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James M. Sumners,    Armel

James timber-claimed a quarter in 33, 3S 42W in 1894.


In 1850 Wayne County Ohio, James M is 13, with John 24 and Abraham 81, Mary 55, Martin 21, Deviny 20. All but James were born in Pennsylvania.

James M. "Simmers" married Mary L. Ritchie April 14, 1870 in Tuscarawas, Ohio.

In 1880 Johnson County, Nebraska, James M. Sumners is farming, 43, born in Ohio, with Mary M. 28 Illinois, and Minnie 9, Illinois.

Minnie Sumners, born about 1869 married Daniel D. Gerry, born about 1862 in "Cannady" in Johnson County October 14, 1890.

krazyjan1 wrote "I am looking for information on Lois Parson who I believed married Hiram Gerry. This Daniel P Gerry, had a son named Daniel D. Gerry who married Minnie Summers in Nebraska in 1890. My grandfather Carlton B Gerry, born on 1 Jan 1892, was the son of Daniel & Minnie Gerry. He also had a daughter named Gladys who was born in Illinois in 1894. In the 1900 Census Minnie had remarried T B Jackson and lived in Riverton, Nebraska. I have no idea where and when Daniel D died. I have located the graves of Minnie and Gladys in Riverton, Ne. Carlton Gerry died in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska in 1967. Please feel free to contact me with or for any information. "
There's a T. B. Jackson in Franklin County, Nebraska in 1900, born Dec 1856, married ten years to Minnie Sept 1865 Iowa - with Karl Jan 1892, Gladys Dec 1894, Helen Jan 1898, and James Sept 1899, all kids born in Nebraska.

In 1910 Franklin County Thomas B. is 53, Minnie 40 - this time married 13 years. They have Helen 12, James B. 10, Merle 1, and stepdaughter Gladys I. Gerry, 16, born in Illinois

Next household is Carlton B. Gerry, 18, born in Nebraska.

The Franklin County obituary index has "Jackson, Minnie (Summers)Gerry - 1869-1959" and "Jackson, Thomas Benton 1856-1938"

In 1900 Johnson County, James born April 1837 has been married 28 years to Mary, 47, who hasn't had any children.


In 1870 Appanoose County, Iowa, James F. Sumner is 12, with parents Thomas 48 and Eliza Sumner. Elizabeth A. is 23, Peter H. 13, JCharles 10, and Eliza 8.

Eliza (Sumner) Woodin 1864-1947 and Francis 1862-1935 are buried in Akron # 74855446.

Thomas Sumner 1825-1905 is buried in Norton, Kansas # 21585246.

1911 Armel items "J.T. Sumnner is conducting a series of meetings at the Bunker Hill school house this week."

The series of meetings at Bunker Hill closed Saturday evening and Rev. Sumner departed Monday for this home in Sydney, Nebraska."

1914 Armel items "J.T. Sumner and nieces, Ina and Ona Woodin of Akron, arrived in Armel Monday of last week."

Name is not close, and this one always appears to be a clergyman.

In 1880 Nodaway County, Missouri, J.M. Summers is 33, Mary E. 32, John W. 11, Sharlotta P. 9, lara A. 2, and Jane two months.

In 1900 Thomas County, Kansas, James M. Summers is a merchant, born Aug 1847 in Missouri, married 31 years to Mary E. Jan 1847 Indiana, with Edward Oct 1881 Missouri, Isabel Jan 1887 Kansas, Willie Nov 1868, married six years to Ella Feb 1874 and their daughter Bessie Dec 1896.

This James is in Washington County Oregon in 1910, with Mary 63, Edward J. 28, married two years to Mabel 28, born in Utah, with Florence seventeen months, born in Utah.

ANOTHER POSSIBLE In 1905 Wyandotte County, Kansas, J.M Sumners is 45, Addie 39, Nellie 14, and William 18.

ANOTHER POSSIBLE He might be the James M Summers in 1880 Wright County, Missouri, 21, born in Kansas, married to Martha 20, Missouri, with Thomas, 1.

In 1900 they're in Choctaw, Indian Territory, with Thomas Isaac P. 18, James R. 14, Lulu A. 10, Lily 9, Jessie F. 7 (all born in Missouri) and Ada 5 and Stella ten months both born in Indian Territory.

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