Sarah Cummings

21 May 1840–1 November 1921 (Age 81)
Bartholomew, Indiana, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Cummings was born on 21 May 1840, in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States, her father, John Nelson Cummings, was 23 and her mother, Martha Lease, was 17. She lived in Lagrange, LaGrange, Indiana, United States in 1860. She died on 1 November 1921, in Clay Township, LaGrange, Indiana, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Lagrange, LaGrange, Indiana, United States.

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John Nelson Cummings
Martha Lease
Sarah Cummings
Juliet Cummings
Mary E Cummings
Susan Belle Cummings
Ada Cummings
Charles Cummings
Milo Cummings
Belle Cummings

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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 1

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 23

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

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Cumming , with the addition of English patronymic -s.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Cummin in household of John N Cummin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Cummings in household of John Cummings, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah A Cummings in household of John N Cummings, "United States Census, 1860"

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