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Michael's Paternal Lineage is CUMMINS. This line arrived in the original Jamestown settlement, fought in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Vietnam War, the first Gulf War, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Somalia. They were, historically, independant farmers and laborers who served in the military.

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GENERATION 13

  • Ancestry.COM Father

    Nicholas Comin Sr

    B: 1602, London, England

    D: 24 Apr 1656, York County, Virginia, American Colonies

  • Ancestry.COM Mother

    Ellen Elison

    B: 1610, Virginia, American Colonies

    D: Apr 1660, Hampton Parish, York, Virginia, American Colonies

  • Children

    Nicholas Comin Jr, Elizabeth Comin

  • In April of 1622 the "Guifte" or "Gifte of God", a ship owned by a Mr. Bennet, set sail from London with 100 persons bound for the colonies. Aboard was a man by the name of NICHOLAS COMIN, the emigrant ancestor of my line. The Guifte probably arrived in July of 1622.

    Click Here to review the passenger list, transcribed by Anne Stevens

  • In the 1623/4 Virginia Census the name "Nicholas Comin" may be found, noting his residence in James County.

    Click Here to review the 1623/4 Virginia Census

  • The name "Nicholas Comon" is also found in the 1624/1625 "Musters of the Inhabitants of Virginia", specifically the "Sands Georg mr Esquire" muster at the "mr Treasurors Plant" in "James Citty". This muster records his arrival in 1622, and names the vessel he arrived in as "Guifte". His status is listed as "Servant". The "Treasurer's Plantation" was that of Treasurer George SANDYS, and was located in James Citty (Jamestown).

    You can review this in one of the images below.

  • Nicholas can also in the "List of the Livinge and the Dead", compiled on February 16th, 1623. Tangentially of interest, this list enumerates a ship named "God's Gift".

    You will note that Nicholas is listed in the group called "At the Plantation over against James Cittie*".

    From The "Colonial Records of Virginia", originally published as a Senate Document, Richmond, 1874 : The Plantation over against James Citie. - Hening reports as Burgesses (after James Citty) for the other side of the water, Capt. John West, Capt ffeigate; as John West's name appears in the text under this head, we presume the places are identical and refer to probably some place on the opposite side of the James river not more definitely designated.

    Perhaps: the effort to build a fort at Warrascoyack (Bennett's Plantation) was just getting underway in earnest, as it was "to be by public subscription". Read on for more details!

    Click Here to review the List of the Livinge and the Dead

  • Believed to be cited from Cummins Ancient, Cummins New by Frances Funk About 1623 to about 1630 Nicholas is reported to have worked on the construction of a fort at "Bennett's Plantation".

  • By Nov. 1621, Edward Bennett had obtained a patent from the Virginia Company to establish Bennett's Plantation, also known as Warrascoyack and Bennett's Welcome. By Feb. 1622, the Sea Flower arrived with the first residents and they began settling the south bank of the James River at the lower reaches of Burwell's Bay. On 22 Mar. 1622, the Powhatan-English War of 1622-1632 began with attacks coordinated by Chief Opechancanough against many English settlements including Bennett's Plantation. More than 50 colonists died there and the survivors were transported to Jamestown. Bennett's Plantation was reestablished by June 1623.

    Here is a link to the Virginia historical marker K-241 where this text was transcribed from.

  • Following the massacre Governor Wyatt ordered Captain Ralph Hamor to "bring away all the people and goodes from Wariscoyack upp to James Cittie" for safety. The military expedition against the natives may not have been wholly successful or perhaps, there were other reasons that delayed the return to Warrascoyack. Such might be inferred from Bennett's request to the Company on October 7, 1622 "that his people might be returned to his plantacon at Warascoacke." He was given leave for the "repossessinge."

    In April, 1623, the Governor by proclamation ordered the building of a fort at Warrascoyack. This, "to defend ... against the invasion of any forreine ennimy," was more against external than internal foes. It was to be by public subscription and to be carried out under Captain Roger Smith's direction in six months. It was known to require "great ordnance." Two years later, however, it had not been effected although it was still considered a good point from which "to secure the places above."

    From "The First seventeen years, Virginia, 1607-1624 by Charles E. Hatch"

    Obeservation: Since the building of a fort at Bennett's Plantation was "to be by public subscription", it seems that Nicholas, once servant of George Sandys, the Treasurer of James Citte, was then assigned to the construction of the new fort.

  • "Nicholas Comin (Comon, Cummings, Commyn) came to Virginia on the Gift in 1622 and on February 16, 1624, was living on the lower side of the James River. within the corporation of James City, east of Gray's Creek (10-15). On February 4, 1625, Nicholas was living at the Treasurer's Plantation (11) and was identified as one of Treasurer George Sandy's servants. On May 5, 1626. he testified before the General Court about Thomas Hitchcock's securing his own freedom by paying Sandys' agent. Thomas Swift, for the time left on his contract (CBE 41, 60; MCGC 101-102)."

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  • In 1629 Nicholas was named Land Surveyor.

    Believed to be cited from Cummins Ancient, Cummins New by Frances Funk

  • In 1630 Nicholas lived in the first settlement South of the Charles River, called Queen's Creek.

    Believed to be cited from Cummins Ancient, Cummins New by Frances Funk

  • Some time before 1636 Nicholas married a woman named Ellen Ellison. Ellen was a widow who had orignally came to Jamestowne on the ship Charity. The Charity had left England in the mid-summer (before or early July) of 1622, arriving in Cape Cod late 1622. The Charity, accompanied by the pinnace Swan, arrived with 60 men and no provisions. The new arrivals remained, temporarily, at the Plymouth colony, placing a heavy burden on the provisions there. Also on board these vessels were "some" passengers for Virginia. Ellen Elison was one such passenger.

    Ellen's former husband, John Elison, had arrived on the ship Prosperous.

    Click Here to review the passenger list of the Charity, transcribed by Anne Stevens

    Click Here to review the passenger list of the Propsperous, transcribed by Anne Stevens

  • In 1639 Nicholas, then a tobacco viewer for an area from Archer's Hope to Wareham's Ponds, was granted 200 acres on Utye's Creek
    - Believed to be cited from Cummins Ancient, Cummins New by Frances Funk

    Commins, Nicholas - In 1639 he was one of three tobacco viewers for the area east of Archer's Hope Creek. (VMHB, V, 120)
    - In "Virginia Land Records", under the subsection for "Archer's Hope and the Glebe"

    ...this is a summary of the full text earlier in the same document, which reads:
    "In 1639 David Mansfeild was burgess for Archer's Hope and also for Neck-of-Land and Johnson's Neck. After this locality gave way to county representation. Perhaps, the narrowing of the limits of Archer's Hope to that area west of Archer's Hope Creek is clearly defined in the designated districts for tobacco viewers. The "Gleab Land," Archer's Hope, "Jocke's Neck," and "Rich neck" (all west of the creek) were the territory of Richard Brewster, John Davis, and John Thompson. On the other hand three additional viewers (Captain Humphrey Higginson, Thomas Browne, and Nicholas Commins) were named for the area on the "Easterly side of Archers Hope Creek to Waromes ponds."

    You can review this document in one of the images below.

  • "It is probable that this is the Nicholas Comeings [Comings] that patented 200 acres Chas. River County on Oct 10 1639."

    From the HistoricJamestowne.Org's Jamestown Biographies

  • "200 acs., Chas. River Co., Sept. 1, 1639, page 688. Upon Utye's Cr. adj. Robert Pitway & Richard Ford. Due for his per. adv. & trans. of 3 pers: Tho. Rogers, Benj. Hubbard, Robert Grinfeild."

    From Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 1, Part II:

  • Ann Ogle complains of "insufferable abuses" she has received from her husband Richard Owle "which is in such secrett manner that it is not Fitt to be discust by the Court Publiquely". Therefore order that Mrs Eliza Hopkins, Mrs Margarett Deacon and Miss Elinor Coming shall examine her and make report so the Court may proceed.

    Note: Don't forget that there were no insane asylums in Virginia at that date. If a woman had a demented husband, or one who was a brute, she was at his mercy. And of course this rule worked both ways. B.F.

    Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume 25, York County, 1646-1648, p166. You can review this document in one of the images below.

  • That Tho Wins arrested Nicholas Comings and summoned his wife as witness agst her husband "to this Court as to a Court of Chancery" which is not till 26 Oct next. Wins nonsuited at this Court and order- ed to pay Comings and his wife 100 lb tobo.

    Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume 25, York County, 1646-1648, p170. You can review this document in one of the images below.

  • No.3. pi. In dif betw Nicholas Com'ins and Mr Francis Wheeler concerning cattle "marked with the said Nicholas his particular mark Mr Wheeler referred RE In Court to his now wife Ellian'r' oath and if thereby itt appetite the said Cattle properly belong to the said Nich: that ... have and enjoy the same And Iit is also ordered uppon their request that Lt Coll William Barber -opher Robert and Richard Harris do divide the est of the decedent Nicholas Com'ins betw EIlinor Wheeler his late wife and Nicholas Comins Junior". [Note: The half destroyed name above is probably Christopher Harris. The abbreviated name Commins. It is difficult at times to make these things clear in print. B.F.]

    From Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol III, York County, 1648-1657. You can review this document in one of the images below.

  • Nicholas Comin Sr, 1622, Musters of the Inhabitants in Virginia Nicholas Comin Sr, 24 Apr 1656, Last Will and Testament, Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1652-1983, Page 62 Nicholas Comin Sr, York County, 1646, page 14 From 'Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers 1607 1635 a Biographical Dictionary' From 'Virginia Land Records, Archers-Hope and the Glebe' From 'York County, 1646-1648, page 14' From 'From the Records of York County' From 'From the Records of York County'

GENERATION 12

  • Ancestry.COM Father

    Nicholas Comin Jr

    B: 1636, Virginia, American Colonies

    D: 1664, New Kent County, Virginia, American Colonies

  • Ancestry.COM Mother

    Elizabeth Hooper

    B: unknown, Virginia, American Colonies

    D: unknown, Virginia, American Colonies

  • Children

    William Cummins

GENERATION 11

  • Ancestry.COM Father

    William Cummins

    B: 1656, St Stephens Parish, Northumberland, Virginia, American Colonies

    D: 1712, Northumberland, Virginia, American Colonies

  • Ancestry.COM Mother

    Sarah Anne Skelderman

    B: 1660, Northumberland, Virginia, American Colonies

    D: 1691, Bruton Parrish, York, Virginia, American Colonies

  • Children

    Alexander

GENERATION 10

  • Ancestry.COM Father

    Alexander Cummins

    B: 10 Dec 1677, St. Stephens Parish, Northumberland, Virginia, American Colonies

    D: 1738, Hamilton, Prince William, Virginia, American Colonies

  • Ancestry.COM Mother

    Sarah Muttoone

    B: 1677, Gloucester County, Virginia, American Colonies

    D: 1747, King George, Virginia, American Colonies

  • Children

    Malachi, Simon Henry

GENERATION 9

  • Ancestry.COM Father

    Simon Henry Cummins

    B: 19 Feb 1699, Northumberland County, Virginia, American Colonies

    D: 24 Jun 1771, Fauqier County, Virginia, American Colonies

  • Ancestry.COM Mother

    Elizabeth Fairweather

    B: 1704, Stafford County, Virginia, American Colonies

    D: 1780, Fauqier County, Virginia, American Colonies

  • Children

    Alexander, Sarah Jane, John, Piety, Conney, Elizabeth

GENERATION 8

  • Ancestry.COM Father

    Alexander Cummins

    B: 1733, Prince William County, Virginia, American Colonies

    D: 1813, Fauquier County, USA

  • Ancestry.COM Mother

    Sebitha Luttrell

    B: 22 Nov 1741, Stafford County, Virginia, American Colonies

    D: 1815, Fauqier County, Virginia, USA

  • Children

    William, Simon Alexander

GENERATION 7

  • Ancestry.COM Father

    Simon Alexander Cummins

    B: 20 Jul 1787, Fauqier County, Virginia, USA

    D: 23 Jul 1830, Caldwell County, Kentucky, USA

  • Ancestry.COM Mother

    Elizabeth Oliver

    B: 18 Mar 1790, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA

    D: 24 May 1849, Caldwell County, Kentucky, USA

  • Children

    Noah Hamilton, Levin Lemuel, Irena Elizabeth, Lucinda June, Sarah Jane, Louisa Ann, Elijah Washington, William Henry, Simon Alexander

GENERATION 6

  • Ancestry.COM Father

    Noah Hamilton Cummins

    B: 09 Jul 1809, Prince William County, Virginia, USA

    D: 15 Jul 1871, Lyon County, Kentucky

  • Ancestry.COM Mother

    Delilah Gracie Crow

    B: 25 Jun 1811, Caldwell County, Kentucky, USA

    D: 17 Jun 1887, Kuttawa, Lyon County, Kentucky, USA

  • Children

    Lucinda Jane, James Harrison, John Wesley, Sarah Elizabeth, Moses Henry, Christopher Columbus, Zerilda Mandina, William Hamilton Washington, Finus Erastus, Michael Harvey, Mary Lucretia, James Edwin, Jane G, Charles Boyd, George Evans, Rufus Eugene

GENERATION 5

  • Ancestry.COM Father

    Moses Henry Cummins

    B: 18 May 1836, Caldwell County, Kentucky, USA

    D: 18 Nov 1904, Lyon County, Kentucky, USA

  • Ancestry.COM Mother

    Rebecca Prudence Prince

    B: 24 Jul 1841, Caldwell County, Kentucky, USA

    D: 11 Nov 1926, Lyon County, Kentucky, USA

  • Children

    Enoch Hamilton, Alice Elizabeth, Thomas Henry, James Mattison, Charles Henry, Finus Evans Erastus, Urie Love

GENERATION 4

  • Ancestry.COM Father

    Urie Love Cummins

    B: 04 Jul 1880, Princeton, Caldwell County, Kentucky, USA

    D: 20 Jan 1968, Lamasco, Lyon County, Kentucky, United States

  • Ancestry.COM Mother

    Martha Rose Etta Hall

    B: 13 Mar 1881, Caldwell County, Kentucky, USA

    D: 27 Feb 1923, Lyon County, Kentucky, USA

  • Children

    Grace Etta, Cecil Clyde, Herman Lloyd, Orbie Leon, Daisy Gerling, Ruby Hazeltine, Raymond Frances, Wanda L

GENERATION 3

  • Ancestry.COM Father

    Cecil Clyde Cummins

    B: 24 Dec 1902, Confederate, Lyon County, Kentucky, USA

    D: 18 Jun 1968, Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, USA

  • Ancestry.COM Mother

    Jessie Evelyn Cobb

    B: 20 Jan 1911, Slaughters, Kentucky, USA

    D: 06 Jan 1967, Bastrop, Louisana

  • Children

    Orbie Earl (m:Vallie Love Sills), James Wilson (f: James brent), Joseph Ray (f: James brent), Diana Fay (f: James Brent), Michael Eugene

GENERATION 2

  • Ancestry.COM Father

    Michael Eugene Cummins Sr

    B: PRIVATE, PRIVATE

    D: PRIVATE, PRIVATE

  • Ancestry.COM Mother

    Joyce Ann Sherman

    B: PRIVATE, PRIVATE

    D: PRIVATE, PRIVATE

  • Children

    Michael, Evelyn

GENERATION 1

  • Ancestry.COM Father

    Michael Eugene Cummins II

    B: PRIVATE, PRIVATE

    D: PRIVATE, PRIVATE

  • Ancestry.COM Mother

    Wendy Marie Madara

    B: PRIVATE, PRIVATE

    D: PRIVATE, PRIVATE

  • Children

    Daniel Tallman