Trying to find out parents of Alexander Gray Cummins, NC born in 1800

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He's found in the 1850 and 1860 census in Pigeon Roos, Prarie Co. Arkansas, but no parents mentioned, Sorry. 


"United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 01 Oct 2012), Alexander Cummins in household of Alexander Cummins, Pigeon Roost, Prairie, Arkansas, United States; citing dwelling 271, family 272, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 29.

I am the person who originally posted the info on Ancestry; He's in my direct blood line.  We know his dad was John, who added Sr, after his son John, Jr, was born.  Think there were 2 wives, but don't know which kids belong where.  I have documentation on Ancestry of Alexander to present, in a public tree.  If you are not on Ancestry, please email me and I will be glad to share anything I have.

Wife - Harriett Stewart

Possible wife: Mary Morrison Gray

Daughter Mary Morrison Cummins

Sons: Alexander Gray went to AR; 4 kids to TX, then Greer County, IT (now Harmon Co, OK)

John, Jr - became the miller at Cummins Falls, TN

David - went to Texas

(Please put "Alexander G CUmmins" in the subject line so I don't discard.)

(We have documentation that he was married to Harriett Stewart.)

OK, you say email me and I will be glad to share.  Where is the

email address?  Frances T aslo interested,



R/  DEC405

Thanks!  He is also in several census records in that area; Prairie and Lonoke. I wonder why he left Obion County, TN, and moved to AR as a widower with 7 children, the oldest 12.
Is there documentation for wife Harriet Stewert?  Or the second, Mary Morrison, for that matter?

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This seems like a possible match from "Ancestry":

Although I don't have the historical documentation just yet

(and because of that, I don't know if I'd personally consider it 100% accurate without documentation - it was apparently user-submitted)

Alexander Gray Cummins

  • Birth:  15 Mar 1800 - Orange, United States
  • Death:  28 Aug 1862 - Prairie, Arkansas, United States
  • Parents:  David Cummins, Elizabeth Lewis Fielder


by Matt Bowler G2G4 (5.0k points)
Thanks, Matt.  The original submitter was me! lol
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I have the father as Jonathan (OF Scotland) Cummins.  Two wives, not even first names, Children of Jonathan.

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