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William Sumpter (b. Abt. 1692, d. 07 Jul 1752)William Sumpter was born Abt. 1692 in England, and died 07 Jul 1752 in Virginia691.He married Elizabeth.
Notes for William Sumpter:
HISTORY OF THE SUMPTERS
(From materials received from John Alexander Sumpter, 1952/1932, in the form of notes in long hand by Lois Sumpter)
"The first Sumpters that came to North America were three brothers sent for back in England to do some fine mechanical work for the colonies or English Government. They were Father's Great Great Uncles (brothers of George Sumpter (1)). They fought in the Revolutionary War. One was quite a commandeer in that war. Our grandfather (George Washington Sumpter) was in Washington's Army. Father (Alexander Sumpter) was carried there in his mother's arms to see his Grandfather or our Great Great Grandfather (Henry Sumpter)**
Alexander Sumpter, Sr went to the Black Hawk Indian War in 1832 and was one of a chosen party of 22 to cross the Mississippi River and follow a small band of Indians that succeeded in crossing. He was in the last battle fought in the war.
He was in St. Louis when there were but a few houses in it and no good ones mostly Dobies and rock huts.
His Uncle John Sumpter served 3 terms in Washington's Army in the Revolutionary War. Uncle John Sumpter's son Buckhanan Sumpter was also Captain of a cannon in the Revolutionary War under Washington. Captain Buck Sumpter disobeyed orders and won a battle. He was ordered to spike his cannon, but his judgment told him victory was near and he continued firing and when the smoke cleared away the enemy was running, but not until the Americans had burned some of their property.
Our Great Grand Father was Henry Sumpter and his wife was Agness Dillon. They came from Virginia. They were tailors. They were "First Families of Virginia".
Our grand Father, George Washington Sumpter and his wife, Nancy Powers, came from East Tennessee.
John Sumpter married and lived in Souther Illinois. His children were: Ben Sumpter, Buck Sumpter, John Sumpter, Danial Sumpter. Uncle John became a very wealthy man.
He (John Sumpter) served three terms in Revolutionary War.
His son Buck Sumpter was commanding officer in that war.
Danial Sumpter was with his father in the BlackHawk war.
Polly sumptere married Robert Chopin
Sally Sumpter married Absalem Adams
Their son Jessie Adams lived at Marion Station, Marion County, Oregon
Our Uncles and Aunts
Father's (Alexander, Jr) Half-brothers:
John Sumpter married twice.
His first wife was Nancy Caldwell
**Think this is misinterpretation of notes. George was born in 1776, so more likely that Henry was in Washington's Army, and George was carried there as a baby, not George's son.
"First Families of Virginia" states that Henry was a tailor and well-to-do, with fine property
This generation is based only on hypotheses.
As written by Jane Sumpter Malone-George on 28 Januray 1998:
"Thanks to Jim Landrum and his research, we have George Sumpter
coming to America as an indentured servant 20 June 1721. Also,
Jim found records showing a George Sumpter was christened to
William and Elizabeth Sumpter 9 Feb 1699 in St. Brides Parish
Fleet Street, London. The same parish from which George leaves
for America. I had found the item about George the Immigrant
in a book, Emigrants from England to America, 1718-1759 by Jack
and Marian Kaminkow. The Kaminkows listed James Gerald as the
English Agent who signed George to the indenture. It is my
understanding that the Agents then sold the indentures to men in
the colonies which could account for not finding any record of a
James Gerald in early Virginia.
The notebook written by Alexander Sumpter, Sr., of Missouri and
later of Washington, stated that "Gr.Gr. Grandfather was a George
Sumpter, an Englishman, a tailor by trade, a brother of Sumpters
sent to America as carpenters by the English Government to perform
a fine piece of mechanical work."
I would like some comments on this: could William Sumpter, the
father of General Sumter and family, Richard Sumpter of
Manikintowne, and George, the immigrant, all be brothers who came
to America during the early 1700s?
As Jim Landrum wrote, Henry Sumpter who married Agnes Dillon did
not name known children Richard. But John of Chesterfield did
have a son Richard according to Curtis Sumpter's papers. George
who married Elizabeth Gross and lived in Floyd Co,VA, did name a
son Richard. The father of the General did not have a known son
named Richard. I wonder if we can begin to organize these very
early Sumpters and their ancestors by such a simple method as
the names they gave their children? Of course, this is not proof
but it could give us clues for further search.
Please, let's have some thoughts about this. ThanksJane Sumpter Malone-George.
More About William Sumpter:
Occupation: Miller - Mill on Preddy's Creek near Piney Mt. Albermarle Co., Virginia.
Children of William Sumpter and Elizabeth are:
- +William Sumpter, b. 23 Oct 1731, d. 1819, Burke County, North Carolina.
- +John Sumpter, b. Abt. 1733, Hanover County, Virginia, d. 1787, Burke County, North Carolina.
- +Thomas O. Sumpter, b. 14 Aug 1734, Hanover County, Virginia, d. 01 Jun 1832, Statesburg, South Carolina.
- +Patience Sumpter, b. 1736, Hanover County or Albermarle County, Virginia, d. 1805, Albermarle County, Virginia.
- Edmond Sumpter, b. 1738, Preddy's Creek Settlement, Hanover County, Virginia, d. date unknown.
- Ann Sumpter, b. 1740, d. date unknown.
- +Dorcas Sumpter, b. 1742, Charlottesville, Hanover County, Virginia, d. 1800.