William Sumpter

Brief Life History 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 "Peggy" Pyrtle
Sarah Sumpter

Sources (4)

  • William Sumpter, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • William Sumpter, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"
  • William Sumpter, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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: 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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