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||Howard Hughes' grandmother's name was
Jean Amelia Summerlin.
Augustus Spain Summerlin died defending the Alamo on
March 6th, 1836.
||There is a community 20 miles NW of Las Vegas called
||My immediate branch of Summerlins lived on the Summerlin Honeydew Ranch in Ft.Pierce,
Jacob Summerlin was reputed to have been the first recorded child born in Florida after the state was acquired from Spain.
||Bartow was the site of the first brick school house
south of Jacksonville, Florida.
Summerlin Institute was named after its benefactor, Jacob
Summerlin, opened in 1887.
||Jacob Summerlin developed the area that is today known
as Orlando, Florida. His sons were responsible for naming
||Jacob Summerlin, the owner of the Summerlin Hotel in Orlando,
offered to lend $10,000 for the construction of a
provided it was built in Orlando, and so it was. It was
completed in 1876.
||Jacob Summerlin was known as the "King
of the Cracker Cow Hunters".
||My branch of
the Summerlin Family Tree.
||Some records show that
Sir Gaultier de Somerville is
a progenitor of the Summerlin family. He was born about 1030.
Tradition says that Sir Gaultier arrived with
William the Conqueror in
1066 and was granted lands for his services during the Norman Conquest.
||Just recently found a book on Amazon about
||On July 10, 2007, the Edison and
Ford Estates opened the Edison Caretaker's House
to visitors for the first time. The house, which got
an extensive $3-million restoration, is the oldest
building on the Edison Winter Estate and one of the
oldest buildings in Fort Myers. The Florida
Cracker-style house was a stopover for Samuel Summerlin's cattle drovers down the old Wire Road,
now named McGregor Boulevard.
Samuel Summerlin sold the current Edison Estate
parcel to Edison in 1885. Edison bought the
Summerlin Place" for $2,750.
Most motorists in Lee County will travel
Summerlin Road at least once a day en route to Edison Community
College, Fort Myers Beach or points south. The man for whom the
road is named is Jacob Summerlin.