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Re: LOOKING FOR ALEXANDER'S DIARY
Posted by: Ellen (Sumpter) Hathaway Date: July 11, 2000 at 14:31:56
In Reply to: LOOKING FOR ALEXANDER'S DIARY by Crystal Pepperling Burton of 906

Chrystal-
Here is a computerized version of the notebook you are seeking. The original is, I believe, still in the hands of Gloria Sumpter, daughter of John Alexander, and my aunt. She has had a stroke, and am not sure it will ever be recovered. She sent a hand-typed copy to Jane Malone George, who sent this along to me. Hope this helps. I may have other info, including cemetery information on that part of the family if you want it. I also have a short biography about Alexander Sumpter. Email me if you like. Ellen:)

From Notebook by held John A. Sumpter; Written in longhand by his
father, Alexander Sumpter, Jr.

Comments in brackets [ ] are Jane Malone-George's notes, "pure
speculation and
unproved theories, mostly " her words.

Page 1.

Gr. Father Prather was married in KY... moved to St. Louis... where
mother was born... Lived there several years... moved to Indian
Creek, Wash Co., MO...Where Father and her was married... after
which he sold out the old home and moved to St. Jo, MO where he
built a large hotel and was living there when he died about 1850.

Page 2. (This page was crossed out since John Prather was given on
another page; however, it is given here.)

Grand Father John Prather... Lived in Wash Co. MO where Father and
Mother was
married... Mother was born in St Louis... Think Gr, Father was
married in KY, moved to St. Louis... Lived there quite awhile...
Moved to Wash Co., MO.

Page 3.

Grand Father Geo Wash Sumpter's Family... was married twice... by
his 1st wife
[Susannah Mayse] was John, Henry, Abraham... 2nd wife [Nancy Powers]
...(children)... Alexander (father of Alexander, Jr.), Sally, Polly,
Elisabeth, Urbin, Washington, Nancy.

Page 4.

Colonel Buck Sumpter... Son of Great Uncle John Sumpter... also
fought in Rev. War as Capt of Artillery... at one time had orders to
spike his cannon but disobeyed and kept 2 cannon firing and when the
smoke cleared away the British was running and won the battle. The
Americans had already destroyed considerable of their own property
expecting to retreat.

Page 5.

General Sumpter that fought in the Revolution was a relative... He
figured with Marion in the Rev. War.

Page 6.

Gr. Gr. [Grand] Father Sumpter... George Sumpter was an
Englishman... after King
George... A tailor by trade... Fought in the Revolutionary War...
Relatives... Before the Revolution brother of Sumpters was sent to
America as carpenters by the English Government to perform a Fine
piece of Mechanical work. [ Could this be George Sumpter, Immigrant
, be the father of Henry (married to Agnes Dillon), George Sr., and
John? A George Sumpter immigrated to America 1721 - age 19- is this
the Englishman above? Did he marry Elizabeth Gross or did his son?
Was Richard (married to Jean) a son of immigrant or brother? Were
immigrant George and William ( Father of General) brothers?]

Page 7.

Gr. Gr. Mother... Agnes Dillon [married to Henry Sumpter]... (
Children) John, Geo
Wash, Polly (married Chapman), Henry (married to Jane), Sally
(married Adams)...
Henry [wife Jane] lived in east Tenn. and was well to do... had fine
property. John
Sumpter's children... William or Buck fought in Revolution... a
Capt.of artil. ... John
served 5 term in war.

Page 8.

Grand Father Sumpter... George Wash Sumpter... born in Virginia in
time of the
Revolutionary War... was carried in his mothers arms in to
Washington's Army to see his father... (Children) By first wife
(Susannah Mayse)... John, Henry, Abraham.

Page 9.

Grand Mother... 2nd wife... Nancy Powers born in East Tennessee...
Family... Alexander, Sally, Polly, Elisabeth, Urbin, Geo. Wash, Nancy.

Page 10.

Great Aunt... Polly Sumpter married Robert Chapman in
Tennessee...Children... Agnes, Nancy, James.

Page 11.

Great Aunt... Sally Sumpter baried (must mean married) Absalem Adams
in Tennessee... Ran away from home and was married... (children)...
John, William, Danial, James, Henry, Betsy (married John Clemens),
Polly (married Swinford), Nancy (married Weatherford), Patsy
(married Abram Woolery).

Page 12.

1/2 Uncles and Aunts.

John Sumpter married 1st wife, Nancy Colvin [Calvin]... 2nd Nancy
Hall... sons Henry and Samuel... 3rd Aunt Malinda Prather.

Henry ( son of Nancy and John) married a Bilyeu... they lived at
Natural Damn Ark... they had one son named John.

Page 13.

1/2 Uncles and Aunts... Henry Sumpter married down on Wabash in Indiana.

Page 14.

1/2 Uncles and Aunts... Abraham Sumpter married in Indiana... Wife's
name was Nancy... Had no children... He was with Father in Black
Hawk Indian War... Waded a swamp while in the war... took cold and
never recovered.

Page 15.

Uncles and Aunts... Sally Sumpter married John Byers in Ind... Moved
to MO... Raised large family, mostly girls... Rachel, Nancy.

Page 16.

Uncles and Aunts... Polly Sumpter married Valentine Neal in
Washington Co., MO...
Children... George, Daniel, Nelson, Nancy (married Eades), Mary
(married Duston).

Page 17.

Uncles and Aunts... Elizabeth Sumpter married Bill Davis in
Washington Co., MO... Had a son named John... he stuck a nail in his
foot and was a cripple for life... he suffered til hair all came out
of his head.

Page 18.

Uncles and Aunts... Urbin Sumpter married in Ripley Co. MO. [He was
married in
Washington Co., MO on 18 Mar 1839 to Eliza Hargis.]

Page 19.

Uncles and Aunts... George Wash. Sumpter married in Ripley County,
MO... Children... Rubin, Gib. C. Wingo, 1 girl.

Page 20.

Uncles and Aunts... Nancy Sumpter married John Shaw in Ripley Co.,
MO... they have 2 children... Samuel and Addy... Addie married John
Autry, Corsicana, MO.... They all live in Berry Co, South West MO.
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