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William Burrell Cummings
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Birth: May 10, 1810
Death: Oct. 23, 1884

MALACHI A. CUMMINGS was born July 12, 1854. He is of Irish and
Scotch origin. His grandfather Joseph Cummings, of Irish descent,
emigrated from near Richmond, Va., to this State over 100 years ago.
He served in the Revolutionary was and was with Washington at the
surrender of Cornwallis and his maternal grandfather, William Denny of
Scotch descent came from Kentucky to this State, both settling at a
place now known as Cummingville in Van Buren County, then White
County. His grandparents lived to an extreme old age. His father W.B.
Cummings, was born May 11, 1810, and
filled the different offices of sheriff, circuit court clerk and county judge
in his county with credit and honor. After the war he read law and in 1868
was admitted to the bar, and died October 22, 1884. Malachi was raised
on the farm and after working through crop times, would go to school in
the neighborhood in the fall. He received his principal education at
Burritt College, paying for his tuition part of the time by sweeping the
college buildings. In 1875 he attended the law school of Cumberland
University at Lebanon, Tenn., and graduated in 1875, and was duly
licensed to practice in all the courts of Tennessee. While attending the
law school he received the honor of representing the Philomatian
society as orator at the commencement exercises. After staying at
Spencer and Sparta awhile he permanently located at Sparta, where
he is now engaged in the practice of his profession.



 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joseph Cummings (1762 - 1853)
  Rosannah Collier-Medley Cummings (1765 - 1839)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha A Denney Cummings (1814 - 1897)
 
 Children:
  Gabriel Marion Cummings (1834 - 1903)*
  William Japer Cummings (1835 - 1862)*
  Loucinda E Cummings Morgan (1839 - 1884)*
  Joseph Denney Cummings (1841 - 1914)*
  John Lafayette Cummings (1846 - 1911)*
  Sarah Ann Cummings Fraser (1848 - 1870)*
  Maggie C Cummings Haston (1850 - 1931)*
  Martha Cummings Haston (1851 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Catherine Cummings Hill (1786 - 1864)*
  David Cummings (1787 - 1841)*
  Malachi Cummings (1791 - 1868)*
  Eleanor Cummings Sparkman (1795 - 1862)*
  Joseph Cummings (1802 - 1865)*
  Mary Anna Cummings Sparkman (1806 - ____)*
  William Burrell Cummings (1810 - 1884)
  Gabriel Penn Cummings (1813 - 1877)*
  Nancy Cummings (1815 - 1885)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cummingsville Cemetery
Van Buren County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Reba Bain
Record added: Nov 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31548282
William Burrell Cummings
Added by: kara harris
 
William Burrell Cummings
Added by: Sue Butterfield Picard
 
William Burrell Cummings
Added by: Sue Butterfield Picard
 
 
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Cummins/Denny ties..rest peacefully
- Colleen Sanders Broyles
 Added: Mar. 20, 2015
Family
- John Cummings
 Added: May. 21, 2012
To a grandfather I never met -- keeping your memory alive....
- kara harris
 Added: Jul. 15, 2011
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