Benjamin Franklin Cummings Sr.

3 March 1821–22 October 1899 (Age 78)
Farmington, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Cummings Sr. was born on 3 March 1821, in Farmington, Kennebec, Maine, United States, his father, James Cummings Jr., was 41 and his mother, Susannah Willard, was 29. He married Catherine Hall on 19 February 1852, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1860 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1899. He died on 22 October 1899, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Cummings Sr.
Catherine Hall
Marriage: 19 February 1852
Charlotte Mehitabel Cummings
Benjamin Franklin Cummings Jr
Horace Hall Cummings
Imogene Hall Cummings
William Henry Cummings
George Hall Cummings

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 February 1852Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1842 · Webster–Ashburton Treaty
    Age 21
    The Webster-Ashburton Treaty was signed on August 9, 1842 and resolved the border issues between the United States and British North American colonies which had caused the Aroostook War. The treaty contained several agreements and concessions. It called for an end on the overseas slave trade and proposed that both parties share the Great Lakes. It also reaffirmed the location of the westward frontier border (near the Rocky Mountains) as well as the border between Lake Superior and Lake of the Woods. The treaty was signed by Daniel Webster (United States Secretary of State) and Alexander Baring (British Diplomat, 1st Baron Ashburton).

    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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    Biography and Journals of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CUMMINGS

    Biography and Journals of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CUMMINGS Copied in 1997 by his great-grandson, David Butler Cummings, from the 1933 transcription initiated by his grandson Benjamin Franklin Cummings III. …

    Sources (50)

    • Benj F Cummings, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Benjm F in entry for Wm H Cummings, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Benjamin F Cummings, "United States Census, 1850"

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