854
1810 United States Federal Census - Montgomery, Kentucky : Cornelius & John Sr.

 

2) Simon or Sanford Summers born ~1791 in ,Montgomery, Kentucky
Stanford Summers, spelled Sanford, on the list of War of 1812 soldiers:
Summers, Sanford, private, 5th Reg't. Lewis' Kentucky Volunteers.

 

3) Enoch Summers                 
born: 1793 in Montgomery, Kentucky
married: Alsy Hadden in 1811 in Montgomery County, Kentucky
children: Laurel b 1812, Pressley b 1815-1820 (died young), Redmon Cornelius b 1816,
             Sheldon b 1818, Dolly b ~ 1820, & Caleb b 1834
died: 1845 in Morgan County, Indiana

 

4) Calab Summers                   born January 29, 1798

5) Susannah or Sally Summers born ~1799 in Montgomery, Kentucky

6) Joseph Summers                  born ~1801 in Montgomery, Kentucky

7) Dosha or Dotia Summers     born ~1801 in Montgomery, Kentucky

8) Winna Summers                   born ~1809 in Montgomery, Kentucky

 

1732      John was born July 12, 1732 in St. Paul Parish, Stafford, Virginia
1752      John Summers and Hannah Edwards were married in Prince Williams County Virginia
1789      Elizabeth Carter Summers died in Prince William County, Virginia
1789      John Summers and Lois were married
1788-91 John Summers moved to Kentucky with his son Michael.
1800      Kentucky Tax List -  Montgomery County, Kentucky : John Summers
1810      1810 United States Federal Census - Montgomery, Kentucky : Cornelius & John Sr.
1820      1820 United States Federal Census - Montgomery, Kentucky : John Summers
1823      John Summers died in Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana
1829      Census for Montgomery County, Kentucky lists Archibald, Cornelius, Caleb, John, & Sanford.

 

 

Jessamine County Kentucky

History

Jessamine County was created on 19 Dec 1798, formed out of Fayette County.

 

 

 

Fleming County Kentucky

History

 


 

 

Fleming County has the most covered bridges in the Commonwealth of Kentucky

 

 

 

 

John B. Summers 1764 - 1823  & Agnes Bell 1767 - ~1850

 

Source : http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I58145
              http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I77624

              http://genforum.genealogy.com/bell/messages/13531.html

 

John B. Summers (aka Jonathan)
Birth:        July 26, 1764 in Prince William County, Virginia
                 Father:     John Summers born 12 Jul 1732 in St. Paul Parish, Stafford, Virginia
                 Mother:    Elizabeth Carter born 1735 in Virginia
Death:      August 13, 1835 in Fleming County, Kentucky or Platte, Missouri

 

Agnes Bell
Birth:        February 10, 1767 in Frederick, Virginia
                 Father:     Charles Bell born ~1745 in Virginia & died ~1826 in Mason, KY
                 Mother:    Susannah "Suky" Threlkeld born ~1748 & died ~1775
                 Agnes Bell lived with Benjamin Threlkeld after Agnes' mother died
Death:       ~1848 in Fleming, Kentucky
 

1781 : John volunteered in Fredrick County, VA in March 1781 at age of 16.  He served three months under Captain Hyskill; marched from Fredrick Co., with 500 prisoners taken by General Morgan to Lancaster, PA where they were discharged;

In June 1781, John volunteered under Captain Marcus Calimiss; served three months and was discharged at Williamsburg, Va.

On  October 19, 1781, John was present at Yorktown, Virginia when Lord Cornwallis and the British army surrendered.

John was in Captain Tutt's Independent Company and later became a Colonel. 

1786 : John B. Summers and Agnes Bell on October 26, 1786 in Frederick County, Virginia
Agnes was living in the family of her Uncle Benjamin Threldkill

1788-91 : John & Agnes Summers moved to Jessamine County, Kentucky

1805 : John & Agnes Summers moved to Fleming County, Kentucky

1835 : John died on August 13, 1835 in Fleming County, Kentucky or Platte, Missouri

1846 : Agnes Summers applied July 27, 1846 from Fleming County, KY, as the widow of John Summers, Rev. War pensioner, who died 13 August 1835, and to whom she was married in Fredrick Co. Va., 26 October 1786.

Marriage: John Summers & Agnes Bell married on October 26, 1786 in Frederick County, Virginia
 

Children:   two eldest were born in Virginia; the others in Kentucky.

1) Susanna B. Summers
Birth:        May 6, 1789           in Virginia
                 "Virginia Genealogies and County Records," by Annie Walker Burns, Vol. 1 (1941)
                 Birth: (1) d/o Jonathan SUMMERS/Agnes BELL. 6 May [1769] "1789"
Death:      1849 in MO

 

2) Thomas T. Summers
Birth:        May 21, 1791         in Jessamine, Kentucky

 

3) Jesse Summers
Birth:        March 15, 1793      in Jessamine, Kentucky
Marriage: Elizabeth Bell on December 21, 1815
                 Elizabeth Bell born ~1765 in Frederick, Virginia
Children:  Henry
Death:      1873 in Parkville, Platte, Missouri
1868 May 2 Letter from Jesse to son Henry - page 1
1868 May 2 Letter from Jesse to son Henry - page 2
1868 May 2 Letter from Jesse to son Henry - page 3
1870 United States Federal Census - Pettis, Platte, Missouri - Jesse age 77 - Farmer

 

4) Benjamin Summers
Birth:        May 3 or 8, 1795        in Jessamine, Kentucky
Marriage: Rebecca Bell on October 10, 1815 in Fleming, Kentucky
                 Rebecca Bell was born ~1801
Children:  Burt Summers            ~1816 in Kentucky
                 Emerine Summers       ~1822 in Kentucky
                 Jesse Summers              1826 in Kentucky
                 Elizabeth Summers       ~1827 in Kentucky
                 Morse Summers         ~ 1828 in Kentucky 
                 Thomas Summers        ~1830 in Kentucky
                 Lucinida Summers          1833 in Kentucky
                 Munroe Summers           1835 in Kentucky
                 Zerelda "Zella" Summers 1838 in Kentucky
Death:
     
1850 United States Federal Census - Elizabille, Fleming, Kentucky - Benjamin age 55 - Inn Keeper
1850 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules - Jessamine, Kentucky - Benjamin Summers

 

5) Lewez "Lucy" Summers
Birth:        May 17 or 19, 1797    in Jessamine, Kentucky
Marriage: Thomas Triplett
Children: 
Death:     

 

6) Nancy Summers
Birth:        March 7, 1799         in Jessamine, Kentucky
Marriage: February 3, 1820 to John Green in Fleming County, Kentucky
                  John Green born March 8, 1800
Children:  Mary Green born May 22, 1821; died Sept 5, 1841;
                                     married Lewis L . Roberts on Aug 7, 1840 in Fleming, KY
                 Yelverton O. Green born Dec 24, 1822 in Kentucky;
                                     died Nov 21, 1865 in Centerville, Clay, MO
                                     buried in New Hope Cemetery, Clay County MO
                                     married Mary Cave on January 29, 1845 in Clay County, MO
                 Malvina Green b: 20 Nov 1824
                 Margaret Green b: 2 Dec 1826
                 Lucy Green b: 1827 in Kentucky
                 Emerson Summers Green b: 15 Feb 1828 in Kentucky
                 Phoebe B. Green b: 28 Dec 1830
                 John Green b: 26 Nov 1832
Death:      December 25, 1841

 

7) Mason C Summers
Birth:        February 6, 1801     in Jessamine, Kentucky
                 Mason was the eighth of a family of twelve children, seven sons and five daughters.
Marriage: Maria Bell on December 4, 1823 a daughter of Daniel Bell of Virginia
                  Maria born ~1804
Children:  They had ten children, four sons and six daughters.
Death:      June 21, 1885 in Clinton, Missouri [Missouri Death Records]
1828 :        Mr. Summers united with the Baptist Church at May's Lick, Kentucky
                  and was a active and zealous member.
1830 United States Federal Census - Fleming, Kentucky - Mason age 20-29
1836 :        He left May's Lick, Mason County, his home in Kentucky, on the 8th of September,
                 1836 and reached Clay County, Missouri, October 15, following.
                  He continued to reside there till the spring of 1849
1840 United States Federal Census - Clay, Missouri - Mason age 30 - 39
1849 :        He moved to a locality in Clinton County, within two and a half miles of what is now
                  the town of Lathrop,  where he owned a farm of 1,120 acres. He continued to farm
                  there, on a large scale, for the period of seven years.
1850 Missouri Census - Clinton County, Missouri - Slave Schedule
1856 :        In 1856, he moved to Hainesville, in Jackson Township, where, in partnership with
                  James P. Gee [this is his daughter Agnes' father-in-law], he opened the largest stock
                  of goods ever offered for sale in the place.  They continued to operate till the civil war
                  compelled them to suspend and wrecked their fortunes.
1860 United States Federal Census - Jackson, Clinton, Missouri      - Mason age 59 - Merchant
1870 United States Federal Census - Haynesville, Clinton, Missouri - Mason age 69 - Farmer
1880 United States Federal Census - Lathrop, Clinton, Missouri      - Mason age 79 - Christian Ministries
From Wilma Summers, a photocopy of a biography by ? from an unknown book

From: ksermon........
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2011 11:39 AM
Subject: Summers family  
Hi, I am the great, great granddaughter of Mason Summers of Lathrop, Missouri and have his bible with the births and deaths recorded. Let me know if you want me to send you the information on his children. I'm descended from Matilda Bell Summers Peters and Nathaniel Peters. Their eldest child, Mason Summers Peters was my grandfather. His youngest child Thomas Bracket Reed Peters, my father, was born in Washington D.C. and named for the Speaker of the House of Representatives when grandfather was in congress, a representative fromWyandotte county, Kansas. Kay  Let me hear from you, Kay Peters Sermon 
 

8) Elizabeth Summers
Birth:
         December 10, 1803 in Kentucky
Marriage:  William Funk on July 7, 1825
Death:      ~1878
 

9) Mary Summers
Birth:        January 13, 1805     in Fleming, Kentucky
Marriage: February 2, 1850 to Samuel Stanfield in Macon County, Missouri
                 Samuel Stanfield born 1770 in Orange County, North Carolina
                        Father: John Stanfield , Jr. born 1 AUG 1743 in New Castle County, DE
                        Mother: Philipinia Jones born 1744
                        Death:  
Children:  Lydia STANFIELD      born 1773
                 William STANFIELD    born 1775
                 Philepenia STANFIELD born 1778
Death:      1880 in Macon, Missouri

 

10) John Thomas Summers, Jr.
Birth:        November 2, 1807   in Jessamine, Kentucky
Marriage:
August 1, 1829 to Matilda Bell in Mason, Kentucky
                 Matilda Bell
                        Birth:     February 6, 1802 in Kentucky
                        Father:  Daniel Bell born April 14, 1765 in Stafford, Virginia
                        Mother: Ellen Prather born ~1767 in Stafford, Virginia
                        Death:   February 5, 1872 in Pike, Missouri
Children:  Helen Summers           born 1834 in ,Mason, Kentucky
                 Martha Summers         born 1835 in ,Mason, Kentucky
                 Amanda Summers       born 1837 in ,Audrain, Missouri
                 Susan E. Summers       born 10 Mar 1838 in ,Audrain, Missouri
                 John James Summers   born 1840 in Frankford, Pike, Missouri
                 Matilda Jane Summers born Oct 1842 in Frankford, Pike, Missouri
                 William Summers         born 1845 in ,Audrain, Missouri
Death:      July 28, 1871 in Pike, Missouri

 

11) Emerson B. Summers
Birth:
        March 25, 1810      in Jessamine, Kentucky
Marriage:

Children: 
Death:      1878


!Research of Ronda Berry- was Rev. War Soldier;
Aug 2002- Ronda Berry
Notes for JOHN Summers: John was named in the "Summers Family Ledger" as a son of George, but I am unsure where he fits, because in "Annals of Platte Co MO", pg 248-50, his father lived to 114, and he had a brother named Samuel. He was a Rev. War Soldier- listed his children in his pension application . He enlisted March 1781 in Frederick Co VA to serve in the War. Moved from Fairfax Co VA t o KY in 1789. Lived in Bourbon, Montgomery, Jessamine and Fleming Counties. Moved to Platte Co MO after 1820 (or his children did??).

Aug 2002- Ronda Berry
Notes for AGNES BELL:
Eleanor Brice and husband Henry gave a deposition. Eleanor was age 68 in 1846, and said she was a cousin to Agnes. Eleanor's father, Benjamin Threlkeld, brought Agnes to live with them when her mother died. They resided in Frederick Co VA. Agnes lived with them until she married John Summers. Their first child was born in the Threlkeld home. The Threlkelds moved from VA to KY in 1792. The Summers had moved earlier, living in another county, before moving to Fleming County in 1795, when Henry Bice met them. This deposition was in John's pension appl .

Descendants of John B. Summers

From Wilma Summers, a photocopy of a biography by ? from an unknown book:
Mason Summers was born in Montgomery County, Kentucky, February 6, 1801. His paternal grandfather and parents moved from Virginia to Kentucky in 1791. His father, John Summers, volunteered in the patriot army at the age of sixteen, and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis. His grandfather died, in Kentucky, at the advanced age of one hundred and nineteen years. At the age of one hundred and ten years, he voted at an election in Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky. Mason was the eighth of a family of twelve children, seven sons and five daughters. The two eldest were born in Virginia; the others in Kentucky. He left May's Lick, Mason County, his home in Kentucky, on the 8th of September, 1836, and reached Clay County, Missouri, October 15, following. He continued to reside there till the spring of 1849, when he moved to a locality in Clinton County, within two and a half miles of what is now the town of Lathrop, where he owned a farm of 1,120 acres. He continued to farm there, on a large scale, for the period of seven years. In 1856, he moved to Hainesville, in Jackson Township, where, in partnership with James P. Gee [this is his daughter Agnes' father-in-law], he opened the largest stock of goods ever offered for sale in the place. They continued to operate till the civil war compelled them to suspend and wrecked their fortunes. In the spring of 1875, he moved to Lathrop, where he has since continued to reside. December 4, 1823, he was married to Miss Maria Bell, a daughter of Daniel Bell of Virginia. They had ten children, four sons and six daughters. Of these (in 1881) two sons, James Mason and John T., and two daughters, Mrs. Matilda Peters and Laura Summers, survive. One son, Aaron M. Summers, a youth of rare gifts of intellect, was graduated in Bethany College with high honors in the class of 1857, and died shortly after from the effects of intense mental application. In 1828, Mr. Summers united with the Baptist Church at May's Lick, Kentucky. He was among the earliest to unite with the Christian Church, of which he has ever since continued to be an active and zealous member, and a prominent and liberal supporter. In his generation one of the wealthiest men in this section of country, in the closing days of his advanced age he bears the reverses of fortune with a cheerful resignation

 

 

Elizabeth "Eliza" Summers 1803 - 1878

Elizabeth "Eliza" Summers   [??? aka. Mary Ann Summers ???]
Birth:      1803 in Kentucky per 1850 United States Census
Maybe:   Elizabeth Summers 
                 Birth:
     December 10, 1803 in Fleming / Jessamine, Kentucky
                 Father:  John B. Summers
                               Birth:
        July 26, 1764 in Prince William County, Virginia
                               Marriage: John Summers & Agnes Bell married on October 26, 1786
                               Death:      1835 in Platte, Missouri
                 Mother: Agnes Bell
                               Birth:        February 10, 1767 in Of, Frederick, Virginia
                               Death:       >1848 in Fleming, Kentucky
Maybe:   Elizabeth Summers
                  Birth: Abt 1803 in Wayne County, KY
                  Father: Richard SUMMERS b: Abt 1765 in Rowan County, NC
                  Mother: Sarah MULLINIX b: 1772 in Anne Arundel County, MD
Maybe:    daughter of Michael per marriage records abstract done by Beanblossom
Death:
      ~1878 in Harrison County, Indiana
Marriage:  July 7, 1825 to William Funk

1850 United States Federal Census - District 45, Harrison, Indiana
    ● William Funk - age 56 born in Virginia    - Farmer
    ● Eliza Funk     - age 46 born in Kentucky [1803~1804]
1860 United States Federal Census - New Amsterdam, Harrison,  Indiana
    ● William Funk   - age 66 born in Virginia   - Merchandizing
    ● Eliza Funk     - age 56 born in Kentucky [1803~1804] - Housekeeping
1870 United States Federal Census - Washington, Harrison, Indiana
    ● William Funk   - age 70 born in Virginia - Gardner
    ● Eliza Funk     - age 65 born in Virginia - Keeping house
 

William Funk
Birth:        ~1794 in Woodstock, Shenandoah, Virginia
                 Father:    Jacob FUNK    born 1737
                 Mother:   Virginia Elizabeth BORSCH
Death:      ~1872 in Harrison County, Indiana
Marriage: 1) Sara Martin on January 24, 1817 in Harrison County, Indiana
Children:
 

1) Preston Funk    Birth: December 27, 1817 in Harrison County, Indiana

2) Julia Ann Funk Birth:  May 1, 1819 in Indiana

3) Fielding Funk    Birth: ~1820; death <1840

Marriage: 2) Elizabeth "Eliza" Summers on July 7, 1825

Children:

4) Willis FUNK

Birth:       February 22, 1832 in Harrison County Indiana
Married:  Mahala Purcell on March 16, 1851 in Harrison County Indiana
Death:     June 29, 1910 at age of 78 of Uremic Poison
Burial:     Millport Cemetery just south of Rutledge Missouri, in Knox County
1850 United States Federal Census - Indiana - Harrison - District 45 - age 20

5) Asa B. Funk

Birth:        February 13, 1833 in Harrison County, Indiana
Married:   13 JUL 1854 in Harrison County, Indiana
Marriage: Louisa Trobaugh born 12 FEB 1833 in Harrison County, Indiana
Death:      25 JAN 1921 in Harrison County, Indiana
1850 United States Federal Census - Indiana - Harrison - District 45 - age 17

6) Silas H Funk

Birth:        September 20, 1835 in Harrison County, Indiana
Married:   March 3, 1856 in Harrison County, Indiana
Marriage:  Mary B Hess born 1834
Military:    Union Indiana 66 Infantry 1861-1865 - Pension
Death:       January 20, 1915 in Ireland Indiana
Children:
        1. Lloyd born ~1857
        2. John   born ~1859
        3. Alvah born Jan 27, 1860
                Marriage Anna Riegler
        4. Hattie born ~1866
        5. Emma Birth: ~1869 -
                Marriage Leon Dillon b: 20 DEC 1863 in Dubois County Indiana
                Children: George b: JUL 1895 in Indiana - Hugh b: 1896 in Indiana - Charley b: 1901 in Indiana
        6. Jesse    born ~1872   

Settled in nearby Ireland, DuBois County, Indiana
1850 United States Federal Census - Indiana - Harrison - District 45 - age 14
1880 Census Boon Township, Dubois County, Indiana - June 7, 1880

1880 United States Federal Census - Silas Funk

1861-1865 U.S. Civil War Soldiers - Silas Funk

1900 Census Dubois County, Indiana

7) Albert

Birth:        ~1838 in Indiana - 1850 US Census age 12 - 1880 US Census age 42
Married:   Nancy A. born ~1836 in Indiana
Children:  James E. Funk ~1864; Arminda R. Funk ~1867; William D. Funk ~1874
1850 United States Federal Census - Indiana - Harrison - District 45 - age 12

8) Dudley or Judley

Birth:        ~1840 in Indiana - per 1850 Census : Age 10
Married:  
Children: 
1850 United States Federal Census - Indiana - Harrison - District 45 - age 10
1860 United States Federal Census - New Amsterdam, Harrison,  Indiana - age 19

9) Coleman or Colmon

Birth:        ~1845 in Indiana - per 1850 Census : Age 5
Married:  
Children: 
1850 United States Federal Census - Indiana - Harrison - District 45 - age 5
1860 United States Federal Census - New Amsterdam, Harrison,  Indiana - age 12

 

1794~ Jacob Funk and Elizabeth Borsch's son William was born about 1794 in Shenandoah County, Virginia
1796~ Jacob Funk moves family to Hardin County Kentucky
1805  Jacob & Henry brothers first settlers to New Amsterdam, Harrison County, Indiana
1817 William Funk and Sara Martin marry on January 24, 1817 in Harrison County, Indiana
1817 Preston   Funk in born on December 27, 1817 in Harrison County, Indiana

1819 Julia Ann Funk is born May 1, 1819 in Harrison County, Indiana

1820~ Fielding Funk is born ~1820 & died <1840
1820-1925 Sara Martin Funk dies in Harrison County, Indiana
1820 United States Federal Census, Harrison, Indiana
    ● William Funk : Male : (1) 16-26 :: Female: (1) 16-26
1820 William Funk and Elizabeth "Eliza" Summers marry on July 7, 1825 (or April 28, 1819)
1830 United States Federal Census - Heth Township, Harrison, Indiana

    ● William Funck : Male : (2) 10-15 (1) 30-40 :: Female (1) < 5  (1) 20-30
1832 Willis   Funk is born on February 22, 1832 in Harrison County Indiana
1833 Asa B. Funk is born on February 13, 1833 in Harrison County, Indiana
1835 Silas    Funk is born on September 20, 1835 in Harrison County, Indiana
1838 Albert  Funk is born ~1838 in Indiana
1840 Dudley Funk is born ~1840 in Indiana
1840 United States Federal Census - Washington Township, Harrison , Indiana
    ● Line#5 :   William Funk : Male (1) < 5  (1) 20-30 :: Female (1) 20-30
    ● Line#13 : William Funk : Male (2) < 5  (2) 5-10 (1) 40-50 :: Female (1) 5-10  (1) 40-50
1845 Coleman Funk is born ~1845 in Indiana

1850 United States Federal Census - District 45, Harrison, Indiana

    ● William Funk - age 56 born in Virginia    - Farmer
    ● Eliza Funk     - age 46 born in Kentucky -
    ● Willis Funk    - age 21 born in Indiana     - Farmer

    ● Asa Funk      - age 17 born in Indiana

    ● Silas Funk     - age 16 born in Indiana

    ● Albert Funk   - age 12 born in Indiana

    ● Judley Funk   - age 10 born in Indiana

    ● Colman Funk - age 5   born in Indiana

1860 United States Federal Census - New Amsterdam, Harrison,  Indiana
    ● William Funk   - age 66 born in Virginia   - Merchandizing
    ● Eliza Funk       - age 56 born in Kentucky - Housekeeping
    ● Dudley Funk   - age 19 born in Indiana     - Day Laborer
    ● Coleman Funk - age 12 born in Indiana
1870 United States Federal Census - Washington, Harrison, Indiana
    ● William Funk   - age 70 born in Virginia - Gardner
    ● Eliza Funk       - age 65 born in Virginia - Keeping house
1872~ William Funk death in Harrison County, Indiana
1878~ Elisa death

 

 

Elizabeth Summers & Abraham Funk

Elizabeth Summers
Birth:     ~1800 in Kentucky
Death:      1855 in Mercer County, Illinois

1820 Census : Abraham age 16-26 & daughter 0-10 & wife 16-26
1840 United States Federal Census - Washington, Harrison, Indiana :
          Male (1) 10-15 (1) 40-50 Female: (1) 10-15 (2) 20-30 (1) 40-50
1850 United States Federal Census - District 45, Harrison Indiana : Elizabeth age 50

          1855 moved with son Harbin to Mercer County, Illinois
1857 Harbin moved to Muscatine Island
 

Abraham Funk
Birth:         ~1790 in Virginia
                  Father:      Jacob FUNK          born 1737 
                  Mother:
     Elizabeth BORSCH
Death:       1851 in Harrison County, Indiana
Settled:      in Indiana in 1808

1812 Militia Soldier War of 1812
1820 Census : Abraham age 16-26 & daughter 0-10 & wife 16-26
1840 United States Federal Census - Washington, Harrison, Indiana :
          Male (1) 10-15 (1) 40-50 Female: (1) 10-15 (2) 20-30 (1) 40-50
1850 United States Federal Census - District 45, Harrison Indiana : Abraham age 60
1851 Abraham died in Harrison County, Indiana

Marriage:  1) Judy Fleshman on February 19, 1818 in Harrison County, Indiana
                  2) Elizabeth Summers on July 7, 1825 in Harrison County, Indiana
 

Children:

1) Child
Birth:  

2) Eliza Funk
Birth:   ~1825 in Indiana
1850 United States Federal Census - District 45, Harrison Indiana : Eliza age 25

3) Harbin H. Funk   (youngest of 3 children of Abraham Funk and Elizabeth Summers)
Birth:
       March 19, 1826 in Harrison County, Indiana
Children:
Adaline Hariet 1848, Isabell "Belle" 1850, Henrietta Nettie 1864, Eunice, Charles M, Julia
Death:      April 15, 1906 at 9PM in Muscatine, Iowa
1846 Harbin married Martha Applegate
1850 United States Federal Census - District 45, Harrison Indiana : Harbin age 25
             Martha  Birth:   ~1824  in Indiana         :: 1850 US Census : Martha age 26
             Adaline Birth:   ~1848 in Indiana           :: 1850 US Census : Adaline age 2
             Isabel    Birth:   ~April, 1850 in Indiana :: 1850 US Census : Isabel age 8/12
1877 Martha Applegate died
1885 Harbin married Regina "Bodman" Walton

HARBIN H. FUNK

Port Louisa Township
Louisa County, Iowa


HARBIN H. FUNK

Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: December 23, 2001

Source of Obituary: THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL",

Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 16, 1906, front page

H. H. FUNK DEAD----Old Resident of Muscatine Island Passed Away Last Night.----OVER EIGHTY YEARS OLD.-----Is Survived by Five Daughters and One Son----Was Ill But Few Days---Funeral Arrangements Have Not Yet Been Made.-----On Sunday evening at his home on Muscatine Island, occurred the death of Harbin H. Funk. He was born in Harrison county, Indiana, on March 19th, 1826, and was therefore 80 years and one month old. He was the youngest of a family of three children born to Abraham and Elizabeth (Summers) Funk, the father a native of Virginia and the mother of Kentucky. They settled in Indiana in 1808, and there the father, who had been a soldier of the war of 1812 died in 1857. The mother afterwards settled in Mercer county, Illinois, where she died in 1885. The son Harbin was united in marriage with Miss Martha Applegate, of Indiana. They moved to Mercer county, Illinois, in 1855 and two years later removed to their home on Muscatine Island, where the death of the wife occurred in 1877. The husband was remarried in 1885 to Mrs. Regina (Bodman) Walton. Mr. Funk is survived by his wife, five daughters and one son, they being Adiline, wife of Wm. Richards; Belle, wife of Philip DeCamp; Eunice, wife of R. T. Hummel, and Charles Funk, all of Muscatine Island; Nettie, wife of George Hummel, of Red Cloud, Nebraska, and Miss Julia Funk, of Muscatine, Iowa. Mr. Funk was a plain man of rugged character. He avoided all shams in life, seeking earnestly after truth and believing in a square deal. He was a great temperance advocate, and helped everything for public good. He was passionately fond of planting trees and helped to plant and care for those now growing in Hopewell school yard and in the Island cemetery. He was a reader of books and newspapers for a portion of his life. He was not a believer in religion, but becoming convinced of its value he became an earnest student of the bible. He never united with the church but often expressed willingness to do so. He leaves behind him the priceless inheritance of a good name to become the heritage of his children, his many grand and great grand children. Mr. Funk had been enjoying his usual good health until the afternoon of Friday, April 14, when he was taken with an attack of stomach trouble. His attending physician did not consider his condition alarming but the end came unexpectedly Sunday night, April 15, when he passed quietly and easily into the great beyond at 9 p.m. It was a beautiful ending of a long and useful life coming at the close of the Easter tide.

 

 

 

RESEARCH

 

 

Michael Sunmiers
Birth:       
Death:     
Marriage:

1820 United States Federal Census, Harrison, Indiana
    ● Peter Somer          : Male (1) (2) (1) (2) (-) (1) Female (-) (-) (-) (-) (1) (-) (3)
    ● Michael Sunmiers : Male (2) (3) (1) (1) (-) (1) Female (1) (1) (-) (1) (-) (-) (1)

 

John Summers 1687 - 1790

John S. Summers
Birth:        November 14, 1687-88 in Christ church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia
Father:     Johnathon SUMMERS
Mother:    Elizabeth Montague THOMPSON
Baptism:   November 14, 1687 Middlesex County, Virginia
Marriage: 1) Elizabeth Blake
                 2) Mary West ~1709 in North Neck, Virginia
Children:  John SUMMERS     born: ~1718
                 George SUMMERS born: ~1720
Marriage: 3) Seth "Sylvia" Harrison in 1716
                       Birth:   ~1691 at Chapawamsic, Stafford, Virginia
                       Father:  Thomas Harrison       Birth: 1665  Death: 1746
                       Mother: Sithia Elizabeth Short Birth:           Death: 1674
                       Death:      1723 at Stafford, Virginia
Children:  John ~1710; Elizabeth 1719: George ~1725; William ~1725;
                 Daniel ~1729; Francis Mar 2, 1731-32
Death:      December 4, 1790 in "Summer Grove", Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia
Burial:      Summers Family Cemetery at Lincolnia, Virginia
                 Corner of Beauregard and Barnum off Route 236
                 Located 50 ft. east of the intersection of Deming Ave. and Rte. 613
Surveyor, Laid Out Town Of Alexandria
 

Elizabeth Blake
Birth: 
Death:
Married:

 

Mary West
Birth: 
Death:

Married: ~1709 in North Neck, Virginia

Children:

1) John SUMMERS born ABT 1718

2) George SUMMERS born ABT 1720

Seth "Sylvia" Harrison
Birth: 
Death:

Married: ~1716

Children:

1) girl 2 SUMMERS

2) girl 3 SUMMERS

3) girl 4 SUMMERS

4) girl 5 SUMMERS

5) John SUMMERS born ABT 1710 in Prince George County, Virginia

6) Elizabeth SUMMERS born 1719 in Stafford, Virginia

7) George SUMMERS born ABT 1720

8) William SUMMERS born ABT 1725

9) Daniel SUMMERS born ABT 1729 in Virginia

10) Francis SUMMERS born 2 MAR 1731/32 in Fairfax County, Virginia

 

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=grip89&id=I02933

 

John was Surveyor, Laid Out Town Of Alexandria

 

only child of parents from Scotland. John is buried at the corner of Beauregard and Barnum off Route 236
Summers Family Cemetery
Located 50 ft. east of the intersection of Deming Ave. and Rte. 613, Lincolnia, Va.

This cemetery contains nine formal monuments and numerous footstones that mark the graves of 26 people. Depressions and other evidence suggests the presence of additional unmarked burials. An 82' x 90' fence surrounds the burials. A 10' x 12' wrought iron fence encloses markers 7 and 9 and a 20' x 25' iron fence surrounds marker 10. The Fairfax County Park Authority cleaned the cemetery, erected the outer fence, and built the trail next to the site in 1989. They now maintain the cemetery, which is clean and well maintained.


HISTORICAL SKETCH

John Summers
Born 1687 Died 1790

It has been a difficult matter to procure much authentic information reflating to the period in the history of Fairfax county between its first settlement and the date of its formation in 1742. The oldest resident of whom we have any record was Mr. John Summers, whose long life began in 1687 (just 220 years ago) and closed in 1790. He died at the old family homestead, "Summers Grove," near Ananndale, aged 103 years, and his tombstone can still be seen in the family burying ground at that place.

Some of his descendents, to whom we shall allude in future articles, were men of great distinction, and ability, who reflected honor upon their native county. The Summers family was of Flemish origin and was known in England at the time of the Reformation, when property was granted them a short distance from the city of Worcester. This became their family seat, and here they received and entertained Queen Elizabeth in 1585. The bed in which she slept and the cup from which she drank were preserved by them as precious relics for many generations and among its members were men of distinction and renown. Sir George Summers, Lord High Admiral, and Lord John Summers, Lord High Chancellor of England and Keeper of the Privy Seal to William III belonged to the family. The Summers family of Fairfax descended from Sir George Summers, who commanded the "Sea Venture," one of the vessels which brought over the Jamestown colony in 1607, and Col. Louis Summers commanded the first body of English soldiers sent over for the protection of the little body of settlers.

From a sketch written by Judge Lewis Summers, (a great grandson of John) between the years 1835 and 1840, we learn that John Summers, the son of an English Protestant family, was born in Maryland in 1687. He came to Virginia when quite a young mand and built a cabin on the Potomac where the city of Alexandria now stands. The land was then vacant, appropriations by grant not having extended far from the bay and the mouths of the principal rivers. The country between the present site of Alexandria and the Blue Ridge was then the hunting ground of the Indians, abounding with deer, bear, wolves, &c., and wild turkeys and other game.

John Summers' early years were spent in hunting, but as immigrants began to flock in the usual struggles commenced between the settlers and the aborigines for the occupancy of the country, and Mr. Summers was an active leader and pioneer of the whites in the various campaigns undertaken for the removal of the Indians west of the Blue Ridge. When the country began to receive some population he married a Mrs. Blake, by whom he had five sons and five daughters.

As the culture of tobacco began to spread to this quarter of the colony he built and owned several tobacco houses. Hunting continued to be a favorite employment, and in his latter days took pleasure in regaling his friends with anecdotes of the chase and of his Indian campaigns and other incidents connected with his early life.
He seems to have been like Daniel Boone, regardless of the acquisition of land, thinking the taxes, quit-rents, &c., more burdensome than the land would be beneficial, which he illustrated by the refusal of a deed from the patentee for the land on which Alexandria now stands and on which he resided, in exchange for his favorite rifle. In after years he was much engaged by locators and surveyors in pointing out the best pieces of vacant lands and in conducting them through the forest districts with which he was familiar, and was at length prevailed upon by his friend, Capt. West, the surveyor of the county, to locate large tract for each of his sons, containing from four to six hundred acres, but no persuasion could induce him to cur the expense and trouble of securing land for his daughters.

The first concentration of the trade was at the Hunting Creek tobacco warehouse, at the head of the tide, where the old Colchester road crossed the creek. In 1748 an act was passed for laying off a town at Hunting Creek Warehouse, but the site now occupyed by Alexandria being found more eligible, the town wa located there and called Belle Haven. It was afterwards changed, in compliment to the family of Alexanders who owned the surrounding lands, to Alexandria, and the legislature recognized the name in 1762. John Summers lived to see Alexandria become a place of considerable commercial importance and frequently adverted to his cabin being the first building ever erected there, and that the first frame house ever put up on the place was prepared and framed on his land above the "Trough Hill," and hauled to the site which it was to occupy.

He was a man of very robust constitution, broad in the chest, powerful in limb, and about 5 feet 10 inches in height. He was too far advanced in years to take part in the Revolutionary war, but many of his descendants were in the army, some as officers, others in the ranks. He retained his faculties and strenght in remarkable degree, and was appealed to on all questions of corners and boundaries of the early surveys. He exercised freely on foot until within about a year of his death when from a fall he dislocated his hip, and was afterwards confined to his bed, where the recital of the litany and the prayers of the church occupied his time when alone.

His last moments were calm and unclouded, and on the evening of his death he had supped as usual and was heard humming a Psalm and resiting the Evening Prayers. A few moments after it was discovered that his spirit had taken its flight to the bosom of his God.

In 1748 John Summers was recorded among the freeholders of Fairfax as voting for Major Laurence Washington and Col. Colville for the House of Burgesses. July 16, 1765, he and his five sons voted for George Washington and John West for the same office, and again at a general election December 1, 1768, the same gentlemen were voted for and the same number of the Summers family supported them. Within the last ten years of his life he was accustomed to walk six to eight miles in a day attended by a great grandson, Lewis Summers, afterwards a very distinguished judge, of whom we shall speak in a future article. His descendants intermarried with the Millans, Foxes, and other well known families of the country.

Think of the great span of this man's life---from 1687 to 1790!-commencing at a time when Fairfax county was practically a wilderness, inhabited by Indians and wild animals, and closing many years after the Revolutionary war, for which Fairfax furnished the leader who became the first President of the great republic. The following notice of his death is from the 8th Volumn of the American Museum, published in Philadelphia in 1790:

Died-Virginia, near Alexandria, Mr. John Summers, aged 103 years. He had left descendants of four generations, amounting to four hundred. There is in Omaha, Neb. a clock which was once the property of John Summers. It is more than 200 years old and is still doing faithful duty. It has descended to the oldest son of each succeeding generation and is now in the possession of Dr. John Edward Summers, Jr., professor of Surgery in the State University of Nebraska, who, of course, prizes it very highly.

When the county of Loudoun was settled, Francis, a brother of John and about twenty years younger, moved to that county, and married a Mrs. Lane, by whom he had one son and one daughter. The son entered the Revolutionary army and left it at the end of the war a Lieut. Colonel. Col. Summers, of Loudoun, was highly respected and frequently represented his county in the legislature. Smith, the first historian of Virginia spells the name of the same individual, Somers, Sommers, and Summers in different parts of his work. Among the papers of Mr. John Summers his name was found spelled in those three different ways, and many of his descendants use the "o" instead of the "u," but the grants issued to him for land contained his name as most generally spelled by his descendants-Summers.


March 21-27, 1979
Lincolnia Hills roundup
By Nancy Floyd

It's no news to the homeowner behind his bucking lawnmower that LH has roots. But perhaps not everyone knows we have the kind of roots Jim McEvoy of Chambliss recently uncovered.
Curious about the new homes being built off Lincolnia Road between Chambliss and Barnum and having read a book on our area's history, "Beginning at White Oak," Jim went exploring and discovered a small, vine-entangled cemetery up there.
Buried in this cemetery is John Summers who, according to Jim's research, was the original owner of all the land that is now Lincolnia Hills. Jim found maps showing John Summers also owned the surrounding area including Indian Run and Holmes Run in partnership with George Harrison.
Bulldozers recently cleared the area around the little gray house on Lincolnia Road and next to the cemetery. The boundary markers are visible from Morgan Street in the backyards of homes on the south side. The new development is "Ashley," a community of ten homes, built by C. Kirk Reilly and Associates and is advertised as "elegant new 4 bedroom homes on large homesites in a wooded cul-de-sac." They start at $120,000.
Jim, who's a librarian at the Library of Congress, says he's not a cemetery freak, but he was concerned about whether the company would tear down the cemetery. It appears it won't, but just in case, Jim took a picture of John Summer's headstone which says he "departed this life the 4th of December, 1790, at age 102."
John Summers was a well known figure in those days, according to a "List of Northern Neck Grants" at the county library. The records of Fairfax County include many depositions made by John Summers (Sommers, Symmers) in land disputes which were decided by the court. He told the court that in old times he used to be a good deal with the surveyors and attended many surveys in the neighborhood of Hunting Creek. When he was ninety-eight he was still giving depositions. When he was ninety-two he told how he moved from Dogue Neck to a spot near present Christ Church in 1715.
The book states:
"In 1723 John Summers moved to the 'forest' near present-day Bailey's Crossroads and in 1773 he moved further into the 'forest' to his son's house. Summers died in 1790, aged 102, and is buried at the corner of Beauregard and Burnum off Route 236. In 1716 he was a tenant to John West, as was Gabriel Adams, and he stated that their houses and two tabacco houses were the only houses on one hundred acres of land which was later part of Alexandria."
In addition to John Summers, his wife Jane who died in 1814 at the age of 79, and numerous family members, the follwing early settlers' monuments are there: Thomas Cowling, Jan. 1797-April 1864; his wife Mary C., March 1796-August 1877; Stephen G. Cowling, August 18-June 1911; his wife Jane, 1887, and Edward W. Crump, 1819-1900.
On the monument to the Duty family are the names of several children: Charles 1894-1895; John, 1898-1900; Ira, 1902-1902; Jannet F., 1906-1906; Emory, 187-1888; and Blanche, 1889-90. The parents were Charles, 1860-1934 and Ida, 1863-1918. Jim says he read that there was a small pox epidemic about that time.
"Beginning at White Oak" is available in the lobby of the Massey Branch of the Fairfax County library for $5.00. The number to call is 691-2974.

 

 

 

 

"Old" John Summers ~1706 - ~1825

"Old" John Summers
Birth:        ~1706
Death:      ~1825 at a very old age of 119

 

1820      United States Federal Census : Delaware County, Indiana: census taker made a notation:
                  "This man is 114 years old never lost sight or hearing
                    has upward of four hundred descendants and
                    has had two wives by each has ten children"
                    Birth: 1806
~1825:   John Summers died in Kentucky at the advanced age of one hundred and nineteen years.
              At the age of one hundred and ten years, he voted at an election in Mount Sterling,
              Montgomery County, Kentucky.

              Sarah Summers (Harper) whose father lived to the age of 112.
              When he was 110 he walked 5 miles to vote."
1844      There was also an article written in the Kentucky Gazette about
              "Methusalah John's 112th birthday party held at Mt Sterling.
              The article states that John had 24 children, 14 of them living.
1921      article written about "Methulsa John".
              A John Summers that had lived to be 120 years old and died in Delaware Co, IN!
             


Two of his sons, Mason & Jesse stated in the publication "The Annals of Platte Co, Missouri" that their grandfather lived to be 119 years, taught school for 52 years, and that he was born 13 Jul 1705.
 

Sept 4 1786. John Thorn is listed as Executor of Will of his mother SARAH THORN-WILSON in 1786,Prince William Co Va. In the Will it lists other children - ELIJAH MUSE, GEORGE CARTER and RICHARD CARTER, ELIZABETH SUMMERS, BARBARA PEAK, JEMIMAH WILLIAMS, FRANCES COBEL(believe to be FRANCES CARTER-COCKRELL or COTTRELL).

 

Message Board Post:
Would "Old" John Summers, who lived to be at least 114 years old, who was born July 12, 1706 (as recorded in Kentucky Gazette, info posted on this board) and died probably in Morgan County, Indiana be one of the children of John Summers born 1686 you are mentioning in your post? This John Summers is shown on the Delaware County, Indiana 1820 census, and the census taker made a notation: "This man is 114 years old never lost sight or hearing has upward of four hundred descendants and has had two wives by each has ten children"

I believe this "Old" John Summers born 1706 to be the father of John Summers born 1764 in Prince William County, Va. who married Agnes Bell. His grandchildren made statements that their grandfather lived to be 114-119 years old (depending on which account you read). How many John Summers were there that lived to be this old?

Both of these John Summers men lived at one time in Montgomery County, Ky. and I believe one of them was the Elder of Lulbegrud Baptist Church which was formed in Clark County, Kentucky in 1793 (later Montgomery Co.) Also one of them I believe was the man my ancestor Edward Williams sold land to in Clark County in 1794.

I am trying to connect the John Summers born 1706 to the Chopawamsic Baptist Church Stafford County, Va. in 1767. On the list of members is whom I believe to be my ancestor Edward Williams and wife Jemimah Williams and also shown is a John Summers and an Elizabeth Summers who joined the same day. I believe the John Summers listed there at Chopawamsic Baptist Church to be the husband of Elizabeth Carter Summers, daughter of a Sarah Muse Carter Thorn Wilson (she was either born a Muse or married a Muse first time). Other son-in-laws of Sarah's are there and also another daughter, plus extended family members of one son-in-law.

 

 

 

 

William Summers 1758 & Francis Lewis ~1758

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lowe2007&id=I13060

ID: I13060

Name: William SUMMERS

Surname: Summers

Given Name: William

Sex: M

Birth: 22 Nov 1779 in , , Virginia

Death: 27 Aug 1855 in , , Kentucky
Father: William SUMMERS born 26 May 1758 in , Fairfax, Virginia
Mother: Francis LEWIS born ~1758 in Fall Church, Fairfax, Virginia

Marriage 1 Elizabeth BELL born ~1779 in of, Fleming, Virginia

  • Married: 30 Sep 1800 in , Fleming, Kentucky

Children:

1) Charles Summers born 1801 in , , Kentucky

2) Amiza Summers born 1804 in , , Kentucky

3) John Summers born 1804 in Of, , Kentucky

4) Baldwin Summers born ~1805 in ,,Kentucky

5) Alfred Summers born 1808 in , Kentucky

6) Sarah (Sallie) Summers born 1811 in , Kentucky

7) Fanny Summers born 1812 in , Kentucky

8) Mary Summers born ~1811 in , Kentucky

9) Jane R Summers born ~1814 in , Kentucky

10) Susannah H Summers born 1815 in , Kentucky

11) Lewis Summers born ~1816 in ,,Kentucky

12) Catherine or Kitty Summers born 1820 in , , Kentucky

13) Hugh F Summers born 1822 in , Kentucky

Will:
Fleming Co., Ky
Will Book I pg 519
29 Sep 1854
The last will and testament of William Summers admonished by the infirmities of age and disease (being in my 75th year) that my time on earth is drawing to a close and anxious to make such a disposition of my estate as seems to me best- for the benefit of my wife and children while I am in possession of sound mind I voluntarily make this my last will and testament
To my wife Elizabeth Summers I will and bequeath during her natural life one third of all my estate real and personal and on third of all surplus money of which I may die possessed
The remaining two thirds of my estate shall be divided as follows:
To my daughter Kitty who is now single and living with me and whom I design to prefer in this bequest, I will and bequeath two hundred dollars out of my surplus money, also the horse known as hers or one of equal value together with the saddle and bridle also a bedstead feather bed and bedding beside all such articles of bed clothing as have been made with her own hands after making this distribution and the payment of any debts that may be charged to my estate. I will and bequeath to all my children both surviving and dead shall have share and share alike. To wit: Charles John Baldwins heirs Alfred Sallie Cash Mary Morris Fanny English the heirs of Jane R. Davis Susannah H. Farrow Kitty & Hugh Summers.
I will and bequeath that the portion of my estate to which Susannah Farrow will be entitled shall be placed in the hands of my brother Lewis Summers as a trustee for her benefit and that of her children who shall make such and investment of the same in land or other property in the west or in any other manner or place that best so that Susannah Farrow and her children may come in possession of its benefits.
In addition to my former bequests for the benefits of my wife Elizabeth Summers I will that in the division of the negroes she shall have the right to choose which of the number she will have for her part taking them at their valuation. I appoint my brother Lewis Summers as my administrator under this my last will and testament with full confidence that he will do justice to all the parties. Given under my hand this 29th day of September 1854 and in the presence of E.V.Bell Henry B. Porter and Samuel Maguire
Wm Summers
Attest
E.V. Bell
H.B. Porter
Samuel Maquire

At a Court held for Fleming County on the 14th day of Sept 1855 This writing purporting to be the last will and testament of William Summers decd was produced in court and proved by the oaths of Saml Maguire & H.B. Porter subscribing witnesses to same who also proved the attestation of E. V. Bell and ordered to be recorded which is done
Att W. T. Dudley clk

 

 

 

Thomas Summers

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=cooley92019&id=I400

 

ID: I400

Name: Thomas SUMMERS

Suffix: Jr Title: Jr Sex: M

Birth: 1771 in Rowan County,North Carolina,USA

Death: 1818 in Wayne County,Kentucky,USA

Father: Thomas SUMMERS born 1740

Mother: Unknown Spouse UNKNOWN

 

Marriage 1 Elizabeth CRUM born 1768 in Lancaster County,Pennsylvania,USA

 

Children

 

1) Solomon SUMMERS born 1795

2) Anderson SUMMERS born 1804 in Wayne County,Kentucky,USA

 

 

 

John S. Summers 1806

John S. Summers
Birth: ~1806 in Harrison Co, Indiana
Married: 4 Feb 1836 in Harrison Co, Indiana

 

Nancy Amanda BRANDENBURG
Birth: ~1810 in Kentucky
Death: in Sunn City, Minnesota, Minnesota

Children:

1) David SUMMERS born ~1838 in Harrison Co, Indiana

2) Jonathan SUMMERS born ~1841 in Harrison Co, Indiana

 

 

 

John Robert Summers ~1824 - 1897

John Robert SUMMERS
Birth:   ~1824 in Kentucky
Death: 1897 in Elizabeth, Harrison, Indiana
Occupation: S. Mach. agent 1880
Married: 02 MAR 1847 in Harrison Co., Indiana

 

Matilda THOMPSON
Birth: ~1828 in Indiana
Death: 17 DEC 1909 in Elizabeth, Harrison, Indiana
Father: Uriah THOMPSON born ~1806 in Kentucky
Mother: Nancy ROSS born ~1805 in Kentucky

 

Children:

1) Nancy E. SUMMERS             born ~1850 in Harrison Co., Indiana

2) Henry T. SUMMERS              born ~1856 in Harrison Co., Indiana

3) John Washington SUMMERS  born 10 NOV 1858 in Elizabeth, Harrison, Indiana

4) Ursula F. SUMMERS              born ~1861 in Harrison Co., Indiana

5) James F. SUMMERS              born ~1864 in Harrison Co., Indiana

6) Belitha T. SUMMERS             born ~1867 in Harrison Co., Indiana

7) Katie C. SUMMERS               born ~1870 in Harrison Co., Indiana

 

 

 

Summers Family Research

RESEARCH :

 

John Summers : 1830 United States Federal Census - Indiana - Harrision County - Heth Towhship
Age: Male 20-30 Femail 40-50
 

 

Michael Summers
1830 United States Federal Census - Indiana - Harrision County - Heth Towhship
Birth: 1800-1810 per 1830 Census

Funk, Eliza born ~1860 : 1880 United States Federal Census - Indiana - Harrison - Heth

 

Mary Ann Summers

Marriage: William Funk and Mary Ann Summers : July 16, 1838 in Harrison County
per Indiana State Library Genealogy Database of Marriages through 1850

 

George Henry Summers
Birth: Oct. 25, 1974
Death: Apr. 15, 1985
Burial: Heidelberg Cemetery Corydon Harrison County Indiana

 

William Stevens Parrish
b. 25 Dec. 1837, Decator Co., IN,
d. 8 Nov 1918, Steptoe,
m. Sarah Elizabeth Funk in Knox Co., MO 21 Feb. 1860,
m. Elizabeth Keller Armstrong 10 Apr, 1878 Knox, MO,
m. Amy Katherine Gorman 27 Dec. 1881 in Knox Co., MO

Mary Summers
Birth:        January 13, 1805     in Fleming, Kentucky
                 Father: Samuel SUMMERS born 21 Oct 1771 in Botetourt County, Virginia, USA
                 Mother: Nancy MIDDLETON born 25 Sep 1777 in Clark County, Kentucky, USA
Marriage: February 2, 1850 to Samuel Stanfield in Macon County, Missouri
                 Samuel Stanfield born 1770 in Orange County, North Carolina
                      Father: John Stanfield , Jr. born 1 AUG 1743 in New Castle County, DE
                      Mother: Philipinia Jones born 1744
Children:  Lydia STANFIELD born 1773
                 William STANFIELD born 1775
                 Philepenia STANFIELD born 1778
Death:     
 

Nancy Summers
Birth:        March 7, 1799         in Jessamine, Kentucky
Marriage: April 10, 1815 to Alexander McCready in Loudoun County, Virginia
                 Alexander McCready    born 1793 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died 1850 in Germantown, KY
                                                      father: James McCready
Children:  Mary Ann McCready    born 6 FEB 1816 in Montgomery, Loudoun County, Virginia
                 Martha Ann "Margaret"  born ABT 1817 in Montgomery, Loudoun County, Virginia
                 Jane McCready              born ABT 1820 in Bracken County, Kentucky
                 Minerva Ann McCready born 1822 in Germantown, Bracken County, Kentucky
                 Elizabeth McCready       born 1823 in Germantown, Bracken County, Kentucky
                 Emily Duke McCready   born NOV 1829 in Mason County, Kentucky
                 Sarah Ann McCready    born 18 DEC 1830 in Bracken County, Kentucky
                 Nancy McCready          born 21 NOV 1833 in Germantown, Bracken County, Kentucky
                 John T. McCrady           born 1836 in Bracken County, Kentucky
                 Harriett McCready         born 1838 in Bracken County, Kentucky
                 Amanda Catherine          born ~1841 in Bracken County, Kentucky
Death:      December 25, 1841 in Germantown, Mason County, Kentucky
1850 United States Federal Census - Bracken, Kentucky  - Nancy age 50

 

 

 

Correspondence

 

From: C.S.Miller
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 5:48 PM
Subject: Family Website

 

Jay,

 

Please let me know if you ever run into the name of Henry Summers, born in England in the 1640s. and settled first in Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 

The CT state archives suggests that he was born in Devonshire, England, but this is not based on fact.

 

He is apparently not related to an earlier Henry Summers who settled in Woburn, Massachusetts.  There was confusion about this for a long time because this earlier Henry had a son, Henry, but I have been able to establish that that Henry lived out his life in Massachusetts.

 

Some time in the early 18th century my particular branch of the family changed the spelling to Somers.  My great-great grandfather established the Somers Copper Company in Waterbury which existed until the 1960s when it was bought our by Anaconda.  I mention that because many people sometimes are familiar with that.

 

Thank you. I would appreciate your keeping a look out for us.

 

Regards,

 

Somers Miller

South Carolina

 

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From: James Scalzo
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 4:50 AM
Subject: Family Website

Francis Summers born 1702 and the will of John Summers.

I am a direct descendant of Francis's son George Summers married to Susannah Moore. I am trying to do our family tree. Since you noted that Francis could be a "step son" of John's via the will and the statement "son in law" how can I feel confident our family are even Summer's? Have you found anything indicating who the parents of Francis were via a baptism record or another source? Is the will of John Summers enough to even have  Francis listed as a son? I just want to be as accurate as possible. Was it common for a "step" son to take the name of his step father back then? Help!

Great website!

Thank you so much,
Jeannie

 

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From: Margaret
Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2015 1:24 PM
Subject: Johann Jehu Summers (Somers)

 

I am a Summers researcher, and was pleased to find your site.

 

I descend from Johann Jehu Summers who married Joannah Davis.

 

Family legend places Jehu in the home of his "Uncle" John and wife Agnes Bell, in Ky for the birth of William Belle Summers, one of his sons in 1811.

 

It was reported William B. was born in Fleming Co. Ky.  

 

Did you find a birth record for William Belle Summers when you were doing Fleming Co., Ky research perchance.

 

The father of Jehu was Pvt. Paul Harrison Summers of Bath Co., Va. who was also at the Yorktown siege along with John in your history.  When it was reported that Jehu had gone to the home of his uncle John Summers in Fleming Co., Ky. I would think it would have been a brother to his father Paul Harrison Summers ?

 

Any guidance you may offer will be appreciated.

 

I am 84 and have been at the family history business for over 60 years,

 

Margaret Louise Drody Thompson

 

My Summer- Davis roots go into the Pierson lineage of Nicholas and Clay Co., now WV.

 

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From: mark summers

Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 9:18 PM
Subject: Mark Anthony Summers Family Tree

 

Hi Jay and Barbra Funk

 

I came across your web page on The Summers and I think it is very cool I spell my surname SUMMERS on which I believe 100 % am a descendent from The Summers from Virginia My ancestors were Jeremiah Summers and Elizabeth Baker 3 generations of my Summers Family ( Grandfather, G Grandfather and GG Granfather ) lived in Randolph, Missouri. Jeremiah Summers was on the 1st Grand Jury of that County

 

Mark Anthony Summers SATX

 

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From: Joan Schacht [mailto:jeschacht@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2011 2:13 PM
To: jay@usfunks.net
Subject: Family Website

 

Hi Jay, You have done a remarkable job on your family web page. My Funk line is through William Funk, son of Jacob and Williams second wife, Elizabeth Summers. My questions is who is the father of Elizabeth. The marriage records report Elizabeth as the daughter of Michael. It is only an abstract done by Beanblossom and I havenít seen the original to know if there is an error. What is your source for saying John Summers is the father? I have a hunch if Michael is the father, he is a brother to John, but I have little to do on.

My line is additionally through Williamís son Silas and his son Alva.

 

Have you found a will for William Funk and also John or Michael Summers?

I would be happy to give you my info on my line if you are branching out that far.

Sincerely,

Joan Schacht

 

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From: ksermon........
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2011 11:39 AM
Subject: Summers family

 

Hi, I am the great, great granddaughter of Mason Summers of Lathrop, Missouri and have his bible with the births and deaths recorded. Let me know if you want me to send you the information on his children. I'm descended from Matilda Bell Summers Peters and Nathaniel Peters. Their eldest child, Mason Summers Peters was my grandfather. His youngest child Thomas Bracket Reed Peters, my father, was born in Washington D.C. and named for the Speaker of the House of Representatives when grandfather was in congress, a representative fromWyandotte county, Kansas. Kay  Let me hear from you, Kay Peters Sermon