man Robert Sumner‏‎, son of James Sumner and Mary Blanchard‏.
Born ‎ 1721 at Fairfax Co., Virginia, died ‎ Dec 1, 1779 at Guilford, Nc‎, 57 or 58 years, buried ‎ at New Garden Cemetery, Guilford, Surry Co. Nc
Baptism: 1749 , Loudoun, Virginia, USA Note: Became a member of the Quaker faith. 2 3 Residence: Feb 1751 Council, Bladen, North Carolina, USA Note: The family were members of the Carver's Creek Monthly Meeting in Bladen County, now a part of New Hanover County in February of 1751. They were in the Cane Creek Monthly Meeting in Orange County in July of 1751, and finally the New Garden Monthly Meeting in Guilford County in 1754.
Publication: John & Margaret Thornbrough Canaday Page Text: Robert Sumner became a member of the Quaker faith in 1749 and the family was received and restored to membership at Fairfax Monthly Meeting, Loudon County, Virginia. There is no mention of a Sumner in Quaker records before 1749, so Phebe was probably responsible for Robert's conversion. In 1751, the family moved to Council in Bladen County, North Carolina and were members of the Carver's Creek Monthly Meeting in February 1751. Robert and Phebe [Beals] Canaday Sumner presented certificates at the opening session of Cane Creek Monthly Meeting on 7th day 10th month, 1751. Since Cane Creek covered a very large area of central North Carolina at that time it is not known exactly where they settled or exactly when they arrived. Their children are listed at New Garden Monthly Meeting which was set up in 1754 in Rowan County, North Carolina, so we presume they lived in that area. They remained there for the rest of their lives.

Married ‎ Sep 29, 1746 at Waterford, Va (33 years married) to:

woman Pheoby Beals‏‎, daughter of John Beals and Sarah Bowater‏.
Born ‎± ABT. 1720 at Chester, Pa, died ‎ Aug 19, 1805 at Surry County, Nc‎, approximately 85 years, 1st marriage to: Charles Canady, ‎2nd marriage to: Robert Sumner
Married: 26 Sep 1746 in Fairfax, , Virginia 5 6 7 Note: Phebe Beals was disowned 29 Sep 1746 for marrying out of unity.


woman Ann Sumners‏‎
man William Sumners‏‎
man Bowater Sumners‏‎
man Robert Sumners‏‎
woman Sarah Sumners‏‎
woman Abigail Sumners‏‎
woman Prudence Sumners‏‎
man Thomas Sumners‏‎
woman Phebe Sumners‏‎
man Joshua Sumners‏‎
woman Sarah (Sally) London‏
Born ‎ 1763 at Manmouth Co. New Jersey, died ‎ BFR 1830‎, 66 or 67 years
Name: Sarah "Sally" LONDON SUMMERS Sex: F Birth: Abt 1763 in Stafford County,Virginia Death: UNKNOWN
Note: Although there has long been strong circumstantial evidence that the Surry Co. NC marriage between Abner Rose and Sally Summers was a second marriage for both, occurring in the 1808 period between Abner Rose and Sarah (London) Summers, widow of Johnson Summers, proof of that assertion has been lacking until now. Thanks to Jack London, that proof has been found in the Giles Co., TN, estate of Amos London Jr., brother of Sarah (London) Summers. Extract of Document from Giles County Chancery Court 1830-1900 File Box L - 1, Case 1586 The Estate of Amos London, Jr, Deceased Deposition of D. G. Bills at Marshall Co., Tennessee, 4 March 1861 D G Bills, aged about seventy years who answers and says - I knew Amos London late of Giles County, Tennessee for some fifty years before his death. I knew him first in North Carolina then in Tennessee. He never had any child or children born in wedlock and died leaving neither child or children or the representatives of such. He had one brother only, his name was John London who died in Marshall County, Tennessee. He left a good many children & among them was Sarah, who intermarried with Thomas Parks. They are both dead and have two living children, viz. John L and James M Park. One daughter of said Thomas and Sarah Park married Nicholas Tomblinson & she is dead and has left one child, I believe. Amos London had three sisters. One of them married Brice Jackson - Jackson & wife as I understand are both dead. They left some children, but the number I can not tell. One other of his sisters married a man by the name of Johnson Summers. He died and she married a man by the name of Abner Rose. They are both long since dead and she died without child or children or the representatives of such. The other of Amos' sisters married a man by the name of Palmer. As to Palmer and wife I speak principally from information and family reputation, but as to the children if any I can not speak from my own information but I am well satisfied that these four are the only brothers and sisters of the said Amos London and further this deponent says not. D G Bills Subscribed and sworn to before me on the 4th of March 1861 W B Holden (Seal) JP for Marshall County Note: The London and Bills families were intermarried and moved together from Monmouth Co., New Jersey to Surry Co., North Carolina and then to Marshall and Giles Co., Tennessee. Extracted by Jack London, 26 December 2003 A possible identity for Abner Rose's child-bearing wife would seem to be a daughter of Jabez Jarvis Sr. of Surry Co., NC. For a more complete examination of significant evidence linking Abner Rose to his potential siblings and half-siblings and to his potential parents Bennet/Bennett Rose and the widow Sarah (Bradford) Taylor, see the 1999 issues of Tennessee Ancestors (East Tennessee Historical Society), available in many good genealogy libraries around the country. State of North Carolina Surry County In the name of God Amen, I Amos LONDON Sr. of the county aforesaid being weak in body but of sound sense and memory and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament, 1st I give and recommend my soul into the hands of almighty God that gave it and Secondly my body to be burried in a decent Christian manner, and as touching such worldly estate with which it has pleased god to bless me with I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form viz. I give to my daughter Sally SUMMERS all my moveable estate of every kind whatever to her and heirs forever. I give and bequeath unto Thomas W. LESTER a tract of two hundred acres land joining my old line and John SUMMERS to him and his heirs forever, provided when he come of age he gives his sisters, Polly and Sally two dollars each – Hereby revoking all former wills and acknowledging this to be my last will, In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th day of May AD 1805 Signed, Sealed, published and pronounced in the presence of Jesse LESTER } Jurat Amos LONDON {Seal} M ARMSTRONG} Will and Codicil recorded and examined Surry County North Carolina Will Book 3, p. 77 Amos LONDON Sr. Codicil dated May 24th 1805 Transcription by Jack London, 25 Mar 2004 and contributed to the TNGENWEB Marshall County for Free Genealogy To my friends and acquaintances of Surry County – I am in the 68th year of my age and the forepart of my life was agreeable and pleasant and as on did I live in my family with utmost content and satisfaction until about twenty years ago my old woman began to incur my displeasure and she together with her friends and children, to wit, my two sons and some of the BILLS has in hundreds of ways too tedious and too delicate to describe has impaired my feelings and fretted me to distraction. I am left without consort, I am reduced to almost poverty, and in particular abused and beaten by Amos, spit upon, frowned upon by him and his family and treated in the most ungrateful manner almost unheard of by a son to his father, so much repeated illusage that my poor old gray hairs are almost brought down with sorrow to the ground I know my friends I am _____ and always was as all men are to human frailties from impulse of passion which has been in a great manner occasioned by the illtreatment of my two sons and their mother continually joining together to disturb my peace and happiness at home, and as my intentions were always for to support of my children by my industry and labor in a decent manner and receiving nothing in turn but abuse ridicule that would irritate any man of spirit this as I before mentioned being the desires of my heart such as the great and good will known to contribute to my familys welfare and not being received with kindness and tenderness that a father has a right to expect from his sons has made such a deep impression on my heart as to crave death rather than to live in a world where I no more expect any content, I therefore bid farewell to my aquaintences and in particular to my children and their mother with a request that Amos deliver to his sister Sally SUMMERS all my moveable effects, I shall endeavor to travel to some distant part where I hope receive happiness in and thus a blessed return to Jesus Christ. Test Jesse LESTER } Jurat Amos LONDON M ARMSTRONG} Will and Codicil Recorded and Examined Surry County, NC Will Book 3, Page 77 Change Date: 31 AUG 2004 at 14:12:59 Father: Amos LONDON
Marriage 1 Abner ROSE b: 6 FEB 1763 in VA
Married: in Surry County,NC 1
Marriage 2 Johnson SUMMERS

Title: Abner Rose Bride: Sally Summers Bond : 01 199 Bondsman: Rezia Rose Abbrev: Abner Rose ~~Bride: Sally Summers ~~Bond : 01 199 ~~Bondsman: Rezia Rose ~~
Adopted child: woman Sarah (Sally) London‏