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Watson B. Cummings
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Birth: Jul. 16, 1831
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 1903
Harrisburg
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA

The son of James & Mary Magdalena Cummings, in 1860, he was a cooper living in Penn Township, Perry County. He married Anna Elizabeth Pray February 13, 1856, and fathered James B. (b. 01/??/57), Sarah Jane (b. 02/04/58 - married Benjamin Franklin Bell), Samuel P. or V. (b. 1859), Elizabeth (b. @1861 - married a Schleck), Catherine (b. @!862), William H. (b. 05/??/64), Jacob S. (b. 09/??/65), Amelia Ann (b. @1867 - married a Windsor), Emma M. (b. 11/??/68 - married Ross B. Reel), Eva C. (b. @1870 - married a Stuart), Charles Edward (b. 06/??/73), Amina S. (b. @1875), and George K. (b. @1877).

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in New Cumberland, Cumberland County, August 9, 1862, and mustered into federal service at Harrisburg August 12 as a private with Co. H, 130th Pennsylvania Infantry. According to his obituary, he was wounded at the battle of Antietam September 17, 1862. While his military records do not reflect that, they are not reliable for the 130th Pennsylvania. He was honorably discharged with his company on May 21, 1863.

In 1870, he and his family lived in New Cumberland, Cumberland County, and, in 1890, in Harrisburg. He cut off two fingers of his left hand in a post-war sawmill accident. Died at his daughter Amelia's home. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Cummings (1795 - 1842)
  Mary Magdelena Cummings (1793 - 1863)
 
 Children:
  Emma Cummings Reel (1868 - 1928)*
 
 Sibling:
  Watson B. Cummings (1831 - 1903)
  Julian Cummings (1835 - 1841)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
East Harrisburg Cemetery
Harrisburg
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Dennis Brandt
Record added: Jan 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84049834
Watson B. Cummings
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