John Summerill

21 June 1776–16 August 1854 (Age 78)
Salem, New Jersey, United States

The Life of John

When John Summerill was born on 21 June 1776, in Salem, New Jersey, United States, his father, John Summerill, was 30 and his mother, Naomi Carney, was 25. He married Christiana Holton on 29 May 1803, in Salem, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 16 August 1854, in Upper Penns Neck, Salem, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Penns Grove, Salem, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Summerill
1776–1854
Christiana Holton
1779–1860
Marriage: 29 May 1803
James Summerill
1799–1813
Josiah Summerill
1801–1831
John Summerill III
1803–1866
Garnett Summerill
1809–1896
Rebecca Summerill
1817–1884
Naomi Summerill
1807–1892
Ann Summerill
1819–1877
Rev John Joseph Carney Summerill
1821–1881

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 May 1803
Salem, New Jersey, United States
children

(8)

    James Summerill

    Male1799–1813Male

    Josiah Summerill

    Male1801–1831Male

    John Summerill III

    Male1803–1866Male

    Female1807–1892Female

    Garnett Summerill

    Male1809–1896Male

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Parents and Siblings

    John Summerill

    Male1746–1786Male

    Naomi Carney

    Female1750–1803Female

siblings

(7)

    Hannah Summerill

    Female1774–Female

    Male1776–1854Male

    Rebecca Summerill

    Female1778–1809Female

    Thomas Summerill

    Male1779–1823Male

    Joseph Summerill

    Male1784–Male

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World Events (8)

1780

Age 4

Sometimes referred to as the "forgotten victory", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

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.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 24

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English (Somerset and Gloucestershire): probably a variant of Summerhill .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Summerill, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Somerell in entry for Thomas Gibbon, "New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985"
  • John Somerell in entry for Thomas Gibbon, "New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985"

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