Saturday, November 21, 2009

Surname Saturday: Cummings

The CUMMINGS surname is Eileen's paternal line.  The surname is likely of Irish orgins, although I've not been able to trace it beyond Alabama.  The surname has been found to be spelled any number of ways in the records, including: COMINGS, CUMMINS, CROMEANS, etc.

Stories and History:

Ahnentafel # 32: ________ CROMEANS/CUMMINGS  An unknown father whose surname is either spelled CROMEANS or CUMMINGS was the father of: James, Jacob, Abner, Spencer, Josiah, D.R. as well as potential others who settled in Tennessee and Alabama. 

Ahnentafel # 16: Spencer CUMMINGS (c1812-aft1861). Spencer was born circa 1812 in North Carolina and married Gincy ________ before 1832, probably in Walker County, Alabama.  Spencer was enumerated in the 1850 census of Hancock County, Alabama and was a farmer.  Believed to have died sometime during the Civil War, as his widow later moved to Wayne County, Tennessee.  Gincy died after 1880 in Wayne County, Tennessee. They had 10 children.

Ahnentafel # 8: Wyatt CUMMINGS (1841-1890).  Wyatt was born February 13, 1841 in Walker County, Alabama and married Margaret HENSONWyatt was a minister and farmer and served in the Union Army during the Civil War with Company H, 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry.  After they war they lived in Wayne County, Tennessee.  Wyatt died August 22, 1890 in Colbert County, Alabama.  Margaret died December 28, 1915 in Dyer County, Tennessee.  They had 13 children.

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1 comment:

Russell said...

Hope you manage to trace your Cummings family history beyond Alabama. Cummings has a number of variations in Scotland and the Comyn family there way back in 1290 were one of 6 claimants for the Scottish throne through John Comyn or Black Comyn as he was known. Its a bit of a long shot but you never know!