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from: “Sketches of Prominent Citizens of 1876” a sequel to
“Early Reminiscences of Indianapolis” by John H. B. Nowland
<br>Published by Tilford & Carlton 1877
Samuel A. and William
Samuel A. Johnston
was born of
nd of June 1835, in Johnson county Indiana. On the 14th
of February (Valentine day), 1865, he was married to
Estelle Pullis of
William J. Johnston,
brother of Samuel A., was born on the
farm, one and a half miles south of
st of April 1837. He received his education at
and in the
schools. He was married to the eldest daughter of the
Rev. F. P. Cummins,
In 1851 he engaged in the stove business with the Munson brothers, and has been
engaged in the same place and business now for over twenty-six years, and is
now with his brother, the firm being
are extensively engaged in the manufacture of galvanized iron work and slate
roofing. Their trade extends over the entire west – they furnished and
galvanized iron work for the insane asylum at
Nebraska. Their work has given satisfaction in every
instance; this is quite a compliment to their establishment, coming as it does
in direct competition with similar houses of the kind in surrounding cities.
Mr. Johnston bought an interest of Messr. Munson in 1859, and the firm for some
time was known as
Munson, Johnston & Co. In
1870 Johnston Brothers bought the entire establishment and added to the stove
and tinware the manufacturing of galvanized iron work and slate roofing. They
are now the largest wholesale and retail establishment of the kind in
; their sales now reach two hundred thousand dollars per year and
are steadily increasing.
Subj: Re: CUMMIN(G)S,COMYN'S/FAMILIES - 6 / 1 - 1
Date: 6/1/01 11:12:35 AM Central Daylight Time
I am researching my Cummins line who lived in Shelbyville, Indiana for some
time. My great-great grandfather, Frederick Patterson Cummins married
Frances Walker Cummins (who was the widow of his brother, Richard) in 1838.
They had several children, one of which, John Walker Cummins, was my
great-grandfather who eventually moved to Elkhart, Indiana. Frederick went
on to Crawfordsville, Indiana as an Episcopal at St. John's Church there
until his death in 1874. I can't find any information on their parents, John
Cummins MD and Judith Warwick. Anyone who can help?
Jean Cummins Bischoff
I was searching on WorldConnect and found your information on F. P.
Cummins. He was my great-grandfather. How are you related to
him? I have a couple of corrections to your information. He was
born in 1814 in Pennsylvania
. My son and I have done extensive research and have come to the
conclusion that the census takers handwriting was misread. Also, his children
are Richard Simpson Cummins and John Walker Cummins so the middle initial is
not H. Fannie Cummins was my grandmother I have a picture of her as a
young girl.. I have F.P.'s parents names, but no dates.
I think I gave you some wrong information, but I can't find the email I sent to
you. I think I told you that one of Frederick and Frances Cummins sons
was Richard Simpson Cummins. Actually he was Frederick
THeir son was Richard W. Cummins. I am descended from Frances E.'s
brother, John Walker Cummins.
John Walker Cummins, brother of your Fannie was my gggrandfather.
He married Josephine Jackson. All we know of her is that her father was
John Jackson and she was born and married in Latrobe
Josephine had a daughter, Frances Walker Cummins who was called Fannie. Frances
Frederick Connett and they had my father, Francis. Frances
died two weeks
after my dad was born and his father disappeared. When he was five my
father was adopted by his maternal grandparents, thus was named Cummins so I
have the same maiden name as his mother had.. I don;t think you would be
interested in other info I have, but if you are I'll gladly send you my file.
By the way, John and Josephine moved to Elkhart
railroad moved its operations there.. My son and I have just returned
from a genealogy research trip to Indiana
Crawfordsville, [IN], Jan. 29, 1874
T. H. B. McCain and J. T. Talbot
Editors and Proprietors
FREDERICK PATTERSON CUMMINS.
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 upon 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 knowledge 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 Louisiana
, Dec 31, 1813
, graduated at Washington College
, taught school in Burksville
, for three years, thence removed in 1838 to Shelbyville
. 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 Deaconate
in St. Mark's church, Lima
, and on June 7, 1871
, in St. Paul
's Cathedral, 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.
Indiana Marriage records. Note Frances A.
Walker married Richard L. Cummins first, and then married Frederick P. Cummins
after Richard died.
Cummins Cummins, Frances
Cummins, Frederick P.
02 Jul 1839
Walker, Richard L. Frances
Cummins, Richard L.
Walker, Frances A.
22 Oct 1835
to Marriage Record 1881 - 1885 Inclusive Volume 8 Letters A to Z Inclusive
Record Located: County Clerk's Office Indianapolis Compiled by Indiana Works Progress
Name: Thomas C Wordin
Spouse: Fanny C Johnston
Marriage Date: 28 Oct 1884
Birth Date: 19
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