Hezekiah Summers

Brief Life History of Hezekiah

When Hezekiah Summers was born on 14 February 1831, in Morgan, Tennessee, United States, his father, Nicholas Summer, was 49 and his mother, Susan Bannister, was 42. He married Rebecca Roberts on 24 August 1854, in Andrew, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 31 August 1901, in Bloomfield, Benton, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Bloomfield Cemetery, Gentry, Benton, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hezekiah Summers
1831–1901
Rebecca Roberts
1831–1905
Marriage: 24 August 1854
George W Summers
1856–1935
Joseph F Summers
1857–1931
John Trodinger Summers
1859–1938
Mary Lillian Summer
1861–1941
Amanda Jane Summers
1865–1911
Robert L Summers
1868–1950
Charles Summers
1870–1950
Hezekia Summers
1870–1873
Mattie Summers
1876–1876

Sources (16)

  • Hezikah Sumners, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hezekiah Summer, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Hezekia Summers, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

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.

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Summer , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

English: occupational or topographic name for someone who lived or worked at the house of someone named Somer (see Summer ).

Irish (Sligo): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Somacháin ‘descendant of Somachán’, a personal name meaning ‘soft, gentle, innocent’, due to confusion with samhradh ‘summer’.

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

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