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Sumner, Samuel

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Sumner, Samuel
February 26, 2007 05:13PM
History of Trigg County, Historical and Biographical, ed. W.H. Perrin, F.A.
Battey Pub. Co., Chicago, 1884. p. 244. [Roaring Springs Precinct]

SAMUEL SUMNER was born in Canton Precinct, Trigg County, On May 27, 1845.
He is a son of Joel and Catherine (Miles) Sumner. His grandfather, Isaac
Sumner, was one of the first settlers of the county. He came here from
North Carolina in an early day, and made a settlement on Donaldson Creek.
There the father of subject was born, and lived until his death in the
spring of 1852. The mother was also a native of this county, and died here
in May, 1863. Subject is the youngest of eleven children, of whom six are
now living: James, in Canton Precinct; Alfred, in same precinct: Green, in
Stewart County, Tenn.; Ben, in Texas; Mary E., wife of Lafayette Ricks;
and Samuel, our subject. The latter remained at home until the age of
eighteen and then, soon after the breaking-out of the war, he enlisted in
Capt. Slaughter's company of Col. Woodward's regiment. He had been out
about four months when he was taken prisoner, and sent to Louisville. After
being confined there for some little time he took the oath of allegiance
and was permitted to return home. He next began working at the carpenter's
trade, and followed it in Canton and vicinity for about eighteen months.
He then began farming near the home place. In 1872 he came to his present
farm, where he now owns about 210 acres, of which about eighty-five acres
are in cultivation. On November 3, 1863, Mr. Sumner was married to Miss
Lucy L. Rogers, a daughter of Joseph Rogers, one of the pioneer settlers
here. Mrs. Sumner was born in this county, and is the mother of seven
children, of whom five are now living, viz.: Elizabeth C., Joseph A.,
Jesse F., Addison B. and Olive T. Both Mr. and Mrs. Sumner are members of
the Baptist Church. Mr. Sumner is an ordained preacher of this church,
and is at present acting as pastor of the Baptist Church; is also a
member of Canton Lodge, No. 242, A. F. & A. M. He has served as Coroner
of the county for four years. In politics he is a Democrat.

Sumner Miles Ricks Rogers
Stewart-TN TX NC

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