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Deacon Jonathan Cummings

Male 1729 - 1787  (58 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Deacon Jonathan Cummings was born on 5 Jun 1729 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Deacon Jonathan Cummings and Elizabeth Blanchard); died on 10 Jul 1787 in Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire; was buried in Turkey Hill Graveyard, Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire.

    Notes:

    He was elected deacon of the Merrimack church on 13 Nov 1781, having been a member since 1771.

    Jonathan married Deborah Russell in 1758. Deborah (daughter of Capt. Peter Russell and Deborah Crosby) was born on 3 Jun 1740 in Litchfield, Hillsborough, New Hampshire; died on 9 Sep 1820 in Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire; was buried in Turkey Hill Graveyard, Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Sibyl Cummings was born on 8 May 1763 in Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire; died on 17 Apr 1811 in Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire; was buried in Turkey Hill Graveyard, Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Deacon Jonathan Cummings was born on 3 Jul 1703 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Deacon Thomas Cummings and Priscilla Warner); died in 1791 in Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire.

    Notes:

    He settled in what is now Merrimack. Selectman in Litchfield 1744; moderator of the first town meeting in Merrimack and selectman there, 1748-51; member of the Merrimack church at its formation in 1771; elected deacon 2 Nov 1772.

    Jonathan married Elizabeth Blanchard about 1726. Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas Blanchard and Ruth Adams) was born on 19 Jan 1705; died on 28 May 1774 in Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth Blanchard was born on 19 Jan 1705 (daughter of Thomas Blanchard and Ruth Adams); died on 28 May 1774 in Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire.

    Notes:

    The Cummings Memorial and The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles (citation details below) both state that the Elizabeth Blanchard who married Jonathan Cummings was the Elizabeth Blanchard who was a daughter of Joseph Blanchard and Abiah Hassell.

    As demonstrated by J. Crawford Hartman in 1939 (citation details below), this was in error; that Elizabeth Blanchard, who was this Elizabeth Blanchard's first cousin, married Jonathan Combs.

    Children:
    1. 1. Deacon Jonathan Cummings was born on 5 Jun 1729 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 10 Jul 1787 in Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire; was buried in Turkey Hill Graveyard, Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Deacon Thomas Cummings was born on 6 Oct 1658 (son of John Cummings and Sarah Howlet); died on 20 Jan 1723 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 3 Jan 1659

    Notes:

    He was an early settler of Dunstable, and deacon of the church there. He was a carpenter by trade.

    Thomas married Priscilla Warner on 19 Dec 1688 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. Priscilla (daughter of Samuel Warner and Mercy Swan) was born on 25 Sep 1666 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts; died after 1730. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Priscilla Warner was born on 25 Sep 1666 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts (daughter of Samuel Warner and Mercy Swan); died after 1730.
    Children:
    1. 2. Deacon Jonathan Cummings was born on 3 Jul 1703 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died in 1791 in Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire.

  3. 6.  Thomas Blanchard was born about 1668 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Deacon John Blanchard and Hannah Brackett); died on 9 Mar 1727 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Thomas married Ruth Adams on 4 Oct 1698 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Ruth (daughter of Peletiah Adams and Ruth) was born on 8 Mar 1673 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Ruth Adams was born on 8 Mar 1673 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts (daughter of Peletiah Adams and Ruth).
    Children:
    1. 3. Elizabeth Blanchard was born on 19 Jan 1705; died on 28 May 1774 in Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Cummings was born before 9 May 1630 (son of Isaac Commin and Anne); died on 1 Dec 1700 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 9 May 1630, Mistley, Essex, England

    Notes:

    One of the original proprietors of Dunstable.

    John married Sarah Howlet before 1658. Sarah (daughter of Thomas Howlet and Alice French) was born about 1639; died on 7 Dec 1700 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Sarah Howlet was born about 1639 (daughter of Thomas Howlet and Alice French); died on 7 Dec 1700 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 4. Deacon Thomas Cummings was born on 6 Oct 1658; died on 20 Jan 1723 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  Samuel Warner was born about 1640 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts (son of John Warner and Priscilla Symonds); died before 16 Feb 1703 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Samuel married Mercy Swan on 21 Oct 1662 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. Mercy (daughter of Richard Swan and Anna Spofford) was born on 4 Jul 1640 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 3 Apr 1683 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Mercy Swan was born on 4 Jul 1640 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts (daughter of Richard Swan and Anna Spofford); died on 3 Apr 1683 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 5. Priscilla Warner was born on 25 Sep 1666 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts; died after 1730.

  5. 12.  Deacon John Blanchard (son of Joseph Blanchard and Ann); died in 1693 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Admitted a freeman of Salem 2 May 1643. Next at Charlestown, where he is listed as owner of lot 99 as of 1 Mar 1658. About 1664 he moved to Chelmsford. On 27 Dec 1680 he and his wife Hannah sold their Chelmsford homestead to Capt. Thomas Henchman and moved shortly thereafter to Dunstable, where he was selectman in 1683, 1685, and 1689, one of the six male members that organized the church there, and one its first deacons.

    John married Hannah Brackett before 1665. Hannah (daughter of Richard Brackett and Alice Blower) was born before 4 Jan 1635; died on 3 Jul 1706 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Hannah Brackett was born before 4 Jan 1635 (daughter of Richard Brackett and Alice Blower); died on 3 Jul 1706 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 4 Jan 1635, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Killed by native Americans.

    Children:
    1. 6. Thomas Blanchard was born about 1668 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 9 Mar 1727 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  7. 14.  Peletiah Adams was born on 6 Mar 1646 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Thomas Adams and Mary); died on 29 Apr 1725 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Peletiah married Ruth between 1670 and 1680. Ruth died on 18 Sep 1719 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Ruth died on 18 Sep 1719 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Said by some to have been a daughter of Jacob Parker (1626-1669) and his wife Sarah.

    Children:
    1. 7. Ruth Adams was born on 8 Mar 1673 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.