Phebe "Jane" Ferguson

21 May 1815–5 November 1902 (Age 87)
Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Phebe "Jane"

When Phebe "Jane" Ferguson was born on 21 May 1815, in Vermont, United States, her father, James Ferguson, was 32 and her mother, Philena Harcourt, was 28. She married George Washington Cummings on 6 July 1833, in Nankin Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States in 1853 and Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1880. She died on 5 November 1902, in Millville, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Millville City Cemetery, Millville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Cummings
Phebe "Jane" Ferguson
Marriage: 6 July 1833
Charles Cummings
James Cummings
Cornelius Cummings
John Cummings
Harriet Cummings
Angeline Cummings
George Alma Cummings
Phebe Jane Cummings
Reuben Cummings
Franklin Cummings
Ezra Cummings
Leander Cummings
Eroy Cummings
Julia Cummings

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  • Marriage
    6 July 1833Nankin Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Indiana is the 19th state.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 24
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fergus ‘son of Fearghus’ (see Fergus ) by substituting -son for mac-.

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

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    Sources (17)

    • Jane Comming in household of Geo. W. Comming, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Jane Fergusen in entry for Charles Cummings, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Jane Cumings in household of George W Cumings, "United States Census, 1870"

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