"Old Historical Facts"
- An article from the Rocky Mount N.C. Telegram Monday, July 10, 1967:
"Old Historical Facts"
By AN OLD REPORTER
There are two principal sources for obtaining data on Irish families
(i.e.,Southern Irish) The Genealogical Office, Dublin Castle, Dublin
2, Ireland, is a repository of official source materials. You can
write them giving all the information that you have, and requesting
that they make a search for you, and for a reasonable fee based on
the time involved, they will attempt to solve your problem. For
amorial handpainted parchments, plaques, wallshields, and other
commercial items associated with Irish heraldry, you can write to
Historic Families, Aston Place, Fleet Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Books on Irish heraldry and family history are handled by Messrs.
Hodges Figgis, 6 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
DAVID L. CUMMINGS
David Lawrence CUMMINGS, son of David CUMMINGS and wife Lydia
HARRIS, was born on September 10, 1825, and died on January 8, 1882.
On January 7, 1847, he married Elizabeth DUNN (1825-1848), daughter
of Jacob DUNN and wife Mary PITT, bonded by John DUNN.
1. James Bolden CUMMINGS was born on January 8, 1848, and died on
April 19, 1925.
On December 23, 1875, he married Vesta JOHNSTON, daughter of Joab
JOHNSTON and wife Mary Ann GRIFFIN. She was born on February 1,
1856, near Pinetops in Edgecombe County, and died on November 1,
On March 21, 1848, David Lawrence CUMMINGS married secondly Mary
DUNN, daughter of Jacob DUNN and wife Mary PITT, bonded by John
DUNN. She was born on April 20, 1827 in Edgecombe County, and died
on February 22, 1887.
1. Malissa CUMMINGS was born on October __, 1850, and died on
November 16, 1899.
2. James W. CUMMINGS was born in 1854. On January 16, 1895, he
married Jedidah STOKES in Edgecombe County. She was born in 1875.
3. Staton H. CUMMINGS was born on May 6, 1856, and died on October
On December 18, 1895, he married Annie PROCTOR. She was born on
December 18, 1871 and died on June 27, 1903.
On December 13, 1903, he married secondly Martha LODGE. She was born
a. Joshua E. CUMMINGS was born in 1896. On December 27, 1921 he
married Elizabeth GAY in Edgecombe County. She was born in 1896.
b. (perhaps other children)
Isham CHERRY married Lydia Jane CUMMINGS, daughter of William
CUMMINGS and wife Ludicia BAKER. She was born on August 6, 1861, in
Pitt County and died on December 28, 1892, presumably in Edgecombe
1. Sallie CHERRY married the Reverend THOMAS.
2. Mollie CHERRY married Sid S. JOHNSON, son of Dennis JOHNSON of
Tarboro. They moved to Suffolk, Virginia.
a. Ivey JOHNSON is General Manager of W.S. Basnight Wholesale
Company of Ahoskie, N.C.
b. Palmer JOHNSON
c. Sid S. JOHNSON, Jr.
d. Blonnie JOHNSON
e. Wilson JOHNSON
1. William "Bill" CHERRY settled in Durham, N.C.
2. Margaret "Mag" CHERRY
WILLIAM S. CUMMINGS
William S. CUMMINGS, son of William CUMMINGS and wife Ludicia BAKER,
was born on August 13, 1860 in Pitt County, and died on July 1,
1926, in Edgecombe County.
On February 11, 1891, he married Bettie EDMUNDSON, daughter of Mause
1. Annie CUMMINGS married William C. BOGEY. For many years she was
Secretary of the Edgecombe County Superintendent of Education, but
now lives in Kinston, N.C.
a. William MANSE BOGEY
1. Mary CUMMINGS married Thomas Lee COLLINS, Jr., of Tarboro, N.C.
a. Billy COLLINS of Rocky Mount, N.C.
1. Lee CUMMINGS married Ruby __.
a. Bettie CUMMINGS married Donald R. WINCHESTER of Tarboro, N.C.
DAVID LAWRENCE CUMMINGS
David Lawrence CUMMINGS, son of William CUMMINGS and wife Ludicia
BAKER, was born on April 1, 1856, in Pitt County, and died on March
16, 1910, at Tarboro. His father and mother died when he was young,
and he was reared by his uncle Staton Harvey CUMMINGS near Old
Sparta, where most of the family are buried in the CUMMINGS
On March 12, 1878, he married Sarah "Sally" JOHNSTON, daughter of
Joab JOHNSTON and wife Mary Ann GRIFFIN. She was born on March 30,
1852 and died on May 27, 1909. They were members of Calvary
Episcopal Church at Tarboro, and he was a member of Woodmen of the
Children of David and Sally JOHNSTON CUMMINGS:
1. Mamie CUMMINGS was born September 18, 1879, and died October 12,
2. Joseph Hugh CUMMINGS was born February 15, 1883, and died August
3. Zeb Conyers CUMMINGS was born on January 6, 1889, at Tarboro, and
died in the same house on August 2, 1948. He attended the Kinston
Military Academy and the New Bern Military Academy.
On February 22, 1910, he married Margaret Rosalynd TYSON, daughter
of Joel Benjamin TYSON and wife Banna Jacqueline PARKER. She was
born on May 3, 1888, near Farmville, and died on March 20, 1964, at
a. Zeb Conyers CUMMINGS, Jr., was born on October 24, 1912. He was
educated at the University of North Carolina and is a salesman.
On August 22, 1938, at Norfolk, he married Martha Gladys "Mattie"
WILLIAMS, daughter of Samuel WILLIAMS and wife Minnie BREEDEN. She
was born on September 17, 1912, at Jones's Cove Tennessee, and is a
registered nurse. They live in Tarboro, N.C.