Jethro Sumner Monument & Grave

Jethro Sumner Monument & Grave

Jethro Sumner was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia in 1733 and later moved to Warren County, North Carolina. He served in the French and Indian War, and also in the American Revolution. He served under General Washington in the battles of Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth and he also served under General Greene in the battle of Eutaw Springs.
His grave and monument were relocated to Guilford Courthouse, in 1891, from their original location in Warren County.

The original inscription on the monument reads:

To the memory
of General
JETHRO SUMNER
one of the Hero's
of 76.

A plaque was placed on the monument in 1891 which reads:

BRIG. GEN. JETHRO SUMNER
BORN IN THE YEAR 1733
DIED MARCH 18, 1785

COLONEL OF THE THIRD NORTH CAROLINA
CONTINENTAL TROOPS
APRIL 15, 1776

CHARLESTOWN, JUNE 28, 1776
BRANDYWINE, SEPT. 11, 1776
GERMANTOWN, OCT. 4, 1777
MONMOUTH, JUNE 28, 1778
STONO FERRY, JUNE 20, 1779
EUTAW SPRINGS, SEPT. 8, 1781

Spotless in character, pure in patriotism
the most eminent soldier among
the North Carolina troops.

Presented by J.H. Neese

All photographs 2005-2008
by  
Westfield, NC

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