Descendants of Sir Richard le Somer

 

Generation 1

 

1.      SIR RICHARD1 LE SOMER was born in Probably Flanders. He died in 1347 in Halstow, Kent County, England.

 

Notes for Sir Richard le Somer:

 

Will was made 1347 and is in the records of Church of Rochester. He owned Newlands Manor, an estate in Halstow, Kent County, England. He also owned land in Higham & Leigh. There is no court belonging to this manor, which is held of the manor of St. Mary's.

 

Sir Richard le Somer had the following child:

 

2.         i.     JOHN2 SOMER. He died in Halstow, Kent County, England.

 

Generation 2

 

2.      JOHN2 SOMER (Sir Richard1 le Somer, Sir Richard1 le). He died in Halstow, Kent County, England.

 

John Somer had the following children:

 

   3.               i.     JEFFRY3 SOMER. He died in 1518 in Halstow, Kent County, England.

 

   4.               ii. JOHN SOMER. He died in Clifton Severn on Stoke Worcestershire, Eng. He married CATHERINE SEVERNE. She was born in Shropshire, England. She died in Clifton Severn on Stoke Worcestershire, Eng.

 

iii.      STEPHEN SOMER.

 

Generation 3

 

3.      JEFFRY3 SOMER (John2, Sir Richard1 le Somer, John2, Sir Richard1 le). He died in 1518 in Halstow, Kent County, England.

 

Notes for Jeffry Somer: 'Newlands' descended to Jeffry.

 

Jeffry Somer had the following children:

 

5.               i. SIR WILLIAM4 SOMER was born in Halstow, Kent Co, England. He died in St Margarets, Rochester, England.

 

6.               ii. THOMAS SOMER was born in Halstow, Kent Co, England. He died in Halstow, Kent County, England. He married UNKNOWN NICHOLSON. She was born in of Waldon.

 

4.      JOHN3 SOMER (John2, Sir Richard1 le Somer, John2, Sir Richard1 le). He died in Clifton Severn on Stoke Worcestershire, Eng. He married CATHERINE SEVERNE. She was born in Shropshire, England. She died in Clifton Severn on Stoke Worcestershire, Eng.

 

Notes for John Somer:

 

John was chancellor of the Exchequer in the reign of Henry VI. John inherited Newlands after his father died. John's brother, Jeffry inherited Newlands after he died. John fought on the side of the Parliament rebels. The Somers seat was listed as Clifton Severn on Stoke Worcestershire.

 

Notes for Catherine Severne: Catherine was the youngest daughter.

 

John Somer and Catherine Severne had the following children:

 

                 i.        JOHN4 SOMERS was born on 04 Mar 1651 in Near Worcester, England. He died on 26 Apr 1716.

 

Notes for John Somers:

 

Baron John Somers, Lord Chancellor of England; son of John Somers, a Worcestershire attorney; Educated at Worcester Cathedral School and Trinity College, Oxford; called to the bar from Middle Temple, 1676; counsel for seven bishops, June 1688; M. P., Worcester, 1689; asserted virtual abdication of James II, and presided over the drafting of the declaration of Rights; made solicitor-general and knighted, 1689; became lord-keeper, 1693, member of the kittindal, Rymer, and for a time, Swift, who dedicated to him the 'Tale of a Tub', 1704; with Montagu, Locke and Newton planned in 1695 the reform of the currency; Lord High Chancellor of England, 1697; created Baron Somers of Evesham, 1697; possessed great influence, second only to that of Sunderland, with William III, and was one of the council of regency during William III's absence in Holland; on William III's return in 1698 shared his unpopularity as the abettor of a policy necessitating a large standing army, and after repeated attacks by the country party he had to surrender the great seal, 1700; a demand raised in 1700 for his impeachment on account of his shre in the secret partition treaties of 1698-99; was aquitted, and would have been restored to power but for William III's death, upon which he joined the Whig Party, exercising great influence, especially in settling terms of union with Scotland, 1707; sworn president of the council, 1708; fell with the Junta in the autumn of 1710. Somers was a great lawyer, but his influence and capacity as a statesman have perhaps been unduly magnified by Macaulay and others. His four political tracts of 1681 are models of lucid presentation.

 

Condensed bio in Dictionary of National Biography, Vol LIII, page 221-119, which has references to the original sources.

 

John Somers, 1st Baron Somers, PC, FRS (4 March 165126 April 1716) was Lord High Chancellor of England under King William III.

 

He was born at Claines, near Worcester, the eldest son of John Somers, an attorney in large practice in that town, who had formerly fought on the side of the Parliament, and of Catherine Ceaverne of Shropshire. After being at school at Worcester he was entered as a gentleman commoner at Trinity College, Oxford, and afterwards studied law under Sir Francis Winnington, who became solicitor-general and joined the Middle Temple. He appears, in addition to his legal studies, to have written several poems and pamphlets. He soon became intimate with the leaders of the country party especially with Essex, William Russell, and Algernon Sidney but never entered into their plans so far as to commit himself beyond recall. He was the author of the History of the Succession of the Crown of England, collected out of Records, &c., and was reputed to have written the Just and Modest Vindication of the Two Last Parliaments, which was put forward as the answer to Charles IIsfamous declaration of his reasons for dissolving them. This, however, was by Sidney, though probably Somers was responsible for the final draft. When the grand jury of Middlesex threw out the bill against Shaftesbury, and were vehemently attacked for so doing, Somers wrote in defence of the rights of grand juries. In 1683 he was counsel for the sheriffs Pilkington and Shute before the court of KingsBench, and secured a reputation which continually increased until the trial of the seven bishops, in which he was junior counsel. "Somers rose last. He spoke little more than five minutes, but every word was full of weighty matter; and when he sat down his reputation as an orator and a constitutional lawyer was established." In the secret councils of those who were planning the revolution Somers took a leading part, and in the Convention Parliament was elected a member for his native town. He was immediately appointed one of the managers for the Commons in the conferences between the houses, and in arguing the questionswhether James II had left the throne vacant by abdication and whether the acts of the Convention Parliament were legal that parliament having been summoned without the usual writs he displayed great learning and legal subtlety. He was further distinguished by being made chairman of the committee which drew up the celebrated Declaration of Right.

 

In May 1689 Somers was made solicitor-general. He now became William IIIsmost confidential adviser. In the controversy which arose between the Houses on the question of the legality of the decision. of the court of KingsBench regarding Titus Oates, and of the action of the Lords in sustaining this decision, Somers was again the leading manager for the Commons, and has left a clear and interesting account of the debates. He was next employed in January 1690 as chairman of the select committee of the House of Commons on the Corporation Bill, by which those corporations which had surrendered their charters to the Crown during the last two reigns were restored to their rights; but he refused to associate himself with the violent measures of retaliation which the Whigs on that occasion endeavoured to include in the bill. In April a speech by him carried through the lower house, without opposition, the bill which declared all the laws passed by the Convention Parliament to be valid. As solicitor-general he had to conduct the prosecution of Preston and Asbton in 1691, and did so with a moderation and humanity which were in marked contrast to the customs of the former reigns. He was soon after appointed attorney-general, and in that capacity strongly opposed the bill for the regulation of trials in cases of high treason. On 23 March 1693, the great seal having meanwhile been in commission, Somers was appointed Lord-Keeper, with a pension of £2000 a year from the day on which he should quit his office, and at the same time was made a privy councillor. He had previously been knighted. Somers now became the most prominent member of the Junto, the small council which comprised the chief members of the Whig party. When William left in May 1695 to take command of the army in the Netherlands, Somers was made one of the seven lords-justices to whom the administration of the kingdom during his absence was entrusted; and he was instrumental in bringing about a reconciliation between William and the Princess Anne.

 

In April 1697 Somers was made Lord Chancellor, and was created a peer by the title of Baron Somers, of Evesham. When the discussion arose on the question of disbanding the army, he summed up the case against disbanding, in answer to Trenchard in a remarkable pamphlet called The Balancing Letter. In August 1698. he went to Tunbridge Wells for his health. While there he received the kingsletter announcing the first Partition Treaty, and at once replied with a memorandum representing the necessity in the state of feeling in England of avoiding further war. When the king, on the occasion of the Disbanding Bill, expressed his determination to leave the country, Somers boldly remonstrated, while he dearly expressed in a speech in the Lords the danger of the course that was being taken. Hitherto Somersscharacter had kept him free from attack at the hands of political opponents; but his connection in 1699 with the notorious Captain William Kidd, to the cost of whose expedition Somers had given £1 000, afforded an opportunity; the vote of censure, however, proposed upon him in the House of Commons for giving Kidd a commission under the great seal was rejected by 199 to 131. The attack was renewed shortly on the ground of his having accepted grants of Crown property to the amount of £1600 a year, but was again defeated. On the subject of the Irish forfeitures a third attack was made in 1700, a motion being brought forward to request the king to remove Somers from his counsels and presence for ever; but this again was rejected by a large majority. In consequence, however, of the incessant agitation William now requested Somers to resign; this he refused to do, but gave up the seals to Williamsmessenger. In 1701 he was impeached by the Commons on account of the part he had taken in the negotiations relating to the Partition Treaty in 1698, and defended himself most ably before the house, answering the charges seriatim. The impeachment was voted and sent up to the Lords, but was there dismissed. On the death of the king Somers retired almost entirely into private life. He was President of the Royal Society from 1698 to 1703. He was, however, active in 1702 in opposing the Occasional Conformity Bill, and in 1706 was one of the managers of the union with Scotland. In the same year he carried a bill regulating and improving the proceedings of the law courts. He was made Lord President of the Council in 1708 upon the return of the Whigs to power, and retained the office until their downfall in 1710. Somers was never married, but left two sisters, of whom the eldest, Mary, married Charles Cocks, whose grandson, Sir Charles Cocks, bart., became the second Lord Somers in 1784, the title subsequently descending in this line.

 

   7.               ii. MARIA/MARY SOMERS was born in 1653 in Near Worcester, England. She married CHARLES COCKS.

 

iii.      ELIZABETH SOMERS was born in 1655 in Near Worcester, England. She died in of Brookman's Park. She married SIR JOSEPH JEKYL. He died in of Brookman's Park.

 

Generation 4

 

5.      SIR WILLIAM4 SOMER (Jeffry3, John2, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born in Halstow, Kent Co, England. He died in St Margarets, Rochester, England.

 

Notes for Sir William Somer:

 

William inherited Newlands after his father, Jeffry died. William was knighted, and thrice employed by Queen Elizabeth, as public ambassador to foreign states.

 

Sir William Somer had the following child:

 

8.               i. JOHN5 SUMER was born in Halstow, Kent County, England. He died in 1591 in St Margarets, Rochester, England. He married MARTINA RIDGE. She died in St Margarets, Rochester, England.

 

6.      THOMAS4 SOMER (Jeffry3, John2, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born in Halstow, Kent Co, England. He died in Halstow, Kent County, England. He married UNKNOWN NICHOLSON. She was born in of Waldon.

 

Thomas Somer and Unknown Nicholson had the following children:

 

i.        JOHN5 SOMER. He died in St Margarets, Rochester, England. He married MARY BERNURD. She was born in of Canturisa.

 

Notes for John Somer:

 

'Newlands' descended to this John.

 

   9.               ii. WILLIAM SOMER was born in Halstow, Kent County, England. He died before 1519 in Halstow, Kent County, England. He married DOROTHEA NICHOLAS ORWELL. She was born in of Cliffe. She died in Halstow, Kent County, England.

 

iii.      MARIA SOMER. She married RICHARD WATTS. She married THOMAS PAGETT. She married JURIS PERITI.

 

iv.      MARGARET SOMER. She married JOHN SWALMAN.

 

7.      MARIA/MARY4 SOMERS (John3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born in 1653 in Near Worcester, England. She married CHARLES COCKS.

 

Charles Cocks and Maria/Mary Somers had the following children:

 

   10.            i. JAMES5 COCKS was born in of Bruckmans, Hertfordshire. He married (1) ELIZABETH NEWPORT, daughter of Earl of Bradford Richard Newport in 1718. She died before 1737. He married ANNE BERKELEY. She died in 1739.

 

   11.            ii. JOHN COCKS was born in of Castleditch. He died on 24 Jun 1771. He married Mary Cocks, daughter of Rev Thomas Cocks on 03 Sep 1724. She died on 04 Feb 1775.

 

iii.      CATHERINE COCKS. She died on 13 Jun 1705. She married James Harris on 03 Aug 1704. He was born on 17 Apr 1674 in of The Close, Salisbury. He died on 26 Aug 1731.

 

iv.      ELIZABETH COCKS.

 

v.       MARGARET COCKS. She died on 10 Sep 1761. She married WILLIAM LYGON. He was born on 10 Apr 1691. He died on 04 Sep 1716. She married PHILIP YORKE. He was born in 1690. He died on 06 Mar 1764.

 

vi.      DOROTHY COCKS. She died in 1685. She married ROBERT TRACY. He was born about 1593. He died in 1662 in of Toddington.

 

vii.     SON COCKS.

 

viii.    SON COCKS.

 

ix.      DAUGHTER COCKS.

 

x.       DAUGHTER COCKS.

 

Generation 5

 

8.      JOHN5 SUMER (Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born in Halstow, Kent County, England. He died in 1591 in St Margarets, Rochester, England. He married MARTINA RIDGE. She died in St Margarets, Rochester, England.

 

Notes for John Sumer:

 

John inherited Newlands after his father, William died.

 

John Sumer and Martina Ridge had the following children:

 

   12.            i. JOHN6 SUMER was born in St Margarets, Rochester, England. He died in Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, ENG. He married ALICE LANGE. She died in Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, ENG.

 

ii.       JOSEPH SUMER was born in St Margarets, Rochester, England. He married UNKNOWN WHITBY.

 

iii.      SON SUMER.

 

iv.      SON SUMER.

 

v.       SON SUMER.

 

vi.      SON SUMER.

 

13.            vii. MARY SUMER was born in Newland, Halstow, Kent, England. She married THOMAS PENISTON. She married (2) SIR ALEXANDER TEMPLE, son of John Temple and Susan Spencer about 1603.

 

                    viii.    FRANCIS SUMER. She married JACOB CROW.

 

Notes for Francis Sumer:

 

This daughter, upon the partition of their estates, became entitled to this manor, whose heir, about the time of the death of King Charles I. conveyed it by sale to the treasurers of the chest for sick and maimed seamen, at Chatham, in whom the possession of this manor and estate now remains.

 

9.      WILLIAM5 SOMER (Thomas4, Jeffry3, John2, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born in Halstow, Kent County, England. He died before 1519 in Halstow, Kent County, England. He married DOROTHEA NICHOLAS ORWELL. She was born in of Cliffe. She died in Halstow, Kent County, England.

 

William Somer and Dorothea Nicholas Orwell had the following children:

 

14.            i. THOMAS6 SOMER was born in Halstow, Kent County, England. He died in 1532 in London, England. He married MARIA LIFORD. He married SUSANNA UNKNOWN.

 

15.            ii. JOHN SOMER was born in Halstow, Kent County, England. He died in 1544 in London, England. He married ELIZABETH GAWIN HURD. She was born in of Morstone.

 

16.            iii. WILLIAM SOMER was born in Halstow, Kent County, England. He died in Halstow, Kent County, England. He married MARIA WRIOTHESLEY.

 

10.      JAMES5 COCKS (Maria/Mary4 Somers, John3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born in of Bruckmans, Hertfordshire. He married (1) ELIZABETH NEWPORT, daughter of Earl of Bradford Richard Newport in 1718. She died before 1737. He married ANNE BERKELEY. She died in 1739.

 

James Cocks and Anne Berkeley had the following child:

 

i.        JAMES6 COCKS JR. He died in 1758.

 

11.      JOHN5 COCKS (Maria/Mary4 Somers, John3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born in of Castleditch. He died on 24 Jun 1771. He married Mary Cocks, daughter of Rev Thomas Cocks on 03 Sep 1724. She died on 04 Feb 1775.

 

John Cocks and Mary Cocks had the following children:

 

   17.            i. SIR CHARLES6 COCKS was born on 29 Jun 1725. He died on 30 Jan 1806. He married ELIZABETH ELIOT. She was born on 03 May 1739. She died on 01 Jan 1771. He married (2) ANNE POLE, daughter of Reginald Pole on 20 May 1772. She died in 1833.

 

ii.       THOMAS COCKS was born in 1727. He died in 1779.

 

iii.      JOHN COCKS was born about 1731.

 

   18.            iv.   JOSEPH COCKS was born about 1732. He died on 04 Apr 1775. He married MARGARET THORNLIOE.

 

   19.            v. JAMES COCKS was born on 22 Jun 1734. He married Martha Watson, daughter of Rear Admiral Charles Watson on 05 Nov 1772.

 

vi.      PHILIP COCKS was born about 1735. He died on 17 Sep 1797.

 

vii.     THOMAS SOMERS COCKS was born on 03 Dec 1737. He died on 15 Nov 1796. He married Ann Thistlethwayte, daughter of Alexander Thistlethwayte on 29 Aug 1768.

 

viii.    RICHARD COCKS was born in 1740. He died in Jan 1821.

 

ix.      ROBERT COCKS was born in 1741. He died in 1765.

 

x.       TIMOTHY COCKS was born in 1748. He died in 1757.

 

xi.      MARY COCKS.

 

xii.     ELIZABETH COCKS. She died in 1808.

 

Generation 6

 

12.      JOHN6 SUMER (John5, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born in St Margarets, Rochester, England. He died in Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, ENG. He married ALICE LANGE. She died in Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, ENG.

 

John Sumer and Alice Lange had the following children:

 

   20.            i. NICHOLAS7 SUMMERS was born in 1550 in Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, ENG. He died in 1590 in Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, ENG. He married DOROTHY UNKNOWN.

 

   21.            ii. JOHN SUMMERS was born in 1552 in Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, ENG. He died after 1609 in Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, ENG. He married JANE UNKNOWN.

 

iii.      SIR ADMIRAL GEORGE SUMMERS was born in 1554 in Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, ENG. He died on 09 Nov 1610 in Bermuda. He married JOANE HEYWOOD. She died after 1611 in Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, ENG.

 

Notes for Sir Admiral George Summers:

Somers, Sir George will dated 23 April 1609 probate 16 August 1611 (abstract)

 Will of Sir George Somers of Barne in the County of Dorset, knight, intending to go to Virginia.

To the poor of the parish of Whitechurch, Dorset, 20 pounds, to be managed by the churchwardens, yearly interest to be divided equally among the poor at Christmas.

To the poor of Lyme Regis, Dorset, 10 pounds, to be managed like the legacy just above.

To John Somers and William Somers, sons of his brother John Somers, 100 pounds each, to be paid within two years after George Somer's death.

To Tobie Somers, son of the same John Somers, 100 pounds to be paid when he is 21.

To Mary Somers, daughter of John Somers, 100 pounds to be paid at her marriage or when she is 21.

To George Bird his servant 20 pounds, to be paid within two years after George Somer's death.

 

To Baldwyn Sanford 20 pounds as above.

 

To his maidservant Judith Seward 5 pounds if she remains his servant till his death.

 

To Nicholas Somers eldest son of Nicholas Somers deceased, his massuages at the death of Dame Joane, George Somers' wife; on condition that Nicholas Somers give his brother Mathew Somers a release of claims to the manor at Whitechurch, Marshwoode, and Upwaie, Co Dorset.

 

To Nicholas Somers 100 pounds within 2 years of the release mentioned.

 

If Nicholas Somers refuses to give the release, the massuages etc in Lyme Regis, occupied by Robert Barnes, shall be given to Mathew Somers, upon the death of Dame Joane Somers; and Mathew Somers shall also have the 100 pounds within 2 years of Nicholas' refusal to give a release.

 

Appoints his brother John Somers of Lyme Regis as his sole executor, and he shall have the rents of the tenements of Upwaie for payment of debt and legacies, and like income from specified holdings in Whitechurch and Marshwood. A long and complicated section appears to name Mathew Somers as the eventual heir to all the real estate concerned.

 

Mathew Somers is to have half of the household stuff and plate at Barne House (set down in the inventory annexed to the will), and Dame Joane Somers is to have the other half if she gives a release to one John Gould merchant; is she refuses, her half goes to George Somers' executor.

 

All other goods and property to his brother John Somers. Names Richard Hodie, gent., James Heywood, gent, and Baldwyn Sanford as overseers of his will, leaves 5 pounds to each.

 

Signed 23 April 1609. Witnesses Thomas Moleins , Jn Boylden, Henry Corbin.

 

Probate 16 August 1611 to John Somers, brother of the deceased.

 

The inventory is on the 4th f. of 71 Wood. It lists goods at Barne House, Dorset as found in each of the several sepcified rooms. Includes furniture, draperies, rugs, bed and table linen, fire irons, pewter, silver, and clothing.

 

(reference: Virginia Colonial records Project, SR 3273, Principal Probate Registry, Index of Wills, PCC 1605-1619, pg 1-2)

 

English naval commander. The leader of several successful privateering ventures against the Spanish, he was knighted in 1603. He was a founder (1606) of the London Company and set out with settlers for Virginia in 1609. They were shipwrecked and landed in the Bermudas, which Somers claimed for Britain. He continued to Virginia but returned to Bermuda (1610), where he died. Several versions of his shipwreck were written at the time, one of which may have inspired Shakespeare's The Tempest.

                       iv.   ALICE SUMMERS. She married UNKNOWN VERRIE.

13.      MARY6 SUMER (John5, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born in Newland, Halstow, Kent, England. She married THOMAS PENISTON. She married (2) SIR ALEXANDER TEMPLE, son of John Temple and Susan Spencer about 1603.

 

Sir Alexander Temple and Mary Sumer had the following children:

 

i.        JOHN7 TEMPLE was born in 1604. He died in 1629 in killed on Isle of Rhe.

 

ii.       JAMES TEMPLE was born in 1606. He died in 1668. He married MARY BUSBRIDGE.

 

Notes for James Temple:

 

married his stepmother's daughter, Mary Busbridge

 

iii.      SUSANNA TEMPLE. She married SIR GEOFFREY THORNHURST. She married SIR MARTIN LISTER.

 

14.      THOMAS6 SOMER (William5, Thomas4, Jeffry3, John2, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born in Halstow, Kent County, England. He died in 1532 in London, England. He married MARIA LIFORD. He married SUSANNA UNKNOWN.

 

Thomas Somer and Maria Liford had the following child:

 

i.        MARIA7 SOMER.

 

Thomas Somer and Susanna Unknown had the following child:

 

ii.       ALICIA SOMER.

 

15.      JOHN6 SOMER (William5, Thomas4, Jeffry3, John2, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born in Halstow, Kent County, England. He died in 1544 in London, England. He married ELIZABETH GAWIN HURD. She was born in of Morstone.

 

John Somer and Elizabeth Gawin Hurd had the following children:

 

i.        RICHARD7 SOMER.

 

ii.       FRANCIS SOMER.

 

iii.      ELIZABETH SOMER.

 

iv.      ROSA SOMER.

 

16.      WILLIAM6 SOMER (William5, Thomas4, Jeffry3, John2, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born in Halstow, Kent County, England. He died in Halstow, Kent County, England. He married MARIA WRIOTHESLEY.

 

William Somer and Maria Wriothesley had the following children:

 

i.        MARIA7 SOMER.

 

ii.       EDITH SOMER.

 

iii.      ELIZABETH SOMER.

 

iv.      DOROTHEA SOMER.

 

17.      SIR CHARLES6 COCKS (John5, Maria/Mary4 Somers, John3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born on 29 Jun 1725. He died on 30 Jan 1806. He married ELIZABETH ELIOT. She was born on 03 May 1739. She died on 01 Jan 1771. He married (2) ANNE POLE, daughter of Reginald Pole on 20 May 1772. She died in 1833.

 

Notes for Sir Charles Cocks:

 

Charles became the second Lord Somers in 1784, the title subsequently descending in this line.

 

1st Lord Somers of Evesham

 

Sir Charles Cocks and Elizabeth Eliot had the following children:

 

   22.            i. JOHN SOMERS7 COCKS was born on 06 May 1760. He died on 05 Jan 1841. He married MARGARET NASH. She died before 1834. He married (2) JANE COCKS, daughter of James Cocks and Martha Watson on 03 Jun 1834. She was born about 1786. She died on 03 Nov 1868.

 

ii.       EDWARD CHARLES COCKS. He died in 1781.

 

iii.      MARY JUDITH COCKS.

 

iv.      HARRIOT COCKS.

 

Sir Charles Cocks and Anne Pole had the following children:

 

v.       PHILIP JAMES COCKS was born on 02 Dec 1774. He died on 01 Apr 1857. He married Frances Herbert, daughter of Arthur Herbert on 29 Nov 1812. She died in Dec 1870.

 

vi.      REGINALD COCKS was born on 14 Jan 1777. He died on 19 Nov 1805. He married Anne Cocks, daughter of James Cocks on 21 Dec 1802. She died on 19 Mar 1810.

 

vii.     ANNA MARIA COCKS. She died on 27 Jul 1835. She married Philip Yorke on 04 Dec 1797. He died on 29 May 1817.

 

18.      JOSEPH6 COCKS (John5, Maria/Mary4 Somers, John3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born about 1732. He died on 04 Apr 1775. He married MARGARET THORNLIOE.

 

Joseph Cocks and Margaret Thornlioe had the following children:

 

i.        DAUGHTER7 COCKS.

 

ii.       DAUGHTER COCKS.

 

19.      JAMES6 COCKS (John5, Maria/Mary4 Somers, John3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born on 22 Jun 1734. He married Martha Watson, daughter of Rear Admiral Charles Watson on 05 Nov 1772.

 

James Cocks and Martha Watson had the following children:

 

i.        JANE COCKS was born about 1786. She died on 03 Nov 1868. She married (1) JOHN SOMERS COCKS, son of Sir Charles Cocks and Elizabeth Eliot on 03 Jun 1834. He was born on 06 May 1760. He died on 05 Jan 1841. She married REV GEORGE WADDINGTON.

 

ii.       ANNE COCKS. She died on 19 Mar 1810. She married Reginald Cocks, son of Sir Charles Cocks and Anne Pole on 21 Dec 1802. He was born on 14 Jan 1777. He died on 19 Nov 1805.

 

iii.      DAUGHTER COCKS.

iv.      CATHERINE COCKS. She died on 03 Mar 1830. She married Joseph Yorke on 17 Nov 1800. He was born on 05 May 1765. He died on 09 Dec 1830.

 

Generation 7

 

20.      NICHOLAS7 SUMMERS (John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born in 1550 in Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, ENG. He died in 1590 in Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, ENG. He married DOROTHY UNKNOWN.

 

Nicholas Summers and Dorothy Unknown had the following children:

 

   23.            i. NICHOLAS8 SOMERS JR. He died in 1625 in Dartford, Kent County, England. He married ELIZABETH UNKNOWN.

 

ii.       MATTHEW SUMMERS.

 

Notes for Matthew Summers:

 

Matthew was with Sir George when he died in Bermuda.

 

iii.      DOROTHY SUMMERS. She married UNKNOWN WARD.

 

21.      JOHN7 SUMMERS (John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born in 1552 in Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, ENG. He died after 1609 in Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, ENG. He married JANE UNKNOWN.

 

John Summers and Jane Unknown had the following children:

 

i.        JOHN8 SUMMERS JR.

 

ii.       WILLIAM SUMMERS.

 

iii.      TOBY SUMMERS.

 

iv.      MARY SUMMERS.

 

22.      JOHN SOMERS7 COCKS (Sir Charles6, John5, Maria/Mary4 Somers, John3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born on 06 May 1760. He died on 05 Jan 1841. He married MARGARET NASH. She died before 1834. He married (2) JANE COCKS, daughter of James Cocks and Martha Watson on 03 Jun 1834. She was born about 1786. She died on 03 Nov 1868.

 

John Somers Cocks and Margaret Nash had the following children:

 

i.        JOHN SOMMERS8 COCKS was born on 19 Mar 1788. He died on 05 Oct 1852. He married Caroline Harriet Yorke, daughter of Philip Yorke on 04 Feb 1815. She died on 27 May 1873.

 

ii.       EDWARD CHARLES COCKS was born on 27 Jul 1786. He died on 08 Oct 1812 in Burgos.

 

iii.      JAMES COCKS was born on 09 Jan 1790. He died on 05 Jul 1856.

 

Notes for James Cocks:

 

prebendary of Hereford, Canon of Worcester

 

iv.      MARGARET MARIA COCKS. She died on 10 May 1849.


Generation 8

 

23.      NICHOLAS8 SOMERS JR (Nicholas7 Summers, John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer). He died in 1625 in Dartford, Kent County, England. He married ELIZABETH UNKNOWN.

 

Notes for Nicholas Somers Jr:

 

Description Will of Nicholas Somer, Brewer of Dartford, Kent Date 14 December 1625

 

Catalogue reference PROB 11/147

Dept Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Series Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers Piece Name of Register: Clarke Quire Numbers: 103 147

 

Nicholas Somers Jr and Elizabeth Unknown had the following children:

 

   24.            i.    WILLIAM9 SOMERS.   He died in 1649.

 

ii.       FRANCIS SOMERS.

 

iii.      ELIZABETH SOMERS.

 

iv.      ANNE SOMERS.

 

v.       SUSAN SOMERS.

 

Generation 9

 

24.      WILLIAM9 SOMERS (Nicholas8 Jr, Nicholas7 Summers, John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer). He died in 1649.

 

William Somers had the following child:

 

25.            i. JOHN10 SOMERS was born in 1580 in Kent, England. He died in Sep 1698 in Middlesex Co, VA. He married ELIZABETH WILSON. She was born in 1579 in Kent, England. She died before 1607 in Kent, England. He married (2) ELIZABETH DEERING, daughter of Anthony Dering and Elizabeth Horne on 10 Aug 1607 in Kent, England. She was born on 27 Feb 1571 in Surrender, Kent, England. She died before 1698 in Middlesex Co, VA (?).

 

Generation 10

 

25.      JOHN10 SOMERS (William9, Nicholas8 Jr, Nicholas7 Summers, John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born in 1580 in Kent, England. He died in Sep 1698 in Middlesex Co, VA. He married ELIZABETH WILSON. She was born in 1579 in Kent, England. She died before 1607 in Kent, England. He married (2) ELIZABETH DEERING, daughter of Anthony Dering and Elizabeth Horne on 10 Aug 1607 in Kent, England. She was born on 27 Feb 1571 in Surrender, Kent, England. She died before 1698 in Middlesex Co, VA (?).

 

Notes for John Somers:

 

October 29, 1699 Ralph Wormeley purchased 50 acres of land in Middlesex Co, VA, formerly owned by John Summers decd & found to escheat. (Land deed looks to read that John Summers died September 20th, 1698.

 

John Somers and Elizabeth Wilson had the following children:

               i.        MARGARET11 SOMERS was born before 1615 in Kent, England. She married UNKNOWN RIDGE.

 

 

 

 

  

ii.       ANNA SOMERS.

 

iii.      ANTHONY SOMERS.

 

iv.      ALEXANDER SOMERS.

 

v.       THOMAS SOMERS.

 

vi.      ELIZABETH SOMERS.

 

John Somers and Elizabeth Deering had the following children:

 

vii.

WILLIAM SUMMERS.

 

 

Notes for William Summers:

 

 

The Indian War of 1676; Wm. and Mary College Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 3 THE INDIAN WAR OF 1676.

 

Att a meeting of his mats Justices of ye Peace for Midds county

the 10th day July, 1676, By vertue of a late act of Assembly. (1)

 

 

Present -- Sr Henry Chicheley, Knt, Ralph Wormeley, Esq., Mr

 

 

Richard Parrott, senr, Capt Walter Whitaker, Coll Christopher

 

 

Wormeley, Majr Robert Beverly, Mr Abraham Weekes, Mr Richard

 

 

Robinson, Mr John Vaus, Mr Richard Parrott, Junr, Mr Wm Dudley.

 

 

Ordered that all persons, That have in there Possessions any

 

 

cloathes belonging to any souldier or souldiers now lately raised

 

 

in this county for ye countryes service, Doe imediately Deliver the

 

said cloathes to ye partyes they belong to, as they will answer

ye countrary at there utmost perill.

 

__________________________________________________

 

(1) After Sir William Berkeley consented to commission Nathaniel Bacon as general in June, 1676, the General Assembly passed an act to carry on the war with the Indians, proportioning the men and provisions among the counties.

 

Middlesex was required to furnish thirty-six men. The whole number was to be a thousand. All the counties proceeded to comply with these demands, but Berkeley plunged the country into civil war by rescinding Bacon's commission and proclaiming him a rebel.

 

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                        WILLIAM AND MARY COLLEGE QUARTERLY.

 

The names of ye Souldiers that are this Day entered upon ye countyes pay, vizt:

 

Lt. David Hume,                          Jno Davis,

 

Sargt Jno Hunter,                        Edwd Ellis,

Corpll Richd Duerdine,                 Tho : Little,

 

Corpll Tho : Dring,                       Cornelius Larie,

 

Henry Griffith,                             Richd Bishopp,

 

Jno Simpson                              Jno Hackley

 

Hugh Roberts,                            Jno ffernhead

 

William Hans,                             Jno Lucas,

 

William Wood,                            Edward Clarke,

 

                      Danll Hargrave,                           Tho : Smith,

 

                     Charles Shephard,                       Willm Wright,

 

                     William Dawney,                          Patrick Michill,

 

                     James Gray,                               James Theslie,

                              William Rand,                             Phillip Tauxey,

 

                     William fforbes,                           Wm. Cottrell,

 

Tho : Stacie.

 

Horsemen.

 

                    Corpll Ralph Whitson,                   Willm Sumers,

 

                    Thomas Corderel,                         Thomas Jackson,

 

Tho : Smith.

 

Ordered, That ye Provisions enjoyned by Law to bee provided for ye Soldiers now raised according to Law in this county, be pro-vided as followeth, vizt., for ye first two moneths:

 

Bread by major Robert Beverely at 2lb p. b., Bacon or cheese by Ditto at ffive ound of Tobaccoe p. pound; Leaden Shott at 3lb p. pound; Steares six yeare old at least, at 600lb Tobaccoe apeice, One Bagateere horse to be furnished by Coll. Wormeley; One Bagateere horse to be furnished by Mr. Richd Robinson.

 

Test:                                        CHR: ROBINSON, Cl. Cur.

 

Att a court held for ye county of Middx, by vertue of a late Act of Assembly the 22d Day of August, 1676.

 

Present -- Mr Richd Parrot, Sen.,              Mr Richd Robinson,

 

Mr Abraham Weeks,                  Mr Richd Parrott, Junr,

 

Mr Willm Dudley.

 

Whereas This county are comanded by a late Act of Assembly to Sett forth Thirty-six Soldiers wth Ammunicon, and two moneths' Provisions, at there first goeing forth, And whereas there is a Considerable quantity of Bread wanting wch is forthwith to be pro-vided and made ready, it is therefore by this court Ordered, That the quantity of three pounds of good welorded biscuitt (to be made of at least 1/2 English wheate) Be made & provided by each

master of a ffamaly for every Tythable person in his or there houses within this county, And that they Deliver the same at ye court-house of this county by ye last day of this prsent August at ye furthest.                     

 Signed,                          RICH. PARROTT.

 

Att a meeting of his Mats Justices of ye Peace for Midds county,

 

the 22d Day of January, 1676.    prsent --

 

Capt. Walter Whitaker,      Mr Richd Robinson

 

Major Robt. Beverly,         Mr. John Vaus,              Justices.

Mr Abraham Weekes,

 

It is this Day Ordered that 250lb of good bisquitt, to bee made at least of one-half wheat meal, be forthwth made (vizt), ffifty pounds by Mr Richard Robinson, ffifty pounds by Christopher Robinson, and ffifty pounds apiece by Mr Alexander Smith, Mr William Gordon, & Mr John Batchellor, and that the same be De-livered at ye home of Mr Richd Robinson by ye 29th Day of this instant, January, at furthese, it being for the use of this countye's soldiers now goeing out agt ye Indians, for weh they have ye Coun-tye's creditt; and it is further Ordered that Mr Christopher Rob-inson provide six Barrells of Indian corn for ye use of ye soldiers, for weh he is also to have ye Countye's Creditt.

 

26.            viii. JOHN SUMMERS was born on 01 Feb 1632 in Dartford, Kent, England. He died in 1704 in Middlesex Co, VA. He married (1) ELIZABETH THOMPSON, daughter of William Thompson and Eleanor Montague before 03 Jan 1675 in Middlesex Co, VA. She was born between 1655-1657 in Middlesex Co, VA. She died about 1693 in Middlesex Co, VA. He married (2) ANN (POSSIBLY STANFORD) UNKNOWN before 01 Oct 1694 in Middlesex Co, VA. She was born about 1656. She died before 04 Mar 1695 in Middlesex Co, VA. He married (3) ELIZABETH UNKNOWN between 1695-1701 in Middlesex Co, VA. She died on 29 May 1722 in Middlesex Co, VA.

 

Generation 11

 

26.      JOHN11 SUMMERS (John10 Somers, William9 Somers, Nicholas8 Somers Jr, Nicholas7, John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born on 01 Feb 1632 in Dartford, Kent, England. He died in 1704 in Middlesex Co, VA. He married (1) ELIZABETH THOMPSON, daughter of William Thompson and Eleanor Montague before 03 Jan 1675 in Middlesex Co, VA. She was born between 1655-1657 in Middlesex Co, VA. She died about 1693 in Middlesex Co, VA. He married (2) ANN (POSSIBLY STANFORD) UNKNOWN before 01 Oct 1694 in Middlesex Co, VA. She was born about 1656. She died before 04 Mar 1695 in Middlesex Co, VA. He married (3) ELIZABETH UNKNOWN between 1695-1701 in Middlesex Co, VA. She died on 29 May 1722 in Middlesex Co, VA.

 

Notes for John Summers:

 

Middlesex Co., VA Order Bk. 1673-1677) Page 49. Middlesex County Order Book Third day of January 1675/6. Know All Men by these presents that wee JOHN SUMERS & ELIZABETH MY WIFE do make & appoynt John Johnson our true and lawfull Attorney to prosecute Thomas Haslewood & John Haslewood or either of them, in an Accon of Debt for all & everything THAT I S OR MAY BE DUE TO MY WIFE OR ME AS YE DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM THOMPSON lately deced, as fully as wee or either of us might doe, allowing & ratifieing what he shall doe therein. Witness our hands this 7th day of November. 1675. /s/John Sumers /s/Elizabeth Sumers (SOURCE: (MIDDLESEX COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK ABSTRACTS, 1673-1678, by Ruth & Sam Sparacio. ) ----- Will Thompson and Ellen Montague had two children , (1) William Thompson, Jr. who died young and unmarried, and (2) Elizabeth Thompson who m. John Summers (not necessarily in that order.) Ellen died and Will Thompson remarried to a woman named Mary (surname unknown), and he also died while the two children were still minors.

 

10 Jan 1675. John Summers as marrying Elizabeth Thompson, one of the orphans of William Thompson decd. Book 1, p 49.

 

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.

 

1 Oct 1694. Administration of the estate of Thomas Minns decd is granted to Jno Summers and Ann his wife, relect of the decd. Book 2, p 717.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

4 Mar 1695. 1695 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Will of John Summers: Middlesex Co Will Book A 1698-1713, pg. 145

 

John Summers... 8 Jan 1702/1 Mar 1702... wife Elizabeth Summers. Son: John Summers. Daughter: Catherine Summers. Son: William Summers. Son in law: Francis ___. Exors: Son John Summers when he is 16 and friends Thomas Buford of Middlesex Co and William Montague jr. of Essex Co VA. Wit: Thomas Buford and William Montague Jr.

 

John Summers and Elizabeth Thompson had the following children:

 

i.        JOHN12 SUMMERS was born on 08 Apr 1683 in Middlesex Co, VA. He died about 1683 in Middlesex Co, VA.

 

  27.            ii. JOHN SUMMERS was born on 14 Nov 1686 in On the Patuxent River, Calvert Co later Prince George's Co, MD. He died on 04 Dec 1790 in Summers Grove, Annandale, Fairfax Co, VA. He married (1) WIDOW ELIZABETH "MARY" WEST, daughter of John West and Susannah Pearson about 1709 in Stafford Co, VA. She died before 1717 in Stafford now Fairfax Co, VA. He married (2) SETH HARRISON, daughter of Thomas Harrison and Seth Elizabeth Short in 1717 in Stafford Co, VA. She was born in 1701 in Stafford Co, VA. She died in Summer Grove, Annandale, Fairfax Co, VA.

  

iii.      CATHERINE SUMMERS was born about 1688 in Middlesex Co, VA.

 

   28.            iv.   ELIZABETH SUMMERS was born on 16 Mar 1690 in Middlesex Co, VA. She married

 

JAMES B CLARK. He was born in 1704 in King & Queen Co, VA. He died in 1778 in Augusta Co, VA.

 

v.       WILLIAM SUMMERS was born in 1692 in Middlesex Co, VA. He died about 1761 in of Northumberland Co, VA.

 

John Summers and Elizabeth Unknown had the following children:

 

29.            vi. FRANCIS SUMMERS was born in 1702 in Middlesex Co, VA. He died on 13 Oct 1793 in Loudoun Co, VA. He married Sarah Hardage, daughter of James Hardage and Elizabeth Unknown in 1742. She was born in 1710. She died in 1749 in Loudon Co, VA.

 

30.            vii. MICHAEL SUMMERS was born about 1702 in Virginia. He died before 1767 in Stafford Co, VA (Prince William). He married Hannah Edwards, daughter of John Edwards and Anne or Elizabeth Harrison on 12 May 1724 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA. She was born about 1706 in Copely Parish, Westmoreland Co, VA. She died before 1767 in Stafford Co, VA (Prince William).

Generation 12

 

27.      JOHN12 SUMMERS (John11, John10 Somers, William9 Somers, Nicholas8 Somers Jr, Nicholas7, John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born on 14 Nov 1686 in On the Patuxent River, Calvert Co later Prince George's Co, MD. He died on 04 Dec 1790 in Summers Grove, Annandale, Fairfax Co, VA. He married (1) WIDOW ELIZABETH "MARY" WEST, daughter of John West and Susannah Pearson about 1709 in Stafford Co, VA. She died before 1717 in Stafford now Fairfax Co, VA. He married (2) SETH HARRISON, daughter of Thomas Harrison and Seth Elizabeth Short in 1717 in Stafford Co, VA. She was born in 1701 in Stafford Co, VA. She died in Summer Grove, Annandale, Fairfax Co, VA.

 

Notes for John Summers:

 

After the death of his father, Thomas Blewford/Buford was made guardian for John & his sister, Elizabeth. Thomas Buford, father of Henry Buford.

 

John moved to Stafford Co in the Northern Neck about 1710. In 1730 he received 201 acres 5 miles west of Alexandria, where he died and is buried; in 1742 he added 420 acres. He was one of the organizers of Old Pohick Church in Truro. He was a founder of Falls Church in Truro.

 

Per John's own words in a land deposition, he stated he married Seth Harrison (possible widow of Henry Lucas) in the winter of 1717.

 

there is a land transaction in 1723 from Thomas Harrison giving "Seith Lucas and her 2nd husb and John Summers, and their son John" a lease for life

 

HISTORICAL SKETCH

 

John Summers Born 1686 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 man 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.

 

In a private cemetery located between Barnum Lane and Demming Avenue on Lincolnia Road , are the graves of the family of John Summers, an original owner of a large tract covering the area now known as Lincolnia Hills. The burial ground is located outside the western Alexandria city limits by about two blocks.

 

John Summers and Widow Elizabeth "Mary" West had the following child:

 

   31.            i. GEORGE13 SUMMERS was born about 1712 in Stafford Co, VA. He died on 24 Mar 1802 in Alexandria, Fairfax Co, VA. He married Nancy Smith about 1755 in Fairfax Co, VA. She was born about 1720 in Virginia.

 

John Summers and Seth Harrison had the following children:

 

   32.            ii. JOHN SUMMERS was born about 1718 in Stafford Co, VA. He died in Feb 1788 in Fairfax Co, VA. He married SUSANNAH ADAMS. She was born about 1725 in Stafford Co, VA. She died before 1788 in Fairfax Co, VA. He married (2) MARY SHARP about 1740 in Fairfax Co, VA. She was born about 1710 in Virginia. She died before 1745 in Fairfax Co, VA.

 

   33.            iii. ELIZABETH SUMMERS was born in 1719 in Fairfax Co, VA. She died in 1760 in Fairfax Co, VA. She married John Hurst, son of John Hurst and Jane Unknown in 1740 in Prince William Co, VA. He was born in 1721 in Accotink Run, Stafford Co, VA. He died on 26 Apr 1789 in Fairfax Co, VA.

 

iv.      DAUGHTER SUMMERS was born about 1724 in Stafford Co, VA. She married UNKNOWN DESKINS.

 

v.       DAUGHTER SUMMERS was born about 1725 in Stafford Co, VA. She married UNKNOWN LEISTER.

 

vi.      WILLIAM SUMMERS was born about 1725 in Stafford Co, VA. He died on 22 Oct 1799 in Fairfax Co, VA.

 

vii.     DAUGHTER SUMMERS was born about 1727 in Stafford Co, VA. She married UNKNOWN PRATT.

 

viii.    DAUGHTER SUMMERS was born about 1729 in Stafford Co, VA. She married UNKNOWN BALLENGER.

 

   34.            ix. DANIEL SUMMERS was born in 1729 in Stafford Co, VA. He died in 1799 in Fairfax Co, VA. He married Rebecca Unknown about 1758 in Virginia. She was born

                    about 1730.

 

   35.            x.  FRANCIS SUMMERS was born on 02 Mar 1732 in Stafford Co, VA. He died on 14 Oct 1800 in Alexandria, Fairfax Co, VA. He married JANE WATKINS. She was

                    born about 1735. She died on 29 Aug 1814 in Alexandria, Fairfax Co, VA.

 

28.      ELIZABETH12 SUMMERS (John11, John10 Somers, William9 Somers, Nicholas8 Somers Jr, Nicholas7, John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born on 16 Mar 1690 in Middlesex Co, VA. She married JAMES B CLARK. He was born in 1704 in King & Queen Co, VA. He died in 1778 in Augusta Co, VA.

 

James B Clark and Elizabeth Summers had the following children:

 

i.        JANE (JEAN)13 CLARK.

 

ii.       ELIZABETH CLARK.

 

iii.      SARAH CLARK.

 

iv.      JOHN G CLARK.

 

v.       JAMES CLARK JR.

 

vi.      WILLIAM CLARK.

 

vii.     ANN CLARK.

 

viii.    ALEXANDER CLARK.

 

ix.      SAMUEL CLARK.

 

x.       ROBERT CLARK.

 

xi.      MARGARET CLARK.

 

29.      FRANCIS12 SUMMERS (John11, John10 Somers, William9 Somers, Nicholas8 Somers Jr, Nicholas7, John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born in 1702 in Middlesex Co, VA. He died on 13 Oct 1793 in Loudoun Co, VA. He married Sarah Hardage, daughter of James Hardage and Elizabeth Unknown in 1742. She was born in 1710. She died in 1749 in Loudon Co, VA.

 

Notes for Francis Summers:

 

Francis is listed in his father's will as 'son-in-law'.

 

Francis Summers and Sarah Hardage had the following children:

 

36.            i. ELIZABETH13 SUMMERS was born about 1730 in Fairfax Co, VA (Prince William Co, VA). She married UNKNOWN BELL.

 

37.            ii. GEORGE SUMMERS was born in 1735 in Fairfax Co, VA (Prince William Co, VA). He died on 24 Mar 1802 in Mason Co, KY. He married Susannah Moore, daughter of Henry Moore and Sarah Clouse King in 1753 in Fairfax Co, VA. She was born in 1735 in Colchester, Fairfax Co, VA. She died after 1819 in Mason Co, KY.

 

30.      MICHAEL12 SUMMERS (John11, John10 Somers, William9 Somers, Nicholas8 Somers Jr, Nicholas7, John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born about 1702 in Virginia. He died before 1767 in Stafford Co, VA (Prince William). He married Hannah Edwards, daughter of John Edwards and Anne or Elizabeth Harrison on 12 May 1724 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA. She was born about 1706 in Copely Parish, Westmoreland Co, VA. She died before 1767 in Stafford Co, VA (Prince William).

 

Michael Summers and Hannah Edwards had the following children:

 

i.        MARY13 SUMMERS was born in 1728 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA. She married (POSSIBLY) BENJAMIN BLAND.

 

   38.            ii. JOHN SUMMERS was born on 12 Jul 1732 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA. He died about 1823 in Morgan Co, IN (?). He married (1) ELIZABETH CARTER, daughter of Unknown (Possibly William) Carter and Sarah Unknown before 1755 in Prince William Co, VA. She was born about 1735 in Stafford Co, VA. She died between 1782-1793 in Prince William Co, VA or Clark Co, KY. He married (2) LOIS UNKNOWN between 1790-1795 in Montgomery Co, KY. She was born between 1765-1770 in Stafford Co, VA (?). She died between 1830-1834 in Morgan Co, IN (?).

 

iii.      JEMIMA SUMMERS was born on 12 Jul 1732 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

iv.      SARAH SUMMERS was born in 1735 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA. She married (POSSIBLY) WILLIAM HUMPHREYS.

 

v.       MARGARET SUMMERS was born in 1738 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

  39.            vi. ELIZABETH SUMMERS was born in 1740 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA. She died in Washington, Mason Co, KY. She married an unknown spouse on 08 Nov 1755 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

vii.     ANNE SUMMERS was born in 1744 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

viii.    SAMUEL SUMMERS was born in 1746 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA. He married (Possibly) Keziah Unknown before 1766 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

ix.      SUSANNA SUMMERS was born in 1748 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA. She married (POSSIBLY) THOMAS GARNER.

 

Generation 13

 

31.      GEORGE13 SUMMERS (John12, John11, John10 Somers, William9 Somers, Nicholas8 Somers Jr, Nicholas7, John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born about 1712 in Stafford Co, VA. He died on 24 Mar 1802 in Alexandria, Fairfax Co, VA. He married Nancy Smith about 1755 in Fairfax Co, VA. She was born about 1720 in Virginia.

 

George Summers and Nancy Smith had the following children:

 

   40.            i. SYTHE BLAKE14 SUMMERS was born on 29 Feb 1756 in Fairfax Co, VA. She died on 03 Apr 1822 in Schyler Co, IL. She married James Taylor Lanman, son of George Taylor Landman and Elizabeth Taylor on 20 Feb 1776 in Hillsborough, Caswell Co, NC. He was born in 1752 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died on 06 Mar 1844 in Bristow, Perry Co, IN.

 

ii.       JOHN SUMMERS was born about 1758 in Fairfax Co, VA. He married CATHARINE ARDEN.

 

iii.      MARY SUMMERS was born about 1760 in Fairfax Co, VA. She died in Flour Creek, Pendleton Co, KY. She married DOCTOR ROBERT TAYLOR. He was born in of Prince William Co, VA.

 

  41.            iv. JAMES SUMMERS was born about 1762 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died in 1820 in Wilson Co, TN. He married (1) UNKNOWN before 1780. She died before 1803 in Caswell Co, NC. He married (2) LEVINA ( VINEY) GILLESPIE on 06 Feb 1803 in Caswell Co, NC. She died in Wilson Co, TN.

 

32.      JOHN13 SUMMERS (John12, John11, John10 Somers, William9 Somers, Nicholas8 Somers Jr, Nicholas7, John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born about 1718 in Stafford Co, VA. He died in Feb 1788 in Fairfax Co, VA. He married SUSANNAH ADAMS. She was born about 1725 in Stafford Co, VA. She died before 1788 in Fairfax Co, VA. He married (2) MARY SHARP about 1740 in Fairfax Co, VA. She was born about 1710 in Virginia. She died before 1745 in Fairfax Co, VA.

 

Notes for John Summers:

 

28 Jan. 1788. Feb. 1788. Fairfax County, Virginia

 

Wife: Marey.

 

Children: John, Simon, William, Mary Humphrey, Sarah Ferguson.

Daughters to have land on the waters of the Ohio.

Sons-in-law James Sharp Ferguson and William Ferguson, 400 acres each.

Exrs: wife and sons Simon and John.

Wit: William Lewis, Charles Broadwater, William Summers.

 

John Summers and Susannah Adams had the following children:

 

   42.            i. SIMON14 SUMMERS was born on 23 Nov 1747 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died on 02 Dec 1836 in Alexandria Co, VA. He married Elizabeth Ferguson about 1780 in Fairfax Co, VA. She was born on 03 Sep 1762 in Virginia. She died on 13 Nov 1831 in Alexandria Co, VA.

 

   43.            ii. JOHN SUMMERS was born on 31 Dec 1749 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died on 07 Dec 1821 in Alexandria, Fairfax Co, VA. He married Elizabeth Dulin, daughter of Edward Dulin and Sarah Hurst in 1776 in Fairfax Co, VA. She was born on 20 Jan 1760 in Fairfax Co, VA. She died on 15 Oct 1822 in Alexandria, Fairfax Co, VA.

 

iii.      SARAH SUMMERS was born about 1751 in Fairfax Co, VA. She died before 22 Sep 1789 in Fairfax Co, VA. She married WILLIAM F FERGUSON.

 

   44.            iv. MARY SUMMERS was born about 1756 in Fairfax Co, VA. She died in Fairfax Co, VA. She married WILLIAM HUMPHREY. He was born about 1752 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died before Jul 1805 in Fairfax Co, VA.

 

             45.            v. WILLIAM SUMMERS was born on 26 May 1758 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died on 20 Sep 1840 in Mason Co, KY. He married (1) FRANCES LEWIS, daughter of

                              Thomas Lewis and Elizabeth Unknown on 01 Jan 1777 in Falls Church, Fairfax Co, VA. She was born about 1758 in Page Co, VA. She died in 1789

                              in Mason Co, KY. He married (2) MARY HAVEN, daughter of Thomas Haven on 24 Nov 1789 in Mason Co, KY. She died about 1803 in Mason Co, KY.

                              He married (3) DEBORRAH HALL on 16 May 1806 in Mason Co, KY. He married (4) RUTH WOODS on 12 Jan 1831 in Mason Co, KY. She died after 1840

                              in Mason Co, KY.

 

33.      ELIZABETH13 SUMMERS (John12, John11, John10 Somers, William9 Somers, Nicholas8 Somers Jr, Nicholas7, John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born in 1719 in Fairfax Co, VA. She died in 1760 in Fairfax Co, VA. She married John Hurst, son of John Hurst and Jane Unknown in 1740 in Prince William Co, VA. He was born in 1721 in Accotink Run, Stafford Co, VA. He died on 26 Apr 1789 in Fairfax Co, VA.

 

Notes for John Hurst:

 

[Will of John Hurst, Fairfax Co., Virginia, 1787/1789]

 

In the name of God Amen I John Hurst of Fairfax County and State of Virginia, being in Perfect sense and Memory do constitute this my last Will and Testament in order following (that is to say) I give and

 

recommend my Soul and my Body unto the hands of God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the Earth to be decently Intered at the discretion

 

of my Executrix, and Executors, I desire that all my Just Debts should be Paid And according to my worldly Effects I bequeath in the following manner.

 

Imprimis Item. my desire is that my loving wife Sybil Hurst should have the Plantation and Land whereon I live during her life and also one Negro Woman called Sarah and a Negro Boy called Jack induring her life And a Negro Man called Cato unduring her Widowhood and two Beds and

furniture, and two Horses, one Woman Saddle, one large chest, one trunk, one Oval Table two Cows and Calves, two Sows and Pigs, Eight the best killable Hogs, a Looking Glass and one large Bible and at her decease

 

its my desire that the Said [land] whereon I live, and negroes, Stock and furniture, be equally divided among all my children.

 

Item, I give and bequeath unto my Son James Hurst the land I purchased of [ink blot] and James Saunders; Negro Sukschildren and their Increase to him and his Heirs and assigns forever, But it is my Will and desire that my Son James Hurst should not turn off William Follin from the Plantation whereon he now lives no cask, or demand rent of him for the Space of Seven Years after my decease.

 

Item.  I give and bequeath to my Son William Hurst the Land I Purchased

 

of George Thrift, also one Negroe Man named Will, one Negroe Woman named Fame, or Doll, and her Increase to him his Heirs, forever and for want

 

of such Heirs to be equally divided among all my Children, and my second best Bed and furniture, Two Horses, all my wearing apparel, one Trunk, Two Cows and Calves, Six killable Hogs.

 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Jane Williams one Negroe Woman named Phebe, and all her Children and their Increase to her and her

 

Heirs and Assigns forever., one Cow and Calf.

 

Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Susanna Fenley, the Land I Purchased of John Gunnell, to her and her Heirs and Assigns forever, also one Negroe Woman Named Dinah and her two youngest Children and their Increase.

 

Item. I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Marshal one Negroe Girl named Winny, and her Increase to her and her Heirs and Assigns forever.

 

Whereas I have Purchased a warrant for one Thousand Acres of land to be hereafter Laid in some of the Back Country, It is my desire, that my Interest in the said Warrant, or the Land If ever it should be secured,

 

be equally divided between my son James Hurst, my son William my daughter Jane Williams and my Daughter Susannah Fenley to them and their Heirs and Assigns for ever.

 

Item. I give and bequeath to to my Daughter Elizabeth Thrift, one Negroe Girl named Jemima and her Increase to her and her Heirs and Assigns forever.

 

Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Dulin, one Negro Girl named Polly and her Increase to her and her Heirs and assigns forever.

 

Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Batsheba Fallin one Negroe Woman named Yammerell (?) and her oldest Child Dennis and her Increase after this Date to her and her Heirs and Assigns forever.

 

Also it is my will and desire that the Sugar Lands and the Plantation whereon Joseph Thompson lived may be rented out and the rents equally divided amongst my Children.

 

Item. It is my Will and desire that all the rest of my Estate both real and Personal, not yet bequeathed and mentioned to be sold at Publick Sale, and the money arising thereby, to be equally Divided amongst My Wife and all my Children (that is) my Wife to have a part equal to any one of my Children and no more. And I do hereby appoint my Wife Sybil Hurst my Executrix and my Son James Hurst and Jeremiah Williams Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have

 

hereunto set my hand and Seal this 10th Day of March, one Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Seven.

 

Signed Sealed Published and declared by the above named John Hurst as and for his last Will and Testament In Presence of us, who have hereunto Subscribed our Names, as Witnesses thereto In the Presence of the Testator, and in the Presence of each other.

 

Levi Lewis (x)

 

Aaron (his A mark) Ally

Mary (her X mark) Sewell

 

John (his I mark) Hurst (seal)

 

At a Court held for the County of Fairfax 2nd December 1789 This Will was Presented in Court by James Hurst one of the Executors herein named who made Oath thereto and the same being Proved by the Oaths of Levi Lewis and Aaron Ally two of the Witnesses admitted to record and the

said Executor having Performed what the Law requires a Certificate is granted him for Obtaining a Probate thereof in due form.

 

M. Ball c.c.

 

Clk.

 

J. (Hacourts)?

 

John Hurst and Elizabeth Summers had the following children:

 

           46.            i. SARAH14 HURST was born about 1741 in Prince William Co, VA. She married Edward Dulin in 1756 in Fairfax Co, VA. He was born in 1729 in King

                            George Co, VA.

 

           47.            ii. ANN HURST was born about 1742. She died about 1781 in Virginia. She married JOHN FLOYD. He was born about 1705. He died in 1783 in

                             Ludenburg Co, VA.

 

        iii.      JAMES HURST was born in 1744 in Prince William Co, VA. He died in 1829 in Jefferson Co, WV. He married Mary Gunnell before 1766 in Virginia.

                She was born in 1746 in Virginia.

 

        iv.      WILLIAM HURST was born in 1746 in Prince William Co, VA. He died in 1802 in Monongalia, WV.

 

v.       JANE HURST was born about 1748 in Prince William Co, VA. She married JEREMIAH WILLIAMS.

 

vi.      SUSANNA HURST was born about 1750 in Prince William Co, VA. She married JOHN BAYNE FINLEY.

 

vii.     ELIZABETH HURST was born about 1752 in Prince William Co, VA. She married GEORGE THRIFT.

 

viii.    BATHSHEBA HURST was born about 1754 in Prince William Co, VA. She married WILLIAM FOLLIN.

 

ix.      ELIJAH HURST was born on 16 Feb 1758 in Overwharton, Stafford Co, VA.

 

34.      DANIEL13 SUMMERS (John12, John11, John10 Somers, William9 Somers, Nicholas8 Somers Jr, Nicholas7, John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born in 1729 in Stafford Co, VA. He died in 1799 in Fairfax Co, VA. He married Rebecca Unknown about 1758 in Virginia. She was born about 1730.

 

Daniel Summers and Rebecca Unknown had the following children:

 

    48.            i.     JOHN14 SUMMERS was born on 27 Aug 1759 in Fairfax Co, VA.

 

    49.            ii. GEORGE (LT COL) SUMMERS was born about 1763 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died on 01 Sep 1838 in Fairfax Co, VA. He married Mary Presgraves

                    on 24 Mar 1789 in Fairfax Co, VA. She was born about 1766. She died in 1843 in Loudoun Co, VA.

 

iii.      WILLIAM SUMMERS was born about 1765.

 

iv.      HENRY SUMMERS was born about 1767.

 

v.       DANIEL SUMMERS was born about 1771.

 

vi.      ANN (?) SUMMERS was born about 1773.

 

vii.     DAUGHTER SUMMERS was born about 1775.

 

viii.    MARY (?) SUMMERS was born about 1777.

 

ix.      DAUGHTER SUMMERS was born about 1779.

 

35.      FRANCIS13 SUMMERS (John12, John11, John10 Somers, William9 Somers, Nicholas8 Somers Jr, Nicholas7, John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born on 02 Mar 1732 in Stafford Co, VA. He died on 14 Oct 1800 in Alexandria, Fairfax Co, VA. He married JANE WATKINS. She was born about 1735. She died on 29 Aug 1814 in Alexandria, Fairfax Co, VA.

 

Francis Summers and Jane Watkins had the following children:

 

   50.            i. JOHN14 SUMMERS was born about 1760 in Truro Parish, Fairfax Co, VA. He died in 1818 in Alexandria, Fairfax Co, VA. He married Violett Rogers about 1792 in Fairfax Co, VA. She was born about 1759 in of Virginia.

 

   51.            ii. COL GEORGE SUMMERS was born on 05 Oct 1758 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died in 1818 in Kanawha Co, (W) VA. He married ANN SMITH RADCLIFFE.

 

iii.      SAMUEL SUMMERS was born in 1762 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died on 27 Sep 1846 in WV (Putnam Co, VA). He married (1) HANNAH JANE M ONROE before 1820 in WVA (Winfield, Putnam Co, VA). She died before 1826. He married WILHELMINA BLACKBURN.

 

iv.      WILLIAM SUMMERS was born in 1766.

 

v.       SUSANNAH SUMMERS was born on 17 Jun 1770.

 

  52.            vi. FRANCIS SUMMERS was born in 1772 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died after 1850 in WV (Putnam Co, VA).

 

  53.            vii. THOMAS W SUMMERS was born about 1756 in Truro Parish, Fairfax Co, VA. He died in 1871 in Winfield, VA now WV. He married (1) RACHEL HOOPER about 1776 in Virginia. She was born in Virginia. She died in Winfield, VA now WV. He married (2) MELITTA C RITCHIE after 1780 in Virginia. She was born about 1756.

                      viii.    ANN SUMMERS was born in 1781.

            54.            ix.   JANE SUMMERS was born in 1785 in Fairfax Co, VA. She married BENONI PRICE.

 

36.      ELIZABETH13 SUMMERS (Francis12, John11, John10 Somers, William9 Somers, Nicholas8 Somers Jr, Nicholas7, John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born about 1730 in Fairfax Co, VA (Prince William Co, VA). She married UNKNOWN BELL.

 

Unknown Bell and Elizabeth Summers had the following children:

 

i.        SARAH14 BELL. She married PRESLEY CARR LANE.

 

ii.       MARY BELL. She married DR JOHN KNIGHT.

 

iii.      EFFY BELL. She married JOSEPH WINLOCK.

 

iv.      SARAH BELL. She married THOMAS COLEMAN.

 

37.      GEORGE13 SUMMERS (Francis12, John11, John10 Somers, William9 Somers, Nicholas8 Somers Jr, Nicholas7, John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born in 1735 in Fairfax Co, VA (Prince William Co, VA). He died on 24 Mar 1802 in Mason Co, KY. He married Susannah Moore, daughter of Henry Moore and Sarah Clouse King in 1753 in Fairfax Co, VA. She was born in 1735 in Colchester, Fairfax Co, VA. She died after 1819 in Mason Co, KY.

 

George Summers and Susannah Moore had the following children:

 

i.        SARAH M14 SUMMERS was born in 1765 in Fairfax Co, VA. She married THOMAS COLEMAN.

 

   56.            ii. ELIZABETH SUMMERS was born on 18 Mar 1767 in Fairfax Co, VA. She died on 24 Feb 1857 in of Christian Co, KY. She married JOSEPH KELLY. He was born on 29 Sep 1764 in Montgomery Co, MD. He died on 30 May 1859 in of Christian Co, KY.

 

  57.            iii. MARIANNE SUMMERS was born in Fairfax Co, VA. She married DR EDWARD RUMSEY. She married EDWARD RUMSEY.

 

iv.      HENRY SUMMERS was born in 1772 in Fairfax Co, VA. He married MARY WADE.

 

   57.            v.    FRANCES "FANNY" SUMMERS was born in 1773 in Fairfax Co, VA. She married EDWARD BRADSHAW SR. He was born between 1780-1784 in Goochland Co,

                     VA. He died on 31 Aug 1831 in Christian Co, KY.

 

vi.      SOLOMON SUMMERS was born in Fairfax Co, VA. He married Mary Earle in 1808 in Hopkins Co, KY.

 

  58.            vii. ARCHIBALD SUMMERS was born on 22 Jun 1777 in Loudon Co, VA. He died on 10 Jan 1864 in Weston, Nicholas Co, KY. He married Margaret Campbell Payne, daughter of Benjamin Clarke Payne and Jane Campbell on 31 Mar 1803 in Maryland. She was born on 11 Oct 1783 in Fairfax Co, VA. She died in 1829 in Montgemery Co, KY.

 

viii.    FRANCIS SUMMERS was born in 1783 in Virginia. He died after 1850.

 

ix.      ANNA SUMMERS was born in 1787 in Christian Co, KY. She died in 1866. She married James D Rumsey, son of Dr Edward Rumsey and Sarah Gill on 28 Jun 1821 in Christian Co, KY. He was born in 1794 in Virginia. He died in 1867.

 

38.      JOHN13 SUMMERS (Michael12, John11, John10 Somers, William9 Somers, Nicholas8 Somers Jr, Nicholas7, John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born on 12 Jul 1732 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA. He died about 1823 in Morgan Co, IN (?). He married (1) ELIZABETH CARTER, daughter of Unknown (Possibly William) Carter and Sarah Unknown before 1755 in Prince William Co, VA. She was born about 1735 in Stafford Co, VA. She died between 1782-1793 in Prince William Co, VA or Clark Co, KY. He married (2) LOIS UNKNOWN between 1790-1795 in Montgomery Co, KY. She was born between 1765-1770 in Stafford Co, VA (?). She died between 1830-1834 in Morgan Co, IN (?).

 

Notes for John Summers:

 

In Deed Book 1 in Clark County (from which Montgomery County was formed) there are the following deeds: p. 264, Edward Williams to John Summers, Sr, 50 acres; p. 266, EW to John Summers, Jr., 150 acres; p. 268, EW to Peter Dewitt, Jr., 150 acres, this was part of two different land grants which was confusing; p. 271, EW to Daniel Williams, 100 acres. All these deeds are in 1794 before Montgomery County was formed.

 

John Summers and Elizabeth Carter had the following children:

 

59.            i. JOHN B14 SUMMERS JR was born on 26 Jul 1764 in Prince William Co, VA. He died on 13 Aug 1835 in Fleming Co, KY. He married Agnes Belle, daughter of Charles Bell and Sarah Carter on 26 Oct 1786 in Frederick Co, VA. She was born on 10 Feb 1767 in King George Co, VA. She died in 1848 in Fleming Co, VA.

 

ii.       SAMUEL SUMMERS was born in Prince William Co, VA. He married NANCY MIDDLETON.

 

iii.      ELIJAH SUMMERS was born about 1765 in Prince William Co, VA. He died in Mar 1844 in Clark Co, Indiana. He married Philadelphia West, daughter of Charles West in 1789 in Fayette Co, KY. She was born about 1767 in Virginia. She died in 1835 in Mount Eden, Spencer Co, KY.

 

   60.            iv. SARAH SUMMERS was born about 1754 in Prince William Co, VA. She died after Dec 1791 in Montgomery Co, KY. She married John Harper Sr, son of George Harper and Elizabeth Shipley between 1767-1770 in Prince William Co, VA. He was born on 28 Apr 1744 in Virginia. He died in 1839 in Montgomery Co, KY.

 

v.       CATHERINE SUMMERS was born before 1775 in Prince William Co, VA. She died after 1830 in Morgan Co, IN (?). She married Joshua Williams in Montgomery Co, KY. He was born about 1775 in Prince William Co, VA. He died before 1830 in Floyd Co, KY (?).

 

John Summers and Lois Unknown had the following children:

 

61.            vi. ENOCH SUMMERS was born about 1793 in Montgomery Co, KY. He died on 24 May 1845 in Madison Twp, Morgan Co., Indiana (Old Mt Gilead Church Cem, Madison, IN). He married Alsy Hadden, daughter of Samuel Hadden Sr and Annis "Ann" E Anderson in 1811 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co., KY. She was born about 1794 in Montgomery Co., KY. She died in 1867 in South Fork, Jackson Co., Iowa.

 

62.            vii. SANFORD SUMMERS was born between 1790-1800 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. He died between 1830-1840 in Morgan Co, IN. He married Lucy Unknown about 1808 in Montgomery Co, KY. She was born between 1790-1800 in Kentucky.

 

63.            viii. CORNELIUS SUMMERS was born about 1790 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. He died on 24 May 1843 in Hendricks Co, IN. He married Elizabeth (Betsy) Hadden, daughter of Samuel Hadden Sr and Mary Carmel about 1812 in Montgomery Co, KY. She was born on 18 Feb 1791 in Lincoln Co, KY or Woodford Co, KY. She died on 02 Oct 1869 in Hendricks Co, IN.

 

64.            ix. CALEB SUMMERS was born on 29 Jan 1798 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. He died on 06 May 1880 in Washington Twp, Layfette Co, MO. He married Mary Whitsett, daughter of Joseph Whitsett and Rebecca Stewart on 05 Jul 1818 in Montgomery Co, KY. She was born on 31 May 1802 in Montgemery Co, KY. She died on 12 Apr 1861 in Washington Twp, Lafayette Co, MO.

 

65.            x. SUSANNAH SUMMERS was born about 1799 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. She died before 1850 in Salem, Delaware Co, IN. She married HENRY PENCE. He was born about 1794 in Virginia.

 

66.            xi. JOSEPH SUMMERS was born about 1801 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. He died between 1870-1880 in Bear Creek, Hancock Co, IL. He married (1) SUSANNAH BRYANT, daughter of William S Bryant and Elizabeth Parker on 10 Jun 1830 in Morgan Co, IN. She was born about 1813 in Kentucky. She died between 1870-1880 in Bear Creek, Hancock Co, IL. He married (2) JEMIAH WILLIAMS on 25 Jan 1826 in Morgan Co, IN. She died in Morgan Co, IN.

 

67.            xii. DOSIA SUMMERS was born in 1804 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. She died in Oct 1869 in Washington Twp, Layfette Co, MO. She married (1) JAMES LYNN, son of Patrick Lynn and Mary Unknown about 1819 in Montgomery Co, KY. He was born between 1774-1784 in Kentucky. He died between 1829-1830 in Morgan Co, IN. She married (2) JAMES GOODPASTURE on 18 May 1843 in Lima, Adams Co, IL. He died before 1847 in Lima, Adams Co, IL. She married (3) WILLIAM S BRYANT on 25 Mar 1847 in Lima, Adams Co, IL. He was born in 1785 in North Carolina. He died before 1860 in Lima, Adams Co, IL.

 

68.            xiii. WINNA SUMMERS was born about 1809 in Mt Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY. She died after 1860 in Marshall, Clark Co, IL. She married Nathaniel Shields on 20 Mar 1824 in Morgan Co, IN. He was born about 1800. He died before 1850 in Marshall, Clark Co, IL(?).

 

39.      ELIZABETH13 SUMMERS (Michael12, John11, John10 Somers, William9 Somers, Nicholas8 Somers Jr, Nicholas7, John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born in 1740 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA. She died in Washington, Mason Co, KY. She married an unknown spouse on 08 Nov 1755 in St Paul Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

Elizabeth Summers had the following children:

 

i.        PHILADELPHIA14 TAYLOR was born about Feb 1757 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co, VA.

 

ii.       ROBERT TAYLOR was born on 28 Jul 1758 in Prince William Co, VA.

 

iii.      JOHN TAYLOR was born in 1760 in Prince William Co, VA.

 

Generation 14

 

40.      SYTHE BLAKE14 SUMMERS (George13, John12, John11, John10 Somers, William9 Somers, Nicholas8 Somers Jr, Nicholas7, John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born on 29 Feb 1756 in Fairfax Co, VA. She died on 03 Apr 1822 in Schyler Co, IL. She married James Taylor Lanman, son of George Taylor Landman and Elizabeth Taylor on 20 Feb 1776 in Hillsborough, Caswell Co, NC. He was born in 1752 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died on 06 Mar 1844 in Bristow, Perry Co, IN.

 

Notes for Sythe Blake Summers:

 

The couple lived in Caswell Co., until ca 1797 when they moved to Kentucky and ultimately Perry Co., IN. James was a half brother to Presley and William Bailey Smith.

 

Notes for James Taylor Lanman:

 

BURIAL MT. GILEAD CEM BRISTOW, IN. REV. WAR PENSION RECORDS OF JAMES LANHAM, WASHINGTON CO., KY. ENTERED SERVICE FROM CHARLESTON, S.C. BURI PLAC Mt. Gilead Cemetery, Perry Co., IN

 

Reviewed Katherine Kendall's book: Caswell County, North Carolina, deed books, 1777-1817 : abstracts / by Katharine Kerr Kendall., published by Easley, S.C. : Southern Historical Press, c1989.

 

Book Deed E, p. 198: "William Watt and Jane his wife of Caswell County to Joseph Arnett of same, for 30 pounds, 80 acres both sides, main road to Dixie's Ferry adjacent to George Harvey. 14 July 1787. Witnesses: Peter Smith, James Lanman."

 

Book Deed H, p. 336: "William Adkins of Caswell County to John Gibson of same, for 50 pounds, 50 acres on South fork of Moon's Creek adjacent to Gibson, Hudson, William Page. 20 April, 1794. Witnesses Jno Somers, Jas Somers, Jas {sic - James} Lanman.

 

Referenced also in "Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots", vol. 3. serial 11999, vol.8.

 

From RootsWeb.com:

 

James' parents are rumored to have been Dutchmen from the New Holland-New York area. "Lanman" is a rare and unusual name. Perhaps it refers to the occupation of caring for the "laude" or open field. When the Declaration of Independence was signed, James lived in Charleston, SC. He immediately enlisted as an orderly sergeant for 1 year in the 1st Reg of Riflement in the SC Line under Capt. John Hampton. This enlistment was up in July of 1777. On 3 Mar 1781, James enlisted for a second time in Hillsboro, NC for 2 years as an orderly sergeant in the 1st Reg of Horse in the SC line under Capt William Butler, Lieut Grigsby, Col William Henderson & Gen Nathaniel Greene. Within 12 days, James was in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse near present day Greensboro, NC. This battle is considered to have been a turning point in the Revolutionary War. The British technically won, but their casualties were so high that Cornwallis was forced to withdraw 200 miles to Wilmington, NC on the coast. Sergeant Lanman was wounded in the thigh at Eutaw Springs. Gen Henderson was also wounded. Lanman and Henderson were taken to a widow Nelson who lived on the Santee River. She nursed them back to health. About 16 months later, James had recovered and Gen Henderson Discharged him even though he had about two more months before his enlistment was up. James T Lanman's military service had exposed hi 

to the frontier of the United States and he had learned to love it.

 

James moved onto the frontier. The treaty of Vincennes in 1804 with the Indians, opened up southern Indiana for settlement. The lanmans became some of the first settlers in what is now Perry County, IN, near a creek which today is known as Lanman Run. At the time of their arrival, the area was in the large Knox Co.

 

In the 1830's James moved to Schyler Co, IL. Here he filed his original Rev War pension claim. After his wife's death, James moved back to Perry Co at Christmas time in 1838, so that he could be near his children & grandchildren.

 

Children

 

James5 Lanman (George, #40). Born 1752 in Fairfax County, Virginia. Married Sytha Blake Summers (see #21) c1776 in Caswell County, North Carolina. Died 4 Mar 1841 in Perry County, Indiana. Buried in Mt. Gilead Cemetery, Perry County, Indiana.

 

In the earlier Virginia records, the name is always spelled Landman.

 

James lived between 1777 and c1798 in Caswell County, North Carolina and served early in the Revolution in the North Carolina militia.

 

James's pension affidavit (filed in Schuyler County, Illinois, 3 Sep 1832), states that he enlisted in the army at Charleston, SC in Jul 1776 as Orderly Sergeant in the 1st Regiment of Rifles, South Carolina Line. He served 1 year under Capt. John Hampton and Col. "Yougher," during which he marched to the Cherokee Nation in the Fall of 1776 and fought near "Valley Town" at the mouth of Silver Cre

 

James Taylor Lanman and Sythe Blake Summers had the following children:

 

i.        JOHN TAYLOR15 LANMAN was born on 30 May 1783 in Caswell Co, NC.

 

ii.       SOPHIA LANMAN was born in 1787 in Caswell Co, NC.

 

iii.      NANCY LANMAN was born on 05 Apr 1789 in Caswell Co, NC.

 

iv.      GEORGE LANMAN was born in 1791 in Caswell Co, NC.

 

   69.            v. ELIZABETH (BETSEY) LANMAN was born about 1795 in Caswell Co, NC. She died in 1865 in Union Twp, Wapello Co, IA. She married John Ephriam Cummins in Kentucky. He was born about 1789 in Pennsylvania. He died on 11 Jan 1863 in Wapello Co, IA.

 

vi.      JAMES TAYLOR LANMAN was born in 1797 in Caswell Co, NC.

 

vii.     SARAH LANMAN was born in 1799 in Caswell Co, NC.

 

viii.    WILLIAM LANMAN was born in 1799 in Washington Co, KY.

 

41.      JAMES14 SUMMERS (George13, John12, John11, John10 Somers, William9 Somers, Nicholas8 Somers Jr, Nicholas7, John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born about 1762 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died in 1820 in Wilson Co, TN. He married (1) UNKNOWN before 1780. She died before 1803 in Caswell Co, NC. He married (2) LEVINA (VINEY) GILLESPIE on 06 Feb 1803 in Caswell Co, NC. She died in Wilson Co, TN.

 

Notes for James Summers:

 

Was with George Rogers Clark in Virginia and received 200 acres of land in KY for service in the army.

 

Caswell County North Carolina Marriage Records 1778-1876 indicate James Somers married Viney Gillespie 1 Jan 1806.

 

In 1799, it appears that James' first wife either died or was otherwise incapacitated, leaving him two young sons, Pharis (Pharoah), age ten and Zeri, age twelve. James, for unknown reasons, was either unable or unwilling to keep the sons and indentured them to his cousin, George Jr. in Caswell Co., NC court in July 1799. When George left Caswell County sometime after 1804, he released Pharoah from his indenture. Pharoah and Susan married and immediately started their family. They must have married two or more years before 1810 in order to have two male childen, under the age of ten, as listed in the 1810 census for Caswell County. In 1812, Pharoah left for the War of 1812 and did not return until 1814. Zeary James was born in 1816 and Phary in 1818.

 

James Summers and Unknown had the following children:

 

i.        AZARIAH (ZERI)15 SUMMERS was born about 1787.

 

   70.            ii. PHAROAH SUMMERS was born about 1789. He married SARAH SARTIN. He married NANCY SMITHY.

 

42.      SIMON14 SUMMERS (John13, John12, John11, John10 Somers, William9 Somers, Nicholas8 Somers Jr, Nicholas7, John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born on 23 Nov 1747 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died on 02 Dec 1836 in Alexandria Co, VA. He married Elizabeth Ferguson about 1780 in Fairfax Co, VA. She was born on

 

3    Sep 1762 in Virginia. She died on 13 Nov 1831 in Alexandria Co, VA.

 

Notes for Simon Summers:

 

Received 690 acres of land on Cox's Creek, Nelson Co, KY for service in the Rev War

 

Warrant ID 3585.0 Veteran Name Sommers, Simon

 

Assignee  Acres 4,000 Years 3

Rank Adjutant Unit Virginia Continental Line

Branch Unknown Date 12/17/1784

 

Authorized No [identified] patents in Kentucky

 

Note "Agreeable to a Resolution of Gen. Assembly passed 25 Nov 1784."

 

Summers, Simon (Va). Adjutant 6th Virginia, 1st March, 1776; transferred to 2d Virginia, 14th September, 1778; retired 12th February, 1781.

 

Simon Summers and Elizabeth Ferguson had the following children:

 

i.        ANN15 SUMMERS was born in 1781 in Fairfax Co, VA. She died on 22 Jan 1807. She married Wesley Adams, son of Colonel William Adams and Ann Lawyer on 14 Feb 1796 in Alexandria, Fairfax Co, VA. He was born about 1770 in Virginia.

 

ii.       SIMON SUMMERS JR was born about 1783 in Fairfax Co, VA.

 

   71.            iii. JOHN A SUMMERS was born in 1795 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died on 26 Sep 1828 in Fairfax Co, VA. He married Susannah Unknown about 1820 in Fairfax Co, VA. She was born about 1799 in Virginia.

 

72.               iv. MATILDA SUMMERS was born on 09 Nov 1795 in Fairfax Co, VA. She died on 23 Oct 1840 in Fairfax Co, VA. She married RICHARD B MASON. He died before 1836 in Fairfax Co, VA.

 

v.       ELIZABETH SUMMERS was born on 22 Jan 1801 in Fairfax Co, VA. She died on 25 Oct 1848 in Fairfax Co, VA.

 

vi.      MARY SUMMERS was born about 1802 in Fairfax Co, VA. She died before 1843 in Fairfax Co, VA. She married SMITH MINOR.

 

43.      JOHN14 SUMMERS (John13, John12, John11, John10 Somers, William9 Somers, Nicholas8 Somers Jr, Nicholas7, John6 Sumer, John5 Sumer, Sir William4 Somer, Jeffry3 Somer, John2 Somer, Sir Richard1 le Somer) was born on 31 Dec 1749 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died on 07 Dec 1821 in Alexandria, Fairfax Co, VA. He married Elizabeth Dulin, daughter of Edward Dulin and Sarah Hurst in 1776 in Fairfax Co, VA. She was born on 20 Jan 1760 in Fairfax Co, VA. She died on 15 Oct 1822 in Alexandria, Fairfax Co, VA.

 

John Summers and Elizabeth Dulin had the following children:

 

i.        SALLY15 SUMMERS was born on 06 Jun 1777 in Fairfax Co, VA. She married WILLIAM JOHNSON. He was born about 1777 in Robertson, TN.

 

   74.            ii. THOMAS H SUMMERS was born on 08 Jan 1779 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died on 13 Nov 1853 in Nelson Co, KY. He married Sarah Elliston, daughter of Thomas Elliston on 28 Jun 1811 in Nelson Co, KY. She was born on 22 Feb 1788 in of Nelson Co, KY.

 

  75.            iii. ELIZABETH SUMMERS was born on 12 Sep 1780 in Fairfax Co, VA. She died in 1836 in Hopkinsville, Christian Co, KY. She married Henry Allen about 1797 in Christ Church, Alexandria, VA. He was born on 02 Sep 1773 in Virginia. He died on 06 Nov 1841 in Hopkinsville, Christian Co, KY.

 

  76.            iv. SUSANNAH SUMMERS was born on 09 Jun 1782 in Fairfax Co, VA. She died in 1825 in Fairfax Co, VA. She married Joseph Powell Jr, son of Joseph Powell Sr and Sarah Overall in 1803 in Fairfax Co, VA. He was born in 1778 in Fairfax Co, VA.

 

  77.            v. EDWARD SUMMERS was born on 29 Oct 1783 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died before 30 Oct 1833 in Fauquier Co, VA. He married Sarah "Sally" C Unknown in Fairfax Co, VA. She was born about 1785 in Fairfax Co, VA. She died before 22 Mar 1847 in Fauquier Co, VA.

 

vi.      JOHN AUGUSTINE SUMMERS was born on 19 Aug 1785 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died in 1816 in Alexandria, Fairfax Co, VA. He married MRS SUSANNAH SUMMERS. She was born on 22 Jan 1801. She died on 25 Oct 1848.

 

vii.     SIMON SUMMERS was born on 17 Jul 1787 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died before 1802 in Fairfax Co, VA.

 

viii.    NANCY ANN SUMMERS was born on 17 Jun 1789 in Fairfax Co, VA. She died in 1845. She married RICHARD GILL. He was born about 1789. He died in 1832 in Prince William Co, VA.

 

   77.            ix. WILLIAM ADAMS SUMMERS was born on 09 Dec 1790 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died on 27 Apr 1857 in Christian Co, KY. He married Harriet Austin Anthony on 27 Nov 1827 in Montgomery Co, KY. She was born in Aug 1809 in Sumner Co, TN. She died in 1898 in Christian Co, KY.

 

   78.            x. SAMUEL SUMMERS was born on 23 Mar 1793 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died in 1826 in of Loudoun Co, VA. He married Sarah T Dailey, daughter of Jesse Dailey and Mary Turner on 21 Aug 1813 in Loudoun Co, KY. She was born in 1799 in Loudoun Co, VA. She died in 1874.

 

xi.      MARIANNA POLLY SUMMERS was born on 25 Oct 1795 in Fairfax Co, VA. She died after 1829. She married John Strother in Mar 1816. He was born about 1795.

 

xii.     PENELOPE SUMMERS was born on 28 Jan 1798 in Fairfax Co, VA. She died before 1820. She married William Evans in Mar 1825. He was born about 1798.

 

xiii.    LOUIS A SUMMERS was born on 01 Jan 1800 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died in 1822 in Gallia, Ohio.

 

xiv.    SIMON SUMMERS was born on 03 Mar 1802 in Fairfax Co, VA. He died in Oct 1822 in Fairfax Co, VA.

 

xv.     LUCINDA JANE SUMMERS was born on 02 Jun 1804 in Fairfax Co, VA. She married AUBURN SANDERS.