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Capt John Sumner

Capt John Sumner

Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 6 Aug 1804 (aged 67–68)
Edinburg, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Burial Edinburg, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 71689170 · View Source
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67 years old


(V) John, fifth child of Edward (2) and Sarah Sumner, was born at Ashford, Connecticut, in 1736, died in Edinburg, New York, August 6, 1804. He served in the Revolution, attaining the rank of Captain.

Prior to 1800, with wife and family, he removed to the town of Edinburg, Saratoga county, New York, settling near Batchellerville, on the north side of the river.

The sons, John, Robert, Amasa and Benjamin, all took up farms in the neighborhood. John Sumner built the first saw mill on Batcheller creek. Two of his sons, Robert and Benjamin, served in the revolution; Benjamin was taken prisoner and conveyed to England in chains. The long confinement and galling chains broke down his health and be never recovered.

John Sumner was a cousin of the father of the illustrious Charles Sumner, United States senator from Massachusetts.

He married, January 5, 1761, Mehitable Perry, of Ashford, where all his children were born:

2.Mary (Polly/Molly), b. Dec 11, 1762 married Jonathan Smith, of Edinburg, she lived to be one hundred years old, dying in 1862;
3.Benjamin, b. Aug 15, 1764 the revolutionary soldier married Ruth Palmer;
4.Amasa, married and had issue; b. Oct 19 1767
5.Mehitable, b. April 29,1769 married Milliard Trowbridge;
6.Jane b. Feb 19 [ ], ae 12 died in childhood;
7.Sarah, married Steelson Benson;
8.John, b. Sept 11, 1774 married and had issue;
9.Elizabeth (Betsey)b. June 8, 1778, married George Bradford and lived to the age of ninety-four years;
10.Piercy/Percey b. 1780 married James Perry;
11.Ebenezer, b. April 22, 1785 married and had issue.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 71689170
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John Sumner (1736–6 Aug 1804), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71689170, citing Edinburg Cemetery, Edinburg, Saratoga County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Jeannieology (contributor 47015818) .