Ebenezer Cummings

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Ebenezer Cummings was born in New York between 1793 and 1801. He died sometime before 1850 (probably before 1846) in Wisconsin.

Sometime before 1819, he married Jane Harris. She is the daughter of James Harris and Jane German. She was born in 1800/1801 in Ontario, Canada. After Ebenezer's death (presumably), on 16 May 1846, Jane married (2) David Lanfear in Deerfield, Kane, Illinois. He was born about 1795/1796 in New York. He died about 1870 at about age 75 near Galt, Liberty township, San Joaquin, California. Jane and David separated on 8 Sep 1855 and were divorced 30 Dec 1857. Jane died in 1861 at about age 60 in Homestead, Breckenridge, Kansas.

Children of Ebenezer Cummings and Jane Harris:

  1. George Washington Cummings was born about 1819 in Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada.
  2. Mary Cummings was born in 1824 in Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada.
  3. Gilbert H. Cummings was born 12 Jul 1827 in Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois.
  4. James Harvey Cummings was born about 1830 in Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada.
  5. Lola Cummings was born about 1830 in Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada. She died as a infant.
  6. Elizabeth Cummings was born about 1834 in Quebec, Ontario, Canada.
  7. Phoebe Ann Cummings was born in Nov 1835 in Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada.
  8. Jehiel Harvey Cummings was born in 1839 in Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada. He died of typhoid 18 Aug 1862 at age 23 in Eastport, Tishomingo, Mississippi while serving in Kansas Company E during the Civil War. He never married.


Jane: Date of Birth from the 1860 census (Waterloo, Breckenridge, KS. p. 11). She lists her birthplace as Upper Canada.
Marriage to David from the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763 - 1900.
Separation and Divorce from the divorce documents.

Jehiel: Date of Birth from the 1850 census (Goodfarm, Grundy, IL.).
Death from the Kansas Adjutant Roll, Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.

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Last Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2011.