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James Sumner
and Nancy Adams

James Sumner b 1810 KY; s/o John Sumner and Judah Stewart. James Sumner m. 29 Oct 1828 Nancy Adams b about 1815 KY; d/o Stephen Adams and Ellender "Nellie" Buntin. (1850 Letcher Co KY Census). Children of James Sumner and Nancy Adams;

1. Levi Sumner b 1825 KY (listed insane in 1850 Letcher Co KY census).

2. Judah Sumner b about 1830 IN d 10 Nov 1918 Perry Co KY; m. 2 Dec 1847 Letcher Co KY to Isom Jesse Caudill b 8 Feb 1829 d 1917; s/o William C "Billy" Caudill and Mary Nancy Craft.

3. Mary Polly Sumner b 1830 IN; m. 8 Sept 1850 (or 9 Aug 1850) to Nimrod Kiser Jr b Oct 1825 Russell Co VA d Ashland, Boyd (or Letcher) Co KY; s/o Nimrod Kiser and Mary Ann Polly Breeding.

4. Stephen Sumner b 1834 KY; m. America "Mary" Craft b 1840 Letcher Co KY; d/o William Craft and Rachel Parker.

5. Eliza Sumner b about 1836 (not sure if she belongs here; there is another Eliza listed as born in 1848 in the Letcher Co KY 1850 census in the James Sumner household) d 1886; m. 8 Sept 1854 Letcher Co KY to Henry R Stephen Caudill b 22 Feb 1837 Perry Co KY d 2 Mar 1910; s/o Stephen Caudill and Elizabeth Betsy Fields. Henry R Stephen Caudill m. Mary Branham b 12 Oct 1848 Harlan Co KY d 16 Jul 1931. (source: Jean Alongi - azladyme@cox.net)

6. John Sumner b 1840 KY; m. 22 Feb 1866 Letcher Co KY to Lucinda Craft b 1848 Letcher Co KY; d/o William Craft and Rachel Parker. (source Jean Alongi azladyme@cox.net).

7. James Sumner b 1842 KY d 1879; m. 1869 to Sarah "Sally" Back b 17 Nov 1841 Perry Co KY; d/o Henry Back Jr and Susannah Maggard.

8. Sarah "Sallie" Sumner b 1844 KY; m. George Washington Combs b Dec 1836; s/o William Lorenzo Combs and Margaret "Peggy" Kelly.

9. Robert "Robin" Sumner b 1846 KY; m. about 1866 to Martha Ann Combs b May 1845; d/o William Lorenzo Combs and Margaret "Peggy" Kelly.

10. Elijah Sumner b 1848 KY d 1934 m. 1869 to Betty Jane Combs b Mar 1852 d Jun 1939 d/o Massingale "Mart' Combs and Elizabeth "Betts" Combs.

11. Nella Sumner b about 1850 KY; m. John Jent b 15 Apr 1852 Perry Co KY; s/o Henry Jent and Manda Messer.

12. Judah Sumner b 1850 KY

13. Millie Sumner b 30 Mar 1852

14. Allen Sumner b May 1855 KY d 19 Feb 1920 Perry Co KY; buried George's Branch, Perry Co KY; m. Josephine Combs b about 1867 d 4 Aug 1939; buried George's Branch, KY; (Josephine had 10 children - only 5 survived); d/o Gilbert Combs and Louisa Jent.


1850 Letcher Co KY Census:
12 3 3 Sumner James 50 M Farmer 800 Kentucky X
13 3 3 Sumner Nancy 50 F Kentucky
14 3 3 Sumner Levi 25 M Kentucky X X REMARKS: "Insane" is written in Column 13.
15 3 3 Sumner Stephen 16 M Farmer Indiana X
16 3 3 Sumner Polly 20 F Indiana X
17 3 3 Sumner Elijah 12 M Kentucky
18 3 3 Sumner John 10 M Kentucky
19 3 3 Sumner James 8 M Kentucky
20 3 3 Sumner Sarah 6 F Kentucky
21 3 3 Sumner Robin 4 M Kentucky
22 3 3 Sumner Eliza 11/12 F Kentucky
23 3 3 Sumner Judah 1/12 F


1860 Letcher Co KY Census
227 225 Sumner Jas. 55 M W Farmer 1000 800 KY
227 225 Sumner Nancy 55 F W Spinning KY
227 225 Sumner John 20 M W Laborer KY
227 225 Sumner Jas. 18 M Laborer KY
227 225 Sumner Sally 16 F W Spinner KY
227 225 Sumner Robert 14 M W KY
227 225 Sumner Elijah 12 M W KY
227 225 Sumner Nella 10 F KY
227 225 Sumner Alen 5 M W KY
227 225 Sumner Levi 47 M W Laborer KY

228 226 Sumner Steve 23 M W Farmer 200 300 KY
228 226 Sumner America 20 F W Spinner KY
228 226 Sumner Nancy 1 F W KY


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