Hannah Sumner was born on May 8, 1715 in Roxbury. Her parents were Edward Sumner and Elizabeth Clapp Sumner. Hannah was one of twelve children.
On August 27, 1744, Hannah Sumner married Rev. John Newman (1711-1763) in Roxbury. The couple had no children. Rev. Newman died in 1763, leaving Hannah a widow.
On August 27, 1766, Hannah Newman married Jonathan Metcalf. It was her second marriage, but it was Jonathan Metcalf’s third marriage.
Hannah Sumner Newman Metcalf died on August 24, 1796 in Dedham. The death record states she was the widow of Jonathan M. Metcalf. His burial site is unknown.