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Rev. Alexander Griswold Cummins

Rev. Alexander Griswold Cummins[1]

Male 1830 - 1904  (73 years)

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  • Name Alexander Griswold Cummins  [2
    Title Rev. 
    Born 12 Nov 1830 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1904 
    Buried St Peter's Episcopal Church, Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I601062975  Master Tree | Descendants of James Morris and Margaret Cooke
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2007 

    Father John Cummins,   b. 3 Apr 1777, Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1833  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Susan Holliday Wilson,   b. 29 Jun 1788,   d. 17 Oct 1842  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 17 Jun 1806  Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F539541135  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Louisa Reed Hayes,   b. 15 Oct 1833, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1868  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 15 Jun 1867 
    • Delaware Marriages, 1645-1899 Record lists marriage as 1 Jan 1840, Record of this marriage may be found at the Family History Library under microfilm reference number(s) 0006417.
    Notes 
    • Delaware Marriages, 1645-1899 Record lists marriage as 1 Jan 1840, Record of this marriage may be found at the Family History Library under microfilm reference number(s) 0006417.
    Children 
     1. Alexander Griswold Cummins, Jr,   b. 8 Apr 1868, Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1964, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2006 
    Family ID F1047625061  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary J,   d. 7 Feb 1926 
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2006 
    Family ID F5259723780  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St Peter's Episcopal Church, Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Listed in the 1870 Census as an Episcopal Minister.
    • Listed in the 1870 Census as an Episcopal Minister.

  • Sources 
    1. [S8072066280] Brick Store Landing Near Smyrna, Delaware, Mcternan, Donald.
      According to the map of Appoquinimink Hundred in Beers' 1868 "Atlas of the State of Delaware, the owner of the property at Brick Store Landing was A.G. Cummings. The name is incorrectly spelled. Alexander Griswold Cummins was the youngest son of John Cumming (1777-1833), considered to have been the wealthiest man in the state of Delaware at the end of the second decade of the nineteenth century. The elder Cummins made his fortune largely by purchasing grain from thefarmers of central Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, storing it in granaries which he had purchased or built near Smyrna, and shipping it to buyers in wilmington, Philadelphia, New York and Boston, often in his own bottoms. These vessels would return with various goods with which Cummins supplied a legion of merchants on the Peninsula."

      "John Cummins also owned one of the renowned Brandywine merchant flour mills at Wilmington which Samuel Shipley superintended for him. Through the influence of Entrepreneur Cummins and others like him, Smyrna became second only to Wilmington as a grain port in the state."

      "During his lifetime John Cummins bought many farms in Delaware and Maryland, often through sheriffs' sales. That a numberof these properties passed to his children at his death is attested to by Beer' Atlas. Brick Store Landing was one of these."

      The rest of the article includes photographs, drawings, and descriptions of the building. "The south gable bears the date of '1767' in glazed headers."


    2. [S8072066280] Brick Store Landing Near Smyrna, Delaware, Mcternan, Donald.
      According to the map of Appoquinimink Hundred in Beers' 1868 "Atlas of the State of Delaware, the owner of the property at Brick Store Landing was A.G. Cummings. The name is incorrectly spelled. Alexander Griswold Cummins was the youngest son of John Cumming (1777-1833), considered to have been the wealthiest man in the state of Delaware at the end of the second decade of the nineteenth century. The elder Cummins made his fortune largely by purchasing grain from thefarmers of central Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, storing it in granaries which he had purchased or built near Smyrna, and shipping it to buyers in wilmington, Philadelphia, New York and Boston, often in his own bottoms. These vessels would return with various goods with which Cummins supplied a legion of merchants on the Peninsula."

      "John Cummins also owned one of the renowned Brandywine merchant flour mills at Wilmington which Samuel Shipley superintended for him. Through the influence of Entrepreneur Cummins and others like him, Smyrna became second only to Wilmington as a grain port in the state."

      "During his lifetime John Cummins bought many farms in Delaware and Maryland, often through sheriffs' sales. That a numberof these properties passed to his children at his death is attested to by Beer' Atlas. Brick Store Landing was one of these."

      The rest of the article includes photographs, drawings, and descriptions of the building. "The south gable bears the date of '1767' in glazed headers."
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    3. [S8072066281] Delaware Marriages, 1645-1899 , (The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, Provo, Utah).
      Record of this marriage may be found at the Family History Library under microfilm reference number(s) 0006417.

    4. [S8072066281] Delaware Marriages, 1645-1899 , (The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, Provo, Utah).
      Record of this marriage may be found at the Family History Library under microfilm reference number(s) 0006417.QUAY