Samuel Summers c. 1796, VA - 1852, NV (died on wagon train to California)
Married 6 May 1817, Wayne Co., KY
Elizabeth McWherter c. 1802, KY - after 1880, [CA]

In Kentucky ca. 1820-1845, Missouri ca. 1845-1850,
after 1850

2009 Update:   Y-DNA haplotype for this line may have been established
See DNA Results and Worksheet


Children of Samuel & Elizabeth

California Counties:

, by 1850 (areas later part of Tuolumne, etc.)
Stanislaus, by 1851 (then part of Tuolumne)
Tuolumne, by 1842
Tulare, by 1860 (earlier part of Mariposa)
Inyo, by 1861 (earlier part of Mariposa, Tulare, etc.)
Mono, by 1861 (earlier part of Mariposa, Tulare)
Sierra, by 1866
Monterey, by 1878

SUMMERS FAMILY OF CALIFORNIA, by Georgia Kinney Bopp, May 1994, a genealogy of over 650 descendants, with sources and index, is on LDS film No. 1750653, item no. 19.

There are many California SUMMERS families not associated with this line. If you think this is your SUMMERS family, email me before ordering the LDS film. I am not actively researching this line now but continue to add new information when it comes my way.


The earliest known associated surnames are on the Summers side: Thomas Summers born ca. 1735 and John Rudolph Waymire born ca. 1725 (arrived in America in 1753). Waymire is the only known direct line Revolutionary War connection. A Waymire daughter married into our Summers line and one of her sisters married a Huber/Hoover whose descendant became a U.S. President; that makes President Hoover our distant cousin. The information about the Waymire connection was discovered after I compiled my Summers family book.


Revised 30 October 2002