Ann Mildred <I>Jones</I> Cummings


Ann Mildred Jones Cummings

Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death 21 Apr 1909 (aged 85)
Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row D, Lot 12 Lower, Site 5
Memorial ID 18014068 View Source

- Joseph James Wilkerson Jones [1776-1840]
- Ann Newton (Chiswell) Jones [1786-1857]

Married Franklin Cummings on April 2, 1850

- Joseph Franklin Cummings [1851-1912]
- Elizabeth Ann Cummings Russell [1854-1890]
- William Edward Cummings [1858-1882]
- Charles Ernest Cummings [1860-1933]
- Mary Margaret Cummings Sibert [1862-1915]
- John Augustus Cummings [1865-1890]

Brownsville Daily Herald - April 27, 1909

News has been received here of the death of Mrs. Ann Mildred Cummings, formerly of Brownsville, which occurred in Montgomery county, Maryland, [at her childhood home] on Wednesday, April 21. Mrs. Cummings was for many years a resident of Brownsville and leaves a number of relations here, besides many warm friends, to whom the news of her death brings great sorrow.

A daughter of one of the old Maryland families, she was born April 14, 1824 on the large plantation which her father had inherited from ancestors to whom the lands were originally granted by the crown of England. Here in 1850, she was wedded to Franklin Cummings, then a rising young lawyer, who brought his bride to live at Brownsville. Her husband soon achieved prominence here in his profession, rising to the front ranks. He was at one time mayor of Brownsville and stood very high with his fellow citizens, being distinguished as much for his philanthropy as for his legal and executive ability. Mr. Cummings died Aug. 12, 1874, at the age of 52.

Seven children were born to them, three of whom survive. These are Capt. J. Franklin Cummings, formerly an officer of the U. S. Army; Charles Ernest Cummings of Mexico City; and Mrs. Mary Margaret Sibert, wife of Captain W. L. Sibert of the U. S. engineers, now at Gatun, Canal zone, Panama, where Captain Sibert holds a prominent place on the canal commission. One of Mrs. Cummings' daughters, Elizabeth Ann, was the wife of Thomas B. Russell of Brownsville, having died in 1890. Nineteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren survive Mrs. Cummings, among the former being included Mrs. P. J. Vivier and Mrs. Robert B. Rentfro of Brownsville.

Mrs. Cummings was very generally beloved in Brownsville and her departure from here in 1902, to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Sibert, was greatly regretted in Brownsville where so many years of her gracious, gentle life had been spent. For a time after leaving here, Mrs. Cummings lived in Pennsylvania, where Mrs. Sibert resided. Later she went with Capt. and Mrs. Sibert to Panama, and remained there several years, but finally returned to her childhood home in Maryland, where she spent the closing days of her life. She was laid at rest there on Friday, April 23.


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