Sarah Sumner

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Sumner was born in 1793, in Bristol, Addison, Vermont, United States, her father, Samuel Lockhart Sumner Sr., was 27 and her mother, Sarah Tyler, was 21. She married Henry Hart on 1 January 1815. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Acton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1817. She died on 28 October 1831, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 38.

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Henry Hart
Sarah Sumner
Marriage: 1 January 1815
Lucy A. Hart
Hiram Harper Hart
Benjamin Tyler Hart
Nancy Malinda Hart

Sources (4)

  • Iova Hart in entry for Benjamin T. Hart, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Sarah Sumner, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"
  • Sarah Sumner, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"

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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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