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Melinda Cummings

Melinda Cummings

Female 1795 - Bef 1900  (104 years)

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  • Name Melinda Cummings 
    Nickname Millie 
    Born 25 Jan 1795 
    Gender Female 
    Will 4 Oct 1847  Anderson County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Wills and Probate Records

    Page 283, State of South Carolina, Anderson District; Letter of Guardianship in the Court of the Ordinary

    To George Stevenson of the State of aforesaid Whereas Melinda Junkins did this day present a petition to this court praying that the said George Stevenson may be nominated and appointed Guardian of the Persons and Estates of Mary Junkins, Elizabeth Junkins, Wesley and William Junkins and to vest in the said George Stevenson all the powers and authorities incident and requisite, to such appointment and the said George Stevenson having accepted the said trust for the better securing the Estate of the said Infants and for their more careful maintenance and education. It is ordered and Deemed that the (illegible) Guardianship and education of the said Minors be and are hereby Committed to the said George Stevenson. Chargining him to maintain and educate the said Mary, Elizabeth, Wesley and William Junkins Minors, according to the circumstances of Interest of the Said Infants during their Infancy take charge of their Estate, so such things as a Guardian should and render a true and faithful account of the Said Estates and of his management thereof, when duly required.

    Given under my hand and Seal of this fourth day of October Anno Domini One Thousand Eight Hundred and forty seven and of the Independence of the United State of America the Seventy Second.

    //Herbert Hammond, O.A.D.

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    Per Ancestry, South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980, the inferred death year is 1847; her Letter of Guardianship was probated on 4 Oct 1847; actual date of death has not been verified.

    It is premised as this writing that Melinda was alive per the Guardianship Letter as stated, "Whereas Melinda Junkins did this day present a petition to this court praying that the said". Further, a Millie Junkins was recorded in the 1860 census with son Wesley; Millie was 66 at the time which concurs with her actual age if born in 1794 or 1795. In the 1870 census, a M. Junkins, age 75, was living with a Caroline Junkins (also present in the 1860 census). Caroline Junkins was also found in the 1880 census with Melinda Junkins, age 85, living with her. Wesley is absent in both the 1870 and 1880 census. The 1880 census reflects that Melinda Junkins is Caroline's mother-in-law; therefore, Caroline is presumed to be wife of Wesley as reflected in the 1860 census. Further research is needed. 
    Census 6 Sep 1850  Western Division, Anderson, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1850

    South Carolina, Anderson, Western Division, family 775, 6 Sep 1850, page 210A.

    Milly Junkins, age 55; farmer; born in South Carolina. Next door to father Harman Cummins and her children. 
    Age: 55 
    Census 25 Jul 1860  Regiment 4, Anderson, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1860

    South Carolina, Anderson, Regiment 4, Anderson Post Office, 25 Jul 1860, page 43, dwelling 340, family 340

    Wesley Junkins, head 25. Living with him are Caroline Junkins, 40; Mary, 6; Robert 4 and his mother Milly Junkins, 66. Wesley is a farmer, value of personal estate $200. Value of Milly's real estate is $150 and personal estate $50. All were born in South Carolina.  
    Age: 66 
    Census 11 Jun 1870  Varrenes, Anderson, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1870

    South Carolina, Anderson, Varrenes, 11 Jun 1870, page 677A, dwelling 54, family 57

    M. Junkins, head 75. Living with her are Caroline, 46; M.A., 16; R.B., 15; J.T., 9; W.A., 8. M. is a farmer; value of real estate $100, personal estate $200. Caroline is working on the farm along with M.A., and R.B. J.T. and W.A. are at home. All were born in South Carolina. Next door to W.E. Pagett; L.W. Garrison. 
    Age: 75 
    Census Jun 1880  Varennes, Anderson, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1880

    South Carolina, Anderson, Varennes, Jun 1880, page 4, dwelling 31, family 33

    Caroline Junkins, head 58. Living with her is her mother-in-law, Malinda, 85; John T., 19; and William A., 18. Caroline is keeping house. John and William are farm laborers. Neither son can read or write. All were born in South Carolina. Living next to Ezekiel Elrod (age 70) and Frances Elrod; Caroline Simpson. 
    Age: 85 
    Died Bef 1900  Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1109  clanSoren | I103-Ferguson, FRS101
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father Ancestors Harmon Cummings,   b. 25 Mar 1756, Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1851, Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Mary James,   b. 19 Nov 1763, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1847  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 7 Sep 1778  Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Alternate date of marriage is 7 Sep 1779 in Washington County, Maryland [6]
    Notes 
    • A portion of information that appears for this family was obtained via rootsweb, database d9rdozer, last updated 15 May 2008. Source citations are noted where information and events have been validated. Variations in surname have been recorded as Cumins, Cummings, Commings, Cummins during the research on the family but recorded as Cummings within the database to facilitate searching. The database owner of this site is a descendant of John Cummings.
    Family ID F403  Group Sheet

    Family Robert Samuel Junkins,   b. 1775,   d. Apr 1840, Anderson County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married Jan 1827 
    Children 
     01. Mary Junkins,   b. Abt 1828, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     02. Margaret Junkins,   b. Abt 1830, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     03. Elizabeth Junkins,   b. Abt 1832, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +04. Wesley Junkins,   b. Abt 1833, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870  (Age ~ 37 years)
     05. William Junkins,   b. Abt 1835, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F3177  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S43] South Carolina, Wills and Probates Records, 1670-1980, South Carolina County, District and Probates Court, (Ancestry), Administrators and Guardians Records, 1840-1869; Author: South Carolina. Court of Ordinary (Anderson District); Probate Place: Anderson, South Carolina; Letters, Vol 1-3, 1840-1868 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S120] 1850 United States Federal Census, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Western Division, Anderson, South Carolina; Roll: M432_848; Page: 210A; Image: 426 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S111] 1860 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, Regiment 4, Anderson, South Carolina; Roll: M653_1212; Page: 251; Family History Library Film: 805212 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S103] 1870 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, Varrenes, Anderson, South Carolina; Roll: M593_1482; Page: 677A; Image: 372179; Family History Library Film: 552981 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S85] 1880 United States Federal Census, Varennes, Anderson, South Carolina; Roll: 1219; Family History Film: 1255219; Page: 41D; Enumeration District: 020 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S42] Maryland, Compiled Marriages, 1655-1850, Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp.. Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850, (Ancestry) (Reliability: 3).
      Name: Herman Cumming
      Gender: Male
      Marriage Date: 7 Sep 1779
      Spouse: Mary James
      Spouse Gender: Male
      County: Washington County

    7. [S123] Rootsweb WorldConnect Project, (Rootsweb, Ancestry.com), Database d9rdozer, last updated 15 May 2008, 6 Aug 2012.
      7 Sept 1778 Marries Mary James in Hagerston, Washington, Maryland 1785-1788