Susan Belle Cummings

Brief Life History of Susan Belle

When Susan Belle Cummings was born in 1854, in Michigan, United States, her father, John Nelson Cummings, was 38 and her mother, Martha Lease, was 31. She lived in LaGrange, Bloomfield Township, LaGrange, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Clay Township, LaGrange, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died after 1880.

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Family Time Line

John Nelson Cummings
Martha Lease
Sarah Cummings
Juliet Cummings
Mary E Cummings
Susan Belle Cummings
1854–after 1880
Ada Cummings
1856–after 1880
Charles Cummings
Milo C Cummings
Belle Cummings

Sources (4)

  • Bell Cummin in household of John N Cummin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Susan Belle Cummings - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Susan Belle Cummings
  • Belle Cummings in household of John Cummings, "United States Census, 1880"

World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (of Norman origin): variant of Cumming , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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