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From: "Charles H. Sumner" <>
Subject: Darlington SC Families
Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 22:16:00 -0500


"Mary Raye Casper" <> wrote earlier about this
family. I have found no certain connection. However, there were other
Sumner families in the area who might easily have been related. Does
anyone have any clues? I'll post some of the other families after this
section which are Mary Raye Casper's relatives.

***SOURCE: Mary Raye CASPER (corr,@) Marcellus NY.
John N. SUMNER b 4 Oct 1831 SC d 29 Jul 1903 bur Spring Hill Bapt Ch
Wagrum SC; m 31 Jan 1872 Mary Louise BOSWELL b 14 Aug 1837 Darlington Co
SC d 19 Jan 1910; her obit states 13 C by 2 m, 9 living 1910; her m/1 to
William BOWMAN of NC. Family believed to live at Society Hill SC. Names
of C being confirmed.
2)Minnie Loyal SUMNER b 20 Oct 1872 Chesterfield Co SC d 12 Sep 1950
Robeson Co NC at home of dau Wilma Wilkes POTTER bur Centre Presby Ch
Floral College NC; received SC teaching certif for 3rd grade 2 Nov 1893;
member Maxton Bapt Ch; m 21 Apr 1898 (at home of father) William Angus
WILKES son of Angus WILKES & Mary HUGHES; 5 C.
2)Emily Lula SUMNER.
2)Margaret Elizabeth SUMNER; m Robert William OWEN d 17 Feb 1959 Red
Springs NC; 3 C.
2)Carrie SUMNER
2)Ed SUMNER
2)Sarah Catharine SUMNER
2)Pat SUMNER
2)Nettie SUMNER
2)Sarah Robena SUMNER
2)Frances SUMNER
2)Louise SUMNER

>From my file "Other":

***SOURCES: Mrs. Harold Townsend SUMNER (Carolyn), Gastonia, SC; Z-36.
William Arthur SUMNER (corr, d) Hartsville SC. Bible of Edwin David
SUMNER. (Carolyn says family not from Buncombe Co branch. See below.)
See SLOAN below for possible connection. Also in Darlington Co SC 1830
was James SUMNER. [Census]
Edwin SUMNER (possibly father of Richard) 1st wife believed to have died
c1820; m/2 1821-1822 Pricilla Coker WRIGHT; she joined his Baptist
church, Welsh Neck Bapt Ch, Antioch Community, Darlington Co SC. Edwin
in 1800 & 1810 Censuses Northampton Co NC (not in 1820) with 1 M under
10, 1 M 10-16, 1 M 16-26, 2 M 26- 45, 1 F 10 & under, 1 F 45+. In Census
Darlington SC 1820, 1830; sold land & all household goods 1816. Edwin
bought land 1819 on Everlasting Creek - in Censuses Darlington Co
1820-1840 not 1850; 1820: 1 M 10-16, 2 M 16-26, 1 M 45+ 1 F 10-16, 1 F
45+; part of above land land sold at public auction 1829 [Henry Polk
1800]; wit deed 1844. Possibilities: an Edwin m Nancy GARY in Gates Co
NC 1827; he d 1846.
2)?Richard SUMNER, (possible son of Edwin) b c1803 NC, d 6 March 1874
Darlington Co SC; m/1 Sarah LUDEN or LUTEN b NC. Richard's father may
have been Edwin, who appeared in Darlington Co SC after 1810, bought
property 1819 and was there 1820. US Census of NC 1790: Richard, Halifax
Dist, Northampton Co, 1 male over 16, 3 males under 16, 5 females; 1800
Northampton Co, 1810 Buncombe Co; brothers Richard, Nicholas and James
lived on Edwin's land [deed.]
3)Edwin David SUMNER (1st son) b 17 May 1840 Hartsville, Darlington
Co SC d 12 Feb 1885; wounded in Confederate service in Civil War; m 5 Jan
1870 at Red Hill, Marlboro Co SC Laura Anne TOWNSEND b 6 Feb 1841 at
Marlborough Co SC d 8 Aug 1913 Hartsville.
4)Margaret Lula SUMNER b 1 May 1871 Hartsville d 19 Nov 1921
Hartsville; m 17 Mar 1888 Hartsville William E. KING.
4)William Arthur SUMNER b 28 Dec 1872 Hartsville d 27 Oct 1940
Florence SC; m Eliza MOORE 30 Oct 1895 at Darlington Co SC.
4)Edwin Richard SUMNER b 17 May 1875 d 5 Sep 1878.
4)James Eugene SUMNER b 12 Jul 1877 Hartsville d 28 Jan 1957; m
Elizabeth WATSON. Tradition: Sumner family came from Lincoln Co area
which abuts Burke Co NC
4)Edgar Lucas SUMNER Sr b 25 Aug 1879 Hartsville d 31 Aug 1934
Hartsville; ran a men's clothing store; m 27 Dec 1908 Hartsville Mary
Gidney LATTIMORE b 7 Mar 1884 Cleveland Co NC d 22 Apr 1954 Sumter SC.
5)William Arthur SUMNER (corr) b 29 Oct 1909 Hartsville SC d 4 Dec
1985 Hartsville bur 1st Bapt Ch Cem w parents & gparents; empl in
chemical dept of Sunoco Products, paper & plastics mfr; m 26 Jun 1943 at
Hartsville Alice Carolynne GAY "Carolynne" b 27 Jan 1910 Fayetteville GA
dau of Thomas Richard GAY & Pearl MURPHY of Fayetteville; she was a
dietitian at Coker Coll; M.A degree; r Hartsville.
6) Mary Gay SUMNER b 27 Jul 1947 Hartsville (corr); grad Meridith
Coll Raleigh, M.A. English Univ of S.C.; m 21 Jun 1969 Edgar Reginald
TAYLOR "Reggie" b Kershaw SC son of Edgar Burrell TAYLOR & Nina JONES.
6)Sibyl Elizabeth SUMNER b 7 Oct 1950 Hartsville (corr); grad
Meridith Coll Raleigh, M.A. Computer Science Univ of S.C.; m Christopher
Brian HARE b Panama Canal Zone son of John Wells HARE & Mary TURNER.
5)Dorcas Elizabeth SUMNER b 15 May 1911 Hartsville SC.
5)Laura Aramenta SUMNER b 22 Aug 1912 Hartsville; m 12 Apr 1936
Robert W. SHIRLEY.
5)Edgar Lucas SUMNER Jr b 12 Nov 1914 Hartsville; m/1 30 Nov 1936
Lola HODGES d 8 Jun 1955; m/2 8 Jun 1956 Marie HOWELL.
5)Mary Juanita SUMNER b 17 Jun 1918 Hartsville; m 5 Oct 1947 Samuel
King JEFFORDS.
5)Hannah Louis SUMNER b 5 Feb 1921 Hartsville; m 30 Dec 1945 John
Israel McKENZIE Jr.
4)Annie SUMNER b 9 Dec 1881 d Jan 1947; m 9 Jul 1918 James BILL.
4)Ernest David SUMNER b 8 Apr 1885 Darlington Co SC (posthumously) d
16 Dec 1960 Hollywood FL; m 9 Jul 1918 Norma CHRISTOPH b 1 Jan 1894
Fredricktown MO.
5)Hubert Demaro SUMNER b 3 May 1919 Florence SC; m 11 Jun 1949
Norma Jean HALL b 4 Jan 1922 NY City.
6)Jean Anne SUMNER b Aug 1952 Gastonia; m Jul 1980 Wilmington NC
Levi CHANCE; 1 M.
6)David Hall SUMNER b 10 Jun 1956.
5)Harold Townsend SUMNER b 1 Jul 1922 Florence SC; banker,
manufacturer; author of Ring Those Bells; m 10 May 1947 Carolyn Phillips
WARREN b 19 Sep 1925 Gastonia.
6)Ernest Warren SUMNER b 23 Jul 1950 Gastonia; m/1 7 Aug 1972 Beth
HEYWOOD.
7)Laura Heywood SUMNER b 24 Apr 1976 Charlotte NC.
7)Anne Warren SUMNER b 12 Oct 1979 Charlotte.
2nd m Ernest Warren SUMNER m/2 21 Apr 1988 May Dunn BRACKETT b
Gastonia; she had C they raised: Julia BRACKETT b 10 May 1979 Timberlake
NC & Ben BRACKETT b 11 May 1981 Timberlake.
7)Ernest David SUMNER II b 18 Sep 1990 Gastonia.
6)Robert Townsend SUMNER b 3 Apr 1953 Gastonia; m 13 Aug 1976 Jane
TAYLOR b 2 Dec 1952 Philadelphia PA.
7)Mary Christoph SUMNER b 25 Apr 1982 Gastonia.
7)Andrew Townsend SUMNER b 24 Mar 1986 Gastonia.
6)Michael DeLuire SUMNER b 23 Jan 1955 Gastonia; m/1 7 Aug 1977
Katherine Neil LOGGINS.
7)Kerri Neil SUMNER b 16 Mar 1984 Gastonia.
7)Sara Phillips SUMNER b 28 Apr 1988.
2nd m Michael DeLuire SUMNER m/2 29 Apr 1990 Bessemer City
Jacquelaine Crisp BARKLEY; she had C they raised: Whitney Alexander
BARKLEY b 15 Aug 1984 Charlotte NC & Jackson Crisp BARKLEY b 1 Apr 1988
Charlotte.
6)Harold Randolph SUMNER b 13 Mar 1957 Gastonia; m 21 .... 1983
Katheryn Elizabeth Neisler b 27 May 1956 Kings Mountain NC.
7)Harold Alexander SUMNER b 29 Aug 1984 Gastonia.
7)Kathryn Randolph SUMNER b 26 May 1988 Gastonia.
3)William A. SUMNER b 1841 d 14 Dec 1872.
3)Allen SUMNER b 1835.
3)James SUMNER
3)Nicholas SUMNER (Is this J. Nicholas? SEE SLOAN below.)
3)Richard SUMNER b c1841 d 14 Dec 1872 ae 31.
3)Mary SUMNER
3)Martha SUMNER
3)Sally SUMNER b 1850
3)Celie SUMNER b 1852
2)?William A. SUMNER (possible son of Edwin) b 1828 Darlington,
Darlington Co SC d Hope AR 3 Sep 1901; Capt 4th Rgt MS Vol enlisted 24
Aug 1861, wounded at Fort Donelson; m 1850 at Darlington Abigail GOODSEN;
r Calhoun Co MS 1851-1880; r Hope, Hempstead Co AR 1880-1901. [Ridley
POLITISKI (corr) Orange CA 1995]

***SOURCE: Suzanne Dampier McGATHEY (corr) Indianapolis IN.
James SUMNER; m Faith; r SC.
2)William SUMNER "Uncle Billy"; m; moved to AR where "he held high
office."
3)James E. SUMNER
2)Anna SUMNER b 28 Jul 1835 Darlington SC d 15 Dec 1921 Darlington SC;
m 23 Dec 1854 Amos Mercer DAMPIER b 1 Feb 1834 Darlington Dist; died
Civil War of typhoid Germantown VA 14 Sep 1861 Co G 9th SC Inf; Annie
received pension 1906 as Civil War widow; in 1870 Census she was living
with her father and mother with her 5 C; she and C received all her
father's property in will dated 28 Feb 1875.

***SOURCE: Barbara SLOAN (corr) Ridgeway SC. (See Harold Townsend SUMNER)
Bibles; cemeteries; d cert.
J. Nicholas SUMNER b Chesterfield Co SC bur unmarked grave near New
Providence Bapt Ch Hartville, Darlington Co SC; m Sarah RUTHVEN d 12 Dec
1891. [d cert of sons] [will file #531] J. N. mentioned in historical
sketch of Mt Olivet Bapt Ch; records show land deeded to J. N. for a
church.
2)Dane L. SUMNER b 7 May 1855 d 1 May 1920 bur Mt Olivet; unm. [d
cert]
2)Sallie SUMNER; m TEDDER. [will of Conelious]
2)Conelious R. SUMNER (Coneilous) "Neil" b 14 Nov 1856 Chesterfield,
Chesterfield Co SC d 12 Nov 1922 Chesterfield both bur Mt Olivet Cem; m
Jan 1881 at Chesterfield Anna Elizabeth BOWMAN "Louise" b 1860 d Feb 1936
Chesterfield dau of Hannah.
3)Thomas Jefferson SUMNER b 12 Nov 1881 Chesterfield d 24 Mar 1936
Chesterfield; m 22 Dec 1911 Mt Olivet Bapt Ch Chesterfield Bertha Lee
KING b 25 Dec 1890 Darlington d 3 Jan 1956 Chesterfield dau of Charley
Lee KING & Rosa Lea HOWLE. (gf of Barbara SLOAN (corr) Ridgeway SC.)
4)Kathleen Naomi SUMNER b 5 Jul 1914 Chesterfield d 31 Jan 1987
Florence SC; m Ott QUICK.
4)James Leroy SUMNER b 5 Feb 1916 Chesterfield d 10 Sep 1971
Lexington VA; m 5 May 1946 Richmond VA Alice GETTINGS.
4)Namon Benjamin SUMNER "Bob" b 25 Apr 1918 Chesterfield d 29 MAr
1986 Hartysville; m 26 Mar 1948 Charlotte NC Edna WALTERS?
4)Etta Mae SUMNER b 29 Aug 1920 Chesterfield; m 1937 Sam SHIRLEY.
4)Nealie Vivian SUMNER b 17 Dec 1922 Chesterfield; m/1 31 Jan 1941
Hartsville Carl WILKES; m/2 at Chesterfield Raymond WILLIAMS
4)Nellie Margie G. SUMNER "Nell" b 17 Dec 1924 Chesterfield; m 1955
Chesterfield Lloyd Vivian JONES.
4)Thomas Jefferson SUMNER b 18 Apr 1931 Chesterfield; m 24 Feb 1952
Hartsville Alta Rae PRIVETTE.
4)Sara Belle SUMNER b 25 Jan 1933 Chesterfield; m/1 28 Oct 1948 at
Hartsville Alvin ATKINSON; div 1953; m/2 James A. REGISTER
3)Bessie SUMNER b 28 May 1884 Chesterfield d 19 May 1968
Chesterfield; m/1 Solomon WILKS; m/2 Grover Cleveland GRIGGS; no C.
3)William Lawrence SUMNER "W. L." b 18 Jul 1886 Chesterfield d 12 May
1887 Hartsville, Darlington Co SC.
3)Mary Louise SUMNER "Lou" b 25 Jun 1888 Chesterfield d 11 Jul 1951
Hartsville; m Alva Edison TARTE.
3)Bennie Leroy SUMNER b 23 Mar 1899 (adopted) d 24 May 1918
Hartsville; unm.
4)Nealie Vivian SUMNER b 17 Dec 1922 Chesterfield; m/1 31 Jan 1941
Hartsville Carl WILKES; m/2 at Chesterfield Raymond WILLIAMS
4)Nellie Margie G. SUMNER "Nell" b 17 Dec 1924 Chesterfield; m 1955
Chesterfield Lloyd Vivian JONES.
4)Thomas Jefferson SUMNER b 18 Apr 1931 Chesterfield; m 24 Feb 1952
Hartsville Alta Rae PRIVETTE.
4)Sara Belle SUMNER b 25 Jan 1933 Chesterfield; m/1 28 Oct 1948 at
Hartsville Alvin ATKINSON; div 1953; m/2 James A. REGISTER

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