William Sumpter

Henry, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Sumpter was born in 1767, in Henry, Virginia, United States, his father, Henry Sumpter Sr., was 27 and his mother, Agnes D Dillon, was 20. He married Margaret Pyrtle on 17 May 1792, in Henry, Sussex, Virginia, United States.

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William Sumpter
Margaret Pyrtle
Marriage: 17 May 1792

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    17 May 1792Henry, Sussex, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (3)

    Age 9
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 9
    "At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""
    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital
    Age 13
    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for someone who drove a packhorse, from Middle English sompter, sumpter, sometour, sum(m)eter ‘sumpter’ (Old French som(m)etier). Compare Summer 2.

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

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    • William Sumpter, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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