Mary Magdalene Summers

Female10 October 1758–15 October 1813

Brief Life History of Mary Magdalene

When Mary Magdalene Summers was born on 10 October 1758, in Newberry, South Carolina, United States, her father, Joseph Summers, was 20 and her mother, Eleanor D Clary, was 20. She married Rev. Giles A Chapman II on 14 September 1775, in Newberry, Newberry, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 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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Family Time Line

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

Sources (17)

  • South Carolina Marriages, 1641-1965
  • Mary Summers Chapman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • The annals of Newberry : in two parts

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 September 1775Newberry, Newberry, South Carolina, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 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

    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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    Story Highlight

    Chapman Family Bible

    Chapman Family Bible Taken from the 'Annals of Newberry', by John A. Chapman, page 598-99 The Bible belonging to the Chapman family, the family of the compiler of these Annals (John A. Chapman), wa …

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