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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 children a most precious treasure; but to enjoy it without transmitting it to the next generation, and without adding to it yourselves,--this is the height of imbecility.--The true grandeur of nations, by Charles Sumner. The Sumner family See Genealogy of the Sumner Family, by William B. Trask. Boston: 1854. is one of the most ancient and respectable of New England. The name Sumner is said to have been originally Sommoner, or Somner, given to one whose office was to summon parties into court