David Summers1

ID#1414, b. about 1797, d. 1866
Father: Rev. Alexander Summers
Mother: Mary Ann Vinagar

Birth date: about 1797
Birth place: Maryland
Location is supported by the fact that his parents were married in Frederick County, Maryland on 25 February 1797, and that his father is the head of a household residing in Montgomery County, Maryland per the 1800 U.S. Census.2

His first marriage was reportedly to Phoebe Williams on 20 August 1821 in Monongalia County, Virginia. I have not yet officially confirmed this date and location.3

He became a widower when Phoebe died before 1850.3

His second marriage was to Rachel (Reed) VanGilder before 1 June 1850.4,2 Their blended family of Summers and VanGilder children is reflected in the U.S. Federal Census of 1850.2

David obviously died in the spring of 1866 as the will he wrote in April was probated in May.5

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1800Montgomery County, MarylandBelieved to be included in the household of Alexander Summers (his father) as one of three males age "under age 10."
(Official Census Date: 04 August 1800)6
1820Monongalia County, VirginiaBelieved to be included in the household of Alexander Summers (his father) as a male age "16 & under 26." Presumed to be one of seven persons engaged in agriculture.
(Official Census Date: 07 August 1820)7
1830Monongalia County, VirginiaDavid Summers, head of a family of six (3 males, 3 females), believed to be a male age "30 & under 40"
(Official Census Date: 01 June 1830)8
1840Monongalia County, VirginiaDavid Summers, head of a family of ten (7 males, 3 females); believed to be a male age "40 & under 50" and employed in agriculture
(Official Census Date: 01 June 1840)9
For years 1850 through 1870:  Real estate = land and buildings.
Personal estate = non-land property such as household goods, furnishings, and livestock.
1850Marion County, VirginiaDavid Summers, male, age 53, born in Maryland, a farmer, real estate value $3,100, cannot read & write
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)2
1860Taylor County, VirginiaDavid Summers, male, age 65, born in Md, a farmer, real estate value $3,700 and personal property value $407, cannot read & write
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)10

Deceased Children of David Summers and Phoebe Williams:

Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=2 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S249] Joseph Summers, Calhoun County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 0807454_00155.jpg.
  2. [S253] David Summers household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marion County, Virginia, the Eastern District, pages 125B and 126A, National Archives micropublication M432_958.
  3. [S374] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc.).
  4. [S375] ""Linda Hughes Hiser Family File" (Ancestry World Tree)," online http://awt.ancestry.com, Linda Hughes Hiser.
  5. [S1871] Will of David Summers (09 April 1866), Taylor County Will Book Volume 1: 1844-1893, pages 94-95, electronic image, West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971 by FamilySearch (Salt Lake City, Utah).
  6. [S2218] Alexander Summers household, 1800 U.S. Census, Montgomery County, Maryland, District 1, page 224 (or 44), National Archives micropublication M32_11.
  7. [S2157] Alexander Summers household, 1820 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, Virginia, Eastern Division, page 84, National Archives micropublication M33_142.
  8. [S2156] David Summers household, 1830 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, Virginia, Eastern District, page 369, National Archives micropublication M19_191.
  9. [S2155] David Summers household, 1840 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, Virginia, Western District (East Monongalia Township), page 51 stamped, National Archives micropublication M704_567.
  10. [S376] David Summers household, 1860 U.S. Census, Taylor County, Virginia, Pruntytown Post Office, page 49 (549 handwritten), National Archives micropublication M653_1381.
  11. [S1596] David Summers, Marion County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file _00345.jpg.