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Sumner Gary Hunnewell, Jr. was born in Portland, Maine, to Sumner Gary Hunnewell and Shirley Ann Mayo. He is married to the former Sylvia Beatrice Richardson and together they have two children Sumner Tristan Hunnewell and Rachel Elanor Hunnewell. 

Sumner and his wife are members of St. John’s Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Arnold, Missouri.

He has a B.S. Mathematics/Computer Science from Central Missouri State University and a Master’s degree in Telecommunication Management from Washington University in St. Louis. He is retired from software support, development, and project management for Southwestern Bell/SBC/AT&T.

Memberships

  • Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts
  • Welsh Society of Philadelphia
  • Andrew's Society of Washington, D. C.
  • George's Society of New York
  • Society of the Sons of Saint George of Philadelphia
  • Society of the Cincinnati (New Hampshire)
  • Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland
  • Military Society of the War of 1812
  • Aztec Club of 1847
  • General Society of the War of 1812 (Vice President General – Publications)
  • Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (Missouri State Commander)
  • Centennial Legion of Historic Military Commands
  • General Society Sons of the Revolution (Past Missouri State President)
  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (Past Missouri Department Commander)
  • Huguenot Society of America
  • National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (Past Chapter Vice President)
  • General Society of Colonial Wars (Deputy Governor General)
  • Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States
  • Colonial Society of Pennsylvania
  • Order of Indian Wars of the United States
  • Order of the Founders and Patriots of America (Texas State Registrar/Genealogist)
  • Society of the Second War with Great Britain in the State of New York
  • General Society of Mayflower Descendants (Missouri State Governor)
  • Baronial Order of Magna Charta
  • Wing Family of America, Inc.
  • Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry (Auditor General)
  • Sons of Veterans Reserve
  • John Libby Family Association
  • Piscataqua Pioneers
  • Stetson Kindred of America, Inc. (National Registrar)
  • Order of Descendants of Colonial Cavaliers (Treasurer General)
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (Editor General)
  • Willard Family Association of America, Inc. (Director)
  • National Society of Old Plymouth Colony Descendants
  • United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada
  • Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford
  • Society of Descendants of Knights of the Garter
  • Jamestowne Society
  • Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America
  • Central Region Association Allied Orders of the Grand Army of the Republic (Past Commander)
  • National Huguenot Society (Historian General)
  • National Society of Sons of the American Colonists
  • The National Gavel Society
  • Dutch Colonial Society (Genealogist General)
  • Flagon and Trencher
  • Thomas Rogers Society
  • Son of a Witch (Councilor General)
  • Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge
  • Elder William Brewster Society
  • National Society Descendants of Early Quakers
  • Descendants of Founders of New Jersey
  • Hereditary Order of the First Families of Massachusetts
  • Order of Descendants of the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company (President General)
  • Descendants of Mexican War Veterans
  • Plymouth Hereditary Society
  • Descendants of the Knights of the Bath
  • Order of the First Families of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
  • La Société des Filles du roi et soldats du Carignan
  • Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar
  • Presidential Families of America (Chaplain General)
  • Clan Campbell Society (North America)
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1861
  • Order of the First Families of Maryland
  • Order of the First Families of Maine (Past President General)
  • Order of the Merovingian Dynasty
  • Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen 1607-1783 (Treasurer General)
  • Order of First Families of Connecticut 1633-1662 (Historian General)
  • Pilgrim Hopkins Heritage Society
  • National Society of the Descendants of Textile Workers of America, Inc.
  • Order of the First Families of New Hampshire 1622-1680 (Corresponding Secretary General)
  • Order of First Families of Vermont 1609-1791
  • National Society of Saints and Sinners
  • Descendants of Sheriffs & Constables of Colonial & Antebellum America (Chaplain General)
  • Reverend Robert and Sarah (Winter) Jordan Foundation, Inc.
  • Order of New England
  • Society of Descendants of Lady Godiva
  • Descendants of Fossors
  • Military Order of Agincourt
  • Descendants of Cape Cod and the Islands (2nd Vice President)
  • Descendants of Early Postmasters 1607-1900 (Past Postmaster General)
  • Founders Fellowship
  • Order of the Monarchs of Rheims (Registrar General)
  • Descendants of Colonial Mothers 1607 - July 4, 1776 (Councilor General)
  • Order of the House of Wessex (Parliamentarian)
  • Order of Kings and Queens in the Holy Lands (Keeper of the Purse)
  • Order of El Cid
  • National Society Descendants of Colonial Indentured Servants (Past President General)
  • Order of Descendants of Native Americans and Friends (Director General)
  • Order of the Sovereigns of Ancient Scandinavia (Recording Secretary General)
  • Order of Miners 1607-1907 (Secretary General)

Authorships 

"A Doleful Slaughter Near Black Point: The Battle at Moore’s Brook, Scarborough, Maine, June 29, 1677," The Maine Genealogist (May and August 2003).

Editor

  • The 1812 War Cry (2020-), General Society of the War of 1812
  • The Lighthouse (2021-), Descendants of Cape Cod and the Islands
  • The Post Rider (2018-), Descendants of Early Postmasters 1607-1900
  • Rest in Peace (2016-), Descendants of Fossors
  • The Passage (2020-21), National Society Descendants of Colonial Indentured Servants
  • Bravely for Country (2016-), Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Missouri
  • Missouri Compact (2018-), Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Missouri
  • The Circular (2020-), Missouri Society, Sons of the Revolution
  • The Bulletin (2018-), Lewis & Clark Chapter, Jamestowne Society
  • Newsletter of the Missouri BranchNational Society of Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (2020-)
  • Fletcher Camp Newsletter (2019-), Gen Thomas C. Fletcher Camp #47, Department of Missouri, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Other

  • Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
  • Royal Society of Saint George
  • Company of Military Historians
  • Scottish St. Andrew Society of Greater St. Louis
  • Logan Brigade
  • Member of St. John’s Lutheran Church (LCMS), Arnold, Missouri.
  • Formerly played vintage baseball for the St. Louis Perfectos and Lafayette Square Cyclones.
  • J. R. R. Tolkien fan historian, working with Marquette University to collect secondary Tolkien material.