Brian, Thank you so much for replying to my query of 11 years ago! I was hoping to reach a descendant of one of John's sisters here in the states, but am delighted to learn of relatives in England. I believe I am one more generation removed from Samuel Summerson as he is my great, great, great grandfather. Both of my parents died and left me boxes of photographs but without any names attached to them. I believe I have a snapshot of John Hunter and Mary Ann Hodgson in front of their mining shack in Illinois and a formal protrait of William Hodgson, but only going by facial characteristics. If you would be interested, please let me know how and I will get the photos to you.
Have you placed your family tree on Ancestry.com? I have not done that as yet.
Regards, Judy Snyder (bjsnyder)Prescott, Arizona, USA