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John Cummings

John Cummings

Male 1802 - 1895  (92 years)

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  • Name John Cummings 
    Born 2 Dec 1802  Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1830  Gibson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age: 28 
    Residence 1843  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 10 Oct 1850  Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1850

    Iowa, Pottawattamie, District 21, 10 Oct 1850, Dwelling 750, Family 750

    John Cummings, 48, male, farmer. Rachael Cummings, wife 36. Children: Mary, daughter 17; William, son 15; Isaac, son 13; Sarah, daughter 11; Malinda, daughter 9; Nancy, daughter 6; John, son 4; Harmon, son 6/12. John was born in South Carolina. Rachael, Mary, William, Sarah, Malinda and Isaac born in Tenn; Nancy born in Illinois; John and Harmon born in Iowa. Next door to Cornelious Dunham and Abel and Amy Galland. 
    Age: 48 
    1850 Federal Census, John Cummings Family, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa
    1850 Federal Census, John Cummings Family, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa
    Residence 28 Jun 1852  Kanesville, , Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Migration to Utah

    Departed 28 Jun 1852 from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs) in the Uriah Curtis Company. Arrival 29 Sep, 1 Oct 1852. Traveling in the Uriah Curtis Company were: Harmon Cummings (2), Isaac Cummings (14), John Cummings (49), John James Cummings (6), Mary Jane Cummings (18), Melinda Ann Cummings (10), Nancy Elizabeth Cummings (8), Rachel Ann Canada (39), Sarah Ann Cummings (13), Thomas Cummings (or H.T.) (infant), William Cummings (16). 
    Age: 49 
    Residence 12 Oct 1852  Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mormon Migration

    Arrival in Provo, Utah. 
    Census 4 Oct 1860  Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1860

    Utah, Utah, Provo, Provo Post Office, page 426, 4 Oct 1860, Dwelling 3744, Family 2822

    John Cummings, 58. Rachael, wife 46. Valve of real estate is $100; personal property $650. Children: Wm, son 25; Malinda, daughter 20; Nancy, daughter 16; John, son 14; Harmon, son 10; Joseph, son 1. Rachel, William and Malinda are born in Tenn; Nancy in Illinois; John and Harmon in Iowa; Joseph in Utah.

    Note: Ancestry transcribed surname as Comings. 
    Age: 58 
    1860 US Federal Census, John Cummings, Provo, Utah
    1860 US Federal Census, John Cummings, Provo, Utah
    Census 1870  TBD Not known at this time Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 8 Jun 1880  Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880

    Utah, Wasatch, Heber City and Precinct, ED 90, page 16, Family 144

    John Cummings, 79 farmer. Rachel, wife 65. He is a farmer. He was born in South Carolina and she was born in Tenn. 
    Age: 79 
    Died 8 Sep 1895  Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 13 Sep 1895  Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Obituary

    Death of an Old Pioneer

    Old Grandpa Cummings, more familiarly known as "Pap" Cummings, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sarah Ann Jones, in this city Tuesday evening last at 7:15 o'clock, at the ripe old age of 92 years, 9 months and 8 days.

    The deceased had been very feeble for some time and the cause of his death is attributed to old age. He was born in South Carolina on the 2nd day of December, 1802, and came to Utah with his wife and family in the year 1832. His wife preceded him in death about five months, dying on the 29th day of last March. He was the father of 10 children, 7 of whom are living, left 79 grandchildren and 90 great grandchildren. He was among the early settlers in this valley where he has resided ever since, and a man always highly respected by all his acquaintances. He held the distinction of being the oldest man in this county and was presented with a large armchair at an old folk's party last February for that honor.

    The last sad rites were performed over the departed yesterday afternoon, when fitting funeral ceremonies were held in the Stake House and a large cortege of relatives and friends followed the remains to the city of the dead. Peace be to his ashes. 
    Age: 92 
    Buried Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Headstone for John and Rachel Ann Canarda Cummings
    Headstone for John and Rachel Ann Canarda Cummings
    Married March 16, 1834
    Pioneers 1852
    John Cummings (1802 - 1895) - Find A Grave
    John Cummings (1802 - 1895) - Find A Grave
    Notes 
    • Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 18471868
      Cummings, John

      Birth Date: 2 Dec 1802
      Death Date: 8 Sep 1895
      Gender: Male
      Age: 49
      Company: Uriah Curtis Company (1852)


      Sources:
      Deseret News [Weekly], 18 Sep. 1852, 2.

      Uriah Curtis Company (1852)

      Departure: 28 June 1852
      Arrival in Salt Lake Valley: 29 September, 1 October 1852

      Company Information:
      About 365 individuals and 51 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs).

      Source of Trail Excerpt:
      Cummings, Harmon, Autobiographical sketch, in Biographical sketches 1891-2006, reel 24, box 25, fd. 1, item 19.

      Available at the following institutions:
      Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah [8]
    Person ID I776  clanSoren | I103-Ferguson, FRS101
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2015 

    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) 
    Relationship Birth 
    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) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 7 Sep 1778  Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Alternate date of marriage is 7 Sep 1779 in Washington County, Maryland [9]
    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 Ancestors Rachel Ann Carnada,   b. 20 Mar 1813, Gibson, Gibson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1895, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1834  Gibson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Actual date not verified.
    Tennessee State Marriages, John Cummings and Rachell Kenady, 1834, Gibson County, Tennessee
    Tennessee State Marriages, John Cummings and Rachell Kenady, 1834, Gibson County, Tennessee
    Children 
    +01. Mary Jane Cummings,   b. 28 Oct 1834, Gibson, Gibson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1906, Centerwood, Wasatch, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +02. William Morrell Cummings, Sr.,   b. 31 Jul 1835, Gibson, Gibson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1922, Kanosh, Millard, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +03. Isaac Cummings,   b. 31 May 1837, Gibson, Gibson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1906, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +04. Sara Ann Cummings,   b. 20 Mar 1839, Gibson, Gibson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1909, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +05. Melinda Ann Cummings,   b. 06 Apr 1840, Gibson, Gibson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1910, Pleasant View, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +06. Nancy Elizabeth Cummings,   b. 07 Sep 1843, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1881, Daniel, Wasatch, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    +07. John James Cummings Married: 2x2x ,   b. 25 Mar 1846, Montrose, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1929, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +08. Harmon Cummings,   b. 07 Jul 1850, Hollows Grove, Harrison, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1920, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     09. Thomas [ or H.T.] Cummings,   b. 1852,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Joseph Cummings,   b. 6 Jan 1857, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1877, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F283  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    John C. Cummings
    John C. Cummings

  • Sources 
    1. [S123] Rootsweb WorldConnect Project, (Rootsweb, Ancestry.com), Our Family Tree, database owner d9rdrozer, last updated 15 May 2008, 8 Aug 2012.
      MATERIAL TAKEN FROM A JOURNAL OF THE LIFE AND
      PARENTAGE OF JOHN CUMMINGS AND WIFE

    2. [S120] 1850 United States Federal Census, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 21, Pottawattamie, Iowa; Roll: M432_188; Page: 111 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S96] Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 18471868, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, (http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearch), Urah Curtis Company (1852) (Reliability: 3), 8 Aug 2012.

    4. [S123] Rootsweb WorldConnect Project, (Rootsweb, Ancestry.com), Our Family Tree, database owner d9rdrozer, last updated 15 May 2008, 8 Aug 2012.

    5. [S111] 1860 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Provo, Utah, Utah Territory; Roll: M653_1314; Page: 892 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S140] Newspaper Articles, Clippings, On-Line Documents, The Wasatch Wave, 13 Sep 1895, page 3 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S157] Findagrave.com, (Findagrave.com), Memorial 30816772 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S96] Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 18471868, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, (http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearch) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [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

    10. [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

    11. [S308] Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002, Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm., (Ancestry.com), Tennessee, Gibson County, 1834 (Reliability: 3), 8 Aug 2012.