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Capt Henry Harrison Cumings

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Capt Henry Harrison Cumings

Birth
Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois, USA
Death
14 May 1913 (aged 72)
Tidioute, Warren County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Tidioute, Warren County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot
Section B, Lot 44
Memorial ID
71952348 View Source

Henry Harrison Cumings (1840-1913), was born in Monmouth, Illinois, on December 1, 1840. His father, Charles Cumings (d. October 4, 1900) was a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church and, in 1825, moved with his family to Unionville, Lake County, Ohio. Together with his first wife, Emily Amsden (d. August, 1851) and his second wife Rebecca Agnes Sullivan, Charles had twelve children; Henry Harrison, Lucy Mohitabel, Charles Elliot, Francis Asbury, Jane Rebecca, Benjamin Potter, Homer Potter, Emily Estelle, Mary Marie, Nellie Lavania, Kate and Edgar Roscoe.

On September 2, 1852, the Cumings family again moved, this time settling in North Madison, Lake County, Ohio. Charles set up a farm and continued to preach. During this time, his oldest son, Henry Harrison, worked on the farm while attending various schools, including the Madison Seminary and the Grand River Institute at Austinburgh. Henry later enrolled in Oberlin College. While at Oberlin, Henry was a member of various organizations including Phi Kappa Pi. Following the attack upon Fort Sumter, Henry volunteered for service only to be turned down. In 1862, Henry, now 22 years old, again volunteered and this time successfully enlisted in the 105th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry (1862-1865). Soon after enlistment, he received a commission as a 1st Lieutenant of Company D. The 105th quickly left Camp Taylor at Cleveland, Ohio, and was sent to Kentucky, near Lexington. Although enlisted, Henry was able to graduate from Oberlin College in 1862, with honors. Serving with an artillery battery, Henry initially saw action near Richmond and Louisville (Battle of Chaplin). At Munsfordville, Kentucky, he was detached by General W.S. Rosecrans and appointed Quartermaster of the Post until March 1, 1863. After this, Henry returned to his regiment, now part of General George H. Thomas' 14th Army Corps, at Murfreesboro. On February 18, 1864, Henry was promoted to the rank of Captain of Company A. He was later transferred to Company K. During his service, Captain Cumings and the 105th saw significant action in numerous battles. These included: Battle of Perryville, Kentucky (October 8, 1862), Battle of Milton, Tennessee (March 20, 1863), Battle of Hoover's Gap, Tennessee (June 25, 1863), Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee (July 10, 1863), Battle of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee (November 24, 1863), Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee (November 25, 1863), and Battle of Atlanta (July 23-26, 1864). After the war Henry settled down at Tidioute, Warren County, Pennsylvania, where he lived for the remainder of his life.

On April 17, 1867, he married Charlotte (Lottie) J. Sink (1846-1913). Together they had nine children, three of whom died in infancy. The remaining six were; Harriet Emily, Charles Andrew, Henry Harrison, Jr., Ralph Hunter, Laura Frances and Abigail Lynch. Henry's post-Civil War career consisted of various enterprises. From 1865-1873, he was a member of Day & Co., which produced, refined, shipped, and exported oil. In 1873, he formed a similar company in partnership with Jahu Hunter. Henry also served as a local Councilman, Burgess, and, for 34 years, a member (and later president) of the Board of School Directors. He became the president of the Tidioute Savings Bank as well as the director of the Warren Trust Company. His career climaxed when he became a State Senator (Republican) in the years of 1899, 1901, 1903, and 1905. Captain Henry Harrison Cumings died quietly in his lounge chair in 1913.

Henry Harrison Cumings (1840-1913), was born in Monmouth, Illinois, on December 1, 1840. His father, Charles Cumings (d. October 4, 1900) was a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church and, in 1825, moved with his family to Unionville, Lake County, Ohio. Together with his first wife, Emily Amsden (d. August, 1851) and his second wife Rebecca Agnes Sullivan, Charles had twelve children; Henry Harrison, Lucy Mohitabel, Charles Elliot, Francis Asbury, Jane Rebecca, Benjamin Potter, Homer Potter, Emily Estelle, Mary Marie, Nellie Lavania, Kate and Edgar Roscoe.

On September 2, 1852, the Cumings family again moved, this time settling in North Madison, Lake County, Ohio. Charles set up a farm and continued to preach. During this time, his oldest son, Henry Harrison, worked on the farm while attending various schools, including the Madison Seminary and the Grand River Institute at Austinburgh. Henry later enrolled in Oberlin College. While at Oberlin, Henry was a member of various organizations including Phi Kappa Pi. Following the attack upon Fort Sumter, Henry volunteered for service only to be turned down. In 1862, Henry, now 22 years old, again volunteered and this time successfully enlisted in the 105th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry (1862-1865). Soon after enlistment, he received a commission as a 1st Lieutenant of Company D. The 105th quickly left Camp Taylor at Cleveland, Ohio, and was sent to Kentucky, near Lexington. Although enlisted, Henry was able to graduate from Oberlin College in 1862, with honors. Serving with an artillery battery, Henry initially saw action near Richmond and Louisville (Battle of Chaplin). At Munsfordville, Kentucky, he was detached by General W.S. Rosecrans and appointed Quartermaster of the Post until March 1, 1863. After this, Henry returned to his regiment, now part of General George H. Thomas' 14th Army Corps, at Murfreesboro. On February 18, 1864, Henry was promoted to the rank of Captain of Company A. He was later transferred to Company K. During his service, Captain Cumings and the 105th saw significant action in numerous battles. These included: Battle of Perryville, Kentucky (October 8, 1862), Battle of Milton, Tennessee (March 20, 1863), Battle of Hoover's Gap, Tennessee (June 25, 1863), Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee (July 10, 1863), Battle of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee (November 24, 1863), Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee (November 25, 1863), and Battle of Atlanta (July 23-26, 1864). After the war Henry settled down at Tidioute, Warren County, Pennsylvania, where he lived for the remainder of his life.

On April 17, 1867, he married Charlotte (Lottie) J. Sink (1846-1913). Together they had nine children, three of whom died in infancy. The remaining six were; Harriet Emily, Charles Andrew, Henry Harrison, Jr., Ralph Hunter, Laura Frances and Abigail Lynch. Henry's post-Civil War career consisted of various enterprises. From 1865-1873, he was a member of Day & Co., which produced, refined, shipped, and exported oil. In 1873, he formed a similar company in partnership with Jahu Hunter. Henry also served as a local Councilman, Burgess, and, for 34 years, a member (and later president) of the Board of School Directors. He became the president of the Tidioute Savings Bank as well as the director of the Warren Trust Company. His career climaxed when he became a State Senator (Republican) in the years of 1899, 1901, 1903, and 1905. Captain Henry Harrison Cumings died quietly in his lounge chair in 1913.


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