Ann Priscilla SUMMERSAge: 6718121880

Ann Priscilla SUMMERS
Married name
Ann Priscilla STILL
Birth November 21, 1812
Note: ARMY RECORDS BIRTHS:"Priscilla Summers Guernsey 1812 13th(sic)Regt vol 5 page 15"
Death of a paternal grandfatherCharles SUMMERS
January 12, 1817 (Age 4)
Note: From the parish register:
Birth of a half-sisterSusan COLLEY
1820 (Age 7)

Death of a fatherFrederick SUMMERS
before 1821 (Age 8)

MarriageWilliam STILLView family
January 22, 1837 (Age 24)
Birth of a daughter
Elizabeth Sabina STILL
February 26, 1837 (Age 24)

Death of a maternal grandfatherJames PORTER
February 17, 1838 (Age 25)
Birth of a son
William Frederick STILL
July 3, 1839 (Age 26)
Birth of a daughter
Ann Priscilla STILL
May 29, 1841 (Age 28)
Birth of a daughter
Marriot STILL
1842 (Age 29)
Baptism of a daughterAnn Priscilla STILL
May 15, 1842 (Age 29)
Death of a daughterMarriot STILL
August 10, 1843 (Age 30)
Note: William and Priscilla Still were the only married Still family living on Castle St in 1843. John Sti…
Birth of a daughter
Mary Ann STILL
May 1845 (Age 32)
Note: From the birth records at St Andrews, Holborn. Mary Ann - born to William and Ann Priscilla Still of Castle Street. William is a Law Stationer. Baptized 4 May 1845 by J.D. Hare, LDD. No. 2534.
Death of a daughterMary Ann STILL
October 19, 1845 (Age 32)
Note: London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 about Mary Ann Still
Birth of a daughter
August 24, 1846 (Age 33)
Note: The census of 1851 states that Maria was born in Bath Somerset and the GRO record states that Maria Still was born Aug 24, 1846 in Bath. Her parents are listed and William is stated to be a Law Clerk. Since we have letters from William to Ann Priscilla in Bath, it is certain that this birth entry corresponds to our family. The family was listed as living in Ivy Cottage, Widcombe, Somerset.
Death of a husbandWilliam STILL
October 24, 1849 (Age 36)
Cause: Suicide by Drowning

Birth of a daughter
Caroline STILL
1850 (Age 37)

Birth of a daughter
Frances STILL
June 1850 (Age 37)

Christening of a daughterCaroline STILL
June 30, 1850 (Age 37)
Christening of a daughterFrances STILL
June 30, 1850 (Age 37)
Census 1851 (Age 38)
Note: In 1851 Ann Still was living with her mother Ann Colley in St Magdalen's Parish, Bermondsey (South London), after William committed suicide in 1849.
Emigration September 8, 1857 (Age 44)
Marriage of a childJohn GADDISAnn Priscilla STILLView family
August 8, 1861 (Age 48)
Death of a motherAnn PORTER
September 3, 1862 (Age 49)
Marriage of a childCharles WILSONFrances STILLView family
December 26, 1866 (Age 54)
Marriage of a childJudge Elam FISHERMaria STILLView family
May 9, 1872 (Age 59)
Death March 28, 1880 (Age 67)
Burial 1880 (Age 67)
Family with parents - View family
Marriage: August 28, 1805Parish of Broadway, County of Dorset, England
13 months
elder brother
6 years
Mother’s family with Charles COLLEY - View family
Family with William STILL - View family
Marriage: January 22, 1837St Andrew Church, St Andrew Parish, Holborn, City of London, County of Middlesex, England
1 month
2 years
Will Still as Union SoldierWilliam Frederick STILL
Birth: July 3, 1839St Andrew Parish, Holborn, City of London, County of Middlesex, England
Death: October 16, 1918Xenia, Wayne Co., IL
23 months
19 months
Marriot STILL
Birth: 1842Holborn, Middlesex, England
Death: August 10, 1843Holborn, Middlesex, England
3 years
Mary Ann STILL
Birth: May 1845Holborn, Middlesex, England
Death: October 19, 1845Holborn, Middlesex, England
16 months
4 years
6 months


ARMY RECORDS BIRTHS:"Priscilla Summers Guernsey 1812 13th(sic)Regt vol 5 page 15"


In 1851 Ann Still was living with her mother Ann Colley in St Magdalen's Parish, Bermondsey (South London), after William committed suicide in 1849.

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Ann PORTER, Ann Priscilla SUMMERS Still and family came on the ship Palestine in 1857, arriving at NY harbor 8 Sept 1857.

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IN the copy of a letter from Virgina Gaddis written in 1997, Virgina states:

" The name that comes forward is Ann Priscilla, daughter of Frederick SUMMERS and his bride Ann PORTER. Frederick, whose discharge paper we have, fought with Wellington in the Battle of Waterloo; he was wounded in the Napoleon campaign in Egypt and North Africa. A baby son was buried along the Nile. Frederick SUMMER'S parents disowned him for marrying Ann PORTER, (the word was that she was a bar-maid). She, Ann PORTER, attempted to interest the SUMMERS in their granddaughter after Frederick's death, but they did not relent."

Ann Priscilla SUMMERS married William Still in the London district of Holburn in 1837. They lived in there until late in the 1840s when letters indicate that she lived in Bath and then Bilston, where William was employed. William died in 1849 leaving Ann pregnant with twins. She moved to St Mary Magdalene Parish, Bermondsey on the impoverished south side of London to live with her mother Ann PORTER Colley.

Ann Pricilla SUMMERS Still was living with her mother on Grange Road on the night of 30th of March, 1851 according to the 1851 Census of England. At this time she had 6 children, the babies being 9 months old and born in Surrey, Bermondery.

Both in the 1851(English) and 1860(US) census, Ann Pricilla is listed as a dressmaker. In the 1851 census, it says she was born in Guernsey. In her obituary it says she was born in the Isle of Jersey. There are some mistakes in the 1851 Census ( the age of Priscilla is 4 and Maria is 9...should be reversed)

In the Society of Genealogists records in London, ARMY RECORDS Births, an entry "Priscilla Summers Guernsey 1812 13th regt vol 5 page 15" reasserts the family story that Ann Priscilla was born on the Isle of Guernsey while her father was in the british military.

Ann Priscilla bought her family to Indiana in 1857. She died in Warrick, Indiana in 1880 after safely transplanting her family from London to rural America.

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WITNESSES at the marriage- James OLIVER and Mary STILL

Census1851 Census Entry for Ann Colley and Family1851 Census Entry for Ann Colley and Family
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