Hezekiah is listed as a soldier in Capt. Easom's Company 31, Botetort Count y, Va, in Aug 31, 1782. He bought land on both sides of the Little River in Botetort County. He also bought adjacent land in Montgomery County in 1790. There are deed transfers from Hezekiah to Edward Hall, Levi Holliday, Isiah Sumner, and Owen Sumner..Tradition said that Hezekiah w as a coal miner..
Family oral tradition has always been that Hezekiah came to America from Wales about 1760-1765. According to references in
various historical texts, as well as family tradition, Hezekiah was said to have been a known Tory. However, pension records
demonstrate that he gave public service during the American Revolution. He was assigned to Capt. Easom's Co., August 3 1,
1782, in Botetourt Co. VA, to serve for three years. His service has be en accepted by the National DAR
Hezekiah SUMNER. Tradition: b c1752. Some accounts say b in Wales? May have migrated down Shenendoah Valley from north or from Tidewater area.
Peggy RICH researching at LDS library has found people named SUMNER in the following places in Wales: Glamorgan (largest number), Swansea, St. Mary, Cardiff. No record of Hezekiah thusfar. Tradition is that Hezekiah immigrated, arrived Montgomery? (formed 1776-7) (now Floyd) Co VA 1760-1765; if Hezekiah were this age, his relatives should be listed somewhere; d between 16 Nov 1822 (will) and Mar 1823 Montgomery Co VA (probate) [11, 13] (called "Ezekiah").
Will named wife Mary, C Isiah & Charity; m by 1770 ...; on tax list 1787; wife Isabelle [d cert Owen SUMNER]; no wife in 1810 Census; last wife Mary HALL in 1815 Census; Mary b by 1765 d p1823; tradition: m Cherokee Indian (could refer to Isiah). Son Owen's death cert (1874) gives mother's name as Isabelle. Hezekiah may have m Sally SOWERS from Holland (family tradition).13
Soldier in Capt ESOM's Co 31 Aug 1782 Botetourt Co VA & public service in Rev.; r Botetourt Co VA land grants surveyed 1783, 1789 both sides of Little River; bought adjacent land 1790 in Montgomery Co VA.11 See deed provided by SPENCE: 1785; 1817 Hezekiah to Edward HALL, wit Levi HOLLIDAY, Izaer (Isaiah) SUMNER, Ewin (Owen) SUMNER. Tradition: he was a coal miner.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Hezekiah by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage (beta) of DNA with Hezekiah: