Mary Magdalene Summers

10 October 1758–15 October 1813 (Age 55)
Newberry, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Magdalene

When Mary Magdalene Summers was born on 10 October 1758, in Newberry, South Carolina, United States, her father, Joseph Summers, was 28 and her mother, Eleanor D Clary, was 20. She married Rev. Giles A Chapman III on 14 September 1775, in Newberry, Newberry, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 15 October 1813, in her hometown, at the age of 55, and was buried in Newberry, South Carolina, United States.

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Rev. Giles A Chapman III
Mary Magdalene Summers
Marriage: 14 September 1775
Joseph Chapman
Elijah P Chapman Sr
Eleanor Chapman
Elizabeth Chapman
Anna Nancy Chapman
John Nathan Chapman
Giles M Chapman
William Washington Chapman
Daniel B Chapman
Samuel Chapman
Lewis Chapman

Spouse and Children

14 September 1775
Newberry, Newberry, South Carolina, United States


    Joseph Chapman



    Eleanor Chapman


    Elizabeth Chapman


    Anna Nancy Chapman


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 18

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

Age 18

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 29

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Summer 1.2 Irish (Sligo): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Somacháin ‘descendant of Somachán’, a nickname meaning ‘gentle’, ‘innocent’.3 Americanized form of some likesounding Ashkenazic Jewish name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Summers Chapman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • The annals of Newberry : in two parts
  • U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1700s-Current

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