S U M M E R S


in Washington County, Illinois
By : Marci ( nee LAMAR ) KASEN

Based on the life of Sanders A. SUMMERS


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    Sanders A. SUMMERS was born in Washington County 28Oct1842. He was the grandson of Thomas SUMMERS (born 1799, North Carolina) who made his home in the rural Covington area and Polly BRILEY of Tennessee and the son of John A. SUMMERS (born abt. 1820) and Susan H. (ADAMS) SUMMERS (born abt. 1818) who made their home in the Okawville / Covington area. John A. SUMMERS served in the Mexican War and died of pneumonia in Jalapa, Mexico. theri sons were Sanders A., Addison Monroe, and Zachariah. Guardianship of the minor boys was appointed to one Leonard G. TUCKER of Ashley, when John died. Susan later married this man, although there are circumstances that put this marriae is serious question. (No record of Leonard G. TUCKER can be found in the courthouse in Nashville, Illinois, even though he was supposably a Justice of the Peace as well as a Saloon owner, in the mid-1800's.)  

S. A. SUMMERS
Photo courtesy of :
Marci Lamar Kasen


A. M. SUMMERS
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Marci Lamar Kasen

    Sanders served with the 44th Illinois Infantry Company F until he was transferred (or re-enlisted) in the 16th Illinois Calvary, Company I, his rank was private. He was captured on 3 January 1864 and was sent by transport train to the infamous Andersonville Prison in Georgia. He was released 11 months later on 1 December 1864 and exchanged for Southern prisoners in Columbus, Ohio. Contracting rickets and scurvey while at Andersonville he continued to suffer from the effects of the maladies for the rest of his life.

Etta Belle ( nee SUMMERS ) SMITH
Photo courtesy of :
Manley A. Lamar


Hugh "Berry" SMITH
Photo courtesy of :
Jerry & Freida Lamar


Laura Jane ( nee TAYLOR ) SMITH
Photo furnished to the family by :
Edith BOWEN

  Sanders married Elizabeth MARKHAM 17 Jan 1866, in Washington County, Illinois. (married by : Leonard G. TUCKER, JP). They made their home in Ashley. Their three daughters were born there and their names were Etta Belle (who married Hugh "Berry" SMITH [who is pictured here]); Florence (who married william SHELTON); and Eva (who married Jasper VAUGHN). Decendants of theirs can still be found in the Ashley area.

    Sanders died in 1895 at the age of 51 and is burioed in the I. O. O. F. / Ashley Cemetery. His wife, Elizabeth lived to be 73 years old and died in 1916. She is also buried in the I. O. O. F. / Ashley Cemetery, but without a headstone.

    Etta Belle SUMMERS married Hugh "Berry" SMITH (Grandson of James SMITH Esq. and Laura Jane (nee TAYLOR) SMITH; and Great-grandson of Mary Ross SMITH) in 1896. they made their home in Ashley, and produced eight children; one of which is my Grandmother, Helen Fern SMITH who married Ralph LAMAR in 1924. they produced five wonderful boys, Jerry, Ralph, Manley, James, and Paul. Manley Allen was born 31 October 1931 and he produced with the help of my mother, Janet Wooff LAMAR,
myself - Marci Allyne LAMAR.

 


Marci Allyne LAMAR
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Marci Lamar Kasen

Ralph & Helen LAMAR
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Marci Lamar Kasen
 

Manley Allen LAMAR
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Marci Lamar Kasen
And now to the present time - almost
Marci & Ira KASEN in 1998


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Marci Lamar Kasen


 

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