Person:William Sumner (6)

m. 7 Nov 1662
  1. Mary Sumner1663/64 - 1717
  2. George Sumner1665/66 - 1733
  3. Samuel Sumner1668 - 1690
  4. William Sumner1671 - 1690
  5. Ebenezer Sumner1673 - 1721
  6. Edward Sumner1676 - Bef 1763
  7. Joseph Sumner1678/79 - 1734/35
  8. Benjamin Sumner1683 - 1771
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] William Sumner
Gender Male
Birth? 7 Apr 1671 Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Death? 1690 Québec, Québec, Canada

"Two of George Sumner's sons..."Samuel and William, as well as five other close Sumner relatives, gave their lives in the brave and fruitless but heroic, Expedition against Quebec under "Gen. Benedict Arnold in 1690. Gen. Arnold's journey to Quebec is one of the most famous military marches recorded inhistory. If it had resulted in the capture of that stronghold it would have been celebrated as a great triumph. That it failed, by so little as it did, should not obscure its' fame as a magnificent exploit for sustained courage, undaunted resolution, and uncomplaining endurance of almost incredible hardships, those men who grimly persisted to the end deserved high honor and unstinted praise.... Only 600 of the 1,100 troops who started the march even reached Quebec, and it took them 45 days instead of 20 through terrible winter contions. Much of the time they were cold, sick and without provisions. When they finally reached Quebec, badlyoutnumbered, they had to attack a well-trained, well-equipped and well-entrenched enemy." ------("An Emerson-Benson Saga" by Edmund K. Swigart. pages 558-559)

  1. Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Milton Records, Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1662-1843: alphabetically and chronologically arranged. (Boston)

    William, Son of George, [born] April 7, 1671

  2. Genealogy of the Sumner Family.