Summers, William a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was- born in Fairfax County, Va., in September, 1796. He joined the Church in Leesburgh, O., and in 1832 was admitted on trial in the Pittsburgh Conference. In 1834 he was ordained deacon, and in 1843 received a supernumerary relation; but his health improving, he was made effective at the next conference. In 1853 he was again placed on the supernumerary list, and that relation continued until terminated by death, which came to him in Martinville, O. March 29,1855. He was kind, courteous, and honorable in his deportment, calm and firm in his purpose, steadfast in his friendship, and faithful and successful as a minister. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 185, p. 568.