Summerville, John a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in the County of Tyrone, Ireland, March 1, 1782. He enjoyed early religious training, was received on trial in the Baltimore Conference in 1812, and filled the following appointments: Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Hinkstone, Oxford, Shenango, Letart Falls, Mansfield, Chautauqua, Ridgeway, Paint Creek, Erie, Youngstown. Deerfield, Lisbon, Canton, Hartford, Butler, Mercer, Centreville, Kittanning, Elizabeth, Waynesburg, and Birmingham. In 1836 he was made a superannuate. He died Oct. 6, 1850. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 4:602.