John Summers, Sr. (c.1650 - 1705) MP

public profile

View John Summers, Sr.'s complete profile:

  • See if you are related to John Summers, Sr.
  • Request to view John Summers, Sr.'s family tree

Share

Birthdate:
Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Prince George's County, Province of Maryland
Managed by: Kt
Last Updated:
view all

Immediate Family

About John Summers, Sr.

Event 2:  will, book 12, page 10 & 33    

---

From Julie Spencer:

Children of John Summers and his wife Rebecca were:

  • 1. John Summers, Jr.
  • 2. William Summers
  • 3. Sara/Sary Summers
  • 4. Lucy Summers (probable first name)

Sara/Sary Summers married first Samuel Westly. By 1703, the date of her father's Will, Sara was likely a widow. By 1707 she was the wife of Richard Groom.

Lucy Summers married (?) Street.

John Summers, Jr. married Mary Moore.

William Summers married Mary Clement

Primary source: "The First Three Generations of John Summers of Prince George's County, Maryland" by Rosemary B Dodd and Helen Summers Holweck

---

Land that were in the possession of John Summers, Jr that he willed to his sons and heirs, namely the properties named "Child's Portion", "Moore's Addition", "Outlett", "His Lordships Kindness", "Friendship", "Poorman's Industry", and "Covert", were on later part of Andrews Air Force Base. Major runways of Andrews Air Force Base are on the lands of "Child's Portion" and "Moore's Addition".

In 1843 at the death of Nathan Summers, son of Nathan and grandson of John, the Summers family tobacco plantation was divided among his nine children, each receiving about 150 acres and several slaves. The plantation was located where Andrews Air Force Base is today, near the current intersection of I-95 and Pennsylvania Avenue.

The Summers-Marshall Family Cemetery caused the curve in Pennsylvania Avenue east of I-95 interchange. Four tombstones from this cemetery in 1959 were moved to Epiphany Episcopal Cemetery in Forestville, MD.

-"The First Three Generations of John Summers of Prince George's County, Maryland", by Rosemary B Dodd and Helen Summers Holweck.

--------------------

Came to MD as an indentured servant between 1669 and 1674

view all 20

John Summers, Sr.'s Timeline

1650
1650
England
1671
December 18, 1671
Age 21

Arrival of John Summers to Maryland. Transported by Captain John Boddy who transported 12 person to Maryland among whom was John Summer.
Source: "The First Three Generations of John Summers of Prince George's County, Maryland" by Rosemary B Dodd and Helen Summers Holweck

1672
June 26, 1672
Age 22

Property names:
Pitchcraft
Child's Portion
Moore's Addition

Lands of the early Summers family on Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland:
Child's Portion - on the west side Patuxent River in the freshes and in the forks of Piscataway Branch.
Moore's Addition - on the west side of the Patuxent River in the fork of the Piscataway Branch.
Outlett - in a small branch that falls into Darnalls mill branch.
His Lordships Kindness - on the west side of the main branch of the Piscataway.
Friendship - on the East side of a small branch that runs into the Tinkers Branch.
Poorman's Industry - upon a knole at the head of the Tinkers Branch.
Covert - in a fork of a branch called Hensons Branch.

More lands of the early generations of the Summers family in Maryland:
Bradford's Rest - on the east side of Rock Creek.
Dann - in a branch of Potomac River called Rock Creek branch, and on the West side near the forks of the said branch.
Friends Advice - near the head of a small branch on the East side that falls into Little Sineca.
Gum Spring - on the bank of a spring that runs into Dry Seneca.
Joseph Parke - East side of a Rock Creek Branch, side ye Southernmost bound tree of his own Land called Hermitage.
Saulsberry Plains - near the head of a glade that falls into branch of Sennecca known as Cabin Branch.
Strawbery Patch - on the north side of a hill in the fork of Buck Lodge Branch.
Sugerlands - of Frederick County.

1676
1676
Age 26
Province of Maryland
1690
1690
Age 40
1692
June 6, 1692
Age 42

Sheriff of Calvert County to issue summons for John Somers to attend next court to testify re Edward Gold a negro (and) his freedom. (Maryland Archives 13/336
Source: "The First Three Generations of John Summers of Prince George's County, Maryland" by Rosemary B Dodd and Helen Holweck Summers.

1695
November 3, 1695
Age 45
Prince George's County, Province of Maryland
1697
March, 1697
- March, 1698
Age 47

Defendant against Josias Towgood. (Smith, Joseph H and Philip A Crowl, Court Records of Prince Georges County, MD 1696-1699/333-34)
Source: "The First Three Generations of John Summers of Prince George's County, Maryland" by Rosemary B Dodd and Helen Summers Holweck.

March, 1697
- March, 1698
Age 47

Impanelled as juror. (Smith, Joseph H and Philip A Crowl, Court Records of Prince Georges County, MD 1696-1699/325)
Source: "The First Three Generations of John Summers of Prince George's County, Maryland" by Rosemary B Dodd and Helen Summers Holweck.

1699
September, 1699
Age 49

John Summers and John Henry be overseers of Mount Calvert Hundred. (Smith, Joseph H and Philip A Crowl, Court Records of Prince Georges County, MD 1696-1699/547)
Source: "The First Three Generations of John Summers of Prince George's County, Maryland" by Rosemary B Dodd and Helenn Summers Holweck.