Biography of Jerome Sumner

Sumner, Jerome, is a lineal descendant of John Sumner, who came with his brother Ephraim from Vermont in 1810, and settled in the town of Darien. They came through with a team of horses and were compelled to cut their way through the woods from Batavia on the old Buffalo road. After a few years Ephraim sold his farm to John and moved to Olean. John cleared the farm, erected buildings and cultivated the land till his death in 1886. He married Clarissa Winslow of Halifax, Vt., who died in 1851. Tyler Sumner, son of John, the pioneer, was born on the old homestead. March 19, 1821; he married Mary Reed, October 20, 1850. and died May 22, 1888. Jerome Sumner, son of Tyler and Mary Reed, his wife, was born January 7, 1857, in the town of Darien, Genesee county, N. Y., His boyhood was spent in the common schools and on the farm. On February 9, 1883, he married Hattie Anthony; they had three children: Ollie M., Iva J , and Jay (deceased). Mrs. Sumner died February 12, 1892, and on July 9, 1895, Mr. Sumner married Clara H., daughter of William and Frances (Speice) Hutchinson; they have one daughter, May F., born February 9, 1897. Mr. Sumner has succeeded in gaining a competency of this world's goods and is surrounded by all the attributes of a happy home.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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