Rebecca Sumner

9 September 1789–after 1850 (Age 60)
Westfield, Surry, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Rebecca

When Rebecca Sumner was born on 9 September 1789, in Westfield, Surry, North Carolina, United States, her father, Bowater Sumner, was 39 and her mother, Rebecca Burris, was 29. She married Joshua Haworth Wright on 13 June 1809, in Fall Creek MM, Highland, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Washington Township, Hamilton, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died after 1850, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Haworth Wright
1784–1852
Rebecca Sumner
1789–1850
Marriage: 13 June 1809
Sarah Wright
1809–1892
Isaac Sumner Wright
1811–1862
Jonathan Hudson Wright
1812–1900
Betsey Wright
1813–1894
Malinda Wright
1816–1831
Harriet Wright
1818–
Jesse Wright
1819–
Mary Wright
1819–
Polly Wright
1819–
Amos Peasley Wright
1823–1900
William Penn Wright
1825–1898
Addison Wright
1827–
Lydia Wright
1829–1902
Joshua Haworth Wright
1831–1898
Joseph Wright
1831–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 June 1809Fall Creek MM, Highland, Ohio, United States
  • Children

    (15)

    +10 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1791
    Age 2
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
    1792 · Capital City Moved
    Age 3
    New Bern had been the capital of North Carolina in its early days. In 1792, the capital was moved to Raleigh because it was more the center of the state.
    1808
    Age 19
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for an official who was responsible for ensuring the appearance of witnesses in court, from Middle English som(p)nour(e) ‘summoner’ (Old French somoneor, semoneor).History: William Sumner came to Dorchester, MA, from England c. 1635. His descendants include US Senator Charles Sumner, a major force in the struggle to end slavery, who was born in 1811 in Boston.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Sumners

    Sources (2)

    • Rebecca Davis, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998 for Bowater Sumner / daughter Rachel

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