I and fellow researcher Harry Glen Windham have completed our research on the ancestry of William E Summers, Immortal 32, and his brother Henry C G Summers.
Our monograph is entitled: "William E. Summers (1811-1836), History & Genealogy: Pioneer, Revolutionary, Ranger, Alamo Hero as Member of the Immortal 32" and is available for viewing at my website (see included link on the page):
Our research proves that William E Summers was born in Edgefield District, South Carolina, as were Alamo defenders Travis and Bonham. Our determination of his birthplace contradicts the long-held assumption that he was born in Tennessee.
William and Henry were sons of Jesse Summers and Sarah 'Sallie' Coate(s). This family moved from South Carolina to Clarke Co, Alabama about 1820/21; brothers William and Henry eventually moved on to Texas. Mr. Windham and I are cousins to William and Henry. On my website, interested persons can investigate more fully the genealogy of our Summers and related families.
Our monograph has been well received. We have met with the Alamo who will soon undertake to change their museum plaques to indicate William's birthplace in South Carolina. Additionally, the Texas Historical Commission has approved and funded a roadside historical marker to be placed next year near William's and Henry's intersecting 1835 Mexican land grants near Hallettsville, Texas.
I welcome any comments, feedback, or inquires either in this forum or through my website. In particular, I would like to hear from any Summers or related kin.