Sarah Comer

6 September 1818–30 September 1913 (Age 95)
Monroe, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Comer was born on 6 September 1818, in Monroe, West Virginia, United States, her father, Fredrick B. Comer, was 30 and her mother, Mary "Polly" Mitchell, was 22. She married Gordon W Cummings on 22 December 1834, in Monroe, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Springfield District, Monroe, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. She died on 30 September 1913, in Monroe, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Greenville, Monroe, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gordon W Cummings
Sarah Comer
Marriage: 22 December 1834
Nancy Ann Cummins
Mary Cummings
Eliza Manning Cummings
Matilda Margaret Cummins
William Joseph Cummings
Isabella Eleanor Cummings
Andrew J. Cummings
Robert Jesse Cummings

Spouse and Children

22 December 1834
Monroe, West Virginia, United States



    Mary Cummings


    Eliza Manning Cummings



    William Joseph Cummings


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+12 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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. 
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 6

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 26

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name from Middle English combere, an agent derivative of Old English camb ‘comb’, referring perhaps to a maker or seller of combs, or to someone who used them to prepare wool or flax for spinning. This was an alternative process to carding, and caused the wool fibers to lie more or less parallel to one another, so that the cloth produced had a hard, smooth finish without a nap.2 English: variant of Coomber .3 Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kommer or Kammer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sally Cummings in household of Gordon W Cummings, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sallie Cummings in household of Jesse R Cummings, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sallie Cummings in household of Gorden Cummings, "United States Census, 1870"

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