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MEMORIA] 



A Genealogical History 

of me 

Descendants or Isaac Cummings, 

An tlarlLj Settler ot 
TOPSHELD, MASSACHUSETTS. 



Compiled by 



Rev. GEORGE MOOAR, 



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New York: 
Published by B. r. Cummings, 

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1903. 









THE L\P.' 

CONGRESS, 
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OCT 1903 

CLASS O^ XXo. No 

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COPYRIOHTFD 1903 
BY 
B. F. ClIMM NGS. 



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INTRODUCTORY. 



The prevailing tradition among families descended from 
Isaac Cummings of Ipswich (Topsfield), Mass., is that he 
came from Scotland, or, at least, was of Scottish descent. 
We have failed to find a verified notice of the ship that 
brought him to America, the port from which he sailed, or 
the date of his arrival. 

The name, spelled variously, is of common occurrence 
in Great Britain. It appears early in France, often written 
Comyns. A Robert Cumine was made Earl of Northum- 
berland in the third year of William, the Conqueror. A 
William Cumin was Lord Chancellor of Scotland in the 
time of King David, 1124. John Corny n refused to recog- 
nize the claim of Robert Bruce, and was stabbed by him in 
the Friar's Church. Roger Comyns was killed by the same 
hand. Many influential houses in the old country were of 
this name. It must be left to others to trace the connexions 
beyond the sea. On this side of the Atlantic there have 
been settled several lines of families bearing the name, 
among whom it has not been as yet possible to establish 
a clear line of kinship. 

Among the earliest immigrants, however, was the Isaac 
above mentioned, and this volume is limited to the task of 
tracing the lineage of his descendants. The compiler be- 
came specially interested in this investigation in 1858-9, 
while searching records for the preparation of the Histor- 
ical Manual of the South Church, Andover, Mass. ; nor did 
his removal to California two years afterwards stop his 
enquiries. But he kept finding other kinsfolk who had made 
similar efforts. In 1883 Mrs. Aaron Cummings, of Andover, 
enlarged the collection pertaining to the Asa Cummings 
family. President Joseph Cummings, of the Northwestern 
University, who had caused a search to be made at Tops- 



II i- I'M MINGS MEMORIAL. 

field, turned over to me his MSS. Subsequently, Hon. John 
( ummings, of Woburn, Mass., at whose direction a similar 
arch had been made, placed his tables at my disposal. 
Later it was found that Mr. Royal Cummings had gath- 
ered and printed an are. Mint of the family of Jonathan Cum- 
mings. At Hudson, N. II., there had been family reunions 
among people of this descent living in that vicinity, and 
one promoter of these reunions, Hon. Kimball Webster, 
proved himself as generous a dispenser of his data as he had 
been a careful collector. Mention is due of similar reunions 
held annually in Western New York, gathering fuller in- 
formation concerning the branch descended from Edward 
( nmmings. 

For the Ware, Mass., line we are indebted to Dr. John 
Yale and the lion. Charles Adams. Miss Mary A. Cuni- 
mings, of Tyngsboro, Mas^., has been a willing and reward- 
in- correspondent, it is a pleasure to reeall the interest 
taken by Alice J. Cummings, of Painesville, O., and her 
cousin, Henry 11., of Tideoute, Penn.; and by .Mr. and Mrs. 
I-. M. Ballou, of Providence, R. I. Some of those families 
which have retained the spelling, Comings, have been well 
-rived by W. A. Comings, Mr. II. IL Dewey and Mrs. 
Cornelius B. Bradley. Mr. Orrington L. Comings, of Chi- 
cago, after having made an extensive collection, placed it 
at the present compiler's disposal. Living on one of the 
old home sites in Topsfield, Mr. Samuel Todd was able to 
supplement or correct the work of others by his personal 
memories. The Historical Society, of that town, in volume 
5 of its "Collections," 1S00. printed some pages entitled, 
"Isaac Cummings and some of his descendants." It is due 
io say that Mr. A. ( ). Cummins, of Montpelier, Vt., has in 
manuscript his attempt to cover the same ground. 

I '.nt where to stop in recognizing the service of so 
many? Let me not forget to include the Rev. Henry Cum- 
mings, Stafford, Vt. ; Mrs. Anna C. Boyden, Marlboro, 
N. H. ; Mr. Charles Cumings, Medford; Herbert R., Worces- 
ter, Mass.; Charles II.. formerly at Mauch ("hunk-. Penn.; 
Emma J., of Dorchester, Mass., and Mr. George A. Gordon, 
of Boston. The publisher of tin-- volume, who has now 
made this publication possible, giving time and money to 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. Ill 

that end, had long before been a diligent collector and con- 
tributor of information. 

From other obliging correspondents who have given 
response to his enquiries, the compiler craves considerate 
judgment in cases where he may have misunderstood or 
inadequately reproduced what they gave him. He has 
availed himself liberally of the histories of those towns in 
which these families have had their homes or migrations. 
Such are especially the towns of Topsfield, Boxford, Bil- 
lerica, Dunstable., Sutton, Oxford, Ware and North Brook- 
held, in Massachusetts. The Rev. E. R. Hodgman, author 
of the History of Westford, took very kindly pains to in- 
crease the knowledge obtained from that book. Other local 
histories much consulted are those of Hollis and Hancock, 
in New Hampshire, and Union, Woodstock, Paris and Nor- 
way in Maine. 

A collection which has been accumulating now forty 
years off and on, and has been ministered to by so many 
and verv different hands, must show both deficiencies and 

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inequalities. Some portions of the wide and scattered field 
traversed have been more, and others less, fully harvested. 
The lines of descent have been brought down further in one 
branch than in others. This not from choice, but becau-^ 
access to the source of information has been readier here 
and more difficult there. In particular, it will be noticed 
that the ninth and tenth generations do not appear in pro- 
portionate fertility. 

The number of descendants, having the name Cum- 
in ings and their births given in this volume is 4785. The 
number of persons of other names who have married Cum- 
mingses, tabulated here, is 2325. The descendants of other 
names, mention of whom is made in 'these pages, usually 
exceed those having the ancestral name. This book, then, 
registers at least 10,000 descendants of Isaac Cummings. 

George Mooar, 
Oakland, Cal., June 17, 1903. 



FIRST GENERATION. 

i. ISAAC CUMMINGS appears on a list of the "Common- 
ers" of Ipswich, Mass., on the last day of the year 1641. He 
is said to have had, as early as July 1638, a planting lot in 
"Reedy Marsh," and a house lot in town. An old record is 
quoted in Essex Co. Hist. & Gen. Register, to wit: "Whereas 
Isaac Comings . . . Sold Andrew Hodges of this town all the 
said seven acres of land, more or less, lying near highway to 
Jeffries Neck, 1639, 26, (6)." The name appears on a list of 
Freemen in Watertown, 1642. In 1652, Samuel Symonds and 
his wife Martha sell him in consideration of £30, 150 acres 
■"joining partly on Daniel Clark's land." This Clark was an 
early settler of Topsfield. Mr. Samuel Todd, who married 
one of the Cummings descendants, and who had given much 
attention to this research, once wrote me : "There is evidence 
that the first Isaac owned considerable land on the west side 
of Howlet's (then Winthrop's) brook, pretty near two miles 
N. W. of the old Cummings place on this side of the river." 
"One hundred acres lying on the westerly side and fifty acres 
on the easterly side," so says Historical Collections, Vol. V. 
of Topsfield Historical Society. 

In 1666 he was constable, and his son Isaac was his dep- 
uty, and in a deposition he states his age to be 65. The same 
3 r ear he was assessed 4s. 7d. to pay the town's indebtedness. 
He was deacon of the church, and in 1676, at least, moderator 
of the town meeting. No mention remains of his wife nor of 
her name. She was not living when his will was made, May 
8, 1677. It is on file in the probate office, but unrecorded. 

Will of Isaac Sr: 

"The last will and testament of Isaac Comins Senier. I, 
being sencable of my approaching desolution, being at present 
weak in body yet perfect in my understanding, having by the 



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grace of God bene helped to provid for my future state in 
another world : doe now in ordering of what God hath been 
pleased to bestow upon me of the blessings of this life, take 
care and order that, in the first place, my debts be duly paid, 
nextly I doe by this my last will and testament confirme to 
my son Isaac the ten acres of division land, on the south 
side of the great river, be it more or less : nextly, I do give 
unto my son, John Juet, ten pounds, part in Cattel & part in 
household goods : nextly, I doe will and bequeath to my grand- 
son, Isaac, the son of my son Isaac, one year old hefer, one 
little sow, the Indian corn which he hath planted for himself 
and the flax which he hath sown. 

Item, I doe give unto him my chest 2d in bigness with 
the lock and key: item, my history book with such books as 
are his own, viz. a bible and testament, item, I doe give him 
ten pounds to be paid at seventeen years of age in country 
pay. item, I doe give my son, John Pease, thirty pounds to be 
payd out of the stock of cattle and household goods as much 
as may be att present & the rest in two years. Item, I doe 
make my son John my sole executor and doe give unto him 
my house and lands, being forty acres, more or less, consisting 
of upland and meadow with all the privileges and emoluments 
thereof and apertainances thereunto belonging provided that 
this land shall stand bound in part and in wholl for the payment 
of these legacyes and in case the said legacyes shall not be 
payd according to my will, the land shall be sold and payment 
be made out of the price thereof and the remainder shall be 
to the executor. Item, my will further is that if any of these 
my children shall through discontent att what is done for them 
in this my will, cause trouble to arise to the executor that then 
there shall be nothing pay'd to him or them, but the legacy 
or legacyes willed to them shall return to and remain in the 
hands of the executor as his proper right. My desire further 
is that Isaac Foster and Thomas Dorman would take care 
that this my will be duly performed. 

Dated this 8th day of the 3d mth 1677. 
Witness the mark of Isaac Cummings. 

John Poore Sr. 

Thomas Dorman. 

Isaac Foster. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 3 

Thomas Dorman and Isaac Foster 

came before Samuel Symonds, D'y 

Gov'r, Maj. Gen. Denison Esq. Mr. 

Clarke being present at the day of 

the date hereof & saw the said Isaac 

Cummings signe public this to his 

last will and testament and that he 

was of a disposing mind as attest, 

Robert Lord, cler." 

The inventory of the estate, made May 226, as appraised 

by John Whipple and John How, and testified to by John 

Cummings, June 14, places the valuation at £166 is. 6d. and 

the debts at £19 16s. 5d. 

Children : 

2. i. John, born about 1630. On the list of Freemen, 1672, his 

name precedes Isaac's. 1673, he testified in court to being 
40 years old; in 1678, 43 (47?) ; in 1679, 50. 
ii. Isaac, born about 1633. In 1692 he testified to being 60 

years ; in 1696, 63. 
iii. Ann, born perhaps 1629, as she was said to be 60 years of 
age at her death, June 29, 1689. She married, Oct. 8, 
1669, John Pease, his second marriage. His father, John 
came in the ship Frances, from Ipswich, Eng. The son ob- 
tained a grant of land in 1681 in Springfield, Mass., in the 
town now known as Enfield, Conn. He was a surveyor 
and laid out the plan of that village. He died there July 8, 
1689. By his first wife, Mary, he had five children. She 
died Jan. 5, 1668. (Pease Genealogy). By the second 
marriage there were : 

1. James, born Oct. 23, 1670, married 1693, Hannah 

Harmon who died 1748, and had one son and 
six daughters. 

2. Isaac, born July 15, 1672, married 1691 Mindwell 

Osborn. Five sons and two daughters. 

3. Abigail, born Oct. 15, 1675, died July 9, 1689. 

iv. Elizabeth, born , married Feb. 2, 1661 — "same month and 

day of marriage of Abraham Jewett" — John Jewett, born 
about 1637. By deed, Feb. 23, following the marriage, 
Isaac Cummings conveyed to him a farm in Topsfield 
"for and in consideration of his marriage with my daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth." She died July 9, 1679. He married sec- 
ond, Elizabeth Chad well, widow of Benj. Chadwell, and 
only child of Joseph How of Lynn. She married second, 
Oct. 23, 1716, Dea. Ezekiel Jewett. John Jewett's will was 



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dated 29 Nov. 1708. The nine children by Elizabeth Cum- 
mings were : 

1. Elizabeth, born Jan. 5, 1661-2, married, May 16, 

1687, John Hidden; married second, Cornelius 
Davis. 

2. Hannah, born , married Jan. 20, 1684-5, Joseph 

Plummer of Newbury. 

3. Isaac, born , married Dorcas Hovey. 

4. Sarah, born May 7, 1668 in Ipswich. 

5. Abigail, born Nov. 27, 1670, in Ipswich, died Aug. 

3. ^72. 

6. John, born Sept. 12, 1672, (Samuel in Co. records) 

married Elizabeth Reyner; cooper by trade, of 
Rowley. 

7. Abigail, born Sept. 13, 1675, died Nov. 14, 1675 

in Ipswich. 

8. David, born April 3, 1677. 

9. Mary, born May 27, 1679, published Dec. 1709 .0 

Philip Nealand of Ipswich. 

The following four are the children by the 
second marriage : 

10. Daniel, born Nov. 12, 1680, married Elisabeth 

Hopkinson. 

11. Jonathan, born Dec. 2, 1685, married Ann Hop- 

kinson. 

12. Dorcas, born Dec. 7, 1690. 

13. Rebecca, born Dec. 7, 1690, baptized Mar. 22, 1690. 



SECOND GENERATION. 

2. JOHN CUMMINGS (Isaac 1 ) married Sarah How- 
let. She was a daughter of Serg't Thos. and Alice (French) 
Howlet, who was commoner, 3 Mar. 1634, Repr. 1635, granted 
a house lot in Woburn, 1635, purchased 40 acres there, 1637, 
serg't 1643, ensign 1646, had one share and a half in Plum 
Island (Ipswich) 1666, and died, 1668 (78?) ae. 79. His 
wife, Alice, died June 26, 166- (6?), and he left a widow Re- 
bekah, who died in Newbury, Nov. 1, 1680. Sarah had a 
brother William, at whose request, John Howlet, a nephew 
of Wm., deeded, May 20, 171 5, 70 acres in Ipswich to her 
grandson, Joseph Cummings. John Cummings, (listed among 
the commoners, 1672) by his father's will, 1677, was made 
sole executor and given the "house and lands, 40 acres more or 
less," from which were to be paid the legacies to other heirs. 
In 1 661, he was taxed 10s. in Rowley Village (Boxford). 
Four hundred acres were laid off there to him and Thomas 
Dorman and Robert Stiles. This was bordered on the west 
by the Andover line. In 1678-9, he is spoken of as "a gath- 
erer" in Boxford of a rate "to procure powder and bullets." 
Both himself and wife were members of the Topsfield church 
and dismissed, but he "without recommendation," Dec. 6th 
1685. But on the 16th of the same month he was one of sev- 
t» males mentioned as having entered into covenant to form 
the church in Dunstable. He had become a proprietor, one 
of the first fourteen proprietors, of that new town, some three 
years before, Nov. 30, 1682. Jonathan Tyng deeded lands to 
him and to Isaac, John Jr., and Thomas Cummings at the 
same time, Jan. 29, 1683. He was selectman in 1682, and for 
several years town clerk. He died Dec. 1, 1700, and his wife 
Dec. 7, following. 

Of his children, Nathaniel, Thomas, Sarah, William, El- 



6 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

iezer, Benjamin and Samuel are recorded in the Essex County 
records at Salem. The birthdays of the others are not known. 
As respects Isaac and Ebenezer, Fox's Dunstable says : "These 
two were either killed by the Indians or drowned, as they 
died Nov. 2, 1688, and were not buried for many days after." 
•Mr. Kimball Webster, of Hudson, N. H., quotes from Dun- 
stable records as follows : "Isaac Cummings, son of John and 
Sarah, departed the 2 Nov., and was buried the 20th Nov. 
1688." 

Children : 

4. i. John. 

5. ii. Thomas, born Oct. 6, 1658. 

6. iii. Nathaniel,' born Sept. 10, 1659. 

iv. Sarah, born Jan. 28, 1661, married Dec. 24, 1682, Lieut. Sam- 
uel French, son of Lieut. William and Elizabeth French, 
of Billerica, Mass. He was an early settler of Dunstable 
and one of those who formed the church there. Their 
children were born in Dunstable : 

1. Sarah, born Feb. 1684. 

2. Samuel, born Sept. 10, 1685, died Nov. 4, 1727. 

ft 3. Joseph, born Mar. 10, 1687, married Elizabeth 
Cummings, (4, iii). 

4. John, born May 6, 1691. A Lieut. John died in 

Dunstable Mar. 1761 ; 7 children born there. 

5. Ebenezer, born Apr. 7, 1693. Killed by Indians 

Sept. s, 1724, at Naticook, a Lieut, and in com- 
mand of fourteen men at the time, in pursuit 
of a party of Indians who had captured two 
men the night before. 

6. Richard, born Apr. 8, 1695. 

7. Alice, born Nov. 20, 1699. 

8. Jonathan, born Feb. 1, 1704. Dea. Jonathan died 

Nov. 17, 1757- 
7. v. Abraham. 

vi. Isaac, died Nov. 2, 1688. 

vii. Ebenezer, died Nov. 2, 1688. 

viii. William,) 
ix. Eliezer,) twins; born Aug. 5, 1671. William died Mar. 30, 

1672. 
x. Benjamin, born Feb. 23, 1672-3. 
xi. Samuel, born Dec. 28, 1677. 

1. DEA. ISAAC CUMMINGS, (Isaac) married Nov. 
27, 1659, Mary Andrews, eldest daughter of Robert and 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 7 

Grace Andrews, of Rowley Village (Boxford). Her father 
is said to have come from Boxford in England, arriving in 
1656. She was born about "1638." Her parents had ten 
children, one of whom, Joseph, was ancestor of Gov. John A. 
Andrew. One sister married Capt. John Peabody and an- 
other Samuel Symonds, both men of note in early New Eng- 
land. George Peabody of London, the philanthropist, was a 
descendant of Capt. John. Mrs. Mary Cummings was living 
in 1692, but had died before 1712. 

Isaac Cummings lived in Ipswich. He was on the list of 
commoners, 1672. "Sergeant in Narragansett War." He 
held various offices in the town, moderator, surveyor, constable, 
selectman. He was chosen deacon of the church, 1686. The 
story of his experience with the minister, Rev. Thomas Gil- 
bert, shows that he was influential before he was deacon. For 
the minister one day came into the pulpit, badly beside him- 
self from drink. His speech was confused and he forgot the 
order of exercises. First he prayed and he sang, then he 
prayed again and sang. Finally, Isaac Cummings arose and 
requested him to stop. The deacon was not above all the in- 
fluences prevailing in his time. For at the period of the witch- 
craft excitement he testified in court against Elisabeth How, 
that a mare of his was strangely affected under Elisabeth's 
bad influence. His testimony was corroborated by that of 
Isaac, his son, and of Mary, his wife. Elisabeth How was 
condemned, and executed in July 1692. 

Isaac and Mary sold to Tobijah Perkins, July 9, 1674, 
"44 acres, which was all of Cummings' land, south of How- 
let's brook and bounded west by Lt. Francis Peabody, south 
by Daniel Borman, east by land William Howlet's house is 
built on, with privilege to cart through Cummings' farm from 
this land to Winthrop's Hill." Mr. Perkins also sold 20 acres 
to Isaac Cummings, "furderest devision next to farmer Ne- 
quallis (Nichols) land." In 1686 he bought of Joseph Chap- 
lin and wife Elizabeth, 6j acres in Rowley Village. This he 
deeded to his son Isaac in 1708. His homestead bounded by 
lands of Potter on the north and Foster on the east, of Pea- 
body on the south and of Perkins also on the east, was deeded 
to his son John, Mar. 1714-5. 



8 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

The following is an abstract of the will made Apr. 27, 
1712, proved Jan. 19, 1721-2: 

I Give son Isaac £30 which I formerly paid him; also 
all that parcel of land in Boxford I bo't of Jos. Chaplin, of 
Rowley, abt seven acres, of which I have already given him 
a deed. 

Son John to have that land where he now dwells on the 
south side of the river, being 50 acres ; also ten acres on south 
side of the river ; also all my houses, buildings, &c, in consid- 
eration of what he has done for mine and my wife's support 
while my wife lived and in consideration that he maintain me 
honorably during my natural life and be at charges of my 
funeral. He have residue of estate and approve him executor. 
To son Thomas, for whom I have done considerable al- 
ready, helping him purchase land to value of £60 I have paid 
for him which I do will to him, his heirs &c. as also my English 
dictionary which is his portion. 

To daughter Abigail Perly I give her £60 which I have 
paid, excepting a feather bed and bedstead and under bed and 
sett of curtains to be paid to her by my executor, also three 
bed-blankets. 

My daughter Rebecca Howlet to have £60 which I have 
paid her. 

To my granddaughter Lydia Cumengs. child of my son 
Isaac, £30 in household goods already paid her. 

Children. 

Son. born Aug. 28, 1660, died same day. 

Son, born Nov. 2, 1661, died same day. 

Son, born Dec. 6, 1662, died same day. 

Isaac, born Sept. 15, 1664. 

John, born June 7, 1666. 

Thomas, born June 27, 1670. 

Mary, born Feb. 16, 1671-2, married probably July 14, 169- 
Daniel Black, son of Daniel and Faith (Bridges) born 
Aug. 24, 1667. She died Dec. 16, 169-. He married sec- 
ond, July 19, 1695, Sarah Adams. He sold, in 1696, 62 
acres in Boxford and removed to York, Me. He was a 
weaver and had lived near what is known as Stetson's 
Pond, in Boxford. 
viii. Rebecca, born Apr. 1, 1674, married Jan. 13, 1695-6, (or 
1694-5), Thomas Howlet, son of William and Mary (Per- 
kins). Her father, in his will, 1712, mentions a gift to 





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her of £60. Mr. Howlet died Feb. 10, 1713. Having no 
children, he had adopted Joseph Cummings, his wife's 
nephew. (See Capt. Joseph (20)). May 21, 1715, William 
Howlet speaks of her as then dwelling in a tenement upon 
the farm which he on certain conditions deeded to John 
Howlet, son of his brother Samuel. In the same document 
he mentions the gift of a farm "in the thick woods" to 
Joseph Cummings. She is said to have married second, 
Dec. 20, 1715, Michael Whidden, of Portsmouth, N. H. 

ix. Abigail, born , married Mar. 28, 1693-4 Samuel Perley, 

son of Samuel and Ruth (Trumbull) and born in Ipswich, 
May 28, 1667. He died in Rowley, Jan. 29, 1724-5. She 
died Jan. 22, 1725-6. The homestead in Rowley was 
owned very lately at least by a descendant, David E. Perley. 
It is situated between Linebrook parish and Georgetown. 

1. Abigail, born Aug. 8, 1695, died young. 

2. Susannah, born Nov. 19, 1697, married Nov. 15, 

1715, Samuel Stickney of Rowley. 

3. Abigail, born July , 1700, married Nov. 21, 

1719, Aaron Jewett of Ipswich, born June 13, 
1699. She died July 12, 1773. 

4. David, born Oct, 25, 1702, married June 18, 1729, 

Elizabeth Jewett, of Rowley, daughter of John 
and Elizabeth (Raynor) and born in Rowley 
May 30, 1708. He married, second, Sept. 22, 
1768, Mrs. Sarah Summers. He died Sept. 
1787. She died 1790. 

5. Patience, born Mar. 1704-5, married Apr. 17, 1735, 

Jeremiah Harriman, of Rowley, son of Jonathan 
and Margaret (Wood) born Sept. 22, 1709 and 
died in Rowley Jan. 30, 1753. She died May 
20, 1777. 4 children. 
x. Stebbings, born Feb. 27, 1680, died July 3, 1706, "by hand 
of the Indians." 



THIRD GENERATION. 

4. JOHN CUMMINGS (John 2 , Isaac 1 ) married Sept. 
13, 1680, .Elisabeth, daughter of Samuel and Hannah (Brack- 
et) Kinsley, of Billerica, Mass. Hannah Bracket, daughter of 
Capt. Richard and Alice, was baptised Nov. 4, 1634, in Boston. 
He is probably the John who is designated as "Serg't Cum- 
mings," and was one of a small garrison in Dunstable estab- 
lished Dec. 25, 1702, under command of Lt. Col. Jonathan 
Tyng. It is usually stated that it was the garrison at his own 
house which was assaulted, July 3, 1706, by a party of two 
hundred Mohawk Indians. His house stood on the right 
hand of the road from Dunstable to the present town of 
Tyngsborough, about a half mile from the former place. The 
stories of the attack are not harmonious in all particulars. It 
seems to be agreed that there was a company of soldiers in 
the garrison at the time and that they were surprised. "At 
sunset a Mr. Cummings and his wife went out to milk their 
cows and left the gate open. The Indians who had advanced 
undiscovered, started up, shot Mrs .Cummings dead ('Goody 
Cummings died July 3, 1706, at night.') upon the spot, and 
wounded her husband who had his arm broken, but was so 
fortunate as to reach the woods while the Indians were en- 
gaged in the house. That night he lay in a swamp in the 
northerly part of Tyngsborough, about a quarter of a mile 
west of the great road, and a few rods south of the state line. 
The next day he arrived at the garrison near Tyngsborough 
Village." (1. N. H. Hist. Coll. 133.) He is spoken of as 
selectman in 171 1 and in the same year the house of Mr. John 
Cummings was reported as one of seven fortified houses in 
Dunstable, having two families, two males, two soldiers, and 
twenty-one persons in all. "Sarg't Cummings & Henry Far- 
well were deputed in 171 7, Jan. 10, by vote of the town to 



CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. II 

get a minister as soon as they can." May 20th, 1725, after 
the sad occasion of Capt. Lovewell's defeat, both John Cum- 
mings and John Cummings Jr. joined with the Selectmen and 
other citizens in petitioning the Governor and Council of Mass. 
for protection in the defenceless condition of the community. 
The question arises whether the elder John had remarried. 
It is on record that"John Cummings of Groton, weaver, and 
wife Elisabeth, widow of John Sollendino, sold land in Groton, 
1732." Sollendino was married 1679-80, to Elisabeth Usher, 
said to be the first marriage in Dunstable. He was a carpen- 
ter and helped build the meetinghouse in 1677 and a bridge 
over Salmon Creek, 1699. His house was one of seven gar- 
risons in 171 1. 

Children : 

11. i. John, born July 7, 1682. 

12. ii. Samuel, born Oct. 6, 1684. 

in. Elisabeth, born Jan. 5, 1687, married Joseph French, son of 
Samuel and Sarah (Cummings) French (2, iv.) and born 
Mar. 10, 1687. A Captain Joseph French lived in 1717 at 
the first house on the main road to Tyngsborogh 8 rods 
northerly of the State line and he was to "entertain the 
minister." He was selectman in 1725. 
Children of Joseph French : 

1. Joseph, born July 28, 1713, married, first, Bridget, 

who died Oct. 29, 1735, aged 29; married, second, 
Elisabeth, who died Jan. 20, 1753 aged 44. He 
died Mar. 21, 1776, and is designated as Col. 
in the inscription. 

2. Sampson, born July 28, 1717, married twice and 

had Sampson, Jonathan, David, Aaron and 
Daniel. He died at Southwick, Mass., 1785. 

3. Josiah, born Feb. 24, 1723. 

4. Thomas, born June 29, 1724. 

5. Benjamin, born July 6, 1726, married Jan. 28, 1751, 

Molly, daughter of Col. Zaccheus and Esther 
Lovewell, who died Dec. 17, 1774. He married 
second, Feb. 1, 1776, Mrs. Mary Cummings, who 
died Dec. 15, 1799, aged 74. May have been 
widow of Jeremiah Cummings (49). 

6. Samuel, born Aug. 10, 1730. 

iv. Sarah, born May 20, 1690, recorded in Groton, married 
July 14, 1720, Matthew Butman. He was of Boxford. 
His first wife was Faith, daughter of Thomas and Hannah 
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she died Mar. 4, 17 17. His children are stated in the 
history of Boxford to have been: 

Hannah, born 1721, Ebenezer, 1724, Elisabeth, 
1730, Mary, 1734 and Asa. As her brother 
John notified Matthew Butman on occasion of 
administration of estate of brother Ebenezer, 
1727, the query might be raised as to her living 
at that time. He was constable in Boxford in 
1736. 
v. Ebenezer, born Sept. 17, 1695, recorded in Woburn ; died 
Sept. 5, 1724. He belonged to a company under command 
of Lieut. Jabez Fairbanks, which in the early part of 1724 
searched for the Indians. Sept. 4, of the same year he 
joined a party of men under Lieut. Ebenezer French (his 
cousin) in pursuit of some Indians who had taken two 
neighbors captive. This party were waylaid at what is 
now Thornton's Ferry, on the Merrimac. Eight bodies 
of the killed were recovered and buried in one grave. 
Four rude headstones are still to be seen in the old burial 
place near what is now Little's station in Nashau, on one 
of which is the name of "Mr. Ebenezer dimming*, aged 
29 years." He was not married, but seems to have been 
an enterprising young man, for Christopher Temple, Feb. 
10, 1716, deeded several pieces of property to him near 
Salmon Brook, and Nashua River, and Ebenezer French 
deeded Feb. 17, 171 7, 40 acres in Dunstable. John C. and 
Joseph Underwood gave the inventory of his estate as 
f 120 3s. 9d. 
vi. Ann, born Sept. 14, 169S, married, probably, John Tay- 
lor, as in 1727 the "wife of John Tailor" was notified by 
administrator in the matter of the estate of Ebenezer 
Cummings, deceased. In 1718 John Taylor owned, beside* 
meadow land, 188 acres of Brattle Farm, which covered 
the site of Dunstable village. 12 Mar. 1743, "Dea. John 
Taylor, Ebenezer Parkhurst and Capt John Cummings 
were appointed on a committee of the town."— Loring's 
Bi-Centennial Oration. 
vii. Lydia, born Mar. 14, 1701, died April same year. 
13. viii. William, born Apr. 24, 1702. 

5. DEA. THOMAS CUMMINGS (John*, Isaac 1 ) mar- 
ried Dec. 19, 1688, Priscilla Warner, daughter of John and 
Triscilla (Symonds) Warner, born in Ipswich Sept. 25, 1666. 
He was an early settler of Dunstable. Jan. 3, 1712, he was 
among several persons to whom William Brattle deeded some 
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in that town. He was a carpenter by trade. He was elected 
deacon of the church. He lived perhaps in the southern 
part of the old town of Dunstable, as his son joined in 1733 
in a remonstrance against the location of the meeting house 
in the northern part of the town, near the old site. (Nason 
p. 56.) He was buried at the cemetery near what is now 
called Little's station, which is north of the Massachusetts 
state line. The inscription reads : "Here lyes the body of Dea- 
con Thomas Ctimmings, aged 64 y. 17 d. Deceased Jan. 20, 
1722-3." I have taken it as pretty certain that he must be 
the Thomas who was in Boston for several years, for whom 
William Mumford, stone-cutter, became surety, July 19, 1694. 
Two children's births are on record there to Thomas and Pris- 
cilla. During the Indian disturbances, many of the inhabi- 
tants of Dunstable were obliged to find refuge elsewhere. In 
1696, two-thirds of the settlers had fled, and in 1699 only 20 
heads of families remained. 

Children. 

i. Priscilla, born October 1, 1689. 

ii. Mary, born Apr. 25, 1692, married Lieut. Oliver Farwell, 
son of Henry and born 1691. He was killed by the In- 
dians at Thornton's Ferry in the same attack as that in 
which Lt. Ebenezer French and Ebenezer Cummings were 
killed, Sept. 5, 1724. He was brother of Josiah, the only 
survivor of that attack, and who was Lieut, under Capt. 
John Lovewell in the famous fight at Pequawket, May 
8, 1725, and being wounded, died on the nth day after. 

1. Mary, born May 8, 1716. 

2. Oliver, born Nov. 19, 1717, married Abigail, who 

died Aug. 18, 1789, aged 68. He died Oct. 12, 
1808, in Dunstable. Constable, 1743. 

3. Benjamin, born May 14, 1720, died May 20, 1772. 

Selectman in Dunstable, 1755. 

4. Sarah, born May 8, 1724. 

iii. Thomas, born Oct. 24, 1694, birth recorded in Boston; died 
June 2, 1696. 

iv. Sarah, born Sept. 15, 1696, birth recorded in Boston. One 
record makes a Sarah Cummings married to Benjamin 
Parker, of Needham, but according to Needham marriages 
as given in N. E. Hist, and Gen. Register, lvi. yj, Mary 
Cummings married May 7, 1727, Benjamin Parker. 

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vi. Thomas, born Apr. 10, 1701. Administered with his mother 
his father's estate, 1725-6. 

14. vii. Jonathan, born July 3, 1703. 

15. viii. Ephraim, born May (Mar.) 10, 1706. 

ix. Samuel, born Apr. 12, 1708. 

6. NATHANIEL CUMMINGS (John 2 , Isaac 1 ) married 
Abigail Parkhurst of Chelmsford. He was early settled in 
Dunstable. He is put down as one among the twenty heads of 
families contributing to the wood-rate for the minister in 
1699. In 1 71 8, he signed a paper as one of ten proprietors of 
Brattle Farm, owning 108 acres. In 1725, he petitioned with 
others to Governor and Council for protection against Indians. 
His widow was living, Feb. 3, 1729, when her son, John, gave 
a bond to support. In 1720 he was one of four persons, for 
whom pews were made in the meeting-house. 

Children : 

16. i. John, born Jan. 14, 1695. Fox makes it 1698. 

17. ii. Nathaniel, born Sept. 8, 1699. 

18. iii. Eliezer, born Oct. 19, 1701. 
iv. Joseph, born May 26, 1704. 

7. ABRAHAM CUMMINGS (John 2 , Isaac 1 ) married Feb. 
28, 1686-7, Sarah Wright, of Woburn. The marriage was 
by Rev. Jabez Fox. She was daughter of Dea. Joseph and 
Elizabeth (Hassell) Wright and born Feb. 25, 1669-70. His 
children's births are recorded in Woburn, with the exception of 
Josiah's, which is recorded in Dunstable. He was a contributor 
to the wood-rate there in 1699, when there were but twenty 
heads of families to contribute. 

Children: 

Abraham, born Oct. 7, 1690. 
Joseph, born Sept. 1, 1692. 
Sarah, born Feb. 10, 1693-4. 
Jacob, born Jan. 3, 1695. 
Josiah, born July 12, 1698. 
Eleazer, born Apr. 9, 1704. 

8. ISAAC CUMMINGS (Isaac 2 , Isaac 1 ) married Dec. 25, 
1688, Alice H owlet of Boxford (daughter of Thomas). He 
married second, Nov. 23, 1696, Frances Sherwin, of Boxford. 
She survived her husband, whose will was proven Aug. 18, 
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Newbury, Mar. 13, 1770. He was a farmer in Ipswich. His 
first wife, Alice, with her sister, Mary, wife of Thomas Hazen, 
received by will of their grandfather, Thomas Howlet, Sr., 100 
acres of land in Ipswich, in "the thick woods." That will 
was dated Nov. 1, 1677. The land was deeded to them by 
William Howlet, executor, Apr. 4, 1687. Hazen and wife 
sold their half to Isaac and Alice Cummings, Oct. 10, 1693, for 
£80. This estate was bounded by "Salstonstall's" and Samuel 
Howlet's farms. In 1721 Isaac bought of John Goodhue, for 
^785 13K acres "on the edge of the thick woods," on Ipswich 
river, bounded on Thomas Lamson's meadow and on Mr. 
Hart's. He and his wife were dismissed to Ipswich church, 
1 72 1, from church in Topsfield. He sold his Rowley village 
land, 67 acres, to John Chadwick, Oct. 3, 1717, for £103. June 
28, 1726, a division was made between Isaac and his son, Isaac, 
Jr., of the 138 acres they owned, "bounded on Salstonstalls, E., 
on Samuel Hart, partly on said Cummings, Sr., N. on Joseph 
Cummings and Dea. John Howlet, W. on Ipswich River and 
partly on Joseph Cummings'." He bequeathed to his son, 
Isaac, the John Goodhue land, above mentioned, and 2^2 
acres of woodland, lying by Smith's land, formerly Salston- 
stall's ; to his widow, as long as she remained such, the use and 
improvement of his estate, she paying to Isaac the land just 
mentioned and £40 lent him years ago ; to Lydia Smith, daugh- 
ter, £100; to four grandchildren, children of daughter, Alice 
Bixby, deceased, £100, to be paid as they arrive at full age, the 
sons at 21, and the daughters at 18; to daughter, Jemima 
Foster, £150, also half of his household goods; to Jerusha, 
daughter, the same as to Jemima. The inventory of his estate 
was £602 2s. 4d. He died Aug. 7, 1746. 

(Said to be the present Alfred Cummings' place where Isaac 
lived.) 

Children : 

i. Lydia, baptized May 4, 1690, published Oct. 5, 1723, to 
Stephen Smith (his second marriage). She was alive at 
date of father's will, 1746. Children were: 

1. Prudence, baptized May 23, 1725. 

2. Zebulon, baptized Jan. 1, 1726-7, died 1759. 

3. Adam, born Mar. 2, 1727-8. 

4. Christian, born Mar. 6, 1730-1, married Daniel 

Fitz. Said, 1770, to be of Pomfret, Ct. 



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24. ii. Isaac, baptized Apr. 24, 1692. 

iii. Alice, born Dec. 10, 1695, published Apr. 22, 1725 in Box- 
ford, to Thomas Bixby. She had died beforj her father's 
will was dated, that was June 9, 1736, and she then had 
surviving four children. Mr. Bixby removed to Hopkin- 
ton, Mass., in 1727, where all the children named below, 
were born, excepting the first. 

1. Alice, born Feb. 25, 1725-6. 

2. Sarah, born June 28, 1728. 

3. Thomas, born Jan. 28, 1729-30. 

4. Pelatiah, born Aug. 9, 1731. 

iv. Mercy, born June 5, 1699. Died Nov. 4, 1731. Unmarried. 

v. Jemima, born July 4, 1704, married Jan. 1, 1733-4. Jonathan 
Foster, son of Caleb and Mary (Sherwin) Foster, born 
in Ipswich, Nov. 30, 1704. He married second, Dec. 
17, 1751, Dorcas Perkins, widow, and had 7 children, 
whose names were : Jona, Moses, Dorcas, Mary, Caleb, 
Mercy and Salome. Children by first marriage were: 
1 Abbie, born Dec. 4, 1734, died young. 

2. Philemon, born June ri, 1737. 

3. Apphia, born Jan. 16, 1739. Died unmarried. 

4. Jemima, born Apr. 1, 1742, married James Smith. 

5. Olive, born Aug. 20, 1744. 

vi. Pelatiah, born May 15, 1707, died May 14, 1727. 

vii. Jerusha, born Feb. 17, 1710, published Jan. 1, 1736, to 
Joshua, son of Lot and Elizabeth Conant. He was great- 
grandson of Roger Conant, a noted early settler, and was 
born in Rowley, Oct. 19, 1707, and died in Ipswich, Sept. 
3, 1749 Children were. 

1. Jehoidan, born Oct. 10, 1737. 

2. Pelatiah, born Jan. 19, 1739. 

3. Jerusha, born Sept. 7, 1743. 

4. Lot, born Dec. 24, 1746. One daughter of Lot and 

Eunice Conant, named Eunice, married Dudley 
Wildes, and died Sept. 19, 1864, aged 94 years, 
8 months and 24 days. 

5. Joshua, born Feb. 6, 1750. 

9. JOHN CUMMINGS (Isaac,* Isaac 1 ) married Jan. 23, 
1 688, Susanna Town, daughter of Joseph and Phebe (Per- 
kins) Town; born in Topsfield, Dec. 24, 1671. and died Sept. 
13, 1766. His will was made May 8, 1722, and proved July 
16 following. He bought Jan. i, 160.3-4. of Grace Andrews, 
his grandmother, widow of Robert, for £60. 80 acres swamp 
and meadows, south side of Ipswich River "second division," 
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Perkins. His father in 171 8, deeded his homestead to him. He 
was then dwelling on the tract first mentioned. In his will, 
after giving to Susanna her thirds of lands on the south side 
of the river, he divided the farm his father gave him between 
his sons, Joseph and John, partly in Topsfield and partly in Ips- 
wich, north side of the river; to his son, David, who was ex- 
ecutor, all his lands on the south side of the river and the east 
side of Nichols' brook, and a small piece of meadow on the 
west side of that brook ; to his youngest sons, Stebbings and 
Samuel, "all the rest of my lands and meadows on the west 
side of said brook to the river." He made specific gifts to his 
daughters also. 

Children : 

25. i. Joseph, baptized Jan. 26, 1689-90. , 

26. ii. John, baptized July 12, 1692. 

27. iii. Isaac, born Dec. 25, 1695. 

28. iv. David, born Apr. 15, 1698. 

v. Mary, born May 13 (or 15), 1700; married Jan. 24, 1722-3, 
Nathaniel Hutchinson, son of Benjamin and Jane 
(Phillips) Hutchinson, born at Salem Village (North 
Danvers) May 3, 1698, and died in Sutton, Mass., 1757. 
She died before 1732. She was to receive from her father's 
estate in 1722, £40. 

1. Mary, baptized Mar. 15, 1723-4. 

2 Susanna, baptized, Nov. 28, 1725. 

3. Bethiah, baptized July 14, 1730. 
vi. Susanna, born Jan. 13, 1701-2, married Feb. 14, 1721-2, John 

Whipple, of Salem. She was living 1722-3. 
vii. Stebbins, born Aug. 1706, married Ruth, daughter of John 
and Abigail (Raymond) Giles, of Salem Village, baptized 
Sept. 16, 1705. He was a cooper. Sold, 1732, 52 acres and 
one-half barn which was formerly given to brother John by 
father's will. The same year he bought in Sutton; in 1747 
also. His will, Apr. 22, 1760, was witnessed by Jacob 
Cummings and Jacob, Jr., giving Ruth Hawes £5, and 
also property of David and Eli Putnam. History of 
Sutton says he was the first teetotaler in town, but his fuil 
temperament and florid complexion led strangers to think 
otherwise. He married Betty Carriel. Children : 

1. Ruth, born May 16, 1732 in Sutton; married, May 

1, 1753, Eleazer Hawes. 

2. Mary, born, October 22, 1733, in Sutton; married, 

Dec. 4, 1752, Fuller Putnam and they had David, 
born Jan. 26, 1753, and Eli, born Sept. 27, 1754. 



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±fy. viii. Samuel, born Feb. 14, 1708-9. 

ix. Rebecca, baptized Nov. r, 17 13, married Feb. 2, 1730- 1, 
Thomas Perkins, born Mar. 30, 1707. He married second. 
May 8, 1746, Lydia Curtis, who died Sept. 5, 1750. He 
married third (published Jan. 14, 1753) Susanna Prescott, 
of Hampton, N. H., by whom he had ll children, besides 
the two below of the first marriage. He died Mar. 4, 1786. 

1. Enoch, born Dec. 16, 1731. , 

2. Susanna, born July 30, 1733, died May 24, 1761. 

10. THOMAS CUMMINGS (Isaac, 2 Isaac') married, 
Mar. 20, 1705, Mehitabel Porter, daughter of Joseph and Ann 
(Hawthorne) Porter. She was baptized in the First Church, 
Salem, Sept. 1682, and died in Boxford, May 9, 1738; "aged, 
56 years and 15 days." His will was proved, Dec. 25, 1749. 
January 21, 17 16, he bought of Peter Prescott and Elizabeth, 
his wife, a house and 20 acres of land joining on Salem village 
(North Danvers). This he sold for £200, to Samuel White, 
April 20, 1722. March 13, 1700, he bought of Thomas New- 
mark and Mary, his wife, one fourth part of 800 acres at Fish- 
ing brook, bounded on Thomas Manning, John Gould and the 
Andover line. This is in Boxford. March 9, 1708, he bought 
of John Styles and David Peabody, of Boxford, and Samuel 
Fisk, of Wenham, one fourth part of 800 acres, south side 
of same brook, part of bounds being near Andover line. De- 
cember 26, 1743. he deeded 80 acres, a gift to Jacob his son, 
in "the saw-mill lot" and he willed to the same his homestead. 
May 16, 1744, he gave his son, Samuel, a farm at Lunenburg. 
He bequeathed to his son, Samuel, "all that land bought 
of Edward Hartwell, July 20, 1726, lying in Lancaster New 
Grant ( Lunenburg, Mass. 1 and the other part lying in Turkey 
Hill, now in possession of Samuel; also the house he lives in, 
*>arn and orchard." IK- gave his daughters £20 each with sun- 
dry household goods, and, making Jacob executor, left to him 
his homestead. IK- was selectman in Boxford, 171 3, 1721, 
1728 and 1 73 1. 

Children: 

30. i. Samuel, born Apr., 1706. 

ii. Mehitabel, horn Oct ZI, 1 7 10. married May 7, 1740, Oliver 
Andrews, of Boxford, who died in Middleton, in 1767, 
and his wife was nani<-l administratrix. A daughter, un- 
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farmer. Oliver Andrews purchased a pew in the meeting 
house in 1745. 
31. Hi. Jacob, born Nov. 21, 1714. 

iv. Abigail, born June 5, 1717, married Nov. 16, 1743, John 
Buswell, probably son of John and Elizabeth (Stiles) 
born in Boxford. A John Boswell, born 1703-4, lived there 
and had two children, Ruth and John. He was the first 
grave-digger in town, 1716. He had deceased by 1758. 
The widow married six years later, Jonathan Whipple, of 
Danvers. Ruth, born 1746. John Love had her published 
to marry him Jan. 31, 1775. She repudiated the publica- 
tion, as she said he was "only a trantient person," and she 
had never agreed to join him. She did marry David But- 
man in 1778, who died 1816, aged 68. She died May, 1810. 
Her brother John, born 1748, resided in Rindge. N. H. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 

ii. JOHN CUMMINGS, (John,3 John,* Isaac, 1 ) married, 
Oct. 3, 1705 (recorded in Charlestown), Elizabeth Adams. He 
died in Westford, where he was an early settler, Apr. 27, 1759. 
She died Apr. 30, 1759, only three days after. His farm was 
on Stoney brook. "Samuel Spalding deeded to John Cum- 
mings, of Chelmsford, land on Stoney brook, Jan. 19, 1721-2," 
near present railroad station, including land latterly owned by 
Mr. Geo. B. Dupee and Sarah Cummings. He bought land 
as early as 1707. His dwelling was probably near Mr. Dupee's 
and the Great Elm. He was moderator of the meeting called 
in the west precinct of Chelmsford, to make choice of a min- 
ister, May 2, 1727. He was called deacon then, although the 
second church was not organized until August following. Rev. 
E. R. Hodgman (History of Westford to whom as well as to his 
history this compiler is much indebted), infers that he had been 
deacon in the first church before this time. He was elected 
deacon, however, in the new precinct in Dec, 1727. He was 
moderator of the first recorded town meeting in Westford, 
Mar. 2, 1729-30, and was chosen one of the first board of se- 
lectmen. He appears on the board during 13 years. He was 
town clerk in 1736. 

Children : 

1. Elisabeth, born Aug. 24, 1706, in Chelmsford. She is not 
mentioned, 1753, in her father's will. There is a record of 
an Elisabeth who married, 1724, James Hildreth. 

ii. Mary, born July 5, 1708, married Nov. 10, 1732, Timothy, 
son of Thomas and Sarah (Fletcher) Read and born Mar. 
21, 1714, in Westford. He removed to Dunstable and lived 
on the West side of Salmon brook. It is related of him 
that he once went to search with others, for a neighbor 
named Whitney, who having escaped from the Indians, 
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hut, and seeing a movement in the bushes, Read fired and 
killed Whitney, the memory of which saddened his remain- 
ing years. His wife died Nov. 3, 1778, in Dunstable. Chil- 
dren: 

1. Elisabeth, born Feb. 2, 1732-3. 

2. Mary, born Feb. 22, 1734. 

3. Timothy, born Aug. 30, 1736, married Susanna 
, and had 9 children. 

4. Catharine, baptized 1738. 

5. Eleazer, born Feb. 1749, married Jan. 1, 1771, Rach- 
el Cummings. May have been the Rachel, 
daughter of Leonard and Jane of Londonderry, 
one of three children whose guardian was Joel 
Parkhurst, of Dunstable. Eleazer and Rachel 
had Rachel, born Jan. 4, 1770; Rhoda, born 
Nov. 26, 1772; Caleb, born Aug. 7, 1775; Leon- 
ard, born Apr. 4, 1777, died Sept. 3, 1788; Re- 
becca, born Mar. 8, 1779, and Betsy, born Dec 
17, 1780, died May 8, 1789. The father died 
Aug. 10, 181 1, the mother Feb. 8, 1828, aged 
87 years. 

John, born June 1, 1710. 
William, born July 29, (27) 1712. 

Thomas, born Aug. 1, 1714. 

Abigail, born 1716, married Nov. 23, 1732, Samuel Read, son 
of John and Jane (Chamberlain) Read and born Aug. II, 
171 1 (cousin of Timothy). She died Mar. 23, 1743- Her 
children are mentioned in her father's will of that date. 
He married second, June 22, 1757, widow Hannah 
(Wright) Underwood, (John) and had by her four chil- 
dren: Abigail, Olive, Bridget and Samuel. The second 
wife died Mar. 7, 181 1. Children by first wife were: 

1. Thomas, born Feb. 6, 1732-3; Lieutenant; three 

wives and 17 children. 

2. Samuel, born Jan. 20, 1734-5, died Jan. 20, 1755. 

3. Silas, born Apr. 2, 1737, married 1772, Hannah 

Chamberlain ; 16 children. 

4. William, born Sept. 24, 1739. 
35. viii. Samuel, born Sept. 16, 1718. 

.16. ix. Ephraim, born Nov. 30, 1720. 

x. Bridget, born Nov. 15, 1722, married June 6, 1744, Lieut 
Moses Parker, son of Aaron and Abigail (Adams) Parker. 
He married second, (published Aug. 20) 1779, Widow 
Anna Barret. He died July 12, 1797, aged 79. Bridget 
died after 1765. Children: 

1. Bridget, baptized July, 1745, died young. 

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3. Elizabeth, born Mar. 8, 1749, died Feb. 20, l8af 

unmarried. 

4. Isaac, born July 18, 1751, died June 17, 1753. 

5. Lucy, born July 17, 1753. 

6. Moses, born Aug. 14, 1755. 

7. John, born July 12, 1757, married Abigail and died 

Feb. 5, 1778. 

8. Isaac, born Aug. 22, 1760, married Feb. 8, 1785, 

Bridget Fletcher, and second, Catharine Wilson. 

9. Aaron, born Sept. 26, 1762, published Mar. 12, 

1791, married 1792 to Joanna Fletcher. Re- 
moved to Cavendish, Vt., and died in Byron, N. 
Y., Dec. 29, 1823. She died in 1838. 
10. Abigail, born Feb. 10, 1765. 
J_. Ebenezer, born July 4, 1726, died Mar. 5, next year. 

12. SAMUEL CUMMINGS (John,3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 
Jan. 14, 1708-9, Elizabeth Shed, in Charlestown "before Ed- 
ward Emerson, justice of the peace." She and Jerahmeel Boy- 
den, both of Groton, were appointed administrators of her hus- 
band's estate in 1718. We note, too, that Joseph Boyden had, 
on Aug. 6, 1708, deeded to Samuel Cummings, of Groton, for 
i4C several pieces of land in that town, designated as Way 
Pond, Jude Hill Meadows, etc. Elisabeth Cummings, widow, 
married Jan. 23, 1720, Robert Robbins of Littleton. 

Children recorded in Groton : 

37. i. Samuel, born Mar. 6, 1709, baptized Apr. 24, 1709. 

38 ii. Jerahmeel, born Oct. 10, 171 1. 

iii. James, born July 14, 1713. 

13. DEACON WILLIAM CUMMINGS (John,3 John,' 
Isaac 1 ) married Sarah, daughter of William and Esther Har- 
wood. John, a brother of hers, was killed in Lovewell's fight, 
1725, at Pequawket. Mr. Cummings himself was one of the 
forty-six or forty-seven men who started on that expedition. 
But near the island at the mouth of the Contoocook — the scene 
of Hannah Dustin's famous exploit, he was disabled by an old 
wound and sent home under charge of his kinsman, Josiah 
Cummings (22). In 1734, he received £10 on account of hav- 
ing been wounded in the country's service. He was assessed in 
Nottingham West in 1733. But there is a record of land 
deeded to him Jan. 7, 1722-3, on the east side of the Merrimac, 
a part of the farm known as "the Joseph Hills farm." He sold 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 23 

land there in 1751 . He was deacon in the church. In 1752,. 
the town voted "to give Deacon William Cummings^ 
for wolves killed last year, the same sum of money which was 
allowed per head this year." He died Aug. 29, 1757. 

Children : 

i. Sarah, born Nov. 10, 1728. 
3g. ii. Ebenezer, born Jan. 29, 1730. 

iii. John Harwood, born Apr. 24, 1733. A John H. of Not- 
tingham, married in Groton, Mass., May 5, 1763, Sarah 
Worcester, of Groton. A John Harrod Cummings died 
intestate in 1772 at Nottingham West. Sarah, relict of 
John H. was baptized in Groton, Mass., June 19, 1768. 
According to clerk of South Deerfield, N. H., she was 
daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Simonds) Worcester, 
and born 1 731. She married second, Ebenezer Barnard, 
June \ 1780 and died Jan. 29, 1813. Children : 

1. x ^njamin. 

2. An. - B., born Sept. 11,1767, removed when young 

froi. South Deerfield to Windsor, Vt., and died 
there Feb. 6, 1865. He married, Oct. 6, 1793, 
Elizabeth Wright, in Westford; Mass. Befere 
his death he gave directions that his portrait, 
with the shoes he wore when a baby, and other 
family relics, should be given to the local Me- 
morial Hall Association. Seven daughters were 
born *o him. 

3. John, settled in New York. 
4. Elizabeth, born Dec. 20, 1773 (8). 

Dorcas, born Dec. 18, 1737. 

Rebecca, born Mar. 17, 1740. u 

Joseph, born Oct. 15, 1742. 

Thaddeus, born May 17, 1744. 

14. DEACON JONATHAN CUMMINGS (Thomas,* 
John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. Joseph and 
Abiah (Hassell) Blanchard, born Apr. 15, 1697, and died 
May 28, 1774. He settled in what is Merrimac, N. H., on a 
farm known later as the Wm. McKeen place. It was then in 
the bounds of Naticook (Litchfield), which included the east 
and west sides of the river, but it was set to Merrimac in 1746. 
He was selectman in Litchfield in 1744; moderator of the first 
tcwn meeting in Merrimac and selectman there, 1748-49-51 ; 
member of the Merrimac Church at its formation in 1771 ; 
elected deacon, Nov. 2, 1772. He died there in 1791. 





IV. 




v. 


40. 


vi. 


41. 


vii. 



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Children : 

42. .i. Jonathan, born June 5, 1729. 
ii. Susanna, born Nov. 16, 1730. 

iii. Benjamin Blanchard, born Aug. 15, 1732. 

iv. Elizabeth, born , died June 7, 1771. 

v. Joseph, , died Mar. 12, 1775; married Susanna and 

had: 

1. Reuben, born June 25, 1761. A Reuben was * 

drummer from Merrimac, N. H., at Cambridge 
and Bunker Hill; in Capt. Barrow's company 
for Canada, July, 1776, and died Sept. 13, in 
his 16th year. 

2. Betty, born Sept. 27, 1762. 

3. Ruth, born Apr. 15, 1764. 

43. iv. Simeon, born . 

A Susanna Cummings married Mar. 26, 1778 Capt. 
Thomas Barnes, whose first wife, Rachel, died 1771. He 
died 1805. Was this Jonathan's daughter or Joseph'3 
widow? 

15. EPHRAIM CUMMINGS (Thomas,3 John,-' Isaac 1 ) 
married Elizabeth Butler, born Sept. 4, 1704. His name ap- 
pears on the tax list in Nottingham West, 1733. He was paid 
£2 for providing breakfast at the ordination there of the Rev. 
Nathaniel Merrill, 1737. He and Elizabeth sold land in 1740. 

Children : 

44. i. Peter, born Dec. 8, 1733. 

ii. Sarah, born March 12, 1736, married Samuel Page. 

45. iii. David, born May 20, 1738. 

iv. Elizabeth, born Oct. 26, 1740, married Nathaniel Hazeltine, 
and had Solomon, born Apr. 13, 1761, and Nathaniel, born 
Aug. 17, 1762, who had children, and one grandson. Re- 
sided in Hudson, N. H. 

46. v. Ephraim, born Apr. g, 1743. 

vi. Hannah, born Apr. 29, 1745, married Joseph Cummings, (40). 

vii. Priscilla, born July 7, 1747, married Jonathan Lund, Jr. The 
children were : Jonathan, David, who married Sarah 
Griffin, Hannah, Priscilla, who married Joel Lund, Oliver, 
Mary, Samuel, Ephraim and Elizabeth, who married 
Preston Holmes. 

16. JOHN CUMMINGS, (Nathaniel,* John, 2 Isaac, 1 ) mar- 
ried Elizabeth French. Fie died, Aug. 15, 1770. She died, 
July 2, 1793, aged, 78 years. He was captain of militia. In a 
deed we read "John Cummings of Dunstable, who married 






CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 25 

Elizabeth French," sold land 1737. He appears among the 
members who were organized as the church in the second par- 
ish of Dunstable in 1757, and was the fourth of 15 highest 
payers in the parish. He held several offices in the town. This 
is the inscription on a stone at the old cemetery on Meeting 
House Hill, "Memento Mori! Here lies the body of Capt. 
John Cummings, who departed this life, Aug. 15, 1770 in the 
seventy-fifth year of his age." 
Children : 

i. Olive, born May 15, 1738, married Captain Leonard, son of 
Ebenezer and Sarah Butterfield, and born Nov. 17. 1740, 
of Dunstable. His first wife was Joanna, who died May 
26, 1771, aged 28, by whom he had Sarah, born Feb. 26, 
1768, died Oct. 28, 1778. He was in the Revolutionarf; 
War, and a prominent citizen. He lived near Meeting 
House Hill. His children by second wife were : Olive, 
died Jan. 26, 1817. He died Nov. 17, 1800. 

1. Leonard, born February 28, 1772, married Dec. I, 

1796, Mary Taylor. 

2. Olive, born Apr. 19, 1773, died by her own hand. 

3. John, born Dec. 1, 1776, died Oct. 18, 1778. 

4. Sarah, born May 5, 1779, died June 30, 1809. 

5. Catharine, born Jan. 18, 1781, married John Cum- 

mings (262). 
ii. Rebekah, born Aug. 4, 1740, married May 28, 1761, Asahel 
Wyman. 
iii. Betty, born May 28, 1744, married Oct. 19, 1762, Joel, son of 
Ebenezer and Sarah Parkhurst, born Aug. 13, 1741 and 
died Nov. 10, 1808. She died Oct. 4, 1837, at the age of 
93. Mr. Parkhurst was one of the very foremost men in 
his town. He was a private in the Revolutionary War, 
lieutenant in military company, represented his town in 
General Court, was selectman and deacon in the church. 

1. Leonard, born Aug. 4, 1763, married Hannah, 

who died Aug 30, 1862, aged 93. He died M<ir. 
28, 1821. 

2. William, born Sept. 12, 1765. 

3. Betty, born Jan. 21, 1768. 

4. Catharine, born Mar. 14, 1770; eminent teacher. 

5. Lucy, born Aug. 16, 1773. 

6. Rebekah, born Aug. 15, 1775. 

iv. Esther, born Aug. 21, 1745, married Jan. 1, 1767, Jonas, son 
of Ebenezer and Sarah Butterfield, born Sept. 12, 1742. 
He is spoken of as a corporal in 1776. Children given in 
Nason's Dunstable : 

1. Rebecca, born Oct. 1, 1768. 



26 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

2. Jonas, born May 24, 1773. 

3. Esther, born Apr. 12, 1778, 

4. John, born Apr. 16, 1780. 

v. Molly, born Aug. 1747, died Aug. 24, 1758. 

vi. Lucy, born Jan. 6, 1748, married Apr. 30, 1772, Abigail 

Wright, of Plymouth, N. H. A Dr. Abigail Wright paid 

school tax in Plymouth in 1775. 

47. vii. John, born Jan. 13, 1753. 

viii. Katy, born Oct. 21, 1755, married Joseph Fletcher, Jr., son 
of Deacon Joseph and Elizabeth (Underwood) Fletcher. 
She died Feb. 7, 1797. He married (published Aug. 14, 
1797) Widow Abigail Read, relict of Oliver Read, of 
Westford. He died 1791. She was probablv daughter of 
Samuel Read, whose first wife was Abigail Cummings. 
But her mother, Samuel's second wife, was Widow Han- 
nah (Wright) Underwood, relict of John Underwood, 
who was drowned in the army in 1756, and his widow 
married Samuel Read in 1757. Abigail, born the follow- 
ing year, and died Dec 5, 1838, aged 81, in Dunstable, 
Mr. Fletcher died there, Dec. 26, 1832, aged 81. By his 
second wife he had Joseph, born Sept. 14, 1798. 

1. Molly Cummings, born Sept. 15, 1775. 

2. Isaac, born Nov. 23, 1784, married 1813 Abigail 

Stone. This is the Hon. Isaac Fletcher, grad- 
uate of Dartsmouth college 1808, and member of 
Congress from Vermont, 1837-1841. Lawyer 
Lyndon, Vt. He said that one rule of his father 
was that "all the money spent by the children 
must be earned by themselves." But desirous 
of encouraging Isaac in his desire for educa- 
tion, he gave him his time in 1803. 

3. Elizabeth Underwood, born Feb. 24, 1700. 

4. Caty, born May 6, 1792, died Sept. 30, 1826. 

5. Lucinda, born Nov. 26, 1795, died, Dec. 4, 1796. 

17. NATHANIEL CUMMINGS (Nathaniel^ John, 2 

Isaac') married Elizabeth . She was living, July 4, 

1748, when his will was dated. He had died before 1760. Ac- 
cording to an account charged to her by her son, Oliver, Dec., 
1785 (see Nason's Dunstable, p. 145), she would seem to have 
reached an advanced age. 

Children : 

48. i. Nathaniel, born July 7, 1724. 

49. ii. Jeremiah, born Dec. 27, 1726. 

50. iii. Oliver, born Apr. 10, 1728. 

iv. Elizabeth, born Dec. 30, 1730. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 2J 

An Elizabeth married, Apr. 27, 1757, Daniel Taylor, of 
Townsend, and had three children, Hannah, born 1757; 
Elizabeth, born 1759, and Lucy, born 1762. 
Abigail, born Feb. 12, 1732, married Mar. 23, 1756, Lieut 
Temple Kendall, born Aug. 10, 1731, and died Mar. 6, 
1822. He was sealer of leather in 1760, and a lieutenant 
in the Revolutionary War. 

1. Abigail, born Mar. 19, 1758. 

2. Elizabeth, born Feb. 8, 1760. A popular teacher, 

who died July 14, 1797. 

3. Isaac, born Jan. 9, 1762. 

4. Zimri, born Sept. 20, 1763. 

5. Nathaniel, born Feb. 22, 1766. 

6. Temple, born May 28, 1768. Had 14 children by 

his wife Prudence, of whom Cummings, married 
Wealthy Ann Cummings (ill. iv.). 

7. Rhoda, born Apr. 6, 1770, died Nov. 9, 1778. 

8. Jeremiah, born Aug. 28, 1774, died Nov. 6, 1778. 

9. James, born Oct. 26, 1778. 

51. vi. Eleazer, born Oct. 2, 1737. 

vii. Rachel, born , married May 28, 1761, Thomas 

Fletcher, born Sept. 11,1738, and died Dec. 22, 1802. Sht 
died Oct. 10, 1810, in her 69th year. 

1. Thomas, born Mar. 19, 1762. 

2. Nathaniel, born Feb. 5, 1764. He died Apr. 18, 

1839. His wife, Submit, died Oct. 16, 1835. 

3. Rachel, born Oct. 23, 1765. Teacher in Dun- 

stable, 1786. 

4. David, born Nov. 6, 1767. 

5. Elizabeth, born Nov. 8, 1769. 

6. Rebecca, born Nov. 30, 1771, died Apr. 5, 1775. 

7. Francis, born July 27, 1777, died Oct. 7, 1778. 

8. Rebecca, born Aug. 7, 1779, died Feb. 5, 1831. 

9. Martha, born Oct. 26, 1781, married Nathaniel 

Cummings (261). 
10. Francis, born Aug. 20, 1788, known as lieutenant 
and died July 28, 1873. His wife, Hannah, died 
Apr. 11, 1823. 

52. viii. Simeon, born . 

ix. Lydia, born 1744, married July 27, 1761, Samuel Pollard, of 
Nottingham West. 

18. ELEAZER CUMMINGS (Nathaniel^ John,* Isaac') 
married, July 28, 1734, Mary Varnum, of Dracut, who died 
Sept. 17, 1759, aged 53 ; married second, July 12, 1764, Phebe 
Richardson, daughter of Josiah and Phebe Richardson, of Litch- 
field ; born Jan. 19, 1728. She died Dec. 7. 1788, and he diec! 



28 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Dec. 8, 1780. He bought 90 acres of land, east of the Merri- 
mac river and opposite the mouth of the Nashua river, in what 
is now Hudson, in August, 1728. He built a frame two-story 
house upon it and soon after opened a tavern and established 
a ferry across the Merrimac at the mouth of the Nashua river. 
His farm was the southerly portion of the Joseph Hills farm 
and was purchased from Benj .min Lang and Mrs. Hannah 
(Lang) Rogers, the grand-children of Joseph Hills, of Maiden, 
Mass. He lived on this place till his death ; accumulated con- 
siderable property, but lost heavily by continental currency 
during the War of Independence. He was on the first board of 
selectmen of the town after its incorporation in 1733. Having 
no children by his first wife, he brought up Eleazar, son of his 
brother Nathaniel, and before his children were born had framed 
two wills, one 1750, and one 1760, in which he bequeathed to 
this nephew his real and personal estate. 

Children: 
53. i. Eleazer, born June 16, 1765. 

ii. Phebe, born July 8, 1768, married Nathan Pierce, son of 
Joshua Pierce, formerly of Wodburn, afterward of Not- 
tingham West. He was born Sept. 11, 1766, and died 
Jan. 29, 1853. She died June 14, i860. Lived in Brad- 
ford, N. H. Their children were : 

1. Nathan, married and had two children. 

2. Cummings, married and had two children. 

3. Daniel, no children. 

4. Chapin, (Stephen Chapin?) 

5. Polly, unmarried. 

6. Susanna, unmarried. 

19. ABRAHAM CUMMINGS (Abraham,* John, 2 Isaac 1 ) 
married Mary (Richardson?). We hear of Abraham Cum- 
mings as buying. Oct. 7, 1714. lands in Attleboro, Mass. (On 
record at Taunton that Abraham Cummings, of Woburn, 
bought of James Tiffany at that date). A daughter is born to 
him in Medford, 171 7. He purchased other lands in Attleboro, 
in the spring of 1733-4. He made his will, Feb. 10, 1 750-1 ; it 
was proved, Apr. 7, 1755. He provided rooms and support for 
his widow, and distributed to Abraham. Joseph, Daniel, Stephen 
and "daughter Elizabeth at 18 years," £5 6s. 8d. each, and to 
daughters, Mary Fuller and Sarah Richardson, £2 13s. 4d., and 
made David executor and gave him all the real estate. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 29 

Children : 

i. Mary, born Feb. 19, 1717, in Medford, Mass., married (pub- 
lished in Attleboro, Nov. 2, 1734) Samuel Fuller. 

54. ii. Abraham, born Sept. 5, 1718. 

iii. Joseph, born Oct. 22, 1720, died May 18, 1721. 
iv. Joseph, born June 5, 1722. May have been of Coventry, 

R. I., and had Amy and Henry Goff. 
v. Daniel, born Oct. 18, 1724. 

55. vi. David, born Oct. 2, 1728. 

vii. Sarah, born Apr. 2, 1731, married Aug. 2, 1750, Ebenezer 

Richardson, in Attleboro. 
viii. Stephen, born July 5, 1734, died June 3, 1736. 
ix. Stephen, born Dec. 28, 1736. 

x. Elizabeth, born July 3, 1742, married Sept. 21, 1768, Joel 
Fisher, and had Elizabeth and Polly. 

20. CAPT. JOSEPH CUMMINGS (Abraham^ John, 2 
Isaac 1 ) married, Dec. 1, 1714, Sarah, daughter of Isaac and 
Abigail (Kimball) Estey, sister to Abigail, who married Jos- 
eph Cummings, (20). According to the address delivered by 
Prof. Parker Cleaveland at the 200th anniversary of the town 
of Topsfield, Joseph who was born in Woburn, went at the 
age of 12, to live with his Uncle Howlet. This was about the 
year 1704. The Uncle William had married Oct. 27, 1671, 
Mary Perkins, daughter of Thomas and Phebe (Gould), born 
1 65 1 ; died, 1728. They had but one child, Thomas, who mar- 
ried, 1695, Rebecca Cummings (3, viii). Thomas having no 
child, adopted Joseph Cummings, whose mother was Sarah 
Howlet. But Thomas died in 1713, and his father, on May 21, 
1 71 5, made the following declaration and conveyance; the John 
Howlet mentioned was the son of Samuel, William's brother; 

"For and in consideration of a deed of sale of this date made 
by John Howlet of said Ipswich, at my request and desire, of 
his farm in Thick Woods, to Jos. Cummings of said Ipswich, 
as per deed may appear, and also for the sum of 60 pounds 
paid and secured to be paid by my order to my daughter-in- 
law, Rebecca Howlet, and for that said John Howlet hath 
promised and engaged to fulfill these following articles : To 
pay annually during the natural lives of me and my now wife, 
twenty-five bushels of good and marketable Indian corn, six 
bushels of good and merchantible barley malt, four bushels of 
rye, two bushels of wheat, one hundred pounds of good pork, 



30 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

four barrels of cider, six bushels of apples and fire wood, and 
fifty of pork, sufficient for them at the door, the keeping of two 
cows, winter and summer, and ten pounds of flax, ten and 
eighteen pounds money, the running of two pigs at door and 
in orchard ; all this duty to be performed yearly by said John 
Howlet : 

"Convey and confirm unto said John Howlet, his heirs and 
assigns forever, all my farm, messuage or tenement which I 
now dwell upon and that tenement which my son Thomas's 
widow dwells upon, which farm and tenements are situated 
partly in Ipswich and partly in the township of Topsfield, con- 
taining by estimation one hundred acres, be it more or less, 
lying partly on the North Side of Ipswich river, and partly 
on Topsfield line, bounded as followeth : On the North East 
by Ipswich town common, on the East upon Ipswich river, 
West on land of Nathaniel Averill, Samuel Howlet and Eben- 
ezer Averill, North West on land of Tobijah Perkins, also all 
my wood land lying upon the South Side of Ipswich river." 

Accordingly, John Howlet, May 20, 171 5, had signed the 
following: "Whereas, in consideration of a deed made to me 
by my Uncle William, of the farm he now dwells on in Ipswich, 
I have granted all this said farm to Joseph Cummings of Ips- 
wich, at the request of said William, being seventy acres, sixty 
of which stands by the house and barn, beginning at a stake 
and heap of stones by John Lamson's land, at a place called 
the pond, thence up the hill and extending to the river on the 
other side." Marietta Clark (Historical Collections of Topsfield 
Historical Society), says Joseph Cummings is known to have 
lived on the hill referred to. 

On Jan. 3, 171 7-8, William Howlet bequeathed one-half of 
his estate to be "equally divided between my cousins, John 
Howlet, that lives hard by, and my cousin, Joseph Cummings." 
In a codicil, Apr. 3, 1718, he says: "By my cousin, Joseph 
Cummings, I do intend my sister Sarah, her grandson Joseph 
Cummings." 

Mrs. Mary Howlet completes this narrative of the Howlet 
connection, for in her will she says: "My will is that my 
cousin, Joseph Cummings, aforesaid, and my cousin Sarah 
Wildes, now Perkins, who hath lived with me some years, shall 



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have at my decease what remains undisposed of otherwise, 
equally divided between them, only my bed which I now lie on 
shall be and is already ordered to my cousin, Joseph Cummings, 
not being any divided between them, but shall be free and clear 
to said Cummings ; but all the rest undisposed of shall be 
equally divided between them, only that I would have it noted 
that my little iron dish kettle that contains about the quantity 
of a pailful, together with a coverlid which was my sister Ju- 
dith's lately deceased, and fell to my part of the estate — These 
particulars last mentioned shall fall into and be accounted part 
of my cousin, Sarah Wildes, now Perkins, aforesaid, her share." 

Capt. Cummings became quite a large operator in real estate, 
for between 1719 and 1763 as many as twenty-three deeds were 
recorded as passed between him and various parties, principally 
purchases by him of tracts of land. After a good deal of 
negotiation, the part of Ipswich where he lived was set off to 
Topsfield. This was in 1774. The Rev. Temple Cutler, of 
Essex, Mass., says that among the papers of his grandfather, 
Rev. Dr. Manasseh Cutler, he once came across an obituary 
notice of Capt. Cummings, in which the Doctor speaks of him 
as a remarkable man, well versed in the politics of the day. 
My correspondent adds : "From the interest Dr. Cutler felt 
in him, he must have been a staunch patriot and Federalist." 

We add a part of the notice of him which appeared in the 
Salem Gazette, May 13, shortly after his death and may well 
be the one to which Mr. Cutler refers : "In early life he made 
a public profession of religion, and, by a uniform piety, in- 
tegrity, temperance, cheerfulness and benevolence, he supported 
an amiable and unblemished character. He was not favored 
with the advantages of education ; but strong mental powers, 
inquisitive turn of mind, and a tenacious memory had enabled 
him to acquire and retain a good knowledge of the principal 
events and public transactions of the last hundred years. Pos- 
sessed of a rich fund of interesting and entertaining anecdotes, 
he was a living history of nearly a century. Within his mem- 
ory the people in his neighborhood were in fear of the Indians, 
and he had himself stood sentry at a small fortress in the town. 
Employed from his youth in cultivating a valuable farm, not 
with excessive labor, but steady industry — living in a plentiful, 
but plain and simple manner — and enjoying a uniform cheer- 



32 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

fulness — the powers of his body and mind continued in great 
vigor to a very advanced age. When nearly a hundred, he 
would readily mount his horse from the ground ; and his reason 
continued to his last moments. Satisfied with living, and with 
little appearance of any other disease than senility, he closed 
this mortal scene, in the cheering hope of a blessed immortality. 
His descendants were 2 children, 23 grandchildren, 116 great- 
grandchildren, and 32 great-great-grandchildren, total, 173." 

In a statement made by Mrs. Susanna Randall, is found the 
following tradition : "The day he was a hundred years old, 
he put his foot in the stirrup from the ground, seated himself 
in the. saddle, rode to Andover on a cold wintry day to visit 
his grandson, Stephen, my father, and about that time Stephen 
had a son born whom he named Joseph for his grand-sire." 
As will be seen from comparison of records, the grand-sire 
was born Sept. 1, 1692, and his name-sake, Dec. 6, 1792. Capt. 
Cummings married for his second wife, Nov. 10, 1751, Priscilla 
Lamson. In his will, dated July 29, 1785, and proved May 5, 
1794 (he died Apr. 22 preceding), he mentions "the heirs of 
my last wife's two brothers, viz. : The heirs of John Lamson 
and the heirs of Peter Lamson, deceased ; the heirs of Abigail 
Edwards, also deceased. Mary Davis, daughter to my grand- 
daughter, Hannah Adams." Among his granddaughters he 
also mentions Sarah Wiggins and Lydia Wiggins. To his son 
Thomas, with whom he had spent his declining days he devised 
the residue of the estate. Priscilla, the second wife, had died 
Aug. 19, 1780. 

Children : 

56. i. Thomas, baptized July 15, 1716. 

ii. Sarah, born Aug. 20, 1720, published Sept. 18, 1736, to Ben- 
jamin Lamson, son of William and Lydia, of Ipswich, 
and born Apr. 8, 1710. He died in the spring of 1753. 
his will dated March 29. His wife was then alive. Shs 
is mentioned too in her father's will, July 29, 1785, as 
then living as well as three of her children, Benjamin, 
Sarah, and Lydia. The family as far as known, was as 
follows : 

1. Joseph, 

2. Benjamin, born Nov. n, 1740, married Mar. 14, 

1765, Martha Dennis, and had eight children. 



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3. Daniel. 

4. Sarah. 

5. Lydia. 

21. JACOB CUMMINGS (Abraham^ John, 2 Isaac 1 ) mar- 
ried, Mar. 28, 1716, Martha Brooks; married second, Nov. 9, 
1720, Abigail Wilson, according to Killingly court records: 
"Jacob, and Martha Cummings, his wife, were received into full 
communion in the Church of Killingly, Sept. 12, 171 5." "Abigail, 
wife of Jacob Cummings, was received Apr. 15, 1727." It has 
been said that he may have married third, Elinor. He is recorded 
as having died in Ware, Mass., Feb. 27, 1776, in his 83d year. 
This does not enable one to identify him positively with the 
son of Abraham (7, iv.), born Jan. 3, 1695, as the dates given 
do not exactly correspond. But the settlement of the town of 
Killingly was to a considerable extent, by families from the 
localities in Massachusetts where this line of Cummingses origi- 
nated. The names of the children seem to indicate affinity 
with this particular branch. There was another settler of the 
Cummings' name, John Cummings, in the town and vicinity, 
who also had several children. Although no close relationship 
has been traced, yet this John was a former resident of Woburn, 
as was Abraham (7, iv.). Most of the children mentioned below 
were born in Killingly, but it may be that some who were born 
after the appearance of the father in Ware, were baptized, as 
were the earlier children, in Killingly. Jacob Cummings is 
referred to as fence-viewer there as late as 1728. But the Hon. 
William Hyde, of Ware, in his sketch of that town, speaks of 
him as "the most prominent man in the precinct and town for 
many years. He was one of the first deacons of the church 
(1751), acted as moderator of the first meeting of the parish 
(1742), was one of the precinct committee, and when the town 
was incorporated (1762) was one of the first board of select- 
men and town treasurer." He was also on the building com- 
mittee for the first house of worship. He located on the farm 
owned in 1847, by Joel Rice, and owned also a farm which, in 
1847, was m possession of one of his descendants, the Hon. 
Joseph Cummings. 

Children : 
57. i. Jacob, baptized Mar. 31, 1717. 



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58. ii. Benjamin, baptized May 24, 1719. 

iii. Abigail, born Feb. 17, 1721-2; died Sept. 26, 1730, in Killingly. 

iv. Sarah, born Oct. 25, 1723. 

v. James, born Feb. 12, 1725. 

vi. Martha, born Nov. 12, 1727. 

vii. Mary, born Aug. 3, 1729. 

59. viii. Abraham, born Aug. 29, 1733. 

ix. Abigail, born Feb. 24, 1735. 

x. Elizabeth, baptized June n, 1738. 

60. xi. Isaac, born June 27, 1739. 

61. xii. Solomon, born Mar. 5, 1743. 

22. JOSIAH CUMMINGS (Abraham^ John, 2 Isaac 1 ) mar- 
ried Miriam . In 1725, he was a member of a company 

of 88 men raised by Capt. John Lovewell, who scoured the 
country in different directions for Indians and killed at Love- 
well's Pond (Wakefield, N. H.), a party of ten Indians for 
which they received the offered allowance of two shillings, seven 
pence a day, and £100 for each male scalp. In the same year 
in April, he formed one of the more famous expeditions to 
Pequawket, but returned from Contoocook, with his kinsman, 
William Cummings (13), who had been previously wounded 
and was unable to proceed. In 1731, being then of Dunstable, 
he bought and sold land under Capt. Lovewell. For his mili- 
tary services he owned a share in 2,150 acres of wild land which 
ht being "of Litchfield," sold in 1738, to Thos. Colburn, and 
in 1743, he bought on the river a farm in Nottingham West, 
of Ebenezer Spalding, now known as the Pierce farm. He 
was chairman of the selectmen of the town in 1736-8-9, and a 
member of the board also in 1737-40. He was an influential 
man. He died, Feb. 8, 1761. We hear of Miriam, his wife, 
as selling land with her son in 1773, and 1774, and 1778. There 
is reported one son, Josiah, imbecile. 

23. ELEAZAR CUMMINGS (Abraham.' John, 2 Isaac 1 ) 
married Rachel Proctor, of Londonderry. He seems to have 
married a second time for Nov. 16, 1736, his widow, Mary, 
declined to be administratrix, and Josiah Cummings, of Litch- 
field, his brother, was appointed instead. Daniel Proctor, of 
Chelmsford, brother of deceased wife, Rachel, was appointed 
guardian of the two children. Dec. 17. 1745, Eleazer, "of Ac- 
town," one of these, selected the same person as his guardian, 



CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 35 

as did Abraham, "of Chelmsford," Aug. 29, 1748. Mr. Proc- 
tor made report of his guardianship in 1751. Mr. Cummings 
belonged in Nottingham West, where he was assessed from 
1 73 1 onward. His estate was described, at the proving of the 
will, as a homestead of 55 acres and one-third of 20 acres 
meadow — "part of the Joseph Hills farm." 
Children : 

62. i. Eleazer, born Dec. 15, 1730. 

ii. Abraham, born June 1, 1734. Chelm'ford records, according 
to G. O. Danforth, of Dunstable, show, "Abraham, son 
of Eleazar and Rachel C, died May 13, 1756." 

24. ISAAC CUMMINGS (Isaacs Isaac, 2 Isaac, 1 ) married, 
Mar. 8, 1 716-7, Abigail Boardman, daughter of Joseph Board- 
man. He bought, June 8, 1724, of Stephen and Lydia Smith, 
his sister, all their title to their mother's estate bequeathed to 
her by her grandfather, Thomas Howlet, May 26, 1725, and 
the title of Thomas and Alice Bixby, his second sister, to the 
same estate. His wife, Abigail, with her two sisters, Hannah, 
who was the wife of Jacob Perkins, and Prudence inherited 
their father's homestead, lying partly in Topsfield and partly 
in Ipswich, which they sold to Elisha Cummings in Dec. 1742. 
February 19 and 20, 1752, Isaac and Abigail united in deeding 
their homestead and lands to their sons, Joseph and Peletiah, 
said in the deed to be bounded on Samuel Lamson, west by the 
farm given to Isaac by his father, north on Capt. Joseph Cum- 
mings, east on corner bounds between Isaac's land and said 
Joseph Cummings. The record of the death of "Isaac, an aged 
man, Oct. 12, 1761," probably refers to this Isaac. She died, 
Oct. 5, 1771. 

Children : 

i. Abigail, baptized Aug. 2, 1719, married June 24, 1738, Sam- 
uel Potter, of Ipswich. Removed to Bridgewater, N. H. 

63. ii. Elisha, baptized Aug. 2, 1719. 

iii. Mary, baptized Oct. 2, 1720, married June (Jan. ?) 4, 1741, 
Ezekiel Potter. A Mary, daughter of Ezekiel Potter, mar- 
ried 1772, Isaac Peabody, of New Boston, N. H., and died 
aged 86. Her son, Moses Peabody, had among other 
children, Ezekiel Cummings, who lived in Lynn. 

64. iv. Joseph, born Mar. 20, 1721-2. 

v. Hannah, born Jan. 16, 1724, in Ipswich, married, Jan. 8, 
1751, (Einebrook parish record), Robert Perkins, son ot 



36 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Robert and Elizabeth (Town) born in Topsfield, Jan. 16, 
1727-8. He died Nov. io, 1801. She died July 22, 1802, 
in Topsfield. 

1. Ruth, born Oct. 1, 1753, married 1774, John 

Gould, 3d. 

2. Hannah, born May 17, 1755, died Nov. 16, 1802. 

3. Lydia, born May 29, 1760, died Feb. 27, 1830. 

4. Asa, born June 15, 1762, married Hannah Johnson. 

5. Mehitabcl, born Nov. 14, 1767, died Dec. 1813. 

65. vi. Pelatiah, baptized Oct. 27, 1728. 

25. JOSEPH CUMMINGS ( John,3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 
May 22, IJ22, Abigail Estey, daughter of Isaac and Abigail 
(Kimball). Both died of small pox, he, Dec. 24, 1729; she, 
Jan. 10, 1729-30. Lived in Topsfield. January 13, 1729-30, 
Capt. Joseph Cummings administered for the estate of Joseph, 
deceased, "his brother-in-law." The estate which the father, 
John, left to Joseph and John, sons, was, Oct. 26, 1722, divided 
equally. It contained 100 acres. Thos. Potter, of Ipswich, 
was appointed guardian of Joseph ; Jacob Peabody, of Ips- 
wich, of Jacob ; Jos. Cummings, of Ipswich, of Moses ; Aaron 
Estey, of Topsfield, of Daniel ; and John Perkins, whose wife 
was Mary Estey, of Abigail. The children "on coming of age, 
sold their shares in the estate, so that the homestead passed out 

.of the family name." (Hist. Coll. Topsfield.) 
Children : 

66. i. Joseph, born July 27, 1713. 

67. ii. Jacob, born May 12, 1717. 

iii. Abigail, born Dec. 16, 1721. It may be presumed that it was 
she who, in Sutton, married, Aug. 25, 1740. Ebenezer Sib- 
ley, and had Ebenezer, born Oct. 9, 1745, Abigail, born 
June 29, 1747, and Mary, born Aug. 30, 1749. Her broth- 
ers, Jacob and Moses, were in that town. 

68. iv. Daniel, born Dec. 4, 1724. 

v. Moses, born Oct. 9, 1726. A Moses was published Nov. 2, 
1754, in Ipswich, to marry Esther Adams. But we hear 
of a Moses in Sutton, who married Abigail, and had 
Moses, born Jan. 10, 1757. A Moses is recorded in Wor- 
cester as having married in Sutton, June 15, 1780, Pattv 
Harris. 

26. JOHN CUMMINGS (John,3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married 

(published Feb. 18, 1715-16) Mercy Larralnv, "Mary, daughter 

of Isaac and Martha (Towne) Larrabce," of Lynn (Topsfield 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 37 

Coll.). Lived first in Middleton and afterward in Andover. He 
died May 22, 1756, having made his will Dec. 19 previous, being 
then of Southboro. December 16, 1727, John and Stebbins, 
brothers, "exchanged messuages" given by their father. In 
1732, he is spoken of as belonging to Middleton, now "Porter- 
Gould place." March 13, 1739-40, mention is made of a deed 
of gift of one-half acre, known as "the burying place" to him, 
and David Cummings and others, with privilege to pass for 
burial across the land of Joseph Herrick, of Topsfield. March 
1, 1753, he bought of Nicholas Holt, land near Holt's saw mill. 
Mary, the widow, administratrix, deeded in 1757, a four-acre 
piece, same tract as above, to Thomas Holt, Jr. In 1767, to 
same party, 15 acres on Salem road, Andover, bounded on Os- 
good's farm ; also four acres in Andover to Timothy Fuller, to 
which sale Jonathan and Lydia Cummings were witnesses. 
Jonathan Cummings and Lydia Oakes were married in An- 
dover, Nov. 6, 1766. The inventory of John's estate at his 
death was £95 5s. 5d. He seems to have removed to Southboro 
by 1748, buying land there of a John How; his son-in-law, 
Thomas Goodale, buying an adjoining tract of a John Gould. 

Children : 

69. i, John, born Apr. 19, 1717. 

ii. Hannah, born Nov. 6, 1718, married Dec. 13, 1739. Thomas 

Goodale. 
iii. Mercy, born Oct. 26, 1720, married July 1, 1740, Thomas 

Pike. Apparently she married second, Lewis. 

iv. Benjamin, born Jan. 12, 1723, died Nov. 27, 1731. 
v. Reuben, born Jan. 29, 1726, married Hannah Booth. 

1. Reuben, born May 26, 1749. 

2. William, born Oct. 18, 1752. 

3. Hannah, born Aug. 8, 1757. 

4. Hepzibah, born Sept 8, 1759. 

vi. Sarah, born May 30, 1729, married Nichols and had 

Isabel, May 27, 1752. Living 1755. 
vii. Benjamin, born Oct. 7, 1731. 

70. viii. Joseph, born Feb. 5, 1733. 

iy. ISAAC CUMMINGS (John,3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 
Jan. 5, 1720-1, Hannah, daughter of Isaac and Abigail (Kim- 
ball) Esty. "Our sister, Hannah Cummings, wife of Isaac, of 
Sutton, Mass., died about a month after they moved there of 
lung fever." Dairy of the Rev. Mr. Morse, of Canton. She 



38 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

died June 23, 1743. He- may have married second, Mar. 13, 
1743-4, in Sutton, Susanna Holden, and had Susanna, born- 
Apr. 14, 1746. We read of an Isaac of Douglas as buying 
lands in that town, April 23, 1752. Isaac was the first select- 
man in Douglas. The children mentioned below were recorded 
in Stoughton, Mass. 

Children : 

i. Hannah, born Oct. 26, 1721, married Mar. 23, 1743-4, Phineas 
Rice, (Dorchester record). On June 9, 1773. Daniel 
Cummings and Phineas Rice were among families peti- 
tioning to be erected into a new precinct. 

1. Nathaniel, born Sept. 18, 1745, married Elizabeth 
Lawrence. 

2. Hannah, born July 26, 1747. 

3. Mary, born May 10, 1751. 

4. Elizabeth, born July 6, 1753. 

5. Abigail, born Apr. 17, 1755. 

6. Ruth, born Feb. 24, 1758, married John Rice. 

7. Noah, born Mar. 5, 1760. 

8. Lydia, born May 29, 1763. 

ii. Isaac, born Feb. 12, 1723, died Dec. 19, 1745. 

iii. Mary, born Sept. 30, 1726. 

iv. Mehitabel, born Aug. 8, 1730. 

v. Rebecca, born Aug. 7, 1735. 

vi. Ebenezer, born June 17, 1738. 

vii. Sarah, born July 17, 1740. 

viii. Noah, born Sept. 14, 1742. 

28. DAVID CUMMINGS (John.3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married 
Anna, born 1710, and died Feb. 9, 1741. He was published, 
Oct. 30, 1 741, to Sarah Goodhue, who seems to be the Sarah, 
daughter of John and Sarah (Sherwin) Goodhue, born in 
Ipswich, 1713. He died in Topsneld, Apr. 2, 1765, and the 
widow appears to have married, second, May 25, 1769, Deacon 
George Bixby. She died, June 30, 1776, aged 64. David was 
known as "Cornet David." Several purchases and sales in 
Topsfield are recorded in his name. With his brother John, he 
gave the land for the south side burying ground there. He 
owned land in Middleton also. In his will, dated 1761, provi- 
sion was made for his widow's home — "in the east end of my 
house with my mother, Susanna Cummings." Portions were 
willed to the older children, Samuel to have the residue of 
the estate, and to provide for Daniel and Archelaus. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 39 

v;»tr,DREN : 

71. i. David, born Mar. 26, 1729. 

ii. Jonathan, born Mar. 14, 1730-1, died Apr. 5, 1731. 

72. iii. Samuel, born Feb. 28, 1731-2. 

iv. Anna, born Oct. 20, 1734, married Apr. 11, 1754, Moses Per- 
kins. He was son of John and Mary (Estey) Perkins, 
and born in Topfield, Dec. 17, 1732. He was "chosen to 
set ye psalm, and sit in ye elders' seat." He died Aug. 7, 
1807. She died Feb. 9, 1825, past her 90th year. 

1. Moses, born Sept. 28, 1754. 

2. Elijah, born July 19, 1756. 

3. Thomas, born Apr. 2, 1758. 

4. David, born Nov. 7, 1760. 

5. Daniel, born Nov. 7, 1769. 

v. Susannah, born May 8, 1737, married Dec. 8, 1763, Edmund 
Towne (one of a triplet). Removed to New Ipswich, N. 
H. 

vi. Elizabeth, born Sept. 17, 1739, died Feb. 13, 1741. 

73. vii. Jonathan, born Oct. 14, 1743. 

viii. Stephen, born Jan. 27, 1744-5, died May 27, 1765, coming 
home from military (?) service. 
ix. Elizabeth, born Jan. 19, 1746-7, died Feb. 13 or 14, 1746-7. 
x. Daniel, born Aug. 30, 1749. Living at date of his father's 
will, 1 761. 

74. xi. Archelaus, born Jan. 1, 1752. 

29. SAMUEL CUMMINGS (John,3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) mar- 
ried, Nov. 7, 1733, Susanna Hood, daughter of Nathaniel and 
Joanna (Dunnell) Hood. He transferred, Nov. 23, 1733, his 
title to the property in Middleton to his brother John and 
removed to Stoughton, Mass. He died in that part of Stough- 
ton, now called Sharon, Dec. 11, 1804, aged 94 years. She 
died there Jan. 14, 1812, aged 98. He is said to have been a 
soldier in the Louisburg expedition. Hist. Coll. Topsfield. 

Children : 

75. i. Samuel, born Sept. 12, 1734. 

ii. Susanna, born Dec. 20, 1735, married Dec. 2, 1762, Samuci 
Holmes, of Stoughton. 

1. Samuel, born May 20, 1763. 

2. Elijah, born Sept. 29, 1764, married Aug. 25, 

1785, Dorcas Partridge, daughter of Elisha. He 
married second, and died in Rockland, Me., 
Feb. 10, 1839 ; thirteen children are given in Sib- 
ley's History of Union, Me., page 465. 

iii. Joanna, born Sept. 19, 1737. 

iv. Ruth, born Aug. 9, 1739, married Nov. 29, 1759, William 



4° CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

Hewins, born Dec. 16, 1735, and died Mar. 4, 1802. She 
married second, Col. Hammond of Watertown, Mass., 
and died in Sharon, 1833, said to be aged 96. Mr. Hew- 
ins was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He lived in 
*he south part of Sharon, one mile northeast of Foxboro 
depot 

1. Ruth, born Mar. 12, 1760, married John Hewins. 

2. William, born Mar. 12, 1762, married In- 

graham, of Hallowell Me. A Daniel Hewins. 
born Aug. 11, 1800, was living in Augusta, Me., 
1887. 

3. Ebenezer, born Apr. 13, 1764, married Elizabeth 

Cummings. 

4. Amos, born May 10, 1766, married Esther Kolloch, 

resided in Sharon, Me., died Jan. 12, 1812. 

5. Rebecca, born June 28, 1768, unmarried, died 

May 31, 1790. 

6. Elkanah, born Sept. 9, 1773, married Hannah 

Capen Foster, of Dorchester. 
Anna, born , 1740, married Nov. 14, 1759, William Rich- 
ards, who was born Aug. 2, 1734, and died Jan. 29, 1801. 
He was son of Ensign William and Elizabeth (Baker) 
Richards. 

1. Anna, born Jan. 31, 1760, in Stoughton, married 

Waldo (or Walter) Leonard of Canton, Mass. 

2. Jeremiah, born Aug. 22, 1761, married Hannah 

Eastman, removed to Gardiner, Me. 

3. William, born Jan. 10, 1763, married Joanna 

Whitney. He died 182 — (?). Removed to 
Winthrop and Fayette, Me. 

4. John, born May 27, 1765, in Sharon, married 

Mary Bird ; second marriage, Sarah Jewett. Resi- 
dence, N. H. 

5. Sarah, born June 17, 1767, married Samuel Wat- 

ers; removed to N. H. 

6. Susannah, born Mar. 27, 1769, married Elijah 

Briggs ; five children. Resided in Sharon. Chil- 
dren were named, Elijah, Hirai.., Susan, Lu- 
anda, Elvira. 

7. Oliver, born Jan. 15, 1773, married Rebecca Wal- 

ton and had ten children. Resided in Rumford, 
Me. 

8. Luther, born Nov. 23, 1774, married Ruth 

Hooper. He died Sept. 22, 1858, New Boston, 
N. II. 

9. Samuel, born Jan. 12, 1777, married Polly Brain- 
erd, and resided in Winthrop, Me. 



78. 


X. 


79- 


xi. 


8o. 


xii. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 41 

10. Solomon, born Apr. 3, 1779, married Rachsl 
Hodges ; no children. He died at Sharon, Oct. 
19, 1842. 
vi. Solomon, born May 26, 1741. 
.77. vii. Nathaniel, born May 8, 1743. 

viii. Mary, born Aug. 20, 1745. According to an old ledger, Mary 
was living in Sharon in 1762, as were also Richard and 
John and Joseph, and Mary married in Stoughtonham, 
Aug. 7, 1776, Ezekiel Capen. 
ix. Rebecca, born Oct. 14, 1748. A Rebecca married in Stough- 
tonham, Sept. 14, 1768, Job Swift, Jr. 
Richard, born Feb. 19, 1750. 
John, born June 22, 1753. 
Joseph, born , 1755. 

30. SAMUEL CUMMINGS (Thomas,3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) 
married, Sept. 28, 1727, Sarah Hastings, born Nov. 8, 1727, in 
Watertown. Same day Susanna Hastings was married to 
Moses Willard, both of Lunenburg. Samuel Cummings early 
settled in what is now Lunenburg, Mass., then known as "Lan- 
caster New Grant." He lived in the west part of the town 
near Fitchburg line, on the farm owned in 1848 by Jacob 
Proctor. He was one of 43 grantees of Rindge, N. H., in 1749. 
On Mar. 16, 1773, he and Sarah sold land in Lunenburg to their 
son Thaddeus. Mr. Cummings died Oct. 1793, in Westmore- 
land, N. H., and his widow was living there in 1796-7. 
Children : 

i. Miriam, born Oct. 1, 1728, died July 9, 1740. 

ii. Thomas, born Sept. 23, 1731, died July 20, 1740. 

iii. Thaddeus, born Dec. 30, 1734, died July 16, 1740. 

iv. Samuel, born Feb. 13, 1736-7, died May 10, 1760. Drowned 

in Walem Pond, 
v. Sarah, born June 30, 1740, married Feb. 13, 1765, in Leomins- 
ter, David Carlyle ; resided in Walpole, N. H. She died 
Oct. 28, 1838. 

1. Sarah, born May 25, 1765, in Lunenburg. 

2. Samuel, born Nov. 2 1766. 

3. John, born Apr. 17, 1768. 

4. Lettice, born Nov. 20, 1769. 

5. David, born Aug. 23, 1771. 

6. Daniel, born Apr. 16, 1773. 

vi. Thomas, born Feb. 23, 1742-3, died Sept. 23, 1746. 

81. vii. Thaddeus, born June 16, 1746. 

82. viii. Jonathan, born Nov. 20, 1748. 

ix. Anna, born , married Sept. 24, 1752, Joseph Boyn- 



42 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

ton, of Westmoreland, N. H. He was a lieutenant in 
Waitstill Scott's company. He died Mar., 1813, aged 
63 years; his wife died "many years later." Their children 
were: 

1. Sarah, bom June 18, 1774, married July 19, 1791, 
Jonas Wheeler. 

2. Joseph, born Apr. 7, 1776, married Oct. 8, 1707, 
Arethusa Blood. 

3. Samuel, born Jan. 7, 1778, married Nov. 27, 
1 1800, Almira Gleason ; seven children. 

31. JACOB CUMMINGS (Thomas,3 Isaac,-' Isaac 1 ) mar- 
ried, 1745, Mary . She died in Boxford, Mass., Dec. 

2, 1 78-. He died there Mar. 26, 1803. He was selectman ten 
times between 1751 and 1771 inclusive. He was a private in 
Capt. Jacob Gould's company, which marched to Lexington on 
the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775. 
Children : 

i. Mehitabel, born Sept. 21, 1746, died Dec. 5, 1752. 
ii. Dudley, born Feb. 18, 1748, died June 25, 1815. He was not 
regarded as of sound mind. He, as well as his brother 
Thomas, who was similarly unsound, lived many years 
with Mr. John Sawyer. Dudley hung himself being in 
Willis Woods, E. Boxford, at a locality known as "the col- 
lege." He went there "to gather herbs, carrying with him 
a line with which to tie his bundle. Taking the line, he 
stretched it from one tree to another, several feet from the 
ground, near a large ledge, whose perpendicular side rose 
up in close proximity to the trees. Letting his feet lie on 
the top of the ledge, he placed his neck on the line, and 
there lay till he died." Perley's History of Boxford, 
Page 401. 
iii. Jacob, born Apr. 17, 1750, died Apr. 10, 1757. 
iv. Polly, born Apr. 15, 1752. She was received into covenant in 
First Church, Boxford, and baptized Oct. 1778. Published 
for marriage, Mar. 29, 1785, to Thomas Andrews. 
v. William, born Sept. 19, 1755. He was in the same company 
with his father in the summons to Lexington, 1775. He 
was also in the Northern army, near Ticonderoga, in the 
fall of 1776, and died Nov. 10, 1776. 
vi. Jacob, born Jan. 10, 1762, died Apr. 13, 1769. 
vii. Thomas, born Oct. 12, 1765, see above, died May 29, 1834. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 

32. LIEUT. JOHN CUMMINGS (John,* John,3 John,* 
Isaac 1 ) married Sarah Lawrence, Jan. 28, 1735-6. She was 
daughter of Maj. Eleazer and Mary Lawrence, of Littleton, 
Mass. He was admitted to the church is Westford in 1729 
and was dismissed to the church in Groton, where he resided 
for a long time. He served in the French and Indian Wan 
Later in life he removed to Hancock, N. H., and was one of 
the seventeen persons who formed the Congregational church 
in that town in 1788. The chuVch was formed, indeed, at his 
house, and his wife and his daughter, Mrs. Symonds, with her 
husband, united in the organization. He died the next year, 
Sept. 20, 1789. His wife died ten years after, Oct. 3, 1799, 
aged 83. 

Children : 

83. i. John, born Mar. 16, baptized Mar. 20, 1736-7. 

84. ii. Eleaser, born May 15, 1739. 

iii. Sarah, born Dec. n, 1741, married Feb. 27, 1761, John Gilbert. 
(Littleton Record.) 

iv. Peter, born June 5, 1744. 
v. Mitty (Submit), born Dec. 15, 1751, married Oct. 10, 1770, 
Joseph Simonds, born Jan. 30, 1746, in Shirley, Mass. ; sol- 
dier in Revolutionary War. From Groton, Mass., and 
later from New Ipswich, N. H., he came in 1779 to Han- 
cock, N. H., and resided on Norway Hill in that town. 
He was on the board of selectmen the next year and served 
the town in that office several years. He w s frequently 
town clerk also and held other positions of trust. He and 
his wife were among the original members of the 
Congregational church in Hanccck, and at their house the 
meetings of the church and of the town were held until 
the first meeting house was built. "He was much respected 
■in town, a man of sterling qualities of character and ever 
ready to assist in all worthv enterprises." History of 
Hancock, page 886. 



44 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

i. Joseph, born Sept. 25, 1771, in Groton, marn^ 
thrice; was farmer, carpenter and blacksmith; 
captain, member of Legislature. 

2. Mittie, born Mar. 23, 1774, married Peter Fox, and 

had nine children. Resided in Peterboro, Han- 
cock and Marlow. 

3. Asa, born Apr. 5, 1776, married Betsy Russell, 

who died and he married second, Clarissa N. 
Newhall, who died Feb. 10, 1861. He was 
deacon and selectman in Hancock and died 
July 11, 1858. 

4. Melia, born Oct. 24, 1778, in New Ipswich, N. H. ; 

married Capt. Jacob Ames, carpenter and auc- 
tioneer in Hancock and afterwards in New 
Ipswich. 

5. Charles, born Mar. 23, 1785, in Hancock, married 

Sally Dennis. He kept tavern and was select- 
man. Had nine children. Removed to Mar- 
low, where he died Oct. 28, 1857. 

6. Lucy, born May 21, 1794, married Jas Wason. 

Resided in Hudson. 
€5. vi. Reuben, born Jan. 10, 1757. 

vii. Sybil, born Mar. 15, 1760, married Timothy Moors, born Feb. 
2, 1755, son of Timothy and Lydia (Nutting). He died in 
Hancock, July 11, 1845. She died Nov. 29, 1829, and he 
married second, 1833, Widow Sarah Whitcomb, daughter 
of Capt. Wm. Brooks, and born in Hollis, July, 1766. Mr. 
Moors was among those who took part in the battle on 
Bunker Hill. He was a highly respected citizen. His 
first wife gave him the following children: 

1. Sarah, born May 5, 1776, in Groton, Mass., mar- 

ried June 11, 1799, Hczekiah Bennett. Resided 
in Weston, Vt, where she died Sept. 25, 1848. 
He died at Bennington, Vt., Dec. 6, 1859. 

2. Olive, born Mar. 27, 1778, in New Ipswich, died 

Apr. 9, 1861, in Hancock. 

3. Timothy, born Sept. 4, 1780, married Feb. 20, 

1806, Polly Moors, born Jan. 14, 1785, in London- 
derry, and died Dec. 11, 1850. He died June 30, 
1856. Selectman in Hancock and prominent citi- 
zen ; ten children. 

4. Lucy, burn May 25, 1783, married Mar. 9, 1809, 

Oliver, son of Peter Farmer, born Dec. 17, 1777, 
in Tewksbury, Mass. Resided in Hancock, where 
she died Mar. 3, 1867. He died in Nashua, Dec 
28, [854. Farmer. 

5. Joseph, born July 29, 1785, married Dec. 24, 1812, 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 45 

Marcia Richmond. Removed in 1828 to Union 
(now Maine), N. Y., where he died Mar. 14, 
1873. She died 1837. Four children. 
6. Betsy, born Feb. 16, 1788, married Jan. 26, 1808, 
Abraham, son of Abraham and Susanna (Ste- 
vens) Mooar, of Peterboro. She died in Na- 
shua, 1839; he in Peterboro, Nov. 13, 1866. 

7. Cummings, born Apr. 12, 1790, died May 16, 
1801. 

8. Polly, born July 15, 1792, died Feb. 8, 1870. 

9. Jeremiah, born Aug. 2, 1794, married. He set- 
tled in Detroit in its early days. He was a Ma- 
son in high degree. His widow was living in 
Detroit in 1861. Two sons and perhaps one 
daughter. 

10. Relief, born Oct. 28, 1796, died Sept. 1, 1800. 

11. David, born Mar. 22, 1799, died Au<y. 28, 1800. 

12. David, born Apr. 11, 1801, died Mav 10, 1803. 

13. Friend, born June 28, 1804, married Dec, 1828. 
Ivy Tryphena Senter, at Hudson. A skillful me- 
chanic. Resided in Nashua, Londonderry, Marl- 
boro., Vt, Greenfield, Stoddard, Andover, Mass., 
Hancock, Peterboro, Winchendon, Mass., where 
he died Apr. 20, 1866. Ten children. 

33. DEA. WILLIAM CUMMINGS (John,* John,3 John, 2 
Isaac 1 ) published July 12, 1734, to Lucy Colburn, of Dunstable. 
His children, at least seven, are recorded in Groton. He was, 
however, in West Dunstable precinct in 1744, and was chosen 
deacon of the church there in 1745. He lived in the region 
known as "One Pine Hill." It was a point of long dispute be- 
tween Hollis and Dunstable whether the people residing there 
should belong to one or the other town, but in 1763 it was 
added to Hollis. He was ensign in the company commanded 
by Capt. Peter Powers in the war of 1755. He died Sept. 9, 
1758. She married second Feb. 23 1762, Ebenezer Kendal', 
both said to be of Hollis. Besides the children mentioned 
below, it would seem as if Caleb, son of William Cummings, 
of Dunstable, over whom in 1770, then over 14 years, Samuel 
Tarbell was made guardian, belongs here. 

Children : 
86. i. Ebenezer, born Apr. 17, 1735. 

''. Lucy, born Apr. 18, 1737, married Jan. 5, 1757, b f .ephen Pow- 
ers, son of Capt. Peter and Anna (Keyes), born Oct. 28, 



46 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

1729. She died July 15, 1775. Stephen, with his brothers, 
Levi and Whitcomb, were soldiers in their father's com- 
pany, 1755. 

1. Lucy, born Oct. 20, 1758, married 1784, Gen. 
David, son of Capt. David Steele, of Peterboro, 
N. H. She died Jan. 27, 1795- He married second, 
Sarah Gregg, who died Jan. 15, 1822, aged 52 
years. Very prominent citizen, died Mar. 19, 
1836, aged 78 years. 

2. Stephen, born Apr. 13, 1761, died Apr. II, 1854. 

3. Rebecca, born Apr. 30, 1763, married Jonathan 
Barnes, Pepperell, Mass. 

4. Peter, born Apr. 29, 1765, married Feb., 1791. 
Lucy Lee, who died Feb. 12, 1813. His second 
wife was Louisa, who died Jan. 26, 1857, at Pitts- 
ford, Vt. He died Apr., 1854. 

5. Bridget, born Sept. 5, 1767, unmarried. Re- 
moved to Canada. 

6. Caleb, born Sept. 15, 1769. Removed to Can- 
ada. 

7. William, born Dec. 28, 1771, married Pamelia 
Wright, of Pepperell, and she died Nov. 27, 1864, 

8. Catharine, born May 1, 1775, married a Mr. 
Toole, in Canada. 

iii. Bridget, born Sept. 16, 1739, married Nov. 30, 1760, John 
Atwell. He is said to have lived south of Long Pond, in 
Hollis, and in 1781 his name appears on a committee of 
three to hire money to meet the town's quota of soldiers. 

1. John, born June 6, 1761. y 

2. William Cummings, born May 7, 1763. 
3.. Nathan, born June 15, 1766. 

4. Jonathan, born Feb. 21, 1768. 

5. Bridget, born May 24, 1770, married Jan. 1, 1789, 
David Holden, Jr., and nad David, born July 31, 
1789; Cummings, born Aug. 16, 1790; Phineas, 
H., bom May 6, 1792, and died May 8, 1856. 

6. Ebenezer, born Nov. 22, 1772. 
7. Josiah R., born Mar. 27, 1775. 

8. James, born Feb. 3, 1777, married Mar. 4, 1798, 
Sarah Lawrence. 

9. Becca, born Jan. 2, 1787. 
87. iv. William, born Oct. 2 (or 12), 1741. 

v. Elizabeth, born Jan. 1, 1743. married May 5, 1763, Francis 
Powers the sixth, son of Capt. Feter and Anna (Keyes), 
born July 15, 174-'. Francis Powers was a soldier in 1760, 
in the march under Col. Goffe to Crown Point. 

1. Francis Grant, born Jan. 8, 1764, killed in war of 
Revolution, 1780, at Crown Point, N. Y. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 47 

2. Elizabeth, born Mar. 5, 1766, married Kemp, 

of Hebron, N. H. 

3. Anna, born Feb. 3, 1768, died young. 

4. Philip, born Aug. 17, 1769, married and went to 
Mississippi Valley and had children. 

5. Anna, born Apr. 13, 1771, married Simon Roby, 
of Dunstable, and had family. 

6. Frances, born Apr. 4, 1773, married Doble 

and removed to Maine. 

7. Lucy, born June I, 1776, died young. 

8. Lucy, born Mar. 13, 1779, married Hoar and 

removed to Maine and had family. 

9. James, born Sept. 15, 1781, went to Maine. 

10. Phebe, born Jan. 1, 1784. 

11. Francis, born Apr. 3, 1787, removed to Boston 
and Charleston and had family. 

12. Levi, born Mar. 19, 1791, removed to Boston and 
Charleston and had family. 

88. vi. Philip, born Nov. 26, 1745. Record in Groton. 
vii. Rebecca, born May 11, 1746. Record in Grotoa 
viii. Caleb? 

34. THOMAS CUMMINGS (John/ John,3 John 2 Isaac 1 ) 
married Sept. 26, 1733, Sarah Fassett. Resided in Westford, 
Mass. He contributed for the purchase of a bell for the 
church in 1762, next to the largest contribution; gave land to 
add to the burying ground in 1768. His will was made Feb. 
20, 1782. His widow's, July 1, 1799. 

Children : 

Thomas, born May 29, 1734. 

Joseph, born Oct. 21, 1736. 

Sarah, born Feb. 21, 1738, unmarried at date of father's 
will, and not mentioned in mother's will. 

Isaac, born Apr. 13, 1742. 

Elizabeth, born Feb. 27, 1743. Published, Feb. 6, 1779 
Asa Shed ; living, Nov. 1799. 

John, born Feb. 1, 1745, died Sept. 27, 1758. 

Bridget, born July 16, 1749, married 1776, Isaac Parker, in 
Westford. His parentage is not known. One child was 
born in 1779, at Litchfield, N. H., a second, Thomas Cum- 
mings, born 1781, at Chelmsford, and a third, Sarah, born 

1787. 
"\2. viii. Timothy, born Jan. 15, 1752. 

ix. Molly, born Aug. 31, 1755, married Thomas Rogers, who 
was killed by the bursting of a cannon, on Lake Cham- 
plain, Oct. 17, 1776. She was published second, Mar. 23, 



89. 


i. 


90. 


ii. 




iii. 


91. 


iv. 




v. 




vi. 




vii. 



48 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

1782, to William Monroe, Jr., of Lexington. Molly Mon- 
roe is mentioned in her mother's will, 1799. 
Children : 

1. Mary, born 1774; died young. 

2. Mary, born 1777. 

35. SAMUEL CUMMINGS (John,* John.3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) 
married Oct. 2, 1741, Sarah Spalding, born June 9, 1723, 
daughter of Dea. Andrew and Abigail Spalding, of Westford, 
Mass. He died in Cornish, N. H., June 6, 1796, and she in the 
same town, Nov. 20, 1801. The two eldest of his children are 
recorded in Westford. But he seems to have settled early in 
Dunstable, in that part which was a matter of dispute as to 
whether it should be part of Groton or not. He was dis- 
missed from the church in Westford in 1757 and united with 
the church formed that year in the second parish of Dunstable. 
He was "vandue master" at the time the seats were bidden off 
in the meeting house in 1759. It was voted in 1764 that "bro- 
ther Abraham Kendall, brother Josiah Blodgett and brother 
Samuel Cummings be Queresters in ye Congregation." In 
1773 he bought land in Cornish, N. H., not far from the Con- 
necticut river. Jonathan Chase deeded to him land there Apr. 
1774. In the old burying ground at Cornish is the following 
inscription on a stone: "In memory of Mr. Samuel Comings, 
who died June 6, 1796, in the 78th year of his age. 

I sleep in dust but rest in hope 
That Christ, my life, will raise me up 
The vertuous who in life excel 
In death are still remembered well." 
A similar inscription on another stone: "In memory of Sarah, 
wife of Samuel Comings, deceased, who died Nov. 20, 1801, 
aged 78 years, 5 mo., 19 days," closes with these lines: 

"Friends rctier prepared be 
When God call you to follow me 
For death's a debt to nature due 
Which I have paid and so must you." 
Children : 
93. i. Samuel, born Nov. 18, 1742, in Westford. 

ii. Abigail, born June 'J:?. 1744. Perhaps the Abigail who 

married Nov. 2, 1769, Thaddeus Cummings (41). 
iii. Sarah, born May 18, 1747, in Dunstable. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 49 

iv. B en J am i n ) born Dec. 25, (or 28) 1749, and died Oct 2, 

1754- 
v. Betsy, born June 28, 1752, in Dunstable, married William 

Farris, died Nov. 22, 1810. 

94. vi. Benjamin, born Mar. 28, (or 29) 1755. 

vii. Mary, born Dec. 16, 1757, in Dunstable, married Ebenezer 
Fletcher. She died Feb. 26, 1812. Mr. H. H. Dewey, of 
Sheffield, 111., has in his possession a pamphlet concerning 
Mr. Fletcher, in which the title page is a very full index of 
the contents : 

"A narrative of the captivity and sufferings of Eben- 
ezer Fletcher, of New Ipswich, who was severely 
wounded and taken prisoner at the battle of Hubbards- 
ton, Vt., in the year 1777, by the British and Indians, 
at the age of 16 years, after recovering in part, made his 
escape from the enemy, and travelling through a dreary 
wilderness, followed by wolves, and beset by Tories 
on his way, who threatened to take him back to the 
enemy, but made his escape from them all, and arrived 
safe home. Written by himself, and published at the 
request of his friends. Fourth edition, revised and en- 
larged. New Ipswich, N. H. Printed by S. Wilder. 
1827." 

viii. Andrew, born Feb. 16, 1761, in Dunstable, died Oct. I, 
1775, unmarried. 

95. ix. Warren, born Oct. 16, 1768, in Dunstable. 

36. EPHRAIM CUMMINGS (John*, John3, John 3 , 
Isaac 1 ) married Oct. 12, 1742, Mary Hildreth. Resided in 
Westford. 

Children. 

i. Abigail, born Apr. 27, 1744, unmarried, died young. 

96. ii. Ephraim, born Sept. 6, 1747. 

iii. Wilson, baptized Aug. 12, 1753, died young, 
iv. Abigail, born July 16, 1755. 

37. SAMUEL CUMMINGS (Samuel*, Johns, John*, 
Isaac 1 ) married July 13 (or 18) 1732, Prudence Lawrence, of 
Groton, born Sept. 14, 171 5, daughter of Thomas and Prudence 
Lawrence. She died 1797. He appears in the west precinct 
of Dunstable as early as 1739, and was on the first board of 
selectmen after the organization of West Dunstable precinct 
in 1742. He was the first justice of the peace, when the pre- 
cinct was made the town of Hollis, N. H., in 1746. He was 
moderator of the town-meeting in 1746 and several times 



50 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

after, and town clerk twenty-two different years between 1746 
and 1770. He represented the town in various matters per- 
taining to its general interests. He was sergeant in Capt. 
Powers' company in the war of 1755. His residence is stated 
by Worcester, in the History of Hollis, p. 39, as "about 30 rods 
west of the meeting house, on the place now owned by Levi 
Abbot." He is sometimes spoken of as "Dr. Cummings," 
and dignified with the title "Esq.," which was more rarely 
given in those days than now. He was very prominent in all 
matters concerning the town and church. He died Jan. 18, 
1772. 
Children. 

i. Mary, born Apr. 22, 1734, married Dec. 27, 1752, Oliver 
Lawrence, who was born Mar. 18, 1728, and died Apr. 2, 
1797. She died July 20, 1799. He was a soldier at Cam- 
bridge in 1775 and in R. I. in 1778. He appears as a 
member of the Committee of Safety in Hollis for 1776, 
8 and 9, and was selectman in 1776. Children: 

1. Mary, born Nov. 4. 1753, died Jan. 31, 1756. 

2. Oliver, born Oct. 7, 1755, married May 7, 1782, 

Lydia Dow. Soldier '76. 1779 removed to 
Hancock, N. H., and was selectman. Died 
Sept. 5, 1843. She died Nov. 25, 1835. 

3. Peleg, born Aug. 17, i~57- 

4. Noah, born Nov. 3, 1760. 

5. Daniel, born Apr. 26, 1762, married May 6, 1790, 

Polly Johnson, and had 10 children. He died 
in Hancock Feb. 21, 1844. She had died July 
8, 1824. 

6. Silas, born June 19, 1764. 

7. Molly, born May 25, 1767, died Apr. 26, 1799. 

8. Amos, born Aug. 6, 1769. 

9. Eber, born Oct. 28, 1771. 

10. Aaron, born May 3, 1774, married Mar. 8, 1802, 

Lucy Putnam, of Stow, Mass. Removed to 
Hancock, N. H., 1809, to Weston, Vt., 1820, 
where he died, Aug. 7, 1838. She died Aug. 
17. 1862. 

11. Sarah, born Oct. 4, 1777. 
ft Sybil, born Nov. 1, 1736. 

iii. Prudence, born Nov. 26, 1740, married Dec 24, 1761, David, 
son of Samuel and Anna (Lawrence) Wright, who was 
born in Pepperell. Aug. 19, 1735. She was the heroine 
of the exploit narrated in Sabine's "Loyalists of the 
American Revolution," vol. 2, p. 422, under a notice 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 51 

of Leonard Whiting, a noted Tory of Hollis, who in 
1775 was the bearer of dispatches from Canada to the 
British in Boston. He was arrested at Groton in the 
following way: "After the departure of Col. Prescott's 
regiment of 'minute men,' Mrs. David Wright, of Pep- 
perell, Mrs. Job Shattuck, of Groton, and the neighboring 
women collected at what is now Jewett's bridge, over the 
Nashua river, between Pepperell and Groton, clothed in 
their absent husbands' apparel, and armed with muskets, 
pitchforks and such other weapons as they could find, 
and having elected Mrs. Wright their commander, reso- 
lutely determined that no foe to freedom, foreign or 
domestic, should pass that bridge. Rumors were then 
rife that the Regulars were approaching, and frightful 
stories of slaughter flew rapidly from place to place and 
house to house. Soon there appeared Mr. Leonard Whit- 
ing, on horseback, supposed to be treasonably engaged in 
carrying intelligence to the enemy. Whiting, by direction 
of Mrs. Wright, in her assumed character of Sergeant 
of the Bridge Guard, was seized, taken from his horse, 
searched and detained a prisoner. Dispatches were found 
in his boots, which were sent to the Committee of Safety, 
and Whiting himself was committed to the custody of the 
Committee of Observation of Groton." This is one of 
the cases in which families were divided on the issues of 
the struggle with Great Britain. For two of Mrs. 
Wright's brothers were pronounced Tories, while another 
was a soldier in the Continental army. This brave 
woman was the mother of a large family. Note the 
naming of the 8th and Qth children below : 

1. David, born Mar. 28, 1763, married Polly Lowell, 

of Dunstable. 

2. Prudence, born Aug. 29, 1764, died at age of 85, 

unmarried. 

3. Cummings, born Mar. 17, 1766. Removed to 

Thompson, Conn. 

4. Mary, born Dec. 27, 1767, died July 1, 1774. 

5. Wilkes, born Dec. 28, 1769, married Elizabeth (?) 

Coffin, of Newbury. Went to sea and died 
without children. 

6. Caroline Matilda, born Aug. 21, 1772, married 

Aug. 15, 1791, Samuel Hartwell. 

7. Liberty, born July 19, 1774, died Mar. 11, 1775. 

8. Devera, born Feb. 10, 1776, married Nathan Corey, 

Brookline, N. H. 

9. Liberty, born May 30, 1778, married Betsy Blanch- 

ard, of Pepperell. He died in Nashau, N. H. 



52 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

io. Artemas, born Aug. 4, 1780, married Prudence 
Corey and died in Milford, N. H. 

11. Daniel, born Apr. 26, 1783, married in Norfolk, 
Va., and died at sea. 

97. iv. Samuel, born Dec. 10, 1742. 

98. v. Thomas ,born Aug. 21, 1748. 

99. vi. Benjamin, born Nov. 25, 1757. 

38. JERAHMEEL CUMM I XGS" (Samuel*, Johns, John 2 , 
Isaac 1 ) married, 1736. Hannah Farvvell. Papers in possession 
of Waldo F. Cummings, Grafton, Mass., say that her mother 
was a Learned, and her grandmother Susanna Richardson. 
He signed the first petition for the charter in West Dunstable, 
1738, and was ensign in the first military company there and 
one of the selectmen in 1745. He was a surveyor. He died in 
Hollis, Oct. 21, 1747. He lived on the road leading south from 
Hollis meeting house. His widow married second, 1752, Dea. 
Stephen Jewett and had by him five children, Stephen, Re- 
bekah, Noah, Jonathan and Louis. She was a woman of earn- 
est piety and remarkable strength of character. Of this an il- 
lustration was given in Sprague's Annals, in an account of her 
son Henry : 

"A few years after the death of her husband a gentleman 
made proposals of marriage to her which she accepted, and 
the arrangements for the contemplated connection were nearly 
completed. But for some unknown cause the engagement was 
suddenly broken ; and it was not until her son had been in the 
ministry several years that she explained the matter to him. 
She stated that in the last interview she had with this gentle- 
man he intimated to her that he did not expect she would 
bring her children with her to her new home and asked how 
she intended to dispose of them. She promptly replied : 'If you 
do not take my children, you do not take me. I have a duty to 
perform toward them, and by God's aid I shall perform it,' and 
immediately gave him leave to retire. Such was the affection- 
ate reverence with which her children regarded her, that they 
annually went to visit her as long as she lived." 
Children : 

i. Hannah, born July 13, 1737, married Jan. 27, 1762, James 
Hobart. She was the mother of the Rev. James Hobart, 
of Vt., said to have been the first child born in Plymouth, 
N. H., Aug. 2, 1766; died July 16, 1862. One daughter, 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 53 

Sally, died Oct. 12, 181 1, aged 38 years, first wife of Job 
Poor, born Oct. 22, 1767. 

100. ii. Henry, born Sept. 16, 1739, in Dunstable (now Tyngsboro). 

His father removed to Hollis soon after, so Dr. Cum- 
mings told the Rev. Mr. Whitman. 

101. iii. Jotham, born Dec. 29, 1741. 

iv. Caty, born Feb. 28, 1744, married Sept. 27, 1764, Thomas 
Pratt, a soldier from Hollis, 1775, and wounded at Bun- 
ker Hill ; also soldier in 1781. Granted by the town £18 
for volunteer service 1785. Thomas Pratt married Apr. 
13. !779, Anna Lawrence, of Groton, and she died Jan. 
1, 1806, aged 62. The children of this second marriage 
were: Anna, born Sept. 25, 1779; Stephen and Susanna, 
born Oct. 24, 1784, and John, born Feb. 18, 1791. The 
chilren of Thomas and Caty (Cummings) Pratt were: 

1. David, born June 2, 1765. 

2. Caty, born May 9, 1767. 

3. Hannah, born July 29, 1769. 

4. Jerahmeel Cummings, born Apr. 12, 1772, bound 

May, 1779, to Stephen Jewett. A house wright 
and sergeant in military company, Dunstable, 
1800. 

5. Betty, born Jan. 13, 1774. 

6. Molly, born June 19, 1776. 

v. Betty, born July 17, 1746, married Nov. 26, 1767, Caleb 
Woods, then of Groton. He seems to have lived along 
Unquetynasset brook in that part of Dunstable originally 
belonging to Groton, but added to Dunstable in 1790. He 
died Aug. 13, 1822, aged 85. She died at 90, Jan. 18, 
1837. Children : 

1. Caleb, born 1768, married Abigail , and died 

Mar. 1, 1809. 
1809. 

2. Stephen Jewett, baptized Jan. 5, 1772. 

3. Katy, baptized Sept. 19, 1773. 

4. Asa, born — 1776, died Oct, 18, 1870, aged 93 

years, 11 months. 

5. Jonas, born Apr. 4, 1779. 

6. Rebecca, born Apr. 6, 1781. 

7. Henry Farwell, born , died Apr. 8, 

1809, aged 25 years. 

8. Hannah Farwell, born Aug. 13, 1786, died June 

if 1793- 

39. EBENEZER CUMMINGS (William* John3, John 2 , 
Isaac 1 ) married Sarah, daughter of Stephen and Sarah (Hale) 
Chase, who died Nov. 12, 1772. She was from Newbury, 



54 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

Mass., and born March 13, 1 73 1 . In a deed dated April 13, 
1757, Ebenezer and Sarah are described as of Nottingham, 
West. He married, second, in Andover, Mass., April 12, 1774, 
Sarah Stevens. He was in Capt. Samuel Greeley's company, 
sent to Concord and Lexington April, 1775. Five of his sons 
setted in Swanzey, N. H. Three of them, with Samuel — who, 
weighing only about 170 pounds, was called the pigmy — stepped 
on the scales together and nearly lifted 1,000 pounds. 

Children: 

i. Enoch, born Oct. 19, 1753, married 1782, Sarah Warren, 
born 1762, and died Feb. 28, 1812; married second Lovinia 
Woodcock (Widow Starkey, born 1777, and died Sept. 
10, 1831). Resided at Swanzey, N. H. Appears to have 
served as a soldier at Cambridge, 8 months in 1775. Lived 
to old age, but had disease in his feet. Mrs. Shattuck 
remembers receiving his blessing when she was a child 
and was impressed with his benevolent looks and words. 
No children. He died Sept. 21, 1833. 
\i. Nehemiah, born July 17, 1756 , married May 11, 1780, Phila- 
delphia White, she being then of Swanzey. After the 
death of her husband, who left his widow a good farm, 
she seems to have lost standing, drank cider to excess 
and Oct. 17, 1833, when she was probably 70 years of age, 
married Benjamin Howard, of Stoddard, N. H. Nehe- 
miah was selectman in 1786. 

iii. William, born Feb. 18, 1759, married . Resided 

in Newburyport, Mass., where he and his partner, Aker- 
man, had a rope-walk, from South (now Broomfield) 
street to Marlboro street. No children, 
iv. Elizabeth, born Mar. 26, 1761, married Mar. 21, 1782, Sam- 
uel Cross, born in Litchfield, in 1757. Came to Hancock, 
N. H., in 1794. The house they first built had a loose 
floor and the fire was built on the ground. But better 
times must have come, for Mrs. Shuttuck, niece, writes 
of her aunt : "She was a large, stately woman, and they 
rode in a square-topped chaise with a yellow bottom, 
the only one in the place in those days." The first wife 
died Aug. 31, 1828. He married second, Mrs. Taylor, of 
Greenfield, N. H., whither they removed about the year 
1837. Children : 

1. John, born , 1778, in Litchfield. Settled 

on the Hancock homestead, where he died, 
1825. Married Rachel Parker, of Mason, born 
1784, and died 1819. Married second, Mrs. 
Spear, of New Ipswich. 7 children. 



102. 


VI. 


103. 


vii. 


104- 


viii. 




ix. 


105. 


X. 




xi. 



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2. Charlotte, born June 7, 1794. (adopted) married 
Dec. 23, 1817, Reuben Farrington. Resided at 
Greenfield. She died Sept. 9, 1846, and he 
died Apr. 27, 1862. 5 children. 

Daniel, born Jan. 27, 1766, married Mar. 6, 1792, Sally, 
daughter of Pentecost Stanley. Lived in Swanzey, N. H.,. 
till over 80 years old. Died Sept. 11, 1851. Mrs. C. lost her 
eyesight and Mrs. Shattuck remembers how tenderly 
her husband used to lead her about. No children. 

Ebenezer, born Oct. 18, 1768. 

John, born Apr. 21, 1771. 

Moody, born Oct. 10, 1777. 

Samuel, born Feb. 24, 1779, died May 6, next. 

Samuel, born Apr. 6, 1781. 

James, born Dec. 9, 1784, married Betsy Walker, born 1791 
and died Apr. 19, 1856. He lived next door to his brother 
John in Swanzey, N. H. In his will he gave his brother 
Samuel $100 and made mention also of Elizabeth, wife of 
Charles Gates, Asenath, wife of David Hills, Charles, of 
Boston, Robert, James and Sarah, of Boston, John and 
Ebenezer, of Swanzey. He died in Swanzey, Jan. 6, 18581 

40. JOSEPH CUMMINGS (William*, Johns, John 2 , 
Isaac 1 ) married Hannah, probably Hannah Cummings, daugh- 
ter of Ephraim (15, vi). She died Dec. 7, 1766. He married 
second, being then of Swanzey,' N. H., May 6, 1777, Lucy 
Warren, of Groton. He resided in Swanzey, on the Sprague- 
ville road, near the present location of the schoolhouse. Re- 
moved to Sullivan, N. H., about 1800. Thought also to have 
removed later to Canada. 

Children : 

i. Hannah, born Sept. 24, married Chapin. 

ii. Ephraim, born July 6, 1771. Drowned with Abraham 

Wetherbee in Pecker Pond, Rindge, N. H., June 12, 1793. 
iii. Priscilla, born Mar. 28, 1773, married Mar. n, 1798, Gaius 

Hills, born at Swanzey, July 7, 1773, and died there June 

1, 1804. His ancestors were: Ebenezer, Samuel, SamueL 

Joseph, Joseph, George. 

1. Luther, born June 2, 1800, in Swanzey, married 

Nov. 1, 1827, Mercy Thatcher Eldridge, Yar- 
mouth, died at Berlin, Mass., Aug. 26, 1872. He 
was a lecturer on phrenology. 

2. Clarissa, born Apr. 17, 1802, in Swanzey, unmar- 

ried ; died Jan. 4, 1880. 



56 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

3. Albert, born Mar. 22, 1804. Said to have mar- 
ried a Scotch woman and went in 1830 to the 
Western Reserve. One daughter. 

106. iv. David, born Feb. 20, 1775. 

v. Joseph, born Nov. 30, 1776, died Mar. 3, 1777. 

vi. Elizabeth, born Jan. 19, 1778. 

vii. Lydia, born Aug. 20, 1779. 

viii. Sarah, born Apr. 28, 1781. 

ix. Joseph, born Sept. 11, 1783. 

x. Lucy, born May 25, 1785. 

xi. Thaddeus, born May 28, 1787. 

xii. John Warren, born June 17, 1789. 

xiii. Sophia, born July 14, 1793. 

41. THADDEUS CUMMINGS (William*, Johns, John-'. 
Isaac 1 ") married, Nov. 2, 1769, Abigail Cummings (35, iii), of 
Dunstable. He was then of Nottingham West. He settled in 
Swanzey, N. H., where the children given below were recorded. 
His place was south of the one where his brother Joseph lived. 
It was occupied by his son John H. 

Children : 

i. Henry, born Sept. 29, 1772, married Sally Learned, Oct .2, 

1799- 
ii. Rhoda, born Mar. 28, 1775. 
iii. Prudence, born July 3, 1779. 
iv. Jonas, born Mar. 16, 1783. 

107. v. John Harrod, born Jan. 10, 1787. 

42. DEA. JONATHAN CUMMINGS (Jona. 4 , Thomas 3 , 
John 2 , Isaac 1 ) married Deborah Russell, born June 3, 1740, and 
died Sept. 9, 1820. He died July 10, 1787. He was elected 
deacon of the church in Merrimac, N. H., Nov. 13, 1781, hav- 
ing been a member at its organization in 1771. Rev. Mr. Allen 
in his sermon says he often held office and was a useful citizen, 
and that he lived where Reuben Pratt was living in 1846. 

Children : 

108. i. Jonathn, born Mar. 4, 1759. 

ii. Deboral., born June 14, 1761; married Apr. 12, (17) 1781 

James Coombs, 
iii. Sibyl, lorn May 8, 1763, married Oct. 12, 1783, Samuel 

l'.arron. She died Apr. 17, 181 1. 

109. iv. Thomas, born Dec. 15, 1764. 

v. Rebecca, born Sept. 28, 1766, died June 13, 1782. 
vi. Susanna, born Sept. 7, 1768, married Feb. 7, 1793. John 
Stacy. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 57 

vii. Jane, born Sept. 30, 1770; died Sept. 6, 1775. 
viii. Elizabeth, born Sept. 12, 1772, unmarried; died Feb. 8, 183S. 
ix. Joseph, born Apr. 29, 1774, died May 16, next. 
x. Benjamin, born Apr. 29, 1774, died May 24, next, 
xi. Rachel, born May 12, 1775. 
110. xii. Cyrus, born May 12, 1775. 

xiii. Mary, born June 2, 1779; married, Mar. 26, 1823, Dr. Abel 
Goodrich, born in Lunenberg, Mass., Sept., 1761, died 
Jan. 12, 1841. He studied medicine with Dr. Bowers, of 
Billerica; came to Merrimac, N. H., in 1784. 
xiv. Sarah, born Apr. 28, 1781. 

xv. Rebecca, born Apr. 6, 1783, married Dec, 1800, Stephen 
Benson, born June 8, 1777 and died Aug. 27, 1852. She 
died Dec. 14, 1857. Their children were : 

1. Seth Ellis, born Nov. 27, 1801, Oterfield, Me., mar- 
ried Nov. 9, 1826, at Portland, Me., Eleanor 
Grace Deane, born there Mar. 27, 1804. He 
died Nov. 2~], 1870. They had: 

1. Seth Ellis, born Jan. 4, 1828, at Boston, 

married, Dec. 21, 1852, Hannah Elisa- 
beth Hall, of Rockland, Me. No chil- 
dren. Resided at Melrose, Mass. 

2. Sarah Ellen, born Oct. 28, 1830, at Boston, 

married Mar. 9, 1852, at Bangor, Capt. 
Rev. Frederick Elias Shaw, of Orland, 
Me., born in Portland, May 18, 1825. 
He died Apr. 1885. See Cong, year 
book 1886, or Min. of Maine conference 
1885, p. 113. They had the following 
children : 

1. Mary Ella, born Sept. 3, 1854, at 

Orland, married June 8, 1875, 
Daniel S. Page, of Maiden, 
Mass., and had Ethel Mont- 
gomery, born Apr. 2, 1876, a 
son, born July 8, 1878, and died 
July 23d. Marguerite Cutter, 
June 26, 1879, Frederick Sid- 
ney, born July II, and died 
* Sept. 7, 1881, Bertha Benson, 

born Dec. 23, 1882. 

2. Nellie Benson, born June II, 1856, 

at Orland. 

3. Elizabeth Phillips, born Nov. 26, 
* 1857, at Bangor. 

4. Harriet Emerson, born Sept. 25, 

1859, married June 7, 1882, Dr. 



58 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 



John Williams Whidden. of 
Saco and have Harold Frank- 
lin, born Nov. 12, 1884. 
5. Annie Dean, born Oct. 4, 1861, at 
Bangor, married, Oct. 25, 1883, 
Wilbur F. Burns, of Lancaster, 
N. H., and have Hazel, born 
Dec. 28, 1884. 

3. George Henry, born Dec. 28, 1833, at Bos- 

ton ; died Oct. 9, 1863 ; an ensign in 
U. S. Navy. 

4. Mary Eliza, born Dec. 20, 1835, at Bos- 

ton, married June 13, 1867, George 
Savary, of Bangor, who died Feb. 27, 
1881. She died Oct. 14, 1880. 

5. Benj. Chandler, born Nov. 15, 1838; 

drowned in Potomac, Sept. 5, 1862 ; 
Company G. 2nd Regiment, Maine Vol- 
unteers. 

6. Anna Rebecca, born June 27, 1841, at 

Bangor, married Dec. 2, 1867, Edwin 
Houston, of Boston, who died in 1879. 
She died Oct. 9 1878. No children. 

7. Stephen Deane, born Feb. 4, 1844, Lincoln, 

Me., married Jan. 5, 1871, at Bangor, 
Adelia Evelyn Pendleton, of Boston. 
Served two years in the war with 2d 
Maine re-enlisted in 31st Connecticut, 
1st lieutenant company A. Badly 
wounded in head and neck at Spotsyl- 
vania, May 12, 1864. Has Harry 
Deane, born Sept. 13, 1872. Bessie Pen- 
dleton, born July 7, 1882. 

8. Charles Russell, born Oct. 14, 1846, at 

Bangor, married Sarah Nickerson, mar- 
ried second, 1834, Georgia Kinball. 
1. William Francis, born Feb. 21, 
1S51,, at Bangor, died Feb. 25. 

2. Rebecca, born Oct. 29, 1803, married Teague 

Turner, Me. 

3. Sewall, born Nov. 9, 1806. A daughter, Mrs. W. 

B. Story, Rutherford, Cal. 

4. Benjamin Chandelier, born Feb. 17, 1809. A 

daughter, Mrs. W. R. Pinkham, Oakland, Me. 

5. Russell C, born Dec. 20, 181 I. 

6. Mary, born Sept. 27, 1816, died Sept. 27, 1816. 

7. Albert, born Oct. 30, 1817, died Oct. 13, 1847. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 59 

8. George Binder, born May 26, 1824, married Aug. 
14, 1849, Elvira Marilla Conforth, of Oakland 
(then Waterville), Me. 

1. Albert White, born June 23, 1850, married 

June 1, 1875, Sarah Gilman Smith, of 
Bangor, and have Kate Lillian, born 
Nov. 20, 1876, Frank Smith, born Nov. 
17, 1879. Reside in Bangor. 

2. Charles Cummings, born Mar. I, 1852. 

Resided in Lewiston, Me. 

3. Rosetta Conforth, born June 27, 1854, 

married Aug. 24, 1874, Fred H. White, 
of Boston, had Alfred Benson, born 
Feb. 25, 1876, and St. John, born June 
24, 1879. 

4. Harry Robinson, born July 9, 1859, mar- 

ried, Nov. 11, 1885, Sarah C. Allen, 
Lewiston, Me. Resided in Winthrop, 
Me. 

5. Willard, born May 7, 1867. Resided in 

Bangor, 
xvi. Ruth W., born July 13, 1785. 

43. SIMEON CUMMINGS (Jonathan*, Thomas3, John 2 , 
Isaac 1 ), married Hannah Bowers, who died Jan. 31, 1797; mar- 
ried second, a Mrs. Smith, who had (see Hist, of Hollis, p. 214) 
a daughter, Phebe C, born in Dracut, June 2, 1790, and mar- 
ried Hon. Ralph E. Tenney of Hollis. After Simeon's de- 
cease, Jan. 18, 1 810, the widow came to Hollis and died there. 
Simeon Cummings, Esq., as he was called, had mills, Atherton 
Mills, in Merrimac; was justice of the peace after New Hamp- 
shire became a State. He was selectman in 1766, I775"'79, 
'83, '85, '86, and often chairman of the board, delegate to the 
constitutional convention, 1781, representative in the Legisla- 
ture, 1797. 
Children : 

i. Sarah, born July 28, 1764, married 1781, Dea. Solomon Dan- 
forth, born Jan. 12, 1756, son of David and Joanna 
(Shed) of Billerica. He came to Merrimac in 1776. 
Had "three sons and nine daughters, all excellent singers." 
ii. James, born Dec. 28, 1766. 
iii. Simeon, born Mar. 29, 1769. 
iv. Jonathan, born July 7, 1776. 

v. Hannah Peters, born Feb. 23, 1779, married Feb. 6, 1806, 
Tohn Lund, of Dunstable. 



60 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

vi. Leafy Bowers, born Feb. 24, 1784. Came with her step- 
mother to Mollis. She was feeble-minded. 

44. PETER CUMMINGS (Ephraim,4 Thomas> John. 2 
Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 22, 1763. Sarah Richardson. Resided 
Hudson, N. H. A Peter Cummings married March 20, 1780, 
Abigail Hagget, in Andover, Mass., and had Sally, born Au- 
gust 26, 1781. Dec. 22, 1801, widow Abigail Cummings 
married Ezekiel Hardy there. 
Children : 

i. Sarah, born Feb. 23, 1765. 
ii. Peter, born Feb. 18, 1766. 
iii. James, born May 12, 1767. 

45- CAPT. DAVID CUMMINGS (Ephraim,4 Thomas,3 
John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Elizabeth Butterfield, born 1742. Re- 
sided on Bush Hill, Hudson, N. H. ; a cellar marks the place 
where the house stood. He was a man of good parts, well-to-do 
and influential. He died Feb. 28, 1803. His wife had died 
June 28, 1793. 
Children : 

i. Elizabeth, born May 12, 1765, married Jonathan Burbank, son 
of Samuel and Eunice, born Mar. 3, 1759, and died Mar. 
4, 1836. She died July 18, 1847. Lived in Hudson and 
three generations of their descendants on a farm in the 
South part of the town, owned in 1887 by James Franklin 
Wilson. 

1. Betsy, born Dec. 4, 1700, unmarried. She was a 

school-teacher in younger days. Kept house 
on the old place, caring for her mother and the 
orphan children of her brother Jonathan, and 
died there Oct. 28, 1858. 

2. Samuel, born July 9, 1792, married Dec. 4, 1828, 

Harriet, daughter of William and Hannah 
(Farmer) Rodgers, of Billerica, Mass., born 
Apr. 17, 1805. He had a clothing store in 
Lowell, was an influential member of St. Ann's 
Episcopal church in that city. He had a son, 
Charles, in Lowell. 

3. David, born May 2, 1794, died July 14, 1S12; un- 

married. 

4. Jonathan, born Sept. 16, 1796, married Lucinda 

Wilson, who died May 27, 1824, aged 22, leav- 
ing Lucinda. He married second, and left Jona- 
than, Jr. He died Aug. 28, 1830. The son 



CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 6l 

Jonathan enlisted in the war, 15th N. H. regi- 
ment, and died at Memphis, Tenn., of sickness, 
after being mustered out. Lucinda married 
Horace Sprague, and had Lizzie, Ellen and 
Mary Grace. Mr. Sprague married second, 
Rebecca Chase. Lucinda, the first wife,, died 
Mar. 28, 1855, a g e d 31. 

5. Hannah, born Sept. 18, 1798, died Feb. 7, 1826; 

unmarried. 

6. John, born Aug. (May?) 6, 1800, died Mar. 29, 

1827 ; unmarried. 

7. Cummings, born May 5, 1805, died Oct. 31, 1825; 

unmarried, 
ii. David, born Aug., 1768. 
iii. Sarah, born July 18, 1770, married June 23, 1794, at Pelham, 

N. H, Isaac Hall, son of Rapha, born at Salem, N. H. 

She died 1850. He married second Follet, Cornish. 

1. Betsy, born Sept. 7, 1794, married 1814, Asa Mer- 

rill of Orford, N. H. ; died earl}'. No children. 

2. James, born Aug. 6, 1796, married Lavinia Wilson, 

of Hartland, Vt. 

3. Isaac, born Aug. 3, 1797, died 1818. 

4. Sally, born Sept. 12, 1799, married 1830, John 

Carpenter, Skaneateles, N. Y. 

5. Polly born Jan. 9, 1801, died Oct. 24, 1803. 

6. David Cummings, born June 2, 1802, died Oct. 

22, 1803. 
,. Polly, born Nov. 28, 1803, died 1818. 

8. Nancy, born Feb. 11. 1805, married 1830, Pemble- 

ton Hodgman, of Hartland, Vt. 

9. Clarissa, born Nov. 22, 1806, died 1818. 

10. Harriet, born May 12, 1808, married 1828, David 

Cummings, of Cornish, N. H. 

11. Acksah, born Feb. 18, 1810, married, 1839, Asahel 

Mills, of Skeneateles, N. Y. 

12. John T. G., born 1815, died 1818. 

13. Lavinia, born Apr. 20, 1817, married 1852, Moses 

Hurd. Resided in Rochester, Minn. 

14. Mananda Malvina, born ; died in infancy. 

iv. Molly, born Apr. 21, 1772, ,married June 3, 1801, Asa, son of 
Jos. W. and Sarah Seavy Gould. He died Dec. 31, 1858, 
aged 84 years. She died Sept. 9, 1858. Mr. Gould lived in 
Hudson, N. H, (south part of Nottingham West) on a 
farm inherited from his ancestors and now owned by a 
granddaughter, Mrs. Hannah E. Cornell. The brown 
cottage in which they lived is still standing, (1887). He 
is described as cheerful, jocular and a pleasant companion. 



62 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

* 
She was more sedate. When young she was a member of 
the Baptist choir and a sweet singer. She did a great deal 
of weaving. Many young ladies soon to be married came 
even from a distance to have her weave their supplies of 
bed spreads and table linen. Beautiful specimens of her 
work are preserved by her descendants. Three children 
settled in homes about a mile each from the old home- 
stead, the home farm lying in a line along the Nashua & 
Lowell railroad. 

1. Mary, born March 22, 1802, married April 17, 

1826, Paul Hardy. She died June 21, 1841, and 
he married second, 1844, Mary, daughter of 
Isaac and Susanna (Marshall) Kendall. Hud- 
son, N. H. Three children by first and two 
by second marriage. 

2. David Cummings, born Sept. 8, 1805, married 

April 25, 1837, Mary Isabel, daughter of Jacob 
Chase of Hudson. His farm extended from 
Tyngsboro into Hudson and Pelham, N. H. 
He died March 29, 1885. Six children. 

3. Clarissa, born April 5, 1809, married Franklin 

Wilson, born in Pelham, N. H., Aug. 8, 1806, 
a lineal descendant of Rev. John Wilson, pas- 
tor of First Church in Boston. He was a 
steward of the Methodist Church in Hudson. 
He died April 5, 1883. She was a woman who 
made home and neighborhood happier and bet- 
ter for her presence. Five children. 

4. Alfred, born Aug. 27, 1813; died unmarried. 
v. Rachel, born June 15, 1774. Unmarried. 

vi. Hannah, born Dec. II, 1776. Unmarried. Died Feb. 26, 

1806. 
vii. Ephraim, born Sept. 18, 1778. 

46. EPHRAIM CUMMINGS (Ephraim*, Thomas*, John 3 , 
Isaac 1 ) married Sept. 8, 1768, Betsy Bradstreet Merrill. He 
lived in Hudson, but after the birth, apparently, of the first 
two children, removed to Swanzey, N. II., where the remain- 
ing children were registered. Mrs. Cummings was born Sept. 
6, 1741, daughter of Rev. Nathaniel Merrill, the first settled 
minister of Hudson, who was settled Nov. 30, 1737. and con- 
tinued till his death in 1796. Mr. Cummings lived on the 
farm on which, in i88t), Mr. Benjamin Read was living. He 
may be the Ephraim Cummings who, from Keene and vicinity, 
was a soldier at Ticonderoga, June 29, 1777, and the next 



CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 63 

month at Bennington. He died May 22, 1803; she died April 
23, 1801. 

Children : 
113. i. Nathaniel, born June 28 (26;, 1770. 

ii. Betty, born Feb. 6 (26), 1772, married Selah Smead and 
had, 

1. Ezra, born Feb. 24, 1791, in Swanzey. Killed, 

Munroe, Mo., July 16, 1820. 

2. Charles, born Nov. 28, 1792, in Montague, Mass.; 

died 1875, Geneva, N. Y. 

3. Horace, born March 14, 1795, Washington, N. H. 

Resided in Dubuque, Iowa. 

4. Cynthia, born May 8, 1797, Washington, N. H. 

Married first, Emory ; married second, 

Prentiss and went to Illinois. 

5. Sophia, born Jan. 16, 1800, Washington, N. H. 

Married Chester Hannum, Geneva county, N. 
Y. Died. 

6. Raphael Cummings, born Nov. 22, 1801, married 

Matilda Radcliffe, daughter of John, Rhinebeck, 
N. Y. Died Aug. 20, 1848, Fortress Monroe, 
returning from Mexican War. Capt. Fourth U. 
S. Artillery. They had the following children: 

1. John Radcliffe, born Nov. 1830; West 

Point, 1854; captain Fifth U. S. Artil- 
lery; killed Aug. 30, 1862, leaving Ralph 
Cummings, engineer, Washington. 

2. Elizabeth Cummings, born 1832; died 

young. 

3. Elizabeth Cummings, born 1834, unmar- 

ried ; Carlisle, Pa. 

4. Jane Van Ness, born 1837, married John 

Hays, lawyer, Carlisle, Pa. Five chil- 
dren. 

5. Raphael Cummings, born Sept. 1, 1840; 

died May 25, 1869; unmarried. 

6. Sarah Cornelia, born May 1842; unmar- 

ried. 

7. Alexander Dallas Bache, born March 24, 

1848, married 1888; one son, John Van 

Ness, 
iii. William, born Aug. 22. 1774; died in Swanzey, Sept. 12 1777. 
iv. Olive, born Aug. 8, 1776; died in Swanzey, Sept. 12, 1777. 
v. William, born March 21, 1778. 
vi. Oliver, born Feb. 6, 1780. 



64 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

114. vii. Simeon, born March 3, 1782; married April 3, 1803, Fran- 

ces Bradford of Swanzey. 

115. viii. Ephraim Merrill, born April 29, 1784. 

47. JOHN CUMMINGS (John/ Nathaniel^ John, 2 Isaac 1 ) 
married June 8, 1776, Sarah Howard of Chelmsford. He re- 
sided in Tyngsboro, Mass., where he died June 5, 1808. She 
died March, 1805. 

Children : 

116. i. John, born Aug. 27, 1777. 

117. ii. Willard, born July 25, 1779. 

48. NATHANIEL CUMMINGS (Nathaniel* Nathaniels 
John 2 Isaac 1 ) married Nov. 29, 1749, Catherine Baldwin, born 
April 25, 1727. She was a daughter of John and Sarah (Hill ) 
Baldwin of Billerica, and died in Dunstable Nov. 4, 1807. His 
children were recorded in Billeiica. Mr. Hazen, in "History of 
Billerica." says her name takes the place of his on the tax 
lists of 1773. His will is dated Aug. 13, 1762; perhaps died in 
1765. He was a private soldier in the war of 1745, taking 
part in the Louisburg expedition, and in 1754 he was in "the 
expedition to the eastward." 

Children : 

118. i. Nathaniel, born Feb. 3, 1751. 

ii. Sarah, born June 2, 1753; married Dec. 1, 1772, Josiah Cros- 
by, son of Dea. Oliver and Rachel (Stickney) Crosby of 
Billerica, who was born April 20, 1746 ,and died July 
26, 1819. She died Aug. 20, 1823. No children. 

iii. Kate, born July 21, 1755; not mentioned in the father's will, 
1762. 

iv. Patty, born March 5, 1757; married Feb. 27, 1777, Benja- 
min Dutton, born in Billerica, May 13, 1754, son of John 
and Rebecca (Shed) Dutton. 
v. Betty, born Jan. 17, 1761. 

49. JF.RKMIAH CUMMINGS (Nathaniel 4 , Nathaniel 3 , 

John 2 . Isaac 1 ) married Mary . He was selectman in 

Dunstable in 1766. He died Oct. 10. 1773. A widow, Marv 
Cummings, married Feb. 1, 1776, Benjamin French, who died 

Dec. 15, 1799. 
Children : 

i. Mary, born Nov. 16, 1760. 
119. ii. Jeremiah, born Oct. 17 (16), 1769. 



120. 


1. 


121. 


ii. 


122. 


iii. 




iv. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 65 

50. OLIVER CUMMINGS (Nathaniel* Nathaniel John* 
Isaac 1 ) married Sybil Bailey. He died Aug. 15, 1810. She 
died Dec. 16, 1812, aged 78 years. She was the first victim of 
the spotted fever epidemic, which carried away many people 
of Dunstable. He was commissioned a captain in 1776. He 
was not able to be in the battle of Bunker Hill on account o£ 
sickness. He was very prominent in all the military matters 
which concerned the town during the war of Independence. 
The house which he built was standing in 1873, and occupied by 
Nathaniel C. Kendall, son of Sibyl, his daughter. It was kept 
as a tavern by him for many years, and often was the place at, 
which parish meetings were held. 

Children : 

Oliver, born July 12, 1757. 

James, born May 26, 1759. 

Josiah, born June 12, 1763. 

Nathaniel, born June 20, 1767; married, Jan. 24, 1793, Es- 
ther Kendall, who died Nov. 23, 1816, aged 49 years 
(probably daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth). He died 
April 17, 1813. He lived in Dunstable, and is designated 
by the title of Major. 
v. Sibyl, born Aug. 14, 1773; married Jan. 27, 1795, Benja- 
min Kendall ; ten children ; one Nathaniel, another, Alva,, 
born May 3, 1805 : of Thetford, Vt. 

51. ELEAZER CUMMINGS (Nathaniel*, Nathaniel^ 
John 2 , Isaac 1 ) married Nov. 26, 1761, Hannah Whitney, born 
April 15, 1736. He was brought up in the family of his uncle 
Eliezer, of Nottingham West. He is said to have bought land 
in Woodstock, Vt. At the time of making his will, Jan. 6, 1773, 
he was ol Londonderry, N. H. He bequeathed his personal es- 
tate to his wife, excepting a State note of £985, which was to 
be divided to his children, Israel W., Nathaniel, Hannah, Ezra, 
Ebenezer and Isaac, and one pair of steers, three years old. 
and one pair two years old, and two guns, to be divided between 
Israel W. and Nathaniel, his sons. His wife and his brother 
Simeon were appointed executors. He died Feb. 3, 1779. His 
widow married Oct. 15, 1783, Dea. William Hunt (whose first 
wife was Mary Hardy) and she died Oct. 19, 1787. In 1788 
Temple Kendall was appointed guardian of Ezra and Isaac, 
sons under age. 



66 CUM MIXGS MEMORIAL. 

Children : 

i. Israel Whitney, born Aug. 23, 1762, in Hudson; married 
Abigail Lovewell. By reason of fever he lost his reason. 
He died Feb. 19, 1836. Children: 

1. Hannah, born June 4, 1789; married June, 1819, 

Harvey Holt, born Sept. 27, 1785, at Hanover, 
N. H., and died Oct. 23, 1842, at Lyme, N. H. 
She died March 5, 1885. 

2. Israel Whitney, born March 14, 1791, died Dec. 

5, 1876; married Ruth Kenney. Children: 

1. David K., born May 8, 1815; married 

Maria Jewell. Resided in Bradford, Vt. 
Children: (1) Ellen M., born May 12, 
1843; married James Sawyer (three 
children), first and second died young; 
third, Carrie, born Jan. 1, 1870, and 

married Libbey. (2) William 

Frederick, born March 30, 1855 ; mar- 
ried Ada L. Barrett, and had Fredrich 
L., born Oct. 26, 1874; Hattie E., born 
March 11, 1877; Harry L-, born March 
23, 1885. 

2. John Lovewell, born May 28, 1820; mar- 

ried Sarah Arnold, married second, 
Emma J. Burrell. Resided Lyndhurst, 
N. Y., and had Sarah Lovewell, born 
1844; died May 1, 1891 ; William Theo- 
dore born 1846; Mary Josephine, born 
1848, died 1857; Lily Ruth, born i860, 
died 1877. 

3. Harriet, born Sept. 13, 1832; married 

George Wright. 

3. Harriet, born about 1795; died young. 

ii. Nathaniel, born Oct. 3, 1763; married. Resided Thetford, 
Vt. Removed to New York State. Children: (1) 
Thayer, (2) Whitney, (3) Betsey. 

Eleazer, born Dec. 1, 1765; died same month. 

Hannah, born July 15, 1767; married Luke French. Re- 
sided Jaffrey, N. H. One child at least. 

Eleazer, born Aug. 25, 1769. 

Ezra, born May 17, 1772. 

Ebenczer, born Aug. 13, 1773. 

Isaac, born April II, IJ77- 

52. SIMEON CUM MIXGS (Nathaniel* Nathaniel John' 
Isaac 1 ) married Sarah . She died in Dunstable, Nov. 





Ill 




iv. 


123. 


v. 


123a. 


vi 


124. 


vii 


125. 


viii 



CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 67 

17, 1815, aged 69. He died March 23, 1817, aged 73. He was 
corporal in his brother's (Capt. Oliver's) company in 1776. At 
the time, about 1802, that he objected to the use of the bass viol 
in church, he is called lieutenant. 

Children : 

i. Simeon, born Sept. 18, 1766; unmarried. Spent most of his 
life with his sister Rachel. 

ii. Jeremiah, born Nov. 23, 1768; died Jan. 8, 1776. 

iii. Sarah, born Feb. 20, 1771 ; died Feb. 29, 1816; unmarried. 

iv. Elizabeth, born July 6, 1773; died Oct. 22, 1778. 

v. Rachel, born Oct. 10, 1775; died Oct. 11, 1778. 

vi. Polly, born June 18, 1778; married Nov. 25, 1803, Asa 
Woods, son of Caleb and Betty (Cummings) Woods 
(38. v.), who died Oct. 18, 1870, aged 93 years, 11 months. 
She died Aug. 12, 1851, aged 73 years, in Dunstable, hav- 
ing two sons and one daughter. 

vii. Betty, born Dec. 9, 1780; married March 24, 1800, Joseph 
W. Roby, born Oct. 22, 1774, and died Jan. 30, 1854. She 
died March 16, 1862. Resided in Dunstable, and was a 
farmer. Their children were Dexter, born Jan. 21, 1801, 
and died in Boston in 1875. Sally, born Sept. 21, 1803; 
married Parkhurst, and living 1889 at Dunstable, having 
had four sons and one daughter ; Gilman, born July 2, 
1808; died on old homestead in Dunstable, Nov. 1, 1881 ; 
Betsy, born July 7, 1812; married Hill, and died in Car- 
lisle, Mass., November, 1866; Christopher, born Oct. 8, 
1814, resided in West Chelmsford, and agent for a cast 
steel manufacturing company in Pittsburg, Pa. 
viii. Rachel, born April 30, 1783 ; married June 7, 1804, Capt. 
Joseph Danforth, son of Josiah and Sarah (Blodgett) 
Danforth, born Aug. 16, 1779. She died in Tyngsboro. 
He married second, Lucinda Goldsmith of Wilton, N. H. 
Children: 

1. Joseph, born Aug. 19, 1805 ; married Nov. 26, 

1829, Delphia Swan of Tyngsboro, born April 
1807. He died Aug. 19, 1885. He was desig- 
nated captain. He lived on the old homestead, 
a little south of the State line on Howard's 
Brook. 

2. Sarah, born March 24, 1809; married Jan. 1, 1835, 

Samuel Richardson, married second, Calvin 
Howard of Wellfleet, Mass. She died March 
25, 1850. 

3. Rachel Cummings, born Sept. 10, 1813 ; married 

May 16, 1833, C. E. King of Boston. She died 
Sept. 25, 1834. 



68 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

4. Mary Richardson, born July 29, 1818; married 
June 26, 1842, John G. Upton of Tyngsboro. 
She died Dec. 31, 1852. 

ix. Lydia, born March 21, 1786; married Jan. 22, 1807, Josiah 
Taylor. Resided Thetford, Vt., and she died there about 
1850. Two sons. 

x. Asenath, born July 26, 1788; married Jan. 18, 1810, Capt. 
Amaziah Swallow. She died in Dunstable, Oct. 20, 1S65. 
He died Oct. 6, 1857, at 70. He had served the town 
in various offices and was highly respected. His father 
belonged, in 1789, to the part of Groton that was set off 
to Dunstable. Capt. Swallow lived on the old Cummings 
homestead, and died there. They had one son and three 
daughters of whom the youngest, Mrs. Sarah Page, is 
living, 1889, in Dunstable. However, we find among the 
inscriptions in the Central Cemetery. Albert O., died 
Oct. 18, 1826, age 3 years, 10 months, and Albert L., died 
Dec. 7, 1850, age 22 years. 

xi. Jeremiah, born Oct. 27, 1790; died Dec. 27, 1792. 

53. ELEAZER CUMMINGS (Eleazer*. Nathaniels, John 2 , 
Isaac 1 ) married April 19, 1786, Sarah Hale, daughter of John 
and Sarah Severance (Hills) Hale, born in Nottingham West, 
April 20, 1767. He died Dec. I, 1843. She died May 7, 1852. 
He lived on the old homestead, was a farmer and school teach- 
er, and also taught music. He was a man of more than ordi- 
naray intellect, a natural mechanic, but somewhat eccentric. 
Children : 

i. Sarah, born Oct. 3, 1786; married Aug. 5, 1805, Jeptha Un 
derwood, son of Phineas and Rebecca (Dunn) Under- 
wood, and was born in Chelmsford, Mass., Feb. 14, 1784. 
They lived in several towns of New Hampshire and 
Massachusetts. He died in Nashua, N. H., Jan. 6, 1851. 
She died in Hudson, Nov. 29, 1873. Children: (1) 
Louisa, born Oct. 26, 1805, in Nottingham West ; mar- 
ried, Mar. 1827, Doliver Johnson. (2) Dustin, born April 
20, 1807. 

126. ii. Thomas, born Sept. 20, 1788. 

127. iii. Willard, born July 21, 1790. 

iv. Mary, born Sept. 1, 1792; married Dec. 31, 1818, Spencer 
Ripley, son of Joseph and Salome (Phillips) of London- 
derry, born July 7, 1788, and died June, 1856. She died 
Aug. 10, 1852. Children : 

I. Dustin, born Oct. 15, 1819; married Melvina Pal- 
mer; married second, Barret. Three chil- 
dren. 



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2. Mary Ann, born March 30, 1821 ; married Thomas 

Bursiel. No children. 

3. Daniel, born Feb. 10, 1823; married Margaret 

Winn. No children. 

4. Elizabeth, born Sept. 30, 1824; died, 1826. 

5. Sarah Jane, born Nov. 20, 1826; died, 1846. 

6. Nathaniel Hale, born May 2S, 1829; married Mary 

Jefts. No children. 

7. Edwin, born Jan. 9, 1832; married Julia A. Grant. 

No children. 

8. Alfred Cummings, born Sept. 16, 1839. 

9. Hannah S., born Aug. 14, 1838; married Richard 

Shepard. Four children. 
v. Hannah, born Aug. 4, 1794; married Aug. 22, 1815, John, 
son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Bradford) Webster, born 
in Pelham, N. H., Dec. 25, 1791. She died in Hudson, 
Feb. 3, 1873. He died March 1, 1883. Farmer; resided in 
Pelham, Meredith, Amherst and Hudson. Children : 

1. Elizabeth Bradford, born Nov. 30, 1815; married 

Warren Blodgett. Two children. 

2. Moses, born Nov. 17, 1817; married Lydia Maria 

Baker. Two children. 

3. Sally Hale, born Aug. 28, 1819; married Simeon 

Chase Titcomb. Four children. 

4. Eleazer Cummings, born Aug. 18, 1821. 

5. Louisa Underwood, born Jan. 31, 1824; married 

Henry Baker, 4 children. 

6. Lucy Ann, born Feb. 28. 1S26; married Daniel B. 

Cluff. Six children. 

7. Kimball, born Nov. 2, 1828; married Abiah Cut- 

ter. He was a California "49er;" a deputy sur- 
veyor afterwards in Oregon ; since 1857, farmer, 
surveyor and conveyancer in Hudson, N. H. 
An expert in local history and genealogy, to 
whom this compiler has been very much in- 
debted, and whose generosity in giving infor- 
mation is as great as his care and zest in ac- 
quiring it. Ten children. 

8. Hannah Jane, born Feb. 24, 1831. 

9. John Cummings, born Feb. 24, 1833 ; married 

Hannah Caroline Keniston. One child. 

10. Nathan Pierce, born May 19, 1835 ; married Su- 

san M. Morrison ; married second, Josephine E. 
Rollins. Three children. 

11. Willard Holbrook, born March 22, 1837; married 

Sophia C. Foster, married second, Addie M. 
Walton. Four children. 



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12. Milton Edwards, born Aug. i8, 1839. 

13. Orrin Prescott, born April 10, 1843; married Su- 

san R. Davis. Xo children, 
vi. Elizabeth, born July 2, 1798; unmarried; "of remarkable 
memory," says K. Webster. Living in 1885. 

128. vii. Alfred, born May 24, 1804. 

129. viii. John, born Feb. 18, 1806. 

54. ABRAHAM CUMMINGS (Abraham*, Abraham3, 
John 2 , Isaac 1 ) married Oct. 28, 1743, Mary, perhaps Sarah, 
Jackson, Attleboro, Mass. 

Children : 

i. Sarah, born Aug. 22, 1744. 

ii. Abraham, born Nov. 6, 1747; died Dec. 16, 1749. 

iii. John, born Sept. 19, 1749; died Nov. 10, 1751. 

iv. Abigail, born Aug. 29, 1752. 

130. v. Abraham, born July 9, 1755. 
vi. Susanna, born June 20, 1758. 

55. DAVID CUMMINGS (Abraham, Abraham, John. 
Isaac) published Oct. 18, 1755, married Jan. 20, 1756, Thank- 
ful Cheney, born 1733. He died in Attleboro, Mass., Oct. 
1778, and his will was probated Dec. 25, next. Property 
inventory: Real estate, £1,500; personal, £317, 8s. The widow 
died Jan. 29, 1827, aged 94 years. In the History of Attleboro 
it is stated that he bought the farm owned later by Allen and 
George Cummings, in Bearswamp (Bcarcroft). There is a 
tradition of a rifle now in the family known to be the one car- 
ried in the French and Indian war. 

Children : 

i. Daniel, born Jan. 1, 1757; died May 2. 1758. 
ii. Rachel, born June 19. 1758; married James Roberts, New- 
York, and had Elene, Rhoda, and Peter, who married 
Polly Hern, and had three children ; Daniel, married 
Elizabeth Price ; Polly, David, James, Caleb, 
iii. Molly, born April 15, 1760; pub. Aug. 30, 1784, to Caleb 
Roberts of Coventry. Children: Abigail, David, Wil- 
liam Madison, Abby. 

131. iv. David, born Feb. 4, 1762. 
v. Daniel, born Jan. 20, 1764. 

vi. Sarah, born Nov. 7, 1765. In her will. Attleboro, March 
26, 1834, she mentions her brothers David, Benjamin, Al- 
ii n and niece, Lucinda. Benjamin was named executor. 

132. vii. Benjamin, born Oct. 30, 1767. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 71 

viii. Thankful, born Sept. 12, 1769; died 1815. Inventory, July 
2, 1816. Benj. Cummings, administrator. 
133. ix. Allen, born Jan. 6, 1771. 

56. CAPT. THOMAS CUMMINGS (Joseph-*, Abraham^, 
John 2 , Isaac 1 ) married (pub. July 17, 1736), Lydia Richardson 
of Dracut, daughter of Capt. Josiah and Lydia, and born Sept. 
27, 1 714, who died March 26, 1753. He married, second, 
March 28, 1754, Anna (Kittell) Johnson, daughter of Richard 
and Anne (Lord) Kittel, was baptized Jan. 11, 1719, in Charles- 
town, Mass.,, and married there Dec. 6, 1736, Asa Johnson of 
Andover. Lieut. Thomas, who was at the capture of Louis- 
burg, died Sept. 3, 1765. Mrs. Johnson at the time of her mar- 
riage to Lieut. Cummings, had five children (William, Benja- 
min, Isaac, Abigail and Anna, baptized Aug. 28, 1737). Her 
new husband had six living, one having died young. Six more 
children were added to their household. One account gives her 
death Dec. 6, 1791, but her will was proved May 8, 1792, and 
an inscription in the old burial ground in North Andover reads : 
"In memory of Mrs. Anna Cummings, widow of Capt. Thomas 
Cummins, ob't April 10, 1792, aet, at 73 years." In 1763 
he bought the farm in Topsfield, now known as the Robinson 
place. Top. Soc. Doc. 

Children : 

i. Asa, born Dec. 28, 1737; died March 2, 1737-8. 

ii. Lydia, born Jan. 30, 1738-9, pub. Aug. 3, 1755 to Ebenezer 
Porter, who was born July 27, 1732, in Ipswich (Hamlet). 
Removed to Little Hockhocking, Ohio. She died March 
28, 1814. He died Feb. 2, (24), 1827. They had: 

1. Ebenezer, born May 22, 1757, married Hannah 

Head. 

2. Lydia, born Dec. 14, 1759, married April 18, 1778, 

in Ipswich, Nathaniel Sawyer. Settled in Han- 
nahstown, Westmoreland County, Pa. Children, 
in Ohio and Pa. 

3. Solomon, born May 30, 1762, married, in Pennsyl- 

vania, Sarah Brown. 

4. Sarah, born Feb. 18, 1766; married, 1790 Joseph 

Cummings, son of Thomas and Lois Cummings. 

(134). 

5. David, born Mar. 25, 1768. 

6. Joseph, born Mar. 18, 1770; married Hannah 

Steele, West Liberty, Va. 



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7. Hannah, born May 19, 1772; married Lewis Foster, 

Ashfield. 

8. John, born May 29, 1774; married Jan. 12, 1793, 

Sarah Fuller. 

9. Rebecca, born Aug. 4, 1776; married David White, 

Little Hock., Ohio. 

10. Cummings, born Sept. 27, 1778; married Mar. 

1815 .Elizabeth Johnson, in Philadelphia. Six 
children. 

11. Priscilla, born April 19, 1783; married, 1797, James 

Smith. He died 1800. She married, second, 
Ebenezer Culver. 

12. Samuel, born Jan. 27, 1784; married Sarah Bar- 

rows. 

13. Mary, born Mar. 12, 1787; married Amos Knowles. 
Children in Belpre, Ohio, and vicinity. 

iii. Thomas, born Feb. 12. 1740-1. 

iv. Sarah, born May 9, 1743; married Samuel Colby. Of 
the children, Rev. Dr. Henry F. Colby mentions Jo- 
seph, Josiah C, Daniel, John, Cummings and Simeon. 
Of these, Josiah C. resided in Fryeburg, Me. He was 
born Sept. 20, 1777, and married Sarah Davidson. They 
were the parents of Gardner Colby, who gave $50,000 to 
Waterville College, now named Colby University. 
v. Anna, born May 24, 1745, published June 15, 1762, to John 
Towne. He was the son of Elisha and Sarah (Rhodes) 
Towne, and in fourth generation from William Towne, 
and born Sept. 22, 1740. He was in the French and In- 
dian war, and a Revolutionary soldier. Resided in Box- 
ford, and was in the battle of Bunker Hill. He died 
March 8, 1830. The powder horn he carried was in the 
possession of Horatio Towne, of Boston. 

1. Asa, born Nov. 14, 1764; married Dolly Lovejoy. 
She died 1840. He died at Staten Island, N. Y. 
Seven children. Asa and Dorothy Towne, 
members of South Church, Andover, 1795-1S04, 
and dismissed thence to Charlestown, Mass. 
Built first bridge across the Merrimac (now 
Lawrence) ; also first bridge between Charles- 
town and Chelsea about 1803. Had Dorothy for 
one child. 
.;. Sarah, born March 12, 1766; married Josiah 
Adams. 

3. Anna, born Sept. 25, 1767; married Solomon Av- 

erill. 

4. Amos, born April 17, 1769. 

5. John, born Aug. 27, 1 77 1 ; married, July 29, 1799, 



CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 73 

Lois Peabody. He died Jan. 26, 1830. Four 
children. 

6. Solomon, born May 10, 1774; married, Dec. 15, 

1801, Lydia Goodale of Salem. Ship master. 
Eight children. In 1809 he changed the fulling 
mill in Boxford to a grist mill, and employed 
his brothers Asa and John, as millers. H? 
sold this property in 1829. 

7. Joseph, born Oct. 22, 1777. He died in Havana. 

8. Daniel, born Sept. 30, 1779; married Hannah Har- 

ris. Resided at one time in Andover. Seven 
children. 

9. Samuel, born March 24, 1783 ; married, May 29, 

1807, Charlotte Fletcher. Twelve children. 

10. Lucy, born Oct. 3, 1785; married David Johnson. 

11. Oliver, baptized in Boxford, May 24, 1789. Mar- 

ried. 

vi. Elizabeth, born May 17, 1747; married, Dec. 1, 1764, Abra- 
ham Hobbs, Jr., of Topsfield, Mass., son of Abraham. 
He died in Topsfield, Sept. 3, 1825, aged 85. She died 
in Newbury, Nov., 1838. On May 4, 1785, A. Hobbs 
deeded to A. Hobbs, Jr., one-half of the farm bought of 
Thomas Cummings, a farm which was deeded May 6, 
1763, to Thomas Cummings by heirs of Thomas How- 
let. There had been on it corn and saw mills early. 

1. Elizabeth, born Oct. 27, 1765; married, Sept. 5, 

1805, Samuel Gavett of Salem. 

2. Lydia, baptized Sept. 27, 1767; died May 27, 1768. 

3. Salome, born March 3, 1769; married, Nov. 10, 

1801, Henry Morgan. Living in 1809. 

4. , born ; died April 19, 1771. "Young- 
est child" says the death record. 

5. Abraham, born April 14, 1772; married, April 

23, 1797, Polly Story of Ipswich. 

6. Lydia, born Aug. i8 f (25), 1774; married, Mar. 

17, 1796, Benjamin Fiske. She died June, 
1847. Resided Topsfield, Salem, Newburyport 
and Peeling (Woodstock, Vt). No children. 

7. Hannah, born March 3, 1778; married, Dec. 4, 

1800, Joseph Titcomb of Newbury. 

8. , born ; died May 18, 1780. 

9. Dolly, born June 22, 1781 ; married, Feb., 1809, 

Joseph Richards of Newburyport. Living in 
1809. 

10. Polly, born April 2, 1786; married, Mar. 26, 

1807, Samuel Safford of Newbury. 



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ii. Susanna, born Aug. 4, 17S8; unmarried. Living 

in 1809. 

vii. Rhoda, born July 18, 1749; married, Apr. 20, 1774, David 

Hobbs, brother of Abraham, Jr., just mentioned. Resided 

in Topsfield, where she died, Dec. 15, 1787, and he died, 

Feb. 25, 1830; aged 78 years. 

1. David, born July 30, 1774; married, May 7, 1801, 

Sally Perkins, and had David, Moses and Da- 
vid Cummings. 

2. Lucy, born April 5, 1777; married March 6, 1800, 

Aaron Kneeland, Jr., of Topsfield. 

3. Abbie, born Sept. 26, 1779; married, March 6, 

1S00, Philemon Foster, of Ipswich. 

4. Rhoda, born June II, 1782; married, Sept. 24, 

1801, John Kneeland of Topsfield. 

5. , born ; died March 15, 1784. 

6. George, born July 21, 1785. 

135. viii. Abraham, born Jan. 4, 1755. 

ix. Josiah, born Jan. 30, 1756; married, Dec. 6, 1781, Mary 
Boardman. They lived at one time in Freeport, Me., 
and kept an inn in that place. The wife was buried 
there; died Feb. 25, 1799. He had a cancer on his thigh, 
and died in Albany, Me., Feb. 6, 1835. He was in the 
company which marched at the alarm. 19th of April. 

I775- 

136. x. Stephen, born Feb. 9, 1757. 

137. xi. Daniel, born April 11, 1758. 

138. xii. Asa, born Sept. 18, 1759. 

xiii. Israel, baptized Dec. 25, 1763; died June 22, 1764. 

57. JACOB CUMMIXGS (Jacob*, Abraham^, John-% 
Isaac 1 ) married Ruth Marsh. Mr. Hyde, of Ware, said: "No 
son that had family." 

Children : 

i. Nathan, born Dec. 17, 1741. 
ii. Martha, born Sept. 7, 1744. 

58. BENJAMIN CUMMINGS (Jacob*, Abraham^ John*, 

Isaac') married Nov. 21, 1743. in Killingly, Conn., Sarah Gro- 
ver. He died Dec. 14, 1805, aged Sj. She died Oct. 27, 1807. 
aged 84. 
Children: 

i. Daniel, born ; died same year. 

ii. Sarah, born March 13, 1745, recorded in Killingly; married 
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139. iii. Simeon, born Nov. 1, 1747. 

iv. Martha, born Nov. 7, 1749; married Benjamin Thompson. 

140. v. Joseph, born April 8, 1753. 

59. LT. ABRAHAM CUMMINGS (Jacob*, Abrahams, 
John 2 , Isaac 1 ) married Jerusha Brooks. He is said to have 
lived and died in Ware. He was town clerk in 1777, and mod- 
erator of town meeting to consider the constitution proposed 
for the State in 1780. His family are said to have removed 
mostly to Vermont. 

Children: 

i. Eleanor, born Nov. 6, 1754. 

ii. Hannah, born Oct. 10, 1756; married Thomas McClintock, 
commissioner to consider constitution of Massachusetts, 
1780. Children: Benjamin and Levans. 
iii. Prudence, born Aug. 12, 1759. 
iv. Rachel, born Sept. 29, 1761. 

v. James, born Sept. 30, 1763 ; married Polly and had 

Abraham, born Jan. 19, 1784. 
vi. Priscilla, born Jan. 3, 1766. 

141. vii. Benjamin, born Jan. 19, 1768. 

viii. Jerusha, born May 1, 1770; married, 1780, Thomas Bacon, 
ix. Tryphena, born March 18, 1773; died Aug. 23, 1779. 

60. ISAAC CUMMINGS (Jacob*, Abrahams, John 2 , 
Isaac 1 ) married Sarah Tidd. He resided in Palmer, Mass., 
where he was a taxpayer in 1786, but in his old age removed 
to Gallipolis, Ohio, to live with his son. 

i. Isaac, Jr., born ; married, Nov. 27, 1800, Olive Hyde, 

and had Pamelia, born Feb. 10, 1802. — Palmer Records. 

61 SOLOMON CUMMINGS (Jacob*, Abraham^, John 2 , 
Isaac 1 ) married Dec. 30, 1773, Jane McLanathan, born April 
10, 1746, in Palmer, Mass., and died Oct. 4, 1779. He married, 
second, in 1781, Mary Graham, born March 5, (6), 1752, and 
died May 26, 181 7, in Thetford, Vt. She was a daughter of the 
Rev. John Graham of West Suffield, Conn., and half sister of 
the Rev. Sylvester Graham of Northhampton, widely known 
as a lecturer on matters pertaining to temperance and health. 
Solomon Cummings lived in Warren, Mass. He died in Thet- 
ford, Vt., while visiting his daughter, Cynthia June 29, 1808, 
and his funeral sermon (a copy of which exists in manuscript) 



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was preached by the noted divine, Rev. Dr. Asa Burton, of that 
town. 

Children : 

i. Betsey, born Feb. 18, 1775; died Feb. 21, 1778. 

ii. William, born Oct. 9, 1776; married. Died Jan. 29, 1840, 
in Eaton, Province Quebec. 

iii. Abigail, born Dec. 17, 1778; married Brackett L. Greenough, 
of Lebanon, N. II. She died Feb. 7, 1846, in Bristol, N. 
H. One daughter married William Ela, of Lebanon, and 
had Richard, who died a young man. The other child 
was named Norman Greenough, married Frances De 
Ford, of Newburyport, Mass., and he died there in 1866, 
his widow dying in 18S7, at Brooklyn, N. Y., while on 
a visit. A child of Norman, Charles, died a young man. 

iv. John Graham, born Aug. 22, 1782. Resided Warren, Mass.; 
died Feb. 24, i860, Cattaraugus county, New York. Had 
children. 

v. Cynthia, born June 22, 1784, in Palmer, Mass. ; married 
Josiah Hubbard of Thetford, Vt. She died Jan. 30, 
i860. Had children. 

vi. Solomon, born Jan. 22, 1787; married, 1816, Miss Yorkey. 
Dartmouth College, 1808; in medicine, 1816. Resided in 
Palatine, N. Y. ; afterwards in Michigan, and then in 
Ohio. Died Nov. 14, 1866, in Centerville, Mich. 

vii. Love, born Sept. 4, 1788; married Constant Rogers, who 

died soon, 
viii. Jacob, born Dec. 5, 1792, in Western (now Warren), Mass. 

62. ELEAZER CUMMINGS (Eleazer-*, Abrahams, John 2 , 
Isaac 1 ) married in Hollis, N. H., Apr. 1, 1753, Martha Brown. 
Martha was appointed administratrix in 1757. As there is a 
tradition in the family that Eleazer was taken prisoner in the 
French and Indian War, and even obliged to run the gauntlet 
it has been conjectured that he had been reported dead. He con- 
tinued to be taxed in Hudson, but not after 1760, and in that 
year he and Martha sold land in Hudson. The first three chil- 
dren in the list below were recorded as born in that town. The 
family removed to Maine. 
Children : 

i. Samuel, born Dec. 18, 1753. He resided in Dracut, and his 
will was proved in 1834, in which he bequeathed, March 
6, 1834, all his estate to Reuben Colburn, "who has lived 
with me, and I with him for many years." It has been 
thought by some that he was a bachelor, but Mr. David 
Clement, of Hudson, who knew him, is certain he had 



CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. "J J 

married, but had no children. Mr. Clement also said : 
"He was in the army with my father at Bunker Hill, 
and was wounded by a ball in the thigh and by another 
in the shoulder, from which wounds he was always af- 
ter lame." 
ii. Rachel, born April 29, 1757. 
iii. Abraham, born Sept. 9, 1759. 
143. iv. Eleazer, born 1764 or 1769. 

63. ELISHA CUMMINGS (Isaac*, Isaac^ Isaac 2 , Isaac 1 ) 
married Nov. 22, 1744, Mary Andrews of Boxford. He mar- 
ried, second, widow Jemima Marston, July 30, 1776, who ap- 
pears to have been widow of Caleb Marston, who was born 
May or June 9, 1729, and died May 17, 1770. Near a score of 
sales or purchases are on record as made by him in or near 
Topsfield. It is said that during the war of the Revolution he 
held some commission with reference to supplies for the army. 
This commission took him to Meredith, N. H., and adjacent 
towns. At any rate, he came up from his old home in the lat- 
ter years of his life to live with Nathaniel or other children. 

Children : 

i. Mary, born Feb. 13, 1745-6; married John Bradford, of 
Pelham. Three children. 
John, baptized Sept. 13, 1747; died Sept. 24, next. 
John, born Feb. 8, 1748-9. 
Andrew, born Feb. 8, 1748-9; died Feb. 12. 
Isaac, born April 24, 1751. 
Elisha, born Sept. 20, 1754. 
Nathaniel, born June 16, 1761. 

Hannah, born ; married John Russell. Left children. 

Andrew, born May 10, 1777. 

64. JOSEPH CUMMINGS (Isaac*, Isaac', Isaac 2 , Isaac 1 ) 
married Nov. 20, 1744, Mary, daughter of Joseph and Mary 
(Hovey) Hale of Boxford, born Jan. 14, 1725. She died in 
childbirth Dec. 23. 1758, at Boxford. Married, second, Judith, 
daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Potter) Perkins, March 
21, 1758-9. She was born June 2. 1732, in Topsfield, and died 
March 30, 1790. Married third, June 2, 1791, Lucy Knowlton, 
who was living in 1795, and provision was made for her in his 
will of that year. He died in Topsfield Oct. 24, 1801. She re- 
moved to Wenham. He had a large estate, having bought up 
the rights of his grandfather's heirs. He lived in the west half 





11. 




iii. 




iv. 


144. 


v. 


145. 


vi. 


146. 


vii. 




viii. 


147. 


ix. 



149- 


v. 




vi. 




vii. 


150. 


viii. 


151- 


ix. 



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of his father's homestead. At the death of his grandmother, 
1770. he acquired title of the original 100 acres bequeathed by 
Ensign Howlet. Elijah was executor of his estate. 

Children : 
148. i. Joseph, born Dec. 27, 1745. 

ii. Jonathan, baptized July 26, 1747; perhaps the infant son, 

who died Jan. 13, 1752. 
iii. Hannah, baptized June 30, 1751 ; probably died June 13, 

1753- 

iv. Mary, baptized Sept. 23, 1753; pub. July 7. 1776, to Zebu- 
Ion Smith and mentioned in the will of 1795. 
Jonathan, born Oct. 7, 1755. 

Hannah, baptized Jan. 8, 1758; died April 4, 1758. 
Mehitabel, baptized March 13, 1759. Not mentioned, 1795. 
Elijah, baptized Sept. 27, 1761. 
Amos, born Dec. 15, 1762. 

65. PELETIAH CUMMINGS (Isaac*, Isaac3. Isaac 2 , 
Isaac 1 ) married July 5, (Sept. 17), 1754, Sarah, daughter of 
Abraham and Elizabeth (Houlton) Kimball, born in Wenham, 
Mass., Dec. 3, 1732, and died in Topsfield, May 22, 1769. He 
married, second, Nov. 8, (28), 1770, Sarah (White) Hammond, 
widow of Oliver, of Rowley. She died May I, 1808. He died 
Oct. 15, 1803, in Marlboro, N. H. In Ipswich he had lived in 
one-half of the homestead deeded to him by his father until 
1757, when he conveyed his title to his brother Joseph, and re- 
moved to Topsfield. In ,1786 he bought of the Rev. Joseph 
Cummings his farm in Marlboro. 

Children: 

152. i. John, born May (Oct.) 12, 1755. 

ii. Peletiah, born March 6, 1758; died Oct. 27, 1776; a soldier 
in the Revolution. 

iii. Lydia, born April 24, 1760; married Oct. 17, 1784, Hezekiah 
Hodgkins of New Ipswich, N. H., and had Stephen, Pe- 
letiah, Lydia, Amos, Lucy, Aaron and Elizabeth. 

iv. Mehitabel, born Oct. 26, 1762; married Oct. 17, 1784, Steph- 
en Adams, of Ipswich. Removed to Jaffrey, N. H. 

v. Sarah, born Nov. 28, 1764; died Feb. 1, 1778. 

153. vi. Isaac, born Jan. 23, 1767. 

vii. Abigail, born March 25, 1769; died in Wenham, Jan. 23, 

1770. 
viii. Abigail, born Oct. 8, 1771 ; died unmarried. 

ix. Oliver, born June 4, 1773; died in the War of 1812. 

x. Elizabeth, born Nov. 17, 1775; died young. 



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xi. Elizabeth, born March 24, 1778. One account says married 
Stephen Benjamin of Ashby. 

66. JOSEPH CUMMINGS (Joseph**, Johns, Isaac 2 , 

Isaac 1 ) married widow Martha Hodgkins of Ipswich, pub. 

Sept. 22, 1739. He was a cooper by trade. 

Children : 

i. Nathaniel, born Sept. 22, 1740. 
ii. Abigail, born Nov. 28, 1743; married Sept. 9, 1766, Walter 

Everdon. 
iii. Sarah, born Sept. 10, 1746. 
iv. Martha, born June 28, 1749. 

67. JACOB CUMMINGS (Josephs John3, Isaac 2 , Isaac 1 ) 
married by Rev. David Hall of Sutton, Jan. 21, 1 740-1, Mary 
Marble. He lived in Sutton, Mass., having bought lands there 
(lot 13), April 29, 1736. He deeded his one-sixth interest in 
his fathers estate, in 1740, to his brother Joseph. Jacob died 
at the great age of 97, Oct. 13, 1814; his wife had died July 
10, 1799. 

Children : 

i. Mary, born May 5, 1741 ; married, April 9, 1761, John Put- 
nam, Jr. 

1. Rebecca, born Sept. 13, 1763. 

2. Jacob, born Nov. 20, 1764. 

3. John, born March 8, 1766. 

4. Olive, born Aug. 28, 1767. 

5. Simeon, born Aug. 10, 1769; married Martha 

Batcheller. 

154. ii. Jacob, born July 21, 1742. 

155. iii. Daniel, born Oct. 17, 1743. 

156. iv. Jesse, born Nov. 6, 1745. 

v. Betty, born July 29, 1747; married, April 28, 1768, Joshua 
Lillie, and had 

1. Joshua, born Jan. 28, 1769. 

2. Aaron, born Jan. 1, 1770. 

3. Moses, born Sept. 12, 1771. 

4. Betty, born June 11, 1773. 

vi. Hannah, born Oct. 4, 1748; married, Dec. 18, 1766, Samuel 
Holman. 

1. Judith, born July 3, 1773. 

2. Samuel, born July 5, 1775. 

3. Ruth, born Sept. 7, 1777. 

4. Ruby Cummings, born Nov. 11, 1780; married, 

Feb. 13, 1801, Barnabas Kenny. 



8o CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

157. vii. Free, born Aug. 3, 1751. 

158. viii. Asa, born Nov. 4, 1753. 

ix. Zipporah, born Oct. 17, 1756; married, Jan. 11, 1809, Gid- 
eon, son of Jonathan Sibley, born Nov. 20, 1750, whose 
first wile was Tamar Fitts, by whom he had seven chil- 
dren. Zipporah had no children, and died, Dec 25 
1829. Resided in Oxford ; Revolutionary soldier. 

x. Ann, born April 28, 1758; unmarried. Died in Sutton, Oct. 
4, 1794. Inscription in cemetery. 

xi. Huldah, born May 20, 1763; married, Nov. 6, 1781, Thomas 
F. Chase. He bought land in Paris, Me., 1800, and in 
1803 was collector there. She died there, 1834, ^ r - Chase 
then living. Their children were: 

1. Gardner, born April 1, 1782. 

2. Polly, born Nov. 8, 1783; married Nathaniel 

Howe, Esq., a lawyer, in Paris, Me., 1808-15. 
Afterward of Bridgton, Me. One of his daugh- 
ters married Rev. Jacob Chapman, of Exeter, 
N. H. 

3. Hannah, born April 10, 1785. 

4. Debby, born June 9, 1790. 

5. John, born March 8, 1791. 

6. Zipporah, born Jan. 8, 1795. 

7. Free, born May 1, 1798. 

8. Mehitabel, born March 16, 1800. 

68. DANIEL CUMMINGS (Joseph*, Johns, l saa c-\ 
Isaac 1 ) married (pub. Feb. 8, 1746), Mary Williams, daughter 
of George and Sarah (Gilbert) Williams of Cape Ann, who was 
born July 4, 1727. Resided in Gray, Me. In Louisburg ex- 
pedition, 1745, under Capt. Thomas Pike. Tops. Hist. Coll. 
Children : 

i. Lucy, born Aug. 4, 1747, in Topsfield ; married Amos Mer- 
rill. She died May 14, 1814, Falmouth, Me. Had Lois 
and Humphrey, 
ii. Molly, born Jan. 27, 1749; married George Doughty. She 
died May, 1840. Resided at Gray. Me. Had children : 
George, Elias, John, Martha and Ruth. 

159. iii. Joseph, born June 14, 1751. 

iv. Daniel, born Aug. 7, 1753; died Sept. 21, 1767. 

160. v. Elisha, born June 15, 1755. 

vi. Amos, born Sept. 12, 1756; died Sept. 17, 1761. 

161. vii. Isaac, born Nov. 22, 1758. 

viii. Susannah, born Nov. 30, 1760; married Abraham Young. 
She died Nov., 1809. His name on the payroll of Capt. 
Richard Mayberry's company three months, Dec. 1776. 



CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 8l 

They had Lydia, married— Cook, Emma, Lucy, Nathan- 
iel, married — Purvis, Daniel, Jesse and William. 

ix. Ruth, born Aug. 9, 1762; married Elijah Jordan (?), and 
had Temperance (?). 

x. Chloe, born July 24, 1764, in Topsfield; married Nathaniel 
Young, son of Nathaniel, of Gray, Me., and born there. 
She died in Bethel, Me., Feb. 21, 1857. He died in Green- 
wood, Me., in Nov., 1838. He was in the Revolutionary 
War, from Dedham, Mass. Removed to Norway, Me., 
before 1800. 

1. Charles, born March, 1784; married Mary Ann t 

daughter of Peter Buck. She died April $. 
1862. He died in 1S68. Resided at Greenwood.. 

2. Susan, born , 1786; married James Buck, 

brother of above. He was born Sept. 18, 1781,. 
She died Nov. 25, 1829; had eleven children. 
He married, second, Mrs. Irene Crooker. He 
died Jan. 22, 1871. 

3. Son, born , 1787; died young. 

4. Amos, born , 1789; married M. Sophia 

Bradbury, born Nov. 9, 1790; died 1873, at 
Bethel. 

5. Anna, born , 1790; married Elias Blake; 

died 1835. 

6. Jabez, born , 1792; died, 1817; drum 

major in Capt. Bodwell's company, at Platts- 
burg, N. Y. 

7. Nathaniel, born April 1, 1793; married Lydia 

Briggs, daughter of Ephraim and Rachel, born- 
May 8, 1796. 

8. William, born April 2, 1795; married Sarah 

Briggs, sister of above, born Feb. 13, 1798. He 
died in Norway, June, 1888. 

9. Hannah, born , 1796; married John Noyes r 

died 1S65, Greenwood. 

10. Mary, burn March, 1708; died, 1799. 

11. Daniel, born July 10, 1800; married, Nov. 24, 1821. 

Elvira Brett, daughter of Luther. He died 
June 18, 1887, at West Paris. 
Mary, born March, 1803; married Levi Noyes. 
13. David F, born Nov. 24, 1804; married Louisa 
Twombly, who died Oct. 3, 1844; married 
second, Lodusky E., daughter of Asa Dunham. 
4. Jared L, born Nov. 24, 1804; married Rachel 
Hathaway, who died Nov. 7, 1841. He married,, 
second, June '42, Mary W. (Millet) Youngs 
widow of Daniel Young, of Buckfield. 



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15. Henry, born July, 1S06; married Charlotte Cum- 
mings. He died in 1881. 

162. xii. Daniel, born Oct. 6, 1766, in Gray; was first white male 

child born in the town. 

163. xiii. Amos, born Nov. 20, 1768. 

xiv. Sarah, born May 7, 1770; married Andrew Libby. She 
died March 21, 1855. 

69. JOHN CUMMINGS (John*, ]ohn\ Isaac 2 , Isaac 1 ) 
married, 1739, Mary Towne. He was a soldier, 1755. Lived 
in Middleton and in Andover, and died in Andover May 22, 

1756. 
Children : 

i. Jonathan, born Feb. 13, 1739, in Middletown. A Jona- 
than married Nov. 6, 1766, in Andover, Lydia Oakes. 
ii. Abigail, born Oct. 5, 1743, in Middletown. An Abigail 

married, July 15, 1770, in Andover, Daniel Lovejoy. 
iii. Mary, born Dec. 28, 1745; baptized by Rev. S. Phillips, Jan. 
4, 1747. A Mary married, Oct. 3, 1771, Bartholomew 
Town, born April 8, 1741. Did he remove to Amherst, 
N. H.? 
iv. Mercy, born Dec. 28, 1745; baptized by Rev. S. Phillips, Jan. 

4, 1747- 
V. David, baptized May 10, 1756, in Andover. 

70. JOSEPH CUMMINGS (John* Johns, Isaac 2 , Isaac') 
married Sept. II, 1753, Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew Al- 
lard of Framingham. Resided in Southboro, Mass., and in 
1767 exchanged his home there for a farm in Athol, which 
was lot 41, on the proprietor's records, and is now in Phillips- 
ton. He was corporal in Capt. Dexter's company at Lexing- 
ton, was at P)imker Hill, and in 1777 with the army that 
marched against Burgoyne. He held several town offices, and 
died Feb. 25, 1818. 

Children : 

i. Joseph, born Oct. 13, 1754. Revolutionary soldier. 
ii. Elizabeth, born Feb. 13, 1757. 

iii. John, born Aug. 13. i~59- Revolutionary soldier. 
iv. Isaac, born Aug. 4, 1761. 

v. Benjamin, born Feb. 8, 1764; on record the intention of mar- 
riage between Benj. Cummings, of Gerry, and Rhoda 
Pettingale, of Greenwich, Feb. 26, 1791. 
[I 1 vi. Stephen, born May 8, 1766. 
vii. Daniel, born May 20, 1768. 
viii. Nathan, born Apr* 1 Q . 1771. 



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165. ix. Samuel, born Feb. 2, 1773. 

x. Susy, born Jan. 7, 1778; married Isaac Underwood. Resided 
in New Salem, and had Greenwood, Luman, Otis, Re- 
becca, and Sally. 

166. xi. Daniel, born Jan. 27, 1781. 

71. DAVID CUMMINGS (David*, Johns, Isaac 2 , Isaac 1 ) 
married (pub. July 17, 1748), Joanna Jones of Boxford. She 
died Oct. 10, 1794, aged 65. He married, second, April 16, 1795, 
Chloe Harrington of Lexington. He resided in that precinct 
of Woburn, Mass., which was called Burlington. He was a 
private in the expedition to Canada, 1758; constable in 1766. 
In 1779 joined Gen. Glover's brigade in regiment commanded 

by Col. Bigelow, in the company whose captain was Hodg- 

kins. His will was dated May 9, 1799, and he died in that 
year. The widow, Chloe, died in 1804. 

Children : 

Ebenezer, born Sept. 21, 1749, in Topsfield. 
Stephen. Twin to Ebenezer? 

Betsy, born Jan. 19, 1751, in Topsfield; married, Aug. 31, 
l 773> Josiah Hall, of Cambridge. 
iv. Joanna, born in Middleton; married, Nov.- 19, 1771, Jonas, 
son of Ebenezer and Jemima (Locke) Brooks, born May 
6, 1750. Removed to Sterling, and afterward to Athol. 
He was a carpenter. He died Feb. 14, 1791. Did she 
marry, second, before 1799, a Mr. Stratton? There were 
children: Joanna, baptized Jan. 31, 1773; Jonas, Jan. 24, 
1774, and William C, born March 27, 1777, in Malone, 
N. Y., who married Hannah Poland. 

v. Susanna, born ; married April 20 or 21, 1778, at 

Lancaster, Mass., Calvin Moore, who resided in Sterling, 
and was living, 1793. She was living in 1799. 
vi. Phebe, born May 26, 1756, in Andover; married, Dec. 13, 

1781, Jonathan Simonds, of Woburn. 
vii. Abigail, born April 26, 1766; married, Jan. 2, 1783, Caleb 
Simonds of Woburn. Not mentioned in her father's will, 
1799. The following children were recorded as born in 
Woburn : Samuel Cummings, Jan. 3, 1793 ; Joanna, 
March 7, 1794; Abigail, March 17, 1795; Samuel Cum- 
mings, April 27, 1797; Hetty, Feb. 6, 1799. 
viii. Mary, born April 28, 1768; married, March 20, 1788, Uriah 
Goodwin, 
ix. Samuel, born Aug. 12, 1773; married, Dec. 29, 1795, Avis 

Pierce. 
x. Ruth, born ; married, April 9, 1795, John Lovering, 



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of Waltham, Mass. Died March, 1815. Children were: 
John, Ruth, Lydia, Rufus, born Sept. 23, 1804, and mar- 
ried, Dec. 20, 1827, Emma Wyman, who died Aug. I, 1867;. 
William, Ebenezer Jones, Abigail and Samuel. 

xi. Sarah, born ; married, April 22, 1787, Aaron 

Winchester, of Brookline. Did she marry, second, Jo- 
seph Trask? We have note of a Mary Trask, who came 
to board with David Cummings, Sept. 18, 1795, and he re- 
ceived payment from her guardian. A Ruth Trask was 
remembered in widow Chloe Cummings' will. 

xii. David, born . Living in 1799. 

72. SAMUEL CUMMINGS ( David*, John^, Isaac 2 , Isaac 1 ) 
married April 25, 1756, Eunice Bradstreet, daughter of Samuel 
and Sarah (Clark) Bradstreet. Samuel was a grandson or 
Gov. Bradstreet. She was born in Topsfield, April 15, 1733, 
and died there July 20, 18 10. He died in Topsfield March 29- 
31, 1796. In 1777 (Feb. 27), he bought of Abiel Abbot and 
Lydia, his wife, several parcels of land in Andover, the first 
being 33 acres, which was Capt. Timothy Holt's homestead, 
with buildings; also 15 acres and 20 acres pasture April 3, 1778, 
of David Lovejoy and Mary, his wife; two pieces, one of 75 
and another of 25 acres, March 7, 1783 ; a farm of 104 acres of 
Benjamin and Phoebe Ames for £25. This was formerly owned 
by Obadiah Johnson. In 1784 he sold 162 acres in Topsfield 
to John Derby. Mrs. Aaron Cummings of Andover, Mass., 
writes : "There was an entailment under English law upon the 
Cummings' real estate in the south part of this town, made be- 
fore our Independence. The property was to be held forever 
by a Samuel Cummings. In consequence of this, Samuel Cum- 
mings of Topsfield, and David Cummings of Andover, were 
obliged to change places of residence with each other, thar 
there might be a Samuel living on the estate." Mrs. Cummings 
came to Andover after her husband's death, but after Mehita- 
bel's death returned to Topsfield. 
Children: 

i. Sarah, born March 27, 1759; married, Aug. 15, 1774, Francis 

Peabody, of Middleton, Mass. He died Jan. 11, 1817. 

She died Oct. 6, of the same year. He was a son of Dea. 

Francis and Margaret (Knight), born March 4, 1746, and 

brother of Joseph, merchant in Salem. 

Betsy, born Nov. 13, 1774; married, Nov. 27, 1778,. 
Peter Cross. 



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2. Sarah, born March 8, 1777. 

3. Eunice, born Aug. 13, 1781. 

4. Benjamin, born Aug. 14, 1784; died unmarried. 

5. Stephen, born Sept. 20, 1788. Resided in Middle- 

ton. 

6. Samuel, born May 9, 1799. Resided in New York. 
169. ii. David, born May 19, 1762. 

iii. Mehitabel, born Aug. 3, 1767; married, April 23, 1799 (in 
Andover records), Thomas Emerson, Jr., born Sept. 1, 
1768, and died Nov. 29, 1814. He was a farmer in South 
Danvers, and captain of militia. Mrs. Mehitabel C. Bax- 
ter, of Portland, Me., has Mrs. Emerson's spoons and her 
tall clock. Children were: 

1. Eunice Bradstreet, born Sept. 3, 1802; married 

Lewis Allen, farmer, in South Danvers. She 
died May 10, 1873. Two daughters and one 
son. 

2. Lydia Porter, born Oct. 6, 1803 ; married Abel 

Proctor, who was a manufacturer of leather in 
South Danvers. She died Oct. 6, 1883. The 
children were: 

1. Lydia Porter; married Thatcher. 

2. Thomas Emerson ; married Emma Hone. 

3. Abel Johnson ; married Lucy Harwood ; 

died Feb. 12, 1861. 

4. Mehitabel Cummings ; married Dr. Dan- 

iel Perkins ; married, second, James P. 
Baxter. 

5. Sarah Ann; married Allen Goslin. 

6. Elizabeth Putnam; married W. H. 

Wetherell. 

7. Mary Putnam ; married Rev. William 

Lamb. 

8. Augusta ; died Feb. 22, 1892. 

9. Ellen Osborne; unmarried. 

3. Mehitabel, born Sept. 24, 1806. (?) 

4. Sarah Ann, born Dec. 12, 1809; (?) died Dec. 25, 

1838. 
170. iv. Samuel, born Sept. 10, 1774. 

73. JONATHAN CUMMINGS (Davids John^, Isaac 2 , 
Isaac 1 ) married Mary Eastman, daughter of Job, of 
Pembroke, N. H. Her brother, Job, appears in Nor- 
way, Me., in 1792, and was town clerk in that place 
for over forty years, dying in 1845, at tne a S e °f 95- Mrs. 
Cummings died in Andover, Mass., July, 1S01, aged 59 years. 



86 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

She was received into the South Church there in 1774; her hus- 
band became a member on confession of faitli two years before 
He was a member of the church committee for 23 years, and 
assessor of the parish in 1793, and was one of the building 
committee for the erecting of the meeting house, 1788. He 
married, second, Mary (Love joy) Parker, widow of James 
Parker, Dec. 30, 1802, who died April 15, 1826, aged 80. Mr. 
Cummings died May, 1805. He was designated as a blacksmith 
in the deeds made to him, one dated 1788 and the other 1790, by 
a committee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The first 
of these deeds conveyed the title to 2,880 acres, and the sec- 
ond to 680 acres of land, constituting a goodly portion of the 
present town of Norway. He did not himself remove from 
Andover, but two of his sons became residents on the tracts 
which their father had purchased in Norway. Jonathan lived 
in Andover on the place in 1850 owned afterward by Eben 
Jenkins and his mc her. Cummings' land, which Jonathan 
Cummings bought of Samuel Osgood and Cummings Mead 
were taxed to them. 

Children : 

i. Sarah, born May 21, 1767; married, April 3, 1788, David 
Gray. Resided in Andover, and had one daughter, Mary 
Eastman. Did she marry Wm. Eaton, of Reading? She 
died March 15, 1793. He died in 1844. 
ii. Mary, born Aug. 25, 1768; died Sept. 21 following, 
iii. Inf., born July 28, 1769; still born. 

171. iv. Jonathan, born Feb. 5, 1771. 

172. v. Stephen, born Jan. 12, 1773. 

vi. Mary, born Nov. 1, 1774; married, May 22, 1798, Dea. Sol- 
omon, son of Dea. Joshua and Phebe (Farnum) Holt. 
Resided in the west parish of Andover. He died April 
15, 1830, aged 62. She died Oct. 8, 1852. They had Solo- 
mon, (Dea. Solomon, West Church, Andover) Mary, who 
married Rev. Samuel Read Hall; Joshua, Nathan, Phebe 
Cummings, who married. Aug. 20, [835, Rev. Timothy 
Dwight Porter Stone, and died Aug. 14. 1852; Abiathar, 
Stephen P., who married Jeannette Smith, daughter of 
Dea. Peter Smith, of west parish, Andover. 

Daniel, born Dec. 6, 1776. 

Amos, born July 2, 17K1 ; married Abigail Judkins. 

Betty, born Oct 13, 1783; married, Sept. 2, 1806, Barnard 
Douglas, whose first wife was a Miss Pierce, half sister 
to Count Rumford. lie died Sept. 21, 1 .^49. She died 



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CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 87 

April 1, i860. Mr. Douglas was at first a butcher, but at 
the time of his second marriage he was a prosperous mer- 
chant in Portland, Me. He failed, in consequence of the 
embargo, during the War of 1812. He was, however, 
able afterward to pay all his debts. He retired about 
1836 to North Conway, N. H., where he purchased and 
cultivated a farm. A letter from Mrs. H. L. Snow, of 
Bangor, says of Mrs. Douglas : "She was a godly woman, 
very benevolent, always putting aside a portion of her 
income for the Lord's work. I have been told that dur- 
ing the hard times of the Embargo she cut her parlor 
carpet into coverlets for her beds, that she might lend 
her quilts and blankets to her poorer neighbors. She re- 
tained in old age much of the beauty of her youth, and 
was very interesting in conversation. She looked on the 
sunny side of life, and whatever the event, could always 
find 'a Providence in it.' " Both herself and husband 
were members of the church under care of the Rev. Dr. 
Payson, and were transferred to the church in Conway. 
Children : 

1. Elizabeth, born Aug. 7, i£j7; married, Oct. 25, 

1836, Emery Livermore. She died at St. Jo- 
seph, Mo., Oct. 7, 1853. 

2. Mary Cummings, born April 1*1, 1810; married, 

Feb. 25, 1846 (Jonathan Edwards?), J. S. 
Evans. Married, second, Oct. 7, 1862, Rev. S. 
H. Riddell, D.D., son of Rev. Wm. and Lucy 
(Hopkins), born, Bristol, Me., Jan. 2, 1800; 
(his second marriage also). She died Jan. 28, 
1866. He died June 1, 1876, at Des Moines, 
Iowa. His first wife was Harriet Angel ine 
Ray, whom he married July 12. 1827. and by 
whom he had two daughters. Mr. Riddell was 
graduated at Yale College in 1823, and Andover 
Seminary, 1826 ; pastor, Glastonbury, Conn., 
1827-37 ; editor Evangelical Magazine and Con- 
grcgationalist, Hartford, Conn. ; secretary 
American Educational Society, editor of Puri- 
tan Recorder, Boston. After his second mar- 
riage he was pastor at Tamworth, N. H., for 
some years. 

3. Margaret, bom Jan. 10, 1812 ; married, Nov. 18, 

1834, John L. Eastman. She died at North 
Conway, April 28, 1885. 

4. Henry, born May 5, 1814; married, Feb. 2, 185-;, 

M. McCoy. He died about 1880, at St. Louis, 
Mo. 



88 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

5. Harriet, born Feb. 5, 1819; married, May 25, 

1843, James Mersey. She died May 3, 1854. 

6. George, born July 26, 1820; died Oct. 18, 1851. 
x. Abiathar, born Sept. 22, 1786; died Oct. 8, 1802, in Andovcr. 

74. ARCHELAUS CUM .MINGS (David*, John*, Isaac 2 , 
Isaac 1 ) married Rachel Rowell. He died July 4, 1814. She 
died June 10, (16), 1848. He became a resident of Temple, N. 
H., in 1773. He was a farmer, who did not easily allow himself 
to be surpassed in the quantity or quality of the products of 
his farm. Cummings Hill took its name from him. Archelaus 
Cummings was paid Oct. 25, 1782, 8s., 6d. by New Hamp- 
shire Committee of Safety. 

Children : 

i. Sarah, born Oct. 22, 1776; married, June 27, 1796, Capt. 
Francis Cragin, of New Ipswich, N. H. 
175. ii. Archelaus, born Aug. 3, 1778. 

iii. Betsy, born July 18, 1780; married Seth Blood, son of Gen. 
Francis Blood. She died Dec. 25, 1847. Royal and Abel, 
other sons of Francis Blood, were early settlers in Pis- 
cataquis county, Me. 

iv. Polly, born May 6, 1782; married Jonathan Cutler, of Tem- 
ple. Married, second, Dea. Levi Dakin, of Sudbury. She 
died May 12, 1849. 

v. Rachel, born March 2, 1784; married, Dec. 29, 1803, Dea. 
Nathan Wheeler, born Oct. 20, 1781, and died Oct. I, 
1881. She died Sept. 1, 1842. He married twice. "He 
was a remarkably upright and devout Christian." 

1. Nathan, born May 9, 1805. 

2. Jonathan, born Feb. 25, 1807. 

3. Ephraim A., born March 31, 1809. 

4. Luther, born Feb. 21, 1S12. 

5. Thomas, born March 13, 1S14. 

6. Lydia, born Oct. 15, 1815. 

7. John, bom Jan. 4, 1819. 

8. Isaiah, born Feb. 7, 1824. "An able, public-spirited 

Christian man, lately removed to Greenville, 
N. H."— Rev. 1. II. Mellish. 

75. SAMUEL CUMMINGS (Samuel'. Johns, Isaac 2 , 
Isaac 1 ) married Elizabeth Robbins. Resided in Sharon, Mass. 

Children : 

i. Elizab Mi, born Aug. 29, 1757; married, Aug. 27, 1780, 
Jan; :s Capen. 

1. James, born Nov. 19, 1783. 



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2. Asa, born Nov. 8, 1785. 

3. Samuel, born Oct. 19, 1787. 

4. Susanna, born Oct. 23, 1789; married, July 2, 

1809, Elijah Pope; his second marriage. 

5. Betsy, born Sept. 14, 1791. 

6. Jedediah, born July 6, 1793. 

7. Azel, born Feb. 22, 1796; married, Sept. 19, 1841, 

Rebecca Bird. 

8. Ansel, born Feb. 22, 1796. 

9. Zilpah, born Feb. 19, 1798. (?) Married B. W. 

Creasy. 
ii. Anna, born May 22, 1759. 

iii. Samuel, born Nov. 28, 1761 ; married Priscilla Rankin; 
married, second, Rachel White. Resided in Manchester, 
Me. 

1. Eleanor, born 1793; married William Stone. 

2. Salona, born July 31, 1795; died Oct. 19, 1891 ; 

unmarried. 

3. Samuel, born , 1799; died, 1874; mar- 

ried Susan Rockwood. Resided at Augusta, 
Me. Children : 

i. Samuel Greenleaf. 
ii. Charles E. 
iii. Susan ; married Nichols. 

4. Betsy ; married Norton. 

5. David, born March 30, 1804; unmarried. 

6. Mary, born Aug. 8, 1806 ; unmarried. Died Oct. 

13, 1893. 

7. Charles, born Feb. 3, 1809 ; married Mary A. 

Lyon. Resided in Manchester, Me. Children: 
i. Charles H., born April 3, 1859. 
ii. Zilpha, born Nov. 3, i860, 
iii. Alice M., born May 18, 1862. 
iv. Jessie M., born Nov. 6, 1864. 
v. Nettie A., born Feb. 6, 186 — . 

vi. Mary, born , 1871. 

vii. Grace E., born Dec. 10, 1878. 

8. Ethel, born Jan. 29, 1812; married John Haskel. 

She died Oct. 12, 1854. No children. 

9. Zilpah, born , 1814; married John Mor- 

rill. 

iv. Asa, born June 6, 1764. 

v. Amelia (Milly), born Sept. 29, ; married Joel White, 

born Jan. 15, 1764, in Dedham, Mass. 

76. SOLOMON CUMMINGS (Samuel*, John3, Isaac 2 , 



90 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Isaac') married Oct. 7, 1762, Rebecca Coney, born May 2, 
1743, in Boston, Mass., daughter of Dea. Samuel and Rebecca 
(Guild) Coney (Rebecca Guild, born in Dedham, Mass.) She 
died May 17, 1798 (perhaps '96). He died Jan. 12, 1806. 
Came to Augusta, Me., not earlier than 1776; his name ap- 
pears on a rate list in Hallowell (in the part now Augusta), 
1778. Solomon Cummings of Stoughton, is recorded as hav- 
ing bought land in Easton, Mass., May 21, 1767, and again, 
Dec. 11, 1772. 
Child: 

i. David, born July 3, 1769; died Sept. 10, 1778. Buried by 
the side of his mother, in Augusta. 

77. NATHANIEL CUMMINGS (Samuel* John3, 
Isaac 2 , Isaac 1 ) married Nov. 15, 1770, Chloe Forest of Stough- 
tonham (Sharon). Married, second, May 13, 1775, Elizabeth 
White of Dedham, and resided there. A Nathaniel married, 
1766, Molly Robbins, in Oxford, Mass., a native of Uxbridge, 
Mass. Bought land in Douglas, Mass., 1768. 
Children : 

i. Susanna, born Jan. 26, 1772; married, Nov. 28, 1792, John 
Coney, who was born Sept. 20, 1768, and died April 26, 
1821. She died Feb. 15, 1861. 

1. Otis, born Dec. 15, 1793; died Dec. 19, 1826. 

2. Sally, born Nov. 15, 1795; died Aug. 16, 1844. 

3. Charles, born Nov. 26, 1797; died July 3, 1832. 

4. Susan, born July 12, 1800; died aged two months, 

12 days. 

5. John, Jr., born Feb. 16, 1803; died . 

6. Susan, born May 31, 1808; died Aug. 7, 1835. 

7. George, born April 6, 1810; died about 1883. 
ii. Chloe, born Feb. 15, 1776. 

iii. Lucy, born Nov. 6, 1777. 

78. RICHARD CUMMINGS (Samuel*, Johns, Isaac 2 , 
Isaac 1 ) married March 8, 1704. Elizabeth, daughter of Philip 
and Jemima (Smith) Robbins, bnrn July 8. 1754, of Walpole, 
Mass. He came to Stirlington, that is Union, Me., in 1776, and 
built the second house there (a log house) that year. His 
family came in the fall. They were accompanied by the fam- 
ily of Philip Robbins, Richard's wife father. David Robbins, 
her brother, made the third family in the settlement. A fire 
in a barn in 1778 destroyed a large part of the little crop that 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL,. 91 

had been stored. He was the first person who tanned hides 
in the town. He lived on the west side of Seven Tree Pond. 
He was among the supporters of the early Baptist religious 
services, 1809. 

Children : 

176. i. David, born Nov. 2, 1775, in Sharon. 

ii. Esther, born Oct. 9, 1777; died May 11, 1703. Returning 
from her funeral in a boat, Mrs. Benjamin Maxcy and 
two daughters were drowned. History of Union, page 69. 

iii. Polly, born Feb. 17, 178- ; died Dec. 18, 1781. 

iv. Elizabeth, born Oct. 25, 1781 ; married, March 6, 1800, 
Samuel Perham, who was drowned in St. George's 
River, Warren. 

1. Otis,. 

2. William ; married Cecelia Tobey. He died at sea. 

3. Mary ; married George Tobey. Resided, Jeffer- 

son, Me. 

v. Susanna, born April 30, 1783; married, July 11, 1798, John 
Mahoney. Resided, Lincolnville. Fifteen children. (O. 
L. C. says seven. 

vi. Sally, born Feb. 18, 1785; married, Feb. 6, 1831, John Rob- 
inson, of Hope. Married, second, Francis Fletcher, Lin- 
colnville. 

177. vii. Philip, born May 6, 1787. 

178. viii. Suell, born Jan. 2, 1789. 

ix. Melinda, born Jan. 2, 1791 ; married, Jan. 22, 1817, James 
Fuller. Married, second, Givens Fuller. Children : 
Miles, James, Elizabeth, Mary Jane, George, Charles. 

x. Chloe, born May 2, 1792; married Alpheus Collamore, (his 
second marriage). He had been married first to De- 
borah Grinnell, by whom he had three children. 

1. Deborah Grinnell, born Jan. 10, 1814; married 

Benjamin Brown, Jr., of Appleton. 

2. Elbridge Gerry, born July 10, 1815. 

3. Melenda C, born Oct. 29, 1816. 

4. Elison, born Sept. 5, 1818. 

5. Jane, born March, 1820. 

6. Susan, born Sept. 26, 1822. 

7. Nancy, born Dec. 8, 1823. 

8. Richard, born Jan. 20, 1826. 

9. Polly, born July 4, 1829. 

10. Andrew Jackson, born Dec. 11, 1831. 
xi. Richard, born July 27, 1794; married, Marcli i, 1821, Elsie 
Robinson, of Hope. He was in the War of 1814, 
was wounded at the battle of Bridgewater, and received 
a pension. 



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79. JOHN CUMMINGS (Samuel*, John*, Isaac 2 , Isaac'), 
married April 23, 1776, Ruth White from Dedham, Mass. He 
settled in the east part of the town of Winthrop, Me., corres- 
ponding to what was made later School District No. 2. He 
was constable, 1787, '88, 1804 and '05; town clerk, 1791 ; 
treasurer, 1792; selectman, 1791 and 1795; deacon in the 
church. He died December 20, 1820, death said to have been 
occasioned by over-work on a road-building contract. 

Children : 

i. Benjamin, born Jan. 12, 1777, in Sharon, Mass. (?) Seems 
to be the Benjamin to whom were born in Rockland, Me., 
John, Levi, Sarah, Sophia, Hannah. 
ii. Jesse, born March 18, 1779; died young, 
iii. John, born Jan. (5) 8, 1781 (in Winthrop or Freedom, 
Me.); married Mercy Barrows, born Nov. n, 1780. He 
died in 1849. Children : 

1. Bradford, born Nov. 21, 1806. Married, first, 

Martha A. Drew; married, second, Naomi Gil- 
man ; married, third, Martha White. Fifteen 
children in all. 

2. Ruth W., born April 4, 181 1 ; married Jacob Pick- 

ard. Five children. 

3. Sarah, born Sept. 30, 1814; married Aaron Brad- 

bury, Limerick, Me. Five children. 

4. John Morton, born ; married Sarah Ham- 

mond. Seven children. 

5. Franklin ; died young. 

iv. Rebecca, born April 2, 1783 ; married Ebcnezer Avery, Fred- 

erickton, N. B. 
v. Sarah, born July 3, 1785; unmarried. 

179. vi. Jason, born Oct. 25, 1787. 

vii. Amos, born Oct. 12, 1789. "Went to war with Gen. Tay- 
lor, 1824 or 1825, and did not return." 

viii. David, born Dec. 24, 1791 ; died Jan. 31, next, 
ix. Zilpha, born Jan. 24, 1793; married Richard Stewart. Re- 
sided in Gardiner, Me., and died there. 

180. x. Moses Cass, born Jan. 22, 1795. 

xi. Susanna, born Sept. 19, 1797 ; married Ellis. Re- 
sided Waterville, Me. Visited California early in the six- 
ties. Three sons in Woburn, Mass. 

xii. Ruth, born Nov. i, 1799; married Scott. Resided in 

Pittston, Me. 

xiii. Otis, born Oct. 13, 1S01 ; unmarried. Several years in the 
Aroostook. Died in Iloulton, Me. 

xiv. Joseph, born April 29, 1804; married, Jan. 7, 1830, Eliza P., 



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daughter of Ichabod Wing. Resided in Winthrop and 
died there. 

80. JOSEPH CUMMINGS (Samuel* John3, Isaac 2 , 
Isaac 1 ), married December u, 1783, Mehitabel Estey, who died 
February 8, 1826, aged 62. He died June 15, 1849, at Sharon, 
Mass. He became blind before his death. He was then de- 
scribed as a revolutionary pensioner, and as aged 94 years. 

i. Joseph, born Aug. 29, 1784; died Oct. 4, 1805, aged 21 years. 

ii. Oliver, born Oct. 31, 1786; died May 16, 1826, aged 39 years. 

iii. Sarah, born March 19, 1789; died Oct. 27, 1805, in 17th year. 

iv. Hattie, born , 1791 ; died July 11, 1796, aged five years. 

v. Otis, born Sept. 13, 1796; died April 3, 1833, in 36th year. 
181. vi. Amos, born Nov. 22, 1798. 

vii. Samuel, born Oct., 1800; died Jan. 13, 1802, aged one year, 
three months. 

viii. Fanny, born , 1801 ; died Jan. 26, 1806, aged five years. 

ix. Joseph, born , 1809; died Feb .4. 181 1, aged 2 years, 

7 months. 

81. THADDEUS CUMMINGS (Samuel*, Thomas^, 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ), married July 8, 1773, Catharine Goodridge, of 
Lunenburg, Mass., who was born August 29, 1749, and died 
in Royalton, Mass., August 5, 1832. (Is this the Thaddeus 
who died March 10, 1815, aged 69 years? Lun. Rec.) 

Children : 

i. Thomas, born Aug. 7, 1774; died March 28, 1775. 
ii. Catharine, born March 13 (or 19), 1776. Resided in Lu- 
nenburg; unmarried. Died Sept. 2, 1855. (?) 
iii. Abigail, born July 22, 1778; married, May 2, 1806, Israel 
Williard of Sterling, Mass., born March 2, 1777. She 
died May 13, 1830. He married twice. Resided in Brad- 
ford, Vt. 

1. Laura, born Feb. 5, 1807; married John E. Cham- 

berlain, and had George W., born March 15, 
1832, Horace Elliott, born Nov. 30, 1833, Re- 
membrance Wright, born March 21, 1835, Leona 
Eveline, born April 9, 1842, Ellen Amanda, 
born Aug. 1845, and Charles Wesley. 

2. Israel, born July 2, 1809. 

3. Harriet, born Dec. 26, 1816; married Haynes C. 

Johnson, whose children were Walter Haynes, 
born July 15, 1847, and Arthur. 

4. Abigail, born Oct. 16, 1820; married Jonathan 



94 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Johnson, whose children were : Willard Cum- 
mings, born April 4, 1846, Julia Arabel, born 
April 2, 1S48, Moody Chamberlain, born July, 
1851, and Laura Loella, born Oct., 1853. 
5. Lydia, born Dec. 18, 1823 ; died unmarried. 

182. iv. Thaddeus, born Feb. 19, 1783. 

v. Right, born Dec. 28, 1785; married, March 10, 1827, Mary 
Lawrence of Groton (whose grandmother was a Cum- 
mings). He seems to have been connected, as a student, 
in 1817, with the medical department of Dartmouth Col- 
lege. He was a physician, and lived in Lancaster, Mass. 
Had one daughter, Anna Maria, born March 6, 1828; 
died Nov. 20, 1848. Dr. Cummings died in 1881 ; his wife 
died March 1, 1867. 

vi. Lydia, born Nov. 26, 1789; married, Aug. ,1817, Calvin Rus- 
sell, Jr., of Bingham, Me. ,who was born Aug. 19, 1786. 
He died June 14, 1880. 

1. Lucinda, born ; married Chandler Baker. 

2. Cordelia, born ; married Stillman Burke, 

of Solon, Me. 

3. Mary B. 

4. Josiah, 

5. William, born Feb., 1830. 

6. Lydia Elvira, born June, 1833. 

183. vii. Joshua, born Aug. 5, 1792. 

82. JONATHAN CUMMINGS (Samuel*, Thomass, 
Isaac, 2 Isaac, 1 ) married, Jan. 5, 1769, Hannah, daughter of 
Robert and Elizabeth Houghton (Phelps) Fletcher of Lancas- 
ter. Lived in Fitchburg, also in Chesterfield, N. H., in 1825; 
died about 1830. There may have been a son and two daugh- 
ters born before removing to Fitchburg. He was a private 
in Capt. Ebenezer Wood's company, regiment of Col. Asa 
Whitcomb, April 19, 1775, 11 days; also continued in service 
that year at Prospect Hill. Enlisted also for Fitchburg, in 
May, 1777, and continued seeing service at Stillwater, Valley 
Forge, on Gen. Howe's guard at Peekskill, 1779; and again 
at or near West Point, to June, 1780. 

Cmi.nKKN : 

184. i. Jonathan, born Jan. 1, 1773. 

ii. Beatrix (Bothricks), horn Sept. 8, 1 776. 

iii. Robert, born June 27, I77<j; died Dec. I, 1782. 

iv. Samuel, born Aug. 4. 17X1 ; died Sept. 17, 1787. 

V. ThomaS, horn Sept. 17, [783; died Aug. 22, I796. 



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vi. David, born Jan. 30, 1785; married and had children. Re- 
sided near Rochester, N. Y. 

vii. Joseph, born April 18, 1787; died April 12, 1802. 
viii. Jacob, born July 30, 1789. "Went to gold mines in Ver- 
mont." Letter. 

ix. Peter, born April 16, 1791. "Homesick and has got back to 
Troy." Letter, 183 1. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 

83. Capt. JOHN CUMMINGS (Johns, John*, John*, 
John, 2 Isaac, 1 ) married, Aug. 6, 1761, Mrs. Rebecca Reed. 
He may be the private mentioned in a company stationed on 
Connecticut River in 1754. His name appears on the tax list* 
of Hollis, N. H., in 1758. He was second lieutenant in Capt. 
Dow's company that marched to Cambridge on April 19, 1775, 
and in the company under the same command which took part 
in the battle at Bunker Hill. Removed to Hancock, N. H., 
appearing as a resident as early as 1779, and brought his fam- 
ily about the close of the War of Independence. His children 
are recorded in Hollis, except the last two. He died Oct. 5, 
1805. She died, Oct. 28, 1807, aged 65. 
Children : 

i. Peter, born Nov. 12, 1761 ; married, Jan. 16, 1786, Sarah 
Pierce, in Hollis. He enlisted as a soldier when he was 
13 years old and was then 5 feet high, and of light com- 
plexion. Hie was in Hancock as early as 1786, and owned 
a pew in the meeting house, in 1791. 
ii. Rebecca, born March 2, 1764; died young, 
iii. Sarah, born Oct. 5, 1766; married Nicholas Lawrence, said 
to have been born in Hollis in 1759. Came to Hancock, 
N. H., 1783; removed to Weston, Vt., about 1800, where 
he died Jan. 6, 1854. She died Sept. 18, 1834. Children : 

1. Rebecca, born Feb. 9, 1784; married Warner. 

2. Polly, born Nov. 29, 1785; married George Hart. 

Went west. 

3. John, born March 16, 1788; married Higgins; 

died July 21, 1877. Had Elvira, married Hor- 
ace W. Bennet ; Lucy, Betsy, Mary Pheah H., 
Lois, John, Lewis. 

4. Jonas, born March 12, 1790; married Dodge. 

He died Sept. 30, 1850, in Ludlow, Vt. Had 
Askel. 

5. Barnard, born April 17, 1792. 

6. Roxanna, born Sept. o, 1794; died June 26, 1844. 



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7. Peter, born Feb. 5, 1796; married Higgins. 

8. Betsy, born April 5, 1799; married Daniel Good- 

hue. Went west. 

9. Sally; married Luke Lee. Resided in Michigan. 

10. Nicholas ; married Olive Moors. He died in 

Nashua. Children : Charles and Orlando, Law- 
rence, Mass. 

11. Relief; married Pease; died in Weston, Vt 

12. Submit; married Thomas Powell. Went west. 
184a. iv. John, born March 8, 1769. 

v. Rebecca, born Aug. 28, 1771 ; married, Oct. 7, 1792, Seth 
Davis. Resided in Hancock, N. H., but seems to have 
removed early from that town. Children: Polly, born 
Nov. 3, 1793; Seth, born Sept. 9, 1795. 

vi. Abigail, born Feb. 11, 1774; married, March 18, 1800, Jona- 
than, son of Jonathan and Isabella (Grimes) Sawyer, 
born April 2, 1774. Removed to Weston, Vt., where she 
died. He died in Peru, N. Y. Children: 

1. Isabel, born ; died Jan. 20 ,1873, aged -72. 

2. George, born . 

3. Abigail, born ; married (his third marriage) 

Eli Buxton. 

185. vii. Asahel, born Jan. 13, 1777. 

viii. Henry, born Nov. 1, 1779; married, March 4, 1803, Nabby, 
daughter of Peter and Rebecca (Dana) Carley, born Dec. 
17, 1780, and died March 16, 1810. Married, second, Dec. 
30, 1810, Pede (Experience), sister of the first wife, born 
Feb. 17, 1787, and died Oct. 17, 1817. Resided in Han- 
cock. Removed to Central N. Y., and engaged in lum- 
ber business. Died from exposure while rafting lumber 
on Lake Oswego, May 11, 1834. Four children; died 
young. Harrison, born 181 5, supposed drowned with his 
father. 

186. ix. Benaiah, bom March 21, 1782. 

x. Betty, born Oct. 10, 1784. 

xi. Polly, born March 9, 1791 ; married, Dec. 26, 1809, Nathan- 
iel, son of Peter and Rebecca (Dana) Carley, born May 
12, 1785. Resided in Hancock till 1820, and moved to 

Weston, Vt. Children: Reed, born ; married 

Louisa Graves. Surgeon in the Civil War; Dana, 
born . 

84. ELEAZER CUMMINGS (Johns, John*, John3, 
John, 2 Isaac, 1 ) married, being of Hollis, N. H., Feb. 19, 1764, 
Sarah Reed, of Littleton, Mass. ; married, second, June 6, 1803, 
Mary (Reed) Hildreth, in Westford. Capt. Cummings be- 



98 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

came a prominent citizen of New Ipswich, N. H., where he 
settled on the John Knowlton farm, in 1762, and in 1768 pur- 
chased that farm and the mill site of John Chandler and erected 
a malt house and oil mill. He commanded a company which 
marched, April 20, 1775, to Cambridge. He was one of the 
founders of the New Ipswich Academy. He died Aug. 4, 181 5. 

Children: 

i. Mitty, born 1764; married James Barr. She died in 1844. 

ii. Aaron, born 1765; died 1766. 

iii. Matilda, born 1768; married Timothy Wheelock. 
|^7- i v - Charles, born 1770. 

v. Diademia, born ; married William Prichard, born 

Sept. 19, 1759. He was killed in 1835,, being thrown 
from his chaise. She was found dead in her house in 
1840, and the house on fire; she was then spoken of as 
aged 69 years. Children : 

1. William; married Eliza Ridman. 

2. Asa, born 1793; married Caroline Barr. 

3. Barnard, born 1795; died 1846. 

4. Diademia, born 1797; married William Johnson, 

and died in 1849. 

5. Charles C, born 1799; died 1800. 

6. Charles, born 1802; died 1846. 

7. Francis Perley, born 1803 ; died 1807. 

8. Caroline, born 1805 ; died 1806. 

9. Adeline, born 1807. 
10. Sarah, born 1809. 

vi. Lavinia, born , 1774; married L. Joslin, and died 

in 1846. 
vii. Barnard ; died young. 

85. REUBEN CUMMINGS (John. 5 John. 4 John, 3 John, 2 
Isaac 1 ) married Emma Parker, born Nov. 13, 1751, of Lunen- 
burg, Mass. Settled in Sharon and built one of the earliest mills 
there; removed to Coleraine and afterward to Hancock. X. H., 
where he died, Feb. 6, 1807 or 1808. She died. Jan. 12, 1828, 
in Shirley, Mass. 

Children : 

i. Eunice, born March 13, 1778 (baptized as Emma, April 26) ; 
married, June, 1800 (1?), Lieut. John, son of John and 
Mary (Kemp) Brooks, born Feb. 24, 1760, in Hollis. His 
first marriage was March 18. 1784, to Betsy, daughter 
of Nehemiali Woods, who died Oct. 9, 1798, and had six 
children: John, Betsy, Ruth, Peleg L.. Sally L-, and Polly. 



CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 99 

Lieut. Brooks came, after some experience in the war, to 
Hancock, in 1780. He died there June 12, 1851, and she 
died Oct. 11, 1856. Children: 

7. Mary, born Feb. 10, 1802 ; married Dea. David 

Woods, son of Amos, born Oct. 17, 1797; car- 
penter. Deacon of the Baptist Church at Han- 
cock, N. H. Resided in Lowell, Mass., Con- 
cord, Minn. Died while on a visit to Gard- 
ner, Mass., June, 1875. She died Oct. 7, 1867. 
Four children. 

8. Langdon, born March 10, 1803; died May 31, 

1825. 

9. Washington, born Oct. 26, 1804; married, May 2, 

1833, Lucretia Woods. Resided in London- 
derry, Vt. Six children. 

10. Emma, born Oct. 16, 1806; married, Nov. 26, 

1829, Benjamin E. Atwood. She died July 26, 
1857. Resided in Lowell. Seven children. 

11. Fanny, born Aug. 9, 1808; married, 1830, George 

W., son of Levi and Mary (Brooks) Priest. 
She died Jan. 16, 1832. He was married twice 
after. 

12. Levi, born May 12, 1810; died March 13, 1833. 

13. Zophar Willard, born March 17, 1812; married, 

June 25, 1835, Eliza Gordon. Carriage and 
house painter. Represented town in Legisla- 
ture, 1881-2. Three children. 

14. Roxa Willard, born May 13, 1814; died Sept. 14, 

1823. 

15. Axa Jane, born Sept. 5, 1816; married Roswell 

Gowing, of Jaffrey. Removed to Hudson, 
Mich. He died Oct. 7, 1874. Three children. 

16. Eunice Elmira, born Aug. 23, 1818; died Feb. 1, 

1822. 

17. Charles Cummings, born Feb. 27, 1821 ; died Jan. 

29, 1825. 
ii. Reuben, born Oct. 7, 1780. Settled in central New York. 

iii. Lucy, born Oct. 3, 1782; married, Dec. 25, 1819, Reuben 
Shedd, of Sharon. Three children : James Parker, Na- 
than Cummings, and John Brooks. Of the last is Frank 
E. Shedd, of Lowell. 

iv. Abel, born May 25, 1784. Settled in central New York 

v. William, born Sept. 27, 1785. Settled in central New York. 

vi. Theda, born May 28, 1787; married Joel Marsh, of Bethel, 
Vt. She died Sept. 21, 1829. 
188. vii. Amos, born Feb. 8, 1789; drowned June 16, 1812. 
• viii. Nathan Parker, born May 21, 1790. 

LoFC. 



IOO CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

ix. Mitty, born March 28, 1793; married John Gilchrist. She 
died July 7, 1832. 

x. Millin, born Sept. 17, 1795; died Aug. 22, 1800. 

86. EBENEZER CUMMIXGS (William, 5 John, 4 John, 3 
John, 2 Isaac, 1 ) married, June 1, 1758, Elizabeth Abbott, of 
Andovcr, Mass. In 1777, he enlisted from Hollis, N. H., his 
residence, in the army, and died of smallpox, June 1, 1778. At 
a special town meeting, Oct. 5, it was voted that the 
committee in charge of Continental soldiers' families "take 
care of the widows, Cummings and Wheeler, as if their hus- 
bands were alive." The widow married, Oct. 9, 1780, Deacon 
Thomas, son of Deacon John and Lydia (Haynes) Merrill, of 
Haverhill, Mass., then of Conway, N. H., who had married, 
first, Phebe (Lydia?) Abbot, second, Widow Johnson, third, 
Widow Abigail Ambrose. By his fourth marriage he had John 
Merrill, born March 2, 1782, Harvard University 1804. married 
Mary S. Boyd, and Benjamin Merrill, born March 15, 1784. 
Harvard University 1804, LL.D., of Salem, Mass. A son of 
Mr. Merrill by Lydia Abbot was the eminent divine, Dr. 
Thomas A. Merrill, of Middlebury, Vt., the man who strikes 
attention also as receiving the first honor at Dartmouth College 
in the class of which Daniel Webster was the most distin- 
guished ornament. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth, born Nov. 23, 1759; married Henry Lovejoy. 
Resided in Wilton. Had seven children. She died Oct. 
3, 1812. 

189. ii. Ebenezer, born Sept. 15, 1761. 

iii. Abigail, born July 9, 1763; married Joseph Sevey, Bartlett, 
N. H. She died Nov., 1801. Had four children. 

iv. Bridget, born June 16, 1765; died Jan. 24, 1786. 

v. Lucy, born July 9, 1767; married Major Peter Pevey, of 
Wilton, K. H., and settled in Greenfield, N. H. One child 
was Benjamin Abbot, born Sept. 5, 1794, and married, 
1820, Clarissa Whittemore, and had ten children. 

vi. Mary, born Oct. 20, 1769; married Hon. William Bixby, of 
Francestown, N. H. 

190. vii. Jacob Abbot, born Nov. 28, 1772. 

viii. Sarah, born Feb. 28, 1775; unmarried. Died at an ad- 
vanced age. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. IOI 

87. WILLIAM CUMMINGS (William, 5 John, 4 John, 3 
John, 2 ' Isaac 1 ) married, June 28, 1768, Mehitabel Eastman, 
born June 25, 1746, daughter of Lieut. Amos and Mehitabel 
(Bradley) Eastman, and died Sept. 24, 1800, in her fifty-fifth 
year. He married, second, Mrs. Martha Johnson, of Enfield, 
who died about 1850. He died Oct. 2, 1831. He was master 
of Hollis, N. H., Grammar School, 1775, town clerk and select- 
man in 1 77 1 -2, 1782-6. He was in the army, 1776-9. He 
taught school many years and "Master Cummings" was widely 
and favorably known. Mr. Worcester says that the records 
which he kept for the town show "neat and elegant penman- 
ship, ability to write his mother tongue correctly and in good 
taste, but also to garnish the productions of his pen with a 
somewhat pedantic display of his knowledge of Latin." Hist. 
Hollis, page 106. But that was a venial fault in those days, if 
it were not deemed an accomplishment. He lived for some 
years on the John Coburn farm in Hollis. He removed to 
Hebron, N. H., in 1790 and died there. 

Children : 

i. William, born Jan. 17, 1769. In 1810 at Hancock, Vt. 

191. ii. Jonathan, born Aug. 2, 1770. 

iii. Daniel, born July 6, 1772; died in Hebron, about 1840. 
iv. Leonard, born April 19, 1774; died May 26, 1810. 

192. v. Caleb Eastman, born Jan. 19, 1776. . 

vi. Sarah, born Dec. iS, 1777; married, Feb. 21, 1796, Dr. Rich- 
ard Ransom Smith. One child was Dr. Jerome Van 
Crowninshield Smith, who was born in Conway, N. H., 
July 20, 1800, and became Mayor of Boston, and had 
Royal, Laura and Eliza. Was professor in the Berkshire 
and in the New York Medical Colleges ; author of several 
volumes on science. Died Aug. 21, 1879. 

vii. Elizabeth, born April 18, 1780; married, Aug. 8, 1802, Sher- 
born Sleeper, of New Chester. Removed to Gilmanton, 

N. H., but in 1810 was in Bridgewater. 
viii. Molly, born May 18, 1782; married, Oct. 27, 1803, Benja- 
min Woodman, who, in 1810, lived in Freyeburg, Me. 

193. ix. Bradley, born April 12, 1784. 

x. Hannah, born July 17, 1786; married, April (Sept.?) 2, 
1810, James Colburn, who died in South America. She 
died at Ringwood, 111., May 3, 1859. Children were: 

1. Caroline, born April 7, 181 1, married Sept. 27, 
1840, Wesley Ladd, and died at Ringwood, 111., 
Oct. 1, 1853. He was a farmer, living about a 



102 CUMMIXGS MEMORIAL. 

mile northeast of Ringwood village. His farm 
embraced 412 acres of superior land. He 
owned several farms in other places, including 
some 500 acres more. The children of this fam- 
ily were James and Frederika. 

2. Eliza, born Feb. 3, 1S13 ; married, Aug., 1839, Ly- 

man Walker. Had two children., Elizabeth, 

who married Flagg and lives in Concord, 

X. H., and Frederika, who married Dolloff, 

and lives in Franklin Falls, X. H. 

3. Martha, born June 1, 1816; died Sept. 20, 1846, 

and buried, as was her sister, Eliza, at Hebron, 
xi. Luther, born May 6, 1789; living, 1810, at Sanbornton, X. 
H. A Luther Cummings married, Aug. 13, 1821, at York, 
Me., Dorothy Blaisdell, and had at Haverhill, Mass., Ma- 
tilda Patten, born Sept. 6, 1829. 

88. PHILIP CUMMIXGS (William/' John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 
Isaac 1 ) married Mary Carter, who was born Nov. 15, 1751, 
and died Oct. 2, 181 3. He died March 29, 1836. He was in 
the army, from Hollis, in 1775. He resided in Peterboro, N. 
H., for some time, but removed to Cortland Count}-. X. Y., 
about 1805. He died at his son William's home in Homer, was 
buried there, but was afterward removed to Tully, X. Y. 

Children: 

194. i. Philip, born Oct. 1 (Sept. 15), 1770. 

ii. Thomas, born Aug. 7, 1772; died Jan. 5, 1842. 

195. iii. Edward, born Xov. 17, 1774. 

196. iv. Caleb, born Oct. 16, (5), 1776. 

i';-. v. Joshua, born Oct. 16 (5), 1776. 

vi. Mary, born Xov. 12. 1778. She died Jan. (June) 2, 1848. 

vii. Lucy, born Oct. 24, 1780. 

viii. Rebecca, born July 13, 1783; married Samuel Adams; died 
April 30, 1849. 

ix. Leonard, born July Q, 1785: died Dec. 22, 1842. 

x. William, born April 18, 1789; died Oct. 0, 1871. 

xi. Betsy, born July 28, 1791 ; died Oct. 2. 1823. 

89. THOMAS CUMMINGS (Thomas."' John,' John, 3 
John,- Isaac') married. Feb. 20, 1755. Lucy Lawrence, daugh- 
ter of Eleazer, jr., and Lucy (Turtle) Lawrence, of Littleton, 
Mass., born Feb. 29, [731-2. He died Xov. 16, 1818 (aged 
86? born [734?) A Mrs. Thomas Cummings died Oct. 29, 



CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. IO3 

181 5. He (or was it his son?) was a fifer in Capt. Z. Wright's 
company from Westford, Mass., in 1776. 

Children : 

i. Tryphena, born Feb. 5, 1756; married (published Oct. 31, 1778), 
Col. Benjamin Osgood. He was born in Andover, 1754. 
He served as private in the Revolutionary War. He car- 
ried on a tannery in Westford. He was several times 
selectman and a member of the first school committee in 
the town. 

1. Phena, born Dec. 26, 1779; married, June 7, 1803, 

James Robbins. 

2. Benjamin, born April 25, 1781. 

3. Josiah, born Oct. 10, 1782; died Dec. 8, 1784. 

<, John, born Oct. 26, 1784; married, April 9, 1807, 
Patty, daughter of Capt. Thomas and Patty 
(Jewett) Fletcher. She died Oct. 18, 1815. 
Martha, third daughter of this marriage mar- 
ried Rev. Thomas Laurie, D. D., missionary to 
India. Mr. Osgood married, second, Mrs. Sa- 
rah Spalding Perham. 

5. Jacob, born March 13, 1787; died May 13, 1857. 

6. Patty, born Sept. 15, 1790; married, Oct. 12, 1815, 

Alpheus Spalding, of Chelmsford. 

I 98. ii. Thomas, born June 16, 1757. 

iii. Lucy, born July 3, 1760; married (pub. Jan. 18, 1780), Dan- 
iel Osgood, of Littleton. 

iv. Sarah, born May 11, 1762; married (pub. Jan. 21, 1779), 
Simeon Reed, who removed to Ludlow, Vt. Soldier of 
Revolution. 

v. Betty, born April 21, 1764; married, Sept. 10, 1787, John 
Dalrymple. 

vi. Phebe, born April 2, 1766; died June 2. 

vii. Molly, born July 21, 1767; married, Sept. 4, 1787, Jacob, son 
of Capt. Benj. and Elizabeth Abbot, born in Hollis, N. H., 
April 12, 1760. Children: 

1. Mary, born April 9, 1788; married, April 2, 1809, 

Silas Merriam. 

2. Cummings, born Jan. 22, 1790; died Oct. 11, 1797. 

3. Betsy, born April 3, 1792; married, Sept. 12, 1815, 

Timothy Smith, of Westford. Ten children. 

4. Jacob Cummings, born Dec. 4, 1798; married 

Mary Todd. Wharfinger, Boston. 

5. Nancy, born May 29, 1804; married, Aug. 23, 

1833, Jonathan S. Hill. Westford. 

6. Samuel B., born Oct. 18, 1812; married H. East- 

man. He died in 1865. He was a dentist. 



104 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

viii. Phebe, born June 2, 1770; married, Jan. 3, 1788, Nathaniel 
Abbot. 

90. JOSEPH CUMMINGS (Thomas, 5 John/ John, 3 
John,- Isaac, 1 ) married, Sept. 12, 1765, Elizabeth, born 1737, 
daughter of Capt. William and Elizabeth (Remington) 
Fletcher. He died March 15, 1814. Resided in Westford, 
Mass. 

Children: 
190. i. Joseph, born Jan. 10, 1768. 

ii. Elizabeth, born July 7, 1769; married, April 30, 1787, John, 
son of Joseph and Rebekah (Abbot) Jewett, born 1766. 
He may be the one who married, second, in Hancock, N. 
11., Nov. 27, 1788, Peggy (Margaret) Moor, of Peter- 
boro, born 1767. That couple had five children : Samuel, 
Elizabeth, Mary. Margaret and Joseph, between 1801-9. 
The children of the first marriage were: 

1. John, born 1787. 

2. Jonathan, born 1791 ; died young. 

3. Ahimaaz, born 1794; married Eliza Scott. 

4. Rebecca, born 1795. 

iii. Bridget, born Jan. 5, 1772; (?) (published July 24, 1797). 

to Peter Hildreth. 
iv. Polly, born April 3. 1776; married (?), April 27, 1814, Fred 
Blood, of Carlisle. 
200. v. William, born May 23, 1778. 

91. ISAAC CUMMINGS (Thomas, 5 John, 4 John. 3 
John, 2 Isaac, 1 (married. May 17, 1769, Elizabeth Trowbridge, 
who died Feb. 13, 1804, aged 60. He married, second, Dec. 9, 
1804, Mrs. Polly Richardson, who was probably widow of Wil- 
lard Richardson, who was published Jan. 18, 1802, to Mary 
Griffin. He died 1817. At the date of his will, March 14 that 
year, he was said to be of East Sudbury, lie was a private in 
the French and Indian war. 1759. and was selectman in West- 
ford. A Mrs. Mary Cummings died in Westford in 1843, 

aged 86. 
Chil^f.n : 

Lydia, bom Nov. 26. 1760; married, Sept. 4, 1786, Joel, son 
of Benjamin and Elizabeth Abbot, born in Hollis, N. H., 
Oec. a. [757. Ho died April 12. l8o<i. She married, see- 
on Francis Kidder of Littleton, and died in 1813. 
Childr 

I. I born Jan. 22, 17S7: married, May 1, 

Jonathan Cogswell, D. D., professor 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 105 

of ecclesiastical history, East Windsor, Conn., 
born Sept. 3, 1782, in Rowley, and died Aug. 
1, 1864, in New Brunswick, N. J. 

2. Joel, born June 29, 1789; died same day. 

3. Lydia, born Nov. 27, 1791 ; died young. 

4. Joel, born Jan. 16, 1793; married Mary Wood; 

captain in U. S. Navy; died Dec. 14, 1855. 

5. Walter, born Sept. 17, 1795. lieutenant in U. S. 

Navy. Died July 12, 1825, of a wound on the 
Chesapeake. 

6. Lydia, born July 5, 1798; married Daniel W. 

Lord, Kennebunkport, Me. 

7. Mary Phillips, born Nov. 13, 1801. 

8. Isaac Houghton, born Jan. 18, 1804. 
201. ii. John, born Jan. 6, 1772. 

iii. Isaac, born (baptized Feb. 20, 1774) ; died young. 
iv. Betsy, born May 25, 1778; married, June 18, 1795, Jacob 
Tuttle, of Littleton. Resided in Antrim, N. H. (1817.) 

v. Isaac, born Dec. 22,, 1780. Not mentioned in his father's will, 
1817. 

vi. Nancy, born Sept. 19, 1783; married, April 19, 1810, Dr. 
Benjamin Osgood, son of Col. Benjamin and Tryphena 
(Cummings) Osgood. She died Oct. 7, 1831. He mar- 
ried, second, Feb. 21, 1833, Eliza Cummings, daughter of 
John and Lois (Tuttle) Cummings. He died Feb. 1, 
1863. He established himself first in Littleton, but af- 
terward in Westford, where he filled offices in the town 
and was deacon in the church. 

1. Benjamin Franklin, born Aug. 17, 1812, in Little- 

ton ; unmarried. Died at Westford Jan. 26, 

1879. 

2. Zaccheus Wright, born April 30, 1814, in Littleton. 

Died June 18, 1821. 

3. Nancy, born April 15, 1816, in Littleton; died 

Sept. 10, 1819. 

4. George Stuart, born Feb. 15, 1819; died Dec. 25, 

1837. 

5. Nancy Houghton, born Feb. 21, 1821. 

6. Elizabeth Mayhew, born July 3, 1823; married, 

April 20, 1852, Dr. Richard F. Adams, born in 
Tyngsboro, 1814. 

7. Isaac Cummings, born April 19, 1826; died, 1854, 

at Racine, Wis. 

8. John Mason, born May 28, 1828. 

9. Augustus Holyoke, born Dec. 22, 1833; died No- 

vember (?) 1819. (?) 



106 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

io. Judith Peckman, born July 7, 1836; died Nov. 1, 

1837. 
11. Ellen Appleton, born April 7, 1840. 

92. TIMOTHY CUMMINGS (Thomas, 5 John, 4 John, 3 
John,- Isaac 1 ) married, March 5, 1776, Catharine, daughter of 
Benjamin and Rebecca (Russell) Fassett, of Westford, Mass., 
born 1757. She died Oct. 15, 1812. He married second (pub- 
lished June 13, 1813) Elizabeth Farrar, of Groton. He died 
Oct. 12, 1832. 

Children : 
202. i. Timothy, born Oct. 11, 1776. 

ii. Catherine, born Feb. 25, 1780; married, Nov. 24, 1805, Abel 
Abbot, son of John and Mary Farrar, born 1781. He 
died 1810. One child was Julian, born 1806. Graduated 
Harvard College 1826, and was an attorney at law, Lowell, 
Mass. He died in 1891. 

iii. Rebecca, born Aug. 9, 1783; married, Dec. 8, 1803, Thomas 
Read, Jr., son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Raymond), born 
1778. Her brother John, in his will, mentions a niece, 
Rebecca Read. 

iv. Polly, born Oct. 7, 17S4; married (published July 15, 1804), 
Salathiel Patch. 

v. Benjamin, born Dec. 6, 1786; died Feb. 18, 1829. Did he 
have a daughter Nancy? 

vi. Ruth, born Jan. 3, 1790; married, Feb. 4, 1817, Salathiel 
Patch. Children : Franklin and Ann. 

vii. Sarah, born Oct. 19, 1791. 

viii. Thomas, born March 30, 1794; unmarried. Died 1839. 
Left will dated May 31, in which he is spoken of as "of 
Dunstable." 

ix. John, born May 4, 1797 ; married Sally Boynton. He died 
Oct. 6, 1850. He had one son, John Boynton, born Oct 
13, 1838. A guardian was appointed for him, because of 
insanity, in 1856, and he died Aug. 18, 1868. 

x. Betsy, born June 25, 1799. Probably died young. 

93. SAMUEL C( MINGS (Samuel, 8 John/ John, 3 John, 2 
Isaac, 1 ) married, in Dunstable, Mass., Oct. 31, 1765, Sarah 
Butterfield, born July 4, 1745. He removed to Cornish, N. H. 

He died there Jan. or June (\ 1826. She died Aug. 31, 1805. 
April 28, 1802, he gave a gift deed of land in Cornish to An- 
drew and also to Leonard and made a sale likewise to the latter 
in 1 816. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 107 

Children : 

i. Sally, born July 7, 1767; married, Feb. 19, 1786, Jonathan 
Morse. She died Dec. 17, 1842. 

203. ii. Leonard, born Dec. 5, 1769. 

iii. Betty, born Feb. 23, 1772; married, Feb. 23, 1794, Rufus 
Day, born May 3, 1770. She died Aug. 9, 1825. Resided 
at Cornish Flat, N. H. Children : 

1. Roxanna, born Jan. 23, 1795; married, Feb. 23, 

1815, Joseph Hilliard. Died April 19, 1887. 

2. Rebecca, born Jan. 17, 1797; married, Sept. 10, 

1822, S. Wyman. Died July 1, 1881. 

3. Silvia, born July 15, 1799; married, Nov. 29, 1820, 

Joseph Richardson. Died Feb. 1, 1882. 

4. Samuel C, born April 15, 1802; married, Sept. 20, 

1826, Mahala Wood, died June 2, 1875. 

5. Eliza, born June 7, 1S05 ; married, March 15, 1830, 

Samuel Jones. Died May 23, 1890. 

6. Hiram A., born Oct. 3, 1807; married, June 29, 

1837, Louisa Wyman. Resided at Cornish Flat. 
His children were : Edward Comings, born 
June 21, 1838; married, Feb. 2, 1886, Addie 
Spaulding. Henry M., born Aug. 29, 1842; 
married, April 5, 1882, Alice Peck. Charles F., 
born Jan. 28, 1844. Enlisted, 1864, Company E, 
9th New Hampshire regulars. In battle of 
Poplar Grove Church. Taken prisoner and 
died. Caroline L. born Sept. 12, 1845. Martha 
W., born Nov. 28, 1853. 

7. Emeline, born July 4, 1810; married, Sept. 7, 1838, 

Ariel K. Wood. Died July 16, 1887. 

8. Lucinda, born April 7, 1814; married, Sept. 17, 

1847, Alvin Cummings. (112, viii.) 

204. iv. Andrew, born Oct. 9, 1776. 

205. v. Eben, born June 24, 1779. 

vi. Charlotte, born Dec. 15, 1782; married, Feb. 4, 1807, Caleb 
Burke. She died Sept. 16, 1820. No children. 

vii. Rebecca, born Jan. 18, 1786; married, Nov. 23, 1809, Isaac 
French. She died Aug. 20 or 26, 1834, and had Abigail, 
Loomis, Betsy and Eben. 

viii. Sophia, born April 10, 1789; married, Feb. 24, 1814, Amos 
Richardson. She died Sept. 5, 1853. 

94. BENJAMIN COMINGS (Samuel, 5 John, 4 John, 3 
John, 2 Isaac, 1 ) married Mary Cooper, born July 20, 1753. He 
died April 13 or 14, 181 3. She died December, 1843. Resided 



I0 8 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

in Cornish, N. H., having received from his father a gift of 
land in that town. 

Children : 

i. Peninnah, born June 20, 1777; married Dec. 14, 1800, Chester 
Weld, born Aug. 27, 1769 and died May 21, 1820. She 
died May II, 1810. 

1. A son born and died Dec. 5, 1801. 

2. Moses Faulkner, born Feb. 8, 1803 ; married, Sept. 

16, 1830, Pamelia A. Hazeltine, who died March 
1 j, 1837. Their children were: 
1. Carrie M., born Jan. 2, 1835; married, 

Aug. 28, 1861, David H. Burge. Their 

children were: 

1. Bertha H., born Jan. 18, 1867. 

2. Kate A., born Dec. 24, 1869. 

3. Louis H., born July 8, 1S72. 

3. Newton, born Dec. 23, 1804; married, June 28, 

1827, Anna Austin, born Nov. 21, 1808, and died 
Mar. I, 1883. They had : 

1. Chester Austin, born June 15, 1828; mar- 

ried, May 26, 1853, Matilda Foster, and 
had: Hattie A., born Aug. 30, 1855; 
Belle J., born Mar. 18, 1857; married, 
Aug. 23, 1876. Mark Hull and had a 
son and daughter ; Addie A., born May 
30, 1861, died Dec. 5, 1879. 

2. Ruth A., born Apr. 5, 1830; married, Nov. 

28, 1852, Absalom S. Thompson. They 
had : Fred Newton, born Nov. 20, 1854 : 
married, Aug. 14, 1881, Lilian Carr, 
and have two sons and a daughter; 
Anna A., born Dec. 20, 1861 ; married 
Nov. 27, 1882, George Sheldon. 

3. Newton Fenno, born June 14, 1832 ; mar- 

ried Jan. 25, 1858, Weltha Grice ; no 
children. 

4. Susan Peninnah, born Aug. 24, 1834; died 

Nov. 6, 1S.43. 

5. Hiram Bingham, born Sept. 1, 1836; died 

Nov. 20, 1843. 

6. Norman Pasqua, born Aug. 28, 1839; died 

Nov. 14. llM3- 

7. Gratia Anna, born Feb. 16, 1843 ; died 

Aug. 24, 1S47. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. IOO, 

8 Emma Oranda, born July 16, 1850; died 
Aug. 19, 1867. 

4. Chester, born Apr. 21, 1807 ; married, July 10, 1837, 

Mary Elizabeth Briggs. 

1. Elizabeth Edwards, born May 12, 1838; 

married Richard W. Dodd and had 
William Chester, born Sept. 8, 1855; 
Jane Augusta and David, born July 6, 
1858; Charles Edward, born Dec. 18, 
1859 ; Mary Annie and Catherine Henri- 
etta, born Aug. 4, 1863 ; and Richard 
Henry, born Jan. 12, 1866. 

2. Susan Comings, born Dec. 21, 1840; mar- 

ried, June 12, 1871, Stephen Frances 
Chase, and had William Weld, born 
Mar. 6, 1872. 

3. Chester, born June 25, 1843 ; died young. 

4. William Amos, born June 28, 1845 ; died 

young. 

5. Charles Frederick, born Aug. 2, 1848; 

married Sept. 16, 1873, Verona Stan- 
hope. 

5. Susan Weld, born Aug. 28, 1809; married, Oct. 21, 

1838, his second marriage, Adna Tenney, of 
Hanover, N. H. He was a portrait painter at 
Concord, N. H. She died Jan., 1900. He died 
Aug. 17, 1900, aged 90 years 6 months. 

1. Henry Martyn, born May 16, 1841 ; mar- 

ried Jan. 12, 1870, Bessie Parsons. Pas- 
tor, 1886, of the First Congregational 
Church, Cleveland, O., but 1889, Second 
Church, Oberlin, O. 

1. Martha Susan, born July 28, 1871 ; 

died Aug. 23, 1872. 

2. Frank Parsons, born Nov. 8, 

1872. 

3. Grace Elizabeth, born Dec. 31, 

1876. 

4. Edward Henry, born Apr. 21, 

1881. 

5. Faith Weld, born Jan. 10, 1886. 

2. Charles Adna, born June 6, 1847 ; married, 

Jan. 28, 1875, Ada Louis Hoard. He 
was a photographer at Winona, Minn. 
They had: 

1. Robert Hoard, born June II, 1876. 



110 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

2. Frederick Henry, born Nov. 12, 

1881. 

3. Adell Louise, born Mar. 8, 1884. 
206. ii. Samuel, born Nov. 3, 1778. 

iii. Polly, born Feb. 17, 1781 ; married, Mar. 1, 1801, Luther 
Bingham, eldest son of Elias and Vashti (Elderkin), born 
Apr. 5, 1778, and died Dec. 10, 1846. She died Aug. 30, 
1847. Resided in Morristown, Vt, where he acquired 
property. His children born there were: 

1. Anna Maria, born Aug. 6, 1802; died Aug. 14, 

/1803. 

2. Hiram, born July 5, 1804; married, Jan. 2, 1832, 

Mary Joy, and had two daughters. 

3. Luther Stillman, born Apr. 12, 1807; married 

Rockwell, removed to the West and had 

several children. 

4. Thomas, born Dec. 4, 1809; died Jan. 13, 1810. 

5. Son, born Jan. 26, 1813; died Jan. 27, next. 

6. Mary Comings, born May 14, 1814; married 

Baker and resided at Johnson, Vt., died 

May 23, 1858. 

7. Benjamin Comings, born July 13, 1817; died Aug. 

11. 1857. 

8. Emma Lucy, born May 22, 1820; married 

Boynton, and died May 5, 1856. 

9. Elias Wales, born May 3, 1823 ; married Luce, 

and died Nov. 20, 1844. Several children. 
Sherman, born Jan. 9, 1783. 

Andrew, born May 6, 1785. 

Fenno, born Mar. 21, 1787. 

Benjamin, born Apr. 15, 1789. 

Betty, born Apr. 3, 1791 ; married Moody Smith, no children. 
She died Aug. 17, 1869. 
ix. Susan, born Apr. 14, 1793; married James Sperry (his second 
marriage) of Claremont, N. II. She died Dec. 1863. Chil- 
dren were : 

1. Fenno, died young. 

2. Harriet, died young. 

3. Charles. 
x. A boy, born Oct. 13, 1795; died same day. 

xi. A boy, born Oct. 13, 1795; died next day. 

xii. Julia Robigne, born Apr. 12, 1799; married, 1817, Jacob 
Newell. She died May 2. 1858. He was born in Jaffrey, 
N. II., in [792; a carpenter by trade, at Plattsburg, N. Y. ; 
in the war of [8l2 was drum major, and received a wound, 
the ball passing under his nose and making a flesh wound 



207. 


IV 


208. 


V. 


209. 


vi. 


210. 


vii. 




viii. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. Ill 

to the bone of the cheek. After marriage he lived in 
Plainfield, Vt., for a few years and then at Jaffrey, N. H. 
On account of the continued ill health of the mother, the 
children were sent to be cared for by friends ; Sarah to 
James Sperry's at Claremont, N. Hi., Benjamin and Julia 
to Benj. Comings's, and Harriet to Moody Smith's, at 
Cornish. The next removal was to Ripton, Vt, where Mr. 
Newell lived till 1857. He then came to Lyme, N. H., 
where he lived with his son, Benjamin. His wife died 
May 17, 1859. After about five years he took up his resi- 
dence with his daughter, Sarah and died at Cornish, Aug. 
16, 1868. Both were buried at the cemetery on Lyme 
Plain. Children of Jacob and Julia Newell : 

1. Mary Jane, born Nov. 27, 1824; unmarried; died 

while on a visit to her brother, Benjamin, at 
Jaffrey, Nov. 27, 1856. 

2. Benjamin Comings, born July 15, 1827; married, 

Nov. 5, 1853, Eliza D. Dimmick of Lyme, and 
had three children : Katie C, born April 18, 
1856, and died April 17, 1859; Chester C, born 
Jan. 26, 1861, and died Sept. 17, 1874; Hettie S., 
born Nov. 27, 1867; died July 25, 1874. The 
mother died April 3, 1873. He married, sec- 
ond, April 15, 1879, Sarah Jane Warren. 

3. Harriet Atwood, born Dec. 6, 1829, in Jaffrey. 

Lives in Lyme ; unmarried. 

4. Julia Robigne, born Nov. , 1831 ; married 

Maby, of Ripton, Vt. Children: Mary, who 
died March 25, 1864, aged 6 years; Benjamin, 
born 1862, and now living in Ripton. Mollie, 
died May 25, 1864. 

5. Sarah S., born March 11, 1834; married, June, 

1861, Edward N. Wyman, of Cornish. He 
died March 21, 1882. Left a son, Leander, 
born February, 1872, who lived in Wentworth, 
N. H. Mother lived in Lebanon, N. H. 

6. Luther Bingham, born May 9, 1836; married 

Adda M. Peck, April 12, 1862. One child, died 
young. He married second, Alma H. Cheney, 
of Hanover, N. H. He enlisted in 1862 as a 
sharpshooter in U. S. Army and served three 
years. He is a carpenter. 

7. Joseph Smith, born March, 1845, in Ripton ; un- 

married. Resided in Thomaston, Conn. Wheel- 
wright. Enlisted in U. S. Army and served out 



112 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

95. WARREN C< MINGS 1 Samuel," JohrV John. 3 John, 2 
C, 1 ) married. May 6, 1789, Mary Taylor, born Sept. 18, 
1767, daughter of Capt. Joseph Taylor, of Claremont, X. H,, 
a hero and patriot, a spy in the Revolutionary War. Mr. 
Comings died in Cornish, \. 11.. where he resided, Dec. 12, 
lie was a farmer and mechanic, living near the centre 
of Cornish. 

' 'lllLUREN : 

i. A daughter, born March 13, 1790; died March 27 next. 

ii. Sally, born July 10, 1791. She died Nov. 19, 1872. 

iii. William Sumner, born April 8, 1793; married, Nov. 19, 
[821, Susan Gates, of Cornish. A man of industry and 
influence. Removed to Wilna, Jefferson county, N. Y., 
where he died March 2, 1875. His wife died there also 
at an advanced age. No children. He was a captain. 

iv. Betsy, born April 6, 1795; married, Nov. 19, 1821, David 
Smith of Frankford, N. J. A man of probity and who 
received a large measure of public confidence. She died 
May 10, 1863. 

1. Mary L., married Cox, and had Mary L. and 

Irwin. Newton, N. J. 

2. Lucy A., married Smith and had children. 

Newton, X. J. 

3. William P., married Snyder, and had several 

children. Sparta, X. J, 

4. Elam M., married . Pine Bush, X. V. 

5. Robert Xelson, married and resided in Cumber- 

land, Md. 

6. Sumner T., married and resided in Dayton, Ohio. 

Attorney at law. 

7. David M., married and resided in Springfield, 

Ohio. Two children. 
v. Warren Spaulding, born June 14, 1707 ; died Dec. 1, 1818. 

unmarried, 
vi. Taylor Giltnan, born May 15, 1799; died Aug. 18, 1803. 

an. vii. Joseph Sidney, hern April 22, 1801. 

viii. Il< man Hunt, burn April 9, 1803. He is designated Colonel, 
and was justice of the peace. He was a mechanic. He 
died June 30, 1S70, at Weathersfield, Vt He was a man 
of much talent. 

212. ix. Gilman Taylor, born July 31, 1805. 

x. Maria, born March 8, 1808; married, Nov. 30, 1831, Joshua 
Bryant, of Cornish. Afterward removed to Bridgewater, 
Vt., where he died, 1872. She died in Woodstock, Vt., 
March 25, 1876. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 1 1.3 

i. Daniel G., married and settled in Amsden, Wind- 
sor county, Vt. One daughter. 

2. Judith Jane, married Russell W. Pinney. Resided 

in Bridgewater, Vt. and had children. 

3. Mary Ann, married Benton H. Pinney. Resided 

in Woodstock, Vt. Two sons. 

4. A daughter, unmarried. 

5. Emily Maria, married Charles A. Elliot. Resided 

in Woodstock, Vt. One son. 

213. xi. Daniel Morris, born May 16, 1810. 

214. xii. Albert Gallatin, born March 19, 1812. 

96. EPHRAIM COMINGS (Ephraim,s John/ John,* 
John, 2 Isaac, 1 ) married, Nov. 25, 1773, Lydia Adams. He 
was a soldier and died during the War of Independence. She 
married, second, Apr. 30, 1784, Dr. Charles Proctor, and had 
Ede, born 1785, and Sarah, born 1788, the first of whom mar- 
ried, Aug. 14, 1814, and the second married, Dec. 24, 181 5, 
Nahum H. Groce, preceptor, 1808-1822, Westford Academy. 
Ede died Dec. 18, 1814. 

Children : 

i. Wilson, born Sept. 29, 1775; married, Jan. 11, 1796, Lucy 
Cowdrey, born 1774, daughter of Nathaniel and Rebecca 
(Parker) Cowdrey. No children. 

ii. Patty, born Sept. 4, 1777; married, 1799, James Kidder. 

1. James, born Feb. 2, 1800; married, Aug. 30, 1827, 

Lucy Pushee, Littleton. 

2. Charles Proctor, born Dec. 27, 1801, married, 

May 30, 1827, Mary Ann Wright. 

3. George, born Dec. 8, 1803 ; married, March 31, 

1831, Lydia Sawtell. 

4. John Lewis, born May 12, 1805. 

5. Martha Caroline, born Nov. 28, 1808. 

6. William, born May 27, 181 1, in Ashby. 

7. Nancy, born Jan. 21, 1814, in Ashby. 

8. Mary Ann, born May 29, 181 7. 

97. SAMUEL CUMMINGS (Samuel,s Samuel/ John,3 
John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 3, 1768, Lydia, daughter of 
Stephen Webster, from Chester, and sister of Col. David and of 
Amos, and niece of Abel Webster, alf settlers of Plymouth and 
military men. He lived in Hollis, N. H., where he was at one 
time assessor, also justice of the peace and town clerk. He was 



114 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

one of four citizens of Hollis who were accounted Tories. He 
is thought to have left the country and died in exile. May have 
left one son. 
Children : 

i. Lydia, born Aug. 21, 1769; married, Nov. 18, 17S5. David 
Webster. She joined the church in Plymouth, X. II., 
April 30, 1819, and died Sept. 1, 1865. "Col. David Web- 
ster drove the first ox team to Plymouth; his wife on 
horse back with an infant, David, in her arms." One 
child was Samuel Cummings, born about 1787; Dartmouth 
College, 1808; a lawyer in Haverhill, N. H. ; speaker of the 
House of Representatives, 1830. 
ii. Sibbel, burn May 17, 1771. 
iii. Samuel, born May 30, 1773. 
iv. Prudence, born Jan. 24, 1775. 

98. THOMAS CUMMINGS (Samuel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 
John,-' Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 17, 1772. Hannah Pool, daughter 
of William and Hannah (Nichols) Pool, born Dec. 30. 1 75 1 . 
He was indicted as a Tory and discharged, March, 1776. for 
lack of evidence. In June he was indicted again, forfeited his 
bond and left family and country and never returned. His 
wife was married, second, to Burpee Ames, April 4, 1784, and 
had by him eight children. Mr. Ames had married. May 28, 
1782, Grace Whiting, who had been the wife of Benjamin 
Whiting, and he had been included with Thomas Cummings 
in the decree of banishment. Worcester's Hollis presumes 
that Thomas Cummings died within a few years after leaving 
his country. 

Children: 

i. Hannah, born Apr. 1, 1773; married, Feb .11, 1794. Solomon 
Wheat, born July 7, 1773. Children : 

1. William, born June 13. i7'M- 

2. James, born Oct. 10, 1796. 

3. Hannah, born Feb. 13. 1800. 

4. Elizabeth, born Nov. to, 1802. 

5. Mary Aim, born Aug. 29, 1806. 

6. Caroline, bom Oct. 27, 1809. 

ii. Sarah, born Dec. 3, 1774: married in Litchfield, N. H., April 
9. >7''7. Josiah Coolidge Wheat, born April iS, 1775. son 
of Lieut. Solomon and Mary I Ball) Wheat, and brother of 
Solomon just mentioned. He died April 9, 1815, and she 
died Feb. l8, l8l7, both of fever. 



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1. Coolidge, born Dec. 19, 1797; married, 1822, Bet- 

sy Reed of Mollis, who died of consumption 
Oct. 10, 1836. He married, second. Sept. 10, 

1840, Mary Woodcock, of Nashua. He died of 
consumption July 27, 1849, at Montpelier, Vt. 

2. Sarah, born Nov. 19, 1799; married, Dec. 2, 

1824, Jesse Danforth, of Amherst, N. H. He 
died of cholera July 1, 1849. She died Jan. 
8, 1864, of varioloid, at Lowell, Mass. 

3. Almira, born Feb. 22, 1803; unmarried. 

4. Solomon, born July 4, 1805; married, May 6, 

1830, Deborah Watson Ryan, of Lee, N. H. 
She died of consumption at Lowell, Mass., 
March 23, 1868. Eight children. 

5. Hannah Pool, born March 12, 1807; married, 

May 26, 1831, Harrison Ingalls. He died at 
Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 21, 1858. Six children. 

6. Josiah Alfred, born Aug. 10, 1810; married, Sept. 

19. 1833, Susan Danforth, of Amherst, N. H. 
She died Oct. 10, 1861. Two children. 

7. Mary, born Sept. 13, 1812; married, July 21, 

1841, Francis B. Clark, of South Berwick, Me. 
She died at Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 23, 1846. No 
children. 

215. iii. Thomas, born Nov. 1, 1776. 

99. BENJAMIN CUMINGS (Samuel, 5 Samuel. 4 John, 3 
John, 3 Isaac, 1 ) married, Dec. 7, 1780, Bridget, daughter of 
William and Hannah (Nichols) Pool, of Hollis, N. H., born 
Aug. 5, 1762, and died March 3, 1785, of consumption, her 
father adding to the record of her death, " My dear and pleas- 
ant child." The husband married, second, July 20, 1786, 
Sarah, daughter of David and Sarah (Hemenway) Holden. 
She is described in an old letter as "a good woman and a splen- 
did looking lady." He was in Capt. Dow's company from Hol- 
lis, and marched to Cambridge, April 19, 1775, and later at the 
battle of Bunker Hill lost knapsack and tumpline. He was 
registered as "5 feet 11 inches height and of light complexion." 
He was a soldier in the following campaigns of 1776 about and 
near New York City. He removed to Brookline, N. H., where 
he died, March 8, 1804 (6?). His death was caused by being 
caught in the machinery of the saw and grist mill which he 
owned. He is said to have been sheriff of Hillsboro county. 



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His widow married, second, Smith, of Brooklin«, and 

died 1835. 

Children : 
216. i. Benjamin, born Aug. 24, 1782. (1) 

ii. Bridget, born Feb. 3, 1784; married, Feb. 11, 1808, John 
Daniels, born May 3, 177S, and died May 29, 1849, in 
Brookline. She died Oct., 1865, in Nashua. 

1. Susan, born Oct. 30, 1808; married John Burns, 

July 3, 1828. She died June 2, 1857, at Mil- 
ford, N. H. 

2. Nancy Tarbet, born Feb. 4, 1810; married Eph- 

raim Stetson, Milford, N. H., Dec. 5, 1837. She 
died Feb. 27, 1845, at Nashua, N. H. 

3. George Sullivan, born Oct. 21, 181 1; married Sally 

Chase, of Ilopkinton, N. H., Aug. 29, 1836. He 
died April 27, 1895, at East Ware, N. H. 

4. Marantha, born March 1, (15), 1813; married 

Samuel Ames, of Milford, N. H., Dec 2, 1833. 
She died Jan. 25, 1894. 

5. John, born Jan. 12, 1815 ; married Jane Burns, of 

Nashua, N. H., April \2, 1849. 

6. Sarah, born Oct. 7, 1816; died June 24, 1823, at 

Brookline, N. H. 

7. Lucy, born May 15, 1818; died April 27, 1820, at 

Brookline, N. H. 

8. Lucy Pool, born April 12, 1820; died Feb. 11, 

1849, at Milford. 

9. Eliza, born Feb. 6, 1822 ; married Thos. H. Dodge, 

of Nashua, N. H., June 29, 1843. Resided in 
Worcester, Mass. 

10. Randal, born Sept. 4, 1823; married, Jan. 4, 1853, 

Mary Ann Clark, of Townsend, Mass. Resided 
in West Townsend, Mass. 

11. Sarah Jane, born June 22, 1825; died Oct. 7, 

1847, at Brookline, N. H. 

12. Maria Antoinette, born Jan. 12 (18), 1827; died 

Sept -'3 (i), 1858, at Brookline, N. H. 

13. Catherine Calantha, born Feb. 13, 1830; married 

Luther Noyes, of Nashua, N. H., Dec. 2, 1852. 
Resided in Milford. 

iii. Sarah, born June 7, 1787; died Mar. 1810; married 

Storer. 
iv. Samuel, born Nov. 9, 1788; died Sept. 10, 1810. 
217. v. Thomas, born Sept. 18, 1790, (Oct. 18, 1791?). 
vi. David, born Oct. 13, 1792; died, 1835. 
VIS. Phineas, born March 15, 1795; married, Feb. 24, 1822, Lu- 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 1 17 

cinda, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Willoughby) 
Lovejoy, and had John, died young; Benjamin, died 

young, and Caroline, born 1831 ; married Cross. One 

son, O. O. Cross ; resided in Cambridgeport, Mass. 
viii. Betsy, born April 10, 1797; married, Jan. 28, 1818, Abner 
Bills of Townsend, Mass., born Nov. 15, 1777, in Ux- 
bridge, Mass., and died Dec. 27, 1855. She died at her 
son Jason's. 

1. John, born 1818; married Asenath Wetherbee. 

Two children: John P., born 1842, died in the 
army; and Mary, born 1846, and married Benj. 
Willoughby. 

2. Abner H., born 1822; married Eunice M. Messer, 

and had five children. 

3. Sarah J., born Nov. 12, 1824; married, Nov. 27, 

1843, Albert Wheeler. Three children. 

4. Almira. 

5. Caroline, married Joseph Johnson. 

6. Hannah, married Benjamin (brother of Albert) 

Wheeler. 

7. Jason, born Dec. 28, 1836; married, Oct. 29, 1852, 

Mary Ann Ames. Four children. 
218. ix. William, born April 25, 1799. 

x. Hannah, born June 28, 1801 ; married Stover. Resided 

in Taunton, Mass. 

100. REV. HENRY CUMINGS, D.D. (Jerahmeel, 5 
Samuel,* John,3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, May 19, 1763, Ann 
Lambert, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Lambert of Read- 
ing, Mass. It is said the Lamberts were Episcopalians. Ann 
was born Feb. 7, 1739, and died Jan. 5, 1784. Her husband 
was wont to speak of her in the strongest terms of love and 
respect. In memory of her he would trim his room with ever- 
green and go far to obtain the double spruce for this purpose. 
He married second in 1786 the sister of his first wife, Mrs. 
Margaret Briggs, who died June 2, 1790, aged 54. For his 
third wife he married Sarah Bridge, born July 23, 1742, died 
Feb. 25, 1812. Dr. Cumings died in Billerica, Jan. 26, 1814. 
He was graduated at Harvard College in 1760, spent two years 
at Reading, Mass., in teaching and in the study of theology 
with his pastor, Rev. Daniel Emerson, of Hollis, N. H., who 
was a strong character and warmly evangelical in his faith. 
He was invited to settle in Billerica as pastor, the church 



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ll8 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

having "voted to give up their right and privilege of choosing 
a gospel minister by themselves and to act in conjunction with 
the town in this important affair." He received all the votes 
in the joint meeting. His settlement was on the offer of two 
hundred pounds lawful money, one hundred to be paid at his 
ordination and the remainder a year later. His salary was £80 
and the use of the parsonage pasture, but the usual "supply of 
wood" was not voted to him. The ordination took place Jan. 
26, 1763. His pastorate continued to the end of his life, nearly 
61 years. His half -century sermon was printed. At his desire, 
a colleague was settled, Rev. Nathaniel Whitman, the ordina- 
tion taking place on the 51st anniversary of his own ordination. 
During this long period, Dr. Cumings retained his strong 
hold of the town and the high esteem of his brethren in the 
ministry. He preached the annual sermon before the Con- 
vention of Ministers in 1795, and the same year gave the Dud- 
leian Lecture in Harvard College. His alma mater conferred 
the degree of D.D. upon him in 1800. During the War of 
Independence, he was among the foremost among the ministers 
who used their influence in and out of the pulpit to promote the 
patriotic cause. In the year 1783, he preached the sermon be- 
fore the Legislature, usually called the "election sermon." The 
town of Billerica elected him as delegate to the Constitutional 
Convention in 1780. Mr. Hazen, in his history of Billerica, 
gives the titles of seventeen productions of his pen which were 
printed. His colleague says he wrote a review of Edwards 
on the Will, which treatise he regarded as fatalistic. It is 
also stated that some influential persons favored his election 
to the Presidency of Harvard College, at the time that the 
vacancy occurred which was filled by President Willard, but 
he declined to be named in that connection. 

Dr. Cumings' public life reached over into the time when 
the division took place, separating the orthodox and unitarian 
parties in the Congregational churches. He is reckoned with 
the latter, and he is thought to have been an Armenian in his 
views as to moral agency. With respect to Christ, he held 
a high Arian position. His colleague, who was also a Unitar- 
ian, tells us that "he repudiated with infinite abhorrence all 
thought of personal merit — he regarded salvation as wholly of 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. ll 9 

grace." "He intended, as he told me, to close his ministry by 
repeating a sermon from the text, 'By grace are ye saved.' ■ 

Dr. Cumings was a man of superior scholarship, a good 
classical and mathematical student and quite well versed in the 
Hebrew language. All the testimonies concur in representing him 
as a man of commanding appearance. "He was six feet and up- 
wards in height, finely proportioned" ; "a man of strong passions 
and quick temper, but had learned the lesson of self-control. In his 
younger days he used tobacco freely, but when convinced that 
it was injurious, he abandoned it; but he said that it was like 
cutting off a right arm." "He was uniformly kind, but in- 
those days any approach to familiarity would have been con- 
sidered highly improper." Miss Nancy Wilkins, his grand- 
daughter, from whose letter in the History of Billerica the 
above quotations are made, speaks also of his visiting all the 
schools once in a year in order to catechise the children; of 
his love of flowers and his pleasure in the cultivation of the 
garden. But he was a man very tenacious of rules and main- 
tained a strict discipline in parish and home. It is intimated 
that his strictness approached sometimes to an extreme. 
"Whenever," writes Mr. Whitman, in a letter published in 
Annals of the American Pulpit, "he went to take tea with a 
family, if he happened to say, when he arrived, as he very 
frequently did, 'I must start for home at such and such a time,' 
start he would, whether he had tea or not; and no entreaties 
could prevail to alter his determination." His observance of 
the Sabbath was very particular. All worldly business was 
suspended early Saturday evening. "The family must all go 
to meeting. But a formal and warm dinner must also be 
prepared, because he might see some friend or stranger at 
meeting whom it would be duty to ask home to dine with 
him." So the dinner was partly prepared in the morning 
and hastily finished at noon. His later years were cared for 
by his granddaughters, Ann (or Nancy) Wilkins, and after- 
wards by Henrietta Wilkins (Mrs. Cheever). "The first Sab- 
bath of May, 1823," writes Mr. Whitman, "was our commu- 
nion. I asked him on the morning of that day if he proposed 
to attend meeting. His reply was, 'I am not well enough to 
go, for I am very feeble. I shall, nevertheless, make the 
attempt, because it is communion day. I will go, if I can, to 



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show my regard and veneration for the ordinance.' He went, 
took his seat in a pew, and seemed to enjoy the exercises of 
the occasion. As we walked from the House of God to our 
home after the service, he said to me, 'I shall never again 
unite with you in public worship on earth — my departure is 
near.' He then, till we reached home, continued speaking with 
deep gratitude of the goodness and mercy of God toward him 
during his long life. We never did worship together in public 
after that day. He was at meeting, indeed, a part of the next 
Sunday, but I exchanged." He lingered till September 5th, 
and then entered into peace. 

The above account of Dr. Cumings is gathered from 
Hazen's History of Billerica and from Vol. VIII. of Sprague's 
Annals of the American Pulpit. 

Children : 

i. Child, still born, Aug. 15, 1766. 

ii. Ann, born July 31, 1768; died Oct. 18, 1793. Was to have 
been married to a minister by the name of Whitney. 

iii. Frances, born April 7, 1770; married Dr. William Wilkins, 
born April 1, 1765. He first settled in Stratham, N. H., 
but removed to Billerica and built a large house near the 
First Church. But he signed for his brothers-in-law, 
Lewis Gould and Henry Cumings, who then kept 
store in Billerica, and so lost his property. He removed 
to Marblehead, Mass., where he had an apothecary store, 
and also a large professional practice. He died May 7, 
181 r. 

1. Francis, born Feb. 18, 170c* Learned the cloth- 

ing business. 

2. Frances, born March 4, 1791 ; married Isaac War- 

ren, of West Cambridge. She died in St. 
Thomas, Jan. 28, 1827. Their children were : 

1. Harriet Ann ; married Russell Smith and 

married, second, George M. Chalwell. 

2. William Wilkins, bom April 11, 1814; 

married Rebecca Bennett, born June 19, 
1818, daughter of Joshua and Eleanor 
(Richardson) Bennett. Merchant in 
St. Thomas, 1830-40; afterward resided 
in Boston. 

3. Frances Eliza; married, Oct 6, 1838, Hon. 

Wm. Schouler, born Dec. 31, 1814, in 
Scotland, and died Oct. 24, 1872. Editor 
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of Massachusetts. Author of the His- 
tory of Massachusetts in the Civil War. 
4 Sarah J., married, Aug. 7, 1842, Oliver W. 
Blake, who died Oct. 12, 1848. She 
married, second, Henry Hart. 
3. Henrietta, born Feb. 18, 1793; married, Feb. 3, 
1827, James Cheever, of Andover, a farmer, 
who died April 20, 1845, aged 72. She died 
Nov. 2, 1885. Several children. 
4 Ann, born July 8, 1795. She lived with her 
grandfather, and afterward went as a teacher 
to Clinton, N. Y. She visited her brother Wil- 
liam, in Louisville, Ky., at d returned to Clin- 
ton in 1826. 

5. William, born July 4, 1797; died in Louisville, 

Ky. 

6. Henry Cumings, born Nov. 1, 1799; married and 

died in the West. 

7. Sydney Lambert, born June 22, 1803. Learned 

the painters' trade, and died in the West, not 
far from Louisville. 

8. Augustus Farwell, born March 21, 1807; died 

April 5, 1850. 

iv. Elizabeth, born Aug. 15, 1772; marritd, Dec. 25, 1800, 
Lewis Gould, of Ashby, Mass. No children. 

v. Henry, born Sept. 9, 1774; graduated at Harvard College, 
1795. He died near Louisville, Ky., in 1828, or 9. He 
was in business for a while, and also a teacher. A guar- 
dian appointed, 1823. In 1826, about to remove to Ken- 
tucky, he petitioned for dismission of guardian, and his 
petition was granted. 

vi. John, born Feb. 11, 1781 ; married Polly . Two 

daughters. Guardian appointed in 1823. 

101. DEA. JOTHAM CUMINGS (Jerahmeel, 5 Samuel,* 
John,3 John, 2 ' Isaac 1 ) married, Apr. 27, 1763, Anna Brown 
(daughter of Ens. Josiah and Anna Brown, of Hollis, N. H.), 
who was born Oct. 23, 1744. He died Apr. 14, 1809. She 
died Nov. 8, 1829, having lived to see 68 grandchildren and 
20 great-grandchildren. He was a soldier in the French War 
of 1755-60, enlisting in the company which marched to Crown 
Point in 1760. He removed, as several men from Hollis did, 
to Plymouth, N. H., about 1764. He was a lieutenant of a 
company of New Hampshire Rangers in 1775. He settled on 
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122 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Centre; was selectman 1781. He was deacon in the Congre- 
gational church many years. 
Children : 

i. Anna, born March II, 1764, in Hollis ; married, Dec. 18, 
1775, John Phillips, of Plymouth, N. H. She died April 
1818. Six sons and six daughters. Resided in Alexan- 
dria, N. H. 

219. ii. Jotham, born Nov. 6, 1766, Rumney. 

220. iii. Henry, born Dec. 5, 1768," Rumney. 

221. iv. Jerathmeel, born Dec. 9, 1771, Rumney. 

222. v. Jonathan, born Feb. 16, 1774, Plymouth. 

223. vi. Joseph Farwell, born Sept. 16, 1776. 

224. vii. Leonard, born Jan. 11 (17?), J 779- 

viii. Katy, born Aug. 2, 1781 ; died, 1845; married Walter, son 
of Thomas and Martha (Pool) Harriman, born Aug. 20, 
1788, and had: 

1. Laura, born Aug. 24, 1812. 

2. Thomas, born May 28, 1814. 

3. Nancy, born July 8, 1816. 

4. Putnam Spalding, born Oct. 4, 1820. 

5. Martha, born Dec. 27, 1822. 

225. ix. Noah, born April 2, 1784. 

226. x. William, born Sept. 24, 1786. 

102. EBENEZER CUMMINGS (Ebenezer,* William,* 
John,3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, in Hancock, N. H., June 12, 
1794, Lettice Andrews. It is said that her mother was caught 
in flight by some Indians and beheaded. He came to Antrim, 
N. H., when he was 23 years of age. He occupied a farm to 
the west of the pond. 

Children : 

i. Enoch, born Feb. 5, 1796; killed by the fall of a tree in 

1801. 
ii. Hannah, born April 2, 1798; died young, 
iii. Elizabeth, born Dec. 29, 1799; married, June 9, 1818, Chas. 

Gates. She died Dec. 18, 1861. 
iv. Asenath, born Oct. 2, 1801 ; married, March 28, 1828, David 

Hills, Jr. She died Feb. 16, 1873. 

v. Hannah, born 1803. Probably died young. 

vi. Ebenezer, born Jan. 5, 1804; died at age of 22 of cancer, 

which covered his head, 
vii. Abner, born March 21, 1806. Probably died young. 

103. JOHN CUMMINGS (Ebenezer,s William/ John,* 
John, 3 Isaac 1 ) married, 1791, Mary Hawks, born Kingsboro, 
N. H., Mar. 11, 1771, who died May 11, 1842, aged 71 years. 



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He died May 3 (Aug.), 1842. Their children were born in 
Hudson, N. H. Removed to Swanzey about 1820. 

Children : 

i. William, born Aug. 7, 1792; married , died June 13. 

1834. Five children : Mary, Samuel, John, Eliza and 
Washington, 
ii. Sarah, born Nov. 2, 1793; married William Danforth. She 
died in Winchester, N. H., in 1869, and had Mary and 
Sarah. 

227. iii. John, born July 10, 1796. 

228. iv. Nehemiah, born Oct. 11, 1798. 

229. v. Ebenezer, born Dec. 19, 1801. 

230. vi. Enoch, born May 12, 1803. 

vii. Daniel, born April 3, 1805; died in Swanzey, Oct. 14, 1828. 
Unmarried. 

104. MOODY CUMMINGS (Ebenezer,s William,* John,* 
John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Lucy Dennes. Between 1814-20 he 
was a blacksmith in Antrim, N. H., "succeeding Caleb Blanch- 
ard." He had previously lived in Hudson and in Amherst, 
N. H. Removed latterly to New York, as early as 1824, to 
Elmira or Lyons, where he died. 

Children : 

i. Moody, born . Was he by first or second mar- 
riage? He married Ruth Marshal], said to have a daugh- 
ter, now Mrs. Hugh McFarlane, and another, Miss Mary 
J. Cummings, of No. 2 Virginia avenue, Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y. 
Robert Means, born Feb. 22, 1802, in Hudson, N. H. 
Charles, born June 4, 1804. Hudson (Amherst?) 
Catherine, born Oct. 22, 1806, in Amherst. Not mentioned 
in Uncle James' will, 1857. 
v. James, born March 17, 1809, in Amherst; married and had 

family; mentioned as of Boston in Uncle James' will. 
vi. Lucy, born March 22, 181 1; not mentioned in Uncle James' 

will, 1857; married Catlin. Resided in South So- 

dus, N. Y. 
vii. Sarah; last heard of in Burlington, Vt. Married Sanford 

Adams of Wilmington, Mass. Married, second, 

Pierce. 

105. SAMUEL CUMMINGS (Ebenezer,s William/ 
John,3 John, 3 Isaac 1 ) married Joanna Wyman. Came to 
Antrim in 1807. Millwright, carpenter and farmer. He 
bought Greggs' Mills. Lived in Rogers house, but afterward 



231. 


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bought an old house north of Dea. Worthley's. Built a brick 
house, occupied subsequently by David Bass. He also built 

the mill owned in by Abbot F. True, and worked on the 

erection of earlier Lowell factories. A noble, upright Christian 
man, member of the Presbyterian Church in Antrim, one of the 
first "teetotalers" in town, one of the two or three that joined 
the pastor, Dr. John Whiton, in signing a total abstinence 
pledge and was hooted for it by some of the people. He died 
Mar. 4, 1864. She died Feb. 10, 1845. 

Children : 
233. i. Samuel, born July 7, 1805, in Hudson. 

ii. Joanna, born Nov. 26, 1806, in Hudson; married, Dec. 15, 
- (3?), 1835, Cyrus Burge, who died in Hollis, N. H., 
Jan. 24, 1884. He resided on the old Burge homestead. 
She died in Hollis, Aug. 5. (9) 1886. 

1. Cyrus Franklin, born Jan. 17, 1838; married, 

March 17, 1880, Mrs. Mary Sophia (Pierce) 
Lewis, born Feb. 22, 1841, in Pepperell, Mass. 

2. Edward Augustus, born July 4, 1839; married, 

June 11, 1879, Eva St. Clair Hiatt, of Wheaton, 
111., and had Edward, born April 4, 1881. She 
died May 30, 1883. 

3. Charles Henry, born July 23, 1841 ; married, July 

6, 1875, Mary Josephine Jones of Toulon, 111. 
A daughter, Florence Myra, was born April 5, 
1883. 

4. George Abbott, born March 5, 1843; married, 

May 30, 1877, Anna Chickering of Somerville, 
Mass., and had Edward Chickering, born Feb. 
15, 1880; George Cummings, born April 29, 
1885. 

5. Martha Joanna, born Jan. 5, 1845. School teach- 

er several years in Boston. 

6. Clarissa Abbie, born March 31, 1849. Seven years 

teacher in Boston. 

iii. Sarah Stevens, born Feb. 5, 1813, in Antrim. Dec. 23, 1847, 
married James Ball, of Hollis, son of William and Rebecca 
(Kinney) Ball, born July 4, 1799. He died Sept. 8, 1876. 
Besides the four children mentioned below, there were 
Henry, who was killed by the accidental discharge of a 
musket at Beaufort, S. C, June 26, 1862; and Clara, of 
Concord, N. H. 

1. James Herbert, born March 23, 1851 ; died June 
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2. Alma Sarah, born Aug. 31, 1852; died Aug. 14, 

i860, of scarlet fever. 

3. James Seneca, born Dec. 29, 1853 ; died Feb. 28, 

next. 

4. Ella Frances, born Nov. 6, 1855. 

234. iv. Jonathan W., born Nov. 21, 1814, in Antrim, N. H. 

235. v. Seneca, born May 16, 181 7. 

vi. Phebe Ann, born Feb. 23, 1819; married, Dec. 4, 1850, Dr. 
Jonathan C. Shattuck, D. C, 1842. He went, 1866, to 
Zumbrota, Minn., for his health and died May 17, 1868, 
of consumption. One daughter, Nellie Vrylena, born Aug. 
6, 1855, in Brookline, N. H., and married, Jan. 29, 1876, 
Dr. Dudley Snow Brainerd of Zumbrota, a physician, in 
1887. Resided in Stacyville, Iowa, having two children: 
Mary Phebe, born Oct. 29, 1876, and Dudley Shattuck, 
born Oct. 15, 1884. 

106. REV. DAVID CUMMINGS (Joseph,* William,* 
John,3 John, 3 Isaac 1 ) married Azubah Richardson, born Feb. 
8, 1775, in Attleboro, Mass., who died 1838. He died 1843. 
He was a Baptist, spent most of his life at Acworth, N. H., 
preaching for the church in that and neighboring towns. 

Children : 

i. Roxanna, born Dec. 9, 1796; married Joseph Chatterton. 
She died in Morristown, Vt. One daughter, burned to 
death while young; also two sons, Milan and David. 

236. ii. Alvah, born Jan. 22, (7) 1799, at Sullivan, N. H. 

iii. Orra, born Sept. 21, 1800; married Benjamin Grout. She 
died in Rockford, 111. Two daughters and one son men- 
tioned. 

iv. Angelia, born Jan. 18, 1803 ; married, Aug. 22, 1822, Kim- 
ball Smith. She died in Acworth. Children were Miles, 
Milton, Azuba and Ruth G. 

v. Ruth, born March 6, 1805 ; married Harley Bailey. Removed 
to Schroon Lake, N. Y., where she died. Children were 
Alonzo, Carlos, Zuba, and Sultana. 

237. vi. Ephraim, born April 3, 1807. 

vii. Don Alonzo, born Feb. 6, 181 1; married Mary A. Noyes. 
Resided in Metamora, 111. Children : 

1. Appy; married H. R. Van Meter, of Colorado 

Springs, Colo. 

2. Frank. 

3. Charles ; married Flora Varney. Three children. 

Resided in Peoria, 111. 



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4. Don, born 1866. 
viii. Sophia, born Sept. 4, 1813 ; married Silsby Smith, born 
May 2, 1804. He was a brother of Kimball Smith (106 
iv). The mother died when Florence S. was a child. 
Children : 

1. Emeline, born April 15, 1833. 

2. Dean A., born June 22, 1835. 

3. John Page, born Sept. 27, 1839. 

4. Florence Sophia, born Oct. 13, 1842. Living, 

1891, at Painesville, Ohio. 
ix. Fanny, born March I, 1816; died, aged 19. 

107. JOHN HARROD CUMMINGS (Thaddeus, 5 Wil- 
liam, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Mar. 19, 181 1, Mehitabel, 
daughter of Moses Marsh, of Keene. Lived in Swanzey, 
N. H. Died Nov. 7, 1832. One account reads, "hung himself 

about 1830." 
Children : 

i. Nancy, born Feb. 10, 1812; married, Oct. 16, 1839, Enoch 

Howes, 
ii. Fanny, born Sept. 15, 1814; married, Sept. 25, 1834, Ros- 
well Thurston, of Keene, N. H. Married, second, Apol- 
los Nye, of Keene. Married, third, Dec. 22, 1867, Chas. 
Page, of Londonderry, 
iii. Carlos Alonzo, born July 27, 1816. 
iv. Julia Ann, born Nov. 4, 1817; married Cheny Thompson, 

of Keene, and died Jan. 3, 1850. 
v. Peninnah, born Aug. 31, 1819; married Henry Thompson, 

of Townsend, Vt. 
vi. Esther, born April (3) 8, 1821 ; married Lyman N. Howes, 
vii. Charles, born March 28, 1823 ; died December, 1828. 
viii. Sarah, born March 28, 1823, died Dec, 1828. 
ix. Eliza, born May 25, 1829; died Oct. 1, 1834. 

108. JONATHAN CUMMINGS (Jona.s Jona,* Thomas,* 

John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Lydia . Resided in Merrimac, 

N. H.. and was on the tax list in Hillsboro in 1796-1802. A 
Jonathan, of Merrimac, apparently in Capt. Pullman's company 
at battle of White Plains and discharged Dec, 1776. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth, born Aug. 21, 1786. 
ii. Lydia, born Oct. 5, 1788. 

iii. Jonathan, born Sept. 1, 1790. A Jonathan married in Hills- 
boro, May 20, 1814, Sarah Crane, 
iv. Achsah, born April 21, 1793 (5). An Achsah, Jan. 13, 1817, 
married in Hillsboro, Edward Harrington, of Ashby. 



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109. THOMAS CUMMINGS (Jona,s JoruM Thomas,* 
John,'- Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 25, 1792, widow Anna (Gibson) 
May, born in Lyman, N. H., and died in Hinesburgh, Vt, aged 
j6. She was the widow of Samuel May, who died Jan. 17, 
1790, by whom she had Anna, born Jan. 28, 1787, and John, 
born Nov. 2, 1789. Thomas Cummings died Nov. 28, 1838, 
at White Pigeon, Mich. She died Sept. 3, 1845. 

Children : 

i. Martha, born June 12, 1793, in Merrimac, N. H. ; married 
William Wright. Resided in Orange, Wis. Said to have 
had even 25 ( ?) children ; of whom there are named 
Jesse, Hannah, William and Landon. 

238. ii. Jonathan, born July 7, 1794. 

iii. Rebecca, born April 6, 1796; married James (Moses?) Fel- 
lows. She died Oct. 13, 1869, at Mt. Carroll, 111. No 
children. 

iv. Elizabeth, born May 14, 1797; married James Duncan of 
Erie, Pa. Resided in 1886 with her daughter in Dakota. 
The daughter was Elizabeth, who married Byron G. 
Cummings. (472) 

v. Anderson, born March 23, 1801 ; died Oct. 5, 1832, at Que- 
bec, from cholera. 

239. vi. Leonard, born March 26, 1802. 

vii. Russell, born Aug. 29, 1804; died Sept. 15, 1808, at Frank- 
lin, N. H. 
viii. Simeon, born Aug. 13, 1806; died March 4, 1820, at Crown 
Point, N. Y. 

240. ix. Pelatiah Russell, born July 5, 1809, at Littleton, N. H. 

241. x. Hiram, born Sept. 16, 1810, at Concord, Vt. 

242. xi. Daniel Gibson, born March 5, 1812. 

1 10. CYRUS CUMMINGS ( Jona,s Jona,* Thomas,3 John, J 
Isaac 1 ) married Abigail Davis, daughter of Moses and Olive 
(Bodwell) Davis, born Nov. 17, 1780, and died at Newport, 
Vt, Feb. 9, 1854. He died at Newport Feb. 11, 1858. 

Children : 

i. Abigail, born April 7, 1801 ; died April 7, 1866. Married 
Merrill Pike and settled at Shelbyville, Ohio, whence she 
removed to Iowa, where the remainder of her life was 
spent. From some army letters it seems she had sons 
Davis, Moses and Andrew R. The latter was born Jan. 
12, 1838; married Melissa Needham, and was a soldier in 
Company D, 10th Regiment Iowa Volunteers. It is sup- 
posed that Abigail lived in this son's family toward the 



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246. 


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close of her life, at Prairie Hill, P. O., Boone county, 
Iowa. Other information is wanting. 

Cyrus, born Oct. 9, 1803, at Lyman, N. H. 

Moses, born March 10, 1806, at Lyman, N. H. 

Russell, born March 10, 1809. 

v. Lorenzo, born July 15, 181 1, at Lyman, N. H. 

vi. Olive, born Nov. 22, 1813 ; married Dennison F. Holmes at 

Derby, Vt., May 17, 1843, who was born at Derby, April 

10, 1817, and settled at Galena, 111. About 1848 moved to 

Mt. Carroll, 111., where she still resides. He died June 3, 

1893. 

1. Abigail Maria, born at Galena, 111., Aug. 10, 1844; 

died March 3, 1846. 

2. George Frederick, born at Elkhorn, 111., Feb. 16, 

1847. Married Emma J. Anderson, Feb. 3, 
1869; died at Salem, 111., March 28, 1870. 

3. Oren C, born at Mount Carroll, 111., Dec. 31, 

1848; died May 22, 1850. 

4. Olive L, born at Mt. Carroll, 111., Oct. 5, 1850; 

died Feb. 23, 1852. 

5. Frankie Denison, born at Mt. Carroll, Aug. 30, 

1859; died April 16, i860, 
vii. Benjamin, born March 11, 1816; died. 
247. viii. Jonathan, born April 29, 181 7. 

ix. Mary Jane, born Aug. 23, 1819; died. 

x. Lovisa Davis, born Jan. 6, 1822; died at Newport, Vt., Aug. 
3, 1865. Married Dea. Asa B. Moore, and lived at Derby, 
and at Newport, Vt. Had one child, a daughter, who died 
young. After death of Lovisa, Dea. Moore removed to 
Dorset, Vt., the place of his boyhood, where he married 
again and died. Lovisa was the second wife. 

iii. SIMEON CUMMINGS (Simeon,s Jona/* Thomas,' 
John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. 2.2, 1797, Mary, daughter of Will- 
iam Simonds, of Hillsboro, N. H., who died Mar. 15, 181 5. 
He married second, Nov. 5, 1816, Mary Grover Brimmer, of 
Beverly, Mass., born there Sept. 29, 1794, and died in Tyngs- 
boro, May, 1842. He died Jan. 8, 1854. 
Children : 

i. Sophia, born Dec. 25, 1797; married Hugh Jamieson; died 

1880. (?) 
ii. Gilman, born Sept. 21, 1799: died July 21, 1816. 
iii. Alfred C, born Jan. 14, 1802; died Feb. 17, 1814. 
iv. Wealthy Ann, bom Aug. 2, 1806; married Cummings Ken- 
dall, of Tyngsboro. She died. (Was he a son of Temple 
and Prudence, and born Sept. 2, 1812?) 



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v. Joseph Willis, born Feb. 10, 1808. 

vi. Simeon Bowen, born Feb. 28, 1810; died Sept. 12, 1823. 
vii. Mary, born Jan. 22, 1815 ; married Brooks Pierce. Resided 

in 1884, at White River Junction, Vt. 
viii. Robert Brinley, born Jan. 4, 1822; married Mary Whalen; 
died Jan. 15, 1889. No children. 

248. ix. Edward Simeon, born Dec. 1, 1823. 

x. George Lang, born Oct. 20, 1825; drowned Jan. 15, 1833. 

249. xi. Charles Alfred, born Nov. 11, (4) 1827, in Tyngsboro. 

xii. William Dennis, (Dwight?) born Nov. 4, 1829; married 

Mary A. Billings; died Aug. 29, 1895. 
xiii. George Lang, born June 27, 1833; married Annie Fletcher. 

112. DAVID CUMMINGS (David,* Ephraim/ Thomas,3 
John, 3 Isaac 1 ) married, Dec. 24, 1793, Phebe Wyman, lived in 
Hudson, N. H. (Pelham) i He died Apr. 17, 1819. 

Children : 

i. Asa, born ; "son of Lieut. David and Phebe his wife, 

died Feb. 20, 1794." 
ii. Betsy, born April 19, 1796; married Avery or 

Brown, 
iii. Lucinda, born Aug. 21, 1797. 
iv. Phebe, born Oct. 16, 1799. 
v. Delilah, bom Jan. 6, 1802; married Avery or 

Brown, 
vi. David, born Feb. 14, 1804. A David of Cornish, married, 

1828, Harriet Hall and had Belden, born 1828, and Ellen 

A., born 1830. Did he marry, second, a Lothrop? 
vii. Joseph, born ; married, Oct. 1, 1835, Sibyl P. Nevins. 

Living in Cornish, 1892. Children were : 

1. Norman D., died Aug. 14, 1863. 

2. Newell I., died Nov. 17, 1878; married Nancy A. 

and had Clara E., 1874. 
viii. Alvin, born Jan. 21, 1810; married, Feb. 28, 1832, Alvira 
Williams. Married, second, Sept. 17, 1841 (7). Resided 
in Cornish, 1892. 

ix. Benjamin, born ; married Rebecca Westgate. 

x. Mary, born . 

113. NATHANIEL CUMMINGS (Ephraim,* Ephraim,* 
Thomas,3 John,* Isaac 1 ) married Lavinia Whipple at Cheshire, 
N. H., Apr. 29, 1792. He died Feb. 8, 1849 an d she Oct. 7, 

1855- 

Children : 

i. Maynard, born Sept. 7, 1792; died young. 



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ii. Olive, born May 27, 1794; married James Williams. Re- 
moved to Detroit, Mich, and died there. She died at the 
age of 90. Several children. 

iii. Lovina, born July 2, 1796; married Gale. Said to have 

died in 1887. One daughter, Marcia, married Bick- 

ford. 

iv. John Maynerd, born Sept. 22, 1798. 

v. Betsy Taintor, born Aug. 26, 1800; married John McWhor- 
ter. 

vi. Harriet, born May 11, 1803; married Disbrow. Resided 

at Detroit ; and also at Peoria, 111. 

vii. Chauncey, born Feb. 23, 1806; died aged about 25. 

114. SIMEON CUMMINGS (Ephrainv Ephraim.* 
Thomas,3 John,* Isaac 1 ) married, Apr. 3, 1803, Frances Brad- 
ford ; residence, Batavia, N. Y. He died in New York City, 
1840 or '41. 

Children : 

i. Mary, 
ii. Virgil. 

iii. Betty. In 1894, living with Mrs. Dewey in Flint, Mich, 
iv. Thomas. 

v. Olive ; married Mr. Dewey. Resides at Flint, Mich, 
vi. Harriet ; married Mr. Pingsa of Avon Springs, N. Y\, and 

had three children. 
vii. George, 
viii. Bradford. 

115. EPHRAIM MERRILL CUMMINGS (Ephraim.s 
Ephraim, 4 Thomas,3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 13, 1812, 
Sarah Secord, of St. Catherines (or St. Davids), Canada, and 
died Feb. 13, 1834. She died in 1819 in Warsaw, Genessee 
County, N. Y., whither they had removed from Canada, after 
the birth of the eldest child. He spent his later life in Bethany, 
N. Y. and his death took place at the home of his eldest 
daughter. 

Children : 

i. Catherine, born June 6, 1813 ; married Bradford Hill of 
Bethany, N. Y. Seven children are mentioned, of whom 

one married Pratt, of Owatonna, Minn ; another, 

Titus, ot Blue Earth City ; Jerome, residing in Kansas ; 
Henry, in Washington ; Fred, in Howard county, Iowa, 
ii. David, born Jan. 12, 1815 ; died 1890. No children, 
iii. Frances, born July 11, 1816; married C. W. Belden. Resid- 
ed, 1884, in Dubuque, Iowa. 



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1. John Secord; three sons and one daughter. In- 

surance business, Chicago. 

2. Frances ; married George Johnson, Cleveland, 

Ohio. 

3. Irene ; married James Conehan. 

4. Sarah ; married Charles F. Race of Beliot, Wis. 

Three children. 

5. Charles ; married in South America and had two 

sons. He was an engineer. 

iv. Jerome, born April, 1818; married Smead. 

v. Epraim Allen, born Oct. 14, 1819; married; died 1871, and 
left two children: Ephraim, unmarried, 1894, resided at 
La Porte, Ind. ; Frances, married Warren Knowlton, six 
children. 

116. JOHN CUMMINGS (John/ John/ Nathaniel/ 
John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married. Mar. 27, 1806, Sally Cummings, 
daughter of Josiah and Sally (Taylor) Cummings (122). He 
lived in Tyngsboro, Mass. He died Apr. 1, 1866. She died 
Feb. 17, 1882, at the house of her daughter, Mrs. Queen. She 
had been a great sufferer forty-three years before, and her 
physician, having performed a surgical operation on her back, 
told her she had nothing to live for and that she would never be 
able to walk. But she survived her physician many years. She 
possessed an uncommon memory, which she retained until 
within a short time of her death. She is spoken of by one who 
knew her as "this kind, good and respected old lady," and was 
familiarly known in the town as "Aunt Sally." 

Children : 

250. i. John Franklin, born Feb. 24, 1807. 

251. ii. Josiah, born Nov. 4, 1808. 

252. iii. Willard Brooks, born Feb. 7, 181 1. 

253. iv. William, born July 19, 1816. 

v. Sally, born Aug. 24, 1819; married, Nov. 28, 1839, John 
Franklin Queen. Resided Dracut. 

r. Laura Ann, born Dec. 8, 1840; married, May, 
1864, J. Harriman Marshall. He died April 
10, 1871. They had Ida Blanche, who married 
Addison Woodward of Dracut, and had one son, 
Harold Addison, and Cora Belle. She married 
second, after Mr. Marshall's death, Almon Ken- 
dall, of Dracut, and they had one son, born July, 
1885. 



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2. Frances Maria, born Jan. 31, 1843; married, June 

1867, John A. Parkhurst of Dracut. She died 
April 19, 1868. 

3. Emma Lavinia, bom Oct 7, 1845; died Sept 5, 

1848. 

4. Abbie Almira, born June 12, 1848; married, April 

22, 1 87 1, John A. Parkhurst of Dracut, and 
had Fannie and Henry. 

5. Ida Ella, born Nov. 26, 1850; married, Feb. 28, 

1875, Frank Turck. A daughter, Grace Lati- 
mer died. 

6. Joseph Granville, born July 16, 1853; married, 

Aug. 26, 1880, Mary Knight of Tyngsboro and 
has Grace and Chester. 

7. Henry Sumner, born Oct 19, 1855 ; married Cora 

L. Huntress. 

8. Myron Arthur, born Aug. 17, 1858; married, June 

18, 1884, Lelia Merrill of Tyngsboro, and has 
Royal Arthur. 

9. Elmer Ellsworth, born July 9, 1861 ; married An- 

nie Blodgett. 

117. WILLARD CUMMINGS (John,s John,* Nathaniel,* 
John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Dec. 17, 1801, Polly Pike. He mar- 
ried second, May 2, 1825, Solenda Pettingill, who was burned 
to death Mar. 24, 1855, aged 64 years 6 months. He died Dec. 
6, 1856. Resided in Tyngsboro, Mass. 

Children : 

254. i. Willard Howard, born Feb. 18, 1803. 

255. ii. Isaac Pike, born Nov. 17, 1804. 

256. iil John Gilman, born Aug. 15, 1806. 

257. iv. James Whitney, born May 12, 1808. 

258. v. Jephtha Parker, born Nov. 25, 1809. 

259. vi. Charles Lewis, born Oct. 26, 1811. 
26a vii. Calvin Thomas, born Aug. 25, 1813. 

viii. Mary Elizabeth, born April 25, 1815; married Reuben S. 
Colburn. He died April 26, 1885. 

1. Reuben Orlando, born July — , 1845; he died Mar. 

1, 1865, aged 19 years 9 months. Member of 
Company K., 1st Mass. Heavy Artillery. 

2. Mary O., born Mar. 21, 1852; died Sept. 15, 1852. 
ix. Sally Lund, born Jan. 15, 1817; married Samuel F. Wright. 

Had one daughter. 

x. Joseph Butterfield, born Nov. 18, 1818; died young. 

xi. Joseph Butterfield, born Dec. 17, 1820; married Catherine 
Bortles. Had (1) Mary, married Frank Mason, who was 
killed in a cotton factory ; (2) Emily, married Frank 



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Favor; (3) Harriet, married Charles Nichols. 

xii. Luther, born June 21, 1826 ; married Allen. He died. 

xiii. Harriett, born Sept. ir, 1829; married Henry Oratius, son 

of Jasper Pope and Mary (Blood) Proctor, born Jan. 7, 

1828. 

118. NATHANIEL CUMINGS (Nathaniel, 5 Nathan- 
iel,* Nathaniel^ John, 2, Isaac 1 ) married June 30, 1774, Rebecca 
Wilson, daughter of John and Alice (Totman), of Billerica, 
born Feb. 6, 1752 and died Oct. 13, 1808. He died in Dun- 
stable, Mass, May 21, 18 12. 

Children : 

i. Becca, born Aug. 19, 1776; died July, 1796. (1793, G. W. 
Thomas) 

261. ii. Nathaniel, born Sept. 15, 1778, in Westford. 

262. iii. John, born Oct. 9, 1781. 

263. iv. Josiah, born July 12, 1783, at Groton. (Dunstable, G. W. T.) 

119. JEREMIAH CUMMINGS (Jeremiah.s Nathaniel,* 
Nathaniel,* John,* Isaac 1 ) married in Dunstable, Mass., Sept. 
25, 1789, Rebecca, daughter of Amaziah and Elizabeth Ken- 
dall) Swallow, born Apr. 24, 1768. He died 1845. 

Children : 

264. i. Eben, born Aug. 16, 1790. 

ii. Jeremiah, born June 16, 1792. 

iii. Rebekah, born June 3, 1704; married Asa Merrill. She 
died April 18, 1883. 

1. Rebecca Swallow, born Sept. 17, 1830; married 

Wm. R. Mann. 

2. Abigail, born ; married Pratt Five 

children. 

3. Homer Augustus, born October, 1832. 
iv. Zenas, born Feb. 9, 1798. 

v. Clarissa, born April 7, 1800; married Alvah Hall. Children: 

1. Asenath, born March 16, 183 1. 

2. Jeremiah C, born Jan. 4, 1833. Resided in Elgin, 

111. 
vi. Jason, born June 9, 1802; married Mary Chamberlain. He 
died Jan. to, 1880. Children: 

1. Edwin P., born Nov. 25, 1835 ; married Nancy 
Louisa Thompson. Resided in Lake View, 
Chicago, and had Chas. E., born April 5, 1858; 
died Dec. 28, 1867 ; Mary Eliza, born Jan. 19, 
1861 ; Frank Edwin, born March 2, 1869 ; mar- 
ried Emma Pietz and had two children; Nellie 
Louise, born March 29, 1870. 



134 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

2. Solon Josiah, born July 1 1, 1838; unmarried. 

3. Homer Augustus, born July 8, 1841; unmarried. 

4. Mary Elizabeth, born Dec. 19, 1844 

vii. Walter, born July 27, 1804; married Diantha Jaquith, and 

had Isaac Kendall, 
viii. Edmund, born May 27, 1809; married Clarissa Russ. He 

died Dec. 14, 1881. Children: 

1. Edmund A., born Nov. 29, 1842; married Sept. II, 

1867, Ellen M. Merrill. Resided in Ridgeland, 
111., and their children were : 

1. Charles Edmund, born July 9, 1868. Re- 

sided in Dallas, Texas. 

2. Walter Nelson, born July 28, 1869, died 

Oct. 28. 

3. Mabel Clare, born July 23, 1871. 

4 John Vincent, born Jan. 19, 1873; died 
July 18, 1895. 

5. Nellie Merrill, born Oct. 3, 1875. 

6. George Moore, born March 1, 1877, died 

Feb. 1, 1878. 

2. Charles Henry, born May 19, 184s. 

120. OLIVER CUMMINGS (Oliver.* Nathaniel/ Na- 
thaniel^ John/ Isaac 1 ) married Betsy Bailey. He married 
second Phebe Churchill. He was a fifer in the company of 
which his father was captain in the Revolutionary War, and 
was in the battle of White Plains in 1776. "After the war he 
went to Sumner, Me., then a wilderness, and felled the first tree 
cut in the town. He went to take up a lot of land assigned 
either to him or his father as a Revolutionary soldier, and after 
he had begun his clearing found out that he had made a mis- 
take as to his location, and returned to Dunstable for more in- 
formation. The following year he returned and made a 
clearing in another part of the town, and built a log house. 
Betsy Bailey was brought up in his father's family, and as 
soon as he had a home to offer they were married. I know 
very little about their pioneer life, but have heard that my 
grandfather had a fine tenor voice, and played the bass viol ; 
that his wife sang soprano, and his eldest boy, Oliver, Jr., sang 
alto, and thus by means of his viol they could carry the four 
parts, and generally passed their evenings singing. Later in 
life he became a well-to-do farmer, and built a house, which is 
still standing. He was very strict in his religious notions, 
and was, on one occasion while clearing his farm and keeping 



CUMM1NGS MEMORIAL. 135 

account of time by cutting notches in a stick, greatly conscience 
stricken to find he had lost a day and worked on Sunday. His 
descendants, with few exceptions, have had a marked religious 
character." (Letter of Prentiss Cummings, Esq.). 

Children : 

i. Sybil, born June 18, 1787; married, March 13, 1805, Zadoc 
Bosworth, of Sumner. 

265. ii. Oliver, born Feb. 29, 1794. 

iii. Betsy Bailey, born Dec. 13, 1804; died young. 

266. iv. Larnard, born Aug. 13, 1806. 

267. v. Whitney, born Dec. 18, 1808. 

121. JAMES CUMMINGS (Oliver,* Nathaniel,* Na- 
thaniel^ John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, July 12, 1779, Charlotte, 
daughter of Benjamin French. She died Sept. 27, 1787. He 
married second, Sept. 30, 1788, Sarah Wright, who died Dec. 
22, 1838. He was in his father's company in the War of In- 
dependence and was present at the taking of Ticonderoga in 
1777. He died Sept. 26, 1839. (Nason's History of Dun- 
stable, p. 139, says he died Sept. 6, 1840.) 

Children : 
26TS. i. James, born Jan. 26, 1780. 

ii. Charlotte, born May 13, 1783. 
269. iii. Israel Whitney, born July 25, 1785. 

iv. Polly, born Sept. 18, 1787; died young. (?) 
v. Sally, born Aug. 16, 1789; married, Feb. 12, 1812, John 
Proctor, born Jan. 22, 1787, in Dunstable. He started 
next day after marriage in a sleigh for Gaines (Fair- 
haven) N. Y. Farmer there. Had a son, William, in 
California, 1852-6. 
vi. Isaac, born March 3, 1791 ; said to have married and settled 
some 25 miles west of Detroit. An Isaac was taxed, in 
1827, at Plymouth, Mich, 
vii. Betsy, born Apr. 6, 1793; married, Feb. 22, 1816, Ephraim 
Johnson, who died March 24, 1863. She died Sept. 25, 
1877. Had a son and a daughter ; perhaps others, 
viii. Lucinda, born Jan. 25, 1795; married, Aug. 12, 1828, Ebene- 
zer Parkhurst, son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth, and born 
Feb. 12, 1788. His first wife, Sally, died Sept. 15, 1827, 
aged 31; Lucinda died May 23, 1868. Children: Mar- 
gette, died Dec. 15, 1831, and Lucinda Loraine; resided 
in Dunstable, 
ix. Rhoda, born Nov. 23, 1796, unmarried ; died Dec. 31, 1875, 

in Natick, Mass. A teacher. 
x. Sybil, born Jan. 20, 1798; died Dec. 11, 1844. 



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xi. Oliver, born Feb. 6, 1801 ; married Rebecca Lane, born Aug. 
16, 1804, and died Oct. 16, 1861. He was a pattern 
maker in Chelmsford, Mass., and living in 1879. 
xii. Loraine, born Nov. 17, 1802; married Orson Hulburt (his 
second marriage). Resided in Orleans, Wayne county, 
N. Y. 

270. xiii. Allen, born Oct. 18, 1804. 

122. CAPT. JOSIAH CUMMINGS (Oliver,? Nathaniel,* 
•Nathaniel, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. 17, 1785, Sally Taylor, 
daughter of David and Hannah Taylor, born Jan. 9, 1764, and 
died Jan. 24, 1802. He married second, June 17, 1802, Olive 
Taylor, sister of preceding, born Nov. 9, 1760, and died Nov. 
24, 1810. He died Sept. 11, 1834. He entered the army when 
a boy, was one of the army guard which guarded the soldiers 
captured under Burgoyne. Served also in a campaign in 
New Jersey. In 1823 he represented the town in the General 
Court. He was commissioned captain of a Dunstable militia 
company in 1800. 

Children : 

i. Sally, born Nov. 25, 1785; married, May 27, 1806, John 

Cummings. (see 116.) 
ii. Olive, born Aug. 20, 1797; married, Oct. 25, 1827, Henry 
Woods (his second marriage). He was the son of Caleb 
and Abigail,, born June 8, 1790, and died Nov. 2, 1833. 
Olive died Feb. 21, 1881. His first wife was named Je- 
rusha, and died March 13, 1827, aged 27, by whom he 
had Charles L., who died June 14, 1826, aged 16 days. 
Mr. Woods was a soldier in the War of 1812. 

t. Albert C, born 1830; married Caroline Cate. He 

died Dec. 18, 1866, and had Lemuel. 
2. Mary Ann, born 1833; died Oct. 12, 1853, aged 
20 years, seven months. 

271. iii. Josiah Taylor, born Dec. 29, 1801. 

123. ELEAZER CUMMINGS (Eleazer, 5 Nathaniel,* Na- 
thaniel, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Betsy Nevins, who was born 
Aug. 27, [771 and died 1858. He died 1853, in Thetford, Vt. 
He is said to have come to Thetford about 1800. 

Children : 

i. James, born May 2, 1797; married and had one daughter. 

He was drowned in Lake Huron, December, 1839. 
ii. Lydia, born March 28, 1709; died in September, 1835, or 

40. No children. 
iii. Asa, bom March -7, 1801. 



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iv. Polly, born Oct. i, 1803 ; married Elihu Whitcomb. She died 
in Vermont in 1875. Four sons and five daughters, 
v. Benjamin, born Feb. 19, 1805 or 6, unmarried; died Sept 

1, 1831. 
vi. Betsy, born Feb. 18, 1808; married Harvey Green, and had 

six children. She died, 1858, in Illinois, 
vii. Eleazer, born Feb. 17, 1810; died Jan. 1832. 
273. viii. David N., born May 28, 1813. 

ix. Joseph Warren, born Nov. 1, 1816; married, 1841, Patience 
Potter. He died December, 1852. Resided in Thetford, 
Vt, and was a carpenter. Children : 

1. Edgar P., born December, 1854 ; married Annie 

McArthur. Resided in Thetford Center and 
had Luella, born March 15, 1878, and Freder- 
ick I., born Feb. 28, 1885. 

2. William W. ; resided in Manchester, N. H. 

123A. EZRA CUMMINGS (Eleazer,: Nathaniel,* Na- 
thaniel," John,- Isaac 1 ) married Esther Abbott. He died Oct. 
13, 1814. Residence, Thetford, Vt. 

CHiu>aEN : 

i. Ezra Abbott, born Feb. 7, 1797; married Phedie Watter- 
man, April 5, 1839. He had: 

1. Charlotte A., born Jan. 17, 1840; married, Nov. 

24, 1857, A. C. Bicknell. Resided in Norwich, 
Vt. Children : 

1. Julia E, born Sept. 24, 1858. 

2. Henry M., born Sept. 26, 1863. 

2. Daniel P., born Feb. 12, 1841 ; married, April 1, 

1868, Orpha Holt, of Lyme, N. H. Child: 
Harlie H., born July 6, 1877. 

3. Addie N., born Aug. ir, 1845; married, June 17, 

1874, A. W. Snow. Resided in Union Village, 
Vt. Had Delbert R., born Feb. 6, 1876. 

4. William F., born May 26, 1843; died Feb. 2r, 

1844. 

5. Carlos A., born Jan. 8, 1850; married Lettie 

Burnham. Resided in Lyme, N. H. Children : 
Lyman Carl, born Aug. 28, 1885 ; died Feb. 6, 
1886; Myrtle Phebe, born Aug. 28, 1890. 

6. Harry P., born Dec. 27, 1853 ; married Ida M. 

Colburn. Resided in Lyme, N. H. Children : 
Winifred, born Feb. 30, 1885 ; Algie B., born 
May 21, 1887; Samuel, born August, 1890; died 
July 31, 1891. 
ii. Esther, born July 14, 1799; died June 15, 1848; unmarried, 
iii. Isaac, born June 23, 1801 ; died Oct. 31, 1802. 



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iv. Olive, born May 27, 1803; married Asa Nurse. No chil- 
dren. Resided, Pirtsford, Vt. 

v. William, born Jan. 29, 1806; married Marinda Senter. He 
died Jan. 10, 1884. Resided in Norwich, Vt. Children : 

1. Lucy Ann, died young; aged nine. 

2. Sarah Lorain, born May 28, 1835 ; married P. S. 

Slack. 

3. Mary Helen, born July 23, 1842; married, March 

31, 1864, E. B. Ransom. Resided in North San 
Juan, Cal. 
vi. Delia, born Jan. 29, 1806; married John Rockwood. Resided 

in Ringwood, 111. 
vii. Mary, born Feb. 25, 1808; unmarried, 
viii. Deborah, born 1803; died Feb. 18, 1822. 
ix. Esther, born ; unmarried. 

124. EBENEZER CUMMINGS (Eleazer,* Nathaniel/ 

Nathaniel, 3 , John, 2 Isaac 1 ). Resided in Fairlee, Vt. "Died at 

a good old age." 

Children : 

i. Ichabod. Had a son, E. W., at Bates Divinity School, 1888. 
ii. John. 

iii. Stedman ; died in Kansas, 
iv. Sarah, 
v. Polly. 

125. ISAAC CUMMINGS (Eleazer,* Nathaniel," Nathan- 
iel^ John,* Isaac 1 ) married Mar. 5, 1801, Anna Farwell, born 
Jan. 25, 1777, who died Aug. 15, 1839, m ner 63d year. He 
died Jan. 1, 1850. Removed to Ohio 1833. O ne of tne fi fst 
settlers in Oberlin. The hardship of making a farm on heavy 
timbered land induced him to sell and he bought a fruit farm 
some five miles from Oberlin. 

Children : 

i. Isaac, born March 19, 1802, in Jaffrey, N. H. ; married 
Chloe Jones. He was fitted at Kimball Union Academy, 
and was graduated at Middleburg College in 1824. He 
was ordained pastor of the Congregational Church in Do- 
ver, N. H, March 15, 1827. He died Sept. 6, 1831. 
ii. Sarah, born July 4, 1803; married, Sept. 21, 1830, Jephtha 
Lyman, Jr., born June 14, 1801. Living in Tabor, Iowa, 
in 1887. Children : 

1. Isaac Cummings, born Oct. 28, 1831 ; married, July 
15, 1858, Mary Lucinda, daughter of Azubah 
and Elijah Carpenter, and he died Feb. 22, 
1879. They had: 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 139 

1. Lewis Henry, born Dec. 23, 1859; mar- 

ried, Feb. 28, 1883, Ada Maria Bos- 
worth, who was born Oct. 28, 1858. 

2. Eddie Ellsworth, born Aug. 6, 1861, and 

died July 8, 1866. 

3. Leslie, born Nov. 11, 1863. 

4. John Ellis, born Jan. 18, 1866. 

5. Alma Laura, born Jan. 18, 1870; died Dec. 

22, 1872. 

6. Lillie Sophia, born March 22, 1873. 

2. Ellen Sophia, born Sept. 21, 1834; married, April 

3, 1862, Lewis Clark, born May 17, 1837. They 
had: 

1. George Buell, born March 18, 1865. 

2. Walter Monroe, born June 18, 1866. 

3. Frederick Augustine, born Dec. 27, 1867. 

4. Florence Adelia, born May 30, 1873. 

3. Edson Monroe, born Oct. 10, 1840; married, June 

9, 1873, Isabella Emogene Barnes, born Sept. 
18, 1843. They had: 

1. Albert Norton, born Dec. 5, 1873. 

2. Daisy Anna, born Aug. 26, 1876. 

3. Alma Ada, born Aug. 26, 1876. 

4. Laura Pamela, born Aug. 8, 1843 ; married, Jan. 

1, 1866, John Adin Fitch, who was born Feb. 
22, 1839. They had: 

I. Nellie Myra, born July 14, 1872. 
iii. Pamela, born Sept. 26, 1806; married, June 16, 1829, Jonas 
Jones. She died in Tabor, Iowa, March 29, 1881. 

1. Helen Maria, born April 17, 1830, at Dover, Vt. ; 

married Rev. Edwin S. Hill, Atlantic, Iowa. 
Pastor of church there from 1869. 

2. Augusta Pamela, born April, 1833. 

3. Adelia Sophia, born June 17, 1838; married, Jan. 

17, i860, William Myron Brooks, born at La 
Porte, Ohio, March 5, 1835. Pres. of Tabor 
College, Iowa. They had : 

1. Edith Marion. 

2. Gilbert E. 

3. Eugene W. 

4. Helen Augusta. 

5. Raymond C. 

6. Anna P. 

7. Adelia S. 

8. Edwin. 

4. Henry Martyn, born November, 1840. 
5. Harriett Newell, born . 



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6. Anna Elizabeth, born May 13, 1845. 
iv. Orinda, born Dec. 12, 1808; married James M. Moore. Re- 
sided in Lowell, Mass. Had six children, of whom four 
died in childhood. Two were living in 1887. 
v. Abigail, born Oct. 17, 1810; unmarried. Afflicted with in- 
flammation of eyes from childhood. Made her home with 
her brothers and sisters, and died at her sister's, Mrs. 
Gaston, Sept. 20, 1870. That sister says: "She was so 
patient and cheerful that her presence was a joy to all." 
274. vi. Origen, born Aug. 12, 1812, in Thetford, Vt. 

vii. Maria, born Sept. 7, 1815; married, Feb. 22, 1837, Dea. 
George Belcher Gaston, son of Dea. Alexander Gaston, 
of South Amherst, Ohio, born Nov. 8, 1814. Resided in 
Tabor, Iowa. Mr. Gaston, his wife, brother and sister 
connected themselves with the Pawnee Mission in Ne- 
braska. He was compelled to return, in 1845, on account 
of his health, to his farm near Oberlin, Ohio. He 
thought and prayed over the idea of repeating Oberlin. 
Tabor College existed as an ideal in his mind, and he 
started a colony in southwest Iowa. Tabor was settled 
in 1852, and an academy was begun in 1857. In 1866, 
when it was determined to have the college, his property 
was assessed at $4,004. He gave $2,000, and his note at 
8 per cent, for $2,000 more. Two years after, he paid 
his notes, borrowing at 10 per cent, rather than see the 
college in debt. 

1. Alexander Cummings, born Feb. 16, 1838; mar- 

ried, March 27, 1862, Mary Francis Jones, born 
Nov. 6, 1842. He was a trustee of Tabor Col- 
lege. Children : 

1. Ozro Clare, born Feb. 10, 1863. 

2. Cora Ellen, born Aug. 27, 1864. 

3. Etta Mary, born Jan. 21, 1868. 

4. Abby Maria, born April 14, 1871. 

5. George B., born Sept. 24, 1874, an d died 

Aug. 24, 1875. 

6. Earnest Herman, born June 20, 1876, and 

died June 17, 1877. 

7. Myron Clinton, born July 10, 1878. 

8. Alonzo Alexander, born Sept 1, 18S1. 

2. Alonzo Marcellus, born July 16, 1840; married, 

Sept. 5, 1862, Hannah Maria Cummings (274, 
iii). He died in the army, March 22, 1863. 
She married, second, Asbury S. McPherson. 

3. Euphelia Minerva, born Dec. 6, 1842. By a fall 

was subjected to a severe spinal disease, and 
after years of suffering, died. Note: Mr. Gas- 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 141 

ton adopted three other children, orphans, one 

of them colored, 
viii. Sophia, born May 10, 1817 ; married, Aug. 30, 1840, Rev. 
Cephas Foster, who was born Nov. 19, 1808, at Palmyra, 
N. Y., and died March 13, 1885. Lived in Galena, 111., 
where the widow still resides. No children. He was 
graduated at Oberlin in 1837; theological department, 
1841. Preached three years after in McConnellsville, 
Ohio. Engaged in farming at Rockford, 111., two years. 
Taught in Young Ladies' Seminary at Galena, 111., and 
was in the insurance business there after 1858. 

ix. Alonzo, born Feb. 21, 1820; married, 1853, Rebecca , 

who died Dec. 6, 1876. Resided in Galena, 111., where he 
was living in 1887. 

126. THOMAS CUMMINGS (Eleazer,s Eleazer,* Na- 
thaniel 3 John,- 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov., 1815, Hannah Webster, 
of Pelham, Mass. He was a noted mechanic and builder. Re- 
sided in Boston, Lowell and several other towns in Massachu- 
setts and New Hampshire. He died in Hudson, N. H., June 
23, 1861. 
Children : 

i. Violet S., born , 1816, in Pelham ; Married Joseph 

Ford. After living in several New Hampshire towns, re- 
moved to~ Iowa. Several children ; died young. Two, 
Vilot and Joseph, in Iowa. 
H. Hannah M., born April 13, 1818, in Hudson. Appointed 
missionary to Orissa, India, in 1839; sailed May 16, and 
arrived Sept. 12, 1840; married Feb. 12, 1841, at Jellasore, 
Orissa, Rev. Jeremiah Phillips (his third wife), son of 
Parley and Hannah Phillips, of Plainfield, Otsego county, 
N. Y., born Jan. 5, 1812, and appointed missionary Aug. 

11, 1835- 

1. Mary Ann, born Feb. 20, 1842, at Jellasore; mar- 

ried, Dec. 15, 1866, at Bethany, N. Y., R. Gil- 
bert Piatt, born in Saybrook, Conn., Nov. 4, 
1839. He died Jan. 3, 1873. 

1. Winnie, born Sept. 25, 1867, in Sac City, 

Iowa ; died Aug. 1, 1869. 

2. Clyde, born Aug. 1, 1869, in Sac City, 

Iowa. 

3. Daisy Fern, born June 12, 1871. 

2. Hannah Carrie, born Sept. 19, 1843, at Jellasore; 

married, at Oak Park Hill, 111., April 8, 1870, 
James A. Keyes, bom Jan. 22, 1846, in DeKalb, 
N.Y. 



142 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

1. Wayland Hurtell, born March 4, 1871, in 

Paris, Mich. 

2. Una Grace, born Sept. 15, 1872, at Clay- 

banks, Mich. 

3. Olena May, born Jan. 15, 1874, at Clay- 

banks, Mich. 

4. Bertha, born Aug. 14, 1877, at Clay- 

banks, Mich. 
3- Julie Emma, born June 5, 1845, at Jellasore. 

4. Jeremiah, born Dec. 24, 1846; married, June 3, 

1873, at Kingsville, Ohio, Attie Wright of Big 
Foot, 111. He graduated at Hillsdale College, 
1868 ; died at Willow Creek, Wis., June 2, 1872. 
Child : 
1. Sarah Wright, born June 27, 1876, in Big 
Foot. 

5. Hattie Preston, born March 11, 1848, at Jellasore; 

graduated at Hillsdale College, 1868. 

6 Beebe Pamelia, born June 4, 1849, at Jellasore; 
died Dec. 23, 1862, at Prairie City, 111. 

7. Emily Louisa, born Dec. 24, 1850, at Jellasore; 
graduated at Hillsdale, 1870; appointed mis- 
sionary to India, where she arrived Nov. follow- 
ing; married, July 15, 1873, at Hillsdale, Al- 
bert J. Marshall, born in Shelby, N. Y., Nov. 
3, 1837; graduated at Hillsdale, 1873, and went 
to India as missionary same year. Her chil- 
dren were : 

1. Eva, born Aug. 23, 1874. 

2. Bertha, born April 4, 1876. 

3. Albert Justin, born June 30, 1877. 

.8. Nellie Maria, born June 15, 1852, at Jellasore. 
Graduated at Hillsdale, 1875. 
9. Lucy Marilla, born Sept. 6, 1854, at New Hamp- 
ton. N. H. Graduated at Hillsdale, 1876; mar- 
ried there Aug. 6, 1877, Frank C. Durgin, of 
Saco, Me. 

10. Ida Orissa, born July 24, 1856, at Whitestown, N. 

Y. Graduated at Hillsdale, 1877; arrived in 
India as missionary, same year. 

11. William Carey, born March 26, 1861, at Prairie 

City, 111.; died Nov. 20, 1863. 

iii. Allen, born . in Boston ; died when nine months old. 

iv. Calvin, born l8 2i, in Hudson; married Sophia 

Silver, ot Methuen, Mass. He died October, 1875 (4). 

Had one daughter. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 143 

v. Sabra, bom , 1823; married Thomas Ford (brother 

of Joseph ) (126, i). Resided at one time in Lowell, 
Mass. She died in Concord, N. H. There were several 
children. 

vi. Lucy, born , 1824, in Hudson; married, Aug. 16, 

1855, Abraham Colby, of Londonderry, N. H., born 1816. 
Marriage not happy, and they were divorced ; one child, 
Francis, who died young. She married, second, James 
Parker, of Bedford, N. H., where she died about 1870. 

vii. Francis M., born , 1826, in Windham, N. H. ; mar- 
ried Harriet Currier, of Methuen, Mass. He resided in 
Lawrence, Mass. Children : 

1. Jennie, born ; died about the age of 15. 

2. Eva, born ; died about 1863. 

viii. George W., born, 1828, in Windham, N. H. ; died un- 
married in Hudson, 1851. 

ix. Caroline Nevens, born , 1830, in Windham, N. H. ; 

married Amasa Peabody, and had 15 children; nearly all 
died young. 

x. Sarah Hale, born , in Lowell. Had a son, Robert 

Lincoln Sanders. She married George Young, and lived 
in Great Falls, N. H. 

127. WILLARD CUMMINGS (Eleazer,s Eleazer,* Na- 
thaniel,* John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Dec. 7, 181 5, Nancy Smith, 
of Hudson. N. H., who was born July, 1794. She died Feb. 
9, 1865. He died Mar. 18, 1871. He was a farmer and a car- 
penter and a man of energetic character. Resided in Nashua 
and Hudson. 
Children : 

i. Enoch, born May 19, 1816, in Hudson; married Louisa C, 
daughter of Daniel and Abigail (Gould) Mc Alpine, born 
in Hopkinton, N. H., Sept. 29, 1816. She died in Hud- 
son, May 25, 1883. He is a carpenter and builder. One 
daughter, Ellen E., born , 1842, in Nashua; mar- 
ried. May 2, 1865, James Henry Shaw, son of James S., 
born Aug. 7, 1840, in Gloucester, Mass. He served in the 
U. S. Navy from 1861 to 1865, and died in Hudson Oct. 
1, 1884. Four children; died young. One, Herman Otto, 
born June 25, 1875. 
it. Nathan, born Feb. 4, 1818, in Hudson; married, Feb. 21, 
1850, Elizabeth Conant, daughter of James and Sarah 
(Fletcher) Conant, of Hollis, N. H., and later of Hard- 
wick, Vt, born July 25, 1826. She died in Hudson Aug. 
14, 1881. He was a farmer and carpenter. Resided in 
Hudson, and died Sept. 23, 1894, in Hudson. Children: 



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CUMMINGS MEMORIAL* 

j. Frank A., born March 6, 1851, in Hudson; mar- 
ried, March 28, 1878, Elizabeth E. Marshall, 
daughter of George W. and Miranda (Hadley) 
Marshall, born in Hudson Jan. 23, 1851. Re- 
sided in Hudson, and is a printer, working in 
Nashua. No children. 

2. James M., born Oct. 3, 1857; married, March 28, 
1876, Nellie Burke, of Stoddard, N. H. Chil- 
dren: 

1. Child, born Oct. 7, 1876 ; died young. 

2. Anna Florence, born May 21, 1878. 

3. Another, born 1884. 

nL Belinda, born Feb. 3, 1820, in Hudson ; married William A. 
Batchelder, son of Nathan and Hannah (Hobbs) Batchel- 
der, born in Hudson July 24, 1814 She died Oct. 21, 

1843- Child : 

1. George A., born Aug. 26, 1842; enlisted in 13th 

New Hampshire Regiment and taken prisoner 

Oct. 27, 1864, and died of disease in Saulsbury 

Prison, N. C, Feb. 12, 1865. 

iv. Hiram, born Sept. 28, 1821 ; married, Feb. n, 1849, Abbie 

Clark, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah (Putnam) Clark, 

born in Lyndeboro, N. H., Oct. 3, 1830. He resided in 

Hudson and was a carpenter. They had : 

1. Willis P., born Jan. 27, 1850, in Lowell, Mass.; 

married, March 20, 1873, Hattie D. Lawrence, 
daughter of Hartwell and Sarah (Blood) Law- 
rence, of Merrimac, N. H. She died in Hud- 
son Feb. 1, 1885, aged 33 years. He resided in 
Hudson; a wheelwright. Children: 

1. Bertha E., born March 12, 1875. 

2. Freddie L., born April 11, 1878. 

2. Helen A., born Oct. 5, 1852; unmarried. 

3. Albern C, born Aug. 27, 1855; died Oct. 5, 1856. 

4. Anna M., born Sept. 6, 1857; unmarried. A 

school teacher. 

5. Charles E., born Nov. 19, 1862. Resided in Hud- 

son ; a wheelwright. 

▼. Reuben, born ; strangled with a bean, when eight 

months old. 
vi. Nira, born Nov. 22, 1824; married, Jan. 23, 1844, William 
A. Batchelder (127, iii). Children: 

1. Lucinda F., born Dec. 7, 1845 ; married, Dec. 30, 
1869, Sylvester Tinker, son of Elijah and Es- 
ther (Lewis) Tinker, born in Lempster, N. H.. 
June 4, 1835. Resided in Nashua. No chil- 
dren. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 145 

2. Julia, born March 25, 1849; married, May 20, 

1875, James F. Watson, son of John and Sa- 
rah Watson, born in Salem, Vt., Jan. 15, 1850. 
Resided in Nashua and have Clara Eva, born 
Sept. 2i, 1876. 

3. Angie R., born Jan. 18. 1851 ; married, Oct. 1, 

1872, Henry H. Davis, son of Moses and 
Bertha W. (Allen) Davis, born in Nashua 
Feb. 3, 185 1, and have Lulu F., born June II, 

1876. Resided in Nashua. 

4. Walter R., born Feb. 1, 1854; married Barret, 

and resided in Nashua. 

5. Allen H., born Oct. 27, 1863; unmarried. 

vii. Clarissa, born April 19, 1827; married, Feb. 19, 1847, Henry 
Smith, son of Henry Smith of Hudson. She died. No 
children. 

viii. Louisa, born May 9, 1828; married, April 23, 1851, Charles 
Wood, son of Phineas Wood of Hudson. Resided in 
Hudson. Children : 

1. Ella, born July 29, 1852. She was shot in the head 

by William H. Jewett, June 14, 1873, and died 
seven days after. He shot himself also and 
died June 16, 1873. 

2. Emma, born Oct. 29, 1853; unmarried. 

ix. Reuben, born July 4, 1830; married Rhoda Hill, of Hudson, 
who died several years ago. Children : 

1. ^Nellie, born Feb. 22, 1854; died Nov. 9, 1869. 

2. George Winslow, born May 12, 1862; married 

Anna S. Spalding. He is a carpenter, and re- 
sides in Nashua. 

128. ALFRED CUMMINGS (Eleazer,s Eleazer,4 Na- 
than, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 24, 1833, Martha C. 
Barnes, daughter of Curtis and Angeline (Whitman) Barnes, 
born in Hingham, Mass., October 22, 1806. He was a me- 
chanic and resided in Lowell, Hudson and Boston. He was in 
California also two or three years. He went into the service of 
the government as a carpenter at Fortress Monroe in 1861, 
where he died of disease July 19, 1862. His wife died at 
Wolcott, Vt., Feb. 4, 1877. 

Children : 

i. Angeline Whitman, born July 1, 1836; died March 2, 1850, 
in Hudson. 

ii. Sarah Ann Graves, born Mar. 3, 1839; died Apr. 28, 1840, 
in Hudson. 



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iii. Rowena M., born Sept. 28, 1842, in Lowell, Mass. ; married, 
Feb. 5, 1863, Orlando E. Titus, son of Joseph and Almi- 
ra (Cotton) Titus, born in Wolcott, Vt, Dec. 9, 1834, 
He is a farmer in Wolcott, Vt. Children: 

1. Alfred Joseph, born March 26, 1864. 

2. Martha Almira, born July 22, 1865; died Sept. 

21, 1865. 

3. Arthur Orlando, born Jan. 30, 1870. 

4. Alphonzo Elmer, born June 22, 1875. 

129. JOHN CUMMINGS (Eleazer,s Eleazer,* Nathaniel^ 
John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Aug. 7, 1831, Sophia Lawrence, daugh- 
ter of Isaac and (Senter) Lawrence, born July 5, 1807, 

at Hudson. She died Aug. 14, 1843. He married second Apr. 
8, 1844, Emeline M. Kemp, daughter of Timo and Sarah 
(Brown) Kemp, born Mason, N. H., Apr. 7, 181 7. He died 
Apr. 17, 1873. A mechanic. Residence, Nashua and Hudson. 

Children : 

i. Daughter, born July 29, 1832; died same day. 
ii. Son, born Aug. 8, 1833; died same day. 
iii. George Clinton, born July 23, 1835 ; died July 4, 1839. 
iv. Jane Sophia, born Dec. 22, 1837; died April 10, 1856. 
v. Mary Frances, born April 12, 1840; married, Jan. 27, 1861. 
Harlan Page Hasley. Children: 

1. Luna Estelle, born Oct. 21, 1861. 

2. Leon Edson, born Feb. 11, 1869. 

3. Daughter, born Feb. n, 1869. 

vi. Daughter, born July 4, 1843 ; died Aug. 4, 1843. 

vii. Leander Hale, born Jan. 18, 1846; enlisted in Seventh New 
Hampshire Regiment. Wounded and taken prisoner at 
Morris Island, S. C, and died of wounds at Charleston, 
S. C, July 28, 1863. 

viii. Alden Edson, born March 3, 1857; married, September, 
1883, Nellie Stevens, daughter of David Stevens, of Nash- 
ua. Resided in Hudson. Children : 

1. Earnest Leon, born July 18, 1884. 

2. Ethel May, born May 6, 1888. 

130. ABRAHAM CUMMINGS (Abraham,s Abraham/ 
Abraham^ John,* Isaac 1 ) married, June 7, 1781, Mary- 
Bourne. He removed to Ashburnham, Mass., about 1787, and 

left there about 1835. Both died in Franklin, Mass. 
Children : 

i. Nancy, born Aug. 15, 1782; died young, 
ii. Abraham, born July 30, 1787; died 1809. 
275. iii. Calvin, born Oct. 10, 1792. 



276. 


V. 


277- 


vi. 




vii. 


278. 


viii. 




ix. 



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iv. Maria, born Oct. , 1794; married, Nov. 10, 1828, Samuel 

Cooke, and resided in Franklin, Mass. Mr. Cooke was 
born in Bellingham, Mass, and died in 1886, aged 93 years, 
2 months, 17 days. She died in 1865. One son, Smith 
Cooke, who has at least one child, Hannah, nine years old 
in 1888. Resides in Franklin and is 55 years of age. 

Ariel, born Dec. 30, 1796. 

Adin, born Dec. 4, 1798. 

Ivers, born June 22, 1800. Removed to New York when 
a young man, and not heard from afterward. 

Andrew, born May 11, 1802. 

Sally, born Feb. 29, 1806; married — Rawson. She was cared 
for in later years by Chauncey E. Cummings, and died 
March 20, 1876, in Winhall, Vt. 

131. DAVID CUMMINGS (David.s Abraham^ Abra- 
ham, 3 John,* Isaac 1 ) married Hepsey Reed. He died May 
(Mar.) 18, 1846. She died Apr. 29, 1849, aged 83 years. 
Resided in Attleboro, Mass. His will, Apr. 26, 1844, gave 
Preston $25, Milton 2.7 acres land, and made David executor 
and daughter Lucinda residuary legatees. Attleboro History 
mentions that when 15 he carted a load of hay to Providence 
and received pay in currency of about equal bulk with the hay. 
During War of 181 2, he was sent to the defense of Narragan- 
sett, but the expected attack did not occur. 

Children : 
279. i. Preston, born May 1, 1800, at Seekonk. 

ii. Lucinda, born Nov. 9, 1801 ; married, March 9, 1852, Enoch 

T. Paul, of Taunton. She died Aug. 1, 1868. 
iii. Milton, born Sept. 9, 1809; married Nancy B. Sweet and 
had Sarah Anna and Nancy Maria. Resided in Attle- 
boro. 
iv. David, born Nov. 7, 1803; married Roxanna Richardson 
Hall. He died Oct. 12, 1884, aged 81. She died Aug. 
1, 1872. Resided about one-fourth mile from his father's 
place. "Honest, industrious, God-fearing." Children : 

1. Melissa Thankful, born June 6, 1833 ; married Job 

Lewis, and had : 

1. Gracie, born June *,, 1868. 

2. David C, born Nov. 9, 1875. 

3. Elsie Lilla, born July 13, 1878. 

2. Araminta, born , 1838; married Hiram West. 

Died Mar. 12, 1867. Children: 

1. Hiram Alvin, who married Julia Collum. 

2. Emma Luella. 

3. Alice. 



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3. Nancyette, born Nov. 13, 1840. 

132. BENJAMIN CUMMINGS (David,* Abraham,* 

Abraham^ John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Dec. 24, 1825 (when he 

was 58 years old), Moroa Slack. He died Oct. 31, 1851, 

"just as the clock wao striking 12 M." She died May 29, 1863, 

aged 63. Residence, Attleboro, Mass. 

Children : 

i. Sarah Maria, born Oct. I, 1826; married, April 25, 1847, S. 
C. P Welcome, born Nov. 22, 1824, and died Aug. 13, 
1853. Resided in Taunton, Mass. Children: 

1. Maria, born Feb. 3, 1848; married John P. Sta- 

ples. 

2. Emma Hattie, born Aug. 14, 1852; died Nov. 3, 

1879. 
3. Ellen, bora ; married and had Gertie and 

Nellie. 
ii. Betsy Cheney, born Oct. 10, 1828; married Capt. William 
H. Burt, born Dec. 1, 1825, and died Jan. 22, 1893. Chil- 
dren: 

1. Ella Moroa, born Oct. 3, 1852; died Dec. 3, 1870. 

2. Emma, born Feb. 23, 1861 ; died April 29. 

3. Willie L., born Nov. 20, 1865 ; married Bertha A. 

French, and had Ella, born May 17, 1892. 
iii. Benjamin Allen, born May 17, 183 1. 
iv. George Houghton, born Sept. 17, 1833; died Dec. 6, 1894. 

133. ALLEN CUMMINGS (David,s Abraham,* Abra- 
ham^ John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 15, 1795, Esther Read, of 
Rehoboth. 

Children : 

i. Polly; married Benjamin Slack, 
ii. Daniel, 
iii. Ester; married Thomas Searles, and had: 

1. Emily Jordan. 

2. Mary Abbie, who married Babcock. 

3. Ester. 

4. Susan, who married Charles Havens, 
iv. Jasper, 

v. Samuel; married Lydia Everett and had: 

1. Samuel. 

2. Caroline. 

vi. Susan; married David Jennings, and had: 

1. David, who married A. Blair. 

2. Hannah. 

vii. Allen; married Gertrude Salisbury. Resided in New York. 



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Children : 
i. Ester. 

2. Henry Edwin Allen. 

3. Frances. 

134. THOMAS CUMMINGS (Thomas,s Joseph,* Abra- 
ham^ John,' Isaac 1 ) married, Apr. 26, 1763, Lois Boardman, 
born May 13, 1744, died Dec. 6, 1792. He married second, 
Sept. 3, 1797, Elisabeth, daughter of John and Elizabeth 
(Bixby) Perkins. He died Mar. 27, 1806. She died Dec. 6, 
1825, aged 72. He lived with his grandfather, Joseph, till his 
death in 1794, when he received by will the real estate, includ- 
ing the burying ground. He was a sergeant in a company 
which marched from Topsfield in consequence of the alarm, 
Apr. 19, 1775. He was administrator of his father's estate 
and deeded, Apr. 21, 1767, for £30 6s. 8d., to Abraham Hobbs, 
a farm of 54 acres, with house and barn, bounded by Luke 
Averill, John Lamson, William and Stephen Brown, Pelatiah 
Cummings, the river. Said Hobbs and Capt. Tobijah Perkins, 
Samuel and Sarah Colby, Ebenezer and Lydia Porter, John 
and Anna Town with Thomas signed the deed. 

Children : 

Jonas, born Oct. 22, 1763. 
Joseph, born Dec. 14, 1765. 
Thomas, baptized May 29, 1768. 
Nathaniel, baptized June 24, 1770. 
Daniel, born Apr. 16, 1774. 
John Boardman, born Mar. 1, 1777. 

135. REV. ABRAHAM CUMMINGS (Thomas,s Joseph/ 
Abraham^ John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, in 1781, in Peterboro, N. 
H., where his wife's parents, Dea. Peter and Anna (Porter) 
Thayer, had recently settled, Phebe, born in Braintree, Mass., 
Feb. 11, 1750. She was a lineal descendant of John Alden 
and Priscilla (Mullens). She died Nov. 9, 1795. He married 
second, widow Hannah Leathe, of Watertown, Mass., who died 
Mar., 1826, in Yarmouth, Me. He died in Phipsburgh, Me., 
Aug. 31, 1827. The second wife had, by her first husband, 
Augusta, who married a Mr. Warren. 

Mr. Cummings was graduated at Brown University, 1776. 
Taught school in Andover, North Parish, the next year, but 
became a preacher soon. He came, it is thought, to Maine 



281. 


1. 


282. 


ii. 


283. 


iii. 


284. 


iv. 


285. 


v. 


286. 


vi. 



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about 1788. His brother, Josiah, kept a tavern in Freeport, 
We hear of him in 1793 as promoting a revival in the Congre- 
gational Church at Bath, but he was most active in fostering 
the Baptist societies. He was at Winthrop before 1800 and at 
Vinalhaven in 1805. Some difficulty arose in connection with 
his work at Sullivan, but he was exonerated from blame in 
1 818. He preached there, in 1820, a sermon against close com- 
munion from Rom. xv. 7, which, at the request of his hearers, 
was published. But it is said he did not himself practice open 
communion and gave his reason : "I can, but I won't. I enjoy 
that privilege as often as is necessary with the Baptists. My 
sentiments on that subject are displeasing to many of them. 
If I should put them in practice, they would entirely reject me, 
and prevent me from doing them any more good." We hear 
of him also at Edgecombe and at Phipsburg. His nephew, 
Rev. Asa Cummings, in the notice of his death in the Mirror, 
said he "never had any stated pastoral on or near the coast." 

A large part of his ministry was accomplished by means of 
a small sail boat. He depended entirely upon voluntary con- 
tributions for his livelihood, and his boat was often well laden 
with gifts. 

When leaving home for a trip along the coast he would 
never take any lunch basket, trusting that he would reach some 
hospitable house in time of need. But calms or baffling winds 
would often keep him long fasting, so that when he came to 
the table he would have a keen relish for a large meal. 

On one occasion he was blown off some ways from land and 
it happened that he had no provisions on board. After a while 
he felt the pangs of hunger. He had a hook and line with him, 
but nothing for bait. Providentially, as he thought, when still 
far out, a grasshopper lit upon his boat. With this he baited 
his hook, caught a fish, and thus his necessities were relieved. 

Sometimes, when afloat in his boat alone, he would fall asleep. 
His friends remonstrated with him against such exposure, as 
his boat, left to the winds and waves, might be capsized. His 
characteristic reply was : "It is as cheap going to Heaven by 
water as it is by land." Among his friends was the Percy 
family, in the lower part of Phipsburg. 

Passing down the bay in his boat, which the people of Bath 
had given him, and christened it "Cummings," he was taken 



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ill when near the Percy dwelling. He moored his boat for the 
last time, repaired to that desired haven, and there rapidly de- 
clined and breathed his last. Rev. Jonathan Adams, of Wool- 
wich, whom he had selected, preached at his funeral. 

He was a man of marked individuality. This is shown by 
various incidents which have been preserved in the notice 
of him, prepared by the Rev. Amasa Loring, to which we are 
chiefly indebted for our knowledge of his life and character. 
Some of these incidents deserve to be copied. He was much 
absorbed in his trains of thought and so absent-minded. Some- 
times, when dressing himself, becoming lost in thought, he 
would draw both of his long stockings upon the same foot, 
and soon raise the whole house to finding his missing stocking. 

A neighbor once lent him a horse to ride to an appointment 
in a neighboring town ; not finding a convenient place to mount 
him at his door, he led the animal along till one should appear. 
The day being warm, he dropped the bridle and took off his 
coat. While doing so he fell into one of his reveries, and be- 
came so absorbed in meditation that he thought no more of 
horse or garment till he reached his place of destination, and 
his friends inquired with some surprise if he had not taken a 
coat with him. 

His absorption of mind led him to reason sometimes in a 
very narrow way on some subjects and into very free thinking 
on others. His nephew, before mentioned, once invited him 
to dine with him. He replied : "I will, if you will let me per- 
form both religious services at the table." He proceeded to 

explain : "You have united in worship with Rev. Mr. , 

of North Andover. He is an Arminian. They have fellowship 
for the Unitarians, the Unitarians for the Socinians, and they 
for the Arians, and the Arians for the Mahommedans. So that 
if I now extend Christian fellowship to you I do also to the 
Mahommedans." 

In like way of reasoning, he was led from St. Paul's words 
to disapprove of women taking part in social religious meetings. 
One who zealously prized and practised that privilege, in con- 
tending for it, asked him : "What must I do when I feel that I 
must die or go out, if I do not speak and relieve my mind?" 
"Die or get out, then," he replied, "but do not disobey the 
Apostle." 



152 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

He was very much alive to the spiritual and unseen and 
seemed to have been disposed to believe and speculate more than 
might have been expected of so orthodox a man. He read 
Emanuel Swedenborg, and affirmed that he gathered the good 
into vessels and cast the bad away. Among his printed publica- 
tions were "Spirits and Phantasms," "The Two Witnesses," 
"The Millenium" (the last two published by Manning & Lor- 
ing, Boston, 1797), "Contemplations on the Cherubim," 18 12. 
He replied to Dr. Emmons on "Infant Baptism" and to Dr. 
Baldwin in regard to his interpretation of Acts, chap. xix. 

A certain person who scouted the practice of studying ser- 
mons before delivering them, once asked Mr. Cummings if he 
did not sometimes write his sermons beforehand. He replied, 
frankly : "Oh, yes." "Don't you write them, sometimes, a long 
time before preaching them?" "Yes, sometimes." "And don't 
they get dry, and cold, and musty?" continued his interlocutor. 
"Not at all! salt will keep them; put the salt of Divine grace 
into your sermons, and they will never must," he replied. 

He was interred in the burying place of the Percy family 
at Phipsburg within sight of the historic Popham's Landing. 
Children : 

i. Phebe, born Aug. 1783; married Dec. 5, 1803, Isaac H. Bailey, 
of North Yarmouth, Me. He died Sept. 21, 1821. She 
died Mar. 23, 1874. In the record of her father by the 
Rev. Amasa Loring, it is said: "Her monumental stone, 
in the upper cemetery of Yarmouth, records her parent- 
age and her descent from John Alden, of the Mayflower. 
She seemed to have inherited her father's spiritual mind- 
edness and saintly nature. Her life was one of rare 
beauty and excellence. Her gentleness, unselfishness, 
helpfulness and cheerfulness made her one of the most 
companionable of women, steadfast of friends and cordial 
of neighbors. She was a perfect housewife, and her fru- 
gality and neatness were the admiration of her neighbors 
and friends. She was a communicant of the Baptist 
Church in Yarmouth, where thirty-three years of her ex- 
istence were passed." They had : 

1. Dudley P., born Apr. 19, 1805 ; married, first, 1839, 
Hannah Hayes, and second, Hannah Cushman, 
who died 1882. Graduated at Bowdoin College, 
was pastor of Baptist Churches in Greene, Corn- 
ville and Morison, Me. In the latter place he 
remained many years, much beloved. Later he 



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lived in Hebron, where he died in 1878. His 
children were: 

1. Sarah Cummings, who married G. C. 

Purington, Superintendent Normal 
School, Farmington, Me. 

2. Dudley P., an attorney, Boston, Mass. 

3. Harriet P., unmarried; Hebron. 

2. Phebe Thayer, born Apr. 9, 1807; died Jan. 6, 

1826. 

3. Rudolphus, born Oct. 10, 1810, Athens, Me. ; a 

farmer. 

4. Mary Eliza, born Feb. 5, 1812; died Feb. 9, 1824. 

5. Harriet, born July 26, 1814; married Thomas S. 

Pullen, of Piscataquis County, where he was 
State Senator and Probate Judge. Resided at 
Foxcroft where he died 1865. The children 
were: 

1. Hattie L., who married Vaughan. 

2. Stanley T., editor of the Portland Press 

and Collector of Customs. 

3. Emma C, who married Dennet. 

4. Clarence. 

5. Fred H. 

6. Emily, born Aug. 3, 1817; married, Apr. 12, 1845, 

Calvin Sanger Doughty, of Dover, Me. He 
was sheriff of the county and commanded 1st 
Maine Cavalry and was killed in battle at Aldie, 
Va., June 3, 1862. The widow died in San 
Francisco, Mar. n, 1892. Children were: 

1. Ephraim Thayer, born Apr. 6, 1846. 

2. Frank S., born Sept. 8, 1847, who married 

and resided in San Mateo, Cal., and died 
in San Francisco. He filled a very re- 
sponsible position in the enterprises of 
the Southern Pacific R. R. Co. 

3. Hattie E., born Apr. 28, 1849. 

4. Clara Amelia, born May, 1854. 

5. Flora May, born Apr. 19, 1857. 

6. Ralph Willis, born Sept. 23, 1859. 

7. Isaac Bailey, born Dec. 25, 1863. 

7. Isaac Hazelton, born May 31, 1819; married Char- 

lotte O. Neil. He was a merchant in New York 
City; conducted the Shoe and Leather Reporter, 
Had four children. Died Mar. 1899. 

ii. Ebenezer, a sea captain, who married but had no children. 

iii. Jabez, who died "when not over ten years." 



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136. STEPHEN CUMMINGS (Thomas,* Joseph/ Abra- 
ham^ John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Mar. 29 (26?), 1780, Deborah, 
daughter of Capt. William and Deborah (Gould) Peabody, born 
Oct. 2, 1757. He died Apr. 16, 1797, and lies buried in Old 
Cemetery at North Andover. She died Jan. 21, 1820 ( 1 ?) . "At 
Andover, Mr. Stephen Cummings, aged 40, a man of excellent 
mechanical genius and honest principles." Notice in Salem 
Gazette, Apr. 25, 1797. He was, according to Mr. Perley D. 
Cummings, "the inventor of a bit used for boring pump logs 
and aqueduct tubes of wood. He built Salem Aqueduct, as 
well as a long one on Cape Cod." 
Children : 

i. Son, born ; died in a few hours. 

287. ii. William Peabody, born July 28, 1782, Danversport, Mass. 
iii. Stephen, born Mar. 14, 1784; died in Charlestown, Mass., 

Sept. 7, 1 801, of dysentery. He was apprenticed with a 
Mr. Osgood. Buried in old cemetery near Bunker Hill, 
iv. Deborah, born (baptized Nov. 27) 1785; died in about four 
weeks. 

288. v. Charles, born Mar. 29, 1787, in North Andover, in the old 

house near the late Wm. Johnson's. 

289. vi. Joseph, born Dec. 6, 1792. 

vii. Deborah Gould, born Oct. 19, 1794; died Oct. 7, 1818, of 
consumption. Buried in old cemetery North Andover. 

viii. Susanna, born Aug. 21, 1797; married Jan. 8, 1828, Zophar 
Randall, Chagrin Falls, O. He died Nov. 4, 1862. She 
died Feb. 25, 1880. She was much interested in preserv- 
ing the memories of her kindred. 

137- DEA. DANIEL CUMMINGS (Thomas,* Joseph/ 
Abraham^ John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 26, 1782, Mary Dodge, 
fifth daughter of Samuel Dodge, of Ipswich, born Apr. 13, 
1756. He removed to Marlboro, N. H., in 1787, occupying the 
place known as "the Stillman Fifield place," in what is now 
Roxbury, N. H. The wife died Mar. 10, 1824. He married 
second, May 12, 1825, Lydia, daughter of Isaac and Hannah 
McAllister. He was for many years deacon in the Baptist 
Church in Pottersville. He died Nov. 26, 1836. His widow 
died Dec. 29, 1856. 
Children : 

i. Daniel, born Feb. 26, 1783, birth recorded in Andover, Mass.; 
died Jan. 7, 1784. 
290. ii. Daniel, born Dec. 13, 1784. 

iii. Mary, born Feb. 10, 1787; died Jan. 21, 1834. 



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291. iv. John, born Oct. 29, 1789. 

292. v. Thomas, born May 22, 1792. 

vi. Anna, born Jan. 21, 1795; married Nov. 6, 1821, Robert Fay, 
of Walpole ; married second, May, 1834, Alonzo Hubbard, 
of Walpole. She died Jan. 31, 1841. Had by last husband, 
George and Julius, of whom George was living, 1885, in 
Westmoreland, N. H. 

293. vii. Joseph, born June 19, 1798. 

viii. Abraham, born May 15, 1801 ; married Mar. 20, 1827, Daphna 
Carter, Roxbury, N. H., who died 1863. He married 
second Elisabeth Thomas. He died in Washington, D. C, 
April 15, 1883. No children. 

138. DEA. ASA CUMMINGS (Thomas,? Josephs Abra- 
ham^ John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. 22, 1782, Hannah Peabody, 
sister of his brother Stephen's wife. She was born June 29, 
1763 and died Feb. 22, 1796. He married second, May 25, 
1797, Lydia Holt, daughter of Dane and Lydia (Ballard) Holt, 
of Andover. He died Feb. 22, 1845. He removed in 1798 from 
Andover, North Parish, to the new settlement in Albany, Me. 
Of the children, Enoch, the first Asa, Hannah, Susanna, John, 
Francis, Sarah and Lydia are recorded in the town books as 
born in Andover. He was a prominent man in the affairs of 
town and church. He represented the district, to which Albany 
belonged, in the General Court in 1803. He was early chosen 
deacon of the church. As the settlement was small and re- 
mained small and often was without a pastor or minister, Dea- 
con Cummings held a good congregation reading sermons and 
conducting the service of prayer. He was very well fitted for 
such service, being a good reader and having a fervent and 
appropriate expression in prayer. Rev. Geo. F. Tewkesbury, 
who was his pastor in later years, says of him : "He was an in- 
teresting and intelligent old gentleman. I always enjoyed call- 
ing upon him ; he was so social and pleasant." He retained his 
vivacity and interest in whatever promoted the welfare of his 
townsmen in his old age. He was president, for one instance, 
of the Temperance Society in 1831. 

The following paragraphs are taken from an editorial notice 
by his son, the editor of the Christian Mirror. 

"From our earliest recollection till we left the paternal home, 
Deacon Cummings was undeviatingly punctual in reading the 
Scriptures, in connection with morning and evening devotions, 



156 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

and his family prayers were distinguished for fervor and 
earnestness. No one can estimate how much evil this habit 
prevented, or of how much good it was the occasion in so 
numerous a family. We can distinctly recollect that the chap- 
ter of the morning, especially if it were from the historical 
part of the Old Testament, sometimes furnished topics for 
speculation, or converse to 'the boys,' when pursuing the 
labors of the subsequent day. 

"At that time, too, he practised himself, and exacted of his 
children, a strict observance of the Lord's Day ; and often de- 
voted the closing portion of the day to the faithful and pro- 
tracted inculcation of religious instruction upon them, in which 
the Shorter Catechism was a family classic. For these habits 
they have cause to bless his memory; for family prayer and 
vSabbath keeping have not been wholly in vain to them — ten of 
the children being connected with the Christian Church. 

"Beyond his family, the part he performed in sustaining 
public worship, we have regarded as his most useful labor for 
the community. It was not, if our memory is not in fault, till 
about the year 1828, that a minister was settled in Albany; but 
the public worship of God was maintained there from the first 
settlement of the place. From 1800, the chief responsibility of 
conducting public worship fell upon Deacon Cummings. Some 
of the time he had a colleague in office, and sometimes a brother 
in the church would read one of the sermons, while he led the 
devotions of the Assembly. 

"Deacon Cummings was pre-eminent for physical strength, 
and a hard laboring man; but he not unfrequently returned 
from his Sabbath labors, spent and exhausted. We have re- 
peatedly heard him speak of his efforts on this day as the most 
=evere of the week." 
Children: 

i. Enoch, born Dec. 24, 1782; married Lydia Reed, of Freeport, 
Me. He was a school teacher. He died 1813 in the neigh- 
borhood of the Santee Hills in South Carolina. The Free 
Masons took care of his remains which were brought to 
the house of Daniel Cummings in Freeport, Me. She 

married second, Edes, and had one daughter. 

Children: 

1. Mary, born ; married John Bagley who died 

Nov. 8, 1889, in Portland, aged 83 years, 3 
months, and had : 



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I. 
2. 

3- 
4- 
8. 

9 

10, 
11 
12 

13 
14. 



Leah, who married. 
Frances C, married. 
Ellen, married. 
Harriet, married 



- Higgins. 

John, married Emma Cake, and he died 
Nov. 1890. 

David. 

Lewis. 

Maria Griffith. 

Enoch Cummings. 

Asa Cummings. 

Phebe Cummings, born Feb. 23, 1850. 
Asa and Phebe were cared for as chil- 
dren in the family of their grandfather 
and grandmother, whose names they 
bore. Asa married Kate Hall and had 
Emma and Harry C. Phebe married 
Oscar Weil, in San Francisco, and had 
Leopold Reginald, born July 9, 1873, 

who married Blow, in Oakland, 

Cal., and have a daughter. 

2. Caroline, married. 

3. Harriet, married Griffin. 

ii. Asa, born Apr. 4, 1784; died Oct. 18 (23), 1786. 

in. Hannah, born Oct. 23, 1785 ; married, Sept. 29, 1814, Isaac 
Stevens, born in Andover (North Parish), Mass., May 
10, 1785. She died Nov. 3, 1827. Pie married second, 
Nov. 27, 1828, Elizabeth Poor, who died Jan. 15, 1866. 
He died Aug. 22, 1862. When a young man, before his 
marriage Mr. Stevens took up wild land in Andover, Me., 
and in clearing it he broke one of his legs so as to be 
lamed for life. He returned to his native town. He was 
an industrious and enterprising farmer. He early became 
the owner of the farm bordering on the Great Pond. He 
also acquired at various times other tracts of land in the 
neighborhood. He arose early and kept all hands busy. 
He took interest in many young men of his kindred and 
gave them a start in life. His mind was quick and in- 
tense. He was a radical in his opinions, being one of the 
earliest to espouse the anti-slavery cause. The Liberator 
was a welcome visitor at his fireside. He loved knowledge 
and encouraged education, and every agency that seemed 
to him likely to enlarge the ideas and improve the thrift of 
the community. His children, all by the first marriage, 
were: 

1. Hannah, born Sept. 4, 1815 ; died Nov. 1, 1840. 



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Susan Bragg, born Feb. 24, 1817 ; married Dec. 25, 
1839, David H. Bishop; died Apr. 8, 1841. 

Isaac Ingalls, born Mar.25, 1818; married Margaret 
Lyman Hazard. He had a brilliant record as a 
cadet at West Point Military Academy, where 
he was graduated in 1839, with the first rank 
He was appointed Second Lieut. Engineers, in 
1839, and First Lieut, the following year. He was 
made Brevet Captain, Aug. 20, 1847, for gallant 
and meritorious conduct at Contreras and 
Churubusco in the Mexican War. On Sept. 13 he 
became Brevet Major for gallant and meritori- 
ous conduct at Chapultepec. At the capture of 
Mexico he was severely wounded. He super- 
intended fortifications on the New England 
coast for some years till 1849, when he 
had charge of the coast survey office in Wash- 
ington, D. C. He was appointed Governor of 
Washington Territory in 1853 ; surveyed the 
northern route for the Pacific R. R. ; conducted 
the Indian war of following years and made 
treaties with the Indians. He was elected dele- 
gate to Congress and served two terms. In the 
Presidential campaign of i860 he was chairman 
of the Breckenridge wing of the Democratic 
party. But at the outbreak of the war, he 
hastened from the Pacific Coast to offer his 
services for the Government, and was appointed 
Colonel of the 79th Regiment, N. Y. Volunteers. 
He was commissioned as a Brigadier-General 
in 1862, and took part in the Port Royal ex- 
pedition. He was made a Major-General the 
same year and served under Gen. Pope. While 
leading his division in the battle of Chantilly, 
he was killed with the colors of the 79th Regi- 
ment in his hands. His children were : 

1. Hazard, born June 9, 1842. Captain at 

Chantilly and wounded there; after- 
wards a lawyer in Boston. 

2. Sue, born Nov. 20, 1846, married, Oct. 27, 

1870, Richard J. Eskridge, Captain in 
U. S. Army. 

3. Gertrude Maude, born Apr. 29, 1850. 

4. Kate, born Nov. 28, 1852, married E. W. 

Bingham, born in Portland, Ore.; at the 
time of marriage a lawyer of Williams- 
port, Penn. 



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4. Elizabeth Barker, born July 14, 1819; married, 

Sept. 8, 1842, L. M. Campbell, of Tennessee. 
She died Dec. 10, 1846, leaving an infant who 
lived but five days. 

5. Sarah Ann, born Jan. 13, 1822, died Feb. 8, 1844. 

6. Mary Jane, born Aug. 15, 1823 ; died June 22, 

1847. 

7. Oliver, born June 22, 1825; married, Nov. 22, 1855, 

Catherine, his cousin, daughter of Nathaniel 
and Harriet Hale Stevens. Graduate of Bow- 
doin College, lawyer in Boston and City Attor- 
ney many years. Retained for his summer home 
the old place in Andover. 
iy. Aaron, born Jan. 14, 1787; married Susan Stone, of Water- 
ford, Me. Married second Mrs. Nancy (Bradbury) North, 
who died Mar. 19, 1863. He died Aug. 30, 1854 He lived 
most of his life in Albany, Me., a farmer. He was an 
exemplary and trusted citizen and a consistent Christian. 
He was deacon in the Congregational Church of the town. 
He was a member of the Legislature in 1831. His latter 
years were spent in Portland, Me., where he died, 
v. Susanna, born Apr. 29, 1789; married, May 1, 1826, Benjamin 
Moore, his second marriage, his first wife having beea 
Phebe Chandler by whom he had had nine children. He 
was born in Andover, Sept. 3, 1770. He was a carpenter 
by trade. In his middle life he became lame from rheu- 
matism, and this increased so as to make it difficult for him 
to follow his business. He was a handy man, who could 
do almost any kind of work to which he gave attention, in 
a neat and skillful way. For many years, however, he was 
obliged to stay mostly in or about the house, and the sup- 
port of the family fell upon the wife. He died Jan. 17, 
1855. She died in Medford, Mass., July 16, 1868. The 
circumstances of her death were painful. Her son, after 
an absence of seven years, had just returned from Cali- 
fornia, with his wife and two children. The next morning 
after their arrival Mrs. Mooar, having her baby grand- 
daughter in her arms, fell from the top of the stairs, and 
died almost instantly. The child's forehead was severely 
cut also. This mother, whose end came so suddenly, had 
been from girlhood hard-working. In her young woman- 
hood she lived for a time with the father of Rev. Dr. 
Israel Putnam in Danvers ; later in the household of 
Deacon Mark Newman, principal of Phillips Academy, but 
at this time a publisher and book-seller in Andover. After 
her marriage, she was often called upon to do vari- 
ous services as housekeeper and nurse in the families of 
the town. Her services were highly appreciated, and she 



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won the confidence and respect of all. Her advantages 
for mental improvement had been small and leisure she 
never knew. But she was a lover of good books and 
especially was a reverent and intelligent reader of the 
Bible. She was a member of the West Parish Congrega- 
tional Church and an honest and faithful disciple. Her 
record would certainly read, "She hath done what she 
could." Her children were : 

I. Hannah Jane, born July 18, 1827 ; married June 
20, 1849, Henry Burridge, of Medford, Mass., 
who died there Aug. 29, 1885. Their children 
were: 

1. Nellie Angier, born Apr. 8, 1855, and 

married to Fred. Addison Tucker; had 
four children. 

2. Emma Gertrude, born Nov. 2, 1859; died 

May 13, 1865. 
>ueorge, born May 27, 1830; married, Oct. 5, 1855, 
Sarah Ann, daughter of Arnold and Lucy 
(Clark) Comstock, of Centerbrook, Ct., born 
Aug. 30, 1828; died in Oakland, Cal., Sept. 29, 
1899. Mr. Mooar spent three years, 1840-43, in 
Albany, Me., with his uncle, Leonard Cummings 
(299). Returning home he was graduated at 
Phillips Academy, 1847; Williams College, 1851 ; 
Andover Seminary, 1855, and the same year was 
ordained pastor of the South Church in his 
native town. For reason of the health of his 
wife after six years he accepted the call of the 
recently organized First Congregational Church, 
Oakland, Cal., which he served till 1872, hav- 
ing, however, in 1870, been chosen Professor of 
Systematic Theology and church history in the 
Pacific Theological Seminary. During 1874-89 
he was pastor also of the Plymouth Avenue 
Church in Oakland. At the death of Prof. 
Jos. A. Benton, his chair became that of Apolo- 
getics and the connexion of science and the 
Christian religion. Children: 

1. Rachel born July 13, 1856; married June 
28, 1877, Rev. George H. Smith, born 
Dec. 21. 1847, Lancaster, O. Wittenberg 
College, Ohio, 1870. Pacific Theological 
Seminary, 1876; Congregational pastor, 
Reovista and Redwood City, Cal.; Ko- 
hala on Hawaii, Columbia Church, Cin- 
cinnati, O., and St. Charles, 111.; Pro- 



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fessor of the Latin language in 
Wheaton College, Illinois. Children : 

1. Sarah Katharine, born June 19, 

1878, Rio Vista. 

2. Winnifred, born Nov. 25, 1879, 

Redwood. 

3. Rachel Mooar, born Jan. 19, 1881, 

Kohala; died Dec. n, 1902. 

4. George Mooar, born May 3, 1884, 

Lancaster, O. 

5. Larmon Lane, born Sept. 26, 1889, 

St. Charles. 

6. Willard Benton, born Dec. 8, 1893, 

at St. Charles; died Jan. 31, 1894. 

2. Lucy, born Jan. 16, 1859; married Feb. 21, 

1889, Rev. Edson Dwinell Hale, born 
Jan. 10, 1859, Lyndon, Vt. Amherst 
College, 1882; teacher in Hopkins Acad- 
emy 1882-7; Pacific Theological Semi- 
nary, 1888; ordained at Clayton, Cal. 
After three years there, pastor at Lin- 
coin; in 1897, at Niles and Decoto. 
Children : 

1. Mary Gilman, born Dec. 11, 1889. 

2. Agnes Sarah, born Jan. 6, 1891 ; 

died July 1, 1891. 

3. Elizabeth, born Feb. 18, 1892; died 

July 19, 1892. 

4. Helen Norton, born May 21, 1894. 

5. Lucy Dwinell, born Feb. 21, 1898. 

3. Agnes, born Aug. 21, i860. Wellesley Col- 

lege 1882, teacher Wellesley High School 
1882-5; Prep. Department Oahu Col- 
lege 1886-8. Married, June 24, 1897, 
Bartholomew Skeats Noyes, attorney at 
law, San Francisco; resided Oakland. 
Child : 

1. Elizabeth, born Mar. 6, 1901. 

4. Harriet Willard, born Nov. 9, 1866; mar- 

ried, Apr. 22, 1889, Archibald Welch 
Comstock, born May 25, i860, in Ivory- 
ton, Conn. Child : 

1. Elliott Mooar, born Oct. 20, 1891. 

294. vi. Asa, born Sept. 29, 1790. 

295. vii. John, born Mar. 9, 1792. 

296. viii. Francis (Peabody), born Apr. 25, 1793. 

ix. Sarah, born Oct 12, 1794. A woman of very devoted spirit ; 



x 62 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

a student at the academy at North Yarmouth, Me., where 
she became a member of the Baptist Church in 1824. She 
offered herself for missionary service ; "the first unmarried 
woman sent out by the Missionary Union." She left 
America with Dr. Judson and arrived at Burmah in Dec. 
1832. Her station was at Chummereh, on the Salwen 
river. She was stricken by fever the first year and re- 
turned to Maulmain. Resumed her labors during the next 
year, but was obliged to yield again to the fever, and died 
at Maulmain, Aug. 1, 1834. "She was," writes a fellow 
student, "a tall, spare woman, plain in feature and severely 
plain in dress, with a face, when in repose, deeply thought- 
ful, especially when in earnest study, having the appearance 
of perfect unconsciousness to everything going on around 
her, but in social life glowing with a fine intellectual 
cheerfulness and vivacious humor." A memorial sketch 
of her was written by Moung Sheway Goon her Karen 
teacher. It was translated and is given in the Rev. E. C. 
Cummings' pamphlet, entitled "Mission to Burmah," 1892. 

x. A son, born Feb. 12, 1796; died same day. 

xL Lydia, born May 27, 1798; married, Dec. 1819, Daniel 
Wheeler, born Jan. 19, 1793, and died Mar. 2, 1873. She 
died Sept. 24, 1881. She was a devout woman, who 
looked well to the ways of her household. She used to 
gather her large family for prayer and lead them herself. 
Her husband though not a member of church, and reticent 
of his experiences, sympathized with the religious prin- 
ciples of his wife. He was a farmer and lived in Bethel, 
Me. 

1. Elmira, born Dec. 9, 1820; died Oct. 19, 1826. 

2. Daniel, born Aug. 15, 1822; died Sept. 3, 1823. 

3. Melitta, born Aug. 19, 1824; married, May 13, 1852, 

Asa B. Pingree, who died Apr. 19, 1871. Chil- 
dren: 

1. Leonard W., born Nov. 24, 1852; married 

Aug. 1, 1877, Mary A. McDonald, at 
Grass Valley, Cal. Children: 

1. Arthur, born Aug. 2, 1878. 

2. Melitta, born Nov. 10, 1879. 

3. Clarence C, born Jan. 21, 1883. 

4. Charles. 

2. Asa Cummings, born Nov. 20, 1853 ; mar- 

ried, Apr. 9, 1884, Ida May White at 
Grass Valley. 

3. Sarah M., born Jan. 19, 1855 ; died Oct. 2, 

1864. 

4. Lewis C, born May 25, 1856; married, 



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Feb. 22, 1883, Addie Ware in Grass 
Valley, Cal., and has: 

1. Melitta, born Dec. 28, 1883. 

2. Earl Atkins. 

5. Hattie L-, born July 10, 1857; married, 

Nov. 27, 1878, Wm. H. Hebbard, of 
Shelburne, N. H. Children: 

1. Robert J., born Aug. 10, 1880. 

2. Harold E., born May 15, 1882. 

3. Son, born Apr. 21, 1884. 

6. George F., born Nov. 18, 1858; died Feb. 

22, 1865. 

7. Charles P., born Dec. 22, i860, married. 

8. Elizabeth B., born Mar. 3, 1862. 

9. A Son, born Dec 25, 1864, still born. 
10. Naomi G., born June ir, 1866. 

4. Hannah, born Feb. 16, 1826; married, Oct. 14, 1847, 

Parker P. Pingree; resided in Georgetown, 
Mass. 

1. Parker Perry, born Feb. 3, 1848; married 

in Grass Valley, Cal., May 17, 1876, Min- 
nie Woodfield, sister of his Uncle Lewis' 
wife. Four children, three girls. 

2. Hannah Maria, born Feb. 21, 1849; mar- 

ried in Haverhill, Mass., Mar. 11, 1873, 
Grosvenor A. George. 

3. Asa, born Oct. 20, 1850; married in Box- 

ford, Mass., Dec. 9, 1874, Jane Noyes, of 
Newberry; resided there. 

4. Lydia Wheeler, born Apr. 24, 1852, mar- 

ried Hazen. 

5. Daniel Wheeler, born Jan. 12, 1854; mar- 

ried in Topsfield, Mass., Nov. 24, 1874, 
Carrie A. Elliot. Three children, died. 

6. Minerva, born Dec. 13, 1855 ; married 

Sept. 2, 1880, in Newburyport, Mass., 
Samuel Rogers. 

7. William, born Nov. 24, 1857. 

8. Matilda, born Feb. 1, i860; unmarried; 

died Apr. 30, 1882. 

9. Lewis Harlan, born June 24, 1862. 

10. David Alonzo, born June 6, 1866. 

11. George H., born Apr. 15, 187a 

5. Daniel, born Apr. 23, 1828 ; died May 2, 1832. 

6. Evander, born June 1, 1830 ; died May 6, 1832. 

7. Son, born Apr. 18, 1832 ; died June 12 following. 



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8. Leonard, born Mar. 13, 1833; died July 17, 1850; 

drowned. 

9. Laona, born Mar. 13, 1833; died Nov. 9, 1834. 

Twins. 

10. Clifford, born Sept. 30, 1835; married, May 13, 

1862, Elmira Cummings, daughter of Stephen 
Cummings. Children : 

1. Stephen Henry, born Dec 15, 1863; died 

Mar. 17, 1865. 

2. Agnes, born Mar. 22, 1865; died Nov. 19, 

1868. 

3. Edith, born Jan. 3, 1867; married A. B. 

Grover. 

4. Chester, born Apr. 29, 1869. 

5. Olive, born Oct. 5, 1870. 

6. A son, born July 27, 1872; died July 27, 

1872. 

7. Amy, born Apr. 22, 1875. 

8. Ethel, born Jan. 21, 1877; died Nov. 19, 

1879. 

9. Wesley, born Jan. 18, 1879. 

10. Lyman, born Feb. 3, 1881. 

11. Girl, born Oct. 11, 1882; died Oct 11, 

1882. 

11. Lewis, born Feb. 4, 1839; married Isabel Wood- 

field; resided in Grass Valley, Cal. Children: 

1. William Lewis, bom Oct. 4, 1872. 

2. Infant daughter, born Oct. 22, 1874; died 

at birth. 

3. Lydia, born Oct. 17, 1875. 

4. Daniel, born July 27, 1878. 

5. Oscar Alvinzo, bora Aug. 22, 1880; died 

Mar. 31, 1884. 

6. Harlan Evander, born Aug. 11, 1883. 

7. Earl Woodfield, born Mar. 30, 1886. 

12. Harlan Page, born Oct. 11, 1843; married Mercy 

E. Peabody, of Gilead. No children, 
xii. Polly, born July 5, 1800; married Apr. 15, 1823, Andrew, 
son of Nathaniel and Judith (Bracket) Merrill. He died 
Oct. 13, 1852. Mr. Merrill lived for several years in 
Albany, on the place afterwards owned by Leonard Cum- 
ings. About the year 1835, removed to Glenburn, Me., 
where he died. In 1889 or 1890 she removed from Mary- 
land, Wis., to Healdsburg, Cal., and made her home with 
her daughter, Mary, there. She died Sept. 18, 1898, having 
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1. Glive, born May 16, 1824, in Albany ; married July 

25, 1843, Samuel G. Emery. Resided at Glen- 
burn, Me. 

2. Emily, born Jan. 9, 1826, in Albany; married, 

Feb. 15, 1849, Benjamin W. Emery, brother of 
Samuel G. above. Resided in Sparta, Wis., and 
had: 

1. Eva J., born Jan. 21, 1854. 

2. Minna C, born Aug. 4, 1856. 

3. Byron, born Aug. 3, 1859. 

4. Nellie, born Aug. 11, 1862. 

5. Fred, born Sept. 21, 1866. 

6. Coney, born Mar. 13, 1870. 

3. Harriet, born June 2, 1828, in Albany; married, 

Nov. 3, 1856, Artimas Emery. Resided in Inde- 
pendence, Wis. She died Jan. 10, 1883. 

4. Elmira, born Dec 4, 1830 ; married Rezin Pontius. 

Resided in San Diego. 

5. George, born Sept. 10, 1833; married, Oct. 24, 1876, 

Augusta Thayer, who died Feb. 13, 1882. Re- 
sided at Waverly, Dak. 

6. Mary, born Mar. 23, 1836, in Blenburn; mar- 

ried Sept. 22, 1863, Daniel G. Jewett. Resided 
Healdsburg, Cal. 

7. Charles, born Sept. 4, 1838; married, Mar. 20, 1878, 

Allie Smith and have: 

1. Birdie, born Oct. 29, 1879. 

2. Charlie, born Mar. 4, 1881. 

8. Cummings, born Dec. 11, 1841 ; married, Nov., 

1872, Laura Trumbull, who died Feb. 26, 1876; 

married second, June 30, 1880, Mrs. Fanny 

Wells. Resided Geary, Dak., and Portland, 

Ore. 
xiii. Sophia, born Dec. 19, 1802; married, Feb. 27, 1827, Marma- 
duke Rawson Hutchinson, who was born Feb. 12, 1802, and 
died July 26, 1881. She had died Feb. 1, 1880, and in 
depression of spirits he drowned himself in the pond near 
his house in Norway, on the border of Albany Me. 

1. Lyman, born Jan. 4, 1828; married, May 6, 1855, 

Martha M. Stone. He died June 22, 1878. He 
went to Omaha, Neb., when it was but a village 
and remained there several years in conduct of 
the public school, and then returned to Albany, 
where he died of consumption. One child : 
1. Frederick R., born Nov. 27, 1863; died 
Oct. 9, 1865. 

2. Charles, born May 2, 1831 ; married, Jan. 4, 1865, 



l66 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL,. 

Mrs. Mary J. Hatch, daughter of Dr. Solomon 
P. and Harriet (Whitney) Cushman, of Bruns- 
wick, Me. Practiced his profession as physician 
in Gray, Me., nine years and now for some 
years in Portland, Me. Children: 

i. Laura Cushman, born Oct. 18, 1865. 

2. Charles Lyman, born Feb. 17, 1868. 

3. Daniel, born Apr. 19, 1834; unmarried; farmer and 

teacher. Owned a farm in Western Iowa; died 
at Albany, Feb. 15, 1870. 

4. Miranda, born Sept. 24, 1837; married, Oct. 30, 

1862, Peter F. Wardwell. He died Feb. 21, 1867. 
No children. 

5. Rowena, born Sept. 9, 1845; married, Nov. 28, 

1869, Ellery Wheeler, a farmer and lumberman. 
Resided at Shelburne, N. H. Children: 

1. Lizzie Sophia, born Sept. 5, 1871. 

2. Lonville Ellery, born Feb. 27, 1875. 

297. xiv. Stephen, born July 23, 1805. 

298. xv. Hermon, born Jan. 20, 1808. 

299. xvi. Leonard, born Feb. 2, 1812. 

139. SIMEON CUMMINGS (Benjamin,* Jacob/ Abra- 
ham^ John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Mehitabel Nichols, who died Apr. 
27, 1808. He died July 17, 1813. 

Children : 

i. Mehitabel, born June 9 (27), 1773; married, Mar. 23 (24), 

1803, Moses Davis. She died Jan. (June), 16, 1822. 
ii. Sally, born Sept. 1, 1775. 

iii. Betty, born Mar. 26, 1778; married, Dec. 23, 1802, Aaron 
Andrews, son of Thomas. She died May 2 (9), 1808. 

300. iv. Simeon, born Dec. 3, 1780. 

v. Lucy, born Mar. 8, 1783; married Daniel Tyler. She died 
Oct. 10, 1813. 

vi. Cynthia, born Sept. 2, 1785; married, Feb., 1807, Seth Dun- 
bar. She died Apr. 15, 1851. 

301. vii. Nichols, born Feb. 28 (29), 1788. 

viii. Mary, born Sept. 20, 1790; married, May 24, 1820, John 
Fitzgerald, who died Dec. 18, i860, 
ix. Margaret, born Jan. 20, 1793; died Oct. 24, 1814. 

140. JOSEPH CUMMINGS (Benjamin,* Jacob,* Abra- 
ham^ John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 1775, Temperance Nye, born 
Oct. 7, 1757 and died June 21, 1878. He died June 30, 1826. 
At her death she was said to have had 19 children, 69 grandchil- 
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Children : 

302. i. Benjamin, born July 7, 1777- 

303. ii. Simeon, born Oct. 31, 1779. 

iii. Sally, born, Feb. 4, 1782; married, Feb. 14, 1808, Rufus 
Sargent. New Braintree, Mass. 

1. Alonzo, born Sept. 8, 1809 ; died Feb. 21, 1845. 

2. Estes Cummings, born July 16, 181 1. 

3. Sarah A., born Aug. 1, 1813; married, May 9, 

1839, Reed Ruggles. 

4. Nathan W., born Dec. 28, 1816; married, May 28, 

1846, Eveline F. Lawton. 

5. Mary E., born Feb. 7, 1826; married, Mar. 30, 

1851, Ezra S. Stanley. 

6. Adeline, born June 20, ^828. 

304. iv. Joseph, born Mar. 5, 1784. 

v. Anna, born Oct. 19, 1786; married, Mar. 23, 1810, William 
Sinclair Brakenridge, born Sept. 8, 1783; died April 13, 
1822. She died Feb. 24, 1822. 

1. William Sinclair, born July 18, 181 1 ; married, Jan. 

10, 1823, Lydia Demond (Demmons) and had: 

1. Lucy C, born Mar. 20, 1825. 

2. Edward A., born Feb. 29, 1828. 

3. Lewis D., born Sept. 14, 1829; died July 

3, 1866. 

2. Henry Porter, born Nov. 20, 1813; died June 5» 

1838. 

3. Mary Ann, born Mar. 4. 1816; died May II, 1850. 

4. Newell Cutler, born Sept. 11, 1818; died Nov. 20, 

1863. Norwich, Ct. 

5. Bradish Cummings, born Jan. 22, 1822. 
vi. Grover, born Aug. 20, 1789; died Aug. 11, 1800. 

vii. Sela, born Feb. 25, 1792; married Judah Marsh Brakenridge, 
born Sept. 8, 1785; died July 23, 1859. 

305. viii. Haskell, born Apr. 10, 1794. 

306. ix. Bradish, born Dec. 29, 1796. 

307. x. Estes, born Apr. 27, 1799. 

xi. Sophronia, born June 12, 1803; married John Smith, who 

died Aug. 13, 1843; married second, L, Noble Granger, 

who died Mar. 27, 1876. She died Apr. 26, 1887. One son. 

1. John Woodbridge, born Mar. 13, 1836; married 

Apr. 21, 1863, Susan M. Merrill in Cincinnati, 

O., and has a daughter, Sophie Granger, bom 

Aug. 23, 1866, and resides at North Hadley, 

Mass. 



l68 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

141. BENJAMIN CUMMINGS (Abraham,* Jacob,* 
Abraham,* John, 2 Issac 1 ) married Anna Shaw. He died Feb. 

27, 1805. 
Children : 

i. Tryphena, born Dec. 25, 1799 ; died Oct. 13, 1803. 
ii. Ely, born Oct. 2, 1800. 

iii. Clarissa, born Dec. 12, 1802; died Mar. 12, 1810. 
iv. Marsena, born Dec. 12, 1804. 

142. REV. JACOB CUMMINGS (Solomon,s Jacob,* 
Abraham,* John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Apr. 21, 1824, Harriett 
Tewkesbury, daughter of John Sargent and Mary (Cheevers) 
Tewkesbury, born Apr. 1, 1799, at Chelsea (now Winthrop), 
Mass. She died May 20, 1880. He died June 20, 1866. He had 
a common school education and studied law with Judge Buck- 
ingham at Thetford, Vt., but having experienced religion and 
become convinced that it was his duty to preach the Gospel, he 
gave up the law, fitted for college at Andover, Mass., and grad- 
uated at Dartmouth College in 1819. He was teacher in Atkin- 
son Academy, N. H., 1821-3 and at Hampton, N.H., the follow- 
ing year. He spent over a year in Andover Theological Semin- 
ary with the Class of 1822. His first settlement as pastor was in 
Chatham, N. H., where he was ordained April 28, 1824, and re- 
mained ten years. He became pastor at Sharon, Mass, 1835-7, 
Southboro, Mass., 1838-41 and at Hillsboro Bridge, N. H., 
1843-56. He removed to Exeter, N. H., at the last date and 
was without further pastoral charge. 

Children : 

i. Edward Payson, born May 19, 1825; married, Jan. 1, 1851, 
Harriet Bailey at Brookline, N. H., daughter of Ensign 
Bailey. He was a medical student at Dartmouth College, 
1847-8, and became a physician, and died in Newburyport, 
Mass., April 20, 1878. 

ii. Mary Cheever Graham, born Apr. 17, 1829, died at Hills- 
boro Bridge, Mar. 18, 1855. 

iii. Harriet Putnam, born Apr. 25, 1833; died at Exeter, Nov. 
10, 1856. 

iv. John William, born June 23, 1837; died Nov. 9, 1858, at 
Hillsboro Bridge. 

v. Horace Stuart, born July 1, 1840; married Oct. 15, 1874, 
Jeanette E. Irvin, at Pittsburgh, Pa. Fitted for college at 
Phillips Exeter Academy and graduated at Dartmouth, 
1862. Studied law with Hon. Charles H. Bell at Albany 
Law School, admitted to New York Bar in 1863, and con- 



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tinued to study till following year, when he commenced 
practice at Exeter. He was appointed to a position in 
the Treasury office at Washington, which he filled from 
1865 to 1873, when he resumed practice of his profession 
at Washington. His legal residence was at Exeter. He 
was assistant secretary of New Hampshire Senate, 1863-4 
and secretary 1865-6; represented town of Exeter in 1876-7 
and chairman of committee on elections and of Republican 
legislative caucus ; also aide on the staff of the Governor, 
1877, with rank of Colonel. Travelled in Europe in 
1870 and 1871. 

143. ELEAZER CUMMINGS (Eleazer,s Eleazer,* Abra- 
ham, 8 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Anna Ward, born 1769. He died 
in Sidney, Me., 1840. 

Children : 

i. William, born July 13, 1787; unmarried; died in Sacketts 

Harbor, 1814, in the army, 
ii. Samuel, born Mar. 23, 1789; married and left, at his death in 

Galion, O. Nov. 9, 1850, six daughters and one son, who 

have made homes in different places in Ohio, Indiana, 

Michigan and Iowa, 
iii. Eleazer, born Nov. 1, 1791 ; married twice; not reported as 

having children ; died many years ago. 
iv. John, born Mar. 14, 1794; married and left quite a family; 

two or more sons having died in the Union Army, 1863. 

He died, i860, in Indiana. 
308. v. Joseph S., born Feb. 24, 1796. 

vi. Sally, born Feb. 24, 1796; married and left one daughter; 

when last known living in Ohio. She died about the year 

1833. 
vii. Anna, born July 12, 1798; unmarried; died Nov. 1838, 

Sidney, Me. 
Isaac Townsend, born Jan. 5, 1801. 
Seth Greeley, born Mar. 16, 1804, in Avon, Me. 
Asa Ward, born Dec. 24, 1806, in Sidney, Me. 
Eneas, born July 5, 1810; died Apr. 1854, Sidney, Me. 

144. ISAAC CUMMINGS (Elisha,s Isaac,* Isaac,3 Isaac,' 
Isaac 1 ) married Betsy Boynton. Resided in New Hampton, 
N. H. Said to have been in the War of the Revolution during 
its whole period. Removed to the neighborhood of Lisbon, 
N. H. 

Children : 

i. John, born ; married and had . Mrs. Cox says 

unmarried. 



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ii. Polly, born Sept. 22, 1776; married Apr. 15, 1801, Stephen 
Gordon, born Aug. 22, 1776; she died Feb. 5, 1818. 
Resided in New Hampton, N. H. 

1. Joseph, born Mar. 23, 1803. 

2. Eliza, born Apr. 18, 1805; married Dec. 11, 1831, 

Noah Smith. 

3. Ira E., born Sept. 23, 1806; married Dec. 11, 1833, 

Rachel Moses, married second, Jan. 18, 1853, 
Sarah A. Gordon, who died Feb. 26, 1875. He 
was Deacon. Resided in Meredith, N. H. 

4. Roxana, born Oct. 4, 1809; married Feb. 14, 1836, 

Luther M. Chase. 

5. Mary Ann born Feb. 10, 1813; married Dec. 15, 

1835, William Eaton. She died May 6, 1855. 

6. Stephen, born Aug. 18, 1817; married Mary Eaton. 

He died Feb. 1865. Resided in New Hampton, 
N. H. 
312. iii. Joseph, born July 6, 1781. 

iv. Betsy, born Mar. 21, 1786; married Timothy Gordon, born 
June II, 1784; cousin of Stephen above. He died Nov. 4, 
1859, at Farmington, Me. She died Jan. 8, i860. They 
went to Maine in the winter of 1824, with family and 
household goods upon an ox-sled ; settled in Sandy River 
valley. 

1. Belinda, born Apr. 23, 1807; married Josiah Gor- 

don. Resided in Oakland, Cal., in 1887. 

2. Luther, born Nov. 10, 1809; married Eliza A. 

Chesley. Resided in Farmington, Me. 

3. Sophia, born June 26, 1815; married May 1, 1844, 

Col. David Ingham. Resided in Chicago, 111. 

4. Levi Bean, born July 24, 1817; married Jan. 1, 

1843, Mary D. Collins. He died Nov. 9, 1870, 
Farmington, Me. 

5. Harriet, born Sept. 23, 1823; died Dec. 1824. 

6. Timothy Warren, born Mar. 4, 1826; married 

Susan A. Hills. Resided in Farmington. 
v. William. A William married, Jan. 21, 1821, in Meredith, 
Susan Swain; said to have had two daughters. 

vi. Dolly, born ; married William Butterick, Pelham, 

N. H. No children. 

vii. Nancy, born ; unmarried. 

Tiii. Mahala, born ; married Putney. Did another 

daughter, or one of these, marry Stephen Gordon as his 
second wife? 

145- ELJSHA CUM MINGS (Elisha.s Isaac,* Isaac,3 
Isaac, 3 Isaac 1 ) married Elisabeth Marston. (An Elisabeth was 



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born about 1759 to a Caleb and Jemima Marston. Did Elisha's 
father marry her mother, widow Jemima?) His farm joined 
that of his brother, Nathaniel, in New Hampton, N. H. He 
went at one time to reside in Danville, Vt., with his sons, David, 
James and Daniel. He died, and his wife came to live with her 
son, Caleb. 
Children : 

i. David, married Jan. 28, 1808, Hannah Harris, cousin of 

Mrs. Mary Cox, of Bridgewater. Five or six children, 
ii. James, 
iii. Daniel. 

iv. Marston, married Mary Smith of New Hampton, who be- 
came insane and hanged herself. They had : 

1. Lucian. 

2. Jerome. 

3. Lyman Walker, said to have gone west. 

4. John Mooney. 
312a. v. Caleb, born Apr. 28, 1796. 

vi. Daughter, born . 

146. NATHANIEL CUMMINGS (Elisha,* Isaac,* Isaac.3 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 26, 1788-9 (May 23, 1790, Mrs. 
Cox, Bridgewater, N. H., Record, May 16, 1790, by Thomas 
Crawford, J. P.) Mary Crawford, born Nov. 12, 1770, daughter 
of Capt. Jonathan, of Bridgewater. He died about 1818, as his 
daughter, Mary, says that when she was thirteen years old 
she saw her father hooked to death, being tossed on the horns 
of a mad animal; he lived twenty-five hours and retained his 
reason to the last. He was buried at New Hampton. The 
widow married a widower by the name of Cox with eight chil- 
dren and removed to Holderness. She lived there some fifteen 
years after and was buried at New Hampton. Mr. Cox invited 
William Smith Cummings to come and live with him and care 
for the family and gave him his farm. 
Children : 

Cyrus, born Apr. 23, 1791, at New Hampton, N. H. 
Jonathan, born Nov. 12, 1793. 
Elisha, born Jan. 2, 1796. 
Pingrey, born Feb. 28, 1798. 
William Smith, born Mar. 1, 1800. 

Samuel, born May, 1, 1803; died , 1836; married 

Martha Weeks, Gilford, N. H. No children, 
vii. Mary, born Mar. 1, 1805; married Dec. 23, 1828, Andrew S. 
Cox, of Holderness, N. H. 



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316. 


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1. George, born Dec. n, 1829, went to Arizona, and 

died June 21, 1873. 

2. Albert, born Aug. 6, 1835, in Holderness ; married 

Jan. 1, 1843, Maria L. Crane, of Meredith Vil- 
lage. Had a son, Frederich, born Jan. 27, 1865, 
and another Albert, living in Boston, 1884. 

3. Mary Helen, born ; died young. 

4. Clara A., born June 15, 1843 ; married Jan. 8, 1879, 

George H. Gay, of Boston. 

5. Edwin, born Aug. 13, 1844; married Dec. 7, 1868, 

Jennie Pease of Meredith Village. Had a son, 
Clarence, born Jan. 27, 1873. 
viii. Julia, born June II, 1808; married Joel Wilson, of Cumber- 
land, Me. They died at Westbrook, Me., within an hour 
and a quarter of each other, and were buried in one 
grave, at Cumberland. Four children. 
ix. Relief, born Apr. 3, 1810; married Aug. 10, 1828, Joseph 
Connell, who died July, 1833, in Holderness. She married 
second C. Helleson, of Denmark, who died 1843 ; married 
third Thomas H. Smith, of New Hampton. She died in 
Boston, Jan. 3, 1876. Had 2 children by first marriage, 
1 by second and 2 by third. 
x. Mahala, born Mar. 3, 1812; died at Plymouth (or Hold- 
erness), N. H., Dec. 23, 1842. One Mahala, June 1, 1822, 
joined the church in Plymouth, N. H. In 1732 was dis- 
missed to Meredith Bridge. A Mahala married May 7, 
1832, Nathaniel Gilman, of Gilford, N. H. 
xi. Daughter, born ; died young. 

147. ANDREW CUMMINGS (Elisha,s Isaac,* Isaac,3 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Hannah Crawford (sister of his brother 
Nathaniel's wife). He is said, according to records of Bridge- 
water, N. H., to have died there of palsy, Aug. 15, 1868, aged 
88 years, 9 months. Pres. Jos. Cummings' papers make him 
died in year 1872, aged 93. Neither seem to be in accord with 
the record of his birth. There is a record of death in Westford, 
Mass., Nov. 16, 1870 of widow Hannah Cummings, aged 90 
) irs 1 month 12 days. 

Children: 

i. Polly, born Mar. 3, 1801. 

ii. H;.nnah, born Sept. 27, 1802. 

iii. Caleb, born June 20, 1804. 

iv. Robert, born Jan. 14, 1806. 

318. v. Walter, born Jan. 14, 1806, (June 1, 1807 ?). 

vi. Phebe, born Oct. 9, 1808. A Phebe married Cummings of 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 173 

Bridgewater, recorded in Plymouth, N. H., as married 
Apr. II, 1828, Humphrey Sawyer, 
vii. Marston, born Mar. 8, 1810. 

viii. Susannah, born June 23, 181 1 ; married Bailey Webster, born 
1808; resided in New Hampton, N. H. Had Elizabeth, 
who died young, and Robert, born 1833, and married in 
1851. 

148. JOSEPH CUMMINGS (Joseph,* Isaac,* Isaac,* 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Dec. 5, 1776, Anna Gove, daughter of 
Jonathan and Hannah Gove, born in Seabrook,N.H., 1753; died 
July 22, 1792. He died Sept. 24, 1788. He was graduated at 
Harvard College in 1768. He taught school after leaving col- 
lege and studied divinity in his native town. In July, 1778, 
being then of Say brook, N. H., he bought for £150, 100 acres 
of land in Dublin, N. H., which he afterward sold to his 
brother Amos. He came to Marlboro, N. H., in 1778, as a 
candidate, and having received a call to become pastor was 
ordained there Nov. nth of the same year, the first pastor of 
the church. He was dismissed Dec. 26, 1780, under certain 
charges impugning his ministerial standing, which were sus- 
tained by a council. He then returned to Topsfield and soon 
after went to Ohio as land agent for a Massachusetts company. 
On his way home he was taken suddenly ill, and came to Marl- 
boro to the house of his brother, Amos, where he died. 

Children : 

319. i. Charles, born Sept. 23, 1777, Seabrook, N. H. 

ii. Mary, born Aug. 31, 1779; married June 8, 1802, Jacob 
Batchelder, born July 2, 1779. He died Feb. 1, 1853; she 
died June 22, 1871, and was buried in Boxford. He had 
a saw mill in Boxford, Mass, and also opened a tavern 
there. Children : 

1. Lydia, born Feb. 12, 1804. 

2. Jacob, born July 10, 1806; married, Nov. 21, 1833, 

Mary W., daughter of Rev. Dr. Charles and 
Anna (Smith) Wellington, of Templeton, Mass. 
D. C. 1830; principal high school, Lynn; Tem- 
pleton Academy, and after of a classical school, 
Salem. Collector Int. Rev. and first librarian 
of free public library in Lynn, and died Dec. 17, 
1876. Had six daughters and two sons. 

3. Joseph Cummings, born May 10, 1809, in Tops- 

field; New Hampshire Medical School, 1836; 
practiced medicine in Lynn, Topsfield, Cam- 



174 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

bridge and Templeton, where he died, Apr. 26, 
1885. Married Anna, daughter of Dr. W. of 
Templeton. Had three daughters, all dead. 

4. Mary Ann, born July 23, 1812. 

5. John Quincy, born Jan. 22, 1815 ; resided in Box- 

ford. Married Melilia Peabody. In Civil War; 
died of typhoid fever on board hospital ship, 
Euterpe, Oct. 17, 1862. 

6. Samuel Huntington, born June 2, 1819. In the war 

and promoted to Sergeant, in battle Port Hud- 
son. Resided in Methuen. He married Caro- 
line Amelia Peabody. Was town clerk Boxford, 
1842 and 1844. 

7. Edward Gove, born Oct. 29, 1822. In Civil War; 

injured by accident and discharged; died May 
7, 1879; resided in Boxford. 
320, iii. Cyrus, born July 30, 1782. 

iv. Cynthia, born Apr. 5, 1785 ; married Mar. 2, 1812, Simon 
Lane, Resided in Sanbornton, N. H. She died there July 
6, 1853. Mr. Lanes first marriage was to Abegail Pills- 
bury, born 1787; married 1807 and died May 17, 1811. He 
died June 5, 1837. 

1. Cyrus C, born Nov. 25, 1812; died Feb. 3, 1816. 

2. Lucy Ann, born Nov. 1, 1814; died Nov. 30, fol- 

lowing. 

3. Cynthia Ann, born Dec. 16, 1815; died Feb. 19, 

^ 1843. 

4. Sophonia Story, born Nov. 19, 1817 ; married J. P. 

Melton, who died 1847. 

5. Abigail Pillsbury, born Sept. 23, 1819; married, 

Aug. 4, 1819, Edwin G. Batchelder. She died in 
Boxford, Mass., March 13, 1875. 

6. Alethea Huntington, born Sept. 27, 1821 ; died 

Feb. 2, 1846. 
7- John Clifford, born Oct. 16, 1823; died July 31, 
1847. 

8. Joseph Cummings, born Sept., 1825 ; married May 

2, 1852, Sarah M. Sargent; died June 17, 
1852. 

v. Samuel, born Apr. 5, 1785; died June 2 (22?), 1802. 

vi. Sophia, born July 12, 1787; married Daniel Story, Ports- 
mouth, N. H. She died Jan. 2, 1845. He was general 
agent of the Eastern Stage Co., a position in those days of 
no little consideration. Their children were : 

1. Sylvester P. 

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3. James Monroe, who married and had 10 children; 
died in Chicago. 

149. JONATHAN CUMMINGS (Joseph,* Isaac,* Isaac,* 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 23, 1780 Elizabeth White, daugh- 
ter of Josiah and Sarah (Prince), of Wenham, but of Topsfield 

when married, born ; died Oct. 20, 1797, aged 52 

years. He married second, Dec. 20, 1798, Lydia (Lucy, Tops. 
Soc.) Kimball, of Wenham, Mass, born Jan. 31, 1765 and died 
Nov. 9, 1857. He was taken prisoner during the War of Inde- 
pendence and confined for some time in Jamaica, W. I. He 
died in Guildhall, Vt., Feb. 28, 1846. His father left him 
land near Stone Bridge, in Ipswich, which he sold and removed 
to Topsfield, where he lived till somewhere about 1806, when he 
went to Upper Coos County, N. H., and in 1820 settled in 

Guildhall, Vt. 
Children : 

i. Polly, born Sept. 15, 1781 ; died Apr. 22, 1783 or 4. 
ii. Elizabeth, born May 26, 1783 ; married, Sept. 17, 1804, John 
Lummiss by whom she had two sons, John and George. 
Mrs. George Lummiss was at one time living at Wenham, 
Mass. Elisabeth married second Dodge, and married third 
Knowleton and died Aug. 18, 1851. 
iii. Lydia, born Dec. 1, 1784; died June 17, 1817. 
321. iv. Isaac, born Oct. 18, 1799. 

150. ELIJAH CUMMINGS (Joseph,* Isaac,* Isaac,' 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, June 24, 1783, Eunice Conant, daughter 
of William and Elizabeth (Potter) Conant. She died in Tops- 
field, Dec. 13, 1813. He died Mar. 28 (27?), 1842. He bought 
part of his father's farm. He learned a trade in his boyhood 
and had a shop on the "old house" lot. A part of his business 
was making spinning wheels and cabinet work. He lived a 
short time with his daughter, Judith, in Georgetown. He was 
converted in the great revival of 1 830-1. He was then in his 
70th year. Of the company brought into the church he was 
the eldest, a boy of 12 joining at the same time. He was an 
earnest man in whatever he undertook. In his last years he 
spent much time in the reading of the Bible and private devo- 
tions. His name is on the list of pensioners, 1833, Massachu- 
setts State troops. 

Children : 

i. Eunice, born June 18, 1784; married, July 18, 1806, Moses 



176 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Knowlton, of Hamilton. She died a widow at McLean 
Hospital, Charlestown, Aug. 21, 1831, being placed there 
on account of mental disease occasioned by softening of 
the brain. About 1826 she came home to her father's, and 
herself and family were supported by him. It is probable 
that she became a widow about that time. 

1. Pamelia, born May 1810; married, Aug. 12, 1832, 

Samuel S. McKenzie, born Apr. 22, 1810, Hamil- 
ton Rec. She died Sept. 13, 1858. They had 
one daughter, Caroline Augusta, born May 31, 
1837; died May 31, 1863. 

2. Eunice, born . She was expecting and ready 

to be married but died suddenly of brain fever, 
Oct., 1841. She was buried in Topsfield in the 
old lot where the forefathers were laid; "It is 
by the River Meadow and though hundreds 
have been buried there, only six graves are 
marked by any stone." She was about 25 years 
old. 

3. Aaron D., born Oct. 27, 1819, Ham. Rec. ; married, 

Dec. 15, 1852, Laura M. Browne. He died in 
Groveland, Mass., Sept. 15, 1865. Widow was 
living in Bradford, Mass., 1887. 

1. Infant boy, born Nov. 9, 1853; died 

Nov. 16. 

2. Willie, born Dec. 13, 1854; died Jan. 23, 

1878. 
322. ii. William, born Jan. 17, 1788. 

iii. Judith, born Jan. 28, 1792; published, Mar. 12, 1815, to 
Sylvester Cummings (369). He died Apr. 17, i860. She 
died Dec. 26, 1863. 

151. AMOS CUMMINGS (Josephs Isaac/* Isaacs Isaac, 2 
Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. 1, 1784, Mercy Knowlton, of Beverly, 
Mass., who was born Dec. 15, 1763 and died June 21, 1819. 
He died Aug. 8, 1843, in Marlboro, N. H. He came to Marl- 
boro in the spring of 1782 and purchased some wild land in 
the northern part of that town. In the autumn he returned 
to his native town, Topsfield. In the following spring, in 
coming back to Marlboro, he was obliged to travel on snow- 
shoes, guided by trees which he had marked the previous 
autumn. He is described as a strong man, possessed of an iron 
constitution and great powers of endurance, a good neighbor 
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Children : 

i. Betsy, born Oct. 4, 1785 ; married, Oct. 26, 1813, Luther 
Hemenway (son of Ebenezer). She died Aug. 28, 1850. 

1. Joseph, born Oct. 19, 1814; died Jan. 20, 1815. 

2. Charles G, born Mar. 8, 1816. 

3. Sarah, born Sept. 28, 1818. 

4. Eliza, born, June 14, 1825. 

5. Luther, born Jan. 15, 1827. 

323. ii. Amos, born Nov. 1, 1792. 

152. JOHN CUMMINGS (Pelatiah,s Isaac/ Isaac,3 
Isaac, 2 Isaac, 1 ) married (published May 25, 1777) Sarah Ten- 
ney, of Wenham. (Did she die, July 22, 1781 ?). He removed to 
Barnard, Vt. Children not given. 

153. ISAAC CUMMINGS (Pelatiah,s Isaac/ Isaacs 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 20, 1800, Betsy, daughter of 
Stephen Emery, of Winchendon, Mass. He settled on the home 
farm in Marlboro, N. H., where he kept tavern several years. 
Removed to Winchendon in 1817, where he died Feb. 24, 1843. 
His widow died Jan. 23, 1862, aged 92. 

Children : 

i. George, born Jan. 2, 1803 ; died 1803. 

ii. Eliza, born Aug. 31, 1804; married Levi Prentiss, of Win- 
chendon, removed to Acworth, N. H., 1859, where he died. 
She was living (1884) in Manchester, N. H. Had two 
married daughters. 

324. iii. George, born June 22, 1806. 

iv. Alzina, born Dec. 17, 1807; unmarried; died "suddenly" Sept. 

17, 1824, in Winchendon. 
v. Charles Franklin, born Aug. 30, 1809; died Apr. 30, 1812. 

325. vi. Isaac, born Dec. 13, 1810. 

vii. Lydia, born Nov. 17, 1813; married Andrew Beard. Resided 
at Palmer, Mass. She died Mar. 16, 1861. 

154. JACOB CUMMINGS (Jacob,* Joseph^ John,3 Isaac, 2 
Isaac 1 ) married, Dec. 19, 1765, Bridget Lillie, who died in 
Sutton, Dec. 24, 181 1. 

Children : 

i. Betty, born Aug. 16, 1766; married, Dec. 23, 1790 or 91, by 
Rev. Ebenezer Lamson, Stephen Howard, born Aug. 8, 
1770, son of Capt. John and Huldah (Sibley). Resided in 
Sutton, Mass., but removed to Orange, Mass. 

1. Pearley, born June 21, 1784. 

2. Jonathan, born Mar. 6, 1796; died July 28, 1872. 



326. 


ii. 


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IV. 


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VII. 



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3. Stephen, born Mar. 18, 1798. 

4. Betsy, born Feb. 27, 1800. 

5. Silence, born Aug. 20, 1803. 
Jonathan, born Jan. 16, 1769. 
Abner C, born Oct. 9, 1770. 
Polly, born Dec. 16, 1772; married May 2, 1799, by Rev. E. 

Mills, Jonathan Holman, Jr. 

Pearley, born May 18, 1776. 

Amasa, Dorn Jan. 17, 1778. 

Sally, born July 5, 1780; died Mar. 16, 1840, in Sutton. Un- 
married. Inscription in cemetery. 
viii. Matilda, born Jan. 9, 1786; married Apr. 4, 1815, by Rev. E. 
Mills, Isaac Dodge, Jr., and had David Sears, born 
Nov., 1816. 
ix. Stephen, born May 22, 1787; married, May 21, 1818, Betsy, 
born Feb. 10, 1792, daughter of Timothy Carriel, who died 
Nov. 13, 1854. He married second widow Hills. He 
died about 1871. Had one child by his first wife, Mary 
Jane, who died at ten days from birth. 

155. DANIEL CUMMINGS (Jacobs Josephs John,? 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 6, 1765, Rachel Hayden, Montpe- 
lier, Vt. The order in the arrangement of births of the nine chil- 
dren not certain. 

Children : 
330. i. Daniel, born . 



33i 
332 

333 
334 



ii. Elisha, born Jan. 22, 1768. 

iii. Jacob, born Jan. 12, 1770. 

iv. John, born . 

v. Simon, born . 



vi. Rachel, born Feb. 3, 1776; married, 1797, Daniel Hewett, 
born Feb. 26, 1773. She died Nov. 8, 1817. He died Apr. 
29, 1845, aged 72, Montpelier, Vt. 

1. Rachel, born Jan. 20, 1798; Married, May, 1824, 

Jonathan Bassett, of Montpelier. 

2. Daniel, born May 3, 1799; died Apr. 15, 1826. 

3. Lydia, born Dec. 4, 1800; married, June 7, 1826, 

Silvester Bradley. 

4. Eliphalet, born May 29, 1802; died Sept. 22, 18S4. 

5. Simon C, born July 17, 1804, was a surgeon in 

Boston. 

6. Mary born May 22, 1806. 

7. Achsah, born Nov. 14, 1808; married, Jan. 1, 1833, 

A. G. Cook. She died Mar. 16, 1856. 

8. Lyman, born July 28, 1810; married, Jan. 1, 1832, 

Adeline Wells. He died Sept. 16, 1883. 



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9. Jonas Galusha, born May 10, 1813; died Feb. 6, 

1872. 
10. Sarah C, born Nov. 23, 1816; married Nov. 7, 
1850, Bradley. She had a daughter who died 
Jan., 1885, leaving a daughter also. 

335. vii. David, born . 

viii. Lydia, born ; married Preserved Baker; resided and 

died in Mass. Had Oliver and Nathan, who both died 
unmarried. 

336. ix. Safford, born June 16, 1784. 

156. JESSE CUMMINGS (Jacob,* Joseph,* John,3 Isaac, 2 
Isaac 1 ) married by Rev. D. Hall, Aug. 29, 1771, Mary Fitz. 
She died June 22, 1832. He died Oct. 9, 1835. He appears 
at Paris, Me., as early as 1802-3. He owned a large part of the 
land on which the village of Paris Hill is situated. 

Children : 

i. Mary, born Mar. 14 (or 24), 1772 in Sutton. 
ii. Lois, born Mar. 25, 1774; married, Apr. 2, 1795, Solomon, 
son cf Solomon and Lois (Haven) Leland born Aug. 

2, 1772. He lived at Dixfield, Me., where they settled 
soon after marriage. 

1. Ira, born , 1796; married Hannah Rowell; 

lived in Jay, Me., and had: 

1. Solomon Russell, born 1822. 

2. Warren, born 1824. 

3. Daniel Emerson, born 1826. 

4. Charles Emery, born 1829. 

5. Augustus Strickland, born 183 1. 

6. Silas, born 1833. 

7. Salisbury Rowell, born 1835. 

8. Mary Cummings, born 1839. 

2. Mary Cummings, born June 28, 1797 ; unmarried ; 

died Nov., 1831. 

3. A daughter, died infant. 
337- iii- Jonathan, born Dec. 18, 1775. 

338. iv. Jonas, born Aug. 14, 1779. 

339. v. Simeon, born Jan. 2, 1783. 

iv. Nancy, born Nov. 23, 1789; married Nehemiah Packard. A 
Mrs. Nancy Packard's house was struck by lightning, June 

3, 1853. Paris, p. 179.. In 1827 Jesse Cummings deeded to 
Anna, single woman, his daughter, property described as 
"the Eldridge Fobes Stand." 

157. FREE CUMMINGS (Jacob,* Joseph,* John,3 Isaac, 2 
Isaac 1 ) married by Rev. D. Hall, of Sutton, Mass., June 16, 



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1774, Ruth Stockwell. Married second, Nov. 14, 1776, Alice 
Gould. Married third, Rachel Williams. 

Children : 

i. Ruth, born Feb. 5, 1778; married Jeremy Thompson. She 
married, second, Solomon King. She died July 5, 1835. 

340. ii. Free, born June 4, 1779. 

iii. Phebe, born June 30, 1781 ; married Isaac Merritt. She died 

Nov. 12, 1858. 
iv. Amos, born Sept. 4, 1786; died young. 

341. v. Jacob, born Dec. 8, 179x1. 

vi. Rachel, born Sept. 27, 1797; married Hezekiah Albee. Said 
to have had children, Preston, Lewis and Fidelia. The last 
married Alonzo W. Olds, and in 1886 resided in South- 
bridge, and her mother was living with her. 

342. vii. Chandler, born Feb. 21, 1799. 

viii. Susan, born October 31, 1804; married Schuyler Morris. 
She died Jan. 6, 1883. Was living at one time in Charlton. 
No children. 

158. ASA CUMMINGS (Jacob,* Josephs John,3 Isaac, 2 
Isaac 1 ) married, 1784, Damaris Temple, who was born Nov. 
30, 1758. She died June 24, 1821. He died June 24, 1841, 
in Sutton. Both he and his son, Asa, lived in Sutton, Mass., 
in the house built by Jacob, later owned by Mrs. John Parsons. 

Children : 

i. Olive, born June 20, 1786; married, Jan. 12, 1806, Jonathan 
Collar (or Collier), of Boylston, Mass.; born Jan. 9, 1777, 
in Oxford, Mass., where he died Oct. 2, 1820. A saddler. 

ii. Asa, born Mar. 10, 1788; married, May 25, 1808, Lydia Hath- 
away and had: 

1. Davis W., born Feb. 17, 1810; married. 1833, 

Sophronia Humes. He died May 29, 1836. One 
child, Asa W., born Mar. 31, 1834. 
111. Persis, born Nov. 28, 1792; married, June 14, 1814, John 
Hall, son of John and Dolly (Ward) of Sutton. He 
resided in Millbury, Mass. 

1. Susanna Sibley, born Feb. i, 1815. 

2. John Sibley, born Aug. 4, 1818. 

3- Estes Harmon, born Dec. 20, 1821. 

4- Marcus Morton, born Oct. 19, 1824. 

159- JOSEPH CUMMINGS (Daniel,* Joseph,* John,3 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Polly Ingersoll. Married second, Mar- 
tha Sargent. He died Dec. 14, 1843, aged 92. 



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Children : 

i. Benjamin, born ; married, ; married second 

1. Salome Ann, born , 1820; married Cyrus 

Curtis and had : 

1. Cyrus Herman K., born June 18, 1850. 

2. Florence G., born Aug. 23, 1855. 

2. Amasa F., born Dec. 27, 1822; married Mary 

Purrington and had : 

1. LeRoy, born Feb. 13, i860. 

2. Frank, born Mar. 3, 1862; married Kate 

L. James. 

3. John Combs, born Oct. 3, 1826; married Lavinia 

S. Bumpus and had : 

1. Cora B., born , 1859; married Arthur 

C. Atwood. Resided in Auburn, Me. 

2. John Wesley, born , 1868. 

ii. Samuel, born . 

iii. William, born ; married Susan Jordan; married 

second Sarah P. Pierce; residing in Gray, Me. 

1. Joseph, born . 

2. Martha, born . 

3 

4 
5 
6 

7. Samuel P., born ; married Ruth J. Foster; 

resided in North Gray, Me., and had: 

1. Eugene I., born . 

2. Ethel J., born . 

3. Bessie W., born . 

4. Lewis W., born . 



Charles W., born 

William Robinson, born 

Betsey, born . 

Joshua, O., born . 



5. Adelbert B., born 

8. Mary S., born . 

9. Sarah A. a born . 

10. Jane E., born . 

11. John G, born . 

343. iv. Joseph, born . 

344. v. Isaac Jennings, born 



vi. Lucy, born ; married Joseph Dolly, resided in Norway 

and after in Lincoln, Me. 
vii. Permelia, born ; unmarried. 

160. ELISHA CUMMINGS (Daniel,* Joseph,* John,' 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Mary Dolly, of Gray. In Dec, 1776, 
being then of Gray, his name was on the pay-roll of Capt. 
Mayberry's company, that was marched to Dorchester Heights 



l82 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

that year. He came to Norway early, at least sold land in 
Paris. Apr. 20, 1791. His farm lay west of Witt place, in Nor- 
way. He was assessed for fifty acres in 1798. He was among 
the incorporators of the Universalist Society in i8o5. 
Children : 

345. i. John, born . 

346. ii. Daniel, born . 

in. Charlotte, born ; married Andrew Richardson, of 

Greenwood, born Dec. 18, 1802. He had a son, Calvin, 
born Aug. 23, 1825, in Gray, who married, Calista, daughter 
of William Churchill. 

iv. Polly, born ; married Charles Dolbeer, Kingfield, Me. 

v. Betsy, born ; married Luke Owens, 1816; taxed in 

Paris. 

vi. Abigail, born ; married, , 1808, Noah Dean, of 

Paris. He married second Lucinda Andrews, born Jan. 3, 
1794. Had: 

1. Laura, who died Sept. , 1838. 

2. Noah Bainbridge, born , 1821. Western 

States. 

3. John, born . 

4. Alvin, born . 

vii. Lorana, born ; married Jacob Pike, of Norway, born 

Mar. 30, 1794, and he died Mar. 15, 1847. 

viii. Ruth, born ; married Lopez. Resided in Free- 
man. 

ix. Calvin, born . 



x. Lucretia, born ; married Elijah Jordan, born Dec. 18, 

1802. 

161. ISAAC CUMMINGS (Daniel,* Josephs John,3 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Elisabeth Bryant, daughter of Solomon 
and Elisabeth (Curtis) Bryant, born Dec. 22, 1766 and died 
Feb. 3, 1843. He was early in Gray, Me., but removed to 
Norway, where in 1805, we fin d him among incorporators of the 
Universalist Society and thence to Greenwood, where he lived 
on the farm afterwards owned by Asaph Paine. About the 
year 1820, he took a farm, part of lot 9, in Hamlin's Gore. 
He lived there till his death. He was an industrious man and 
respected in the community. His death occurred Oct. 1, 1842, 
the History of Norway says, in Bethel. He was said to have 
103 grand and 57 great-grandchildren. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth, born Sept. 18, 1782; married Consider, son of 



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Consider and Lydia (Bryant) Fuller, born May 31, 1780. 
Mr. Fuller's mother, after her husband's death, joined the 
Soc.of Shakers at New Gloucester. He was said to be 
a lineal discendant of Dr. Samuel Fuller of the Plymouth 
Colony. Lived in Woostock a few years and afterwards 
in Greenwood where he died Mar. 2, 1872. Elizabeth 
died Sept. 1850. 

1. Christiana, born Jan. 2, 1802; married Charles B. 

Brooks. 

2. Chloe, born Feb. 23, 1807; married Rufus Farrar. 

He married second Widow Spofford. 

3. Lucy B., born Jan. 20, 1813; married Eli H. Cush- 

man. 

4. Consider, born Jan. 25, 1815; married Sarah O. 

Greeley. 

5. Betsy, born Aug. 19, 1820; married Jonathan 

Fickett, Jr. 

6. Abigail, born ; married Stephen Davis. 

7. Lovicy, born ; married Stephen Davis (?) 

8. Lydia, born ; married Joseph H., son of 

Luther Briggs. He married second Sally J. 
York. 
ii. Chloe, born Oct. 15, 1784; married Dr. James Merrill, said 
to be of Hebron, Me., but settled in Massachusetts. She 
died Sept. 8, 1840. 
Isaac, born Oct. 31, 1786. 
George Williams, born Nov. 22, 1788. 
Moses, born Aug. 2, 1791. 

Mary W., born Sept. 22, 1793; married Timothy Wellcome. 
Lived at Minot, New Portland and Freeman, Me. Moved 
to Wisconsin 1846-9; thence to Minnesota, where he died 
in 1872 or 3, age 84. She died 1882. 

1. Michael, born Feb. 27, 1815; married Fidelia Spear 
of Gardiner, Me., and had twelve children. He 
was an elder and in 1885 was preaching in 
Montecello, Minn. 

2. Isaac C, born May 8, 1818; married Mary Decker, 
of Gardiner, Me., and had three sons. He, an 
Elder, resided in Hallowell, Me., twenty years; 
later in Yarmouth, Me. Besides preaching dur- 
ing some 40 years, he has carried on a large 
publishing business under the name of the Scrip- 
tural Publication Society, devoted to the dissem- 
ination of the doctrine of conditional immor- 
tality. 

3. Louisa A. P., born , 1819; died , 1820. 

4. Jacob W. B., born June 11, 1825; married Abigail 



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Starbird, of Hartland, Me. He married second 
a German woman, having two children by first 
wife and four by second. He is a physician and 
surgeon at Sleepy Eye, Minn. 

5. Solomon C, born April 12, 1827; married Mary 

Curtis, Newbury, Me. One son is a minister 
in Monticello, and another a druggist in Lon- 
don, Eng. He was himself a successful 
preacher in Monticello, and died in 1878. 

6. Mary E., born July 6, 1830 ; married Joseph Curtis. 

Married second Isaac Cummings, eight children. 
Lived in Elk River, Minn. 

7. Cyrus H, born Jan. 10, 1833. Farmer, died 1882 at 

Garden City, Minn. 
vii. Abigail F., born Jan. 2, 1796; married Azur Herrick, of 
Poland. Removed to Wisconsin. 

350. viii. Daniel, born Apr. 23, 1798. 

ix. Lydia, born Dec. 7, 1799; married Daniel Hussey, of Wind- 
ham, Me. 

x. Hannah, born Mar. 9, 1802; married John (Joseph?) Buck, 
of Hamlin's Grant. 

xi. Solomon, born Apr. 11, 1804; married Cinderella, daughter 
of Abijah Lapham, born Aug. 1, 1807. He died Apr. 15, 
1826. Widow married second, Joseph Cummings, younger 
brother of first husband. One child : 

r. Annis P., born Dec. 12, 1827; died Aug. 25, 1829. 
xii. Lois M., born June 19, 1806; married, Jan. 8, 1829, Moses 
A. Herrick, Poland, Me. 

1. Diana S., born Sept. 20, 1829. 

2. Ruth H, born Dec. 31, 1830. 

3. Albert F., born Oct. 29, 1832. 

4. Sarah A., born Dec. 1, 1834. 

5. George W., born Nov. 28, 1837. 

6. Lucy M., born Oct. , 1840. 

7. Bloomville, born Sept. 23, 1842. 

8. Granville R., born Sept. 21, 1844. 
9- Ronello S., born Feb. 4, 1847. 

351. xiii. Joseph, born June 2, 1808. 

xiv. Ruth, born Nov. 5, 1810; married Stephen Buck, of Green- 
wood, Me. They had: 

1. Cordelia, born , who married, Dec. 25, 1853, 

Dudley son of John and Abigail Holt. 

162. DANIEL CUMMINGS (Daniel,* Josephs John,* 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Abigail Fletcher. Married second, 
Hannah Briggs. of Plymouth, Mass. He died Jan. 29, 1827; 



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she died Mar. 9, 1837. In the History of Norway, p. 79, under 
the year 1826, we read, "In January of this year Daniel Cum- 
mings, of Gray, was found dead in the road where he had been 
traveling for wood. He was aged sixty and the first white 
male born in Gray ;" but on p. 488 the date is given as above. 

Children : 
352. i. Daniel, born Apr. 16, 1791. 

ii. Experience, born ; unmarried; died in Illinois. 

iii. Hannah B., born Nov. 3, 1802; died Oct. 11, 1824. 
iv. Ira, born Apr. 19, 1805 ; married Elizabeth Austin, of Buck- 
field. Resided in Rocton, 111. Had three children, 
v. Abigail, born July 6, 1807; married, Dec. 25, 1833, Deacon 
Charles Libby, of Gray. Had three children of whom two 
died. 

1. Carrie E., born ; married Chas. H. Doughty 

of Gray. 
vi. Thirza, born July 5, 1810; married, Dec. 6, 1832, William 
Dolly, of Gray. They had : 

1. Augustus R, born Feb. 17, 1835; married Mary 

Baker. Resided in Concord, N. H. 

2. Daniel H., born ; married Lucy B'urgeson, 

of Gray. Four children : 

1. Edward M. 

2. Annie L. 

3. Frank E. 

4. Charles C. 

3. Fanny, born , married Rev. Albert Hilman. 

4. Thirza Helen, born Mar. 31, 1846. 

vii. Leonard F., born Sept. 27, 1812; married Hannah S. Merrill, 
of Falmouth ; resided in Gray, Me. He died June 10, 

1877. 

1. Franklin L., born Sept. 3, 1838; married, resided 

in Rockland, Me., and had : 

1. Fannie E., born Sept. 4, 1864. 

2. Eliza H, born Mar. 7, 1840; married Dolly and 

had: 

1. Charles E., born , 1878. 

2. Milo G., born , 1880. 

3. John E., born , 1882. 

4. Blanche B., born , 1884. 

5. Samuel M., born , 1885. 

6. Jennie, born , 1887. 

3. Samuel M., born Mar. 16, 1842. 

4. Susan M., born Jan. 21, 1845. 

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6. Alroy, born Oct. i, 1849. 

7. Mary E., born Nov. 2, 1852; married Small. 

8. Fred A., born Mar. 1854. 

353. viii. David B., born July 22, 1817. 

ix. Silas A., born Oct. 20, 1820; married, May 14, 1846, Ann 
Whitney. A carpenter by trade; died in Portland, Me., 
Nov. 13, 1883. Four Children. 

163. AMOS CUMMINGS (Daniel,* Joseph/, John,3 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Betsy Fletcher. He died Apr. 19, 1854; 
she died Mar. 21, 1855. He was a farmer and lived in Gray, 
Me. 
Children : 

1. Abigail, born June 4, 1797,* married Joseph York, who early settled 
in Norway and was a farmer. They had Betsy and Mary, 
Joseph and Elizabeth. One child died, aged 4 years, Aug., 
19, 1828; and another, aged 2 years, Aug. 23, of the same 
year. Joseph, Jr., was injured in a saw mill and died three 
days after, Apr. 15, 1847. Elizabeth married Warren 
Noyes and was living 1888 in Gorham, N. H. Her mother 
also living at the same time and place, 
ii. Roswell, born Oct. 18, 1799; married Jerusha Haskell, a 
tanner. He died June 11, 1859. Had two children, Royal 
and Frank. 

354. iii. Amos, born Aug. 31, 1801. 

355- iv. Jeremiah, born Sept. 30, 1803. 

v. Charlotte, born Mar. 6, 1812; married Henry Young. Re- 
, sided in Mechanic Falls, Me., and had: 

1. Mary Frances, born Aug. 19, 1843; married Rev. 

U. B. Bartlett. 

2. Charlotte Elizabeth, born Sept. 1845; married Ed- 

win E. McKenney. 
3- Joseph Henry, died young. 
4. Charles Henry, born 1857; died 1858. 
vi. Eunice, born Feb. 20, 1815; married William Law. Resided 
in Gray, Me. A farmer. She died Mar. 10, 1886. The 
following children reported : 

1. Abby, born . 

2. William H. Scott. Said to be in California. 

3. Willard, born . 

4. Lizzie, born . 



5. Augustus, born 

6. Charles, born — 
7- Vesta, born 



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viii. Barney P., born Mar. 25, 1821 ; married Ann Becket. Resi 
ded in Portland, Me., A carpenter. No children, 
ix. Willard, born July 21, 1823; died May 26, 1843. 

164. STEPHEN CUMMINGS (Joseph,* John,* John,* 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Mar. 3, 1791, Polly Brown, of New 
Ipswich, N. H. Resided at Phillipston, Mass. 

Children : 

i. Betsy, born June 21, 1792; died Dec. 20, 1819. 
ii. Stephen, born Dec. 23, 1793 ; died Oct. 17, 1820. 
iii. Susan, born Nov. 18, 1795; married, July 5, 1820, Moses O. 

Felton. 
iv. Polly, born Nov. 10, 1797; married Jan 21, 1818, John Dun- 
ton. 

Louisa, born Apr. 28, 1800; married King. 

Laura, born Apr. 28, 1802; married, May 18, 1824, Edw. 
Brigham, born May 26, 1795. Heath, Mass., Whitting- 
ham, Vt. 
Amos Smith, born Dec. 2, 1804; died 1893. 
Charles Adams, born July 3, 1807. 
Fanny Ann, born May 7, 1810. 

Augusta Loretta, born June 23, 1812; married Jackson Lamb, 
Winchendon, Mass., and had : 

1. William H., born Oct. 9, 1834. 

2. Amos S. born Nov. 19, 1836. 

3. Jane, born Dec. 7, 1838. 

4. Francis. 

5. Fanny. 

6. Adelphia. 

7. Benjamin F. 

8. Matilda C. 

9. Abbie L 

xi. Joseph Boyle, born Dec. 23, 1815. 
xii. Francis Henry, born Dec. 11, 1819. 

165. SAMUEL CUMMINGS (Joseph,* John,4 John,* 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Betsy, daughter of John Brown. Re- 
sided at Athol, Mass, and died there, having passed his eight- 
ieth year. The following account of the children is given, as 
furnished. 

Children : 

i. Brown, born ; married Polly Crowl. Resided in Nevr 

Salem, Mass. Children : 

1. Sumner. 

2. Sanford. 

3. Lorry. 





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4 Fidelia. 

li. John, bc.n ; married Sarah Rodes. Resided in Athol. 

Mass. Children : 

1. Albert. 

2. Thomas. 

3. Henry (Chandler). 

4. Stillman. 

5. Samuel. 

6. Daniel 

7. Isabell. 

iii. Samuel, born ; married Maria Adams. Resided in 

Poidonke, between Athol and Phillipston, Mass. Chil- 
dren: 

1. Jonathan Brown. 

2. Lucy. 

3. Almeny. 

358. iv. William Frary, born May 1, 1804. 

v. Charles, born ; married Sophia Rodes. Removed 

from Rutland, Vt, out West and died. Children : 

1. Charles Wellman. 

2. Jacob. 

4. Leisure. 

5. Nancy, born ; married Hughes Moor, New 

Salem, Mass. 
vi. Stephen L., born ; married Mary Lord. Children: 

1. Julia E., born ; married Vaughan. 

Erving, Mass. 

2. George. 

3. Henry. 

4. A daughter. 

vii. Betsy, born ; married Nathan Briggs, Petersham, 

Franklin, Mass. Children: 

1. Victory. 

2. Adelaide. 

3. Izora. 

166. DANIEL CUMMINGS (Josephs John,4 John,3 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Dec. 1, 1803, in Orleans, Mass., Lydia, 
daughter of Josiah Sparrow. He had left Gerry, now Phillips- 
ton, in 1800. Lived in the part of Orleans called Tonset. He 
was selectman fourteen times and representative in the General 
Court seven years. Died Dec. 3, 1857; She died July 26, 1872. 

Children : 

i. Joseph, born Dec. 17, 1804; died Jan. 23, 1883. 





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ii. Samuel Smith, born Nov. 25, 1806; died July 4, 1822, at New 
Orleans, La. 
Josiah Sparrow, born Oct. 5, 1809; died Feb. 21, 1810. 
Lucy, born Aug. 24, 1812; died Dec. 13, 1892. 
Josiah Sparrow, born Dec. 14, 1815. 

Benjamin, born Oct. 18, 1816; died July 5, 1839, at Charles- 
ton, S. C. 
Daniel, born Dec. 1. 1818. 
Calvin, born Mar. 24, 1821. 
George Washington, born May 26, 1824. 
Lydia Sparrow, born July 27, 1826; died Aug. 27. 
Lydia Sparrow, born July 23, 1828 ; died Feb. 21, 1858. 

167. EBENEZER CUMMINGS (David,s David/ John,3 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, June 22, 1774, Jemima Hartwell, 
of Bedford, daughter of Joseph, born Sept. 6, 1753. She died 
June 15, 1809. He married second, November 29, 1810, Lydia 
Tay, daughter of Joshua and Susanna. He died June 4, 1821. 
He resided in Woburn and was a tanner and currier. She died 
Oct. 27, 1859, aged 87 years, 4 months, 15 days. 

Children : 
360. i. Ebenezer, born Nov. 18, 1775. 

ii. Jemima, born June 28, 1777; married, Dec. 5, 1805, Zadak 
Rogers, of Tewksbury, born there May 8, 1774. He died 
Feb. 16, 1844, and she died Jan. 16, 1861. He bought, the 
same year with his marriage, a farm of more than 250 
acres in Tewksbury; very valuable for farming purposes, 
heavily wooded also. Mr. Rogers was son of Timothy 
and Ruth Rogers. This farm which was in the part of 
Tewkesbury afterwards joined to the city of Lowell, con- 
tinued in the family intact and by the growth of the city 
became of increased value. Included in it was a hill called 
Fort Hill, called so because in 1669 some Indians built 
there a fort for protection against the Mohawks. The 
34 acres embracing the hill was twice offered by Emily and 
Elizabeth to the city for a park, first in 1871 and again 
in 1873, but the city did not accept the conditions. In 
1883-6 a syndicate purchased portions of the farm and 
secured the Fort Hill tract in trust from the Messrs 
Rogers, on condition of spending $25,000 in laying out and 
embellishing the grounds. This was done and the Hill 
was deeded to the city and called Rogers Fort Hill Park. 
The sisters had previously given to the American Bible 
Society of New York a fund of $50,000 in perpetual me- 
morial of their father and mother. 

1. Zadock, born Dec. 21, 1806; married, Sept. 25, 



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1861, Harriet A. Bradley, died Sept. 26, 1864, 
and left a son, John Z. 

2. Joseph Porter, born May 8, 1809; died Apr. 30, 

1870.. 

3. Emily P., born Sept. 18, 181 1 ; died Mar. 14, 1884 

or 1887. 

4. Benjamin Parker, born Feb. 19, 1814; died May 

21, 1866. 

5. Elizabeth, born May 7, 1819. 

iii. Joseph, born Dec. 6, 1779; married (published Oct. 2), 1807, 
Martha Priest, of Concord. He was a farmer; Resided in 
Littleton, N. H. No children. 

iv. Phebe, born Sept. 8, 1781 ; married, July 15, 1802, Thomas 
Evans, of Reading (now Wakefield), born there Feb. 15, 
1778 and died May 22, 1832. He was a general trader. She 
died Nov. 29, 1871. 

1. Phebe, born Feb. 12, 1804; died June 29, i860. 

2. Rebecca, born July 31, 1805; died Apr. 13, 1875. 

3. Thomas J., born Oct. 9, 1806; died May 27, 1881. 

4. James M., born Aug. 24, 1809. 

5. Otis M., born Feb. 6, 1813; died Sept. 29, 1822. 

6. Harriet N., born Aug. 29, 1815. 

7. Lucius B., born Dec. 21, 1819; died May 3, 1881. 

8. George W., born Apr. 18, 1821. 

9. Charlotte N., born Sept. 30, 1822. 

v. Lydia, born Apr. 3, 1783 ; married Daniel Goodhue, of Dan- 
vers, born in Bradford, Mass., and died Feb. 22, 1867, age 
76 years. He was a farmer. She died Feb. 13, 1858. 

1. Daniel, born ; married, June 17, 1841, Mary 

R. Flint, of Danvers, who died Feb. 15, 1883, 
age 72 years. He died Feb. 22, 1869, age 54 
years. He was a farmer. They had : 

1. Mary Ella, born Apr. 4, 1845, and died 

Sept. 4, 1849. 

2. Hattie C, born Dec. 8, 1850; unmarried. 

2. Lydia, born ; unmarried ; died Jan. 18, 1833, 

age 15. 

3. Maria, born ; unmarried. 

361. vi. John, born Feb. 20, 1785. 

362. vii. David, born Dec. 3, 1786. 

viii. Hannah, born Dec. 24, 1788; married, Jan. 10, 1815, Ezikiel 
Johnson, who was born in Woburn (Winchester) Aug. 
18, 1781, and died Mar. 30, 1866. He was a wheelwright 
and carpenter, but followed farming a great many years. 
He was Deacon in the Congregational Church for 27 years. 
Mrs. Johnson died Apr. 20, 1867. He was out in the coast 
defence, 1814. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. IQI 

1. Hannah, born Nov. i, 1815 ; married, Sept. n, 

1843, Geo. F. Clarke, then of Woburn, and a 
tanner there till 1857, but in 1888 resided in 
Hallowell, Me. Children: 

1. Mary C, born Aug. 30, 1844. 

2. Emma F., born Feb. 4, 1853; married, 

Mar. 27, 1882, Wm. Cahoon, of Hallo- 
well. 

3. George H., born July 2, 1855; died Mar. 

28, 1862. 

2. Adeline, born Sept. 10, 1817; married, Apr. 6, 1843, 

Sylvester P. Cutler (of Burlington, Mass.), who 
died 1887. Three children. 

3. Joseph, born May 23, 1819; married, Sept. 8, 1842, 

Susan Deland, who died . Four children. 

4. Mary, born May 23, 1819; married, Oct. 15, 1846, 

John Bacon. Three children. 

5. Martha, born June 7, 1821. Tailoress. 

6. Henry, born Feb. 7, 1823; died Oct. 19, 1852, in 

San Francisco, Cal. 

7. David Warren, born Dec. 11, 1824; married, Jan. 

31, 1854, Sarah Angier, of Lexington. Two 
children. 

8. Sophronia, born Nov. 10, 1828. 

9. Elizabeth, born Nov. 8, 1830; married Oct. 17, 

1854, Otis Bacon, of Woburn. Had two children 
of whom Otis Walter, born Aug. 24, 1857, 
foreman in Chickering pianoforte factory, Bos- 
ton, and married Lizzie W. Webb, a very good 
singer, who sang a number of years in the 
Jewish synagogue, Boston. The second child, 
Oliver, born Aug. 1, i860; married Clara B. 
Tufts, of Somerville. He is confidential clerk 
for H enr y Woods Sons & Co., Boston. 

363. ix. Joshua, born Dec. 7, 1750. 

x. Ruth born Nov. 12, 1792; unmarried; died Apr. 27, 1867. 
Ruth Smith is mentioned in Ebenezer Cummings' will. 

364. xi. Samuel, born Dec. 8, 1794. 

365. xii. Daniel, born Apr. 28, 1797 (Jan. 7). 

366. xiii. Moses, born Oct. 15, 1800. 

xiv. Susan, born Oct. 3, 181 1; unmarried; died Sept. 8, 1837, at 
Woburn. Her will, dated Sept. 6, 1837, mentioned her 
mother and brother Stephen. 
xv. Stephen, born Mar. 7, 1814; unmarried. Stephen of Wo- 
burn died Jan. 8, 1862; willed property to Clarence Arthur, 
Alfred, Susan and Mary, children of late John and Mary 
Poor. 



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1 68. STEPHEN CUMMINGS (David,* David,-* John,3 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. 22, 1795, Mary Coburn (may she 
have been widow and maiden name Mary Brooks?) born Sept. 
11, 1765. She died Feb. 6, 1853. He died Apr. 12, 1804. He 
learned the currier's trade in Tewkesbury; afterwards went 
West and bought a farm. 

Children : 

i. Joanna, born Aug. 1, 1795; married, Sept. 13, 1812, Oliver 

Tay, and died early, 
ii. Stephen, born Aug. 27, 1796. 
iii. Isaac Brooks, born Jan. 7, 1798. 
iv. Mary, born Aug. 20, 1801 ; married, July 4, 1820, Joseph 

Thayer. Married second, Phillips; married third, 

Oliver Tay. 

169. DAVID CUMMINGS (Samuel,* David,-* John,3 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 21, 1784 (published August 6, 
1784), Mehitabel Cave, who was born in Middleton, and died 
there Oct. 10, 1831, aged 66. He died in Topsfield, Mar. 22, 
1826. In Essex Inst. Coll. 5, 241-2, Hon. Robert Rantoul thus 
speaks of a colored woman who had some connection with the 
family of Mrs. Cummings. "Phyllis Cave was employed to do 
the washing of my family. She died Jan. 20, 1812, aged 90. 
When a child she was sold in Salem to a Mr. Cave, of Middle- 
ton, who paid for her in iron. She remembered being carried 
in the bottom of his chaise, hidden from view by the boot, 
from Salem to Cave's farm in Middleton, now property of 
Judge Cummings." In 1814 he gave land to enlarge south side 
cemetery and built the wall about it. 

Children : 
367. i. David, born Aug. 13, 1785. 

ii. Abigail, born Dec. 4, 1786; married, Apr. 18, 1814, Samuel 
Hood, Jr., of Topsfield. She died Aug. 26 (or Sept. 15), 
1863. He died Aug. 30, 1865, age 81. 

1. Sally C, born May 29, 1814; died Sept. 29, 1815. 

2. Samuel C, born Aug. 12, 1816; died Jan. 4, 1873. 

3. Sarah Porter, born Apr. 6, 1818; married, Nov. 

24, 1842, Lewis Symmes, of Beverly, and had: 

1. Lewis Henry, born Sept. 10, 1843; died 

Feb. 24, 1858. 

2. William Albert, born Mar. 15, 1846; mar- 

ried Apr. 24, 1873, by the Friends' 
ceremony at Piney Woods, N. C, Mar- 
garet W. White of Belvidere, N. C. 



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He died at Westminster, N. C, Jan. i, 
1882. This couple had Ernest Lewis 
and a twin brother, born Feb. 2, 1874. 
The latter died Feb. 2, 1874. Herbert 
Austin, born July 10, 1876; died Sept. 
25, 1877. William Edward, born Jan. 
3, 1881 ; died July 21, 1881. 
3. Sarah Ellen, born Jan. 12, i860. 

4. Hetta C, born Mar. 30, 1821 ; died Apr. 6, 1821. 

5. Hetta, born Jan. 28, 1826, in Middleton; married, 

Nov. 6, 1851, Charles A. Fiske of East Saugus. 

1. Maria C, born Feb. 22, 1856. 

2. Helen A., born May 13, 1857. 

3. Joseph B., born Apr. 18, 1859. 

4. Nellie E., born May 30, 1862. 

5. Nettie P., born July 13, 1867. 

Hi. Pamela, born Aug. 25, 1788; married, June 27, 1816, Allen 
Porter, son of Daniel and Sarah (Peabody), born June 
23, 1779. She died in Middleton, Mar. 27, 1837. Children: 

1. Hiram Cummings, born June 6, 1818; died Jan. 

3, 1852. 

2. Sarah Peabody, born July 30, 1819. 

3. Charlotte Hubbard, born Dec. 29, 1822; died Feb. 

16, 1840. 

4 Mehetabel, born ; removed to Providence, 

R. I., and married there, 
iv. Samuel, born July 7, 1790. 

v. Sylvester, born Mar. 17, 1793. 

vi. Hiram, born Nov. 20, 1794; died Oct. 8, 1805. 

170. SAMUEL CUMMINGS (Samuel,* David/ John,3 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Lucy, daughter of Caleb and Lucy 
(Lovejoy) Abbot, of Andover, Mass. She died May 26, i860. 
Resided in Andover. He was killed in 1816 falling under his 
team while returning down the hill to his home. 
Children : 

i. Samuel, born Oct. 29, 1801 ; unmarried ; died June 4, 1856. 
ii. Lucy, born Nov. 19, 1802; married, June 5, 1820, Joseph 
Richardson, son of Asa and Sarah (Tufts), born at 
Billerica, Mass., Nov. 8, 1794. Children: 

1. Joseph, born Feb. 4, 1821. 

2. Charles, born July 26, 1822; died Oct. 8, 1855. 

3. David C. born Aug. 15, 1826; married Dec. 12, 

1850, Henrietta G. Barnard, who died Feb. 6, 
1885. Master workman Boston & Maine R. R. 



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Shops, Lawrence, for 25 years. He died Dec. 
6, 1890. His children were: 

1. William Cummings, born Mar. 12, 1854; 

Concord, N. H. 

2. Charles, born Sept. 13, 1855, at Lawrence; 

died Dec. 4. 

3. Arthur David, born Jan. 14, i860, at 

Lawrence ; died May 30, 1862. 

4. Henry E., born Aug. 26, 1862; died Nov. 

6, 1862. 

5. Lucy Anna, born Dec. 22, 1867. 

6. Catharine Barnard, born Mar. 31, 187 1 ; 

died Mar. 25, 1875. 

7. James Herbert, born Oct. 31, 1876. 

4. Georgianna, born Nov. 14, 1830; married Moses 

S. Bacon; resided in Chicago. 

5. Albert, born Aug. 6, 1840; died Aug. 30, 1881. 

iii. Charles, born Jan. 15, 1804; married, April 24, 1838, Mary 
R. Eames, born May 25, 1813, in Newry, Me. She died 
Jan. 28, 1888, in Andover. He willed his money to the 
town for the library, but the town gave it to the wife and 
granddaughter. He died Apr. 12, 1873. Children: 

1. Martha R., born Apr. 1, 1839; died Mar. 8, 1850. 

2. Mary Emily, born Mar. 11, 1840; married, Dec. 1, 

1861, Nathan A. Foster, who died June 24, 1864. 
She died Sept. 21, same year. One daughter, 
Martha E., born Sept. 13, 1862; married, Apr. 
30, 1885, George W. Storrs; living 1886 on 
the old Cummings place. 

3. A son, born Apr. 3, 1843; died young. 

iv. Asenath, born Mar. 19, 1805 ; married, Mar. 14, 1823, George 
Richardson, brother of Joseph above and born in Billerica, 
June 18, 1797. Resided in Lowell and in Chelmsford. 
Five children : 

1. Asenath Louisa, who married Rev. George W. 

Webster and had a daughter Fanny who mar- 
ried William C. Richardson, son of David C, 
above. 

2. George. 

3. Ellen M., married George H. Byam. 

4. Warren. 

v. Mehetabel, born Mar. 4, 1806 ; unmarried ; died Apr. 7, 1875, 
in Lawrence. 

vi. Mary E., born Mar. 8, 1813; married, Oct. 4, 1832, Nathan, 
brother of Paschal and Nathan R. Abbott. Removed to 
Lowell. The shock in the loss of her two sons in 1872 
was too much for her and she died that year. 



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i. Nathan Emerson, born Nov. 13, 1833. He was a 
soldier for three years in the Civil War, as were 
his brothers, Joseph Albert and Lewis, three in 
the army of Tennessee and one in the navy. He 
has a genius for mechanics and is employed in 
Springfield, Mass., in a machine shop. 

2. Mary Frances, born Feb. 5, 1835. 

3. Joseph Warren, born Sept. 18, 1836; resided in 

Fitchburg, and an engineer on that R. R. for 
many years. Married. 

4. Costello Cummings, born Dec. 27, 1838; died Jan. 

8, 1839. 

5. Albert Costello, born Oct. 13, 1839. He was a 

fireman in Boston and at a fire in that city, he 
was severely injured by a fall from a ladder and 
died in hospital, Nov. 26, 1872. He was mar- 
ried on his death bed to . She has since 

married again. 

6. Lewis Porter, born Aug. 31, 1842. He was also a 

fireman. On the night of Nov. 10, 1872, he went 
with two companions into Weeks' & Potter's 
building when on fire, and the walls fell on 
them. Nothing more was known of them. 

7. Alice Adelaide, born Sept. 30, 1845 ; married. Re- 

sided in Chelsea. 

8. Samuel Cummings, born May 31, 1847. He was 

employed as engineer at the Hoffman House in 
Boston. He had fallen into bad habits and was 
superseded. He was convicted of setting fire to 
the hotel and sent to State's prison. 

9. Clarence Paschal, born Nov. 21, 1850, in Columbus, 

Ohio, where his father resided for a time. He 
died Apr. 9, 1852. 
10. Ida May, born Apr. 20, 1854, in Charlestown, Mass. 
Has been married twice. Her first husband died 
of consumption, leaving a daughter. She mar- 
ried second a brother of her brother Joseph's 
wife. 

171. JONATHAN CUMMINGS (Jonathan^ David,* 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Joanna, daughter of Maj. 
Jedediah and Abigail J. Cobb, of Gray, Me., born Feb. 2, 1784. 
She married second Capt. Charles Barbour, in 1823, by whom 
she had two children, Martha Maria, born Sept. 2", 1824, and 
married Rev. William Plaisted Merrill ; and Abigail Reed, born 
June 13, 1827, and married William Deering. The mother died 



I96 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

June 30, 1844. Maj. Cummings became a resident in Norway, 
Me., on the large tracts bought by his father and known as 
"Cummings' Purchase" and "Cummings' Gore." His grant 
was sold quite rapidly to purchasers, not a few of whom came 
from Andover, Mass. He put up buildings before 1793, for we 
read of a school kept by a Miss Abigail Symonds that year in 
his barn and of one kept by his maternal uncle, Job Eastman, 
in his house. In 1804 he built a saw-mill on the little stream 
which is the outlet of Little Pennesseewassee Pond. This mill 
was taken down and built farther down the steam in 1806. 
He was, though not himself member of the church, so interested 
in the establishment of the Congregational Church, as to under- 
take the building of a meeting-house in 1808 on his own respon- 
sibility. In 1806, he purchased of Phillips Academy the half 
township granted to that Academy, which forms the south 
half of the town of Greenwood. "To induce settlers to occupy 
it, he sold the lots at a low price and took much of his pay in 
labor and lumber and in the products of the farms, from which 
he realized but little money. He purchased the land on credit, 
and gave back a mortgage to secure the payments, and neglect- 
ing to meet his notes and interest when they became due, he 
was at length obliged to mortgage his own farm to keep good 
the security. He soon became hopelessly embarrassed, and the 
parties who had purchased lands of him neglecting to take 
quit-claims of the mortgages, became liable to lose these farms, 
or be obliged to pay for them a second time, which eventually 
was the case with many of them. Major Cummings bore up 
under his accumulated burden for a while, but finally his mind 
became affected, and in an attack of mental derangement, he 
committed suicide, a first attempt a few months previous hav- 
ing failed." (Cent. Hist. Norway, p. 352.) He died July 12, 
1820. He was captain of militia in 1800, and promoted to be 
major in the regiment in 1804. Mr. David Noyes, an old 
citizen of Norway and its first historian, says of him : "He was 
naturally of an obliging, kind disposition and very cheerful in 
his everyday deportment, which caused him to become a favor- 
ite with all who became acquainted with him. From the early 
settlement of the town up to near the time of his death, there 
was probably no man in the place who could exercise so great 
an influence as Major Cummings." 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 197 

Children : 

i. Mary Holt, born Mar. 20, 1804; married, Sept. 2, 1822, Dr. 
Josiah Little, son of Hon. Edw. and Hannah (Brown) 
Little, born in Newburyport, Mass., Apr. 29, 1801. He 
graduated at Bowdoin College, practised his profession as 
physician, several years and afterwards engaged in 
manufactures. He was a man of enterprise and integrity. 
He married second, Mar. 30, 1830, Nancy Williams Brad- 
ford, died at Auburn, Me., Nov. 20, 1834; married third, 
May 26, 1885, Sally Brooks, died Apr. 15, 1849; married 
fourth, Charlotte Ann Brooks. He returned from Maine 
to his native place, and died Aug. 9, 1863. His first wife 
died in Minot, Me., Oct. 6, 1829. She left three children: 

1. Elizabeth Mary Todd, born Sept. 24, 1823; mar- 

ried, 1847, George H. Ambrose, and had : 

1. Mary Cummings, born Oct. 11, 1848. 

2. George F. born Apr. 27, 1851. 

3. Charles Little, born Oct. 23, 1855. 

4. Josiah Little, born Sept. . 

5. Elizabeth, born Aug., 

2. Edward, born June 25, 1825 ; married Julia W. 

Eustis ; resided in Chicago. 

3. Francis Brown, born ; married Maria W. 

Brooks and married second, Mary Prince, 
daughter of Rev. Uriah Balkam. He is lumber 
dealer in Chicago, 
ii. Eliza, born Oct. 6, 1806; died Oct. 22, 1808. 

370. iii. Daniel, born Aug. 18, 1810. 

iv. Clarissa Ann., born Aug. 20, 1815 ; died Dec. 4, 1832, in Gray 

v. Lewis Ladd, born Jan. 30, 1818; died Mar. 25, 1847, in 

Winthrop, Me. He was a civil engineer and engaged in 

the survey of the Androscoggin Railroad at the time of his 

death. 

172. DR. STEPHEN CUMMINGS (Jonathan^ David,* 
John,3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. n, 1794, Eleanor Heald, 
born Feb. 6, 1775, daughter of Ephraim and Sarah (Conant), a 
descendant of Roger Conant. Her father was called Nimrod, 
being a noted Indian fighter, and resided in Temple, N. H. 
Stephen Cummings studied medicine with Dr. Kittridge and 
with Dr. Coffin, and became eminent. He came to Portland 
in 1801 and commenced business as a merchant, resuming his 
profession afterward. He had lived in Waterford before going 
to Portland; also at one time in Jamaica Plain (Boston) ; also 
a year in Cuba. He bought Richmond's Island, near Portland. 



372. 


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vi. 



I98 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

He died at Cape Elizabeth, Mar. 20, 1854. His wife had died 
May 31, 1824, aged 48. 

Children : 
371. i. Nathan, born Aug. 20, 1796, in Waterford. 

ii. Sarah Ellen, born June 15, 1798; married, Dec. 26, 1826, 
Charles Bradley. She died Feb. II, 1875, in Portland. 
He died Oct. 4, 1874, age 82 years. 

1. Ellen, born Oct. 24, 1827, in Boston; unmarried; 

died Aug. 11, 1870. 

2. Emily, born Sept. 10, 1830, in Boston ; married. 

July 6, 1854, in Lewiston, Me., Henry Hunter 
Peters, of Boston. 

3. Frances Sumner, born Aug. 28, 1833, in Boston; 

died June 8, 1868, in Portland, 
iii. Sumner, born Apr. 24, 1800, in Waterford ; unmarried ; died 
Nov. 24, 1848. B. C. 1823, M. D. In practice with his 
father. 
Stephen, born Feb. 14, 1803, in Portland. 

John Morland, born Mar. 31, 1812, in Portland. 
Fitz Henry, born Feb. 7, 1815, in Portland. Was in business 
in Portland, but unmarried and died July 26, 1837. 

173. DANIEL CUMMINGS (Jonathan^ David,* John,3 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, June 30, 1801, Hannah Ames, fifth 
child of Benjamin and Phebe (Chandler) Ames, and born in 
Andover, Mass., July 19, 1781. Major Cummings was a 
farmer and lived in Scotland district, on place afterwards 
owned by Ebenezer Jenkins, in Andover, but afterwards lived 
in a house which he built in the village. This was the house 
kept as a tavern by James Locke and subsequently occupied by 
N. W. Hazen, Esq. He and his wife were members of the 
South Church. They removed to Maidstone, Vt., where he 
died Dec. 26, 1827. She was dismissed to form a church in 
Springfield, Vt., in 1832. She married second, June 21, 1842, 
Hon. Leonard White, of Haverhill, Mass. His first wife was 
Mary Dalton, by whom he had a large family. She died June 
18, 1839, aged 68. After a life of honor and fidelity he died 
Oct. 10, 1849, aged 82 years. Mrs. White ,the widow of Major 
Cummings, died Oct. 28, 1865. (C. H. A- says Daniel went to 
Maine with Benjamin Ames, and also that he was "a furious 
rider through Andover street.") 

Children : 

i. Hannah, born Apr. 21, 1804, married May 11, 1831, Capt, 



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Luke Williams, of Springfield, Vt. She became a mem- 
ber of South Church, Andover, Mass., in 1824, and re- 
moved to Church, Springfield, Vt., in 1832. She died 
Jan. 21, 1835, leaving Eliza N., born Feb. 8, 1832, died 
Feb. 23, 1846., an unusually interesting child, "one of the 
children you read about, but seldom see." Mr. Williams 
married second, and removed from Springfield. 
ii. Eliza, born May 20, 1808 (Andover record, 1807) ; died at 
Maidstone, Vt., July 10, 1828. 

iii. Mary Eastman, born Dec. 22, 181 1 ; married June 4, 1846, 
Seth Paine, born Apr. 16, 1801. He was city treasurer 
of Bangor, Me., for many years. At the time of his mar- 
riage he was a merchant there. He died Feb. 2, 1883. 
They had Sumner Cummings, born Aug. 31, 1848, in Port- 
land, Me; graduated 1869, Lieutenant U. S. Navy. 
They had : 

1. Sumner Cummings, born Aug. 31, 1848, in Port- 
land, Me., graduated, 1869; Lieutenant, U. S. 
Navy. 

iv. Sarah A., born Nov. 17, 1817; married, Aug. 15, 1842, Hi- 
ram Orcutt, born Feb. 3, 1815 in Acworth, N. H. He was 
principal of Glenwood Ladies' Seminary, West Brattle- 
boro, Vt., and afterward of the similar institution at West 
Lebanon, N. H. She died Nov. 22, 1863. They had : 

1. John Frank, born Dec. 22, 1848, at Thetford, Vt.; 

died young. 

2. Mary Frances, born Jan. 4, 1851 ; married John 

Gould. 
Mr. Orcutt, married second, Apr. 8, 1865, Ellen L. 
Dana, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

174. AMOS CUMMINGS (Jonathan,* David/ John,* 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Abigail Judkins. His children were 
named (i) Mary, (2) Stephen, (3) Abiathar, (4) William. Re- 
sided in Norway, Me. 

175. ARCHILAUS CUMMINGS (Archilaus,s David/ 
John,3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Polly Edwards. Married second 
Hannah Bnss. Resided in Temple, N. H., where he died Dec. 

25, 1847. 
Children : 

i. Lucy Wheeler, born Nov. 16, 1800; married Warren Keyes, 

of Temple, 
ii. Mary, born May 28, 1802 ; died same day. 
374. iii. Alanson, born July 1, 1803. 

iv. Mary, born Apr. 21, 1807; died Aug. 12, 1813. 



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375. v. Archilaus, born June 11, 1809. 

vi. Hannah, born Mar. 12, 1811; married, June 1, 1831, Stillman 
Blood. 

1. Francis W., born Oct. 26, 1833 ; married July 20, 

1865, Abbie E. Snell. Resided Camp Point, 111., 
and had : 

1. Hattie J., born Nov. 8, 1866. 

2. Kate S., born Dec. 3, 1868; married, Oct. 

10, 1888, J. L. Hinchman. 

3. Charles W., born Oct. 23, 1872. 

4. Harry S. born Nov. 13, 1874. 

2. Emily A., born Nov. 30, 1841 ; married, July 31, 

1861, J. Mills Brooks, Winchester, Mass., and 

had: 

1. Lillian May, born Aug. 10, 1863 ; married, 
Sept. 15, 1890, H. G. Young, Winches- 
ter, Mass. 

3. Charles, born Feb. «, 185 1 ; died Oct. 20, 1865. 

vii. Sarah Goodhue, born July 15, 1813; married, Sept. 12, 1833, 
Kimball B. Fletcher. 

1. Ephraim Sumner, born Oct. 24, 1834; married 
. Resided in Duluth, Wis. 



2. Charles W., born June 30, 1837; married . 

Resided in Charles City, Iowa, and had : 

1. Mary Jessie, born Dec. 29, 1865. 

2. Ralph M., born May, 1873. 

3. Fred G., born Dec. 26, 1842; married . 

Resided in Burlington, Vt. 
viii. Polly, born Mar. 1, 1815 ; married, Oct. 24, 1839, William 
Wallace. Resided in Burlington, Vt. She died Aug. 11, 
1868. Children were: 

1. Ellen M., born Jan. 5, 1845; married, Nov. 23, 

1870, Charles Keeble, Columbia, N. H.. They 
had: 

1. Frederick R., born May 18, 1880. 

2. Persa Ann, born Jan. 5, 1845 ; died Jan. 28, 1863. 

3. Anson H., born Jan. 25, 1847; married, Apr. io, 

1873, Clara W. Legro, Columbia, N. H. They 
had: 

1. Mary C, born Jan. 21, 1874 

2. William, born May 17, 1877. 

3. Annie B., born Apr. 22, 1879. 

4. Thomas W. born Jan. 6, 1886. 

5. Lew Anson, born Nov. 25, 1887. 

6. Emma B., born June 25, 1889. 

4. Albert C, born Sept. 3, 1852; married, Oct. 13, 



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1878, Emily Hicks, Colebrook, N. H., and had, 
Rubie E., born Feb. 22, 1880. 
ix. Rachel Rowell, born Sept. 25, 1816; married Dec. 3, 1840, 
Luther Shute. 

1. Henry B., born Oct. 27, 1841. 

2. Addison, born Oct. 31, 1844; died . 

3. Edward R., born June 19, 1847; died . 



4. Fred, born Oct. 9, 1850. Henry B. Shute resided 
in Newton, N. H. and had Eva. Cummings, 
born Oct., 1877. 
x. Emily, born Feb. 4, 1819; married Jonathan G. Lang. Re- 
sided in Columbia, N. H. 

376. xi. Sumner, born Dec. 1, 1820. 

xii. Cynthia, born Jan. 24, 1822 ; married, 1847, Albion K. P. 
Cummings (see 508). Resided in Prairie du Sac, Wis. 

176. DAVID CUMMINGS (Richard,* Samuel/ John,* 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Mar. 12, 1799, Rosanna Kallock, of 
Warren, Me. He died Mar. 24, 1842. In the census of 1850 
she was living and then aged 73. Resided in school district, 
No. 11, Union, Me., in 1826. 

Children : 

377. i. George, born Dec. 3, 1799. 

ii. John, born Aug. 8, 1801. Resided in Belmont Killed in a 
skirmish with Indians in Texas. 

378. iii. Milton Robbins, born Aug. 26, 1803. 

iv. Avis, born Oct. 31, 1805; married Isaac Fuller, settled in 
Thomaston, Me., and had Susan, John, Amelia, EH, Ford, 
Ann and Rosa. 

379. v. Samuel, born Nov. 20, 1807. 

vi. Esther, born Nov. 29, 1809; married, Sept. 15, 1836, Caleb O. 
Billings, of Northport. Resided in Belfast. Children: 

1. David. 

2. Daniel O. 

3. Tamerlane. 

4. Elmira. 

5. Mary. 

vii. Eleanor, born July 1, 1812 ; married, Mar. 21, 1841, Brice 
Jameson, of Warren. Resided in 1887, in Rochester, Minn. 

1. Eliza, born May 18, 1842. 

2. David, born June 8, 1844., 

3. Ellen, born Sept. 22, 1845. 
4 Juno, born Feb. 25, 1847. 

5. Jasper, born Feb. 25, 1847. 

6. Almond, born Dec. 10, 1848. 

7. Loany, born Aug. 18, 1852. 



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380. viii. Joseph Gilman, born Mar. 9, 1815. 

381. ix. Otis, born Feb. 27, 1819. 

177. PHILIP CUMMINGS (Richard,* Samuel,* John,* 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Hannah Grafton, who died aged 65. 
He died July 2, 1867. Resided in Waldoboro, Me. 

Children : 

382. i. Ambrose, born Sept. 16, 1812. 

ii. Polly Grafton, born Dec. 1814; married Wallace Cunning- 
ham. Resided in Belfast, Me. 

1. James M. 

2. Abiathar. 

3. Jacob W. 
4 Sarah. 

5. Alden. 

6. Elerson. 

7. Hannah M. 

8. Samuel. 

9. Sophia A. 

10. Philip. 

11. Emerson. 

12. Ella. 

iii. Sarah, born Dec. 27, 1816; married Silas Law. She died 
May, 1892. They had : 

1. Flora A., born Sept. 8, 1851 ; married John F. 

Burns. Eight children. 

2. Philip H., born Feb. 1852 ; Died 1854. 

iv. Hannah, born ; married Saul Benner. She died Dec., 

1885. They had: 

1. Chandler. 

2. Vinol. 

3. Oren. 

4. Amos. 

v. Philip, born ; married Clarissa Burns. Resided in 

Waldoboro, Me. Had: 

1. Abbie. 

2. Amansor. 

3. Sarah E. 

4. George A. 

vi. Eliza, born ; married William Kelloch. No children. 

vii. Pierce, born ; married Lucy Sorrer. "Died in ser- 
vice." No children. 
viii. Ignatius Sherman, born Aug. 13, 1830; married Oct. 15, 
1859, Sarah Smith ; married second, Jan. I, 1870, Josie M. 
Tash. Pensioner, North Warren, Me. Children: 

1. Isaac S., born July 6, i860; married Linnie Call, 
Bangor, Me. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 203 

2. Ada S., born Mar. 31, 1862. 

3. Ara E., born Jan. 14, 1868; married Nelson Hall, 

North Lincoln, Me. 

4. Eugene S., born June 7, 1871. 

5. Eva M., born June 7, 1871. 

6. Lula M., born Sept. 1873; married Henry E. 

Morey, Warren, Me. 

7. Iza M., born Dec. 1, 1880. 

8. Sadie B., born Feb. 1, 1882. 

9. Mattie E., born Aug. 14, 1884. 

178. SUELL CUMMINGS (Richard,* Samuel,* John,3 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 4, 1818, Sophia Barnard. He 
was thrown from a wagon about 1859 and died. In 1887 the 
widow was living with her daughter, Nancy, but died in Union, 
Me., July 22, 1890, aged 90. Resided in Union. 

Children : 

i. Philena, born Sept. 24, 1819; died Oct. 3, 1843. 
ii. Jason Robbins, born May 31, 1821 ; married, July 18, 1847,.. 
Abbey Maria S. Stoddard, of Boston. He died Apr. 5, 
1891. Children: 

1. Abbie Marie, born Feb. 19, 1848; married George 

Wilson and had: 

1. Christine, born Jan. 1, 1874. 

2. Susan Philena, born Jan. 6, 1852. 

3. Jason Albert, born Jan. 15, 1858; died Jan. 10, 

1866. 
383. iii. Leonard Barnard, born June 28, 1823. 

iv. Lydia Maxey, born June 28, 1825 ; married, July 6, 1852, 
Capt. Eben Burgess. Resided in Union. Children : 

1. Mary R. born Oct. 9, 1854; married Watson, 

and had : 

1. Willie B. 

2. Allen L. 

3. Guy E. 

2. Charles, born Oct. 19, 1857 ; married Daggett. 

3. Fred. J., born Sept. 24, 1862 ; married Ware. 

v. Josiah, born July 30, 1827 ; married Lydia A. Robinson. Re- 
sided in Dorchester, Mass. Children : 

1. Minnie Lura, born Mar. 7, 1856; died Sept. 20, 

next. 

2. Edwin Josiah, born Sept. 15, 1857; married Mar. 

23, 1887, Charlotte F. Mclntire, born May 12, 
1863. Resided in Wollaston, Mass. (Dorches- 
ter ?). Their children were: 
1. Evelyn, born Feb. 10, 1888. 



204 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

2. Carlton Whittemore, born Sept. 10, 1890. 
3. Frank Lyman, born June 11, i860; died Sept. 14, 
1861. 
vi. Maria, born Nov. 5, 1829; married, Oct. 1852, John Went- 
worth, born Jan. 14, 1827. At one time foreman ship- 
wright, Vallejo, Cal. (Mare Island). Their children 
were: 

1. John Wl, born Oct. 3, 1858, at Vallejo. 

2. George A., born Sept. 1862, at Vallejo. 

vii. Delana A., born Oct. 9, 1832; married R. H. Wilson. Resi- 
ded in Rockland, Me. Children: 

1. Emma Sophie, born May 30, 1863. 

2. Lena Estelle, born June 5, 1866. 

viii. Nancy, born Feb. 8, 1834; married Charles Post. Resided 
in Union, Me. He died 1877. She married second 
Jedediah Morse. Children : 

1. Carrie A., born Aug. 1856. 

2. Alice M., born Sept. 5, 1858. 

3. Charles M., born July 16, 1868. 

ix. Suell, born Apr. 22, 1837 ; married Julia A. Chapman. Resi- 
ded Houlton and later Ludlow, Me. Had five children, 
x. William Augustus, born Mar. 24, 1842. Juneau, Alaska. 

179. JASON CUMMINGS (John,s Samuel/* John,3 Isaac, 3 
Isaac 1 ) married, Dec. 19, 1810, Anna Reed Miller. Resided in 
Hermon, Me., and in Freedom. He died Mar. 2, 1861. 

Children : 

384. i. Isaac Miller, born Jan. 12, 1812, in Freedom, 
ii. Rebecca A., born Oct. 20, 1813, in Freedom. 
iii. Anna, born July 22, 183 1. 

180. MOSES CASS CUMMINGS ( John,s Samuel,* John,3 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Mary Murrey, of Bath. 

Children : 

i. Thomas, born 1822; died young. 

ii. Alvy W., born Dec. 2, 1826; married Ann H. Ripley,, of 
Hallowell, Me. Resided in Manchester, Me. He died 
Sept. 26, 1882. Children : 

1. Helen H., born May 31, 1855; married, Dec. 14, 

1875, F. J. Hewins, and had : 

1. Delia A. 

2. Grace B. 

3. Gertrude E. 

2. Charles A., born Nov. 25, 1858; married Mary E. 

Longfellow. Married second, Susie Bearce, 
Winthrop Center. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 20S 

3. Henry F., born Dec. 13, 1863. Resided in Manches- 
ter, Me. Married Ella M. Gilman. No children. 

iii. Susan, born , 1828 ; Married Isaac True, who died Sept. 

26, 1882. Resided in Boothbay Harbor, Me. One child, 
Frederick, who married Bessie Hall, and they had Elmer 
and Fred, 
iv. George H., born June 2, 1831 ; married, Jan. 16, 1865, Amelia 
L. Arnold. Resided in Norwalk, Conn. Children : 

1. Lizzie E., born Sept. 17, 1859; married William 

Morrell. 

2. Lewis H., born Oct. 8, 1868; married Nellie Claffy. 

3. Mary J., born Aug. 9, 1870; married Jones, 

and had : 

1. Phylura. 

2. Amelia. 

4. Charles H., born Nov. 3, 1876. 

v. Elizabeth, born , 1834; marriedFrank Brann, and had 

Albert and Edward. 

vi. James Grandville, born Sept. 10, 1837; married Olive L. 

Boynton; married second, Ellen ; married third, 

Jan. 6, 1893 ; Laura E. Bemis, Hallowell, Me. Children : 

1. Wilbur P., born July 3, 1867; married, Dec. 16, 

1892, Rosa E. Cheney, of Augusta. 

2. Frank W., born July 19, 1874; died Aug. 15, 1887. 

3. Alice M., born Mar. 20, 1877; died Aug. 30, 1881. 

4. James G., born Aug. 9, 1883. 

181. AMOS CUMMINGS (Josephs Samuel,* John,3 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. 19, 1826, Rebecca Hopkins, of 
Wilmington, Mass. He died Apr. 24, 1868. 

Children : 

385. i. Charles Amos, born June 26, 1833. 

182. THADDEUS CUMMINGS (Thaddeus,* Samuel,* 
Thomas,3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Anna, daughter of Ezekiel 
and Anna Collins. The Collins family came to that town about 
1795. Resided in Fitzwilliam, N. H., and was selectman there 
in 1833-36. He died Sept. 15, 1855. She died Nov. 16, 
1843, aged 59 years, 7 months. Both lie in cemetery at Fitz- 
william. 

Children : 

386. i. Silas, born Oct. 7, 1803. 

ii. Betsy, born Apr. 13, 1806; married, June 26, 1832, James 
Haynes, of Chichester, N. H., who died Dec 5, 1838, aged 
33 years. She died May 10, 1850. 



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1. George, born Feb. 3, 1833 ; married, Aug. 29, 1854, 

Hannah Lucretia, born June 12, 1835, daughter 
of Morrill and Laura (Whittemore) Gilman, of 
Fitzwilliam. Resided in Monticello, Iowa. No 
children : 

2. Elizabeth, born Oct. — , 1834; died Jan. 29, 1839. 

3. Mary, born ; married . 

183. JOSHUA CUMMINGS (Thaddeus.s Samuel,* 
Thomas,3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Sally Nichols, who died April, 
1818. Married second, May 31, 1820, Hepzibah Hale, of Leo- 
minster, born Oct. 23, 1793, and died Feb. 21, 1863. He died 
at Westminster, August, 1861. ''He was of the Puritan cast 
of character, sober, thoughtful, industrious, religious. In early 
manhood, having engaged to build a house for a man, a com- 
parative stranger, for a stipulated sum with board, he was 
offered $15 additional to furnish his own grog. As he never 
drank, he saved his money." H. C. 

Children : 

387. i. Charles, born Feb. 26, 1821. 

388. ii. Henry, born Sept. 12, 1823. 

iii. Sarah, born Sept. 16, 1827; married, May 23, 1858, Dr. Clin- 
ton Warner, son of Dr. John, and born in Newfane 
Niagara Co., N. Y., June 17, 1825; died Westminster, 
Mass., Aug. 5, 1870. He was for 16 years a physician in 
Westminster, and a prominent citizen. Mrs. Warner died 
in Salem, Mass., Oct. 23, 1900. 

1. Chester Cummings, born June 30, 1859; died July 

7, 1867. 

2. Mary Abbie, born Mar. 22, 1861 ; graduate Mount 

Holyoke Seminary; teacher in the Houghton 
Seminary, Clinton, N. Y. Died Feb. 27, 1895. 

3. Sarah Adelaide, born Sept. 12, 1863; graduate Mt. 

Holyoke Seminary ; teacher in High School, 
Woonsocket, R. I., and later in Salem, Mass. 

4. Clinton Cummings, born Dec. 19, 1866; died Aug. 

10, 1867. 

5. Ellinor Hale, born Oct. 16, 1868; died July 30, 

1869. 
iv. Elliott, born Oct. 10, 1825; died Sept. 16, 1828. 
v. Isaac, born Aug. 2, 1832 ; graduate M. D., Dartmouth College, 
1857. Physician in New York City in connection with 
De Milt Dispensary, where he died Dec. 16, 1868. 

389. vi. Israel, born Aug. 2, 1832. 



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184. JONATHAN CUMMINGS (Jonathan^ Samuel,* 
Thomas,3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Jan. 3, 1801, Abigail, daugh- 
ter of David Kendall and Prudence (Hart well), of Leominster, 
born Dec. 27, 1784, died May 8, 1868. He died Feb. 7, 1822. 
Resided at Leominster. He kept a tavern at the centre, after- 
ward in North Leominster, a short distance from the Fitchburg 
R. R. Station, and again at the centre, where he died. After 
his death his wife removed to Boston. 

Children : 

390. i. Franklin, born Apr. 28, 1802. 

391. ii. Christopher, born May 20, 1804. 

iii. Mary, born Sept. 5, 1806 ; married Apr., 1827, Clement Willis, 
born Bridgewater, Mass., June 25, 1801 ; died Sept. 24, 
1882. He was a grocer in Boston, merchant in Para, and 
died June, 1892. Children : 

1. Henry Clement, born Oct. 16, 1828; married, 

Nov. 18, 1851, Sarah Anna Sargent, of Boston, 
born, 1828. One child, Anna Louisa. He died 
in Boston, Dec. 1898. 

2. Mary Elizabeth, born Dec. 26, 1829; married Oct. 

31, 1850, John B. Sparhawk, of Salem, who died 
Feb. 22, 1872, and had : 

1. Emelia, born ; died young. 

2. Clement Willis, born Mar. 12, 1854. Har- 

vard Medical School, 1884; physician 
in City Hospital. Resided in West 
Roxbury; married Bertha Merriam of 
Dedham, but had no children. 

3. Nathaniel Arthur, born Oct., 1861 ; un- 

married : 

3. George Augustus, born Nov. 12, 1831 ; died Apr. 

18, 1859- 

4. Charles Justin, born , 1833; married Oct., 

1859, Mary Anne Bird of Dorchester, who died 
Dec. 20, 1892, and had one child, George Augus- 
tus, born Aug. 19, i860; married, Oct. 1891, 
Amy Hunnewell, of Brookline, and had two 
children, Sanford Lawton and Sumner Holden. 

5. Waldo Flint, born Oct. 31, 1835; died Apr. 14, 

1837. 

6. Ellen Maria, born Mar. 31, 1840; died Nov. 19. 

1841. 

7. Edward Howard, born Feb. 12, 1838; married, 

May, 1866, Fanny Holbrook, of Boston. He 
died May 24, 1859. 



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8. Francis, born June 13, 1842; died Sept. 28, 1849. 

Three children : 

1. Edward H. 

2. Mary J. 

3. Clementine. 

9. Horace, born Aug. 5, 1846; died July 15, 1847. 
iv. Emeline, born Oct. 25, 1809; died Apr. 1, 1813. 

v. Rufus Kendall, born May 29, 181 1; married Rachel Averill, 
of Wiscasset, Me. One child, Abby Jane, married Samuel 
Sargent, of Lynn, and had Helen, Louise and Rufus. 
Abby died 1874- 
vi. Abigail, born Nov. 4, 1813; married, Apr. 30, 1836, Charles 
Langdon Gibson, born Apr. 1, 1815; merchant in Boston. 
He died Dec. 31, 1863. 

1. Cornelia Augusta, born May 30, 1837; unmarried; 

died Apr. 12, 1882. 

2. Abby Cummings, born Aug. 16, 1841 ; died Oct. 

30, 1842. 

3. Charles Langdon, born Oct. 9, 1843 ; died July 18, 

1845- 

4. Anna Spurr, born Aug. 1, 1846; died Dec. 12, 

1849. 
3. Minnie Maud, born Dec. 6, 1850; married June 12, 
1877, Joseph David Greene, of Faribault, Minn., 
born Apr. 29, 1828, in Delaware; died July 21, 
1898, at Lake Benton, Minn. Their children 
were: 

1. Joseph David, born Mar. 6, 1878 (Johns 

Hopkins University). 

2. Charles Langdon, born Sept. 14, 1879. 
3. Cornelia Gibson, born July 9, 1881. 

4. Harry Gibson, born June 4, 1883. 

5. Alice Cummings, born May 31, 1885. 
vii. Timothy Stearns, born Jan. 20, 1817; died Aug. 31, 1835. 
yiii. Charles Justin, born Jan. 20, 1821 ; died Apr. 10, 1821. 



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SEVENTH GENERATION. 

184A. JOHN CUMMINGS (John, 6 John,s John,* John,3 
John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Betsy Hall. Resided in Hancock, 
N. H., where he died Sept. 22, 1836. She died Feb. 13, 1844. 

Children : 

i. Betsy, born Apr. 24, 1800; married, Feb. 25, 1829, Rev. Good- 
year Bassett, born May. 22, 1801, East Montpelier, Vt. 
His first wife, Tamer Cutler, by whom he had Eli, born 
Sept. 20, 1824; died Apr. 20, 1825. By his wife Betsy he 
had: Frances Maudana, born May 6, 1836. His second 
wife died Apr. 29, 1849. He married third, Nov. 21, 1849, 
Elizabeth Adeline Morrison, by whom he had Eli G., born 
Nov. 6, 1850; licensed to preach by Methodist Episcopal 
Church, 1824. He labored on circuits in Vermont and 
New Hampshire till compelled by hemorrhage to desist. 
Settled in Hancock where he was town clerk and in 1842 
represented the town in the Legislature. Spent last 40 
years of his life in Petersboro, N. H., where he died May 
8, 1886. 

ii. Mercy, born Jan. 5, 1802. 

Hi. Rebecca J., born Sept. 3, 1804; married, Apr .17, 1838, Hiram 
Roby, of Nashua, born July 27, 1804, and died June 7, 
1868. She died Mar. 2, 1871. Child: Julia, born Feb. 
3, 1842., 

iv. Cynthia, born Sept. 5, 1806; married, Aug. 16, 1825, Marcus 
Aurelius Anthony, born in Lyndon, Vt., Apr. 23, 1801. 
Resided in Hancock, Nashua and died in Hancock, Sept. 
28, 1864. She died Mar. 29, 1875. Eight children. 

185. ASAHEL CUMMINGS (John, 6 John, 5 John, 4 John, 3 

JolnV Isaac 1 ) married, Mar. 3, 1801, Polly, daughter of David 

and Margaret (Mitchell) Ames, born Feb. 12, 1783 and died 

Nov. II, 1853. He married second, Sept. 19, 1854, Mrs. 

Dolly (Flint) Ware, who died Dec. 11, 1873. He died Dec. 

29, 1864. 

Children : 
302. i. Reed, born Nov. 14, 1801. 
393. ii. David, born Feb. 7, 1804. 



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iii. Mary, born Aug. 20, 1806, married Mar. 27, 1827, Capt. Nor- 
ton, son of Timothy, Hunt, of Peterboro ; she died i860. 

1. George Addison, born Feb. 14, 1828, married Eliza- 

beth Curtis; graduated D. C, 1852; studied 
law and settled in Quincy, 111.; ranked high 
in his profession, but died at the age of 39. 

2. Mary Jane, born Sept. 5, 1832. 

3. Nancy A., born July 26, 1839; died May 20, 1869. 

4. Timothy Norton, born Aug. 30, 1841 ; married 

Dec. 30, 1870, Elsie E. Wilder; 3 children. 
iv. Margaret, born Nov. 1, 1808, married, Apr. 9, 1833, David, 
son of Abner and Abigail (Boynton) Whitcomb, born 
May 30, 1808, in Hancock, N. H. He left Hancock, when 
a boy, "with," as he wrote, "pack on my back and staff in 
my hand, without father or mothee, and without home 
and no one to care for me." For several years he was in 
the tin business at Templeton, Mass. ; removed to Wor- 
cester, and engaged in manufacture of envelopes and was 
remarkably successful. He loved, and knew how to make, 
money; but also to distribute it. His former pastor, Rev. 
Geo. W. Phillips, said at his funeral, July 12, 1887 : "For 
forty-four years he has been disbursing. He was sponsor 
for the salary of more than one of that devoted 'Iowa 
Band,' and churches all over the Wbstern land are monu- 
ments of his generosity. He was not only a liberal, but a 
sagacious giver. Even more than for his generosity we 
should remember him for his simple, unobtrusive piety." 
Besides what he gave in his life-time, he made in his will 
the following bequests : Am. Bd. Com. for For. Missions, 
$25,000; Mass. H. M. Soc, $25,000; Am. Coll. and Ed. 
Soc, $5,000; Cong. Union, $3,000; Doane College, 
$13,000; Carleton College, $14,000; Am. Home Miss. Soc, 
$15,000; Worcester City Miss. Soc, $5,000; Amherst Col- 
lege, $10,000. His children were: 

1. Abby Boynton, born Jan. 7, 1834; died Apr. 18, 

1882. 

2. Ellen Margaret, born Mar. 31, 1841 ; married 

Henry Smith, who, at his death, May 7, 1881, 
was President of the Home Savings Bank, 
Boston. 

3. G. Henry, born Sept. 26, 1842; married Abbie 

Miller, daughter of F. C. Estabrook, of Day- 
ton, O. ; residence, Worcester; President 
Whitcomb Envelope Co., Director of First 
National Bank, and an active business man 
and helper in Christian and benevolent en- 



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terprises; Trustee of Amherst and of Mt. 
Holyoke Colleges, and of Worcester Poly- 
technic Institute; 7 children. 
,394. v. John, born June 13, 181 1. 

vi. Jane, born Nov. 4, 1812; married, 1840, George Whitman. 
She died Jan. 6, 1845 ; one son, who died. 
305. vii. Asahel Ames, born Oct. 11, 1823. 

396. viii. Benjamin Franklin, born May 14, 1827. (Perhaps May 4, 

1828.) 

186. BENAIAH CUMMINGS (John, 6 John,* John,* 
John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, October 23, 1806, Susanna 
Bailey, whose mother's name was Hannah and died Aug. 29, 
1827. Resided in Hancock, N. H. He died Oct. 5, 1848. She 
died Mar. 13, 1857, aged 75. 

Children : 

397. i. Ira, born May 28, 1802. 

ii. Rebecca, born Feb. 6, 1807 ; married, Jan. 9, 1830, Timothy, 
son of Salmon and Sarah (Williams) Blodgett, born 
Dec. 16, 1802, and died May 2, 1863. He afterwards mar- 
ried twice. Residence, Hancock, but late in life removed 
to Harrisville, where he died. 

iii. Sarah, born Feb. 5, 1808; died July 7, 1810. 

iv. Hannah, born , 1809; died May 6, 1809. 

v. John, born , 1810; died June 8, 1810. 

vi. Caroline, born Mar. 6, 181 1; died Oct. 1, 1829. 

vii. Ephraim, born Aug. 4, 1812; died Aug. 11, 1812. 
viii. John Bailey, born Sept. 29, 1813 ; died Feb. 2, 1870, in Gil- 
sum, N. H. 

ix. Sarah, born Apr. 12, 1815 ; died Aug. 7, 1816. 

x. Polly, born Nov. 17, 1817; died Dec. 17, 1817. 

xi. Martha, born Dec. 31, 1819; died Sept. 20, 1852, in Nel- 
son, N. H. 

398. xii. Charles, born Jan. 15, 1821. 

187. CHARLES CUMMINGS (Eleazer, 6 John,s John,* 
John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Sarah Willard, of Lunenburg, 
Mass., who died March, 1827. He died 1809. Resided in New 
Ipswich, N. H. 

Children : 

i. Sarah, born Oct. 31, 1792; married Henry Campbell, and 
died July 10, 1861. 

ii. Hepzibeth, -born July 16, 1795 ; married, Dec. 12, 1820, An- 
drew, son of Deacon John and Polly (Bradford) Wal- 
lace,, born Mar. 28, 1783. Lawyer. Settled first in Mount 
Vernon, N. H., and represented the town in the Legis- 



212 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

lature. Removed to Hancock, where he remained till 
1824. Having received the appointment of Clerk of Supe- 
rior Court, removed to Amherst, where he died, Sept. 23, 
1856. His wife died Sept. 17, 1874. Children: 

1. Horace Willard, born Feb. 25, 1822, in Hancock; 

died Oct. 9, 1826. 

2. Charles Andrew, born Aug. 5, 1825; died Mar. 

8, 1832. 

3. Mary Caroline, born May 30, 1828; died Aug. 18, 

1833- 

4. Henry Horatio, born Jan. 10, 183 1 ; died Aug. II, 

1833- 

5. Mary Caroline, born July 4, 1834; died Jan. 4, 

1846. 

6. Charles Henry, born Sept. 14, 1835; died June 

21, 1861. 
iii. Mary, born Nov. 12, 1797; married David W. Russell. She 

died July 14, 1859. 
iv. Elizabeth, born Feb. 21, 1800; married George Elliott, and 

died Aug. 9, 1885. 
v. Catharine, born June 29, 1802; married, Dec. 29, 1827, Sal- 
mon Rice, and died Dec. 31, 1883. Children: 

1.' Sarah, born Sept. 3, 1828; married Davis , 

Ashburnham, Mass. 

2. Charles, born Aug. 8, 1830; resided in Felton, Del.; 

eight children. 

3. Catharine F, born Mar. 30, 1833. 

4. George E., born Sept. 28, 1835 ; died , 1877. 

5. Salmon W., born Feb. 13, 1849; died , 1894. 

399. vi. Charles, born July 15, 1804. 

400. vii. John Willard, born Oct. 29, 1806, New Ipswich. 

188. NATHAN PARKER CUMMINGS (Reuben, 6 John,* 
John,* John,3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 21, 1823, Harriet 
Joslin, died July 2.J, 1859, * n Hancock, Wis. He died Aug. 26, 
1 861, in Lyndeboro, N. H. Resided a few years in Hancock, 
N. H. 
Children : 

i. Harriet E., born July 30, 1824, in Hancock, N. H. ; mar- 
ried June 21, 1848, Albert B. McCrillis. Residence, Mt. 
Vernon, N. H. 
ii. Langdon, born Mar. 13, 1826, Sharon, N. H. ; married 
Sept. 5, 1861, Sarah A. French. . He died Apr. 29, 1887, 
Milford, N. H. They had: 

1. Mary H., born Mar. 11, 1863, in Lyndeboro, 
N. H. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 213 

iii. Nathan Parker, born June 29, 1828, in Rindge; married 
July 3, 1851, Mary A. Whitcomb, born Jan. 31, 1833. He 
died Sept. 3, 1883.. Children recorded in Lyndeboro, 
N. H.: 

1. Ernest J., born July 17, 1867. 

2. Betsy L., born Aug. 16, 1871. 

[A Mary J., born Feb. 4, 1853; married 

Sept. 21, 1873, Charles Mason, of Lyndeboro, 

N. H. Residence, Manchester, N. H. 

iv. Charles J., born Dec. 9, 1830, in Rindge; married Nov. 27, 

1852, Sarah E. Moore. Residence, Lyndeboro, N. H. 

Children : 

1. Lizzie M., born May 14, 1858. 

2. Frank E, born July 24, 1863. 

189. EBENEZER CUMMINGS (Ebenezer, 6 William,* 
John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Hannah Washer. He 
died in Wisconsin, October, 1842. 
Children : 

i. Hannah, born Aug. , 1787. 

ii. Bridget, born , 1789. 

iii. Ebenezer, born , 1792. 

iv. Betsy, born , 1792; died , 1792. 

v. Betsy, born , 1793. 

vi. Stephen, born . 

vii. Leonard, born . 

viii. Jacob, born . 



ix. Franklin, born . 

190. JACOB ABBOT CUMMINGS (Ebenezer, 6 William,s 
John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Aug. 23, 1809, Elizabeth 
Merrill, daughter of Rev. Gyles Merrill, of the North Parish, 
Haverhill, Mass. He was graduated from Harvard, 1801, was 
frrst a teacher, then a bookseller and publisher in Boston, in the 
prominent firm of Cummings & Hilliard. He died Feb. 24, 
1820. 

Children : 
4CI. i. James Merrill, born July 27, 1810. 

ii. John S., born Nov. 5, 1812; died July 16, 1813. 

191. JONATHAN CUMMINGS (William, 6 William,* 
John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Aug. 9, 1807, Rachel 
Foster, of Fishing Creek, N. J. He died there May 5, 1825. 

Children : 

i. William, born , 1808; married Sarah Ewing. He 

died in the fall of 1891. 



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1. Samuel S., born ; married Sarah Johnson ; 

died from disease contracted in the Civil War. 
A daughter, Emma. 

2. Mary Louisa, born ; married Enoch Eld- 

ridge, a pilot; child, Abigail. 

3. Ann Judson, bom ; died young. 

4. William, born ; died young. 

402. ii. Leonard, born , 1812. 

iii. Bradley, born ; married Ann. . 

1. Cornelia, born ; died . 



2. Bradley, born ; married - 

3. Jonathan, born ; married 

4. Emma, born ; married — 



iv. Regina, born ; married Ephraim Hand. 

1. Louisa, born ; married James D. Richard- 

son, a sea captain, and had : 

1. Regina, who married Philip Shields, and 

had Louisa R., Mary and James Ray. 

2. Lydia C, who married Edwin D. Foster, 

a grocer at Cape May Court-house; no 
children. 

3. Nellie, who died young. 

2. Rachel, born ; married Samuel Stiles, 

an oyster dealer, and had : 

1. Coleman, born ; married Annie 

McNamee, and had Samuel Stiles. 

2. Harry, born . 

3. Nellie, born . 

4. William, born . 

403. v. Jonathan, born May 16, 1825. 

vi. Rachel, born ; died young. 

vii. Meriel, born ; died young. 

viii. Louisa, born ; died young. 

192. CALEB EASTMAN CUMMINGS (William, 6 Wil- 
liam^ John,4 John,3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 27, 1801, 
Hannah Calef, born Feb. 27, 1779. He died Mar. 1, 1842, at 
Kirtland, Lake Co., O. 
Children : 

i. Jonathan, born Apr. 17, 1802; married July 1, 1824, Abi- 
gail Phelps, who died Mar. 29, 1828. He died Sept. 22, 
1827, at Willoughby, O., and had : 

1. William H. H., born Oct. 24, 1824. Residence, 

Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon. 

2. Abigail P., born Mar. 18, 1828; married twice, 

her second husband named Dodge ; residence, 
Marengo, 111. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 21 5 

ii. Sarah, born Aug. 22, 1804; married May 10, 1823, John 
West, and had Oliver H. P., born July 12, 1825 ; married 
second, Francis Lewis, of Willoughby, O. Mr. Lewis 
moved to Illinois. She died Dec. 7, 1838, and had James 
and Francis, born in Willoughby. 

iii. William, born Jan. 4, 1806; married Ann Crary, of Kirt- 
land ; no children. He died Apr. 7, 1839, Willoughby, O. 

iv. Charles, born May 24, 1807 ; married Maria Grover, of 
Willoughby ; 1838, removed to Marengo, 111. He was a 
farmer, and died there Sept. 12, 1874. Children : 

1. Martha, born , 1843 ; married 1861, and 

died the next year. 

2. William, born , 1847; died , 1863, of 

disease, in the Civil War. 
v. Catharine Lawrence, born Aug. 28, 1809; married Alex- 
ander McFarland, of Willoughby, a tailor by trade; 
married second, Isaac Jackson ; married third, Edward 
Gibbs, a machinist, of Painesville, O. She died July 22. 
1890. Children were: 

1. Henry Jackson, born Jan. 28, 1830. 

2. Adelaide, born Nov. 8, 1831. 

3. Allen, born . 



Mary born ; died 

Leonora, born ; died - 

Milton S., born Jan. 9, 1843. 

Catherine, born . 

Charles, born . 



vi. Laura Robbins, born June 9, 1812; married Turner Shep- 
ard, a farmer. She died Oct. 16, 1846, at Kirtland. O. 

Children : 

1. Jonathan. 

2. Ellen, died. 

3. Caroline, died. 

4. William. 

5. George, died. 

6. Sarah, died. 

vii. Martha Green, born June 12, 1819; married June 30, 1841, 
Alex. Williams, of Kirtland, a farmer. She died Dec. 
21, 1857. Their children were : 

1. Thomas, born May 9, 1842; died of scarlet fever, 

July 14, 1843. 

2. Thomas Hart, born May 27, 1844. 

3. William Stodard, born Feb. 27, 1847. 

4. Marian, born June 14, 1850. 

5. Edward Hamilton, born Mar. 2"j, 1853. 

6. Mary Ellen, born Aug. 15, 1855. 

7. Alexander Ernest, born Jan. 17, 1857. 



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193. BRADLEY CUMMINGS (William, 6 William,s 
John,* John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. 13, 181 1, Delight 
Newcomb, of Boston. He died there Mar. 31, 1829. She died 
in Chelsea, Mass, July 4, 1872. 

Children : 

404. i. Bradley Newcomb, born Nov. 4, 181 1. 

ii. Susan Ann, born Nov. 24, 1813 ; married Oct. , 1840, 

Nathaniel Gale. He died in Chelsea, Mass., Apr. 7, 1881. 
No children. 

iii. Caroline Matilda, born Jan. 22, 1816 ; married July 22, 1835, 
Thomas Lombard. Son and daughter living, 1885. 

194. PHILIP CUMMINGS (Philip, 6 William,s John,* 

John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 9, 1794, Hepzibah Mason. 

She died Sept. 13, 1813. He died Aug. 24, 1824, at Byron 

Center, N. Y. 

Children : 

i. Philip, born Mar. 4, 1795; died young. 

405. ii. Joseph M., born June 16, 1796, at Peterboro, N. H. 

406. iii. Philip, born Feb. 28 (9?), 1799. 

iv. Lucy, born Jan. 24, 1802, Dublin, N. H. ; married Mar. 22, 
1821, Cornwall Fenton. 

1. Hepzibah, born Jan. 5, 1822. 

2. Hannah, born May 20, 1824. 

3. Charles M., born Oct. 23, 1826; died Jan. 26, 

1827. 

4. Walter M., bom Feb. 11, 1828; died May 3, 1829. 

5. A , born May 28, 1829. 

6. William M., born . 

7. Albert, born June 18, 1832; died Apr. 2, 1836. 

8. Ambrose W., born , 1833. 

9. Lucy Ann, born , 1835. 

10. Lewis R., born , 1837. 

407. v. Chauncey, born Oct. 22, 1805, at Sullivan, N. H. 

vi. William, born June 13, 1808, at Lock, N. Y. ; died Jan. , 

1865, at Paw Paw, Mich. No children. 

408. vii. Horace, born Dec. 7, 1810, at Lock, N. Y. 

viii. Emeline Dresser, born July 20, 1813 ; died June 10, 1854. 
ix. Hepzibah, born July 19, 1813 ; died young. 

195. EDWARD CUMMINGS (Philip, 6 William, 5 John, 4 
John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 17, 1801, Sally Farr, born 
Oct. 9, 1784, and died Oct. 12, 1826. He died July 6, 1846. He 
married second, Aug. 19, 1829, Abigail Robertson, born Dec. 
1, 1799, who died the same week with her husband, July 14, 



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1846. Came, with one child, to the town of Preble, N. Y., 
1804; settled on lot 59, purchasing 100 acres. The region was 
in its native wildness. He built a log-house, with split bass- 
wood logs for a floor; the chest in which they brought their 
goods served for a table. It is said they had only one plate, 
knife and fork apiece. The farm on which he settled is owned 
by a grandson, as is also the one adjoining by John Barnet 

Cummings. 
Children : 

i. Polly, bom Oct. 7, 1802; married April 16, 1828, George 
Moore, born Feb. 9, 1797, and died 1891. She died Oct. 
22, 1877. 

1. William, born Dec. 29, 1829; married Dec. 25, 

i860, Emma Stocking, and had George D. and 
Curtis. 

2. Sally Ann, born Oct. 20, 1832 ; died June 27, 1840. 

3. Harriet, born Nov. 18, 1841 ; married Nov. 21, 

1867, Sanford Dingman, and had Ilda, Jesse, 
Ezra and Delia. 
409. ii. Silas, born Aug. 7, 1804. 

iii. Harriet, born Feb. 18, 1807; married Sept. 1, 1833, Horatio 
Wells ; died Aug. 20, 1876. She died Apr. 20, 1888. 

1. John, born Aug. 29, 1834; married Mary Wells, 

and had Willet and Leah, and two others. 

2. Edward, born Dec. 13, 1841 ; married Charity 

Henderson, and had Clara, Frank and Maud. 

3. Harriet Lurinda, born Oct. 15, 1846; married 

Geo. W. McCormick, and had Nina Irene, 
iv. Sally, born Nov. 18, 1809; married June 12, 1834, Eben 

Moore, born Dec. 30, 1802, died July , 1870; child, 

Sally, born May 5, 1836, died Apr. 20, 1889 ; married June 
2, 1863, James Francis, born Nov. 18, 1838, and had: 

1. Anna Belle. 

2. Celona C. 

3. Mary J. 

v. Celona, born Aug. 10, 181 1; married Aug. 5, 1832, Robert 
G. McClellan. She died Aug. 25, 1838. 

1. Edward C, born June 17, 1833. 

2. Robert G., born Aug. 28, 1836 ; married Ann Eliza 

Earing; died Apr. 8, 1879, and had: 

1. Celona Estelle, born May 26, 1854; mar- 

ried Mar. 16, 1878, William Griffith, 
and had Helen E, born Jan. 13, 1879- 

2. Hattie Adelia, born Aug. 14, 1862; mar- 

ried June , 1884, Harry Simpson, 

who died Dec. 24, 1887. 



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3. Herbert Earing, born Oct. 7, 1864; mar- 

ried Feb. 25, 1890, Alma Christenson. 

4. Edna Leona, born Oct. 14, 1869. 
3. John Benona, born June II, 1838. 

410. vi. William, born July 31, 1813. 

411. vii. Chester, born July 31, 1815. 

412. viii. Edward, born Nov. 8, 1818. 

413. ix. Harry, born Mar. 17, 1820. 

x. Lurinda, born Jan. 21, 1824; married June 27, 1843, Caleb 

Clark. She died Feb. 14, 1845 ; one son. 
xi. Lucy Ann, born Aug. 20, 1830; married June 26, 1851, Or- 
rin Trowbridge (divorced) ; had Milnor C, born Feb. 
22, 1853. died June 13, 1869, and R. Burnette (Nettie), 
born Sept. 28, 1858 ; married, June 18, 1882, Fred. I. Wood- 
ward, Truxton, N. Y. 

414. xii. John Barnet, born Nov. 3, 1832. 

415. xiii. James, born Nov. 5, 1834. 

196. CALEB CUMMINGS (Philip, 6 William, 5 John, 4 John,* 
John 2 , Isaac 1 ), married Rebecca Morgan, who was born Apr. 
11, 1778, and died Feb. 14, 1858. He died Feb. 25, 1855. 
Children : 

i. Norman, born Sept. 4, 1803; married Thirza Betts. He 
died Mar. 22, 1863. 

1. Jane, born Oct. 10, 1846; died May 17, 1863, 

unmarried. 

2. Alice, born Jan. 11, 1850; married Jan. 15, 1868, 

John E. Davis, W. Winfield, N. Y., and have 
one child, Fred., born July 27, 1878. 

416. ii. John Morgan, born Aug. 17, 1805. 

iii. Sarah, born Oct. 27, 1807 ; married May 21, 1828, Anson 
Reed, born May 21, 1803, and died Apr. 17, 1882. Resi- 
dence, Chelsea, Mich. 

1. Samuel M., born Aug. 29, 1829; died Mar 5, 1855. 

2. Rebecca Louisa, born Jan. 17, 1832; died Aug. 26, 

1833. 

3. William Richmond, born June 27, 1834 ; married 

Nov. 25, 1868, Sarah E. Cowherd. 

4. Heathcote Delancy, born May 18, 1837. 

5. Sarah Rebecca, born Nov. 29, 1839; married Jan. 

21, 1873, Thomas J. Cole, and had Florence E., 
born Nov. 20, 1873. 

6. Mary Elizabeth, born Mar. 21, 1842; married Feb. 

n, 1873, Louis Winans. She died Feb. 25, 
1886. 

7. Ellen Maria, born May 12, 1846; died Dec. 31. 

1847- 



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8. Ellen Levonia, born Dec. 12, 1849; married Dec. 

28, 1882, Christian Bruckner. 

9. David Lansing, born Oct. 14, 1853; married Jan. 

16, 1884, Minnie DeKyke, and had Edith J., 
born May 7, 1885. 
iv. Louisa, born June 3, 1814; died July 18, 1833. 
v. Livonia, born July 21, 1816; married Addison N. Philleo, 
Removed, and lived at Port Byron, Rock Island County, 
111., and had : 

1. William Wallace. Residence at Ayer, Adams 

County, Nebraska. 

2. Thomas Addis Emmet. 

3. Edgar Augustus. 

vi. Samuel Milton, born Dec. 20, 1821 ; married June 1, 1S45, 
Pamelia C. King, born Jan. 10, 1823. One child, Cora 
Eliza, born Feb. 12, 1856, and died Feb. 6, 1861, of diph- 
theria. Residence, W. Winfield, N. Y., but he owns the 
farm of 140 acres, where his grandfather Morgan settled 
and where his father and mother afterward lived and 
died. 

197. JOSHUA CUMMINGS (Philip, 6 William, 5 , John*,. 
John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Mary Kelsey, born July 21, 1780. 
He died June 13 (or 30) (or Jan. 30), 1848, in Homer, N. Y., 
while on a visit to his brother, Caleb. 

Children : 
417. i. John Kelsey, born Feb. 25, 1801. 

ii. Joshua, born Oct. 28, 1802; married twice; no living chil- 
dren. He died Dec. II, 1878, Niagara Falls. 

iii. Caleb, born Aug. 28, 1804; died, . 

iv. Polly, born Apr. 2, 1806; died . 

v. James, born July 28, 1808; died Dec. n, 1846, in Roches- 
ter, N. Y. 

vi. Emmeline, born Mar. 6, 181 1. 

vii. Evaline, born Mar. 6, 181 1. 
viii. David, born Dec. 12, 1812; died at Venice, N. Y. 

ix. Abigail, born July 28, 1815 ; married Vail; died in 

California July, 1879. 

x. Lorenzo, born Oct. 27, 181 7. 

xi. Samuel, born Jan. 17, 1822. 

198. THOMAS CUMMINGS (Thomas, 6 Thomas, 6 John.* 
John, 3 John 2 , Isaac 1 ), married (published Jan. 16, 1779). Eliza- 
beth Hildreth. In the publication he was called Thomas third. 
He removed to Deerfield, N. Y. 

I Was it Mary Hildreth? A Mary Hildreth, daughter of 



220 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL,. 

Ephraim and Elizabeth (French) Hildreth, born 1765, had 
brothers Jeremiah and Hezekiah. A Mrs. Mary Cummings 
died in Westford May 9, 1843, a g e d 86.] 
Children : 

i. Jeremiah, born . 

ii. Hezekiah, born . 

418. iii. Thomas, born , 1782 or 1783 (born Deerfield, N. Y.). 

199. JOSEPH CUMMINGS (Joseph, 6 Thomas, 5 John, 4 
John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, Nov. 3, 1790, Hannah, daughter 
of Francis and Lydia (Fitch) Leighton, born Jan. 8, 1771. He 
died May 20, 1829, in Westford. She died May 12, 1843, m 
Boston. 
Children : 

i. Lydia, born Apr. 18, 1791. 

ii. Charles, born July 31, 1792; married Mar. 6, 1823, Eliza 
Smith; married second, Hannah Kidder, who died 1879. 
He died July 27, 1857; farmer, residence Melrose, Mass. 
Children : 

1. Emeline Leighton, born July 9, 1824; married 

Apr. 23, 1850, James Gowen, a tanner, Barn- 
stead, N. H., and had Charles S. 

2. Maria T., born Dec. 25, 1829; married Apr. 11, 

1854, Ephraim Avery, manufacturer, Lancas- 
ter, Mass., whose children were George L., 
Edward C, Helen M., and Emma G. 

iii. Daniel Leighton, born Mar. 3, 1794; died 1794. 

iv. George, born Dec. 23, 1795 ; died Nov. 1, 1798. 

v. Lydia, born Apr. 13, 1798; married James Thorn. She died 
June 12, 1859. He resided in Boston. Children : 

1. J. Henry. 

2. Lydia. 

3. Sarah. 

4. Caroline. 

419. vi. Daniel, born Feb. 28, 1800. 

vii. Angelina, born Jan. 18, 1802 ; married in Boston, Feb. 4, 
1827, Stephen Smith. She died Feb. 10, 1882. He was 
a manufacturer at Derry, N. H. Children were : 

1. John E. 

2. George. 

3. Lizzie H. 

4. Stephen F. 

5. Addie M. 

6. Hattie. 

7. Joseph W. 

420. viii. George, born Sept. 6, 1805. 



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ix. Maria, born May 23, 1810; married Sept. 30, 1832, Wright 
Sumner Keyes, born 1809, son of Jonathan and Patty 
(Woodward) Keyes. She died Nov. n, 1882. He was a 
farmer, and resided at Lancaster, Mass. 

1. Maria Augusta, born July 11, 1833, in Boston. 

2. Sarah Adelaide, born Aug. 5, 1835. 

3. Sumner Wright, born Mar. 2, 1841 ; died Jan. 28, 

1842. 

4. Sumner Wright, born Dec. 22, 1842. 

5. Stephen Adams, born Oct. 12, 1844; died Aug. 

10, 1863 (in army). 

6. Hattie Anna, born May 25, 1848, in Lancaster, 

Mass. 

7. Charles Hartwell, born Sept. 12, 1850. 

x. Julia Irene, born Feb. 6, 1812; married, 1832, John Alber. 
She died Apr. 14, 1868 (perhaps 1867).. He was a farmer 
in Lancaster, Mass. Children : 



I. 


Edward. 




2. 


Frances. 




3- 


John G. 




4- 


Georgiana, who married 


Laythe. 


5- 


Lyman, N. P. W. 




6. 


Melissa. 




7- 


Abbie, who married 


Farnsworth. 



200. WILLIAM CUMMINGS (Joseph, Thomas, 5 John, 4 
John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married Sept. 3, 1798, Rebecca, daughter 
of Wiley and Bridget (Farrar) Richardson, born 1779, and 
widow of Zaccheus Green. He is said to have been in the 
army. But according to History of Westford, Rebecca Rich- 
ardson married Calvin Green, of Carlisle, on Sept. 3, 1798. 
Just what the solution of the matter is does not appear. A 
Calvin Green died in 1840, in Chelmsford, Mass. 

Children : 

i. Rowland, born Sept. 7, 1799; married Apphia (Porter) 
Locke, widow of Ward Locke. He was a mason by 

trade. They had Horatio Nelson Smith, born , 

who was a student at Lawrence Academy, Groton, in 1841. 
ii. Louisa, born May 24, 1801. 
iii. Wiley Richardson, born July 27, 1803. 

There was a Horatio N. Cummings, in 1881, in 
Charlestown, Mass., and one in Washington, 
Yolo County, Cal. 

201. JOHN CUMMINGS (Isaac, 6 Thomas, 5 John, 4 John, 3 
John 2 , Isaac 1 ), married Nov. 2J, 1798, Lois Tuttle, of Little- 



222 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

ton. He died Sept. 26, 1850. She died Aug. 24, 1867, aged 
94 years. Resided in Westford, Mass., where he was several 
times selectman ; and also town clerk. 
Children : 

i. Isaac, born Oct. 29, 1800; died , 1835. 

ii. Eliza, born July 21, 1803; married Feb. 21, 1833, Dr. Ben- 
jamin Osgood (89, i. 2). 
421. iii. John Waldo, born Mar. 8, 1809. 

iv. Martha Whitcomb, born Jan. 11, 181 1 ; married May 30, 
!839, Jonas Prescott, son of Levi and Hannah (Prescott), 
born 1810. He was selectman in Westford, in 1840, and 
again in 1850. 

1. Hannah, born Oct. 30, 1840; married Apr. 19, 

1865, Warren A. Wyeth. 

2. Jonas Melbourne, born , 1844; married 

Apr. 13, 1868, Sarah M. Chase ; died , 

1882. 

202. COL. TIMOTHY CUMMINGS (Timothy, 6 Thomas, 5 
John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, Feb. 13 (14), 1805, Betsy 
Whitman, of Groton, born Mar. 16, 1781, and died 1839. He 
died Oct. 5, 1856. 

Children : 

i. Nehemiah Whitman, born Jan. 17, 1806; died, 1839, un- 
married. 

ii. Timothy, born Mar. 16, 1808, unmarried. He was blind the 
last part of his life, and died on the homestead, Nov. 3, 
1872. 

iii. Artemas, born Apr. 2, 1810; died July 12, 1813. 

iv. Catherine, born Nov. 21, 1812; died Aug. 11, 1813. 

v. Sarah Cushing, born Nov. 21, 1812, unmarried. Living, 
1886, on homestead. 

vi. Artemas Ward, born Nov. 26, 1815 ; married Apr. , 

1847, Sarah E. Groce, who died May 19, 1864; married 

second, , 1874, Sarah Peabody Wright, born 1838, 

daughter of Ephraim and Asenath (Fletcher) W., and 
had one son, Charles Homer, born Apr. 29, 1881, and 
lived but a few hours. 

vii. Charity Ames, born Feb. 21, 1818; died Feb. 12, 1878. 
viii. Elizabeth F., born Feb. 21, 1818; died Oct. 8, 1841, unmar- 
ried. 

ix. Isaac N., born Feb. 14, 1821 ; died same day. 

x. Frances G., born July 1, 1822; married Rev. Seth Warriner 
Banister, who was born Jan. 15, 181 1, at Brookfield, Mass., 
graduated at Amherst College, 1835, and Andover Sem- 
inary 1839, and was pastor at Hinsdale and Carlisle, 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL,. 223 

Mass., Lyndon, Vt., and Ware, Mass. He was mail agent 
in 1857, and died at Newton, Mass., Oct. 5, 1861. She died 
at Ware, Oct., 1856. Two sons. 

203. LEONARD CUMMINGS (Samuel, 6 Samuel, 5 John,* 
John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Sept. 20, 1791, Nelly Winch. He 
died Oct. 21 (or 25), 1832. 

Children : 

422. i. Uriel, born Feb. 28, 1793. 

ii. Cynthia, born Mar. 18, 1795; married Feb. 10, 1814, Capt. 
Obed Powers^ born Apr. 20, 1788, son of Col. Samuel, of 
Croydon, N. H. Celebrated golden wedding in 1864. 
Children born in Cornish, educated at Meriden, N. H. : 

1. Samuel Leonard, born May 13, 1815; married 

Justina L. Walker. He died Feb. 8, 1865. 

2. Betty Farris, born June 26, 1817; married 1852, 

Zerah P. Smith. 

3. Lucy Charlotte, born Feb. 10, 1820; married, 1840, 

Henry H. Chase, and had Robert Henry, born 
Dec. 12, 1842, who died at Reams' Station, Va., 
1864.. She married second, Dec. 1, 1857, Jotham 
G. Allds, and had Jotham Parsons, born Feb. 
1, 1863. Lawyer, Norwich, N. Y. 

4. Lula (Julia?), born Oct. 5, 1826; married 1856, 

Zerah P. Smith ; married Feb. 8, 185S, Dud- 

5. Marion Woods, born Dec. 3, 1828; married Aug. 

26, 1868, Rev. Charles M. Palmer, born Jan. 16, 
1837, in Oxford, N. H, D. C. 1862, Andover 
Seminary, 1867 ; Ordained Dec. 8, 1868, Harris- 
ville, N. Hi, and pastor Meriden, Cornish, N. 
H. ; at Saratoga, California ; Westminster, 
Mass ; Sharon, Vt., and Stoddard, N. H., and 
died Sept. 4, 1899. 

204. ANDREW CUMMINGS (Samuel, 6 Samuel, 5 John, 4 
John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 29, 1800, Lydia Jackson, 
born May 27, 1773. He died July 11, 1853. 

Children : 

i. Farris, born Feb. 20, 1801 ; died Dec. 14, 1803. 
ii. Ursula, born May 2, 1802; died Sept. 5, 1803. 

423. iii. William F., born Nov. 13, 1803. 

iv. Lula Belona,, born Mar. 12, 1805; married Nov. 25, 1830, 
Joseph Bryant, of Bridgewater, Vt. She died Apr. 30, 
1867. 

1. Norman S., born Dec. 22, 1831 ; married Mar. 2, 



324 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

1857, Lucy C. Taft. Residence in Claremont, 
N. H. Children: 

1. Fred, born ; died, aged 4 years. 

2. William Cullen, born May , 1868. 

3. Allen M., born Apr. 8, 1871. 

4. Alice L. 

5. Mary T. 

2. Philander C, born May 5, 1834; married Ellen 

R. Brown ; manufacturer, Woodstock, Vt. ; died 
aged 39 years 7 months. No children. 

3. Lucia A., born Nov. 16, 1836; married Jan., 1858, 

Francis G. Upham, farmer, Weathersfield, Vt. 
Child : Rollo E., born i860 ; teacher. 

4. Elvira L., born Dec. 16, 1838; married Sept. 28, 

1865, Edwin L. Reed, bookbinder, Claremont, 
N. H. Child: Clarence E., born Jan. 15, 1869; 
married Mar. 3, 1891, Maude B. Rowell. 

5. Frederic L-, died Feb. 23, 1852, aged 9. 

6. Augustine G., born Dec. 25, 1850; married Sept., 

1872, Carrie Hastings. Blacksmith, West- 
moreland, N. H. He died July 20, 1891. Chil- 
dren: 

1. Arthur, born ; died aged 9 months. 

2. Agnes L-, born Sept. , 1876. 

3. Erwin C, born , 1881. 

4. Edith S., born July 23, 1884. 

5. Minnie E., born May , 1886. 

v. Lydia Delila, born Jan. 19, 1807. (210.) 

vi. Sophia Maria, born Sept. 10, 1808; died July 22, 1818. 

vii. Nellie Peninnah, born Aug. 16, 1810; married Oct. 11, 
!837, John G. Cross, shoemaker, Cornish, N. H. ; one 
child, Nellie T., died, aged 3 years 8 months. She died 
Aug. 2, 1838. 
viii. Marcia Louisa, born Oct. 13, 1812; married Jan. 26, 1841, 
Bela J. Fletcher, mechanic, Claremont, N. H. Child : 
1. Francis Edgar, born Feb. 18, 1842; married, Feb. 
13, 1868, Jennie H. Lund, and had : 

1. Nellie Alma, born Nov. 28, 1868; died 

Sept. 8, 1884. 

2. Myrtie Louisa, born Mar. 29, 1871. 

3. Frank Austin, born June 18, 1872. 

4. Arthur Melvin, born May 1, 1877. 

5. Edgar Lund, born Aug. 16, 1880. 

6. Albert Coulter, born Oct. 7, 1883; died 

Mar. 19, 1884. 

7. Walter Burton, born Dec. 3, 1885. 

ix. Lucia Ann, born Jan. 30, 1816; married Mar. 5, 1846, 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 22$ 

Chauncey P. Jenney, farmer, Cornksh, N. H., and had: 
Fred Cummings, who is a railroad engineer, Toledo, O., 
and married Clara Ford, of Concord, N. H., and have 
Harry, Eva and Cora. 

205. EBEN COMINGS (Samuel,* Samuel, 5 John, 4 John,' 
John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 2, 1806, Ursula Child, born June 
2, 1785. He died Oct. 20, 1850. She died June 29, 1831. 

Children : 

i. Sarah, born July 28, 1808; died July 14, 1858. 

ii. Maria, born Dec. 3, 1809; died Dec. 5, 1809. 

iii. Adaline, born Feb. 6, 1812; married Aug. 5, 1861, William 

• Metcalf. She died Feb. 9, 1883. 
iv. Alice Chase, born Sept. 16, 1813; married Sept. 25, 1850, 
John B. Hays. 

1. Elizabeth Ursula, born June 5, 1853 ; married, 

Sept. 5, 1872, Jos. Alexander Gerard, and had 
Alice, born Feb. 8, 1875, and a son, born Dec, 
1873. Mother died Sept. 7, 1879. 

2. John Edward, born ; married Frances 

Harris, 
v. Dudley Chase, born Mar. 19, 1815; died Sept. 6, 1891. 

424. vi. George Philander, born Aug. 27, 1820. 

425. vii. Samuel Edward, born Oct. 13, 1823. 

206. SAMUEL COMINGS (Benjamin, 6 Samuel, 6 John, 4 
John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. 25, 1803, Lydia Marsh, 
Croydon, N. EL, born Mar. 10, 1778, and died Aug. 17, 1813; 
he married, second, Mar. 20, 1814, Martha Aikin; separated. 
She died in western New York ; he married third, Oct. 19, 1825, 
Auretta Hopkins, who died Apr. 8, 1829. He died Oct. 10, 
1866. 

Children : 

i. Julia R., born Nov. 17, 1803; married Elijah Chaffee. She 
died Sept. , 1884. 

1. Electa, born ; died young. 

2. Charles, born ; died young. 

3. Lydia, born , 1830; married W. H. Hurl- 

burt, and had: 1. Edward, born 1847; married 
Belle Kemp; 2. Mary, married Dr. Forest W. 
Carpenter, and has one son; 3. Karl; 
4. Horace; 5. Bandana Smith; 6. Lydia. 

4. Horace, born ; married Cynthia Jenne, 

and had Elwin. 



226 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

5. Harriet, born June 7, 1834; married Orlin 

Thompson, and had Gardner, Hubert and 
Henry. 

6. Eliza, born ; married Darwin Jenne, and 

had Adalbert, Etta and Horace. 

7. Julia, born May 1, 1838; married Nelson E. Be- 

noit. She died Jan. 20, 1872. 
ii. Polly, born Jan. 28, 1805; died Aug. 24, 1813. 

iii. Roxalana, born Mar. 11, 1808; married Oct. , 1837, 

David Babcock. 

1. Harriet, born Oct., 1838; married Parks, who 

died, leaving Ida, who married Silas Griswold, 
and Perry. 

2. Marshall, died in the war, at New Orleans. 

3. Ann Maria, born May, 1843 ; died Nov., 1865. 

4. Nelson ; died young. 

iv. Rosalinda, born Dec. 30, 181 1; married, 1829, Bandana 
Smith. She died Mar. 20, 1879. 

1. Cynthia D., born Sept. 7, 1831 ; married, 1852, 

Nelson Gallup, and had Julia, born 1853, mar- 
ried E. Chandler, and had two children, Lill- 
ian, born 1859, and Bandana Smith, born 1861. 

2. Mary J., born 1839; married C. S. Gates, and 

had Nellie, born Dec, 1865, and Mary J., 
born May, 1878. 

426. v. Henry, born Aug. 2, 181 3. 

vi. Mary, born Mar. 24, 1816; married Apr., 1842, Chester 
Olmstead. 

1. Emma C, born Feb., 1843. 

2. Mattie, born Feb., 1845. 

3. Mary, born July 12, 1847. 

4. Mina, born Apr. 2, 1849. 

5. Charles, born Nov. 3, 1851 ; married Feb., 1884, 

Miss Day. 
ley T. Chase. 

427. vi. Sherman, born Dec. 17, 1818. 

viii. Caroline R., born Jan. 12, 1821 ; married Apr. 6, 1840, H. 
N. Austin. 

1. Ella Annette, born Oct. 5, 1841 ; married Dec. I5» 

1864, Henry W. Kellogg,and had : 

1. Herbert P., born Mar. 30, 1866. 

2. Frank 'B., born Nov. 26, 1867. 

3. Ertzen H., born Sept. 29, 1870. 

4. Abbie C, born Apr. 20, 1872. 

5. Austin K., born Nov. 7, 1875. 

2. Caroline Rosalinda, born Feb. 20, 1844; married 

Jan. 18, 1870, C. P. Whitford. 



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3. Belle R., born July 14, 1847 ; married Feb. 24, 

1874, Moses E. Kellogg, and had: 

1. Nelson A., born Jan. 30, 1881. 

2. Joseph E., born July 10, 1884. 

4. Ezra Merrill, born May 10, 1849; married, 1870, 

Anna Hall, and had : 

1. Merritt Leon, born Oct. 14, 1870. 

2. Charles L., born Apr. 24, 1872. 

ix. Sarah Fay, born Aug. 30, 1826; married, 1845, Daniel Wil- 
ley. She died Mar. 15, 1850. 

1. Elias Henry, born , 1846. 

2. Auretta, born , 1848; married , 1876, 

Harmon Hurlburt. She died Apr. 10, 1883, 
and left two boys and two girls. 
x. Harvey, born Dec. 6, 1827 ; married, 1850, Helen Stone. 

207. SHERMAN COMINGS (Benjamin, 6 Samuel, 5 John," 
John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Betsy Smart, born Sept. 13, 
1782. She died Dec. 16, 1834. He died Apr. 22, 1845. He 
was a tanner. He was broken up in his business by a disas- 
trous fire in Plainfield, Vt., and removed to Comstock, Kala- 
mazoo County, Mich, in the fall of 1830. There were then but 
three or four families in town, and but few in the county. In 
his younger days he was quite a military man. He was early 
connected with the Congregational Church, and sustained a 
consistent Christian life. 

Children : 

i. Orilla, born Mar. 13, 1804; died Dec. 11, 1806. 
ii. Harriet, born Aug. 22, 1805; married Oct. 11, 1824, George 
Townsend, born Aug. 23, 1802. He died May 10, 1852. 
Children : 

1. Amaretta P., born Dec. 5, 1825. 

2. Harriet E., born Oct. 26, 1827 ; died Aug. 5, 1850. 

3. Sarah J. C, born Oct. 7, 1829; died July, 1852. 

4. Laura, born Nov. 23, 1832. 

5. Erastus H., born Feb. 4, 1836; died May 24, 1882. 

6. Jerusha E, born Nov. 6, 1841. 

7. George S., born Sept. 9, 1847. 

iii. Sherman Smart, born Apr. 14, 1807; died Sept. 17, 1813. 

iv. Catherine Black, born Feb. 27, 1809, at Cornish; married 
Apr. 8, 1827, Reuben Storrs, born Aug. 21, 1813, at Ro- 
zallin, Vt. He died Oct. 23, 1862, at Hannibal, Mo. 

1. Ellen M., born Dec. 27, 1827, at Greensboro; died 

June 9, 1885. 

2. Geo. W., born June 17, 1830, at Greensboro; mar- 



228 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

ried Dec. 28, 1858, Isabella D. Morgan, at Jo- 
liet, 111. 

3. Catherine, born Sept. II, 1840, at Chicago; died 

May 26, 1844, there. 

4. Mary L., born Mar. 10, 1843. 

5. Charles L., born Sept. 18, 1844; died Aug. 28, 

1845, at Chicago, 
v. Harris Newton, born Jan. 28, 181 1; died Oct. 6, 1813. 
vi. Betsy Orilla, born Apr. 10, 1813; died Dec. 11, 1852. 
vii. Nancy Powers, born Jan. 5, 1815. 

428. viii. James Ripley, born Sept. 20, 181 7. 

ix. Jerusha, born Aug. 20, 1819. 

x. Daughter, born July 19, 1821 ; died Oct. 8, next. 

xi. Asenath, born Jan. 7, 1824. 

208. ANDREW COMINGS (Benjamin, 6 Samuel, 5 John, 4 
John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Sept. 10, 1809, Mrs. Betsy 
Jewett, whose first husband was John Parker, by whom she had 
John, who resided at Granville, O. She was born Feb. 28, 1784, 
in Tyringham, Mass. She died Apr. 6, 1864. He died Mar. 4, 
1884. Resided East Berkshire, Vt. 

Children : 

429. i. Benjamin, born Dec. 11, 1810. 

430. ii. Elam Jewett, born Apr. 22, 1812. 

iii. Jane C, born Mar. 2, 1816; married James Follert, of Hart- 
ford, O. (Mar., 1865?) 

431. iv. Andrew Clinton, born Dec. 22, (26?), 1807. 

v. William, born Dec. 22, 1820; died Apr. 6, following, 
vi. Horace, born Sept, 10, 1823 ; died Oct. 14, following. 

432. vii. William Alexander, born May 8, 1826, at Enosburgh, Vt 

209. DEA. FENNO COMINGS (Benjamin, 6 Samuel, 6 
John. 4 John, 3 John 2 , Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 22, 1810, Rebecca 
Smart, born July 26, 1788, daughter of Caleb Smart, born May 
3, 1760, in New Market, N. H., and Catharine Black, born Oct. 
7, 1762, in Meredith, N. H. ; of Croydon, N. H. He died Jan. 
24, 1830. She married second, Jan., 1833, Rev. Jonathan Kin- 
ney, of Plainfield, Vt., who died May 7, 1838. She died in 
Berlin, Vt., Oct. 10, 1865. Fenno C. was a tanner and currier, 
and worked with his brother, Sherman, in Cornish, N. H., and 
Plainfield, Vt., after marriage, till about 181 5, and then con- 
tinued in the same business in Berlin, Vt., till death. During 
a sickness of several months, he and his family had the sym- 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 229 

pathy of the entire community, and his decease was regarded 
as the loss of a thoroughly upright Christian and citizen. 

Children : 

i. Peninnah, born Dec. i, 1811; died Apr. 17, 1813. 
ii. A son, born Jan. 31, 1813, and died Feb. 1, following. 
433. iii. William Freeman, born Jan. 18, 1814. 

iv. Mary Louisa, born Jan. 19, 1816 ; married Sept. 25, 1836, 
Harry Hovey Dewey, a farmer, in Berlin, Vt, born Dec. 
30, 1809, son of Israel and Nancy (Hovey) Dewey, de- 
scended from Thomas Dewey, who settled in Dorchester, 
Mass., about 1633, and removed to Windsor, Ct., where 
he died in 1648: Thomas 1 , Josiah 2 , Josiah3, Willianvt, 
Simeons, William 6 , Israel7. His mother was descended 
from Daniel Hovey, Ipswich, Mass., 1637. Daniel 1 , 
James 2 , James3, Edmund^ Edmunds, Roger 6 , Nancy7. 
Mr. and Mrs. Dewey removed to Lunenburgh, Vt., in 
1848, and to Illinois in 1863, and are living (1885) in 
Sheffield, Bureau County, 111. Children : 

1. Lucia Louisa, born Sept. 23, 1837. In millinery 

business in Sheffield and Princeton, but now 
living in Sheffield. 

2. Anna, born Dec. 1839, and died same day. 

3. Henry Harrison (Dewey), born May 20, 1841 ; 

married June 13, 1864, Lucy Ann, daughter of 
John A. and Mary (Watson) Worman, who 
died Dec, 1883, in Sheffield. She was born July 
4, 1843, in Sherbrooke, C. E. He married sec- 
ond, Mar. 31, 1885, Mrs. Wealthy A. Merry, 
daughter of Calvin and Electa Merry Bruce, 
born in Bridgeport, O., Nov. 18, 1850. She 
graduated a t Iowa University, ]yj # j) and prac- 
ticed her profession till her marriage. He is 
of the firm of Dewey & Clark, lawyers, insur- 
ance and loan agents, Centerville, Iowa. Chil- 
dren : 

1. Harry Worman, born Apr. 27, 1866; died 

Sept. 14, 1868. 

2. Margaret Eva, born May 19, 1868. 

3. Robert Henry, born June 20, 1873. 

4. Bessie Watson, born June 20, 1873 ; died 

Dec. 8, 1874. 

4. John Calvin, born Apr. 18, 1843 ; married Sept. 

30, 1880, Lizzie Mears, born Sept. 24, 1854, m 
Chicago, daughter of William and Ann (La- 
tham), of Aurora, 111. Children; 

1. Fenno Cummings, born Nov. 8, 1881. 



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2. Harry Mears, born Oct. 4, 1883. 

5. Benjamin Fenno, born Nov. 25, 1845; merchant 

and banker (Boyden & Dewey), Sheffield, Bu- 
reau County, 111. ; married Dec. 3, 1874, Eva 

Coyle (born in Ashtabula County, Ohio, Nov. 
17, 1855), daughter of Joseph E. and Sarah 

Wicks Coyle. Children : 

1. Grace, born Sept. 4, and died Oct. 14, 

1876. 

2. Lucia, born April 7, 1881. 

6. Mary Evaline, born Aug. 12, 1848, and died in 

Sheffield, 111., Oct. 5, 1865. 

7. William Whipple, born July 14, 1851 ; married 

Nov. 13, 1876, May Williams, born in Lake- 
ville, Ind., Feb. 6, 1855, daughter of Benjamin 
F. and Margaret Palmer Williams. W. W. 
Dewey is a merchant, grain and lumber dealer 
at Mineral, Bureau County, 111. Children : 

1. Maggie, born Nov. 2, 1879. 

2. Charles Benjamin, born Apr. 6, 1883. 
3 Harry Homer, born Jan. 2, 1885. 

v. Ursula Frances, born Nov. 15, 1818; married Mar. g, 
1837, Oliver Dewey (born Feb. 18, 1810, son of William 
and Abigail Flagg Dewey), of Berlin, Vt. Children: 

1. Laura Frances, born Feb. 20, 1840; married Mar. 

25, 1858, Chas. Wellman Comings, (438). 

2. Edna Rebecca, born July 21, 1845 ; married Oct. 

29, 1875, Rev. Dorus A. Robinson, of South 
Lancaster, Mass. 

3. Julia Ella, born June 2, 1849; married Mar. 23, 

1874, Henry Wells Comings, her cousin. 
(436, 1.) 

4. Benjamin Elwyn, born Dec. 4, 1854, a farmer, 

near Ypsilanti, Dakota. 
vi. Orrel Farris, born Sept. 12, 1820; married May 1, 1845, 
Bela Monroe Howard, born in Grantham, N. H., Sept. 
17, 1818, son of Otis and Susan Barton Howard. He 
lives in Sheffield, III, and is extensively engaged in farm- 
ing and stock dealing. Children : 

1. Rosalia, born Jan. 4, 1848; died Jan. 24, following. 

2. Henry Sargent, born May 6, 1849; married Nov. 

21, 1877, Alice Carey Lawton, born Dec. 25, 1856, 
daughter of Watson Freeman and Carrie T. 
Estabrook Lawton. He is in business with his 
father. Children : 

1. Wallace Lawton, born Dec. 15, 1879. 

2. Orrel Comings, born Oct. 23, 1884. 



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3. Ednah Whipple, born July 3, 1851 ; married June 

1, 1870, Richard Shepard Marple, a merchant in 
Sheffield, born Oct. 10, 1846, son of David and 
Elizabeth Watkins Marple. Children : 

1. Dolly, born Feb. 11, 1871 ; died Feb. 23, 

following. 

2. Harry Howard, born July 27, 1872. 

3. Fayette Comings, born Sept. 30, 1876. 

4. Floyd Temple, born Oct. 22, 1880. 

4. Kate Nichols, born June 13, 1858; died Nov. 28, 

following. 

5. Anna Louisa, born June 18, 1862; married June 

2, 1859, Charles Benj. Moore, son of Daniel G. 
and Mary Maria Wiser Moore. He is principal 
of Sheffield High School. Child : 

I. Ednah Comings, born July 14, 1885. 

vii. Ednah, born Aug. 19, 1822; married May 1, 1845, William 
Monroe Whipple, born in Croydon, N. H, Aug. 9, 1817, 
ninth and youngest child of William and Judith Putnam 
Whipple. He was educated at Canaan Academy, and the 
University at Norwich. He was engaged in farming and 
in the manufacture and sale of machinery He 
came west in 1855-6, and purchased land in Buda, 111. 
Returning to his native State, he was one year a mem- 
ber of the New Hampshire Legislature. He located in 
Sheffield in 1857, engaging in mercantile pursuits, and 
was Postmaster from 1861 to 1868. He removed to 
Princeton in 1873, where he resided till death. He died 
in Sheffield, 111., Dec. 9, 1885. He was a friend of free- 
dom, progress, education, and temperance. He was a 
leading spirit in the establishment of the Unitarian So- 
ciety in Sheffield, but there being no society of that name 
in Princeton, he gave his support to the churches there 
existing. Mr. and Mrs. Whipple had no children. The 
vacancy was supplied the last twenty years by Anna 
Dewey Whipple, daughter of Frederick Freeman and 
Hannah Pratt Dewey, both deceased, born in Winchester, 
Mass., Apr. 24, 1856. She married Oct. 8, 1885, Anson 
Horace Knox, born in Wyanet, 111., Oct. 8, 1855, son of 
Hon. Samuel Miles and Hannah Weaver Knox, of 
Princeton, 111. He is a real estate dealer and farmer in 
Humboldt, Kan. 
Fenno Lafayette, born Aug. 23, 1824. 

Erasmus Darwin, born June 17, 1826. 

Son, born Mar. 12, 1828, and died Apr. 4, following. 

Hiram Smart, born July 2, 1829. 



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210. BENJAMIN COMINGS (Benjamin 6 , Samuel 5 , John, 4 
John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 30, 181 5. Alathea Well- 
man, born Nov. 14, 1790, and died Jan. 10, 1879. He died 
Nov. 22, 1863. Resided in Cornish, N. H. 

Children : 

437. i. Benjamin Newton, born Nov. 2, 1816. 

ii. Mary Alathea, born Sept. 22, 1818; died Mar. 17, 1861. 

438. iii. Charles Wellman, born Apr. 23, 1822. 

211. JOSEPH SIDNEY COMINGS (Warren, 6 Samuel, 5 
John,* John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. 22, 1834, Lydia 
Delila Comings, daughter of Andrew Comings, of Cornish, 
born Jan. 19, 1807, and died in Bridgewater, Vt., Sept. 19, 
1872. He died Oct. 21, 1884. 

Children : 

i. Leonard Taylor, born Nov. 27, 1834, in Cornish ; married 
Mar. 15, 1866, Caroline Nancy Chase, of Sherburne, Vt, 
born there June 5, 1844, ( One child, Leon?), Bridgewater, 
Vt. 
ii. Edwin Ransom, born Nov. 6, 1836, in Windsor, Vt. ; mar- 
ried Jan. 25, 1863, in Bridgewater, Helen Lurenath Dem- 
ary, born in Weathersfield, Vt., May 12, 1837. 

1. Edith Almira, born Jan. 24, 1874, in Bridgewater. 

iii. Eliza Hamilton, born Sept. 28, 1839, in Bridgewater; un- 
married. 

iv. Andrew Jackson, born Mar. 4, 1842, in Bridgewater; un- 
married. 

439. v. Martin Lewis, born Oct. 11, 1843, in Bridgewater. 

vi. Sarah Jane Polk, born Mar. 24, 185 1 ; died Mar. 11, 1855. 

212. COL. GILMAN TAYLOR COMINGS (Warren, 6 
Samuel, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 26, 1832, 
Amy A. Lockwood, of Woodstock, Vt., a lady of great Chris- 
tian worth, born Nov. 2, 1809, and died there Sept. 29, 1833. 
He married, second, Sept. 1, 1834, Rhoda J. Worthington, of 
Northfield, Vt. They removed to Northfield, and he died at 
Metuchen, N. J., Dec. 16, 1876. There were two sons and one 

daughter; at the father's death, the daughter married La 

Farge. 

213. DANIEL MORRIS CUMMINGS (Warren, 6 
Samuel, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 30, 1836, 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 233 

Emily M. Hamilton, of Royalton, Vt. Removed to Enfield, 
N. H., where he died Mar. i, 1885. 
Children : 

i. Minnie, 
ii. Mary. 
(?) Mary Ann, of Enfield, married Mar. 31, 1874, Frank Dorr 
Hitchings, Lancaster, N. H. 

214. REV. ALBERT GALLATIN COMINGS (Warren, 8 
Samuel, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, June 10, 1838, 
Cynthia Jewett Robbins, born Mason, N. H., July 28, 1820. He 
was ordained in Boston, Mass., Feb. 3, 1837. He filled several 
pastorates. He was last settled in Lee, N. H., May, 1859. 

Children : 

i. James, born Nov. 2, 1839, in Mason, N. H. ; died Dec. 3, 

next 
ii. Joseph Taylor, born Sept. 8, 1840, in Salem, Mass. ; died 
at Lee, N. H., June 13, 1867. He married Apr. 21, 1864, 
Sarah Elizabeth Davis, of Lee, who married again. Jo- 
seph was a brave and patriotic young man, and in 1861 
gave himself to the service of his country. After serv- 
ing three years, in many severe engagements and often 
with picked parties, he was fatally wounded in the battle 
of Deep Bottom, Va., Aug. 16, 1864. He lived, however, 
in much suffering until June 13, 1867, when he died at 
Lee. No children. 
iii. Mary Lydia, born Jan. 25, 1844, in Boston ; died at Lee, 
June 22, 1873, very suddenly — "greatly beloved and la- 
mented by all who knew her character and worth." 

440. iv. Albert Luther, born May 21, 1846, in Boston. 

v. Millie, born Dec. 13, 1848, in Mason, N. H. ; married Nov. 
11, 1874, Daniel E. Plummer, of Lee, born there, Feb. 16, 

1845: 

1. Annie May, born Mar. 28, 1876. 

2. Lulu Belle, born Nov. 11, 1878. 
vi. Willis Johnson, born Nov. 5, 1S52, in Mason. 

vii. Carrie Wheaton, born Jan. 16. 1856, in Freetown, Mass.; 
married Nov. 2, 1876, Charles Kittridge Weeden, born 
Dover, N. H., Dec. 10, 1854. 

I.Charles Albert, born Dec. 22, 1882, at Northwood, 
N. H. 
viii. Fred Plummer, born Apr. 11, 1858, in Freetown. Graduate 

D. C, 1883 ; a successful teacher, 
ix. Ernest Smith, born Oct. 1, i860, at Lee; died at Cincin- 
nati, of typhoid fever, Sept. 28, 1886. He graduated at 



234 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Dartmouth College, in 1884; a superior scholar. Entered 
U. S. Signal Service, and was stationed at Cincinnati, 
1885. There he fully espoused the cause of Christ, and 
added to his faith a most vigorous efficiency. He com- 
manded respect for his attainments and services in 
science. 

215. THOMAS CUMINGS (Thomas, 6 Samuel, 5 Samuel, 4 
John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Mary Whitney, daughter of Caleb 
and Sarah (Trask) Whitney, of Bradford, born May 21, 1778, 
and died Dec. 1, 1850. He died Feb. 10, 1843. (I n Hollis, 
N. H.?) 

Children : 

i. Constantina, born June 30, 1797; married Nov. 14, 1816, 
Deacon Christopher Farley, born Oct. 19, 1789, and died 
1839. She died May 30, 1864. No children. Residence, 
Brookline, N. H. 

ii. Mary, born Apr. 6, 1800; married Nov. 23, 1817, Ames 
Hardy, son of Jesse and Rhoda (Wood), and born Aug. 
12, 1797. She died Jan. 20, 1870. He died Mar. 12, 1881. 
Children : 

1. Frank Amos, born Mar. 17, 1810; married June 

20, 1848, Elizabeth Cisco, born June 10, 1831. 
Lived in Piqua, O., and had 5 children. 

2. Daniel, born Mar. 12, 1821 ; married first, Nov. 

24, 1844, Mary Elizabeth Wood, died Sept. 2, 
1845 ; married second, Aug. 3, 1858, Aurilla 
Grace Hitchcock. He died in Oakland, Cal., 
Mar. (Feb.?) 21, 1884. 

3. Harriet, born Apr. 6, 1823; married Nov. 6, 1851, 

Jonas K. Parkhurst, and had : William Horace, 
born July 11, 1853. 

4. Edward, born Aug. 4, 1825; married Nov. 3 (5?), 

1850, Louisa Wheeler, daughter of James and 
Dorcas (Mooar) Wheeler, and had: Charles 
Edward, born Sept. 26, 1857, and Nellie Cam- 
eron, born Feb., 1879. 

5. William, born July 14, 1827 ; married, but no 

children. 

6. Horace Whitney, born Nov. 14, 1829; died Nov. 

4, 1845. 

7. George Wood, born Feb. 20, 1831 ; married Har- 

riet Hall. 

441. iii. William Whitney, born Mar. 1, 1803. 

442. iv. Thomas, born Aug. 22, 1805. 

v. Nancy, born June 16, 1808; married Aug. 17, 1836, John 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 235 

Stebbins Hey wood, born at Westminster, Mass., May 15, 

1805, and died at Hollis, N. H., Oct. 14, 1879, son of 

James and Mary (Miller) Heywood. She died May 17, 
1888. Children : 

1. Charles Cummings, born May 7, 1838; married 

Aug. 29, 1868, Charlotte A., daughter of Ben- 
jamin and Deborah Munn, born Mar. 7, 1834, 
at Newark, N. J., and died Jan. 28, 1888, at 
St. Louis. No children. 

2. Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie S.), born Aug. 16, 1842; 

married May 11, 1881, Henry Russell. No 
children. 

443. vi. Samuel Caleb, born June 3, 181 1. 

vii. Hannah, born Feb. 2, 1814; married Sept. 12, 1837, Amasa 
Pierce, who died Feb. 24, 1838. She married second, 
Nov. 13, 1844, Edward Emerson. She died Jan. 24, 1870. 
Mr. Emerson was born in Hollis, Oct. 1, 1802. He was a 
merchant in that town till 1861 ; afterwards at Allegan, 
Mich. He died Apr. 21, 1871. 

1. Hannah Elizabeth, born Feb. 7, 1846; died Feb. 

17, 1853. 

2. Sarah Frances, born Apr. 30, 1847. 

3. Mary Esther, born Sept. 24, 1851. 

4. Elizabeth, born May 26, 1857; married Apr. 6, 

1887, Fletcher Clark, of Sandwich, Mass, and 
had: 

1. Fletcher, Jr., born June 2, 1890. 

2. Edward Emerson, born Jan. 24, 1892. 

5. Daniel, born Aug. 26, 1859; married Oct. 10, 

1895, Mary E. Bachelder, and had : 

1. Edward, born July 19, 1900; died July 

21. 

2. Bertha, born July 3, 1901. 

444 viii. Charles, born June 7, 1817. 

ix. Elizabeth, born Sept. 6, 1819; married Oct. 1, 1845, Rev. 
Henry Hamilton Saunderson, son of Jonathan and Lucy 
(Pool) Saunderson, born in Hollis, Sept. 12, 1810. In 
the Yale class of 1832 two years ; graduated at Andover 
Theological Seminary, 1842, and resident two following 
years. He was acting pastor of Presbyterian Church, 
Ypsilanti, Mich., 1845-6; ordained pastor, Ludlow, Vt., in 
1848. He served Congregational churches afterwards in 
Wallingford and again in Ludlow, Vt, also in Charles- 
town, N. H., and Swanzey. Resided in Amoskeag, N. H. 
since 1882. He is the author of a history (in Hemenway's 
Gazatteer of Vt.) of Wallingford, Vt, and of Charles- 



236 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

town, N. H., 1876, p. 726. He died Jan. 25, 1890, of pneu- 
monia. She died Sept, 15, 1901. Children : 

1. Mary Cummings, born June 25, 1849; died Aug. 

10, 1851. 

2. Henry Poole, born Aug. 3, 1852; unmarried. 

x. Sarah, born Apr. 4, 1822; married Sept. 28, 1841, Nathaniel 
Monroe, son of Solomon and Thankful (Newton) Mon- 
roe, born Apr. 30, 1812, at Oakham, Mass., and died 1892; 
married second, Oct. 9, 1897, Alfred Willoughby. 

1. Ellen Maria, born Mar. 28, 1844; married Sept. 

26, 1867, Joseph P. Cobb, born on Nantucket, 
Apr., 1844. He died Feb. I, 1889. She married 
second, Apr. 30, 1891, George N. Hitchcock. No 
children. 

2. Laura, born Mar. 28, 1849; married Sept 3, 1873, 

Herbert F. Bent, born Jan. 2, 1846, at Water- 
town, Mass., son of Luther and Eveline (Wheel- 
er) Bent. She died Sept. 16, 1884. 

216. BENJAMIN CUMINGS (Benjamin, 6 Samuel, 6 
Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married May 6, 1805, Lucy 
Whitaker, born Mason, N. H., May 22, 1782, daughter of John 
and Thankful (Pierce) Whitaker. He died Sept. 11, 1852, at 

Madison, O. She died there June 4, 1861. 
Children : 

i. Lucy, born Aug. 27, 1805, at Brookline, N. H. ; married Oct. 
10, 1824, at Mason, N. H., Martin Rand. Removed to 
Madison, Ohio, where he died, May 20, 1884; she died 
Dec. 18, 1886. 

1. Lucy Ann, born Nov. 2, 1827, in Madison, O, ; 

married Aug. 20, 1846, James McMakim. A 
daughter, Annette, born Mar. 26, 1848; mar- 
ried July 18, 1872, William Parker Merriam, 
San Francisco. Mrs. McMakim died Dec, 1894 
at Shellville, Cal. 

2. Henry Cummings, born June ir, 1830, in Madi- 

son; married Apr. 1, 1851, Nancy McMakim, 
who died Feb. 6, 1878. He married second, 
Feb. 25, 1879, Mrs.. Augusta Norton. Resided 
in Madison, O. Children: 

1. Altha, born Apr. 21, 1852. 

2. Kate, born June 5, 1859; married Ar- 

thur Dayton. 

3. Harry, born Dec. 18, 1867; married Aug. 

30, 1887, Lora Holcomb. 

3. Solon A., born Mar. 16, 1835; married Oct. 26, 



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237 



6. 



1865, Lizzie A. Axtell, of Perry. Captain Sec- 
ond Ohio Cavalry, 1861-5. Child : Perry, born 
Jan. 22, 1875. 

Emily Betsy, born Jan. 9, 1837; married Apr. 10, 
1856, Edward F. Ensign, of Madison, afterward 
of Farmer, O. She died June 28, 1899. Chil- 
dren : 

Emma Orpha, born Mar. 9, 1857; died 
Feb. 10, 1861. 

Martin Henry, born Sept. 19, 1858; died 
Feb. 15, i86t. 

Robert Silas, born Aug. 26, i860; married 
Louise Alice Bowker. 

Edward Waller, born Nov. 3, 1S62; mar- 
ried Sept. 24, 1885, Elsie B. Richardson. 

Arthur Rand, born Nov. 2, 1864; mar- 
ried Mar. 14, 1889, Maggie Roan. 

Caleb William, born May 5, 1867; died 
Dec. i, 1882. 

Elizabeth Cornelia, born Aug. 31, 1869. 

Mary Corinthia, born Dec. 7, 1871 ; mar- 
ried Mar. 19, 1891, Solomon Leslie 
Husted. 

Electa Lucy, born Sept. 14, 1874; mar- 
ried May 10, 1900, L. F. Cooper. 

Harriett Sophia, born Feb. 5, 1877; mar- 
ried Mar. 11 1897, William Warren 
Powell. 

Gideon Horace, born Nov. 16, 1879; mar- 
ried Jan. 16, 1902, Pearl Hanna. 

Silas Martin, born May 9, 1839; married Jan. 3, 

1866, Martha Hill, of Madison. He was in the 
Union Army, in the Rebellion. Child : 

1. Ernest ; married Oct., 1892, Lizzie Bently, 

and had S. Harold and Marguerite C. 

Cornelia A., born July 21, 1841 ; married Jan. 1, 

1863, Joseph Haskell, of Perry, O., afterward 

of Geneva, who died Apr. 28, 1899. Children: 

1. Mary, born Jan. 9, 1864, and married 

Mar. 31, 1895, Irwin Black. 

2. Omar, born Aug. 11, 1867. 

3. Alta, born Oct. 28, 1873. 

Cassius M., born Dec. 4, 1843 ; married Dec. 14, 
1866, Anna Gillett, of Madison. He was in the 
Union Army. Resided in Cleveland, O. Chil- 
dren: 



10. 



II. 



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1. Fred, born Sept. 24, 1868; married Mary 

Adams; 4 children. 

2. Arthur, born Jan. 23, 1870; married Jen- 

nie Darby, 3 children. 

3. Bertha, born Oct. 17, 187 1 ; married M. 

P. Sherwood. 

4. Nellie, born Oct. 29, 1874; married Fred. 

C. Blood. 
8. Elmer H., born Oct. 27, 1845 ; married Mar. 23, 
1870, Ida Carr, of Virginia. He died May 19, 
1896. Soldier in the Union Army. A daugh- 
ter, Winnifred, married, 1897, Frank Cum- 
mings. 
ii. Mary Ann, born Apr. 26, 1807, Brookline, N. H. ; married 
Jan. 3, 1828, Alexander Harper Wheeler, M. D., of Union- 
ville, O., where he died Aug. 30, 183 1 ; married second, 
Dec. 26, 1861, Robert Woodruff, Geneva, O., who died 
there Sept. 26, 1886. A daughter, Miranda, born Mar. 
20, 1830, at Unionville, O., married Oct. 6, 1874, William 
Harvey Summers, of Alton, 111. ; resided at Los An- 
geles, Cal., and she died there Jan. 31, 1889. 
iii. Benjamin Pool, born July 11, 1809, at Brookline, N. H., un- 
married ; died at Unionville, O., Mar. 18, 1848. 

445. iv. Henry, born Jan. 1, 1812, at Brookline. 

446. v. Charles, born Sept. 5, 1814, at Brookline. 

vi. Emily, born June 17, 1816, at Brookline ; married July 31, 
1843, Lysander C. Woodworth, of Unionville, O. Re- 
sided in North Madison, O. He died May «, 1894. She 
died Mar. 23, 1900. Children : 

1. Cortez Pool, born Jan. 21, 1845 ; died Dec 27, 

1867. 

2. Mark H., born Oct. 24, 1847, at Unionville, O. ; 

married Feb. 3, 1869, Emily A. Cole. Resided 
in North Madison, O. They had: 

1. Elmer Cortez, born June 4, 1871 ; mar- 

ried, July, 1892, Martha Hill, and had: 

1. Lloyd Elmer, born July 7, 98. 

2. Marjorie Eunice, born July 27, 

1901, and died Dec. 24, 1901. 

2. Jessie W., born Apr. 8, 1875; died Apr. 

30. 

3. Homer Clair, born Apr. 28, 1877. 

4. Merton Lysander, born Feb. 10, 1879; 

married Oct. 10, 1900, Mary Elizabeth 
Joy. 
5- May Emily, born Feb. 10, 1879. 

3. Eliza Cornelia, born Apr. 23, 185 1, at North 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 239 

Madison, O. ; married Dec. 30, 1874, Prof. 
Ripley H. Kinnison, superintendent of schools, 
Wellington, O., in 1884. He was born Feb. 8, 
1847. They had: 

1. Chas. Woodworth, born Oct. 14, 1877, at 

Norwalk, O. 

2. Paul Francis, born Jan. 1, 1885. 

3. Ruth, born July 20, 1888. 

4. Charles Cummings, born Apr. 23, 1851; died May 

22, following. 

5. Cornelia, born May 11, 1857; married July 23, 

1884, Morris A. Cook, born July 31, 1859, at 
Hartsgrove, O. Children : 

1. Emily Lucille, born Oct. 17, 1886. . . 

2. Stanly Lysander, born Aug. 3, 1890. 

3. Stella Cornelia, born Aug. 3, 1890. 

4. Harry, born Nov. 4, 1S98. 

yii. Eliza, born May 30, 1818, at Brookline ; married Sept. 7, 
1837, Rev. Allured Plimpton July 17, 1804, at Stur- 
bridge, Mass. She died Jan., 1899, Chicago. He was a 
member of the N. E. Methodist Episcopal conference. 
Dissatisfied with what he thought the pro-slavery lean- 
ings of the conference, he retired from the ministry in 
1844. He subsequently commenced practice as a physi- 
cian, and resided at Prophetstown, 111. ; La Porte, Ind., 
and Painesville, O., where he died Nov. 24, 1862. Chil- 
dren : 

1. Homer Allured, born June 11, 1838, at North 

East, Pa. ; married Dec. 23, 1868, Sophia C. 
Wood, of Chicago. He was educated at North- 
western University, Evanston, 111. He was Col- 
onel of 39th Illinois Infantry in the Civil War. 
Resided in Denver, Colorado, 1884. He had : 

1. Sophia Grace, born Nov. 17, 1869; mar- 

ried Nov. 16, 1898, Dr. W. B. Paxton, 
of Perris, Cal., and had Howard Bruce, 
born Nov. 30, 1899. 

2. Mary Eliza, born Mar. 2, 1871. 

3. Helen' Louisa, born May 3, 1875. 

4. Stella Gertrude, born Sept. 17, 1877. 

5. Homer Wood, born Dec. 14, 1883 ; the 

last was born in Denver; the others 
in Chicago. 

2. Jane Eliza, born Sept. 9, 1840, first white child 

born in Prophetstown, 111 ; died in Paines- 
ville, O., Nov. 19, 1865. 

3. Oliver Billings, born Apr. 3, 1843; died Oct. 11, 



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1866, in Painesville, from wounds received pre- 
viously in battle. 
4. Emily, born Dec. 19, 1844, in Prophetstown ; died 
in Painesville Jan. 6, 1863. 

5. Edwin Cummings, born Apr. 26, 1849, in Paines- 

ville, and died Nov. 2, same year. 

6. Francis McKnight, born Feb. 29, 1852, in Paines- 

ville; unmarried. Resided, 1884, Red Cliff, 
Colorado. 

7. Charles Seward, born Apr. 1, 1854; died Sept. 1, 

1856, in Sterlingsville, 111. 

8. Stella Evelyn, born Apr. 17, 1858; unmarried. 

Resided, 1885, Denver, Colorado. 

217. THOMAS CUMMINGS (Benjamin, 6 Samuel, 5 
Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Sally (daughter of 
Moses) Proctor, born Aug. 24, 1793, and died Oct. 21, 1835. 
He died June 15, 1859. 

Children : 

i. Aaron, born Jan. 18, 1813; died young, 
ii. Albert, born Feb. 23, 1814; died Oct. 18, 1834. 
iii. Benjamin, born July 8, 1816; died Feb. 7, 1836. 
iv. Sarah A., born Sept. 10, 1818; married June 20, 1839, 
Geo. A., son of Geo. and Susan (Farmer) Tufts, born 
Dec. 17, 1817. Farmer, 1889, in Hookset, N. H. Chil- 
dren: 

1. George A., born Oct. 25, 1840; resided with his 

parents, 1889. 

2. Lizette E., born July 25, 1842; married Jan. 1, 

1862, James D. Shaw; resided, 1889, in Wor- 
cester, Mass. One daughter, Minnie, married 
Chas. Boyden, who have Harry, born Sept., 
1883 ; Resides in Worcester. 

3. Antoinette S., born Mar. 20, 1845 ; died Aug. 26, 

1846. 

4. Morgeanna, born Feb. 2, 1847 ; died June 17, 1869. 
v. Ruth, born Feb. 3, 1821 ; died Apr. 23, 1836. 

vi. Angeline, born Dec. 26, 1823; married Dec. 25, 1841, George 
W. Dustin, of Candia, N. H. She died Oct 6, 1873. Chil- 
dren were: (1) George W., (2) Josephine S., Angeline, 
(3) Caroline, (4) Mary, and (5) J. Frank; all but the 
last died young. He was, in 1889, at Manchester, N. H. 
vii. Caroline, born Mar. 19, 1827; married Jeremiah, son of 
William Ames, in whose 'family Caroline was reared. He 
was born Feb. 20, 1824. They had Jeremiah H., born 
Feb. 28, 1849, who married Florence M. Durant, and 



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lived in Pepperell, Mass. ; three children. After death of 
Mr. Ames, Feb. 2, 1820, Caroline married second, David 
Brainerd Dow, Hancock, N. H., who died Jan. 13, 1857, 
and she died Apr. 12, following. Their daughter, Lizzie, 
died Jan. 14, 1857, aged 2 years, 9 months. 
viii. Emeline, born Oct. 21, 1830; died Oct. 23, 1834. 
ix. Mary Jane, born July 21, 1833; married Joshua Sherman, 
of Marshficld, Mass., having Asa Eugene, who resided 
in East Weymouth, 1889, and had wife and two children; 
Bessie and Bernard Cummings. Mary Jane married, sec- 
ond, Joseph Sherman, who died, and she resided, 1889, in 
this same place. 

218. WILLIAM CUMMINGS (Benjamin, 6 Samuel, 9 
Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, June 28, 1821, Lucy 
Clifton, in New Bedford, Mass., who was born in Rochester, 
Mass., Dec. 7, 1801. He died in New Haven, Conn., Jan. 10, 
1881, and the widow died Mar. 7, 1881. 

Children : 

i. George, born Apr. 7, 1822, at Vineyard Haven ; died at sea, 
Mar. 29, 1846. 

ii. Sarah H., born Feb. 2, 1824; married July 4, 1841, in Ed- 
gartown, George W. Robinson, and had Mary L., born 

July 26, 1846, in New Bedford, and married Burdick, 

and died in New Haven, Ct, Feb. 28, 1865. Mrs. Robin- 
son married, second, H. Brenton; married third, Apr. 
19, 1859, in Hartford, Ct., Ezra B. Sanger, for twenty- 
two years engineer in New Haven fire department. Two 
daughters, both dead. 

iii. Thirza B., born Feb. 28, 1827, at Edgartown ; married Aug. 
30, 1849, in Providence, R. I., Alden Pope. She died in 
Edgartown, July 16, 1853. Had Lois A. Pope, born June 
30, 1850, in New Bedford. 

iv. Ann Maria, born Aug. 24, 1831 ; died Mar. 21, 1854, in Ed- 
gartown. 

v. William D., born Aug. 5, 1835. Lived in South America. 

vi. Lucy A., born Apr. 19, 1840; married Apr. 27, 1858, Lemuel 
Harrison, in Providence, R. I. Had : 

1. John D., born June 14, i860, in South Dartmouth. 

2. Edith C, born Feb. 13, 1862. 

3. Lizzie C, born Aug. 14, 1864. The mother died 

Aug. 30, 1875, in New Haven, Ct. 
vii. John H., born June 12, 1842. Lost at sea, Aug. 24, 1858. 
viii. Azubah, born Mar. 6, 1829; married Apr. 1, 1849, Levi Van- 
slyke, and had Geo. C. Vanslyke, born Mar. 14, 1850, in 
New Bedford; married, second, David Gamis, and had 



2^2 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

William L. Gamis, born Oct. 2, 1856, in Hartford, Ct 
Married third, Henry Barrows. 

219. JOTHAM CUMMINGS (Jotham, 6 Jerahmeel, 6 
Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Mar. 8, 1793, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Col. Joseph and Elizabeth Senter, of Center 
Harbor, born June 12, 1768, and died Apr. 12, 1851. He died 
at Morgan, Vt, Oct. 16, 1833. He removed from Plymouth, 
N. H., to (Derby?) Morgan in 181 1. He was a carpenter. 
He filled the position of deacon in the Congregational Church 
in Plymouth, and was an influential man in the town. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth, born Dec. 23, 1793; married Apr. 1, 1815, Albert 
Hinman. She died Apr. 4, 1852. Children: 

1. David Sanford, born Jan. 7, 1816. 

2. Eliza Ann, born Apr. 13, 1820. 

3. Phebe S., born Oct. 24, 1825; die^ Nov. 11, 1875- 
ii. Nancy, born Oct. 21, 1795; married Jan. 6, 1814, William 

Cobb. She died Aug. 10, 1867. Children: 

1. Adeline, born Dec. 31, 1814. 

2. William Cvirtiss, born July 6, 1817. 

3. Elizabeth, born Mar. 20, 1818. 

4. Lucy, born Oct. 11, 1821. 

5. Curtis, born Oct. 6, 1825. 

6. Jotham, born Oct. 15, 1828. 

447. iii. Jotham, born Mar. 31, 1797. 

iv. Priscilla, born Dec. 27, 1798; married Mar. 31, 1824, Ma- 
son Lyon. She died Apr. 17, 1883. Children: 

1. Jerusha Little, born Feb. 3, 1825. 

2. Mary Chadwick, born Aug. 8, 1827. 

3. William, born Aug. 11, 1832. 

448. v. Charles, born Nov. 22, 1801. 

vi. Martha, born June i, 1806; died Dec. 4, 1842. 

220. HENRY CUMMINGS (Jotham, 6 Jerahmeel, 6 , 

Samuel*, John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. 23, 1794, Jane 

Merrill, at Plymouth, N. H. 

'Children : 

i. Henry, born ; married Sally, sixth and youngest 

child of Lewis and Jane Walker Cheney, born Apr. 8, 
1798. Their six children were : 

1. Lucy Ann ; married Otis Hall, and had Helen, 

Isabel and Edward. 

2. Sarah Jane; married I. Annibal, and had Henry 

and two daughters. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 243 

3. Caroline, born Apr. 10, 1824; married July 4, 

1843, John Brooks Fairbanks, who died in 
Natick, Mass., Feb. 6, 1891, and had six chil- 
dren. 

4. Annette ; married Edgerton. 

5. Hannah ; married Abbott. 

6. Elizabeth. 

449. ii. Daniel, born May 18, 1796. 

iil Hannah, born ; married Leonard Cheney, who died 

in Vineland, N. J. She died in Minnesota. 
iv. Sally, born , 1793 ; married Frank Blood, and had : 

1. Parker, born ; married Phelps. 

2. Samuel, born . 

3. Cyrus, born ; resided in North Groton, N. H. 

v. Anson, born ; married Sibyl Lucas, of Rumney, N. 

H., and had Augustus Henry, a civil engineer. 
449 a. vi. Jotham, born Mar. 19, 1804. 

221. JERAHMEEL CUMMINGS (Jotham,* Jerahmeel, 5 
Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, June 8, 1794, Mary 
Taylor, born Aug. 23, 1772, who died Aug., 1842. He died Dec. 
25, 1831. Removed to Groton, N. H., and lived on Cummings' 
Hill. Said to have had 14 children, of whom 5 died young. 

Children : 

i. Nancy, born Jan. 26 (27), 1796. 

ii. Polly, born Apr. 22, 1797 ; married Stephen Cheney, who 

married, second, Ferren ; two children, of whom 

Hadley married Merrill. 

450. iii. Ira, born Mar. 23 (5), 1799. 

451. iv. Edward Taylor, born Dec. 14, 1800. 

v. Lucinda, born Oct. 15, 1803; died June 4, 1885; married 
Jan. 26, 1826, Walter R. Hall. Children: 

1. Jerathmeel Cummings, born June 6, 1827. He 

was postmaster at Groton, N. H., and a war 
veteran; died Nov. 30, 1884; married Caro- 
line B. Wheat, and had : 

1. Alpha Cummings, born Oct. 17, 1855. 

2. Carrie Adell, born Nov. 28, 1857. 

3. Ida Angie, born Sept. 22, 1861. 

4. Ira Sylvester, born July 2, 1866. 

5. Anna, born Sept. 13, 1869. 

2. Mary Ann, born June 1, 1831 ; married Jan. 1, 

1854. Stillman Merrill, born Feb. 14, 183 1. She 
died May 2, 1885. His child was : 

1. Lenora Augusta, born July 24, 1856, and 
married Aug. 12, 1877, Henry T. Read, 



244 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

and had Gracie L., born June n, 1879. 
v.i. Ann, born Jan. 27, 1806; married Jan. 26, 1826, Benjamin 
Powers, born Jan. 25, 1804, who died May 4, 1884. She 
died Jan., 18 — . Children : 

1. Alvera T., born Sept. 8, 1826; married Apr. 26, 

1853, Sarah Frede Baugh, and had Elda R., 
born Jan. 22, 1862, and married Apr. 4, 1883, 
William A. Van Dusen, born May 31, 1856. 

2. Mary Ann, born Mar. 31, 1830; married Sept. 

20, 1849, Jackson Gray, born Mar. 16, 1827, and 
had: 

1. George L-, born Jan. 7, 1861 ; married 

Jan. 16, 1882, Anna Fry, born Dec. 26, 
1862, and they had : 

1. Percy E., born Jan. 12, 1883. 

2. Mary E., born Aug. 17, 1884. 

3. George H., born Feb. 27, 1887. 

4. Josephine, born Dec. 28, 1889. 

2. Jennie, born Sept. 28, 1866; married May 

16, 189 1, Fred. G. Playter, born Nov. 
30, 1864.. 

3. George A., born Aug. 15, 1832; married Jan. 8, 

1884, Elizabeth Peck, born Feb. 11, 1835. They 
had: 

I. Geo. O., born Feb. 16, 1855 ; married 
Dec. 29, 1887, Emma Williams, born 
1865. Their children were : 
t. Elma, born July 23, 1889. 
2. Dora, born Dec. 14, 1890. 

4. Caroline R., born May 2, 1836; married Aug. 9, 

1853, Wm. A. Wire, born Apr. 9, 1832, and 
had: 

I. Samuel, born Mar. 1, 1868; married Feb. 

20, 1889, Minnie Wilcox, who died 

June , 1890. 

5. Catherine L-, born July 2, 1834; married May 14, 

1851, Ira F. Durfur, born Nov. 9, 1832. They 
had: 

1. Elvira G., born Apr. 6, 1853; died Aug. 

7, 1861. 

2. Cella V., born Oct. 26, 1855; died Aug. 

22, 1861. 

3. Estelle Vira, born Aug. 15, 1864; mar- 

ried May 28, 1883, J. C. Rowler, and 
had: .. 

1. Lucille, born Mar. 15, 1884. 

2. Otis Karl, born Feb. 4, 1886. 



CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 245 

3. Deborah Helen, born Aug. 5, 

1888. 

4. Ruth Marie, born Oct. 2, 1890. 
4. George Otis, born Aug. 3, 1867. 

6. Marilla A., born Dec. 20, 1839; married Dec. 20, 

1859, Andrew M. Graves, bom Nov. 16, 1834, 
and had . 

1. Fred A., born Sept. 7, 1862; married, 

March, 1886, Addie E. Haywood, and 
had Cora Gertrude, born Jan. 2, 1888. 

2. Harry C, born Mar. 28, 1867; married 

July 18, 1889, Genevieve Allison. 

3. Gertrude, born July 18, 1875. 

7. Jennie, born Apr. 3, 1843 ; married Dec. 26, 1866, 

Hendrick Paine, born Mar. 12, 1845, and had: 

1. Ernest J., born Nov. 12, 1867. 

vii. Jesse, born May 22, 1809. 

viii. Rosette, born Apr. 2, 1814; married Sept. 3, 1835, Ethan 
White, born Apr. 15, 1809. Children : 

1. Lucinda M., born Feb. 26, 1837. 

2. Nelson W., born Feb. 21, 1838. He married, first, 

Nov. 25, 1863, Nellie E. Ford, born Apr. 10, 
1843, and died Aug. 25, 1866, and had : Florence 
A., born Jan. 1, 1865; married Mar. 6, 1888, 
Fred. Blanchard, born Nov. 27, 1854; and her 
children were : Frank Nelson, born Dec. 19, 
1S88, and Mary Ellen, born Dec. 21, 1890, and 
died Jan. 26, 1891. Nelson W. married, second, 
Jan. 15. 1870, Lydia P. Downing, born Feb. 12, 
1845 (and did they have Mary Alice, born June 
13, 1883, and died Nov. 6, 1888?). 

3. Anna P., born Mar. 29, 1839; married Feb. 4, 

i860, Florentin C. Clark, born Aug. 10, 1837. 

Children : 
1. Herbert L., born Aug. 7, 1861, and mar- 
ried Apr. n, 1887, Flora Hosley, and 
had : Fred Florentin, born Apr. 25, 
1891. 

2. Eva May, born Jan 2, 1863, and died Aug. 

18, 1863. 

3. Lester F., born Aug. 10, 1864. 

4. Luna Grace, born Dec. 21, 1866. 

5. Llewellyn, born April. 23, 1868. 

4. Francenia M., born Apr. 13, 1841 ; married Feb. 

15, 1858, Henry H. Colburn, born Oct. 4, 1853. 
Children : 



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246 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

1. A daughter, born Dec. 19, and died Dec. 

20, 1858. 

2. Mary L., born May 29, i860. 

3. Anna L-, born Jan. 16, 1862, and died 

Nov. 5, 1863. 

4. Ina May, born Dec. 23, 1864, and died 

Feb. 2.7, 1865. 

5. Willie L., born May 2, 1866, and died 

Aug. 31, 1868. 

6. Leslie W., born July 27, 1869. 

7. Charles H., born Mar. 5, 1876, and died 

Dec. 8, 1882. 
[Of the above children, Mary L. married 
Apr. 6, 1887, Alvah Wason, born, 1838; 
Leslie W. married Nov. 23, 1887, Rose 
Carev. born Nov., 1868.] 
5. Catherine Rosetta, born Nov. 30, 1848; married 
Feb. 14, 1872, Charles Livingston Shaw, born 
Feb. 11, 1845. 
ix. Catherine, born May 17, 1816; married Arthur Hall. Chil- 
dren: 

1. Alfred, born Apr. 27, 1838; married Eliza Kidder, 

2. Ella, born July 2, 1846; married Irving Murray. 

3. Annette, born ; married Artemas Crosby. 

x. Florinda, born . 

222. JONATHAN CUMMINGS (Jotham, 6 Jerahmeel, 5 
Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Mar, 27, 1796, Ruth, 
daughter of Moses George, of Plymouth, N. H., born Oct. 7, 
1772, died Aug. 20, (28), 1833. He married second, Nov. 13, 
1839, Alice Kidder, widow of Simeon Blodgett, who was born 
Mar. 13, 1785, and died Mar. 27, 1844. He married third, 
June 9, 1845, Mrs. Sophronia Daniel (Darrell?), of San- 
bornton. He died Apr. 15, 1849. 

Children : 

i. Susanna, born Aug. 8, 1796; married May 10, 1813 (Apr. 
28, 1814, Plymouth record?), Joseph Reed, born May 7, 
1792, who died Aug. 10, 1842. She died Sept. 12, 1872: 

1. George, born Aug. 28, 1814; married May I, 

1844, Phebe Currier, and died Sept. 18, 1874. 

2. Jane, born Nov. 30, 1816; died Nov. 8, 1839. 

3. Hastings W., born Aug. 22, 1822; married Nov. 

28, 1861, Mary Moses, and died June 15, 1884. 
1. Charles W., born May 14, 1863, and mar- 
ried May 1, 1885, 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 247 

2. Henry W., born Aug. 10, 1865. 

3. Jennie M., born Oct. 23, 1867. 

4. George C, born Sept. 20, 1869, died June 
30, 1884. 

5. Joseph M., born Mar. 31, 1872. 

6. Freddie H., born Sept. 22, 1875, died Feb. 
15, 1877. 

4. Laura, born Apr. 28, 1825 ; married Apr. 19, 1848, 
Daniel Currier, and had: Dean Sumner, born- 
Apr., 1861. 
ii. Elizabeth, born Sept. 17, 1798; married Nov., 1825 (Nov. 
11, 1824, Plymouth record), David Weed Gordon, of New 
Hampton, born Dec. 26, 1798. She died May 7, (28?), 
1866. He was a grocer at Milton, Mass. 
Jonathan George, born Aug. 7, 1800. 
Drury Fairbanks, born Oct. 30, 1802. 

Sally, born Aug. 15, 1804; unmarried. She died Jan. 19, 
1881. A Sally joined church in Plymouth, N. H, 1882, 
and was a member in 1867. 
Noah, born Aug. 4, 1806. 

Apphia, born Oct. (Mar.?) 19, 1808; died Oct. 13, 1810. 
William Hastings, born July 2, 181 1 ; died Apr. 1, 1823. 
Apphia, born Mar. 9, 1815 ; died Sept. 25, 1819. 
A son, born July 2, 1817; died same year. 

223. JOSEPH FARWELL CUMMINGS (Jotham, 6 
Jerahmeel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, June 12, 
1800, Mrs. Susanna Senter, then of Bridgewater, N. H., but 
formerly of Plymouth, born Aug, 7, 1777, and died May 15, 
1849. He died Jan. 12, 1817. 

Children : 

i. Sabrina, born Nov. 12, 1800; married John Tilton, and had 
one son, Joseph, living in California. 

455. ii. Joseph, born Nov. 8, 1803. 

iii. Jane Emily, born June 13, 1809; married John Gillies, and 

died at Richmond, Vt, about 1884. 
iv. Louisa Susan, born July 29, 181 1; married Mar. 24, 1836, 

Francis Samson. Their children were : 

1. Martha Susannah, born Dec. 18, 1836; died Aug. 

15, 1837. 

2. Martha Ann, born May 30, 1838. 

3. Henry Franklin, born Sept. 7, 1839. 

4. Louis Melancthon, born Oct. 26, 1843. 

5. Maria Louisa, born July 15, 1848, and died Sept. 

22, next. 

6. Owen Luther, born Jan. 11, 1853. 



452. 


111. 


453- 


iv. 




v. 


454- 


vi. 




vii. 




viii. 




ix. 




X. 



748 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

v. Benjamin Franklin, born Mar. 16, 1816. Resided in Ar- 
kansas several years, and died in St. Louis, Mo., in the 
6o's. 

224. LEONARD CUMMINGS (Jotham, 6 Jerahmeel,' 
Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, July 14, 1801, Hannah 
Cheney, of Meredith, N. H. He died May 2, 1834, and she 
married second, 1836, Thomas Stevens, of Rumney, N. H., 
whose first wife, Asenath Phelps, died Feb. 1, 1835. Mr. 
Stevens died Mar. 27, 1862, aged 87. 

Children : 

i. Leonard, born ; died at sea(?). 

ii. Mahala, born ; married, 1832, Nathaniel Gilman; 

married second, Samuel Rogers. 

iii. Daniel, born Aug. 15, 181 5, and died Jan. 11, 1848; married 
Ann Pilkington. He was a locomotive engineer, and was 
killed in a railroad accident. They had : Daniel L-, born 
Sept. 19, 1838; married Mary L. Hildreth, and resided at 
Newport, R. I. ; a jeweler. 

iv. Hannah, born Sept. 23, 1817; died Sept. 7, 1884; married 
Erastus Sanford. Resided in Taunton, Mass. : 

1. Lon P., bom June 16, 1847; married Retta Daniel; 

two children, Ada and Malcom. 

2. Henry, born , 1849. 

3. Leonard C, born June 24.. 185 1; married Mary 

A. Tomey, and had : 

1. Hannah, born July 8, 1883. 

2. Eflen H., born Mar. 11, 1890. 

3. Ruth S., born Dec. 21, 1893. 

4. Ella H. (N?), born Oct. 15, 1854 (?); married 

Follet. 

5. Albert P., born ; married Abbie Crossman ; 

no children. 

6. Hannah, born Aug. 19, 1841 ; married May 19, 

1869, Langley Hardman. Resided in St. Jo- 
seph, Mo., and had : 

1. Charles W., born May 30, 1870. 

2. Mertie, bom July 26, 1873. 

3. Lon S., bom Apr. 19, 1875. 

4. Alice, born Jan. 31, 1879. 

5. Ruth M., born Sept. 11, 18S6. 

vii. Henry, born Apr. 3, 1821 ; married Hannah Whitney, who 
died Oct. 15, 1855 ; no children. He married second, 

, who died Apr. 10, 1894. He died Feb. 22, 1895. 

Resided in Quincy, Mass. 
v. Joseph, bom Apr. 28, 1824; died Aug. 22, 1866; married 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 249 

Susan T. Howland, of Freetown, Mass. Children : 

1. Joseph, born Oct. 21, 1856. 

2. Susan A., born Oct. 12, 1859; married Edward 

H. Cutter, Arlington, Mass., and had Rachel 
H., born May 8, 1890. 
vii. Jotham, born . Resided in Quincy, Mass. 

225. NOAH CUMMINGS (Jotham, 6 Jerahmeel, 5 Samuel,* 
John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, July 12, 1808, Elizabeth Con- 
nor, of Meredith. Resided in Plymouth, N. H. He was a 
farmer. He died in 1850. 

i. Eliza Ann, born Aug. 26, 181 1; married Mar., 1829 (Mar. 
18, 1830, Plymouth record), Dearborn Henry Hilton, born 
Dec. 29, 181 1. He was a merchant, a good business man. 
He represented Chester, Vt, where he lived, several times 
in the Legislature. He was also Senator from the county. 
He was born in Andover, N. H., and died in Chester, Vt., 
July 28, i860. She died Aug. 10, 1893. They had one son : 

1. George H., born July 5, 183 1 ; married , and 

had: 

1. George Lowell, born Apr. 14, 1856. 

2. Helen Eliza, born Aug. 9, 1861 ; died 

Dec. 27, next. 

3. Annie Miriam, born Dec. 2, 1863. 

4. Dearborn Henry, born March , 1870. 

456. ii. Noah Connor, born Feb. 26, 1813. 

226. WILLIAM CUMMINGS (Jotham," Jerahmeel, 5 
Samuel, 4 John, -5 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Mar. 12, 1809, Sally 
Hazeltine (ton), born Feb. 28, 1790, and she died Jan. 29, 
1868. He died Dec. 12, 1847. 

Children : 

i. Dorcas, born Apr. 5, 1810, in Romney, N. H. ; died Jan. 18, 

1827. 
ii. Peter, born Apr. 7, 1812; died Apr. 11. 

iii. Damaris, born Sept. 14, 1814, in Romney, N. H. ; died 
Jan. 16, 183 1. 

457. iv. Moses, born Jan. 14, 1816, in Romney, N. H. 

458. v. Aaron, born Dec. n, 1817, Delhi, Delaware County, N. Y. 
vi. Marion, born Feb. 8, 1820, Delhi, Delaware County, N. Y. ; 

married Feb. 8, 1848, Hiram G. Combes. Resided in 
Brooklyn, 1885. He was a salesman. Children : 

I. William (A. or R.), born Dec. 14, 1848; died 
May 4, 1874. 
vii. Lydia W., born Nov. 18, 1827, Delhi, Delaware County, N. 



250 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Y. ; married Aug. 11, 1849, Edward Harris. Resided at 
Princeton, 111., 1885. He is an insurance agent. 

22J. JOHN CUMMINGS (John, 6 Ebenezer, 5 William, 4 

John, 8 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Lois , who died Jan. 

21, 1834; married second, 1830, Rachel Washburn Cheney, 
born May 7, 181 7, sister to his brother, Enoch's, wife (230). 
He died about 1870. Resided in Manchester, N. H. 

Children : 

i. Lois, born ; married, 1845, Joshua C. Reed, of Am- 
herst, N. H. 

ii. Elizabeth Ann, born ; married Pearl Briggs, Goffs- 

town, N. H. 

iii. Orpha Ellen, born . 

iv. Christena, born . Resided in Manchester, N. H. 

228. NEHEMIAH CUMMINGS (John, 6 Ebenezer, 5 Wil- 
liam, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 1830, Rebecca Cotton, of 
Thompson, Granger County, O., who died 1838. He married 
second, widow Laura P. Clark, of the same county. He set- 
tled in that county 1826-7. ^ n J 844 settled in Winnebago 
County, Illinois. He died in 1870. The widow lived with 
A. J. Orcutt, Kansas City, who married Ada Clark, her daugh- 
ter by her first husband. 

Children : 

459. i. John Omri, born Dec. 28, 1831. 

ii. Mary Hawks, born July 2, 1833; married Apr. 6, 1853, 
Robert Hunter, of Winnebago county, 111., and removed 
to Delaware county, Iowa, the same year. Besides two 
boys, who died young, they had Addie, born 1855; Min- 
nie, born 1865, and George, born 1870. 

460. iii. Clark E, born Aug. 7, 1840, Ohio. 

229. EBENEZER CUMMINGS (John, 6 Ebenezer, 5 Wil- 
liam, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Mar. 30, 1825, Alvira 
daughter of Paddock Lawrence, at Cheshire, N. H. 

Children : 

i. Rebecca, born July 10, 1825; died Aug. 15, 1825. 
ii. Daniel, born Nov. 28, 1827. 
iii. Reuben, born Sept. 16, 1830; died Mar. 9, 1833. 
iv. Arvilla Rebecca, born Feb. 14, 1832; married Geo. W. 

Robinson, 
v. Daughter, born Feb. 14, 1832 ; died Feb. 14, 1832. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 251 

vi. Mary Wood, born Nov. 24, 1833 ; died Sept. 8, 1849. 
vii. Elizabeth Jane, born Jan. 3, 1836; married Mar. 11, 1857, 
Frederick Debell. 
viii. Amos Ebenezer, born Nov. 22, 1837; married Sept. 7, 1870, 
Ellen M., daughter of Nathaniel B. Fisher, of Richmond, 
and his children were : 

1. Amos H., born Apr. 24, 1873; died Sept. 11. 

2. Abbie E., born Jan. 21, 1875 ; died Aug. 25. 

3. Gertie A., born Nov. 10, 1878. 
Amos E. received a pension Nov., 1883. 

ix. Louisa, born Dec. 6, 1839 ; died Oct. 1, 1849. 
x. Harmar Lawrence, born June 8, 1841 ; died Sept, 20, 1849. 
xi. Rosella, born July 30, 1843. 

xii. George, born ; died Sept. 5, 1849. The four deaths 

in 1849 were from dysentery. 

230. ENOCH CUMMINGS (John, 6 Ebenezer, 5 William, 4 
John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 24, 1828, Orpha W., 
daughter of Stephen D. and Orpha (Washburn) Cheney, born 
Aug. 10, 1808. He lived with his father, £nd after his death 
sold and removed to Colesburg, Dele'Daw County, Iowa. He 
had a large farm. He died July 14, 1872. 

Children : 

Enoch Haynes, born Apr. 10, 1832. 
James, born Jan. 12, 1834. 

Eliza M., born Nov. 4, 1837 ; married Rufus H. Mason ; 
eight children, 
iv. Hannah M., born Aug. 13, 1840; married Elbridge L. Otis, 
editor, Minneapolis. She died Oct. 12, 1880 ; three chil- 
dren, 
v. Frances R., born Feb. 27, 1843 ; married Jan. 1, i860, Frank 
A. Chase, St. Joseph, Mo., master mechanic K. C. & St. J. 
division C, B. & Q. R. R. 
vi. Charles W., born Mar. 26, 1845 ; died Dec. 2, 1864. 
463. vii. George Lyman, born Aug. 18, 1851. 

231. ROBERT MEANS CUMMINGS (Moody, 6 Eben- 
ezer, 5 William, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 17, 1830, 
Mary Ann Osgood, who died Feb. 8, 1880, aged 71 years, 7 
months, 29 days. He died Oct. 21, 1882. Resided in Boston, 
Mass. 

Children : 

i. Mary Ann, born Sept. 23, 1831 ; died Nov. 6, 1846. 
ii. Harriet Lucy, born Oct. 25, 1833; died Apr. 11, 1839. 
iii. Ellen Amanda, born Mar. 18, 1836; married July 9, 1856, 



461. 


i. 


462. 


ii. 




iii. 



252 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

James Davis Knowles Willis, son of Charles and Eliza 
Willis. Resided in Boston. Children : 

1. Ellen Adeline, born Oct. 5, 1857. 

2. Mary Caroline, born July 11, 1859; married Ed- 

win D. Hathaway. 

3. James Franklin, born Dec. 22, 1861. 

4. Harriet Cummings, born June 4, 1870. 

5. Mary Belle, born May i, 1872. 

6. Florence Lillian, born May 26, 1875. 

7. Arthur, born Dec. 26, 1879. 

8. Harold, born Apr. 5, 1882. 

iv. Robert Franklin, born July 25, 1839; married Annie Car- 
penter, and had Gertrude. 

v. Elizabeth Nancy, born May 28, 1841 ; married Charles S. 
Butler. Resided in Boston. Children: 

1. Lizzie Spooner, born Jan. 31, 1866; died May 

26, 1882. 

2. Charles Shorey, born July 6, 1870. 

3. Jennie, born May 18, 1872; died July 11, 1872. 
vi. Harriet Lydia, born Oct. 6, 1843 ; married William Owen. 

Resided in Brookline, Mass. 
vii. Anna Roberta, born Apr. 17, 1847; died Apr. 7, 1849. 

232. CHARLES CUMMINGS (Moody, 6 Ebenezer, 5 Wil- 
liam, 4 John, 3 Jonn, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 17, 1824, Sarah W. 
Frost, of Arlington, Mass. He was a contractor and builder. 

Children : 

i. Sarah W., born ; married Brice S. Evans, born 1822, 

in Allenstown, N. H., and died in Boston, Dec 6, 1895. 
He came to Boston at the age of 17, and became clerk in 
a dry goods house, and established himself in the same 
business some six years later. Subsequently, he was ac- 
tive in real estate. One son, Edgar B. 

ii. Josephine R., born ; married Aug. 15, 1866, Fred 

Augustus, son of Henry and Eliza Pond, born Mar. 16, 
1841. 

233. SAMUEL CUMMINGS (Samuel, 6 Ebenezer, 5 Wil- 
liam, 4 John," John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Hannah D. Giddings, of 
New Boston, N. H. He was a millwright and farmer. Resided 
in Francestown, N. H., also at Lawrence, Mass. ; worked in the 
erection of the first factories in Lowell and in Lawrence; 
spoken of as "a nice, close workman." He died Aug. 5, 1875. 

Children: 
464. i. James F., born Jan. 16, 1835 ; married Nov. 29, 1855. 
ii. Infant son, born June 19, 1836; died same day. 



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iii. Josephine, born Jan. 14, 1839; married Dec. 18, 1884, in 
Lawrence, Rev. Lyman Whiting, D. D. She had been 
teacher in the public schools of Lawrence. Dr. W. was 
born Apr. 28, 1817, at North Brookfield, Mass., and grad- 
uated at Andover Theological Seminary, 1842. His first 
settlement was at Brookfield, Mass., from 1843 to 1847. 
He was pastor at Lawrence Street Church, Lawrence, till 
1850; South Church, Reading, till 1855; North Church, 
Portsmouth, N. H., three years ; High Street, Providence, 
R. I., five years ; Dubuque, Iowa, five years ; Janesville, 
Wis., five years ; Plymouth Church, Philadelphia, Pa., 
till 1877 ; Presbyterian Church, Charleston, W. Va., in 
1878; South Williamstown, Mass.; East Charlemont, 1889. 

iv. Isaac Giddings, born Apr. 23, 1841 ; died of smallpox, Jan. 

30, 1855, Lawrence, Mass. 
v. Anna, born May 19, 1846; died Oct. 4, 1847. 

234. JONATHAN WYMAN CUMMINGS (Samuel, 9 
Ebenezer, 3 William, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 30, 
1853, Frances Maria, daughter of Dr. Levi and Maria (Mat- 
toon) Hutchinson, born in Norwich, Vt., Jan. 12, 1832. During 
the war he furnished supplies for the Army of the Mississippi, 
and on the evening of July 21, 1864, went on board the steamer 
John Runyon. Some six or seven hundred soldiers were on 
board, leaving Vicksburg. After a few words with the captain, 
he retired to his room. About midnight the steamer struck a 
snag with such force that the upper portion, containing the 
sleeping berths, was parted and floated off, sinking in ten 
minutes. Nearly all were drowned. Mr. C.'s body was never 
recovered, nor anything he had about his person. Nine years 
after, Mrs. C. married Thomas P. Kellett, of English birth, 
merchant at Zumbrota. She died in about six years after this 
marriage. 

Children : 

i. Samuel, born Nov. 23, 1855, in Bunker Hill, Iowa; married 
June 7, 1883, Phebe S. Emery. He was, 1887, in whole- 
sale fruit and early vegetable business in St. Paul, Minn ; 
Cummings & Fillebrown. Children : 

1. Mary Frances, born Aug. 3, 1885. 

2. Robert Emery, born Mar. 4, 1889. 

ii. Jonathan Wyman, born June 8, 1857 ; died Aug. 5, 1858. 

iii. Edward, born Sept. 28, 1862. Civil engineer and contractor 
in St. Paul. 



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iv. Henrietta Bailey, born Mar. 16, 1848 (adopted). 

235. REV. SENECA CUMMINGS (Samuel, 6 Ebenezer, 3 
William, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 4, 1847, Abigail 
Maria Stearns, daughter of Jesse and Lucinda (Davis) 
Stearns, born 1822, graduated at Mt. Holyoke Seminary. He 
died Aug. 12, 1856, of erysipelas, in New Ipswich, N. H. He 
was fitted at Kimball Union Academy, and was graduated, D. C, 
1844, an< 3 Union Theological Seminary 1847.. His ordination 
took place Oct. 30, 1847. 1 ne following was contributed to 
the Putnam Recorder, by the Rev. Dr. Anderson, secretary of 
the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions : 

"Sailing from Philadelphia in the ship Valparaiso, with as- 
sociates, Nov. II, 1847, tne y (Mr. and Mrs. Cummings), ar- 
rived at their remote post in the following May. There, in the 
valley of the Min, amid a population of two millions easily ac- 
cessible, and within the borders of the largest and oldest 
nation in the world, our departed brother found ample scope 
for all his abilities, and the most perfect contentment in his 
work. It was a time of preparation. The first gospel sounds 
that ever broke upon the ear of that people were uttered by 
members of that mission, only a short time before his arrival. 
But he knew that the forest must be cleared, the ground 
broken, and the seed sown before there could be a harvest ; and 
for that they have all had to wait. In fact, he heard of the 
first convert, the first admission to the church, the first fruits 
of the great harvest that is yet to be, only just before his de- 
parture hence, and almost the last utterance heard from his 
lips by the writer were expressions of his great pleasure at 
the event. This was on Thursday, the day before his decease. 
There were some who then noticed what proved to be the com- 
mencement of his fatal disease.. But he made no allusion to 
his own illness, and was as sweet-tempered, as cheerful, as 
hopeful as ever. The opening prospects of the gospel in China, 
and his own return thither were the topics of conversation. 
Though the writer has loved and confided in him in an unusual 
degree from his first acquaintance, Mr. Cummings never left 
so delightful an impression of his character as he did that day. 
His disease was alarming on Monday, and began visibly to 
affect the vital organs. His mind became confused and disor- 



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dered. In the evening, there was an affecting exhibition of 
the ruling passion, strong in death. He fancied the Chinese 
once more before him, and for some time, till his strength 
failed, he proclaimed the gospel to them in their native tongue. 
This done, he yielded to the overpowering disease, and spake 
no more on earth. Next morning, at half-past seven, he went 
to his everlasting rest. 

"The combination of qualities in the character of this de- 
parted missionary produced a result of rare excellence. There 
was a balance of the intellectual and emotional faculties; and 
these being sanctified by grace, there was a clearness of the 
judgment and a calmness and sweetness of manner which made 
him a most valuable member of the mission. His associates, 
when they hear of his death, will feel that they have sustained 
an irreparable loss." 

Children : 

i. Abby Lucinda, born Oct. 31, 1850; died Nov. 21, 1850, in 

Fuhchau, China, 
ii. George Seneca, born Aug. 11, 1850; died Nov. 21, 1850, in 

New Ipswich, N. H. 
iii. John Wyman, born Sept. 16, 1854; married Harriet Angie 
Boyce. Resided in Brooklyn, N. Y. Children : 

1. John Seneca, born Dec. 22, 1875. 

2. George Bain, born Feb. 11, 1890. 

236. ALVAH CUMMINGS (David, 6 Joseph, 5 William, 4 
John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 10, 1825, Polly Grout. 
Resided in Acworth, N. H. Living Apr., 1887. She died Sept. 
17, 1865. 

Children : 

465. i. Alvah R., born Aug. 27, 1826. 

466. ii. Eben Grout, born Nov. 13, 1828. 

467. iii. Oscar B., born Mar. 6, 1831. 

468. iv. George A., born June 13, 1833. 

v. Mary Jane, born Apr. 17, 1835; married Aug. 22, 1858, 
Almon W. Young (Acworth?). 

1. Nellie May, born Oct. 1, 1865. 

2. William Andrew, born Sept. 25, 1876. 

vi. Sally Ann, born Nov. 10, 1837; married Mar. 23, 1858, Dr. 
Geo. W. Young. He was a student with Dr. E. G. Cum- 
mings, and associated with him in dentistry for several 
years : 



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1. Arthur G., born Sept. 10, 1866; married Agnes 

L. Barney. 

2. Oscar C, born Sept. 17, 1869; married Lula E. 

Smith. 

3. Lyman A., born Aug. 27, 1872. 

vii. Laura, born June 18, 1840; died July 20, 1840. 
viii. Laura Lestna, born Nov. 19, 1841 ; married, in Acworth, 
Nov. 17, 1861, John N. Sanborn, who died Feb. 14, 1866. 
She married second, Nov. 27, 1873, J. Elliott Smith, born 
at Gilsum, N. H., Sept. 24, 1827. 

1. Mary Laura, born Jan. 21, 1875, in Acworth. 

2. Walter Greenwood, born Mar. 3, 1878, in Ac- 

worth. 

469. ix. Milon David, born Mar. 5, 1844. 

237. MAJOR EPHRAIM CUMMINGS (David. 6 Joseph, 5 
William, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 1827, Sophia Bailey. 
He married second, Mrs. Louisa (Haywood) George. He 
died Feb. 4, 1886. He passed most of his life in South Ac- 
worth, N. H., where he was engaged many years in the manu- 
facture of shoe pegs. He was an accomplished musician and 
band-master, having been wont to play with such well-known 
leaders as Edward and James Kendall, of Boston, Mass., and 
Major Pushee, of Lebanon. He taught band music in many 
places, and was long leader of the Acworth band. He received 
a commission as bugle major from the Governor of New 
Hampshire. Widow living, 1887. 

Children : 

470. i. Charles Bailey, born Aug. , 1828. 

238. JONATHAN CUMMINGS (Thomas, Jonathan, 5 
Jonathan, 4 Thomas, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Clarissa Gould, at 
Littleton, N. H. He died Jan. 27, 1879, at Mt - Carroll, 111. 
Resided at Crown Point, N. Y. 

Children : 

i. Hollis, born Apr. 2, 1820, at Littleton, N. H. Died about 1880. 
ii. Simeon, born July 28, 1821, at Littleton, N. H. 

471. iii. Reuel, born June 3, 1823, at Littleton, N. H. 
iv. Russell, born Sept. 9, 1825, at Littleton, N. H. 

v. Emily Fanny, born Oct. 27, 1829, at Littleton, N. H. ; married 
July 2, 1846, Lyman Cole, born Mar. 8, 1821, and had at 
Mt. Carroll : 

1. Byron B., born Apr. 19, 1852. 

2. Luella M., born Apr. 28, 1854. 



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3. Herbert A., born Apr. 26, 1856. 

4. Dorian A., born Sept. 13, 1858. 

5. Adelia M., born Jan. 31, 1861. Resided in Grundy 

Centre, 1889. 
vi. Cordelia, born Dec. 28, 1830, Crown Pt., N. Y. 
472. vii. Byron G., born Aug. 11, 1833, Chatauqua County, N. Y. 

viii. Samantha E., born April 29, 1835 ; married, Dec. 31, i860, 
John Paynter, born Nov. 3, 1823, at Plymouth, Conn. 
They had : 

1. Merritt Arthur, born Oct. 18, 1865, at Lanark, 111. 
Resided in Mt. Carroll, 1889. 
ix. Milo, A., born Sept. 28, 1839. 

x. Alzina, C, born July 31, 1842, Carroll County, 111., married 
May 9, 1872, William S. Kellogg, at Mt. Carroll, and had 
in Spring Valley, Fillmore County, 111. : 

1. Ray S., born Feb. 21, 1873, died Dec. 19, next. 

2. Milo S., born Apr. 19, 1875. 

3. Minton M., born Sept 22, 1876. 

4. Clarissa E., born Nov. 6, 1879. 

239. LEONARD CUMMINGS (Thomas, 6 Jonathan," 
Jonathan, 4 Thomas, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Mary Lampson, at 
Crown Point, who died there Sept. 29, 1834. He died in same 
place, Feb. 22, 1859. 

Children : 

i. Mary Ann, born Sept. 11, 1826, in Crown Pt. ; married, Dec. 
29, 1847, there, Albert Taft, and had : 

1. Waterman Allen, born Aug. 11, 1849. 

2. Mary Eugenia, born July 21, 1853. 

3. Timothy Albert, born Mar. 13, 1856. 

4. Anderson C, born Nov. 8, 1859. 

5. Rollin Edwin, born Oct. 26, 1868; died Jan. 10, 

1874, at Burlington, Vt, his birth place. 
ii. Adeline B,. born Nov. 13, 1828; married, June 6, 1845, at 
Crown Point, Elias Ward. She died Aug. 27, 1856. They 
had: 

1. Mary Elizabeth, born Sept. 28, 1846. 

2. John Irving, born Aug. 25, 1848; died Feb. 3, 

1853- 

3. Ann Amelia, born Aug. 19, 1850. 

4. Anderson Elberton, born Apr. 28, 1853. 

5. Adeline B., born Apr. 19, 1856. 

iii. Anderson P., born Apr. 11, 1830; married Mrs. Annie E. 
Webster. No children. Resided in Oakland, Cal. ; em- 
ployed in the U. S. Mint, San Francisco. Mrs. Cummings 
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iv. Elizabeth M., botn Aug. , 1833 ; married Albert Hagget. 

240. PELETIAH RUSSELL CUMMINGS (Thomas, 8 
Jonathan, 5 Jonathan,* Thomas, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married at 
Crown Point, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1833, Judy Ingalls, born Aug. 26, 
1808, New Hampton, N. H., who died Sept. 23, 1848. He died 
at Pekin, 111., Oct. 23, 1888. He had lived in Pekin, with his 
daughter, Harriet, for some years. 

Children: 

i. Harriet A. born Aug. 5, 1834; married, Oct. 11, 1859, Cor- 
nelius B. Cummings, son of James P. C, of St. Lawrence 
County, N. Y. 

1. James Harrison, born Jan. 17, 1862; died Apr. 17, 

1867. 

2. Charles Willis, born Jan. 7, 1863; died July 9, 

1863. 

3. Emma F., born Nov. 2, 1864. 

4. Hattie E., born Sept. 15, 1866. 

5. May Elma, bora May 11, 1869; died Oct. 11, 1870. 
ii. Harrison R., born Apr. 3, 1838. 

iii. Amanda M., born Aug. 20, 1841 ; married E. W. Shearer and 
resided, 1889, in Mineville, Essex County, N. Y. 

241. REV. HIRAM CUMMINGS (Thomas, 6 Jonathan, 5 
Jonathan, 4 Thomas, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married June 14, 1835, 
Lavina, daughter of Thomas and Sally (McCarter) Soule, of 
Duxbury, Mass., descended from George Soule, who came in 
the Mayflower. He died in San Francisco Dec. 10, 1887. Mr. 
C.'s early opportunities for education were meagre. He came 
under the power of religious motives in his young manhood. 
He used to recall how he walked from Concord, Vt., to Fran- 
cestown, N. H., and thence to Lowell, Mass., where his sister, 
Elizabeth, then lived. For a time he attended an academy in 
Marlboro, Mass., and soon began to exhort, and was set to 
work on the circuit with Rev. A. D. Merrill, a prominent Meth- 
odist Episcopal minister. One of his earliest stations was at 
Saxonville, Mass., where several marked conversions occurred 
under his labors. He early enlisted in the anti-slavery cam- 
paign, in which he was an earnest speaker. The tidings of 
gold being found in California turned his attention thither, and 
he came, as leading spirit, in a company organized in Boston, 
which reached San Francisco Sept. 1, 1849. He had been or- 



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dained as a Methodist preacher at Nantucket, Mass., in 1837, 
having also previously had pastoral charges in Warwick, R. I. ; 
Pawtucket and Woonsocket. During the time he was engaged 
in the anti-slavery agitation, he resided in Duxbury, where 
his children were born. After several years of various ac- 
tivity in California, he became connected with the Congrega- 
tional Churches, and was pastor at Oroville, Pescadero, Dutch 
Flat, Auburn and Rocklin. In several campaigns he took the 
stump for the candidates of the Republicans. He traveled 
widely over the State for Fremont in 1856, Governor Stanford 
in 1 861, Lincoln in 1864, and Grant in 1868. In 1871 he was 
chaplain of the House, at Sacramento; in 1880-2, moral in- 
structor at the State prison, in San Quentin. The latter years 
his sympathies were with the Prohibition party, and he was 
their candidate for State Senator. Mr. and Mrs. C. celebrated 
tneir golden wedding at Rocklin, 1885. She died Sept. 9, 1889, 
in San Francisco. 

Children : 

i. Sally S., born ; married, Oct. 21, 1856, Albert S. Hart. 

ii. Edgar L-, born . 

iii. Ednah T., born . 

iv. Julia, born 



v. Hiram A., born . Of these three died in infancy and 

one at the age of three years. 

242. DANIEL GIBSON CUMMINGS (Thomas, Jona- 
than^ Jonathan/ Thomas, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, 1842, 
Louisa Forbes, who died in Boston. He married second, 1853, 
in Nashua, Amelia Wallace, of Canaan, N. H., who came to 
California in 1855, and died there in i860. He drove stages 
for some 14 years. In 1835, and for six years was ticket or 
depot master on Boston & Lowell R. R. Came to California 
in 1854. He was driver for the Adams Express at the time of 
the failure of that company. He died in San Francisco, Au- 
gust 14, 1889. 
Children : 

i. Mary, born ; married Graham, and resided in Putney, 

Vt. Four children. 

ii. Annie G., born ; married Fitz, Watertown, Mass. 

Two children, 
iii. Maria Louise, born ; Homeopathic physician in Bos- 
ton. 



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iv. Ellen, born ; married Harrison Page, Denver, Col. 

v. A son, born , died in infancy. 

243. CYRUS CUMMINGS (Cyrus, 6 Jonathan,* Jona- 
than/ Thomas, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married Chloe Prouty, Oct., 
1828, who died Oct., 1829. He married second, Ruth Ann 
Pratt, Nov. 1832, who was born Apr. 3, 1808, and died May 
17, 1843. He married third, Irene Parker, Mar. 6, 1844, who 
was born in Lyman, N. H., Apr. 17, 181 5, and died Oct. 4, 
1878, at Northfield, Vt. Until past 40 years of age he divided 
his time between farming and carpentering. In 1849 ne went 
to Lawrence, Mass., where he worked at the machinist busi- 
ness, and afterward to Northfield, Vt., working at the same 
trade in Vermont Central Railroad shops. In Jan., 1881, he 
was residing with his daughter, Chloe, at Lawrence, Mass. 
Children : 

1. Francis Bodwell, born Mar. 18, 1834, at Newport, Vt. ; mar- 
ried Nov. 1859, Louisa C. Goodwill, at Hartford, Conn. 
When 16 years of age commenced to leam the machinist 
trade at Lawrence, Mass. ; worked two years and then 
went to Hartford, Conn., where he finished his trade and 
worked at it several years, when he engaged in the livery 
stable business. Child : 

1. Fanny Emma, born Aug. 7, 1863. 
ii. Chloe Adaline, born Mar. 15, 1835, at Newport, Vt. ; married 
Edward L. King, at Lawrence, Mass., March 15, 1856, who 
was born in Mansfield, Mass., Dec. 6, 1827, and died at 
Lawrence, March 2, 1874. No children. Now at Law- 
rence, Mass., 89 E. Haverhill st. 
iii. George Picard, born Nov. 5, 1836, at Newport, Vt. Learned 
the machinist trade at Lawrence, Mass., and afterward 
worked at that business in Northfield, Vt, for the Vt. 
Central Railroad Co., again at Lawrence, Mass., where, at 
the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion, in 1861, he 
enlisted in the 14th Reg. Mass. Vols. Served three years ; 
re-enlisted in 1864 for the war; died Sept. 6, 1864, in hos- 
pital at Alexandria, Va., from wound received in front of 
Petersburg, Va., June 17, 1864. 
iv. Abigail Amanda, born Feb. 12, 1840, at Newport, Vt., died 

at Barnston, P. Q., March 12, 1848. 
v. Mary Lovisa, born May 14, 1843, at Newport, Vt. ; married 
Frederick Dexter, in Boston, Oct., 1865 ; residing in New 
York City, 
vi. Cyrus Davis, born Mar. 7, 1845, at Newport, Vt. ; mar- 
ried Margaret Keenan, at Farmington, Ct, July 18, 1877, 



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who was born at Hartford, Conn., Oct. 15, 1849. Resides 
at Hartford, and works for Pratt & Whitney rifle com- 
pany. Has : 

1. Gracie May, born Dec. 22, 1878, at Lyme, N. H. 
vii. Jeremiah Herd, born Aug. 15, 1847, at Barnston, P. Q. ; 
married Harriet Josephine Gleason, July 15, 1870, who was 
born Jan. 9, 1850. Lives at St. Albans, and is telegraph 
operator and train despatcher for the Central Vermont 
railroad, on the line from St. Albans to White River Junc- 
tion. Has : 

1. Mabel Lena, born Feb. 19, 1871. 

2. Kate Gleason, born May 27, 1873. 

viii. Ruth Ann, born Sept. 2, 1849, at Lawrence, Mass. ; died Dec. 

2. 1849. 

ix. Emmagene, born July 30, 1854, at Northfield, Vt. ; died Sept. 
13, 1854- 

244. MOSES CUMMINGS (Cyrus, 6 Jonathan,* Jona- 
than, 4 Thomas, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Sally Merrill, Dec. 30, 
1827, who was born at Peacham, Vt., July 15, 1802, and set- 
tled at Bath, N. H. From that place he moved to Stanstead, 
P. Q., and thence to Leominster, Mass., which was his home at 
the time of his death. He died of paralysis at Dedham, Mass., 
May 21, 1880. 

Children : 

i. Lodoska Knight, born Aug. 7, 1828, at Bath N. H. ; mar- 
ried Granville Phillips Wood (trader), Jan. 10, 1859, and 
lives at Nashua, N. H. Had: 

1. Hattie Augusta, born Mar. 30, i860; died of con- 
sumption at Nashua, N. H., Aug. 13, 1878. She 
was highly esteemed. 
ii. Lydia Clark, born Oct. 19, 1829, at Haverhill, N. H. ; died 

at Wells River, Vt., Mar. 4, 1842. 
iii. Dan Patterson Martin, born Aug. 25, 1831, at Bath, N. H., 
died at Boston, Mass., Oct. 7, i860. Married Harriet 
Augusta Brigham, Dec. 20, 1854. 
iv. Mary Jane, born Oct. 13, 1834, at Stanstead, P. Q., died at 

Bath, N. H., Feb. 19, 1837. 
v. Jerusha Evans, born July 25, 1836, at Stanstead, P. Q. ; mar- 
ried John D. Robinson, at Woburn, Mass., Sept. 22, 1855 ; 
who enlisted in Co. B, 32d Reg. Mass. Vols., Oct. 28, 
1861 ; was wounded in the battle of the Wilderness, June 

3, 1864; discharged Jan. 7, 1865, for gunshot wound in 
right shoulder; born in Marlboro, Mass., Dec. 4, 1833. 



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Children: 

1. Emma Lizzie, born at Leominster, Mass., Sept. 13, 

1856 ; died May 7, 1863. 

2. Jennie Eva, born at Dorchester, N. H., May 18, 

1858; died at Leominster, June 30, 1863. • 

3. Manson Harris, born at Leominster, July 14, 1859; 

died Sept. 20, 1859. 

4. George Prescott, born at Leominster, Aug. n, 

1865. 

5. Eva Maud, born at Leominster, Oct. 28, 1873. 

473. vi. Augustus Fordice, born at Danville, Vt, Mar. 5, 1844. 

245. RUSSELL CUMMINGS (Cyrus, 6 Jonathan, 5 Jona- 
than,4 Thomas, 3 John, 3 Isaac 1 ), married Lucy Sherburne 
Wood, Oct. 30, 1836, who was born May 30, 1808, and settled 
at Newport. Vt., where he took up the occupation of farming, 
which he followed successfully through life, though he con- 
tinued to do building and other mechanical work as occasion 
required. He had been a carpenter in early years. He died at 
Newport, Vt., July 19, 1871. 

Children : 

474. i. Royal, born May 1, 1838, Newport, Vt. 

ii. Coroden, born July 21, 1840; married Aug. 2, 1863, Joseph- 
ine Sias, born July 8, 184.1, Newport, Vt. Farmer in New- 
port. 

246. LORENZO CUMMINGS (Cyrus, 6 Jonathan, 5 Jona- 
than,'* Thomas, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married Seraphina Sylvester, 
Jan. 15, 1839. who was born at Waterford, Vt., Mar. 11, 1816, 
and died after seeral months' sickness at the house of her son- 
in-law, Benjamin Lorimer, at Beebe Plain, P. Q., Oct. 1, 1876. 
Settled at Newport, Vt., where he successfully pursued the oc- 
cupation of farming, and where he lives at this time. He is a 
member of the Baptist church at Newport, as was also his 
wife. 

i. Ellen, born Jan. 15, 1840, at Newport, Vt. ; married James 
M. Becker, Dec. 10, 1865, who was born at Leraysville, 
Pa., Aug. 8, 1839, and settled on a farm at Salem, 111. In 
about a year moved to Mount Carroll, 111. ; in the spring 
of 1870 went to Mason City, Iowa, where he became en- 
gaged in manufacturing lime. Children : 

1. Fanny, born Aug. 3, 1866. 

2. David Lorenzo, born Dec. 27, 1873. 

3. Mabel S., born Nov. 30, 1876. 



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ii. Elmer, born Jan. 15, 1841, at Newport; died April 26, 1858. 
iii. Merrill, born Dec. 23, 1842, at Newport ; married Eliza Ann 

Lunderville, Oct. 12, 1880, who was born at Montpelier, 

Vt, Jan. 17, 1850. 
475. iv. Tarrent Stockwell, born Aug. 12, 1845, at Newport. 

v. Lucy Luella, born Apr. 16, 1847, at Newport ; married Hugh 

J. Griffith, Dec. 5, 1868, who was born Dec. 14, 1831, his 

second wife, and lives at Mt. Carroll, 111. Children: 

1. Elmer Cummings, born Oct. 16, 1869. 

2. Herman Becker, born Oct. 8, 1871 ; died Sept. 2, 

1872. 

3. Herbert, born June 10, 1873 ; died June 13, 1873. 

4. Althea Holmes, born Nov. 4, 1874. 

5. John Lorenzo, born Aug. 20, 1877. 

vi. Albert Henry, Feb. 17, 1849, at Newport, Vt. ; married Idella 
Blake, April 19, 1873, who was born at Derby, Vt, Oct. 
13, 1852; was admitted to the bar in Sept., 1871, and for 
a while divided his time between teaching school and 
practising law ; now located at Mason City, Iowa, in legal 
practice. Children : 

1. A. Bret, born Jan. 21, 1875, at Mason City, la. ; 

died Aug. 12, 1875. 

2. Jennie W., born July 12, 1876, at Newport, Vt. ; 

died Aug. 19, 1876. 

3. Archie Sylvester, born Mar. 6, 1878. 

vii. Althea, born July 30, 1851, at Newport, Vt. ; married Ben- 
jamin Lorimer, July 1, 1874, who was born Oct. 23, 1838, 
and settled on a farm at Beebe Plain, P. Q., where she 
still resides. Children : 

1. Carrie Idela, born Oct. 7, 1875, at Beebe Plain, 

P. Q. 

2. Archie Sylvester, born Mar. 6, 1878, at Beebe 

Plain; died there Feb. 2, 1881. 

247. JONATHAN CUMMINGS (Cyrus, 6 Jonathan^ 
Jonathan,* Thomas,3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married Oct. 3, 1836, 
Abigail E. Quimby (born in Pittsburg, N. H., Mar. 7, 1818), 
at Newport, Vt., Oct. 3, 1836. Lived at Newport; Pittsburg, 
N. H. ; Troy, Vt. ; Barnston, P. Q. ; Claremont, Warner, and 
Concord, N. H. ; Providence, R. I. ; Waterborough and Hollis, 
Me. ; Petersham and Boston, Mass. Occupation, farmer and 
carpenter till 1830; then preacher; independent. He died Sept. 
8, '94, at Stockton. Cal. Adventist and editor of "The Age to 
Come Herald and Jerusalem Pioneer" 1890. He advertised a 



264 CUMMINCS MEMORIAL. 

tour to the Holy Land and six weeks in Jerusalem, having re- 
cently returned from the Holy City. 

Children : 

i. Olive M., born Oct. 7, 1837, at Newport, Vt. ; married Wat- 
son C. Roberts, born at Brooks, Me., Mar. 12, 1833, at 
Concord, N. H., July 5, 1855. Lived in Concord and 
Warner, N. H. ; Providence, R. I. ; Brooks, and Water- 
borough, Me., Effingham, N. H. ; Barnston, P. Q. ; Peter- 
sham, Mass. ; and Chico, Cal. Occupation, farming and 
trading. Mr. Roberts served in the war of the Rebellion. 

Children: 

1. Eugene R., born Apr. 22, 1856, at Concord, N. H. ; 

married S. N. Fleming. 

2. Georgie E., born Nov. 7, 1857, at Concord, N. H. ; 

married Geo. E. Vadney. 

3. Abby J., born Aug. 29, 1859, at Warner; married 

Frederick Hoffman. 

4. Laura A., born July 6, 1866, at Effingham, N. H. 
ii. Arthur, born Sept. 28, 1839, at Newport, Vt. ; married Nancy 

Clifford, born at Barnston, P. Q., at Barnston, P. Q., Oct. 
14, 1862. Lived in Barnston. Occupation, farming and 
teaming. He was in the War of the Rebellion. Children : 
1. Maggie, born May , 1866, at Barnston. 

iii. Cyrus, born Sept. 13, 1841, at Pittsburg, N. H. ; married 
Elizabeth Durgin, born at Lee, N. H., at Waterborough, 
Me., Mar. 24, 1864. Lived at Waterborough, Me., and 
Effingham, N. H. Occupation, farming. Served in the 
war of the Rebellion. Has no children. 

iv. Charles, born Oct. 4, 1S45, at Newport; married Emily 
Stanley, born in Porter, Me., at Hollis, Me., Oct. 26, 1868. 
Lived in Newark, N. J. ; New York City; and Portersville, 
Cal. Occupation, farming. Was also in the war of the 
Rebellion. Child : 

I. Walter Stanley, born Nov. 25, 1870, at Petersham, 
Mass. 

248. EDWARD SIMEON CUMMINGS (Simeon, 6 Si- 
meon, 5 Jonathan,* Thomas,3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, 1849, 
Catharine Sargent Haynes, of Boston. She died July 2, 1854, 
aged 25 years. Married, second, Almira Thompson, who was 
born Feb. 3, 1841. 

Children : 

i. Effie Groves, born July 29, 1850, at Worcester; died Feb. 
20, 1851, at Charlestown. 



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ii. Clarence Edward, born Feb. 2, 1852, at Charlestown ; died 

Sept. 24, 1853. 
iii. Clarence Edward, born Sept. 25, 1867, New York City, 
iv. Effie Groves, born May 29, 1869, New York City. 

v. Albert Brimmer, born Aug. 3, 1883. 

249. CHARLES ALFRED CUMMINGS (Simeon, 6 Si- 
meon, 5 Jonathan, 4 Thomas, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married Caroline 
S. Lynn, who died June 2%, 1868, and he married second, Sarah 
Aldrich Pettie. 

Children : 

i. Ellen Caroline, born Aug. 16 (15), 1848, at Shelburne Falls, 
Mass. 
476. ii. Herbert Ransford, born Oct. 22, 1855, at New London, Ct. 
iii. Charles Edward, born Nov. 30 (12), 1861, at Worcester; 
married Charlenna Whitney. One child, Effie, born May 
6, died Oct. 2, 1883. 
iv. Walter Barton, born May 22, 1872 (Aug. 16, 1873?). 

250. JOHN FRANKLIN CUMMINGS (John, 6 John, 5 
John, 4 Nathaniel, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 21, 1830, Han- 
nah Emerson, of Deer Isle, Me., who died May, 1874. He had 
died Feb. 25, 1833. He was a stonecutter. Resided in Tyngs- 
boro where his son was born. 

Children : 

i. William Henry, born Apr. 4, 1832; married Elizabeth Fran- 
ces Gillespie Washburn. They had : 

1. Emma Amelia (''Minnie"), born Oct. 31, 1854; 

married Frank Heath, and had Grace, and died 
June 4, 1878. 

2. Edward Perkins ; died in infancy. 

3. Frank Washburn ; married. 

251. JOSIAH CUMMINGS (John, 6 John, 5 John,* Na- 
thaniel, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, 1832, Martha Dodge, of Lud- 
low, Vt, who died April 22, 1883. He died 1890. 

Children : 

i. Josiah Alonso, born Dec. 1, 1833 ; married Charlotte Shep- 

ard. He married second, Charlotte Maria . He 

died July 23, 1882. 

1. Elizabeth Josephine; died young. 

2. Emma Frances ; died young. 

3. A son? 

4. Belle, by second wife ; died young. 



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ii. Martha Jane, born Jan. 9, 1835 ; married Dexter Putnam, 
son of Jasper Pope and Mary (Blood) Proctor, who was 
killed, Jan. 16, 1869, by the falling of a tree. 

1. Arthur Dexter; married Nov. 1, 1879, Mary 

Mclntire. 

2. Frederick ; died young. 

3. Henry Sherman, born ; married Feb. 10, 

1885, Lizzie K. Webster, of Lowell. 

252. WILLARD BROOKS CUMMINGS (John, 6 John,* 
John,-* Nathaniels John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May, 1835, Mary 
A., daughter of Freeland Pollard, of Tyngsboro, who died Dec. 
29, 1837. He married, second, May 20, 1841, Mary Kendall, 
of Tyngsboro, who died Jan. 20, 1890, aged 79 years. 

Children : 

i. Ellen Maria, born Nov. 23, 1836; married Sept. II, 1853, 
Joshua Flagg Davis, born in Boston. 

1. Hannah Elizabeth, born Nov. 21, 1853. 

2. Annie Maria, born Mar. 20, 1855 ; married Mr. 

Von Rydingsward, a Swedish gentleman. 

3. William Henry, born May 11, 1857; died Aug., 

1858. 

4. George Lewis, born Feb. 18, 1859. 

5. Lurena Maria, born Jan. 3, 1861 ; died May 3, 

^ 1879. 

6. Ella Florence, born Mar. 2, 1863 ; married Feb., 

1883, Charles L. Swain, and died Nov. 19, 1884, 
leaving an infant, Florence Elizabeth. 

7. Mary Edith, born Nov. 22, 1865 ; married Wm. 

Henry Hoole. 

8. Jennie Adams, born Aug. 27, 1867. 

9. Henry Edward, born Apr. 25, 1869; married Amy 

Lawrence Burnell. 

10. Katie Flagg, born Aug. 29, 1871 ; married Amos 

Kingsbury Herbert. 

11. Charles Joshua, born May 5, 1874. 
ii. Mary Ann, born Jan. 1, 1843. 

iii. Willard Augustus, bom Oct. 7, 1844; married July 2, 1873, 
Martha Ann Bohanon, of Brookline, N. H. Well-known 
in musical circles, Nashua, N. H. 

1. Velma Bessie, born Jan. 1, 1875. 

2. Willard Augustine, born Jan. 17, 1878. 

iv. Frank Granville, born Aug. 17, 1847; married Dec. 23, 
1876, Ida Frances Howes, of Lowell, Mass. Box-maker 
in Lowell. 

1. Cora Lurena Blanche, born July 18, 1877. 



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2. Ida F., born Apr. 21, 1892. 
v. Trudall Clarence, born Sept. 1, 1849; died Nov. 7, 1875. 

253. WILLIAM CUMMINGS (John, 6 John,s John,* Na- 
thaniel^ John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, Jan. 3, 1844, Rebecca Mc- 
Kenna, of Tyngsboro. She died 1892. 

Children : 

i. William Wesley, born Nov. 22, 1844. Resided at Forge 

Village, 
ii., Flora Matilda (adopted) ; married Clarence Marble, 
iii. Edward Franklin, born . 

254. WILLARD HOWARD CUMMINGS (Willard, 6 
John, s John,* Nathaniel^ John,- Isaac 1 ), married Apr. 14, 
1828, Joanna White, who died Mar. 19, 1872, aged 68 years, 3 
months. He died May 10, 1873. Resided in Tyngsboro, Mass. 

Children : 

i. Zephaniah, born July II, 1829; married Hannah Roby. 
He was killed at Keene, N. H., on railroad, Sept. 28, 
1864. 
ii. Augustus, born Sept. 13, 1831 ; married Abbie L. Farns- 
worth. Residence, Keene, N. H. Child : 

1. George A., born June 17, 1875; died July 12. 
iii. Mary Augusta, born May 15, 1833; married Dec. 26, 1852, 
Abram Reed, son of Roswell and Sybil Read, born Jan. 
18, 1824. He was a grandson of Thomas and Polly 
(Spalding) Read. He shot himself May 4, 1873. 

1. Otis Henry, born May 3, 1854; married Har- 

riet A. Cooke. 

2. Horace Howard, born Aug. 25, 1857; died July I, 

1873. 

3. Ellen Augusta, born Aug. 16, 1858; married J. 

Everett Woods. 

4. Abram Almon, born Nov. 29, i860. 

5. George Allen, born May 14, 1863. 

6. Addie Joanna, born July 18, 1865 ; married Henry 

B. Farley; one son. 

7. John Bird, born June 23, 1867. 

8. Ida Frances, born July 31, 1869; died Apr. 19, 

1874. 

9. Newton Sumner, born June 24, 1871. 

iv. Lucy Vienne, born Mar. 30, 1835 ; died Aug. 4, 1850. 

v. Andrew Jackson, born Sept. 27, 1837; married Sarah Ad- 
aline Blodgett. He died Sept. 25, 1871, at Lowell, Mass., 
of smallpox ; one son, Eugene. 

vi. Marcus Morton, born Jan. 19, 1840; married Harriet Litch- 



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field ; one son, Marcus Augustine ; died young. Re- 
sided at Thornton Ferry, N. H. 
vii. Charles Henry, born Feb. 25, 1843 ; married Mrs. Frances 
Ann Odell. He was found dead in his house, at East 
Pepperell, Mass., June 11, 1885. His wife and children 
were away at the time. He was a prominent Odd Fellow. 
Child : 

1. Ida May Frances, 
viii. Clarinda Angeline, born Dec. 30, 1844; married Geo. Mc- 
Kean. She died Jan. 2, 1866, and left Nellie. 
477. ix. Alpheus Sumner, born June 1, 1847. 

255. ISAAC PIKE CUMMINGS (Willard, 6 John,s John,4 
Nathaniel, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 14, 1833, Eliza 
Swan, who died Sept. 10, 1835. He married, second, Jane 
Bancroft, who died Jan. 21, 1885. He died Aug. 22, 1884. He 
was a stonecutter by trade, and lived all the latter part of his 
life as a farmer. 

Children : 

i. Eliza Swan, born Aug. 21, 1835 ; married James Oliver 
Richardson, who was born July 4, 1835. 

1. Emma Eliza, born Nov. 16, i860; married Sweet- 

ser. 

2. Frank, born Nov. 27, 1863. 

3. Minnie Ella, born Sept. 13, 1868. 

4. Charles James, born July 28, 1871. 

5. Edward Everett, born Feb. 23, 1875. 

ii. Isaac Newton, born ; married Mary Ann Kendall. 

Children, Emma, another daughter and a son. Residence, 

Nashua, 1885. 
iii. Henrietta Bancroft, born Mar. 13, 1S38; married Nov. 14, 

1858, Jonathan Harvey Woodward, who was born Nov. 

14, 1838. Child: 

1. James Harvey, born Feb. 2, 1873. 
iv. Alfred, born Feb. 2, 1842; died Jan. 4, 1872. 

256. JOHN GILMAN CUMMINGS (Willard, 6 John,* 
John, 4 Nathaniel John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, Nov. 21, 1829, Fi- 
delia Parker, who died July 25, 1882. She ate her dinner that 
day, set back in her chair and at once expired, supposed from 
paralysis of the heart. 

Children : 

i. John Parker, born Aug. 22, 1830; married Augusta Cemira 
Monroe ; children : 

1. Anna Cemira, born . * 



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2. Delia Augusta, born ; died July 14, 1883. 

3. Samuel Parker, born ; married Shat- 

tuck. 

4. Sarab Frances, born ; married Davis. 

li. George Green, born Nov. 3, 1831, married Harriet Wash- 
burn. He died Mar. 30, 1865. He was then a resident of 
Chelmsford. One daughter, Georgie May, born Sep- 
tember 18, 1865, Mrs. Cummings married second, George 
Turner. 

iii. Anna Spaulding, born May 7, 1833 ; died Aug. 6, 1836. 
iv. Rebecca Kemp, born Dec. 7, 1834; married Horace A. 
Washburn ; children : 

1. Mortimer Cummings, born 

2. Mary Ellen, born ; died July 10, 1872. 

3. Grace Adelaide, born 

v. Timothy Mortimer, born Sept. 10, 1836. A Mortimer Tim- 
othy Cummings registered as a voter, 1879, at Woodland, 
California, aged 41. 

vi. Willard Benjamin, born July 1, 1843; married Emma C. 
Kidder, who died , 1894. Children : 

1. Roger Benjamin, 

2. Fidelia Joseph, twins. 

3. Gladys Helen. 

vii. Mary F., born Oct. 27, 1846 ; died Apr. 3, 1849. 

257. JAMES WHITNEY CUMMINGS (Willard, 6 John, 5 
John, 4 Nathaniel, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, Mar. 25, 1830, 
Sally Swan, who died Dec. 22, 1837. Married, second, Apr. 2, 
1840, Amelia Sherburne. He died May 9, 1870. 

Children : 

i. James, born Aug. 21, 1830. In California 1870, and died 

there, 1893. 
ii. Julia Ann, born May 2d, 1832 ; married Aug. 10, 1853, Ben- 
jamin F. Sherburne, a sea captain. They had: 

1. Amelia Caroline, died young. 

2. Adele, b ; married Herbert Weitzel, and 

has Annie and Yerba (Versa?) twins. 

3. Emily Versailles, b ; married George Arm- 

strong, a merchant, and has James, 
iii. Joseph Sherburne, born Dec. 17, 1842; married Annette 
Furber, and had two sons, Arthur, and one that died 
young in Areata; resided in California. 

258. JEPTHA PARKER CUMMINGS (Willard, 6 John,* 
John,* Nathaniel, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married Aug. 31, 1837, Lucy 
Perham, who died Feb. 28, 1846. He married, second (inten- 



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tions dated Nov. 9), 1846, Susan Perham, sister of first wife. 
He died Oct. 1, 1875. Resided in Tyngsboro, Mass. 
Children : 

i. Jeptha Parker, born Nov. 28, 1837; died Aug. 3, 1838. 
ii. Jeptha Parker, born Mar. 2, 1839; died Sept. 13, 1839. 
iii. Gardner Warren, born Sept. 28, 1840; died Mar. 17, 1878, 
by his own hand, from the blow of an axe; lived a few 
days after, but died from the wounds, 
iv. Lucy Perham, born Nov. 2, 1841. 

v. Freeland Augustus, born Dec. 9, 1842; died Jan. 19, 1881. 
vi. Susan Abby, born June 20, 1844; died Oct. 23, 1844. 
vii. Waldo Owen, born Feb. 19, 1849; married Mary Ann 

Haley, 
viii. George Everett, born Feb. 12, 1855 ; died July 15, 1857. 

259. CHARLES LEWIS CUM MINGS (Willard, 6 John,s 
John, 4 Nathaniel, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married Hannah Littlehale, 
who died Aug., 1880. Resided in Tyngsboro, Mass. 

Children : 

i. Hannah Alicia, born Sept. 13, 1834; married Samuel T. 
Wright, who died July, 1883. 

1. Samuel F. ; died young. 

2. Willie. 

3. Harry. 

4. Clara. 

ii. Charles Sylvester, born July 15, 1836; married Melvina 
Perham, who died in Haverhill, Mar. 26, 1899, aged 63. 
She was for eleven years housekeeper for Ebenezer Saw- 
year, of Methuen. Children : 

1. Frederick S., who died June 6, 1880. 

2. Anna. 

iii. Herbert Monroe, born July 6, 1838; married Margaret Mc- 
Laughlin. He died July 25, 1881. 

1. Florencia Munroe. 

2. Mary Augusta. 

3. Otis Warren. 

4. Georgianna. 

5. A son. 

6. Hattie Drake. 

7. Ida Lizzette. 

8. Jessie Adaline. 

9. Emma Ethel. 
10. Ruth Viola. 

iv. Calvin Horace, born Mar. 23, 1840; married Eliza Brown 
v. Harriett Orline, born Mar. 27, 1843; married Everett Cum- 
mings (270 ii.), son of Hon. Allen Cummings (270). 



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vi. Otis Greenleaf, born Oct. 6, 1847; died Sept. 2, 1848. 

vii. Samuel Oscar, born July 1, 185 1 ; died Dec. 7, 1879. Left a 

wife and two children, 
viii. Warren, died June 8, 1873. 

260. CALVIN THOMAS CUMMINGS (Willard, 6 John, 5 
John, 4 Nathaniel, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Hannah Ann Kemp. 
He died Oct. 30, 1867, dropping dead in his yard. His estate 
was valued at $5,400. 

Children : 

i. Sarah Ann, born Feb. 1, 1844; married Andrew J. Shat- 
tuck and has one daughter. Resided in East Pepperell, 
Mass. 
ii. Cordelia Adelaide, born Feb. 13, 1846; married William 
French. Children : 

1. B. Frank. 

2. Fred. B. 

3. E. Adele. 

4. Earl Myron, born May 11, 1879. Resided in 

Dunstable, Mass. 
iii. Hermon Dana, born July 1, 1850; married. Resided in 

Manchester, N. H. 
iv. Lizzie Delia, born June 26, 1854; married Everett Tarbell; 

had a daughter. 
v. Frances Burns, born Mar. 6 (7?), 1857; married William 

Perham. She died Mar. 6, 1885, cutting her own throat. 

One daughter, Maud Alicia. The husband, later, also 

took his own life. 

261. NATHANIEL CUMMINGS (Nathaniel, 6 Nathan- 
iel, 5 Nathaniel,* Nathaniel^ John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married Oct. 27, 
1800, Martha, daughter of Thomas and Rachel (Cummings) 
Fletcher, 17, vii., 9, of Dunstable, who died Dec. 25, 1815. He 
married, second, Jan. 4, 1816, Anna, daughter of Phineas and 
Anna (Burge) Fletcher, of Dunstable, cousin of the first wife. 
She was born Oct. 29, 1784, in Dunstable, and died in Mason, 
N. H., Feb. 2, 1837. Both wives buried in Townsend, Mass. 
He died there Sept. 1, 1854. He was Selectman in Tyngsboro, 
1808-13, 1815-1820. 

Children : 
477a. i. Nathaniel F, born Feb. 2, 1801, in Dunsstable. 

ii. Jesse, born Mar. 28, 1803, in Townsend ; died young, 
iii. Jephtha, born Mar. 28, 1803, in Townsend. Married Apr. 
24, 1828, in Townsend, Asenath Warren, he being of 
Dunstable then; he lived also in Chelmsford and in 



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Townsend, and died in the latter place Apr. 27, 1853. He 
was a 'farmer. His wife died in Clinton, Mass., Feb. 12, 
1880. 

1. Martha Fletcher, born June 4, 1835, in Townsend ; 

married Dec. 30, 1853, Samuel Giles Hart, of 
Townsend, who died Apr. 11, 1859. She mar- 
ried, second, Oct. 15, 1872, Enoch Knap 
Gibbs, of Clinton, Mass., was deputy sheriff of 
Worcester county thirty-nine years, from 1850. 
He was postmaster from 1861 to 1870. Resi- 
dence, Clinton, Mass. 

2. Sarah Warren, born Feb. 25, 1839, in Chelmsford, 

married, Dec, 1859, Charles Davidson, who 
died at Nashville, Tenn., in the U. S. service, 
Nov. 22, 1864, aged 29. She married second, 
Aug. 6, 1871, Grinfell H. Keen. Residence, 
1892, in Cajon Pass, San Bernardino county, 
Cal., on a bee ranch ; no children by second 
marriage. By first marriage she had : 

1. Caroline Asenath, born Sept. 21, 1859, 
West Boylston, Mass. ; married Oct. 
28, 1880, Wm. Wallace Savage. Resi- 
dence, Watertown, Mass. 
1. Emma Lucretia, born Mar. 4, 1861, Clin- 
ton ; copyist in Recorder's office, San 
Bernardino, Cal. 
3. Martha Elizabeth, born Oct. 18, 1862, in 
Clinton; died Aug. 15, 1865. 

262. JOHN CUMMINGS (Nathaniel, 6 Nathaniel,* Na- 
thaniel/ Nathaniel^ John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, May 22, 1809, 
Catharine, daughter of Leonard and Olive Butterfield, born 
Jan. 18, 1 781, and died Sept. 23, 1859. He died Jan, 30, 1845. 
He left $500 to the church in Dunstable. 

Children : 

i. Rebecca, born , 1810; died, unmarried, Oct. 24, 1838. 

ii. Catharine, born , 1812 ; married Deacon Thomas Park- 
er. She died Feb. 14, 1841, aged 2"]; a son, Alfred Em- 
mons. 
478. iii. John Alfred, born June 16, 1816. 

263. JOSIAH CUMMINGS (Nathaniel, 6 Nathaniel,* Na- 
thaniel, 4 Nathaniel^ John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, Jan. 15, 1810, Re- 
becca, daughter of Jonathan and Rebeckah Proctor, and born 
Feb. 6, 1790, who died Feb. 5, 1866. He died Sept. 19, 1864. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 273 

A Josiah was appointed postmaster in Dunstable, Mass., 1829- 
1840, and reappointed 1841-52, according to Nason, and he 
makes it to be this one, calling him Josiah, Jr. But another 
correspondent suggests that the postmaster was Josiah T. 
(271). A daughter of Josiah and Rebecca, named Rebecca, 
died, one page of Nason says, Apr. 7, 181 1, aged 9 months; 
another page, Aug. 9, 18 14. 

264. EBENEZER CUMMINGS (Jeremiah, 6 Jeremiah,s 
Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,* John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married May 20, 1820, 
Betsy Jaqueth, who died Oct. 24, 1858. He died Sept. 17, 1857. 
Children : 

i. Angeline, born May 9, 1822 ; married Otis Earle. Residence, 
North Thetford, Vt. Children : 

1. Clara Ellen, born Sept. 4, 1853. 

2. Byron Clarence, born Jan. 14, 1855. 

3. Fred Cummings, born Nov. 22, 1856. 

4. Julia Anna, born Feb. 7, 1859. 

5. Willis Eben, born Nov. 21, 1863. 

ii. Elizabeth, born Mar. 20, 1830; married Solon K. Berry. 

iii. Ellen M., born Aug. 26, 1833; married John E. Johnson. 
Residence, Everett, Mass. 

iv. Harlan Page, born Jan. 19, 1837; married Jan. 23, 1868, 
Alpa M. Baxter. Residence, North Thetford, Vt. Chil- 
dren: 

1. Allen Curtis, born Nov. 22, 1868. 

2. Elizabeth A., bora Nov. 7, 1870. 

3. Burton E., born Sept. 22, 1873; died Apr., 1900. 

4. Marshall B., born Dec, 1875. 

5. Harlan Page, born Jan. 6, 1878. 

6. Edith E., born June 14, 1887. 

265. OLIVER CUMMINGS (Oliver, 6 Oliver, 5 Nathaniel, 4 
Nathaniel, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) ,married Mary Churchill (sister of 
his father's second wife), Sept. 6, 1786. She died Apr. 24, 
1837. He died Aug. 26, 1867. 
Children : 

i. Mary J., born Apr. 28, 1814, unmarried; died Sept. 7, 1837. 
ii. Oliver L,., born Dec. 2, 1816, unmarried; died Apr. 13, 1842. 
iii. Elizabeth Bailey, born Mar. 25, 1820, unmarried; died Mar. 
5 or 7, 1845. 
479. iv. Lawrence Pierson, born Feb. 12, 1825. 

v. Harriet L. P., born Feb. 12, 1825; married Sept. 29, 1871, 

Aretas Damon ; no children. 
vi. Caroline O., born Nov. 4, 1826; died Aug. 20, 1837. 



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vii. Mehitabel H., born July 13, 1829; married June 3, 1866, 
Merritt Damon (brother of Aretas, above). Resided in 
Sumner, Me. ; three children. 

266. REV. LARNARD CUM MINGS (Oliver, 6 Oliver, 5 
Nathaniel, 4 Nathaniel, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Mar. 27, 1837, 
Nancy White. He died at W. Sumner, Me., where he had 
lived all his life, July 16, 1885. Spoken of in a local paper as 
an aged and respected citizen. He was a preacher in the Free- 
will Baptist churches. 
Children : 

i. Julia A., born July 4, 183S; married Apr. 30, 1857, Thomas 

. She died July 28, 1879. 

ii. Whitney, born Feb. 14, 1841 ; died July 3, 1855. 
iii. Infant son, born Sept. 30, 1846; died Oct. 2, next, 
iv. Marilla J., born May 16, 1849. 
v. James L., born June 1, 1854; married Dec. 25, 1875, . 



267. WHITNEY CUMMINGS (Oliver, 6 Oliver, 5 Nathan- 
iel, 4 Nathaniel, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married Mary Hart Prentiss, 
of Paris, Me., daughter of Henry and Mary (Hart) Prentiss, 
born Jan. 26, 1807. She was a frequent contributor to period- 
icals over the signature of "Oithona." Several of her poems 
are found in the "History of Paris," 480-84 pp. She died in 
Buckfield, Me., in the spring of 1878. He died Mar. 4, 1881. 

Children : 

i. Isabella, born Apr. 15, 1834, in Sumner, Me. ; married Nov. 
10, 1852, Joseph Sprague Ingraham, of Bangor, son of 
Rev. John Hamilton and Abigail G. Coney Ingraham, of 
Augusta, Me., born Oct. 20, 1825. He went to Bangor as 
a druggist, in 1844, and commenced business there in 1847. 

1. Pauline, born Jan. 31, 1861. 

2. Mary Prentiss, born Jan. 20, 1868. 

ii. Prentiss, born Sept. 10, 1840; married Feb. 25, 1850, Annie 
D. Snow, of Cambridge, Mass. He graduated at Harvard 
College, 1864, and was ttuor there, of Latin, in 1865-70. 
Since, practicing law in Boston. Appointed U. S. Attor- 
ney for Massachusetts, 1871-8; represented Ward 10 in 
City Council of Boston, 1881-3, and same ward in Mas- 
sachusetts Legislature 1884-5 ; attorney of the West End 
Railway corporation. 

iii. Mellen, born Sept. 26, 1847 ; died young. 

268. JAMES CUMMINGS (James, 6 Oliver, 5 Nathaniel,* 
Nathaniel, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 1, 1804, Edith Spauld- 



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ing, of Westford, Mass., who died May, 1811. He married, 
second, Oct. 28, 181 3, in Farmington, Me., Betsy Knowlton, 
daughter of Samuel, born Feb. 6, 1791, and died Nov. 5, 181 5. 
He married, third, July 29, 18 17, Susannah Willard. Soon 
after, or about the time of his first marriage, he removed from 
Dunstable to Wilton, Me., where his first three children were 
born. Subsequently he located in Chesterville, near to, or 
part of, Farmington, in the same county, Kennebec, where 
the rest of his children were born. Until late in life he 
was not a professor of religion, though he was always a be- 
liever of the Bible. He was a man of strict morality, temper- 
ate and industrious habits, broad views, and possessed more 
than an average degree of intelligence. During much of the 
time of his residence in Maine he owned and run a saw mill. 
He also owned and cultivated a farm, and was in fairly pros- 
perous circumstances. In or about the year 1837 some elders 
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints introduced 
the religion of their sect in Farmington, where he was then re- 
siding. He among others, embraced their teachings, and at 
length located in Nauvoo, 111., in the year 1840. At the time of 
the exodus of his co-religionists from that city, he forsook his 
worldly possessions and started West with them, under circum- 
stances of great privation. Late in the year 1846 he reached 
Winter Quarters, now Florence, Neb., on the west bank of the 
Missouri river, and during the succeeding winter he and his 
family suffered terribly from want, exposure and hardship, 
which at length resulted in the death of himself and his wife, 
Susanna. She succumbed first, dying Feb. 28, 1847, and he 
died Mar. 28, following. 
Children : 

i. Edee Spalding, born June 8, 1806; married John Robbins. 
Settled near Canton, 111. Afflicted with paralysis many 
years. She died about 1882. A son, Frank, a marble cut- 
ter, resided in Canton, and died about 1897, leaving a wife 
and three children, Leona, Walter and Clifford, all of 
whom went to Colorado about 1901. 
ii. Betsy Knowlton, born May 10, 1815 ; died Sept. 18, 1838. 

480. iii. James Willard, born Mar. 10. 1819. 

481. iv. Benjamin Franklin, born Mar. 3, 1821. 

v. Charlotte French, born Dec. 24, 1822 ; died Aug. 23, 1838. 
vi. Hiram, born Nov. 20, 1824; drowned, Aug. 4, 1844, in the 
Mississippi river, near Nanvoo. 



276 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

vii. Josiah, born Mar. 10, 1827; drowned, Aug. 4, 1844, in the 
Mississippi river, near Nanvoo. 

viii. Mary, born Apr. 5, 1830; married Bryan W. Nowlin, who 
met with a fatal accident in a saw-mill, 1876. Resided in 
Bingham county, Idaho, and had children. She died in 
1902. 
ix. Alva, born May 20, 1832 ; married, 1865, at Salt Lake, Jessie 
Gordon. He had come to Utah in 1847. Went to Cali- 
fornia, 1849, and returned to Salt Lake, 1864. Has a 
family. Resided (1902) in Logan, Utah. 
x. Fanny, born Sept. 23, 1835; married Jacob Earl. Resides 
in Logan, Utah, and has a large family. 

269. ISRAEL WHITNEY CUMMINGS (James, 6 Oli- 
ver, 5 Nathaniel, 4 Nathaniel 3 , John, 2 Isaac 1 ) was a sailor in 
early manhood and went to Scotland, and married there, at 
Greenock, Susan Carr. Returned to America after some years, 
but all the children except Sybil were born in Greenock* Re- 
sided in Charlestown, Mass. ; removed 1835 to Maine, and 
thence in 1838 to Cuba, Fulton County, Illinois, where he cul- 
tivated a farm. He died 1854, and his widow, Nov. 4, 1867. 

Children : 

i. James K., born July 4, 1813; married Mary Eveleth, who 
died 1878; married second, in 1879, Eliza Bowen, of Lew- 
iston, 111. He was a merchant, Kirkwood, 111. He died 
1894. Children by the first wife : 

1. Melissa Elvina, died, aged 3 years. 

2. Augusta, born ; died, aged 2 years. 

3. James, born . 

4. Susan, born . 

ii. Charles, born June 4, 1818; married Maria Fridley, some 18 
months before starting for California, in 1850. He was 
never heard from by his relatives, although he visited on 
his way his kindred in Utah. No children. 

iii. Ellen, born Oct. 27, 1821 ; married John McGuire about 
1846. Resided Lewiston, 111., but removed to Ohio, where 
she died. He married, second, and resided in Havana, 
111. By first wife he had Franklin. The entire family died 
before 1895. 

iv. Susan, born Apr. 8, 1824; married Michael Dean. Resided 
McComb county, 111., and at Swan Creek, Warren county. 
Children : 

1. Susan ; married William Boyd. 

2. Mary; married Joseph Dixon. 

3. Melissa ; married Joseph Perry. 



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4. Cora; married EHsha Lemons. 

5. Charles ; married Emma Smiley. 

6. William ; married Bell Booth. 

7. Bessie ; married Earl Bias. 

8. Cora ; married Lambert Radikin. 

v. Sybil, born May 26, 1829; married Richard Moran. Re- 
sided near Canton, 111., but earlier at St. David, Ful- 
ton Co. 

1. Oliver, born Mar. 18, 1845. Enlisted in Union 

Army 1862, and died 1863. 

2. Edward, born Dec. 5, 1847 ; married Eliza Downs? 

Resided near St. David. 

3. Albert, born Oct. 9, 185 1 ; died 1863. Struck by 

lightning. 

4. Emma, born July 18, 1853; married Harlem At- 

tlebury. Resided in Perth, Kan. 

5. Ann, born June 14, 1855 ; married William F. 

Plummer. Resided in Perth, Kan. 

6. Richard, born Aug. 5, 1857 ; married Phebe New- 

ton. Resided near Bryant, 111. 

7. Joseph, born Jan. 1, 1862 ; married Ida Ashton. 

Resided near St. David. 

8. Ella, born July 14, 1864; married David Chris- 

topher Nelson. Resided near St. David. 

9. Harry, born Dec. 5, 1869; married Oct. 11, 1894, 

Ida Weaver. He is a photographer at Canton, 
111. 
* There were also born in Scotland Charlotte, Charlotte and Mary, 
who died in infancy. 

270. HON. ALLEN CUMMINGS (James, 6 Oliver, 5 Na- 
thaniel, 4 Nathaniel, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married Maria Blodgett, 
born Feb. 13, 1808, in Dunstable. He died about 1879. J us " 
tice of the Peace in Dunstable for over 20 years, and member 
of the State Senate in 1853. 

Children : 

i. Mary Jane Maria, born Dec. 25, 1831 ; married, Feb. 21, 1S56, 

Riley Pebbles, and died July 12, 1856. 
ii. Everett Milton, born July 20, 1835 ; married Harriet Orline, 
daughter of Charles Lewis and Harriet (Littlehale) 
Cummings (259). 

1. Harrison M., born Dec. 17, 1862; married, 1884, 
Mary Ann Trubey. Resided in Dunstable. 
Children : Richard Harris and Joseph Warren. 
2. Imogene Alicia, born Oct. 10, 1866. 



278 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

3. George Lee, born ; killed on railroad near 

Somerville, Mass., Dec. 9, 1882. 

4. Ida Blanche, born Aug. 31, 1868; died May 26, 

1878. 

5. Lewis Allen ; born Nov. 24, 1873. 
iii. William Henry Harrison, born Sept. 2, 1840. 

271. JOSIAH TAYLOR CUMMINGS (Josiah, 6 Oliver, 5 
Nathaniel, 4 Nathaniel, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married Rebecca Rob- 
bins. He died Jan. 1, 1880, suddenly while at breakfast. 
Spoken of an "Ensign," 1833. Lived on the place occupied by 
his father and preserved the knapsack used by his father in the 
Revolutionary War. 

Children : 

i. Sarah Ann Rebekah, born Mar. 9, 1830; died July 14, 1833. 
ii. Juliette Elizabeth, born May 7, 1832; married James Down- 
ing and has two children, Charles and Augusta, 
iii. William Wallace, born June 27, 1834; died Oct. 27, 1861, 
at Poolsville, Md. He was sergeant in Co. H., of a Min- 
nesota Regiment, and wounded Oct. 14th, having been 
accidentally shot by a comrade. His father went to visit 
him, and arrived shortly before his son's death. 

272. ASA CUMMINGS (Eleazer, 6 Eleazer, 5 Nathaniel, 4 
Nathaniel, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, 1834, Harriett Campbell, 
who died Feb., 1872, aged 62. He died Mar., 1872, Thet- 
ford, Vt. Farmer. 

Children : 

i. James H., born Sept. 1, 1835, in Thetford, Vt. Died young, 
ii. Charles, born Aug. 19, 1836, in Thetford, Vt. Died young, 
iii. Sarah, born Aug. 12, 1838, in Thetford, Vt. Married, No- 
21, 1867, Reuben Morse, Thetford, Vt., farmer. 

1. Hattie E., born June 8, 1869; married, April, 1891, 

Myron Carter, of Thetford. 

2. Herbert Asa, born Mar. 27, 1878. 

iv. Henry A., born Jan. 27, 1840, in Thetford, Vt. Married, 
Feb. 22, 1866, Eliza L. Moore. No children. Resided in 
Thetford, Vt. 

v. George B., born June 18, 1841, in Thetford, Vt. Married, 
Nov. 6, 1868, Huldah Simonds. Resided in Thetford, Vt. 
Farmer. 

1. Lilla E., born Nov. 13, 1871. 

2. Annie B., born July 18, 1874. 

3. Sarah A., born Aug. 13, 1881. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 279 

vi. William O., born Dec. 20, 1843, in Thetford, Vt. Died 

young, 
vii. James C, born Oct. 24, 1846; married Mar., 1868, Elizabeth 
Webber. Thetford, Vt., 'farmer. 

1. Charles W., born May 24, 1870. 

2. Mary S., born Apr. 3, 1872. 

3. Henry J., born Feb. 10, 1876. 

4. Elizabeth T., born Nov. 14, 1877. 

5. James C, born Apr. 5, 1880. 

6. Asa, born May 3, 1883. 

viii. Mary J., born Oct. 4, 1850. Died young. 

273. DAVID N .CUMMINGS (Eleazer, 6 Eleazer, 5 Na- 
thaniel, 4 Nathaniel, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married Mar. 17, 1832, 
Ruth Brown. Resided in Waukokee, Fillmore Co., Minn. 
Farmer. 

Children : 

i. Rosanna, born Dec. 13, 1833; married Marquis De L. Sher- 
man. He died July 28, 1875. No children. Brick mason 
in Boston, Mass. 
ii. John W., born Mar. 23, 1836; married Joanna Finney (or 
Mary Davis?) she died "some years before" 1887. Pro- 
ton, Minn., farmer. 

1. Fred A., born Aug. 23, 1859. 

2. David N., born , 1861. 

3. Jennie, born Dec, 1862 ; died Mar., 1863. 

4. Edward B. F, born Mar. 28, 1864; married, and 

one child. 

5. George C, born June, 1866; married. 

6. Christopher P., born Sept. 21, 1868. 

7. Caroline E., born July 22, 1870. 

8. Albert F, born Aug. 27, 1872. 

9. John F., born Nov., 1876. 

iii. Henry J., born Dec. 13, 1838; married Julia H. Ingersoll 
and had Nathaniel, born June 29, 1873. Resided in Lan- 
caster, N. H. Carpenter and machinist. 

iv. James Marshall, born May 20, 1841 ; married Sylvia Hardy. 
He died Apr. 26, 1881. Machinist, Manchester, N. H. 

1. Minnie L, born Mar., 1867. 

2. Harry, born , 1869. 

v. Benjamin Franklin, born Oct. 17, 1843; married Oct. 31, 
1868, Jeannette Borden. Worthington, Minn. 

1. Sarah A., born Nov. 15, 1869. 

2. Ruth B., born Oct. 13, 1871. 

3. James M., born Apr. 22, 1875. 



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4. Neva D., born Mar. g, 1883. 

5. Harry. 

vi. Frederick A., born July 22, 1846; married, Nov. 15, 1868, 
Rose M. Howe. Farmer; Waukokee. Minn. 

1. Warren E., born Sept. 3, 1869. 

2. Lewis S. G., born Nov. 13, 1872. 

3. Reuben A., born Nov. 17, 1873; died Sept. 21, 

1874. 

4. Phebe M., born Jan. 8, 1877. 

vii. Moses B., born July 2, 1848; married Mary Daniels (or 
Mary Green?). Broken Straw, N. Y., fanner and day 
laborer. 

1. Charles, born Nov. 17, 1870. 

2. Bertha A., born Sept. 20, 1881. 

viii. Catharine C, born May n, 1852; married Andrew Van 
Sickle. Preston, Minn. 

274. ORIGEN CUMMINGS (Isaac, 6 Eleazer, 5 Nathaniel, 4 
Nathaniel, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, Apr. 27, 1837, Hannah 
Townsend, born Apr. 16, 181 5, and died Dec. 9, 1870. He died 
Aug. 20, 1864. 

Children : 

i. Julia Ann, born Apr. 29, 1838 ; married, Nov. 26, 1863, 
Lucius Ashmun Matthews, born Nov. 3, 1827. Resided in 
Tabor, Iowa, joining the settlement there, 1850. 

1. Maria (May) Ellen, born Dec. 6, 1864. 

2. Bertha Abbie, born Nov. 4, 1866. 

3. Purlie Etta, born June 2, 1869. 

4. Lindley Cummings, born Aug. 7, 1871. 

5. Eugene Holley, born Feb. 14, 1874. 

6. Vernon Ashmun, born Nov. 20, 1876. 

7. Julia, born Sept. 18, 1880. 

ii. Sarah Jane, born Sept. 12, 1839; married, Nov. 25, 1857, 
James Kasson Gaston, born Apr. 17, 1832. Resided in 
Tabor, Iowa. 

1. Emily Cornelia, born Nov. 15, 1858. 

2. Ellen Maria, born Apr. 19, i860. 

3. Willard Edgar, born Jan. 25, 1862. 

4. Burton Cummings, born Nov. 24, 1863. 

5. Vernon Lincoln, born Feb. 9, 1866. 

6. Lillie Josephine, born Sept. 6, 1869. 

7. Lucy May, born Mar. 6, 1872. 

8. George Ralph, born Aug. 22, 1876. 

9. John Leonard, born Jan. 15, 1879; died May 4, 

1880. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 28l 

io. , born Feb. 28, 1882. 

iii. Hannah Maria, born June 1, 1841 ; married, Sept. 5, 1862, 
Alonzo Marcellus Gaston, wlio died Mar. 22, 1863 ; mar- 
ried, second, July 30, 1872, Asbury S. McPherson, born 
Sept. 19, 1843, in Knox Co., Tenn. ; graduated Tabor Col- 
lege, 1870; principal schools, Akron, O., 1871-73; principal 
preparatory department Tabor College, 1873-80; superin- 
tendent of schools in Tabor following year; principal 
academy at Albuquerque, N. M., 1881. During the war 
Mr. McPherson was in Co. F, 15th Iowa V. I. 

iv. Isaac Burton, born Dec. 6, 1844; married, Feb. 2, 1871, Alice 
Maria Briggs, of Glenwood, Iowa, born Sept. 28, 1845. 
Tabor, Iowa. Farmer. 

1. Ida Winnifred, born Nov. 16, 1871 ; died Feb. 2, 

i873- 

2. Burton Origen. born Mar. 15, 1873 ; died Nov. 25, 

1876. 

3. Roy Briggs, born Nov. 27, 1874 ; died Oct. 30, 1876. 

4. Clark Briggs, born July 19, 1876. 

5. Altie Maria, born Apr. 10, 1881. 

v. John Morgan, born Nov. 27, 1843, Amherst, O. ; married 
Dec. 25, 1878, Carrie Emma Briggs, of Glenwood, la., 
bora Aug. 1, 1854. He graduated at Oberlin, 1872, 
and in theology there in 1876. Preached at Exira, Iowa, 
1877-79, and at Spencer, 1879-82; in Anita, 1882-1887; lat- 
ter year accepted a call to Dunlap ; 1893, to Sheldon, and 
1901 in Denmark, in same State. 

1. Edith Louise, born Aug. 14, 1882. 

2. , born Apr., 1885. 

vi. Lucy Orinda, born June 20, 1851 ; married, Dec. 25, 1873, 
Rev. George Lindsay, born Oct. 27, 1850, in Edinburgh, 
Scotland ; ordained 1882. Resided in Pierre, Dakota ; 
Seattle, Wash., 1887. Phillips Church, Salt Lake City, 
1896. Whitewater, Col., 1899; Chamberlain, S. Dakota. 
Children : 

1. Origen Cummings, born Oct. 18, 1880. 

2. Leonard Bacon, born May 26, 1883 ; died . 

3. Lucile Janet, born Jan. 2, 1885. 

4. Earnest Earl, born May 6, 1891. 

vii. Willis Origen, born Dec. 4, 1856; died Oct. 29, 1857. 

275. REV. CALVIN CUMMINGS (Abraham, 6 Abraham, 5 
Abraham, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married Jan. 7, 1817, 
Matilda Willcut, born Nov., 1790; died Dec., 1871, in Marion/ 
Mass. He died there Sept. 19, 1842. He was a Methodist min- 
ister, said to have removed from Ashburnham, Mass., about 



282 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

1825. Was presiding elder at one time in the Cape district. 
Mrs. Calvin Cummings was daughter of Charles Willcut (Wal- 
cott?), of Burlington, Vt, A sister, Malinda, was wife of B. B. 
Russell, 55, Cornhill, Boston. 

Children : 

i. Caroline, born Oct. 16, 1821, Thompson, Ct. ; died May 24, 

1880. 
ii. Livonia, born Apr. 1, 1824, Wellington, Ct. ; married June 
20, 1843, > apt. William Briggs, and died Nov. 15, 1863, in 
Marion. Capt. Briggs married second, and had quite a 
family. Resided in Marion, Mass. 
iii. Emeline, born Mar. 3, 1831, Mendon, Mass. Died Mar. 21, 
1846, at Rochester, Mass. 

276. ARIEL CUMMINGS (Abraham, 6 Abraham, 5 Abra- 
ham, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, Feb. 28, 1822, Ma- 
lion daughter of James and Susan (Orcutt) Currier, of Ac- 
worth, N. H. Celebrated their golden wedding. He died Aug. 
28, 1872, and she died Oct. 7, 1872,, Ashburnham, Mass. 

Children : 

i. Ariel Ivers, born June 4, 1823 ; married, June 9, 1844, Mary 
C. Grant, of Greenfield, N. H. He was grad. M.D. 
Univ. of New York, 1851. Had practiced his profession 
at Acworth. Removed to Roxbury, Mass. Became sur- 
geon in 42d Mass. Regiment. Died prisoner at Camp 
Grace, Hempstead, Texas, Sept. 9, 1863. Had one child, 
Mary Helen, who was killed in her mother's presence 
when she was four and one-half years old by an insane 

man. The widow married Thompson, of Boston, 

who had died by the year 1888. , 

ii. John Lauren, born Aug. 25, 1824; married, Jan. 4, 1875, 
Ellen L. Adams, of Nashua, N. H. Resides in Ashburn- 
ham Centre, and is a justice of the peace, and was trus- 
tee of the Westboro Reform School, 1875-9. 

iii. Lorinda, born May 27, 1826; unmarried. Resides in Ash- 
burnham. 

iv. Viola M., born Aug. 25, 1839, and died Feb. 3, 1845. 

277. ADIN CUMMINGS (Abraham, 6 Abraham, 5 Abra- 
ham, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, 1820, Sarah (Weth- 
erbee) Breed, daughter of Enoch, of Rindge, N. H., who died 
June 29, 1840. He married, second, Nov., 1841, Cynthia Brig- 
ham, of Waltham, Mass. He was deacon of the church in 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 283 

Rindge, where he resided till 1855, when he removed to Jaffrey, 
N. H. 
Children : 

i. Adin Milton, born July 20, 1821 ; married, Dec. 5, 1843. 

Elizabeth M. Peaslee. Resides in Sutton, N. H. 
ii. John Calvin, born Feb. 27, 1823; died 1864. 

278. ANDREW CUMMINGS (Abraham, 6 Abraham, 5 
Abraham, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married Feb. 15, 1829, in 
Templeton, Mass., Almira Taylor, bom Jan. 29, 1802, in Win- 
chester, N. H. He died Feb. 19, 1882. She died Oct. 28, 1884. 

Children : 

482. i. George Andrew, born Dec. 17, 1829, in Acworth, N. H. 

483. ii. Nelson Taylor, born Feb. 18, 1831, in Acworth, N. H. 

484. iii. Chancy Edward, born Mar. 12, 1834, in Acworth, N. H. 

iv. Wesson Milton, born Sept. 8, 1836, in Acworth, N. H. Died 

Sep. 22, 1854. 
v. Orlando Smith, born Apr. 1, 1840, in Winchester, N. H. 

Married, 1861, Gordon. Separated after a few years. 

One daughter lived to 9 years. 

279. REV. PRESTON CUMMINGS (David, 6 David, 6 
Abraham, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married Feb. 1, 1821, 
Alona, daughter of Ethan and Sarah Davis, of Holden, Mass., 
where he died of consumption Apr. 8, 1875. His preparatory 
studies were with the Rev. Nathaniel Holman, of Attleboro; 
was graduated from Brown University in 1822. studied theol- 
ogy with the Rev. Dr. Calvin Park in Providence; ordained 
pastor Presb. Ch., Lebanon, N. Y., Aug. 22, 1825 ; installed at 
Dighton, Mass., 1827, and remained till 1835; was two years in 
N. Wrenthan, eight in Buckkland and for a short time again at 
Dighton. He resided without pastoral charge at Leicester and 
then at Holden. In 1852, he published "A Dictionary of Con- 
gregational Usages and Principles." Four children, all of 
whom had died by 1876. 

Children : 

i. James Preston Chaplin, born . Graduated in Medi- 
cine at Harvard College, 1850. Practiced at Leicester. 
Died at Fitchburg, Aug. 27, 1858. He had married, Jan. 
1, 1851, Harriet V. Mann, of Holden. She married sec- 
ond, Oct. 4, i860, Dr. Henry Jordan, of Boston, 
ii. Ethan Davis, born . 



284 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

280. BENJAMIN ALLEN CUMMINGS Benjamin, 6 Da- 
id, 5 Abraham,* Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, Jan, 1, 1887, 
Harriet E. Mason, born July 30, 1835. Resided in Attleboro, 
Mass. 

Children : 

i. Hattie Adell, born Nov. 26, 1857; married, Dec. 10, 1873, 

George B. Seyboth, born May 2, 1853. 
ii. Frank Allen, born Feb. 3, 1861 ; married Pasba Godfrey, 

who died Jan. 10, 1896. 
iii. Ada Belle, born Oct. 27, 1863; married, July 1, 1884, George 

H. Coggsill, born Mar. 3, i860, 
iv. Cora Nell, born Aug. 22, 1868. 
v. Willie Mason, born July 10, 1874; died July 22, 1875. 

281. JONAS CUMMINGS (Thomas, 6 Thomas, 5 Joseph,* 
Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married in Ipswich, Aug. 16, 1787, 
Hepzibah Knowlton. He died of fever Jan. 16, 1804; "long 
and distressing sickness which he bore with that calmness that 
betokens the Christian's mind." Salem Gazette, Feb. 21, '04. 

Children : 

i. Betsy, born 1787; married, Oct. 16, 181 1, John Choate, Jr., 
(son of Jeremiah and Ruth?). Resided in Essex, Mass. 
He died Oct. 19, 1863. She died June 9, 1875. ( ?Jan. 30, 
1855. Choate Gen.) 

1. Harriett, born Mar., 1813 ; died Oct. 27, 1824. 

2. Abigail C, born Apr. 13, 1815 ; married, Apr., 

1841, John Proctor, of Boston. She died Dec 
23, 1879. (Dec. 22, 1869?). A son, George, 
married Lucy E. Adams, of Derry, N. H, and 
they had a son and a daughter. 

3. Susan F., born June 30, 1817; married, 1845, 

Daniel Norton, Jr., of Essex. 
1 Mary Cummings, married John Haskell, 
Jr., of Manchester. 

2. Abby Proctor, married Henry M. Sinclair. 

3. Elizabeth, unmarried. 

4. Florence, died young. 

4. Mary Cogswell, bcrn (twin with Susan), 

married, Nov. 23, 1845, Obed Carter Kinsman, 
of Manchester. No children. Married sec- 
ond, John C. Wells, of Manchester, one child, 
Lizzie Tyler. 

5. Elizabeth, born July 1, 1823, married, June 17, 

1854, John B. Lane, of Boston. No children. 

6. Francis, born Aug. 28, 1829, married, Mar. 9, 



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1854, Martha Bacon, of Manchester. One 
child, Alice B., married Austin Lord, of Ips- 
wich, and has two children. 
7. John Cummings, born Feb. 7, 1832, married 
Mariannah Silver (or Silvester), of New Bed- 
ford, Mass. No children, 
ii. Sally, born Dec. 20, 1790, married, Dec. 10, 1806, Joseph 
Choate, born Aug. 17, 1784. She died Dec. 6, 1855. He 
died Sept. 20, 1868. Resided in Essex. Children were: 

1. Caroline, born Sept., 1807 ; married, Mar. 9, 1834, 

John Dexter, Jr., and had Caroline, Sarah E., 
Philips, and four other children. 

2. Elizabeth, born May, i3i2, married Nehemiah 

Dodge, of Essex. No children. 

3. Mary Ann, born Jan. 4, 181 7, married June 6, 

1844, George H. Shepherd, of Gloucester, and 
had Joseph C, Mary Olive, Elizabeth, Amanda, 
and George, 
iii. Hepzibah, born 1797; married, Oct. 31, 1819, Zeno Burn- 
ham, of Essex, afterwards of New York City. 
Three sons, of whom one, Zeno, had Charles 
and Albion. 

282. JOSEPH CUMMINGS (Thomas, 6 Thomas, 5 Joseph," 
Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, 1790, at Braddocks, Alle- 
gheny Co., Pa., Sarah Porter, his cousin, daughter of Ebenezer 
and Lydia (Cummings) Porter. (56, ii, 4.) 

Children : 

i. Joseph, born Nov. 25, 1791, married, at Goshen, O., Nancy 
Wells. 

ii. Lois, born July 13, 1794, married David Beale, of Goshen, O. 

iii. Sophonia, born Oct. 2, 1796, at W. Liberty, Va. 

iv. James, B., born Jan. 4, 1799, at W. Liberty, Va. 

v. Eunice, born July 9, 1802, at Marietta, O. ; married, at Sa- 
lem, O., Thomas Humphries. 

vi. James Boardman, born July 22, 1807, at Goshen, O., married 
1828, Rebecca Patrick, of Urbana, Ohio. 

283. THOMAS CUMMINGS (Thomas, 6 Thomas, 5 Jo- 
seph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, June 4, 1798, Abigail 
Foster, born June 29, 1776. He died Jan. 23, 1848. He was 
a carpenter. "Not a member of any church, yet with character 
beyond question and beloved by all who knew him." A. F. C. 
Kneeland. He sold the family home in Topsfield and removed 
to Maine. 



286 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Children : 

485. i. Jonas, born June 9, 1798, in Topsfield. 

486. ii. Foster, born Aug. 23, 1800. 

iii. Asenath, born Mar. 23, 1804, married Oct. 15, 1822, Seth 
Carsley. She died Sept. 15, 1825. Had one daughter, 
Betsy, born Jan. 5, 1823 ; married James Whitney. They 
had Charles F., born Oct. 13, 1847; Horace, born 1849, 
and Eleazar, bom 1851. 

iv. Abigail Foster, born Apr. 19, 1807; married, 1842, Peabody 
Kneeland. Resided in Harrison, Me. 

1. Charles C, born Aug. 2, 1844; died . 

2. Samuel A., born May 25, 1847. 

3. Augustine W., born May 16, 1850. 

4. Thomas, born June 19, 1852. 

v. Louisa (B?), born June 27, 1809; unmarried; died Apr. 

5, 1828. 
vi. Elizabeth P., born Dec. 21, 181 1; married, Sept. 22, 1832, 
Samuel Gray, of Harrison, Me. She died Aug. 15, 1867. 
No children. 

284. NATHANIEL CUMMINGS (Thomas, 6 Thomas, 5 

Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Mary . 

The widow was appointed administratrix of the estate intestate 
June 7, 1813. He was a blacksmith in Salem village. 

Children : 

i. Thomas, born ; married, Nov. 13, 1821 (Salem City 

Rec), Sarah Magoun. He died about 1845. 
ii. Lois Boardman, born ; married July 12, 1818, Wil- 
liam Bolton, Salem, who died about 1840; she died 1835. 

iii. Nathaniel, born ; unmarried; mariner. His estate 

was divided among his kndred Nov. 21, 1820. 

iv. Sarah, born ; married, after 1820, Edmund Morse, of 

Boston, 
v. Mary, born ; married, after 1820, Joseph French. 

285. DANIEL CUMMINGS (Thomas, Thomas, 5 Jo- 
seph, 4 Abraham, 2 John,- Isaac 1 ), married (Pub. Jan. 29, 1797), 
Betsy Knowlton, sister of his brother Jonas's wife. He died 
Aug. 2, 1854. He came in early life to Freeport, Me. He was 
a joiner by trade, but took up farming on a large scale, at the 
same time carefully training his sons in the use of tools, so 
that they easily became master mechanics. The father and 
sons built a Baptist meeting house in Freeport, with little as- 
sistance in any way. The sons gravitated to Portland, and 
finally the father followed them. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 287 

Children: 

i. Clarissa, born Feb. 26, 1798; married Greenfield Merrill, of 

Freeport, Me. She died Dec. 28, 1833. 
ii. Betsy, born Sept. 29, 1799; married Isaac Randall, of Free- 
port. She died . 

Asenath C. Randall, born Apr. 3, 1829, in Freeport. 
Married, June 14, 1856, Howard Havens, and 
with Donahue, Kelly & Co., bankers, San 
Francisco. He died in Alameda, Cal., July 16, 
1899. Their children were : 

1. Charles Rensselaer, born June 24, 1858; 

married, July 15, 1890, Mary Lizzie 
Whipple. 

2. Ella May, born Dec. 1, 1861. 

3. Howard Cummings, born Dec. 1, 1861 ; mar- 
ried Florence Cutler, and they had 
Helen, June 24, 1888. 
iii. John Boardman, born Mar. 1, 1801 ; married Mar. 6, 1827, 
Mary Ann Emmons, Vergennes, Vt. He died May 12, 
1880. They had: 

1. John Bowman, born Sept. 7, 1829; married twice. 

Found dead in his bed, New York City, July 
17, 1888. Resided on Chestnut street, Port- 
land, and afterwards in Chelsea, Mass. 

2. Frank Waldo, born Feb. 29, 1832. Unmarried. 

Died in Philadelphia, Jan. 11, 1885. He drafted 
the first engine built by the Portland Co. At 
the age of 20 he was made Superintendent of 
Engines on Atlantic & St. Lawrence Railroad. 
At the time of his death he was selling agent for 
various iron works. 

3. Sarah Maria, born Dec. 8, 1835 ; married, Oct. 19, 

1865, David B. Richer. No children. 
iv. Perley Dodge, born Nov. 18, 1802; died 1804. 
488. v. Thomas, born May 16, 1804. 

vi. Freeman Gridley, born Mar. 21, 1806; married Hannah 
Curtis, who died Apr. 13, 1891, aged 76 years, 10 months. 
He died July 5, 1883. 

488. vii. Perley Dodge, born Jan. 27, 1808. 

viii: Louisa Dean, born Mar. 12, 1810; married William C. 

Means, of Portland. Residence, Marietta, O. 
ix. Daniel, born Oct. 11, 1812; married Frances Roberts, of 

Portland. He died 1882. 
x. Mary Hyde, born Mar. 7, 1815 ; married Daniel Plummer. 
She died June 8, 1878. 

489. xi. Joseph Porter, born Mar. 23, 1817. 






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286. JOHN BOARDMAN CUMMINGS (Thomas, 8 
Thomas, & Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married Nov. 26, 
1801, Rebecca Balch, who died Sept. 8, 1802. He married, 
second, Jan. 26, 1804, Martha Knowlton, of Hamilton, Mass. 
She was born Nov. 9, 1779, and died Oct. 1, 1851. He died 
May 24, 1853, in Shrewsbury, Mass., where he had resided 
from 1807 onward. 

Children : 

i. Joseph, born Feb. 19, 1806, in Topsfield ; married Dec. 17, 
1844, Hannah Childs of Gardiner, Me. He died Nov. 4, 
1862. Resided in Shrewsbury. 

1. Charles Benjamin, born Dec. 5, 1847, in Shrews- 
bury; child, Anna, born Jan. 6, 1871. 

ii. Susanna Fellows, born Dec. 4, 1807; married Oct. 16, 1834. 
Ezra Ball, of Boylston, Mass. Living, 1884. They had : 
1. Horatio, born Sept. 2, 1836; married Nellie 
Staples, of Nashua, N. H., and had : 

1. Lewis Burton, born Jan. — , 1876; living 

in Harlem, N. Y. 

2. Caroline Lewis, born July 19, 1846; mar- 

ried Dec. — , 1876, Henry C. Williams, 
Southboro, Mass. 

iii. Rebecca Balch, born July 10, 1809, in Shrewsbury; married 
May 4, 1841, John York, of Rockport. She died Nov. 25, 
1862. He died ? 

iv. Martha Knowlton, born July 24, 181 1 ; married May 6, 1846, 
Abram Parmenter. Removed, 1855, to Ackley, la., where 
she died Oct. 10, 1874. 

1. Rebecca Augusta, born Feb. 10, 1849 ; married Oct. 

20, 1867, Martin Lathrop, of Ackley. She died 

May 2, 1874. They have: 

1. Clarence Preston, born Dec. 29, 1870. 

2. Martha Ann, born Jan. 26, 1852; married Jan. 1, 

1868, Solomon Clover, of Aurelia, la., and had : 

1. Hattie Augusta, born Mar. 30, 1869 

2. William Francis, born Jan. 13, 1871. 

3. George Mason, born Jan. 2, 1873. 

4. Abram Parmenter, born Mar. 18, 1875. 

5. Lilly Margaret, born Oct. 14, 1877. 

6. Solomon Lafayette, born Apr. 27, 1883. 

v. George, born Oct. 31, 1814 ; married Apr. 3, 1862, Mrs. Susan 
Nelson, of Grafton, Mass. Resided in Shrewsbury, Mass. 
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CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 289 

vi. Caroline Boardman, born Jan. 30, 1817; married Apr. 16, 
1840, Jacob W. Lamb, of Holliston. She died Oct. 20, 1840. 

vii. John, born Sept. 29, 1819; married Apr. 24, 1844, Lucy A. 
Hastings, of Shrewsbury. Resided in Worcester, Mass. 
They had: 

1. Jotham Henry, born — , ; married July 6, 

1871, Mary A. Betts, of Stamford, Ct. Resided 
in Anoka, Minn., 1884. 

2. Martha Livingston, born Feb. 25, 1859. 

viii. Jonas, born Dec. 21, 1825; married Apr. 23, 1850, Harriet 
Mahan, of Shrewsbury. He died July — , 1873. She died 
Nov. — , 1880. They had : 

1. John Thomas, born Aug. 11, 185 1 ; married Nov. 

1, 1881, Edna Phelps, of New Boston, Ct. Re- 
sided in Worcester, 1884. 

2. Mary Jane, born Jan. 10, 1855; married Mar. 6, 

1879, Henry Stone, of Shrewsbury, and have : 

1. Edna, born Apr. — , 1880. 

2. Warren, born May — , 1881. 

3. Ida Augusta, born Dec. — , 1884. 

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I 

287. WILLIAM PEABODY CUMMINGS (Stephen, 6 
Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, in Mt. 
Desert, Me., Mary Richardson, born in Mt. Desert Aug. 4, 
1785, and died July 17, 1877. He died Jan. 1, 1866. He was 
a school teacher many years. Resided in Jonesport, Me. Filled 
frequently responsible offices in the town. 

Children : 

j. Mary Ann, born Jan. 31, 1808; married Apr. 28, 1831, David 
Runnells Marston, born Mar. 5, 1806, Machias. She died 
June 1, 1881. He was a farmer in Machias, Me. They had : 

1. Antoinette, born Apr. 23, 1833; married Nov. 30* 

1854, Marion V. Bryant, 4 children. 

2. Lizzie, born June 2, 1835 ; married Feb. 2, 1866, 

Charles Hall, 7 children. 

3. Lydia Ann, born July 27, 1837 ; married 1870, Levi 

Lovell, 1 child. 

4. Hannah Adeline, born Dec. 11, 1839; married May 

— , 1884, Octavius A. Watts. 

5. Almena C, born Oct. 6, 1842; married 1861, Otis 

Smith, 6 children. 

6. Leander K, born Oct 16, 1845; married Sarah 

Whitehead, 5 children. 

7. Enoch R., born Oct. 7, 1848; married 1877, Amelia 

Davies, 4 children. 



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8. Lauren P., born Aug. 27, 1851; married Nov. 11, 
1878, Alice Aldaine Cummings, (daughter Wm. 
P. J.) Removed to Minneapolis in 1882. Child, 
Bernard, born 1879. 

ii. Charles, born June 18, 1809; died May 2j, 1834. 

iii. Hannah R., born Nov. 17, 181 1, Jonesport; married Aug. 29, 
1832, Levi Smith. He died Feb. 26, 1881. She died Oct. 
12, 1885. They had : 

1. Albert, born Feb. 5, 1835 ; married Charlotte 

Farnsworth. He died May 30, i88r, 4 children. 

2. Mary, born Sept. 23, 1836; married William 

Hensel, 4 children. 

3. Athalana, born Sept. 10, 1838; died Aug. 20, 1843. 

4. Emeline, born Apr. 24, 1840; died May 13, 1843. 

5. Albion, born Mar. 18, 1842; died July 23, 1843. 

6. Emeline, born July 16, 1844; died June 18, 1866. 

7. Salina, born July 17, 1846; married Edwin Pres- 

ton, 3 children. 

8. Clara, born Dec. 5, 1848; married Eldridge 

Farnsworth ; 2 children. 

9. Albion, born May 2, 1850; married Christiana 

Hatch ; 2 children. 
10. Edwin, born Mar. 11, 1853; married Louisa 
Brigham. 

490. iv. Samuel Bowdon, born Aug. 31, 1814. 

491. v. William P. J., born Feb. 4, 1817. 

vi. Adeline, born May 19, 1822; married Oct. 1, 1841, Enoch 
Richardson. At the time of her marriage, Captain Rich- 
ardson was following the sea and residing at Jonesport, 
Me. After two years he removed to Addison and ten 
years later to Jonesboro, Me., where he was in the lumber 
business, and in ship-building. Subsequently he carried 
on lumber business on commission in New York. About 
1871 he became proprietor of the Clinton Hotel, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. They had: 

1. Thomas, born Sept. 3, 1842; married Feb. 2, 1861, 

Alice Augusta Kilton. He died June 19, 1877. 
One child, Esten C, born Feb. 16, 1862. 

2. Elizabeth P., born Aug. 28, 1844; died July 9, 1861. 

3. Adelaide A., born July 13, 1846; died Jan. 5, 1863 

4. George E., born Aug. 14, 1848; married May — , 

1871, Anna Embree. 

1. George E., born Mar. 10, 1872. 

2. Oscar, born Sept. 15, 1873. 

3. Arthur, born Mar. 5, 1883. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 2QJ 

5. Enoch L., bom Nov. 10, 1850; married Mar. 24, 

1870, Ella King. No children. 

6. Nettie L., born Jan. 5, 1853 ; married June 26, 

1873, Captain Allen Moore. He died Feb. 14, 
1881. They had : 

1. Allen, born Apr. 13, 1874. 

2. Ralph B., born June I, 1876, at Yoko- 

hama, Japan; died July 3, following. 

3. Thomas, born June 17, 1877, at Danbury, 

Ct. ; died Aug. 7, following. 

4. Lillian, born Mar. 30, 1879, at Yoko- 

hama; died Apr. 15, 1880. 

5. Alice Oshida, born Feb. 19, 1881, at 

Yokohama. 

vii. Almena K., born Apr. 26, 1826; married Dec. 1, 1844, Holly 
E. Farnsworth. He is a farmer at Addison, Me. Children : 

1. Calvin A., born Oct. 21, 1845 ; married Sept. 20, 

1867, Josie M. Wright; no children. 

2. William P. C, born May 2, 1843; married Oct. 21, 

1874, Linnie M. Reed. He died 1881 ; 4 children. 

3. Melissa, born Nov. 26, 1852; married Nov. 10, 

1877, Eri Smith; 1 child. 

4. Carrie S., born Nov. 4, 1855 ; married Dec. 24, 

1880, Emery W. Leighton. 

5. Emma F., born Aug. 8, 1857; married Nov. 15, 

1883, William F. Knight. 

288. CAPT. CHARLES CUMMINGS (Stephen, 6 
Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, Nov. 22, 
1808, Hannah Eaton, born Dec. 17, 1887 or '9, and died Feb. 
27, 1827. He married, second, Lucretia Whittier, born Apr. 
13, 1788, and died Feb. 6, 1829. Married third, May 12, 1829, 
Lucy Goodhue Wells, born Mar. 22, 1801, and died Mar. 22, 
1833. He married, fourth, July 21, 1833, Hannah Campbell, 
born Aug. 18, 1799, and died Sept. 25, 1872. He died Apr. 18, 
j 864, at Dexter, Me. Mrs. Hannah Eaten Cummings died in 
Itmple,, Me., and an obituary was written (the copy of which 
is aated Wilton, Feb. 1, 1832), by Mrs. Susanna Randall, from 
which we gather an exceedingly delightful impression of her 
character. She is spoken of as having experienced religion in 
1808 at Salem, Mass., under the labors of the Rev. Joshua 
Spaulding. Her natural diffidence delayed her public profes- 
sion till 1814, when she became a member of the Congregation- 



292 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

al church in Andover, where she then resided. On removal to 
Maine, she became a member of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church. "She seemed to enjoy most of the animating grace of 
God when she was enabled to perform the most self-denying 
duties. This was particularly the case when, after much reflec- 
tion and on a full conviction that it was her duty, she went for- 
ward to the family altar, approached it with holy boldness 
morning and evening, and offered her fervent prayers to Al- 
mighty God during her husband's absence in 181 7, which duty 
she was never known to neglect, let her company or family con- 
sist of whom it might." 

Children : 

i. Stephen Osgood, born Feb. 21, 1810, and died in Solon, Me., 
May 18, 1835. In the obituary prepared by Mrs. Susannah 
Randall, his aunt, we are told that at the age of 13, at 
family prayer, he arose with exclamations of joy and praise 
on account of a suddenly received hope in Christ. He 
soon united with the Methodist Episcopal Church and 
continued constantly growing in the new life. In October, 
1834, with another brother, he visited friends in Ohio, in 
hope of milder winter. But his disease, pulmonary con- 
sumption, gained rapidly. He gave the best of evidence to 
his friends, in his sickness, that it was well with him. 
492. ii. Charles, born Jan. 14, 1812. 

iii. Hannah Eaton, born Aug. 23, 1814; married June 19, 1844, 
Hiram Bass, born Aug. 26, 1808. He died Dec. 20, 1854. 
Children : 

1. Charles T. P., born Jan. 21, 1846; married Jan. 18, 

1872, Sarah C. Verrill. Resided in Central 
City, Dak., but removed further west. 

2. Ella Small, born Oct. 31, 1847. 

iv. Susanna, born Aug. 26, 1817; married Nov. 24, 1840, John 
Willey, of Bingham, Me., by Rev. John Allen ("Camp 
Meeting John"). Children: 

1. Osgood Eaton, born Dec. 3, 1841 ; married Jan. 1, 
1863, Augusta E. Barron. He died July 4, 1878, 
while attempting in vain to rescue his eldest 
son, who was drowned in the Kennebec River 
at Skowhegan. Children were: 

1. Charles S., born June 17, 1864. 

2. Eva H., born Sept. 5, 1866. 

3. George W., born May 8, 1871. 

4. Emma B., born Aug. 9, 1873. 



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2. Lucy Wells, born Aug. 10, 1844; married June 6, 

1875, Benj. Randall Jordan. Children: 

1. Bertha S., born Apr. 21, 1876. 

2. Basil R., born Sept. 19, 1879. 

3. Hannah E-, born Nov. 19, 1845 ; married July 29, 

1868, Hiram S. Johnson. Children : 

1. Edwin, born Aug. 4, 1869; died July 13, 

1869. 

2. Florence Effie, born Apr. 12, 1872. 

3. Abram Close, born Nov. 23, 1874. 

4. Alice Elizabeth, born Sept. 22, 1876. 

5. Grace Bell. 

4. Daniel Smith, born Feb. 28, 1849; married Dec. 

24, 1874, Octavia F. Folsom. Child, Edwin F., 
born Aug. 27, 1881. Resided in Cambridge, 
Mass. Children : 

5. Charles S., born Mar. 1, 185 1 ; died Mar. 

3, 1852. 

6. Charles E., born Feb. 5, 1853; died Aug. 

30, 1855. 

7. Flora H., born Sept. 24, 1855; died July 

12, 1856. 
8. Hattie Amanda, born Nov. 19, 1857; married 
Edwin E. Wlhittier. 
v. Deborah Gould, born Apr. 2, 1820; married Sept. 27, 1849, 
David Morgan. She died Feb. 26, 1882. 

1. Clarence Merton, born Feb. 1, 1852; unmarried '85. 

493 vi. Edwin Farnham, born Dec. 3, 1822. 

vii. Lucretia Whittier, born Feb. 21, 1830; married May 30, 1854, 

Joshua Kendall Abbot. Resided in Cincinnati, O. Child : 

1. J. Harris, born Mar. 9, 1856; married June, — , 

1880, Olivia J. Clark and had Helen Grace, 

born Mar. 3, 1884. 

viii. Theron Johnson, born May 12, 1831 ; married May 28, 1862, 

Louise Tufts Proctor; no children. Resided in Cambridge, 

Mass., proprietor of an employment bureau. 

ix. Sarah Cummings; born July 11, 1834; married Dec. 22, 1855, 

Hiram A. Keene. She was named for Sarah, daughter of 

Dea. Asa Cummings. Resided in Dexter, Me. Children: 

1. Walter Percy, born Jan. 30, 1857; drowned June 

14, 186—? 

2. George Randall, born Aug. 29, i860. Teacher in 

Boston. Residence, Hyde Park. Died Aug. 10, 
1896. 

494 x. Melville Burnham Cox, born Nov. 1, 1835. 

495 xi. Augustus, born Aug. 21, 1838. 



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xii. Amanda, born Aug. 21, 1838; unmarried; died Apr. 7, 1878. 

496 xiii. William Peabody, born Dec. 17, 1841, in Solon, Me. 

289. DEA. JOSEPH CUMMINGS (Stephen, 6 Thomas, 5 
Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married Mary Plummer, 
widow of Capt. Stephen Poor. The children of Mr. Poor were 
Mary Poor, who married Joel Russell, a native of Andover, 
who died in Holyoke, Mass., Oct. 30, 1883, aged 75 years, a 
prominent citizen and successful man of business. Sarah D. 
Poor, who married Stephen W. Butman, and resided in Ep- 
ping, N. H., and Martha Poor, who married Jason Ingalls, and 
resided in Methuen, Mass. Dea. Cummings married, second, 
June 3, 1847, Phebe Foster. He died in Andover, Oct. 10, i860. 
She died in Andover, May 2d, 1886, aged 84 years, 2 months, 
18 days. "In her early life she spent several years in teaching 
in Andover, and was sent by the church and Sabbath school two 
years as a missionary teacher among the French Canadians 
near Montreal. In full possession of her faculties she has rilled 
up her more than fourscore years with busy usefulness, and 
her naturally sunny temperament made her presence and ac- 
tivity at home and in society a benediction." He was superin- 
tendent of the Almhouse in Andover; long a deacon in the 
South Church, faithful, constant, a man of prayer. 

Children : 

497 i. Joseph Hale, born June 15, 1816. 

ii. Charles Osgood, born June 29, 1818; married 1845, Abbie 
Wheeler Locke, of New Market, N. H., who died in 
Andover, Me., July 13, 1886, aged 62 years. Had an 
adopted daughter, Blanche. He was superintendent of the 
Almshouse seventeen years. Resided on his father's place 
in Andover. He married second, Mar. 22, 1892, Mrs. Au- 
gusta C. Stevens, who was the daughter of Willard and 
Henrietta (Sheldon) Symonds, of Middleton. He died 
Sept. 4, 1898. 

iii. Ann, born June 27, 1820; married Oct. 20, 1840, John Page 
Randall. 

1. Harriet Ann, born July 24, 1842; married William 

H. Girdler. Had one son who died in 1876. 
Resided in Haverhill, Mass. 

2. John Henry, born Mar. 2, 1844; married Lilla 

Thing. He died June 24, 1871. 

3. Sarah Lizzie, born Mar. 19, 1850; married J. A. 

Page, of Boston. Resided in Sterling, 111. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 295 

4. George Hoyt, born Aug. 10, 1857 ; married Marilla 

Peabody, of Bradford. Furniture dealer in 

Haverhill, Mass. 

iv. Henry, born May 24, 1822; married Oct. 1845, Eliza B. 

Farnham. He died Nov. 11 or 18, 1885. He had been for 

24 years principal of School St. School, Haverhill, Mass. 

Before that he had been superintendent of schools at 

Gloucester, Mass. One daughter, Helen B. 

v. Elizabeth, born Jan. 26, 1826; married Aug. 10, 1847, Dr. 
Sidney Drinkwater. In 1845, Dr. Drinkwater practiced 
his profession at Westford, Mass., but removed to Sedg- 
wick, Me. From 1872 he was city physician of Haverhill, 
where he died Nov. 20, 1891. She died in Andover, 
May 16, 1903. 

1. Louis Augustus, born Nov. 14, 1849, in Westford, 

Mass.; died Sept. 11, 1867, in Sedgwick, Me. 

2. A son born Nov. 15, 1853; died Dec. 8 next. 

3. Joseph Cummings, born Nov. 29, 1854, in Sedg- 

wick. He was a merchant tailor in Haverhill 

and Newburyport. Married Nov. 15, 1887, in 

Portland, Me., Addie L. Howes, of Haverhill. 

290. DEA. DANIEL CUMMINGS (Daniel, 6 Thomas, 5 
Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, Dec. 5, 181 5, Eliz- 
abeth Dagget, who died Jan. 25, 1870, a very superior woman, 
active in the church and in benevolent service. Their home 
was in Chelsea, Mass. ; of the First Baptist Church in that city 
they were members, and he was Deacon for many years till his 
death. His business was in Boston, where he carried on a large 
trade in woodenware. He was a man of well-known integrity 
in his dealings. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth, born Jan. 25, 1821 ; married Jan. 30, 1841, Henry 
Kirke White Palmer, who died Sept. 21, 1878. They had: 

1. W. H. , born Nov. 20, 1842 ; in business in 

New York and has five children. 

2. Jessie Elizabeth, born Apr. 6, 1849; died Jan. 17, 

1852. 

3. Ella C., born Dec. 17, 1852; married W. T. Leman, 

living in 1885 at Bergen Point, N. J., and had 
three children. 

4. Eva B., born Dec. 17, 1852; married H. M. Upham, 

living in 1885 at Coffeyville, Kan.; one adopted 
child. 



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5. George Lincoln, born Jan. 15, 1862; died Dec. 24, 
1867. 

291. JOHN CUMMINGS (Daniel, 6 , Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 
Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married in Keene, N. H., Feb. 10, 
181 5, Elizabeth Emerson, born in Keene, July 3, 1787, and died 
in Red Wing, Minn., Feb. 14, 1S77. He died there June 5, 
1852. He was a farmer. 

Children : 

i. Mary Ann, born Nov. 27, 181 5, in Warren, Herkimer Co., 
N. Y. ; married Feb. 12, 1845, Peter Daniels, a lumberman. 

1. Mary Louisa, born June 2, 1849, in Morrisville, 

N. Y. 

2. Emily Cummings, born Sept. 24, 1851, in Morris- 

ville, N. Y.; died Sept. 5, 1871, in Red Wing. 
498. ii. Daniel John, born Feb. 5, 1818. 

499 iii. George Emerson, born June 25, 1821. 

iv. Emily Daniels, born Feb. 6, 182 — ; died Apr. 21, 1870, in 
Red Wing. 

292. THOMAS CUMMINGS (Daniel, 6 Thomas, 5 Joseph,* 
Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, in Fredericksburg, Va., 
Dec. 5, 1820, Sarah Harvey, who died Dec. 17 (20), 1821. He 
married, second, in Virginia, Jan. 8, 1823, Sarah (Mary?) Ste- 
vens. He died in Fredonia, Ind., Feb. 8, 1844. He was at one 
time a miller, at another time a merchant, but at the time of his 
death was farming. He came to Indiana in 1823, and settled in 
Crawford Co. The widow died Dec. 31, 1876. 

Children : 

500 i. Thomas Harvey, born Dec. 17, 1821. 

ii. Sarah Harvey, born Dec. 17, 182 1 ; married Sept. 20, 1851, 
Samuel Cunningham, a native of Kentucky, who was a 
pilot. He died June — , 1881. She died Mar. 12, 1887. 
Resided near Fredonia, Ind. 

501 iii. Alfred Stevens, born Nov. 6, 1823. 

iv. John, born Sept. 23, 1825; died Sept. 30 next. 

502 v. Silas Stevens, born Sept. 10, 1826. 

503 vi. John Milton, born Aug. 29, 1829. 

vii. Daniel, born June 27, 1833; died Sept. 22, 1851. 
viii. Joseph, born Oct. 10, 1839. Belonged to Co. H, 49th Reg., 
Indiana Vol. Brought home sick and died June 26, 1862 
ix. Mary, born May 14, 1843; died 1858. 

293. JOSEPH CUMMINGS (Daniel, 6 Thomas, 5 Joseph,* 
Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, 1819, Hepzibah Robbins, 



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born in Nelson, N. H., Jan. 17, 1799, and died Aug. 13, 1880. 
He settled, first, in Roxbury, N. H., afterwards resided in 
Troy, N. H. His trade was the blacksmith's. He died Mar. 
17, 1887, m Keene, N. H., where he had been for several years 
living with his daughter. 

Children : 

i. Asa, born Aug. 12, 1819, in Roxbury; died in Providence, R. 
I., Nov. 15, 1844. Unmarried. 

ii. Caroline E., born June 12, 1821, in Marlboro, N. H. ; married 
Nov. 19, 1840, Eli Dort. He settled in Marlboro until 
1865, and then removed to Keene, N. H. She died Oct. 
18, 1884. 

1. Asa Cummings, born July 10, 1843 ; married Dec. 

20, 1865, Nellie Buttrick, of Troy, N. H. 

2. Eliza Elmira, born Mar. 30, 1847 ; married Jan. 

8, 1867, Horace N. Irish, of Vermont. 

3. George Gilman, born Aug. 27, 1850; married 

Mar. 31, 1877, Mary A. Wilson, of New Bed- 
ford, Mass. 

4. Eva Julia, born Aug. 16, 1852; married July 23, 

1879, T. Jewett Locke, of Sullivan, N. H. 

5. Mary Elizabeth, born Jan. 27, i860. 

294. REV. ASA CUMMINGS, D.D. (Asa, 6 Thomas, 6 
Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, Oct. 1, 1821, 
Phebe Johnson, of Andover, Mass., daughter of William and 
Mary (Marble) Johnson, born Jan. 4, 1790. She died Mar. 7, 
1874. He died June 5, 1856. When he was about eight years 
old, his father removed to Albany, Me., and the boy's life was 
spent for the next decade on the farm in that new settlement. 
At the age of sixteen he made a profession of his faith in Christ. 
Two years after his father gave him his time to enable him to 
secure the education he desired. He left Albany May 8, 181 1, 
and went on foot to Andover, his native town, and entered 
Phillips Academy, then under the care of Mr. John Adams. 
He was greatly straitened for means to continue his 
studies, but by dint of economy and industry, and the help of 
some friends, was graduated from Harvard College in 181 7, 
and after a few months' teaching in Danvers, entered the Theol- 
ogical Seminary at Andover, belonging to the class which grad- 
uated in 1820. During his course his health became so re- 



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duced that he took a journey under medical advice. But he 
was tutor in Bowdoin College during 1819-20. 

He was ordained pastor of the First Church in North Yar- 
mouth, Me., Feb. 14, 1821. During the year of his tutorship, 
says Prof. A. S. Packard, in an address at the 150th anniver- 
sary of the North Yarmouth Church, "he preached occasionally 
and I recall particularly the interest excited by his sermons on 
the day of the annual fast, which so impressed faculty and stu- 
dents and the congregation that a copy was requested for the 
press, which he yielded, and which, I suppose, was his first ap- 
pearance in print. He in that year's service manifested those 
traits of character, rich endowments of intellect and taste, con- 
summate wisdom in council and delicate humor, which gave 
promise of the influence he was to exert in subsequent years." 

His pastorate continued about five years. Prof. Packard 
thus spoke of the occasion which compelled his dismission : 
"Though of large frame and apparently of great strength, he 
had suffered during college life while keeping school at Bev- 
erly, Mass., from the effects of improper treatment of measles, 
at first supposed to be small pox, for which he was sent to a 
pest house, and there incurred a tendency to pulmonic disease, 
which in after years compelled him to retire from the labor of 
the pulpit." His labors ceased, although his nominal relation 
continued until the ordination of his successor, Mr. Shepley, 
Feb. 17, 1829. But he was transferred to a sphere of large 
usefulness, for he was chosen editor of the Christian Mirror, 
published at Portland in the interest of the Congregational 
churches of Maine. His name appears as in editorial charge 
of the paper, Aug. 18, 1826. It was then published by Arthur 
Shirley. He continued to give it his best energies for 29 years, 
"by his facile pen, his abundant mental resources and his 
masterly command of them, giving it a prominent position in 
religious journalism." The paper passed in 1833 into the own- 
ership of the Maine Missionary Society, but he was continued 
as editor. Those years were trying years for the public mind. 
Questions were at issue concerning the subject of slavery in the 
United States and the responsibility of the churches for its 
overthrow, which divided good men. It was difficult to satisfy 
the extremes. By the aid of friends, in 1845, he became the 



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proprietor of the Mirror. Dr. Cummings was not a radical. 
His mind was prudent and cautious. His nephew, Rev. 
Ephraim C. Cummings, has said : "Amid the heated agitations 
of the time, with a candid judgment and broad sympathies, he 
aimed to realise the law of righteousness without violating the 
claims of social order and public peace. He desired to prose- 
cute to its issue in the forum of conscience and reason that great 
trial of interests and passions which, as we now see, was 
hurrying on to the arbitrament of war." 

This allusion to the course of the Mirror in regard to the 
Anti-Slavery issue would be unfortunate, if it led to the in- 
ference that the editor's strength was expended in controversy. 
The farthest from it. His mind was too large and his heart 
too wide to be chiefly an antagonist. He prepared his paper 
for intelligent observers of whatever was going on in the bet- 
ter life of the world. He was himself a careful observer. The 
writer of this remembers that the pages of the paper never 
seemed so bright to him, when a child, as when he could see a 
column of editorial writing under the head of "Itinerary," for 
his uncle's notices of men and scenes that fell under his eye in 
traveling were appreciative, suggestive and gracefully ex- 
pressed. 

Not long after the death of Rev. Dr. Edward Payson, of 
Portland, Dr. Cummings prepared the well-known memoir of 
that eminent pastor and preacher. 

Prof. Packard says, "he edited an edition of the odes of the 
Poet Collins ; that was in his early manhood. But the fact sug- 
gests that he had a superior literary taste and was more than a 
merely forcible and logical writer. He loved and attained in 
no meagre measure felicities of style." He wrote also a me- 
moir of Marion L. Hurd, of Fryeburg, i8mo. 

From Bowdoin College he received in 1846 the degree of 
D.D. From 1849 to his death he was a trustee of that insti- 
tution ; 1825-48 a trustee of the Maine Missionary Society; a 
corporate member of the A. B. C. He held many other posi- 
tions of honor and trust and service, and was a citizen of recog- 
nized wisdom and influence. 

In March, 1856, he went to Panama to visit his daughter, 
wife of the Seamen's Chaplain at that port. He remained there 



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longer than he anticipated. His health was rather injured than 
benefited by the stay. There, however, he showed his ever 
active sympathy with Christian service. He preached several 
times at Panama and Aspinwall. The little prayer meeting on 
Wednesday evening he was much interested in. The last one 
he attended was held in his room on account of his feebleness. 
At its close he requested to have sung the hymn "With joy we 
meditate the grace of our High Priest Above." He took a chill 
at Aspinwall on his way home in June, which left little hope 
of recovery — none at all if he remained where he was. By 
advice of physicians he went on board the steamer. His mind 
was wandering, but among the ejaculations that caught the ear 
of his attendants was "Pour out Thy Spirit upon Zion." On 
the second night out, June 5, 1856, he fell asleep. The next 
morning, after a short funeral service by the Rev. Dr. John 
Sessions, of Albany, N. Y., his body was committed to the 
deep, 14-13? north latitude, 77-51 Q west longitude. 

Children : 
504 i. Henry Thornton, born Nov. 12, 1822. 

ii. Hannah, born Nov. 30, 1824; married Oct. 11, 1852, Rev. 
Joseph Rowell, son of Rev. Joseph and Hannah (Chase) 
Rowell, of Cornish, N. H, born there Apr. 22, 1820. She 
died in San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 15, 1879. She accom- 
panied her husband to the Isthmus of Panama and shared 
with him the privations and labors of that trying climate 
for five years. In 1858, Mr. Rowell entered upon the work 
for the seamen in the city of San Francisco. The Mari- 
ner's Church was organized, Nov. 25, 1858, with six 
members, Mr. and Mrs. Rowell being enrolled with 
them. In the work of that church, Mrs. Rowell was 
deeply interested and constantly useful. She was a 
woman of self-sacrificing spirit, of quick sympathy with 
the suffering and the poor, and ready at all hours to 
extend a helping hand. Children : 

1. Joseph Cummings, born June 29, 1853, in Panama; 
married June 11, 1876, Emma Sarah Fellows, 
of San Francisco. He was a graduate of the 
University of California in 1874. Librarian of 
the University from 1875 to the present date. 
His children are : 

1. Joseph Arthur, born Nov. 26, 1877; mar- 

ried June 11, 1901, Mason. 

2. Clarence Fellows, born Aug. 22, 1880. 



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2. Infant, born Sept. — . 1856; died young 

3. Anna Bella, born Jan. 29, 1859; died Dec. 13, 1864. 

4. Edward Francis, born May 1, 1861. 

5. Mary Caroline, born Feb. 5, 1863; died Dec. 24, 

1864. 

6. Ellen Dale, born Sept. 10, 1864; died Aug. II, 

1866. 

7. Bertha Louisa, born Sept. 18, 1866; married. 

8. William Arthur, born Aug. 8, 1868; married in 

Santa Barbara, Cal., Dec. 25, 1900, Catherine 
C. Higgins, of Santa Barbara. 

9. Grace Waldo, born June 20, 1870. 

iii. George Joy Homer, born Apr. 12, 1826; died same day. 
iv. James Brown, born Apr. 12, 1826; died Apr. 17, 1827. 
v. Sarah Maria Noyes, born Sept. 22, 1828. 

505 vi. Ralph Wardlaw, born Sept. 4, 1832. 

295. DEA. JOHN CUMMINGS (Asa, 6 Thomas, 5 Joseph,* 
Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married Abigail Libby, born July, 
1798, and died Oct., 1858. He married, second, Oct. 15, 1864, 
Mrs. Laura Young, born 1801. He was a farmer in Albany, 
Me., a kindly man of easy disposition, well esteemed among 
his neighbors. He was for many years deacon in the Congre- 
gational Church of the town. Though he died at the ripe age 
of 93, May 4, 1885, his faculties were preserved to a good de- 
gree of activity until within two or three years of his departure. 

Children : 

i. Lydia, born Oct. 13, 1812 ; married Sumner Waterhouse. 
He was a pattern-maker. She died about 1865 and he 
some 8 months later; 11 children. 

506 ii. Asa, born June 27, 1814. 

507 iii. John Lovejoy, born Mar. 11, 1816. 

iv. Abigail, born Apr. 17, 1818; married Sept. 5, 1839, Daniel 
G. Holt. Resided in Bethel or Greenwood, Me. 

1. Lydia F., born June 27, 1841 ; married John K. 

Keith ; married second time, Miller. 

2. Hannah C, born Mar. 18, 1843. 

3. Emily E., born July 30, 1844; married 

Sanborn. 

4. Daniel F., born Apr. 20, 1846. Was soldier in the 

war of the Rebellion. Died Dec. 10, 1878. 

5. Jacob F., born Apr. 29, 1848. 

6. Samuel J., born June 8, 1850; married ; died 

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7. John L., born Mar. 29, 1852; married Rich. 

Resided in Greenwood. 

8. Albion L., born June 30, 1854; married 

Ingham. 

9. Abbie A., born Aug. 29, 1855; married Laban 

Langley. Resided in Oakland, Cal. ; 5 children. 

10. William A., born Aug. 6, 1857. 

11. Mary E., born Aug. 6, 1859. 

12. Charles S., born Mar. 16, 1861. 

508 v. Albion K. Parris, born June 9, 1820. 

vi. Sarah Johnson, born Oct. 24, 1826; died Sept. 20, 1828, in 
Andover. 

509 vii. Samuel Johnson, born Dec. 13, 1828, in Andover. 

viii. Phebe Ann., born Sept. 9, 1831 ; married Feb. 8, 1863, 
Nathan Atkinson, of San Francisco, Cal. He died there 
Mar. 29, 1887, aged 64 years. He was a native of Nova 
Scotia. She died Feb. 9, 1903, in San Francisco. 

296. FRANCIS PEABODY CUMMINGS (Asa, 3 
Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, 1816-17, 
Lois Chamberlain, daughter of Dea. Ephraim and Lois (Barret) 
Chamberlain, of Waterford, Me., born May 29, 1795, and died 
Apr. 28, 1838. He married, second, Mary Ann Frost, daughter 
of Joel and Susanna (Fowler) Frost, of Norway, Me., who 
was born Jan. 20, 1807, and who died Jan. 20, 1848. He mar- 
ried, third, May 20, 185 1, Hepzibah S. Holt, daughter of Tim- 
othy Holt, of Bethel, Me., who was born Jan. 25, 1805, and 
died Mar. 23, 1884. He died Sept. 14, 1863. As he was only 
about five years old when his father penetrated the rough wild- 
erness where his home was made, he enjoyed only the pioneer 
advantages of education. Of him, his son, Ephraim, writes: 
"He was a man of fair intellectual gifts, very solid physical and 
moral endowments, uncommon public spirit and large benev- 
olence. One episode of his life he occasionally referred to with 
peculiar interest. He served as a soldier in the war of the 
Revolution and while his regiment was in Portland, he became 
deeply interested in the preaching of Dr. Payson, of which he 
ever retained a fresh and grateful impression. But this was 
not all. He contracted a lasting friendship with a comrade, 
John Chamberlain. When the two were returning home, after 
their discharge, pausing a little, as was natural in the family 
of his friend, he met the young woman who became his wife. 



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She was not a person of robust health and died deeply lamented 
at the age of 43. My father's homestead was about a mile, as 
the crow flies, from his father's place. He chose it with ex- 
cellent practical judgment, and always evinced a wise forecast 
as to what he wished to do with it. This forecast was by no 
means disregardful of the beauty of the ever-glorious landscape 
which the farm commanded. 

"But he was never content, as many thought he might well 
have been with simply the cultivation of even a large farm. 
He made pioneer essays with mere of toil than success — in 
various enterprises, which became fruitful sources of gain at 
a later stage of the country's development. He liked to pro- 

sess himself of wild land He concerned himself in 

mills for the manufacture of lumber. He was much interested 
in water power. The public highways were a study to him ; and 
when he was 'surveyor,' if the mountains were not brought low, 
the valleys, at any rate, were exalted. He was a born civil en- 
gineer; if a path did not make the right course, he prophesied 
against it. A devout member of the Congregational Church, 
his religion was ethical rather than emotional. 

Nothing that concerned the moral and spiritual development 
of society was a matter of indiffeience to him. But he could 
not be aroused to special zeal and specific pledges by any re- 
forming agitation that seemed to him to ignore the right and 
duty of the church to be the conscience of the world. His de- 
votion to temperance or to any other good aim, was defined by 
his Christian profession, as he understood it." 

Children : 

510. i. Aaron, born Sept. 11, 1819. 

ii. Lydia Chamberlain, born Oct. 12, 1821 ; married Sept. 22, 
1850, John Adams Green, of Waterford, Me. Children: 

1. Lois Florence, born June 23, 185 1. 

2. Alice, born Jan. 7, 1853. 

3. John Arthur, born, Mar. 27. 1854. 

4. Lillian, born Feb. 28, 1856. 

5. Willis, born Apr. 15, 1858; died soon after. 

6. Alma Lucille, born Oct. 24, 1862. 

7. Sarah Eloise, born Feb. 26, 1864. 

iii. Lois Barrett, born Apr. 30, 1823 ; died June 21, 1824. 
iv. Ephraim Chamberlain, born Sept. 2, 1825; married Oct. 18, 
1866, Anne Louisa, daughter of Rev. Dr. Swan Lyman 



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and Anne (Quincy) Pomroy. He died Dec. 14, 1897, in 
Portland, Me. He was graduated from Bowdoin College 
1853, and Bangor Theological Seminary 1857; was 
ordained at Brewer, Me., and pastor of the Congrega- 
tional Church there till i860, when he was installed over 
the North Church, St. Johnsbury, Vt., where he re- 
mained till Dec. — , 1870. But meantime he was chaplain 
of the 15th Vermont Regiment, 1862-63, and was traveling 
in Europe during 1868-70. He was professor of Moral 
Philosophy at Bowdoin, 1872-73. Resided in Portland; 
after, without ministerial charge. He published Birth and 
Baptism, 1873; The Great Question, 1878; Nature in 
Scripture, 1885 ; John G. Carruthers, 1890 ; Sabastian 
Rasles, 1892; St. Sanveur and Pentagoel, 1893. He was 
a member of the Maine Historical Society and trustee, 
1890-97, of the Public Library of Portland. No children. 
511. v. Daniel, born Mar. 13, 1828. 

vi. Persis Barret, born July 18, 1830; died Jan. 10, 1848. 

vii. Brainerd, born Feb. 24, 1833; married Nov. 26, 1864, Sarah 
Holt, born Nov. 26, 1832, sister of his brother Daniel's 
wife. He was a carpenter and contractor. Resided in 
Andover, Mass. He enlisted Oct. 21, 1861, in Co. A, New- 
Hampshire Volunteers and was discharged at expiration of 
his term of service. In the assault on Fort Wagner, S. C, 
July 18, 1863, he was wounded in three places and for 
gallant conduct there, received a medal. Prominent mem- 
ber of W. F. Bartlett Post, G. A. R., at Andover. He 
died in Andover Dec. 10, 1900. 
viii. Sarah, born Oct. 9, 1835. City missionary 24 years with 
Central Church, Worcester, Mass., simply helping, doing 
many little things that needed to be done and leaving the 
large things for those in the church better fitted to do 
them. Died Jan. 3, 1903, in Worcester. 

ix. Lewis Francis, born Nov. 1, 1843; married Emily Calef; 
married second 1881, Olivia Moore, born 1851, daughter of 
Captain Henry, of Havre de Grace, Md., graduate of 
Bordenton Female College. In 1862 enlisted as a private 
in 26th Maine Regiment, promoted following year to 
second lieutenant. Served in regiment reorganized as 
the 30th Maine Volunteers until close of the war. Gradu- 
ated in Law Department of Michigan University in 1869,, 
and since practicing his profession in Chicago. 

x. Mary Ann, born Feb. 8, 1846; unmarried. Resided in Bethel, 
Me., and later in Waltham, Mass., with the family of her 
sister Lydia. 

297. STEPHEN CUMMINGS (Asa, 6 Thomas, 5 Joseph,* 



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Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 21, 1830, Nancy Frost, 
born Jan. 20, (25) 1805. He died Mar. 28, 1863. He was a 
farmer in Albany, thrifty, of active mind and body. He was 
straightforward, of strict integrity. He was a devout member 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church and held the office of 
steward in the same for many years. His home was on the 
height of land just above the place where the Congregational 
Church used to stand. The widow, who had been a member of 
the Methodist Church 60 years, died Oct. 17, (18) 1889. 

Children : 

i. Irene, born Aug. 20, 1831 ; married Dec. 5, 1862, Samuel P. 
Haskell, born in Albany, June 6, 1809, and died June 16, 
1881. She died Dec. 8, 1870. Resided in Albany. 

1. Nancy Cummings, born Nov. 25, 1870; married 

Abel Andrews. Two children, one son and one 
daughter. 

2. A son, born Nov. 25, 1870; died same day. 
512. ii. David Frost, born July 27, 1833. 

iii. Mary, born Oct. 4, 1835; married Oct. 2, 1866, James Free- 
land Bird. He died — , . Resided in Albany. 

1. Harriett Gertrude, born Aug. 13, 1867; married 

Dec. 2, 1889, Edgar C. Richards, of Biddeford, 
Me. She died — , 1897?; 2 children. 

2. Charles W., born Oct. 13, 1868; died Oct. 25, 1868. 

3. Cora Belle, born Nov. 9, 1869; married Sept. 1, 

1892, C. M. Staples, of Biddeford. 

4. Rose Mary, born Mar. 6, 1871 ; married 1808, 

Herbert Hooper, of Biddeford. 

5. Emma F., born Dec. 29, 1872. 

6. Annie J., born Jan. 29, 1874; died Aug. 23, 1874. 

7. Adelbert J., born Sept. 3, 1875 ; on farm, Albany, 

'98. 

8. Harry, born Nov. 23, 1877 ; on farm, Albany, '98. 

9. Annie G., born Sept. 19, 1881. 
10. Eva. 

iv. Wesley, born June 22, 1837; member of Co. K, 20th Maine 
Regiment. Killed in the battle of the Wilderness, May 
5, 1864. 

v. Elmira, born July 15, 1840; married May 13, 1862, Clifford 
Wheeler, her cousin. 

vi. Harriet, born Jan. 5, 1842; married Apr. 6, 1869, Henry Otis 
Wilbur, of North Waterford. Resided in Albany on her 
father's homestead. He was in the army of 1861-65. 
1. A son, born Jan. 31, 1870; died Feb. 13, 1870. 



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2. Alice Irene, born Feb. 12, 1871 ; married Alfred R. 

Clark; 2 children, one named Helen. 

3. George Henry, born May 27, 1872. Studied in 

the Institute at Revere, Mass., and graduated 
from the Pacific Theological Seminary, 1899. 
Pastor of the church in Soquel, Cal., and mar- 
ried there Nov. 7, 1900, Harriet Star. 

4. Melville Ross, born Mar. 28, 1874. 

5. Hattie Evelyn, born Jan. 2, 1876. 

6. Archie Cummings, born Apr. 15, 1877. 

vii. Stephen Henry, born Sept. 7 (5), 1843. Member of Co. K. 
20th Maine Regiment and died in the hospital Jan. 14, 
1863. 

513. viii. Randall, born Aug. 5, 1845. 

ix. A son, born June 9, 185 1, and died same day. 

298. HERMON CUMMINGS (Asa, 6 Thomas, 5 Joseph,* 
Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Charlotte S., daughter of 
William and Polly (Stevens) Frost and born Nov. 28, 181 7. 
He died Sept. 13, 1882. Resided in Albany on his father's 
place, on the road from Bethel to Albany, and near what used 
to be called "the city." He was a man often employed in town 
affairs. 

Children : 

i. Adelia, born May 1, 1840; married Harvey Fuller. She died 

Aug. 18, 1869; 1 child, Rollingston, born Aug. 15, 1869, 

and died Aug. 22, 1871. 
ii. Octavia, born Apr. 16, 1843; married Aug. 19, 1867, George 

Page. Resided in Independence, Kan., Mound Valley, 

Kan. 

1. Georgia, born June 29, 1868. 

2. Flora, born Oct. 16, 1870. 

3. Arthur H., born Sept. 5, 1875. 
4 Eugene, born Nov. 18, 1877. 

5. Elmer, born Oct. 18, 1879. 

6. Lora Mabel, born Feb. 10, 1885. 

514. ii. Ainsworth, born Aug. 29, 1841. 

iv. Lurinda, born Jan. 12, 1845; married Mar. 10. 1865, Edgar 
D. Andrews. Resided in Stow, N. H., N. Chatham, N. H., 
Albany, 1890. 

1. Eugene, born June 16, 1867; married Mary Mars- 

ton, Albany. 

2. Lucian J., born Nov. 5, 1868; married Bertha 

Haselton, Albany. 



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3. Lottie C, born Feb. 1, 1870; married . Re- 

sided in Maiden, Mass. 

4. Le Roy, born July 17, 1875; died June 27, 1880. 

5. Perley, born Oct. 19, 1877. 

6. Roscoe, born Apr. 10. 1883. 

7. Eva Ethel, born Jan. io, 1885. 

v. Oliver, born Mar. 2, 1846; died July 5, 1851. 

vi. Warren, born Nov. 12, 1849; died July 5, 1851. 

vii. Wallace B., born Aug. 5, 1852; married May 1, 1880, Ella 
J. French; had Daisy Ella, born July 27, 1883; Lilla 
Grace, born Aug. 25, 1885. Resided in Albany, on old 
French place. 

viii. George, born Feb. 22, 1856; married June 17, 1889, Etta, 
daughter of Henry and Maria (Upton) Sawin, of North 

Waterford, Me. She died — , . He married 

second, a daughter of Joseph Wiley Cummings, who 
was in the army; 5 or 6 children, of whom Hermon H., 
born Aug. 15, 1891 ; Alta, born Sept. 12, 1893. 

ix. Isadora, born Apr. 13, 1854; married Nov. 13, 1875, C. E. 
Getchell. He died Feb. 3, 1879; no children. She married 
second, Irving Beckler. Resided in Albany. 

x. Theron Johnson, born Jan. 5, 1858; died 1895. 

xi. Inez, born Feb. 24, i860; married Lucian, son of Lyman 
and Margaret (Pitts) Johnson, of Albany. Children: 
Ada Fern, born May 18, 1886; Guy Erwin, born May 14, 
1889. He died about 1897 or '8. 

xii. Henry, born Feb. 23, 1863; married Alma Johnson. He 
died and his widow married Ashburn Judkins. 

299. LEONARD CUMMINGS (Asa, 6 Thomas, 5 Joseph,* 
Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 12, 1840, Mary, 
daughter of William and Eleanor (Stevens) Pingree, of Nor- 
way, Me., born Aug. 19, 1814, who died Oct. 22, 1846. He 
married second, Jan. 14, 1849, widow Mary (Andrews) 
Edwards (Lathrop) who died Dec. 19, 1882. She was the 
daughter of Samuel and Eunice (Frost) Andrews, born July 
5, 181 1. He died July 25, 1875. He was of large frame, a 
great worker, and exhibited much enterprise. He was for 
several years accustomed to make trips in the fall of the year 
to Andover, Mass., and vicinity, carrying the long distance the 
products of his own and other farms for market. His own 
farm in Albany was a hard, rocky tract of land, which was not 
willing to yield over bountifully, even to his indomitable energy- 



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Children : 

j. Roxanna, born June 27, 1841. Her son adopted by another 

family and named Fred Emery, married Chandler and 

resided in Bethel. Roxanna lived for some time in the 
family of Rev. George F. Tewksbury. Married Nov. 8, 
1888, Augustus Miles French, of Oxford, Me., and resided 
there. He died, 
ii. Leonard Newman, born Apr. 15, 1844; married Jan. 1, 1873, 
Ella Francella Cole, daughter of Albion Parris and Julia 
Powers (Berry) Cole, born Apr. 6, 1848, at Bryant's 
Pond, Me. Resided in Dorchester, Mass., 1889 ; children : 

1. Leo Montelle, born Apr. 6, 1877; died 1890. 

2. Roy Lorraine, born Oct. 16, 1878. 

3. May Clotilda, born Aug. 13, 1887. 

iii. Angeline, born Jan. 14, 1846; married Mar. 1, 1867, Amos 
Gilbert Bean, son of Amos Peabody and Roxanna Willard 
(Paine) born Jan. 28, 1843, in Mason, Me. Resided in 
Albany, Me. Children: 

1. Frank Edson, born Oct. 26, 1869. 

2. Herbert Ingalls, born June 28, 1871 ; married 

Maud, daughter of Romanzo Cross. Resided 
in Albany. 

3. Amos Leonard, born Oct. 15, 1873. 

4. Perry Ashley, born Apr. 4, 1881. 

5. Nina, born Feb. 5, 1885. 

iv. Dexter Andrews, born Nov. 7, 1849; married Oct. 5, 1880, 
Lizzie E. Lawrence. Resided in Albany, Me. Children: 

1. Albion Leonard, born Jan. 3, 1882. 

2. Leslie, born Dec. 23, 1884. 

3. Guy, born . 

4. , boy, born . 



v. Mary Ella, born Feb. 22, 1852; married Jan. 1, 1877, Rev. 
Selden James Gould. Mr. Gould is a Free Baptist 
preacher; also teacher. Resided in Belmont, N. H., 1889. 
In 1891 in Skowhegan, Me. Children : 

1. Mary Ella, born May 1, 1879, in Albany. 

2. James L, born Apr. 26, 1880, in Belmont, N. H. 

3. Maud Anna, born Aug. 1, 1883, in Portsmouth, 

N. H. 

4. Pearl Dexter, born Nov. 13, 1884. 

vi. Anna Kittell, born Apr. 6, 185.5. Lives with family of Mr. 
Amos G. Betn 

300. SIMEON CUMMINGS ( Simeon, 6 Benjamin, 6 Jacob, 4 
Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Mar. 21, 1805, Susanna 
Gould, born Jan. 22, 1784, died Aug. 2, 1814. He married 



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second, July 4, 181 5, Mary Fitzgerald, born Sept. 20, 1783, died 
Jan. 28, i860. 

Children : 

i. Angeline, born Sept. 8, 1807; married Nov. 19, 1830, Wil- 
liam Snow, and died May, 1888. They had: 

1. Walter, who had Nina, Arthur and Victor; 2. 
Marcie, who married Jesse Buffington, and they 
had (1) Angie, who married George Gorham, 
(2) Carrie, who married George Brown, (3) 

Gertie, who married Titus, (4) a boy, who 

died young. 
ii. Lewis Gould, born Sept. 16, 1809, and died Mar. 13, 1874; 
married Apr. 11, 1833, Sarah Beers, born May 4, 1809, 
died Apr. 20, 1876. They celebrated their golden wedding 
at Athol, Mass. Children: 

1. Eliza, born June 25, 1835; married June 2, i860, 

Julius Cowles. 

2. Ebenezer Wesson, born Dec. 8, 1836 ; died May 5, 

1895; married June 28, 1866, Ellen G. Stebbins, 
born June 13, 1843, and had Ada Eliza, born 
May 2\, 1875 and married Sen - . 24, 1901, 
Thcn.oS Janes. 

3. Louisa Jane, born Mar. 14, 1838; died Dec. 12, 

1865. 

4. Martha, born Nov. 19, 1839. 

5. Otis, born May 15, 1841 ; died Dec. 11, 1862, near 

Falmouth, Va., in the war. 

6. Jonah Warren, born Nov. 11, 1842; married Dec. 

17, 1878, Mary Carpenter, and had Blanche 
Rosamond, born Jan. 22, 1880, and Edna Gould, 
born Mar. 21, 1885. 

7. Cynthia Emeline, born Sept. 22, 1845. 

8. Sarah Olena, born Jan. 27, 1848; married Dec. I, 

1S80, George K. Martin, died May 24, 1881, and 
had Eugene, born May 20, 1881. 
iii. Cynthia, born Sept. 29, 1812; married Nov. 13, 1833, John 

Gardner, died Jan. 21, 1837. Had Daniel and Carrie, 
iv. Ebenezer Wesson, born June 28, 1814; died Oct. 23, 1814 
v. Susanna, born Aug. 21, 1816; married Nov. 11, 1841, Daniel 
Dunbar, and died. They had: 

1. Mary. 

2. Julia D., who married Charles Moore, and whose 

children were: 

1 . Frank. 

2. Winifred, who married Wm. Kennedy. 

3. George. 



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4. Richard. 

5. Susie. 

6. Walter. 

7. Mary. 

8. Marion. 

3. Susie. 

4. John. 

vi. William, born May 28, 1818; married May 27, 1856, Malina 
A. (Thayer) Sumner (James) born June 14, 1827. 
Children : 

1. Emma, who married W. Victor Howard. 

2. Clara, who married Charles McClenathan, and had 

Sadie and a boy. 

3. William G., who married in 1888 Minnie Winslow 

and had : 

1. Harold. 

2. Charles. 

3. Edith. 

4. Ralph. 

5. Grace. 

6. Esther. 

7. Howard Leslie. 

vii. John Fitzgerald, born Oct. 18, 1819; died Nov. 11, 1858. 
viii. Simeon, born Sept. 21, 1821 ; married Apr. 12, 1845, Sarah 
Marvin Davis, born Feb. 20, 1821, and died Apr. 4, 1901. 
He died by his own hand Mar. 12, 1886. Children: 

1. Herbert P., born ; married Ada . 

2» Mary. 

3. Edward (Edwin?), born, ; married Estella 

Pepper, and had : 

1. Justine. 

2. Irvih. 

3. Leon. 

4. Lillian. 

5. Maud. 

ix. Nichols, born Oct. 8, 1823; married Oct. 2.T, 1847, Waity 
Cowles. He died Nov. 21, 1861. Children: 

1. Elson. 

2. Elliott L married Hattie Morse; married second 

time. They had, the three last by the second 
marriage : 
1. Vera. 



Helen. 
Myron. 
Arthur. 
Winthrop. 



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6. Asa. 
x. Mary C, born May 20, 1828; died Feb. 14, 1851, of smallpox. 

301. NICHOLS CUMMINGS (Simeon, 6 Benjamin,' 
Jacob, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 1, (8) 1814, 
Amelia Gould, born May 12, 1794, and he died July 16, 1863. 
Moved from Ware, Mass., to Stockbridge, N. Y., June, 
1822. Six of his children were living in Munnsville, Madison 
County, N. Y. 

Children : 

j. Willard Gould, born Mar. 13, 1817; married Mar. — , 1844, 
Caroline E. Hall and had Ellen L. 

ii. Leonard Franklin, born Jan. 14, 1819. 

iii. Caroline Amelia, born Dec. 13, 1820; married Jan. — , 1844, 
Aaron B. Mackey. Children: Willard F., married June 
— , 1868, Carrie Pond; Cellissa M., married Dec. — , 1868; 
John G. Vaughan ; and Mary M. 

iv. Margaret, born Feb. 6, 1823 ; died Nov. 28 next. 

v. Levi Lincoln, born Nov. 25, 1824; married Mar. — , 1850, 
Martha Jane Bridge. 

vi. Margaret Abigail, born May 25, 1826; died Apr. 24, 1852. 

vii. Henry Nichols, born Nov. 19, 1827. 

viii. Sarah Jane, born Oct. 22, 1829; died Mar. 28, 1854. 

ix. Simeon Marshall, born Apr. 25, 1831 ; married Mar. — , 
1855, Harriet Davidson, who died Nov. 15, i860. He mar- 
ried second Dec. 25, 1862, Eunice Morgan, who died 
Dec. 7, 1867. 

x. Cyrus Marble, born Sept. 22, 1833. 

xi. Electa Ann, born Apr. 8, 1835. 

xii. James Keyes, born Aug. 28, 1836. , 

xiii. Elbridge Ebenezer, born May 24, 1839. 

302. BENJAMIN CUMMINGS (Joseph, 6 Benjamin, 8 
Jacob, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 28, 1799, Lucy, 
daughter of William Paige, born in Ware, Mar. 12. 1779, and 
died Jan. 23, 1828. Married second, May 11, 1828, Patty 
(Cary) Brackenridge. widow of James, of Ware, born Mar. 
16, 1787, and died in North Brookfield Dec. 26, 1846. He mar- 
ried third, May 26, 1847, Sally (Shaw) Gould, widow of L. G., 
of Ware, born Oct. 5, 1784, and died May 28, 1868. He died 
in West Brookfield Feb 27, 1876. 

Children : 

i. Grover, born Sept. 12, 1800, in Palmer; died June 6, 1803. 
ii. Raymond, born Dec. 17, 1802; married Mar. 17, 1831, Eliza 



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Ann Beaman, of Shutesbury, and had George Raymond, 
born Dec. 13, 1835, in North Brookfield, and died in West 
Brookfield, Feb. 3, 1854. His father died Mar. 23, 1887. 
iii. Lucy, born July 5, 1805 ; married John Vickery, of Braintree 
and died there July 8, 1858. Children were: (1) Lucy Jane 

who married Merrimam. Resided in Rochester, 

N. Y., in 1887; (2) Augusta, (3) John. 

515. iv. Benjamin, born June 7, 1807, in Palmer. 

v. Theodore, born Apr. 8, 1809, in Palmer; married widow 
Laura Barker, of Braintree, and died Nov. 15, 1875, in 
North Brookfield. Private Co. F, 15th Massachusetts 
Regiment, 1861-62, re-enlisted, Veteran Reserve Corps, 
64-65. Wife died Sept. 18, 1882; no children. 

vi. Henry, born Mar. 16, 181 1; died Apr. 8, 1812. 

vii. Sally, born Jan. 27, 1813 ; married Oct. 6, 1842, George, son 
of Oliver and Lydia (Peck) Jenks, and born Dec. 7, 
1802, in North Brookfield, where he died Apr. 8, 1884. She 
died Nov. 11, 1867. He was selectman in North Brook- 
field two years. Children: 

1. Benjamin C, born July 1, 1843; died June 6, 1874. 
2. Edwin Horace, born Feb. II, 1845; died 
Jan. 21, 1881. 
3. George Henry, born 1847, and died in a month, 
viii. Mary, born May 12, 1815 ; died Mar. 25, 1828, in Ware. 

ix. Eliza Temperance, born Oct. 18, 1817; married Abram 
Vickery, of Braintree, and died June 10, 1843. He died 
about 1879; two sons, one died in infancy; the other 
Charles Abram, is married and has one son and was in 
Rochester, N. Y. 

x. Orrilla, born Dec. 17, 1820; married Apr. 30, 1840, Edwin 
Leander Howe, son of Jona. and Susanna (Parmenter), 
born Rutland, Dec. 5, 1815. He died in Stockton, Cal., 
Oct. 27, 1874. 

1. Ellen Orrilla, born Oct. 7, 1848, in Boston; mar- 

ried Mar. 6, 1872, George Lamb Prentice, of 
Sacramento, Cal., who died there Oct. 3, 1874, 
and had Charles Henry Cummings, born Jan. 
5, 1873, died Nov. 7, 1896; and George Lamb, 
born Oct. 21, 1874. 

2. Emma Pearl, born Dec. 8, 1850; married Jan. 5, 

1869, Warren M. Watson, of Sacramento, Cal., 
and died Feb. 29, 1880; no children. 
516. xi. Charles Henry, born May 15, 1823, in Palmer. 

303. SIMEON CUMMINGS (Joseph, 6 Benjamin, 5 Jacob/ 
Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 19, 1806, Joanna 



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Paige, sister of Benjamin Cummings's first wife, above, born 
Oct. 27, 1783. He died Nov. 26, 1834, and she died Sept. 9, 
1850. 

Children : 

i. Lorinda, born Oct. 16, 1807; married Nov. 7, 1828, Ebenezer 
Gould, who was bora Mar. 18, 1803, and died Mar. 27, 
1880. They had: 

1. William O., born Sept. 26, 1829; married Jan. 1, 

1857, Sarah Maria Taylor. He died Jan. 26, 
1882. 

2. Clara A., born Dec. 2, 1830. 

3. Aurilla J., born Sept. 17, 1832; married Nov. 6, 

1864, Cyrus M. Cummings. She died Dec 23, 
1865. 

4. Willard F., born Apr. 13, 1834; married Jan. 18, 

1877, Annie E. White. 

5. Edward E., born Sept. 21, 1837. 

6. Joanna P., born Jan. 26, 1839; married Oct. 3, 

1871, Samuel Baker. 

7. Leonard A., born Oct. 12, 1841 ; married Dec. 24, 

1874, Carrie Clinton. 

8. Louise W., born Feb. 7, 1844; married June 8, 

1867, Ashbel J. Croker. 

9. Henry C, bora Feb. 8, 1846 ; died Feb. 18, 1878. 

10. Ellen E., born June 1 1, 1847 ; married Jan. 4, 1870, 

Edward W. Patrick. 

11. Emma C, bora Aug. 4, 1853; died Apr. 11, 1871. 
ii. Samuel N., born Jan. 16, 1809. 

iii. Louisa, born Jan. 11, 1810; married Oct. 6, 1840, Leonard 
Woodbury, born Oct. 15, 1808. He died Jan. 29, 1884. 
They had: 

1. Charles L-, born Aug. 7, 1841 ; married Sept. 12, 

1867, Lizzie H. Brown. 

2. Joanna C, born Nov. 22, 1843 > married Sept. 19, 

1869, Prescott J. Woodbury. 

3. Edward R., born Apr. 9, 1845; married June 28, 

1880, Minnie Laird. 

4. Frank S., born Jan. 8, 1847; died Oct. 20 next 

5. Kate L., born June 20, 1849; died July 1, 1854. 
iv. Joanna, born Jan. 24, 1814; died Apr. 22, 1865. 

304. HON. JOSEPH CUMMINGS (Joseph, 6 Benjamin, 5 
Jacob, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Sally Brakenridge. 
He married second, Lydia Desmond Breckenridge (?). He 
died Apr. — , i860. He taught school in early life at New 



314 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Braintree, at $20 a month, for seven winters. He was elected 
deacon of the First Congregational Church in Ware, in 1815, 
and on the organization of the East Church, in 1826, was 
chosen to the same office there. He became a justice of the 
peace in 181 7. Served from 1835 as county commissioner for 
18 years, being elected at six elections. He represented the 
town in the general court in 181 6, 181 7 and 1822, and was 
state senator in 1831-32 (and was a member of the Constitu- 
tional Convention in 1853). He was postmaster for the years 
1824-32. He was a skilful surveyor and employed for that 
work almost exclusively in Ware and vicinity. His judgment 
was excellent and his manners modest and winning, and his 
counsel widely sought. His great charm was his humble r 
sincere and unaffected piety. He had the happy art of intro- 
ducing in conversation the matters of personal religion. On 
his 70th birth-day he resigned his office as deacon, but continued 
on the church committee and as a Sunday-school teacher till 
the close of life. 

Children : 

i. Mary, bom June 30, 1808; died Mar. 6, 1815. 
ii. Sarah, born Mar. 10, 1810; married May 8, 1834, Lyman 
Taylor, who was born May 27, 1804. 

1. Sarah M., born Jan. 29, 1825, in Ashburnham. 

2. Mary Eliza, born Feb. 12, 1841. 

iii. Eliza, born Dec. 23, 181 1; married May 8, 1834, Charles 
Adams, Jr., son of Dr. Charles and Sarah (McAllister). 
He died in North Brookfield, Mass., Apr. 19, 1886. He 
was born in Antrim, N. H., Jan. 31, 1810; 1852-60 mem- 
ber of the firm of T. & E. Batcheller, shoe manufacturers 
of North Brookfield. A very prominent citizen. Repre- 
sentative, senator repeatedly. Treasurer of the common- 
wealth, 1871-75. Children: 

1. Joseph Charles, born July 9, 1835; died Sept. 9, 

1836, in Troy, N. Y. 

2. Charles Woodburn, born Apr. 13, 1838; married 

Apr. 25, 1861, Sarah C, daughter of Joseph and 
Sarah (Smith) Poland, born Jan. 19. 1836. 
Justice of peace, cashier and bookkeeper. 

3. Ellen Eliza, born Sept. 22, 1839; married June 20, 

1866, Frank A. Smith, and died July 26, 1866. 

4 John Quincy, born Apr. 22, 1843 ; married Feb. 14, 

1867, Sarah L. Smith. Bookkeeper. Resided in 
Auburndale. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 3 X 5 

5. George Arthur, born Nov. 13, 1848; married May 
18, 1875, Mary L. Ingraham, born in South 
Hadley. Clerk, music teacher. Resided in 
North Brookfield. 
iv. Delphia, born Apr. 11, 1814; married Nicholas Harris. 

517. v. Joseph A., born May 26, 1816. 

vi. Luthera, born Apr. 20, 1818; married Mar. 25, 1851, Erza 
Batcheller, his second marriage. He was born in Sutton, 
July 21, 1801, son of Ezra and Mary (Day). His first 
marriage was Apr. 7, 1824, to Relutia Parks, by whom he 
had seven children. She died Mar. 20, 1850. By his 
second wife, who died Sept. 26, 1878, he had Frank 
Arthur, born Oct 15, 1852, and died Oct. 7, 1857. He was 
a boot and shoe manufacturer and merchant and member 
of the widely known firm of T. & E. Batcheller. & Co. 
"He was a large-hearted, public-spirited man of earnest 
piety, and his memory is fragrant of good deeds and an 
honorable and useful life." C. Adams, Jr. 

vH. Mary Ann, born July 16, 1820; married Jan. 17, 1844, Dr. 
John Yale, son of Rev. Cyrus and Asenath, (Bradley) of 
New Hartford, Ct. Dr. Yale died 1898. 

1. Cyrus John, born Nov. 10, 1844; married. Resided 

in San Francisco and Oakland, Cal. 

2. Joseph Cummings, born Nov. 21, 1846. 

3. Jane Maria, born Oct. 3, 1848. 

4. Mary Ann, born July 18, 1852 ; died Aug. 30, 1852. 

5. Martha Washington, born July 18, 1852 ; died Sept 

7, 1853. 

6. Mary Asenath, born Mar. 3, 1854. 

7. Charles Henry, born Mar. 22, 1856. 

8. William Breckenridge, born May 9, 1859. Married 

Mary A., daughter of Wm. D. Fennimore, of 
Chicago. 

9. Martha Beadle, born Dec. 3, 1861. 

518. viii. William Brakenridge, born Sept. 4, 1822. 

519. ix. Elbridge, born Aug. 14, 1824. 

x. Martha, born Oct. 20, 1829; married Frank H. Palmer; no 
children. 

305. HASKELL CUMMINGS (Joseph, 6 Benjamin, 6 
Jacob, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Asenath Ward, of 
Palmer. He died Apr. 13, 1859. She died Jan. 11, 1870. He 
was brought up on a farm, but learned the trade of a dyer and 
fuller, and worked at that business several years. For six years 
he lived in Washington, Duchess County, N. Y. ; one year at 



316 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL, 

Enfield, N. Y., and then returned to Ware and bought a farm. 
At one time, with his brother Estes, he formed a partnership 
with one Paige, and purchased a tract of land from which they 
sold wood. Paige collected bills and left town with the money. 
This obliged the brothers to sacrifice the property and start 
anew on another farm. 

Children : 

i. Ann Eliza, born Aug. i, 1827; unmarried. A successful 
teacher for many years. Died May 3, 1886. 

ii. John Ward, born Nov. 8, 1830; married Feb. 22, 1871, Sarah 
E. Barr, of New Braintree; no children. He lived with 
his father till death and carried on the farm, but in Sept. 
22, 1863, enlisted in the 34th Massachusetts Infantry and 
saw a good deal of hard service under Generals Sigel, 
Hunter and Sheridan, in the Shenandoah Valley. The 
corps to which he was attached was sent to the vicinity 
of Richmond and took part in the capture of Petersburg 
and Richmond. He was wounded at Petersburg on his 
right side and sent to Hampton Hospital and on partial 
recovery was mustered out May 3, 1865. Returning to 
Ware he was made postmaster and held the position 20 
years ending in June, 1886. 

iii. Theodosia, born Apr. 27, 1833 ; unmarried ; with her sister 
Ann, assisted in the postoffice at Ware. 

iv. Asa H., born Apr. 17, 1837; died Feb. 6 next. 

v. Sophronia G., born June 23, 1843 '> married Sept. 18, 1864, 
Alonzo Stearns, a wheelwright, and successful in busi- 
ness. She was educated in the high school and for a 
time in Auburndale. Children: 

1. Sophronia B., born June 15, 1865. 

2. Dexter A., born May 15, 1867. 

3. John S., born June 16, 1873. 

306. BRADISH CUMMINGS (Joseph, 6 Benjamin, 8 
Jacob, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Apr. 17, 1823, 
Sophia W. Sargent, born Nov. 15, 1796. and who died Apr. 16, 
1836. He married next fall, Betsy Hatch, born Jan. 11, 1800, 
and died July 8, 1881. He died May 20, 1881. Removed 
about 1835 to La Salle Co., 111. The family were all sick and 
unable even to wait upon each other. This was a little after 
the Black Hawk war, and they underwent the full trials of 
frontier life. 



cummings memorial. 317 

Children : 

520. i. Joseph S., born Mar. 26, 1824. 

521. ii. Henry G., born Oct. 8, 1825. 

522. iii. William H., born Oct 4, 1827. 

iv. Sophia W., born Mar. 21, 1830; married Nov. 23, 1854, 
Samuel G. Hayes, vice-president Union Bank of Redlands, 
Cal., and deacon in the Congregational Church. 

1. Emma J., born Oct. 11, 1855; married Dr. James 

S. Lewis, and have : 

1. Vera, born July 24, 1881. 

2. Gertrude, born ijuly 2, 1884. 

3. Percy H, born July 21, 1886. 

2. Gertrude A., born Dec. 16, 1856. 

3. Chauncey L., born July 26, 1861 ; married Mar. 

25, 1885, Minnie Gurnea, and have : 

1. Algina W., born Jan. 2, 1886. 

2. Samuel L., born Nov. 20, 1887. 

v. Mary F., born Jan 27, j 833; married Mar. 5, 1857. T. M. 

Francis; no children. Resided in Los Angeles, Cal. 
vi. Maria C, born Oct. 23, 1837 ; died Sept. 10, next. 

vii. Charles J., born Oct. 7, 1839; married Oct. 30, 1872, Helen 
D. Ballentyne; no children. 

viii. Almira, born Aug. 26, 1842; married Mar. 31, 1864, Norman 
F. Bates. Resided in Brooklyn, la. 

1. Eugene S., born July 19, 1868. 

2. Gertrude A., born Aug. 27, 187 1. 

3. Norma F., born Nov. 15, 1877. 

ix. Maria T., born June 2, 1854; married Oct. 13, 1870, E. 0. 
Parker. Resided in Brooklyn, la. 

1. Grace F., born Jan. 30, 1877. 

2. Ralph C, born June 5, 1879. 

307. ESTES CUMMINGS (Joseph. 6 Benjamin, 5 Jacob, 4 
Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Mar. 18, 1835, Ruby A. 
Coney, who died Nov. 10, 1836. Married second, Sept. 3, 1839, 
Fanny Cutler, daughter of Philip and Abigail (Cutler) White, 
born Nov. 27, 1807. He died Sept. 17, 1879, in Leicester, Mass. 

Children : 

i. Mary Eliza, born Dec. 12, 1835; died Oct. 8, 1836. 
ii. Maria White, born Sept. 5, 1841 ; died Oct. 30 next, 
iii. Fannie White, born May 24, 1843; married Jan. 24, 1867, 
Henry G. Merriam. 

1. Henry Estes, born May 21, 1869. 

2. Grace Maria, born July 1, 1870. 



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iv. Maria Shaw, born Jan. 31, 1847; married May 1, 1878, 
Charles T. Munroe. 

308. JOSEPH S. CUMMINGS (Eleazer, 6 Eleazer, 5 

Eleazer, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Ann . He 

died at Belgrade, Me., May 24, 1857; his widow was living in 
1887, at Belgrade, aged 86 years. Their children are not given. 

309. ISAAC TOWNSEND CUMMINGS (Eleazer, 8 
Eleazer, 5 Eleazer, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, about 
1834, . He died at Galion, O., Dec. 20, 1880. 

Children : 

i. Seth Greeley, born Oct. 31, 1839. Lawyer at Mansfield, O. 
ii. Samuel, born Dec. 7, 1844. Resided in Galion, O. 

310. SETH GREELEY CUMMINGS (Eleazer, 6 Eleazer, 5 
Eleazer, 4 Abraham, 3 John,- Isaac 1 ) married, June 9, 1830, 
Mary A. Sawtelle, born May 22, 181 1, and died Jan. 4, 1887. 
He died in San Francisco May 2, 1852. 

Children : 

i. Isaac B., born June 21, 1831, in Sidney, Me. 
ii. Joseph S, born Feb. 13, 1834, Galion, O. 
iii. Olive W., born Oct. 16, 183 — , Sidney, Me. 
iv. Anna E., born Sept. 17 1839, Sidney, Me. 
v. Asa Judson, born Feb. 13, 1843, Belgrade; died 1862 in the 
army of Virginia and was buried in the National Ceme- 
tery at Arlington. 
vi. Charles H., born Mar. 10, 1846, Chesterville, Me. 

311. REV. ASA WARD CUMMINGS (Eleazer, 9 

Eleazer, 5 Eleazer, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, ; 

who died about 1872. He married second, Jan. 3, 1874, Nancy 
P. Francis. He died in Weld, Me., June 6, 1879. She married 
second, 1883, James M. Lapham, of Litchfield, Me. Children 
not given. 

312. JOSEPH CUMMINGS (Isaac. 6 Elisha, 5 Isaac, 4 
Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, June 17, 1812. Mary Huse, of 
Sanbornton, N. H., who was born Aug. 3, 1787, and died Jan. 
29, 1869. He died Feb. 10, 1864. Farmer. 

Children : 

523. i. Greenleaf, born Sept. 7, 1814. 

524. ii. William H., born Jan. 10, 1817, New Hampton, N. H. 



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iii. Joseph, born Nov. 25, 1819; died June I, 1865; unmarried. 
525. vi. Stephen Huse, born May 11, 1822. 

v. Noah, born Jan. 4, 1826; died July 21 next. 

vi. Mary Huse, born Sept. 15, 1827; married Oct. 19, 1854, 
Charles H. Boynton, of Lisbon, and died July 28, 1876, 
leaving one child, Alice, who married W. W. Oliver, of 
Lisbon. 

vii. Betsy, born Nov. 19, 1830; died Jan. 23, 1832. 

312a. CALEB CUMMINGS (EHsha, 6 Elisha, 5 Isaac,* 
Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 29, 1818, Susan Spauld- 
ing, of Tyngsboro, Mass., who was born June 25, 1799, and 
died about 1867. He was of Holderness at the time of his mar- 
riage, and after some residence in Boston, returned to Holder- 
ness. He died Nov. 20, 1859. 

Children : 

i. Susan Jeanette, born Aug. 25, 1819; married Apr. 3, 1843, 
Stephen C. Baker. She died. They had: 

1. S. Irving, born Dec. 14, 1843. 

2. Henrietta J., born Sept. — , 1850. 
ii. William H, born Jan. 11, 1824. 

iii. Emeline Betsy, born Apr. 7, 1826; died Sept. 18, 1848. 
iv. Elizabeth Ann, born Oct. 7, 1828; married Jan. 24, 1845, 
Robert Smiley. They had : 

1. Eldora L, born Jan. 16, 1846; died June 29, 1863. 

2. Emma A., born June 1, 1848. 

v. George Spaulding, born July 7, 1830; married Apr. 16, 1852, 
Mariette Vinton, who died Oct. 1, 1865 ; married second 
Mary Harrington, of Littleton, N. H., and resided, Ashland 
and Haverhill, N. H. He died Apr. — , 1894. They had : 

1. George E., born Oct. 10, 1853; married Oct. — , 

1883, Elizabeth Potter Fisher, and had Helen 
Mariette, born July 22, 1886. 

2. Mary Hanora, born , (of second marriage) ; 

married 1896, Robert Noble, and had Guy. 
vi. Charles Gardner, born Mar. 28, 1832 ; married Aug. 8, 1857, 
E. Adelaide Harriman. Resided in the west. They had : 

1. Charles L, born Sept. 22, 1858 (?) 

2. Arthur W., born Apr. 22, 1859; died Oct. 8, 1859. 

3. Westly B., born Sept. 10, 1865. 

vii. Mary Jane, born Oct. 27, 1834; married Jan. 29, 1853, 
Samuel W. Fletcher. She died Sept. 7, 1867. They had : 

1. Isabella, born Oct. 11, 1855. 

2. Jennie M., born June 6, 1858; died Sept. 7, 1866. 

3. Willie S., born May 19, 1865. 



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viii. Albert Valentine, born Dec. n, 1836; married Oct. 6, i860, 
Addie Brown Cox. Resided in Stoneham, Mass. They 
had: 

1. Frank E., born May 29, 1862. 
ix. Ellen Francesco, born July 16, 1840; married July 9, 1859, 
Thomas G. Perear. They had : 

1. Ardell F, born May 20, i860. 

2. Susie May, born Mar. 7, 1862. 

313. REV. CYRUS CUMMINGS (Nathaniel 6 Elisha/ 
Isaac/ Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 23, 1816, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Abner Curtiss, of Bucksport, Me.; born Nov. 1, 
1789; died Feb. 8, 1866. He died Sept. 9, 1859. He resided 
in Cumberland, Me., afterwards in Westbrook, and died in 
Portland. He was a minister in the Methodist Church, a man 
of marked ability, of excellent judgment and had a decided 
influence in the community in which he lived. After the failure 
of his health, though unable to take a pastoral charge, he still 
preached for various churches. 

Children : 

526. i. Joseph, born Mar. 3, 181 7. 

527. ii. Cyrus Curtiss, born June 23, 1818. 

528. iii. Nathaniel Greenleaf, born June 3, 1820. 

iv. Mary Jane, born Dec. 29, 1821 ; married Dec. 1, 1842, Curtis 
Colley, of Falmouth, Me. He is a mechanic. She died in 
Falmouth, July 24, 1891. Children: 

1. Samuel Noyes, born Apr. 30, 1844, at Falmouth, 
Me. ; married Ellen M. Rand, and had Florence 
Lucy, May 31, 1879; and second, Ida Cum- 
mings, born Nov. 26, 1882. 

2. Julia Frances, born Aug. 14, 1846. 

3. Cyrus Greenleaf, born Feb. 23, 1850; married Apr. 

7, 1874, Sarah E. Grant, and had : 

1. George Gardner, born Apr. 14, 1874. 

2. Maud Evelyn, born June 14, 1875. 

3. William Curtis, born Sept. 4, 1876. 

4. Elbridge St. Clair, born June 28, 1878. 

5. Cyrus Franklin, born Aug. 30, 1880. 

6. Perley Barton, born June 9, 1883; died 

Sept. 1, 1883. 

4. Alice, born Apr. 30, 1855. 

5. Ann Crosby, born Nov. 28, i860. 

529. v. Franklin, born Sept. 18, 1823. 

vi. William Harrison, born July 18, 1825 ; died July 13, 1832. 
vii. Elizabeth Ellen, born July 20, 1827; died July 11, 1832. 



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viii. Julia, born Feb. 28, 1830; died June 25, 1832. 
ix. Elizabeth Ellen, born Dec. 18, 1832; married Nov. 27, 1857, 
in Portland, Me., Sewall Lang, born June 29, 1825, in 
Cumberland, Me. ; son of Levi and Julia Lang. He is a 
machinist, 
x. Andrew Jackson, born Mar. 10, 1836; married July 1, 1858, 
in Portland, Elizabeth Ellen Jones, born July 14, 1826. 
A son, Chester Andrew, born in Portland, Aug. 8, 1859. 

314. JONATHAN CUMMINGS (Nathaniel, 8 Elisha, 8 
Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Mar. 12, 181 7, Anna 
S. B rower; born May 6, 1798. He died April 19, 1853. She 
married, Feb., 1862, Thomas Webber, of Center Harbor, N. 
H., and was living in Ashland in 1890. A carpenter by trade. 

Children : 

i. Joshua French, born June 11, 1818; married June 23, 1846, 
Lettice T. Hanaford. Married second, Feb. 4, 1849, 
Jane B. Wilkinson. A carpenter and farmer. Resided in 
Ashland ; 3 children. 

ii. Elizabeth, born May 3, 1820; married Aug. 4, 1839, Lyman 
Huckins. Farmer. Holderness, N. H. She died Mar. 7, 
1888. 

iii. Mary A., born Oct. 26, 1824; married Nov. — , 1844, Thomas 
N. Hughes, ship carpenter and farmer, Ashland, N. H. 
She died May 1, 1856. 

iv. Andrew Jackson, born Apr. 28, 1829; married Aug. 15, 1853, 
Frances E. Woodworth. A salesman, Detroit, Mich. ; 4 
children. 

v. Daniel B., born July 17, 1834; married Sept. 27, 1857, 
Martha M. Smith. Married second, Dec. 29, 1880, 
Sarah A. Severance. Carpenter and farmer, New Hamp- 
ton, N. H. ; several children. 

315. ELISHA CUMMINGS (Nathaniel, 6 Elisha, 5 Isaac, 4 
Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 , ) married widow Ann B. Noyes, of Bos- 
ton, she having at the time a child of two years. After Mr. 
Cummings's death the widow married a third husband and had 
three children. By her second husband there were born : 

i. Warren, born ; lost at sea. 

ii. Helen, born ; died at the age of six. 

iii. Mary Jane, born ; married Babbidge, and had 

Lizzie, who married Oct. 8, 1873, Edmund McDonald, and 
had a son, Albert, born July — , 1874. She was living in 
1899. Clarendon Hills Mass. 



322 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

316. PINGREY CUMMINGS (Nathaniel, 6 , Elisha, 5 
Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 6, 1820, Patty 
Batchelder, of Bridgewater; born Apr. 6, 1799; died Oct. 31, 
1842. He married second, Sept. 10, 1844, Priscilla Stearns, of 
Plymouth, N. H., who died Apr. 8, 1849. He married third, 
Nov. 12, 1850, Edna Young, of Stewartstown. N. H., who died 
Feb. 28, 1853. He married fourth, June 1, 1857, Mary T. 
Ladd, of Meredith. N. H., who was born Nov. 13, 1814. He 
died Nov. 7, 1864. He resided at New Hampton, N. H. 

Children : 

i. Lavina, born Feb. 12, 1821 ; married June 18, 1846, Benjamin 
F. Cox, who was born in Holderness, N. H., and died 
Oct. 12, 1882, in Meredith, N. H. He was a carpenter. 

Children : 

1. Agnes M., born Apr. 7, 1849; married Dr. O. B. 

Batchelder, a physician and farmer in Youngs 
Co., Tex. They had Mary Elizabeth, born Sept. 
8, 1880; Martha C, born May 17, 1882; Frank 
B., born Jan. 18, 1884. 

2. Frank P., born Mar. 23, 1852; married Dec. 31, 

1878, Nettie Pease, born Aug. 16, 1853. Their 
child, Carrie Belle, born Dec. 31, 1882. He is a 
locomotive engineer in Charlestown district, 
Boston, Mass. 

530. ii. Nathaniel, born Apr. 6, 1822, in New Hampton, N. H. 
iii. Matilda, born Nov. 24, 1824; died Nov. 24, 1845. 

iv. Lucinda, born Aug. 20, 1826; died Aug. 12, 1847. 

531. v. Daniel P., born Sept. 3, 1828. 

vi. Infant, born Mar. 20, 1830; died Mar. 22, following, 

vii. David, born Mar. 25, 1833; died Apr. 13, 1839. 

viii. Mary M., born Nov. 11, 1836; died Nov. 6, 1856. 

ix. Martha A., born Oct. 9, 1840; teacher, Boston. 

532. x. James J., born July 7, 1842. 

xi. Mary F., born Apr. 19, 1851 ; assistant teacher Lowell 

School, Boston, 1881. 
xii. Frank P., born Feb. 2, 1853 ; carpenter, Boston. 

317. WILLIAM SMITH CUMMINGS (Nathaniel, 8 
Elisha, 6 Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan., 1823, 
Martha Tibbets, of Berwick, Me. He was invited by his step- 
father to come and take care of the farm in Holderness and 
it was given to him. He died Jan. 6, 1874. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 323 

Children : 

i. George, born Feb. — , 1824; married Angeline Baker, of 
Holderness ; 2 children. 

ii. Louisa, born Nov. — , 1826; married Morris Cox, at Hold- 
erness ; 2 children. She was living at Holderness after 
the death of her husband. 

iii. Mahala, born ; married L. Woodbury Watson, of 

Center Harbor. 

iv. Emily, born ; married Charles Burleigh, of Holder- 
ness. 

v. Clara, born ; died young. 

vi. Charles H., born Feb. 14, 1843 ; married Anna Carter, of 
Boston; no children. She died, and he resided in 
Charlestown. 

vii. James, born Apr. 18, 1845; died Dec. 11, 1873. 

318. WALTER CUMMINGS (Andrew, 6 Elisha, 5 Isaac, 4 

Isaac, 3 Isaac, 1 ' Isaac 1 ) married first . He married second, 

Mary E., daughter of Jacob and Nancy Barnard, who died 
Aug. 26, 1869 (or October, 1868), aged 58 years 6 months, of 
consumption. The children here named were by first wife: 

Children : 

i. Cyrus W., born Apr. 24, 1834. 
ii. George Freeman, born Sept. 25, 1839. 

319. REV. CHARLES CUMMINGS (Joseph, 6 Joseph, 5 
Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 9, 1798, Polly 
Hemenway, of Marlboro, N. H. He settled in Sullivan, N. H. 
He was licensed as a Baptist preacher in 1805 and ordained 
in Sullivan in 18 10. He was instrumental in forming churches 
there and in Keene, Swansey, Marlboro, Peterboro, Hillsboro, 
Lyndeboro and Antrim. The last years of his life he labored 
in Pottersville, N. H. He died in Roxbury, Dec. 27, 1849. 
He struggled for some years after his marriage with the con- 
viction that he ought to preach the Gospel, feeling deeply his 
incompetency, having but a limited education, such as was 
furnished by the common schools of those days. But his con- 
victions prevailed over his fears. 

"A man of great energy and earnestness, not shrinking from 
any sacrifice for the good of the cause he loved so well and 
labored so faithfully to sustain. Nothing but utter inability 
could deter him from meeting his appointments, many times 



324 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

traveling until late in the night, and through the scorching 
heats and drenching rains of summer. Having a strong physi- 
cal constitution, he was able to endure the arduous labors 
through which he passe'd. He never wrote his sermons, but 
in the early work of his ministry he would select a text of 
Scripture before going to the field (for at this time he tilled 
the soil), and while laboring with his hands he mentally 
studied and wrought out his sermons." 

Children : 
533. i. Charles H., born June 28, 1799. 

ii. Elias Patterson, born Apr. 18, 1802, and died Apr. 12, 1813. 
iii. Mary, born Aug. 22, 1807; married June 25, 1828, Luke 
Hemenway, who died Feb. 17, 1870. She died at Villa Al- 
troechi, near Florence, Italy, Feb. 20, 1885, and was buried 
in the Protestant Cemetery there. Mr. Hemenway was a 
broker in New York City. Children: 

1. Rosalie, born Oct. 4, 1830; died Apr. 10, 1832. 

2. Pauline, born Nov. 23, 1832; married Nov. 22, 

1849, Domenico Altroechi, who died Aug. 17, 

1879. 

Joseph Eliot, born June 15, 181 1. 

Enoch Patterson, born Mar. 28, 1815, in Sullivan. 

Cyrus, born Sept. 5, 1817. 

Anna Gove, born Nov. 22, 1820; married Apr. 5, 1838, Elijah 
Boyden. An adopted daughter, Amelia, daughter of Mrs 
Boyden's brother Joseph Eliot, (S34.vi.) married Sept. 
27, 1872, Clark N. Chandler. Mr. Boyden resided in Marl- 
boro, N. H., and was a merchant. 

320. CYRUS CUMMINGS (Joseph, 6 Joseph. 5 Isaac, 4 
Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 25, 1809, Susan, daughter 
of Moses and Susanna Wildes ; born in Topsfield, Mass., Feb. 
20, 1785. Settled in Topsfield, Mass. He died April 26, 1827. 
She died Jan. 7, 1852. He was a seafaring man in early years. 
Later he had charge of the Topsfield Tavern, one of the famous 
public houses on the Newburyport Turnpike. Held various 
town offices. 

Children : 

i. Susan, born Aug. 20, 1810; married Apr. 6, 1859, Rev. Mar- 
tin Moore, son of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Richardson) 
Moore, born in Sterling, Mass., Apr. 22, 1790. His first 
wife was Sarah Fisk, of Natick, Mass., by whom he had — 
children. He died Mar. 11, 1866, at Cambridge, Mass. 



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Graduated at Brown University, 1810. He was ordained 
at Natick Feb. 16, 1814, and dismissed 1833; installed at 
Cohasset Sept. 4, 1833, and dismissed 1841. He conducted 
the Boston Recorder from 1844 to 1864. He died Mar. 
11, 1866. He published the Memoirs of John Eliot, History 
of Natick, Memoir of Sophronia Lawrence, Revival of 
1842, The Old War of the Pilgrims. His eldest son, 
Jonathan F., graduated at Middlebury in 1838, and was a 
lawyer in Boston. His second son, John Eliot, died in 
Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 9, 1887, aged 69 years, 7 months, 
7 days. His third son, Francis C, was of the well-known 
printing firm, Damrell & Moore, Boston. 

ii. Mary Ann, born May 16, 1813; married July 9, 1833, 
Benjamin P. Adams. He was a tradesman in Topsfield 
35 or 40 years. She died May 13, 1840. He died after- 
ward. They had: 

1. Catharine Cummings, born July 3, 1835; died 
Nov. 1, 1868. 

iii. Cyrus, born Nov. 24, 1816; married Mar. 22, 1849, Adaline 
Davis Stevens. Graduated Dartmouth College, 1839. She 
died Aug. 29, 1851. He died Jan. 26, 1886, in Charles- 
town, Mass. They had : 

1. Charles Elliot, born Jan. 19, 1850. 

iv. Catharine, born Apr. 21, 1819; died Feb. 20, 1820. 

v. Humphrey, born Feb. 27, 1822; married Oct. — , 1857 or 
1858, Mary Hovey Stevens, sister of Cyrus's wife, who 
died Dec. — , 1864, aged 54 years. He died Aug. 9, 1874, 
in Boston. 

321. COL. ISAAC CUMMINGS (Jonathan, 6 Joseph, 5 
Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Dec. 15, 1822, Ophelia 
Perkins, daughter of Zephaniah and Catharine (Joslyn) Per- 
kins, of Oakham, Mass. She had a brother Calvin and sisters 
Dulcina and Nancy. Her father moved to Guildhall about 
1790. She died Oct. 10, 1855. He married, Feb. 9, 1857, 
Hannah T. Young-, of Stewartstown, N. H. He died 
Oct. 11, 1880. In his early married life he kept a hotel, 
afterwards farming was his chief business. He held vari- 
ous offices of trust, being county clerk in 1844-6, judge 
of probate in 1849. He was justice of the peace during nearly 
all his mature life. He received in young manhood a com- 
mission as colonel in the militia of the state. He was post- 
master also at one time. He joined the Methodist Church in 
1843 an d continued in communion until his death. 



3-26 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Children : 

i. Catharine Lydia, born Sept. 22, 1823 ; married David Barck- 
lay; died in San Francisco, Cal. ; no children. 

ii. Henry Kimball, born Apr. 12, 1827 ; married Mary Elizabeth 
Lummus. Resided in San Francisco, and was a fruit- 
dealer. She died May 24, 1900; born in Boston, and aged 
64 years. 

1. Franklin Henry, born Dec. 2, 1852, in New York 

City; died May 3, 1868, in San Francisco, Cal. 

2. Kate Minetta, born June 1, 1859, in San Fran- 

cisco, Cal. 

3. John Kimball, born Aug. 22, 1864, in San Fran- 

cisco; died Aug. 21, 1869. 
iii. Isaac, born Feb. 3, 1833 ; married May 13, 1861, in New 
York City, Almira Hyatt. Resided in White Plains, 
Westchester Co., N. Y. Upholsterer. 

1. James Hyatt, born Mar. 8, 1862, in Brooklyn; 

died Oct. 22, 1862. 

2. Ella, born Mar. 14, 1865, in Brooklyn. 

3. Lillie, born Jan. 18, 1871, in New York. 

iv. Sarah Julia, born May 2, 1837; married George, son of 
William and Mercy (Watson) Merrill, born in Water- 
ford, Me., Nov. 24, 1832. She died July — , 1866, in San 
Francisco. He married second, Adeline Amelia 
Savage. Resided 1887 in Norway, Me. 

1. Glen Cummings, born June 21, 1859; died Feb. — , 

i860. 

2. Ada Cummings, born Jan. 20, 1863. 

3. Clarence Watson, born July 17, 1865. 
v. Otis, born June 30, 1859; died Dec. 14, 1870. 
vi. Anna, born July 18, 1861. 

vii. Jonathan, born Mar. 30, 1863; died July 28, 1869. 
viii. Rosewell, born June 24, 1865. 
ix. Thomas, born Apr. 29, 1869. 

322. WILLIAM CUMMINGS (Elijah, 6 Joseph, 5 Isaac,* 
Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Apr. 24, 181 5, in Ipswich, 
Sarah, daughter of Benjamin and Martha (Perley) Scott. He 
died Oct. 10, 1868. She died Aug. 17, 1878. He had a large 
farm in Topsfield, managed with success. One of the select- 
men several years. In early life interested in military matters 
and was commissioned captain in 1821. A pillar and main 
supporter of the Methodist church formed in Topsfield about 
183 1. He was first buried in front of his house about a half 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 327 

mile from the old burying ground of the Cummingses, but a 
few years after, his body was removed to the public cemetery. 

Children : 

i. William Perley, born Apr. 7, 1817; married Apr. 18, 1840 
Mary C. Dodge, of Hamilon. He died Aug. 12, 1842. 
The widow married second, Samuel Adam, of Groveland. 
Children : 

1. Sarah Elizabeth, born Aug. 12, 1841, of Hamilton, 
Married, Jan. 23, 1862, Augustus A. Blaney, ol 
Worcester, Mass. Their children were : 

1. Mary A., born June 9, 1864; died , 

1889. 

2. Benjamin F., born Aug. 21, 1866; married 

Sadie Hooker. 

3. Elmira A., born Oct. 4, 1874. 

4. Jennie Scott, born Oct. 14, 1878. 
537. ii. Alfred, born May 28, 1823. 

iii. Almira, born Dec. 12, 1829; married June 10, 1880, Samuel 

Todd, born Oct. 15, 1812. She had no children. Mr. 

Todd's first wife was Harriet L. Chase, born in Cornish, 

N. H., April 16, 1817, whom he married Oct. 3, 1838 and 

by whom he had the following children: 

1. Susan Chase, born Nov. 14, 1840; married 1859, 

William Preston Dodge, who died Oct. — , 1875; 
They had: Samuel Preston, born April 3, 1861. 

2. Eugene Henry, born June 3, 1842; died in the 

army at Port Hudson, Sept. 30, 1863. 

3. Harriet Elizabeth, born Oct. 31, 1843 ; unmarried. 

4. John Wallace, born Aug. 22, 1854; died Jan. 31, 

1855- 

5. Clara, born Nov. 29, 1855; married Frank M. 

Spofford, Oct. 2-], 1880. They have two 
children. 

Mrs. Almira Todd owns, 1889, a part of the old Isaac Cummings 
farm in Topsfield. Mr. Todd was a man of much local and general infor- 
mation and the compiler of this volume acknowledges with gratitude 
the help received from his pen. 

323. AMOS CUMMINGS (Amos, 6 Joseph, 5 Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. 21, 1817, Nancy, daughter of 
Thaddeus and Asenath (Rice) Hastings. He settled on the 
home farm in Marlboro. He was justice of the peace, 1836. 
Late in life he removed to the village, where he died Sept. 2 
(Aug. 28?), 1862. His widow died July 21, 1866. 



328 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Children : 

i. Eliza, born Dec. 15, 1817; married, May 15, 1839, Charles 
Sturtevant, of Keene, N. H. He was Register of Deeds 
for eleven years, and died Nov. 1867. She died Aug. 5, 
1876. No children. 
ii. Nancy, born Apr. 4, 1820; married, July 13, 1847, Frederic 
M. ^allou. Resided m Providence, R. I. He died May 4, 
1889. He was for many years engaged with others in 
woolen manufactures in Waterford, where while 
maintaining well his natural dignity, he treated those in 
his employ with a thoughtful consideration which made 
easier their daily toil. For some years he has been in no 
active business save that of rendering invaluable aid to 
Rev. Adin Ballou of Hopedale, Mass., in collecting ma- 
terial for the "Ballou History and Genealogy," in the 
interest of which he traveled much in the States and also 
journeyed abroad. He was interested in historical in- 
quiries. With his wife he made no little research into the 
Cummings' family record. He gathered many materials 
for the use of the writer of this volume. Child : 

1. William H., born July 17, 1849. 
iii. Elbridge, born Aug. 6, 1827 ; married Jan. 1, 1861, Lydia B., 
daughter of Allen and Hannah (Nevvcomb) Clapp. Post- 
master and station agent, Fitzwilliam, N. H. ; represented 
the town in the Legislature in 1879. Child : 

1. Mary Grace, born Apr. 16, 1863. 
iv. E. Jennie, born Aug. 2, 1831 ; married, Dec. 26, i860, G. 
Reynolds Beal, of Keene, cashier of National Bank, trus- 
tee of Cheshire Institution for Savings, member of Legis- 
lature, 1870 and 71, Alderman 1875 and 76. Child : 

1. J. Gertrude, born Nov. 12, 1861. 
v. Maria, born Feb. 3, 1834; unmarried. Keene, N. H. 

• 324. DEACON GEORGE CUMMINGS (Isaac, 6 Pela- 
tiah, 5 Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 Isaac,'- Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 28, 1833, 
Seba Whitney. She died in Winchendon, Mass., Dec. 24, 1834. 
He married second, Sept. 20, 1836, Miranda Moore, of Lowell, 
who died Mar. 27, 1875, aged 64 years, 7 months. He died 
Feb. 22, 1884. He was deacon of the Congregational church 
in Winchendon for twenty years. He left to the First Con- 
gregational Society $1,000 in trust, the income of which to be 
applied "toward paying for preaching in connection with said 
society, so long as said society shall sustain a minister whose 
theological opinions are substantially those which are taught 
in Andover Theological Seminary." 



cummings memorial. 329 

Children : 

i. Seba Whitney, born Dec. 11, 1837; died Oct. 22, 1852. 
ii. George E., born July 22, 1840; died Sept. 3, 1852. 
iii. Sarah M., born June 5, 1842; married, Feb. 1, 1872, Charles 
J. Rice. Resided in Winchendon, Mass. 

325. ISAAC CUMMINGS (Isaac, 8 Pelatiah, 5 Isaac,* 
Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Eliza Wood, of Royalston. Re- 
sided in Winchendon, Mass. He was a farmer. 

Children : 

i. Charles Milton, born June 27, 1841 ; married, Dec. 1, 1864, 
Lydia S. Howard. Resided in Detroit, Mich., 1886. They 
had: 

1. Alice L., born Oct. 3, 1870. 

2. Clarence R., born June 7, 1878. 

ii. Mary Eliza, born Sept. 24, 1844. Teacher, St. Johnsbury, 
Vt, married Wendell P. Clark. Resided in Winchendon, 
1890. 

iii. Jane Woodbury, born Apr. 27, 1848; died Sept. 17, 1852. 
iv. Isaac Sylvester, born Oct. 2, 1850; married. Resided in 
Florida, 1884. 

v. Elmira Jane, born Aug. 21, 1854; married Frank H. Cham- 
berlain of Holyoke, Mass. No children. 

326. JONATHAN CUMINGS (Jacob, 6 Jacob, 5 Joseph,* 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 2, 1799, Polly Phelps 
(Sutton Mass.?). 

Children : 

i. Sumner, born Mar. 27, 1802. 

ii. Brigham, born , 1804. 

iii. Sukey, born July 12, 1807. 
iv. Gerry, born Dec. 2, 1814. 

327. ABNER CUMMINGS (Jacob, 6 Jacob, 5 Joseph,* 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Sept. 14, 1794, Polly Sibley, 
daughter of Col. Timothy Sibley. She married second, Mar. 
26, 1807, Reuben Waters (Sutton, Mass.?). 

Children : 

i. Nancy, born Nov. 5, 1795; married, Sept. 19, 1813, Ens. 
John Putnam. They had: 

1. Dulcina, born Dec. 12, 1813 ; died July 20, 1816. 

2. Harriet, born Mar. 20, 1815; died July 20, 1816. 

3. Jane, born Nov. 1, 1816; married Waters Putnam. 

4. John Perry, born Mar. 27, 1818. 



33° CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

5. Ira, born Nov. 15, 1819; died May 12, 1821. 

6. Ephraim L., born Apr. 30, 1821 ; died Dec. 3, 1822. 
ii. Clarissa, born July 17, 1797; married Jan. 3, 1817, Stephen 

Laughton, of Lancaster, Mass. 

328. PEARLEY CUMMINGS (Jacob, 6 Jacob, 5 Joseph, 4 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. 6, 1801, Peggy Wheeler 
(Sutton?). 

Children : 

i. Vandelinda, born Apr. 17, 1804; married Morrison. 

ii. Marie Elizabeth, born Nov. 10, 1810; married Jan. 27, 1832, 
Jacob Stevens. 

329. AMASA CUMMINGS (Jacob, 6 Jacob, 5 Joseph,* 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Sally . 

Child : 

i. Nahum Sibley, born June 7, 1816. 

330. DANIEL CUMMINS (Daniel, 6 Jacob, 5 Joseph,* 

John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Rebecca Buck. 

Children : 

i. John, 
ii. Katie, 
iii. Diadamia. 

iv. Hester. 

1 

331. ELISHA CUMMINGS (Daniel, 6 Jacob, 5 Joseph, 4 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 3, 1796, Rachel Eddy, 
born in Oxford, Mass., Nov. 7, 1769, and died Nov. 12, 1852. 
He died in Montpelier, Vt., Nov. 21, i860. 

Children : 
538. i. Joel, born Feb. 10, 1797. 

ii. Sophia, born Feb. 25, 1799; unmarried. 
Oren, born Feb. 20, 1801. 
Avery, born Apr. 8, 1803. 
Amasa, born May 18, 1805. 

Almira, born Jan. 1, 1808; unmarried; died Oct. 15, 1880. 
vii. Lorinda, born Jan. 11, 1810; married, Oct. 29, 1835, Luke 
Bourn, a shoemaker. He died Aug. 13. 1837. Child : 

I. Sophia, born ; married Levi Persons. She 

died Aug. 21, 1875, leaving one daughter, Alice; 
had another daughter, Katie, died Jan. 13, 
1872, aged 7 months, 7 days. 



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542. viii. Lucius, born Mar. 10, 1812. 

ix. Luman, born Mar. 10, 1812; unmarried; died June 4, 1869. 

332. JACOB CUMMINGS (Daniel, 6 Jacob, 5 Joseph, 4 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Polly Nye, who was born May 
27, T-77Z, and died Feb. 27, 1858. He died May 15, 1835. Set- 
tled in Berlin, Vt. 

Children : 

i. Reuben, born Apr. 10, 1797; died Dec. 13, 1863. 
ii. Polly, born Sept. 11, 1799; died Mar. 23, 1869. 
iii. Betsy, born Jan. 22, 1801 ; died Mar. 13, 1859. 
iv. Jesse, born Jan. 28, 1804; died June 1 1, 1832. 

543. v. Andrew, born Mar. 30, 1806; died July 16, 1882. 

333. JOHN CUMMINGS (Daniel, 6 Jacob, 5 Joseph,* 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. 21, 1798, Betsy Eddy, 
daughter of Reuben and Sibyl (Moore), born Apr. 13, 1779. 
Resided in Montpelier, Vt., where all the children were born. 

Children : 

i. Ira. born Dec. 14, 1801 ; married Caroline Putnam, of Spring- 
field, Vt. ; married second, Mary Smith, of Middlesex, 
Vt. Children: Harrison, dead; Harriet and Sarah, 
ii. Rodney, born Dec. 5, 1802; married Abigail Jones of Mont- 
pelier. Children : 

I. Kate, born . 



2. William, born 



iii. Clarissa, born Mar. 17, 1805 ; married, Feb. 24. 1813, Eben- 
ezer, son of Ebenezer and Phoebe (Stockwell) Merriam, 
of Oxford, Mass., born May 5, 1801, a farmer. Resided 
some years in Montpelier, but afterwards in Auburn, 
Mass., and died there 1891. Children : 

1. Leander Stockwell, born May 16, 1833 ; unmarried. 

2. Lucy Philina, born Apr. 29, 1838; unmarried, 
iv. Stanley, born Nov. 5, 1807 ; died young. 

544. v. John Liberty, born Sept. 18, 181 1. 

vi. David born Apr. 26, 1814; married Sarah L. Boyden, of 
Auburn, Mass. He died Sept. 19, 1877. His son Solon F. 
on his father's farm, 
vii. Fanny, born Feb. 1, 1817; married Mark Bowen, of Royal- 
ton, Vt. A son Solon, died young, 
viii. Mary, born Jan. 2, 1826; married Joseph Town, of Mont- 
pelier. Children were: Martha A., Clara, Elisha, Laura. 
The mother appears to have died in Worcester, Vt. Oct. 
31, 1889, or soon after. 



332 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

334. SIMON CUMMINGS (Daniel, 6 Jacob, 5 Joseph, 4 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Sally Carrol. Resided in Mont- 
pelier, Vt. There were ten children, all dying young except 
Irena, who married Elias Snow and had 7 children, and Har- 
vey, who married and had 2 sons and a daughter. 

335. DAVID CUMMINGS (Daniel, 6 Jacob, 5 Joseph,* 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Sally Stone. Resided in Massa- 
chusetts and died there. 

Children : 

i. Sophronia, born ; married Asahel Knowlton. Three 

children. 

ii. John, born ; married Melinda Arbuckle. He died 

before 1890. Five children. 

iii. Sally, born ; married John Wilson, and had four 

children. 

iv. Mary, born ; married Bradford Hodges. No chil- 
dren; she died before 1890. 

336. SAFFORD CUMMINGS (Daniel, 6 Jacob, 5 Joseph, 4 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, February, 1807, Polly Stickney. 
She was born June 16, 1783, and died May 7, 1870. He died 
Apr. 18, 1867. He went from Ward (now Auburn), Mass., 
to Berlin, Vt., when 7 years old and remained till 12 years old, 
walked back to his native town and stayed a number of years, 
and then returned to Berlin, on foot. He lived on the farm 
he cleared till death. This farm was about a mile from Mont- 
pelier. He was a man of very active habit. "His character was 
excellent and his word good as a note at hand." 

Children : 

i. Kimball, born May 19, 1808. 

ii. Laura, born Apr. 18, 1812; married, May 21, 1838, Samuel 
Pratt. Resided in Colebrook, N. H. ; she died July 22, 
1881. Children : 

1. Hannah D., born July 20, 1839 ; died Sept. 6, 1843. 

2. William C, born Mar. 20, 1841. 

3. Laura D., born Apr. 3, 1843. 

4. Stephen K., born Mar. 19, 1845 ; died Mar. i860. 

5. Hannah D., born Mar. 5, 1850. 

6. Martha, born Sept. 28, 1854. 

iii. Lucy L-, born July 14, 1814; died Aug. 25, 1818. 
546. iv. William, born Sept. 11, 1818. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 333 

v. Lucy Maria, born Nov. 8, 1821 ; married, Sept. 4, 1834, John 
E. Emerson. Resided in Barre, Vt. Children: 

1. Edward B., born May 12, 1847. Drowned in Ber- 

lin Pond, Aug. 17, 1858. 

2. Ormond P., born Feb. 3, 1850; died Feb. 24, fol- 

lowing. 

3. May M., born July 24, 185 1 ; married Aug. 15, 

1883, Henry H. Pratt, born Dec. 4, 1849, has: 
1. Edward, born Aug. 24, 1884. 

4. Clarence W., born July 7, 1854; died Feb. 10, 1864. 

5. John E., born Oct. 24, 1858; died Apr. 3, 1861. 

vi. Martha, born Mar. 29, 1825; married, Jan. 1, 1849, Oliver 
House. Resided in Berlin. She died Nov. 1, 1870. Chil- 
dren : 

1. Elliott, born Dec. 24, 1849. 

2. Laura, born Jan. 29, 1852. 

3. Jefferson E., born Sept. 20, 1854. 

4. Harriet M., born Nov. 23, i860. 

337. JONATHAN CUMMINGS (Jesse, 6 Jacob, 5 Joseph, 4 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 16, 1803, Lucy Armsby. 
He married second, Susan, daughter of Deacon John and Pa- 
tience (Jackson) Willis, born 1795. He married third, Huldah, 
daughter of Joseph Chesley, and she died June 17, 1878. He 
bought land early in Paris, Me. In deeds he is spoken of as a 
carpenter. He died Dec. 14, 1866. 

Children : 

547. i. Jesse, born Mar. 4, 1805. 

ii. Russell, born Apr. , 1807 ; died Apr. , 1816. 

iii. Maria, born Dec. 13, 1810; married Issacher Stephens. 

548. iv. Horace, born Dec. 12, 1819. 
v. Russell, born Sept. 1825. 
vi. Francis, born , 1827. 

vii. Lucy Ann, born Mar. 15, 1829; married Silenus Uberto 
Hawkes, born Nov. 10, 1826; son of Jonathan G. and 
Polly (Cushman). Resided in Paris Hill, Me., and kept a 
store there. They had : 

1. Catherine, born Dec. 6, 1852; died Mar. 28, 1854. 

2. Mary Abbie, born Apr. 26, 1854; died Dec. 17, 

1861. 

viii. James Hooper, born June , 1832, died Jan. 30, 1864, at 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

549. ix. George Henry, born Jan. 2, 1834. 

x. Joseph Chesley, born May 7, 1843; married Emma Turner, 

of Hartford. 
xi. Charles Christopher, born . 



334 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

338. JONAS CUMMINGS (Jesse, 6 Jacob, 5 Joseph, 4 John, 3 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 7, 1804, in Sutton, Betsy Hutchin- 
son, daughter of Bartholomew and Ruth (Haven), born Apr. 
2, 1781, and died Mar. 8, 1861. He died Nov. 14. 1866. Called 
a blacksmith in a deed, 1816. 

Children : 

i. Chandler, born Oct. 30, 1805; died Aug. 3, 1807. 

550. ii. Simon Hutchinson, born May io, 1809. 

iii. ^alista, born Dec. 26, 1810; resided on the homestead; died 
in Paris, Me., Mar. 4. 1887. 

551. iv. Charles Fordyce, born May 13, 1817. 

339. COL. SIMEON CUMMINGS (Jesse, 6 Jacob, 5 
Joseph 4 , John," Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 2, 1810, Polly, 
daughter of Caleb and Hepzibah (Bolster) Cushman, born in 
Paris, Me., May 20, 1787. He died Feb. 2, 1831. She died 
Sept. 25, i860. In 1822 he built with Sylvanus Jackson a grist- 
mill at Biscoe's Falls, also a carding-mill with Enoch Lincoln, 
and a saw-mill with Alfred Andrews in 1825, which was car- 
ried away in an ice-freshet in 1829. He manufactured potash 
at one time. He was one of the proprietors of Lincoln, Me. 
He represented the town in the Legislature from 1823 to 1828, 
inclusive. 

Children : 

552. i. Simeon, born Apr. 17, 1812. 

ii. Benjamin Chandler, born June 6, 1820; married, Feb. 5, 1851, 
Anna Appleton Wells, daughter of Ex-Gov. Samuel Wells. 
He was educated as a lawyer and after some practice of 
his profession removed to Portland and engaged in prac- 
tice there. He also was at one time interested in the 
manufacture of woolen goods at Locke's Mills. He oper- 
ated likewise in real estate. He represented Paris in the 
Legislature in 1847. He died Dec. 18, 1857. 

553. iii. Enoch Lincoln, born May 23, 1827. 

340. FREE COMINGS (Free, 6 Jacob, 5 Joseph, 4 John, 5 

Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Dresser. Resided in Charlton, 

Mass. He died Sept. 4, 1853. 

Children : 

554. i. Chester, born Mar. 20, 1802. 

ii. Freeman, born Nov. 3, 1807; died Oct. 9, 1840. In 1838, 
member of the Universalist Church, Charlton. Unmarried. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 335 

iii. Amanda, born Aug. 19, 1805 ; married Hiram Marble. 

iv. Augusta, born Oct. 9, 1803; married Fiske Bacon. 

vi. Abigail, born Nov. 5, 1809; married Mason Marble. She 

died Jan. 7, 185 1. 

vii. Caroline, born Dec. 20, 1820; married William Bradford, 

viii. Pamelia, born Feb. 25, 1812; married Samuel Tourtellotte. 

ix. Fanny, born Apr. 28, 181 7, married William S. Camp. 

341. JACOB COMINGS (Free, 6 Jacob, 5 Joseph, 4 John, 3 
Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Fanny Gibbs. He died Jan. 31, 1836. 

Children : 

i. Fanny Louisa, born Mar. 10, 1819; married Charles Stowell. 

No children, 
ii. George F., born Jan. 28, 1825; married Juliet M. Aldrich. 
No children. 

iii. Sarah, born . 

iv. Mary B., born Oct. 24, 1820; married James W. Marchant 
and had : 

1. Fanny L-, born Aug. 30, 1857. 

342. CHANDLER COMINGS (Free, 6 Jacob, 5 Joseph,* 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Frances Palmer, of Greenwich, 
Conn. He went to New York in 1817 and lived there till his 
decease, Aug. 7, 1867. 

Children : 
555. i. George L. Free, born July 29, 1829. 

ii. Susan A. E., born July 29, 1832; married, July 24, 1871, John 
Moffat. Resided in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1. George P., born Feb. 22, 1873. 

2. Frank C, born Aug. 10, 1874. 
Ogden B., born June 3, 1834. 
Harrison H., born Aug. 24, 1837. 

Edwin, born , 1840 ; died , 1846. 

Frances Mary, born Oct. 21, 1847. School teacher, Brooklyn, 

N. Y. Married Irving W. Van Zandt. 

343. JOSEPH CUMMINGS (Joseph, 6 Daniel, 5 Joseph, 1 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Ruth Thayer, sister of Isaac 
Thayer, of Oxford, Me. He bought out in February, 1836, 
Cyrus Thayer, who had traded in the brick store, Paris, and 
continued the business till his removal to Greenwood. 

Children : 
557a. i. Hiram Thayer, born Apr. 30, 1818. 
558. ii. Allen Tewksbury, born Jan. 8, 1820. 



556. 


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557. 


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V. 




VI. 



336 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

iii. Nelson Preble, born Nov. 24, 1821 ; married Mary Wood. 

Probably died in battle, 
iv. Harriett Thayer, born Nov. 21, 1823; married, Apr. 16, 1842. 

John Howe. Had: 

1. Elice J., born June 24, 1844; married, Nov. 24, 

1875, D. W. Cole, and have Lillian M., born 
Dec. 23, 1879. 

2. Abby F. born Nov. 17, 1845; married Feb. 27, 

1869, Nathan Pride. She died Dec. 23, 1874, 
and left John F, born May 27, 1872. 

3. Harriett V., born Nov. 7, 1848; married May 13, 

1871, S. M. Bean. She died Aug. 10, 1884, 
leaving : 

1. Anna E., born Jan. 16, 1873. 

2. George H., born Sept. 22, 1875. 

3. Gertie V., born July 16, 1880. 

4. Aura E., born Sept. 6, 185 1 ; died Nov. 6, 1871. 
v. Roxanna, born Dec. 26, 1825 ; died Oct. 26, 1826. 

vi. Joseph, born Sept. 25, 1827; married, Sept. 7, 1850, 

Sardine, daughter of Oliver and Rhoda (Bryant) Swan, 
and had : 

1. Marienett, born Dec. , 1852. 

2. Carvosso, born Jan. 8, 1856. 

vii. Roxanna, born Dec. 3, 1829, in Gray; married, Dec. 17, 1849, 
Charles Leonard Elder, who was son of Reuben and Ruth 
(Smith) Elder, born Oct. 3. 1824, in Gorham, Me. He 
settled in Paris in 1859. His eldest son graduated from 
Boston Law School and followed his calling in Boston. 

1. Charles Ronello, born Oct. 21, 1850, who married, 

June 17, 1881, Minnie G. Flint, and had : 

1. Flint Cummings, born Sept. 6, 1882. 

2. Gordon Wyman, born Sept. 5, 1884. 

2. George Marshall, born Dec. 12, 1852. 

3. Lot Morrill, born May 17, 1857; died June 28, 

1882. 

4. Nelson Greenleaf, born Dec. 12, 1863. 

viii. Aura Whitney, born Nov. 14, 1832; married, Aug. 23, 1854, 
Gilman L. Blake, and had Frank P., born Oct. 27, 1854. 
Mother died Oct. 13, 1855. 
ix. Ruth, born May 16, 1834; married, Dec. 16, 1874, Orison 
Glines of Greenwood, Me. 

559. x. Woodbury, born May 5, 1837. 

xi. Wellington, born May 22, 1840; died Jan. 8, 1842. 

344. ISAAC JENNINGS CUMMINGS (Joseph, 6 Daniel, 5 
Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 7, 1819, Lovinia, 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 337 

daughter of Philip and Susan (Perkins) Caldwell, born May 
17, 1801, who died at Canaan, Conn. July 28, 1885 . He died 
at Paris, Me., July 24, 1856. 

Children : 

i. Andrew S., born Dec. 9, 1820, at Gray, Me.; unmarried; 

died Oct. 21, 1840, at Minot. 
ii. Philip Caldwell, born Apr. 3, 1822; married Mar. 11, 1856, 
at Cornwall, Conn., E. Amanda Willard. Resided in 
Canaan, Ct. Children : 

1. Sherwood, bom 1858; married June 12, 1883, 

Fannie J. Cousins. 

2. Mary L-, born 1861. 

iii. Mary S., born July 20, 1823; married Feb. 10, 1845, Charles 
Maguire Blake. She married second, Colonel Simon H. 
Cummings (550). She married third, Whitmore W. 
Bowker, who died June 15, 1868. She married fourth, 
June 19, 1870, Naphtali Mason, of South Paris. Children: 

1. Charles M., (Blake) born Dec. 7, 1847; died Sept. 

6, 1849. 

2. Delphinus F, (Bowker) born Dec. 3, 1859. 

3. Charles W., (Bowker) born July 19, 1861. 

iv. Isaac W., born May 18, 1825, in Gray ; married May 4, 
1852, Eliza McCeary, who died May 27, 1857. Married 
second, Oct. 20, 1857, Mary S. Buck, of Glencoe, Minn. 
Children : 

1. Andrew F., born May 4, 1852; married , 

Cameron. Resided in Aitkin, Minn. 

2. Mary A., born Oct. 1, 1854. 

3. Josephine G., born Sept. 17, 1857; married James 

Keenan. 

4. William G., born Feb. 29, i860; died May 16, 

1863. 

5. Melville, born Apr. 14, 1863 ; married Jessie Cronk. 

Resided in Aitkin, Minn. 

6. Anna E., born Nov. 29, 1865 ; married Eugene 

Phillips, Dawson, Minn. 
v. Lovinia K, born June 7, 1827, in Minot, Me. ; died Mar. 30, 

1829. 
vi. Albert W., born Apr. 27, 1829, in Poland, Me. ; married 
Mar. 16, 1856, Emma Elizabeth Dea. Child : 

1. Estella, born Jan. 6, 1862 ; married Sept. 7, 1855, 
Leroy Smith Bishop. Resided in Sauk Center, 
Minn. Children: 

1. Albert Rowland, born July 6, 1887. 



338 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

2. Edwin Leroy, born July 6, 1887 ; died Apr. 

19, 1893. 

3. Loa May, born Mar. 24, 1890. 
vii. Lorinia Ann, born June 22, 1832. 

viii. Francis A., born Jan. 23, 1834; married Oct. 1857, Mary 
Lamphere, adopted Alice T., born June 23, 1866. Resided 
in Hartford, Ct. 

ix. Joseph F., born Dec. 1, 1835, in Minot; died June 28, 1854, 
in Paris, Me. 

x. Francine, born Nov. 1, 1838; married May 21, i860, Leon- 
ard A. Caldwell. Glencoe, Minn. 

xi. Anna A., born Sept. 17, 1847, in Oxford; died Sept. 24, 1856, 
in Paris. 

345. JOHN CUMMINGS (Elisha, Daniel, 5 Joseph, 4 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Martha Bartlett, daughter of 
Josiah and Martha (Holmes), born 1788. Resided in Albany, 
Me. (?). 

Children : 

i. Calvin, born . A son, Calvin, resided in Albany, Me. ; 

married Mar. 29, 1866, Hester A. Bartlett, of Upton. 
ii. Daniel, born . 

346. DANIEL CUMMINGS (Elisha, 6 Daniel, 5 Joseph, 4 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Abigail Bartlett, sister of his 
brother John's wife. He lived on a farm later owned by Joseph 
Tufts in Paris, Me., where he died Feb., 4, 1846, aged 66. He 
was a corporal in the war of 1812. Taxed, 1816, on $569; 
juror, 1829. 

Children : 

i. Almira, born ; '"only daughter"; married Feb. 6, 1825, 

Alvin Swift, son of Caleb and Phebe (Waterman) and 
born Nov. 10, 1799. Settled on "the Lebroke farm," 
Paris, Me. They had: 

1. Cyprian, born Sept. 5, 1825; died Nov. 18, 1847. 

2. Daniel, born Dec. 3, 1826; married July 7, 1850, 

Susan H. Jackson ; 7 children. See Paris. 

3. Abby, born May 28, 1828; married Emory E. 

Lowell. 

4. Kendall, born Jan. 28, 1830; married Ellen Tucker. 

5. Alvin, born Aug. 14, 183 1 ; married Caroline 

Paine. She died Oct. 7, 1873; 7 children. 

6. Andrew, born Sept. 1, 1833 ; died 1864. Engineer 

on Panama R. R. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 339 

7. Ansel, born Apr. 30, 1835 ; married Mary Ann 

Matthews. Resided in Waterville, Me. Three 
children. 

8. Madison, born Apr. 18, 1837. 

9. Emeline, born Aug. 6, 1839; married Nelson 

Jackson. Resided in Greenwood, Me. 
10. Chandler, born May 18, 1841 ; married Clara E. 
Rawson. 

347. ISAAC CUMMINGS (Isaac, 6 Daniel, 5 Joseph, 4 
John, 3 Isaac. 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Aug. 26, 1810, Betsy, daughter 
of Capt. Jairus and Betsy (Pratt) Shaw, born in Bridgewater, 
Mass., June 26, 1789. He settled on what is called the Jabez 
Buck farm, in Paris, Me. He was one of the town officers 
in 181 1, was taxed on $659 in 18 16 and was a juror in 1829. 
He died Dec. — , 1862. 

Children : 

560. i. Jairus Shaw, born July 6, 181 1. 

ii. Avis (or Avice) P., born June 24, 1813; married Jan. 1, 
1835, Sampson, son of Eleazer and Jane (Bryant) 
Dunham, and born Apr. 9, 181 1. She died May 24, 1868, 
and he married second, Mrs. Cinderella Crockett, and she 
had Eleazer M. 

1. Augustin S., born ; married Augusta E. 

Billings. 

2. Rosamond, born ; died at age 18. 

3. George Bates, born Sept. 23, 1844; married 

Samira Keen. 

4. Nathan, born ; married Louisa Whitman. 

iii. Aretas Haskell, born Jan. 29, 1815. 

iv. Clarissa Shaw, born Aug. 11, 1817; married Daniel Staples, 

of Oasis, Wis. 
v. Orpah Shaw, born Apr. 21, 1819; married George Crooker. 

561. vi. Erastus King, born Nov. 17, 1821. 

vii. Betsey Jane, born June 20, 1824; married Isaac C. Herrick, 

of Oasis, Wis. 
viii. Cynthia Ann, born Sept. 8, 1826; married John G. Herrick. 

Resided in Russell, Kan. 
ix. Marzena Greenwood, born Sept. 2, 1828; died Mar. 11, 1867. 
x. Isaac Nelson, born Feb. 15, 1831 ; married Sarah Knight, of 
Plainfield, Wis. 

348. GEORGE WILLIAMS CUMMINGS (Isaac,* 
Daniel/ Joseph, 3 John, 4 Isaac,- Isaac 1 ) married Lucy Pratt, 
probably daughter of Nathaniel and Lucy (Shaw) Pratt, born 



34° CUMMIXGS MEMORIAL. 

July 17, 1797. She died Dec. 25, 1840, in Woodstock, Me. 
He lived on his father's homestead until advanced in years, 
and some time after 1847 s °ld to his son-in-law, Day, and 
went to the West, where he died in Oasis, Wis., in 1870. He 
was the first plantation clerk of "the Gore," and filled the posi- 
tion for several successive years. Served in the war of 1814 
as a musician. In 1837, on division of surplus revenue in the 
plantation, received $1,830. 

Children : 

i. Caroline H., born Oct. 3, 1815 ; married Hiram Day. 
ii. Mary, born July, 1817, in Norway; married 1840, 

Reward, son of Arodus and Mary (Richmond) Bryant, 
ni. Nancy, born July, 1817, in Norway; married, 
Rev. Nathan, son of David and Abigail (Pratt) Andrews, 
and had : 

1. Miranda, born Jan. 12, 1835 ; died Mar. 20 next. 

2. Horace Cummings, born Feb. 19, 1837 ; married 

Adaline Abbot. Resided in Bethel. 

3. Lucy Ann, born Apr. 6, 1839; married Edwin E. 

Judkins. 

4. Mary Harris, born Feb. 17, 1844; married Simeon 

Webber. Resided in Harpswell. 

5. Abbie Frances, born Nov. 8, 1850; married I. G. 

Gary. Resided in South Gilead. 

6. Addie Estelle, born June 8, 1854; married Albert 

G. Ricker. 

iv. George W., born May 23, 1819, in Bethel. 

v. Jabez G., born May 26, 1822. 

vi. Albion K. Parris, born June 28, 1824. 

vii. Lucy, born Mar. 28, 1826. 

viii. Isaac, born Mar. 1, 1828. 

ix. Cornelius H, born Mar. 6, 1831. 

349. MOSES CUMMINGS' (Isaac, 6 Daniel, 5 Joseph,* 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Lydia Pratt, probably daughter 
of Nathaniel and Lucy (Shaw) Pratt, born Apr. 15, 1801. 
Served in the war of 1814. Resided in Woodstock, Me., own- 

Chixdren : 

i. Daughter, born ; married Isaac F., son of Isaac and 

Betsy (Twichell) Carey Knight. Resided in Greenwood 
and Lewiston. In History of Woodstock, said to have 
lived in Pinhook, Conn. Children: 

1. Daniel, born Jan. 9, 1836. 

2. Sarah J., born Feb. 6, 1837. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 341 

3. Charles H., born Feb. 6, 1839. 

4. Azubah, born Aug. 23,1840. , 

5. Ann M., born Apr. 11, 1842. 

6. Adelbert, born Sept. 11, 1843. 

7. Wesley C, born Feb. 23, 1845. 
562. ii. Benjamin Chandler, born July 21, 1816. 

350. DANIEL CUMMINGS (Isaac, 6 Daniel, 3 Joseph,' 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Lydia B. Bryant, probably 
daughter of Samuel and Lucy (Briggs) Bryant. He began 
a clearing in Woodstock, Me., on the hill south of North Pond, 
but subsequently removed to Greenwood. He lived for a time 
before his death at Bryant's Pond. Of twelve children, six 
died in infancy. Besides those named below, the following 
names have been mentioned : Daniel M., Barbara A., Solomon 
G. and Lewis C. 

Children : 

i. Sibyl, born -; married Solomon Swan; no children. 

Resided in Greenwood. 
563 ii. Samuel B., born July 12, 1826, in Bethel. 

iii. Elizabeth, born ; married Thomas Collins. 

iv. Lydia Ann, born ; married Lemuel Dunham. Resided 

in Greenwood, 1886, and had : 

1. Jabez W., born 1859; died 1862. 

2. Carrie E., born Feb. 25, 1863; married Ira Swan. 

Resided in Greenwood, 1886. 

3. Elvira B., born Sept. 9, 1873 ; died Aug. 2, 1886. 

4. Elton L., born ; unmarried; 1886, Green- 

wood. 

564. v. Joseph W., born 1836. 

vi. Jabez, born ; died at age 17. 

351. JOSEPH CUMMINGS (Isaac, 6 Daniel, 5 Joseph, 4 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Cinderella (Lapham) Cum- 
mings, widow of his brother, Solomon. He lived on part of 
the old homestead till his first wife died, when he married 
second, Celia Dean, and removed to Oxford, Me. 

Children : 

i. Melissa J., born Jan. 17, 1829 ; died Apr. 13, 1850. 
ii. Joseph Henry, born Oct. 31, 1831 ; died Oct. 12, 1858. 
iii. Phebe L, born Jan. 15, 1833; died July 25, 1851. 

565. iv. Moses, born Jan. 27, 1835. 

566. v. Ransom D., born Apr. 3, 1837. 



342 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

vi. Abbie H., born June 24, 1839; married May 26, 1866, Wil- 
liam A. Jones ; no children. Resided in Woodstock. 

567. vii. Nathan M., born Aug. 25, 1841. 

viii Clara, born Aug. 11, 1843; married Aug. 15, 1881, Jacob 
Sieberling, Minor, Me., a farmer. 

568. x. Roscoe W., born Dec. 14, 1846. 

352. DANIEL CUMMINGS (Daniel, 6 Daniel 5 Joseph, 4 
John,* Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Nancy, daughter of John and 
Polly (Churchill) Bird, born Sept. 11, 1798, and died Nov. 
16 (22), 1834. He married second, Lydia Pratt, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Lucy (Shaw), born Apr. 15, 1801, and widow 
of Moses Cummings (349). Neither Louisa, Samuel F., Polly 
Bird, nor Loren G., in the following list, is mentioned as en- 
rolled in the census of 1850. 

Children : 

i. Louisa, born Jan. 6, 1818. 

ii. Elvira, born Apr. 20, 1820; married Jan. 13, 1848, Otis W., 
son of William C. and Hannah (Poland) Brooks, born 
Aug. 11, 1821, in Yarmouth. He came in 1868 from Paris 
to Norway, and is a farmer, and has : 

1. William C, born Apr. 16, 1849, who married Mar. 

1, 1874, Abbie E. Bartlett, and he died June 2, 
1883. 

2. Anna C, born Feb. 17, 1852. 

3. Cora E., born Sept. 9, 1855 ; married June 28, 

1884, Henry E. Bean. 

iii. Samuel Fessenden, born May 2, 1822. 

iv. Polly Bird, born Mar. 21, 1824. 

v. Nancy Bird, born Jan. 20, 1826; married (his second wife) 
Ebenezer Harnden Goss Marshall, son of David and Sarah 
(Goss) born July 9, 1812. He had had 3 children by 
Rebecca Jane Pinley, his first wife, Sarah Jane, Mary 
Ellen and Charles Walker. Their mother died Feb. 2, 
1848. Mr. Marshall died Dec. 29, 1879. He had by his 
second wife, Nancy Bird Cummings, the following 
children : 

1. David Washington, born Mar. 30, 185 1 ; married 

Kate McKehss. 

2. Herbert Augustus, born Jan. 19, 1853; marriec 

Anna E. Merrill. 

3. Eben Harnden, born Apr. 23, 1856. 

4. Clarence Wesley, born July 16, 1859. 

5. Nathan, born Mar. 12, 1866. 

6. Alice Gertrude, born Jan. 9, 1870. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 343 

v). Edwin, born Apr. 15, 1828, living 1850 (?) 
vii. Levi Lincoln, born Nov. 25, 1832; died Feb. 1, 1834. 
viii. Daniel Lincoln, born Jan. 9, 1837; married Amanda H. 

Merrill. 
ix. Moses Orrington, born Feb. 7, 1839; married Sarah S. Part- 
ridge, probably daughter of Samuel and Eliza (Rounds) 
and born Oct. 8, 1839. He kept a livery stable in Norway, 
since 1866. Children: 

1. Ida M., born Aug. 21, i860; died July 7, 1878. 

2. Carrie E., born Jan. 15, 1865. 
x. Loren G., born Mar. 25, 1844. 

353. DAVID B. CUMMINGS (Daniel, 6 Daniel, 5 Joseph, 4 
John, 3 Isaac. 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. n, 1846, Mary A. Sweet, 
of Standish, Me. Resided in Gray, Me., and was clerk of the 
Congregational Church there. 

Children : 

i. James L, born ; married Maggie A. Nettles, Boston. 

ii. Eleanor F., born ; married Adna A. Keene, Norway. 

iii. Lewellyn D., born ; married Sept., 1878, Fanny C 

Libby, born Sept. 8, i860. Gray. 

iv. Thirza A., born ; married Fred Lovejoy, Portland. 

v. Susan S., born ; married Louis J. Frink, of Gray. 

354. AMOS CUMMINGS (Amos, 6 Daniel, 5 Joseph, 4 

John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 15, 1825, Louisa Chipman, 

born July 31. 1801, at Raymond. Me. He died at Poland, Me., 

June 18, 1872. She died there Nov. 8 1879. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth Ann, born Apr. 13, 1826, at Westbrook, Me., 

married Dec. 7, 1845, William Henry Duer, born Mar. 

29, 1823, and died Aug., 1877 ; had William Horace, born 

Jan. S, 1848, at Medford, Mass., and Edward Rutledge, 

born Feb. 25, 1851, died Aug. 20, 1839, at Poland. 

ii. Amos, born Mar. 30, 1827 ; married Feb. 6, 1848, Elinor 

Layton dishing, of Madison, Me., born Oct. 26, 1826, at 

Tamworth, N. H. Resided in Woburn, Mass., 1888. 

569. iii. Horace Lyman, born Apr. 16, 1829, at Poland, Me. 

570. iv. Willard Corydon, born Oct. 10, 1830, at Poland, Me. 

571. v. Charles Winslow, born June 6, 1832, at Poland, Me. 

572. vi. Emilius Selden, born Nov. 10, 1833, at Poland, Me. Name 

changed to Wallace E., Nov. 30, 1833. 
573- vii. James Irving, born July 6, 1834, at Poland, Me. 
574. viii. Melville Byron, born Oct. 15, 1837, at Poland, Me. 



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575. ix. Roscoe Farrington, born Dec. 2, 1839, at Poland, Me. 

x. Susan Nason, born Feb. 19, 1841, at Poland, Me. ; married 
1861, Levi Estes, of Poland, Me., born Sept. 12, 1838, and 
had Melville Byron, born July 9, 1862, and Fred Mahlon, 
born July 15.. 1864. 
xi. Francis Mahlon, born July 6, 1842, at Poland, Me. ; married 
Dec. 31, 1864, Mary Frances Young, of Poland, Me., born 
Aug. 19, 1843. He died at Poland, Me., Dec. 19, 1872. 

355. JEREMIAH CUMMINGS (Amos, 6 Daniel, 5 Joseph,* 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Mary Gilson. He was a mill- 
man, and died in Boston. 

Children : 

i. Emetine, 
ii. Elizabeth, 
iii. Charlotte. 

356. HENRY CUMMINGS (Amos, 6 Daniel, 5 Joseph,* 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Lydia E. Hallowell, who died 
Feb. 15, 1857, aged 32 years. He married second, Isabella 
Jordan. Resided in New Gloucester, Me. 

Children : 

i. Charles H., born Sept. 9, 1842, in Gray, Me. ; married Har- 
riet Carsley, and has (1) Harry F., born June 15, 1869, 
and (2) Ralph P., born Oct. 3, 1879. Photographer, 
Portland, Me. 
ii. Elizabeth S., born Mar. 23, 1845, in Gray, Me. ; married 
Charles M. Morse. She died in Gray. Children: Nellie 
and Lottie. She died Mar., 1877. 
iii. Frank, born June 1, 1849, in Turner, Me. ; married Lottie 
Bennet. Resided in New Gloucester, Me. ; a carriage 
maker. Children : 

1. Gertrude, born Feb. 7, 1878. 

2. Lillian F., born Dec. 16, 1879. 

3. Lizzie E., born Apr. 13, 1885. 

4. Earnest M., born Nov. 16, 1886. 

iv. Ella May, born Nov. 22, 1856; married Willard F. Hulett. 
Resided in New Gloucester; child, Ina May. The mother 
died Nov. 21, 1876. 

356a. AMOS SMITH CUMMINGS (Stephen, 6 Joseph, 5 

John, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married . Resided in Phil- 

lipston, Mass. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 345 

Children : 

i. Charles H., born Oct. g, 1827 ; married Mary Ann Cummings 

(357 i). He died, 
ii. James A., born Jan. 20, 1830. 
iii. Jason G., born Oct. 18, 1834. 
iv. Joel D., born July 28, 1837. 
v. Elizabeth A., born July 31, 1842. 
vi. Sumner G., born Feb. 12, 1845. 
vii. Sarah E., born Sept. 14, 1848. 
viii. Davis L., born Jan. 20, 1851. 

357. CHARLES ADAMS CUMMINGS (Stephen,' 
Joseph, 5 John, 4 John,"' Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Mar. 2, 1828, 
Eunice Rich, who died Dec. 2, 1831 ; married second, Oct. 9 
(6?), 1834, Sophronia Gregory, of Winchendon, who died 
Jan. 9, 1839; married third, Frances Maria Bowles. He was 
a teacher in Qnincy, Mass., many years, and died Feb. 25, 
1861. 

Children : 

i. Mary Ann, born Nov. 6, 1830; married Charles Henry Cum- 
mings (356a). 

ii. George Henry, born May 2, 1837; married Ford. He 

died Aug. 3, 1886. Children : 

1. Nettie Gregory, born Sept. 14, 1864; married 

Harry Crosby, of Lynn, Mass. 

2. Charles Adams, died young. 

3. Lida Cushing, died. 

4. Josie Maria. 

5. Georgia Langdon. 

iii. Abby Frances, born Feb. 24, 1844; unmarried, 
iv. Susan Maria, born Oct. 17, 1845; unmarried. 
v. Anna Bradley, born Jan. 11, 1853; married Isaiah W. Perk- 
ins. She died May 4, 1893. Children : 

1. Ethel Anita, born Sept. 21, 1880. 

2. Grace Bradley, born Sept. 21, 1880. 

3. Lawrence, born Nov. 21, 1884. 

4. Ralph Mitchell, born Feb. 17, 1889. 

5. Edith, born Mar. 23, 1891. 

358. WILLIAM FRARY CUMMINGS (Samuel, 9 
Joseph, 5 John, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 19, 1827, 
Joanna, daughter of Joseph and Sylvia Davis, born at Shutes- 
bury, Me., Nov. 16, 181 1. and died in Keene, N. H., Mar. 7, 
185 1. He married second, Dec. 28, 1852, Ann Gregory, daugh- 



346 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

ter of Henry L. Vane (Richards?) Gregory, of Sand Lake, 
N. Y., born May 7, 1820. About 1820 he moved to Westport 
or Savoy, Mass., and in 1850 to Athol, Mass. He died in 
Keene, Oct. 12, 1865. 

Children: 

i. Sylvia Ann, born Aug. 19, 1828, at Athol; married in 
Gilsum, N. H., Aug. 10, 1852, Ira L., son of Silas and 
Susanna Morse, of Fftzwilliam, N. H., and born Aug. 
19, 181 5. Lived in Gilsum, N. H., and then removed to 
Fitzwilliam. Children: 

i. Ira Alfred, born June 2, 1853; died Aug. 11, 1865. 
2. Williams Ansel, born May 30, 1863 ; died July 30, 

1865. 
ii. Mary Seveah, born Jan. 29, 1833; died Orange, Mass., Feb. 

9, 1849- 
Joseph William, born Nov. 1, 1837, Savoy, Vt. ; married 
1858, in Gilsum, N. H., Lorinsa Morse, born May 28, 1842, 
in Winhall, Vt. Enlisted in 14th New Hampshire Regi- 
ment, Co. C, 1862, and served to the end of the war. He 
is a carpenter, and resides in Keene, N. H. ; and his 
children are : 

1. Mary J., torn Apr. 12, i860, in Keene; married 
Nov. 5, 1876, Henry Fassell, born May 12, 1850, 
in Swanzey, N. H. ; one son, Warren H., born 

Mar. 2, 1880. 

2. Lizzie Maria, born June 9, 1862; married Nov. 5, 
1881, Robert L. Page, and has Levi W., born 
Oct. 8, 1882 (or 1883). 

3. Emma Louisa, born July 18, 1866. 

4. Fred James, born Jan. 30, 1868. 

5. George Williams, born May 25, 1874, in Swanzey. 



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358a. JOSIAH SPARROW CUMMINGS (Daniel, 
Joseph. 5 John, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Rebecca M. At- 
wood. He died June 29, 1863, at West Newton, Mass. Re- 
sided at Orleans, Mass. Sea-captain. 

Children : 

i. Joseph, born Oct. 3, 1836; died May 21, 1853. 

ii. Mary R., born Dec. 22, 1838; married Richard Haines. 

1. Allen. 

2. Harry. 

iik Albertiene E., born Aug. 19, 1842; married William 
Jamerson. 

1. Bessie. 

2. William. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 347 

iv. Edward E., born Sept. 19, 1843; died Nov. 17. 
v. Josiah E., born Oct. 16, 1844; married Jennie L. Snow. 
Resided in Marlboro, Mass. 

1. Frank E., born Dec. 17, 1868. 

2. George, born Nov. 17, 1872; died Apr. 17, 1888. 

3. Jennes S., born Apr. 14, 1873. 

4. Albert, bom Sept. 8, 1882; died Dec. 28, 1893. 

vi. Loring S., born Aug. 17, 1847; married Nancy Becker, and 

had Edward, 
vii. Charles N., born Aug. 5, 1850; died Mar. 26, 1851. 
viii. Helen H., born Jan. 30, 1852 ; married Henry Deland ; 4 

girls. 

358b. DANIEL CUMMINGS (Daniel, 6 Joseph, 5 John, 4 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Sarah A. . 

Children : 

i. Olive E., born July 1, 1843; married Moses Howe. Resided 

in Gardner, Mass. 
ii. Daniel J., born Sept. 1, 1846; married Mary E. 

1. Eva. 

2. William. 

iii. May A., born July 12, 1848; married Merrill D. Gay. Re- 
sided in Winchendon, Mass. 
iv. Lydia M., born Nov. 6, 1853; died June 13, 1890. 

v. E L., born Dec. 4, 1856. 

vi. Alice S., born Mar. 15, 1859; married E. Sparrow. 
vii. Sarah E, born Feb. 1, 1861 ; married John H. Tafts. Re- 
sided in Salem, Mass. 
viii. Celestia L., born May 22, 1864, 
ix. Julia L., born Apr. 8, 1869. 

359. CALVIN CUMMINGS (Daniel, 6 Joseph, 5 John, 4 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 25, 1848, Mary Frances, 
daughter of James Freeman, of Orleans, Mass. He followed 
the sea for nine years till his marriage, when he became a car- 
penter. From 1855 to 1872 he lived in Kankakee, 111., but 
returned to Orleans and died there Sept. 25, 1872. 

Children : 

i. Arthur Richmond, born Apr. 1, 1854, at Orleans; Canby, 

Or. (?). 
ii. Charles Freeman, born July 31, 1858, at Kankakee; married 
June 20, 1888, Eleanor Emma, daughter of William Boyd, 
of Ayrshire, Scotland. He is a printer, Cambridgeport, 
Mass., and has Margaret Eleanor, born May 20, 1889, 



348 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

and Dorothy Quincy, born Aug. 26, 1892, and died Aug. 

31, 1895- 
iii. William Freeman Sparrow, born May 9, 1863; married 
June 18, 1891, Cordelia Johnston, daughter of James M. 
and Jane A. (Fowler) French, of Cambridge. Resided 
in Quincy, (Atlantic) Mass., and had Doris Estelle, born 
Jan. 17, 1894, in Quincy. 

359a. GEORGE W. CUM MINGS (Daniel 6 Joseph, 5 
John, 4 John, 8 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Sukey Freeman. He 
married second, Delilah Mayo. 
Children : 

i. George W., born Oct. 12, 1847; died i860. 

ii. Susan Ella, born July 19, 1852; married George James 

Aldrich. Resided in Upton, Mass. 
iii. Catherine N., born Aug. 11, 1854. 
iv. Charles R., born Feb. 25, 1857; died i860. 

v. Frank M., born Mar. 31, i860; married Ida A. . 

Resided in Millville, Mass. Children: 

1. Irvin R., born Dec. 29, 1883. 

2. Bertha A., born Sept. 21, 1885 ; died May 16, 1886. 
vi. Fred L-, born Mar. 31, i860; married Susan E. Snow. Re- 
sided in East Orleans, Mass. Children: 

1. Alton W., born June 21, 1883. 

2. Mary E., born Feb. 10, 1884. 

3. George W., born June 13, 1886. 

4. Harold R., born June 28, 1889. 

5. Mabel E., born Apr. 27, 1893. 

360. EBENEZER CUMMINGS (Ebenezer, 6 David, 6 

David, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 6, 1804, Ruth 

Skilton, of Burlington, born Nov. 1, 1778. He died Jan. 12, 

1845. She died Feb. 11, 1852, in Woburn. 

Children : 

i. Ebenezer, born Apr. 29, 1805; died Sept. 10, 1818. 
ii. Emeline, born Jan. 17, 1808; married May 26, 1829, Deacon 
John Marion, of Burlington, Mass., born Apr. 7, 1807. 
She died July 10, 1879. He died 1883. Children: 

1. John Ebenezer, born June 2, 1831 ; married Sept. 

30, i860, Celia Lorina Hills, of Hubbardston. 
Resided at Stoneham. He was a teacher. 

2. Henry Skilton, born June 12, 1833; married Nov. 

24, 1859, Frances Maria Carter, born May 17, 
1839, in Bellerica, and have : 

1. Francis Carter, born Nov. 1, 1863. 

2. Harriet Emeline, born July 14, 1869. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 349 

3. Charles William, born Dec. 19, 1837; married 

Sept. 20, 1863, Amelia Staples, Bradford, and 
have : 

1. Fred Lucius, born July 20, 1864. 

2. Charles Walter, born Oct. 1, 1865. 

3. Harry Elmer, born Aug. 14, 1866. 

4. Emma Josephine, born June 21, 1870; 

died Oct. 19, 1870. 

4. Mary Emeline, born July 25, 1841 ; married Nov. 

5, 1865, Wm. Christopher Columbus Colgate, 
Woburn and have : 

1. Arthur Marion, born Oct. 10, 1866. 

2. Herbert William, born Sept. 30, 1868. 

5. Leonard Wheeler, born Dec. 21, 1847; married 

Mar. 7, 1872, Sarah Nixon Warren, Framing- 
ham. 

6. Frank Hartwell, born Mar. 11, 1853; married Aug. 

31, 1879, Clara Trull Thompson, Stoneham, and 
had: 

1. John Trull, born Sept. 19, 1882. 

2. Bertha Thompson, born Sept. 8, 1884. 

361. JOHN CUMMINGS (Ebenezer, 6 David, 5 David, 4 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 2, 181 1, Marcia Richard- 
son, of Woburn, Mass.. born June 26, 1793. He died June 8, 
1867. She died June 8, 1822. He was a farmer and a tanner. 
Subsequently he made a specialty of enameled leather, carried 
on a large business and taught very many young men, who 
became prominent in the general line of leather working. 

Children : 

576. i. John, born Oct. 19, 1812. 

ii. Nancy, born Dec. 16, 1814; married (published) Mar. 1, £835, 
Jonathan Bowers Winn, born Aug. 24, 181 1, son of Wil- 
liam and Rebecca (Walker) Winn. She died Mar., 1864. 
Dealer in leather in Boston. Resided in Woburn. He 
died Dec. 12, 1873. Two children : 

1. Marcia, born Aug. 25, 1836; married E. D. Hay- 

den, of Cambridge, born Dec. 27, 1833. He 
graduated from Harvard in 1854. Paymaster 
U. S. N. Member of legislature of Massa- 
chusetts, 1880-82. Member of Congress, 1884. 
She died Jan., 1863. 

2. Charles Bowers, born May 15, 1838, and died 

Dec. 19, 1875. 

577. iii. Cyrus, born Sept. 21, 1817. 



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John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 20, 1814, Hannah Vinton, 
362. DAVID CUMMINGS (Ebenezer, 6 David, 5 David, 4 
born in Stoneham, Mass., July 17, 1793. He died in Win- 
chester, Mass., May 13, 1850. She died in Philadelphia, Jan. 
6, 1871. 

Children : 

i. Nancy P., born Jan. 13, 1816, in Tewksbury; married, Nov. 

18, 1840, Jonathan C. Rogers, born July , 1812, and 

died Oct. 27, 1845. She married second, Oct. 29, 1856, 
John Buckman of Stoneham, Mass., born June — , 1801 , 
died July 11, 1874. She died May 12, 1893. She had: 

1. Colby P. (Rogers), born Dec. 7, 1844, at Win- 

chester, and died there Mar. 31, 1846. 

2. Martha E. (Buckman) born Oct. 29, 1858, in 

Stoneham; died Sept. 16, i860. 
ii. Martha Merritt, born July 25, 1817, in Tewksbury; married 
May 6, 1834, William White of Roxbury. She died Jan. 
11, 1839, at West Hampton, Mass. He married second, 
, and removed to Missouri. She had: 

1. Elizabeth, born July 7, 1835; married David 

Adams and living, a widow, in Westboro, Mass., 
in 1883. 

2. Ellen, born Sept. 11, 1836; died May 14, 1839. 

iii. Adeline J., born Apr. 18, 1819, in Tewksbury; married Oct. 
2, i860, Ephraim W. Connor of Philadelphia. No chil- 
dren. 

iv. David Warren, born Dec. 4, 1821 ; died Jan. 9, 1840. Lost 
overboard from bark Desdemona in South Atlantic, near 
Rio Janeiro. He was shipped for a whaling voyage. 
578. v. Charles Howe, born Feb. 16, 1823. 

vi. Henry K., born Apr. 4, 1825 ; married, Oct. 21, 1856, Louisa 

W. Rice of Philadelphia. No children, 
vii. Francis George, born Jan. 8, 1827; unmarried; died in 

Triunfo, Lower California, May 17, 1869. 
viii. Walter Bailey, born Feb. 8, 1830. Resided in San Francis- 
co; unmarried. Owner of a ranch in San Mateo, Cal. 

ix. Sarah E., born Aug. 1, 1833, in Camden, N. J. ; died Sept. 
22, 1850, in Philadelphia. 

363. JOSHUA CUMMINGS (Ebenezer, 6 David, 5 David,* 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 16, 1813, Desire Hartwell 
Richardson, born Nov. 4, 1794, and died June 9, 1873. Tanner 
and currier at Burlington, Mass. He died July 26, 1872. 



cummings memorial,. 351 

Children : 

i. Louisa, born Oct. 28, 1814; died Apr. 23, 1855. 

579. ii. Henry, born Apr. 6, 1816. 

iii. Lucy R, born Dec. 8, 1826; married, Aug. 2, 1849, Franklin 

Cutler, of Burlington, born Aug. 25, 1822. Farmer, 
iv. Harriet N., born Aug. 1, 1829; died Aug. 10, 1861. 

364. SAMUEL CUMMINGS (Ebenezer, 6 David, 5 David,* 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 20, 1820, Joanna Simonds, 
of Woburn, Mass., daughter of Jonathan and Phebe Simonds, 
born Mar. 7, 1794, and died Jan. 26, 1866. He died Oct. 20, 
1847. He was a farmer in Woburn. 

Children : 

580. i. Ebenezer, born Oct. 26, 1820. 

ii. Phebe Simonds, born Apr. 25, 1825; married, Jan. 6, 1848, 
John R. Lane, born July 10, 1824. She died July 25, 1880. 
Resided in Bedford, Mass. 

365. DANIEL CUMMINGS (Ebenezer, 6 David, 5 David,* 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, June 1, 1817, Abigail, daugh- 
ter of Jacob and Lucretia (Richardson) Wright, born Apr. 
28, 1797. He resided, first, in Bedford, where his first three 
children were born; afterward in Lexington, near where Bed- 
ford and Burlington corner on Lexington. Tanner till 1826, 
and afterward farmer. (He was said to be living in 1868?). 

Children : 

i. Daniel, born Aug. 3, 1817; married Julia Fowle, born 1827. 
They had : 

1. William Fowle, born Oct. i, 1847. 

2. Francis, born . 

3. Mary E., born Oct. 6, 1850. 

4. Daniel Sumner, born Oct. 29, 1854; married Edna 

Skinner, of Lynn. 
ii. Abigail, born July 17, 1819; married, April 19, 1842, Charles 
Flagg, of Woburn, born Jan. 31, 1819. Shoe-cutter in 
Woburn. He enlisted in 5th Massachusetts Volunteers, 
Co. G. in Newbern campaign and had : 

1. Abby A., born Mar. 3, 1844; married Charles A. 
Pierce, born Mar. 7. 1843- Shoemaker. 
•ii. William, born Feb. 22, 1822. 
iv. George, born Nov. 24, 1823; died Mar. 18, 1871. 
v. Oliver Waterman, born Dec. 22, 183O. 



352 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

366. MOSES CUMMINGS (Ebenezer, 6 David, 5 David," 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 11, 1824, Harriet Cutler, 
born Apr. 27, 1807, and died Aug. 19, 1887. He died Sept. 9 
(10?), 1840. Lived in Woburn. 

i. Harriet, born Apr. 22, 1825 ; married, Feb. 16, 1843, Ebenezer 
N. Blake, son of Dr. Thomas Dawes and Martha Norton 
Blake, and in the 7th generation from William Blake, born 
July 30, 1817, at Farmington, Me. He lived in Woburn 
from 1839 to his death, Mar. 12, 1891. He had held many 
town offices of trust. 

1. Emma Louisa, born June 13, 1847; married Feb. 

18, 1882, Jos. B. Parker, born Hollis, N. H., 
Sept. 1, 1849 graduated D. C. 1869. Lawyer and 
Real Estate, Nashua, N. H. 

2. Warren Norton, born Jan. (Feb.?) 4, 1851. 

Partner with his father; two years at Tufts 
College. 

3. George Freeman, born July 11, 1853; died Apr. II, 

1855. 

4. Isabel Frost, born Feb. 4, 1856; married Roderick 

B. McDonald. 

5. Harriet Cummings, born May 18, 1859. Gradu- 

ated from Wellesley College 1880. Boston 
Public Library. 

6. Charles Edward, born Dec. 17, i860; died Nov. 3, 

1862. 

7. Harrison Gray, born Jan. 26, 1864. Graduated 

from Harvard, 1886; Medical School 1888. 
Married Feb. 19, 1890, Isabella B. Dodge. 
Resided in Woburn. 
ii. Moses Warren, born Jan. 29, 1827; married, Apr. 24, 1851, 

Isabel L. Tucker. No children. He died Nov. 5, 1852. 
iii. Infant, born May 8, 1828; died May 11, following. 
581. iv. James Otis, born May 26, 1829. 

v. Mary, born Nov. 4, 1830; married, July 11, 1850, Lewis Shaw, 
born Roxbury, Mass., Dec. 31, 1813, and died Feb. 21, 1879. 
Tanner, Woburn. 

1. Edward Lewis, born June 4, 1853; married, Feb. 

18, 1875, Nellie S. Thompson, born July — , 
1854, and had Sybil, born Feb. 15, 1877, and 
Marion, born Aug. 16, 1881. Leather, Boston. 

2. Charles Clifford, born Apr. 7, 1858; married 

Carrie N. Wheelock of Clinton, and had : 
1. Infant, born Oct. 25, 1881 ; died same day. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 353 

2. Novello, born Feb. 2, 1883; died Aug. 16, 

1885. 

3. Lewis. 

3. John Warren, born Dec. 22, 1869. 
vi. Martha, born Apr. 22, 1832; married, Apr. 26, 1852, Parker 
Eaton of Woburn, a tanner and currier, and had: 

1. Nathan Wyman, born Nov. 16, 1855; married Nov. 
16, 1878, Nellie Thompson, of Sanford, Me., 
born Dec. 31, 1856. He was a salesman in the 
clothing trade. They had : 

1. Frank Ingalls, born Nov. 5, 1879. 

2. Parker L., born Aug. 27, 1882. 

3. Helen Margaret, born Sept. 6, 1883. 

4. Nathan Wyman, born Mar. 21, 1886. 

582. vii. Eustace, born Apr. 22, 1834. 

viii. John Hartwell, born Dec. 21, 1837; married, June 28, 1865, 
Martha B. Smith, of Lexington, born June 28, 1841. He 
was partner with his brother Eustace, as a tanner. He 
died at Woburn, Sept. 9, 1888. Their children were : 

1. Ida Frances, born Aug. 5, 1866. 

2. Harriet, born Mar. 13, 1874; died young. 

583. ix. Everett, born Nov. 7, 1838. 

x. Adeline, born May 10, 1840; married, Nov. 27, 1862, Griffin 
Place, of Louisville, Ky. Moved to Woburn, 1858, in the 
employ of Lewis Shaw, but in the leather business for 
himself, 1864. Their son, Everett G., born Oct. 19, 1863, 
was foreman for his father at Bethel, Vt, and married 
Alice G. Dow and have four children. 

367. HON. DAVID CUMMINS (David, 6 Samuel, 5 
David, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Aug. 13, 1812, Sally, 
daughter of Daniel and Sarah (Peabody) Porter, born Apr. 
I, 1786, and died Feb. 2, 1814; married second, Aug. 17, 1815, 
Catharine Kittredge, daughter of Dr. Thomas and Susanna 
(Osgood) Kittredge, and sister of Dr. Joseph, of Andover, 
Mass.; married third, Oct. 17, 1825, Maria T. Kittredge, sister 
of second wife. He died March 30, 1855. He entered Phillips 
Academy at Andover in 1795, was graduated at Dartmouth 
College in 1806. read law with Hon. S. Putnam, of Salem, 
and began practice there. After some years he removed to 
Springfield, Mass. He was for many years judge of the Court 
of Common Pleas for Norfolk County, residing at Dorchester, 
where he died. 



354 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

"David Cummings, a man of strong powers and prominent 
at the bar, is well known for his ardent natural eloquence at 
public meetings and in addresses to juries. His pure and noble 
spirit and transparent character secured the respect and con- 
fidence of all, while his genial ingenuousness, freshness of 
thought, acuteness of perception, keen but playful and be- 
nignant satire and an enthusiasm all his own delighted every 
circle in which he moved." — Charles W. Upham, in Memoir 
of Francis Peabody. 

Children : 

i. William Porter, born Mar. — , 1812 (3?) ; died Sept. 2, 1814. 
aged 19 months. 

ii. Francis, born May 19, 1816. Harvard University, 1835, At- 
torney in Springfield and Dorchester; died Oct. 3, 1849. 
Unmarried. 

iii. Catherine Kittredge, born Aug. 23, 1818. 

iv. Helen Franklin, born July 2, 1824; married July 25, 1843, at 
Springfield, Mass., Hon. Edmund P. Tileston, whose first 
wife was Sarah McLean Boies by whom he had seven 
children. He was born in Dorchester, Mass., Aug. n, 
1805 ; and died June 17, 1873. By this marriage were 
born: 

1. Grace, born July 7, 1844; married, June 30, 1868, 

Henry A. Rice, Jr. 

2. Florence, born Nov. 7, 1847 ; married, Nov. 8, 1873, 

Munroe Chickering. 

3. Katharine, born Sept. 22, 1858. 

v. Maria Susanna, born Apr. 9, 1827; died Oct. 1, 1866, in 
Dorchester. She was educated at the school of Mrs. 
Sedgwick in Lenox. Suffered not a little from ill health. 
From 1850 onward became a popular writer, contributing 
to the Atlantic and other magazines. Of her first novel 
"The Lamplighter," 1854, 40,000 copies were sold in two 
months ; other stories from her skilful pen were : "Mabel 
Vaughan," 1857, "El Fureidis," i860, and "Haunted 
Hearts," 1864. 

584. vi. Thomas Kittredge, born May 12, 1829. 
vii. Martha Ann, born Feb. 12, 1832. 

viii. Horace, born Apr. 4, 1834 ; died Apr. 14, 1856, at Dunbarton, 
Scotland. 

368. SAMUEL CUMMINGS (David, 6 Samuel, 5 David, 4 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married (published June 17, 1825) 
Joanna Andrews, of West Gloucester, Mass., born Feb. 28, 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 355 

1805. He died in Dan vers Sept. 9, i860. She died March 

26, 1875. He was a successful teacher and familiarly known 

as "Master Sam." He inherited the Cave property in Middle- 
town, Mass. 

Children : 

i. David, born June 24, 1827 ; married, July 28, 1852, Oliver C. 
Ross, of Shapleigh, Me. Shoe dealer and manufacturer. 
High street, Boston. No children. 
ii. Samuel Augustus, born Nov. 4, 1829; married, Aug. 18, 
1859, Julia Ann Perley, of Boxford, and had one daughter 
Julia Augusta, born Nov. 26, i860. Shoe knife manufac- 
turer. Resided in Madison, Wis., at one time. 
iii. Charlotte Porter, born Dec. 30, 1832; died Mar. 21, 1853, of 
scarlet fever, "on the eve of her marriage." 

585. iv. Sylvester, born Nov. 20, 1835. 

586. iv. Porter Emerson, born July 6, 1839. 

vi. Joanna Pamela, born Oct. 17, 1841 ; unmarried; died Mar. 
26, 187S. 

369. SYLVESTER CUMMINGS (David, 6 Samuel, 5 
David,* John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Apr. 15, 181 5, Judith, 
daughter of Elijah and Eunice (Conant) Cummings, (150 iii). 
He died in Boxford, Mass., Apr. 17, i860. She died there 
Dec. 26, 1863. He was a farmer. 

Children : 

i. Hiram, born Feb. 1, 1816; died next day. 
ii. Judith A., born Mar. 28, 1820, in Topsfield; married, Apr. 
12, 1843, Erastus Smith, son of Josiah and Catharine 
(Adams) Smith, of Carthage, Me. She died in George- 
town, Mass., Mar. 31, 1880. She inherited her father's 
place in Boxford, Mass and sold it. Children: 

1. Sylvester Cummings, born Mar. 21, 1844; died Jan. 

14, 1870. 

2. Walter E, born July 8, 1847 ; died June 22, 1852. 

3. Catharine, A., born July 10, 1848; died Oct. 12th 

following. 

4. Susan, E. born Dec. 14, 1849; died Aug. 15, 1877. 

5. Mary M., born June 22, 185 1 ; died Aug. 30 fol- 

lowing. 

6. Georgianna E, born Nov. 6, 1852; died Jan. 2, 

1853. 

7. Walter E., born Sept. 22, 1853 ; died Apr. 6, 1876. 

8. Ennice R., born May 14, 1855 ; died Oct 2, fol- 

lowing. 



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g. Mary L-, born Dec. 6, 1856; married Apr. 1878. 
Had: 

1. Chester, born Mar. 14, 1882. 

10. Elvin, born Apr. 5, 1858 ; died June 28, following. 

11. Agnes, M., born Aug. 23, i860; married, Mar. 12, 

1882, Walter E. Smith. 
iii. Maria F., born Feb. 7, 1827 ; married, Dec. 25, 1849, Stephen 
Peabody, born Jan 25, 1822, son of Samuel and Mary 
(Bradstreet) Peabody, of Boxford, Mass. He was a 
teacher for some twenty-five years, chiefly in Newbury- 
port, Mass. She died Dec. 15, 1858. He married second 
Nov. 26, 1863, Tammy B. Smith, of Newburyport. He 
lived on the Topsfield homestead till 1829. Sold to the 
Endicott family and removed to Bald Pate, Georgetown. 
He died Apr. 17, i860. 

1. Mary Judith, born June, 1851, in Boxford. 

2. Nancy Maria, born Oct. 7, 1853 ; married, May 16, 

1875, Horace Plummer and had : 

1. Harriet born May 19, 1876. 

2. Stephen Cummings, born Nov. 21, 1877. 

3. Agnes Maria, born Dec. 31, 1S79. 

4. Enoch Albert, born June 22, 1882. 

5. Susan Jane, born May 8, 1884. 

3. Samuel Sylvester, born July 17, 1858. 

iv. Susan E., born Jan. 15, 1830; married, Aug. 6, 1851, William 
L. Thompson. She died in Georgetown, Mass., Dec. 25, 
1858. Mr. Thompson was son of Daniel and Persis Ma- 
tilda (Ladd) Thompson of Newbury, Vt. Their children 
were: 

1. William Sylvester, born Apr. 10, 1853, in New- 

buryport, Mass., and married Ellen N. Blossom. 

2. George Ladd, born Apr. 18, 1855 ; married Amelia 

Boardman. 

3. Charles Cummings, born Jan. 7, 1858. 

370. DANIEL CUMMINGS (Jonathan, 6 Jonathan. 6 
David, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Dec. 7, 1843, Amanda 
Challis, born June 1, 1823, in Boone County, Mo., and died 
Mar. 12, 1881. When a boy he lived with his uncle, Daniel, 
in Andover, Mass., 1811-12; afterwards with Dr. Josiah Little, 
who married his sister, Mary. He was at one time sheriff of 
Oxford County, Me. In the fall of 1836 he removed West 
and settled in Tuscumbia, Mo. In 1869 he visited his old 
home in Norway. He was an enterprising, genial, warm- 
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CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. ' 357 

agent. He was a member of the Masonic Order and of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church. His death occurred July 14, 
1885. 

Children : 

i. Mary Elizabeth, born Oct. 19, 1844; died Apr. 1, 1846. 

ii. Martha Elizabeth, born Mar. 23, 1847 ; married, 

iii. Eliza Abby, born Apr. 19, 1849; married, 

iv. Edward Little, born Sept. 25, 185 1. 

v. Francis Little, born Feb. 21, 1854. 

vi. Lucy Adeline, born Jan. 12, 1858. 

vii. Son, born Nov. 22, 1862; did not live, 

viii. Daughter, born Nov. 22, 1862, did not live. 

ix. Maria Brooks, born Sept. 12, 1864; married. 

x. Son, born Jan. 23, 1868 ; died next day. 

xi. William Merrill, born Dec. 5, 1868. 

371. NATHAN CUMMINGS (Stephen, Jonathan, 
David, 4 John, 3 Isaac,- Isaac 1 ) married Oct. 11, 1824, Emily 
Illsley, daughter and only child of Isaac Illsley, who was col- 
lector of customs for the Portland district for 27 years. She 
died Dec. 10. 1870. He died July 15, 1878. Mr. Cummings 
was graduated at Bowdoin College in 181 7. He studied law 
with Hon. Stephen Longfellow and was admitted to practice 
in 1820. In 1822, at the invitation of the town authorities, 
he delivered the Fourth of July oration. In 1830 he became a 
director of the Casco Bank and held the position till his death. 
He was an active member of the Whig party, and in 1840 re- 
ceived from President Harrison the appointment of collector 
of the port ; from this office he was removed by President Tyler 
in 1843. I 11 J 848 he became a partner of Joseph C. Noyes in 
the flour business. This business was successful, but home 
and books had greater attractions and he retired. He was a 
member of the Maine Historical Society; a worshipper in the 
first parish church from his youth. In his youth he belonged 
to a rifle corps, noted for its social gatherings, at which the 
best wits of the town were wont to gather. By the death of 
Mr. Illsley in 1853, Mr. and Mrs. Cummings came into pos- 
session of a large property, including the old Illsley farm at 
Back Cove, owned and retained in the family for over 120 
years, and the Illsley mansion on Spring street. 



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Children : 

i. Isaac Illsley, born July 16, 1825; married, Sept. 30, 1873, 
Mrs Justelle D. Barbour. Graduated Harvard Univer- 
sity, 1846, and in Medicine, 1849; died Oct. 13, 1887, at 
Poitland. Spoken of in local notice as "an accomplished 
gentleman." Jennie Sherwood, daughter of Mrs. I. I. 
Cummings, married, July 26, 1887, Charles E., son of the 
late Justice Woods, Washington, D. C. 

ii. Eleanor, born May 5, 1828; died July 27, 1830. 

iii. Charlotte Augusta, born June 23, 1830; married Oct. 26, 
1864, James F. Miller, who died Dec. 1873. 

iv. Augustus, born Nov. 30, 1831 ; unmarried, 1887, taxed in 
Portland for $532.30. 

v. Stephen Henry, born Sept. 18, 1834; married, Oct. 24, 1863, 
Harriet N. Thompson, of Waterford, Me., who died July 
25, 1878. 

372. STEPHEN CUMMINGS (Stephen, 6 Jonathan, 8 
David, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. 3, 1825, Fanny, 
daughter of William Clark and Sophia (Fuller) Whitney, of 
Norway, born Jan. 5, 1803, and died Jan. 10, 1872. He died 
in Norway, Me., Apr. 11, 1863. He spent a few years in 
Bethel, but for the most of his life lived in Norway. He was 
a farmer. 

Children: 

i. William Clark Whitney, born Mar. 2, 1826; married Harriet 

Buxton, of Portland; married second, 1864, Elvira Jud- 

kins. Children by first marriage : Samuel, who died young 

and Fanny. The latter resided in Boston. He died in 

Paris, Me., about 1885. 
ii. Sumner, born Apr. 10, 1828; died 1852. 
iii. Frances Ellen, born Jan. 19, 1830; married Otis True; one 

child, Daniel. He resided in Lovell. She died about 1871, 

in Fryeburg, Me. 
iv. Stephen Henry, born Jan. 2, 1832; married, 1869, Mary L. 

Loring, of Topsfield, Me., she died in Norway, Jan. 17, 

1873. 
587. v. Charles Bradley, born Dec. 18, 1834. 

vi. John M., born Oct. 15, 1840 (Oct. 16, 1845?); unmarried. 
Resided in Norway and kept stables at Norway, South 
Paris and Rnmford. 

vii. Harriet Cushman, born ; married, Nov. 8, 1869, Henry 

Charles Tibbetts, son of Charles and Drusilla (Richard- 
son) Tibbetts, born July 22, 1841. Resided Fryeburg, Me., 
where he is a dealer in real estate and lumber, and a 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 359 

merchant. He was a member of the class of 1862 in Dart- 
mouth College, but left in the sophomore year on account 
of trouble with his eyes. Children : 

1. Ellen F., born Nov. 24, 1870. 

2. Edith L., born Dec. 15, 1872. 

373. DR. JOHN MORLAND CUMMINGS (Stephen, 6 
Jonathan, 5 David, 4 John. 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, June 6, 1849, 
Harriet Lucy Corser. Graduated at Bowdoin College in 1833. 
He was a physician, but in 1843 became a farmer on Richmond 
Island, near Portland, Me. He died at Cape Elizabeth, Mar. 
28, 1878. 

Children : 

i. Son, born , 1858; died young. 

ii. Sumner, born ; married and divorced. Resided in. 

Saco, Me. 

1. Daughter, born June 2"], 1885. 

374. ALANSON CUMMINGS (Archelaus, 6 Archelaus, 5 
David, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 1, 1828, Mary 
Hartwell, who died Oct. 21, 1874. He died July 31, 1886. Re- 
sided at Compton, P. Q. 

Children : 

i. Lucy A. W., born Nov. 24, 1828; married, July 1, 1851, Ira 
Carr. Children : 

1. Willie L-, born Oct. 29, 1855; married, Dec. 30, 
1880, Nellie J. Hartwell, and had : 

1. Mary R, born Feb. 4, 1884. 

2. Frederic E., born May 21, 1885. 

3. James L-, born June 10, 1889. 

ii. Louisa M., born Apr. 13, 1841 ; married, June 24, 1861, Josiah 
Huntington, Compton P. Q., and had : 

1. Charles E., born Dec. 28, 1861 ; died July 19, 1863. 

2. Ira A., born Oct. 7, 1864; died June 22, 1865. 

3. Bennie L-, born Feb. 8, 1868 ; died Aug. 24, 1883. 

4. Ida M., born Mar. 25, 1870; married, Aug. 28, 

1888, Dudley Spofford and had : 
1. Everett M, born May 31, 1889. 

5. Lucy C, born Dec. 28. 1877; died Oct. 6, 1882. 

6. Winfield L-, born Jan. 21, 1879. 

7. John A., born Oct. 11, 1881. 

iii. Archelaus, born Dec. 7, 1843 ; died Dec. 31, 1843. 
iv. Charles W., born Aug. 18, 1844; died Mar. 2, 1873. 



360 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

375. ARCHELAUS CUMMINGS (Archelaus, 6 Arche- 
laus, 5 David, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Mary H. Fletcher. 
Resided at Colebrook, N. H. 

Children : 

i. Arthur C, born ; died. 

588. ii. Edward Norris, born Apr. 3, 1837. 

iii. Augusta P., born June 7, 1839; married 1861, Charles Par- 
sons, of Colebrook, N. H. They had : 

1. Mary, born June 17, 1867, in Colebrook; married 
Joseph Pierce July 8, 1886, and had: Ellen, born 
Aug. - 18S9. 
2. Charles, born Feb. 6, 1871. 
iv. Anna, born May — , 1854; married, 1875, John W. Bucking- 
ham, Boston, Mass., and had : 
1. John, born Dec. 12, 1878. 

376. SUMNER CUMMINGS (Archelaus, 6 Archelaus. 6 
David, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Dec. 22, 1849, Helen 
Marr, born Jan. 14, 1829, daughter of William and Harriet 
Thompson Loomis. He died Feb. 22, 1888. 

Children : 

i. Edward S., born Feb. 28, 1857 ; married, Jan. 30, 1875, Carrie 
A. Day. He died Nov. 14, 1887. He was a printer; editor 
of the Colebrook News and Sentinel, correspondent of the 
Boston Journal, and respected as a citizen. Children : 

1. Rena Loomis, born Feb. 9, 1876. 

2. Henry Lyman, born June 10, 1877. 

377. GEORGE CUMMINGS (David, G Richard. 5 Samuel,' 1 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Sept. 2, 1827, Freelove Ded- 
man, died Feb. 22, 1839, aged 31. He married second, May 3, 
1839, Avis Hills, widow of Sanford Hills, and daughter of 
Spencer and Hannah (Woodcock) Walcott, born Sept. 3, 
1799, and died Apr. 8, 1877. She had had six children by her 
first husband. George Cummings died Feb. — , 1877. 

Children : 

i. Loana, born June 24, 1828; died Sept. 11 next, 
i. Loammi Dedman, born Sept. 2, 1829; married, June 7, 1877, 
Eveline Eastman. No children. He died Sept. 17, 1885. 

589. iii. George Ethel, born Jan. 29, 1832. 

iv. Plympton, born June 9, 1834. A Plympton Cummings, un- 
married, died in San Francisco, Cal., June 8, 1888, aged 54. 



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378. MILTON ROBBINS CUMMINGS (David, 6 Rich- 
ard, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 12, 1833, 
Susan Copp, Miramichi. He resided at North Esk, Miramichi 
(N. B. ?), until about 1848, when he returned to Maine and 
resided in Appleton, where he died July 15, 1885. 

Children : 

i. Rosanna, born June 2, 1834, at North Esk; married Nov. 3, 
1857, at Lewiston, Me., William Thompson. She died 
Apr. 25, 1869, at Appleton. 
ii. Henry, born Jan. 18, 1836; married Oct. 16, 1859, Sylvia 

Simmons. Resided in Appleton. 
iii. Elizabeth, born Dec. 20, 1839; died Oct. 15, 1849. 
590. iv. David, born June 29, 1840. 

v. Freelove, born July 26, 1842; married Samuel Pinckney. 

Resided in Port Richmond, Staten Island, N. Y. 
vi. Alexander, born Sept. 27, 1844; married Aug. 4, 1869, at 
Rockland, Me., Emma Conden. Resided at Rockland, 
1887. 
vii. Otis, born Oct. 15, 1846; died Aug. 2, 184-. 
viii. Joseph, born Dec. 3, 1848; married Oct. ir, 1873, Lydia M. 
Turner, of Rockland, Me. Living, 1887, at Weymouth, 
Mass. No children. 
ix. Ann Elthea, born July 15, 1853; died Jan. 27, 1858. 
x. Mary Elizabeth, born May 1, 1855; married Apr. 24, 1877, 
at Warren, Me., William H. Harrison. Resided 1887 in 
Brockton, Mass. No children. 

379. SAMUEL CUMMINGS (David, 6 Richard, 5 Samuel, 4 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Elvira Jane Litchfield, daughter 
of Deacon Zaccheus and Sarah (Barker) Litchfield, who died 
Aug. 25, 1842. He married second, Paulina Pottle Robertson. 
Both were living in 1850. He was living in 1887. 

Children : 

i. Villette Adelaide, born Mar. 4, 1839; died 1854. 

ii. Aurelia Ann, born June — , 1844 ; died Nov. 1847. 

iii. George Watson, born Dec. — , 1845 ; died July — , 1849. 

iv. Elzora, born June — , 1847 ; died Oct. — , 1848. 

v. Elvira Paulina, born Apr. 23, 1850; died aged 16 months. 

vi. George N., born June 17, 1852 ; married Annie Rosie Gushee, 

of Appleton. 
vii. Eldon L-, born Aug. 7, 1855; married, Feb. 3, 1878, Helen 
M. Mosman, of Union. He died in Fresno, Cal., Jan. 20, 
1886. No children, 
viii. Mary Rowena, born Sept. 30, 1862; died Oct. 6, 1883. 



362 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

ix. Ethel S., born June 19, 1866; married Dec 12, 1886, Mag- 
gie H. Wagner, of Union. 

380. JOSEPH GILMAN CUMMINGS (David, 6 Rich- 
ard, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Margaret Kal- 
loch, from Warren, Me. He died Dec. 7, 1879. Resided at 
South Thomaston, Me. 

Children : 

i. Amos, born June 1, 1841. No children. 

ii. Avis M., born Nov. 19, 1S43 ; married, July 3, 1863, James 
S. Taylor. Resided in Templeton, Mass. Children: 

1. Avis ivl., born Sept. 2, 1864. 

2. James S., born Nov. 4, 1865. 

3. Alice L., born Aug. 18, 1868. 

4. Eva L,., born Feb. II, 1874; died Aug. 13, 1882. 
iii. Samuel L., born Mar. 1, 1847; married Clara Linekin. 

Resided in Clark's Island, Me. Children : 

1. Maude, born Sept. 11, 1871. 

2. Carrie R., born Jan. 12, 1878; died Nov. 29, 1889. 
iv. Susannah E., born Aug. 19, 1849; unmarried. 

v. Adeline, born Dec. 19, 1850; died Aug. 4, 1872; married 

Willens. 

vi. Nancy, born June I, 1854; married Harriman. 

vii. John P., born ; married, July 3, 1886, Sophronia F. 

Kenney, of St. George. A daughter born Mar. 25, 1887; 

another born Nov. 1, 1889. Resided in St. George, Me. 

381. OTIS CUMMINGS (David. 6 Richard, 5 Samuel, 4 
[ohn, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ), married, Oct. 31, 1841, Abby Fairfield 
Pendleton. Resided at Northport, Me. 

Children : 

i. Pauline M., born Dec. 25, 1842 ; married, June — , 1866, C. T. 

Knight, of Northport, and died Dec. 8, 1866. 
ii. Annie Helen, born Mar. 29, 1844; married Jan. 1875, Capt. 
A. C. Batchelder, of Boston. Living 1887 in Northport. 
Children : 

1. Charles H., born Aug. 8, 1876. 

2. Abbie Pauline, born June 27, 1878. 

iii. Otis Henry, born Mar. 14, 1848; married, June 5, 1873, Lizzie 
E. Martin, of Camden, Me. Living 1887 in Northport. 
Children : 

1. Helen Isabella, born Sept. 10, 1874. 
2. Lillian Wiggin, born July 14, 1877. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 363 

382. AMBROSE CUMMINGS (Philip, 6 Richard, 5 Sam- 
uel, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Sept. 21, 1833, Mary 
Ann Nash, of Waldoboro, born Aug. 16, 1813. He died Nov. 
6, 1873. Resided at Waldoboro, Me. 

Children : 

i. Erastus G., born Mar. 14, 1834. 
ii. Simeon N., born Mar. 28, 1836. 
iii. Lucretia, born May 6, 1838. 

iv. Richard J. born 15, 1840; died June 7, 1849. 

v. Ambrose J., born Aug. 25, 1843; died Feb. 25, 1863, "in 

service." 
vi. James N., born Oct. 16, 1845; died July 12, 1871. 
vii. Abrather, born Sept. 17, 1847. 
viii. Silas, born June 15, 1851. 
ix. Mary Almeda, born Apr. 11, 1853. 
x. Silvester, born Nov. 17, 1855. 

383. LEONARD BARNARD CUMMINGS (Suell,« 
Richard, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, July 16, 
1854, Lucinda W. Bulkley, who was born Aug. 22, 1838. Re- 
sided at Walnut Grove, 111., and at Altona, 111., in 1895. 

Children : 

i. Jason F., born Nov. 7, 1856; died May 7, 1884; married Feb. 
7, 1882, Deborah Houston. Child: 

I. Leonard B., born Nov. 8, 1883; died Apr. 1, 1884. 
ii. Lenora V., born May 17, 1858; married, June 1, 1880, Oscar 
C. Housel and had : 

1. Ralph B., born Feb. 23, 1887. 

2. Alice Marie, born July 7, 1889. 

3. John F., born Aug. 18, 1894. 

iii. Margaretta B., born Feb. 19, i860; died Jan. 6, 1865. 

iv. Carrie S., born Mar. 16, 1862; married, Sept. 15, 1885, Geo. 

W. Brainer; died June 24, 1886. 
v. Cora R., born Mar. 16, 1862; died Oct. 10, 1885. 
vi. John A., born May 26, 1864. 

vii. Aurelia, born May 22, 1866 ; married, May 5, 1890, Theodore 
Cochen, Jr., and had : 

1. Leonard C, born Sept. 28, 1892. 
viii. Edith, born May 22, 1866; died Aug. 16, 1868. 
ix. Grace C, born Oct. 31, 1869; married, Sept. 30, 1891, Frank 
S. Stephenson, and had : 

1. Maude, born July 28, 1892. 
x. Maude M., born May 1, 1873 ; died Nov. 8, 1886. 
xi. Josie Aris, born Apr. 20. 1876; died July 8, 1883. 



364 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

384. ISAAC MILLER CUMMINGS (Jason, 6 John, 5 
Samuel, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Sarah Ann Lunt, born 
July 18, 1 82 1. He died Sept. 26, 1889, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Graduated at Colby University in 1836. Graduated M. D. 
Resided in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Children : 

i. Ann Matilda, born Aug. 11, 1840; married Chas. H. Lead- 
better, 
ii. Sarah Miller, born Nov. 19, 1842 ; died Nov. 29, 1842. 
iii. Lewis Baldwin, born Dec. 18, 1843 ; married Julia Picketson ; 

married second, Mary . 

iv. William Lunt, born Dec. 30, 1845; married Matilda King- 
don. 
v. Sarah Miller, born Oct. 5, 1848; married Chas. Langmuir. 
vi. Charles Sumner, born Nov. 25, 1850; died Oct. 20, 1851. 
vii. Fannie Stone, born Sept. 19, 1855. 

viii. Orrington Lunt, born Oct. 3, 1857; married Lillian Lunt. 
Resided in Chicago. Children : 

1. Jennie Alice, born Jan. 17, 1884. 

2. Amy, born Sept. n, 1886. 

3. Edith, born Feb. 6, 1889. 

4. Grace Lunt, born Nov. 14, 1892. 

ix. Virginia Learned, born Oct. 4, 1859; married William 

White. 
x. Mary Stearns, born Aug. 20, 1864; married Harry G. 

Desilva. 

385. CHARLES AMOS CUMMINGS (Amos, 6 Joseph, 5 
Samuel, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 12, 1869, Mar- 
garet, daughter of Moses Kimball, of Boston. Resided in 
Boston. Eminent as an architect. 

Children : 

i. Charles Kimball, born Sept. 25, 1870. 
ii. Francis Hathaway, born Apr. 15, 1872. 
iii. Margaret, born July 14, 1875. 

386. DR. SILAS CUMMINGS (Thaddeus, 6 Thaddeus, 5 
Samuel, 4 Thomas, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 2, 1827, Har- 
riet Underwood, then of Swanzey, N. H., but apparently born 
in Northboro, Mass., born July 24, 1809, and died July 30, 
1863; married second, Mar. 21, 1864, Mrs. Eliza Poland 
Simonds, born Oct. 9, 1823, in Winchendon, Mass., daughter 
of Samuel and Thankful (Smith) Poland. He died in Fitz- 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 365 

william, N. H., June 30, 1882. He took the degree of M. D. 
at Dartmouth College in 1827. He was postmaster in Fitz- 
william, 1855-60; justice of the peace 40 years; active in the 
organization and management of the public library in 1851 
onward; member of the legislature in 1874; superintendent of 
the Sunday-school for 25 years ; greatly interested in the public 
schools and long a member of the town committee. He was 
also prominent in the Masonic order. In the local memorial 
given of him, soon after his death, allusion was made to his 
long and successful practice as a physician, for fifty-five years. 
The writer said : 

"It is a very rare case for a man to retain the confidence of 
the people and to have the health to perform those duties for so 
long a period. He was an earnest student, always reading 
when riding, and in later years when accompanied by a com- 
panion, he would have them read to him. In this manner 
he was enabled to keep abreast with the times, and to keep 
posted in all the new discoveries in the science which he loved. 
He was always ready to take up the remedies recommended 
by the medical profession. No better proof or higher praise 
could be awarded him (also showing the interest the doctor 
had in his profession) than the answer given by a wholesale 
druggist in Boston to a merchant in this town when calling 
for a medicine. Said he: 'That is a new medicine just dis- 
covered and cannot be had as yet.' He also said: 'On our 
books we have accounts with hundreds of physicians and drug- 
gists, and Dr. Cummings has bought of us for more than 
thirty years, and he is the first to call for all these new dis- 
coveries." 

Children : 

i. Danvers, born Jan. 27, (28?), 1830; died Apr. 27, (28?) 

1832. 
ii. Eunice Underwood, born July 24, 1831 ; died Mar. 9, 1834- 
iii. Anna Rosilla, born ; died May 5, 1838, aged 2 years 

and 5 months, 
iv. Charles Justin (?), born ; died May S, 1838, aged 2 

years and 5 months. 
v. John Frederic, born Dec. 10, 1837; married, Mar. 21, 1863, 

Clara Belle J., daughter of Azro D. and Eliza (Poland) 

Simonds, born Sept. 19, 1846. Resided in New York City. 



366 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Had, born in Fitzwilliam, Oscar Elmer, born May 9, 1864, 
and resided in Keene, N. H. 
vi. Harriet Elizabeth, born July 16, 1840; married James E. 
Squire (his second wife) of Boston. He died Oct. — , 
1887. She died in Boston, Nov. 26, 1898. 
vii.. Thaddeus, born Sept. 27, 1842 ; married Jan. 14, 1866 Emmer- 
ancy H., daughter of Capt. Asa and Betsy (Knight) 
Brewer of Fitzwilliam. Resided in Fitchburg, Mass. En- 
listed in Co. A, Second Regiment, New Hampshire Volun- 
teers, 1861 to 1865. They had : 

1. Edith Lillian, born Nov. 18, 1866. 

2. Grace Elizabeth, born May 10, 1868. 

3. Harry Underwood, born Feb. 3, 1871. 

4. Amy Louise, born July 19, 1879. 

5. Charles Frederic, born Apr. 30, 1881. 

viii. James Haynes, born July 27, 1847; died April 4, 1848. 

387. DR. CHARLES CUMMINGS (Joshua, 6 Thaddeus, 5 
Samuel, 4 Thomas, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, in South Boston, 
Jan. 27, 1857, Elizabeth Beals Reynolds, born in Boston, Oct. 
21, 1827, eldest daughter of Brewster and Betsy Reynolds. 
He died near Petersburg, Va., Sept. 30, 1864, in battle. He 
graduated M. D. at Vermont Medical College, Woodstock, Vt., 
in 1847. He served as lieutenant-colonel of the 16th Vermont 
Volunteers and afterwards in the 17th. 

Children : 

i. Son, born Oct. 9, 1857 ; died at birth. 

ii. Elizabeth Reynolds, born Dec. 16, 1858; married Frank S, 

Littlefield. Had three children, resided in South Boston. 

iii. Charles Brewster, born Dec. 28, i860; married Dec. 1881, 

Alice Josephine Reed, of South Boston. Resided in South 

Boston, Mass. Children: 

1. Charles Reed, born Jan. 23, 1883. 

2. Alice Katherine, born Jan. 10, 1885. 

388. REV. HENRY CUMMINGS (Joshua, 6 Thaddeus/ 
Samuel, 4 Thomas, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Sept. 9, 1851, Mary 
A. Beaman, of Princeton, Mass., born Feb. 18, 1825, daughter 
of Ephraim and Mary Beaman. He graduated at Amherst 
College in 1847, an d at Andover Theological Seminary in 1850. 
He was ordained pastor of the Congregational Church in New- 
port, N. H., July 16, 1851, and remained such until 1866. He 
was pastor at Rutland, Mass., from 1866 to 1873, and he has 



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been acting pastor at Strafford, Vt, since 1874. He celebrated 
his golden wedding in 1901. 

Children : 

i. Henry Beaman, born Sept. n, 1852; married, Jan. r, 1878, 
Lucia Adeline ( Chandler) Barret. Bookkeeper, Worces- 
ter, Mass., later farmer at Strafford, Vt. They had : 

1. Henry Barret, born Sept. 12, 1879. 

2. Sarah, born Jan. 23, 1882; died Jan 28, next. 

3. Mary Adaline, born Mar. 6, 1888. 

ii. Mary Elizabeth, born Feb. 11, 1854; graduated Mt. Holyoke 
Seminary, 1876. Became teacher 1877 in the Huguenot 
Seminary, Wellington, South Africa, and married there, 
Sept. 20, 1887, Rev. Thomas Gamble, of Heidelberg, Cape 
Colony, and pastor there. In 1897 removed to Uitenhage. 
Children : 

1. Henry Thomas, born Sept. 7, 1888. 

2. Mary Cummings, born May 23, 1890 ; died Dec. 26, 

next. 

3. Edward Goodnow, born Feb. 20, 1892. 

4. Anna Amelia, born Sept. 30, 1893. 

5. Katharine Charlotte, born Aug. 30, 1893. 

iii. George Herbert, born Nov. 26, 1858, Newport, N. H. Fitted 
for college at Kimball Union Academy ; graduated from 
Amherst College, 1880, and, after teaching three years at 
Hartford Theological Seminary, 1886 ; ordained July fol- 
lowing, assistant to Rev. A. W. Hiazen, Middletown, Ct; 
installed May 24, 1888, pastor, Thompson, Ct. Married 
Sept. 14, 1886, Mary Edith, daughter of Rev. James 
Parker and Mary Barton (Dickinson) Kimball, born Mar. 
— , i860. Dismissed from Thompson Church 1900. In 
1901. at Danville. Vt. Children : 

1. Herbert Kimball, born Sept. 19, 1888. 

2. Charles Henry, born Jan. 8, 1892. 

3. George Clarence, born Aug. 19, 1893. 

4. Mary Louise, born Apr. 6, 1895. 

5. William Barton, born July 8, 1897. 

iv. Anna Maria, born Apr. 14, i860. Graduate Mt. Holyoke 
Seminary. Teacher Huguenot Seminary, Wellington, 
South Africa. Raised funds in America to aid in the 
erection of a building for the college department. 

v. Sarah Rebecca, born Oct. 3, 1863. Teacher in the Academy 
at Chelsea, Vt., and later in Lebanon, N. H. High School. 

389. ISRAEL CUMMINGS (Joshua, 6 Thaddeus,* Sam- 
uel, 4 Thomas, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 8, 1855, An " 



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genette, daughter of James and Hepzibah (Boynton) Chandler, 
born Apr. 7, 1830, who died in 1897 (or 1898). He enlisted in 
the summer of 1861 in the 21st Massachusetts Regiment and 
was sergeant in Company D. He fell from a minnie ball at 
Knoxville, Tenn., in the battle there, Nov. 28, 1863. 

Children : 

i. Nellietta, born Aug. 15, 1858; married, 1880, Fred. W. Dun- 
bar, of Fitchburg, Mass. One child. Resided in Roxbury, 
Mass. 
ii. George Clarence, born July 31, i860; died June 10, 1876, from 
a fall. 

390. FRANKLIN CUMMINGS (Jonathan, 6 Jonathan, 5 
Samuel, 4 Thomas, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Sept. 7, 1828, 
Anne, daughter of John and Anne (Buckley) Taylor, of Leo- 
minster, born Nov. 27, 1804. She died May 18, 1896, in Dor- 
chester, Mass. He died Sept. 12, 1894. Went to Troy, N. Y., 
in 1827, returned to Massachusetts in 1854, and resided in 
Cambridgeport and in Dorchester. 

Children: 

i. Ann Maria, born July 29, 1829; died Aug. 4, 1829. 

ii. Anne Elizabeth, born Aug. 24, 1830. 

iii. John Franklin, born Dec. 25, 1833 ; died Apr. 18, 1893. 

iv. Mary Jane, born Feb. 3, 1837. 

v. Infant, born Mar. 1840; died same day. 

391. CHRISTOPHER CUMMINGS (Jonathan, 6 Jona- 
than, 5 Samuel, 4 Thomas, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 20. 
1804, Clementina Beach Gardner, of Boston. He was in Cali- 
fornia in 1849. 

Children : 

i. Clementina, born , 1830; died , 1850. 

ii. Charles L-, born ; died Dec. — , 1880. 



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EIGHTH GENERATION. 

392. REED CUMMINGS (Asahel, 7 John, 6 John, 5 John, 1 
John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Aug. 17, 1823, Sylvia Bemis, 
of Croydon, N. H. He was a shoemaker at Hancock, where 
he resided until about 1849; he was a selectman. He removed 
then to Cassadaga, N. Y., where he became postmaster and 
justice of the peace and was highly respected. He died Sept. 
13, 1869. His wife died in Acworth, N. H., June 11, 1887. 

Children : 
591. i. Hosea Ballou, born Apr. 7, 1824. 

ii. Mary Antoinette, born , 1830; married, Nov. 17, 1866, 

Wilson E. Harris of Virginia City, Mont. Resided in 

Acworth. 
iii. Reed Whitcomb, born Dec. 1, 1841. Member Co. 1, 112th 

Regiment N. Y. Volunteers, and died Sept. 11, 1863, at 

Folly Island, S. C. 
iv. Eugene Ames, born Dec. 17, 1848; married, Feb. 23, 1868, 

Addie Jones of Cassadaga. 

393. DAVID CUMMINGS (Asahel, 7 John, 9 John, 6 John,* 
John, 3 John,- Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 27, 1833, Eunice M., 
daughter of Levi and Mary (Brooks) Priest, born Dec. 18, 
1802, and died Jan. 6, 1834; married second, Mar. 26, 1834, 
Hannah Dodge. H^ was an excellent carpenter, and built the 
covered bridge at Hancock Factory. He removed to Cassa- 
daga, N. Y., where he died Sept. — , 1858. 

Children : 

i. Eunice Melvina, born , 1833, in Hancock ; married 

Charles Phillips, of Cassadaga. 
ii. David Hamilton, born Sept. 13, 1835, in Hancock. Frozen 
to death while acting as engineer on a steamboat, wrecked 
on Lake Erie, Nov. 24, i860, 
iii. Walter, born Sept. 14, 1836; married, Mar. 27, 1863, Delia 
M. Brunson. Resided in Sinclairville, N. Y. Child : 
1. John H., born Dec. 25, 1863. 
iv. Frances M., born Nov. 2, 1839; married, Aug. 16, 1871, B. M. 
Schofield, who died May 9, 1884. Resided in Yountville, 
Cal. Children: 



37° CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

i. Bernard C, born May 9, 1872. 
2. Robert F., born Aug. 4, 1880. 
v. Jane W., born July 13, 1846; died Aug. 7, 1848. 
vi. Mary H., born Nov. 24, 1849; married, Oct. 26, 1876, Charles 
A. Arnold. Resided in Napa, Cal. No children. 

394. JOHN CUMMINGS (Asahel, 7 John, 6 John. 5 John,* 

John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 28, 1833, Mary, daughter 

of Josiah and Nancy (Gilchrist) Wait, of Dublin, born Dec. 

13, 1813; died June 14, 1882. in Peterboro, N. H. He died 

Dec. 19, 1880. Settled in Jaffrey, N. H., and afterwards in 

Peterboro, where he died. 

Children : 

i. David Angelo, born Aug. 9, 1834; married, Apr. 15, 1858, 
Elizabeth Chesebro, of La Prairie, Wis. Resided in Emer- 
ald Grove and Johnstown, Wis. Children : 

1. Frank, born Apr. 10, 1859. 

2. Harry, born Aug. 11, 1863. 

3. Roy, born July 15, 1870. 

592. ii. John Addison, born Jan. 16, 1838, in Nelson. 

iii. Ellen Jane, born, Sept. 6, 1841, in Nelson; married May 26, 
1863, William G. Livingston, of Peterboro. Merchant, 
cashier of First National Bank. Children : 

1. Fred Gardiner, born Aug. 17, 1867. 

2. Wait Law, born Sept. 9, 1870. 

3. Alice, born July 18, 1874. 

iv. George Wait, born May (Mar. ?) 11, 1844; married, Mar. 
24, 1866, Fanny P., daughter of John B. and Almira P. 
(Whittemore) Dane, born July 12, 1845. He married 
second, Nov. 25, 1886, Ella G. Clarke of Francestown, N. 
H. He was educated at Appleton Academy. He was 
Lieutenant in Co. G. 1st N. H. Cavalry in the Civil War. 
For several years he was in company with his brother, 
John A., as printers and stationers, in Boston. He was 
cashier of First National Bank, Francestown, N. H., and 
has served several terms as State Senator. Children : 

1. George Dane, born Jan. 27, 1872, in Somerville, 

Mass.; died May 17, 1888. 

2. Philip Wait, born Nov. 18, 1887, in Francestown. 

3. Paul Clarke, born Sept. 25, 1889. 

4. Lew Addison, born Oct. 23, 1892. 

395. ASAHEL AMES CUMMINGS (Asahel, 7 John, 8 
John, 5 John,* John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 1, 1848, Eliza 
Ann Streeter, of Swanzey. Moved to Chautauqua County, 
N. Y. He died Nov. 16, 1887. 



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Children : 

i. Jane Maria, born May 30, 1850; married, Dec. 22, 1869, Nel- 
son Brooks. One child, 
ii. Charles A., born Aug. 26, 1855 ; married, Feb. 5, 1877, Laura 

Wilson. 
iii. Adalbert W., born Aug. 2, i860; married Flora E. (Wagner) 
Durrell (Wilbur). Resided in Dunkirk, N. Y. 
Children : 

1. Warren Jerome, born Mar. 17, 1891. 

2. Leah, born Dec. 22, 1893; died Jan. 3, 1894. 

3. Adalbert Wagner, born Nov. 7, 1894. 

396. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CUMMINGS (Asahel, 7 
John, 6 John, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John,- Isaac 1 ) married, May 17, 
1848, Mary B., daughter of Daniel and Nancy (Stone) 
Simonds, born May 7, 1828, and died Oct. 4, 1870, in Rutland, 
Vt. He married second, Feb. 13, 1871, Delia F., daughter of 
Harry and Mary (Dunklee) Woods, born Mar. 29, 1847, m 
Rutland; died Dec. 18, 1886. He married third, Mar. 2y, 1887, 
Hattie E. Davis, born in Hancock. Resided in Fitzwilliam, 
N. H., for awhile at the time of his first marriage, and re- 
turned in 1 88 1. He died in 1901. 

Children : 

i. Freddie Alonzo, born May 8, 1853 ; died Sept. 16, next. 
ii. Edwin Asahel, born June 4, 1857; married Mar. 5, 1879. 
Lucy Carr, who died Aug. 6, 1884. Married second, Mar. 
2, 1885, Emogene Shaw. Resided in West Swanzey, N. H. 
Children : 

1. Minnie, born Mar. — , 1882. 



Horace E, born June 21, 1884. 
Perley E, born Oct. 29, 1888. 
Marion E, born Oct. — , 1891. 
Harold F., born Mar. 18, 1894. 



397. IRA CUMMINGS (Benaiah, 7 John, 6 John. 5 John, 4 
John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 22, 1823, Lydia Bailey, 
born May 21, 1804, daughter of John and Polly (Cobb). Re- 
sided in Hancock, N. H., but removed to Greenfield, where he 
died June 17, 1876. 

Children : 

i. Lucy A., born May 7, 1824; married Dec. — , 1849; died 

Aug. 26, 1882, Utica, N. Y. 
ii. George Hutchinson, born Jan. 28, 1826; died Mar. 7, 1832. 
iii. Nancy Adeline, born Jan. 27, 1828; died Feb. 8, 1847. 



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iv. Caroline Almina, born Dec. 18, 1829 ; married, Sept. 27, 1849, 
John H. Gould. Resided in Newburyport. She died Dec. 

31, 1895. 
v. Martha, born Apr. 11, 1832; died Feb. 20, 1848. 
vi. Mary, born Apr. 11, 1832; died June 28, 1832. 
vii. George F., born May 11, 1835; died June 4, 1835. 
viii. David M., born May 29, 1836; married in Hancock, Jan. 22, 
1861; Ada L. Pollard of Greenfield. He died July 23, 
1880. 
ix. William H., born Oct. 31, 1838; died Aug. 2, 1839. 
x. Charles E., born Apr. 19, 1844; died same day. 

398. CHARLES CUMMINGS (Benaiah, 7 John, 6 John, 5 
John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 1847, Eliza A. White, of 
Londonderry, Vt. Resided in Western Vermont, Hoosic Falls 
N. Y., Winchendon, Mass., and Keene, N. H., where he died 
Oct. 29, 1886. He was a dealer in boots and shoes. 

Children : 

i. Charles M., born Oct. 19, 1849, married, Dec. 25, 1872, Annie 
M. Sherwin of Rindge, N. H. Resided in Keene. Boot 
and shoe dealer. Had : 

1. Donald S., born Dec. 29, 1874. 

2. Anna M., born July 29, 1876; died Sept. 5, 1877. 

3. Florence S., Dec. 10, 1878. 

ii. Orion Ward, born Dec. 27, 1859, Hoosic Falls; died Aug. 

28, 1862, Winchendon. 
iii. Lillian E., born July 2, 1864 .Winchendon ; married W. W. 

Guild. Resided in Athol, Mass. 

399. CHARLES CUMMINGS (Charles, 7 Eleazer, 6 John. 5 
John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 28, 1828, Mary, 
daughter of John and Mary (Morse) Billings, born in Groton, 
Mass., Mar. 15, 1809. He died in Belleville, 111., Feb. 16, 1845. 
His widow resides in Cambridge, Mass. 

Children : 

i. Mary Jane, born Sept. 9 (10?), 1829; married, Nov. 19, 1852, 
George Lucius Campbell and had George Henry, who was 
born Sept. 9, 1854, and married April 26, 1881, Emeline C. 
Pratt. No children Sept., 1890. 
ii. Charles, born Jan. 20 (18?), 1831 ; died Mar. 8, 1857. 

400. JOHN WILLARD CUMMINGS (Charles, 7 Eleazer," 
John, 6 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Maria, daughter 
of Thatcher and Mercy (Foster) Bradford, of Hancock, N. H., 



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who died Jan. 5, 1882, in Lexington, Mass. He died Oct. 16, 
1854. He was a mason by trade, and resided in Hancock, N. H. 

Children : 

i. Orville, born ; died young. 

ii. Maria, born July 15, 1835; married. Aug. 11, 1859, J. Frank, 

son of Asa and Charlotte (Stanley) Washburn, born Oct. 

1, 1830. Resided in San Andreas, Cal. Children : 

1. Dora, born Jan. 24, 1862. 

2. Nellie, born Dec. 29, 1865. 

3. Frank O., born Jan. 18, 1871. 

iii. Frank M., born Feb. 15, 1838; married Lydia F. Wells. He 
died Feb. 14, 1869, in Gardner, Mass. She married second 
Noyes B. Herrick. Child: 

1. Elmer Lincoln, born Jan. 5, 1868; married ; 

died Oct. 28, 1889. Children : 

1. Kenneth Wheelwright, born Feb. 10, 1889. 

2. Lincoln, born June 6, 1890. 

iv. Nellie Viola, born June 27, 1842; married, Nov. 16, 1864, 
Granville, son of Jesse and Louisa (Stone), born Feb. 6, 
1838, at Antrim, N. H., who died Nov. 12, 1872. She mar- 
ried second, Jan. 1, 1877, Otis Holden Forbush, born Feb. 
17, 1848, Acton, Mass. 

v. Belle S., born Feb. 9, 1844; married, Jan. 4, 1866, Henry D. 
Estabrooks of Lexington, Mass. Child : 

1. Harry Crowningshield, born Aug. 21, 1875. 

vi. James M., born May, 1, 1849; married, Oct. 12, 1876, Nellie 
Farrar. Resided in Peterboro, N. H. 

vii. John O., born Mar. 31, 1851 ; died Jan. 22, 1875. 

401. DR. JAMES MERRILL CUMMINGS (Jacob A.. T 
Ebenezer, 6 William, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 
Nov. 4, 1835, Sarah Thurston Phillips Hall. He died July 20, 
1883, in Portland, where he last practised his profession as a 
physician (homoeopathic). Graduated at Bowdoin College in 
1830, and its medical school in 1834. He resided at Calais, 
Me. ; Nashua, N. H. ; Cairo, 111. ; Groton and Salem, Mass., 
before settling in Portland . 

Children : 

i. James Abbot, born Feb. 12, 1840; married Bessie Meader and 
had: 

1. Wainwright Bonvier, born Nov. 24, 1869. 

2. Maud Abbot, born May 24, 1882. 
ii. Elizabeth Wainwright, born Sept. 27, 1836. 



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402. LEONARD CUMMINGS (Jonathan, 7 William, 6 
William, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 1836, Lydia 
Bow en. He died 1838. 

Children : 

i. Luther Bradley, born ; married Lizzie Fenton Oliver, 

who died , 1872. No children. Resided in Fishing 

Creek, N. J., 1892, and Eldridge, Cape May Co. 

ii. Meriel H., born ; married James F. Miller, and had: 

1. Lafayette, born ; died young. 

2 
3 
4 
5 
6 



Leonard, born . 

Mary Lafayette, born 

Louisa, born . 

Edwin, born . 



Lillian, born ; died young. 

iii. Louisa, born ; married George Ogden, and had: 

Lizzie Fenton, who married Prof. A. T. Smith, West 

Chester, Pa. ; Luther C, and Lena, 
iv. William L., born ; married Rhoda F. Foster, and had: 

1. Henry, born . 

2. George A., born . 

3. Emma H., born . 



v. Georgianna H., born ; married J. Henry Edmunds. 

He was mayor of Cape May, 1892. Two children died 
young. 

vi. Edwin J., born ; married Harriet Hughes. Child : 

Florence, born . 

vii. Mary E., born . 

403. JONATHAN CUMMINGS (Jonathan, 7 William, 6 
William, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Aug. 30, 1848, 
Jane Storrie, born April 20, 1827, in Scotland. Resides in 
Philadelphia. 

Children : 

j. Josephine, born Aug. 25, 1849. 

ii. Rachel Ann, born Aug. io, 1851. 

iii. Thomas Storrie, born Aug. 26, 1854; died July 12, 1856. 

iv. Bradley Storrie, born Apr. 27, 1857. 

v. Henry Clay, born June 27, 1859. 

vi. Alice Gaston, born Sept. 8, 1861. 

vii. Francis Chadwick, born Mar. 7, 1864. 

viii. Thomas Foster, born Apr. 29, 1868; died Mar. 3, 1870. 

404. BRADLEY NEWCOMB CUMMINGS (Bradley, 7 
William, 6 William, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, June 



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9, 1835, Susan Tuckerman Wells. He died in Boston, Apr. 4, 
1876. She died Feb. 14, 1881. 

Children : 

i. John Wells, born Mar. 4, 1836, in Boston ; married, June 16, 
1861, Abba M. Clark. He died in Boston, Oct. 13, 1891. 
Children : 

1. Clara Louise, born June 7, 1862, in Boston. 

2. Marion Wells, born Feb. 12, 1868, in Boston; 

married, Oct. 24, 1887, Frank Brewer Bemis, of 
Boston. 

3. John Bradley, born Sept. 26, 1872. 

ii. Charles Bradley, born Nov. 5, 1838; married, Sept. 25, 1862, 
Mary Augusta Carr, of Portsmouth, N. H. He is Presi- 
dent of the Massachusetts Mutual Fire Insurance Co., 
Boston. Children : 

1. Mary Hale, born Oct. 1, 1865; married, June 15, 

1892, Dr. Alfred P. Perry, and had: 

1. Bradley Cummings, born Aug. 19, 1893. 

2. Maria Louise, born Nov. 30, 1867. 

3. Gertrude, born Apr. 22, 1873. 

iii. George Henry, born July 4, 1840; died June 21, i860. 
iv. Caroline Matilda, born Oct. — , 1843; died Nov. 18, 1844. 
v. Susan Augusta, born Mar. 7, 1846; unmarried; died Jan. 12, 

1885. 
vi. Sarah Louise, born Feb. — , 1849; died Jan. 20, 1851. 
vii. William Eaton, born Oct. 1, 1852; married Feb. 13, 1883; 

and had : 

Edith, born Mar. 12, 1884. 
viii. Annie Ware, born June 17, 1856. 

405. JOSEPH M. CUMMINGS (Philip, 7 Philip, 6 Wil- 
liam. 6 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 3, 1822, Susan 
Fenton. He died May 31, 1875, and she died Mar. 4, 1876. 

Children : 

i. Chauncy, born Oct. 26, 1822; married Dec. 1850, Lucy Ann 

Fenton, who died Mar. 21, 1863. 
ii. Fidelia, born Jan. 13, 1824; married Jan. 30, 1848, Denton 
Smith, who was born Feb. 2"], 1823, and died June 6, 
1865. She married second Benjamin W. Soules, who died 
Mar. 12, 1876. Resided in Sparta, Mich. Children : 
1. Arthur, born Oct. 7, 1848; died May 21, 1849. 



Florence A., born Mar. 7, 1850. 
Arthur L., born Apr. 30, 1852. 
Susan A., born Oct. 5, 1854. 
Mark A., born Aug. 11, 1856. 



376 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

593. iii. Frederick M., born Nov. 20, 1825. 

iv. Irene B., born July 14, 1827; married June 26, 1850, S. S. 
Newland, born Feb. 21, 1821. She died Mar. 25, 1884. 
Children : 

1. Ruthven, born Sept. 28, 185 1. 

2. Edgar Marcene, born Aug. 20, 1856. 

3. Edgar V., born May 30, 1859 ; died Dec. 8, 1888. 

594. v. Marcius, born Dec. 13, 1831; married. 

595. vi. Marcene, born Apr. 22, 1835. 

406. PHILIP CUMMINGS (Philip, 7 Philip, 6 William,* 
John, 4 John, 3 John,'- Isaac 1 ) married, Dec. 26, 1822, in Byron, 
Genessee County, N. Y., Sally Gillam, born Oct. 11, 1803, * n 
New Jersey, and died July, 1883, in Alpine, Mich. He died 
Nov. 12, 1850, in Alpine, Kent County, Mich. 

Children : 

596. i. Edwin, born Nov. 1, 1823, Byron, N. Y. 

597. ii. Norman, born Mar. 9, 1825. 

iii. Phebe Marion, born Feb. 20, 1827; married, Jan. 19, 1858, 
Reuben Wheeler, born Nov. 3, 1815, in Alleghany Co., 
N. Y., and died Oct. 29, 1889, at Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Children : 

1. Clara Marien, born Apr. 25, 1861. 

2. Fred, born Nov. 12, 1862. 

3. Lily May, born Nov. 26, 1868; died Mar. 28, 1876. 

598. iv. Nelson, born Jan. 15, 1830. 

407. CHAUNCEY CUMMINGS (Philip, 7 Philip, 6 Wil- 
liam, 6 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 2, 1830, Phebe 
Hall, born Mar. 7, 1807, and died May 19, 1882. He removed 
from New Hampshire to Byron, N. Y., where he remained 
until 1837, when he made his home in Palmyra. In 1854 he 
settled in Paw Paw, Mich. He died June 16, 1889, of pneu- 
monia. He "was a man of more than ordinary physical 
strength, possessing an indomitable will and undaunted per- 
severance, and was of ever genial disposition." 

Children : 

i. Mary, born Mar. 23, 1832; died young. 

ii. Edgar W., born Apr. 11, 1834; married May — , 1854, Sarah 
Jane Warner, Palmyra, N. Y. He was a bookkeeper, in 
1886, for Lehigh Valley R. R. Co. and resided at Buffalo, 
N. Y. Children: 

I. Charles E., born Mar. 2, 1858; married Maggie 
Murphy, 1879. Has: 



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i. Daisy May, born Jan. 16, 1880. 
2. Charles E. W., born Oct. 25, 1882. 

2. Mary F., born May 14, i860; died Mar. 17, i86t. 

3. Frank A., born Jan. 15, 1865. 

in. Adalbert W., born Dec. 7, 1840; married, Apr. 30, 1863, 
Maggie Rockwell. Resided in Paw Paw, Mich., but, 1889, 
Detroit. Child : 

1. Maud, born , 1865. 

iv. Fanny, born Sept. 12, 1847; married, Feb. 2, 1870, Rollin C. 
Osborne. He died; widow resided in South Sheldon 
street, Chicago. Child : 

1. Madge, born . 

v. Bruce A., born Apr. 25, 1854; married, Nov. 16, 1875, Sadie 
M. Brace. Resided in Paw Paw, Mich. Child: 

1. Clyde, born . 

N. B. — A newspaper notice gives Chauncy Cummings' 
children, 2 girls and 5 boys. 

408. HORACE CUMMINGS (Philip, 7 Philip, 6 William,' 
John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Dec. 7, 1843, Lucy Gib- 
son Thompson at Palmyra, N. Y. He died Apr. 14, 1885, of 
pneumonia, in Paw Paw, Mich. His family removed, when 
he was young, from Groton, Tompkins County, to Byron, 
Genessee County, N. Y., where he resided until 1837, when 
he settled in Palmyra, Wayne County. After June, 1864, he 
lived in Paw Paw. He used in early life to teach school, but 
later was a mechanic. In the local paper we find a notice of 
him, which reads thus : 

"So has closed a long and useful life, full of unselfish toil 
and devotion to loved ones, who mourn, but not as those with- 
out hope." 

Children: 

i. Mary A., born Oct. 14, 1845; died July 12, 1847. 
ii. Elbert Wilmot, born Nov. 8, 1847; married, Sept. 24, 1874, 
Annie M. Smith at Greenport, L. I. Hamilton College, 
1871 ; Union Theological Seminary, 1874. Resided in Fair- 
ville, N. Y. Pastor Presbyterian Church, Elba, N. Y. 
1889; Presbyterian Church, Barre, Vt. Children: 

1. Anna Maria, born Dec. 27, 1875; died May ir, 

1884. 

2. Lucy Frances, born Mar. 14, 1878. 

3. Susan Ellsworth, born July 16, 1881. 

4. Metta Belle, born July 6, 1883. 



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iii. Ira Jay, born Sept. 30, 1850, Palmyra, N. Y. ; married Sept 

26, 1872, Mary E. Drummond, at Paw Paw, where he. 

continued to reside. A dry goods merchant. Child : 
1. Mabel Florence, born June 26, 1877. 
iv. Emma, born Nov. 5, 1854, Palmyra, N. Y. ; married Sept. 24, 

1874, John J. Paige, of Toledo, Ohio. Resided at Paw 

Paw. Children : 

1. Frank Russell, born June 26, 1875; died Sept. 27, 

1875. 

2. Charles Hilton, born June 30, 1879. 

3. George Lynn, born May 5, 1882. 

v. Julia May, born July 23, 1857; died May 30, 1862. 

409. SILAS CUMMINGS (Edward, 7 Philip, 6 William, 5 
John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Jane Duncan, and on her 
death he married second, Amanda Taggart. He married third, 
Emily Hobart, born Oct. 10, 1813. He died Sept. 4, 1875. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth Jane, born Dec. 22, 1831 ; married Ezra Wells. 
Resided in Tully, N. Y. Children : 

1. Emily, born ; died . 

2. Jennie, born . 

3. Celona, born . 

ii. Samuel, born Mar. 22, 1834; married Mary Highmore. Re- 
sided in Cortland, N. Y,, 1889. Children : 

1. Silas H., born ; married Mary Burst, Buf- 

falo, N. Y. 

2. Samuel, born . 

iii. Mary, born Sept. 20, 1835 ; married Homer Wooster. Re- 
sided Syracuse, N. Y. She married second, Little. 

Child : 

1. Frank H., born Jan. 27, . Killed on the rail- 
road in 1 891. 
iv. Daniel M., bom Jan. 30, 1838; married Clymena Pratt. 
Resided in Homer, N. Y. Children : 

1. Melvin, born . 

2. Louisa, born . 

3. Orrin, born . 

v. Harlan P., born Sept. 10, 1840; married Mary N. Banks. 
Resided in Tully, N. Y. Children : 

1. Herbert A., born Sept. 25, 1866. 

2. Erwin, born Aug. 13, 1875. 
vi. John Newton, born . 

vii. Ann Augusta, born Aug. 12, 1844; married George M. Bald- 
win. Resided in Preble, N. Y.. Children : 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 379 

I. Emily C, born Aug. 15, ; married Lorenzo 

Van Patten and was divorced, having one child, 
Sigmore. She married second, George Ma- 
comber, 
viii. Celona F., born Aug. 9, 1846; married John M. Arnold. 
Resided in Truxton, N. Y. Children : 

1. George, born . 

2. Tully, born . 

ix. Amelia H., born Jan. 23, 1849; married John W. Roe. Re- 
sided m Homer, N. Y., also Little York. Child : 

1. Charles S. 

x. Emily H., born Feb. 12, 1851 ; died . 

xi. J. Hobart, born Jan. 27, 1856; married Elizabeth Mannering. 
Resided in Preble, N. Y. Merchant. Children: 
.1 Joseph H., born Sept. 27, 1881. 

2. Emma G. born Feb. 22, 1884. 

3. Floyd A., born Feb. 20, 1886. 

4. Edith E., born Aug. 9, 1888. 

410. WILLIAM CUMMINGS (Edward, 7 Philip, 6 Wil- 
liam, 6 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, July 24, 1837, 
Patty Maria Egbertson, born Feb. 10, 1818, and died Apr. 9, 
1869; married second, June 12, 1869, Harriet Elizabeth Web- 
ster, born May 8, 1838, and died 1892. He died June 5, 1887. 
Resided in Tully, N. Y. 

Children : 

i. Adrian, born Sept. 17, 1842; married, Oct. 2, 1866, Sophia R. 
Willis. Resided in Tully, N. Y. Children : 

1. Willis E., born Feb. 9, 1868. 

2. Cora L. born Oct. 16, 1870. 

3. Chester E., born July 16, 1873. 

4. Julia R., born July 28, 1878. 

ii. Byron, born Sept. 17, 1845; married Ada Squires. Physician, 
Fabius, N. Y. Child: 

1. Jay J., born . 

iii. Homer, born Apr. 29, 1848; married, Feb. 17, 1874, Hattie 
Schevalier. Resided in Preble, N. Y. Child : 

1. Angie, born . 

iv. Abigail DeEtte, born Aug. 15, 1850; married, Mar. 14, 1872, 
Charles W. Gardner. Resided in Tully, N. Y. Children : 

1. Willie C, born . 

2. Walter S., born . 

v. Corwin E., bom Apr. 6, 1853; married, Apr. 17, 1877, Belle 
Kloch. Child : 

1. Ada Belle, born Apr. 18, 1878. 



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vi. Franklin L., born Dec. 9, 1856; married, Mar. 23, 1881, Ada 
S. Sherman. Resided in Tully, N. Y. Children : 

1. Emmett E., born Mar. 23, 1882. 

2. Dewitt J., born Feb. 9, 1884. 

3. William Ward, born Apr. 5, 1887. 

4. Aimee, born . 

411. CHESTER CUMMINGS (Edward, 7 Philip, 6 Wil- 
liam, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Dec. 24, 1838, De- 
borah Egbertson, born Aug. 22, 1819, in Tully, N. Y., and died 
June 14, 1882. He married second, Oct. 6, 1885, Mrs. Nancy 
Shevalier. 

Children : 

i. Abigail Leona, born Oct. 13, 1839, in Preble, N. Y. ; married 
Jan. 1, 1856, George H. Aldrich, who died July 29, 1873. 
She married second, Nov. 14, 1885, Edward P. Jones. 
Child : 

Lora May, born Jan. 27, 1868; died Oct. 29, 1887. 
ii. Lurinda Elmirah, born July 9, 1845, in Preble; married Feb. 
12, 1863, Edwin Wilber. Child : 
1. Daisy, born Apr. 14, 1873. 

412. EDWARD CUMMINGS (Edward/ Philip, 6 Wil- 
liam, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Sept. 10, 1840, 
Mary Van Hoesen, who died 1892. He died in 1872. 

Children : 

i. Marvin, born ; married Frances Reynolds and had: 

1. Eva, born ; married Merritt Hollenbeck. 



11. 



111. 



2. Clifford, born . 

Albert V. H., born ; married Sabra Steele and had: 

1. Earl, born . 

2. Maud, born 



Mary (Minnie) E., born ; married Russell 

Briggs. Two children, names not given. 

413. HARVEY CUMMINGS (Edward, 7 Philip, 6 Wil- 
liam, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 18, 1842, 
Lydia A. Baldwin, born Feb. 21, 1822. 

Children : 

i. Orlando James, born Nov. 1, 1845; married, Feb. 10, 1869, 
Frances A. Haynes and had : 

1. Walter Haynes, born Jan. 8, 1870. 
ii. Alice Cynthia, born Mar. 31, 1848; married, Nov. 23, 1870, 
Edwin P. Ide. Resided in Brooklyn, N. Y. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 381 

i. Lottie R., born Oct. 23, 1871 ; died Nov. 14, 1882. 

2. Edwin C, born Oct. 16, 1873. 

3. Florence L., born Dec. 10, 1877. 

4. Charles H., born June 28, 1881. 

5. Emilie B., born July 10, 1884. 

414. JOHN BARNETT CUMMINGS (Edward, 7 Philip, 
William, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John. 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 25, 1853, 
Frances Jones. Resided in Tully, N. Y. 

Children : 

i. Charles I., boin Oct. 21, 1854; married Feb. 14, 1877, Isabel 
Dwindle. Resided in Tully, N. Y. Children : 

1. Frances, born Dec. 16, 1877; died same day. 

2. Sarah E., born Dec. 7, 1878. 

3. Clara E., born Aug. 9, 1881. 

4. John B., born Nov. 23, 1883. 

5. Charles J., born Oct. 31, 1886. 

ii. Frederick Douglas, born Oct. 11, 1856; married July 14, 1886, 
Ada Seely, and has G. Seely, born Apr. 5, '87. He grad- 
uated from Cornell University, B. S. ; taught Brasher and 
Stockholm Free School one year; studying and practicing 
law, and resides in Syracuse, N. Y. Has one child, name 
not given. 

iii. Frank, born Oct. 5, 1861. Educated at Cortland Normal 
School, and ttaching, 1887. Attorney, Rochester, N. Y. 

415. JAMES CUMMINGS (Edward, 7 Philip. 6 William, 5 
John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac, 1 ) married, Nov. 14, 1855, Cornelia 
M. Miles, born May 21, 1835. Resided in Tully, N. Y. 

Children : 

i. James Miles, born Dec. 30, 1851; married Sept. 21, 1881, 
Emily G., daughter of Dr. William D. Thayer. He was 
educated at Homer Academy; taught school, giving 
special attention to music and conducting successfully 
musical societies ; graduated, 1880, at the Albany Depart- 
ment of Pharmacy. Settled in Fabius. but in 1891 re- 
moved to Syracuse, N. Y., where he pursues his vocation 
as pharmaceutical chemist, 
ii. Estelle De Ette, born Sept. 25, 1858; married Feb. 12, 1879, 
Edw. G. Wallis. Resides in Apulia, N. Y. Children : 

1. James W. 

2. George W. 

416. JOHN MORGAN CUMMINGS (Caleb, 7 Philip, 9 
William, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Apr. 4, 1831, 
Marv A. Danielson. He died Mar. 10, 1871. 



382 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Children : 

i. John Lamott, born Nov. 1, 183 1 ; died . 

ii. Franklin Delos, born Mar. 22, 1833; married, Nov. 29, 1859, 
Joanna Spencer. Resides in Chelsea, Mich. Children: 

1. Nettie, born June 23, 1864; married, April 27, 

1885, Milford Curtis. 

2. Katie, born Apr. 23, 1866; married, Nov. 21, 1882, 

Webber Kempf, and have Loronell W., born 
Aug. 3, 1S84. 

3. John S., born May 28, 1869. 

4. Owen D., born Mar. 4, 1871. 
iii. Norman Milton, born Apr. 29, 1839. 

417. JOHN KELSEY CUMMINGS (Joshua, 7 Philip, 6 
William, 5 John, 4 John, 8 John,- Isaac 1 ) married, Dec. 19, 1824, 
Lucretia Hall, Byron, N. Y. She died Sept. 13, 1864, in Man- 
chester, Mich. He died Sept. 2, 1852, in New York City. 

Children : 

i. Helen Mar, born Jan. 14, 1828, in Byron, N. Y. ; married, 
Oct. 14, 1852, Hubbard Moss. Living, 1887, in Palmyra, 
N. Y. 
ii. Le Roy Deloss, born July 28, 1829, in Byron, N. Y. ; mar- 
ried, Dec. 27, 1849, Ellen McCarty. Still living, 1887, at 
Palmyra, N. Y. Had : 

1. John Kelsey, born Nov. 1, 1857; died June 22, 

i8S9- 
iii. Mary Jane, born Jan. 18, 1832 ; unmarried. Still living, 

1887, at Palmyra, N. Y. 
iv. De Witt Osborn, born Nov. 18, 1833 ; unmarried ; died Oct. 

1, 1855, at New York City. 
v. Harmon Clinton, born Jan. 23, 1836; married, Dec. 31, 1867, 

Mary Lozier, in New York City, where living (1887). 

No children. 

418. THOMAS CUMMINGS (Thomas, 7 Thomas, 
Thomas, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John,- Isaac 1 ) married, Sept. 14, 181 5, 
Lucinda, daughter of Reuben and Sarah (Read) Wright, born 
in 1797. She died July 30, 1851. He removed from Deerfield, 
N. Y., to Westford, Mass., and had a grist mill at the bridge, 
below Sargent's works, at Graniteville. His house was burnt 
and the first three children were burned with it, May 28, 1819. 
He removed to Tyngsboro, Mass. He died Feb. 22, 1865. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth, born Nov. 14, 1815 ; died May 28, 1819. 



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383 



11. 
iii. 
iv. 



v. 

vi. 
vii. 
viii. 

ix. 



Walton, born Mar. 24, 1817; died May 28, 1819. 
Thomas, born May 26, 1819 ; died May 28, 1819. 
Walter Hildreth, born Nov. 19, 1819, in Tyngsboro ; married 

Clarissa, daughter of Roswell and Sibyl (Gilson) Read, 

born 1828. Childien: 

1. Charles H., born Nov. 16, 1855, in Westford. 

2. Alvin Leroy, born Mar. 28, 1858. 

3. Irving T., born Jan. 23, 1864; married Jennie D. 
Cheney, and had Clara Nellie, born Aug. 25, 
1883, and Lily May, born May 23, 1885, a "d 
died June next. 

Thomas Reed, born May 31, 1821 ; married Mary Davis. In 

the army, 186 1-4. 
George, born Mar. 23, 1823 ; died young. 
Washington, born Mar. 23, 1823 ; died young. 
George Washington, born Jan. 26, 1824; unmarried. 
Reuben Wright, born June 26, 1826; married Almira Read. 

He died in hospital, New Orleans, Aug. 20, 1862. In Co. 

C, 30th Reg., 1861. Widow had married, second, 

Kendall, in 186 — . Children : 

1. Jeanette E., born Nov. 8, 1859. Charles G. Sax- 
gent appointed guardian, 1866. 

2. Dora Alice, born June 27, 1861 ; died Oct. 9, 1863. 
Hezekiah, born Jan. 20, 1828; married Sarah J., daughter of 

James M. and Sarah (Gould) Wright, born 1833. She 

died Jan. 13, 1870. He was living in Westford, 1887. No 

children. 
Eliza Ann, born Mar. 25, 1830; married Arthur Dillon. She 

married, second, ; she married, third, Jones. 

Benjamin Osgood, born Oct. 26, 1831 ; married Oct 26, 

1853, Rebecca Louisa Fisher, and lives in Duxbury, MasS. 

Child : 

1. Flora Louisa, born Oct. 28, 1859, in Westford. 
Almira Blodgett, born Feb. 21, 1833. Resides in California. 
John Alexander, born Oct. 20, 1834 ; married Bean ; 

lives in Groton, Mass. Co. C 30th Reg., 1862-5. 
Amanda Jane, born Dec. 9, 1835. Resides in California. 
Sarah Melissa, born May 21, 1837; married Sylvester Addi- 
son Parkhurst, July 4, 1861. He was born in Brookhne, 

N. H. 
Charles Morton, born Feb. 12, 1839. Co. C 16th Reg., 

1861-4. 
Frances Lucinda, born Aug. 17, 1842. 
Child unnamed, born . 

419. DANIEL CUMMINGS (Joseph, 7 Joseph, 6 Thomas, 5 
John, 4 John," John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Mar. 20, 1825, Hannah 



XI. 



Xll. 



xin. 
xiv. 

xv. 
xvi. 



xvn. 

xviii. 
xix. 



3 8 4 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Shute, who was born Jan. 26, 1797, and died Apr. 19, 1833. 
He married second, Sept. 27, 1835, Harriet Webster, who died 
at Boston, Feb. 13, 1886, aged 80 years, 6 months, 19 days. 
He died Mar. 4, 1883. He was a merchant in Boston, where he 
went at the age of 21. 

Children : 

i. Julia Ann, born May 2, 1826 ; died May 26, 1827. 

599. ii. Charles Henry, born June 29, 1828, in Boston. 

600. iii. George Webster, born February 13, 1842. 

420. DEACON GEORGE CUMMINGS (Joseph,* 
Joseph, 6 Thomas, John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, July 
5, 1829, Abigail Lewis, born June 22, 1805. in Marblehead, 
Mass., who died Mar. 10, 1887, in Medfield, Mass. He died 
July 7, 1 881, without children. Resided in Lancaster and in 
Cambridgeport, Mass. Traveled in foreign lands. 

He made his home in 1870 at Medfield, Mass. He was a 
deacon in the Baptist Church and a liberal giver. Of the ex- 
pense incurred, for example, in the repair of the church edifice 
in 1874, $12,575, ne g ave half. He also contributed generously 
to the town hall and to the library of the town. He was a trus- 
tee of the theological seminary at Newton. 

421. JOHN WALDO CUMMINGS (John, 7 Isaac,* 
Thomas, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 1. 1849,,. 
Mary Ann, daughter of Deacon Caleb Wight, born in 1812, in 
Westford, Mass. 

Children : 

. i. George Waldo, born Sept. 28, 1849; married Sarah M. Whit- 
ney, and had: 

1. Sadie Blanche, born June 12, 1878. 

ii. John Osgood, born Mar. 18, 185 1. A Unitarian minister, 
but later in real estate business in Lowell, Mass. 

422. URIEL COMINGS (Leonard, 7 Samuel, 6 Samuel, 5 
John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Sarah Robinson. He died 
Mar. 14, 1878. 

Children : 

i. Nellie Maria, born Oct. 2, 1815 ; married Wm. B. Smith, 
ii. Farris, born May 22, 1817; married Eliza J. Kimball. Chil- 
dren : 

1. Eliza J. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 385 

2. Mary M. 

3. Edward D. 

4. Abigail. 

5. Geo. K. 

Hi. Warren, born Apr. 22, 1819; died Jan. 22, 1850. He married 
Abbie Waterhouse. 

iv. Samuel Leonard, born May io, 1821. 

v. Angelina, born Nov. 23, 1822; married Gilman Bartlett. 

vi. Daniel Lawrence Morrill, born Oct. 14, 1825; married Eliza 
M. Taylor. He died Aug. 1, 1863. No children. 

vii. Uriel Leonard, born Feb. 26, 1828; married Hattie E. 
. In 1800 he was Postmaster at Windsor, Vt. Chil- 
dren: 

1. Lizzie M., born Mar. 28, 1856; died Dec. 5, 1882. 

2. Lottie H., born Aug. 8, 1862. 

3. Minnie E., born Mar. 22, 1869. 

viii. Alfred, born Dec. 24, 1830 ; married Marcia Jordan ; mar- 
ried, second, widow, Sarah Mason. Resides in Cairo, 111 
Children : 

1. Lenore, born June 25, 1858. 

2. Clyde, died in infancy. 

3. Elmer, born Nov. 25, 1861. 

4. Walter, born Nov. 3, 1864; died Apr. 15, 1889. 

5. Frederick, born May 20, 1872. 



8 



423. WILLIAM FARIS COMINGS (Andrew, 7 Samuel, 

Samuel, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John. 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Apr. 17, 1831, 

Abigail C, daughter of Joseph and Mehetabel Bryant. He was 

a millwright in Cornish, N. H. He married second, Mar. 13, 

1841, Mercy Cabot Jenney, born Sept. 4, 1814, and died June 

2, 1879. He died May 29, 1859. 

Children : 

i. Sophia, born Aug. 4, 1835 ; died Aug. 25, 1850. 

ii. Susan C, born Jan. 13, 1837; married David E. Melendy. 

Resides in Cornish, 
iii. John Cross, born June 5, 1839; died Sept. 25, 1839. 
iv. Isabel C, born Oct. 5, 1842; died Nov. 5, 1869. 
v. Sarah, born October 28, 1846; married Josiah Gilman, son 

of Levi and Mary Rowell. Resides in Cornish. Children : 

1. Emma. 

2. Effie. 

vi. Emma, born May 9, 1849; died June 16, 1851. 
vii. Wilbur, born Dec. 29, 1850; married Eliza D., daughter of 
Alexander and Maria (Hopkins) Duncan. He died Dec. 
6, 1887, in Windsor, Vt. No children, 
viii. Darwin, born May 13, i8S7- Artist in New York city. 



386 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

424. GEORGE PHILANDER COMINGS (Eben, T 
Samuel, 6 Samuel, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Juns 
23, 1861, A. Cornelia Walker. 

Children : 

i. Mary Adaline, born May 5, 1862; married, May 5, 1886, 
Robert James Crawford. Children : 

1. A son, born June 15, 1887. 

2. Cornelia Humphrey, born February 24, 1890. 

3. Agnes Telfer, born June 28, 1892. 

ii. Ellen Maud, born Dec. 8, 1863 ; died Aug. 15, 1864. 
iii. Martha Maud, born Dec. 17, 1864; married, Jan. 5, 1888, 
George P. Brown. Children : 

1. Ruth, born Dec. 23, 1888. 

2. Margaret, born May 3, 1890. 

3. Kenneth Playter, born Aug. 6, 1891. 

4. Marion, born Apr. 14, 1893. 
Did she also have the following? 

5. Gerald Comings. 

6. Geo. Comings. 

7. Dorothy. 

iv. George Ralph, born July 31, 1871. 

425. SAMUEL EDWARD COMINGS (Eben, 7 Samuel, 6 
Samuel, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Apr. 26, 1851, 
Martha Corey. He died Apr. 2, 1894. 

Children : 

i. Alice Lavinia, born May 4, 1855 ; married, Aug. 19, 1875, 
John Holland. Children : 

1. Edward Robert, born Aug. 29, 1876. 

2. Richard Dudley, born Jan. 10, 1878. 

3. Elizabeth Belle, born Dec. 14, 1879. 

ii. Edward Dudley, born Nov. 4, i860; died June 16, 1861. 
iii. Sarah Isabella, born July 5, 1863 ; married, Jan. 14, 1885, 
Marion Ober. Children : 

1. Elenora Belle, born Nov. 6, 1885. 

2. Alice Livia, born Aug. 19, 1887. 

3. Reuben Hurd, born Sept. 16, 1889. 

426. HENRY COMINGS (Samuel, 7 Benjamin, 6 Samuel, 5 
John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. — , 1840, Maria 
Moore. 

Children : 

i. William H., born Nov. 1840; married, Sept. 21, 1862, Betsy 
Hammond, and had : 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 387 

1. Herbert, born Nov. 11, 1863. 

2. Henry, born June 22, 1865. 

3. Charles B., born Aug. 3, 1867. 

4. Wm. Benton, born Feb. 2, 1870. 

5. Belle E., born Nov. 13, 1872. 

6. Blanche, born July 8, 1877. 

7. Beatrice H., born Aug. 5, 1890; died Jan. 20, 1891. 
ii. Emily J., born May 6, 1843; married Chester James; 

Sheldon, Vt. 
iii. Harlow, born May 4, 1850; married Dec. 1876, Dora 
Woodsworth and had : 

Emma ,born 1878 and died 1884. 
iv. Ann, born Oct. 3, 1849; married, Jan., 1, 1869, Winfield 
Thayer. 

1. Earnest, born. July, 1870. 

2. Don, born Feb., 1874. 

v. Julia, born Oct. 7, 1855 ; married Powers and had : 

1. Harry Oakley, born Jan., 22, 1886. 
vi. Belle, born Jan. 4, 1857; died May 28, 1863: 
1. Mildred Julia, born Aug. 10, 1895. 

427. SHERMAN COMINGS (Samuel, 7 Benjamin, 8 
Samuel, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. — , 1841, 
Elmina Stone. Resides in Rockford, 111. 

Children : 

i. Arthur F, born Oct. 11, 1845; married Abbie M. Hobart and 
had: 

1. Ethel H, born Feb. 25, 1873; married Wm. H. 

Utter. 

2. Lossie E., born Mar. n, 1875. 

3. Kenneth L, born Aug. 17, 1877. 

4. A. Vernett, born Sept. 29, 1878. 
ii. Ida E, born May 24, 1856; died Oct. iS. 

iii. Everett S, born Sept. 12, 1857; married June, 1880, Mary 
Hutchinson. Resided in Los Angeles, Cal. Children : 

1. Arthur Hanford, born Sept. 24, 1885. 

2. Hubert Sherman, born May 25, 1891. 

428. JAMES RIPLEY COMINGS (Sherman, 7 Benja- 
min, 6 Samuel, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. 28, 
1841, Lucy I. Kingsley. He married second, Mar. II, 1874, 
Emma Mills. Resides in Galesburg, Mich. 

Children : 

i. Florence B. born Mar. 23, 1844. 
ii. Sherman, born Nov. 23, 1847; married April 16, 1879, Cor- 



3§8 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

nelia R. Daniels and have James Ripley, born Nov. 9, 

1882. 
iii. Katie Storrs, born Sept. 21, 1858; died May 24, 1881. 
iv. Mary M., born June 13, 1884. 

429. HON. BENJAMIN COMINGS (Andrew, 7 Benjamin, 6 
Samuel, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. 7, 1835, 
Mary Huntington, born at Greensboro, Vt., Feb. 11, 1813, and 
died at St. Joseph, Mich., Oct. 10, 1874. He died at the same 
place, Oct. 26, 1872. He had removed to that place about two 
years previously. 

Children : 

i. Ann Elizabeth, born Oct. 24, 1835, in Berkshire, Vt. ; mar- 
ried Dec. 15, (or 16) 1861, Calvin Anderson; she died 
May 2, 1863, Enosburgh, Vt; no children. 

ii . Charles A., born Dec. 12, 1837, at Berkshire and died there, 
May 27, 1838. 

iii. Samuel Huntington, born Aug. 4, 1839. 

iv. Lucy Jane, born Sept. 30, 1841, in Greensboro; married, 
March 7, 1864, Sarah Pierson ; residence, St. Joseph, 
Mich. ; no children. 

v. Mary S., born Oct. 12, 1844 in Greensboro; married July 
30, 1871, Rev. Cornelius B. Bradley; born Nov. 18, 1843 
in Bangkok, Siam ; graduated Oberlin College, 1868 and 
Yale Divinity School, 1871 ; in Siam, 1871-4; teacher o'f the 
High School, Oakland, Cal., 1875-82; and then instructor 
in English, University of California, and in 1886 professor 
there. Children : 

1. Bertha Theresa, born Dec. 15, 1872 at Bangkok, 

Siam. 

2. Harold Cornelius, born Nov. 28, 1878, in Oakland, 

Cal. University of California, 1901. 

vi. Ella Fidelia, born Oct. 28, 1846 in Greensboro; graduated 

at Oberlin, 1875, and teacher Des Moines, Iowa, '77 — '79., 

and since at St. Paul, Minn. 

vii. George F., born March 18, 1849; married Oct. 12, 1874, 

Emma Currier; residence, St. Joseph, Mich, Children: 

I. Mary Huntington, born Sept. 3, 1877 in St. 

Joseph. 
2. Alice Tenney, born Nov. 23. 1879, in St. Joseph. 

3. Ellen Copeland, born Oct. 29, 1881, in St. Joseph 

4. Benjamin R., born April 7, 1883, in St. Joseph. 

5. Fannie E, born March 25, 1885, in St Joseph. 

6. George H., born May 1, 1886, in St. Joseph. 

7. William S., born Nov. 10, 1892, in St. Joseph. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 389 

viii. A. Frances, born April 9, 1851, in Greensboro; married, 
July 6, 1876, Charles D. Parker; residence in 1855, St. 
Paul, Minn. Children: 

1. Isabel D. ; bora Mi-y 15, TJ77, in Inglewood, 111. 

2. Edward C, born Aug. 4, 1881, in St. Paul. 

ix. Andrew B., born June 16, 1853, in Greensboro and died 
there Aug. 12, 1855. 

x. Charles S., born July 3, 1855, in Greensboro and died there 
Jan. 15, 1857. 

430. REV. ELAM JEWETT COMINGS (Andrew, 7 Ben- 
jamin, 6 Samuel, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married at 
Enosburg, Vt., Feb. 1, 1839, Fanny Woodbury, daughter of 
Comings and Sarah (Wheeler) Fletcher. When he was 20 
years of age his father offered him a good farm as an induce- 
ment to be a farmer. He declined the offer, and without pecuni- 
ary aid went through a regular course of nine years, ending 
with ten dollars more in his pocket than he had when he 
started. He graduated at Oberlin College in 1838. He was' 
fitted for college at Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, N. H. 
He graduated from the theological department at Oberlin in 
1 84 1. He spent three years following the completion of his 
studies with a small anti-slavery church in Frederickstown, 
O. His proclamation of the gospel of liberty was violently 
opposed, often with stones, rotten eggs and other similar argu- 
ments of that day. But revivals followed and the hated doc- 
trines became ascendant. In Montpelier, Vt., he spent four 
years. Dec. 5, 1848, he became pastor of the Union Evan- 
gelical Church, Haverhill, Mass. He was dismissed from that 
charge in the spring of 1852. He did his most successful work 
in Gustavus, O.. where he was pastor eight years. The next 
eleven years were spent with the churches in E. Berkshire, Fair- 
field and Highgate, Vt. The winter of 1864, with his daughter 
Sarah, he spent in North Carolina among the freedmen and the 
soldiers in hospitals, "a winter of happy toil and good results." 
During the years since the war he has engaged in self-sus- 
taining missionary labors in Northern Ohio. He has made a 
point of assisting young men to prepare for work, which in- 
creasing age obliged him to lay down. Resided in 1887 in 
North Kings ville, O., where he died Nov. 23, 1894. 



390 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Children : 

i. Sarah Dawes, born July 5, 1840, Oberlin, O., married, Jan. 

16, 1878, Pliny F. Kellogg, of Kelloggsville, O., had: 

Francis Comings, born Aug. 5, 1880. 
ii. Geo. Harwell, born May 24, 1843, Fredricstown, O. ; died 

same day. 
iii. Eliza Stewart, born Nov. 29, 1847, Montpelier, Vt. 
iv. George Roberts, born June 20, 1857, Gustavus, O. ; died 

March, 16, 1862, in Montpelier, Vt. 

431. ANDREW CLINTON COMINGS (Andrew, 7 Ben- 
jamin, 6 Samuel, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac, 1 ) married Amanda 
Janes, born Feb. 28, 1821, in East Berkshire, Vt. In 1862 
the family removed from Vermont to Oberlin, O., to obtain 
the advantages of education there. Mr. Comings was a de- 
voted member of the Congregational church there and in 
Springfield, Mo., his last residence. 

Children : 

i. Elam Jewett, born Dec. 8, 1842; died Feb. 15, 1843- 

ii. Harriett A., born Feb. 29, 1884; married July 5, 1876, James 
R. Milner; she went early to Oberlin before the removal 
of the rest of the family. After graduation at Oberlin in 
1867, she taught three years in Cleveland, in the grammar 
schools; was in the normal school, Oswego, N. Y., 1870-1 ; 
three succeeding years in the Missouri State normal 
school at Kirksville. For two years she was principal of 
the ladies' department in Drury College, Springfield, Mo., 
where she was married. One child was born to them, but 
died at birth. Mr. Milner is a lawyer, lesidence in 
Springfield. 

iii. Charles Torrey, born June 14, 1846; married May 5, 1871, 
Allie Dickey, Chicago, 111. He contracted fever and 
ague while teaching negroes in Mississippi after the war. 
He was for several years before his death manager and 
corresponding secretary' for a wholesale house in Chicago. 
This position since his death has been filled by his widow. 
He died in Evans, Col., of consumption, June 26, 1877. 

iv. Betsy Fidelia, born Sept. 18, 1848 in East Berkshire, mar- 
ried Aug. 25, 1875, Julian H. Pitkin. She taught in the 
public schools at Akron, O. Her husband has been the 
foreman and head designer in the Buckeye Mower shops 
at that place. Children : 

1. Alice Fidelia, born June 19, 1876, Akron, O. 

2. Charles Stephen, born Nov. 14, 1879, Akron, O. 

3. Fannie Clara, born Nov. 8, 1885, Canton, O. 



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4. Julia Ethelroyer, born March 26, 1887, Ravens- 
wood 111. 
v. William Raymond, born Feb. 16, 1851 ; married Aug. I, 
1878, Lettie Kennedy in Brunswick, O. ; she was educated 
at Oberlin and a teacher in Medina, O.. He has been 
superintendent of schools in Medina, and in Norwalk. 
Children : 

1. Josephine, born May 27, 1880, Medina, O. 

2. Marion Elizabeth, born Dec. 2-j, 1885, Norwalk, O. 
vi. Clarissa Jane, born Oct. 8, 1853 ; married July 30, 1874, 

Robert Bayless Leonard, born at Biglick, O., June 28, 1846; 
at Oberlin O. ; a graduate of Oberlin 1873 ; superinten- 
dent of schools in Evans, Col. Children : 

I. Frances Amanda, born March 31, 1877, Evans, 
Col. 

2. Alie Fidelia, born Nov. 18, 1879, Loveland, Col. 

3. Phebe Estelle, born Feb. 1, 1885, Evans, Col. 

4. Abner Clinton, born Dec. 16, 1887, Loveland, Col. 
vii. Andrew Gordon, born Sept. 26, 1856; married June 20, 1878, 
Emelie J. Royce, born March 26, 1856, in Oberlin. She 
was a graduate of Oberlin 1877. He has been a teacher 
and superintendent of schools in northern Ohio ; resided 
in Brooklyn near Cleveland, O. ; children : son and 
daughter. 

432. WILLIAM ALEXANDER COMINGS (Andrew, 7 
Benjamin, 6 Samuel, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Mary 
C. Fletcher. Resided in East Berkshire, Vt. 

Children : 

i. Homer F., born Oct. 21, 1852; married March II, 1875, 
Lydia L. Gardner, who died Dec. 7, 1883. He married 
second, Dec. 31, 1884, Martha A. Perley. Children: 

1. Mary M., born Feb. 13, 1876. 

2. WSlliam G., born March 9, 1877. 

3. Florence R., born March 14, 1879. 

ii. Fredrick W., born July 14, 1857; married Dec. 4, 1884, 
Grace L. Hardy. Superintendent schools, Berkshire 
Centre, Vt., 1885. 
iii. Fanny L-, born July 4, 1861 ; married, Oct. 6, 1881, E. M. 
Brown, M. D.; child: 

1. Fred Comings, born May 9, 1884. 

433. WILLIAM FREEMAN COMINGS (Fenno, 7 Ben- 
jamin, 6 Samuel, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May, 
1835, Adaline, daughter of John and Lucinda Tenney, born 



39 2 CUMM1NGS MEMORIAL. 

May 26, 1814, of Hanover, N. H., who died Sept. 9, 1842. He 
married second, 1852, Emaretta Humphrey, of Croydon, N. H. 

Children : 

i. Emeline Perley, born Nov. 28, 1838; married June 27, 1858, 
Joel Eddy, and had Florence. She married second, 
Andrew, son of Capt. Cyrus and Hannah Bailey, born 
June 29, 1822, of Berlin. Children : 

1. Florence, born June 23, 1859; married Arthur 

L. Hewitt, born Nov. 24, 1851 in Middlesex, 
Vt., son of Daniel and Mary (Wentworth) 
Hewitt. He was teacher in Berlin and in 1884 
member of Vt. Legislature. 

2. Ida Anosima, born Feb. 10, 1865. 

3. Susan Francis, born Dec. 24, 1868. 

4. Ada May, born Feb. 21, 1874. 

5. Mary Emma, born Feb. 29, 1880. 

ii. Adaline Lucinda, born Feb. 22, 1842, in Bath, N. H. ; mar- 
ried Nov. 22, i860, Norman King, and died near Sheffield, 
111., Feb. 19, 1882. Mr. King removed to Dakota, 1885. 
Children : 

1. Willie, born April, 24. 1862. 

2. Ada, born Aug. 6, 1866. 

434. FENNO LAFAYETTE COMINGS (Fenno, 7 Ben- 
jamin, 6 Samuel, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 
30, 1848, Anna Carpenter, born June 17, 1827, in Moretown, 
Vt., daughter of Ira and Esther Ann Luce Carpenter, and 
sister of the late Hon. Matthew H. Carpenter, of Wisconsin. 
He was a mason and plasterer ; has been in mercantile busi- 
ness in Moretown, Vt. ; Sheffield, 111., and River Falls, Wis. ; 
is now farming near Grand Forks, Dakota. 

Children : 

1. George Nichols, born Jan. 15, 1852; married Sept. 20, 1877, 
Ida, daughter of Charles and Annie Donahue Doyle. 
With his father in mercantile business ; died Oct. 25, 
1882; had: 

1. Lafayette, born Nov. 22, 1879. 
ii. Edgar, born July 8, 1856 ; died Aug. 18, 1859. 

435. ERASMUS DARWIN COMINGS (Fenno, 7 Ben- 
jamin, 6 Samuel, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. 20, 
1848, Caroline Susan Humphrey, born Apr. 23, 1827, daughter 
of Capt. Nathaniel and Polly (Smart) Humphrey. He was a 
farmer in Croydon, N. H. ; in California, 1852-54; lieutenant 



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Company G, 6th Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers, Aug. 
— , 1861, to Sept. — , 1862; then captain Company H, same 
regiment; discharged June 2, 1863 ; member of the New Hamp- 
shire legislature, 1871-2; selectman, 1856 and 1858; moderator 
of town meetings, 20 years in succession; music teacher, 35 
years, and chorister in Methodist Episcopal church, Newport, 
N. H., over 20 years. 

Children : 

i. Alice Vien, born Sept. 22, 1850; married Sept. 5, 1876, Orin 
Frank, son of Frank and (Philbrick) Hill, of Springfield, 
N. H. She was a music teacher. He was a hard-ware 
dealer, Shelby, Ocean, Co., Mich, 
ii. Arthur Eugene, born Oct. 20, 1854; died Feb. 15, 1858. 
iii. Arthur Eugene, born March 3, 1859; died at Colon, St 
Joseph Co., Mich., Nov. 7, 1885. He was a tin-smith. 
A former pastor wrote of him as of mere than ordi- 
nary promise. 
iv. Ellsworth Darwin, born May 9, 1861. Farmer in West 
Nebraska. 

436. HIRAM SMART COMINGS (Fenno, 7 Benjamin, 3 
Samuel, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 )" married, Aug. 26, 185 1, 

Lucy Maria Wells, daughter of Simon and (Colt) Wells, 

of Duxbury, Vt. She died Aug. 5, 1867; married second, June 
13, 1868, Hattie Sophronia Hartshorn (Slack?), born Mar. 
20, 1847, wri ° died Feb. 9, 1894. He was a farmer and mason 
and plasterer in Grand Forks, Dak. 

Children : 

i. Henry Wells, born Aug. 10, 1852; married March 23, 1874, 
Julia Ella Dewey, his cousin, (209 v 3) ; residence 
Minneapolis ; no children, 
ii. Fredrick M., born Jan. 30, 1856; married Oct. 8, 1877, Mary 
Gilbertson. Children: 

1. Lucy Marie, born Oct. 25, 1881. . 

2. Frank Leslie, born May 31, 1885. 

3. Annie Malinda, born March 15, 1887. 

iii. Leslie Cornelius, born Aug. 2, 1859; married Aug. 2, 1880, 
Annie Sullivan. Children: 

1. James H., born June 12, 1881. 

2. Edward, born April 1, 1883. 

3. Fred J., born May 23, 1884. 

4. Hiram, born July 9, 1886. 

5. Harold, born April 4, 1888. 



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6. Clifford, born Nov. i, 1891. 

7. Markell B., born July 2, 1893. 

iv. Eva Lillian, born June 22, 1870; married Nov. 1890, Frank 

L. Wkitbeck. 
v. Herby Fay, born April 1873 and died Aug. 26. 
vi. Grace Pearl, born June 14, 1880. 

437. DR. BENJAMIN NEWTON COMINGS (Benja- 
min, 7 Benjamin. 6 Samuel, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) mar- 
ried, in Parsipanny, N. J., July 22, 1847, Betsy Maria Righter, 
born Apr. 27, 1812, and died Nov. 26, 1872. He married 
second, Jan. 11, 1877, Helen M. Lewis, born in Southington, 
Conn., Aug. 29, 1827. He was fitted for college at Kimball 
Union Academy, and was from 1837 to 1839 a member of Dart- 
mouth College. He studied medicine at the medical college, 

Castleton, Vt. He has resided for years in New Britain, 

Conn. 

Children : 

i. John Righter, born Aug. 5, 1849; died March 29, 1855. 
ii. Emma S., born March 24, 1852; died Feb. 6, 1876. 
Hi. William Righter, born March 24, 1852; married Feb. 6, 
1883, Jennie C. Tuttle, whose father was the first whole- 
sale grocer in Chicago. He graduated at Yale Col- 
lege. (?) He is doing business as engineer and patent 
agent in London under firm name of W. R. Comings 
& Co., and has been very successful. Child : 

1. Henry Emmerson, born Jan. 30, 1884, in London, 
Eng. 

438. CHARLES WELLMAN COMINGS (Benjamin, 7 
Benjamin, 6 Samuel, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 
Mar. 25, 1858, Laura Frances Dewey (209 vi). Resides in 
Cornish, N. H., on the old Comings homestead there. Is a 
Seventh Day Baptist. 

Child: 

i. Fenno Benjamin, born Jan. 16, i860; married Feb. 7, 1881, 
Esoline A. Robinson. Reside with his father and have : 
1. Lizzie Francis, born Jan. 22, 1882. 

439. MARTIN LEWIS COMINGS (Joseph Sidney, 7 
Warren, 6 Samuel, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 
13, 1871, Abigail Jane Demary, born Weathersfield, Vt., Aug. 
2, 1855. He died in 1880, and his widow married again. 



cummings memorial. 395 

Children : 

i. Lewis Herbert, born June 6, 1872, at Bridgewater, Vt. 
ii. Nellie Helen, born July 3, 1875, and two others. 

440. ALBERT LUTHER COMINGS (Albert Gallatin, 7 
Warren, 6 Samuel, 6 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, at 
Lee, N. H., Aug. 14, 1873, Emma J. Dow, of Joliet, 111., born 
Jan. 8, 1852. 

Children : 

1. Albert, born May 21, 1874; died at Carthage, N. Y., 1874. 
ii. Mary Elizabeth, born Nov. 16, 1875, at Lee, N. H. 

iii. Carrie Lydia, born Sept. 17, 1877. 

iv. Ben Dow, born June 27, 1879. , 

v. Millie Maud, born April 14, 1884. 

441. WILLIAM WHITNEY CUMMINGS (Thomas, 7 
Thomas, 6 Samuel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 
Mar. 2.7, 1830, Susan Langley. She died in Salem, Mass., 
July 2, 1881. He died Oct. 15, 1881. 

Children : 

i. Susan Francis, born Feb. 22, 1831, in Boston; died Sept. 12, 

same year, 
ii. William C, born Jan. 7, 1832, in Salem ; married April 
17, 1856, Louisa Neal, daughter of Jonatham and Eunice 
Buffum, born in Salem, March 3, 1836, and died Jan. 
9, 1892. Child: 

Nellie Louisa, born Aug. 8, i860, at Jamaica Plains, 
Mass.; married Sept. 7, 1881, Charles Sumner 
Barker. No children, 
iii. Susan Shepard, born Nov. 9, 1833; died May 21, 1840. 
iv. Elizabeth, born Nov. 7, 1834; died Nov. 10, 1835. 
v. Edward Dearborn, born Feb. 19, 1836; died Jan. 20, 1864. 
vi. Mary Elizabeth, born Dec. 2, 1839; died Nov. 20, 1840. 
vii. Harriet Hardy, born Oct. 7, 1843 ; died Aug. 25, 1866. 

442. THOMAS CUMMINGS (Thomas, 7 Thomas, 6 
Samuel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. 19, 1830, 
Mehitabel Tidd Parker, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah 
(Allen) Parker, born Mar. 17, 1806, in Fitchburg, Mass., and 
died July 8, 1892. He died Mar. 20, 1885. 

Children : 

i. Benjamin Thomas, born Nov. 28, 1831, in Boston; died 

Jan. 30, 1834. 
ii. Charles Henry, born Nov. 7, 1834, in Boston; married Oct. 



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28, 1856, Helen Selina Farnsworth, daughter of Jerome 
and Lydia Harwood (Robbins). He died Aug. 17, 1893; 
she died Jan. 12, 1902. Children : 

1. Emma Farley, born Jan. 7, 1858; died Jan 15, 

1859. 

2. Arthur Thomas, born April 20, 1859; married 

Sept. 18, 1882, Laura Leavitt, daughter of 
Samuel E. and Lovina (Kimball) ; born at 
Glenburn, Me., March 22, 1859. 

3. Cecil Henry, born March 3, 1866; married June 

7, 1892, Ella Gertrude Mathison. Children: 

1. Ruth, born Dec. 12, 1892. 

2. Helen, born Dec. 15, 1893, died Dec. 22, 

1893. 

3. Thelma, born May 4, 1896. 

4. Burton Hallett, born July 17, 1899; died 

July 7, 1900. 

443. SAMUEL CALEB CUMMINGS (Thomas, 1 
Thomas, 6 Samuel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 
Jan. 12, 1837, Lucy W. Thorndike, daughter of Robert and 
Abbie (Perry), born Mar. 29, 1810, in Rockland, Me., and 
died Jan. 4, 1897. He died Oct. 12, 1854. 

Children : 

i. William Henry, born Aug. 10, 1839, in Boston; married 
Jan. 13, 1869, Louisa M. Pierce, born Nov. 14, (19), 1841, 
in Boston, daughter of James and Mary Susan (Sawyer) ; 
residence, Medford, Mass. Children: 

1. Grace, born Dec. 26, 1869, in Medford, Mass; died 

Jan. 30, 1895. 

2. Faith, born March 20, 1874, in Medford, Mass. 

3. Leon Wallace, born May 23, 1876, in Northampton. 
4. Blanche, born March 22, 1878. 

ii. George Whitney, born Aug. 7, (17?) 1844, in Boston; died 

Sept. 22, 1845. 
iii. Samuel Warren, born Nov. 28, 1847, in Boston, married June 

25, 1873, Isolette C. Baker, daughter of Erastus and Mary 

(Glines), born Oct. 29, 1853, in Eaton, N. H. He died 

Dec. 19, 1874. Child: 

I. Maud, born May 1, 1874 

444. CHARLES CUMMINGS (Thomas, 7 Thomas, 6 
Samuel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Apr. 4, 1848, 
Elizabeth Lavinia Dyer, born Aug. 16, 181 7, at South Abing- 
ton, Mass., daughter of Christopher and Betsy (Porter), and 



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died in Medford, Feb. 3, 1899. He graduated at Dartmouth 
College, 1842. He was principal of the academy at Abington 
in 1844-5. Was graduated at Andover Theological Seminary 
in the class of 1846. Was not ordained to the ministry, but 
became the honored principal of the high school in Medford, 
serving from 1846 to 1876, when he resigned. He was an 
active member and officer in the Mystic Church (Congrega- 
tional), and a trusted and useful citizen. 

Child : 

i. George Dyer, born Dec. 19, 1849; married Sept. 30, 1879, 
Annie Tayior Bishop, born Nov. 10, 1853, and died April, 
9, 1880. He married second Anna Francella Osgood, 
Sept. 8, 1881 ; she was born April 1, 1850. Child : 
Alice Josephine, born June 27, 1882. 

445. HENRY CUMMINGS (Benjamin, 7 Benjamin, 8 
Samuel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Aug. 21, 
1844, Julia Ann Hills, of Painesville, O., born Jan. 5, 1816, 
and died Sept. 25, 1882, at Painesville. Her grandmother's 
name was Pease and she was descended from Ann Cummings, 
daughter of the first Isaac. Henry died Aug. 23, 1893. His 
pastor wrote of him : "Brother Cummings has lived in this 
community for nearly half a century. It is no strain upon the 
facts to say that in all the relations of his life, as friend, neigh- 
bor, citizen, Christian, father, and husband, he has been in the 
highest sense a most exemplary man. This was what he most 
desired to be. For sixty Wars he has had an active and open 
relation to the kingdom of Christ, having been identified in all 
these years with the Congregational family thereof. Religion 
with him was reduced to a single great cardinal truth — faith- 
fulness to duty." 

Children : 

i. Henry Howard, born Aug. 7, 1845. 

ii. Mary Kingsbury, born Dec. 26, 1849, unmarried, died Aug. 

1, 1882, at Painesville. 
iii. Alice Julia, born Feb. 14, 1851. 
iv. Evlyn Miranda, born Feb. 5, 1853. 
v. Stella Louisa, born Oct. 5, 1855. 

446. CHARLES CUMMINGS (Benjamin, 7 Benjamin, 9 
Samuel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John. 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Mar. 29, 



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1838, Emily Amsden, of Saybrook, O., daughter of Abraham 
and Mehitabel, formerly of Vermont. She died at Monmouth, 
111., Aug. 14, 1851. He married second, Sept. 2, 1852, Rebecca 
A., daughter of Rev. Patten and Mary (Buel) Sullivan, of 
Geneva, O. Resided in 1884 in North Madison, O. He died 
in 1900. 

Children : 
601. i. Henry Harrison, born Dec. 1, 1840, Monmouth, 111. 

ii. Lucy M., born July 22, 1844, Monmouth, 111., married Feb. 
15, 1872, James H. Boyce; residence Willoughby Lake, 
O. ; she died Sept. 4, 1898. 
iii. Charles Elliott, born June 15, 1853; married May 8, 1879, 
Sarah E. Burridge, daughter of Capt. E Burridge, of 
Mentor O. ; resided 1884, Petrolia, Pa. Children: 

1. Margaret Rebecca, born Oct. 15, 1880, Brady, Pa. 

2. Charlotte Sarah, born Aug. 11, 1882, Brady, Pa. 
iv. Francis Asbury, born June 10, 1855 ; married Oct. 6, 1880, 

Mary Rood, of Madison, O., who died Mar. 6, 1896; mar- 
ried second July 7, 1897, W'innefred E. Rand, (216 i 8). 
Resided, in 1884, near Petrolia, Pa. Children: 

1. Walter, born Sept. 8, 1881, Brady, Pa. 

2. Bessie Agnes, born May 2, 1888, Brady Pa. 

v. Jane Rebecca, born Feb. 1, 1857; married May 8, 1884, 
Howard Atkinson, of Willoughby, O. Children: 

1. Orland Cary, born Feb. 9, 1885. 

2. Ralph Howard, born Dec. 2, 1886. 

3. William Charles, born Oct. 8, '88 died Jan. 10, '92. 

4. Raymond, born Oct. 30, 1895. 

vi. Benjamin Potter, born June 30, i860; died Sept. 22, 1861. 
vii. Homer Potter, born Feb. 19, 1862; married Aug. 13, 1891, 
Jennie Hills, of Willoughby, O. Union college in 1885. 
Children : 

1. Mildred Josephine, born Feb. 8, 1893. 

2. Homer Harold, born Aug. 13, 1895. 
viii. Emily Estelle, bom Jan. 21, 1864. 

ix. Mary Maria, born Sept. 8, 1866; graduated at Oberlin, 1899. 

x. Nelly Lovina, born March 2, 1869 ; Conservatory of Music 
Oberlin 1888 — 89; married Aug. 15, 1894, Allen N. Ben- 
jamin, and had Mary Frances, born Sept. 8, 1892. 

xi. Kate, born June 18, 1872; married July 25, 1900, Orlando 
Pershing. 

xii. Edgar Roscoe, born Feb. 20, 1874. 

447. JOTHAM CUMMINGS (Jotham, 7 Jotham, 6 Jerah- 
meel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 2, 1820, 



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Sarah Cobb. He died Oct. 16, 1861. He was a farmer and 
shoemaker. Resided in Morgan, Vt., and represented the town 
in the Legislature. 

Children: 

i. Sarah, born Sept. 5, 1821 ; married Dec. 15, 1845, Orrin Tay- 
lor, of Morgan, Vt and had Viola, born July 22, 1846, 
who married March 8, 1869, Charles Sherman Hinman. 

ii. Martha Elizabeth, born Nov. 12, 1838; married Oct. 12, 
1857, Willard Morse, of Morgan Vt., who died a prisoner 
at Andersonville, Ga. She married second, Sept. 25, 
1866, John H. Taylor. 

448. DEACON CHARLES CUMMINGS (Jotham, T 
Jotham, 6 Jerahmeel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 
Feb. 28, 1826, Jerusha Little. He died Dec. 12, 1873, at 
Charleston, Vt. He was deacon in the church and represented 
the town of Morgan, where he lived, in the Vermont Legis- 
lature. He was a farmer and land surveyor. 

Children : 

i. George Perkins, born Nov. 18, 1826; married Oct 20, 1851, 
Hannah Elson, daughter of George and Miriam (Johnson) 
Ropes, of Newbury, Vt. In early womanhood an in- 
spiring teacher, "she lived a beautiful, a sincere, a gen- 
uine Christian life without cant, ostentation or intrusive- 
ness." She died at Marquette, Mich., Sept. 27, 1892. Child : 
1. Charles, born graduated at Amherst Col- 
lege, 1866, and was editor of the Rural Ver- 
monter. 
ii. Jane Miek, born Sept. 14, 1828; married Jan. 6, 1857, Rev. 
Richard Knight, son of Robert and Anne (Wardle), born 
Aug. 3, 1806 in Kingston-upon-Hull, Eng. His first wife, 
wi.om he married March 10, 1830, Dorotha Jackson, of 
Hotham, Eng., died Feb. 14, 1843, and his second wife 
was Marrianne, sister of the first. He had four children 
by first marriage and four by the second. The second wife 
died Feb. 17, 1856. He was ordained in Sheffield, Eng., 
1837; minister there; at Lowth and at Hull; missionary of 
London Port Society. While seamens' chaplain in 
Hamburg, imprisoned for evangelical preaclrng , in bus- 
iness in London ; to America, 1849 ; acting pastor or 
installed pastor at various places, Norway, N. Y., New- 
port, Holyoke, Mass. ; in Kansas 1855-61 ; installed pastor 
South Hadley Falls, Mass., '56-78; Southwick, Mass., 
'78-84. Without charge, living in summer at Gloucester, 



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Mass., and in winter at Barnwell, S. C, till his death, 
which occurred Nov. 3, 1890; aged 84 years and 3 
months. The children of the third marriage were also 
four. 

iii. Rockwood, born May 14, 1830; married Mrs. Jane Memfer; 
resided Palmetto, Ga. 

iv. Alice, born Feb. 4, 1832. Resided in Boston, Mass. 

v. Jotham, born Oct. 8, 1833 ; married, Jan. 25, 1866, Kate Holt 
Buchanan, born Mar. 6, 1851, in Holland, Vt. Children: 
1. George Rockwood, born Mar. 6, 1867. 

2. Jotham, born June 16, 1872. 

3. Archie, born Feb. 28, 1874. 

4. Frank, born Oct. 11, 1876; died Sept. 21, 1877. 

vi. Charles Colby, born Dec. 8, 1838; died Dec. 6, 1861, Mor- 
gan, Vt. 

449- DANIEL CUMMINGS (Henry, 7 Jotham, 6 Jerah- 
meel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Lois Kidder, 
Groton, N. H. Resided on the homestead of his father until 
his death, Aug. 25, 1854. 

Children : 

i. Mary J., born Sept. 20, 1825 ; died Sept. 10, 1830. 
ii. Alice M., born Nov. 26, 1827; married, Mar. 25, 1847, El- 
bridge Tilton. Resided in Bristol, N. H. Children : 

1. Zeruiah. 

2. Delia. 

iii. Lois, born Nov. 21, 1829; married, Sept. — , 1851, Alden 
Judkins. Child : 

1. Emma, born . Resided in Natick, Mass. 

iv. Daniel K., born Dec. 1, 1831 ; married, July — , 1853, Mary J. 
Bradbury. Farmer; resided at Franklin, N. H. Chil- 
dren : 

1. Orville D., born . 

2. Emma M., born . 

3. Mary, born . 

v. Henry, born Nov. 4, 1833; married, Nov. — , 1857, Hannah 

Foster. A cooper. Resided in Plymouth, Vt. 
vi. Adaline, born June 2, 1836 ; married, May 1, i860, Romanzo 
J. Haunkins. She died June 12, 1891. Resided in Groton, 
N. H. Children: 

1. Frank E., born Aug. 19, 1862; died May 11, 1862. 

2. William H., born Feb. 12, 1866. 

vii. Frank Edwin, born Mar. 4, 1839; married, Nov. 1865, Emma 
Ramsdell. He is a druggist, residing in Natick, Mass. 
Children: 



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1. Eva Frances, born Nov. 27, 1871 ; died Dec. 8, 1871. 

2. Etta Louisa, born Oct. 6, 1874. 

3. Helen Augusta, born Aug. 10, 1877. 

viii. James Alfred, born Oct. 1, 1843; married Nov. 22, 1872, 
Mary Chambers. A farmer at West Plymouth. One 
daughter. 

1. Mary Louisa, born . 

449a- JOTHAM CUMMINGS (Henry, 7 Jotham, 6 Jerah- 
meel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. 1, 1833, 
Mary Cheney, born Sept. 24, 1808, who died Oct. 23, 1895. 
He had died Jan. 8, 1893. 

Children : 

i. Emily Jane, born Nov. 7, 1833; married, Nov. 7, 1852, 

Luther H. Clark; Hardwick, Vt. ; Bridgton, N. J. 
ii. Sarah Jerusha, born May 25, 1835 ; married William George 

Piper. Vineland, N. J., Wilmington, Del. 
iii. George Jotham, born July 6, 1838; married, July 26, 1869, 
Lucy E. Hardy. He is a Professor in Howard Univer- 
sity, Washington, D. C. Children : 

1. Lucy Webster, born Mar. 6, 1875. 

2. Alice Ames, born Apr. 29, 1878; died Dec. 12, 

1880. 
iv. Mary Emeline, born Sept. 8, 1840; died Dec. II, 1840. 
v. Charles Wilson, born Aug. 20, 1846; married, May — , 1873, 

Emily E., daughter of Ira and Mary (Whitcher) Merrill. 

Resided in Warren, N. H. 

450. IRA CUMMINGS (Jerahmeel, 7 Jotham, 6 Jerahmeel, 8 
Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 1825, Betsy S. Hardy, 
born in 1804 in Groton, N. H. He died Oct. 3, 1853, and she 
died Dec. 4, 1850. He married second, L. Abigail Berry, born 
July 27, 181 5, in Compton, N. H. 

Children : 

i. A child, born ; died young. 

ii. Mary, born May 2, 1828; died Aug. 13, 1851. 

602. iii. Ira, born Dec. 23, 1831. 

603. iv. Edward T., born Dec. 16, 1834. 

v. Emma, born Jan. II, 1842; married in Boston, Mar. 1, 1863, 
Albert Smith, born June 6, 1841, in Boston. He served as 
a soldier in the Civil War. Children : 

1. Edward Cummings, born Oct. 19, 1865; married, 
May 30, 1890, Mabel L. Smith born May — , 
1868 in Natick. A child born Mar. 2, 1891 ; 
died . 



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2. Charles A., born Dec. 12, 1867. 

3. George W., born Mar. 16, 1870; died Apr. 3, 1871. 
vi. Charles C, born Jan. 26, 1845; married Feb. 23, 1868, in 

Hebron, Rhoda C. Putney, born , 1843, in Hebron, 

N. H. Removed to Natick, Mass. He died Mar. 14, 
1873. Children : 

1. Emma A., born Sept. 30, 1868; married Mar. 14, 

1887, Arthur Smith, born in Vermont. Resided 
in Franklin, N. H. 

2. Abbie, born Mar. 21, 1871 ; died Sept. 22, 1878. 

451. EDWARD TAYLOR CUMMINGS (Jerahmeel, 7 
Jotham, 6 Jerahmeel, 5 Samuel, 1 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 
Mar. 4, 1828, Mary McGrath, born Nov. 18, 1828, in Groton, 
N. H., died Sept. 2, 1850. Married second, Apr. 9, 1856, in 
West Townsend, Mass., Julia Ann Jenkins, born in 1820. He 
died Oct. 17, 1870. 

Children : 

i. John Taylor, born Apr. 15, 1829, Groton, N. H. ; unmarried. 

Resided in Enfield, N. H. Mechanic. 
ii. Jessie, born Nov. 14, 1831 ; died Apr. 12, 1832; Groton. 
iii. Jessie, born Feb. 12, 1833 ; died June 6, 1833. 
iv. Henry, born June 17, 1834, Groton; married, June 6, 1881, 
Arabella Kenney. No children. Resided in Enfield, 
N. H. ; agent for nurseries, 
v. Babe, born Oct. 7, 1836; died Nov. 2, following. 
604. vi. Enoch Page, born Sept. 30, 1837. 

vii. Martha Rosetta, born Dec. 21, 1841 ; Hebron, N. H. Resided 

in Enfield, N. H. Unmarried, 
viii. Mary Ann, born Mar. 3, 1844, Hebron, N. H. Resided in 
Enfield, N. H. Unmarried. 

452. LIEUT. JONATHAN GEORGE CUMMINGS 
(Jonathan, 7 Jotham, Jerahmeel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John," 
Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 6, 1825, Philena Adams, who died Feb. 9, 
1879 (horn Jan. 4, 1803). He died July 6, 1838. In early 
life he drove the stage between Plymouth and Concord. He 
was lieutenant in a company of Fusileers, also leader of choir 
and teacher of singing. He was a farmer and resided in 
Plymouth, N. H. 

Children : 

i. George S., born Jan. 4, 1829; married, Aug. — , 1854, Sarah 
Emery. Lived at one time at Moultonboro, N. H., after- 



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wards at Geneva, N. Y. Conductor on railroad ; car agent 
on Lehigh Valley R. R. Had Carry and Amy. 

ii. Frank W., born Jan. 31, 1831 ; married, Nov. 22, 1854, Jennie 
A. Maynard of Ashburnham, Mass., daughter of Antipas 
and Elmira (Sampson), born March 27, 1836. A 
mechanic; resided in early life in Ashburnham, and after- 
wards in Gardner, now in Shirley, Mass. 

1. Wlinfred H., born June 11, 1870, Easton, Pa. 

iv. William Harrison, born Feb. 9, 1838; married, Oct. 26, 1861, 
at West Plymouth, Sarah Lucy Holden, of Rumney, N. H., 
born in Salem, Mass., July 3, 1841. She was descended 
from David Holden mentioned (99). Resided in Ply- 
mouth, N. H. Children: 

1. Winfred H., bom June n, 1870. 

2. Charles H., born June 7, 1876, Easton, Pa. 

453. DRURY FAIRBANKS CUMMINGS (Jonathan, 7 
Jotham, 6 Jerahmeel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 
Nov. 20, 1832, Mary A. (H. ?) Wheeler, sister of Daniel, of 
Plymouth. She died Oct. 6, 1835. He married second, Dec. 
7, 1 841, Lavinia -Lewis, daughter of Joel and Lucy (Sawyer), 
of Charleston, Vt., who died July 18, 1849, a g e d 33 years. He 
married third, Oct. 10, 1849, Ruth G. Emerson, daughter of 
Daniel, of Plymouth, N. H., who died Feb. 20, 1872. He mar- 
ried fourth, 1874, Martha E. Thurston, of Campton, N. H. 
He died Oct. 5, 1880. He was lieutenant and captain also in 
the Second Light Infantry, New Hampshire State Militia in 
1 829- 1 830. He was a farmer and land surveyor. 

Children : 

i. Charles Wilber, born Mar. 6, 1842; married, Feb. 18, 1878, 
Mrs. Alice Moss Bradburn, born May 27, 1846 in Leigh, 
Lancashire, Eng. She had two children by her first hus- 
band, one of whom is named Jeanette. Mr. Cummings is 
a farmer living about three and a half miles from the 
town of Lockford, Cal., since 1884. In 1863-65 he was in 
the war, enlisting in Co. I Second Battalion First Massa- 
chusetts Cavalry and participated in campaigns in the 
Wilderness; mining in Montana in 1866-67; lumbering in 
Trinidad, Humboldt Co., Cal., 1875-76, and mining in 
Black Hills, 1877- 

1. Mary Alice, born Feb. 8, 1879. 

2. Infant son, born July 20, 1882; died July 22 next. 

3. Charles Wilber, born July 5, 1884. 



404 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

ii. Mary Alfred, born Apr. 14, 1843; married, July 12, 1865, 
Henry J. Meserve, born Aug. 31, 1833. Resided in New- 
bury, Vt. He is a farmer. Children born in Newbury : 

1. Mary Jane, born Aug. 16, 1867 ; died July 23, 1881. 

2. William Henry, born Feb. 9, 1870. 

3. George Drury, born May 8, 1872. 

iii. Waldo Fletcher, born Oct. 31, 1845; married Emma Lucina 
Balch, born Oct. 12, 1850, in Royalston, Mass. Station- 
ary engineer, 1872; chain maker. Resided in Gardner, 
Mass. 

iv. Daniel E., born Feb. 18, 1853; married, Jan 1, 1879, Mary 
Susanna Hittell, of Wheatfield, Niagara Co., N. Y. He 
is a locomotive engineer, residing, 1887, Lincoln, Neb, 
Child : 

1. Willard Howe, born , 1884. 

454. NOAH CUMMINGS (Jonathan, 7 Jotham, 6 Jerah- 
meel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 23, 1834, 
Mary T. Hamilton, born Jan. 12, 181 1, and died June 26, 1869. 
He married second, in 1871, Rosanna Richmond. He died 
Oct. 18, 1882. Rosanna died Mar. 15, 1887. He resided in 
Quincy, Mass., and was a contractor for stone. 

Children : 

i. Mary Elizabeth, born July 17, 1835; died Sept. 27, 1836. 
ii. George Mercullos, born Aug. 20, 1837 ; died Aug. 2, 1839. 
iii. Laura Frances, born Sept. 27, 1840; married, Dec. 20, i860, 
Stephen K. Bancroft. Child : 

1. Laura Cummings, born Jan. 30, 1862; married, 
June 1, 1887, J. E. Achinblais. 
iv. Juliet Annetta, born Jan. 15, 1850; married, Apr. 17, 1873, 
Eugene A. Cam. Child : 

1. Manley Cummings, born Apr. 3, 1874. 

455. JOSEPH CUMMINGS (Joseph F., 7 Jotham, 6 Jerah- 
meel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Apr. 10, 1834, 
Sarah C. Morse. 

Children : 

i. Martha J., born Jan. 24, 1835 ; married Pettingell, Dan- 
ville, Vt. 
ii. George T., born Jan. 5, 1837 ; died June 5, 1870. 
iii. William Loyd Garrison, born Mar. 3, 1839. Resided in Cedar 

Rapids and also Burlington, Iowa, 
iv. Maria H, born June 17, 1843; died Aug. 23, 1877. 
v. Langdon J., bom Nov. 16, 1844 (3?) ; married May Carpen- 



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ter. Resided in Waterford, Vt. A son, Burleigh, died at 
Clinton, Iowa, May 2, 1891, aged 14. 

456. NOAH CONNOR CUMMINGS (Noah, 7 Jotham, 8 
Jerahmeel, 5 Samuel,* John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 12, 
1835, Elmira George. He died Sept. 14, 1867. She died Nov. 
24, 1874. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth M., born July 22, 1836. 
ii. George H., born Feb. 21, 1838; Jamestown, N. Y. 
iii. Martha Ann, born Sept. 24, 1840; married, June 28, 1862, 
Ethan Allen Moulton, of Plymouth, N. H., and have Louis 
I., Myra Delle, and Bertie, 
iv. Charles H., born July 14, 1842; died July 31, 1844. 
v. Curtis S., born April 4, 1844; married Nellie Clark, of Ply- 
mouth, N. H. Resided in Gloversville, N. Y., and have: 

1. Harry L., born . 

2. Robert, born ; died . 

vi. Kate Russell, born Nov. 15, 1845 ; married Edwin A. Whit- 
ney, of Fitchburg, Mass. Later a jeweler in Boston, Mass., 
and has : 

1. Walter A., born . 

vii. Mary L, born Oct. 3, 1847; died June 29, 1863; drowned at 

Wlaltham. 
viii. Sarah Ann, born Aug. 26, 1849; died July 15, 1871. 
ix. Eliza Ann Hilton, born July 15, 1851 ; Newark, N. J. 
x. William Jewett, born June 8, 1853 ; died Aug. 19, 1875. 
xi. Clara Eaton, born July 13, 1855. Graduated at Wellesley 
College and professor of botany there. 

457. REV. MOSES CUMMINGS (William, 7 Jotham, 6 
Jerahmeel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. 14, 
1834, Julia Ann Jones, who died Mar. 15, 1886, in Middletovvn, 
N. Y. He died Jan. 6, 1867 (Mar. 10, 1868?), in New York 
City. He was a jeweler by trade and a preacher in the Chris- 
tian denomination ; also publisher and editor of the Christian 
Messenger and the Christian Palladium. He was an earnest 
opponent of slavery. 

Children : 

i. William, born , 1835 or 6 in Honesdale, Pa. He died 

1837. 
ii. Amos J., born May 15, 1838, Conkling, N. Y.; married, May 
15, 1859. Child: Percy Byron, born July 4. i860; died 
July 4, 1861. Married second, Mar. 6, 1869, Frances Caro- 



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line Roberts of a Jersey Revolutionary family. Entered 
printing office at 12; traveled and worked in various 
parts of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central 
America and Europe. Was with Walker in the invasion of 
Nicaragua. Was on the New York Tribune for a time, 
joined a regiment of volunteers and was in the battles 
of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. Returned on the 
Tribune and was city and political editor; but for much 
longer on the N. Y. Sun. In 1886 was elected to Congress. 
He once said he did not know why he was elected unless 
that he had the knack of minding his own business and 
and sticking to it. He has been continued in Congress. 
He is regarded as one of the best of story-tellers and 
is truly a man concerning whom good stories are very apt 
to appear. He died May, 1902. 
iii. Charles William, born Feb. 5, 1840, in Honesdale ; died Oct. 
22, 1865. He was Corporal in the 26th N. J. volunteers 
in which his brother above was Sergeant-Major. 

458. AARON CUMMINGS (William, 7 Jotham, 6 Jerah- 
meel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Aug. 9, 1847, 
Harriett Squire, born Jan. 27, 1820, at Pleasant Mountain, 
Wayne County, Pa. He died Aug. 5, 1882. He resided in 
Honesdale, Pa., and was a merchant. 

Children : 

i. William H., born March 8, 1848; married May 20, 1882, 
Mattie S. Bates, resided, Honesdale, Pa. Was a physician, 
graduated at Bellevue Hospital Medical College; died 
June 10, 1891. Child: 

1. Bessie L., born May 25, 1883. 
ii. Martha H., born Sept. 29, 1850; married June 13, 1876, Joseph 
B. Whitney, resides in Brooklyn and is a merchant in New 
York City. 

1. Belle, born Oct. 25, 1878. 

2. Grace, born Sept. 6, 1880. 

3. Arthur, born Aug. 30, 1881 ; died June 7, 1882. 
iii. Hattie S., born Dec. 25, 1852; married Jan. 10, 1871, Amos 

5. Armstrong, a clerk; resides in New York, and has 
William C, born Nov. 23, 1873. 

iv. James A., born Nov. 21, 1854, (Sept. 27?), died Aug. 9, 

185S. 
v. Fannie M., born Nov. 17, 1856, (Oct. 26, '57?), died June 

6, 1888. 

vi. Maggie L., born Feb. 7, 1859 ; married Oct. 17, 1882, George 
M. Cooper, clerk in railroad, and resided in Omaha, Neb. 



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Have, Marguerette, born Sept. 10, 1883, and died June 
24, 1885. 
vii. Harry E., born Nov. 26, (Sept.?), 1861 ; died Nov. 18, 1876. 

459. JOHN OMRI CUMMINGS (Nehemiah, 7 John, 6 
Ebenezer, 5 William, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 28, 
1858, Annie Butler, of Winnebago County, 111., and they re- 
sided in 1888 in Rockford, in that county. 

Children : 

i. Lulia, born Dec. 9, 1859. 
ii. Lillie, born Dec. 9, 1859. 
iii. Mary Elizabeth, born Dec. 24, i860; married Nov. 15, 1887, 

Edwin L. Gorham. 
iv. Abigail E., born April 11, 1863; married Nov. 15, 1887, 

Elmer E. Knoeed. 
v. Butler Nehemiah, born Dec. 11, 1865. 

460. CLARK E. CUMMINGS. (Nehemiah, 7 John," Eben- 
ezer, 5 William, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Eeb. 3, 1869, 
Mary Sawyer, of Cedar Falls, Iowa ; went from Illinois to 
Iowa about 1861 and enlisted in 1862 in the army; took an 
active part in Sherman's campaign to the sea ; came back "with- 
out a scratch," and settled as a farmer in Hardin County, 
Iowa; in 1888 was superintendent of the almshouse in that 
county. 

Children : 

Jessie Maud, born April 15, 1871. 
Charlie Clark, born May 22, 1875. 
iii. Cleo Genevra, born Oct. 29, 1882. 

461. ENOCH HAYNES CUMMINGS (Enoch, 7 John^ 8 
Ebenezer, 5 William, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 20, 
i860, Naomi A. Olcott. who died Aug. 30, 1867, aged 33 years, 
leaving two children; married second, Oct. 1, 1868, Sarah V. 
Bickner, of Greeley, Iowa. 

Children : 

i. Eva M., born Dec. 13, 1861 ; married Nov. 1883, Nathan W. 

Way, resided near Greeley, Iowa, a farmer, and have two 

boys, Christy and Rolla. 
ii. Charles O., born Aug. 19, 1867, and died Nov. 30, next, 
iii. Mary N., born March 29, 1870; died March 22, 1883. 
iv. J B., born Oct. 17, 1871 ; died Dec. 9, 1878. 



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v. William C, born April 26, 1874 ; died May 6, next. 

vi. Frank, born July 18, 1875. 

vii. Ellen, born June 2, 1877. 

viii. James Roy, born Aug. 1, 1880. 

462. JAMES CUMMINGS (Enoch, 7 John, 6 Ebenezer, 6 
William, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 12, 1857, Mary 
Neer, of Lutheranville, N. Y. He is a blacksmith, and resides 
in Hillsdale, N. J. 

Children : 

i. Orpha, born Aug. 8, 1858; married Nov. 28, 1878, Edward C. 

Van Houten ; two children, 
ii. Jennie, born Jan. 17, 1861 ; died Jan. 8, 1886. 
iii. Sarah, born Sept. 18, 1869. 

463. GEORGE LYMAN CUMMINGS (Enoch, 7 John, 9 
Ebenezer, 5 William, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 10, 
1872, Hattie Bexon, in Aurora, 111. Engineer by trade, but 
in 1888 was foreman in the roundhouse at St. Joseph, Mo., 
having worked for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Rail- 
road for twenty years. 

Children : 

i. Edith Orpha, born Jan. 13, 1873, Aurora, 111. 
ii. Charles Cheney, born Dec. 25, 1875, Aurora, 111. 
iii. Arthur, born Sept. 15, 1877. 

iv. Mabel May, born March 20, 1879, Creston, Iowa. 
v. James Enoch, born May 13, 1881. 
vi. Eva Laura, bom March 27, 1883. 
vii. Earl Chase, born Sept. 20, 1887, St. Joseph, Mo. 

464. JAMES F. CUMMINGS (Samuel, 7 Samuel, 6 Eben- 
ezer, 5 William, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Nov. 29, 1855, 
Harriett M. Silver, of Thetford, Vt., born Nov. 13, 1834. Re- 
sided in Bunker Hill, 111., and has been mayor of the city. 

Children : 

i. Freddie Weston, born Dec. 1, 1858; died July 18, 1859. 
ii. Frankie Warren, born Dec. 1, 1858; died Aug. 22, 1859. 
iii. George Wyman, born Feb. 23, i860; married Nov. 21, 1883. 
Hattie M. Bishop, and have: George W., born Aug. 23, 
1884, W. Earl, born Sept. 1, 1888, R. Clyde, born June 28, 
1891. 
iv. Mattie, born March 22, 1870; died Nov. 9, 1871. 
v. L. Allison, born April 22, 1873. 



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465. ALVAH R. CUMMINGS (Alvah, 7 David,* 5 Joseph, 5 
William, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Dec. 2, 1852, Mary 
C. Davis, at Acworth, N. H. He spent two years in Hancock 
and in Marlow academies, and commenced the study of medi- 
cine with Dr. William Grout, of Camden, O., in 1849, but was 
interrupted in his studies by a long and severe illness. After- 
wards he resumed study with Dr. J. N. Butler, of Lempster. 
N. H., meanwhile attending two courses of lectures at the 
medical school of Dartmouth College, where he received his 
degree in 1852. He practised in Topsham, Vt, and at Wash- 
ington, N. H., and attended additional lectures in the New York 
Medical College in 1855-56. He settled in Claremont, N. H., 
in 1856 and has been in constant practice there. 

Children : 

i. Mott A., born Feb. 18, 1862 ; graduated at Dartmouth College 
1882. He received the decree of A. M. from his alma 
mater in 1885. He taught school two years. Attended 
one course of medical lectures at Dartmouth and was 
two years in Harvard Medical College. Graduated there 
in 1887. 
ii. Charles Oscar, born April 18, 1866; graduated at Dartmouth 
College, 1887. 

466. DR. EBEN GROUT CUMMINGS (Alvah, 7 David, 3 
Joseph, 5 William, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 12, 
1856, Amelia Jane Woodbury, of Claremont, N. H. He is said 
to have been the first New Hampshire man to graduate from 
a dental college, receiving the degree D.D. S. from the Phila- 
delphia College of Dentistry in 1855. He commenced practice 
at Lancaster and Littleton, N. H., meeting with good success 
in both these towns. He removed to Concord, N. H., about 
i860, and there gained, says a local paper, "through his pro- 
fessional skill, genial spirit and courteous manners, a first-class 
reputation, a handsome property and a host of friends." 

"As a citizen Dr. Cummings is enterprising and public-spir- 
ited, and both individually and in company with his brother, 
ex-Mayor Cummings, has engaged in various building projects 
that have added materially to the valuation of the city." He 
is prominent as a member of the Masonic Order and of the 
Odd Fellows. 



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Children : 

i. Fred E., born Sept. 4, 1858; married March 14, 1884, Ellen 
M. Mack, graduated from Medical Department Dartmouth 
College, 1882; resided Pittsfield, N. H., and had William 
M.. born Oct. 7. 1888. 

ii. Irving O., born Feb. 22, 1864 ; graduated Chandler Scientific 
School, Dartmouth College, 1887, and at Medical School, 
Harvard University, 1888 — 9. 

467. OSCAR B. CUMMINGS (Alvah, 7 David, 6 Joseph, 5 
William, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isasc 1 ) married, Jan. 6, 1854, Abby C. 
Noyes. He died Nov. 2, 1863. 

Child: 
j. Carrie E., born May 31, 1854. 



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468. HON. GEORGE A. CUMMINGS (Alvah, 7 David, 

Joseph, 5 William, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, in 1854, Mary 

Elizabeth Smith. Resided in Concord, N. H. 

Children : 

i. Frank G., born Oct. 19, i8S5- 

ii. Ida E., born Feb. 23, 1857 ; died Jan. 4, 1876. 

469. MILON DAVID CUMMINGS (Alvah, 7 David,* 

Joseph, 5 William, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 19, 

1868, Sarah Ann Sawyer. He was a well-known marble dealer 

in Concord, N. H. 

Children : 

i. Ralph C, born April 9, 1871 ; died March 15, 1879. 

ii. Alvah C, born Dec. 3, 1873. 

iii. Maud, born Feb. 9, 1876. 

iv. Edward S., born May 4, 1878. 

v. Samuel Quincy, born Oct. 24, 1880. 

vi. Ralza M., born March 5, 1885. 

470. CHARLES BAILEY CUMMINGS (Ephraim, 7 

David. 6 Joseph, 5 William, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Mary 

G. Campbell. Resided in South Acworth, N. H. 

Children : 

i. Ellen T., born July 6, 1849 ; died Oct. 30, 1850. 
ii. George R., born Oct. 30, 1850; married E. A. Richardson, 

Children : 

1. Ellen A., born June 17, 1870; died May, 4, 1874. 

2. Gertie G., born May 20, 1874. 



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3. Frank C, bom July 23, 187;. 

4. Guy H., born June 22, 1883. 

471. REUEL CUMMINGS (Jonathan, 7 Thomas, 6 Jona- 
than, 5 Jonathan.* Thomas, 3 John.- Isaac 1 ) married, Aug. 14, 
1851, Ellen Bibbins, at Savannah, 111., born Mar. 14, 1835. 

Children : 

i. Albert Mills, born Sept. 3, 1852. 

ii. Ira Anderson, born Aug. 20, 1854; died Nov. 24, 1855. 

iii. Viola Cole Samantha, born March 16, 1856. 

iv. Orin M., born April 20, 1858. 

v. Alva Edward, born Oct. 2, i860. 

472. BYRON G. CUMMINGS (Jonathan, 7 Thomas, 8 
Jonathan, 5 Jonathan, 4 Thomas, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Mar. 
30, 1854, Elizabeth A. Duncan (cousin?), born Mar. 7, 1839. 

Children : 
i. Francis M., born Jan. 20, 1858. 
ii. Charlie S., born July 8, 1859; died Sept. 11, 1878. 
iii. Adelbert, born Sept. 8, i860; died Dec. 27, next. 
iv. Elmer E., born Oct. 24, 1861. 
v. Ernest M., born Aug. 7, 1865. 

473. AUGUSTUS FORDICE CUMMINGS (Moses, 7 
Cyrus, 6 Jonathan, 5 Jonathan, 4 Thomas, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 
Jan. 13, 1869, Elizabeth Ann Davis, born Jan. 8, 1842, and 
died Nov. 23, 1878. Worked in Mason & Hamlin's organ fac- 
tory, Cambridgeport, Mass. Resided at Walnut Station, Ded- 
ham, Mass. He was appointed postmaster at that place in 1886. 

Children : 
i. Frank Augustus, born Nov. 25, 1870. 
ii. Nellie Florence, born Sept. 12, 1872. 
iii. Alice Lizzie, born March 29, 1875. 

474. ROYAL CUMMINGS (Russell, 7 Cyrus, 6 Jonathan, 5 
Jonathan, 4 Thomas, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May I, 1862, 
Sarah Augusta Sanborn, born Aug. 9, 1841, at St. Johnsbury, 
Vt. He engaged in printing and publishing at Newport, Vt., 
in November, 1864, when he started the Vermont Fanner. He 
removed in 1872 to St. Johnsbury, Vt. Later, at White River 
Junction, where he had a job office and published the Valley 



412 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Sun. He printed an account of the Cummings families de- 
scended from Jonathan 4 . 

Children : 
i. Charles Russell, born Dec. 24, 1870, Newport; married Nov. 

22, 1893, Minnie E. Deane, of Woodstock, Vt. 
ii. Arthur Augustus, born Aug. 22, 1876, St. Johnsbury. 

475. TARRENT STOCKWELL CUMMINGS (Lorenzo, 7 
Cyrus, 6 Jonathan, 5 Jonathan, 4 Thomas, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) mar- 
ried, June 18, 1873, Mary Helen Rogers, born Oct. 23, 1842, 
at Moultonboro, N. H. He was a farmer in Newport, Vt. 

Children : 

i. Mattie Ella, born May 1, 1874. Newport; died Sept. 21, 1875. 
ii. Myra Idyl, born July 25, 1877, Newport, 
iii. Lorenzo George, born Nov. 9, 1878. 
iv. Loretta Eunice, born Nov. 9, 1878. 

476. HERBERT RANSFORD CUMMINGS (Charles 
Alfred, 7 Simeon, 6 Simeon, 5 Jonathan, 4 Thomas, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) 
married E. Mabel Morey. He resided at Worcester, Mass., 
and was on the editorial force of the Spy. 

Children : 

i. Edith Lynn, born Jan. 19, 1879, Worcester, 
ii. Alfred Morey, born Oct. 11, 1881. 
iii. Arthur Douglass, born Oct. 11, 1881. 

477. ALPHEUS SUMNER CUMMINGS (Willard H., 7 
Willard, John, 5 John, 4 Nathaniel, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 
Jan. 12, 1874, in Keene, N. H., Lizzie E., adopted daughter 
of Leonard and Betsy Marvin, of Sheldon, Vt., born Feb. 28, 
1848, in Fairfield, Vt. He died April 20, 1891. He was in- 
stantly killed on Long Wharf, Oakland, California, by his head 
striking a car on a track parallel with the one he was on, while 
riding on the ladder of a freight car, signalling for his engine 
to back up. He was switchman for the Southern Pacific Rail- 
road and a member of several fraternal societies. 

Children : 

i. Francis Leroy, born Oct. 17, 1874, Bellows Falls, Vt. 
ii. Ethel May, born Feb. 14, 1882, Denver, Col. 
iii. Morton Augustus, born July 30, 1883, Denver, Col. 



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477a. NATHANIEL FLETCHER CUMMINGS (Na- 
thaniel, 7 Nathaniel, 6 Nathaniel, 5 Nathaniel, 4 Nathaniel, 3 John, 2 
Isaac 1 ) married Lucy, daughter of Jonathan Sanderson, of 
Lunenburg, Mass., who died in Townsend, Mass., Aug. 6, 
1872, aged 75 years and 4 days. He died Apr. 28, 1874, in 
Townsend. 

Children : 

i. Lucy Ann, born May 22, 1827, in Mason; married Dec. 27, 
1848, Christopher Gates, born in Leominister, Mass., June 
29, 1823, and died in Townsend, April 28, 1877. Children: 

1. George E., born Aug. 30, 1850, in Townsend. 

2. Emma F., born Aug. 27, 1856, in Leominister. 

ii. Edwin Nathaniel, born April 29, 1830, in Mason N. H. ; mar- 
ried Nov. 28, 1850, Maria Hartwell, daughter of Israel 
Heald Spalding, of Townsend; born Dec. 22, 1834, in 
Townsend. He died Aug. 6, 1872. Children: 

1. Addie M., born June 20, 1852; married Oct. 5, 1871. 
Dana L. Fuller and had : 

1. Louie C, born Aug. 3, 1872. 

2. Edith M., born July 18, 1878. 

3. Mary M., born Oct. 6, 1882. 

2. Kate E., born May 30, 1856; married Aug. 15, 1877, 
Charles E. Kirby, and had: 

1. Sadie A., born Sept. 20, 1878. 

2. Florence E-, born June 9, 1800.. 

3. Ernest N., born Nov. 5, i860; married Dec, 1, 1881, 

Ida M. Baker, resided, Fitchburg, Mass., and 
had: Edwin N., born Sept. n, 1882. 
iii. Leander W., born Dec. 21, 1832, in Mason, N. H., married 

1854, Frances Wright, of Brookline, N. H., resided at 

Fitchburg, Mass. Children: 

1. Fredrick L, born July 7, 1855. 

2. Carrie F, born March 10, 1858. 

3. Nellie M., born Sept. 6, 1862; married W. G. 

Corey and had : 

1. Mary B., born Jan. 13, 1882. 

2. Paul L., born Jan. 24, 1885. 

3. Fred T., born July 22, 1892. , 

iv. Emeline, born Aug. 28, 1837; married March 6, 1866, Jonas 

Spalding Jr., who died in Andover, Mass, Nov. 10, 1900, 

aged 67 years, 8 months. He was early a manufacturer 

in Townsend, his birthplace, first of barrels and staves, and 

later of leather board. He had mills, also, in Milton and 



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in Rochester, and in Fremont, N. H., and a pulp-mill 
in Newport Vt. He returned to Andover in 1885. "He 
was a remarkably successful and prosperous man and 
secured his property by the practice of the sterling old- 
fashioned traits of energy, industry, uprightness and 
honesty." Children : 

1. Leon Cummings, born March 23, 1868. 

2. Huntley Nowell, born Oct. 30, 1869. 

3. Rolland H., born March 15, 1873. 

4. Marion D., born Aug. 27, 1876. 

v. Catherine P., born Aug. 4, 1838; died Sept. 8, 1840. 

478. DR. JOHN ALFRED CUMMINGS (John, 7 Na- 
thaniel, 6 Nathaniel 5 , Nathaniel, 4 Nathaniel, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) 
married Sarah Ellinor Thayer, who died May 31, 1841. He 
married second, April 12, 1843, Frances Maria Dexter, born 
June 19, 1821, died Jan. 4, 1888. He died in Boston, Mar. 4, 
1870. He was an M. D., D.D. S., and inventor of the applica- 
tion of hard rubber in dentistry; was surgeon of the Ancient 
and Honorable Artillery of Boston many years, and held sev- 
eral important city offices. 

Children : 

i. John Alfred Emmons, born May 26, and died Aug. 15, 1841. 
ii. Catharine Arabella, born May 13, 1845 ; married George 
W. Thomas, of Plainfield, N. J. 

479. REV. LAWRENCE PIERSON CUMMINGS 
(Oliver, 7 Oliver, Oliver. 5 Nathaniel, 4 Nathaniel, 2 John, 2 
Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 14, 1846, in New York City, Rebecca J. 
Doremus. He began life as a printer and music teacher, and 
afterwards was a piano manufacturer in New York. Became 
a preacher of the Gospel in 1869. In 1872 he travelled in the 
Holy Land. He was pastor of the Presbyterian church, Mor- 
risania, N. Y. Died from pneumonia, Dec. 16, 1889. 

Children : 

i. Henrietta, born Dec. 7, 1848. 

ii. Harriet L., born Aug. 24, 1855; married May 4, 1876, Dr.. 

George W. Chamberlin and has: (1884), one daughter and 

two sons, 
iii. Sarah M., born June 11, 1858. 



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480. JAMES WILLARD CUMMINGS (James, 7 James," 
Oliver, 5 Nathaniel, 4 Nathaniel, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) travelled west 
with his parents when they left Maine, and remained with them 
most of the time until their death, at which he was present. He 
was a man of large figure, tall and portly, of commanding 
presence and superior intellect ; possessed great force of char- 
acter ; was prominent in the community ; an eloquent and 
powerful speaker, and always displayed the courage of his 
convictions. He went to Utah in or about 1851, and located 
in Salt Lake City, where he resided until his death. He owned 
a tannery for a time, but about the year i860 he became super- 
intendent of the Deseret Woolen Mills, near that city, the 
property of Brigham Young, and continued in that business 
many years. He filled a number of offices, civil and ecclesias- 
tical. Actuated by a profound conviction of the truth of the 
teachings of his religion relative to marriage, he became a 
polvgamist, having married three wives. He raised a large 
family of children, most of whom possess superior intelligence 
and attainments. He married first, at Nauvoo, 111., Dec. 14, 
1845, Aura Annette Atwood; born in Mansfield, Tolland 
County, Conn., Feb. 17, 1827. He married second, in Salt Lake 
City, Utah, Dec. 14, 1851, Hannah Topham; born Jan. 6, 1825, 
in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He married third, in Salt Lake 
City, Dec. 11, 1853, Elizabeth Tufney; born Jan. 4, 1822, in 
Chadsworth, Gloucestershire, England. He died May 19, 1883, 
his three wives surviving him. His second wife died of con- 
sumption Aug. 15, 1885. The third wife died Mar. — , 1898. 
The first wife is still living (1903)- His children were all born 
in Salt Lake City, Utah, except the first two. 

Children : 

by first wife. 
i. James Willard, born Sept. 14, 1846, at Cutler's Park, Neb.; 

died Florence, Neb., Nov. 27, 1846. 
ii Oscar Dealton, born May 3, 1847, at Florence; died Oct. 

18, 1850, at Kanesville, Iowa, 
iii. Laron Atwood, born Sept. 29, 1852. 
iv. Melvin Elisha, born Jan 14, 1855. 
v. Annabell, born Nov. 11, 1856. 
vi. Heber Lasell, bom Sept 27, 1858. 



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vii. Earnest M. A., born Dec. 27, 1862. 
A'iii. Charles Milton, born Dec. 4, 1868. 

BY SECOND WIFE. 

i. Delos Topham, born Feb. 15, 1853. 

ii. Marlow Lovesey, born May 5, 1855. 

iii. Arthur Franklin, born Aug. 9, 18". 

iv. Clarence A. T., born Jan. 27, 1863. 

BY THIRD WIFE. 

i. Hiram Tuffley, born Oct. 23, 1854; died Sept. 13, 1855. 
ii. Augusta Jane, born July 20, 1856 ; died Dec. 6, 1857. 

481. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CUMMINGS (James, 7 
James, 6 Oliver, 5 Nathaniel, 4 Nathaniel, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) went 
with his parents from Maine, and remained with them until 
their death. In the spring of 1847 ^ e left Florence, Neb., with 
a company of emigrants, and reached the present site of Salt 
Lake City on Sept 21st following, only a few weeks after the 
celebrated body of "Mormon Pioneers" camped upon the spot. 
He died Oct. 24, 1899. He became a Latter-day Saint while 
a young man, and was a polygamist, the husband of two wives. 
He married first, Feb. 19, 1852, at Ogden, Utah, Catherine, 
daughter of Benjamin K. and Mehitabel (Sawyer) Hall, who 
was born in Letter B township, Oxford County, Me., July 9, 
1836. She died in Salt Lake City, Feb. 22, 1898. He married 
second, in 1856, Mary Jane Yearsley, a native of Pennsylvania. 
In October, 1850, he removed from Salt Lake City to Ogden, 
and thence to Willard, Utah, in 1858. In i860 he returned to 
Ogden, and in 1865 removed to Salt Lake City, where he re- 
sided until his death. He became a colonel of militia at Ogden, 
and also sheriff, and then recorder of Weber County. He was 
a man of superior intelligence and strong religious convictions. 
He was a carpenter and millwright. 

Children : 

by first wife. 

i. Charlotte Mehitabel, born Jan. 8, 1853, at Ogden ; died there 

Jan. 11, 1864. 
ii. Benjamin F., born Aug. 22, 1855. 
iii. Horace, born June 12, 1858, at Provo, Utah, 
iv. Imogene, born Feb. 26, i860, at Willard. 
v. Wm. Henry, born Dec. 1866, at Salt Lake City; died 

next day. 



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vi. George, born Dec. 2, 1870. 

BY SECOND WIFE. 

i. Anna Elizabeth, born Feb. 13, 1858, at Ogden. 
ii. James Devalson, born Sept. 30, 1859, at Willard. 
iii. Mary Lavenia, born April 13, 1862, at Ogden; died there 
Sept. 26, 1864. 

482. GEORGE ANDREW CUMMINGS (Andrew, 7 

Abr'm, 6 Abr'm, 5 Abr'm, 4 Abr'm 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 

9, 1864, Catherine C. Farr, of Weathersfield. Vt. He was a 

farmer, but for many years engaged in lumbering. In 1888 

lived in Bondville, Vt. Had been assessor and selectman, and 

held other town offices. 

Children : 

i. Addison Taylor, born Nov. 13, 1865, Winhall, Vt. ; died Dec. 

24, 1880. 
ii. Sarah Eliza, born July 4, 1868, Winhall, Vt. 
iii. Millie Viola, born July 21, 1872, Winhall, Vt. 

483. NELSON TAYLOR CUMMINGS (Andrew, 7 
Abr'm, 6 Abr'm, 5 Abr'm, 4 , Abr'm 3 , John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 
22, 1849, Hannah Loretta Ball, of Winchester, N. H., who died 
May 25, 1869. Married second, Jan. 10, 1870, Sopha E. Clay- 
ton, of Winhall, who died Aug. 23, 1878. Married third, Laura 
Clayton. He was foreman in planing mills. Resided in seven 
different States; in 1888 was in Wisconsin. 

Children : 

i. Charles Orlando, born Jan. 3, i8so;married twice; two boys 

by first wife and two girls by the second. Went to sea, 

whaling. East Indies. 
ii. Loretta Almira,, born Nov. I, 1871, Springfield, Mass. 
iii. Milton Wesson, born Oct. 3, 1872, Springfield, Mass. 
iv. Walter Albert, born April 7,, 1874, Pawlet, Vt. 
v. Laura Bell, born April 6, 1876,, Winhall Vt. 
vi. Frank Nelson Taylor, born July 2, 1878, East Jamaica, Vt. 

484. CHAUNCY EDWARD CUMMINGS (Andrew, 7 
Abr'm, 6 Abr'm, 5 Abr'm, 4 Abr'm. 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, June 
9, 1873, Delia M. Hemenway, of Framingham, Mass. He 
worked in mills most of his life, but in 1888 was a farmer. 

Children : 

i. Celia Maria, born May 19, 1875, Winhall, Vt. 
ii. Chancy Otis, ,born Feb. 26, 1877, Winhall, Vt. 



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iii. Frank Harry, born April 13, 1884, Winhall, Vt. 
iv. John Edward, born May 7, 1887, Wiinhall.Vt. 

485. JONAS CUMMINGS (Thomas, 7 Thomas, 8 Thomas, 5 
Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 1 ' Isaac 1 ) married, July 2, 1829, Nancy 
Piper. He died Feb. 8, 1875, m Harrison, Me., which was his 
home. He was a farmer and without reproach. 

Children : 

i. Dorcas Ann, born May 10, 1830; married David F. Carsley 

and had : 

1. Nellie. 

2. George. 

3. Annie. 

ii. Zibea B., born Jan. 27, 1832; died March 22, 1850, at Salmon 

Falls, N. H. 
iii. Albert Francis, born April 20, 1835 ; married Nov. 29, 1866, 

Nellie E. Gilchrist. Children: 

1. Albert Milan, born Feb. 9, 1873, in Harrison. 

2. Belle Florence, born March 12, 1885. 

iv. George H., born Aug. 27, 1839; married Jan. 4, 1864, Sarah 
E. Ferguson in New Market, N. H. Resides in Harrison. 
and is called in Ridlon's History of Harrison, " public- 
spirited and progressive." 

1. Isabel, born Dec. 25, 1864; married May 2, 1886, 

Willis C. Lowell. 

2. Mary E., born July 28, 1866. 

3. Frarfk W., born May 31, 1868. 

486. FOSTER CUMMINGS (Thomas, 7 Thomas, 9 
Thomas, 6 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 27, 
1823, Lucy B. Scribner, born Nov. 2y, 1803, and died in 1847. 
He resided in Harrison, Me., and was a farmer. He is de- 
scribed as "a man of integrity." He died in Ridgeway, Pa., 
in 1857. 

Children : 

i. Nancy Caroline, born July 4, 1824; died Aug. 16, 1825. 
ii. Albion B., born March 1, 1826; married Sarah Wood, of 

Henniker, N. H. xie died in Anamosa, Iowa, 
iii. Nathaniel T., born Aug. 23, 1830; married Eleanor Myntili. 
Taylor, of Smithport, Penn. Resided at Lampassas, 
Texas. Children : 

1. Lucy E., born ; married Dec. 12, 1884, Jshils 

Crook, of Fulton, Ark. 



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2. Carrie E-, born 



lv. Abby Louisa, born April 16, 1832; married April 22, 1847, 
uamuel A. Miller, resided, Lewiston,, Me. Children: 
:. Arthur Augustus, born March 11, 1848; died Jcr. 
3, next. 

2. Albion Augustus, born Jan. 24, 1850. 

3. Agnes L-, born June 16, 1852. 

4. Arthur Scott, born Feb. 16, 1856; died Oct. 

22, 1863. 

5. Caroline L., born Oct. 20, 1859 ; died Oct. 23 next. 

6. Sadie Elizabeth, born March 9, 1863 ; died April 

8, 1881. 
v. Lucy Caroline, born March 8, 1833 ; married William Jack- 
man, and have: James, George, Lucy, who married J. 
i..i.. Thomas. Mr. Jackman resided in Dodge City, Kan. 

487. THOMAS CUMMINGS (Daniel, 7 Thomas, 9 
Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abr'm, 3 John,- Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. 17, 
1829, Clarissa Chase. He died June 27, 1888. In 1824 he 
went to Portland, and formed the lumber firm of T. & F. G., 
afterwards T. & J. B., Cummings. During the time that these 
firms existed many prominent buildings of the city were erected 
by them, such as the custom-house, the post office and the jail. 
Mr. Cummings was an early member of the Mechanics' Associ- 
ation and a trustee, a director in the Portland Gas Light Co., 
and a member of the city government in 1837. 

Children : 

i. Thomas Freeman, born Feb. 2, 1830; married June 2, 1856, 

Marion W. Hunkley. He died May 9, 1880. 
ii. Helen Augusta, born Oct. 24, 183 1 ; married Nov. 16, 1854, 

bumner C. Rand. Two daughters and mother living, 

1890. Mr. Rand died in Portland, Me. Jan. 26, 1890, aged 

62 years, 10 months, 
iii. David Lincoln, born Oct. 19, 1833 ; unmarried ; died Feb. 

13, 1870. 
iv. Horace Bartol, born Dec. 11, 1835; married Feb. 20, 1862, 

Louisa D. Shaw. He died July 26, 1867. No children, 
v. Josephine, born May 23, 1837; married July 3, 1858, Quincy 

A. Chase. She died July 24, 1876. He married second 

— . Mr Chase's father was brother of Josephine's mother. 

Mr. Chase came to San Francisco early and nas been long 

of the widely known firm of Kohler & Chase. Resided 

at Oakland. Children: 

1. Clara Louisa, born April 16, 1859. 



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2. Edward Cummings, born April 6, i860. 

3. Charles Baker, born Aug. 29, 1862 ; died Nov. 27, 

1900, Oakland, Cal. Left wife and two 
children. 

4. Thomas Cummings, born Oct. 26, 1866; died Jan. 

30, 1867. 
vi. Emily Ann, born Feb. 6, 1840; unmarried; died Oct. 8, 1873. 
vii. George Henry, born July 7, 1843 ; died Aug. 6, next, 
viii. Charles Fiedrick, born July 28, 1846; unmarried; died Oct. 

4, 1864. 
ix. Frank Lewis, born Oct. 18, 1850; unmarried; died April 

9, 1874- 
x. Albert Bowman, born Jan. 6, 1853 ; unmarried. 

488. PERLEY DODGE CUMMINGS (Daniel, 7 Thomas, 6 
Thomas, 6 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, in 1846, 
Ann E. C, daughter of Edward Bugbee, of Boston, Mass. He 
died Apr. 11, 1890. He was named for a favorite son of Col. 
Dodge, of Hamilton, Mass., the grandfather of "Gail Hamil- 
ton," Col. Dodge being guardian of Perley's mother, who was 
left an orphan at her sixth year. In early life he spent six 
years on the island of Cuba, and after returning thence, in 
the Southwestern States. He was for a time a member of the 
firm of Cummings & Litchfield, who had a planing mill and 
pattern shop on Chatham street, Portland. Afterwards he car- 
ried on business by himself as machinist and inventor. Among 
his inventions was the corn-husker. He was a close observer 
and inquirer, lover of nature and his fellow-men, public-spirited 
and generous. 

Children : 

i. Edward B., born — ; a civil engineer; Portland. 

ii. , born ; died young. 

iii. Alice E., born married Feb. 16, 1887 Frank E. Rogers. 

489. JOSEPH PORTER CUMMINGS (Daniel, 7 
Thomas, 6 Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 
in 1840, Mrs. Sarah Kilm (Newman) Stowers, of Natchez, 
Miss. He died Mar. 15, 1844. She died Dec. 19, 1851. She 
had a daughter by her first marriage, who was born about 1836. 
She was of a Massachusetts family. Mr. Cummings became a 
cotton planter and was quite prosperous at the time of his early 



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death, which was due to pneumonia, contracted by exposure 

on a bear hunt. 
Children : 

i. Albert Newhall, born Sept. 17, 1841 ; married Nov. 22, 1870, 
Laura Turpine Hatton, of Natchez, Miss. He was educa- 
ted at the Kentucky Military Institute, graduated just be- 
fore the war broke out. He was Captain in the 1st Louis- 
iana regiment and went through the war till Sept. 1864, 
when he was captured and confined at Fort Delaware 
till after the war closed. He had never known any of 
his relations on his father's side up to that time ; the 
relatives of his father in Portland, Me., heard of him 
and identified him and extended every kindness that lay in 
their power and after his release he visited them. Since 
the war, engaged in business in New Orleans, agent for 
several influential insurance companies. Children : 

1. Henrietta Kingsley, born Sept. 12, 1871 ; graduated 

June 1891, Sophie Newcomb Memorial College. 

2. Laura Lee, born Feb. 12, 1885. 

490. SAMUEL BOWDON CUMMTNGS (William Pea- 
body, 7 Stephen, Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) 
married, Jan. 12, 1840, Lucy Ann Richardson. He died Dec. 
28, 1881. She was born in Portland, Me.. Jan. 4, 1821. He 
was a merchant in Auburn, Me., where he died. He had been 
an invalid several years. 

Children : 

i. Charles, born Nov. 17, 1840 in Jonesport, Me., where he 

died July 4, 1847. 
ii. Joseph, born Sept. 8, 1842, in Jonesport, Me. ; died Sept. 12, 

next in Indian River, 
iii. Edwin, born Nov. 21, 1843, in Jonesport; died Aug. 7, 1848, 

in Portland, 
iv. Samuel A., born Aug. 8, 1845 in Jonesport; died Sept. 1, 

1850, in Portland, 
v. Charles William, born Nov. 23, 1847, in Portland; married 

May 29, 1863, Amelia C. Hannaford. He married second 

May 29, 1877, Jane E. W. T. White, 
vi. Andrew P., born Jan 1, 1850 in Portland, 
vii. Mary E., born Sept. 22, 185 1; married Sept. 22, 1879, James 

W. Kendall. 
viii. Samuel B., born Feb. 7, 1862. 
ix. Etta, born Sept. 9, 1864. 

491. WILLIAM P. J. CUM MINGS (William Peabodv, 7 
Stephen, 6 Thomas, 5 Joseph. 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) mar- 



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ried, Dec. — , 1839, Emma Norton, born Sept. 27, 181 7, who 
died about 1898. He married second, when past 80 years of 
age. Merchant in Jonesport, Me. He held town offices and 
was an influential citizen. 

Children : , 

i. Cordelia, born Feb. 3, 1840; married John A. Oates. She 

died Oct., (Aug.?), 14, 1863. He married -second, Eliza 

G. her sister. Cordelia had one child : Mary C, who died. 

ii. William H. H., born March 9, 1841 ; died Aug. 17, 1845. 

iii. Eliza G., born April 8, 1843; married John A. Oates. 

Children : 

1. John W 1 . 

2. Emma C. 

3. Emma C. 

4. Charles S. 

iv. Samuel B., born Sept. 12, 1844 ; married Sept. 12, 1867, Algie 
N. Worcester. She died Aug. 30, 1883. He married 
second Jan. 17, 1889, Rose S. Dorr. Captain, merchant 
and postmaster. Resided, West Jonesport, Me. Children : 

1. Ella, born Oct. 7, 1869; married. 

2. Edwin, born Jan. 15, 1870; married. 

3. Harry, born Dec. 15, 1872; married. 

v. Helen A, born Jan. i, 1847; married John Edwards; no 

children. He died 1899. 
vi. William H., born Sept. 21, 1848. 
vii. Alice Adaine, born Sept. 14, 1850; married Lauren P. 

Maston. Children : 

1. Berna, died young. 

2. Ruth. 

3. William P. J. 

viii. Harriett W., born June 27, 1852; married Varanus Allen. 
He died Sept. 28, 1901. Children: 

1. Nora. 

2. Alden. 

3. Oscar. 

4. Grover C. 

5. Curtis M. 

6. Edwin J. 

ix. Orin, born April 7, 1855; married Mary A. Sawyer. He 
was washed over-board at sea, Dec. 7, 1885. Children: 

1. Albert. 

2. Maynard. 

3. Mary A. 

x. Elva E., born Jan. 9, 1863, (2?),; married Everett Chandler. 
Children : 



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1. George. 

2. (Jrin. 

3. Roland. 

492. CHARLES CUMMINGS (Charles, 7 Stephen,' 
Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Dec. 3, 
1838, Mary Ann Drury, who died at Solon, Me., Feb. 3, 1848. 
He married second, June, 1849, J a ne C. Whitney, who died 
Feb. 21, 1853, aged 38. He married third, Mar. 1854, Mary 
Wyman, born Feb. 28, 1829, and died Oct. 6, 1873. He died 
Aug. 9, 1874, in Cornville, Me. Mrs. Susan C. Willey, his 
sister, has given an interesting account of her brother's return 
after his sickness to the religious hope and peace which he had 
cherished in earlier years. 

Children : 

i. Charles Osgood, born Oct. 5, 1839; married; resided in 

Stockton, Cal., many years, having come to the state very 

early. 

ii. Mary Elizabeth, born Sept. 24, 1841 ; married Dec. 15, 1862, 

Charles Augustus Daniels. 

iii. Philander, born Jan. 5, 1844; married June 26, 1866, in 

Boston, Mary Elizabeth Blacklock. 

iv. George Henry, born Sept. 1845 ; died July 21, 1847. 

v. Emma Frances, born Sept. 1847; died July 14, 1848. 

vi. Abbie M., born May 1, 1851, at Solon; married, Nov. 21, 

1867, Charles Ellsworth. 

vii. Randall, born May 19, 1855; died April 9, 1880. 

viii. Lillian, born April 22, 1858; married. 

ix. Georgie Belle, born August 22, 1859. 

493. EDWIN FARNHAM CUMMINGS (Charles, 7 
Stephen, 6 Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) mar- 
ried, Dec. 23, 1850, Harriet N. Quimby, born Oct. 16, 1827, 
at Rangeley, Me. Lived in Temple, Me., where his children 
were born. He died at the Consumptives' Home, Roxbury, 
Mass., Mar. 15, 1884. She died at Hyde Park, Mass., Nov. 
11, 1881. 

Children : 

i. Myra Lenore, born April 10, 1852; married Dec. 25, 1872, 

William T. Soule, of Boston. , 

ii. Edgar T., born Sept. 22, 1854; drowned at West Phillips, 

Oct. 26, 1882. 

iii. Willie Eugene, born June 12, 1859; married and had: 



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1. Cecil W., born Nov. 1891. 

2. Percy L. B., born Dec. 2, 1894. 
iv. Fred Albert, born Jnlv 18, 1862. 

494. MELVILLE BURNHAM COX CUMMINGS 
(Charles, 7 Stephen, 6 Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 
Isaac 1 ) married, April 26, 1859, Henrietta C. Witham. He 
married second, June 5, 1879, Ellen F. Cash. 

Children : 
i. Lizzie J., born May 20, 1866. 

ii. Frank Randall, born Oct. 9, 1868. 

iii. Lucy May, born, Jan. 20, 1880. 

iv. Chailes Melville, born July 6, 1881. 

v. Annie Estelle, born Sept. II, 1882. 

vi. Herbert Stanley, born Sept. 10, 1883. 



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495. AUGUSTUS CUMMINGS (Charles, 7 Stephen, 
Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, June 12, 
i860, Emma J. Barron, who died Dec. 8, 1870. She was a 
sister of Cashier John W. Barron, who was found dead in the 
vault of the bank at Dexter, Me., in 1878, and to whose Chris- 
tian memory a memorial church bearing his name was built 
there. Augustus Cummings married second, Dec. 21, 1872, 
Eliza A. Spofford. 

Children : 
i. Alice R., born May 7, 1864; graduated Normal School, Farm- 

ington; teacher in Dexter.Me. ; died Feb. 2, 1888. 

ii. Walter Elliot , born Nov. 26, 1868; Bowdoin College 1890. 

iii. Wilson B., born Nov. 26, 1868; died April 30, 1879. 

496. WILLIAM PEABODY CUMMINGS (Charles, 7 
Stephen, 6 Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 
Oct. 9, 1863, Anna Folger, of Vassalboro, Me., who was born 
July 18, 1842. 

Children : 
i. Emeline Isadora, born July 10, 1866. 

ii. Henry Percival, born Aug. 5, 1870. 

497. JOSEPH HALE CUMMINGS (Joseph, 7 Stephen, 8 
Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 6, 
1841, Rebecca B. Whipple, of Hamilton, Mass., who died July 
9, 1869, aged 47. Married second, Feb. 24, 1870, Emeline L. 



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Johnson, of Bradford. Resided in Haverhill, Mass., and died 
May 9, 1890. 

Children : 
i. Clara Lang, born July 3, 1842 ; married July 22, 1864, Albert 

Woodbury, of Peabody. She died Sept. 3, 1874. Had: 

1. Edward Cummings, born March 6, 1867. 

2. Joseph Lester, born May 20, 187 1, and died Aug. 

2, 1872. 
ii. Edward Kemble, born Sept. 15, 1855, died Jan. 26, 1866. 
iii. Lilla Hortense, born Dec. 25, 1859; married June 12, 1884, 
Fred Newell March, of Watertown, Mass. 

498. DR. DANIEL JOHN CUMMINGS (John, 7 Daniel, 8 
Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 27, 
1847, in Cooperstown, N. Y., Mary Amelia Sprague, born 
Aug. 21, 1826. He was in the practice of his profession in 
Farmington, Minn., in 1885. 

Children : 

i. Gertrude Ehrhart, born Jan. 30, 1849; died Sept. 30, next. 

ii. Damon Sprague, born Nov. 17, 1850; graduated, Chicago 

Medical College, 1876. In practice at Waseca, Minn. 

iii. Charles A., born Jan. 20, 1853. 

iv. John Emerson, born Jan 22, i860; died Aug. 28, next. 

499. GEORGE EMERSON CUMMINGS (John, 7 Daniel, 9 
Thomas, 5 , Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Apr. — , 
1850, in Rome, N. Y., Jane Rowley. He died in Red Wing, 
Minn., May 25, 1866. He was a dry goods merchant. 

Children : 
i. George Daniels, born Dec. 1851, died April 1854. 
ii. Kate Rowley, born March 11, 1856, in Morrisville, N. Y. ; 
married Nov. 14, 1878, I. Raymond Clark of Windsor, Vt., 
• now a lawyer in Boston. 

iii. Jennie Elizabeth, born Dec. 17, 1859, in Morrisville, N. Y. ; 
married Sept. 27, 1881, Arthur P. Pierce, banker at Red 
Wing, Minn. 

500. THOMAS HARVEY CUMMINGS (Thomas, 7 
Daniel, 6 Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married. 
Apr. 9, 1848, Ellen Culver. He was a farmer near Alton, Ind. 
He died in 1866. Thomas and Alfred, with their mother and 
sister Sally, resided on homestead claims, Oanica, Kearney 
County, Kan., in 1888-9. 



426 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

Children : 

i. Emily, born July 30, 1849; married Dec. 15, 1887, Allen 

Springer, 
ii. Sally H. N., born Jan. 2, 1853 ; married May 25, 1880, Isaac 

E. Bruner, and have: 

1. Thomas Walter, born March 11, 1881. 

2. Temple Alfred, born June 7, 1883. 

3. William Edgar, born July 30, 1887. 

iii. Washington Daniel, born Dec. 4, 1851 ; died Dec. 8, next 

iv. William, born Aug. 6, 1855, died Oct. 30, 1877. 

v. Thomas, born Feb. 3, 1859. 

vi. Alfred, born Nov. 24, 1864. 

501. ALFRED STEVENS CUMMINGS (Thomas, 7 
Daniel, 6 Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 
July — , 1849, Basha Stone. He came to Davis City, Iowa, in 
1856. Is a farmer. 

Children : 

i. Sarah Elizabeth, born March 26, 1850; married James Dunn, 

a farmer, Reno Co., Kans., 1888. 
ii. Nancy Alice, born Oct. 3, 1851 ; died July 28, 1852. 
iii. Thomas Ebenezer, born May 28, 1853 ; married .farmer, 

resided, 1888, Decatur Co., Iowa, 
iv. William Jenus, born Feb. 19, 1855. 
v. John Reuben, born June 18, 1857; married ; resided, 

in Reno Co., Kan. 
vi. Joseph Wilson, born April 14, i860; married ; resided 

in Decatur, Co., Iowa, 
vii. Robert Wfesley, born July 14, 1862; died April 14, 1863. 
viii. Infant Son, born March 11, 1865; died April 1866. 
ix. !Mar- Ann, born Oct. 20, 1866; married Thomas Hanks, a 

farmer, of Rice Co., Kan. 

502. SILAS STEVENS CUMMINGS (Thomas, 1 Daniel, 8 
Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, in 1854, 
Lucy, daughter of John and Sallie (Land) Wood, born Oct. 
24, 1828, in Crawford County, Ind., and of English descent. 
He was a merchant, and died May 22, 1868. Resided at Fre- 
donia, Ind. 

Children : 

i. Daniel Alonzo, born March 27, 1856; married Nov. 11, 1885, 
Annie Gringell, and has : 

1. Ethel, born, Sept. 20, 1886. 

2. Leonia, born Nov. 30, 1887. 



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ii. Sallie Caldwell, born April 30, 1858. 

iii. John Thomas, born March 27, 1861 ; died May 6, 1879. 

503. JOHN MILTON CUMMINGS (Thomas, 7 Daniel, 8 
Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 10, 
1854, America, daughter of James and Sarah (Kennett) Myers, 
born Dec. 20, 1838, in Ripley County, Ind. He died Dec. 25, 
1883. He was a blacksmith and farmer, and also kept in win- 
ter a trading boat. He was justice of the peace and member of 
the Methodist Episcopal church. His widow and children 
were living in 1888 at Cape Sandy, Crawford County, Ind. 

Children : 

i. John Edward, born Mar. 1, 1855; married. He died in Iowa, 
Apr. 5, 1887, and left a widow and one child : 
1. Lenna, born Dec. 14, 1877. 

ii. Mary Geneva, born Jan. 10, 1858; married, Jan. — , 1877, 
Nathan Merritt. She died June 15, 1886. Children : 

1. Silva. Abigail, born Nov. 11, 1879. 

2. Mary Cornelia, born Aug. 28, 1882. 

3. Another child, born ; died young. 

iii. James Harrison, born Oct. 26, 1859; married, Mar. 6, 1881, 
Josephine Alice Gleason, who died and left two children, 

iv. Indiana Gertrude, born Apr. 4, 1862 ; died Dec. 20, 1862. 

v. Sarah Ellen, born Sept. 23, 1863 ; died same day. 

vi. Lovisa Nevada, born Nov. 22, 1864. 

vii. Silas Joseph, born Feb. 26, 1866 ; died Dec 24, 1877. 

viii. Zeruiah Emily, born Apr. 5, 1869. 

ix. Lillie, born Feb. 3, 1871. 

x. William Tipton, born Feb. 28, 1873; died May 27, 1889. 

xi. Eugene Thomas, born June 27, 1875. 

xii. Lettie Bell, born Feb. 14, 1877- 

xiii. Alfred Jackson, born Feb. 21, 1879. 

504. DR. HENRY THORNTON CUMMINGS (Asa, 7 
Asa, 6 Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married 
Mary A. Rideout, of New Gloucester, Me. He was graduated 
at Bowdoin College in 1839, and from the medical department 
of Harvard University in 1844. He was an apothecary in 
Portland and was appointed state commissioner of pharmacy, 
which position he held for many years. Removed to Tacoma, 
Wash., where he died Dec. 16, 1901. 



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Children : 

i. Edith Johnson, born July 30, 1857; married, Oct. 16, rgftj, 
Charles Shaw. Resided in Tacoma, Wash., 1888. Chil- 
dren. 

1. Melvin Cummings, born July 31, 1888. 

2. , born June 29, 1890. 

ii. Alice Illsley Waterhouse, born Aug. 30, 1859; died Apr 29 

1877. 
iii. Susan Farnham, born Jan. 2, 1862; died July 25 next. 
iv. Wlnnifred Leon, born Sept. 2, 1865. 

v. Agnes Thornton, born Sept. 15, 1866; died Feb. 27, 1867. 

505. DR. RALPH WARDLAW CUMMINGS (Asa, T 
Asa, 6 Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 
20, 1857, Alice Illsley Waterhouse, who died Dec. 5 following. 
He married second, Mar. 14, 1865, Eunice Flora Miner, who, 
after her husband's death, married Judge C. G. Sayle, of 
Fresno, Calif, (his third marriage). Two years in 1853 class, 
Bowdoin College; M. D., New York Medical College, 1856; 
editor and publisher of the Maine Medical and Surgical Jour- 
nal, 1858; entered army as private and became sergeant; assist- 
ant surgeon of 23d Michigan Infantry, and honorably dis- 
charged Nov. 10, 1863 ; surgeon 1st United States Colored 
Heavy Artillery, Mar. 10, 1864; honorably discharged Mar. 
31, 1866. He was a life insurance and claim agent in Knox- 
ville, Tenn., in 1867; a druggist in Minneapolis, Minn., in 
1870, and associate editor there of the Evening Times and 
News in 1873. He went to California and edited a local paper 
in Benicia for a time, practising somewhat his profession. He 
died Aug. 17, 1880. 

Children : 

i. Ethel Morton, born Sept. 23, 1868; married, Sept. 3, 1859, 
Henry Ellsworth Wright. Resided in Seattle, Wash. 

ii. Malanie Noyes, born Sept. 15, 1870; died Sept 28, 1880. 

iii. Kate Weil, born Jan. 7, 1874; died July 8, 1876. 

iv. Theodore Melville, born June 8, 1877 ; died in four days. 

v. Agatha Gray, born May 3, 1878. 

vi. Ralph Wardlaw, born May 16, 1880. 

506. ASA CUMMINGS (John, 7 Asa, 6 Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 
Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, June 22, 1837, Sophia W. 
Green. Lived in Albany and for a few years in Oxford, Me., 



CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 42Q 

_..d returned to Albany. He was a farmer and died North 
Bridgton, Me., Dec. 24, 1893. 

Children : 

i. Charles S., born Feb. 3, 1838; married, Aug. 23, 1865, Mary 
Barker, of North Andover, and had : 

1. Lottie R., born Sept. 23, 1870. 

2. Daisy Eldora, born Jan. — , 1877; died about two 

years after. 
He enlisted in the war. 
ii. Sarah E., born June I, 1840; married, Oct. 9, 1866, Lawson 
M. Whiting and have : 

1. John A. Wl, born Jan. 6, 1867, North Bridgton, 
Me. 
iii. Ellen F., born Aug. 20, 1844; married Dec. 28, 1880, George 
H. Cummings of Paris. His second marriage (549). 

iv. Celia E., born Apr. 21, 1846; married, Sept. 24, , Cutting 

B. Heath, of Gilead. Have : 

1. Geo. H., born May 16, 1867. 

2. Ida D., born Nov. 26, 1870. 

3. Phebe Ann, born June 17, 1873. 

v. William H., born July 13, 1849; married, Nov. 13, 1871, 
Susan A. Richardson, Hiram, Me. Have : 
1. Lizzie Keeler, born Sept. 23, 1870. 

vi. Abbie M., born Nov. 5, 1851 ; married, Oct. 15, 1881, Ezra 
Hicks Lebroke, 

507. JOHN LOVEJOY CUMMINGS (John, 7 Asa, 6 
Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, June 
30, 1842, Elizabeth Kimball, born in Boxford, Mass., Nov. 9, 
1819, and died July 20, i860. He married second, Mrs. Mary 
A. Hunt. He resided latterly in Wisconsin, and became de- 
ranged in mind. Died Sept. 15, 1867. 

Children : 

i. Mary Elizabeth, born Nov. 14, 1842, in Albany; married Dec. 

29, 1863, Rufus L. Nutting, 
ii. Albion, born June 27, 1844, in Saco, Me. ; married, June — , 

1864. Christina, O. Jermon. 
iii. Anna Maria, born Nov. 4. 1845, in Kittery, Me.; married 

Geo. W. Bennett. Resided in San Francisco, Cal, where 

she died , 1901- 

iv. Helen Grace, born Apr. 30, 1847, in Bradford, Mass.; died 

within a year, 
v. John, born June 24, 1848, in Andover, Mass. ; married Mary 

McCarthy. 



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vi. Emma Jane, born Mar. 21, 1853, in Kingson, Wis. ; married 

Nov. — , 1872, James A. Chrisler. 
vii. Annetta Eveline, born Dec 26, 1856, in West Point, Wis.; 

married, Dec. 24, 1881, Fred C. Hyer. 
viii. Dora Marion, born June 24, i860, in West Point, Wis. 

508. DR. ALBION K. PARRIS CUMMINGS (John, T 
Asa, 6 Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 
in 1847, Cynthia Cummings (175). He died Apr. 14, 1894. 
He studied medicine with Dr. Goodnow, and completed his 
studies in 1842. Practised his profession five years in Canaan, 
Vt. In 1850 went to Prairie du Sac, Wis., and practised his 
profession as physician and apothecary. The following sen- 
tences are from a notice which appeared in the local journal : 

"Ever faithful to his patients, he had neither time nor in- 
clination for office-holding or office-seeking, and no matter 
what the weather or the distance might be, a call to visit the 
sick was always answered, if within his power. Ever cheerful 
and of an equable temperament, his very presence was a help 
in the sick-room. 

"Of his standing in the community, the large concourse of 
people at the funeral bore testimony. From far and near 
people came to do him honor, and it was most appropriate 
that the public school should be dismissed, and that they 
attend the funeral in a body, for truly he was the children's 
friend." 

Children : 

i. Ella Augusta, born Oct. 24, 185 1 ; married, Apr. 5, 1880, Jesse 
Copper, of Colebrook, N. H. He held office of trust in his 
town, but having been sick and suffering for some time, 
took his own life. 

I. Louis Albion, born Mar. 1, 1881. Resided in 
Prairie du Sac. 

509. SAMUEL J. CUMMINGS (John, 7 Asa, 6 Thomas, 6 
Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 20, 1859, 
Anna S., daughter of Abraham and Abigail (Frary) Poor, 
born Sept. 26, 1831, in Vermont, of Andover, Mass. He was 
a farmer in Albany, Me., ardent, enterprising and capable. 
He died Jan. 31, 1864. She married second, June, 1867, 
Elijah G. Harden, of Bethel, and had a daughter, Mabel. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 43 1 

Child : 

i. Emma Southworth, born Oct. 22, i860; married, Jime 30, 

1885, Talleyrand G. Lary. Resided in Gilead, Me.; a 

farmer. 

510. AARON CUMMINGS (Francis, 7 Asa, 6 Thomas, 5 
Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John,- Isaac 1 ) married, Mar. 1, 1866, 
Lydia Augusta Sawyer, daughter of Asa and Lydia, of Me- 
thuen, Mass., born Sept. 16, 1840. He educated himself by 
great industry, pursuing successfully the courses of English 
^tudy in Phillips Academy. He made a home on the Hill in 
Andover, and was much employed and relied upon in connec- 
tion with the farm work on the property of the academy and 
Theological Seminary there. 

Children : 

i. Lois Marcella, born June 30, 1869. 

ii. Arthur Gray, born Feb. 12, 1872; Harvard University, 1894; 

Principal High School, Hubbardston, Mass. 
iii. Florence Lavinia, born Oct. 9, 1874. 

511. DANIEL CUMMINGS (Francis, 7 Asa, 6 Thomas, 1 
Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John,- Isaac 1 ) married, May 2, 1854, 
Hannah A. Holt, daughter of Moses and Lydia Holt, born 
Nov. 16, 1826. He resided in Andover, Mass. ; was a farmer 
and gardener, member of the Farmers' Club and an expert 
horticulturist. He was fond of music, and helpful in the 
choir of the South Church, of which he was a member. He 
died Jan. 11, 1897. 

Children : 

i. Lewella, born Aug. 13, 1855 ; married, Oct. 8, 1879, Frederic 
Henri Perry ; one son, Ralph Frederic, was born Oct. 10, 
1880. Resided in Merrimac, Orange Co., Florida, 
ii. Lydia Holt, born Dec. 6, i860; died Apr. 17, 1863. 

512. DAVID FROST CUMMINGS (Stephen, 7 Asa,« 

Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 

15, 1857, Margaret A. Upton, born Aug. 2, 1833. He was a 

farmer in Albany, but removed in 1884 to Hebron, Me. He 

was town clerk in Albany and deacon of the Congregational 

church in Mechanic Falls. 

Children : 

i. Edson Augustine, born Aug. 29, 1858; died Aug. 24, 1861. 
ii. Lizzie Edna, born June 23, 1861 ; married, Oct. 27, i88r, O. 



432 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Alphonzo Lovering. Resided in Oxford. Children: 
i. Josiah Frank, born Dec. 31, 1885. 
2. Fred Cummings, born Nov. 21, 1889. 
iii. Carrie Mabel, born Dec. 7, 1863 ; died Jan. 13, 1878. 
iv. Willard Henry, born Sept. 14, 1865 ; married, May 25, 1891, 
Georgia H. Kellogg. Resided in Everett, Mass. Have: 
1. Ruth E., born Feb. 13, 1896. 
v. Alice Bertha, born Aug. 5, 1867; married, Sept 17, 1889, 
James L. Bumpus, Hebron, Me. Two children: Mabel, 

born ; Goodhue, born June 4, 1893. 

iv. Charles Wesley, born July 14, 1870; married, Apr. 14, 1897, 
Sadie Alice Hobbs. Resided in Hebron, Me. Have. 
1. Lucy Carlton Wesley, born Nov. 5, 1899. 
vii. Arthur David, born Feb. 22, 1876; married, Sept. 26, 1899, 
Nettie May Richards, and have: 

1. George Willard, born Sept. 3, 1901. 

513. RANDALL CUMMINGS (Stephen, 7 Asa, 6 
Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 4, 
1868, Fanny Lizzie Wheeler. He resided in Albany on the 
old place, and afterwards in Bethel, in charge of the town's 
farm. 

Children : 

i. Elbridge True, born Aug. 23, 1869. 

ii. Stephen Edson, born Nov. 14, 1870. 

iii. Myra Wheeler, born Dec. 19, 1872. 

iv. Martha Barnard, born Nov. 29, 1874; married Geo. N. Rich- 
ardson. Resided in Gilead. 

v. Mary Avada, born Jan. 15, 1876. 

vi. Minnie Arabella, born Apr. 6, 1878. 

vii. Margaret Angie, born Jan. 22, 1880. 

viii. David Frost, born Apr. 20, 1881. 

ix. Alva Randall, born Aug. 7, 1883. 

x. Daniel W., born June 15, 1885 ; died Aug. 4, 1886. 

xi. Byron A., born Apr. 19, 1887. 
xii. Fanny E, born Dec. 18, 1890. 

514. AINSWORTH CUMMINGS (Hermon, 7 Asa, 6 
Thomas, 6 Joseph. 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 
29, 1875, Sarah E. Frost, born Sept. 1, 1856. They resided 
in Jefferson. Kan. 

Children : 

i. Fred A., born Sept. 12, 1878. 

ii. Lora A., bom May 3, 1880; died Oct. 25, 1881. 



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iii. Lottie E., born Feb. 8, 1882. 

iv. Jed, born Feb. 1, 1887. 

v. Elbin, born Oct. 6, 1889. 

vi. iheron, born Sept. 26, 1891. 

vii. Inez, born Sept. 2, 1893. 

viii. Henry, born June 19, 1895. 

515- BENJAMIN CUMMINGS (Benjamin, 7 Joseph, 6 
Benjamin, 5 Jacob, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 
25, 1830, Mary Ann Mead, of Hardwick, Mass. He died in 
Worcester, Nov. 8, 1878. 

Children : 

i. Benjamin Franklin, born Sept. 4, 1836, in North Brookfield. 
Resided, San Francisco. 

ii. A Son, born July 14, 1840; died July 17. 

iii. James Brackenridge, born July 31, 1844; married Feb. 9, 
1867, Rosella Newton, daughter of Hiram M. and Angeline 
Newton Bemis, born Feb. 21, 1851 ; one child, was 
Vienna L., born April 28, 186- in North Brookfield. 

iv. Mary Ann, born Sept. 15, 1846. 

516. CHARLES HENRY CUMMINGS (Benjamin/ 
Joseph, 6 Benjamin, 5 Jacob, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) mar- 
ried, Apr. 18, 1847, Mary Ann Cole, of Boston. Resided in 
Sacramento, Cal. 

Children : 

i. Charles Augustus, born Jan. 2, 1848 in Charlestown Mass. 
died in Sacramento, Cal., Sept. 2, 1854. 

ii. Quincy Cole, born March 25, 1849, East Cambridge Mass,; 
married Oct. 15, 1873, Nettie Rosetta Laurie, of Sacramen- 
to, and have : Marietta, born June 6, 1876 in San Francisco, 
and died Dec. 6, 1882, and Charles Henry, born Oct. 5, 1885. 

iii. Henry Addison, born May 18, 1854 in Sacramento; married 
Jan. 17, 1880, Isabella Morgan, of San Francisco, and have: 
Mary Belle, born Nov. 7, 1880, and Grace Adeline, born 
July 6, 1887, and died of diptheria, June 2, 1891, in San 
Francisco. 

517. JOSEPH A. CUMMINGS (Joseph, 7 Joseph, 6 Ben- 
jamin, 5 Jacob, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Francis E. 
Bliss. He was a farmer in Ware, Mass., occupying the farm 
of his ancestors for three generations. 



434 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Children : 

i. Mary E., born Oct. 4, 1841 ; died March 19, 1858. 

i*. Ellen F., born May 17, 1844; married Sylvester B. Bond. 

iii. Joseph H., born Jan. 10, 1848; married Charlotte McRuntry. 

iv. Augusta S., born July 21, 1852; married Oct. 14, 1878, Alfred 
W. Burrill, born 1852, in Boston, son of Alfred and 
Adaline (White). She died Dec. 3, 1891 in Worcester, 
Mass. 

518. WILLIAM BRACKENRIDGE CUMMINGS 
(Joseph 7 Joseph, Benjamin, 5 Jacob, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) 
married, June 20, 1845, Mary Parker Clarke. 

Children : 

i. Mary Fowle, born May 25, 1846; married Dec. 6, 1866, John 
C. Schooley, who died June, 1871. She married second 
Feb. 1883, Lewis S. Kellogg. Children : Edward Romaine 
born Aug. 16, 1867; died 1868, Clifford Curtis, born July 
24, 1868, William Beckenridge, born Dec. 23, 1869. 

ii. William Arthur, born Oct. 17, 1848; married June 26, 1870, 
Mary Augusta Roberts and have: Charles Arthur, born 
May 7, 1874. 

iii. Charles Adams, born June 28, 1850; died Sept. 11, 1851. 

iv. Gertrude, born April 4, 1852; married Sept. 11, 1870, Sam- 
uel D. Roberts. Children: Susan Augusta, born July 
5, 1871, Samuel D., born Dec. 25, 1874, Mary Lillian, 
born July 14, 1878, Daisy, born Feb. 22, 1887. 

v. Kate St. Clair, born June 15, 1854. 

vi. Florence Maud, born Dec. 26, 1856; died Nov. 5, 1861. 

vii. Joseph, born Sept. 15, i860. 

viii. Edith Louise, born Jan. 27, 1862; married Nov. 1882, Rob- 
ert S. Halleck. 

ix. Guy Harris, born Sept. 17, 1863. 

x. Jane Eliza, born July 9, 1866 ; died Oct. 3, next. 

xi. Lillian Augusta, born Aug. 26, 1868; died July 11, 1877. 

xii. Edward Lewis, born Dec. 4, 1873. 

519. ELBRIDGE CUMMINGS ( , 7 Joseph, 6 Ben- 
jamin, 5 Jacob, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 17, 
1846, Emeline Reckard, of Ware. Resided in North Brook- 
field. 

Children : 

i. Charles Frederick, born Mar. 30, 1847 ; died Jan. 21, 1849. 
ii. Emma Eliza, born Dec. 8, 1850; married Dec, 21, 1880, Dr. 

Enoch Q. Marston, of Sandwich Centre, N. H. Child: 

Grace, born Oct. 29, 1885. 



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iii. William Elbridge, born May 27, 1852; died Beloit, Wis., 

Dec. 15, 1858. 
iv. Mattie Palmer, born May 8, 1858; died March II, next, 
v. Hattie Maria, born Oct. 24, 1859; married Aug. 28, 1883, 

Edward S., son of Isaac B. and Miranda A. (Stearns) 

Chesiey, who was born in Worcester, Mass. Jan. 17, 

1852. They have: 

1. Edith Stearns, born Nov. 3, 1884, in North Brook- 

field, Mass. 

2. Ralph Cummings, born Jan. 20, 1886. 
vi. Frank Palmer, born March 18, 1864. 

520. JOSEPH S. CUMMINGS (Bradish, 7 Joseph,* 5 Ben- 
jamin, 5 Jacob, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Apr. 25, 
1847, Mary L. Hayes, born Apr. 6, 1854; married second, Nov. 
23, 1854, Louisa M. Torrey. Removed in 1867 from Illinois 
to Powesheit County, la. Resided in Brooklyn, in that State 
and county. 

Children : 

i. Julia C, born Jan. 16, 1849; married Dec. 19, 1867, J. F. Elliott 
and had : 

1. LeRoy G., born Dec. 30, 1868. 

2. Lucy M., born Aug. 27, 1873; died Oct. 11. 

3. Mary H., born Jan. 20, 1876. 
ii. Mary Lois, born April, 1854; died July 6. 
iii. Frank W., born Dec. 7, i855- 

iv. Fredrick A., born Nov. 10, 1856; aian:t-d Sept. 15, 1885, 

Mary C. Giesler. 
v. Flora A., born April 9, 1858; married March 5, 1885, D. E. 

Smith. 
vi. Fanny L., born May 31, i860; married Jan. 26, 1881, Albert 
J. Newkirk and had: 

I. Gertrude A., born Feb. 13, 1887. 
vii. Mary A., born Jan. 22, 1862; married April 14, 1886, Ross 
P. Dougherty and had : 

1. Elsie F., born Jan. 17, 1887. 
viii. Addie M., born March 22, 1863 ; married Feb. 27, 1884, Rob- 
ert E. Greene, and had : 

1. Raymond C., born May 15, 1885. 

2. Rowland L., born Feb. 17, 1887. 
ix. Orian T., born June 9, 1866. 

521. HENRY G. CUMMINGS (Bradish. 7 Joseph, 6 Ben- 
jamin, 5 Jacob, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 23. 
1854, Mary L. Peck, who died July 26, 1868; married second, 



436 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

May 27, 1869, Janette B. . Resided in Brooklyn, la., 

and was in the clothing business. 

Children : 

j. Eliza P., born July 5, 1856; married John Francis and had 

three children, 
ii. Arthur L., born Feb. 3, 1859; died Jan. 8, 1861. 
iii. Edith M., born Oct. 12, 1861 ; married William Paul ; one 

child, 
iv. Dora L., born Oct. 1, 1864. 
v. Clarence H., born Dec. 9, 1866. 
vi. Maggie D., born March 7, 1873. 

522. WILLIAM HASKELL CUMMINGS (Bradish, 7 
Joseph, 6 Benjamin, 5 Jacob, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) mar- 
ried, Mar. 10, 1852, Susan J. Cruzan. Resided in Brooklyn, la. 

Children : 

i. Ridgley T., born Jan. 2, 1853; married Edith Drake; four 

boys. 
ii. Albert H., born Feb. 20, 1855; married Margerie Harper; 

boy and girl, 
iii. Hattie M., born April 2, 1861 ; died June 16, 1862. 
iv. Carl S., born Jan. 15, 1875. 

523. GREENLEAF CUMMINGS (Joseph, 7 Isaac, 6 
EHsha, 5 Isaac. 4 Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 8, 1844, 
Hannah L. Gould. He died Oct. 4, 1865. 

Children : 

i. Charles E., bom ; married ; resided, Canton, 

Mo. Three children, 
ii. Flora B., born ; married William Woolf; resided, 

Boston, Mass. 

524. WILLIAM H. CUMMINGS (Joseph, 7 Isaac, 6 
Elisha, 5 Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Aug. 3, 1843, 
Harriet Sprague Rand. When he was eight years old his 
parents removed to Wentworth, N. H., where he received his 
education in the schools of the town. He engaged in business 
in New Castle, Lisbon and Haverhill, and, in 1849, became a 
member of the firm of Allen, Cummings & Co., of Lisbon. He 
was successful in manufacturing, lumbering and banking; 
president of the National Bank of Newbury, at Wells River, 
Vt. ; represented Lisbon in the Legislatures of 1856 and 1883; 
was State Senator in 1877-8, and mainly instrumental in secur- 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 437 

ing the passage of the supervisor law of the State ; held nu- 
merous town offices, and was a delegate to the convention that 
nominated Tilden for President; he was prominent in Masonic 
circles, and a Knight Templar. 

Children : 

i. Harriet S., born Aug. 14, 1844; married O. P. Newcomb. 
ii. William. E., born March 12, 1846; died March 1, 1867. 
iii. Mary R., born Aug. 7, 1858; unmarried. 

525. STEPHEN HUSE CUMMINGS (Joseph, 7 Isaac, 8 
Elisha, 5 Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Maria T. New- 
comb. He married second, Dec. 8, 1870, Salome Mitchell, 
widow of David. Dr. Arthur Mitchell, Medfield, Mass., is 
her son. Resided in Lisbon, N. H., where he was postmaster, 
town clerk and superintendent of schools; also in Haverhill, 
where he was selectman for five years. 

Children: 

i. Oscar Samuel, born April 27, 1848, Orford, N. H. ; married 
March 8, 1869, at Enfield, N. H., Betsy H. Bryant. She 
died Oct. 1871. He married second, Sept. 9, 1876, Maria 
F. Eckley, of San Francisco. He died, Valdosta, Ga., 
Feb. 17, 1883. Received degree of M. D. at Dartmouth 
College. Practiced medicine at Enfield, N. H., Bethel, 
Lynn and at Honolulu, H. I. The widow removed to 
Berkeley, Cal. Children : 

1. Bessie, born Oct. 26, 1871. 

2. Philip Stephen, born July 21, 1878. 

3. Harold Oscar/born July 6, 1879. 

ii. Joseph Eugene, born Dec. 1, 1852; married June 24, 1878, 
in Portage, Wis., Inez McRea. Had : 

1. Grace Jeanette, born April 1879. 

2. Edna Eugenia, born Feb., 1881. He died at Men- 

dota, Wis., Oct. 27, 1882. 
iii. Ada Maria, born March 23, 1857 ; married Dec. 25, 1879 at 
Haverhill, N. H., George S. B. Worthen. Resided, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. No children. 
iv. George Newcomb, born April 10, 1859; unmarried; died, 
1884. 

526. REV. JOSEPH CUMMINGS, D.D., LL. D. 
(Cyrus, 7 Nathaniel, 6 Elisha, 5 Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 Isaac,' 2 IsaacM 
married, Aug. 15. 1842, Deborah S. Haskell, born June 29, 
1816. He graduated from the Wesleyan University in 1840; 



43§ CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

taught natural sciences and mathematics, Amenia Seminary, 
N. Y., 1840-3; principal of that seminary, 1843-6; joined New 
England Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1846; pas- 
tor, successively, in Maiden and in Chelsea, in Hanover street 
and Bromfield street, Boston, in each case being pastor as 
long as the rules of the church permitted ; in 1853 was chosen 
professor of theology in the General Biblical Institute, Con- 
cord, N. H., but accepted rather the position of president of 
Genessee College, Lima, N. Y., which he held for three years. 
During the years 1857-75 he was president of Wesleyan Uni- 
versity, Middletown, Conn., and retained two years longer the 
professorship of mental philosophy and political economy in 
the same institution ; 1877-9 ne was pastor of M. E. Church, 
Maiden, Mass.; 1 880-1, pastor of Harvard Street M. E. 
Church, Cambridge, Mass. In 1881 he was chosen president 
of Northwestern University, Evanston, 111., and continued in 
that position until his death, May 8, 1890. Dr. Cummings 
was of robust make, large of frame and of great vigor and 
endurance. He bore the yoke of toil in his youth, paying his 
own way in preparation for college and through his collegiate 
course. He is said to have been absent from college a large 
portion of the time, but kept up his studies and passed suc- 
cessfully his examinations. The qualities of sturdy character 
which distinguished his youth won the substantial successes 
of his mature years. 

During the sixteen years in which he presided over his alma 
mater the scholarship of the institution was greatly improved 
and its resources were largely increased. Several professor- 
ships were endowed, and a fund was secured, the interest 
of which is used for the increase of the library. Several im- 
portant buildings were erected among which may be named 
a well-equipped gymnasium, an astronomical observatory, fur- 
nished with one of Alvan Clark & Sons' best telescopes, a 
library building sufficient for 100,000 volumes, a memorial 
chapel, costing $75,000, which was erected in memory of the 
alumni and students who died in the war of the rebellion, and 
the Orange Judd Hall of Science, which cost $100,000, and 
at the time of its erection was one of the best furnished scien- 
tific buildings in the country. Under his nine years adminis- 



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tration at Evanston the Northwestern University became the 
leading institution in the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

He possessed great knowledge of practical affairs, and that 
unfailing tact and good sense that enable a man to co-operate 
with others in great enterprises. He rose to his high place 
in the Church purely by his merit and without any of the arts 
of the clerical politician. He never bargained for a salary, or, 
directly or indirectly, sought any office of honor, influence or 
responsibility. 

Beyond editing Butler's Analogy and writing various articles 
for periodicals, Dr. Cummings laid no claim to authorship. 
As a preacher he was spoken of "as convincing rather than 
persuasive. His discourses were clear, strong and cogent, and 
usually enlivened by apt illustration and pathetic incident." 

He received the degree of D. D. from Wesleyan University 
in 1854 and from Harvard in 1861, and of LL. D. from the 
Northwestern University in 1866. His 70th anniversary was 
celebrated in 1887 in the presentation of gifts and of congratu- 
lations from his friends. 

Children : 

i. Mary Henrietta Barber, born Aug. 18, 1846; died Sept. 2, 

1847. 
ii. Helen Francis, born Oct. 25, 1842, (adopted) ; married 

Feb. 23, 1865, Maj. Samuel Proal Hatfield, 
iii. Alice Dora, born May 11, 1853. (adopted). 

527. CYRUS CURTIS CUMMINGS (Cyrus, 7 Nathaniel, 8 
Elisha, 6 Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Rebecca Ann 
Williams, daughter of Gustavus and Iza Williams. He died 
Oct. 8, 1884, m Wilmington, Cal. He was a teacher, and at 
one time moral instructor in the State prison, San Ouentin, Cal. 

Children : 

i. James, born in Kentucky and died in infancy. 

ii. Franklin W., born Sept. 30, 1852; married Jan. 1. 1876, Krte 
Andrews. He rlipH Feb. 27, 1876. His widow married a 
Mr. Merrill, and lived in Burlington, Vt. 

528. NATHANIEL GREENLEAF CUMMINGS 
(Cyrus, 7 Nathaniel, 6 Elisha. 5 Isaac. 4 Isaac, 2 Tsaac. 3 Tsaac 1 ) 
married, Nov. 2, T847, Dorcas Ann Colley, born Mar. 6, 1816, 
and died Nov. 11, 1883. Resided in Portland, Me., where he 



440 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

was custom-house officer; he was prominent in the order of 
Odd Fellows. He died in Portland, July 4, 1894. 

Children : 

i. Ellen Amelia, born March 31, 1849; married Nov. n, 1807 
Caleb N. Lang and had: 

1. Gertrude Ellen, born Sept. 2, 1868. 

2. Clara Belle, born July 23, 1872. 

ii. William Greenleaf, born June 10, 1851 ; died Aug. 30, 1852. 

iii. Emma Caroline, born Oct. 31, 1852. 

iv. Charles Edward, born Dec. 23, 1853; died July 28, 1854. 

v. Lillian Laurette, born April 9, 1855 ; died Oct. 4, 1856. 

vi. Ida Gertrude, born Oct. 30, 1856; died Jan. 9, 1870. 

529. FRANKLIN CUMMINGS (Cyrus, 7 Nathaniel, 8 
EHsha, 5 Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 Isaac,- Isaac 1 ) married Ann Mildred 
Jones, daughter of Joseph Wilkinson Jones. He died Aug. 12, 
1874, in Brownsville, Tex. He was a lawyer and judge. His 
children were all born in Brownsville. 

Children : 

i. Joseph Franklin, born July 16, 1851 ; admitted, United Statos 
Military Academy, 1871, from Texas: second lieutenant, 
tenth calvary, 1876; transferred to third calvary, July 
28, 1887. As First Lieutenant, saw much frontier and 
scout service. 

ii. Cyrus, born July 25, 1853. 

iii. Elizabeth Ann, born Sept. 24, 1854; married May 22, 1876, 
Thomas B. Russell. Children : 

1. Annie Mildred, born Sept. 25, 1878. 

2. Eleanor, born Nov. 3, 1880. 

3. William Edward, born March 28, 1883. 

iv. William Edward, born March 3, 1858; married July 3, 1880, 
Ada Mary Gomila. He died July 15, 1882 and left: 
1. Joseph Gomila, born Jan. 2, 1882. 
v. Charles Everest, born March 30, i860, 
iv. Mary Margaret, born Aug. 16, 1862. 
vii. John Augustus, born Aug. 15, 1865. 

530. NATHANIEL CUMMINGS (Pingrey, 7 Nathaniel, 6 
EHsha, 5 Isaac, 4 Isaac," Isaac,- Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 11, 1858, 
Elizabeth M. Preston, who died Apr. 17, 1876. He died Jan. 
10, 1887. He was a contractor and builder in Boston, where 
he had resided for thirty years. When he first came to that 
city he was connected with the Bourne Piano Co. 



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Children : 

i. Mary B., born Sept. ii, 1861. 

ii. Ella P., born May 20, 1864. 

iii. Preston, born March 6, 1867; died June 4, 1871. 

531. DANIEL P. CUMMINGS (Pingrey, 7 Nathaniel, 8 
Elisha, 5 Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 Isaac 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. n, 1861, 
Melvina M. Spencer, born Dec. 20, 1836. Resided in East 
Cambridge, Mass. Dealer in charcoal and acetate of lime. 

Children : 

i. Charles P., born Feb. 5, 1864. 
ii. Jennie E., born March 8, 1868. 
iii. Arthur S., born April 4, 1871. 

532. JAMES G. CUMMINGS (Pingrey/ Nathaniel, 4 
Elisha, 5 Isaac, 4 Isaac, 5 Isaac- Isaac 1 ) married, Aug. 1, 1874, 
Mary F. Marshall. Resided in San Francisco. He was a car- 
penter and builder. 

Children : 

i. Jennie Edith, born June 6, 1875. 

ii. Frank James, born Nov. 7, 1877. 

iii. Truman George, born June 1, 1880. 

iv. Ruby May, born June 15, 1882; died March 13, 1884. 

533. CHARLES HEMENWAY CUMMINGS (Charles, 1 

Joseph, 6 Joseph, 5 Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Apr. 

25, 1824, in Alstead, N. H., Lydia Higbee, who died Oct. 20, 

1844. He married second, Apr. 19, 1846, Ruth Smart. He 

died Dec. 7, 1870. He was a merchant and farmer in West 

Windsor, O. 

Children : 

i. Annie Ruth, born Feb. 9, 1848. 

ii. Charles H., born Nov. 14, 1854. 

iii. Mary H., born Nov. 14, 1854. 

iv. James W., bora July 30, 1859; resided, Fayette, O., 1885. 

534. JOSEPH ELIOT CUMMINGS (Charles, 7 Joseph," 
Joseph, 5 Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 Isaac,- Isaac 1 ) married, June 30, 1836, 
Daphne Wright, of Washington, N. H. He resided in Lexing- 
ton, Mich., where he died June 26, 1855. He was a farmer. 

Children : 
608. i. Joseph Freeman, born May 11, 1837. 

ii. Pauline, born Oct. 4, 1838; married Feb. 15, 1877, William 
Morrison, resided, Lexington, Mich, a farmer. 



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609. iii Trueman E., born Jan. 23, 1840. 

iv. Daphne Ann, born Feb. 1. 1843; married March 9, i860, 

William Elliott, resided, Lexington, Mich, a farmer, 
v. Mary O., born Nov. 24, 1844; married Aug. 20, 1865, Nelson 

May, resided, Harrisville, Mich., a farmer. 
vi. Cynthia A., born Nov. 6, 1849; married Sept. 27, 1862, C. N. 

Chandler, She was adopted by her aunt, Mrs Boyden. 
vii. Cyrus F., born May 3, 1852. He went away and is supposed 

to have died. His estate was divided to his heirs. 

535. ENOCH PATTERSON CUMMINGS (Charles, 7 
Joseph,* 5 Joseph, 5 Isaac. 4 Isaac, 3 Isaac. 2 Isaac 1 ) married. Jan. 
14, 1838, Dolly W. Pillsbury, of Sutton, N. H., sister of the 
well-known flour manufacturers, Hon. Geo. A. and John S. 
Pillsbury, of Minneapolis. She died Dec. 8, 1858, aged 40 
years. He married second. May 26, 1859, Mary Russell, 
daughter of Dr. Aaron Russell, of Concord. He died Dec. 31, 
1883, in Concord, N. H., where he had resided for fifteen years. 
Previously he was a tanner and farmer in Sutton. In the notice 
of him which appeared in the Statesman it was said: "Mr. 
Cummings belonged to what is known as the 'Old Guard' of 
the Republican party, and was in full sympathy with John P. 
Hale and other leaders of that day in their struggle against 
the slave power. He was a conscientious, Christian man, ever 
ready to perform his part in all of the duties of life, and when 
struggling with disease he bore his suffering with Christian 
fortitude, ever trying to cause others as little trouble on his 
account as possible." 

Children : 

i. Alfred P., born Sept. 23, 1838; died Nov. 25, 1841. 

ii. Charles Elliott, born Aug. 5, 1843, in Sutton, N. H. ; married 
June 5, 1867. Sophia S. Cheney, of Warner N. H. She 
was born March 11, 1848. He was a trader at Antrim, 
N. H., in 1866. Sold out next year and engaged in grocery 
business in Nashua. He was Sergeant-at-Arms in New 
Hampshire Senate, 1876 and held the same position in 
the House afterwards. Later in the marble business at 
Nashua. Children : 

1. Flora Jane, born Sept. 5, 1S68. 

2. Arthur Frank, born April 7, 1872. 

iii. Herbert C, born June 11, i860. A physician in Concord, 
N. H., and of unusual promise. He died Sept. 1, 1890, 
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iv. Leonette, born July 21, 1864; died June 2, 1871. 
v. Fred R., born June 16, 1873. 

536. LIEUT. CYRUS CUMMINGS (Charles, 7 Joseph, 9 
Joseph, 5 Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Mar. 25, 1846, 
in Jersey City, Harriet Condon. At the age of 19 he received 
a commission as midshipman and entered the Texas navy and 
remained in Texas for seven years. He was engaged in active 
service during the war with Mexico and was promoted to the 
rank of first lieutenant. Returning North, he settled in Char- 
lotte, Eaton, County, Mich., where he died Nov. 4, 1882. There 
he was a merchant and farmer. 

Children : 

i. Boyden, born April 25, 1847 at West Windsor, O., ; died June 

4, 1868. 
ii. Frank, born April 11, 1852 in Charlotte, Mich.; married 

Jan. 5, 1881 at Mokelumne Hill, Cal., Lena T. Smith. 

He was president, there, of the Norwich Gold and Silver 

Mining Co., Glencoe district. He returned to Michigan, 

in 1885 and resided in Jackson, 
iii. Clara, born Dec. 18, 1853, Charlotte, Mich. ; married Sept. 

23, 1874, Jay A. Campbell, a saddler and harness maker. 

Resided, Jackson, Mich. 

537. ALFRED CUMMINGS (William, 7 Elijah, 6 Joseph, 6 
Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Apr. 18, 1847, Salome 
M. (born Mar. 22, 1825), daughter of Samuel and Mary Ann 
(Stevens) Welch, of Hamilton. She died Mar. 31, 1894. Re- 
sided in Topsfield, on the old Joseph, Jr., farm. 

Children : 

610. i. William Scott, born Dec. 26, 1848. 

ii. George Washington, born Oct. 8, 1850; married Sept. 25, 
1876, in Ipswich, Nellie M. (or W.), daughter of 
Moses Chapman. Resided, Lynn ; carpenter. Children : 

1. Mabel A., born Feb. 20, 1877. Jan. 28, 1877, in 

Topsfield, Mass. Historical Collections. 

2. Harry Raymond, born Oct. 22, 1890. 

iii. Martha Stevens, born March 30, 1852, (3) ; married March 

28, 1888, Norman McLeod, of Topsfield. 
iv. Abbie Jane, born March 25, 1854; married Jan. 20, 1875, 

William Porter Gould. He was a butcher and died May 

18, 1897. One son: 

1. Allen Porter, born March 6, 1892. 



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v. Laura Anna, born Sept. 15, 1856, (7) ; married Dec. 14, 

1898, Ira Perley Long, of Topsfield. 
vi. Sarah Burgess, born April 25, 1859; married April 24, 

1881, Ephraim P. Ferguson, of Topsfield, where he resides 
and is a butcher. She died Oct. 16, 1895, leaving : 

1. Eva Burgess, born July 19, 1883. 
vii. Hannah Eva, born April 2, 1862, (3) ; married Nov. 30, 

1882, Samuel G. Goodhue, of Hamilton. Child: 
1. Hattie Alice, born Sept. 6, 1885. 

611. viii. Charles Arthur, horn Feb. 20, 1870. 

538. JOEL CUMMINGS (Elisha, 7 Daniel, 6 Jacob, 5 
Joseph,* John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Aug. 15, 182 1, in 
Montpelier, Vt., Eunice Chatterton, of Acworth, N. H., born 
Sept. 26, 1799. He died in Middlesex, Vt., Apr. 9, 1868. 

Children : 

i. Harriet, born Oct. 17, 1822; died Sept. 3, 1824. 

ii. Julius, born Aug. 3, 1825 ; died Sept. 24, 1832 of scarlet fever. 

iii. Leander, born Aug. 8, 1827. 

iv. Eri, born Oct. 3, 1829; died Aug. 21, 1832 of scarlet fever. 

v. Silvester, born Nov. 29, 1830; died Sept. 18, 1832. 

vi. Alvin, born May 9, 1834; died March 30, 1837. 

vii. Almon, born March 24, 1837; died April 20, 1856. 

viii. Emeline, born May 5, 1839; married Oct. 10, 1865, John Q. 

Hobert. Child : 

1. George, born Sept. 2, 1866. 
ix. Caroline, born Jan. 4, 1842; married July 21, 1861, Fred E. 

Templeton. Children : 

1. Eugene, born April 27, 1862. 

2. Eva, born Aug. 7, 1864; married May 30, 1881, 

Lyman Hull. Had : George Hull, born Dec. 
2, 1882. 

3. Jessie, born Feb. 27, 1873. 

4. Claire, born April 20, 1878. 

5. Lee, born June 27, 1879. 
x. Caira, born May 2, 1844. 

539. OREN CUMMINS (Elisha, 7 Daniel, 6 Jacob, 5 
Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 31, 1827, Betsy 
Wheeler. He died Apr. 21, 1884. Mr. Cummins was a man of 
rare inventive ability that might have brought him more of 
wealth and fame, but he chose to remain a farmer, and spent 
his life within half a mile of his birth-place, till old age and 
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CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 445 

Ajmong the most important of his inventions are the improved 
facilities for boiling sap, and the "time-wheel," which is coming 
into use on steamboats as well as at livery stables. 

Children : 

i. Henry, born Sept. 28, 1828; died Aug. 9, 1881 ; unmarried. 
612. ii. Albert O., born Aug. 3, 1829. 

iii. Timothy, born June 7, 1833 ; married Nov. 22, 1858, Susan 

Jacobs. For several years engineer on a Connecticut 

railroad, but later, farmer, in East Montpelier, Vt. No 

children, 
jv. Elizabeth, born July 26, 1837; married Jan. 18, 1859, Henry 

Town, of Montpelier, "fancy farmer and horse trainer." 

Children : 

1. Frank, born Aug. 27, i860. 

2. Clinton, born May 12, 1863. 

v. Luther, born July 6, 1841 ; married Sept. 15, 1874. Isabel 
Frost, of Waterbury, Conn. He has been running an 
engine in Waterbury for many years. Children : 

1. Harry, born July 26, 1875. 

2. Norman, born Feb. 27, 1881. 

540. AVERY CUMMINS (Elisha. 7 Daniel, Jacob, 5 
Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac. 2 Isaac 1 ) married. June 22, 1862, Eliza 
Durant, of Calais. He died July 7, 1879. 

Child : 

i. Willis, born July, 1864. 

541. AMASA CUMMINS (Elisha, 7 Daniel, 6 Jacob, 6 
Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 6, 1834, Lucy 
Holbrook. 

Children : 

i. Edson, born June 21, 1836; died Dec. 19, 1838. 
ii. Edwin, born April 8, 1839; married Aug. 28, 1863, Myraette 
Homes. He died Feb. 26, 1873. Children: 

1. Nellie, born June 14, 1864; married March 1, 1882, 
Justin Jones, of Wolcott. She died Dec. 8, 
1883. No children, 
iii. .Elise. born Nov. 21, 1841 ; married Aug. 28. 1805, Gustavus 
Bruce, a mason by trade, but in 1884, carrying on his 
wife's father's farm in East Montpelier. 
iv. Lawson, born July 31, 1848; married Oct. 10. 1883, in 
Nebraska. Dealer in marble at St. Paul, Minn. 



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542. LUCIUS CUMMINS (Elisha, 7 Daniel, Jacob/ 5 
Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, June 17, 1846, Lucina 
Ellis. 

A difficult mathematical problem was enunciated at Brattle- 
boro, and a reward offered to whoever would correctly solve it. 
Of the about five hundred answers only sixteen were correct, 
and one of these was by Lucius Cummins, a substantial 
farmer of East Montpelier, nearly all the others being sur- 
veyors or professional men. Mr. Cummins is a man of unusu- 
al mathematical genius. 

Children : 

i. Luman, born April 30, 1847; died April 6, 1870. 
ii. Walter, born Dec. 28, 1848; died May 7, 1867. 
iii. Edgar, born Feb. 6, 1853 ; He, 1884, is carrying on his 
father's farm. 

543. ANDREW CUMMINS (Jacob, 7 Daniel, 6 Jacob, 5 
Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Feb. 29, 1832. He 
died July 16, 1882. 

Children : 

i. Mary N., born Dec. 14, 1832. 

ii. Alonzo, born March 30, 1834. 

iii. Joseph W., born Sept. 22, 1835. 

iv. Sylvester, born Feb. 15, 1839. 

544. JOHN LIBERTY CUMMINS (John, 7 Daniel, 6 
Jacob, 5 Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Apr. 13, 1834, 
Rosalie Clark White, of Craftsbury, Vt. He died Nov. 23, 
1889, in Montpelier (Berlin?), Vt. He learned the blacksmith 
trade in East Montpelier, and soon after came to Montpelier, 
where he worked as a journeyman. After his marriage ''he 
settled in Berlin, where for twoscore years he labored at his 
trade until a rheumatic affliction compelled him to give it up 
in 1871. He then took up the coopering trade and worked 
with his son, Alvin D., from that time until a week before his 
death, when he was taken with a sudden chill while in the shop, 
and never rallied. 

"In 1884 Mr. and Mrs. Cummings celebrated their golden 
wedding anniversary, and the occasion was one fraught with 
much enjoyment. Mr. Cummings was a man of strict in- 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 447 

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tegrity and a worthy citizen. He was in some respects a re- 
markable man, having the reputation of being one of the 
strongest men in the vicinity, it being stated that in his younger 
days he did not consider it much of a trick to lift a barrel of 
cider by the chimes and drink from the bung. Mrs. Merriam 
spent the latter part of the summer with her brother, and left 
Oct. 31, being called to Worcester, Mass., to attend the death- 
bed of an only sister, Mrs. Mary Ann Town. The death of 
this sister seemed to have a very depressing effect on Mr. Cum- 
mings, and he never seemed in quite as good spirits after." — 
Argus and Patriot, Nov. 2", 1889. 

Children : 

i. Charles W., born . Absent a long time and not heard 

from for ten years ; the last heard was that he was a 

surgeon on an English man-of-war. 
ii. Alvin D., born ; resided at home. 

545- KIMBALL CUMMINS (Safford, 7 Daniel, 6 Jacob, 8 
Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Sept. 4, 1834, Cath- 
erine Drury. Resided in Berlin, Vt. He died June 26, 1863. 

Children : 

i. Albert D., born Feb. 21, 1836. 

ii. Emeline, born Jan. 1, 1838; died Oct. 11, 1870. 

iii. Alvin, born March 19, 1840, died April 15, following. 

iv. Julia, born June 20, 1842. 

546. WILLIAM CUMMINS (Safford, 7 Daniel, 6 Jacob, 5 
Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 2, 1845, Harriet 
Rice. Resided in Berlin, Vt., on the homestead which his 
father established. He died June 30, 1878. 

Children : 

i. Edward U. R., born Aug. 21, 1846; died March 26, 1875. 
ii. Volney H., born Jan. 28, 1853. 

547. JESSE CUMMINGS (Jonathan, 7 Jesse, 6 Jacob, 5 
Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Lucy, daughter of 
Lewis Monk. He died Oct. 9, 1835. She married second, 
Levi B. Rawson, who died May 26, 1883. Resided in Paris, 
Me. 

Children : 

i. Robert Francis, born May 1, 1833; died June 1. 



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ii. Francis, born . 1829; died 1832. 

613. iii. Oliver P., born June 12, 1830. 

iv. Ira L., born May 8, 1838; died May 8, 1838. 

548. HORACE CUMMINGS (Jonathan. 7 Jesse, 6 Jacob, 5 
Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac,- Isaac, 1 ) married Emeline H. Albee. Re- 
sided in Paris. He built on Beech Hill, but later exchanged 
for the hotel known as "Union House." 

Children : 

i. Susan W., born , 1845 ; married Albion P., son of 

Samson and Angeline (Briggs) Andrews. He died May 
3, 1876. She died May, 1884. Children: 

1. Hattie Angeline, born May 29, 1871. 

2. Mary Susan, bom Aug. 18, 1875. 
ii. Annie F., born June 2, 1849; died Jan. 8, 1850. 

iii. Wallace H., born , 1857; married Hattie A. Jackson. 

iv. Kendall F, born June 14, 1861 ; died . 

v. Bertie, born , 1865. 

549. GEORGE HENRY CUMMIXGS (Jonathan. 7 Jesse, 6 

Jacob, 5 Joseph. 4 John, 3 Isaac.- Isaac 1 ) married Caroline M. 

Albee, who died Jan. 8. 1878. He married second, Dec. 30, 

1880, Nellie F. Cummings, born Aug. 20, 1844, daughter of 

Asa Cummings. of Albany, Me. (506, iii.). 

Children: 

i. Willie E., born Sept. 29, 1861 ; died Sept. 14, 1863. 
ii. Fannie B., born June 5, 1866; died Dec. 11, 1877. 

550. COL. SIMON HUTCHINSON CUMMINGS 
(Jonathan, 7 Jesse. 6 Jacob. 5 Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac.- Isaac 1 ) mar- 
ried Sybil, daughter of Sylvanus and Bathsheba (Bartlett) 
Jackson, who died Jan. 3. 1853. He married second, Mary, 
widow of Charles Maguire Blake and daughter of Isaac J. 
Cummings (344. iii.). He died May 23, 1857. and his widow, 
married W. W. Bowker. and again Naphtali Mason, his sec- 
ond marriage. Col. Cummings was selectman of Paris in 1850 
and 1 85 1. He built a saw-mill on Smith Brook, east of Paris 
Hill, about 1840, and had a carriage shop. 

Children: 

i. Edwin H., born Nov. 1846; died May 11, 1882 in San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. 

ii. Lizzie, born Dec. 26. 1848; married Charles Steel, of 
Haverhill. 



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iii. Isabella, born Oct. 1850; married Lysander T. Butterfield 
son of John and Catherine (Benson) Butterfield, born 
Aug. 8, 1838. 

551. CHARLES FORDYCE CUMMINGS (Jonas, 7 
Jesse, 6 Jacob. 5 Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 4, 
1848, Cynthia E. Cushman. daughter of Caleb and Thankful 
(Spaulding) Cushman. He died Dec. 26, 1873. 

Children : 

i. Charles, born Jan. 2, 1850; died July 25, 1872. 

ii. James A., born June 26, 1852; died Sept. 10 next. 

552. SIMEON CUMMINGS (Simeon, 7 Jesse, 6 Jacob, 8 
Joseph. 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, in 1834, Lucy C. Bent, 
daughter of William and Olive (Bessey) Bent, born Sept. 15, 
1812, and died Nov. 1, 1842. He married second, Emeline S, 
Thayer, daughter of Deacon Levi and Sally (Perry) Thayer, 
born Aug. 4, 1821, and died Dec. 28, 1878. He died Nov. 2, 
1866. The account of him in the History of Paris is as 
follows : 

"In early life he commenced the study of medicine, but not 
feeling satisfied with the prospects which the profession at 
that time offered, he abandoned it and went into trade, for a 
time in the store formerly occupied by his father. He after- 
wards enlarged the building and fitted it up for a dwelling 
house and soon afterwards occupied it. He served as deputy 
sheriff for quite a number of years, and also in the Legislature. 
As a business man he was very sucessful, amassing one of the 
largest private fortunes ever accumulated in town. This suc- 
cess was achieved in trade, in operations in real estate and in 
loaning money. He was a man of plain and simple habits, 
and no one who saw him in his every-day dress would have 
any idea that he was the wealthiest person in town. He was 
never afraid to work, was frugal in his habits, economical in 
his expenditures and left his large property to his family." 
He represented the town in the Legislature in 1848. 

Children: 

i. Mary Ellen, born May -. 1835; married Rev. George Hunt, 
ii. Greenleaf, born April 2. 1837; married Sophia Kittridge. 
iii. Isaac, born , 1845 ; married William L. Warren. 



450 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

iv. Abbie A., born , 1847; married Henry A., son of 

Alvah and D. P. (Buck) Hersey, born Nov. 12, 1847. He 
was a musician in tenth and twenty-ninth regiment, Me, 
during war 1862 . Thought to have settled in Chicago. 

v. Lizzie S., born , 1850; married Henry H. Lowell. 

vi. Anna Wells Clifford, born May, 1852 ; died Sept. 17, 1854. 

553. ENOCH LINCOLN CUMMINGS (Simeon, 7 Jesse, 8 
Jacob, 5 Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Annie Clifford, 
daughter of Judge Nathan Clifford. Graduated from Harvard 
College in 1848; was a lawyer and resident in Portland, Me. 
He died Jan. 2, 1859. 

Children: 

i. Clifford. 
ii. Fanny. 
iii. Lincoln, 
iv. Anna. 

554. CHESTER COMINGS (Free, 7 Free, 6 Jacob, 5 
Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Dec. 10, 1827, De- 
borah Borden. He was a member of the Universalist Church 
in Charlton, Mass., 1838, and iesided in Worcester, Mass., in 
1874. 

Children : 

i. Sarah F., bora Jan. 22, 1829 at Charlton; died Nov. 25, 
1831, at Southbridge. 

ii. Emory Washborn, born Dec. 6, 1830 at Southbridge; mar- 
ried Addie Bird, but divorced. Married second, Mar. 19, 
1862, Sarah O. Bradley. He died Aug. 28, 1874, at Man- 
chester, N. H. 

iii. Sarah Frances, born Feb. 20, 1833, at Charlton ; died Mar. 
22, 1841. 

iv. Henry A., born July 30, 1835. 

555. GEORGE L. FREE COMINGS (Chandler, 7 Free, 6 
Jacob, 5 Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, June 8, 1858, 
Anna R. Robinson. Died Oct. 21, 1873. 

Children : 

i. George R., born June 2, i860; married Hattie Leighton. 

ii. Henry M., born Aug., 11, 1861 ; married June 3, 1884, Sarah 

C. Cudlipp. 
iii. Anna L., born April 16, 1863. 

iv. Fannie E, born Jan. 17, 1867. •„ 1 

v. Louis S., born July 28, 1868; died Aug. 29, 1869. 



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556. OGDEN B. COMINGS (Chandler, 7 Free, 8 Jacob, 5 
Joseph,* John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Sept. 5, 1865, Mary 
E. Dayton. Resided in New York City, holding some position 
in connection with the Pacific Mail Steamship Co. 

Children : 

i. Sarah F., born March 6, 1867. 

ii. Henry D., born July 4, 1871; died May 18, 1891. 

iii. Mary O., born April, 1875. 

iv. George M., born Feb., 1882. 

557. HARRISON H. COMINGS (Chandler, 7 Free, 6 
Jacob, 5 Joseph,* John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Aug. 23, 1862, 
Addie B. Knight. In 1861 Mr. Comings enlisted in the New 
York Fire Zouaves, and after their disbanding joined the 17th 
Connecticut Regiment. He had been a member of the New 
York City Volunteer Fire Department since 1857. 

While in the army Mr. Comings participated in the first 
battle of Bull Run, or Manassas, July 21, 1861, and was run 
down by a squad of cavalry and left insensible upon the field. 
He recovered, however, and although reported as dead re- 
joined his regiment two days after the battle. 

He received a serious wound at the battle of Fredericksburg, 
and upon receiving an honorable discharge from the army went 
to Worcester in 1864, where for a brief period he was an in- 
mate of Dale Hospital. 

Jan. 6, 1867, he was appointed on the Worcester police force, 
doing patrol duty for less than a year. In the fall of the same 
year he was appointed captain of the entire force, which posi- 
tion he held for five years, until September, 1872. He was 
then made a member of the State Constabulary, on which he 
served until that force was abolished. Mar. 1, 1874. He was 
next made an officer of the House of Correction at Worcester, 
acting in that capacity two years and seven months, under Gen. 
Sprague. He was afterwards (Jan. — , 1876) chosen assistant 
superintendent of the Massachusetts State Reform School at 
Westboro, under Col. Shepherd, officiating in that responsible 
position until forced to resign through overwork and sickness 
in his family. 

On the 13th of February, 1884, on ample recommenda- 
tions he was made chief of police in the city of Maiden, Mass. 



452 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

He had the reputation during the two years following of being 
an efficient officer. But in 1886 he was asked by the new mayor 
to resign, which he declined to do. He was, however, dis- 
placed. He died in Worcester, Mass.. Feb. 5 (6?), 1893. 

557a. HIRAM THAYER CUMMINGS (Joseph, 7 
Joseph, 6 Daniel, 5 Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Apr. 
30, 1842, Eliza A., daughter of Solomon Cloudman, who was 
born in South Paris. When the railroad was completed to 
Island Pond he began to work on it as fireman, and at the 
end of six months was made engineer. He held this position 
till early in 1866, when he bought a farm in Shelburne, N. H. 
While on the railroad he lived at Gorham, N. H. In 1879 he 
removed to Paris, Me., and in 1885 was living on the farm 
formerly owned by Jos. Hammond. He married second, Mary 
A. (Potter) Ripley, widow of Orison Ripley, of Lincoln. She 
was of Lee, and was born May 21, 1836. 

Children : 

i. Georgeanna, born Nov. 22, 1841, South Paris; married 
Andrew J. Knight; married second William E. Kelby. 

ii. Wellington, born March 28, 1844; married March 17, 1867, 
Mary Kenniston, no children. He died at Meadville, Pa. 
July IS, 1891. 

iii. Hannibal, born April 20, 1846; married Maggie Larkin. 
Three living children, 1884: Ida M., born 1871, Charles 
A, born 1874 a °d Albert W., born July 14, 1876. 

iv. Eliza M., born Sept. 2, 1849; died Nov. 9, 1853. 

v. Mary Isabelle, born Nov. 13, 1852 ; married Augustus L. 
Ballard. She died leaving one child, Isabel. 

vi. Charles Sumner, born Sept. 25, 1856; married Dec. 12, 1882, 
Carrie A. Neff in Vineland, N. J. She died March 8, 
1885, aged 21 years. Had one child, Harold Neff, born 
Dec. 30, 1884. He married second, April 12, 1886, in 
Augusta, Me., Addie F. Larrabee, of Bridgton. 
Ordained in M. E. Church, 1884, appointed to Bridgton and 
after a successful term there, to Pratt Memorial Church, 
Rockland, Me., in 1888. Daughter born in 1891. 

558. ALLEN TEWKSBURY CUMMINGS (Joseph, 7 
Joseph, 6 Daniel, 5 Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac,- Isaac 1 ") married, Mar. 
22, 1845, Eliza, daughter of Christopher Bryant. He died 
Mar. 11, 1882. He removed to Woodstock, Me., on a farm 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 453 

formerly occupied by Joel Perham. In 1882 he moved to 
Bethel and died a few days after. 

Children : 

i. Henrietta, born Nov. 28, 1845; married Sept. 1, 1867, Wm. 
Wallace, born Sept. 19, 1844, son of Benjamin and Susan 
(Harlow) Maxim, and had one child, Howard F., born 
Oct. 23. 1868. She was divorced from her first husband 
March 18, 1879, and married second Louis K. Sanders, 
Oct. 27, 1882. 

ii. Edgar Allen, born May 27, 1849 ; died Feb. 27, 1865. 

iii. Maurice, born Sept. 19, 185 1 ; married Sept., 1875, Eda May 
LeBaron, who died Dec, 1875, leaving May Isabel, born 
Sept. 14, 1875. He married second, June, 1876, Alice 
Lane, and have had: Marie, born May, 1877, and died in 
the next fall; Clinton Earl, born March, 1881. 

iv. Clarence, born Jan. 8, 1854; died Feb. 23, 1854. 

v. Francilla, born July 14, 1855 ; died March 10, 1875. 

vi. Elsie Ada, borfi Dec. 3, 1857. 

vii. Franklin Dana, born Sept. 1, 1859, resided, Portland, Me. ; 
married Sadie A. Stacey and had : Harold D., and Ray- 
mond S. 

viii. Melbroy Ellsworth, born Jan. 27, 1862; married Aug. 22, 
1888, Evelina Morse, of Portland. 

ix. Rinaldo L., born Jan. 30, 1865 ; married April 29, 1893, Flora 
L. Judkins, in Norway, Me. 

x. Arthur Allen, born March 3, 1867. 

559. WOODBURY CUMMINGS (Joseph, 7 Joseph. 8 
Daniel, 5 Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 24, 1861, 
Betsy D. Hicks, of Albany, Me., who died Nov. 3, 1872. 

Children : 

i. Herbert W., born Nov. 21, 1863. 

ii. Frank, Feb. 9, 1864; died April 5, 1865. 

iii. Lillian, born Feb. 17, 1866. 

iv. Frank, born Nov. 17, 1867. 

v. Cora A., born Nov. 12, 1869. 

vi. Blanche, born March 1, 1872; died Aug. 8, 1872. 

560. JAIRUS SHAW CUMMINGS (Isaac/ Isaac, 6 
Daniel, 5 Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Merinda B.. 
daughter of Eleazer and Jane (Bryant) Dunham, born Sept. 
1, 181 5. Settled in South Paris, Me. 



454 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Children : 

i. Betsy Jane, born Feb. 14. 1S36: married Oliver P. Cum- 

mings. (611). 
ii. Isaac Dunham, born April 2, 1838; married Pamelia Sarah, 

daughter of Isaac and Mary (Farris) -Hicks, born in 

Albany. Aug. 13, 1844. Children : 

1. Freeland I., born Dec. 27, 1862; married Hattie 

G. Crockett, and had : 

1. Pearley, born June 9, 1880. 

2. Ralph L„ born Feb. 8, 1882. 

2. Willie B., born June 15, 1866. 

3. Hattie Maud, born March 10. 1871 : married 

Frank R. Wilhan, and had : 

1. LeRoy A. 

2. Kenneth F. 

3. Freeland E. 

iii. Harriet King, born July 20, 1843 ; died Aug. 2, 1850. 
iv. William Henry, born Dec. 7, 1850; died Dec. 7, 1850. 
v. Jairus Mellen, born Jan. 20, 1853 ; married Mary E. Tucker, 

daughter of William Tucker, of Buckfield. She died Dec. 

29. 1882. He married second, Mrs. Sylvia Dolly, 
vi. Sarah Ryerson, born Oct. 29, 1844; (adopted) married 

Charles S. Clark, who was born Nov. 16, 1846, son of 

Jonathan and Fanny (Rawson) and had three children. 

561. ERASTUS KING CUMMINGS (Isaac, 7 Isaac," 
Daniel, 5 Joseph,* John. 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Huldah, 
daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth < Warren ) Bumpus, born 
Mar. 31, 1832. Resided in West Paris, Me. 

Children : 

i. Flora F., born Aug. 3, 1849; married Charles Stoddard, 
ii. Hattie, M., born Feb. 19, 1853 ; married John Davis, 
iii. Fannie L., born Mar. 30, 1859. 

562. CAPT. BENJAMIN CHANDLER CUMMINGS 
(Moses, 7 Isaac. 6 Daniel. 5 Joseph. 4 John. 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) mar- 
ried. Nov. 26. 1835. Almira, daughter of Moses and Rebecca 
(Monk) Twichell. born Aug. 10. 1814. Widow married sec- 
ond, Josiah Knight Weeks, whose first wife was Elsie, daugh- 
ter of James Monk, by whom he had four children, and his 
second wife was Eunice, daughter of Nathan and Sally 
(Jordan) Maxim, who died March 6, 1874. Mr. Weeks was 
a son of Samuel P. and Huldah (Knight) and born Dec. 3, 
1808. He resided in Paris. 



CUMMINGS MEMOR] 455 

CHILDREN : 

i. Adaline, born Nov. 6, 1836; married Albert A. Huzzey of 

Windham. 
ii Lydia. bom Tan. 11, 1839; married Cyrus Willard T-.vichell, 
born Oct. c. 1.837, son of Levi and Rebecca (Bird). She 
died July — . 1871, and he married second. Alice (ChafEn) 
Libbey. and had by second marriage, five children. Chil- 
dren of Lydia were : William S., born July 19, 1857 : Levi, 
bom Aug. 6. 18591 Frederic, bora Dec. 1. 186-2; Theodore, 
bom Nov. 1. 1S65; Minnie. b:m Apr. 1. 1868; Clarence, 
bom Oct. ic. 1S70. died June 21. 1S77. Resided in Paris. 
iii Frederic Augustus, born May 8. 1841. Private in Co. F. :?t 
Cavalry, 1861 ; re-enlisted Co. I. is: Cavalry. 1863; trans- 
ferred to Invalid Corps. Married and has six children, 
iv. Levi Lincoln, bcrn June 18, 1843; City electrician, Portland. 

No children. 
v. Charles Wes'.ey. bom May 7, 1S46. Resided in Buckfield, 
and died Oct. 17. 18S0. 
vi. Abbie Eleanor, born May 26, 1850.. married Charies E. Holt, 
vii. Clarissa Ann. born Mar. 2. 1S58: married John HolL 

~6:,. SAMUEL E. CUMMINGS I Daniel. 7 Isaac. 6 Daniel. 6 
Joseph. 4 John, 3 Isaac.- Isaac 1 ) married. Nov. 11. 1S51. Mahala 
L. Clifford, of Greenwood. Me., born May 5. 182S. in Oxford. 
He was a farmer. 

CmLDKEN : 

i. Inez A., bom July 27. 1S52 : married George C. Coleman. 

ii. Amos, bom May 31, 185.:. 

iii. Mary, born Oct. 2S. 1 S= C : married Newel S'.van. 
iv. Joseph W.. born J::'.y 7. 1862; unmarried Resided in Nor- 
way. Me. 

v. Betsy J., bcrn Apr. 13, i860; married Wesley Ccie. 
vi. Samuel W.. bom Sep. 15. 1867. Unmarried. 

564. JOSEPH \Y. CUMMINGS t Daniel. 7 Isaac. 6 Daniel.* 
Joseph. 4 Job.::. 3 Isaac.- Isaac 1 ) married. Mar. iS. 1S65. Abbie 
W. Jackson, of Solon. Resided in Albany. Me., in in ; ' 

Children* : 

i. Wallace E, born Apr. 8. 1869. 
ii. Cora E.. bom July 3. 1870. 
iii. Sibyl, bom Oct. 5. 1872. 
iv. Laura J., born Sept. 10. : c_ _ 
v. Allen E.. bom Nov. 24. l8j-i 
vi. Vic la E.. bom Nov. 7. 1878. 



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565. MOSES CUMMINGS (Joseph, 7 Isaac, 6 Daniel, 6 
Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 19, 1858, Julia 
E. Cushman, of Bethel, Me., who died Dec. 27, 1863. He 
married second, July 27, 1866, Juliette Barker, of Rumford. 
He resided in East Bethel, and was a farmer. 

Children : 

i. Eugene Eli, born Sept. 12, 1859; married, July 7, 1889. 
Inez A. Heath, in Bethel, 
ii. Emma Ellsworth, born July 10, 1861 ; married B. F. Estes. 

She died Dec. 29, 1888. 
iii. Nettie Bell, born Aug. 1, 1876. 

566. RANSOM DUNHAM CUMMINGS (Joseph, 7 
Isaac, 6 Daniel, 5 Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac,- Isaac 1 ) married, Apr. 
7, 1861, Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Eli H. and Hannah (Jor- 
dan) Cushman. Resided in Bethel and was a farmer; "thrifty 
and independent." 

Child : 

i. Virtie A., born Oct. 1, 1866; married, Oct. 1, 1884, Elbridge 
Crooker, born Oct. 8, 1861, in Albany, Me. 

567. NATHAN M. CUMMINGS (Joseph, 7 Isaac, 8 
Daniel, 5 Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married July 5, 1863, 
Asenath McCrillis of Rumford, Me. ; resided in Woodstock, 
Me. Farmer. 

Children : 

i. Juliet, born Apr. 25, 1864. 
ii. George H., born Nov. 6, 1866. 
iii. Arvid O., born Mar. 14, 1868; died Nov. 11, 1876. 
iv. Nathan E, born Sept. 13, 1870. 
v. Estella, born Nov. 12, 1878. 

568. ROSCOE W. CUMMINGS (Joseph, 7 Isaac, 6 Dan- 
iel, 8 Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Mar.8, i875,Lydia 
E. Nelson, of Oxford, Me., who died Nov. 28, 1886. He re- 
sided in Locke's Mills, Me. 

Children : 

i. Clarence C, born Nov. 23, 1876. 
ii. Elmer R., born Aug. 9, 1879. 
iii. Clara May, born July 17, 1882. 

569. HORACE LYMAN CUMMINGS (Amos, 7 Amos, 6 
Daniel, 5 Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 3, 1849, 



CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 457 

Abbie Ladd Curry, of Lowell, Mass., born Oct. 13, 1830, at 
Holderness, N. H. He resided in Reading, Mass., where he 
established the express business between that town and Boston. 
He was a prominent citizen, to whom offices of trust were com- 
mitted by his fellow-citizens. He died Oct. 17, 1890. 

Children : 

i. Emma Adelaide, born Apr. 30, 1850; died Aug. 27, 1854. 
ii. Isabella, born Oct. 20, 1852 ; died Aug. 27, 1854. 
iii. Horace Edward, born June 23, 1855; married Oct. 20, i88i, 
Hattie Burrell, of Reading, Mass., born there Oct. 23, 

i853- 
iv. Lillian Frances, born Dec. 27, 1857; married Jan. 6, 1885, 
Henry Blanchard, Wilmington, Mass., born Sept. 21, 1850. 
v. Lizzie Estelle, born April 30, i860; married April 30, 1884, 
Percival Woodbury Elliott, born in East Boston, Mass. 
Oct. 10, 1839. 
vi. Grace Webster, born Mar. 19. 1863 ; married June 21, 1887, 
William B. Livermore, of Boston, born Cooperstown, N. 
Y. Dec. 25, 1887. 
vii. Florence Mabel, born Jan. 14, 1866. 

570. WILLARD CORYDON CUMMINGS (Amos/ 
Amos, 6 Daniel. 5 Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, June 
6, 1850, Mary Eliza Stone, Stockholm, N. Y., born Nov. 22, 
1829, and died Nov. 22, 1879. He married second, Aug. 15, 
1880, Maria Frances Kelley, of Chelsea, Mass. 

Children : 

i. Henry Martyn, born June 6, 1852, at Poland Me.; died 
same year, 
ii. Emma Adelaide, born Jan. 8, 1854; married May 18, 1874, 
John A. Taye, of Lowell. 

571. CHARLES WINSLOW CUMMINGS (Amos, T 
Amos, 6 Daniel, 5 Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 
8, 1854, Lydia Frances Hayes, of East Boston, Mass., who 
died there Mar. 21, 1867. He married second, Aug. 28, 1868, 
Susan Murphy, born May 15. 1835. He died Jan. 14, 1876, at 
Kennebunk, Me. 

Children : 

i. Lydia Frances, born Mar. 16, 1867. Went as missionary to 
Africa, and married at St. Paul de Loando, Charles A. 
Ratclifre. 



458 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

ii. Charles Winslow, born Aug. 7, 1875 at Reading, Mass. ; died 

Jan. 14, next, 
iii. Jessie Mason, born June 30, 1887, at Reading, Mass. 

572. EMILIUS SELDEN CUMMINGS (changed at 12 
years to Wallace Emilius) (Amos, 7 Amos, 6 Daniel, 5 Joseph, 4 
John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Sarah Adelaide Mabery, of 
Poland, Me., from whom, after the birth of one child, he ob- 
tained a divorce. He married second, Louisa A. Vance, of 
East Boston, Mass. (Two sons in San Francisco?). 

Child : 

i. Edward, born . 



573. REV. JAMES IRVING CUMMINGS (Amos/ 
Amos, 6 Daniel, 5 Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Sept. 
8 (6?), 1856, Marianna Houghton Fairbanks, of Maine, fifth 
of the eleven children of Jonathan and Sylvina Beulah (Mor- 
ton,) born Apr. 14, 1838. He died Dec. 22, 1879, at West 
Windsor, Vt. He was a member of the Vermont M. E. Con- 
ference. 

Children : 

i. Ingenue, born Feb. 21, 1859; married Herbert H. '^-lett 

Apr. 25, 1878; resided in Bellows Falls, Vt. 
ii. Jessie, born Apr. 20, 1862. 

iii. Maude, born Aug. 19, 1864; married Dec. 1, 1883, Charles 
K. Stinson. Resided Roslindale, Mass., Charleston, Mass. 
iv. Wade Chase, born Nov. 17, 1869. 
v. Claudia, born Dec. 10, 1877. 

574. MELVILLE BYRON CUMMINGS (Amos, 7 
Amos, 6 Daniel, 5 Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 
8, 1862, Olive H. Estes, of Poland, Me., who died Sept. 3, 
1862. He married second, Oct. 22, 1863, Mrs. Mary J. Hayes, 
of Poland, Me., from whom he obtained a divorce. He mar- 
ried third, April 4, 1882, Minnie E. Eldridge, of Wareham, 
Mass., born Aug. 9, 1859. He resided in Pine Hill, N. Y. 

Child : 

i. Charles Henry, born Sept. 28, 1887. 

575. ROSCOE FARRINGTON CUMMINGS (Amos, T 
Amos, 6 Daniel. 5 Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, in 
1864, Anna B. Toye, of Chelmsford, Mass., born Sept. 18, 



CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 459 

1845; married second, Louisa Chipman. Resided in Poland, 
Me. 
Children : 

i. Frank Ellsworth, born June 19, 1865. 

ii. Arthur Lue, born April 5, 1870; resided, Newport, R. I. 
iii. Earl Farrington, born Dec. 27, 1875. 

576. HON. JOHN CUM MINGS (John 7 Ebenezer, fl 
David, 5 David, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 7 (9?), 
1837, Sarah Phillips. She died Feb. 7 (9?), 1877. One son 
was born Dec. — , 1837, and died the same month. He mar- 
ried second, Sept. 1 (Aug. 25?), 1881, Mary Phelps (Cowles) 
Hall, born in Oberlin, O., Aug. 5, 1839, widow of Dr. A. B. 
Hall, of Boston. She was daughter of Rev. John Phelps and 
Eunice Stanwood (Caldwell) Cowles, of Ipswich, Mass., and 
bcm Aug. 5, 1839, m Oberlin, O. He died in Woburn, Dec. 
21, 1898. His father, who had conducted a large business in 
the manufacture of leather, retired in 1847, an< ^ m l &5 2 John 
B. Alley and Charles Choate became partners with the son, 
under the firm name of Alley, Choate & Cummings ; after 1864, 
John Cummings & Co., until 1888, when Mr. Cummings re- 
tired. 

For twenty-nine years Mr. Cummings was president of the 
Shawmut National Bank of Boston. He had been president 
of the Boston Board of Trade, the Shoe and Leather Associ- 
ation, the Commercial Club, vice-president or director of the 
Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, Massachusetts 
Horticultural Society, Perkins Institute for the Blind, Massa- 
chusetts School for the Feeble-Minded, Middlesex Agricultural 
Society, Boston and Albany Railroad. Eastern Railroad, trus- 
tee of the Woburn Public Library, and chairman ; a member 
of the Boston Society of Natural History and of the Amherst 
Agricultural College; a director of the First National Bank 
of Woburn, and trustee and president of the Woburn Five 
Cents Savings Bank. 

His services as a member of the Board of Finance of the 
Philadelphia Exposition were of great value, particularly at a 
time when failure threatened it. 

He was one of the incorporators of the Massachusetts In- 
stitute of Technology and for seventeen years its treasurer, 



460 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

and a member of the Executive Board from its organization. 
He it was who stepped into the breach when pecuniary embar- 
rassment was imminent, accepted a great responsibility, al- 
though loaded with business cares, and lived to see the institu- 
tion on a sound footing and a remarkable success in an educa- 
tional way. When he retired from the office of treasurer in 
1889 the corporation voted to apply the name of John Cum- 
mings in perpetuity to the laboratories of mining and metal- 
lurgy. 

He served for many years on the School Board of his native 
town. He represented the town in the House of Representa- 
tives. In 1876 he was elected to the Senate, carrying every 
town in the district. 

With all his business cares he also carried on his farm, and 
added to it by clearing up pastures, draining wet land, and 
built around them enormous stone walls, the pride of the own- 
er and the neighbors alike, and which stand as monuments of 
his enterprise. He was strongly devoted to natural history, 
and mastered what few even less busy people would have cared 
to undertake. The fine collection of specimens in the Woburn 
Public library were the gift of Mr. Cummings to the city. 
For years the municipality was supplied with ornamental trees 
from his estate. In war times he took great interest in the 
soldiers and gave freely for their comfort. — Boston Journal, 
Dec. 22, 1898. 

577. CYRUS CUMMINGS (John. 7 Ebeneztr. 6 David, 5 
David, 4 John," Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Aug. 23, 1848, Sarah 
S. Shedd, born Aug. 17. 1822. He died Oct. 19, 1883. He 
was a manufacturer of patent leather in Woburn, Mass. 

Children : 

i. John, born June 6, 1849; died Sept. 6, next. 

ii. John, born Oct. 24, 1850. Tanner in Woburn, till 1880, and 

since a merchant there. 
iii. Cyrus, born Oct. 17, 1852; married Oct. 20, 1875, Emma M. 
Allen, born Dec. 22, 1855. Resided, Woburn, 1881. 
Children : 

1. Allen, born Sept. 6, 1876. 
2. Elton, born Oct. 24, 1884. 
iv. Cora Tyler, born Dec. 17, 1854; died Oct. 18,(17?) 1855. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 461 

v. Charles Sumner, born June 27, 1856; died May 30, 1863. 
vi. Mary Tyler, born Feb. 23, 1858; died June 21, 1863. 

578. CHARLES HOWE CUMMINGS (David, 7 Ebe- 
nezer, 6 David, 5 David, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Apr. 1, 
1844, Anna Rice, of Philadelphia, where he also resided, and 
where the children were born. He was a grain merchant. 

Children : 

i. Francis Rice, born Feb. 4, 1845; married Oct. 20, i860 Mary 
Knowles, of Philadelphia. He died there Feb. 13, 1871. 

No children. She married second . 

ii. Ch.rrles Howe, born April 22, 1849; died in Philadelphia, 

July 1, 1850. 
iii. Henry Kittredge, bom July 12, 1851 ; married Nov. 18, 1879, 

Isabelle J. Idell, of Philadelphia. Two children, 
iv. William Whitney, born Aug. 10, 1854; unmarried; died 

Philadelphia, July 7, 1882. 
v. David Warren, born June 23, 1856; resided, Philadelphia. 
vi. Annie Loralne, born Oct. 20, 1861 ; died in Philadelphia, Aug. 
5, 1871. 

579. HENRY CUMMINGS (Joshua, 7 Ebenezer,* 5 David. 5 
David, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Feb. 27, 1839, Eliza 
Bailey Brown, born Mar. (8?), 1811. Resided in Cummings- 
ville. Woburn, Mass., and was a farmer. He died Feb. 2, and 
she died Feb. 14, 1891. 

Children : 

i. William Henry, born Mar. 5, 1840; married Sept. 17, 1863, 
Anna E. Deland, born Apr. 10, 1846. 

1. r.iary Ellen, born Sept. 19, 1864; died Sept. 19, 

1865. 

2. James Edward, born Dec. 23, 1865; died July 11, 

1871. 

3. William Foster, born Aug. 2, 1867; married June 

2, 1891, Ella May Hunting, who died Oct. 12, 

1891. 
/,. Frank Herbert, born Am 10. i6jc . married July 
15, 1895, Elisabeth Flagg Clark, of Woburn. 

5. A daughter, born May 25, 1872. 

6. Charles Edward, born July 28, 1877. 

7. Fred. Albert, born May 11, 1881. 

ii. Mary Ellen, born June 12, 1844 ; died June 10, 1859. 

580. EBENEZER CUMMINGS (Samuel, 7 Ebenezer, 6 
David, 5 David, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Apr. 28, 1845, 



462 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Adeline A. Dane, of Farmington, N. H., born Apr. 28, 1825, 
who died May 6, 1846. He married second, Oct. 17, 1847, 
Sarah W. Haven, of Burlington, Mass., born Sept. 1, 1823. 
He died Apr. 17, 1878. Resided in Woburn, and was a farmer. 

Children : 

i. Sarah A., born Jan. 10, 1849; died May 21, 1853. 
ii. Samuel, bori Feb. t, tSji; farmer; nu.-nol. Oct 3, lSSS, 

Lizzie C. Shaw. 
iii. Susan, born May 19, 1852; married, Dec. 3, 1883, William 
Prior Chute, born Dec. 10, 1885, Hampton, N. S. ; farmer; 
Woburn. Children : 

1. Louis Alfric, born Dec. 24, 1885. 

2. William Prior, born May 11, 1887. 
614. iv. Charles S., born Mar. 16, 1855. 

v. Ansel, born Mar. 28, 1857; married Oct. 8, 1890, Rosie 
Blanche Brown. Children: 

1. Rosie Blanche, born Aug. 4, 1892. 

2. Mabel Esther, born Mar. 2, 1894. 
vi. Alice, born Apr. 21, 1858; died Sept. 3, 1858. 

vii. Joanna, born Aug. 21, 1859. 

viii. A son, born Dec. 25, i860. 

ix. George, born Apr. 27, 1862 ; died Sept. 19, 1862. 

x. Elmer, born July 4, 1863 ; died Nov. 10, 1863. 

xi. Willie, born Apr. 12, 1867; died Aug. 10, 1867. 

xii. Abbie, born Apr. 3, 1870. 

581. JAMES OTIS CUMMINGS (Moses, 7 Ebenezer, 3 
David, 5 David, 4 John, 3 Isaac,'- Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 2, 1851, 
Susan Celinea Bennet, of East Cambridge, born July 30, 1832. 
She died Nov. 2, 1893. He was a tanner and resided in North 
Woburn, Mass. 

Children : 

i. Harriet Celinea, born Dec. 25, 1854; married, Oct. 28, 1880, 
Benjamin F. Kimball, born Aug. 1853. He was from 
Corinth, Vt, and partner with his father in land. Their 
children were: 

1. Laura Lynne, born Dec. 6, 1883. 

2. Marion Hayward, born Sept. 22, 1887. 

ii. Martha Elizabeth, born Oct. 20, 1859; married, Feb. 7. 1888, 
Orville Thomas Curtis, whose children are : 

1. Catharine, born May 13, 1889. 

2. Deborah, born May 1, 1893. 

iii. Annie Laurie, born Feb. 4, 1862; married, Mar. 6, 1890, 
Frank L. Perry. Resided in Woburn. 



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iv. William Warren, born Sept. 13, 1864; married, June 28, 1893, 
Mary F. McLane, died Nov. 11, 1894; married second 
June 29, 1808, Alice Jeeves. Children : 

1. William Otis, born Nov. 11, 1894; died same day. 

2. Karl Henick, born Feb. 3, 1899. 

3. Warren Bennett, born Mar. 16, 1900. 

582. EUSTACE CUMMINGS (Moses, 7 Ebenezer, 8 
David, 5 David, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Jan. 1, 1857, 
Angeline, daughter of Clark and Mary J. Moore, of Cam- 
bridge, born Nov. 1, 1835; died Dec. 15, 1863. He married 
second, July 18, 1866, Susan Scott, born, in 1840, in Charles- 
town, Vt, and died Nov. 28, 1866. He married, third, July 9, 
1867, Mrs. Ellen (French) Hill, of Exeter, N. H., born Mar. 
6, 1846. He was a tanner in Woburn. 

Children : 

i. Wilbur Eustace, born Jan. 16, 1885; married Katherine 
Smith; married second, 1894, Minnie Moody. Children: 

1. Grace Agnes, born Dec. 16, 1882. 

2. Helen E., born Oct. 25, 1885. 

3. Arthur E., born Sept. 15, 1888. 

4. Lester A., born July 3, 1890; died Jan. 16, 1892. 
ii. Angeline Ella, bora Dec. iS, 1S58; married Dec. 16. 1882, 

William Bowers, of Acton, born May 13, 1856. Children : 
,. Isabel May. bora Mar. 6. 1S8-. 

2. Chester Herbert, born Mar. 3, 1887. 

3. Evelyn Cummings, born Jan. 24, 1891. 

4. William Sidney, born Oct. 12, 1894. 

iii. Jennie Isabel, born Oct. 15, 1859; married Jan. 12, 1882, Wil- 
liam E. Sprague, of Stoneham, born 1852. She died. 

iv. Albert Moses, born Nov. 17, 1861 ; died Dec. 12, 1893. 

v. George E., born Dec. 15, 1863 ; died Apr. 18, 1864. 

vi. Grace Mayland, born Mar. 10, 1870; Wellesley College, 1892; 
died Jan. 30, 1898. 

vii. Edward Haven, born Feb. 22, 1874; married Jan. 6, 1896, 
Louise Adeline Simonds and they had : 
1. Eustace Haven, born Oct. 21, 1898. 
viii. Ethel Rogers, born Jan. 12, 1890; married, Oct. 9, 1901, John 
Swain Jaquith. 

583. EVERETT CUMMINGS (Moses, 7 Ebenezer, 
David, 5 David, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married. Sept. 12. 1855, 
Delia R. Evans. He married second, Sept. 28, 1875. Clara 
E. Farrington. born 1839, a teacher in Boston and in Woburn. 



4°4 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

He was engaged in the manufacture of leather in Woburn up 
to 1874; Mahone, N. Y., to 1878; Stroudsburg, Pa., to 1880, 
when he returned to Woburn. He resided in West Medford. 

Children : 

i. Marcia Frances, born July 25, 1869; married, Oct. 11, 1892, 
in West Medford, Edward Billings, son of the late James 
Pratt Sullivan, of New Orleans. Their children were: 

1. Mildred, born July 14, 1893. 

2. Winthrop Edward, born Feb. 16, 1897. 

ii. Mary Bertha, born Aug. 6, 1876; married, Oct. 16, 1893, in 
West Medford, Geo. H. Taylor, of Woburn. Child : 
1. Marion, born Nov. 29, 1896. 
iii. Delia Edna, born Aug. 29, 1872; married June 6, 1893, Dan 
Louis Smith, and had: 

1. Dorothy Frances, born June 23, 1894. 
iv. Morton Everett, born Sept. 14, 1876. 
v. Alfred N., born Jan. 25, 1878; died young. 

584. THOMAS K. CUMMINS (David, 7 David, 6 Samuel, 5 
David, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, June 25, 1863, Mary 
Ann Paschall, born Sept. 2, 1841, and died July 2, 1885. 

Children : 

i. Thomas Kittridge, born May 22, 1864. 
ii. Mary Paschall, born Feb. 23, 1867. 

iii. Nathaniel Paschall, born Oct. 15, 1872; died Dec. 19, 1881. 
iv. Cora, born Apr. 17, 1876. 

585. SYLVESTER CUMMINGS (Samuel, 7 David, 6 
Samuel, 5 David, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Aug. 2, 1861, 
Mary Jane Otis, of Sanford, Me. He died Sept. 2 (22?), 
1890, in Springvale, Me., by taking laudanum. He was a 
manufacturer. He had been indicted by the grand jury for 
burning the barn of Charles Pray. It was reported that the 
housekeeper, whose hand he sought, declined his overtures and 
favored Mr. Pray. He left a letter admitting the taking of the 
poison, but denying the accusation of firing the buildings. 

Children : 

i. Ellen F., born July 11, 1862; died Nov. 22, 1883; Leaven- 
worth, Kan. 
ii. William B., born Nov. 18, 1869, in Chicago, 111. 

586. PORTER EMERSON CUMMINGS (Samuel, 7 
David, 6 Samuel, 5 David, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, June 



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13, 1863, Emily Ferguson, of Shapleigh, Me. He was a shoe 
manufacturer (David Cummings & Co.), Boston. 

Children : 

i. Mary Emily, born Mar. 26, 1864; died Aug. 3, 1864, in 

Worcester, Mass. 
ii. Florence Amelia, born Sept. 1, 1866, in Springvale, Me. 
iii. David Porter, born May 25, 1869, in Springvale, Me. 
iv. John Murray, born June 20, 1880; in South Berwick, Me. 

587. CHARLES BRADLEY CUMMINGS (Stephen, 7 
Stephen, 6 Jonathan, 5 David, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 
Jan. — , 1861, Frances E. Staples. Resided in Norway, Me. 
Carries many lines of business ; in 1887 building a grist-mill. He 
first started as a cabinet-maker in a small shed, and gradually 
multiplied his manufactures. "His sons smart, and took to 
business as a duck to water." Acquired large tracts also of 
growing timbers, and dealt in real estate. In 1887 ne P a id the 
largest individual tax in town. 

Children : 

i. Charles S., born Jan. 26, 1862; married, June 12, 1886, Ella 
H. Haskell, of Norway, Me., and who died July 
9, 1888, aged 28. He deals in furniture and groceries, 
ii. Stephen B., born Apr. 27, 1863. 
iii. Fred H., born Sept. 24, 1865. 
iv. George I., born Mar. 34, 1869. 
v. Edwin S., born Oct. 7, 1873. 
vi. Fannie W., born May 19, 1878. 

588. EDWARD NORRIS CUMMINGS (Archelaus, 7 
Archelaus, 6 Archelaus, 5 David, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 
Dec. 31, 1858, Lucretia Frances Merrill. Resided in Lynn, 
Mass. ; children were born in Colebrook, N. H. 

Children : 

i. Edward, born Apr. 20, 1861 ; married, June 25, 1891, Rebecca 
Haswell Clarke. Harvard University 1883. Divinity 
School '83-85 and went abroad pursuing further studies in 
Sociology. Associate Professor of Sociology at Harvard, 
1893-1900. Associate Pastor with Dr. Edward Everett 
Hale, South Congregational Church, Boston, 
ii. Jennie, born Dec. 27, 1862. 
iii. Hattie, born Jan. 7, 1864; died Sept. — , 1865. 
iv. John, born May 18, 1869. Harvard University. 



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589. GEORGE ETHEL CUMMINGS (George, 7 David," 
Richard, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married Calista Sim- 
mons, of Appleton. He died Jan. 15, 1876. Resided in Union, 
Me. She married second, Hills. 

Children : 

i. Ernest Nathaniel, born Feb. 13, i860; married, Oct. 19, 1881, 

Estella G. Bowers, 
ii. William Ethel, born Nov. 8, 1868; married, Aug. 19, 18^3, 
Hattie Brown and had : 

1. Arthur, born Apr. 15, 1896. 

590. DAVID CUMMINGS (Milton Robbins, 7 David^ 
Richard, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Dec. 1, 1862, 
at Searsmont, Me., Susan Robbins. Resided in Appleton, 
where the children were born. 

Children : 

i. Iza B., born Sept. 28, 1863. 

ii. William O., born Jan. 15, 1865; married, Mar. 9, 1887, at 

Union, Lydia C. Hall. 
iii. Lucy W., born Apr. 8, 1876. 
iv. Virain K., born Oct. 15, 1880. 
r. Infant son, born Sept. 10, 1885 ; died Oct. 1 next. 



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NINTH GENERATION. 

591- HOSEA BALLOU CUMMINGS (Reed, 8 Asahel, 7 
John, 6 John, 5 John,* John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, June 20, 
1847, Olive (Elvira) Ann Streeter, of Swanzey, N. H. Re- 
sided in Hancock, N. H., and afterwards in Charlotte, N. Y. 

Children : 

i. Albert Winslow, born 1S47, in Hancock; died 1867 in Char- 
lotte. 

ii. Thaddeus Reed, bom 1849, Mt. Holly, Vt. Three children; 
resided in Benton, Minn. 

iii. Horace Streeter, born , Charlotte, N. Y. ; married, and 

resided in Nebraska. 

iv. Sylvia Luella, born , Jamestown, N. Y. ; married, and 

resided in Ackworth, N. H. 

v. Eva Antoinette, born , Cherry Creek, N. Y. ; married, 

and resided in Arkwright, N. Y. 

vi. Nellie C, born , in Charlotte; died , 1878. 

592. HON. JOHN ADDISON CUMMINGS (John, 8 
Asahel, 7 John, 6 John, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 
Dec. 1, 1 861, Katie, daughter of James and Sarah (Wilson) 
Scott, of Peterboro, N. H. She was drowned on her way to 
visit her husband, Aug. 13, 1862, in the collision of the steam- 
ers, West Point and George Peabody, on the Potomac river. 
He married second, Nov. 15, 1866, Adella I., daughter of 
George W. (348, iv.) and Mary (Leslie) Cummings, of Cam- 
bridge. Mr. Cummings died Jan. 6, 1887. After a common 
school education in Hancock, Jaffrey and Peterboro, he took 
a year's course in the high school. At the age of eighteen 
he became foreman in the office of the Keene Sentinel. After- 
wards he spent two years at the Scientific and Literary Insti- 
tute, New London, N. H. At the outbreak of the civil war 
he left his studies as a law student and enlisted as lieutenant 
in the Sixth New Hampshire Regiment of Volunteers, and 
was commissioned captain April 23, 1862 ; he was discharged 
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468 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Cavalry, Apr. 5, 1864, and was witn Sheridan's forces till the 
war was closed, when he went West. In 1867 he removed 
to Boston and, under the firm name of John A. Cummings & 
Co., Washington street, continued a large printing business 
until his death, Jan. 6, 1887. He resided in Somerville and 
edited the Somerville Journal in 1871-2; represented the city 
in the Legislature, 1873-4; in 1877-8 was a member of the 
Board of Aldermen; in 1881-5 was mayor of the city. He was 
very much interested in various societies and orders ; was an 
Odd Fellow early; one of the original incorporators of the 
Royal Arcanum and Home Circle; the first signer for the 
Knights of Honor lodge in Massachusetts and editor of its 
organ, the Reporter, and was an active member of the Grand 
Armv of the Republic. He commanded the confidence and 
held the wide esteem of the whole community in which he lived- 

Children : 

i. Guy Pearson, born Nov. 2, 1867. 

ii. Leslie Wait, born Feb. 11, 1869; died Nov. 15, 1874. 

iii. Luzella, born July 21, 1871. 

iv. Madell, born Feb. 17, 1874. 

v. Clifford Lindsley, born Apr. 13, 1875. 

vi. Nina, born May 21, 1876. 

vii. John William, born June 10, 1878. 

593. FREDERICK M. CUMINGS (Joseph M., 8 Philip, 7 
Philip, 6 William, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Aug. 
12, 1858, S. Amelia Allen, born Aug. 6, 1836. Farmer in 
Sparta, Mich. 

Children : 

i. Carrie L., born Oct. 2, 1856. 

ii. Harwood A., born Oct. 5, 1859. 

iii. Fred M., born Mar. 25, 1862; died Sept. 19, 1868. 

iv. Charles, born Jan. 9, 1866; died Sept. 12, 1868. 

v. Wilber J., born Apr. 18, 1868. 

vi. Pearlie M., born May 4, 1871. 

vii. Louis H., born Jan. 9, 1878. 

594. MARCUS CUMINGS (Joseph M., 8 Philip, 7 Philip, 6 
William. 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, June 9, i860, 
Linny Bell Carmon. Resided in Cedar Springs, Mich. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 469 

Children: 

i. Elmer E., born Mar. 3, 1861 ; died June 22, 1882. 
ii. Frank A., born Feb. 25, 1863. 

iii. Chancey M., born Sept. 18, 1864; died Aug. 8, 1865. 
iv. Harry A., born Aug. 8, 1866. 
v. Chancey C, born Dec. 20, 1881. 

595. MARCENE CUMINGS (Joseph M., 8 Philip, 7 
Philip, 6 William, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 
29, 1864, Sabrie D. Cheney, born Mar. 5, 1846. Farmer in 
Sparta, Mich. 

Children : 

i. N. Z., born Aug. n, 1867. 
ii. L. D., born May 23, 1869. 
iii. A. B., born Oct. 20, 1875. 

596. EDWIN CUMINGS (Philip, 8 Philip, 7 Philip, 6 Wil- 
liam, 6 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Dec. 16, 1846, 
Hannah Fenton, born May 20, 1824, Cattaraugus County, N. 
Y. He died Jan. 25, 1888, at Melbourne, Fla. Children born 
in Kent County, Mich. (Englishville?). 

Children : 

i. Frances, born Sept. 6, 1847; married, Sept. 6, 1868, Thomas 
Montgomery and had : 

1. Ralph Thomas, born July 29, 1869. 
ii. Helen, born Dec. 1, 1849; married, Oct. 9, 1878, Sylvester 
Field, and had : 

1. Myrtle E., born May 7, 1882. 

2. Avery E., born Dec. 19, 1883. 

iii. Flora, born June 3, 1854; married Dec. 24, 1870, Charles 
Ballard and had : 

1. Mabel, born May 15, 1873. 

2. Edwin, born Nov. 24, 1874; died Aug. — , 1875. 

3. Mattie, born Nov. 25, 1878. 

4. Lucina Hannah, born Aug. 21, 1885. 

iv. Effie, born Feb. 9, i860; married, , 1875, Hugh Mont- 
gomery, and had : 

1. Forest, born Apr. 13, 1876. 
v. Grace, born July 14, 1866. 

597. NORMAN CUMINGS (Philip, 8 Philip, 7 Philip, 6 
William, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, in 1849, Mary 
Stevenson, born June 10, 1832, and died Oct. — , 1880. at 
Grand Rapids, Mich. He married second, May — , 1882, 
Carrie Wykes. 



47° cummings memorial,. 

Children : 

i. Charles, born 1850, died young. 

ii. Charles, born Nov. 2, 1851 ; married Dell Constable. No 
children : 

iii. Clarence, born ; died young. 

iv. Minnie Isabelle, born Nov. 26, 1856; married, Apr. 27, 1881, 
William A. Haines ; resided in Detroit, Mich and had : 

1. Ward Phelps, born June 2, 1882. 

2. Carrie Norma, born July 19, 1888. 

v. Hattie Estelle, born Oct. 25, i860; unmarried; died Feb. 

9, 1876. 
vi. George Julian, born Jan. 31, 1863; married, 
vii. Frank Byron, born June 30, 1865 ; married. 

viii. Lawson, born ; died , 1873. 

ix. Roy Bruce, born Jan. 23, 1874; died , 1889. 

598. NELSON CUMMINGS (Philip, 8 Philip, 7 Philip, 6 
William, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, May 20, 1855, 
Adelaide Stevenson, born July 4, 1836, at Brantford, Canada 
West. He died Sept. 19, 1880, in Alpine, Kent County, Mich. 

Children : 

i. Adelaide, born April 24, 1S56; married May 17, 1887, James 

P. Morgan, resided at Grand Rapids, 

ii. Clarence C, born Nov. 17, 1858. 

iii. May, born April 7, 1863. 

iv. Julian George, born March 4, 1866. 

v. Llewellyn B., born Jan. 1, 1869. 

vi. Willard L., born April 26, 1874. 

599. CHARLES HENRY CUMMINGS (Daniel, 8 
Joseph, 7 Joseph, 6 Thomas, 5 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) mar- 
ried, Nov. 18, 1 85 1, Harriet E. Whiting. Resided in Cam- 
bridge, Mass., but in 1886 in Brookline. Flour merchant, 
Boston. 

Children : 

i. Sarah Elizabeth, born Dec. 23, 1852; died Aug. 16, 1853. 
ii. Frederick Waldo, bom Feb. 4, 1855; died Mar. 15, 1861. 
iii. Emma Gertrude, born Dec. 2, 1856. 
iv. Harriet Alma, born Sept. 5, 1858. 
v. Edwin Stanton, born Sept. 19, 1861 ; died Feb. 2, 1877. 
vi. Elizabeth Whiting, born May 11, 1863; married Dec. 13, 

1886, Dr. L. H!. Blodgett; resided, Cambridge, 
vii. Lillian Sanders, born Jan. 16, 1869; married Jan. 1, 1895, 
Edw. H., son of Geo. N. and Agnes (Williams) Carpenter. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 471 

viii. Sarah Addie, born Jan. 16, 1869; died Aug. 19, 1869. 
ix. Mabel Homer, born March 28, 1872. 

600. GEORGE WEBSTER CUMMINGS (Daniel, 8 
Joseph, 7 Joseph, 6 Thomas, 6 John, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) mar- 
ried, Oct. 19, 1869, Carrie M. Cahill. Merchant in Boston. 

Children : 

i. Thomas Cahill, born Oct. 22, 1870. 
ii. Alice Ayer, born Oct. 17, 1874. 

601. HENRY HARRISON CUMINGS (Charles, 8 Ben- 
jamin, 7 Benjamin, 6 Samuel, 6 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) 
married, Apr. 17, 1867, Charlotte J. Sink. Resided in Tidi- 
oute, Pa. 

Children : 

i. Harriet Emily, born Jan. 9, 1868; married, Aug. 2T, 1888, 
Theodore Ellis, of Oberlin and had : 

1. Bernard Tenney, born May 29, 1889. 

2. Charlotte, born July 15, 1895. 

3. Minerva, born Apr. 6, 1902. 

ii. Charles Andrew, born Dec. 12, 1869; married Nov. 14, 1901, 

Helen Ada Crowther. 
iii. Henry Harrison, born Aug. 24, 1871 ; married, July 15, 1896, 
Bertha Garetta Pierce, and had : 

1. Henry Harrison, born June 20, 1897. 

2. Pierce Amsden, born Mar. 5, 1900. 

iv. Sarah Charlotte, born Apr. 15, 1875; died Sept. 10, 1875. 

v. Ralph Hunter, born Dec. 11, 1876. 

vi. Laura Frances, born Aug. 27, 1879. 

vii. Daughter, born Feb. 2, 1883; died Feb. 16, 1883. 

viii. Benjamin R., born Oct. 4, 1887; died Dec. 13, 1890. 

ix. Abigail Lynch, born Nov. 17, 1893. 

602. IRA CUMMINGS (Ira, 8 Jerathmeel, 7 Jotham, 6 Jerath- 
meel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, in Natick', 
Mass., May 14, 1853, Elvira B. Colburn, born Jan. 19, 1836. 
He died Jan. 14, 1859. 

Children : 

615. i. Charles I., born Sept. 11, 1854. 

616. ii. Frank C, born Oct. 21, 1856. 
iii. Bertha, born Dec. 20, 1859. 

603. EDWARD T. CUMMINGS (Ira, 8 Jerathmeel, 7 
Jotham, 6 Jerathmeel,s Samuel, 1 * John, 3 John, 2 Isaac') married, 



472 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Apr. 2, 1854, Martha A. Clark, born Feb. 19, 1834, in Groton, 
N. H. He died Sept. 22, 1863. She died Sept. 5, 1889. Chil- 
dren were born in Groton. 

Children : 

617. i. Ira, born Mar. n, 1855. 

ii. Mary E., born June 14, 1857; died Dec. 14, 1886. 

604. DR. ENOCH PAGE CUMMINGS (Edward T., 8 
Jerathmeel, 7 Jotham, 6 Jerathmeel,* Samuel, * John, 3 John, 2 
Isaac 1 ) married, Oct. 31, 1864, at Lebanon, N. H., Juliet 
Walker Dailey, born May 8, 1835, in Boston. He is a dentist 
at Grand Haven, Mich. 

Children : 

i. Edward Page, born June 28, 1871. 
ii. Herbert Thurston, born Nov. 10, 1874. 

605. CHARLES H. CUMMINGS (Jonathan G., 8 Jona- 
than, 7 Jotham, 6 Jerahmeel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) 
married, Apr. 7, 1885, Mary, daughter of Judge Asa Packer. 
Resides in Mauch Chunk, Pa. ; was conductor on the Lehigh 
Valley R. R. ; later was general passenger agent at New York. 
He bought the archeological collection of Dr. Stubbs, and pre- 
sented it to the Lehigh University, and the collection is called 
by his name. In 1886 his wife built a chapel costing $200,000 
in memory of her father. 

606. WILLIAM H. CUMMINGS (William P. J., 8 Wil- 
liam Peabody, 7 Stephen, 6 Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 
Isaac 1 ) married Sarah E. Fakulingham, born Aug. 8, 1853. 
Their children were born in St. Stephen, N. B. 

Children : 

i. Osmond, born Mar. 13, 1871 ; married, Aug. 28, 1891, Bertha 

L. Crowley, of Addison, Me. 
ii. Porter R., born Mar. 9, 1873. 
iii. Geneva W., born Oct. 25, 1875. 
iv. Regenia F., born Dec. 9, 1878. 
v. Regenia, born Feb. 16, 1881. 
vi. Charles F, born May. 1, 1884. 

607. REV. CHARLES A. CUMMINGS (Daniel J., 8 
John, 7 Daniel, 6 Thomas, 5 Joseph, 4 Abraham, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) 
married, Oct. 17, 1882, Ada Ehrhart in Worthington, Pa. He 



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was a clergyman in the Protestant Episcopal church at St. 
Cloud, Minn. 

Children : 

i. Mary, born Jan. 28, 1884. 

ii. Damon Ehrhart, born Apr. 16, 1885. 

608. JOSEPH FREEMAN CUMMINGS (Joseph Eliot,- 
Charles, 7 Joseph, Joseph, 5 Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) mar- 
ried, Oct. 19, 1866, Catherine J. Russell. Resided in Lawn- 
ridge, Kan. 

Children : 

i. Franklin E., born Aug. 28, 1868 ; married Anna Seguine. 

ii. Clara E., born Apr. 30, 1870; married P. A. Shields, 
iii. William E., born June 24, 1873. 
iv. Frederick C, born May 24, 1876. 

v. Charles E., born Sept. 9, 1884. 

609. TRUEMAN E. CUMMINGS (Joseph E., 8 Charles/ 
Joseph, 6 Joseph, 5 Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, July 
6, 1857, Susan Way. Resided in Lexington, Mich. A farmer. 

Children : 

i. Rosa M., born Sept. 11, 1856; married Stapleton. 

ii. Martin E., born Apr. 22, 1859 ; married A. Avery. 

iii. Mary, born — 22, 1861 ; married W. Long. 

iv. Alice, born June 10, 1864; married W. Worde.i. 

v. Oscar E., born July 10, 1865; married Lou Densmore. 

vi. Walter, born Jan. 22, 186 — ; married Eva Willis. 

vii. Clara, born July 13, 1869; married Albert Stapleton. 

viii. Frank, bom Mar. 8, 1871 ; married Anna Corsant. 

ix. Olive, born Feb. 3, 1873. 

x. Edith, born Feb. 4, 1875. 

xi. Tressie, born Oct. 1, 1878. 

610. WILLIAM SCOTT CUMMINGS (Alfred, 8 Wil- 
liam, 7 Elijah, 6 Joseph, 5 Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 
Apr. 25, 1870, Aurelia Maria, daughter of Maurice and Nancy 
P. (White) Webber, of Wenham, Mass. She died Feb. 12, 
1890. He married second, May 1, 1892, Margaret L. Mullin. 
Resided in Swampscot, Mass. Farmer. 

Children : 

i. Mary Louise, born Sept. 24, 1871 ; married, Sept. II, 1895, 
Francis T. Glavin, and had : 



474 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

1. Grace E., born Apr. 3, 1896. 

2. William F. born Apr. 19, 1897. 

3. Florence M., born Jan. 22, 1899. 

ii. William Irving, born Feb. 20, 1873; married, Nov. 28, 1898, 

Florence M. Conley. 
iii. Perley Lester, born Feb. 8, 1875; married, Nov. 1, 1897, 

Julia Perkins, and had: 

1. Geo. W., born Sept. 10, 1898. 

2. Edwin P., born Sept. 12, 1899. 

iv. Laura Isabel, born Nov. 4, 1876; died Apr. 15, 1877. 

v. Nancy Porter, born Feb. 25, 1878; died Apr. 12, 1878. 

vi. Alfred Percy, born Sept. 3, 1879. 

vii. Annie, born Feb. 26, 1893. 

viii. Francis Scott, born Feb. 23, 1895. 

ix. Helen Catharine, born July 25, 1896; died Nov. 1, 1896. 

x. Alice Salome, born Sept. 5, 1897. 

xi. Gertrude Elisabeth, born Sept. 17, 1898. 

611. CHARLES ARTHUR CUMMINGS (Alfred, 8 Wil- 
liam, 7 Elijah, 6 Joseph, 5 Isaac, 4 Isaac, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married 
Elizabeth Bell, daughter of Frank and Mary (Flaharty) Mer- 
rill, of Wenham, Mass. Resided in Wenham. 

Children : 

i. Arthur Merrill, born Mar. 3, 1891. 

ii. Ernest Franklin, born Dec. 6, 1892; died May 19, 1893. 
iii. Annie Florence, born June 9, 1894. 

612. ALBERT O. CUMMINS (Oren, 8 Elisha, 7 Daniel, 6 
Jacob, 5 Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, Nov. 24, 1853, 
Maria Merriam, of West Millbury, Mass. He married second, 
Dec. 9, 1863, Mary Ellis, of Hardwick, Vt. Brought up on 
a farm ; was engaged in the business of a tanner in Montpelier. 

Children : 

i. Fanny M., born Sept. 13, 1854; married, Sept. 15, 1875, 

Fred Eugene Pitkin, of Millbury. 
ii. Elizabeth, born Oct. 19, 1858; married, Jan. 18, 1882, Charles 

Moore of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, 
iii. Myrtie, born Feb. 17, 1867; died May 19, 1868. 
iv. Burton, born Apr. 3, 1869. 
v. Flora, born Apr. 11, 1875. 
vi. Harley, born July 11, 1877. 
vii. Mary, born Apr. 13, 1884. 

613. OLIVER P. CUMMINGS (Jesse, 8 Jonathan, 7 Jesse, 6 
Jacob, 5 Joseph, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, July 31, 1853, 
Betsy Jane, daughter of Jairus Shaw and Merinda B. (Cum- 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 475 

mings) — see 560, 1 — who died Mar. 23, 1875. He married 
second, Nellie R. Corliss. Resided in South Paris, Me., 
where he died June 5, 1885. In March, 1875, he had received 
injuries while in the employ of the Grand Trunk R. R., and 
in May, 1878, obtained a verdict for $15,708.33. 

Children : 

i. Minnie, K., born Feb. 12, 1S60; married, Jan. 17, 18S0, W. 

Herbert Robinson, 
ii. Cbarles C, born Aug. 12, 1862. 
iii. Hattie I., born Jan. 12, 1S64; died Jul}- 5, 1865. 
iv. Frederic S., born Oct. 2, 1866; married, Jan. 1, 1S96, Maude 

E. Ricker, Dixiield, Me. 
v. Lillic M., born Mar. 29, 1869; died Apr. 15 next. 

614. CHARLES CUMMINGS (Ebenezer, 8 Samuel, 7 
Ebenezer, David,"' David, 4 John, 3 Isaac, 2 Isaac 1 ) married. 
Dec. 24, 1883, Martha W. Shaw, born Aug. 28, 1864, at Win- 
terport, Me. 

Children : 

i. Everett Ellery, born Sept. 7, 18S4. 
ii. Sarah Stella, born May 20, 1S86. 
iii. John Warren, born July 24, 1887. 
iv. Charles Alden, born Sept. 12, 1889. 
v. Stephen Chandler, born Dec. 30, 1890. 



476 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 



TENTH GENERATION. 

615. CHARLES IRA CUMMINGS (Ira, Ira, 8 Jerah- 
mccl, 7 Jotham, 8 Jerahmeel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) 
married, Sept. 25, 1874, Emma Temple, of Hopkinton, who 
died Jan. 14, 1882. He married second, Sept. 30, 1884, Jen- 
nie Marriner. 

Children : 

i. Ella E., born Apr. 21, 1875. 

ii. Sterns L., born Oct. 6, 1877. 

iii, Emma A., born Oct. — , 1879. 

iv. Effic, born Nov. — , 18S1 ; died Feb. — 1SS2. 

v. Jessie, born July 8, 1885. 

vi. Jennette, born Nov. — , 1S86. 

vii. , born Feb. — , 18S8; died Aug. next. 

616. FRANK C. CUMMINGS (Ira, Ira, 8 Jerahmeel, 7 
Jotham, Jerahmeel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 
May 13, 1876, Abbie G. Morse, of Natick, Mass., born Oct. 
5, 1855, and died Jan. 1, 1891. 

Children : 

i. Cora A., born Nov. 13, 1876. 
ii. Stella M., born Feb. 1, 1879. 
iii. Dona Frank, born Dec. 4, 1884. 
iv. Ira Morse, born Jan. 1, 1S86. 

617. IRA CUMMINGS (Edward T.,° Ira, 8 Jerahmeel, 7 
Jotham, Jerahmeel, 5 Samuel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Isaac 1 ) married, 
Aug. 25, 1874, Erne, daughter of Abel Bailey, born Jan. 6, 
1856. Resided in Groton, N. H. Farmer and mica miner. 

Children : 

i. Edward C, born Apr. 7, 1S75. 
ii. Pcrley A., born Mar. 30, 1870. 
iii. rVrtba M„ born Dec. 23, 1886. 
iv. Albert E., born June 16, 1889. 
v. , born Nov. 26, 1890. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 477 

RELATED FAMILIES. 

The families or persons mentioned under this head 
were almost surely from, or close to, the Isaac stock. But 
the precise point and degree of connection have continued 
to provoke enquiry. 

ISAAC CUMMINGS, 1719-1746. 

"Lydia How her son Isaac Cummings as she called him 
was born on ye 4th Day of December, 1719." 

His will was made Mar. 4, 1744-5 and was probated 
July 7, 1746. "Being found in his Majesty's Service in ye 
expedition formed against Cape Britton." He gives "to my 
cousin James How, of Sutton," £63 ; same "to cousin Sam- 
uel How, of Sutton ;" "to my cousin Joseph How, of Mid- 
dleton, £20;" "to Church of Christ, in Topsfield, £18." 

At a church meeting on Nov. 7, 1746, the following 
votes were passed, viz., that "whereas Dudley Bradstreet 
and Isaac Cummings, late of To., deceased, did each of them 
in their last will and testament bequeath to ye Church of 
Christ in Topsfield sums of money for the use of sd church, 
voted ye Deacon Peabody and Deacon Howlett be desired 
and empowered ... to receive said money . . . 
that is to say, thirty pounds old tenor of ye Exr. of said 
Bradstreet's will and eighteen pounds old tenor of ye Exr. 
of said Cummings . . . and give receipt in the name of 
the church of Topsfield. 

"2d. That whereas there is something wanting respect- 
ing ye furniture of ye Lord's Table, therefore voted that ye 
deacons be desired to supply or ment [mend] what is de- 
ficient and broken and to defray the charge thereof to draw 
ye money out of ye aforesaid sums and to keep ye remainder 
for ye church use." 

By a codicil made at Louisburg while "weak of body," 
he remembered Mary Marshall who lived with her guar- 
dian in Topsfield ; also "the poor of Topsfield." 

ISAAC OF LITCHFIELD, N. H. 

An Isaac and Elizabeth Cummings lived in Litchfield, 
N. H., in and before 1746. That year when both Litchfield 



47§ CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

and Nottingham West (now Hudson) were incorporated, he 

petitioned to be set off to the latter town because he had 

supposed himself to belong within its limits. But when 

the surveyor's lines were drawn between those towns, a 

part of his land fell to Litchfield. The following is a copy 

of an inscription in the Old Farms burying ground : 

"Here lies the body of Mrs. Elizabeth Cummings, wife 

of Mr. Isaac Cummings, who departed this life Oct. ye 
23d, 1763, in ye 73d year of her age." Mr. Kimball Web- 
ster says that it is a tradition that this couple had 
no children, but that a negro servant married one Peter 
Blanchard, also colored and that the farm was given to her. 
They were in fact living on it within the memory of Mr. 
Webster, who was born in 1828. "Mrs. Lydia Blanchard, 

wife of Peter, died Feb. 19, 1822, aged 70" (according to an 
inscription). 

There is a record of a sale of land by John Cummings tc 

Isaac, 1735 (1754 also?), Josiah Cummings being witness; 

and Isaac Cummings is mentioned in the administration by 

Josiah Cummings, of his brother's (Eleazer's) estate as one 

to whom payment was made. Isaac and Elizabeth sold 

land in 1744. 

LEONARD CUMMINS, OF LITCHFIELD, N. H. 

Leonard Cummins is mentioned Nov. 20, 1739, by Josiah 
Cummings, administrator of Eleazer Cummings' estate. 
He sold land, 1742, in Litchfield, N. H. ; at least he was of 
that town then. His wife's name was Jane and appears to 
have been of Dunstable. He died in 1758 in Londonderry, 
N. H. Joel Parkhurst was appointed guardian of the chil- 
dren, Jerahmeel, Rachel and Silas, the last under 14 years. 
The same was appointed guardian again of Silas, Sept. 14, 
1769, Silas being in his fifteenth year. 

Children : 

i. Jerahmeel, born , 1750; married Apr. 30, 1771, Deborah 

Kendall, perhaps daughter of John and Hannah Kendall, 
of Dunstable; if so, born May 13, 1751. In a notice of the 
Hon. Amos Kendall, it is mentioned that in 1807 he visited 
his Aunt Cummings in Windsor, Vt., who had two sons, 
who took their cousin up Ascutney mountain. In a record 
at Amherst, N. H., two children were born to Jonathan 



11. 



111. 



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(Jcrahmeel may be) and Deborah Cummings. 

1. Deborah, born Mar. 28, 1772. 

2. Leonard, born June 2, 1773. 
Rachel, born , 1752 ; is perhaps she who married , 

1771, Eleazer Reed. 

Silas, born , 1754. A Silas married Jan. 1, 1771, and 

had in Amherst, Hannah, born Aug. 18, 1774. One Silas 
married Widow Eunice (White) Hunt and had Ezekiel, 

born , 1755, had 9 children and died , 1803. 

She died Apr. 3, 1825. One Rev. Silas was in Rindge and 
Jaffrey and preached for the Methodists in Marlboro about 
I835- 

Leonard Cumins (Jerahmeel) married Lydia Spencer in 
Windsor, Vt. His age corresponds to the Leonard (2) 
above. For he died June 25, 1854, age 81. His wife died 
Oct. 18, 1850, age 80. 

Children : 

i. Oremill, born July 25, 1796; died Feb. 2, 1834 
ii. Jerahmeel, born June 20, 1798; died Feb. 14, 1870; married 
Hannah Root, his cousin, and had 7 children, 5 living in 
1885. One Cyrus R., resided in Highgate, Vt. The father 
was a constable in that town, 1835-9, 1842-4. 
iii. Sarah, born Oct. 8, 1800; married Paul E. Jackson; had one 
child, Oremill, supposed to be living 1885 in New York. 
She died May 25, i860, 
iv. Laura, born Sept. 4, 1802; married Loring Carpenter. She 

died Jan. 3, 1827. 
v. Leonard Spencer, born Feb. 15, 1807; died Feb. 6, 1836 (86?). 
vi. Lydia Jane, born Feb. 8, 1816; died Nov. 4, 1863. 

Cyrus R. has been told that his great-grandfather stole away 
from Ireland in a ship and was concealed many days. 

ELIZABETH CUMMINGS DAVIS (ASA). 

Elizabeth of Dunstable married, Jan. 15, 1761, Asa 
Davis of Nottingham West, who died March 27, 1826, age 89. 
She died Nov. n, 1822, age 86. Asa Davis was a prominent 
man in his town ; Justice of the Peace ; represented the 
town in the Legislature in the years 1777, '79, '92, '93, '94, 
'99, 1800; moderator of town meeting several times; town- 
clerk 1785-95 and 1801-7; one of the selectmen 22 years, and 
chairman of the board of selectmen 18 years. It is related 
that when he heard of the battle at Lexington, he was 
ploughing ; he immediately unyoked his oxen, took his gun 



480 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

and ammunition and started for the scene of action. When 
he reached Bilierica, he learned of the retreat of the British 
and returned home. Kimball Webster. 

Children : 

i. Elisabeth, born Feb. 4, 1762. 

ji. Lydia, born Feb. 21, 1763. 

iii. Jacob, born Mar. 19, 1765. 

iv. Mary, born Sept. 21, 1769. 

v. Sibbel, born Feb. 17, 1772. 

vi. Altha, born June 12, 1774. 

vii. Daniel Taylor, born Dec. 5, 1776. 

viii. Olive, born Mar. 12, 1779. 

ELIZABETH CUMMINGS JEWETT (JACOB). 
Elizabeth Cummings [Betty in the Record], born ; 



married Nov. 27, 1766, in Dunstable, Jacob Jewett, Jr. Re- 
sided in Hollis, where he was selectman, 1773-5-6; soldier, 
I 775 _ 7- He died Nov. 2, 1813, age 69, in Hollis. She died 
Oct. 13, 1831, age 86, apparently in Charlestown, Mass., 
where she lived with her son, Ralph W. The inscription is 
on the grave-stone in the old church-yard at Hollis. 

Children : 

i. James, born Aug. 22, 1767; married Jan. 16, 1789, Lucy Farley. 
[A Lucy, daughter of Ebenezer and Betty (Wheeler) Far- 
ley, was born Sept. 31, 1768, and a Lucy Jewett married 
John Shed Nov. 5, 1797.] 

ii. John, born July 2, 1769; married Nov. 27, 1795, Jane Ames. 
A Jane Ames, daughter of Jeremiah and Jane, born, Sept. 
28, 1770. 
iii. Jacob, born June 14, 1770. 

iv. David, born Aug. 16, 1773 ; married Rebecca Read. He grad- 
uated at Dartmouth College 1801 ; ordained at Rockport, 
Mass., Oct. 30, 1805, and pastor there 31 years ; died July 
16, 1841, in Waltham, Mass. His remains were interred 15 
years after at Rockport, when his son, Rev. William Read 
Jewett, of Plymouth, N. H., preached a commemorative 
sermon. A daughter, Mary Appleton, married Rev. John 
Whitney. Wm. R. Jewett married Sept. 24, 1838, Hannah 
N. Coit, daughter of Joseph and Martha (Coit) Lester, 
and had no children, but adopted two nephews, one of 
whom, William Jewett Tucker, is now President of Dart- 
mouth College. 

v. Elizabeth, born Oct. 15, 1775. 

vi. Lucy, born Aug. 9, 1777. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 481 

vii. Ralph Wardlaw, born Dec. 8, 1779; married Dec. 14, 1825, 
Betsy Farley. Representative for Hollis, 1822-3. Select- 
man, Hollis, 1822. 

viii. Leonard, born Oct. 2, 1787; Dartmouth College, 1810; An- 
dover Seminary, 1813 ; ordained 1833, pastor, Temple, N. 
H.; resided in Hollis after 1844; died there Feb. 16, 1862. 

JOHN COMINS, OF WOBURN AND OXFORD. 

The family which seemed very likely to show common 
ancestry with Isaac, of Topsfield, was that which sprung 
from John and Mary (Lee) Comins, whose children's births 
began to be registered in Woburn, Mass., as early as 1692. 
He was a soldier in the expedition against Canada com- 
manded by Sir William Phips in 1690. He removed to 
Killingly, Conn. His name appears in Oxford, Mass., where 
he was town-clerk, 1722-3. At least eight children were 
born to him, John, Catherine, Jacob, Josiah, Stephen and 
James, between 1698 and 1705. His descendants became 
numerous in the vicinity named, particularly in the town 
of Charlton. Quite a number of families removed thence to 
Maine, to Greeneville, Parkman and E. Eddington in that 
state. 

Elijah Comins, of the town last named, had in 1886 a 
record of 39 marriages and 105 births in this line. Among 
my own fragmentary collections are noted at least 190 
births. Mrs. Electa A. Brown, M.D., Chelsea. Mass., made 
not a little investigation respecting this line. Among de- 
scendants may be mentioned the Rev. Mark A. and the 
Rev. Elkanah Andrews, and the Rev. Silas S., the latter at 
one time agent for the Home of the Little Wanderers, Bos- 
ton ; also Hon. Linus B. Comins, Roxbury, Mass., memb'i 
of the 34th and 35th congresses. It cannot be claimed, 
however, that the immediate connection of this line with 
the Isaac descent has received any direct confirmation. 

DOUGLAS. MASS., FAMILIES. 

Douglas was incorporated in 1746. An Isaac Cummings 
was the first selectman in the town. Some Cummingses of 
Topsfield appear early there. Daniel, nf Topsfield, bought 
land there, 1748. A Joseph, of Topsfield, bought in 1752, 



482 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

and Joseph, then of Douglas, married in Topsfield, 1759, 
widow Abigail Edwards. 

On the records of Douglas appear Jabez Cummings 
and Johanna, his wife, having children : 

i. Abigail, born Sept. 2, 1790. 
it. Ruhamah, born Nov., 1792. 

Also Silas Cummings and Lucinda (Hill) who had: 

i. Bethany, born Oct. II, 1802. 
ii. Submit, born Mar. 7, 1804. 

Also Abel Cummings, said to have been born April 1, 
1762, and died Aug. 11, 1840. The record of this family, 
Abel and Rachel (Carpenter), is as follows: 

i. Huldah, born Sept. 29, 1782; married Nov. 13, 1806, Jasoa 
Gould. 

ii. Ithiel, born July 17, 1788; married Oct. 13, 1814, Diana Win- 
ter, and had Rachel Ann, born Aug. 9, 1825; Chas. Lin- 
coln, born Feb. 10, 1828. 

iii. Ucal, born Dec. 3, 1791 ; had 8 children. He died Nov. 28, 
1869. 

iv. Joseph Newell, born Mar. 20, 1794. 

v. Scheharazade (Alzada), born Sept. 22, 1798; married Aug. 
30, 1831, Asahel Ferdinand Aldrich, Millville, Mass. 

vi. Royal, born Jan. (June?) 17, 1806, in Douglas; married (cert. 
Uxbridge, July 19, 1829) Ruth Keith Aldrich, who died 
Mar. r, 1845. He married second, certificate at Douglas, 
Apr. 26, 1846, Sarah Grace, widow of Remember Carpenter 
(nee Balcom), born May 14, 1810; came to Milford, Mass., 
had a large practice as a botanic physician, and died May 
13, 1871. Uncompromising abolitionist and Christian. Had 
seven children. 

The following is the record of Joseph Cummings, of 
Worcester County, Mass., of Scottish descent, said to have 
been born 1692 and died 1767, and said to have had a brother 
Jabez. His son was Amos, born April 11, 1765. In the 
records of Douglas one Amos was son of Daniel and Mary 
Cummings and born March 6, 1756. 

Amos died July 18, 1848; married Rachel Amadon, born 
Oct. 20, 1767, and died Jan. 25, 185 1. Removed to Vermont 
and in 1818 to Oneida County, N. Y. Their children were: 

i. Lawton, born Apr. 18, 1800, Bennington, Vt. ; married Feb. 9. 
1826, Polly McMillan, who died 1841 ; born Dec. 24, 1802; 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 483 

married second June 1, 1842, Lurana P. Hoard, born Jan. 
17, 1804. Settled near Deansville, till 1854, then to Munns- 
ville, Madison County, N. Y., and 1859 to Coldwater, 
Mich., where his widow lives. Nine children. 

ii. Jeremiah, born Mar., 1805; died Sept., 1868. Family in Wis- 
consin, among whom were Francis, Jerry and Edwin. The 
latter died and left a family in New York, among them 
daughters who married. 

iii. Lucy, born Dec. 25, 1790; married Clark Burlingame, of Madi- 
son, N. Y. ; died 1882 or 4 or 92. 

iv. Zilpha, born Mar. 24, 1794; married Henry Danforth, of Ohio. 

v. Hannah, born ; married Job Herrich; died in Pennsyl- 
vania; widow removed to Wisconsin with some of his 
children. 

vi. Lurena, born Oct. 17, 1795; married in Madison, N. Y.; died. 

vii. Eunice, born ; married Ephraim Davis; both dead; 

two sons. 

viii. Alcerta, born ; married Dr. Bugbee; dead; two sons 

in Madison, N. Y. 



FAMILIES WHOSE RELATION IS UNTRACED. 



EARLY OLD COLONY FAMILIES. 

Philip Cummings bought land in Dartmouth, Mass., in 
June, 1687, and was constable. Elizabeth, mentioned there 
in 1706, may have been his wife. Eight children appear to 
have been registered there between Jan. 3, 1686, and Sept. 
25, 1704. A John, whose wife was Martha, bought lands in 
Dartmouth as early as 1726. His will was proved in Sept., 

1772, and he left daughters, Sarah, who married 

Pettis, and Elizabeth, who married Horton ; also a 

son John and a grandson Alanson. 

Alanson, whose wife was Drusilla Chase, and who 
was himself brother of John, of Swanzey, bought land there- 
about in 1767, '70 and '74, and died in Freetown, 1830. There 
was a Benjamin, of Dartmouth, who bought lands in Swan- 
zey of John there, 1786. His wife's name was Mehitabel. 
Possibly the one who resided at one time in Dighton and 
died in Oct., 1861, had children, Benjamin N., Lydia, Han- 
nah and Levi L. 



484 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

There was at Rehoboth a Joseph and Mehitabel, whose 
children were Lois, Elizabeth and Stephen, born 1738, 1739, 
1741, and in that town apparently were Sarah Cummings, 
who married, 1740, Benjamin Joy, Sybil, who married Benj. 
Ormsbee, 1750, and Keziah, who married Daniel Ormsbee. 
A Josiah, of Woodstock, Conn., bought lands in Rehoboth 
in 1737; five children were baptized after 1744 in Wood- 
stock. Sylvester, of Berkley, made his will in 1858, men- 
tioning seven children. 

STANDISH, ME, FAMILY. 

Thomas Cummings, of Portland, Me., married there 

widow Deborah Mills. She had had, by her first marriage, 

three children. By her second husband, she had : 

i. Thomas Cummings, born Mar. 22, 1722. 
ii. William Cummings, born May 24, 1724. 

According to tradition, William went west. Thomas 1 
settled in or near Portland, and had Thomas 2 and William, 2 
the latter lost at sea. Thomas 2 settled at Cape Elizabeth, 
Me., and had nine children, of whom William, who mar- 
ried Annie Jackson, settled about 1781 on Standish Neck, 
and had four children, of whom the eldest, William 4 , born 
June 20, 1777, lived at Cape Elizabeth on the old farm, hav- 
ing twelve children, the eldest of whom, Daniel, 5 resided in 
Haynesville. A brother of Daniel, George W., 5 born in 
Scarboro, was the father of Frederick A., ti who was Mayor 
of Bangor in 1883. 

PROSPECT, ME, FAMILY. 

Thomas Fields Cummings was born, it is said, in Rox- 

bury, Mass., in 1741. Tradition says that his father came 

from the Highlands of Scotland in 1720 and was killed in 

the French and Indian War, 1755-60. We find that a 

Thomas Cummings owned the covenant in Milton, near 

Roxbury, July 18, 1742, and there were recorded there the 

baptisms of: 

i. Thomas, July 18, 1742. 
ii. William, Mar. 23, 1745-6. - 
iii. Joseph, June 17, 1750. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 485 

What connection, if any, these may have with the 
Thomas and William just mentioned at Portland, does not 
appear. Thomas Fields, according to the family account 
given by Ralph D. Cummings, of Prospect, enlisted at 15 
years and was at Louisburg when that place was captured. 
He was taken prisoner in Canada and served afterward, 
during the revolution, at Valley Forge ; came to Maine in 
1788, and settled on the Penobscot, and was an agent for 
General Knox ; afterward was at Prospect. 

Had three sons, Thomas, Alexander and Jonathan. The 
last went West. Thomas married Mercy Deveraux, of Cas- 
tine, and had 4 daughters and 3 sons. He died April 2, 1879, 
age 81. Alexander married Betsy Partridge and had 10 
children, dying Dec. 5, 1899, age 92. 

COVENTRY, CONN., FAMILIES. 

Simeon Cummings was born in Coventry, Conn., in 1764. 
Mr. Albert 'G. Thompson, of Mystic River, says he had a 
brother in England named Wilson. He married Naomi, 
daughter of David and Ruth Vinton, born March 17, 17^5. 
in Stoughton, Mass. He died in 1806. She married second 
Oct. 20, 1808, Nathan Lillie. She died Aug., 1848. Said 
to have had 10 childen : 

i. Olive, born Oct. 3, 1786; married Philemon Hanks, whose 
children were : 

1. Richard Webber, born Aug. 28, 1807; married 

August, 1831, Eliza Ann Spencer. Farmer in 
Mansfield, Ct., and deputy sheriff. 

2. Orrill, born November, 1809; married October, 

1827, Ebenezer Denham. 

3. Cynthia, born Dec. 5, 1819; married April, 1849, 

William Reynolds, 
ii. Naomi, born Feb. 24, 1788; married Artemas Pike, of Mans- 
field. Children : 

1. Francis, born Aug. 24, 1815; unmarried 1853; shoe 

dealer. 

2. Gardner, born Apr. 10, 1818; married January, 

1843, Selina Dunham ; carpenter. 
iii. Eunice, born Dec. 24, 1789; married Dea. David, son of Seth 
and Dorcas Vinton, her cousin. Resided in Wellington, 
Conn., his birth-place; born Mar. 24, 1793. Baptist. Rep- 



486 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

resented the town in the legislature. She died Nov. 9, 
1849. Children : 

1. Mary Holt, born Jan. 14 1819; married April, 

1842, Samuel Stone, a blacksmith. 

2. Simeon Oscar, born Nov. I, 1824; married Jan. u, 

1851, Lucretia Maria Coggeshall; Willington. 

3. Olive Marilda, born Feb. 26, 1827. Her husband's 

name is not given, but she had Solomon Wash- 
burn and Ella Eunice, born Sept. 16, 1850. 

4. George Washington, born May 29, 1830; unmar- 

ried 1852. 

iv. Betsy, born Jan. 24, 1792 ; married Bennett Willis ; three 
children. 

t. Zilpah, born ; married Livenus or Lebbeus Chamber- 
Iain ; two children. 

vi. Zeuby (Azubah), born July 11, 1795; married William Todd, 
of Homer, N. Y. 

vii. Clarissa, born ; died aged two years. 

viii. Wilson, born ; died young. 

ix. Simeon, born Oct. 11, 1803; married 1828 Mary Frances 
Spencer, born Block Island, 1804. She died Sept. 15, 1884, 
of a broken hip. He resided at Spring Hill, two miles 
north of Mansfield, Conn. Their children were : 

1. Simeon Wilson, born October, 1829; died at Cape 

Town, Africa, Aug. 3, 1863; unmarried. 

2. George Allen, born July 16, 1834; died May 12 next. 

3. Dorcas Elizabeth, born May 13, 1836; died Apr. 1, 

1854; married Porter Noble, of Mansfield. No 
children. 

4. George H., born Sept. 1, 1838; married Lucy Ann 

Burlingame, of Coventry, R. I. They had Eliz- 
abeth Jennette, who married Albert Thompson 
and had Bernice Alberta and Elwood Gaius. 

William Cummings, born in Coventry (possibly Mad- 
ison), in 1760, married Barrows; was a Revolutionary 

pensioner, and died May, 1840. He had the following chil- 
dren : 

i. Origen, married first Palmer; married second Polly 

Barrows ; died in Lebanon, Conn. Children : 

1. Fidelia, married George Webster. 

2. William T. 

3. Frederick. 

ii. Gordon (Gurdon), married Abby Pettis. Resided in Groton, 
N. Y. Had the following children: 

1. Abby. 

2. Mary. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 487 

3. Rhoda. 

4. Charles, who married Palmer. 

5. Dwight. 

6. Henry. 

7. Clark. All married but Henry. 

Hi. William, lived and died at Bellows Falls, Vt. ; perhaps Mid- 
dlebury. Children : 

1. Polly, married Andrew Burrows and died in New 

York State. 

2. Earl, died in Mansfield, Conn, 
iv. Abigail. 

▼. John, married and had : 

1. William. 

2. Maria, married George Tracy. The parents lived 

with the Tracys. 
vi. Jabez S., born Mar. 9, 1792; died Mar. 8, 1846; married first, 
Sept. 26, 1814, Lucinda Brown, born Sept. 26, 1796. He 
married second, Mar. 12, 1821, Orpah Parker, who was 
born Aug. 10, 1793. and died Mar. 5, 1873. He had two 
children by first wife and six by second, as follows : 

1. Warren, born Jan. 22, 1816; married ; died 

1872 ; four children. 

2. John, born July 9, 1818; married ; died 1859; 

had Henry. 

3. George A., born Jan. 16, 1822; died 1822, aged 10 

months. 

4. George N., born May 31, 1823; married Sarah 

Clarke; had two children, born in Providence, 
R. I.?, viz.. Eugene D., born 1847, married Abbie 
F. Bennett and had Etta Free, Effie and Flor- 
ence, who married : and Charles P. 

5. Waterman C, born July 18, 1824; married first 

Mary Ann Cheney, who had one child : 1. 
George C, born 1846, died 1884, married Alice 
Stone, and had Albert. Waterman C. married 
second, Harriet S. Mullens and had : 2. Charles 
P. The father, Waterman C, resided in East 
Hartford, Conn. 

6. William G., born July 11, 1826; married Abby Mc- 

Intire; resided in Willimantic, Conn. Chil- 
dren: 1. James M., born June 29, 1851 ; mar- 
ried and had two children. Resided in the 
West. 2. Lucinda, born Oct. 7, 1855 ; died Sept. 
25, 1856. 3. Frank E., born Oct. 14. i860; un- 
married ; Willimantic, Conn. 

7. Lucinda B., born Aug. 29, 1827; married Henry 

Seamons ; one child; the mother died July 16, 
1855. 



4^8 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

8. Cordelia M., born July 14, 1829; married Hezekiah 
P. Brown; resided in Binghamton, N. Y. Chil- 
dren: 1. George A., married, and had two chil- 
dren; lived in Binghamton. 2. Nettie, married 
and had children; lived in Binghamton. 3. 
Charles. 

Joseph Cummins was admitted a freeman, 175 1, at Cum- 
berland, R. I. Joseph Cummins, Jr., 1759, at Coventry, 
R. I. Benjamin, 1759, (?) at Gloucester, R. I. 



JAMES AND BETSY (CHAPPELL) CUMMINGS. 

These parents are said to have died in the infancy of 
the youngest child William. One authority omits Celinda 
in the list of children and gives an Ira. An Alonzo, born 
1819, afterwards of Cheshire, Mass., has been assigned here. 

Children : 

i. Phebe. St. Johnsbury, Vt. 
ii. Celinda. 

iii. Arnold, born 1812 in Canada, 
iv. Tryphenia. 
v. Jerusha. 

vi. Hezekiah, born 1817; married Sept. 9, 1842, Maria H. Burr, 
daughter of Seymour and Hannah (Roberts) ; Grantham, 
N. H. 
vii. Sarah, 
viii. William James, born June 24, 1824. 

Arnold Cummings (son of James and Betsy), married 
Melinda Willey, born 181 5 and died Nov., 1865. He died 
Oct. 21, 1882. 

Children : 

i. Calista, born Oct. 1, 1834, Wells River, Vt. 
ii. Hiram R., born Dec. 31, 1836, Wells River, Vt. ; married Jan. 

1, 1865, Amanda Marshall, who died Aug. 11, 1879. He 

married second, 1880, Mrs. Irene E. W. Forest. No 

children, 
iii. Meigs J., born July , 1838, Newark, Vt. ; died Apr. 9, 

1877; killed in a saw-mill, Whitefield, N. H. He married, 

1868, Ellen Appleby and had one son. 
iv. Helen, born 1840, Newark; married, 1866, Robern Andrews. 

No children, 
v. Oscar, born 1842, Newark; died, 1864, Washington, D. C, in 

the army. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 489 

vi. Charles, born 1844, Newark. In the army and entered regu- 
lar army, but not heard from, 
vii. Mary F., born 1851, Westmore, Vt. 
viii. Willie F., born 1857, Westmore, Vt. 

Hezekiah Cummings (son of James and Betsy), mar- 
ried Maria H. Burr and had the following children : 

i. Hattie Maria, born Oct. 7, 1843; married 1862, Wm. H. 

Wright. Resided in Belmont, N. H. 
ii. Albert Edwin, born Oct. 15, 1847; married 1867, Emma J. 

Willoughby. Resided in Lawrence, Mass. 
iii. Lucia Ella, born June 5, 1851; married 1880, Charlzs J. Hart, 

of Boston, 
iv. George Seymour, born Dec. 12, 1854; physician; Manchester, 

N. H. 
v. Miles Burr, born Dec. 28, 1856; married 1881, Hannah L. 

Moore, teacher of music, Leominster, Mass. 

William James Cummings (son of James and Betsy), 

married . He resided in Dunham, P. Q., Canada, and 

in Peacham, Vt. He had the following children : 

i. William H., born ; Dartmouth College 1879; principal 

high school, Bradford, Vt. ; Thetford Academy 1887 ; Meri- 
den, N. H. ; has daughter, Julia V., born April 26, 1881. 

ii. Garver J., born Dec. — , 1848; East Bolton, P. Q. 

iii. Stephen J., born Mar. — , 1850; Muskegon, Mich. 

iv. Martha L., born June — , 1854; married , Clark; Brome 

Corner, P. Q. 

v. Lizzie S., born Feb. — , i860 ; married Owens ; Smith 

Mills, P. Q. 

vi. Ruth E., born June — , 1862 ; married Smith ; Smith 

Mills, P. Q. 

vii. Laura M., born , 1864; married Cushman ; West 

Randolph, Vt. 

AARON AND MARY (DEAN) CUMMINGS. 

Aaron Cummings, born Aug. 4, 1758, married Mary 

Dean, born July 16, 1760. They lived in Canada and New 

York State. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth, born Oct. 8, 1780; married William Earl. Both 
died in Canada. 

ii. Sarah, born , 1782; married Hooker. 

iii. John Dean, born Mar. 3, 1784; died in Canada, Mar. 31, 1831. 
iv. Chloe, born April 4, 1786; married Dr. Elisha Wheeler; died 
aged 90 years. 



490 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

v. Clarissa, born April 4, 1786; married Hooker. 

vi. Lydia, born July 30, 1789; married Rev. John Shear. 
Trii. Gilbert, born April 25, 1791. Had a large family in Ohio, 
/iii. Hiram, born Mar. 17, 1792; lived in Roscoe, 111.; married 

Rachel Reed; five children. 
ix. Asenath, born July 19, 1793; married Calvin Young. A son, 

Hamilton Young, lived in Roscoe, 111. 
x. Anson, born Aug. — , 1799; died unmarried. 
xi. Dennis, born July 3, 1802; children at Big Creek. 

John Dean Cummings (son of Aaron and Mary), mar- 
ried Mary Dorothy . She was born Oct. 28, 1789, 

and died Oct. 3, 1842. He died March 31, 1831, in Canada. 
Supposed to have lived at one time in Oneida Co., N .Y. 

Children : 

i. Lucy, born Oct. 2, 1809; unmarried; died Jan. 21, 1831. 
ii. Belinda, born May 11, 181 1; died in infancy. 
«. Anson W., born Feb. 23, 1815; married Adeline Bissell, born 
April 15, 1815. She died Mar. 22, 1843; no children. He 
married second Florilla Alexander, born July 19, 1826; 
died Mar. 8, 1852. He married third Isabella H. Sheldon, 
born Aug. 29, 1816. Resided in Wellsville, N. Y. Re- 
ceived degree, D. D., LL. D. ; Methodist Episcopal clergy- 
man. Children : 

1. Parish A., born Mar. 1, 1846; married ; re- 

sided in Ashville, N. C. 

2. Dr. Edward W., born Jan. 12, 1852; married 

; resided in Spartanburg, S. C. 



3. Charles W., born Jan. 11, 1854; married 



two children. He completed his education at 
the State University of South Carolina in 1874. 
He was admitted to the bar as an attorney the 
the next year. In 1877 he accepted a position 
as Deputy United States Marshal, and faithfully 
served the government for several years. De- 
clining health in 1884 induced him to give up all 
public duties. He was a man of high character, 
honest, conscientious and pious. Died in Lib- 
erty, Pickens Co., S. C, April 30, 1888. 

4. Frank A., born Sept. 1, 1855 ; unmarried. 

5. Olin Fisk, born Oct. 27, 1857; married Etta Belle 

Bissell. Resided in Wellsville, N. Y. They 
had: Claude Landon, born Oct. 19, 1881, and 
Howard K., born June 6, 1885. 

iv. Hiram, born Sept. 16, 1816; died Nov. 15, i860. 

T. Caroline, born Dec. 24, 1818; married Stephen Merrick, de- 
ceased. Resided in Ontario, Canada. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 4QI 

vi. Aaron, born May 16, 1820; died Sept. 17, 1821. 

vii. John D., born May 29, 1821 ; died . 

viii. David W., born Aug. 26, 1826 ; unmarried ; died Feb. 23, 1848. 
ix. Wiliam D., bom Mar. 5, 1828. Resided in Herman, N. Y. 
x. Adaline B., born April 7, 1829; married G. L. Moore. Re- 
sided in Lebanon, N. Y. 

• ' 

DR. THOMAS CUMMINGS, OF LEESBURG, VA., AND OHIO. 

The following fragment is from a letter, the name of 
the writer of which does not appear. It is placed here for 
preservation : 

"Thomas Cummings was born in Leesburgh, Va., April 
18, 1795. There was a large family of whom one Jane 
Nixon survives, near New Rumley, Ohio. Thomas Cum- 
mings graduated in medicine from the Philadelphia school 
about 1813 ; emigrated to Leesburg, Carrol Co., Ohio, 1819; 
had a very large practice; died 1849. Both Bishop Simpson 
and Edwin M. Stanton read a brief time in his office. My 
mother, Mary Margaret Moore, was of Scotch-Irish de- 
scent; born in Maryland, 1796; was married Dec. 28, 1820; 
died May 10, 1872." Partly from this letter and partly from 
other sources the following record is gathered : 

Children : 

i. Henry A., born Oct. 3, 1821 ; died June II, 1822. 

ii. Thomas H., borrr July 15, 1823 ; died July 23, 1853 ; finished 
junior year in Aleghany College; entered Erie Conference 
1844; married Martha Millisack July 16, 1844. No chil- 
dren. 

iii. M. Adaline, born 1825 ; married Rev. Samuel Longelin. Aug. 
2, 1846; died 1857; four children living. [Was Rev. W. C. 
Longelin, of China, one of them ?] 

iv. Edy R., born 1827; married, 1851, Dr. J. H. Stephenson; died 
1856; one daughter. 

v. James E., born Mar. 17, 1830; graduated Allegheny College, 

1852; married Dec. 29, 1853, ; local preacher and 

teacher; died at Salem, Or., April 27, 1866. 

vi. Mary M., born Jan. 9, 1833; married, April 19, 1855, ; 

died at Doniphan, Mo., Nov. 19, 1869; two children. 
vii. M. Annie, born Mar. 6, 1835 ; lived in Chautauqua, N. Y. 
viii. Martha E., born Feb. 13, 1838; died Feb. 1, 1841. 

ix. Edwin B., born July 9, 1840; graduated Allegheny College, 
1862 ; admitted Erie Conference 1863 ; transferred to Wis- 
consin Conference, 1870; resided in Deadwood, Dakota; 



492 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

married, Nov. 6, 1862, . He married second, Mar. 

14, 1867, Mrs. . His children were as follows, the 

first only being by first wife: 

1. James A., born Feb. 19, 1864. 

2. Mary C, born Dec. 22, 1867. 

3. Edwin A., born Nov. 16, 1869; died June 4, 1873. 

4. Wiliam W., born June 19, 1876. 

5. Annie, born Nov. 8, 1880. 

BENJAMIN AND POLLY (COX) CUMMINGS. 

The following data are mainly from the Winslow Gen- 
ealogy, vol. I., which also has a Keziah Cummings who 
married Luther Winslow, born July 3, 1756; a Revolution- 
ary soldier. Aside from their descendants, no information 
is given of Benjamin and Tolly (Cox) Cummings. 

Child : 

i. Hiram, born May 17, 1806, in Unadilla, Otsego Co., N. Y. ; 
married at Bethany, same county, Feb. 19, 1839, Luthera 
Viletta, daughter of Philander Parsons, born Mar. 19, 
1820, at Westport, N. Y. He died June 4, 1872, at Alegan, 
Mich. Children : 

1. Calvert Charles, born Nov. 20, 1839; married Feb. 

20, 1856, at Gilead, Mich., Catharine Lee Lease, 
born Nov. 13, 1840. She died Feb. 4, 1872, at 
Grand Rapids. He married second, July — , 
1875, Diana Sweet. He enlisted June 3, 1864, 
1st Reg., Light Artilery. Farmer. Children : 

1. Ida Aurelia, born Jan. 3, 1859; Sher- 

man, Mich. 

2. Emma Isabel, born Mar. 1, 1862; Fabius, 

Mich. 

2. William Henry, born Nov. 1, 1841, , Steuben 

Co., N. Y. Enlisted, Aug. 12, 1862, Co. 7, 25th 
Mich. Infantry ; stone mason ; Three Rivers, 
Alegan, Mich. 

3. Sophia Elizabeth, born Oct. 7, 1843, Camillus, N. 

Y. ; married William Julius Apted, born July 29, 
1839. He enlisted Jan. 20, 1862, at Flint, Mich. ; 
killed by guerillas April 10, 1862, while guard- 
ing train from Murfreesboro to Nashville, Tenn. 
She died Feb. 22, 1867. Child: Mahala, born 
Jan. 12, 1862; died Feb. 22, 1862. 

4 Dwight Francis, born at Burr Oak, St. 

Joseph Co., Mich. ; enlisted ; married at Three 
Rivers, July 11, 1871, Nellie Elizabeth Bradley. 



CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 493 

5. Philander Josiah, born Sept. 22, 1848, Mindon, 

Mich.; married, April 8, 1871, Eunice Case, born 
Nov. — , 1849. California and Michigan. 

6. John Franklin, born Dec. 7, 1851, Gilead, Mich. 

7. Nelson Perry, born Feb. 7, 1854, Bethel, Mich. ; 

died Feb. 25, 1854. 

8. Lucinda Viletta, born June 7, 1855, Sherman, Mich. 

Kept a store at Allegan, Mich., which was burned 
in 1874. 

9. Martha Ann, born Dec. 4, 1857; married July 

4, 1876, R. Squires. Prepared hair for ladies' 
use. 

WILLIAM AND JEMIMA (WILTSE) COMINS. 

William Comins, born July 20, 1769, married Sept. 20, 
1786, Jemima Wiltse, born Sept. 22, 1766. She died Feb. 

4, 1794, and he married second, Feb. 2. 1796. Melissa Silli- 
man, born Oct. 14, 1767. Place of residence not given . 

Children : 

i. Cornelius W., born Oct. 25, 1787 ; died Oct. 24, 1789. 

ii. William, born Nov. 19, 1788. 

iii. Wiltsey, born Mar. 9, 1790. Resided in Pennsylvania, 

iv. Isaac, born Sept. 1, 1791 ; died Mar. 15. 1858. 

v. Lucy, born Sept. 1, 1791 ; married Dr. Freeman; died aged 80. 

vi. Alexander, born Mar. 9, 1793. 

vii. Jemima, born Jan. 30, 1797. 

viii. Sally Wiltse, born Mar. 4, 1798. 

Isaac Cummings (William) was brought up by his 
aunt, Polly Silliman, of Stratford, Conn. He married, i8ti, 
in Huntington, Conn., Elizabeth A. Wooster Curtiss, widow 
of Hezekiah, who died Dec. 31, 1808. She was born Oct. 

5, 1779, and died March 9, 1857. 

Children : 

i. Emily, born May 5, 1812; married Eli Beard. Resided in 
Lakewood, N. J. 

ii. Eliza Ann. born Feb. 23, 1814; married Birdseye. 

iii. Wm. Augustus, born Sept. 10, 1816. (See below.) 
iv. Lucy Maria, born Sept. 27, 1818. 

v. Hezekiah Curtiss. born June T2, 1822; died Sept. 26, 1850; 
married, Nov. 20, 1845, Harriet Clarke, born Jan. 7. 1819. 
Children : 

1. Frances Louise, born Oct. 1, 1846; married. April 
11, 1866, Rev. Sanford S. Martyn, born Oct. 1, 
1846; Yale College, 1865. Had Gracie F., born 



494 CUM MINGS MEMORIAL. 

June 27, 1867; Wm. C, born June 16, 1869; Her- 
bert S., born Sept. 21, 1871 ; Frederick S., born 
June 29, 1874. 
2. William Hezekiah, born April 9, 1849; manufac- 
turer, Plantsville, Conn. Had: 1. Francis 
Walker, born Sept. 2, 1877; Florence Isabella, 
born Jan. 4, 1879; Stanley, born Dec. 23, 1889; 
Earle Richmond, born Nov. 10, 1892. 

William Augustus Cummings (Isaac, William) mar- 
ried Nov. 17, 1840, Louisa McCormick. He died Aug. 22, 
1878. She died Jan. 20, 1876, having been born in New 
York City. 

Children : 

i. William McCormick, born Sept. 6, 1841 ; died Jan. 6, 1893 J 
married, Oct. 16, 1862, Kate Winslow Downer, and had 
Louise D., Josephine H. and William Augustus, 
ii. Charles Curtiss, born April 6, 1846; married, Dec. 24, 1874 

Arma W. Haviland, and have Louis Curtiss. 
iii. Hettie Louisa, born Nov. 21, 1851 ; married, May 28, 187.?, 

Isaac D. Weed, and have Louis Cummings. 
iv. Isabella Frances, Aug. 4, 1853. 

FRANCIS AND JAMES CUMMINGS (PUTNEY, VT.) 

James Cummings, born May 7, 1705, married May 19, 
1724, Sarah Jennings. Resided in Willington, Conn., where 
he died May 17, 1776. She died Nov. 29, 1774. 

Children : 

i. Francis, born 1747. 

ii. Priscilla, born 1750; died 1754. 

iii. James, born, 1752. 

iv. Isabel, born 1755; died 1760. 

v. Katharine, born 1757. 

vi. Alexander, born 1760. 

vii. Jerusha, born 1762. 

A James Cummings who had brothers Dennis and Levi, 
married Sarah Carver, claimed as descended from Mayflower 
Carver. ( ?) Sarah was niece of Jonathan Carver, an ex- 
plorer. ( ?) The brothers were in the war for Independence, 
and James was taken prisoner in a skirmish near Boston. 
According to tradition two brothers came to America late 
in the century (seventeenth) and settled not far from Bos- 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 495 

ton. The following are said to be children of one or both 
these brothers, but definite information is lacking: 

Purley. 

Alfred. 

Levi. 

James. 

Sarah. 

Sophronia. 

Francis and James Cummins, believed to be sons of 
James, who moved from Bolton, Mass., appear at Putney, 
Vt. They belonged to the New Yorkers, in the contentions 
of the early settlement thereabout. Meetings for religious 
worship were held in James Cummins' barn. Francis and 
James were damaged £3 each in the disturbances. Hall's 
Hist, of Eastern Vermont. They, with other "sufferers," 
were reimbursed by receiving land in Bainbridge, N. Y. 

James Comins, born about 1747 in Mass., went, when 
young, to Putney, Vt. ,and married Sarah, daughter ot 
Dennis and Abigail (Houghton) Lockling. They had six 
bovs and three girls, the latter dying young. 

Children : 

i. Charles, born ; married, 1797 or '8, Parley Rawson, 

daughter of Timothy, of Uxbridge, Mass. Migrated to 
Fairfield, Herkimer Co., N. Y. Three children born there. 
Afterward to Watertown, Jefferson Co., N. Y., on a farm 
occupied by the family 64 years. He is said to have lived 
84 and she 74 years. Oldest child died 1815. (1) Cyn- 
thia, (2) Alexander, (3) Liberty, (4) Rawson, (5) Paul- 
ine, (6) Evaline, (7) Orville, (8) Maria Jane, who mar- 
ried, Nov. 20, 1834, William Thornton, Racine, Wis.; (9) 
Charles, (10) Parley Anne. One of the daughters mar- 
ried William R. Butterfield, of Watertown, N. Y. 

ii. Alfred, born ; died at LeRoy, N. Y. 

iii. James, born ; died at Antwerp, N. Y. ; two children : 

1. Harrison. 2. Mrs. Malturner. 

iv. Levi, born 1791 ; married first Sarah Colwell. He married 

second Widow . Had Dewitt and a daughter, who 

married John Furness. Dewitt married Harriet H. . 

Resided in Carthage, N. Y., and they had Dewitt J., who 
died May 19, 1885, at Denver, Col., and Elizabeth, who 
married Rev. George R. Peirce, Terre Haute, Ind. 

v. Guy, born ; died young. 

vi. Gideon, born ; died young. 



496 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

A MARYLAND FAMILY. 

John and James Cummings, it is said, came over from 
Scotland, brothers, single (of the Black Clan), and settled 
in Cecil Co., Maryland. One died unmarried, but which 
one is uncertain, though it is assumed that it was James. 

John Cummings married , and is credited with 

the following: 

Childken : 

i. John, born about 1785; died unmarried about 1823. 

ii. Isabella, born about 1787; married Knight and had six 

children; all but one seem to have died young. 

iii. Samuel, born about 1789; married and had one child. 

iv. James, born 1791 ; died 1837; married, 1821, Rachel Hall and 
had: 

1. Mary Jane, born 1822; died 1857; married Dr. 

James McCoy and had one son. 

2. John B., born 1824; married E. W. Pear? in Penn- 

sylvania. He married second Mrs. Mary E. 
Parkinson. Children : 

1. Clarence, born 1847; unmarried; Butler 

Co., Penn. ; Del Norte, Col. 

2. Leonidas B., born ; married 

; four children; Bushnell, 111. 

3. J. E., born ; married ; one 

child, born 1877. He publishes The 
Gleaner. 

4. Charles C, born ; in business 

at Bushnell. 

5. Eva, born ; married C. W. Dick- 

inson (Lord, Owen & Co., Drugs, 
Chicago.) 

3. Isabella, born 1827 ; married W. C. Cross, Venango 

Co., Penn.; three children; he died 1864; she 
died 1867.. 

4. Isaac James, born May — , 1829 or '30; married 

Miss Beden (?); Butler Co., Penn. He died 
1874 an( l left three boys and two girls. One of 
them, Stephen, is an attorney, Butler Co. Paul, 
another, is in some Western territory. 

5. Jesse Henry, born 1834; married Elvira Pearson; 

resided in Macomb, 111. ; three children. 

6. Sarah, born 1837; married Joseph Hamilton; four 

children, three boys ; resided in Emlinton, Penn. 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 497 

AN EARLY IRISH FAMILY IN THE SOUTH. 

John and Charles Cummings, presumably brothers, and 

Hugh, perhaps a third brother, lived in the South. They 

were from County Tyrone or Antrim, in Ireland. John 

married, possibly his second wife, Mrs. Jane Blair Endsley. 

Children : 
i. George, 
ii. Thomas. 

iii. John Blair; married first Miller, and second, Eunice, 

daughter of Robert and Rebecca (Cummings) Hunter, 
and had : 

i. George W. 

2. Newton A. 

3. Thomas Ebenezer; was killed in the civil war. 

He had a son, John Barnett, who lived in York- 
ville, Tenn., and married, July 12, 1883, at Hum- 
boldt, Tenn., Nettie McAffee. 

Charles Cummings was in the Carolinas and lost prop- 
erty in the Revolutionary war. He married Rebecca Mc- 
Mickle. 

Children : 

i. John. 

ii. Francis, born 1752, near Shippensburg, Pa. ; removed to the 
South ; was an eminent Presbyterian minister at Bethel, 
S. C, and afterwards at Gainsboro, Ga., where he lived 25 
years. His first wife died Dec. 10, 1790, and left eight 
children. One son graduated at Hampden Sydney, and an- 
other at the College of New Jersey. In 1791 he married 
second, Sarah Thompson. 

iii. Rebecca, married Robert Hunter. 

iv. Elizabeth. 

v. Jane. 

A TALBOT COUNTY, MARYLAND, FAMILY. 

William Cummings married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Col. Coursey, of Queen Anne Co. He may have had broth- 
ers, viz., Henry, who remained in Maryland, and Alexander, 
who went to Virginia. William had the following: 

Children : 

i. William. His will filed in Edenton, N. C, gave estate to sons 

of his brother James, and to his sister Elizabeth, 
ii. James, 
iii. Elizabeth. 



49^ CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Either William or James, sons of William, had: 

Children : 

i. Frances B., born about 1797; died 1828 or '9. A descendant 
of hers, Joseph H. Pullen, cashier of the bank of Houma, 
La., in 1901, was collecting data, 
ii. James. 

SOME PENNSYLVANIA FAMILIES. 

Alexander Cummings, from Belfast, Ireland, came about 
1778 and entered the army, continuing through the war. 
Settled in Lancaster, Penn. ; afterwards removed to Fay- 
ette Co. in the same State, where he died, aged 90. 

Children : 
i. John, 
ii. Alexander. 
iii. James. 

iv. Robert, who married, 1817, at Uniontown, Penn., Mary White, 
of Scotch parentage ; came to Mansfield, O., 1820, and had : 

1. William, Pres. Northern Nat. Bank, Toledo, O. 

2. Robert. 

3. John. 

4. Joseph. 

The great-grandfather of Abraham Cummings, of 
Mansfield, Ohio, whose ancestors came from the North ot 
Ireland to Virginia, was a pioneer in Indiana Co., Penn. 
He had a large family. David was the youngest of four 
sons in the Revolutionary war. Two of these returned to 
Virginia ; one settled in Western Pennsylvania. David died, 
aged 87. David had George, who died, 1884, in Oregon, 
Holt Co., Missouri; and William, who was a pioneer in 
Madison Co., Ohio, born Feb. 4, 1809, and died 1880; mer- 
chant and farmer. 

William's children were: 
i. George, who died about 1866. 

ii. David. 

iii. Abraham, born 1839; graduated Wittemberg College 1858; 
studied law; was in the civil war; wife died 1877; Presi- 
dent of Mansfield Water Works in 1884. Three daughters. 

Elisha Cummings resided on his own farm, easterly 
part of Chester Co., Penn., near the Delaware and Mary- 
land line. One of his children was : 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 499 

i. Amos, who married Ann Cochran, born Sept. — , 1784. A son 
of his was the Rev. John Cummings, of Pennsylvania M. 
E. Conference, who married Sarah Taylor Hook, daughter 
of Rev. Alban Hook, of Chester Co., Penn. He had a son, 
Adley Hook Cummins, born Mar. 3, 1850, in Lancaster 
Co., Penn., and died in Oakland, Cal., July 31, 1889. Mar- 
ried daughter of D. H. Haskell and had one daughter. 
He had made unusual attainments as a linguist. 

George H. Cummings, of Sioux City, was, in 1888, 
president of the Law and Order League there. His an- 
cestor, of Scotch descent, resided in Lancaster, Penn., and 
died in 1778, having married Lydia Porter, of like descent. 
She married second, George Lands and removed to Wash- 
ington Co. Her son by first marriage, born 1776, married 
Catharine Chambers, whose mother was a Buchanan, a 
sister to President Buchanan's mother. This son removed 
to Jefferson Co., 1828, and four years later to Tuscarora Co. 
One of his four sons was father of George H., of Sioux City. 



500 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 



INDEXES. 



INDEX TO DIFFERENT CUMMINGS FAMILIES. 

N. B. Following this index is a name index covering persons de- 
scended from Isaac Cummings, and following that is another covering 
persons who have intermarried with his descendants. The material re- 
lating to branches and families not traced to Isaac was not originally 
intended by the compiler to be included in this volume, and was added 
after the rest of its contents were in type; hence that material is not 
covered by a name index. 

The figures here given refer to pages. 

Isaac Cummings i 

Related Families : 

Isaac Cummings, 1719-1746 477 

Isaac, of Litchfield, N. H 477 

Leonard Cummins, of Litchfield, N. H 478 

Elizabeth Cummings Davis (Asa) 479 

Elizabeth Cummings Jewett (Jacob) 480 

John Comins, of Woburn and Oxford 481 

Douglass, Mass., Families 481 

Families Whose Relation is Untraced: 

Early Old Colony Families 483 

Standish, Me., Family 484 

Prospect, Me., Family 484 

Coventry, Conn., Families 485 

James and Betsy (Chappell) Cummings 488 

Aaron and Mary (Dean) Cummings 489 

Dr. Thomas Cummings, of Leesburg, Va., and Ohio 491 

Benjamin and Polly (Cox) Cummings 492 

William and Jemima (Wiltse) Cummings 493 

Francis and James Cummings (Putney, Vt.) 494 

A Maryland Family 496 

An Early Irish Family in the South 497 

A Talbot County, Maryland, Family 497 

Some Pennsylvania Families 498 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 501 

DESCENDANTS OF ISAAC BEARING THE SURNAME CUMMINGS. 



N. B. The figures refer to paragraphs, not pages. 

A - B., 595- 488; G., 403; I. W., 504; J-, 444, 

A. Bret, 246. 445 ; L., 425, 473 ; M., 75, 180, 449 ; 

A. Frances, 429. R., 495 ; S., 358b, 608 ; T., 429 ; V., 

Aaron, 84, 138, 217, 226, 296, 458, 435. 

5io. Allen, 55, 121, 126, 133, 270, 577; 

Abbie, 450, 580; A, 552; K, 562; C, 264; E., 564; T, 343, 558. 

H., 35i; J-, 537; M., 492, 506. Almena K., 287. 

Abby L., 235, 357, 486. Almira, 306, 322, 331, 346; B., 418. 

Abel, 85. Almon, 538. 

Abiathar, 73, 174, 382. Alonzo, 125, 543. 

Abigail, 3, 10, 11, 17, 21, 24, 25, 35, Alpheus S., 255, 477. 

36, 54, 61, 65, 66, 69, 71, 81, 83, Althea, 246. 

86, no, 125, 160, 161, 162, 163, 169, Altie M., 274. 

184, 197, 295, 340, 365; A., 243; Alva, 268, 540; E., 471; R., 513. 

D'E., 410; E., 459, 517; F., 283; Alvah, 106, 236; C, 468; R., 236, 

Leona, 411; P., 192. 465. 

Abner, 102, 154, 327. Alvin, 112, 538, 545; D., 544; L., 418. 

Abraham, 2, 7, 19, 21, 23, 54, 56, 59, Alvy W., 180. 

62, 130, 135, 137, 170. Alzina, 153; C, 238. 

Achsah, 108. Amanda, 288, 340; J., 418; M., 240. 

Ada B., 280, 410; M., 525. Amasa, 154, 329, 331, 541; F., 159. 

Adalbert, 472; W., 395, 407. Ambrose, 177, 382; J., 382. 

Adaline, 273, 562, 449. Amelia, 75 ; H., 409. 

Addie M., 477a, 520; N., 123a. Amos, 64, 68, 73, 79, 80, 85, 151, 157 

Addison T., 482. 163, 174, 181, 323, 354, 380, 563 

Adelia, 298. B., 13; E., 229; J., 457; M.. 218 

Adelaide, 598. S., 164. 

Adeline, 205, 287, 366; B., 239; J., Amy L., 386. 

362; L., 433. Anderson, 109; P., 239. 

Adin, 130, 277; M., 277. Andrew, 35, 63, 126, 93, 94, 130, 147, 

Adrian, 410. 204, 208, 278, 332, 543 ; B., 429 ; C, 

Agatha G, 505- 208, 431; F, 344; G, 431; J., 211, 

Agnes T., 504. 254, 313, 314; P., 490; S., 344. 

Aimee, 410. Angelia, 106. 

Ainsworth, 298, 514. Angelina, 199, 422. 

Alanson, 175, 374. Angeline, 217, 264, 299, 300. 

Albern C, 127. Angie, 410; E., 582; W., 127. 

Albert, 217, 439, 491 ; B., 248, 487; Ann, 1, 4, 5, 8, 67, ioo, 221, 289, 426; 

D, 545; E., 615; F., 273, 485; G, A., 409; E., 305, 378, 429; J-, 191 5 

95, 214; H., 246, 522; L., 214, 439; M., 384, 390. 

M., 471, 485, 582; N., 489; O., Anna, 28, 29, 30, 56, 75, ioi, 137, 

539, 610; R., 344; V., 312a; V. H., 140, 143, 179, 233, 321, 375, 553; 

412; W., 344, 591- A -> 344; B., 357; E., 310, 344. 481, 

Albertine E., 358a. 539; F., 159; G, 319; K., 299; L., 

Albion, 507; B., 486; K. P., 295, 555 ; M., 81, 127, 388, 398, 408, 507; 

348, 508; L., 299. R, 231, 386; S., 256; W. C, 552. 

Alden E., 129. Annabel, 480. 

Alexander, 378. Anne E., 390. 

Alfred, 53, 128, 322, 422, 500, 537; Annette E., 507. 

C, in, 161 ; E., 331 ; J-. 503; L., Annie, 608; B., 272; E., 494: F., 548, 

397; M., 476; N., 583; P-, 535, 609; G, 242; H., 381 ; L., 578, 581 ; 

608; S., 292, 501. R-, 533; W., 404- 

Alice, 8, 196, 448, 580; A., 491. 600; Ansel, 580. 

B., 512; C, 205, 413; D., 526; E., Anson, 220. 



502 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Apphia, 222. Bradish, 140, 306. 

Araminta, 131. Bradley, 87, 191, 193; N., 193, 404; 

Archilaus, 28, 74, 175, 374, 375- S., 403. 

Archie, 448. Brainerd, 296. 

Aretas H., 347- Bridget, 11, 33, 34, 86, 90, 99, 189. 

Ariel, 130, 276; I., 276. Brigham, 326. 

Artemas, 202; W., 202. Brown, 165. 

Arthur, 247, 257, 375, 458, 463 ; A., Bruce A., 407. 

474, 558; D., 476, 512; E., 435; R, Burton, 610; E., 264; O., 274. 

427, 480; G., 510 ; L., 521, 575; Butler N., 459. 

M., 609; R., 359; S., 531; T., 442; Byron, 410; G., 238, 472. 
W., 418. 

Arvid O., 567. Caira, 538. 

Arvilla R., 229. Caleb, 88, 145, 147, 196, 197 ; E., 87, 

Asa, 56, 67, 75, 112, 123, 138, 158, 272, 192. 

293, 294, 295, 506; H., 306; J., 310; Cahsta, 338. 

W., 143, 311. Calvin, 126, 130, 160, 165, 275, 345, 

Asahel, 83, 185; A., 185, 305- 359; H., 259; T., 117, 259. 

Asenath, 52, 102, 170, 207, 283. Cara N., 280. 

Augusta, 340; J., 480; L., 164; P., Carl S., 522. 

375; S., 517. Carlos A., 107, 123a. 

Augustus, 254, 288, 371, 495; F., 244, Caroline, 186, 217, 275, 340, 538; A., 

473; H., 288. 301, 397; B., 286; E., 273, 293; 

Aura W., 343- H » 348; M., 193, 4<M; N., 126; O., 

Aurelia, 383 ; A., 379. 265 ; R., 206. 

Avery, 331, 540. Carrie, 220; E., 467, 486; L., 440, 

Avis, 176; M., 379; P., 347. 593; M., 512; R., 380; S., 383; 

Azubah, 218. W., 214. 

Catharina C, 260. 

Barnard, 84. Catharine, 81, 92, 104, 115, 187, 202, 

Barney, 163. 221, 262, 320; A., 478; B., 207; K., 

Beatrix, 82. 367; L., 192; N., 359a; P., 477a. 

Becca, 118. Caty, 38. 

Belinda, 127. Cecil H., 442. 

Belle, 251, 400, 426, 458; F., 485; S., Celestia J., 358b. 

460. Celia E., 506; M., 484. 

Ben Dow, 440. Celona, 195; F, 409. 

Benaiah, 83, 186. Chandler, 338, 342. 

Benjamin, 2, 21, 26, 35, 37, 42, 55, 58, Charity A., 202. 

59, 70, 79, 92, 94, 99, no, 112, 123, Charles, 75, 84, 104, 107, 136, 148, 

132, 140, 141, 159, 166, 208, 210, 165, 170, 183, 186, 187, 192, 215, 

216, 217, 302, 429, 515; A., 132, 216, 219, 232, 247, 269, 272, 273, 

280; B., 14; G, 339, 349, 562; F, 287, 388, 399, 444, 446, 448, 490, 

185, 223, 268, 273, 322, 396, 481, 492, 551, 593, 597, 612; A., in, 

575; N., 210, 437; O., 418; P., 216, 164, 180, 181, 249, 357, 385, 395, 

446 ; R., 601 ; T., 442. 429, 498, 516, 518, 537, 601, 607, 609, 

Bertha, 602; A., 273; M., 615. 612; B., 237, 286, 372, 387, 470, 

Bertie, 548. 587 ; C., 337, 448, 450, 460, 463, 61 1 ; 

Bessie, 525 ; A., 446 ; L., 458. E., 75, 127, 249, 320, 407, 446, 567, 

Betsy, 35, 61, 71, 74, 75, 88, 91, 95, 528; E. W., 407; F., 153, 338, 359, 

99, 112, 121, 123, 144, 151, 164,165, 386, 487, 519, 523, 529, 535, 551; 

182, 184a, 189, 281, 285, 312, 332; G., 80, 312a; EL, 75, 180, 254, 302, 

B., 120; C, 132; F., 431; J., 347, 310, 317, 319, 356, 356a, 362, 388, 

560, 563; K., 268; O., 207; T., 113. 418, 419, 442, 452, 456, 516, 533, 

Betty, 38, 46, 48, 52, 67, 73, 83, 93. 574, 578, 599; I-, 602, 613; J-, 184, 

94, 114, 139, 154. 188, 306, 414; K., 385; L., 117,259, 

Blanche, 443, 559. 327, 391; M., 325, 398, 418, 480, 

Boyden, 536. 494, 532; O., 289, 461, 465, 492; P., 

Bradford, 79, 114. 531; R., 359a, 474; S., 259, 384, 



CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 503 

429, 506, 557, 577, 580, 587 ; T., Daphne A., 534. 

431 ; W., 210, 230, 272, 354, 374, Darwin, 423. 

438, 453, 457, 490, 512, 544, 562, David, 9, 15, 19, 28, 40, 45, 55, 69, 71, 

571. 72, 75, 76, 78, 79, 82, 99, 106, 112, 

Charlie F., 606; S., 472- "5, 131, *45, 155, 167, 169, 176, 

Charlotte, 93, 121, 160, 163, 355 ; A., 185, 197, 316, 333, 335, 362, 367, 

123a, 371; F., 268; M., 481; P., 368, 378, 393, 590; A., 394; B., 162, 

368; S., 446. 353J F., 297, 512, 513; H., 393; K, 

Chauncy, 113, 194, 4°5, 407; E., 278, 51; L., 487; M., 397; N., 123, 273; 

484; M., 594; O, 484- P-, 586; W, 578. 

Chester, 195, 340, 411, 554; E., 410. Davis L., 356a. 

Chloe, 68, 77, 78, 161; A., 243. Deborah, 42, 123a, 136; G., 136, 288. 

Christopher, 184, 391 ; P., 273. Delana, 178. 

Clancy C, 594- Delia, 123a ; A., 255 ; E., 583. 

Clara, 317, 351, 536; E., 414, 456; L., Delilah, 112. 

404, 497 ; M., 568. Delos T., 480. 

Clarence, 558, 597; A. T., 480; C, Delphia, 304. 

568, 598; E., 248; H., 521 ; R., 190. DeWitt J., 410; O, 417- 

Clarinda A., 254. Dexter, 299. 

Clarissa, 119, 127, 141, 285, 327, 333; Diadamia, 84, 330. 

A., 171, 562; J., 430; S., 347. Dolly, 144. 

Clark B., 274; E., 228, 459. Dona R. 614. 

Claudia, 473. Donald S., 398. 

Clementina, 391. Don Alonzo, 106. 

Cleo G., 460. Dora A., 418; L., 521 ; M., 507. 

Clifford, 553; L., 592. Dorcas, 13, 226; A., 485. 

Clyde, 407. Drury F., 222, 453. 

Constantina, 215. Dudley, 31 ; C, 205. 
Cora, 584; A., 559, 614; E., 196, 564; 

L., 410; L. B., 252; R., 383; T., E. Jennie, 323. 

577- Earl, 472; C, 463; F, 575- 

Cordelia, 238, 491 ; A., 260. Eben, 93, 1 19, 205, 264 ; G, 236, 465. 

Cornelia, 259. Ebenezer, 2, 4, 11, 13, 33, 39, 51, 71, 

Cornelius H., 348. 86, 102, 103, 124, 135, 167, 189, 229, 

Coroden, 245. 360, 364; W., 300. 

Corwin E., 410. Eda S., 268. 

Curtis I., 456. Edgar, 434, 542; A., 558; L., 244; 

Cynthia, 61, 83, 139, 148, 175, 184a, P., 123; R., 446; T., 552; W., 407. 

203, 300; A., 347, 534; E., 300. Edith, 383; A., 211; E., 264, 409; J, 

Cyrus, 42, no, 146, 148, 243, 247, 504; L., 274, 386, 476, 518; M., 

313, 314, 319, 320, 361, 536, 577; 520; O., 463. 

C, 313, 527, 577; D., 243; F., 529, Edmund, 119; A., 119. 

534; M., 301; W., 318. Edna E., 525. 

Ednah 209; T., 241. 

Daisy E., 298, 565; M., 467. Edson, 541 ; A., 512. 

Damaris, 226. Edward, 88, 195, 234, 253, 412, 572, 

Damon E., 607. 588; B., 488; B. F, 273; C, 615; 

Dan P. M., 244. D., 425, 441; E., 358a; H., 582; 

Daniel, 19, 25, 28, 39, 55, 56, 58, 67, K., 497; L., 370, 518; N, 375, 588; 

68, 70, 73, 87, 103, 134, 137, 145, P-, 142, 250, 604; S., in, 248, 376, 

155, 160, 161, 162, 163, 167, 171, 469; T., 221, 450, 451, 603; U. R., 

173, 199, 220, 224, 229, 285, 290, 546. 

292, 296, 330, 345, 346, 350, 352, Edwin, 342, 352, 406, 490, 491, 541, 

365, 370, 419, 449, 5ii J A., 502 ; B., 596 ; A., 396 ; F., 288, 493 ; H., 550 ; 

314; E., 453; G., 109, 342; J., 291, J., 178, 402; L., 344; P., 119; R., 

358b, 365, 498; K., 449; L., 199, 211; S., 587, 599- 

352; L. M., 224, 422; M., 95, 212, Effie, 596, 613; G., 248. 

409; P., 123a, 316, 531 ; W., 513. Elam J., 208, 430, 431. 

Danvers, 386. Elbert W., 408. 



504 CUMMINGS MEMORIAL. 

Elbridge, 304. 323, 5*9; E., 301; 409, 599; J., 507; L., 358; S., 437, 

T., 513. 509- 

Eleanor (or Elinor), 59, 75, 176, Emmagene, 243. 

3 3I Emmet E., 410. 

Eleanora F, 353- £ m0ry W '' 55+ 

t^, o * Eneas, 143. 

Eleazer, 7, 17, 18, 23, 32, 51, 53, 62, Enoch; 3g> lQ2> I03> l2?> ^^ 23Q . c> 

84, 123, 142. 203 . H ; 230> 46l . L ., 339, 553 ; p., 

Eldon L., 379. 319, 451, 535, 604. 

Electa A., 301. Ephraim, 5, 11, 15, 36, 40, 45, 46, 

Elias P., 319. 106, 139, 186, 237; A., 115 ; C, 296; 

Eliezer, 3, 26. M., 46, 115. 

Elijah, 64, 150. Erasmus D., 209, 435. 

Elizabeth, I, 4, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21, 28, Erastus G., 382; K., 347, 561. 

33, 34, 39, 40, 42, 45, 52, 53, 56, 65, Eri, 538. 

70, 73, 75, 78, 86, 87, 90, 100, 102, Ernest R, 609; M., 472; N., 477a, 

108, 109, 149, 161, 180, 187, 202, 589; S., 214. 

215, 219, 222, 264, 283, 289, 290, Erwin, 409. 

314, 350, 355, 356, 378, 387, 418, Estella, 344, 567. 
441, 539, 610; A., 227, 264, 312a, Estelle D'E., 415. 
354, 356a, 529; B., 265; E., 313; F., Ester, 133. 

270; J., 229, 251, 409; M., 239,456; Estes, 140, 307. 

N., 231 ; P., 283; T., 272; W., 401, Esther, 16, 78, 107, 123a, 176. 

599. Ethan D., 279. 

Elisha, 24, 63, 68, 145, 146, 155, 160, Ethel, 75, 427, 502; M., 129, 477, 505; 

315, 33i- R-, 582; S., 379- 
Eliza, 107, 153, 171, 173, 177, 201, Etta, 490. 

216, 300, 304; A., 225, 323, 370, Eugene, 322; A., 392; E., 565; J., 
418; A. H., 456; G. N., 491; H., 503. 

211; M., 230, 557; P., 521; S., 255, Eunice, 85, 150, 163, 282; M., 393; 

430 ; T., 302. U., 386. 

Ella, 321, 491, 550; A., 508; E., 613; Eustace, 366, 582; H., 582. 

M., 356; P., 530. Eva, 472; A., 581 ; H., 397; L-, 436,