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Elias Nason, The Life and Times of Charles Sumner: His Boyhood, Education and Public Career., Chapter
Chapter 1: The Sumner family. name and origin. physical strength and intellectual Energy. settlement in America. William and Mary Sumner. Gov. Increase Sumner. Ancestral line of Charles Sumner. Major Job Sumner. Charles Pinckney Sumner. the Birth of Charles Sumner. his Brothers and Sisters. Nothing is more shameful for a man than to found his title to esteem, not on his own merits, but on the fame of his ancestors. The glory of the fathers is doubtless to their childr
to shreds under the hand of Time.
From William, the original settler, through his son William, grandson George, great-grandson Edward, and great-great-grandson Increase (noted for his colossal size and herculean strength), was descended Gov. Increase Sumner, a man of commanding presence and of vigorous intellect, who was born in Roxbury, Nov. 27, 1746; graduated at Harvard College in 1767; and succeeded Samuel Adams as governor of the State in 1797.
In reference to his stately bearing, as co
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter
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