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Sommervill, William A.

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Sommervill, William A.
March 14, 2007 06:10PM
HISTORY OF RUSH COUNTY, INDIANA: From the earliest time to the present,
with biographical sketches, notes, etc. Illustrated; Chicago: Brant &
Fuller, 1883. p. 363. Fleming County.

WILLIAM A. SOMMERVILL, one of the pioneer farmers of Anderson Township,
was born in Fleming County, Ky., April 23, 1819, the son of Joseph and
Elizabeth (Lee) Sommervill, and is of Irish origin. His father, a native
of Ireland, was born near Belfast about 1792, and came to America about
1801, and settled in Fleming County, Ky., but afterward removed to Decatur
County, Ind., where his death occurred May 1, 1847. The mother of Mr.
Sommervill was born in Fleming County, Ky., about 1792, and died in Rush
County, November 22, 1860. The subject of this biography is the eldest of
six children and received a common school education. In 1838, he began
serving an apprenticeship at cabinet making and after completing the same,
he continued this occupation for himself, about twenty years. September 1,
1842, our subject came to Rush County and settled near where he now
resides. He now owns 310 acres of well improved land, and is one of the
most successful farmers in this township. The marriage of Mr. Sommervill
occurred September 7, 1842, to Miss Eliza Hood, born in Fleming County,
Ky., October, 1819, daughter of Samuel and Isabella (Lee) Hood. To this
union are three children, viz.: J. Samuel, Isabella J. and Ira A. Mr.
Sommervill was formerly a Whig, but is now a Republican, and cast his first
presidential vote for William H. Harrison. Mr. and Mrs. Sommervill are
members of the United Presbyterian Church.

Sommervill Lee Hood Harrison
Anderson-Rush-IN Decatur-IN

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