Summers,  John

Summers, John

Male 1718 - 1788  (70 years)

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  • Name Summers, John 
    Born 1718  Of, Prince George, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Feb 1788  Fairfax, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I6231  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father Summers, John,   b. Bef 14 Nov 1686, Christ Church, Middlesex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Dec 1790, Alexandria, Fairfax Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 104 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Blake, Seth (Elisabeth),   b. 18 Aug 1695, Stafford Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1723, Stafford Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 29 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Bef 1717  Stafford Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • There is much confusion about John Summers' wife(s) name(s). Names that appear in some research are:

      Mary West
      Seth Harrison
      Elizabeth Blake

      Most of this information comes from LDS records and have no other cited sources.

      Information Pertaining to this:

      His grandson Lewis Summers stated that John married a Mrs. Blake.
      Some researchers cite that Judge Lewis Summers stated that John Summers married Elizabeth Blake.
      In a John Summers deposition he states that he married the widow Lucas in the Winter of 1717.
      In his will, John West made a bequest to Seith Lucas who was a tenant on his land. He also bequeathed to John, and Benjamin Blake and their father Robert Blake, also tenants on his land. Now, Judge Lewis Summers (mentioned above) stated that John Summers was married to Elizabeth Blake. Some researchers feel Seith was a nickname for Elizabeth, and it was Elizabeth Blake Lucas who married as her second husband John Summers.
      There is a land transaction in 1723 from Thomas Harrison giving "Seith Lucas and her 2nd husband John Summers, and their son John" a lease for life.

      Therefore, I support the conlusion that Elizabeth (nicknamed Seth) Blake Lucas married John Summers in 1717. This conclusion is not supported by primary sources and should be regarded with significant caution.
    Notes 
    • Marriage Notes:

      There is much confusion about JOhn Summers' wife(s) name(s). Names that appear in some research are:

      Mary West
      Seth Harrison
      Elizabeth Blake

      Some of this information comes from LDS records and have no other cited sources.

      Information Pertaining to this:

      His grandson Lewis Summers stated that John married a Mrs. Blake.
      Some researchers cite that Judge Lewis Summers stated that John Summers married Elizabeth Blake.
      In a John Summers deposition he states that he married the widow Lucas in the Winter of 1717.
      In his will, John West made a bequest to Seith Lucas who was a tenant on his land. He also bequeathed to John, and Benjamin Blake and their father Robert Blake, also tenants on his land. Now, Judge Lewis Summers (mentioned above) stated that John Summers was married to Elizabeth Blake. Some researchers feel Seith was a nickname for Elizabeth, and it was Elizabeth Blake Lucas who married as her second husband John Summers.
      There is a land transaction in 1723 from Thomas Harrison giving "Seith Lucas and her 2nd husband John Summers, and their son John" a lease for life.

      Therefore, I have concluded that Elizabeth (possibly nicknamed Seth) Blake Lewis married John Summers in 1717. This conclusion is not supported by primary sources and should be regarded with significant caution.
    Family ID F4674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Adams, Susanna,   b. Abt 1726, Fairfax Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1770, Fairfax, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married Abt 1746  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Children 
     1. Summers, Mary,   b. Abt 1755, Fairfax, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 19 Aug 1811, Nelson Co., Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)  []
     2. Summers, William,   b. 26 May 1758, Fairfax, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1840, Mason, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  []
     3. Summers, Major Simon,   b. 23 Nov 1747, Fairfax, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Dec 1836, Alexandria, Fairfax, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  []
     4. Summers, Simon,   b. 23 Nov 1747, Fairfax Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Dec 1836, Alexandria, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  []
     5. Summers, John,   b. 31 Dec 1749, Fairfax Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Dec 1821, Alexandria, Fairfax, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  []
     6. Summers, Sarah,   b. 16 Mar 1761, Fairfax, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 May 1836, Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  []
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F2753  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sharp, Mary,   b. Bef 1728,   d. Bef Sep 1809, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 81 years) 
    Married Aft 1770  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F11874  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1718 - Of, Prince George, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1746 - Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Aft 1770 - Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Feb 1788 - Fairfax, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Excerpt from 'Abstracts of Wills and Inventories, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1742-1801' re: John Summers.
    Excerpt from "Abstracts of Wills and Inventories, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1742-1801" re: John Summers.

  • Notes 

    • Will Abstract: (Will book Fairfax Co, Va)

      SUMMERS, John.

      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 will written 28 Jan 1788. Deed dated Nov 1740 was transferred to his children in 1785, for 1000 acres of land in Kentucky County, N & S of Mill Creek, bordering the Ohio River. John's 3rd wife, Marey, was widow of Joshua Ferguson (will proved 7 Apr 1770), and the Mother of John' s children;s spouses- Elizabeth Ferguson and James Sharp Ferguson.

      Mary's maiden name unproven.

      Noting the name James Sharp Ferguson, some researchers believe that Mary Sharp and Mary Knchloe are the same person

      Marey Summers was on the tax rolls until 1796.

    • ! Nina Thomas has John md to Elizabeth Thompson which is the Montaque line no proof yet
      ! IGI has JOhn Summers son of John Summers and Elizabeth Thompson c. 8 Apr 1683

  • Sources 
    1. [S327] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ancestral File (TM).
      Date of Import: Apr 13, 2000

    2. [S1040] The Monteith family and the Potomac Indians, William L Deyo, (Name: DeJoux Publications; Location: Colonial Beach, Virginia; Date: 2001;).

    3. [S1149] Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties.

    4. [S1150] Some Eighteenth Century Family Profiles, Part I, Donald A. Wise, (Name: Arlington Historical Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 1; Date: October 1977;), pages 4 & 5.