Western Pennsylvania Genealogy
Compiled by Douglas H. Lusher


Family Group Record



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Edwin Vose Sumner and Margaret Snodgrass Forster




Husband Edwin Vose Sumner 1

           Born: 16 Aug 1835 - Carlisle Barracks, PA 1
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         Father: Gen. Edwin Vose Sumner (1797-1863) 2
         Mother: Hannah Wickersham Forster (1804-1880) 2


       Marriage: 18 Jan 1866 3



Wife Margaret Snodgrass Forster 3

           Born: 6 May 1844 3
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         Father: Gen. John Forster (1777-1863) 4 5
         Mother: Margaret Snodgrass Law (1804-1891) 6




Children
1 F Margaret Forster Sumner 7

           Born: 5 Mar 1867 7
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         Spouse: John Miller Carson Jr. (      -      ) 7
           Marr: 14 Dec 1887 7


2 F Hannah Sumner 7

           Born: 7 Jul 1876 7
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3 M Edwin Vose Sumner 7

           Born: 7 Oct 1884 7
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General Notes: Husband - Edwin Vose Sumner


In April, 1861, he offered his services as first sergeant of the Clay Guards, of Washington, D. C; appointed August 5, 1861, at large, second lieutenant First Cavalry; promoted first lieutenant November 12, 1861, and captain September 23, 1863; served in the defenses of Washington, 1861-62 and in the Manasses and Peninsular campaign as an aide-de-camp to Brig. Gen. George Stoneman; participated in the closing operations of the Maryland campaign; was appointed an additional aide-de-camp with the rank of major to date from May 19, 1868, serving until September, when he joined his regiment, and during winter of 1863-64, was on the line of the Rapidan until after the battle of the Wilderness; was wounded at the battle of Todd's Tavern; returned to duty in July, 1864; appointed colonel of the First New York Mounted Rifles September 8, 1864, and served with the army of the James until the close of the war, and mustered out of volunteer service November 29, 1865; was made a brevet major March 13, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services, and a brevet brigadier general of volunteers in April, 1866; joined his company on the Pacific coast and served in the Modoc, Nez Perces, and Bannock wars; promoted major of the Fifth Cavalry to date from March 4, 1879; lieutenant colonel Eighth Cavalry April 15, 1894, later colonel Seventh Cavalry.

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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 254, 261.

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

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

4 William Henry Egle, History of the County of Dauphin in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA: Everts & Peck, 1883), Pg 492.

5 William Henry Egle, M.D., M.A, Pennsylvania Genealogies; Chiefly Scotch-Irish and German (Harrisburg, PA: Harrisburg Publishing Co., 1896), Pg 194, 247.

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

7 William Henry Egle, M.D., M.A, Pennsylvania Genealogies; Chiefly Scotch-Irish and German (Harrisburg, PA: Harrisburg Publishing Co., 1896), Pg 255.


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