Cummins Family Genealogy
Cummins Family Genealogy

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1. Rev Frederick Patterson Cummins - was born on 31 Dec 1813 in Louisiana.
Rev Frederick married Frances Allen Walker on 1 Jul 1839 in Shelby Co., Indiana. Frances was born on 12 Oct 1821 in Indiana.

Frances - was married first to Frederick's brother, Richard L. Cummins (22 Oct 1835). (Sources: - 1)

Rev Frederick -

Census: 1850 La Porte Co., Indiana
F. P. Cummins 31 Prost. Clergyman Louisana
Frances A. Cummins 30   Indiana
Richard H. Cummins 10   IN
John H. Cummins 6   IN
Frances E. Cummins 5   IN
Mary E. Cummins 3   IN
Frederick W. Cummins 2   IN
Harriet Walker 18   Indiana
John C. Walker 22 Farmer IN
Mrs.Gardner 40   New York

Census: 1870 Indiana, La PORTE, Roll 334 Book 1, Page 161b
name age occupation born in  
F. P. Cummins 52 Episcopal Minister Mississippi  
Frances A. Cummins 47 Keeping House Indiana  
Rich'd W. Cummins 28 Srgnt U.S. Army Indiana  
Jno W. Cummins 26 R.R. Employee Indiana  
Josephine Cummins 22 at home Pennsylvania  
Francis Cummins 4 at home Pennsylvania  
Hattie H. Cummins 16 at home Indiana  
Learrie R. Cummins 14 at home Indiana  
Edwin J. Swan 26 Hat + Fur Store NY  
Mary E. Swan 21 at home Indiana  
Mtilda Anderson 23 Dom. Servant Sweden  

THE JOURNAL. Crawfordsville, In, Jan. 29, 1874.

OBITUARY ----- FREDERICK PATTERSON CUMMINS. Died, in this city on Wednesday evening the 21st, the Rev. Frederick Patterson Cummins, rector of St. John's church, in the 61st year of his age. Under ordinary circumstances, this simple announcement would probably be sufficient. But the sudden and unexpected call upoon this devoted servant of God ______ down the earthly _____ and enter upon his rest was not an ordinary circumstance. It shocked the community by its suddenness and pained it by the knwoledge of a heavy loss. Mr. Cummins, as successor to the lamented _____ entire line missing church by the gentleness of his demeanor, the unaffected piety of his life and the ability of his public ministrations has strongly endeared himself to his parish and to many outside of it in this community, and the memory he leaves behind him --- that of a good man, and a pastor "faithful unto death" --- is one which will not soon be obliterated. For some time in fading health, he had felt obliged to resign his charge and _____ half-line missing for him better than he knew. Instead of the temporary release from labor which he sought, and within a few days of the period upon which he had fixed for its commencement, he was translated without pain or prolonged suffering to the blessed rest of Paradise, and now sees the face of Him whom he so long served and truly loved. He is not for God as taken him.Mr. Cummins was born in Louisianna, Dec 31, 1813, graduated at Washington College, Penn., taught school in Burksville, Ky., for three years, thence removed in 1838 to Shelbyville, Indiana. Here he married Frances Alice, daughter of Hon. John Walker, State Senator, and soon after removed to Laporte, Indiana, where he took orders in the Presbyterian church, and served in that denomination for many years. About 1862, he united with the congregation of St. Paul's church, Laporte, in which he was confirmed by Bishop Talbot, May 17, 1867, thus becoming a regular communicant of the Episcopal church. Desiring some time later to better the work of the ministry, he was ad___ _____ date for Holy Orders, and on December 2, 1870, was ordained by Bishop Talbot to the Diaconate in St. Mark's church, Lima, and on June 7, 1871, in St. Paul's Catherdral, Indianapolis, to the Priesthood. St. John's, Crawfordsville, was his first regular charge, and in that parish he continued happy in his ministry and laborious in duty till the Master called him to "come up higher," and he entered upon loftier ministry of praise of which his last public ministrations on earth seemed at once a foretaste and a prophecy. He leaves a loving family -- a wife, two sons, and four daughters -- to mourn their loss, and to rejoice in his eternal gain. There is but one text which has constantly pressed upon my mind as proper to be inscribed upon his tomb --- Faithful unto Death.
(Sources: - 1)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Richard Walker Cummins was born about 1840 in IN.
ii.  Harry Cummins was born about 1843.
iii.  John Walker Cummins was born on 22 Mar 1843 in IN and died in 1905 in Elkhart, IN . See #2. below.
iv.  Francis E. Cummins was born in 1845/1846 in Indiana.
v.  Mary E. Cummins was born about 1847. See #4. below.
vi.  Fredercik W. Cummins was born about 1848.
vii.  Caroline Cummins was born about 1855.
----- Second Generation -----
2. John Walker Cummins - was born on 22 Mar 1843 in IN and died in 1905 in Elkhart, IN . He was the son of Rev Frederick Patterson Cummins and Frances Allen Walker.
John married Josephine Jackson.

Josephine - All we know of her is that her father was John Jackson and she was born and married in Latrobe, PA. (Sources: - 2) (Sources: - 2)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Frances Walker Cummins died in 1895 .

Frances - John and Josephine had a daughter, Frances Walker Cummins who was called Fannie. Frances married Frederick Connett and they had Francis Connett. Frances Walker Cummins died two weeks after Francis Connett was born and his father disappeared. When he was five my Franceis Connett was adopted by his maternal grandparents, thus was named Francis Cummins.
3. Francis E. Cummins - also known as: Fannie - was born in 1845/1846 in Indiana. She is the daughter of Rev Frederick Patterson Cummins and Frances Allen Walker.
Francis married William J. Johnston. William was born on 1 Apr 1832 in Indianapolis, Ind.. He was the son of Samuel Johnston and Susannah Wallace. He died in 1881 in Indianapolis, Ind. and was buried on 4 May 1881 in Crown Hill Cmty. Section: 20 Lot: 3.

William - In 1851, started in the stove business with Munson Bros., later Munson and Johnston, and then later Johnston Bros. with his brother Samuel (in 1870) Educated at the Pendleton Academy and Indianapolis public schools. Johnston Bros. was the largest stove and tinware dealer in Indiana, selling over $200,000 per year in 1886. Was living with the David Munson family in 1850. His widow, Mary M. lived at 64 S. ? in Indpls in 1887.

Listed as "Munson & Johnston, (C. H. Munson and W. J. Johnson,) wholesale and retail dealers in stoves, tin, copper and sheet iron ware, 62 East Washington." in 1862/83 Indiana State Gazeteer.

Census: 1870 (Marion County, Book 1 page 11)
name age occupation born in
William Johnston 33 Stove Dealer foreign born parents
Fannie Johnston 25 born in Indiana  
Lizzie Johnston 27 born in Indiana  
Sarah Wallace 50 born in Ireland  
Oliver (?) 19 Indiana  
Dewitt (?) 17 Indiana  
Hattie Cummins 17 Indiana  
Frederick (?) 3 Indiana  
Christie Stalkhut(sp?) 14 Domestic Servant Prussia

From the normal way of reading Census data, Oliver (?) and Dewitt (?) would be presumed to be named Wallace. However, we believe Sarah Wallace was unmarried and that Oliver and Dewitt are actually named Johnston. (Since an Oliver Johnston 1853-1878, and a Dewitt Johnston who died 1913 are buried in the Johnston plot in Crown Hill.) By the same logic, Frederick (?) should be a Cummins. However, the 1880 census shows a Frederick Johnston, age 13, living with this family and marked as a son.

1880 Census Indianapolis, Indiana
name relation age born in occupation father born mother born  
William J. Johnston self 45 IN Stoves & Tin Ware SCOT IRE  
Fannie C. Johnston wife 34 IN   LA IN  
Frederick C. Johnston son 13 IN        
Frances A. Cummins m-law 59 IN Boarding PA IN  
Elizabeth Stokley other 24 VA Servant VA VA  

See Resources: Sketch of Samuel A. and William J. Johnston.
  Then Francis married Thomas Cooke Wordin on 28 Oct 1884 in Marion County, Indiana.

Francis - after William J. Johnston died, Fannie remarried. Thomas Cook Worden and Francis C. Worden are living in Bridgport, Fairfield Co., Ct in the 1900 Census. (Connecticut, Fairfield County, Roll 131 Book 1, Page 246a)
Children with William J. Johnston
See Johnston family for children.
4. Mary E. Cummins - was born about 1847. She is the daughter of Rev Frederick Patterson Cummins and Frances Allen Walker.
Mary married Edwin J. Swan. Edwin was born in 1843/1844 in NY.

Edwin -

Census: 1880 Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana
Edwin J. Swan self 36 YS Electician MA YS
Mary E. Swan wife 31 IN Keeping House LA IN
Frederick A. Swan son 9 IN At School IN IN
Tennie Bird other 39 KY Servanat IN IN
i.  Fred Swan
1 Garner, Neese, Siemon Family Karen Preston Web: (view detail...)
2 email from Jean Cummins Bischoff Resources: cummins-source-material.htm

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