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Capt John Cummings
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Birth: Jan. 14, 1698
Dunstable
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 15, 1770
Dunstable
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

John Comings [Cummings], son of Nathaniell, born in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts 14 January 1698.

He was a captain of militia and died August 15, 1770. He gave a bond, February 3, 1729, to maintain his mother, Abigail, wife of Nathaniel Cummings, which was witnessed by Eleazer Tyng and William Butterfield.

Source: A History of the Town of Dunstable, Massachusetts: from its earliest settlement to the Year of our Lord 1873; by Elias Nason Page 77

CUMMINGS, John Capt. died August 15, 1770 [in his 73rd year (on his gravestone)]
[NOTE: His actual age at time of death was 72y 7mo 1day]

Source: Vital Records of Dunstable, Massachusetts
Births: Page 22
Deaths: Page 213

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Cummings (____ - 1793)
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Cummings Jewett (1745 - 1831)*
  Molly Cummings (1747 - 1758)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
MEMENTO MORI
Here lies the body of
CAPT. JOHN CUMMINGS
who departed this Life
Aug. 15, 1770
In ye 75 year of his age

Source: Nason, Elias "History of Dunstable, Massachusetts": A Mudge & Son, printers, Boston 1877

(This gravestone information was misread or a misprinted, as gravestone actually reads in 73rd year. See epitaph printed out under gravestone photo.)
 
Burial:
Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery
Dunstable
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Bette Hartman
Record added: Oct 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30604154
Capt John Cummings
Added by: Charles Scott Doty
 
Capt John Cummings
Added by: Charles Scott Doty
 
Capt John Cummings
Added by: Charles Scott Doty
 
 
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 Added: Nov. 16, 2009
 
 
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