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Joshua SUMNER
Sarah DAVIS
Sarah Elizabeth EDWARDS
Husband:  Joshua SUMNER
Birth:  Jan 1822, VA
Death apparently:  1900-1910, Carroll Co., VA
Disposition:  buried Mount Lebanon [Primitive Baptist Church] Cemetery, Carroll Co., VA
Occupation:  farmer

Secondary sources give our subject these parents
Father:  William SUMNER (1792-1856)
Mother:  Catherine EDWARDS (1797-1884)
but their son, Joshua, is said to have been born 23 Aug 1821, which doesn't jibe with the 1900 census for our subject.

Marriage-1:  1843
Wife-1:  Sarah DAVIS
Birth:  1820/1, VA
Death:  bef. 1892
Disposition:  buried Mount Lebanon [Primitive Baptist Church] Cemetery, Carroll Co., VA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Morris DAVIS, b. 1791/2, VA
Mother:  Sarah __?__
Marriage-2:  1891/2
Wife-2:  Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie?" EDWARDS
Birth:  24 May 1851, Carroll Co., VA
Death:  1910-20, Piper's Gap Dist., Carroll Co., VA
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. 2 Jan 1873, Carroll Co., VA, James Currin EDWARDS; m3. 1907/8, Andrew Jackson CARRICO
Father:  Elisha C. EDWARDS
Mother:  Agnes COCHRAN
Children with Sarah DAVIS born in VA, possibly in Carroll Co., VA:
1.  Nancy M. SUMNER, b. 1844/5
2.  Elijah SUMNER, b. 1845/6
3.  Mary Ann "Polly" SUMNER, b. 1847/8; m. 23 Mar 1868, Clinton Co., OH, Morris C. DARBYSHIRE
4.  William M. SUMNER, b. 1848/9
5.  Louisa J. SUMNER, b. Mar 1850
Children with Sarah Elizabeth EDWARDS:
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Grandchildren:
.  Sarah J. DARBYSHIRE, b. 1872/3, OH
.  Elizabeth K. DARBYSHIRE, b. 30 Nov 1873, Massie Twp., Warren Co., OH
.  Emeline C. DARBYSHIRE, b. 6 Apr 1875, Massie Twp., Warren Co., OH
.  George DARBYSHIRE, b. 15 May 1876, Massie Twp., Warren Co., OH
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Ohio, Virginia

Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Morris C. DARBYSHIRE
Spouse: Mary Ann SUMNER
Marriage: 23 Mar 1868, Clinton, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1817-1904. Ohio. Probate Court (Clinton County)
Elisabeth DARBYSHIRE; Birth: 30 Nov 1873, Massie Tp, Warren, Ohio
Emeline C. DARBYSHIRE; Birth: 06 Apr 1875, Massie Tp, Warren, Ohio
George DARBYSHIRE; Birth: 15 May 1876, Massie Tp, Warren, Ohio
Father: Morris DARBYSHIRE; Mother: Mary A. SUMNER
Source: Birth Records, 1867-1908. Ohio. Probate Court (Warren County)

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #93 of 13 indexed "Summer"):  11th District, Carroll Co., VA, Roll M432_939, p. 364B, 691/691, eumerated 3 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
Joshua Sumner 28 M   farmer   Va
Sarah     " 29 F       Va
Nancy M   "  5 F       Va
Elijah    "  4 M       Va
Polly A   "  2 F       Va
William M "  1 M       Va
Louisa J  " 2/12 F       Va

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Imae #8 of 8 indexed "Simmons" and "Vovis"):  Martinsville P.O., Martinsville, Clinton Co., OH, Roll M653_946, p. , PN 165, 1158/1158, enumerated 29 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
Joshua Sumners? 39 M   Farmer   400 "
Sarah     " 40 F         Va
Elijah    " 14 M         "
Mary      " 13 F         "
William   " 12 M         "
Louisa    " 10 F         "
Morris Vovis 68 M         "
Joshua's surname does look superficially like "Simmons," and Morris's surname does look like "Vovis," but of course, the latter is Sarah's father, Morris DAVIS.  Joshua is indexed as being born in Ohio because the ditto mark indicates it from the entries above.  No wonder this record was so hard to find!

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #24 of 63 indexed "Summer"):  Sabina? P.O., Greene Twp., Clinton Co., OH, Roll M593_1182, p. 504B, PN 24, 201/201, enumerated 5 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
Sumner Joshua 48 M W Farmer 200 Virginia
______ Sarah 50 F W Keeping house     Virginia
______ William 21 M W Works on farm   175 Virginia

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 19):  Adams Twp., Clinton Co., OH, Roll T9_1001, p. 1B, PN 2, SD 3, ED 54, enumerated 2 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 21 24 25 26
12 12 Sumner Joshua W M 58     / Farm Laborer   VA VA VA
    ______ Sarah W F 61 Wife   / Keeping House   VA VA VA
    Darbyshire Sarah J W F  7 GDau /     / OH OH VA
    __________ Elizabeth K W F  6 GDau /     / OH OH VA

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #29 of 38):  Piper Gap Dist., Carroll Co., VA, Roll T623_1704, p. 137A, SN 15, SD 5, ED 6, enumerated 22/25 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
256 256 Sumner Joshua Head W M Jan 1822 78 M 8     VA VA VA farmer 1   Y Y Y O F F 215
    Sumner Sarah L Wife W F May 1851 49 M 8 7 5 VA VA VA       Y Y Y        
    Edwards Riley A StepSon W M Mar 1881 19 S       VA VA VA farm laborer 0 0 Y Y Y        
    Edwards Laura P StepDau W F Jul 1883 16 S       VA VA VA     0 Y Y Y        
Riley and Laura are Sarah's children from her prior marriage.

8.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, but my search was not exhaustive.

9.  Buford C. Wilson, compilier.  2006.  Carroll County, Virginia, Cemeteries: Mount Lebanon [Primitive Baptist Church] Cemetery (online in the archives of USGenWeb):
WARNING:  The compliler has not made it clear which data were read from the stones and which he added to the compilation, although it is virtually certain that all the parents were added because they are not normally placed on the stone, unless the descedant is a child.  Nor is the name of a prior spouse or woman's maiden name usually on a tombstone.
0903  SUMNER, Joshua                        No Dates
          F: William Sumner
          M: Catherine (Edwards) Sumner
           W: Sarah E (Edwards) Edwards
0904  SUMNER, Sarah E ?Sallie? (Edwards)    No Dates
          F: Elisha Edwards
          M: Agnes A Edwards
               H: 1st James Curren Edwards
                  2nd Joshua Sumner
This case is an excellent example of why extractions should be taken verbatim and reported verbatim, without adding anything.  To begin with, I'm not confident that our subject is the son of these parents (for reasons I give above).  Secondly, Joshua's second wife, Sarah (nee EDWARDS) remarried after Joshua's death, so presumably she would have died and been buried as Sarah CARRICO, not Sarah SUMNER.  So, presumably, the woman in the grave next to Joshua is his first wife, Sarah (nee DAVIS).  This raises the question as to whether they moved back from Ohio to Virginia before Sarah died, or that Sarah died in Ohio and was returned to Virginia for burial, making it likely that the event of Sarah's death is what brought Joshua back to Virginia.  In any case, it seem exceedingly unlikely that the woman buried next to Joshua is Sarah (nee EDWARDS).

10.  Email from Judy EDWARDS:
In the Carroll County Virginia Marriage index it has Sarah Edwards who married James Currin Edwards, parents are (James') Andrew J. and Mary Jane Edwards, (Sarah') Elisha C. and Agnes Edwards.  When Sarah E. married Joshua Sumner it lists her parents as Elisha and Agnes A. Edwards.  When Sarah E. married A. J. Carrico she is listed as Sarah E. Sumner with her parents listed as Hlisha and Egnis A. Cochran.  I think who ever transposed the names misread it as it sure looks like they ment Elisha and Agnes A. Edwards.  Agnes' maiden name was Cochran.

11.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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