James Cummings[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1780 - 1847  (67 years)


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  • Name James Cummings 
    Born 26 Jan 1780  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gender Male 
    Baptized (LDS) 1837 
    Endowed (LDS) 3 Jan 1846  NAUVO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1846/1847  Winter Quarters Ward No. 01, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Died 28 Mar 1847  Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1839/1850  Crooked Creek/Ramus Branch, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Buried Winter Quarters Cemetery, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I8299  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2007 

    Father James Cummings 
    Mother Sarah Wright 
    Sealed P (LDS) 17 Oct 1974  SLAKE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6317  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susannah Willard,   b. 3 Mar 1792, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1847, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1817  Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed S (LDS) 26 Feb 1965  OAKLA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Franklin Cummings,   b. 3 Mar 1821, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1899, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Hiram Cummings,   b. 1824,   d. 4 Aug 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     3. Josiah Cummings,   b. 1827,   d. 4 Aug 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     4. Mary Susannah Cummings,   b. 8 Apr 1830, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1902, Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. James Willard Cummings,   b. 10 Mar 1819, Wilton, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1883  (Age 64 years)
     6. Alva Cummings,   b. 20 May 1832, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F6308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Edith Spaulding 
    Family ID F6315  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Betsy Knowlton,   d. Abt 1842 
    Family ID F6316  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1846/1847 - Winter Quarters Ward No. 01, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1847 - Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1839/1850 - Crooked Creek/Ramus Branch, Hancock, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Winter Quarters Cemetery, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Notes 
    • PROPERTY:
      T5 R5 Sec 7 W/2 S/W S/W
      T5 R5 Sec 7 W/2 N/W N/W

      NAUVOO RECORDS:
      Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register p 92
      HIGH PRIEST
      Members, LDS, 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 12 pp 595-596
      Record of Record of Baptisms for the Dead, Nauvoo, by Black and Black, Vol 2, pp 931-932

      HISTORY/HISTORIES:
      " The James Cummings Family of Utah" compiled by Benjamin Franklin Cummings the Third
      Provo, Ut p 5



      BIRTH VARIANT: 1770

      Name transcribed from A "Grave" Experience at the Mormon Pioneer Winter Quarters Cemetery. By Carlyle B. Jensen and Gail Geo. Holmes, Published by Authors October 1999. Quoted from with permission of Gail Geo. Holmes. The record is a Commencement to bury in the burying ground at Winter Quarters, North West Corner. Spellings, dates and etc. are as written in the original record - mistakes and all."

      Stated in record above for Sasannah Cummings wife of James Cummings, "Susannah Cummings; age 54 yrs., 11 mos., 25 days; wife of James Cummings; deceased, Feb 28, 1847; disease, Consumption; birthplace, Dunstable, Middlesex Co., Mass.; birthdate, Mar. 3, 1792; grave no. 92."

      Stated in record above for, "James Cummings; age 77 yrs., 2 mos., 2 days; husband of Susannah Cummings; deceased, Mar. 28, 1847; disease, Scurvy; birthplace, Dunstable, Middlesex Co., Mass.; birthdate, Jan. 26, 1790; grave, 120."

      Name transcribed from the Iowa Branches Members Index 1839 - 1859, Volumes I & II by Ronald G. Watt. Historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1991. Copyright by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

      Note: Stated in record above, "Handwritten Capt Company Navoo Legion 9/22/46"

      Name transcribed from Winter Quarters Wards Membership Lists 1846 - 1848. Taken from a variety of historical sources. They are not complete, and because of the difficulty reading handwriting, may not be entirely accurate. Most of the lists seem to be from the winter of 1846 - 47, but some are from later. In addition, people often moved to better housing, thus changing wards. Sources for these lists are: bishop's reports, high council meeting minutes, tithing records, and 'census' reports of widow, soldier's wives and other unassigned members of wards. The original records are available at the Historical Department, Archives Division, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City Utah.

      Note: Stated in above record, 6 in family.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Book - Annotated Record of Baptisms for the Dead, Nauvoo, 7 vols., Black, Susan Easton, (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602), , Vol 2, pp 93.

    2. [S61] LDS - High Priests, Nauvoo and Salt Lake.

    3. [S6] LDS - Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:1830-1848, 50 vols., Black, Susan Easton, Compiler, (LDS Church, Salt Lake City, 1990), 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 12 pp 595-596.

    4. [S7] LDS - Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (1845-1846), p 92.

    5. [S12] Internet Link - BYU Winter Quarters Project - http://winterquarters.byu.edu.

    6. [S13] Internet Link - Pioneer Research Group Project - http://www.pioneerresearchgroup.org.

    7. [S8442] .

    8. [S224] Book - A Grave Experience at the Mormon Pioneer Winter Quarters Cemetery, Jensen, Carlye B. and Gail George Holmes, (Oct 1999), Page 15, person number 179.

    9. [S39] Book - Winter Quarters Wards Membership Lists 1846 - 1848, Historical Department Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    10. [S3] LDS - Iowa Branches Members Index 1829 - 1859, Volumes I and II, Watt, Ronald G., (Historical Department Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1991,).

    11. [S2] Internet Link - International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.