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Re: [TX] Family Relation: Two Joe A Cummings Pt. 2

Joe Cummings #2:

Now to Benjamin's 3rd son Stephen Cummings.

1880 Texas Camp 3-PCT

Series T9 Roll: 1295 Page 47

Image 3

Cummins Steve B M 30 GA GA GA
Ellen B F 23 Wife TX GA GA
Wm B M 6 Son TX GA TX
Mary B F 4 Daughter TX GA TX
Steven B M 3 Son TX GA TX
Flora B F 7/12 Nov Daughter TX GA TX

1900 Texas Camp 3-PCT

Series T623 Roll: 1618 Page:72

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Cummins Steve Head B M Feb 1853 47 M 25 GA GA GA
Ellen C Wife B F May 1859 43 M 25 12/8 TX GA GA
Burlon Daughter B F Jan 1883 17 W 1 0/0 TX GA GA
Joe M Son B M Apr 1886 14 S TX GA GA
Flora Daughter B F S TX GA TX
Henry Son B M S TX GA TX
Taylor Son B M S TX GA TX

1910 Texas Camp 1-PCT

Series T624 Roll 1537 Page 5

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Cummins Ellen Head F B 53 WD 13/8 TX GA GA
Lau Daughter F B 14 S TX GA TX
Ida Daughter F B 12 S TX GA TX
Leon Daughter F B 9 S TX GA TX

1920 Texas Camp Pittsburg

Series T625 Roll 1785 Page 32

Image 65

Comming Ellen Head F B 58 W TX GA GA
Peoples Loucile Granddaughter F B 7 S TX TX TX
Walermon Felmer Grandson M B 10 S TX TX TX
Oram Grandson M B 8 S TX TX TX

Stephen Cummings, my great great granduncle, was born about 1849 in Georgia, the sixth child and 3rd son of my great great great grandparents Benjamin and Julia Cummings. He married Ellen Moncrease on October 14, 1874 in Camp County, Texas. He most likely died between 1910 and 1920, his wife Ellen Moncrease Cummings was born about 1857 in Texas and died in 1944 in Camp County. They had 12 or 13 total children in all, only 8 were living by 1910. Only Pinkie (who may be same as Flora), William (a.k.a. Coot), and Henry have been located in census:

1900 Texas Camp 4-WD Pittsburg

Series T623 Roll 1618 Page 50

Image 8

Hill Eugene Head B M Feb 1866 34 M 11 TX GA GA
Tarisa Wife B F Mar 1873 27 M 11 3/3 TX ALA ALA
Cluey Son B M Aug 1891 9 S TX TX TX
Emily Daughter B F Aug 1892 2 S TX TX TX
Julia Daughter B F May 1900 1/12 S TX TX TX
Cummings Coot Boader B M Jan 1870 30 S TX GA GA

1910 Texas Camp 3-PCT

Series T624 Roll 1537 Page 85

Image 12

Coming William C. Head M B 36 M1 7 TX GA TX
Mary Wife F B 28 M1 7 1/1 TX TX GA
Smith Rither Stepdaughter F B 9 S TX TX TX

1930 Texas Camp 1 J-PCT (Southwest Part)

Series T626 Roll 2303 Page 217

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Cummings Coat Head M Neg 55 M 24 TX GA TX
Mary Wife F Neg 47 M 18 TX GA GA
Ellen Mother F Neg 70 WD TX GA GA

1910 Texas Camp 3-PCT

Series T624 Roll 1537 Page 85

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Townsend William P Head M W 50 M1 21 TX MS VA
Sallie M Wife F W 41 M1 21 TX GA GA
Nona M Daughter F W 17 S TX TX TX
Bill P Son M W 15 S TX TX TX
Ethel L Daughter F W 12 S TX TX TX
Leta M Daughter F W 8 S TX TX TX
Coming Henry Servant M B 20 S TX TX TX

1910 Texas Camp 1-PCT

Series T624 Roll 1537 Page 5

Image 10 & 11

Waterman Richard Head M Mu 21 M1 1 TX TX TX
Pinkie Wife F Mu 21 M1 1 1/1 TX US US
Felmer Son M Mu 4/12 S TX TX TX

The focus is on Stephen's son Joe M. Cummings, who was the 1st cousin of Joseph Benjamin "Buddie" Cummings (son of Joseph C. Cummings) and Joe A. Cummings (son of James Cummings). Joe M. Cummings was born about (April) 1886, he only appears in census with his parents in 1900 and then seems to disappear afterwards. This what makes it tricky, because I find other Joe Cummings in census that matches both cousins. This one in particular matches Stephen's son Joe:

1910 Texas Camp 3-PCT

Series T624 Roll 1537 Page 85

Image 11

Cadenhead Martin S Head M W 44 M1 19 TX GA GA
Lily L Wife F W 39 M1 19 5/5 ALA ALA ALA
Beatrice D Daughter F W 18 S TX TX ALA
Ruby L Daughter F W 15 S TX TX ALA
Leo M Son M W 11 S TX TX ALA
Clarence T Son M W 9 S TX TX ALA
Curtis H Son M W 5 S TX TX ALA
James M Father M W 80 WD GA GA GA
Coming Joe Servant M B 25 S TX TX TX

A few houses down on the same page is a Henry Cummings, also working as a servant for a white family. Stephen Cummings also had a son named Henry, it can't be a coincidence that both Cummings are on the same page, both working as servants, and ten years earlier, the same Cadenhead (sp.?) family is listed one page prior (7 doors away) to the same Cummings family, with both Henry and Joe living with their parents, without being siblings. I believe these two are both the sons of Stephen.

Now for the Dilemma:

I have two death certificates that I am attaching.

One death certificate has:
Joe Cummings
Born April 12, 1891 in Pittsburg (Camp), Texas
Died April 18, 1936 in Corsicana, Navarro, Texas
Living in Palmer (Ellis), Texas
Father Jim Cummings born in Georgia
Mother Ollie Criddle born in Pittsburg, Texas
Buried April 21, 1936 in Pittsburg, Texas
Informant W. J. Matthews


The other death certificate has:
Allen Commings
Birth date unknown, birth year 1887 in Camp County, Texas
Died August 26, 1945 in Gilmer, Upshur, Texas
Father Jim Commings born in Camp County, Texas
Mother Allie/Ollie Commings born in Camp County, Texas
burial date August 28, 1945 in Pittsburg, Texas at Hickory Hill Cemetery
Informant Eliza Smith

Information about the Informants:
W. J. Matthews may correspond to William "W. J." Matthews/Mathis, the husband of Emma Cummings. Emma is the sister of Joe A. Cummings and first child/daughter of James Cummings and Ollie Mae Criddle.

I believe Eliza Smith is the same as Eliza Mathis, daughter of William "W. J." Matthews/Mathis and Emma Cummings. She was informant on the death certificate for her mother and father, and her sister Ethel Mathis Cooper. So she was the informant also on her uncle's death certificate, who is the brother of her mother.

1900 Texas Camp 2-PCT

Series T623 Roll 1618 Page 64

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Mathews William J Head B M Aug 1872 27 M 7 GA GA GA
Emma Wife B F Oct 1874 25 M 7 4/4 TX TX TX
Emma J Daughter B F Apr 1895 5 S TX GA TX
Willie K Daughter B F Feb 1896 4 S TX GA TX
Etha Daughter B F Feb 1898 2 S TX TX TX
No Name Daughter B F Apr 1900 2/12 S TX TX TX

1910 Texas upshur 1 J-PCT

Series T624 Roll: 1596 Page: 24

Image 47

Mathis Will Head M B 40 M TX TX TX
Emma Wife F B 35 M TX TX TX
Emma Daughter F B 16 S TX TX TX
William Son M B 15 S TX TX TX
Ethel Daughter F B 13 S TX TX TX
Retta Daughter F B 10 S TX TX TX
Hotie Daughter F B 8 S TX TX TX
Son Son M B 4 S TX TX TX
Chunk Daughter F B 3 S TX TX TX
Babe Daughter F B 6/12 S TX TX TX

1920 Texas Upshur 1-PCT

Series T625 Roll 1853 Page 16

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Mathis Will Head M B 52 M TX TX TX
Emma Wife F Mu 40 M TX TX TX
Henrietta Daughter F Mu 19 S TX TX TX
Ida Daughter F Mu 17 S TX TX TX
Lee Oscar Son M Mu 15 S TX TX TX
Eliza Daughter F Mu 10 S TX TX TX
James D Son M Mu 8 S TX TX TX

1930 Texas Upshur Gilmer

Series T626 Roll 2403 Page 8

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Mathis William Head M Neg 50 M 20 GA GA GA
Emma Wife F Neg 49 M 19 TX TX TX
Oscar Son M Neg 26 M 17 TX GA TX
James Son M Neg 18 S TX GA TX
Eliza Daughter F Neg 20 S TX GA TX

I believe these two Joe Cummings are 1st cousins, one the son of James Cummings, and the other the son of Stephen Cummings, but one of the informants made a mistake and put the wrong parents. I want to put the right Joe Cummings with the right parents.

Please Help.


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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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