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Mary Magdalene Counts (Summers)

Birthplace: Germantown, Montgomery County, Virgiinia, now Maryland, Colonial America
Death: Died in Glade Hollow, Russell County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Russell, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Casper Summer and Gertrudt Summer
Wife of Elder John Jacob Coontz and John Counts, I
Mother of Philip Coontz; Christina Counts; Magdalina Rasnake; John Counts, Jr., of Cleveland; George Counts and 1 other

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About Mary Magdalene Counts

John Counts (Cuntze) (son of Johannes (John) Counts (Cuntze) and Anna Elizabetha "Catherine" Stoever) was born 1734 in Frederick County (now Page County), VA, and died April 27, 1803 in Glade Hollow, Cleveland, Russell Co., VA.He married Mary Magdalene Summers on 1760 in Germantown, PA.

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Event: First land purchase Property 1765 Frederick Co., VA Event: Second land purchase Property 1789 Russell Co., VA NOTE: The SUMMERS surname for John Counts wife, Mary Magdalene, is in dispute, and not proven, as I do not have a validated source or adequate notes to determine where I got this name. See the following. Source: Tilden Counts III [] Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2001 11:28 AM Subject: Mary Magdalene SUMMERS Where have you discovered Mary Magdalene's maiden name? Please verify this as it has been a family mystery to all us descendants of John Counts of Glade Hollow. Our family goes to great lengths to document and verify our lineage and verification of this claim would be a monumental breakthrough. Thanks, Tilden Counts III Source: The most significant source for descendants information for the Counts family of Russell Co. is "Some Descendants of John Counts of Glade Hollow (Southwest Vigrinia)," researched and collected by Elihu Jasper Sutherland, compiled and supplemented by Hetty Swindall Sutherland. This marvelous resource may be found in the Russell Co. Public Library and purchased from the Sutherland Family. Source: Vivian Bales correspondence, 4/21/1997. "John Counts of Glade Hollow, Russell Co., VA. Slaveholder in Page and Shenandoah Co., VA. To Russell Co., 1789, his wife was Mary Magdalene." She provided the descenants of this John Counts and gives "Bonnie S. Ball, A Rasnick descendant," as her source. Source: Carin Vance database (1997) has conflicting information. She indicated that Johannes Counts was b. 1706 and died 1777. Source: Izetta K. Sucurro [] sent 3/12/2001, the following information. The following is copied from Xerox pages, however I do not know the name of the book or where I got it. Mrs. Robert Carter (Elizabeth Counts) was the granddaughter of John Johannes Counts (Coons or Koontz). John Counts is believed to be the uncle of Philip Koontz of Barbour County. John Johannas was believed to be the son of John George and Catherine Coons of Conts Lot, Washington County, near Hagerstown, Maryland, and later of Cumberland, Maryland. John Johannas, the grandfather of Elizabeth, was probably born about 1730-36 and died in 1803 in Russell County, Virginia. John Johannas Counts first came into the records in 1765 when he purchased 270 acres from John Bumgarner on the west side of Hawksbill Creek, Frederick County, Virginia. Part of this land became the homestead of his son, Philip Koontz. John Counts' wife was Magdalen. In 1831 the new county of Page was established and the old Counts home on Hawksbill Creek fell into the new Page County, Virginia. John's son, Philip, married Ann Kiser at Woodstock, Shenandoah County. The marriage bond of Philip Couts (Counts or Koontz) to Ann Kiser, August 22, 1785, was recorded at Woodstock. Jacob Raresnake, brother-in-law of Philip, was the surety for the bond. When John Johannas Counts moved south to Russell County, he deeded part of the 270 acres he had received from Bumgarner to Sinnet Young and the rest to his son Philip. On April 27, 1803, the will of John Counts was presented to the court of Russell County and proven by John Hargis, a witness thereto. The children of John Counts were: Eve Maticks, eldest daughter; Mary Raresnake; John Counts, Jr.; Lissey Willard, wife of Harry Willard, son of Martin; Catherine; Christian; Phillip; and George. Philip Koontz (Counts), the son of John Counts of Russell County lived on the old Counts farm on Hawksbill and died there in 1843. His wife Ann was a sister of Joseph Kiser. Philip and Ann had two children, Jacob and Elizabeth. Elizabeth, the daughter, married Robert Carter, a minister. This couple emigrated to Barbour County and located near Philip Koontz, their kinsman. Jacob, the son of Philip of Page County and brother of Elizabeth, was a gambler and borrowed money from George Koontz of Page County which apparently he had trouble repaying. He moved to Baltimore, Maryland. His father, Philip, made a will and gave Jacob the use of land only until he died, then it was to go to his sister Elizabeth's children. Jacob Kurtz (Koontz) of Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Philip, died in 1840. Ownership of the 400 acres was listed in the tax books of Randolph County as Jacob Kurtz, heirs, of Baltimore, Maryland. Ownership of this tract was transferred in this manner to the tax books of the new county of Barbour in 1843 and remained this way of the books until 1858. Elizabeth Koontz, the daughter of Philip of Hawksbill Creek, was born in 1800. She married Robert Carter, a minister, who performed the marriage ceremony for Isaac, grandson of Philip Koontz of Barbour County. Robert Carter's will was written in October, 1845. If the customs of the time were faithfully adhered to, this was probably a deathbed testament and Robert's death followed shortly thereafter. His children were: Ann R. McGriffin; Jane Amanda Wilson; Son, Eppa H. Carter; Son, Charles B. Carter; Son, Philip G. Carter; Elizabeth S. (Cross); Mary Ellen (Cosane); David Greenberry Carter. In the July 25, 1850 census of Barbour County only Elizabeth Carter, age 50 female born in Virginia, was living alone with her children: James Carter, 30 male; Philip G., 21 male; Mary B, 13 female; Charles B., 11 male; David G., 8 male; and Elizabeth, 16 female. Upon Robert Carter's death in 1843, Elizabeth and son, James O. Carter, became the administrators of his estate. About 1858 James O. Carter died and the other children of Elizabeth and Robert Carter inherited the 400 acres of Jacob Kurtz, which they began to dell to Legman Wilson. David Wilson had married Jane Amanda Carter, and Legman Wilson was their son. This was the land Elizabeth (Koontz) Carter's children had inherited from her father, Philip Koontz of Page County, upon the termination of brother Jacob's life estate. In a deed made February 2, 1866, between David G. Carter and Virginia, his wife, to Legman Wilson, "Estate bequeathed by Philip Koontz of Page County, Virginia, heirs of Robert Carter. Charles B. Carter and Nancy, his wife, to Legran Wilson, "bequeathed by Phillip Knote (Koontz of Page County, Va. To the heirs of Robert Carter. I COPIED THIS FROM XEROX PAGES AND I DO NOT KNOW THE SOURCE OF THE BOOK; HOWEVER IT WAS FROM PAGES 292 AND 293 THE THIRD SETTLEMENT (11787-1795) AND HAD VIOLET GADD COONTZ WRITTEN AT THE TOP. Source: JOHNS - WILLHITE and Related Families; Entries: 23987 Updated: Thu Jun 27 13:45:15 2002 Contact: Sue Terhune 3-01 John COUNTS [of Glade Hollow, East of Cleveland, RussellCounty, VA.] and wife, Mary Magdalene SUMMERS, and following generations are confirmed to bea beginning of this COUNTS.GED. Early information of COUNTS family members is from a lifetime ofresearch and visiting by Lawyer and family friend, Mr. E.J.SUTHERLANDof Clintwood, Russell County, Virginia and from a book published byhis wife, Hetty Swindall SUTHERLAND : SOME DESCENDANTS OF JOHNCOUNTS OF GLADE HOLLOW (Southwest Virginia) 1722-1977. Corrections or additions to this COUNTS.GED to be noted withreference to submitter of added information. Please contact for adding to or correcting this COUNTS.GED WHERE ADDING COUNTS. Sources: Abbrev: FLAG Connection to ancestor shown has yet to be Title: FLAG Connection to ancestor shown has yet to be confirmed. Abbrev: Imported GEDCOM file Title: GEDCOM file imported on 5 Apr 1999. Author: Shadrick [Nyle] COUNTS Publication: Maryville, Blount County, TN. Shadrick [Nyle] COUNTS 5 Apr 1999 Text: COUNTS.GED Note: Information from personal knowledge and E.J.SUTHERLAND's book : "SomeDescendants of John COUNTS of Glade Hollow (Southwest Virginia)." Continuingresearch from submissions by COUNTS cousins and friends. Contact Shadrick [Nyle] COUNTS Repository: Name: Shadrick [Nyle] COUNTS 5101 Old Niles Ferry Road Maryville, TN 37801 Note: On home/office PC. Call Number: COUNTS.FOW7 Abbrev: Imported GEDCOM file Title: GEDCOM file imported on 13 Aug 1999. Author: Shad's import Abbrev: Imported GEDCOM file Title: GEDCOM file imported on 28 Sep 1999. Author: Shadrick [Nyle] COUNTS & collected files 3-03 [John] [COUTS] (COUNTS) of Glade Hollow, Russell County,Virginia, bought his first farm in 1765 on Hawksbill Creek NW ofLuray, formerly Frederick County, then became Dunmore County in 1772, then Shenandoah County in 1776 and Page County, Virginia in 1831. The old COUNTS home-farm is located three miles NW of Luray and aboutone mile south of the mouth of Hawksbill Creek in Page County,Virginia. 3-03 John COUNTS bought a farm and moved to Glade Hollow, E ofCleveland, in Russell County, VA about 1789 and was buried on thisplace. Later to be the Henry F. GRAY place. His youngest son, 4-08 George COUNTS, lived on this farm until 1835,when he moved to Washington County, VA. 3-03 John COUNTS deeded a portion of the farm on Hawksbill Creek tohis son, 4-07 Philip COUNTS. A-1 First generation of COUNTS family in AMERICA as recorded in JudgeE.J.Sutherland's book, " Some Descendants of John Counts of Glade Hollow". Here recorded as : 3-03 and believed to be the third generation of[COUTS] (COUNTS), CUNTZE or KUNTZ family in AMERICA. Connection to 2-01 [John] (Johannes) CUNTZE, KUNTZ, COUTS, KOUNTZ orCOUNTS has yet to be confirmed. John SEAY's KOONTZ line says "Elder" John KOONTZ married ElizabethBAKER. Could this be our John COUNTS of Glade Hollow, VA.? These COUNTS.GED descendants are confirmed from this person, JohnCOUNTS of Glade Hollow, VA., forward to present time (1999). Shadrick COUNTS More About John Counts (Cuntze) and Mary Magdalene Summers: Marriage: 1760, Germantown, PA. Children of John Counts (Cuntze) and Mary Magdalene Summers are:

   +John Counts, Jr., b. 1765, Hawksbill Creek farm NW of Luray, VA, d. October 01, 1843, Cleveland, Russell Co., Virginia.
   Eve Counts, d. date unknown.
   Mary Madalene Counts, d. date unknown.
   Catherine Counts, d. date unknown.
   Elizabeth Counts, d. date unknown.
   Christina Counts, d. date unknown.
   Philips Counts, b. 1765, d. date unknown.
   George Counts, d. date unknown.

Mary Magdalene (Molly) Summer (born Counts) was born in 1797, at birth place, South Carolina, to John Adam Counts and Mary Elizabeth Counts (born Eichelberger). John was born in 1768, in Newberry District, SC. Mary was born on August 8 1766, in Pomaria, Newberry District, South Carolina. Mary had 6 siblings: Eva Margaret Summer (born Counts), Elizabeth B. Counts and 4 other siblings. Mary married Henry Summer in 1813, at age 16 at marriage place, South Carolina. Henry was born in 1790, in Lexington District, SC. They had one son: Elias E. Summer. Mary married Jacob Walter Fulmer on month day 1820, at age 23 at marriage place, South Carolina.

Mary Magdalene (Mollie) Fulmer (born Counts), 1797 - 1873

Mary Magdalene (Mollie) Fulmer (born Counts) was born in 1797, at birth place, South Carolina. Mary married Jacob Walter Fulmer on month day 1820, at age 23 at marriage place, South Carolina. Jacob was born on July 15 1799, in Newberry Dist, Dutch Fork, South Carolina, USA. They had one daughter: Martha Ann Cromer/Benton (born Fulmer). Mary passed away on month day 1873, at age 76 at death place, Georgia. She was buried at burial place, Georgia.

Jacob was born on July 15 1799, in Newberry Dist, Dutch Fork, South Carolina, USA. They had 6 children: James Walter Fulmer, John William Fulmer and 4 other children. Her occupation was occupation. Mary passed away on month day 1873, at age 76 at death place, Georgia. She was buried at burial place, Georgia.

Father Johannes Tobin Summers Sr. b. 17 Dec 1746, d. a 9 May 1806 Mother Elizabeth Reidenauer b. 28 Jan 1742, d. 28 Dec 1832

also known as Magadalena Eve

married Elder John Jacob Coontz, son of Johannes Michael Coontz and Anna Elizabeth Catherine Stover, 1760 at Germantown, Stafford County, Virginia

Children Eva Coontz+ b. c 1761 Philip Coontz+ b. 1762, d. 1856 Mary Magdalina Coontz b. c 1763, d. 1834 Jacob Coontz Sr.+ b. 1764, d. 4 Sep 1846 John Coontz Jr.+ b. c 1765, d. 1 Oct 1843 Elizabeth Coontz b. c 1766 Christina Coontz b. c 1768, d. 1830 Catherine Coontz b. 1770 George Coontz+ b. 1770

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Mary Magdalene Counts's Timeline

Germantown, Montgomery County, Virgiinia, now Maryland, Colonial America
March 1758
Age 18
Shenandoah County, Virginia, Colonial America
Age 22
Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States
Age 22
Maryland, Colonial America
Age 25
Cleveland, Russell County, Province of Virginia
Age 36
Russell County, Virginia, United States
Age 48
Burke County, North Carolina, United States
June 25, 1814
Age 74
Glade Hollow, Russell County, Virginia, United States
June 25, 1814
Age 74
Russell, Virginia, United States