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Lydia Brahan Cummins
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Birth: 1770
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 16, 1854
Johnson County
Illinois, USA

daughter of Isaac & Mary Brahan Gray
wife of Zachariah Cummins

In his unfinished family history, Buck Cummins writes of Lydia, "Lydia was called 'Big Granny' by many of her descendants and she must have been a fine and widely known midwife. The biography of her grandson, John Logan Cummins, in Portrait and Biographical Review, of Johnson, Massac, Pope and Hardin Counties, published by Biographical Publishing Company, Chicago, 1893, states that she was a 'physician amd travelled many, many miles on horseback to care for her patients.'"

Lydia was the daughter of Mary "Polly" Brahan Gray. Her step-father, Isaac Gray raised her and signed the consent form for her to marry Zachariah Cummins. 
Family links: 
  Zachariah Cummins (1766 - 1847)
  Peter H Cummins (1798 - 1853)*
  Thomas Brahan Cummins (1800 - 1869)*
  Mary Cummins Coleman (1804 - ____)*
  Aseneth Cummins Kirtley (1807 - 1862)*
  Nancy Cummins Murray (1814 - 1884)*
  Samuel Arnett Cummins (1820 - 1883)*
*Calculated relationship
Little Granny Cemetery
Johnson County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Colleen Sanders Broyles
Record added: Aug 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57468161

- Colleen Sanders Broyles
 Added: Jan. 23, 2015

- kathleen kelton
 Added: Jan. 22, 2015

- Colleen Sanders Broyles
 Added: Jan. 28, 2014
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