John Valentine Summers


Brief Life History of John Valentine

John Valentine Summers was born in 1781, in Queen Anne's, Maryland, United States. He married Mrs. Nancy Summers. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in District 8, Somerset, Maryland, United States in 1860.

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John Valentine Summers
Mrs. Nancy Summers
Nancy Summers
Raymond Summers

Sources (4)

  • John Sumners, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jno. Somers in entry for Raymond Somers, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • John Summers, "United States Census, 1850"

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  • Marriage
  • Children (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    In 1781, Maryland donated land to be used for part of Washington, D. C.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 0

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.


    Age 31

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Summer , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

    English: occupational or topographic name for someone who lived or worked at the house of someone named Somer (see Summer ).

    Irish (Sligo): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Somacháin ‘descendant of Somachán’, a personal name meaning ‘soft, gentle, innocent’, due to confusion with samhradh ‘summer’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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