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date: 13 December 2019

Sumter, Thomaslocked

(14 August 1734–01 June 1832)
  • Harry M. Ward


Sumter, Thomas (14 August 1734–01 June 1832), revolutionary war general, congressman, and senator, was born in Louisa County, Virginia, the son of William Sumter, a farmer and miller said to have been an indentured servant, and Patience (maiden name unknown). According to family tradition, both parents emigrated from England. Nothing is known of Sumter’s youth, and he had only a limited education....

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