the great-grandfather of David, Sr., who was born in Scituate in 1729, and died in 1808.
David Jacob, Sr., the grandfather of Relief Jacob, who became the wife of Charles Pinckney Sumner, owned ample estates, held public offices, and served on the Committee of Public Safety in the Revolution.
The house, which he built and used for an inn, is now the residence of Rev. Robert L. Killam.
It is situated in the part of Hanover known as Assinippi.
His son David, Jr., who was born in Hanover in 1763, married Hannah Hersey,
She was a descendant of William Hersey, an emigrant from England, who was in Hingham as early as 1635.
To him a numerous family, largely still resident in that town, trace their lineage.
His great-grandson, Joshua, married a descendant of Governor William Bradford, from whom Charles Sumner is thus descended.
Martha Hersey, a sister of Mrs. Relief Sumner's mother, married Elisha Simmons, of Hanover, who died, in 1825, at the age of eighty.
The site of his residen