George Summer

22 November 1730–22 September 1778 (Age 47)
Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of George

When George Summer was born on 22 November 1730, in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Deacon Samuel Sumner, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Griffin, was 31. He married Abigail Holdridge on 28 September 1752, in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He died on 22 September 1778, at the age of 47, and was buried in South Cemetery, Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, United States.

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George Summer
Abigail Holdridge
Marriage: 28 September 1752
Anne Sumner
Anne Sumner
Lucy Sumner
Elizabeth Sumner
Abigail Sumner
Ann Sumner
Lucy Sumner
Samuel Sumner

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28 September 1752
Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


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Age 46

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 46

"""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."""""""

Name Meaning

1 English and German: from Middle English sum(m)er, Middle High German sumer ‘summer’, hence a nickname for someone of a warm or sunny disposition, or for someone associated with the season of summer in some other way.2 English: assimilated variant of Sumner .3 English: assimilated variant of Sumpter .

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

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  • George Sumner in entry for Abigail Holdridge, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • George in entry for Anne Sumner, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • George in entry for Elizabeth Sumner, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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