David Sumner - Milton Cemetery - Milton, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 42° 15.421 W 071° 04.020
19T E 329502 N 4680381
Quick Description: David Sumner, which has a marker placed by the D.A.R., is buried in the old burial grounds of Milton Cemetery.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 10/30/2017 7:07:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMWYHT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
Views: 2

Long Description:
In Milton, within the Milton Cemetery, is the grave of David Sumner, who was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War as identified by the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.).

Milton Cemetery is located off Centre Street. The side (west) entrance, open at the time, is located about 100 ft east of the intersection of Centre Street and Randolph Avenue. The burial ground is to the left of Willow Avenue. Parking is better along one of the streets on the east side of the grounds near the main entrance. The grave is within an area designated as the old burial grounds.

The grave is a slate marker with the engraved words:

"Erected in memory of
MR. DAVID SUMNER
who died Nov. 11th, 1789
in the 72 year of his age

Also, his 2nd wife
MARY SUMNER
who died Dec. 25, 1821
in the 89th year of her age"

(Taken from Findagrave.com - I can read the first paragraph, but I did not see the second paragraph on the marker).

He had two wives, Deborah Houghton (1722-1753) and Mary Esty (1736-1821). He had four children from the first and one from the second.

Source:

Findagrave.com (David Sumner):
(visit link)
Location type: Section of a Cemetery/Mass Grave

Date of Birth: 1/1/1717

Date of Death: 11/11/1789

Cause of death: Died Later

Grave Marker Text:
"Erected in memory of MR. DAVID SUMNER who died Nov. 11th, 1789 in the 72 year of his age Also, his 2nd wife MARY SUMNER who died Dec. 25, 1821 in the 89th year of her age"


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