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
Christiana Holton
Marriage: 29 May 1803
James Summerill
Josiah Summerill
John Summerill III
Garnett Summerill
Rebecca Summerill
Naomi Summerill
Ann Summerill
Rev John Joseph Carney Summerill

Spouse and Children

29 May 1803
Salem, New Jersey, United States


    James Summerill


    Josiah Summerill


    John Summerill III



    Garnett Summerill


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Summerill


    Naomi Carney




    Hannah Summerill



    Rebecca Summerill


    Thomas Summerill


    Joseph Summerill


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


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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