Kathryn Lee Culver
was born on 13 Jul 1886 in San Francisco, California. She died in May 1979.
Daughter of William Lee Culver and Margaret Day.|
Abraham CUMMINGS Parents: John CUMMINGS and Sarah HOWLETT.
Alice CUMMINGS was born on 4 Feb 1832. Parents: Charles Cummings and Jerusha LITTLE.
Ann CUMMINGS died on 29 Jun 1689 in Enfield, Connecticut?. Parents: Isaac CUMMINGS.
She was married to John PEASE on 8 Oct 1669.
Anna CUMMINGS was born on 14 Sep 1698. Parents: John CUMMINGS and Elizabeth "Goody" KINSLEY.
Anna CUMMINGS was born on 11 Mar 1764 in Hollis, New Hampshire. Parents: Jotham CUMMINGS Captain and Anna Brown.
Archibald Leigh CUMMINGS was born on 28 Feb 1874 in West Charleston, Vermont. He died in Cody, Wyoming. Parents: Jotham CUMMINGS and Catherine (Kate) Holt BUCHANAN.
He was married to Sarah Eliza Hillhouse.
Benjamin CUMMINGS was born on 23 Feb 1673. Parents: John CUMMINGS and Sarah HOWLETT.
Bettey CUMMINGS was born on 17 Jul 1746. Parents: Jerahmael CUMMINGS Ensign and Hannah FARWELL.
Caty CUMMINGS was born on 28 Feb 1744. Parents: Jerahmael CUMMINGS Ensign and Hannah FARWELL.
Charles Cummings was born on 22 Nov 1801 in Plymouth, New Hampshire. He died on 12 Dec 1873 in Morgan, Vermont. Parents: Jotham CUMMINGS Deacon and Elizabeth Senter.
He was married to Jerusha LITTLE on 28 Feb 1826 in Compton, New Hampshire. Children were: George Perkins CUMMINGS, Jane Milk CUMMINGS, Rockwood CUMMINGS, Alice CUMMINGS, Jotham CUMMINGS, Charles Colby CUMMINGS.
Charles Colby CUMMINGS was born on 8 Dec 1838. He died on 6 Dec 1861. Parents: Charles Cummings and Jerusha LITTLE.
Ebenezer CUMMINGS died on 2 Nov 1688. He was buried on 28 Nov 1688. Isaac and Ebenezer were killed by Indians and remained unburied for 26 days Parents: John CUMMINGS and Sarah HOWLETT.
Ebenezer CUMMINGS was born on 17 Sep 1695 in Woburn, Massachusetts. He died on 5 Sep 1724. Ebenezer was killed by Indians with 7 other people. Parents: John CUMMINGS and Elizabeth "Goody" KINSLEY .
Edward Cook CUMMINGS was born on 24 Nov 1868 in West Charleston, Vermont. He died in Cody, Wyoming. Parents: Jotham CUMMINGS and Catherine (Kate) Holt BUCHANAN.
Eleazer CUMMINGS twin was born on 5 Aug 1671. Parents: John CUMMINGS and Sarah HOWLETT.
Elizabeth CUMMINGS died on 9 Jul 1679 in Ipswich. Parents: Isaac CUMMINGS.
She was married to John Jewett on 2 Apr 1661. By deed dated February 28, 1661, Isaac Cummings conveyed a farm of 40 acres to John Jewett of Rowley, "for and in consideration of marriage with my daughter Elizabeth."
Elizabeth CUMMINGS was born on 5 Jan 1687. Parents: John CUMMINGS and Elizabeth "Goody" KINSLEY.
Elizabeth CUMMINGS was born on 23 Dec 1793 in Plymouth, New Hampshire?. Parents: Jotham CUMMINGS Deacon and Elizabeth Senter.
Emily Cummings was born on 20 Apr 1870 in West Charleston, Vermont. She died in 1964 in Morgantown, West Virginia. The following information was found in a letter from Emily to her daughter Helen, and in some of Helen's oral recollections of her childhood:
In 1893 the Mckelveys moved to Davis, West Virginia where Alice was born. The following summer, Rob took a job on the Penobscott at East Hampdon, Maine. In the fall of 1894 they returned to Island Pond where he worked in the Fitzgerald Mill until the fall of 1896. He worked in Gorham, N.H. part of that winter and got a job at West Burke, Vt. in the spring. This job started out full time, but after a year, the Sillsbys, who owned the mill could no longer guarantee full time work. The family remained there anyway until the spring of 1899. Emily remembered the time in West Burke as "hard times," perhaps because while they were there, her father died, and only a few months later, their second child died a few hours after birth. Helen remembered being told by Emily that the labor was long and difficult, and Emily repeatedly called for a doctor, but Rob felt that as the labor with Alice had also been very long, there was no hurry, and when he finally did return with the doctor, the baby had already been born with the cord around its neck. Emily was very upset with Rob and never forgave him for this. In the spring the family packed up to move to Lincoln, New Hampshire where Rob found work, but before they moved, he got a better offer back in Davis, so off they went, stopping in Boston on the way to see the opening of the new South Station. In the fall of 1900, Rob and Emily bought their first house on Thomas Avenue for $500. Helen was born in that house in Dec 1901, and Emily's mother stayed with them that winter to help out. Catherine was also born there in 1903, and it became necessary to enlarge the house to meet the needs of the growing family. In 1904 they built an addition. During the years in Davis, Emily visited New England at least twice, and also had several visits from her mother. In August 1912, Rob got a job in Georgetown(?), South Carolina, and the family moved down at the end of September. Emily remembered that "there were nice schools there and we met delightful people and enjoyed the time we lived there, except when the family were having (malaria) fever." It was in 1914 that the malaria struck, and Rob was very sick. He was unable to work for a long time, and while he was recovering, Emily took a job to earn some money, while he stayed home and did some light housework and some cooking. Helen said that it was very difficult for her father to be perceived as an invalid, or as a "housewife," but after receiving several compliments on his cooking, he began to feel better about it. Emily was sick in 1915 and took "a week's vacation in my room, rested and crocheted." Her doctor recommended a cooler climate, and in May 1916 the family moved to a farm on Holton Hill, west of Northfield, Vermont. Emily again: "We had good schools and will always remember the people there with pleasure. George, Sarah and Jo staid on the farm with us that first summer and that was the happiest time I can remember in my whole life. The house was such a terrible old thing. I had dreaded for the children to see it, but they were good sports, and so were George and Sarah and they painted and papered and were as happy as could be." In 1918 Rob went off to work in Maryville (WV?), and that fall Emily sold the farm and moved to Thetford, Vermont. Rob came home sick with a carbuncle and stayed home until February. Alice had left home at that time, Helen was in school in Northfield, boarding with Miss Murphy, and Catherine was with George and Sarah in Bradford. Only 10 year old Bob was left with Emily that fall.
In her later years, Emilie supervised the training of girls in the sewing shop at Maryville College in Tennessee. Parents: Jotham CUMMINGS and Catherine (Kate) Holt BUCHANAN.
She was married to Robert Cromarty MCKELVEY on 2 Mar 1892 in Charleston, Vermont. Children were: Alice Nelson MCKELVEY, Sarah MCKELVEY, Helen Kathleen McKelvey, Catherine (Kapie) Buchanan MCKELVEY, Robert Cummings MCKELVEY.
Frank CUMMINGS was born on 11 Oct 1876 in West Charleston, Vermont. He died on 2 Sep 1877 in West Charleston, Vermont. Parents: Jotham CUMMINGS and Catherine (Kate) Holt BUCHANAN.
George Perkins CUMMINGS was born on 18 Nov 1826. Parents: Charles Cummings and Jerusha LITTLE.
George Rockwood CUMMINGS was born on 17 Mar 1867 in West Charleston, Vermont. He died in Orleans County, Vermont. Parents: Jotham CUMMINGS and Catherine (Kate) Holt BUCHANAN.
He was married to Sarah Maria Flanders on 5 Jun 1901.
Hannah CUMMINGS was born on 20 May 1690 in Groton, Massachusetts?. Parents: John CUMMINGS and Elizabeth "Goody" KINSLEY .
Hannah CUMMINGS was born on 13 Jul 1737. Parents: Jerahmael CUMMINGS Ensign and Hannah FARWELL.
Henry CUMMINGS was born on 16 Sep 1739. Parents: Jerahmael CUMMINGS Ensign and Hannah FARWELL.
Henry CUMMINGS was born on 5 Nov 1768 in Rumney, New Hampshire. Parents: Jotham CUMMINGS Captain and Anna Brown.
Isaac CUMMINGS was born in 1601. He died in May 1677 in Topsfield, Massachusetts?. TRADITIONS OF THE CUMMINGS FAMILY From the Cummings Genealogy by Albert Owen Cummins Montpelier, Vermont, 1904 Argus and Patriot Printing House
Isaac Cummings, according to tradition, was of Scottish ancestry, claiming descent from the "Red Cumin," of Badenoch, in the southeastern district of Inverness-shire, a wild, mountainous country, presenting wide stretches of bleak moorland. Here the clan flourished from 1080 to 1330, and then began to decline. Some deduce their origin from Normandy and others from Northumberland. According to the Chronicle of Melrose, the first of the name who figured prominently, was slain with Malcom III, at Alnwick, in 1093, leaving two sons, John and William. From John, all the Cumins in Scotland are said to be descended. Sir John, the Red Cumin or Comyn, was the first Lord of Badenoch, and in 1240 was an ambassador from Alexander II to Louis IX, of France. His son John, called the Black Lord of Badenoch, was inferior to no subject in Scotland for wealth and power, and was one of those who vowed to support Queen Margaret, daughter of Alexander III, in her title to the crown. At her death he became a competitor for the crown of Scotland, "as the son and heir of Donald, King of Scotland." The son of this Lord, called, in turn, the Red Cumin, was the last Lord of Badenoch of the surname of Cumin. In 1335 a number of Cumin clan was slain in the feudal battle of Culbleau, in Glenwick, where a stone now marks the spot. The badge of the clan, in Gaelic, was "Lus Mhie Cuiminn," in English, the Cummin plant.
Another tradition runs: Cummings; "a family which rose to great power and eminence in Scotland and England. The name was taken from the town of Comines near Lille, on the frontier between France and Belgium. In 1445 one branch of the family gave birth, in the old chateau, to the historian, Phillipe de Comines. Another branch followed William of Normandy to the conquest of England. In the year 1069, Robert of Comines, or Comyn, with 700 horse from William the Conqueror, seized Durham and held it 48 hours, but the people rose up against him and he perished in the flames at the burning of the Bishop's Palace. His nephew, William, became Chancellor of Scotland in 1133. The Chancellor's nephew, Richard, inherited the English possessions of the family and married the countess of Athol, grand-daughter of Donald Bane, King of Scots, and his son William, in 1210, became Earl of Buchan by marrying the Celtic heiress of the North Earldom. By this marriage he became the father of Elexander, Earl of Buchan, who married the daughter of Roger-de Quenci, Earl of Winchester. By other marriages the family obtained the Earldom of Angus and Athol, so that by the middle of the 13th Century there were in Scotland one Lord, four Earls, and thirty- two belted Knights by the name of Comyns. Within 70 years this great house was entirely overthrown, there were none left of them, save those who took refuge in the "Monks of Deer," a monastery founded in 1219 by William Cumyns, Earl of Buchan. John Cumyns, son of the Earl of Badenoch, who was in 1291 an unsuccessful competitor for the crown, was a descendant of Donald Bane, king of the old Celtic dynasty. John Cumyns, Earl of Buchan, was defeated by Bruce in a pitched battle in 1306. Such of the Cumyns as escaped the sword found refuge with their wives and children in England, where, although they were so poor as to be dependent upon the bounty of the English Court, they married into the best families, so that their blood circulated through in other kingdoms and descendants of Henry IV. The Earl of Shrewsbury was the representative of the Lord of Badenoch, who was at the head of the race."
Another tradition is from an educated American, who spent much time in Rome. "The Cummings family is a very old family; as far as can be gathered, the family lived in Lombardy, northern Italy during and prior to the fourth century, it then came over the Alps, and settled in Provence, and then went to the Gironde country in the southern part of France, on the borders of Belgium, where was founded the town of Commines, where live Phillip of Commines, whom Hallan called the father of Ancient History, thence they went to Scotland and England and Ireland. An educated native of Rome insists that the original family of Commines was a family once well known in Lombardy, that he had traced them to France, and it is a fact established by ancient history that they were a strong family during the great "Hearth" war, which lasted for many years, and that Earl de Cumminges was perhaps the principal factor in bringing on and continuing the war. History tells us they went to England about the time of William the Conqueror."
Although these traditions are given as such, it will be noticed that they carry many indications of having been compiled by fertile brains from the many historical books extant. I too well recollect of my grandfather, who was born in 1768, caressing me, in my childhood and calling me "a little Scotchman," and a large majority of the traditions, and circumstantial evidence, strongly indicate that we are of Scotch descent. From what I have learned in the six years of my researches of the Cummings records, I have formed the opinion that Isaac came to America from England, but that he was of Scotch origin, though all my efforts to make a connection with his ancestors have been futile. In the year 1610 the church of Rev. John Robins of England having become dissatisfied with the English laws regarding church government emigrated to Leyden, Holland, where a portion became equally dissatisfied with their surroundings, and again agitated a change, which resulted in less than one-half of their number deciding to emigrate to the unexplored shores of America. Accordingly a vessel was procured in 1620 and they returned to the mother country, where they arrived on July 2nd, 1620. Having engaged another vessel, the Mayflower, they, on Sept. 6th, embarked for America, where they arrived on the 11th of the following November landing at the noted "Plymouth Rock." Occasional tramp vessels visited the new colony, bringing a few additional settlers, but with the great mortality incident to the hardships they encountered, and the severity of our rigorous New England winters to which they were unaccustomed, with the inroads made upon them by the savage Indians, their numbers increased but little for the next few years, until in 1627 when another colony was formed and came over to America. These landed at Salem and commenced another settlement there and in what are now the adjoining towns of Topsfield and Ipswich, in Essex Co. There is o log of the vessel on which this colony came, therefore the names of its passengers cannot be ascertained, but among them, doubtless, was Isaac Cummings. He was the first Cummings whom I have been able to learn emigrated to New England. Of his wife nothing is known, except that she died before him, no mention being made of her in his will, but he left four children as will be seen later. The first mention in Essex County records of Isaac Cummings is an entry made by the town clerk of Watertown, where his name appears in the records of land grants, as receiving a grant of 35 acres in the earliest general land grants in 1636; called the "Great Dividends." Also we find a record made by the Town Clerk at Ipswich, showing that he owned a planting lot near Reedy marsh, in that town, previous to July 25, 1638. On the 9th of the 2nd month, 1639, he also owned a house lot in Ipswich village, on the street called the East End, next the lot owned by Rev. Nathaniel Rogers. He was a commoner in 1639, and the same year sold land near the highway leading to Jeffrey's Neck. He also possessed, in 1639, land adjoining John Winthrop and William Goodhue, the farm being partly in Ipswich and partly in Topsfield. He was made a freeman, May 18, 1642, and was a proprietor in Watertown the same year, and a Topsfield afterward, where he was one of 30 commoners. As an Ipswich commoner he was one of those "that have right of commonage there the last of the last month, 1641." On the first day of the second month, 1652, Isaac Cummings, for 30, bought of Samuel Symonds, 150 acres of land, "being the North-east corner of his farm called Ollivers." This lot of land was in Topsfield and bounded on the west and north-west by land lately of John Winthrop, on the south and west by land of Frances Peabody, and on the south by land of Daniel Clark. This farm began at what is known as the Hobbs-Bell place, and continued down both sides of the brook, then called "Winthropps," to what is now called Howletts brook, one hundred acres lying on the westerly side, and fifty acres on the easterly side, probably joining other land belonging to him. The Essex county court records have the following items: Goodman Isaac Cummings, of Topsfield, had suit brought against him by John Fuller, March 28, 1654. Isaac Cummings, Sen., was witness against Wm. Duglas, March 1656 Isaac Cummings, sen., brought suit against John Fuller for damage done in his corn by swine belonging to said Fuller, Dec. 31, 1656. Isaac Cummings was chosen grand juryman in 1673 and was moderator of the Town Meeting in 1676. He was deacon of the church in Topsfield for many years.
THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ISAAC COMINS, Senier
I being sencabl of my approaching desolution being att present weak in body yet perfect in my vnderstanding haueing by the 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 vpon me of the blessings of this life, take Care and order that in the first place my debts be duly payd: 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 more or less: nextly I do giue vnto my son in law John Jewet ten pounds part in Cattel and part in houshovld goods: nextly I do will and bequeath to my grandson Isaac the son of my son Isaac one year old heifer on little sow the Indian corne which he hath planted for himself and the flax which he hath sowne, item I doe giue vnto him my chest the 2d in bignes with lock and key: item my history book with such books as are his owne: ie. a bibl and testament, item I do giue him ten pounds to be payd at seuenteen years of age in Covntry pay-item I doe giue unto my son in Law John pease thirty povnds to be pay out of the stock of Cattel and hovsehovld goods as much as maybe att present and the rest in two years--item I doe make my son John my sole executor and doe giue vnto him my house and lands being fovrty Acres more or less Consisting of vpland and meddow-with all the priviledges emmolvments therof and apvrtainces thervnto belonging: provided that this land shall stand bovnd in part and in wholl for the payment of these legacyes and in case that the said legacyes shal not be payd according to this my will: the land shall be sovld and payment made out of the price thereof: and the remainder shall be the executors: item my will fvrther is that if any of these my children shall throvgh discontent att what is done for them in this my will: Cause trovble to arise to the executor then there shall be nothing payd to him or them but the legacy or legacyes willed to them shall return too and remain in the hands of the executor as his proper right, dated the 8th of the 3d mth 1677.
My desir farther is that Isaac ffoster and Thomas Dorman would take Care that this my will be duly performed
Isaac Cumings Sr.
Witneses the mark of John poore Sr., Thomas Dorman, Isaac ffoster
Probated June 14, 1667
The inventory of all the goods & chattls of Isake Comings senior Late of Topsfield deceased tacken and apprised by us whos names ar under written this 22 maye 1677.
it a Cloth Sute 40: 1:00:0
it a Grey Sute 35 1:15:0
it 6 yards of cloth with buttons silk & thread as they cost the marchants 1:19:3
it an old Grat Coat 9s: wascot 6s 0:15:0
it a payer of Gren brchis & two payer of drawers 0:09:0
it 3 payer of shoos 1s: 5 payer of stokins 8s 0:09:0
it 4 shirts 10s: 7 Caps 7s: one silk Cape 4s 1:01:0
it 10 bandes 10s: 7 hand covehrs 3s 0:13:0
it 4 hates 8s: a cloth hood & Startups 1:6s 0:09:6
it a fether beed & bolster & pillow 4:0:0
it a nu coverlit 24s: and old coverlet 5s 1:09:0
it Curtins & valants, beedsted cord & matt 1:10:0
it a smale beed with a pilow & a Rugge 1:15:6
it one payer of sheets 30s & other payer 16 2:06:0
it one payer sheets 18s one sheet 7s 1:05:0
it 3 pilow bers 6s: 3 napkins 3s6d 0:09:6
it 2 table cloths 5s6d 7 towlees 5s6d 0:11:0
it two sacks and willet one bage 0:10:0
it 3 Small Remnants of cloth 0:02:6
it flax and tow 0:06:0
it 6 pound of cotton woole 0:06:0
it a broad howe 2s one broad how 3s6d 0:05:6
it an iron foot 1s6d: 3 haye forks 4s:6d 0:06:0
it an iron spitt 3s & ades 5s a hand saw 2s6d 0:10:6
it axe 3s6d: & old spad 3s botle & 4 wedgis 6s 0:12:6
it a mare 40s: a yearling Colt 15s: a sadle & a panel with a bridle & gurte & crooper 20s 3:15:0
it a brass pott 20s one iron pott 9s two payer of potthooks 1:12:0
it an old ketle 6s: 3s6d a bras candlstik 4s potlid 1s 0:14:6
it in pewter 18s tine 9d: one glac 1s: 5 spons 2s 1:01:9
it earthen ware 6s8d: tramell tongs Bellis 12s 0:18:8
it hamer pinchers 5s: fann 3s chern 5s 0:13:0
it a nu powdering tub 3s6d: 4 paiels 7s8d 0:11:2
it 2 Kelors 4s: old powdring tub 1s 2 old barels 2s 0:07:0
it half bushel: a peck: half peck 0:03:6
it 4 trayes 4s 4 bouls 4s dishes & ladle 1s8d 0:09:8
it one duz trenchers 1s two barels 5s 0:06:0
it 3 siues 3s 3 chayers 7s A litle table & form 4s 0:14:0
it a desk 6s one chest 11s6d two old chests 4s 1:01:6
it 3 books 10s a chest 5s two books 10s 1:05:0
it Corn 10s malt 6s 0:16:0
it baker 3s kneding trof 2s 0:05:0
it A worming Pann friing pann 0:10:0
it eight swine 5:00:0
it 3 cowes 12L: one two year old ster, one yearling 16:06:0
it howsing and Lands with all prueledges & apurtenceses: upland & meado is abought 40 accers 100:00:0
it depts due to the estat 004:00:0
John Whipple 125:12:10
John How 40:09:6
it depts due from the est at aboute 19:16:5
John Comings testified vpon oath before the worshipfull Samuell Symonds Esqr Dep; Govr. & maior Genrll Esqr & the clarke geing present the 14th of June 1677 and testified vpon oath this to be a true Inventory of the estate of his late ffather deceased to the best of his knowledge & if more appeare to ad the same. -- As attest, Robert Lord Cler.
Isaac CUMMINGS was born in 1633. Parents: Isaac CUMMINGS .
Isaac CUMMINGS died on 2 Nov 1688. He was buried on 28 Nov 1688. Parents: John CUMMINGS and Sarah HOWLETT.
James CUMMINGS was born on 14 Jul 1713. He resided at between 1734 and 1742 in Nottingham. Parents: Samuel CUMMINGS and Elizabeth Shedd.
Jane Milk CUMMINGS was born on 14 Sep 1828. She died on 6 May 1908 in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Jane attended Williston Seminary at the same time as Emily Ann Knight, oldest daughter of RIchard Knight. On one of the school vacations, in the fall of 1856, Emily brought Jane home for a visit, which began the romance resulting in the marriage of Jane and Richard a few months later. Parents: Charles Cummings and Jerusha LITTLE.
She was married to Rev. Richard Knight on 7 Jan 1857 in Morgan, Vermont. Married by the Rev. John Fraser, of Derby, Vermont Children were: Alice Cummings Knight, Camilla Jane Knight, Mary Jerusha Knight, Grace Margaret Knight.
Jerahmael CUMMINGS Ensign was born on 10 Oct 1711. He died on 25 Oct 1747 in Hollis, New Hampshire. He was in West Dunstable in 1738 and signed the first petition for the charter. He moved to Hollis, New Hampshire. At the 4th election of Parish officers, Mar, 1743, (old style) he was elected treasurer and served at various times as assessor. Parents: Samuel CUMMINGS and Elizabeth Shedd.
Jeramael CUMMINGS was born on 9 Dec 1771 in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Parents: Jotham CUMMINGS Captain and Anna Brown.
John CUMMINGS was born in 1657 in Boxford, Massachusetts. They lived in Dunstable and settled on the Nathaniel Cutler place in the south part of Nashua, where Elizabeth was killed by the Indians on Jul 3 1706. He was also wounded with a broken arm, but escaped to a swamp about a half mile south and near the present state line. He remained in hiding over night and then made his escape to Farwell blockhouse (near the Fay Bros. Hermitage 1904). Parents: John CUMMINGS and Sarah HOWLETT.
He was married to Elizabeth "Goody" KINSLEY on 13 Sep 1680. Children were: John CUMMINGS, Samuel CUMMINGS, Elizabeth CUMMINGS, Hannah CUMMINGS, Ebenezer CUMMINGS, Anna CUMMINGS, Lydia CUMMINGS, William CUMMINGS.
John CUMMINGS was born in 1630 in Ipswich, Massachusetts?. He died on 1 Dec 1700 in Dunstable, Massachusetts. He received by his father's will the homestead, consisting of 40 acres with houses, barns, orchards and fences. In 1680 he sold the farm to Edward Nealand (or Kneeland). This farm was bounded by Nealand, and by Tobijah Perkins and the Ipswich common land. About 1658 he removed to Boxford, Massachusetts. He was made freeman in 1673. Both he and his wife were members of the church in Topsfield, Dec. 7,1685; "voted dismission to John Cummings without commendation and dismissed his wife with commendation to the church to be shortly gathered at Dunstable." (Topsfield Church records). He removed his family to Dunstable, Massachusetts about 1680 where he was one of the first settlers. He was a selectman in 1682, and a member of the church in 1684. Parents: Isaac CUMMINGS.
He was married to Sarah HOWLETT in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Children were: John CUMMINGS, Thomas CUMMINGS, Nathaniel CUMMINGS, Sarah CUMMINGS, Abraham CUMMINGS, Isaac CUMMINGS, Ebenezer CUMMINGS, William CUMMINGS twin, Eleazer CUMMINGS twin , Benjamin CUMMINGS, Samuel CUMMINGS.
John CUMMINGS was born on 7 Jul 1682. Parents: John CUMMINGS and Elizabeth "Goody" KINSLEY.
Jonathan CUMMINGS was born on 16 Feb 1774 in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Parents: Jotham CUMMINGS Captain and Anna Brown.
Joseph Farwell CUMMINGS was born on 16 Sep 1776 in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Parents: Jotham CUMMINGS Captain and Anna Brown.
Jotham CUMMINGS was born on 8 Oct 1833 in Morgan, Vermont. He died on 7 Oct 1898 in West Charleston, Vermont. He was buried in West Charleston, Vermont. From a brief sketch by Paul Kebabian: "They moved four miles west to a home on Main Street in West Charleston some time prior to 1870. He engaged in farming, as did most Vermonters in the nineteenth century, and his granddaughter Helen recalls a 1916 visit to the site of the family orchard. Here, her mother Emily remembered, Jotham had planted apple and other fruit trees on a protected slope with the hope that they would withstand the severe winters. Jotham's principal occupation was that of Miller, at a mill located in West Charleston on the Clyde river. With this vocation, it is understandable that he invented and produced new types of mill picks, a tool used for dressing mill stones. Jotham patented one of these picks on July 11, 1871, and another on June 24, 1873. Jotham's father, Charles, helped him market these picks. In October 1872, Charles was on a sales trip calling on millers in the South Hadley, Holyoke, and Springfield area. He was, at that time offering the first brass-head model of the mill pick. On the 25th of October he wrote to Jotham: "I went yesterday to So. Hadley, called at Mr. Smith's Mill. On exhibiting the pick he said he had seen it before & had no confidence in it, & was unwilling to try it. He thought the head, being made up of so many parts, would not hold the blade sufficiently firm. I however, prevailed on the miller to try it on a block of Burr [or buhr, the stone from which the mill stones were made] to show its solidity, & they finally consented to make a further trial of it. So they took up their wheat run [i.e., raised the runner stone of the pair off the bed] which had not been dressed for a year. It was worn perfectly smooth & was a close hard stone. On trial the miller was perfectly astonished at the result. In about 3 hours he thoroughly threaded the whole surface using only 3 blades without sharpening, besides being hindered a considerable portion of the time in tending his mill, which he said was more than he could have done in a whole day with his own picks. Mr. Smith of course was ready to buy, & said he knew he could sell a lot of them to millers of his acquaintance in the vicinity & wished me to furnish him with at least four & thought he could sell them & perhaps more before my return if they come the last of this week or first of next. . . . . Mr. Smith's miller says the blades are far superior to anything he has ever seen & that the whole thing is just right in every respect. He is an old miller & appears to be a man of understanding. Please write at once. -- Your Father, C. Cummings" Jotham died of silicosis, a common result of breathing the dust of burr millstones." Parents: Charles Cummings and Jerusha LITTLE.
He was married to Catherine (Kate) Holt BUCHANAN on 24 Jan 1866 in Holland, Vermont?. Children were: George Rockwood CUMMINGS, Edward Cook CUMMINGS , Emily Cummings, Jotham CUMMINGS , Archibald Leigh CUMMINGS, Frank CUMMINGS.
Jotham CUMMINGS Deacon was born on 6 Nov 1766 in Rumney, New Hampshire. He died on 15 Oct 1833 in Morgan, Vermont. They lived in Plymouth several years where he was selectman in 1791, 1801, and 1809. In 1810 he removed to Morgan Vermont with his family and was one of the original settlers there. He was a man of sterling worth, and much mechanical skill and ingenuity; was a practical surveyor, and took a leading part in the management of town affairs. Parents: Jotham CUMMINGS Captain and Anna Brown.
Jotham CUMMINGS Captain was born on 29 Dec 1741 in Hollis, New Hampshire. He died on 14 Apr 1808 in Plymouth, New Hampshire. He removed to Plymouth New Hampshire in 1764, having been there the previous year and prepared for his family. Ebenezer Samuel, Esq., Samuel Williams and Jotham were among the original grantees of Plymouth. The charter for Plymouth was granted July 15, 1763. A son says "My mother rode through from Hollis on horse back, brought a child on her lap, and baggage which contained all her furniture to keep house with. Thier sufferings for a few of the first years were most distressing. They had to go to the meadows and pull wild onions and fry them in the fat of bears' meat to subsist upon, without a morsel of bread. My father, with others, went to Concord on snowshoes, with hand sleds, and drew up three bushels of cornmeal each; and for a number of years - as late as the Revolutionary War - I well remember how good a piece of bread tasted, after being without it for three weeks. Most of the efficient men were gone to meet the invading army of Burgoyne, and left their wives and children to be prey to wild beasts and tories, etc." He was a soldier in the French War, 1755, and marched to Crown Point in 1760. He was a lieutenant in a company of New Hampshire Rangers in the war of the revolution. They were members of the Congregational Church in Plymouth, being admitted before 1800. He removed to Rumney in 1766, returning to Plymouth in 1769 where he died. Parents: Jerahmael CUMMINGS Ensign and Hannah FARWELL.
He was married to Anna Brown on 27 Apr 1763. Children were: Anna CUMMINGS, Jotham CUMMINGS Deacon, Henry CUMMINGS, Jeramael CUMMINGS, Jonathan CUMMINGS, Joseph Farwell CUMMINGS, Leonard CUMMINGS, Kate CUMMINGS, Noah CUMMINGS, William CUMMINGS.
Jotham CUMMINGS was born on 31 Mar 1797 in Plymouth, New Hampshire?. He resided at in Morgan, Vermont. Parents: Jotham CUMMINGS Deacon and Elizabeth Senter.
Jotham CUMMINGS was born on 16 Jun 1872 in West Charleston, Vermont. He died on 15 Dec 1900 in Portland, Maine. Parents: Jotham CUMMINGS and Catherine (Kate) Holt BUCHANAN.
Kate CUMMINGS was born on 2 Aug 1781 in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Parents: Jotham CUMMINGS Captain and Anna Brown.
Leonard CUMMINGS was born on 17 Jan 1779 in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Parents: Jotham CUMMINGS Captain and Anna Brown.
Lydia CUMMINGS was born on 24 Mar 1701. She died in Apr 1701. Parents: John CUMMINGS and Elizabeth "Goody" KINSLEY .
Martha CUMMINGS was born on 1 Jun 1806 in Plymouth, New Hampshire?. Parents: Jotham CUMMINGS Deacon and Elizabeth Senter.
Nancy CUMMINGS was born on 21 Oct 1795 in Plymouth, New Hampshire?. Parents: Jotham CUMMINGS Deacon and Elizabeth Senter.
Nathaniel CUMMINGS was born on 10 Sep 1659 in Boxford, Massachusetts?. Parents: John CUMMINGS and Sarah HOWLETT.