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Mary Cummings is the daughter of Ebenezer Cummings and Jane Harris. She was born 24 Dec 1821 in Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada. She died 15 Aug 1880 at age 58 in Batavia, Kane, Illinois. She is buried at East Batavia Cemetery (Sec. 10 Lot 44 #4), Batavia, Kane, Illinois.

On 4 Aug 1841, she married Charles Barnabas Vermilyer in Newcastle District, Cramahe (Crammie), Northumberland, Ontario, Canada. Barney, as he was known, was born either 15 Mar 1824 in New York or 14 Mar 1825 in Upper Canada. After their divorce, Charles married Harriet A. Keller with whom he fathered seven children. He died 8 Feb 1903 -- just short of his 78th or 79th birthday. He is buried at Salem Cemetery, La Porte, La Porte, Indiana.

Children of Mary Cummings and Charles Barnabas Vermilyer:

  1. James E. Vermilyer was born in 1843/1844 in Plato, Kane, Illinois.
    • On 20 Dec 1864, he married (1) Fanny M. Eaton in DeKalb County, Illinois.
    • On 14 Oct 1865, he married (2) Mary A. Allen in Kendall County, Illinois.
  2. Emma Vermilyer was born in 1846/1847 in Plato, Kane, Illinois.
  3. George Washington Vermilyer was born about 1850 in Plato, Kane, Illinois.
  4. Viola Ann Vermilyer was born 27 Aug 1862 in Batavia, Kane, Illinois.


Mary: Marriage from Marriage Register of Upper Canada / Canada West (Vol. 7 Newcastle District 1810 - 1848).


  • Birth, Death and Burial from his gravemarker which lists his birth as 14 Mar 1825. (Pictured are Lewis B. Vermilyer [a grandson of Charles and Harriet] and James E. Vermilyer. Photo courtesy of Wilma Vermilyer.
  • Also his death certificate -- again courtesy of Wilma Vermiler -- (which lists his birth as 15 Mar 1824).
  • His marriage to Harriet Keller is obtained from his marriage license (courtesy of Kim Knight).
  • More interesting information can be found in an article written by Wilma Vermilyer for the Vermilyea Family Newsletter.


  • Births are from the 1850 census (Plato, Kane, IL. p. 60).
  • Marriages from Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763 - 1900.

Additional information provided by Wilma Vermilyer, who is actively researching the Vermilyer and related families. She can be reached by email at [email protected].

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We are actively seeking more information on the individuals listed here (and their descendants). If you have any additional information, photographs or documents to share: please e-mail me ([email protected]).
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2011.