Cornelius Cummings

28 March 1839–7 June 1859 (Age 20)
St. Joseph, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Cornelius

When Cornelius Cummings was born on 28 March 1839, in St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, his father, George Washington Cummings, was 27 and his mother, Phebe "Jane" Ferguson, was 23. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 7 June 1859, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 20.

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1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy
Age 2
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 7
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 8
Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

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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Isaac Bullock Company

About 175 individuals were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs). The company arrived at various times between 21 Septembe …

Sources (7)

  • Corneleus Cummings in household of George Cummings, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Cornelius Cummins in household of Presinvell W Snyder, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Cornelius Cummings, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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