I'm a Summers descendant hoping to find more info on the family of Deborah Thorn and William (Alexander?) Summers including any children.
Deborah and William m. 1817 in Monongalia Co, WV. Deborah Thorn's parents Joshua & Nancy Ann Lanham Thorn; William's b. abt 1791 MD and parents John & Chloe Summers.
William remarries 1856 Tyler Co, WV to Mary Catherine Dawson b. abt 1838 (John & Hannah-Hilda-Hulda Dawson). They had at least 3 children:
Cassandra b. abt 1858
Rebecca b. 1858 m. Atkinson Malson
George b. 1861 m. Laura Belle Freeland
William d. 1865 in Tyler Co and in 1869 Mary Catherine m. John Malson.
Tracking William after his 1817 m. to Deborah Thorn was not easy but believe we have him in records as William and as Alex(ander) and believe he was, in fact, William Alexander Summers b. abt 1791 Maryland.
[William's father John migrated to Monongalia Co btwn 1805-1810 with brother Hezekiah and their children. John & Hezekiah descend from Dent Summers & Mary Ann Claggett. I descend from Hezekiah].
1820 and 1830 he's in Monongalia Co, WV. 1840 he's in Monroe Co, OH; can't find him in 1850; 1860 he's in Tyler Co, WV having m. 1856 to Mary Catherine Dawson. then he d. 1865 in Tyler Co and Mary Catherine remarries 1869.
QUESTION IS: who were the children of William & Deborah?
We know from census records in 1830, there were at least 7 children. I have reason to believe one son was William Edward Summers m. Drusilla Dawson.
Will very much appreciate any assistance. You can see my gedcom online at:http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=delgroves