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Summers, J. E.

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Summers, J. E.
February 26, 2007 05:12PM
History of Trigg County, Historical and Biographical, ed. W.H. Perrin,
F.A. Battey Pub. Co., Chicago, 1884. pp. 201-02. [Cadiz Precinct]

J. E. SUMMERS was born September 24, 1828, in Christian County, Ky. He
is the eldest child in a family of twelve born to William A. and Harriet
A. (Anthony) Summers; the father was born December 9, 1790, in Fairfax
County, Va.; he came to Christian County in 1817; first engaged in
teaching school. In 1829 he removed to his farm four miles west of
Hopkinsville; there he remained till [sic] his death which occurred April
27, 1857. The mother was born in August, 1809, in Sumner County, Tenn.;
they were married November 22, 1827, in Montgomery County. The subject of
this sketch was born on the farm now owned and occupied by his mother;
there he received his early education, and latter attended school in
Hopkinsville two terms. In 1854 he removed to Texas; there engaged in
farming. In 1857 he was called home on account of his father's death,
and superintended this farm five years at a salary of $1,000 a year.
During this time, by his judicious management, he made and divided out
to the legatees of the estate $21,000. This farm contained about 500
acres improved, and gave employment to about sixteen hands; this was
considered one of the best farms in Christian County. In 1862 he
commenced on his own account on a farm of 375 acres; he later purchased
other lands, making in all 750 acres. There he remained five years. In
1867 he sold part of his land and returned to his mother's farm, which
he again took charge of, and where he remained four years. January, 1871,
he removed to Cadiz, where he has since resided; he now owns and occupies
the residence formerly owned by the late Matthew Mayes, also a farm of
700 acres adjoining the corporation. Mr. Summers was married October 22,
1861, to Corinne Farley. She was born in Virginia; she died April 4, 1866,
aged twenty-five. Two daughters and one son blessed his union. His
second marriage took place September 26, 1870, to Miss Mattie, daughter of
J. F. Gill of Logan County, Ky. The result of this union is three
children--one son and two daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Summers are life-long
and devoted members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

Summers Anthony Mayes Farley Gill
Hopkinsville-Christian-KY Logan-KY Fairfax-VA TX

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