Mary Susannah Cummings

8 April 1830–10 May 1902 (Age 72)
Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Susannah

When Mary Susannah Cummings was born on 8 April 1830, in Cumberland, Maine, United States, her father, James Cummings Jr., was 50 and her mother, Susannah Willard, was 38. She married Bryan Ward Nowlin in July 1847, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Weber, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 10 May 1902, in Thatcher, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Thatcher Cemetery, Thatcher, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bryan Ward Nowlin
1815–1877
Mary Susannah Cummings
1830–1902
Marriage: July 1847
Bryan Ward Nowlin Jr.
1848–1914
Mary Susannah Nowlin
1850–1917
Margaret Elizabeth Nowlin
1852–1934
Benjamin F. Nowlin
1854–1856
James Nowlin
1857–1861
Geneva Nowlin
1860–1864
Generva Nowlin
1860–1944

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    July 1847Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    "The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 9
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
    Age 20
    On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Mary Cummings -- BIOGRAPHY FROM THE JAMES CUMMINGS FAMILY OF UTAH

    BIOGRAPHY FROM THE JAMES CUMMINGS FAMILY OF UTAH Compiled and published by Benjamin Franklin Cummings III 5. MARY CUMMINGS (James l) was born 5 April 1830. She married 1847 on the plains Brian W. Now …

    Sources (31)

    • Mary Nowlin in household of Bryon W Nowlin, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary in entry for Janeva Nowlin, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Mary Nowlin in household of Bryan W Nowlin, "United States Census, 1850"

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