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  • ID: I1096
  • Name: Henry W. Summers
  • Surname: Summers
  • Given Name: Henry W.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 9 Sep 1826 in ,Frederick,Maryland
  • Death: 2 Apr 1902 in ,Frederick,Maryland
  • _UID: 9382331FEC84A74C84A88BC5534FF13F1846
  • Note:
    HENRY W. SUMMERS, son of George W. and Catherine E. (Micheal) Summers, was born October 9, 1826, and died April 3, 1902. He received such an education as the public schools afforded; and followed the vocation of a farmer.
    In 1849, he began farming on his own account on a farm given him by his father. This place lay about two miles and a-half southeast of Middletown, in Middletown district. He made his home here until 1868, when he bought a large farm of 304 acres, known as the Mount Philip farm from George William Smith. This tract was situated about four miles south west of Frederick, on the road leading from Hagerstown pike to the Mount Philip school house. Here Mr. Summers remained until 1888, when he relinquished the management of the farm to two of his sons. He improved this large farm in such a way that it could be divided into three tracts, which division was afterwards made.
    Mr. Summers amassed a competency by industry, perseverance and strict honesty in his business transactions. He was a stockholder in the Valley Savings Bank of Middletown and in the Frederick and Middletown Electric Railroad.
    Mr. Summers was married to Esther C. Derr, daughter of Philip and Elizabeth (Crone) Derr, of Middletown Valley. They were the parents of fourteen children, nine of whom grew to maturity: Philip W.; William H.; Elizabeth, deceased, was the wife of John W. Bussard, of Middletown Valley; Louis E., of Jefferson district; Clare married to James Boyer, of Middletown district, deceased; Simon P., deceased; Mary A. S., the wife of Cornelius McDevitt, of Frederick district; and Cordelia F., the wife of Henry Roberts, of Braddock district.
    Mr. And Mrs. Summers were members of the Lutheran Church of Middletown until after their removal to the Mount Philip farm, when they became affiliated with the Mount Zion Church. In the latter congregation, Mr. Summers served as an elder. They are both buried in the Lutheran cemetery at Middletown.
    Source: History of Frederick County Maryland, by T.J.C. Williams, regional Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1967; p. 1571-1573.
  • Change Date: 12 Jun 2003 at 12:59:21

    Father: George W. Summers b: 29 Apr 1803 in Middletown Valley,Frederick,Maryland
    Mother: Catherine Michael b: 26 Jan 1804

    Marriage 1 Esther Catherine Derr
    • Married: 11 Dec 1848 in ,Frederick,Maryland
    1. Has Children Philip Washington Summers b: 10 Dec 1849 in Middletown,Frederick,Maryland
    2. Has Children William H. Summers b: 18 Sep 1851 in Middletown,Frederick,Maryland
    3. Has Children Elizabeth A.C. Summers b: ABT 1853
    4. Has Children Lewis Edward Summers b: 1855 in Middletown,Frederick,Maryland
    5. Has No Children Amanda Rebecca Summers b: BEF 1859 in Middletown,Frederick,Maryland
    6. Has Children Clara Ann Lydia Summers b: 1860
    7. Has No Children Eli Hamilton Summers b: Nov 1862 in Middletown,Frederick,Maryland
    8. Has No Children Mary Anne C. Summers
    9. Has Children Cordelia Frances Summers
    10. Has No Children Josiah Thomas Summers b: 11 Mar 1863
    11. Has Children Simon Peter Summers b: 1864
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