Maria Summers

11 July 1804–5 October 1828 (Age 24)
Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Maria

When Maria Summers was born on 11 July 1804, in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Samuel Summers, was 27 and her mother, Charlotte, was 36. She married David Huntington Curtiss on 20 December 1825, in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. She died on 5 October 1828, in her hometown, at the age of 24, and was buried in North Cemetery, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Huntington Curtiss
1796–1862
Maria Summers
1804–1828
Marriage: 20 December 1825

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 December 1825
Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Summers

    Male1777–1844Male

    Charlotte

    Female1768–1853Female

siblings

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World Events (6)

1808

Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 8

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 8

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Summer 1.2 Irish (Sligo): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Somacháin ‘descendant of Somachán’, a nickname meaning ‘gentle’, ‘innocent’.3 Americanized form of some likesounding Ashkenazic Jewish name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Anner in entry for Maria S. Curtiss, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Maria Summers, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Maria Summers Curtiss, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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