Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Summers

Male Bef 1720 - 1786  (> 66 years)


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  • Name John Summers  [1
    Born Bef 1720  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Nov 1786  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I052036  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    Father John Summers,   b. 3 Nov 1695, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1769, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Mary Moore,   b. Abt 1697, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1769, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 8 Sep 1713  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F04340  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Moore,   b. Abt 1724, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1786, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married Bef 1740  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nathan Summers,   b. Bef 1750, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years)
     2. Elizabeth Summers,   b. 1750, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1776, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years)
     3. Josias Summers,   b. Bef 1753, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1804, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years)
     4. John Summers,   b. Bef 1754, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1774, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 20 years)
     5. Nathaniel Summers,   b. Bef 1754, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1784, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years)
     6. Mary Summers,   b. Bef 1764, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Namonah Summers,   b. Bef 1764
     8. Levin Summers,   b. Abt 1764, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1796, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     9. Anne Summers,   b. Bef 1768, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1784, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 18 years)
     10. Henrietta Summers,   b. Bef 1768, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1789, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 23 years)
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F11563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1784-1789;
      Folio 243 JOHN SUMMERS, planter 11/18/1783 11/30/1786
      "being weak of Body
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Zadock Summers --grandson
      -to have 100 acres of land where testator now has a quarter
      2. Josias Summers --son
      -to have all the remainder of the tract or parcel or land al testator's quarter called "Outlet Addition" and "Child's Portion"
      3. Nathan Summers --son
      -to have the sum of 275 pounds 19 shillings 6 pence specie which is in the hands of
      Mr. Tilghman Hilliary and for which testator has his bond
      4. Levan Summers --son (youngest son)
      -to have 15 pounds per year for his natural life and to be paid to him annually by executors out of the income of the plantation whereon testator now lives. But "should a Reformation of Life take place in him and his conduct be amended on the judgement of his Friends & Neighbours" then to have that 1/2 of the land whereon testator now lives
      5. Elizabeth Summers --wife -she and testator's grandson Nathan Summers to have the other of the land whereon testator now lives w/ all houses, improvements, etc. for the natural life of testator's wife and at her decease or should she remarry, then to be sold and the proceeds from the sale to he divided among testator's three sons
      -remainder of the estate to be divided among testator's children and widow --by contract to have a child's portion
      6. Mary Rawlins --daughter
      Flizabeth Wigfield -daughter
      Henrietta Darnall --daughter
      Anna Hurley --daughter
      -remainder of the estate to be divided among testator's children and widow to have 1 child's portion as per contract,
      7. Aron Rawlins
      -named executor along w/ testator's son Nathan
      Witnesses: Joseph Messenger, John Osbourn, John Darcey
      Then came.: the three above named subscribers to the will Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      SUMMERS, JOHN, SR., Prince George's Co. Aug, 1763 9 Oct, 1769
      Wife: Mary.
      Children: Dent, Benj., Rebecca King, John, George, Wm., Thos., Joseph, Mary Wheat, Rachel Johnson, Ruth Riggs and Jemmina Caton,
      Extx: wife Mary.
      Wit: Nath. Magruder, James Moore, son of Benj., John King, Jr. 37.334
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1752-1757; Liber NN {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 12. At the request of Benoni Price the following Deed was recorded April 4, 1752
      Indenture made April 2, 1752; Nathaniel Offut, gent, in consideration of 30 pounds current money of Maryland paid by Benoni Price, taylor [sic], has sold a tract called "Covert" containing 204 acres and beginning at John Summers, Jr., land. Signed Nathaniel Offutt in the presence of John Hepburn, John Summers and acknowledged before John Hepburn
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1752-1757; Liber NN {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 13. At the request of John Summers, Jr., the following Deed was recorded April 4, 1752
      Indenture made April 2, 1752; Benoni Price, taylor [sic], in consideration of 25 pounds current money paid by John Summers, Jr., has sold a tract called "Covert" containing 100 acres and beginning at the land where John Summers, Jr., lives. Signed Benoni Price in the presence of John Hepburn, Nathaniel Offut and acknowledged before John Hepburn
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1785-1787; Liber HH {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 119. At the request of John Summers the following Deed was recorded June 13, 1786
      Indenture made June 13, 1786; Franke Leeke and Ann Leeke his wife of one part and John Summers of the other part. Whereas John Hepburn, Gentleman, deceased, father of the said Ann Leeke by his last will and testament did bequeath and devised to wit; 'I give and devise to my daughter Ann Leeke and her heirs in fee simple my lands called "Maidens Dowry" containing 600 acres and "Grey Eagle" containing 421 acres and part of my personal estate'. Now this indenture witnesseth that Franke Leeke and Ann Leeke his wife in consideration of 480 pounds 10 shillings current money paid by John Summers has sold part of the aforesaid tract called "Great Eagle Enlarged" containing 180 acres and beginning at a stone and mulberry post standing where formerly stood the last boundary of "Childs Portion" now in possession of James Moore s/o Benjamin and others and bounded by the main road that leads from Bladensburgh to Upper Marlborough. It being suggested that the aforesaid tract runs into elder surveys, to wit, the following tracts called "New Park", "Covert" and "Hour Glass" and to contain clear of elder surveys 172 acres. Signed Frank Leeke, Ann Leeke (and relinquished her right of dower) in the presence of and acknowledged before Samuel Hepburn, John Smith Brookes
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1787-1789; Liber HH-2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 382. At the request of Walter Wilcoxon Summers the following Deed was recorded August 20, 1788
      Indenture made August 20, 1788; Levin Summers in consideration of the natural love and affection which he bears unto Walter Wilcoxon Summers and 5 shillings has given to him all the tract of land devised to him by his father John Summers on which the said Levin Summers now lives supposed to contain 162 acres (excepting such part as Levin Summers has already sold); Likewise Negroes Sam, Patrick and Beck, 1 grey horse, 1 mare, 1 mare colt, 10 cattle, 4 head of sheep and 1 bed and furniture. Signed Levin Summers in the presence of and acknowledged before Samuel Hepburn, John Smith Brookes

  • Sources 
    1. [S044772] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 5.

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