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Family: Captain Oliver Cummings/Sybil Whitney (F505)  [1

m. 1753


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  • Captain Oliver  CummingsFather | Male
    Captain Oliver Cummings

    Born  10 Apr 1728  Dunstable, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  15 Aug 1810  Dunstable, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Central Cemetery, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  1753  [2]  Killingly, Windham, Conecticut, USA  [2] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Nathaniel Cummings, Jr. | F1145 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Elizabeth Whitney | F1145 Group Sheet 

    Sybil WhitneyMother | Female
    Sybil Whitney

    Born  4 Feb 1733  Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  16 Dec 1812  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Central Cemetery, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Israel Whitney | F833 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Hannah Blodgett | F833 Group Sheet 

    Oliver CummingsChild 1 | Male
    Oliver Cummings

    Born  12 Jul 1757  Dunstable Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

    James  Cummings, Sr.Child 2 | Male
    + James Cummings, Sr.

    Born  26 May 1759  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  6 Sep 1840  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Charlotte French | F436 
    Married  28 Jun 1779  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Sarah Wright | F5837 
    Married     

    Josiah CummingsChild 3 | Male
    Josiah Cummings

    Born  12 Jan 1763  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  11 Sep 1837  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Sally Taylor | F5838 
    Married     
    Spouse  Olive Taylor | F5839 
    Married     

    Nathaniel CummingsChild 4 | Male
    Nathaniel Cummings

    Born  20 Jun 1767  Dunstable Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

    Sibbel CummingsChild 5 | Female
    Sibbel Cummings

    Born  14 Aug 1773  Dunstable Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

    Richard WhitneyChild 6 | Male
    Richard Whitney

    Born  22 Apr 1743  Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
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  • Notes 
    • "Cummings Memorial" and "A History of Dunstable, Massachusetts" list Sybil Bailey as Oliver's wife. I believe this to be wrong.

      First, "Cummings Genealogy" lists Sibyla Whitney, and this seems to be the current consensus.

      I have found no marriage records or references to a maiden name for either name.

      Second, Sybil Bailey is actually the name of the wife of Joseph Willard, grandmother of James Willard Cummings. It would seem unlikely that these two are not connected in some way, even if in error. I am presuming that "Cummings Memorial" used "A History of Dunstable, Massachusetts" as its source, and the author of that just got it wrong somehow.

      A marriage record or any original document with a maiden name would be very enlightening and solve this dilemma. As it stands though, I am going with Sybil Whitney as the wife, and proceeding on that course.

      -- Watsonclan.com Admin

  • Sources 
    1. [S50] Massachusetts Births and Christenings, (beta.familysearch.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Name James Cumings
      Gender Male
      Baptism/Christening Date
      Baptism/Christening Place
      Birth Date 26 May 1759
      Birthplace DUNSTABLE,MIDDLESEX,MASSACHUSETTS
      Death Date
      Name Note
      Race
      Father's Name Oliver Cumings
      Father's Birthplace
      Father's Age
      Mother's Name Sibbel
      Mother's Birthplace
      Mother's Age
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number C50073-1
      System Origin Massachusetts-ODM
      Source Film Number 823729
      Reference Number

    2. [S75] Americans of Royal Descent, Charles H. Browning, http://books.google.com/books?id=eyik0rO0HlsC&lpg=., 229 (Reliability: 2).
      II.--Nathaniel Whitney, of Weston, Massachusetts, 1646-1732; m., 1673, Sarah Hagar, and had: