Ann Sumner

Brief Life History of Ann

When Ann Sumner was born in November 1801, in Leyland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Sumner, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Bennett, was 26. She married William Anderton on 4 September 1823, in Leyland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

William Anderton
1801–
Ann Sumner
1801–
Marriage: 4 September 1823
Thomas Anderton
1824–1892
William Anderton
1825–
David Anderton
1828–
Esther Anderton
1830–1887
John Anderton
1833–1887

Sources (19)

  • Ann Anderton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ann Sumner, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Ann Sumner, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

World Events (8)

1803

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1825 · Museum of Lancashire

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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.

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