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1 From his third son, George, who lived on Brush Hill, Milton, descended, in the fifth generation, Increase Sumner; an associate justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, 1782-97, and the successor of Samuel Adams, in 1797, as governor of the Commonwealth.
2 By the same marriage he had, as his thirteenth and last child, Jesse, who was the father of Harriot, the second wife of Nathan Appleton of Boston, a member of Congress in 1831-33, and again in 1842. It may be noted, that one of Mr. Appleton's daughters, by his first marriage, married Robert J. Mackintosh, who was the son of Sir James, the English publicist and historian; and another married Henry W. Longfellow, the poet.
3 The following are reliable authorities concerning the genealogy of the Sumner Family: ‘Memoir of Increase Sumner,’ Governor of Massachusetts, by his son, William H. Sumner: together with a genealogy of the Sumner Family, prepared by William B. Trask; Boston, 1854. ‘New England Historical and Genealogical Register,’ April, 1854, and October, 1855. ‘History of East Boston,’ by William H. Sumner; Boston, 1858; pp. 278-307 (with a drawing of the St. Edburg Church). ‘History of Dorchester;’ Boston, 1859.
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