Friday, December 11, 2009

The Honorable Charles Pinckney Sumner In Print

A blog entry at "Richmonds & Connected Lineages," featured the Honorable Charles Pinckney Sumner, United States Senator from Massachusetts, who was physically attacked and beaten with a cane on the floor of the Senate by Rep. Preston Brooks of South Carolina in 1856. Sumner's great-grandmother was Hannah (Richmond) Jacobs, a descendant of John Richmond and John's son, Edward, who were also two of my ancestors. Hannah was a Mayflower descendant through Edward Richmond's son, Silvester, who married Elizabeth Rogers, a Mayflower decendant.

While researching, the Life and Times of Charles Pinckney Sumner, by Elias Nason, was found online.

Another publication, Memoirs and Letters of Charles Sumner, Vol. II, 1838-1845, by Edward Lillie Pierce (who donated Sumner-related documents to Harvard), Charles Sumner published in Boston in 1878 by Roberts Brothers, was also found.

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