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Robert “Robin” Cummins Sr.

Birth
Maryland, USA
Death
21 Jun 1841 (aged 68–69)
Greenville, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Assurance, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID
146111462 View Source

Robert Cummins, Sr. was born abt. 1772 in MD. January 19, 1795 he married Delphy Bowling in Albemarle Co, VA. Bondsman was William Ballard and witness, Alexander Garrett. Delphy Bowling gave her own written consent, witnessed by William Ballard and Daniel Bowling. In 1796 Robert Cummins and wife Delphy lived in Monroe Co, VA and bought 669 acres of land from Curtis and Esther Gaines Ballard in Monroe Co, VA on Hans Creek, a few miles SE of the town of Union near Greenville. They attended the Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church and Delphy Bowling Cummins was received into membership by baptism in 1801. The 1810 Monroe Co. VA census listed “Rot” (Robert) Cummins household as,( 2 m, under age 10; Robert Jr. b. 1803, and Charles b.1800)( 2M 10-15; John b.1798 & Woodson b.1799) (1M 26-44; Robert Cummins, Sr.)(3F-10; Mary/Polly b.1805, Nancy b.1807, & 1 unknown) (1F10-15; Frances/Fanny b. Dec 1795) (1F26-44; Delphy Cummins) (1F 45;unknown) After Robert Cummins wife Delphy Bowling Cummins died in 1812, he married Dicey Harvey Gibson, widow of Henry Gibson, on September 15, 1813 and they had a son, Gordon Cummins b.7 Feb. 1815- d. 6 Mar 1884. In 1833 Robert Cummins was appointed Power of Attorney by Polly Boling/Bowling to file for compensations for her husband John Boling’s death during his service in the Revolutionary War. (Deed Bk 17, P. 203 Mary/Polly Ballard and John Boling/Bowling, both of St. Thomas Parish, Orange Co, VA were married on 22 August 1773) Military records prove that John Boling/Bowling of Orange County VA, served in the Revolutionary War in Captain Joseph Spencer’s Company in Virginia’s Regiment 7 commanded by Alexander McClanahan Esq. and Boling’s death occurred while in service on August 4, 1777. (Deed Bk K p. 352 “ I Polly Boling of the county of Monroe and state of Virginia do hereby constitute and appoint Robert Cummins Sr. of the county and state aforesaid my true and lawful attorney with full power and authority to receive for me and in my name any lands, moneys or other valuable considerations which I may be entitled to either from the state or General Government in consideration of the revolutionary service of my late husband John Boling who went from the county of Orange Virginia into the revolutionary army and died in the service. And the said Robert Cummins Sen. is hereby further authorized to do and perform any act or acts which he may deem necessary and proper to procure for me the said land or money or what ever I may be entitled to as the widow of the said John Boling deceased in consideration of his revolutionary services. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 23rd day of July 1833. Polly Boling (seal) her X mark Wit: James G. Harvey, John Cummins, Charles Cummins, Richard Harvey) Robert Cummings died June of 1841 was buried in the little Cummings Cemetery on the hill behind his house. (Will book v 003, pg. 472.) Robert Cummins Will; “I do here make my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, first I desire that my land be equally divided. That my son Charles is to get one half of the old tract where I now live on that has two hundred and forty acres more or less and my wife is to have the other half her lifetime, and after her death my son Gordian Cummins is to have the other part after my wife decease and the said Gordian Cummins is to live on the land his lifetime. I desire that my wife is to have two cows and her bed and the bureau and cupboard and table and kitchen furniture her life time and after her death to be sold and six choice sheep, and after her death to be sold and divided among my children; the first children. I desire that all the rest of my property to be sold and my wife is to keep two horses on the place and they are to be sold after her death and divided among my first children, and Leander Gibson, if he stays with his granny, she is to give him a colt and saddle. I desire that the ballance of my property that’s not named in my will should all be sold and my just debts be paid, after that I want my daughter, Fanny Ellis to have twenty dollars, and my daughter Polly Paul to have twenty dollars and the ballance be divided among my first children, and it is my desire that Betsy Gibson should have one heifer and that she should raise her a bed. I desire that the ballance of my property be sold and all just debts and expenses paid, the ballance divided among my first children. And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son John Cummins to be the Executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other or former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereas I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal this 24th of January 1841.” Robert Cummins (X his mark). Wit: John Ellison, Johnathan H. Harvey “I desire that Charles Cummins is not to fence up the water on his part nor no person if he should sell his land to hinder my wife and children from geting water out of his spring and Charles Cummins and Gordian Cummins is to pay for dividing the land both equal part.” At a Court held for the County of Monroe the 21st day of June 1841 this Last Will and Testament of Robert Cummins was presented in Court and proven by the oaths of John Ellison and Jonathan H. Harvey subscribing witnesses thereto, the same is ordered to be recorded. Teste, Jn Hutchison Jr. C. M. C.
Robert Cummins estate was appraised by Robert Coalter, James Ralstin, and Joel Stodghill on 22 July 1841, valued at $419.03, and finally settled Sept. 14, 1844, and submitted to the September Monroe Co, Court., with a balance due the estate of $118.091/2
Children of Robert Cummins/Cummings and Delphy Bowling:
Frances(Fanny) Cummings b. 25 Sept, 1796—d. .Aug 31, 1874,WV, m. John Ellison, Jr. John Cummings b. abt. 1798- d. abt. 1851, WV, m.#1. Betsy Gibson, m.#2. Nancy Broyles, Woodson Cummings b.17 Feb. 1799—d.17 Dec.1845, IN,, m. Nancy Ellison dau. of John Ellison, Sr. Charles Cummings b.5 Oct. 1800—d.7 July 1880 KS, m. Sarah (Sally) Miller, Robert Cummings Jr. b.27 Jan 1804—d.19 Sept. 1871 IN. m. Nancy Harvey, Mary/Polly Cummings b.6 Dec. 1805—d. 13 Feb. 1887,Walla Walla, WA, m. Joseph Paul, Nancy Cummings b. 1807, d.Feb. 24 1882, Walla Walla, WA, m.#1.Isaac Harvey. m.#2. Nathan Rounsaville.
Child of Robert Cummins/Cummings and Dicey Harvey Gibson Cummins/Cummings , Gordon W. Cummings b.7 Feb. 1815—d.6 Mar. 1884, WV, m. Sarah Comer
*DNA has proved that Robert Cummins is NOT the father of Charles Cummins (1780-1852) or the father of James Cummins (1790-1870) as some researchers claim and has been wrongfully added to the Family Members list below.*

Robert Cummins, Sr. was born abt. 1772 in MD. January 19, 1795 he married Delphy Bowling in Albemarle Co, VA. Bondsman was William Ballard and witness, Alexander Garrett. Delphy Bowling gave her own written consent, witnessed by William Ballard and Daniel Bowling. In 1796 Robert Cummins and wife Delphy lived in Monroe Co, VA and bought 669 acres of land from Curtis and Esther Gaines Ballard in Monroe Co, VA on Hans Creek, a few miles SE of the town of Union near Greenville. They attended the Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church and Delphy Bowling Cummins was received into membership by baptism in 1801. The 1810 Monroe Co. VA census listed “Rot” (Robert) Cummins household as,( 2 m, under age 10; Robert Jr. b. 1803, and Charles b.1800)( 2M 10-15; John b.1798 & Woodson b.1799) (1M 26-44; Robert Cummins, Sr.)(3F-10; Mary/Polly b.1805, Nancy b.1807, & 1 unknown) (1F10-15; Frances/Fanny b. Dec 1795) (1F26-44; Delphy Cummins) (1F 45;unknown) After Robert Cummins wife Delphy Bowling Cummins died in 1812, he married Dicey Harvey Gibson, widow of Henry Gibson, on September 15, 1813 and they had a son, Gordon Cummins b.7 Feb. 1815- d. 6 Mar 1884. In 1833 Robert Cummins was appointed Power of Attorney by Polly Boling/Bowling to file for compensations for her husband John Boling’s death during his service in the Revolutionary War. (Deed Bk 17, P. 203 Mary/Polly Ballard and John Boling/Bowling, both of St. Thomas Parish, Orange Co, VA were married on 22 August 1773) Military records prove that John Boling/Bowling of Orange County VA, served in the Revolutionary War in Captain Joseph Spencer’s Company in Virginia’s Regiment 7 commanded by Alexander McClanahan Esq. and Boling’s death occurred while in service on August 4, 1777. (Deed Bk K p. 352 “ I Polly Boling of the county of Monroe and state of Virginia do hereby constitute and appoint Robert Cummins Sr. of the county and state aforesaid my true and lawful attorney with full power and authority to receive for me and in my name any lands, moneys or other valuable considerations which I may be entitled to either from the state or General Government in consideration of the revolutionary service of my late husband John Boling who went from the county of Orange Virginia into the revolutionary army and died in the service. And the said Robert Cummins Sen. is hereby further authorized to do and perform any act or acts which he may deem necessary and proper to procure for me the said land or money or what ever I may be entitled to as the widow of the said John Boling deceased in consideration of his revolutionary services. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 23rd day of July 1833. Polly Boling (seal) her X mark Wit: James G. Harvey, John Cummins, Charles Cummins, Richard Harvey) Robert Cummings died June of 1841 was buried in the little Cummings Cemetery on the hill behind his house. (Will book v 003, pg. 472.) Robert Cummins Will; “I do here make my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, first I desire that my land be equally divided. That my son Charles is to get one half of the old tract where I now live on that has two hundred and forty acres more or less and my wife is to have the other half her lifetime, and after her death my son Gordian Cummins is to have the other part after my wife decease and the said Gordian Cummins is to live on the land his lifetime. I desire that my wife is to have two cows and her bed and the bureau and cupboard and table and kitchen furniture her life time and after her death to be sold and six choice sheep, and after her death to be sold and divided among my children; the first children. I desire that all the rest of my property to be sold and my wife is to keep two horses on the place and they are to be sold after her death and divided among my first children, and Leander Gibson, if he stays with his granny, she is to give him a colt and saddle. I desire that the ballance of my property that’s not named in my will should all be sold and my just debts be paid, after that I want my daughter, Fanny Ellis to have twenty dollars, and my daughter Polly Paul to have twenty dollars and the ballance be divided among my first children, and it is my desire that Betsy Gibson should have one heifer and that she should raise her a bed. I desire that the ballance of my property be sold and all just debts and expenses paid, the ballance divided among my first children. And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son John Cummins to be the Executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other or former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereas I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal this 24th of January 1841.” Robert Cummins (X his mark). Wit: John Ellison, Johnathan H. Harvey “I desire that Charles Cummins is not to fence up the water on his part nor no person if he should sell his land to hinder my wife and children from geting water out of his spring and Charles Cummins and Gordian Cummins is to pay for dividing the land both equal part.” At a Court held for the County of Monroe the 21st day of June 1841 this Last Will and Testament of Robert Cummins was presented in Court and proven by the oaths of John Ellison and Jonathan H. Harvey subscribing witnesses thereto, the same is ordered to be recorded. Teste, Jn Hutchison Jr. C. M. C.
Robert Cummins estate was appraised by Robert Coalter, James Ralstin, and Joel Stodghill on 22 July 1841, valued at $419.03, and finally settled Sept. 14, 1844, and submitted to the September Monroe Co, Court., with a balance due the estate of $118.091/2
Children of Robert Cummins/Cummings and Delphy Bowling:
Frances(Fanny) Cummings b. 25 Sept, 1796—d. .Aug 31, 1874,WV, m. John Ellison, Jr. John Cummings b. abt. 1798- d. abt. 1851, WV, m.#1. Betsy Gibson, m.#2. Nancy Broyles, Woodson Cummings b.17 Feb. 1799—d.17 Dec.1845, IN,, m. Nancy Ellison dau. of John Ellison, Sr. Charles Cummings b.5 Oct. 1800—d.7 July 1880 KS, m. Sarah (Sally) Miller, Robert Cummings Jr. b.27 Jan 1804—d.19 Sept. 1871 IN. m. Nancy Harvey, Mary/Polly Cummings b.6 Dec. 1805—d. 13 Feb. 1887,Walla Walla, WA, m. Joseph Paul, Nancy Cummings b. 1807, d.Feb. 24 1882, Walla Walla, WA, m.#1.Isaac Harvey. m.#2. Nathan Rounsaville.
Child of Robert Cummins/Cummings and Dicey Harvey Gibson Cummins/Cummings , Gordon W. Cummings b.7 Feb. 1815—d.6 Mar. 1884, WV, m. Sarah Comer
*DNA has proved that Robert Cummins is NOT the father of Charles Cummins (1780-1852) or the father of James Cummins (1790-1870) as some researchers claim and has been wrongfully added to the Family Members list below.*


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