Western Pennsylvania Genealogy
Compiled by Douglas H. Lusher


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Gen. Edwin Vose Sumner and Hannah Wickersham Forster




Husband Gen. Edwin Vose Sumner 1

           Born: 30 Jan 1797 - Boston, MA 2
     Christened: 
           Died: 21 Mar 1863 - Syracuse, Onondaga Co, NY 2
         Buried: 


         Father: Elisha Sumner (      -      ) 2
         Mother: 


       Marriage: 31 Mar 1822 2



Wife Hannah Wickersham Forster 1

           Born: 31 Jan 1804 - Erie, Erie Co, PA 1
     Christened: 
           Died: 9 Dec 1880 - Charlottesville, Albemarle Co, VA 2
         Buried: 


         Father: Thomas Forster (1762-1836) 3 4 5
         Mother: Sarah Pettit Montgomery (1766-1808) 4 5




Children
1 F Nancy Sumner 2

           Born: 12 Feb 1823 - Sackett's Harbor, Livingston Co, NY 2
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 
         Spouse: J. Leonidas Jenkins (      -1847) 2
           Marr: Fort Atkinson


2 F Margaret Forster Sumner 2

           Born: 30 Jun 1828 - Mackinac, MI 2
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Eugene E. McLean (1821-      ) 6
           Marr: 2 Sep 1848 - Carlisle, Cumberland Co, PA 6


3 F Sarah Montgomery Sumner 6

           Born: 15 Dec 1831 - Sackett's Harbor, Livingston Co, NY 6
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 
         Spouse: William Walter Teall (1818-After 1896) 6


4 F Mary Heron Sumner 6

           Born: 1833 6
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Armistead Lindsay Long (1827-1891) 6


5 M Edwin Vose Sumner 7

           Born: 16 Aug 1835 - Carlisle Barracks, PA 7
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Margaret Snodgrass Forster (1844-      ) 8
           Marr: 18 Jan 1866 8


6 M Samuel S. Sumner 9

           Born: 
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Fredericka Bennett (      -      ) 9



General Notes: Husband - Gen. Edwin Vose Sumner


He was educated at the Milton (Massachusetts) Academy, and entered the army in 1819 as second lieutenant of infantry. In 1833 was promoted captain of the Second Dragoons and in active service on the Western frontiers, where he distinguished himself as an Indian fighter. In 1838 he was placed in command of the School of Cavalry at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. In 1846 was promoted major, and in the Mexican war led the cavalry charge at Cerro Gordo, commanded the reserves at Contreras and Churubusco, and at the head of the cavalry at Molino del Rey, checked the advance of 5,000 Mexican lancers. In 1850-51 he was Governor of New Mexico. In 1855 promoted colonel of the First Cavalry and made a successful expedition against the Cheyennes. In March, 1861, he was promoted brigadier general, and in 1862 was in command of the First Corps Army of the Potomac. The same year he was appointed a major general for gallant services before Richmond, and led the Second Corps at the battle of Antietam, where he was wounded; and at Fredericksburg commanded one of the three grand divisions of Burnside's army. At his own request, in 1863, he was relieved, and being ordered to the Department of the Missouri, he was on his way thither when he died.

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Sources


1 William Henry Egle, M.D., M.A, Pennsylvania Genealogies; Chiefly Scotch-Irish and German (Harrisburg, PA: Harrisburg Publishing Co., 1896), Pg 249.

2 William Henry Egle, M.D., M.A, Pennsylvania Genealogies; Chiefly Scotch-Irish and German (Harrisburg, PA: Harrisburg Publishing Co., 1896), Pg 259.

3 William Henry Egle, History of the County of Dauphin in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA: Everts & Peck, 1883), Pg 493.

4 History of Erie County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884), Pg 893.

5 William Henry Egle, M.D., M.A, Pennsylvania Genealogies; Chiefly Scotch-Irish and German (Harrisburg, PA: Harrisburg Publishing Co., 1896), Pg 247.

6 William Henry Egle, M.D., M.A, Pennsylvania Genealogies; Chiefly Scotch-Irish and German (Harrisburg, PA: Harrisburg Publishing Co., 1896), Pg 260.

7 William Henry Egle, M.D., M.A, Pennsylvania Genealogies; Chiefly Scotch-Irish and German (Harrisburg, PA: Harrisburg Publishing Co., 1896), Pg 254, 261.

8 William Henry Egle, M.D., M.A, Pennsylvania Genealogies; Chiefly Scotch-Irish and German (Harrisburg, PA: Harrisburg Publishing Co., 1896), Pg 254.

9 William Henry Egle, M.D., M.A, Pennsylvania Genealogies; Chiefly Scotch-Irish and German (Harrisburg, PA: Harrisburg Publishing Co., 1896), Pg 261.


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