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Maj Samuel Paine Cummings
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Birth: Feb. 5, 1818
York County
Maine, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 1904
Fulton County
Illinois, USA

son of
Nathaniel Cummings 1761 – 1827
Sarah Judkins 1770 – 1855

History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten

Pages 332-343

MAJOR SAMUEL P. CUMMINGS had long been prominent as a merchant in Astoria when the War of the Rebellion began. He had also been prominent in affairs political in the county and frequently served as a member of the county board. Early in the war he had been commissioned a mustering officer with the rank of major, and had assisted in recruiting several of the early regiments. He enrolled two companies for the Eighty-fifth and at the organization of the regiment was chosen major. He was favorably mentioned for gallant conduct in the battle of Perryville by his colonel and brigade commander, served through the Kentucky campaign, and participated with the regiment in the battle of Stone River or Murfreesboro. Failing health, however, compelled him to resign at Nashville, and his resignation was approved for disability on April 6, 1863.

He returned to Astoria, where he continued in business until within the last few years, and where he still resides. He as served his constituents as supervisor, judge of the county court, and has represented his county in both branches of the legislature. Possessed of an ample fortune he is now enjoying a ripe old age among the people he served for so long.


Colonel—Robert S. Moore, of Havana, Mason County.
Lieutenant-Colonel—Caleb J. Dilworth, of Havana, Mason County.
Major—S. P. Cummings, of Astoria, Fulton County.
Adjutant—John B. Wright, of Havana, Mason County.
Quartermaster—Samuel F. Wright, of Havana, Mason County.
Surgeon—James P. Walker, of Mason City, Mason County.
First Assistant Surgeon—Philip L. Dieffenbacher, of Havana, Mason County.
Second Assistant Surgeon—James C. Patterson, of Mason City, Mason County.
Chaplain—Joseph S. Barwick, of Havana, Mason County.
Family links: 
  Lucy M Durell Cummings (1818 - 1896)*
  Sarah Eliza Cummings Green (1842 - 1926)*
  Lucy Cummings (1845 - 1861)*
  Sue Caroline Cummings Waggoner (1854 - 1935)*
  Gilbert McNeil Cummings (1856 - 1857)*
  Henry Orleans Cummings (1858 - 1909)*
  William Phelps Cummings (1860 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Astoria Cemetery
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Nov 16, 2010
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Maj Samuel Paine Cummings
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Maj Samuel Paine Cummings
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Maj Samuel Paine Cummings
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