William Sumpter, Sr. (1695 - 1752)

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Nicknames: "William Thomas Sumpter", "William Sumter"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Histon, Cambridgeshire, England
Death: Died in Louisa, Virginia
Occupation: Miller
Managed by: Mark Murphy
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About William Sumpter, Sr.

"Thomas Sumter was born near Charlottesville in Hanover County, Virginia in 1734. His father, William Sumter was an emigrant from Wales who operated a mill."

William Sumter was supposedly the son of a man of Welsh Ancestry. William left a Will in Albermarle County, VA dated July 7, 1752, filed in November). It is believed that William was an orphan.

William and John Sumpter of Caldwell County, North Carolina, are sons of William and Elizabeth (Unknown) Sumpter, of Albemarle County, Virginia.

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William and John Sumpter of Caldwell County, North Carolina, are sons of William and Elizabeth (Unknown) Sumpter, of Albemarle County, Virginia.

Almost everything found on the internet in regard to these two people has absolutely no basis in fact - neither the required documented proofs, nor the required alternative of documented circumstantial evidence "sufficient to constitute proof in a court of law".

We don't really know where William Sumoter Sr. came from, who his parents were, when he came to colonies, how he came, why he came, where he first lived, when he married, where he married, who he married, and don't know with certainty what he did for a living, everywhere he lived, and exactly how many children he had. ....

... It is proven that William Sumpter Sr. definitely was not married to Patience Iverson. She and her husband both lived out their lives, and died in England. That he's the son of Nicolas Sumpter is a baseless assumption. There's nothing to support it except that a Sumpter family in England named a child, William. The same is true of reports William of Louisa County,Virgina is the William Sumpter, married in an unamed county in Virginia, who appears in a court document there. There could have been several William Sumpters living in Virginia. Few records were kept, and of the few that were kept, most have long since disintegrated, or been destroyed.

Stories of William having been an orphan, and having had a wealthy aunt in England who sent him valuable things that were stolen by his cruel master, and of Elizabeth having jumped out of a third floor window, to run away with a man she loved of whom her wealthy parents disapproved, are familiar fairy tales. They're found with slight variation in many, many, families. The known facts about William and Elizabeth disprove some aspects of the stories told about them, and cast serious doubt on other aspects.

I can't urge you strongly enough to follow the cardinal rule of genealogical research, which is for you to personally verify, from the source document, anything reported by someone else. If you haven't seen the source document yourself, throw the information out, and do the research ncessary to find out from reliable sources what you want to know. Don't depend on people on the net to give you the facts. Ninety percent of the time, they'd don't have them. ...

Generation No. 1

1. William1 Sumpter was born August 18, 1695 in Histon, Cambridge, Eng., and died July 07, 1752 in Louisa, VA. He married Elizabeth Patience Iveson June 18, 1728 in Histon, Cambridgeshire, Eng..

Children of William Sumpter and Elizabeth Iveson are:

 	

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Ann2 Sumpter.

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Capt. William Sumpter, born October 29, 1731 in Hanover Co., VA; died October 23, 1820 in Burke Co., NC.

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Gen. Thomas Sumter, born August 14, 1734 in Hanover Co., VA; died 1832 in Stateburg, SC.

 	

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Patience Sumpter, born 1736 in VA; died 1805 in VA.

 	

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Edmund Sumpter, born 1738.

 	

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John Sumpter, born 1740 in VA; died Abt. 1786 in NC.


Generation No. 2


3. Capt. William2 Sumpter (William1) was born October 29, 1731 in Hanover Co., VA, and died October 23, 1820 in Burke Co., NC. He married Judith Randall 1754 in Albermarle, VA.

Children of William Sumpter and Judith Randall are:

 	

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John3 Sumpter, born 1755 in VA; died March 04, 1800 in NC. He married Ann Alexander July 20, 1785 in NC.

 	

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William Sumpter, born 1757 in VA; died June 22, 1843. He married Jane Crispes.

 	

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James Sumpter, born 1759 in VA; died Abt. 1830.

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Thomas Sumpter, born December 15, 1761 in VA; died January 14, 1845 in Knox Co., TN.

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Elizabeth Sumpter, born 1763 in Albemarle Co., VA; died 1856 in Roane County, TN.

 	

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Amelia Sumpter, born 1766 in VA.

 	

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Fielding Sumpter, born 1769 in Albermarle, VA; died Aft. 1850 in Monroe, MO.

 	

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Judith Sumpter, born 1771 in VA.

 	

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Livingston Sumpter, born October 1773 in VA; died February 05, 1846 in Whitcomb, IN.


4. Gen. Thomas2 Sumter (William1) was born August 14, 1734 in Hanover Co., VA, and died 1832 in Stateburg, SC. He married Cantey Gemstone 1770 in South Carolina. Thomas Sumter was a renowned patriot in the Revolutionary War. For his biography, go to General Thomas Sumter. Use back button to return.

Child of Thomas Sumpter and Cantey Gemstone is:

 	

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Thomas Jr.3 Sumter, born August 30, 1768 in South Carolina.


Generation No. 3


11. Thomas3 Sumpter (William2, William1) was born December 15, 1761 in VA, and died January 14, 1845 in Knox Co., TN. He married Lydia Kirkpatrick March 18, 1790 in Burke Co., NC.

Child of Thomas Sumpter and Lydia Kirkpatrick is:

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Mary4 Sumpter, born December 02, 1807 in Knox Co., TN.


12. Elizabeth3 Sumpter (William2, William1) was born 1763 in Albemarle Co., VA, and died 1856 in Roane County, TN. She married Edward Owings 1789 in Burke County, NC.

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William Sumpter, Sr.'s Timeline

1695
August 18, 1695
Histon, Cambridgeshire, England
1728
June 18, 1728
Age 32
Histon, Cambridgeshire, England
1729
1729
Age 33
French Hay, Hanover, Virginia
1731
October 23, 1731
Age 36
Hanover, Virginia
1733
1733
Age 37
Hanover, Virginia
1733
Age 37
Hanover, Virginia, United States
1734
August 14, 1734
Age 38
Hanover County, Virginia
1738
1738
Age 42
Albemarle, NC, USA
1752
July 7, 1752
Age 56
Louisa, Virginia
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